OAKLAND (AP) - After spending the past two weeks on the sideline nursing a sore back, Golden State Warriors forward David Lee was happy for the chance to get back out and play full-court basketball - even if it was only in a scrimmage.
HOUSTON (AP) - James Harden's message was simple and clear after the Houston Rockets' first playoff series victory since 2009.
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Manny Pacquiao worried about the punching power of Miguel Cotto. He knew Juan Manuel Marquez was a slick counter puncher, and wondered how he'd fare against a fighter the caliber of Oscar De La Hoya.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Dodgers rookie Joc Pederson homered, doubled in a run and made a sparkling defensive play to deprive Angel Pagan of an RBI double, leading Los Angeles to an 8-3 victory over the San Francisco Giants on Monday night.
OAKLAND (AP) - If the Golden State Warriors are worried about a week off disrupting their rhythm, they sure have a strange way of showing it.
ALAMEDA (AP) - The two biggest needs for the Oakland Raiders heading into free agency remain the two most important going into the NFL draft.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Manny Pacquiao and trainer Freddie Roach have spent the past two months trying to solve the biggest puzzle in modern boxing.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Ahmed Zayat can't contain his enthusiasm at having three horses running in the Kentucky Derby. The fast-talking Egyptian businessman is alternately nervous, hopeful and tickled pink.
CHICAGO (AP) - Michael Carter-Williams had 22 points and eight assists, Khris Middleton scored 21 points, and Milwaukee avoided elimination again with a 94-88 victory over Chicago on Monday night in Game 5 of their first-round playoff series.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The precocious Russian forward drafted in the first round by the Washington Capitals finally delivered a breathtaking, winning goal in a Game 7. No, not Alex Ovechkin - Evgeny Kuznetsov.
NEW YORK (AP) - Golden State's Steve Kerr has won the Rudy Tomjanovich Award, given by the Professional Basketball Writers Association to a coach who best combines excellence on the court with cooperation with fans and media.
SAN JOSE (AP) - The San Jose Sharks are close to finalizing an agreement to extend their lease at the SAP Center.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Josh Hamilton is back with the Texas Rangers after two troubled seasons with the Los Angeles Angels filled with poor performance, injuries and an alcohol and drug relapse.
ST. LOUIS (AP) - The tests results were no surprise. Before Adam Wainwright left the field in Milwaukee, the St. Louis Cardinals anticipated they'd be losing their staff ace for the season.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Golden State coach Steve Kerr dead-panned that he'd be relaxing on the beaches of Cabo San Lucas while waiting to find out who would be the Warriors' second-round playoff opponent.
NEW YORK (AP) - NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell made it official Tuesday: He will hear Tom Brady's appeal of his four-game suspension.
ZURICH (AP) - The end for Sepp Blatter came suddenly, just days after he had seemingly solidified his hold on FIFA.
PARIS (AP) - Stumbling on his way to the net, Roger Federer dropped his racket and fell to his knees on the red clay. Hardly the sort of grace and precision the world has come to expect from the 17-time Grand Slam champion.
NEW YORK (AP) - American Pharoah arrived in New York on Tuesday to begin final preparations for this weekend's Belmont Stakes, in which the colt will try to become the first Triple Crown winner since 1978.
DETROIT (AP) - Ben Zobrist figured his line drive with the bases loaded was hit hard enough to go over the right fielder's head.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Andrew McCutchen had four hits and drove in two runs, Pedro Alvarez drove in a pair and the Pittsburgh Pirates won for the 10th time in 12 games, beating the San Francisco Giants 7-4 Tuesday night.
OAKLAND (AP) - When NBA union chief Michele Roberts watched Stephen Curry return to a game after his head slammed against the floor and he walked woozily to the locker room, she immediately took a closer look at the league's concussion protocols.
CLEVELAND (AP) - For any NBA rookie, the first year is challenging. There's the adjustment to travel, the pressure to perform and all that comes with being a professional.
CHICAGO (AP) - The Mayor is moving to Chicago.
OAKLAND (AP) - Steve Kerr remembers coming into training camp with the Chicago Bulls before the 1995-96 season and sensing something different about the team.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Ryan Vogelsong had the dazzling defense behind him, the San Francisco Giants just failed to provide the run support to keep his winning streak going.
OAKLAND (AP) - Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson is one step away from being cleared to play in the NBA Finals.
PARIS (AP) - For the third match in a row at the French Open, Serena Williams was oddly out of sorts at the outset and dropped the opening set.
ARCADIA (AP) - Victor Espinoza is oozing confidence a year after his hopes of riding a Triple Crown winner were dashed in the Belmont Stakes.
AKRON, Ohio (AP) - Welcome to the Rubber Capital, where car tires first rolled, the Goodyear Blimp took flight and two bouncing baby basketball prodigies were born less than four years apart in the 1980s.