SAN JOSE (AP) - One month after being mired in ninth place in the Western Conference, just hoping to squeeze into the postseason, the San Jose Sharks have clinched a ninth straight playoff berth and can now push for home-ice advantage in the first round.
NEW YORK (AP) - Carmelo Anthony scored 34 points, Sixth Man of the Year J.R. Smith added 19, and New York opened a 2-0 lead over Boston with an 87-71 victory Tuesday night.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - Ichiro Suzuki hit a go-ahead two-run single in the ninth inning and the New York Yankees beat the Tampa Bay Rays 4-3 Tuesday night.
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) - With 13 draft picks, Trent Baalke has built quite the board of potential players. A board that is well prepped but could change quickly as the draft unfolds.
DENVER (AP) - Stephen Curry laced up his shoes before practice without so much as a soul around him.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Chris Paul's running jumper with a tenth of a second left gave the Los Angeles Clippers a 93-91 victory over Memphis on Monday night and a 2-0 lead in their first-round playoff series.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Brandon Belt hit a game-ending single to left-center with one out in the ninth, Buster Posey tied it with a two-run homer in the eighth, and the San Francisco Giants rallied to beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 5-4 on Monday night for their seventh straight home victory.
BOSTON (AP) - Oakland's longest winning streak against Boston since 1932 came to an abrupt end Monday night.
BOSTON (AP) - Josh Reddick and Brandon Moss of the Oakland Athletics visited an 11-year old boy Monday who was injured a week ago in the bombings at the Boston Marathon.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Yadier Molina drove in the go-ahead run in the sixth inning, backing Shelby Miller's strong start Monday night, and the St. Louis Cardinals returned to the site of their Game 5 NL division series victory last season with a 3-2 victory over the Washington Nationals.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Barry Zito shook off the worst outing of his big league career to give the Giants another impressive effort from their starting rotation.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - Roberto Hernandez flashed a big smile after an extremely satisfying game.
DENVER (AP) - All-Star forward David Lee of the Warriors is out for the season after injuring his hip during Golden State's 97-95 loss to Denver in Game 1 of their opening playoff series.
SAN JOSE (AP) - Just when it looked like Columbus might squander away key points in its playoff chase, Ryan Johansen provided a big boost to the Blue Jackets' postseason hopes.
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) - Johnny Manziel's NFL pro day had a former president, lots of swag, a Drake soundtrack and even some football, too.
SAITAMA, Japan (AP) - Mao Asada of Japan set a world record on Thursday to finish first in the short program at the World Figure Skating Championships.
KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. (AP) - Between points, Serena Williams stood motionless behind the baseline with her back to the net, as if trying to match - or mimic - the methodical ritual of her opponent, Maria Sharapova.
HOUSTON (AP) - The Philadelphia 76ers tied the NBA record with their 26th straight loss Thursday night, as James Harden's triple-double led the Houston Rockets to a 120-98 victory.
ERIE, Pa. - Former East Union High star Danelle (Liles) Bishop and the Cal Poly Pomona women's basketball team had their NCAA Division II postseason run cut short by top-ranked Bentley, which won 77-62 in the semifinals Wednesday at Erie Insurance Arena.
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SACRAMENTO (AP) - Carmelo Anthony scored 36 points, J.R. Smith added 29 points and the New York Knicks held off a furious rally to beat the Sacramento Kings 107-99 Wednesday night and move a game closer to the final playoff seed.
MILWAUKEE (AP) - When it comes to the "Biogenesis Bunch," there's Alex Rodriguez, Ryan Braun, and then everybody else.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - Sacramento Kings coach Michael Malone says he still has a friendly relationship with Golden State's Mark Jackson, denying a report that the two went weeks without talking while he was the lead assistant with the Warriors the previous two seasons.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Steve Masiello's promising coaching career is in limbo after his deal with South Florida fell apart because he doesn't have a college diploma.
PHOENIX (AP) - C.J. Wilson and Sonny Gray allowed a run each in their final spring training starts in the Los Angeles Angels' 6-2 win over the Oakland Athletics on Wednesday.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Jorge De La Rosa tuned up for his opening-day start with six shutout innings for the Colorado Rockies on Wednesday, but Hector Sanchez hit a game-ending two-run homer to give the San Francisco Giants an 8-6 win.
CHICAGO (AP) - The Chicago Bears were looking to jolt their struggling defense. How does adding Jared Allen sound?
STANFORD (AP) - Stanford coach Tara VanDerveer vowed she was done hosting the NCAA tournament a few years ago, viewing it more as a headache than an advantage.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - Ralph Wilson fulfilled his vow in keeping the Bills in Buffalo during his lifetime.