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Thunder reach agreement to hire Florida’s Donovan

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Florida coach Billy Donovan is headed back to the NBA.

April 30, 2015 | | AP Sports


Royals come up short in series finale against Indians

CLEVELAND -- Second baseman Jason Kipnis launched his first home run of the season and collected four RBIs, helping power the Indians to a 7-5 victory over the Royals on Wednesday night at Progressive Field.

April 30, 2015 | | AP Sports


Royals’ Escobar hit in head by pitch

CLEVELAND (AP) -- Kansas City Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar suffered a bruised left cheek when he was hit in the head by a pitch from Cleveland's Danny Salazar in the fifth inning on Wednesday.

April 30, 2015 | | AP Sports


Rockets have bigger goals after advancing to second round

HOUSTON (AP) - After advancing to the second round of the NBA playoffs for the first time since 2009, the Houston Rockets shifted their focus to much bigger goals.

April 29, 2015 | | AP Sports


Big price, big expectations for Mayweather-Pacquiao pay TV

LAS VEGAS (AP) - George Foreman was fighting Evander Holyfield for the heavyweight title, and anyone wanting to watch it in April 1991 had to plan ahead.

April 29, 2015 | | AP Sports


Royals score 6 in 7th to overtake Indians 11-5

CLEVELAND (AP) The defending American League champions took a hit Tuesday night, but they weren't down for long.

April 29, 2015 | | AP Sports


Kirk Gibson diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease

DETROIT (AP) - Kirk Gibson has been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease, he said Tuesday.

April 28, 2015 | | AP Sports


Moose breaks loose in Cleveland

CLEVELAND- The new Mike Moustakas is a hitter Royals fans, coaches and teammates are having fun watching.

April 28, 2015 | | AP Sports


ESPN suing Verizon over unbundling of its sports channel

ESPN is suing Verizon in an escalating clash over how the popular sports channel is being sold in a discounted pay-TV package.

April 27, 2015 | | AP Sports


Volquez drops appeal, will serve 5-game suspension

CLEVELAND- Royals right-hander Edinson Volquez is dropping his appeal of a five-game suspension and will begin serving the suspension Monday.

April 27, 2015 | | AP Sports


Error costly as Volquez, Royals fall to White Sox

CHICAGO- The White Sox completed an unofficial sweep of the Royals on Sunday at U.S. Cellular Field with a 5-3 victory in the regularly scheduled contest. The White Sox also won the suspended game from Friday by a 3-2 margin, when Avisail Garcia delivered a walk-off single against Kelvin Herrera to score Melky Cabrera. The teams only needed to play the ninth to complete that game.

April 27, 2015 | | AP Sports


7 players from Royals, White Sox punished by MLB for brawl

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The Kansas City Royals and Chicago White Sox each lost Saturday without playing a game.

April 25, 2015 | | AP Sports


Mavs’ Carlisle fined $25,000 for criticizing refs after loss

DALLAS (AP) - Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle was fined $25,000 on Saturday for criticizing officials after a loss to Houston that left Dallas trailing 3-0 in a first-round playoff series.

April 25, 2015 | | AP Sports


NCAA puts Oklahoma St on probation for infractions

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The NCAA put Oklahoma State's football program on a year of probation Friday for failing to follow its own drug-testing policies over a four-year span, largely sparing the Cowboys of serious penalties for violations uncovered following an expose by Sports Illustrated.

April 25, 2015 | | AP Sports


Royals-White Sox postponed due to rain

CHICAGO- The conclusion of Friday night's game, which was suspended after eight innings with the game tied at 2-2, and today's regularly scheduled game between the Chicago White Sox and Kansas City Royals at U.S. Cellular Field were postponed due to a forecast of continuing rain and inclement weather throughout today.

April 25, 2015 | | AP Sports


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Holland bounces back after first blown save

ARLINGTON- Royals closer Greg Holland had no idea when he last threw two innings in a game, only that he had just done it in the Royals' 7-6 win in 10 innings against the Rangers on Tuesday night.

