ROCKIES 5, GIANTS 4
CHICAGO - Danny Duffy couldn't help but think about his last start at U.S. Cellular Field.
NATAL, Brazil - The skies may clear by Monday night, when the United States plays Ghana in the World Cup opener.
CHICAGO - Jeremy Guthrie was pleased with the way he was pitching over the previous two months. He just didn't have anything to show for it.
LOS ANGELES - The longest postseason for the Los Angeles Kings led into the longest game they had ever played. After 94 minutes of impossibly tense hockey, Alec Martinez could scarcely believe it when a rebound off Henrik Lundqvist's pads came straight to his stick.
MIAMI - Kawhi Leonard had 20 points and 14 rebounds, and the San Antonio Spurs dominated the Miami Heat again in a 107-86 victory Thursday night to take a commanding 3-1 lead in the NBA Finals.
ROCKIES 10, BRAVES 3
SAO PAULO - "Tudo bem" - all good - as the Brazilians say.
PINEHURST, N.C. - Three days of practice at the new Pinehurst No. 2 was enough to make Martin Kaymer believe this would be the same old U.S. Open.
NEW YORK - The New York Rangers suddenly have some life in the Stanley Cup finals.
SAO PAULO - American fans decked out in red, white and blue watched their team's lone public training session in Brazil, cheering and seeking autographs.
MIAMI - Mario Chalmers was still awake at 5 a.m. Wednesday. He stayed up all night watching tape of his play in the last two NBA Finals, looking for answers.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The hallmark of a good team, at least in Royals manager Ned Yost's opinion, is the ability to wedge open the smallest of openings that an opponent provides.
CARDINALS 1, RAYS 0
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Jason Vargas cooled down hot-hitting Cleveland, Eric Hosmer hit a two-run homer and the Kansas City Royals held on for a 9-5 victory over the Indians on Tuesday night.
Dwyane Wade is staying with the Miami Heat, and his latest deal is designed to give both the player and the only franchise he's ever known some flexibility in the coming years.