MESA, Ariz. (AP) - Ryan Dempster got off to a rough start last year and never recovered in one of his worst seasons with the Chicago Cubs.
PHOENIX (AP) - His first time up to bat for the Angels, Albert Pujols hit an RBI double.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Kevin Love had 39 points and 17 rebounds to carry the Minnesota Timberwolves to a 95-94 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers on Monday night.
PITTSBURGH (AP) - Zybnek Michalek and Chris Kunitz scored three minutes apart in the first period, and Marc-Andre Fleury made 36 saves as the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Phoenix Coyotes 2-1 on Monday night for their sixth straight victory.
PHOENIX (AP) - After watching the YouTube promotional video of the five-tool outfielder with a sculpted body and freakish athleticism, the Oakland Athletics were eager to see Cuban defector Yoenis Cespedes up close.
PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) - Rory McIlroy was six holes away from winning the Honda Classic and going to No. 1 in the world, an outcome that looked inevitable as he stood on the 13th green Sunday at PGA National.
PHOENIX (AP) - If his spring training debut was any indication, earplugs might come in handy for Ryan Braun this season.
PHOENIX (AP) - Steve Nash had 19 points, Marcin Gortat scored 14 and matched his season high with 17 rebounds, and the Phoenix Suns won their third in a row with a 96-88 victory over the Sacramento Kings on Sunday night.
TORONTO (AP) - Whatever Golden State coach Mark Jackson has been telling his team at halftime, it's not working.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Deron Williams scored a franchise-record 57 points to lift the New Jersey Nets to a 104-101 victory over the Charlotte Bobcats on Sunday night.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Eric Wellwood scored less than a minute after Philadelphia coach Peter Laviolette called a timeout to give his players an earful, and Ilya Bryzgalov made 34 saves, leading the Flyers to a 1-0 victory over the Washington Capitals on Sunday night.
AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Denny Hamlin spent nearly two months of the offseason in the Scottsdale area, hoping to get away from racing for a while, reinvigorate himself for the 2012 season.
NEW YORK (AP) - The NFL's investigation that found the New Orleans Saints paid bounties to players for knocking opponents out of games is far from over.
PANAMA CITY (AP) - Edward Loar won the Panama Championship on Sunday for first Nationwide Tour title, holing a 6-foot par putt on the final hole for a 4-over 74 and a one-stroke victory over four players.
COLLEGE BASKETBALL • STANFORD WINS 75-70, DENIES CAL SHARE OF TITLE: STANFORD (AP) - Chasson Randle scored 17 points, Aaron Bright had 12 points and hit some big free throws in the final minute, and Stanford denied rival California a share of the Pac-12 regular-season title with a 75-70 victory on Sunday. Andrew Zimmermann added 13 points to help the Cardinal (20-10, 10-8) build a 15-point halftime lead they never surrendered. Stanford also sealed a ...
DENVER (AP) - Mark Jackson is standing up for his smooth-shooting guard who's constantly getting knocked down.
NCHORAGE, Alaska – Defenseman Nik Pokulok parked a centering pass by Shawn Weller at the left post to lift the Stockton Thunder to another memorable, come-from-behind victory, 4-3 in sudden death overtime over the Alaska Aces in Game 6 to win the Western Conference Semifinal before 4,868 fans at Sullivan Arena on Tuesday.
OAKLAND (AP) - Yoenis Cespedes drove in four runs, Seth Smith knocked in three with a bases-loaded double and the Oakland Athletics beat the Los Angeles Angels 10-6 on Tuesday.
OAKLAND (AP) - An exhausted Brandon Moss threw a pie in his own face after hitting the home run that ended the major league's longest game this season.
PHOENIX (AP) - A sore elbow couldn't slow Pablo Sandoval.
The recommendation has been made, the vote is set and the Sacramento Kings seem all but assured of staying in California's capital city.
ST. LOUIS (AP) - Alex Steen stole the puck from goalie Jonathan Quick behind the net and scored a short-handed goal to give the St. Louis Blues a 2-1 victory over the defending Stanley Cup champion Los Angeles Kings on Tuesday night.
ATLANTA (AP) - Tim Hudson was a dual threat in his 200th career win, combining with Anthony Varvaro on a three-hitter while adding a homer and a double to lead the Atlanta Braves to an 8-1 win over the Washington Nationals on Tuesday night.
DENVER (AP) - Kenneth Faried brought the energy and the Denver Nuggets rediscovered their toughness in time to stave off elimination Tuesday night with a 107-100 win over the Golden State Warriors.
Here they stay, for now.
WASHINGTON (AP) - With the simplest of sentences, NBA veteran Jason Collins set aside years of worry and silence to become the first active player in one of four major U.S. professional sports leagues to come out as gay.
DENVER (AP) - The Denver Nuggets left behind a hole in the wall just inside the visiting locker room at Oracle Arena, courtesy of frustrated forward Kenneth Faried's size 16 sneaker.
SAN JOSE (AP) - The San Jose Sharks have searched for an identity on their journey through this lockout-shortened season.
ATLANTA (AP) - Josh Smith scored 29 points as the Atlanta Hawks built a 17-point lead at halftime, then withstood an Indiana comeback over the final two quarters to even the series with a 102-91 victory in Game 4 on Monday night.
EDITOR'S NOTE: Final results for the L.A. Angels at Oakland Athletics was not available at press time. The score was tied 8-8 going into the 19th inning.