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Heat’s James receives third NBA MVP award

MIAMI (AP) - LeBron James spent two days trying to figure out the right words. An assistant jotted some ideas on notecards, which were ignored. So when the moment came to deliver his MVP acceptance speech, James spoke emotionally about family, charity, history and what the Miami Heat organization means to him.

May 12, 2012 | | AP Sports


Garnett leads Boston over Philadelphia in one-point victory

BOSTON - Kevin Garnett scored 29 points - his most in the regular- or postseason this year - and added 11 rebounds on Saturday night to give the Boston Celtics a 92-91 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers in the opener of their Eastern Conference semifinal series.

May 12, 2012 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Philly ousts Chicago

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Andre Iguodala made the go-ahead free throws with 2.2 seconds left and Philadelphia rallied for a 79-78 victory over top-seeded Chicago in Game 6 on Thursday night, advancing to the second round of the Eastern Conference playoffs for the first time since 2003.

May 11, 2012 | | AP Sports


Heat ousts Knicks

MIAMI (AP) - LeBron James decided not to play in New York two summers ago. He won't be playing there any more this season, either.

May 09, 2012 | | AP Sports


Hamilton hits four home runs in game against Orioles

BALTIMORE (AP) - Josh Hamilton became the 16th player to hit four home runs in a game, launching a quartet of two-run drives against three different pitchers in a history-making performance that carried the Texas Rangers to a 10-3 victory over the Baltimore Orioles on Tuesday

May 09, 2012 | | AP Sports


Butler's home run leads Royals past Red Sox

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Billy Butler isn't the fastest guy on the base paths by any stretch, so the chances of him hitting into a double play are pretty good if he puts the ball on the ground.

May 08, 2012 | | AP Sports


Pacers win series

INDIANAPOLIS - Danny Granger scored 25 points and Indiana beat Orlando 105-87 on Tuesday night to clinch their first-round Eastern Conference series in five games.

May 08, 2012 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Ginobili helps Spurs sweep aside Jazz

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Manu Ginobili broke out of a scoring slump to help sweep the Utah Jazz out of the NBA playoffs.

May 07, 2012 | | AP Sports


Royals fall 11-5

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Will Middlebrooks homered down each of the lines, David Ortiz and Dustin Pedroia also went deep, and the Boston Red Sox pounded the Kansas City Royals 11-5 on Monday night to snap a five-game losing streak.

May 07, 2012 | | AP Sports


Mickelson leads class of World Golf Hall of Fame inductees

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. (AP) - Phil Mickelson loved golf before he was old enough to walk and swing a club. It took him on a thrilling ride of major championships and a few spectacular crashes, eventually leading to his induction Monday night into the World Golf Hall of Fame.

May 07, 2012 | | AP Sports


Indiana topples Orlando in overtime 101-99

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - The Indiana Pacers have looked like a team with enough talent to win in the playoffs.

May 05, 2012 | | AP Sports


Oklahoma City sweeps Mavs

DALLAS (AP) - James Harden scored 15 of his 29 points in the fourth quarter as Oklahoma City rallied for a 103-97 victory Saturday night to sweep the defending NBA champion Dallas Mavericks out of the playoffs.

May 05, 2012 | | AP Sports


Clippers take 2-1 series lead

LOS ANGELES (AP) - If the Los Angeles Clippers hadn't been so inept at the free throw line, Rudy Gay's last-second shot wouldn't have mattered.

May 05, 2012 | | AP Sports


Butler has three RBIs as Kansas City tops Yankees

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Felipe Paulino came off the disabled list to toss six shutout innings, Billy Butler drove in three runs and the Kansas City Royals beat the New York Yankees 5-1 on Saturday night.

May 05, 2012 | | AP Sports


Friday’s playoff capsules

76ERS 79, BULLS 74

May 05, 2012 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


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49ers-Chiefs preseason opener offers intrigue

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Andy Reid has been preparing for preseason games as a head coach for nearly two decades.

August 10, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | AP Sports


Cards beat KC for 6 straight

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Dexter Fowler hit a grand slam and drove in a career-high five runs to lead the St. Louis Cardinals to an 8-6 ...

August 10, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | AP Sports


Chiefs’ Len Dawson to retire after final season in booth

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Len Dawson had never considered a career in broadcasting until then-Chiefs general manager Jack Steadman, trying to drum up some publicity ...

August 08, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | AP Sports


Chiefs QB Mahomes will start second half of preseason opener

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) - It has been years since the Kansas City Chiefs gave their fans any reason to stick around after halftime of their ...

August 08, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | AP Sports


Cards hit 3 homers, pound Royals for 4th straight win

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Yadier Molina, Jedd Gyorko and Randal Grichuk went deep, the Cardinals scored so much in the fifth inning that they broke ...

August 08, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | AP Sports


Knicks’ Ron Baker: Small town guy with Big Apple dream

SCOTT CITY - It is hard to imagine a place less like Madison Square Garden than the cement slab where Ron Baker spent countless hours honing ...

August 08, 2017 | By Barbara Barker Newsday (TNS) | AP Sports


Chiefs receivers focus of attention in camp

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) - The hole that Jeremy Maclin's surprising offseason release left in the Kansas City Chiefs' wide receiver corps was underscored last ...

August 07, 2017 | By DAVE SKRETTA AP Sports Writer | AP Sports


Former MVP, Manager of Year Don Baylor dead at 68

Wherever he went, Don Baylor left his mark on baseball. He was an MVP and Manager of the Year, respected as a powerful slugger, punishing ...

August 07, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | AP Sports


Carpenter homers as Cards rout Royals

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Matt Carpenter hit a three-run homer in St. Louis' six-run fourth inning, and the Cardinals beat the Kansas City Royals 11-3 ...

August 07, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | AP Sports


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