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.
SAN JOSE (AP) - Tommy Wingels scored with 3:08 remaining in overtime to lead the San Jose Sharks to their second win in six games, 2-1 over the Dallas Stars on Wednesday night.
PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) - Graeme McDowell twisted his back and swung a club to loosen his joints in the morning chill of February at Pebble Beach, a course that looked nothing like he remembered it.
MIAMI (AP) - David Beckham hopped onto the stage, his back to sun-splashed Biscayne Bay, and a pack of photographers jostled for position as admirers cheered and chanted.
NEW YORK (AP) - The NFL has decided to shift eight of its Thursday night games to a broadcast network, and announced Wednesday that CBS won the bid to showcase more of television's hottest property.
OAKLAND (AP) - Al Jefferson had 30 points and 13 rebounds, Gerald Henderson added 17 points and eight rebounds and the Charlotte Bobcats blew past the Golden State Warriors 91-75 on Tuesday night in Kemba Walker's much-anticipated return.
BEVERLY HILLS (AP) - Manny Pacquiao and Timothy Bradley intend to leave no doubt this time.
SAN DIEGO (AP) - With their next victory, the No. 5 San Diego State Aztecs will have their ninth straight 20-win season - and 10th overall - under coach Steve Fisher.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - NASCAR unveiled a revamped penalty system Tuesday that for the first time will define specific offenses with pre-determined penalties.
under of Pacific Investment Management, the largest bond fund in the world which, according to Forbes, has $2 trillion under its management. There wouldn't seem to be a lot that could get him nervous.
SEATTLE (AP) - The guitar riffs ripped from the hotel ballroom where owner Paul Allen's band was performing and filled the lobby. Down on the lower level, Hall of Famer Walter Jones posed for pictures with exuberant fans.
HOUSTON (AP) - Tracy McGrady wants to follow Michael Jordan's path to the national pastime.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - Three times during his Hall of Fame playing career, John Elway slogged through the rubble of a Super Bowl landslide.
ATLANTA (AP) - The Atlanta Braves agreed to eight-year contract with first baseman Freddie Freeman that is worth about $125 million on Tuesday.
MIAMI (AP) - The NFL's report in the Miami Dolphins bullying case is expected to be released soon, shedding further light on the much-scrutinized, troubled relationship between offensive linemen Jonathan Martin and Richie Incognito.
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Las Vegas now has a World TeamTennis franchise.