May 13, 2015 | TODD WILLS/Special to MLB.com | AP Sports


Cavs and Bulls recovering, Clippers aiming to oust Rockets

There's been former MVP's winning games with dramatic buzzer-beating jumpers. There's been injuries to stars. There's been a coach getting questioned by his own team.

May 12, 2015 | TIM REYNOLDS, AP Basketball Writer | AP Sports


MLB pumps up ball security after Tom Brady flap

NEW YORK (AP) - Major League Baseball pumped up security for its game balls this season in the wake of the Tom Brady flap.

May 12, 2015 | BEN WALKER, AP Baseball Writer | AP Sports


Warriors tie their semifinal at 2-2, rout Grizzlies 101-84

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Steve Kerr challenged his Golden State Warriors to ratchet up the intensity to playoff-level. With MVP Stephen Curry leading the way, they responded and looked like the team that cruised through the regular season.

May 12, 2015 | TERESA M. WALKER, AP Sports Writer | AP Sports


Duffy, Royals stumble in opener with Rangers

ARLINGTON -- Adrian Beltre's 399th career home run and another strong outing from Colby Lewis helped the Rangers open their homestand with a 8-2 victory over the Royals on Monday night at Globe Life Park.

May 12, 2015 | T.R. Sullivan/MLB.com | AP Sports


Clippers rout Rockets 128-95 to take 3-1 series lead

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Houston's strategy of intentionally fouling poor free-throw shooter DeAndre Jordan backfired in a big way.

May 11, 2015 | BETH HARRIS, AP Sports Writer | AP Sports


Top seeds in both East, West in trouble trailing semis 2-1

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - First-year coach Steve Kerr knows a crucial moment in the playoffs, so he understands exactly the test his Golden State Warriors face trailing Memphis 2-1 in their Western Conference semifinal.

May 11, 2015 | TERESA M. WALKER, AP Sports Writer | AP Sports


After delay, Royals down Tigers in 10th

DETROIT- The weekend showdown between the Tigers and Royals lasted into Monday morning before Omar Infante's 10th-inning sacrifice fly decided the rubber match of their three-game set, sending Kansas City to a 2-1 win at Comerica Park.

May 11, 2015 | JASON BECK/MLB.com | AP Sports


Austin Rivers propels Clippers past Rockets 124-99

LOS ANGELES (AP) - On the bench watching Austin Rivers run through the Rockets, Chris Paul walked up to Doc Rivers and told him, "This is one time you can be a dad and not just coach."

May 09, 2015 | BETH HARRIS, AP Sports Writer | AP Sports


Rose banks in 3 at buzzer to lift Bulls over Cavaliers 99-96

CHICAGO (AP) - Derrick Rose wanted to make one thing clear about his winning 3-pointer. He did not call glass.

May 09, 2015 | ANDREW SELIGMAN, AP Sports Writer | AP Sports


Price injures hamstring after tripping over bat

DETROIT- A career high in hits allowed wasn't the worst news of the night for Tigers ace David Price, who left Friday's walk-off win over the Royals with a hamstring injury.

May 09, 2015 | JASON BECK/MLB.com | AP Sports


McIlroy shores boring way never hurts at TPC Sawgrass

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Rory McIlroy finally figured out that playing conservatively would be the best way to attack the TPC Sawgrass.

May 08, 2015 | DOUG FERGUSON, AP Golf Writer | AP Sports


LeBron leads Cavs into Chicago, with JR Smith joining him

The statue outside is of Michael Jordan. The court inside, come playoff time, has often belonged to LeBron James.

May 08, 2015 | | AP Sports


Royals take lead in 1st and don’t let go

KANSAS CITY- Eric Hosmer blasted a three-run homer and the Royals survived a shaky start from Edinson Volquez to hold off the Cleveland Indians, 7-4, on Thursday in a game that's start was delayed two hours and 17 minutes by rain.

May 08, 2015 | Jordan Bastian/MLB.com | AP Sports


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