Outrage over racist comments purportedly made by embattled Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling hit a crescendo Monday, with corporations pulling their sponsorship deals with the team and coach Doc Rivers saying he believes "a very strong message" is coming from the NBA in response to the scandal.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Art Sherman knows what it's like to be at the Kentucky Derby with a brilliant colt that wins the race.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Quick quiz: Who won the 1979 Daytona 500?
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - LeBron James scored 31 points, and Miami completed a first-round sweep of Charlotte with a 109-98 victory Monday night.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles Clippers coach Doc Rivers said he declined a chance to speak with owner Donald Sterling, who is alleged to have made racist comments in a recorded conversation.
MIAMI (AP) - Jack Ramsay served his country in World War II, coached Portland to the NBA title, was enshrined in the basketball Hall of Fame and became one of the game's most respected and revered broadcasters.
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ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Sonny Gray came off the mound and into the Oakland dugout after the eighth inning purposely trying to avoid contact with manager Bob Melvin.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Rene Rivera hit a go-ahead three-run homer in the fifth to follow his two-run double for a career-high five RBIs, single handedly backing Tyson Ross in the San Diego Padres' 6-4 victory against the San Francisco Giants on Monday night.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Sonny Gray threw a three-hitter for his first career complete game and the Oakland Athletics beat Texas 4-0 Monday night in Rangers ace Yu Darvish's shortest outing in the major leagues.
ST. LOUIS (AP) - Khris Davis overcame striking out four times earlier in the game and came through with a run-scoring triple in the 12th inning to lead the Milwaukee Brewers to a 5-3 win over the St. Louis Cardinals on Monday night.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Justin Williams forced the tiebreaking goal underneath Alex Stalock with 8:04 to play, and the Los Angeles Kings beat the San Jose Sharks 4-1 on Monday night, rallying all the way back from an 0-3 series deficit to force a decisive Game 7.
OAKLAND (AP) - The Los Angeles Clippers made a silent protest against owner Donald Sterling before Game 4 of their Western Conference playoff series against Golden State. The Warriors made a different kind of statement during the game.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Brandon Hicks made the team in spring training when it became obvious San Francisco's regular second baseman, Marco Scutaro, would not be ready to start the season. He's made the most of his opportunity.
HOUSTON (AP) - Tommy Milone said he had his best outing of the year Sunday against the Astros.
CHICAGO (AP) - Frederik Andersen and the Anaheim Ducks left that grueling Game 2 loss back in Anaheim. They brought their special teams to Chicago.
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - Masters champion Jordan Spieth made a 20-foot birdie putt on the final hole with darkness falling for a 6-under 64 and a share of the first-round lead Thursday in the rain-delayed Colonial.
ATLANTA (AP) - While the Atlanta Hawks try to figure out who will guard LeBron James, the Cleveland Cavaliers are just grateful the four-time MVP is still standing.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - Denver Broncos defensive end Antonio Smith is under investigation in Texas over a criminal allegation the local sheriff described Thursday as "sexual in nature."
OAKLAND (AP) - Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr acknowledged Thursday that top assistant Alvin Gentry interviewed for the vacant New Orleans Pelicans' job.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - It was another rough night for the Oakland Athletics - offensively and physically.
OAKLAND (AP) - Former Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington has been hired as a major league coach for the Oakland Athletics, returning to the club where he was a coach for 11 years.
OAKLAND (AP) - James Harden and the Houston Rockets spent half the season finding ways to win without Dwight Howard and another chunk of the schedule with the center limited because of an injury.
OAKLAND (AP) - Ron Washington is getting back into the big leagues, re-joining the Oakland Athletics as an instructor after nearly eight years as the Texas Rangers manager.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Buster Posey hit a two-run homer in the seventh inning through a thick mist hovering above the field, Tim Lincecum won his third straight decision, and the San Francisco Giants beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 4-0 on Wednesday night for their fifth straight victory.
ATLANTA (AP) - LeBron James scored 31 points, while J.R. Smith made eight 3-pointers and added 28 to lead the Cleveland Cavaliers past the top-seeded Atlanta Hawks 97-89 in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals Wednesday night.
OAKLAND (AP) - Stephen Curry knows he may no longer be the biggest star in his family. At least for one day, that title belonged to his 2-year-old daughter, Riley.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Los Angeles might be in the NFL's future sooner than anyone thought.
OAKLAND (AP) - Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry said he disagreed with the NBA's decision to fine him $5,000 for violating the league's anti-flopping rules against the Houston Rockets in Game 1 of the Western Conference finals.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Speedway Motorsports Executive Chairman Bruton Smith and two-time Sprint Cup champion Terry Labonte topped the newest group of five headed to the NASCAR Hall of Fame.