MIAMI (AP) - The only thing that keeps LeBron James up worrying at night is basketball, which simultaneously makes perfect sense and no sense.
CLEVELAND (AP) - Jeff Teague scored a career-high 34 points, including a tiebreaking 20-foot jumper at the buzzer in the second overtime, leading the Atlanta Hawks a 127-125 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Thursday night.
NEW YORK (AP) - The bidding for Japanese star pitcher Masahiro Tanaka has begun.
OAKLAND (AP) - Klay Thompson blocked a shot by Chris Paul with 1 second left then contested Jamal Crawford's 3-pointer that fell short at the final buzzer, and the Golden State Warriors held off the Los Angeles Clippers 105-103 in a feisty game that featured a pair of ejections on Wednesday night.
ALAMEDA (AP) - For an organization seeking to rebuild through the draft, the Oakland Raiders have struggled to find impact players in the first two drafts under general manager Reggie McKenzie.
NEW YOPRIK (AP) - Serena Williams likes to make one thing clear: She is never satisfied, no matter how many matches and tournaments she wins.
NEW YORK (AP) - Tonya and Nancy.
NEW YORK (AP) - In the seventh season of Dashon Goldson's NFL career, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have been trying to teach an old safety a new trick: how to tackle effectively without breaking a rule or, worse, damaging a body part.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - Denver Broncos 335-pound defensive tackle Terrance Knighton sat at his locker and chuckled at the thought of his first trip to the playoffs, his belly shaking like a shopping mall Santa Claus.
Steve Stricker made it clear that money was not important.
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) - Patriots coach Bill Belichick is blaming recently instituted NFL rules shortening offseason practice time for what he claims to be an increasing number of player injuries.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Kobe Bryant wasn't happy about spending Christmas Day on the sideline, unable to help the struggling Los Angeles Lakers.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - On a night they cheered "The Catch" and all the San Francisco greats of old, the current 49ers looked ready to move that success right into the future at a flashy new stadium.
DENVER (AP) - David Lee's season came to a painful end the last time he played in Denver. He put that memory to rest in his return.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - Just because the Sacramento Kings were familiar with Tyreke Evans didn't mean they could stop him.
SAN JOSE (AP) - Manchester United's International Champions Cup game against San Jose has been moved from California's Memorial Stadium to the Earthquakes' smaller new soccer-specific stadium.
ANAHEIM (AP) - Los Angeles Angels manager Mike Scioscia downplayed a report of a renewed rift with general manager Jerry Dipoto on Tuesday, insisting the two are "a good team."
OAKLAND AP) - Stephen Curry has surpassed LeBron James for the most popular jersey in the NBA.
LONDON (AP) - A year ago at Wimbledon, Eugenie Bouchard and Simona Halep met in a semifinal showcasing two of tennis' up-and-coming stars.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Daytona International Speedway will not ban the Confederate flag from track property this weekend, but will offer the American flag to those who wish to fly it on property.
LONDON (AP) - The Williams sisters pulled out of women's doubles at Wimbledon on Tuesday, with Serena saying it's because she wants to focus on her bid for a fourth consecutive Grand Slam title in singles.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - California lawmakers are sending Gov. Jerry Brown a bill making it clear that professional cheerleaders are sports team employees.
MIAMI (AP) - The relationship between Dwyane Wade and the Miami Heat is about to be tested like never before, and the most accomplished player in franchise history may soon have a new home.
TORONTO (AP) - Chris Pronger always seemed destined for the Hockey Hall of Fame.
MONTREAL (AP) - The Women's World Cup semifinal clash between top-ranked Germany and the second-ranked United States will feature two of the best goalkeepers in the game: Nadine Angerer and Hope Solo.
OAKLAND (AP) - Josh Reddick and Ike Davis hit two-run homers in the first inning to back seven scoreless innings from Kendall Graveman, and the Oakland Athletics snapped a three-game losing streak by beating the Colorado Rockies 7-1 on Monday night.
LONDON (AP) - As has become customary for Serena Williams of late, she got off to a rocky start.
SAN JOSE (AP) - The San Jose Sharks agreed to a five-year, $16.35 million contract with pending restricted free agent defenseman Brenden Dillon on Monday.
OAKLAND (AP) - The Golden State Warriors have begun the process of keeping their championship roster intact.
SONOMA - Kyle Busch (#18 M&Ms Toyota) put an exclamation on his recovery from a horrific wreck at the start of the season by taking a dramatic victory in Sunday's 27th Annual Toyota/Save Mart 350 on the picturesque Sonoma Raceway road course.