MIAMI - LeBron James is the overwhelming choice as the NBA's Most Valuable Player. The Miami Heat star took 120 of 121 first-place votes in this year's balloting, giving him the award for the fourth time. Oklahoma City's Kevin Durant finished second and the New York Knicks' Carmelo Anthony was third. James' selection was not unanimous, despite plenty of suggestions from people around the league in recent weeks that he was worthy of that honor. ...
PHILADELPHIA - Jose Fernandez pitched one-hit ball and struck out nine in seven dominant innings, getting his first major league win in the Miami Marlins' 2-0 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Saturday night.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Jeremy Guthrie ran his unbeaten streak to a club record 17 consecutive starts with a four-hitter in the Kansas City Royals' 2-0 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Saturday night.
NEW YORK - Joakim Noah had 24 points and 14 rebounds, Marco Belinelli also scored 24 points and the Chicago Bulls beat the Brooklyn Nets 99-93 on Saturday night in Game 7 of their first-round series.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Orb was so far behind a wall of horses at the Kentucky Derby that even his jockey wasn't sure he could master the muddy track and make a run for the roses.
CHICAGO - Deron Williams, Brook Lopez and Joe Johnson each scored 17 points, and the Brooklyn Nets again avoided elimination, beating the short-handed Chicago Bulls 95-92 Thursday to tie their first-round series at 3.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Rain started to fall at first pitch, and by the time the Kansas City Royals' game against the Tampa Bay Rays was postponed Thursday afternoon, Kauffman Stadium resembled a snow globe.
PORTLAND, Ore. - It's unanimous: Damian Lillard is the NBA's Rookie of the Year.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Elliot Johnson homered against his former team and the Kansas City Royals rallied from an early five-run hole, beating the Tampa Rays 9-8 on a cold, blustery Wednesday night.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - David West scored 24 points and Paul George had 21 points and 10 rebounds to lead Indiana past Atlanta 106-83 on Wednesday night, taking a 3-2 playoff series lead.
The Associated Press NEW YORK - Back in the series, now back to Boston. The Celtics are two victories from NBA history, and from extending the Knicks' postseason futility in a most improbable manner. Kevin Garnett had 16 points and 18 rebounds and the Celtics stayed alive in the playoffs, cutting New York's lead to 3-2 with a 92-86 victory Wednesday night. The Celtics will host Game 6 on Friday night, needing two victories to ...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The Kansas City Chiefs thinned out a crowded defensive backfield by trading Javier Arenas to Arizona on Wednesday for fullback Anthony Sherman, who didn't appear to fit with new Cardinals coach Bruce Arians' offense.
DENVER - Kenneth Faried brought the energy and the Denver Nuggets rediscovered their toughness in time to stave off elimination Tuesday night with a 107-100 win over the Golden State Warriors.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - James Shields made a stellar first start against his former team, and Mike Moustakas hit a two-run homer to spur the Kansas City Royals to an 8-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday night.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Ubaldo Jimenez pitched into the eighth inning, Ryan Raburn hit two home runs and the Cleveland Indians pounded the Kansas City Royals 9-0 on Monday night to split their four-game series.
SAN ANTONIO - Klay Thompson scored 34 points, Stephen Curry added 22 and the Golden State Warriors withstood another furious rally by the San Antonio Spurs for a 100-91 victory Wednesday night to even their series at one game apiece and snap a 30-game skid in the Alamo City.
BALTIMORE - One bad throw led to another, and then another. And another.
MIAMI - It was the biggest postseason win in Miami Heat history, and the biggest postseason loss in Chicago Bulls history.
BALTIMORE - The Baltimore Orioles usually like to slug their way to victory.
NEW YORK - Carmelo Anthony hung from the rim, the helpless defender who tried to stop his dunk lying on the court below after falling down.
MIAMI - Nate Robinson scored 27 points, Jimmy Butler added 21 points and 14 rebounds while playing every second for the third straight game, and the Chicago Bulls stunned the Miami Heat 93-86 on Monday night to take Game 1 of their Eastern Conference semifinal series.
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LAWRENCE - Kansas athletic officials are reviewing allegations that the former AAU basketball coach of Ben McLemore received cash payments aimed at steering the star freshman to a sports agent.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Jordan Danks just had to wait a short while for a second chance.