HOUSTON (AP) - Heading into a game with the San Antonio Spurs, Houston Rockets coach Kevin McHale had his eye on a few matchups. A specific one that caught his eye was getting Dwight Howard in the post.
SANTA CLARA (AP) - Running back Marcus Lattimore never played an NFL snap because of two serious knee injuries while he was in college, and he has decided his knees might not hold up through the rigors of a 16-game season.
Too often, the so-called Battle of Ohio has been about as tasty as week-old Skyline Chili.
OAKLAND (AP) - Stephen Curry had 28 points and seven assists, Draymond Green scored a career-high 24 points and the Golden State Warriors remained unbeaten with their most impressive performance yet, crushing the Los Angeles Clippers 121-104 on Wednesday night.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - Only three players drafted in 1998 are still in the NFL, and two of them - Peyton Manning and Charles Woodson - meet this weekend when the Denver Broncos visit the winless Oakland Raiders.
SANTA CLARA (AP) - San Francisco 49ers left tackle Joe Staley insists his strong comments after Sunday's loss to the Rams were not intended to question the coaching staff but rather point out how poorly the offensive line performed.
ANAHEIM (AP) - John Tavares scored his second goal on a power play 2:18 into overtime, and the New York Islanders snapped their three-game skid with a 3-2 victory over the injury-depleted Anaheim Ducks on Wednesday night.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - DeMarcus Cousins had 30 points and 11 rebounds, Rudy Gay scored 29 and the Sacramento Kings beat the Denver Nuggets 131-109 Wednesday night to extend their best start in more than a decade.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Hendrick Motorsports will pay the $185,000 in fines levied against six crew members for their role in a post-race fight at Texas between Jeff Gordon and Brad Keselowski.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Gordon Hayward made a step-back jumper at the buzzer, one-upping LeBron James and boosting the Utah Jazz to a 102-100 victory over the struggling Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday night.
American tennis pro Melanie Oudin says she will have a procedure Thursday for a heart condition, then surgery later this month for an eye problem.
MIAMI (AP) - A lawyer for the University of Miami's former pitching coach said Wednesday that Alex Rodriguez admitted to federal investigators he used steroids supplied by the owner of a now-closed South Florida clinic.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith has another game left on his nine-game suspension for violations of the NFL's substance abuse and personal conduct policies, and Von Miller can't wait to see his buddy back on the football field.
Mississippi State, Florida State and Auburn held the top three spots in the second College Football Playoff rankings, with Oregon joining them in the top four Tuesday night.
NEW YORK (AP) - Tom Brady and the New England Patriots are back where they have been for so much of the Bill Belichick era.
SANTA CLARA (AP) - Opposing defender Tyrann Mathieu went off about how San Francisco's simplified passing game made it clear where Colin Kaepernick's throws ...
ALAMEDA (AP) - The Oakland Raiders have spent most of the past decade searching for big-play options at quarterback, running back and receiver.
OAKLAND (AP) - Andre Iguodala has been doing more dunking this offseason, and that's rare for him when nothing is on the line.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - If he has to use crutches, Tim Lincecum sure digs his snazzy set that comfortably get him around following surgery on his ...
ANAHEIM (AP) - Albert Pujols had an RBI double among his three hits, Erick Aybar drove in three runs and the Los Angeles Angels kept the ...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Clayton Kershaw pitched the big-money Dodgers to their third straight NL West title, tossing a 1-hitter as Los Angeles beat the San ...
ALAMEDA (AP) - Oakland Raiders coach Jack Del Rio says the recipe for a good quarterback comes down to two things: decision-making and accuracy.
WUHAN, China (AP) - Venus Williams earned the 700th victory of her career Tuesday by beating German qualifier Julia Goerges 6-4, 6-3 in the second round ...
MONTCLAIR, N.J. (AP) - A gold catcher's mitt was placed on top of his remains. But on a day filled with stories from a ...
EL SEGUNDO (AP) - The third-leading scorer in NBA history had only the faintest smirk when he stood in front of the photographers' backdrop in his ...
NEW YORK (AP) Las Vegas and Quebec City are moving closer in their bids to land a NHL franchise.
SANTA CLARA. (AP) - Coming off two straight blowout losses, San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Tomsula remained in the corner of his starting quarterback.
OAKLAND (AP) - If there was any danger of the Oakland Raiders becoming overconfident this week facing the winless Chicago Bears after winning back-to-back games for ...
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) - Packers coach Mike McCarthy is running out of superlatives to describe Aaron Rodgers.
ANAHEIM (AP) - While the Angels are desperately trying to extend their season, the Oakland Athletics know exactly where they're going next week.