SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Gregg Popovich can't win like the old days. No longer can the San Antonio Spurs simply feed Tim Duncan the ball, let their defense do the rest and ride that game plan to NBA championships.
NEW YORK (AP) - Tyson Chandler has been voted the NBA's Defensive Player of the Year for his impact on the New York Knicks, a person with knowledge of the award said Tuesday.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Mike Harrington is content watching the hubbub of Kentucky Derby week from afar. The 71-year-old trainer is happily tucked away in a non-descript barn that lacks even the teeniest view of Churchill Downs' magnificent Twin Spires.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Adam Larsson watched Game 1 from the press box, dressed sharply in a suit and tie. From the rafters, he sat helpless as he watched his New Jersey Devils lose a tough road opener in this Eastern Conference semifinal series against the Flyers in overtime.
NEW YORK (AP) - Amare Stoudemire's difficult season may be over. Stoudemire had a small muscle in his left hand repaired Tuesday and will not play for the New York Knicks in Game 3 of their first-round playoff series against the Miami Heat on Thursday. Stoudemire met with a hand specialist at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York, a day after he was badly cut when he punched the case surrounding a fire ...
FOOTBALL HARBAUGH BACKTRACKS ON RADIO COMMENTS: BALTIMORE (AP) - Baltimore Ravens coach John Harbaugh has backtracked on radio comments he made earlier Tuesday. Harbaugh told a local station that New England's championships "got asterisks now; it's been stained" while referring to the Spygate scandal of 2007. The Ravens soon after sent out a statement from Harbaugh to clarify what he said, claiming there was "some ...
ALAMEDA (AP) - Matt Leinart is back in a familiar role as Carson Palmer's backup at quarterback.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Buster Posey knows the day will come when he again has to step toward the third-base line, see a charging runner trying to score and brace for a collision.
BOSTON (AP) - Just 10 starts into his career, Oakland's Tommy Milone was looking forward to taking the mound for the first time at Fenway Park on Monday night.
BOSTON (AP) - Third baseman Brandon Inge has agreed to terms on a contract with the Oakland Athletics.
TORONTO (AP) - Yu Darvish won his third straight start, Mitch Moreland and Craig Gentry homered and the Texas Rangers beat the Toronto Blue Jays 4-1 Monday night.
SAN DIEGO (AP) - Ryan Braun had his first three-homer game and added a two-run triple to tie his career high with six RBIs, leading the Milwaukee Brewers to an 8-3 victory over the San Diego Padres on Monday night.
FOOTBALL • Raiders announce plan to help Oakland schools: ALAMEDA (AP) - The Oakland Raiders have announced a new plan to help local schools while filling stadium seats. Raiders CEO Amy Trask says the team will donate 10 percent of the gross proceeds of new season tickets purchased and paid for from May 1 to June 30 to the Oakland Unified School District. The price of Raiders season tickets ranges from $260 for upper-level seats ...
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Michael Matz is back at the Kentucky Derby with a strong contender for the first time since he won in 2006 with Barbaro, whose bronze likeness now greets all visitors to Churchill Downs.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - The only questions Tiger Woods fielded before his next tournament came from his fans.
ALAMEDA (AP) - As painful as it was to blow a late lead and lose a game that dropped them from sixth place to 12th place in the AFC standings, the Oakland Raiders have no choice but to move ahead.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Titans safety Michael Griffin is appealing his one-game suspension without pay after being labeled by the NFL as a repeat offender of the league's rules prohibiting hits to the head and neck area of defenseless players.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - While Jon Bon Jovi is interested in becoming an NFL owner one day, he's not currently pursuing the Buffalo Bills, the New Jersey rocker's publicist told The Associated Press on Monday.
IRVING, Texas (AP) - Tony Romo has now directed decisive fourth-quarter drives in the past two Dallas wins.
SAO PAULO (AP) - Brazil's traditional yellow jersey has lost its all-conquering allure.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - The Oakland Athletics acquired left-hander Fernando Abad from Washington on Monday and sent Class A outfielder John Wooten to the Nationals.
OAKLAND (AP) - The Oakland Athletics and Oakland Raiders have new lease agreements to remain at the stadium they share in Oakland. Officials overseeing the O.co Coliseum approved short term leases on Monday for both teams.
OAKLAND (AP) - After Matt McGloin delivered another big play to give Oakland a late lead, the Raiders turned the game over to their most consistent unit.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Three-and-out. Three-and-out. Three-and-out.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Reserve forward Xavier Henry scored 12 of his 21 points in the fourth quarter, Pau Gasol had 20 points and 10 rebounds, and the Los Angeles Lakers beat the Sacramento Kings 100-86 Sunday night.
PEBBLE BEACH (AP) - Kevin Kisner made a 15-foot par putt on the 18th hole for a 2-over 74 and a one-stroke victory over Chesson Hadley at the Pebble Beach Invitational on Sunday.
FRESNO . (AP) - From a pregame ceremony honoring Derek Carr and the rest of the senior class to a record-setting offensive performance that led to a division championship, it was a celebratory day for No. 15 Fresno State.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - Stephen Gostkowski kicked a 31-yard field goal for New England after a misplayed punt return by Denver, lifting the Patriots to a 34-31 overtime victory over the Broncos on Sunday night.
OAKLAND (AP) - A game between two teams struggling to stay on the fringe of the playoff race rarely generates much interest outside the home markets.