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.
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) - Perry Ellis scored 21 points, freshman Joel Embiid had 16 points and 13 rebounds in a breakout performance, and No. 2 Kansas used a big late run to bury Iona 86-66 on Tuesday night.
VIENNA (AP) - Marc Janko scored in the 33rd minute after lax defensive marking, and the United States ended a record-setting year with a 1-0 loss to Austria.
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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Tim Hudson is headed back to the Bay Area.
SANTA CLARA (AP) - Jim Harbaugh still believes Ahmad Brooks made a clean hit on Drew Brees and should have been credited with a game-clinching fumble.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Stephen Curry scored 22 points, Klay Thompson and Harrison Barnes had 17 apiece and the Golden State Warriors beat the struggling Utah Jazz 98-87 on Monday night.
ALAMEDA (AP) - Matt McGloin's rapid ascent from undrafted rookie free agent could lead to him becoming the regular starting quarterback for the Oakland Raiders.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The Kansas City Chiefs only intend to lose to the Denver Broncos once, and that thought goes beyond the rematch between AFC West rivals in two weeks at Arrowhead Stadium.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - As "Sweet Caroline" pumped through the stadium and playoff-starved Panthers fans dressed all in black celebrated a big victory, Tom Brady ran after an official in search of an explanation.
NEW YORK (AP) - Jonathan Martin spent nearly seven hours going into "great detail" with the NFL counsel investigating his claims of his harassment in the Miami Dolphins' locker room. What came up in their talks, he isn't saying for now.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - The Bowl Championship Series has been good to Urban Meyer.
NEW YORK (AP) - Colts linebacker Erik Walden's head-butt and Buccaneers safety Dashon Goldson's helmet-to-helmet hit have earned one-game suspensions from the NFL.
MIAMI (AP) - LeBron James has had "preliminary talks" with David Beckham about possibly bringing an MLS team to Miami.
NEW YORK (AP) - LaMarcus Aldridge scored 27 points, Wesley Matthews added 24 and the Portland Trail Blazers beat the Brooklyn Nets 108-98 Monday night for their seventh straight victory.
Alex Rodriguez's grievance hearing to overturn his 211-game suspension resumed Monday with the first of what could be 10 straight days of sessions.