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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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Blanton outduels Felix; Royals take opener

SEATTLE- Royals right-hander Joe Blanton, making another spot start in the injury-riddled rotation, overmatched the Mariners through six-plus innings, and Alcides Escobar delivered three hits as the Royals held off the Mariners, 4-1, on Monday night at Safeco Field.

June 23, 2015 | Andrew Erickson/MLB.com | AP Sports


Spieth wins a stunner at Chambers Bay for US Open title

UNIVERSITY PLACE, Wash. (AP) - Jordan Spieth is halfway home to the Grand Slam, a prize only three of the biggest names in modern golf have ever chased.

June 22, 2015 | DOUG FERGUSON, AP Golf Writer | AP Sports


Young, Royals roughed up in rubber game

KANSAS CITY- Mookie Betts came within a single of hitting for the cycle, the Red Sox pounded out 16 hits and Wade Miley served up six scoreless innings in a 13-2 Father's Day blowout of the Royals on Sunday afternoon.

June 22, 2015 | Jeffrey Flanagan/MLB.com | AP Sports


Early deficit too much to overcome vs. Boston

KANSAS CITY- Rookie left-hander Eduardo Rodriguez bounced back from a horrific start against Toronto and gave up just one run over 6 1/3 innings to lead Boston to a 7-3 win over the Royals on Friday night at sold-out (38,190) Kauffman Stadium.

June 20, 2015 | Jeffrey Flanagan/MLB.com | AP Sports


Royals stay hot with 4th straight over Brewers

KANSAS CITY- Three early runs were enough for the Royals to finish a sweep of their home-and-home Interleague series against the Brewers, as Ned Yost became the winningest manager in Royals history with a 3-2 victory on Thursday night at Kauffman Stadium.

June 19, 2015 | Adam McCalvy/MLB.com | AP Sports


Big innings mean big win for Royals

KANSAS CITY- The Interleague series shifted from Miller Park to Kauffman Stadium on Wednesday, but the result remained the same. The Royals scored at least seven runs against Brewers pitching for the third straight night in a 10-2 win, helping Joe Blanton emerge from his first Major League start in nearly two years with a victory, while Ned Yost tied Whitey Herzog for the most managerial wins in franchise history.

June 18, 2015 | Adam McCalvy/MLB.com | AP Sports


Royals, mascot face civil case in hot dog injury

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Jurors have begun deliberations in a lawsuit against the Kansas City Royals by a man who was struck in the eye by a foil-wrapped hotdog flung by the team's mascot.

June 17, 2015 | | AP Sports


Young logs 3 RBIs, fires Royals past Brewers

MILWAUKEE- Chris Young produced on the mound and at the plate, firing seven scoreless innings and driving in three runs as the Royals rolled to a 7-2 win over the Brewers on Tuesday night to take both games of the Interleague set.

June 17, 2015 | Jeffrey Flanagan/MLB.com | AP Sports


Warriors win NBA title, down LeBron, Cavs 105-97 in Game 6

CLEVELAND (AP) - As the final seconds ticked off and the Warriors began bouncing in celebration on their bench, Stephen Curry looked up and saw LeBron James coming at him.

June 17, 2015 | TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer | AP Sports


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