NEW YORK (AP) - The NHL called off plans Friday to realign and adopt a modified playoff format next season after the players' association refused to agree to the changes.
PITTSBURGH (AP) - Brandon Dubinsky had a goal and an assist, Henrik Lundqvist made 37 saves and the surging New York Rangers beat slumping Pittsburgh 3-1 on Friday night.
BRISBANE, Australia (AP) - Alexandr Dolgopolov reached a hard-court ATP final for the first time, beating second-seeded Gilles Simon 6-3, 6-4 on Saturday in the Brisbane International.
DOHA, Qatar (AP) - Gael Monfils upset Rafael Nadal 6-3, 6-4 Friday in the semifinals of the Qatar Open to line up an unexpected all-French final against Jo-Wilfried Tsonga after Roger Federer pulled out of the tournament with back spasms.
KAPALUA, Hawaii (AP) - A new PGA Tour season began with a familiar name atop the leaderboard Friday at Kapalua.
SACRAMENTO - Keith Smart spent much of his time during the lockout this summer scribbling notes at home, everything from designing plays to deciding what he'd do differently if he ever got another chance to be an NBA head coach.
OAKLAND - The Oakland Raiders have landed their new personnel man, who faces the daunting task of helping fill the void left by late owner Al Davis.
SANTA CLARA - Jim Harbaugh calls it "honkering down" - from the verb to hunker down, defined by Webster's as the process of digging in or settling in to one location for a sustained period.
SACRAMENTO - If the Sacramento Kings stood any chance at success this season, Paul Westphal had to find a way to control talented but volatile center DeMarcus Cousins.
OAKLAND - The Oakland Athletics have a familiar face to play center field after re-signing Coco Crisp to a $14 million two-year contract Thursday with a club option for 2014.
SANTA CLARA - Within days of being promoted last year, San Francisco 49ers general manager Trent Baalke faced the daunting task of landing Jim Harbaugh as the team's new coach.
ATLANTA (AP) - Chris Bosh scored 33 points and the Miami Heat, playing without injured stars LeBron James and Dwyane Wade, beat the Atlanta Hawks 116-109 in triple-overtime on Thursday night.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - Tyreke Evans made four free throws in the final minute to finish with 26 points, and Sacramento overcame a 21-point halftime deficit to stun the Milwaukee Bucks 103-100 on Thursday night hours after the Kings fired coach Paul Westphal.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - James van Riemsdyk's second goal on the power play with 32.8 seconds remaining lifted the Philadelphia Flyers to a 5-4 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks on Thursday night.
NEW YORK (AP) - His name is already on the ball. Now Adam Silver can put his stamp on the NBA.
Michael Sam will face a daunting set of challenges that most rookies don't have to deal with when making the already formidable jump from college to the NFL.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - NASCAR Hall of Fame driver Richard Petty says Danica Patrick can only win a Sprint Cup Series race "if everybody else stayed home."
PEBBLE BEACH (AP) - The brightest lights that interest Jimmy Walker are found in another galaxy through his high-powered telescope.
OAKLAND (AP) - With a shortened swing and newfound swagger following his most rigorous offseason of training yet that helped him pack on 15 pounds of muscle, Yoenis Cespedes wants to forget all the frustrations of last year.
PEBBLE BEACH (AP) - Even with his high-powered telescope, Jimmy Walker might have had a hard time finding himself among the stars.
NEW YOKR (AP) - Missouri All-American Michael Sam says he is gay, and the defensive end could become the first openly homosexual player in the NFL.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Nene scored 18 points and led a strong defensive effort to help the Washington Wizards beat the Sacramento Kings 93-84 on Sunday night.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) - Confetti cannons boomed around Peyton Manning following Seattle's 43-8 dismantling of Denver and the five-time MVP sought out Russell Wilson to congratulate the Seahawks' second-year scrambler on his stunningly lopsided Super Bowl triumph.
CLEVELAND (AP) - Karin Knapp won her second match of the weekend and gave Italy a 3-1 win over the United States in their Fed Cup first-round match on Sunday.
BOSTON (AP) - Nothing could stop Boston's Jared Sullinger on Friday night.
OAKLAND (AP) - Coco Crisp offered a long list of reasons why Oakland is such a great fit for him for years to come - his sentiments the same whether or not he had a nice new contract to his name.
SAN JOSE (AP) - John McCarthy scored his first goal since 2010 to help the San Jose Sharks head into the Olympic break on a winning note after beating the Columbus Blue Jackets 3-2 Friday night.
OAKLAND (AP) - Stephen Curry came home late Tuesday night following the Golden State Warriors' blowout loss to the Charlotte Bobcats and received some basketball advice from an unexpected source: His wife, Ayesha.
NEW YORK (AP) - Alex Rodriguez ended his extended and acrimonious fight with Major League Baseball on Friday, withdrawing a pair of lawsuits and accepting a season-long suspension that marks the longest penalty in the sport's history related to performance-enhancing drugs.