LOS ANGELES (AP) - Dwight Howard had 23 points and 18 rebounds, Kobe Bryant scored 20 and the in-transition Los Angeles Lakers continued warming up for a possible return by Phil Jackson with a 103-89 victory over the Sacramento Kings on Sunday night.
AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) - When the fighting stopped, the oil had dried and the last of the wrecked cars had been towed away, Brad Keselowski found himself on the brink of a first Sprint Cup title for himself and team owner Roger Penske.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Jimmy Graham caught seven passes for a career-best 146 yards and two touchdowns, cornerback Jabari Greer made a diving, touchdown-saving pass breakup on a late fourth-down play, and the New Orleans Saints held on to hand the Atlanta Falcons their first loss, 31-27 on Sunday.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Reserve Wayne Ellington had career bests with seven 3-pointers and 25 points, leading the Memphis Grizzlies over the Miami Heat 104-86 on Sunday for their fifth straight win and the best start in franchise history.
• NBA SUSPENDS COUSINS 2 GAMES FOR ELLIOTT EXCHANGE: NEW YORK (AP) - The NBA has suspended Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins for two games without pay for confronting San Antonio announcer Sean Elliott in a hostile manner.
BALTIMORE (AP) - Ray Rice watched film of Oakland's game against Tampa Bay last week and nearly jumped out his chair in anticipation of facing a defense that yielded four touchdowns and 251 yards rushing to rookie Doug Martin.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Jeff Fisher and his St. Louis Rams consider San Francisco the blueprint for what so many NFL teams would love to be.
OAKLAND (3-5) At BALTIMORE (6-2)
ST. LOUIS (3-5) At SAN FRANCISCO (6-2)
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Mike Brown followed an 11-time NBA champion coach with the Los Angeles Lakers, taking charge of a roster packed with aging talent and a franchise anticipating more titles.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Kobe Bryant scored 27 points, Pau Gasol added 14 points and 16 rebounds, and the Los Angeles Lakers responded to coach Mike Brown's firing earlier Friday with a 101-77 victory over the Golden State Warriors.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - Tim Duncan had 23 points, 12 rebounds and four blocks to lead the San Antonio Spurs to a 97-86 victory over the Sacramento Kings on Friday night.
No. 13 Oregon State (7-1, 5-1 Pac-12) at No. 16 Stanford (7-2, 5-1), noon. (FOX)
ALAMEDA (AP) - Trying to stop Baltimore running back Ray Rice was already a monumental task facing the Oakland Raiders this week. Doing it without seven-time Pro Bowl defensive lineman Richard Seymour will make the challenge even more daunting.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) - All those records, all for naught.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) - Richard Sherman felt the need to apologize.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) - The Denver Broncos, so fortunate to be down only two scores, finally rediscovered their offensive rhythm and seemed on the verge of getting back in the Super Bowl.
SOCHI, Russia (AP) - Canada and the United States.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Buster Posey wants all players protected from hard collisions at home plate and serious injuries, catchers and baserunners alike.
DALLAS (AP) - Dirk Nowitzki scored 34 points and the Dallas Mavericks held off Sacramento 107-103 Friday night, handing the Kings their sixth straight loss in another game without leading scorer DeMarcus Cousins.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Stephen Curry made eight 3-pointers in scoring a season-high 44 points, leading the Golden State Warriors past Utah 95-90 Friday on a night the Jazz honored former coach Jerry Sloan.
He is not in the Hall of Fame, he never played in an All-Star game and he is about a foot shorter than most NBA stars.
NEW YORK (AP) - If Commissioner Roger Goodell gets his way, change could be coming to the NFL.
NEW YORK (AP) - Regis Philbin wore a UFC championship belt around his waist and tossed a challenge at Ricardo Lamas.
ST. LOUIS (AP) - A company tied to St. Louis Rams owner Stan Kroenke has purchased a prime piece of land in the Los Angeles area amid speculation the NFL franchise is considering a return to the city it left for the Midwest nearly two decades ago.
SAN DIEGO (AP) - It was a rally that truly came out of left field.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Phil Mickelson made it to the weekend in the Phoenix Open. Another popular left-hander and a fellow former Arizona State player set the pace.
CARSON (AP) - Landon Donovan's passion for soccer is rejuvenated heading into his fourth World Cup run, and he spent the past few weeks stoking that fire in training camp with his U.S. teammates in Brazil.
JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) - The captain was a few minutes late, though no one seemed to mind.