MIAMI - LeBron James delivered his message loud and clear, without actually saying a word.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Jeremy Guthrie pitched into the eighth inning, Jarrod Dyson drove in two runs off Zack Greinke and the Kansas City Royals beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-3 on Monday night to end a four-game losing streak.
Tim Duncan could have easily gone out on top, with his fifth NBA championship trophy under his arm and his health intact just a few months after his 38th birthday.
LONDON - It had been, famously, more than 75 years since a British man arrived at Wimbledon as the defending champion.
RIO DE JANEIRO - Brazil relied on its star Neymar for two early goals to beat Cameroon 4-1 Monday and reach the World Cup's knockout stage for a South American showdown against Chile, a 2-0 loser to the Netherlands.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Fernando Rodney was good for another dozen pitches and the Seattle Mariners were good for a sweep.
MANAUS, Brazil - They were less than 30 seconds away.
YANKEES 6, ORIOLES 1
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - When Kansas City Royals manager Ned Yost goes to the mound, the pitcher normally goes to the clubhouse to start icing his arm.
OMAHA, Neb. - You won't hear any complaints from Virginia about TD Ameritrade Park. It seems this place was built for the Cavaliers, and they're happy to get to hang around a few more days.
LONDON - Imagine what the reception will be like for Andy Murray on Monday when he first strides onto the green grass of Centre Court at Wimbledon.
RIO DE JANEIRO - Miroslav Klose scored a World Cup goal for the record books. Lionel Messi grabbed a late winner to put Argentina into the round of 16.
MANAUS, Brazil - Moths and mosquitoes circled when the United States took the field for practice Saturday evening at Arena da Amazonia, a 40,000-seat stadium built in a remote area of the rainforest where the Rio Negro meets the Amazon.
MIAMI - Pat Riley walked into the room to begin his end-of-season availability annoyed, and armed with history.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Brad Miller stepped to the plate against one of baseball's best closers in the ninth inning of a tied game, a sellout crowd rooting for him to fail.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - As Alex Smith was walking off the practice field, a member of the Chiefs communications staff intercepted him, the two of them huddling just out of earshot of reporters.
MANHATTAN - Bill Snyder ripped the big-time nature of college athletics as Kansas State opened fall camp Wednesday, lamenting the way universities have "sold out" in search of the almighty dollar.