BOSTON (AP) - Shaquille O'Neal, a 15-time All-Star who struggled to get on the court last season because of injuries, tweeted on Wednesday that he is going to retire after a 19-year career in which he won four titles and the 2000 league Most Valuable Player award.
MIAMI (AP) - As if losing the opener of the NBA finals wasn't bad enough for the Dallas Mavericks, now they have to deal with an injured Dirk Nowitzki.
MIAMI (AP) - Dwyane Wade offered LeBron James congratulations for finally getting his first win in an NBA finals game. The Miami Heat are three wins from a much bigger celebration.
MIAMI (AP) - There are two things Heat forward LeBron James remembers from watching Mavericks guard Jason Kidd play in the early days of his NBA career.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Jeff Francis pitched seven strong innings and rookie Eric Hosmer drove in two runs in a five-run third as the Kansas City Royals defeated the Los Angeles Angels 7-3 on Tuesday night.
The NFL Players Association will stage a two-day educational program for rookies at the end of June and cover all costs.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The future of the Big 12 was in question when the conference held its spring meetings a year ago.
ST. LOUIS (AP) - For the second time this month, Albert Pujols is starting for the St. Louis Cardinals at third base. Anything to help manager Tony La Russa get another productive bat in there.
LAWRENCE (AP) - Carl Torbush, defensive coordinator at Kansas and former head coach at Louisiana Tech and North Carolina, is retiring after being diagnosed with prostate cancer.
DALLAS (AP) - The biggest party of Dirk Nowitzki's career was going strong. Teammates, friends and the rest of the 20,000 people who had been screaming "M! V! P!" since the first quarter were on their feet in appreciation of him and the Dallas Mavericks.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Jim Tressel, who guided Ohio State to its first national title in 34 years, resigned Monday amid NCAA violations and mounting revelations that sullied the image of one of the country's top football programs.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Mitch Moreland, Mike Napoli and Endy Chavez hit consecutive homers to match a club record and back Matt Harrison's five-hit shutout pitching over six innings as the Texas Rangers beat the Kansas City Royals 10-1 on Saturday night.
DALLAS (AP) - Dirk Nowitzki and Jason Kidd are at the point in their careers where the only thing they care about is winning a championship.
CHICAGO (AP) - LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh had a plan when they decided to team up in Miami and chase a championship together.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Kevin Durant knows all about how the Oklahoma City Thunder have been tabbed as the NBA's team of the future during a meteoric rise from league laughingstock to title contender.
No. 1 ALABAMA 49, CHATTANOOGA 0
LAWRENCE - Every time that Towson missed a shot, it seemed as if somebody from Kansas was there to corral the rebound, throw an outlet pass and start the Jayhawks on the fast break.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - It was only a month ago that the San Diego Chargers were in the midst of the AFC West race, trying to keep pace with the Denver Broncos and Kansas City Chiefs.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - Peyton Manning vs. Tom Brady. Denver Broncos vs. New England Patriots. All in front of a prime-time audience.
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - Georgetown coach John Thompson III said he didn't recognize the out of control and at times selfish team that was humbled in an opening-round loss to Northeastern at the Puerto Rico Tip-Off on Thursday.
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - It's early in the season, but one thing UNC Charlotte head coach Alan Major wanted to see from his team entering its trip to the Puerto Rico Tip-Off was how tough it could be.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Donald Stephenson and Geoff Schwartz might as well consider themselves starters the way the two Chiefs offensive linemen have been pressed into service this season.
NEW YORK - Alex Rodriguez's grievance hearing to overturn his 211-game suspension ended Thursday after 12 days of sessions, a day after the New York Yankees third baseman angrily walked out and decided not to testify in his own defense.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - Tom Brady and Peyton Manning have six MVP awards between them in the regular season. They have three more in the Super Bowl.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Kansas City Royals agreed to a $32 million, four-year contract with left-hander Jason Vargas on Thursday, trying to fill the void in their rotation created by Ervin Santana's free agency.
ARLINGTON, Texas - Prince Fielder could have vetoed the blockbuster swap of All-Star players that sent him to the Texas Rangers less than two years after signing his big deal with Detroit.