GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) - The Phoenix Coyotes avoided a sweep with a gutty performance in Los Angeles. They couldn't do it again back home in the desert, though the disappointment shouldn't linger too long.
BALTIMORE (AP) - Brian Matusz allowed two hits and struck out nine in 6 1-3 innings, Steve Tolleson and Wilson Betemit hit two-run homers, and the Baltimore Orioles beat the Boston Red Sox 4-1 on Tuesday night.
OAKLAND (AP) - C.J. Wilson and Ernesto Frieri combined on a one-hitter and the Los Angeles Angels broke out of their offensive slump in a 4-0 win over the Oakland Athletics on Tuesday night.
MILWAUKEE (AP) - Buster Posey is regaining his stamina, one year after being limited to 45 games due to a devastating ankle injury, and it's paying off for the San Francisco Giants.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The Oklahoma City Thunder haven't found any shortcuts as they try to climb to the top of the Western Conference.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Kobe Bryant and Pau Gasol spent the final minutes of the Los Angeles Lakers' final game arguing in Oklahoma City, disagreeing on the best way to run a pick-and-roll play.
MIAMI (AP) - Suddenly, the road back to the Eastern Conference finals no longer looks daunting for Miami.
OAKLAND (AP) - Tommy Milone scattered five hits over seven innings and Kila Ka'aihue drove in the go-ahead run, leading the pesky Oakland Athletics past the Los Angeles Angels 2-1 on Monday night.
MILWAUKEE (AP) - Backup catcher Hector Sanchez led off the 14th inning with a home run and the San Francisco Giants beat the Milwaukee Brewers 4-3 on Monday night.
NEW YORK (AP) - Marco Andretti fist-bumped Graham Rahal on his way out of an Indianapolis 500 promotional event, a much friendlier encounter than their bump on the track at Long Beach last month.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - The Eastern Conference Finals between the rival New York Rangers and New Jersey Devils finally got ugly - real ugly.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - For months the Orlando Magic have been trudging through the aftermath of a preseason trade request by Dwight Howard that sapped the life out of the franchise as internal team issues quickly affected the product on the floor.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - His passes were hitting receivers in stride and right between the numbers, not skipping off the ground or whizzing behind their heads like so many of Tim Tebow's.
BETHESDA, Md. (AP) - Tiger Woods insists he is close to contending on a weekly basis, even if recent results suggest otherwise.
ROME (AP) - Rafael Nadal showed he's still the man to beat on clay, defeating Novak Djokovic 7-5, 6-3 Monday in a rain-delayed final to win his record sixth Italian Open and regain the No. 2 ranking.
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) - Chicago Bears receiver Brandon Marshall understands he's going to turn heads when he speaks out, given his well-publicized struggles with mental illness.
DETROIT (AP) - The Oakland Athletics have beaten Detroit with both pitching and power. And that's left the Tigers on the brink of elimination - and simmering with frustration.
SANTA CLARA (AP) - Coach Jim Harbaugh expects top 2012 wide receiver Michael Crabtree to return to game action in mid- to late November after recovering in quick fashion from a torn right Achilles tendon that required surgery.
ALAMEDA (AP) - The Oakland Raiders released quarterback Matt Flynn on Monday, just six months after bringing him in to be the starter.
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) - Considering where Jeff Gordon was after Richmond, left out of the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship in part due to some late-race shenanigans, he couldn't have been happier on Sunday.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Juan Uribe hit a go-ahead, two-run homer in the eighth inning after Clayton Kershaw started on short rest for the Dodgers in a 4-3 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Monday night, sending Los Angeles into the National League championship series for the first time since 2009.
PITTSBURGH (AP) - Michael Wacha heard the chants. Then again, when 40,000 people clad in black scream your name relentlessly for the better part of three hours, it's kind of hard to miss.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - The Tampa Bay Rays are still afloat in the AL division series.
OAKLAND (AP) - When the Golden State Warriors signed free agent Andre Iguodala this summer, most figured that meant Harrison Barnes would be coming off the bench.
ATLANTA (AP) - Geno Smith wasn't flustered. Not after all the mistakes in his first four games. Not after the Atlanta Falcons went ahead on a touchdown with less than 2 minutes remaining.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Tramaine Brock is kicking himself for not having a third interception. He came oh so close.
OAKLAND (AP) - Terrelle Pryor and Charles Woodson turned this rare late-night start into an Oakland Raiders celebration.
DETROIT (AP) - On another team, he might be an ace.
SAN JOSE (AP) - Tomas Hertl found a reason to keep on smiling.