ROCKIES 5, GIANTS 4
CHICAGO - Danny Duffy couldn't help but think about his last start at U.S. Cellular Field.
NATAL, Brazil - The skies may clear by Monday night, when the United States plays Ghana in the World Cup opener.
CHICAGO - Jeremy Guthrie was pleased with the way he was pitching over the previous two months. He just didn't have anything to show for it.
LOS ANGELES - The longest postseason for the Los Angeles Kings led into the longest game they had ever played. After 94 minutes of impossibly tense hockey, Alec Martinez could scarcely believe it when a rebound off Henrik Lundqvist's pads came straight to his stick.
MIAMI - Kawhi Leonard had 20 points and 14 rebounds, and the San Antonio Spurs dominated the Miami Heat again in a 107-86 victory Thursday night to take a commanding 3-1 lead in the NBA Finals.
ROCKIES 10, BRAVES 3
SAO PAULO - "Tudo bem" - all good - as the Brazilians say.
PINEHURST, N.C. - Three days of practice at the new Pinehurst No. 2 was enough to make Martin Kaymer believe this would be the same old U.S. Open.
NEW YORK - The New York Rangers suddenly have some life in the Stanley Cup finals.
SAO PAULO - American fans decked out in red, white and blue watched their team's lone public training session in Brazil, cheering and seeking autographs.
MIAMI - Mario Chalmers was still awake at 5 a.m. Wednesday. He stayed up all night watching tape of his play in the last two NBA Finals, looking for answers.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The hallmark of a good team, at least in Royals manager Ned Yost's opinion, is the ability to wedge open the smallest of openings that an opponent provides.
CARDINALS 1, RAYS 0
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Jason Vargas cooled down hot-hitting Cleveland, Eric Hosmer hit a two-run homer and the Kansas City Royals held on for a 9-5 victory over the Indians on Tuesday night.
RISOUL, France - Panting hard with his jersey unzipped and wide open in the heat, Polish rider Rafal Majka sped to a solo breakaway victory on Stage 14 as the Tour de France wrapped up its foray in the Alps on Saturday.
LOS ANGELES - A lawyer for the man offering to buy the Los Angeles Clippers for $2 billion told a judge Friday that Donald Sterling's stalling tactics are threatening to doom the sale by pushing it past a contractual deadline.
HOYLAKE, England - Rory McIlroy looked as though he had just thrown a knockout punch at the British Open, and it was only Saturday.
BOSTON - Jonny Gomes hit a go-ahead two-run pinch homer in the sixth after another two-run shot in the inning by Xander Bogaerts and the Boston Red Sox beat the Kansas City Royals 5-4 on Friday night.
Sure, it was great for a couple days. The cheers for Derek Jeter. The power of Giancarlo Stanton. The excellence of Mike Trout in the American League's 5-3 victory.
HOYLAKE, England - Rory McIlroy had everything go his way Thursday in the British Open.
SAINT-ETIENNE, France - Because of doping's ravages on cycling, it's natural for suspicion to fall on Vincenzo Nibali, who led the Tour de France on Thursday for a 10th time in 12 stages.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Lance Stephenson is bringing his swag to Charlotte.
HOYLAKE, England - Even when he's not the favorite, Tiger Woods is still the show at the British Open.
OYONNAX, France - French rider Tony Gallopin led a late breakaway in a show of opportunism and savvy racing to win Wednesday's 11th stage of the Tour de France as Italy's Vincenzo Nibali retained the overall lead.
ARLINGTON, Texas - The Kansas City Royals have gotten some relief help, acquiring veteran reliever Jason Frasor from the Texas Rangers for Triple-A right-hander Spencer Patton.
MINNEAPOLIS - Derek Jeter soaked in the adulation from fans and players during one more night on baseball's national stage, set the tone for the American League with a pregame speech and delivered two final All-Star hits.
BESANCON, France - With defending champion Chris Froome and two-time winner Alberto Contador out of the race, the path is wide open for Vincenzo Nibali to become the first Italian to win the Tour de France since the late Marco Pantani in 1998.
Dwyane Wade is staying with the Miami Heat, and his latest deal is designed to give both the player and the only franchise he's ever known some flexibility in the coming years.