ATLANTA (AP) - The NFL made thigh and knee pads mandatory equipment for the 2013 season, something the players' union was not pleased with.
SANTA CLARA (AP) - Kyle Williams walked out of San Francisco 49ers headquarters Tuesday ready to talk about - and move past - the most miserable moment of his career.
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) - The Phoenix Coyotes avoided a sweep with a gutty performance in Los Angeles. They couldn't do it again back home in the desert, though the disappointment shouldn't linger too long.
BALTIMORE (AP) - Brian Matusz allowed two hits and struck out nine in 6 1-3 innings, Steve Tolleson and Wilson Betemit hit two-run homers, and the Baltimore Orioles beat the Boston Red Sox 4-1 on Tuesday night.
OAKLAND (AP) - C.J. Wilson and Ernesto Frieri combined on a one-hitter and the Los Angeles Angels broke out of their offensive slump in a 4-0 win over the Oakland Athletics on Tuesday night.
MILWAUKEE (AP) - Buster Posey is regaining his stamina, one year after being limited to 45 games due to a devastating ankle injury, and it's paying off for the San Francisco Giants.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The Oklahoma City Thunder haven't found any shortcuts as they try to climb to the top of the Western Conference.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Kobe Bryant and Pau Gasol spent the final minutes of the Los Angeles Lakers' final game arguing in Oklahoma City, disagreeing on the best way to run a pick-and-roll play.
MIAMI (AP) - Suddenly, the road back to the Eastern Conference finals no longer looks daunting for Miami.
OAKLAND (AP) - Tommy Milone scattered five hits over seven innings and Kila Ka'aihue drove in the go-ahead run, leading the pesky Oakland Athletics past the Los Angeles Angels 2-1 on Monday night.
MILWAUKEE (AP) - Backup catcher Hector Sanchez led off the 14th inning with a home run and the San Francisco Giants beat the Milwaukee Brewers 4-3 on Monday night.
NEW YORK (AP) - Marco Andretti fist-bumped Graham Rahal on his way out of an Indianapolis 500 promotional event, a much friendlier encounter than their bump on the track at Long Beach last month.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - The Eastern Conference Finals between the rival New York Rangers and New Jersey Devils finally got ugly - real ugly.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - For months the Orlando Magic have been trudging through the aftermath of a preseason trade request by Dwight Howard that sapped the life out of the franchise as internal team issues quickly affected the product on the floor.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - His passes were hitting receivers in stride and right between the numbers, not skipping off the ground or whizzing behind their heads like so many of Tim Tebow's.
MILWAUKEE (AP) - Ray Allen scored 23 points and broke the NBA career playoff record for 3-pointers, and the Miami Heat used another of their patented runs to beat the Milwaukee Bucks 104-91 on Thursday night for a 3-0 lead in their first-round series.