DETROIT (AP) - Tomas Holmstrom scored two goals and the Detroit Red Wings earned a team-record 21st consecutive playoff berth with a 7-2 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Monday night.
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - Joe Pavelski scored two goals in helping the San Jose Sharks improve their playoff chances with a 5-1 victory over the Colorado Avalanche on Monday night.
HOUSTON (AP) - Houston coach Kevin McHale had only a few minutes to talk with Earl Boykins before Monday night's game against Sacramento.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Pablo Sandoval gave the San Francisco Giants something to smile about with a two-run homer with two outs in the ninth inning to defeat Kansas City 4-2 on Monday.
ALAMEDA (AP) - The Oakland Raiders more than doubled their draft haul by receiving three compensatory picks Monday for April's draft.
ATLANTA (AP) - Joe Johnson scored 37 points, Josh Smith added 22 and the Atlanta Hawks ended Utah's six-game winning streak with a 139-133 victory Sunday night in the NBA's first quadruple-overtime game since 1997.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - LaMarcus Aldridge felt he had missed enough easy shots for the night.
PITTSBURGH (AP) - Sidney Crosby scored in his second straight game and added an assist to help the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the New Jersey Devils 5-2 on Sunday night.
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CARLSBAD (AP) - Top-ranked Yani Tseng won the Kia Classic on Sunday for her second straight LPGA Tour title and third in five events this year, closing with a 2-under 70 for a six-stroke victory.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Tiger Woods finally brought the buzz back to the very thing that made him famous - winning.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Russell Westbrook scored 45 points, Kevin Durant added 40 points and a season-high 17 rebounds and the Oklahoma City Thunder overcame a career-high 51 points from Minnesota All-Star Kevin Love to beat the Timberwolves 149-140 in double overtime Friday night.
NEW YORK (AP) - Travis Turnbull scored his first NHL goal, with some help from the Rangers, and the Buffalo Sabres earned another big win in their playoff quest by beating New York 4-1 on Friday night.
OAKLAND (AP) - Support his big moves or not, Billy Beane made one thing perfectly clear: The Oakland Athletics' season probably would have ended sooner without Jon Lester a part of it.
ANAHEIM (AP) - Mike Trout asked Albert Pujols for advice on his playoff debut before the Los Angeles Angels stepped into the October spotlight, and the veteran slugger with two World Series rings had some simple guidance for baseball's best young player.
BALTIMORE (AP) - The Detroit Tigers' starting pitchers in the first three games of the AL Division Series have a combined 329 wins, three Cy Young Awards and 35 games of postseason experience.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Matt Williams was in his 18th game as a major league manager, still learning on the job, when he went with his gut.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The Kansas City Royals had waited 29 years to reach the postseason. They weren't going down without a fight.
PITTSBURGH (AP) - Edinson Volquez's renaissance began with a simple game of catch.
ALAMEDA (AP) - Reggie McKenzie believes he put together a roster capable of competing for a playoff spot. When that roster got off to an 0-4 start and wasn't even competitive in two games, the Oakland Raiders general manager decided he needed to fire coach Dennis Allen.
OAKLAND (AP) - Golden State Warriors general manager Bob Myers made an impromptu visit to Steve Kerr's office last week and couldn't stop staring at the walls.
SANTA CLARA (AP) - Michael Wilhoite knows he had important shoes to fill whenever he takes the field.
ANAHEIM (AP) Los Angeles Angels slugger Josh Hamilton says he's feeling better and is ready for the playoffs later this week.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The NFL said Tuesday that Kansas City Chiefs safety Husain Abdullah should not have been penalized for unsportsmanlike conduct when he dropped to his knees in prayer after an interception.
NEW YORK (AP) - There was no change in the top three spots in the latest AP Pro32 power rankings.
SAN JOSE (AP) - Dustin Brown snapped a tie 44 seconds into the second period, and the Los Angeles Kings beat the San Jose Sharks 4-1 in an NHL preseason game on Tuesday night.
ISTANBUL (AP) - Brittney Griner was a little surprised.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Dodgers are heading into the postseason healthier than they were a year ago, and they hope it holds up.