ARLINGTON, Texas - Albert Pujols homered twice to offset another tough day for Josh Hamilton in his second game back in Texas, and the Los Angeles Angels beat the Rangers 8-4 Saturday.
CHARLESTON, S.C. - Serena Williams had completed a dazzling display of tennis to dominate her opponent and advance to her fourth finals of the year at the Family Circle Cup on Saturday.
NEW ORLEANS - Brittney Griner of Baylor is The Associated Press' women's college basketball Player of the Year for the second straight season.
CINCINNATI - Ian Desmond made two errors at shortstop that helped the Cincinnati Reds take the game to extra innings, then led off the 11th with his first home run of the season to rally the Washington Nationals to a 7-6 victory Saturday.
PHILADELPHIA - Once the Kansas City Royals started hitting, they piled it on.
CHICAGO - The Kansas City Royals were still struggling at the plate. This time it didn't matter: Jeremy Guthrie was on the mound.
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DETROIT - Jason Hanson wanted to keep on kicking. His body told him to stop. The Detroit Lions kicker is retiring after 21 seasons. The 42-year-old Hanson announced his decision Thursday. He said he thought about returning, but problems with his heel prompted him to call it a career. "It's time," Hanson said. "I gave serious thought and consideration to playing in 2013. While the determination and willpower are still there, the wear and tear on my body, especially the issues ...
CHICAGO - Given all their trouble against the Royals, it's fair to say the White Sox are enjoying this.
WASHINGTON - John Wall had 27 points, nine assists and eight rebounds, Emeka Okafor scored the go-ahead dunk in the final minute and the Washington Wizards won their eighth straight home game Tuesday night, beating the temperamental Chicago Bulls 90-86.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Alex Smith and Derrick Johnson said it felt like the first day of school.
CHICAGO - For all the deep breaths he took before the game, Chris Sale sure was a picture of calm once he stepped on the mound. More important for the White Sox, he was the definition of dominant.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Behind a pair of dark sunglasses, Dayton Moore's eyes dart around a spring training practice field in sunny Surprise, Ariz., trying to take in everything happening all at once.
Take heart, Heat. Look out, NBA. When the Los Angeles Lakers' 33-game winning streak ended, they hit a bit of a lull before rolling through the playoffs and winning the NBA title. That scenario likely would suit Miami just fine since the defending champions have said all along they were focused on repeating more than breaking a record. Dwyane Wade even sounded relieved Miami's run stopped at 27, courtesy of theChicagoBulls. "Now that it's over, ...
GREEN BAY, Wis. - After losing wide receiver Greg Jennings to division rival Minnesota in free agency and letting tight end Tom Crabtree sign with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the Green Bay Packers couldn't afford to let Jermichael Finley get away.
INDIANAPOLIS - Roy Hibbert had 24 points and 12 rebounds and Paul George had 14 points, eight rebounds and eight assist to lead the Pacers past New York 82-71 Saturday night in Game of the Eastern Conference semifinals.
NEW YORK - Francisco Liriano struck out nine and pitched into the sixth inning to win his debut with Pittsburgh and help the Pirates beat the New York Mets 11-2.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Andy Pettitte finally stopped beating himself up long enough to look at video of his past couple of outings, subpar efforts by any stretch and certainly his own lofty standards.
WASHINGTON - Stephen Strasburg fell apart after one of third baseman Ryan Zimmerman's two errors and wound up dropping his fifth consecutive decision as the Chicago Cubs beat the Washington Nationals 8-2 Saturday.
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. - Tiger Woods was surrounded by four rows of fans who stood shoulder-to-shoulder, curious to see how he was going to escape from the trees on the second hole at The Players Championship. Cheers erupted when he pulled out a 5-wood, a risky shot off the pine straw through a 15-foot gap of pines.
BOSTON - Adam Lind hit a tiebreaking homer off Boston closer Junichi Tazawa leading off the ninth inning to lift the Toronto Blue Jays to a 3-2 win over the Boston Red Sox on Saturday.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - The Memphis Grizzlies call it grit and grind, and it got them through another ugly game.
BALTIMORE - Jeremy Guthrie's incentive to win had nothing to do with beating his former team.
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.