STOCKTON - The Stockton Thunder has advanced to the second round of the 2013 Kelly Cup Playoffs for the fourth time in five seasons and will open the Western Conference Semifinals against the first seed Alaska Aces in a best of seven series, beginning with Game 1 at Sullivan Arena on Friday, Apr. 19 at 8:15 p.m.
OAKLAND (AP) - Tommy Milone was Oakland's most consistent starter as a rookie in 2012. He's doing the same thing this year, and the results are looking even better.
OAKLAND (AP) - With every swish, the chants grew louder.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The Oklahoma City Thunder couldn't coast to the No. 1 seed in the Western Conference playoffs.
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) - The San Jose Sharks have been one of the NHL's best teams at home so they should be in good playoff position with their next four games at the Shark Tank.
CINCINNATI (AP) - Brandon Phillips drove in a pair of runs with a bases-loaded single in the eighth inning and the Cincinnati Reds ended their five-game losing streak by beating the Philadelphia Phillies 4-2 on Monday night.
BOSTON (AP) - The Red Sox and Rays were making their way out of Fenway Park when two explosions near the finish line of the Boston Marathon were heard at the stadium.
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - Adam Scott finished the job this time, and put an end to more than a half-century of Australian misery at the Masters.
CHICAGO (AP) - With a record number of wild pitches in the middle of the game and a balk near the end, the San Francisco Giants sure got plenty of help from the Chicago Cubs.
OAKLAND (AP) - Jarrod Parker was one of the Athletics' top prospects last year, when he went 13-8 and helped Oakland win the AL West title.
HOUSTON (AP) - James Harden thinks the Houston Rockets have only some minor tinkering to do before the playoffs begin. Otherwise, everything seems to be working fine.
BOSTON (AP) - Clay Buchholz didn't allow a hit until Kelly Johnson's broken-bat single leading off the eighth inning, and the Boston Red Sox beat the Tampa Bay Rays 5-0 on Sunday.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Justin Upton and Andrelton Simmons homered and the Atlanta Braves won their ninth in row as Paul Maholm beat the Washington Nationals 9-0 Sunday to complete a three-game sweep.
HOUSTON (AP) - From Nicolas Almagro's vantage point, there was nothing unusual about John Isner's serves on Sunday.
MORAGA (AP) - Kerry Carter wasn't bothered after he missed his first five shots. The Saint Mary's guard was even less concerned after backcourt mate Stephen Holt fouled out.
SYDNEY (AP) - Arizona Diamondbacks relief pitcher Ryan Rowland-Smith is being pulled in two directions this week as Major League Baseball prepares for its season-opening series at the Sydney Cricket Ground. Make that two different teams.
MANCHESTER, England (AP) - Manchester United manager David Moyes dismissed suggestions his job is under threat, saying he has the full backing of the club's hierarchy.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Tiger Woods withdrew from the Arnold Palmer Invitational on Tuesday because of persistent pain in his back, creating even more uncertainty for golf's No. 1 player with the Masters only three weeks away.
LONDON (AP) - Chelsea ended England's one-year absence from the Champions League quarterfinals, beating Galatasaray 2-0 Tuesday night on first-half goals by Samuel Eto'o and Gary Cahill to complete a 3-1 aggregate win.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Cam Newton will undergo surgery Wednesday on his left ankle and will be sidelined for four months, the Carolina Panthers announced.
KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. (AP) - Defending champion Serena Williams is a six-time winner at the Sony Open, collecting more trophies than she's won at any other tournament.
ALAMEDA (AP) - The Oakland Raiders added a veteran presence to their young receiving group by signing free agent James Jones to a three-year contract Monday.
PHOENIX (AP) - Oakland Athletics right-hander Jarrod Parker needs elbow ligament-replacement surgery and will miss the season.
PITTSBURGH (AP) - Kris Letang darted down the Consol Energy Center ice, the defenseman's black hair flicking out from underneath his helmet.
INDIAN WELLS (AP) - Roger Federer could have been upset about losing a close final in one of the biggest events outside the Grand Slam tournaments.
PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) - Oscar Pistorius once said he mistook the sound of a washing machine for an intruder and went into "combat mode" in his house, a South African guns expert testified Monday at the athlete's murder trial. Months later, Pistorius killed his girlfriend by shooting her through a closed toilet door.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Colts owner Jim Irsay is known in NFL circles as a tough businessman and eccentric billionaire who enjoys interacting with fans about his beloved team and favorite songs from bands like the Beatles and the Grateful Dead.
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) - Josh Hamilton returned for Los Angeles, and Kole Calhoun's big swing lifted the Angels to the spring win.
PHOENIX (AP) - The Oakland Athletics scratched left-hander Scott Kazmir from their spring game against the Chicago Cubs on Monday due to left triceps stiffness.