ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - Evan Longoria took a right turn out of the Tampa Bay clubhouse and walked a few feet before stepping in front of a group of reporters huddled around a lineup board that will not list his name for the next four to eight weeks.
CHICAGO (AP) - Jrue Holiday scored 26 points, Lou Williams added 20 and Philadelphia beat Chicago 109-92 on Tuesday night to even their first-round series in the Bulls' first game since Derrick Rose's season-ending knee injury.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Gregg Popovich can't win like the old days. No longer can the San Antonio Spurs simply feed Tim Duncan the ball, let their defense do the rest and ride that game plan to NBA championships.
NEW YORK (AP) - Tyson Chandler has been voted the NBA's Defensive Player of the Year for his impact on the New York Knicks, a person with knowledge of the award said Tuesday.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Mike Harrington is content watching the hubbub of Kentucky Derby week from afar. The 71-year-old trainer is happily tucked away in a non-descript barn that lacks even the teeniest view of Churchill Downs' magnificent Twin Spires.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Adam Larsson watched Game 1 from the press box, dressed sharply in a suit and tie. From the rafters, he sat helpless as he watched his New Jersey Devils lose a tough road opener in this Eastern Conference semifinal series against the Flyers in overtime.
NEW YORK (AP) - Amare Stoudemire's difficult season may be over. Stoudemire had a small muscle in his left hand repaired Tuesday and will not play for the New York Knicks in Game 3 of their first-round playoff series against the Miami Heat on Thursday. Stoudemire met with a hand specialist at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York, a day after he was badly cut when he punched the case surrounding a fire ...
FOOTBALL HARBAUGH BACKTRACKS ON RADIO COMMENTS: BALTIMORE (AP) - Baltimore Ravens coach John Harbaugh has backtracked on radio comments he made earlier Tuesday. Harbaugh told a local station that New England's championships "got asterisks now; it's been stained" while referring to the Spygate scandal of 2007. The Ravens soon after sent out a statement from Harbaugh to clarify what he said, claiming there was "some ...
ALAMEDA (AP) - Matt Leinart is back in a familiar role as Carson Palmer's backup at quarterback.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Buster Posey knows the day will come when he again has to step toward the third-base line, see a charging runner trying to score and brace for a collision.
BOSTON (AP) - Just 10 starts into his career, Oakland's Tommy Milone was looking forward to taking the mound for the first time at Fenway Park on Monday night.
BOSTON (AP) - Third baseman Brandon Inge has agreed to terms on a contract with the Oakland Athletics.
TORONTO (AP) - Yu Darvish won his third straight start, Mitch Moreland and Craig Gentry homered and the Texas Rangers beat the Toronto Blue Jays 4-1 Monday night.
SAN DIEGO (AP) - Ryan Braun had his first three-homer game and added a two-run triple to tie his career high with six RBIs, leading the Milwaukee Brewers to an 8-3 victory over the San Diego Padres on Monday night.
FOOTBALL • Raiders announce plan to help Oakland schools: ALAMEDA (AP) - The Oakland Raiders have announced a new plan to help local schools while filling stadium seats. Raiders CEO Amy Trask says the team will donate 10 percent of the gross proceeds of new season tickets purchased and paid for from May 1 to June 30 to the Oakland Unified School District. The price of Raiders season tickets ranges from $260 for upper-level seats ...
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - National TV, a chance to shine with the rest of the NFL watching.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Apparently, not even perfection is good enough for the Kansas City Chiefs.
With a two-game winning streak and suddenly effective units on both sides of the ball, the Carolina Panthers are oozing confidence.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - Isaiah Thomas scored 21 points to help the Sacramento Kings rally in the fourth quarter and beat the Golden State Warriors 91-90 in a preseason game Wednesday night.
BOSTON (AP) - The Green Monster isn't as green as it looks.
NEW YORK (AP) - The 2-3-2 NBA Finals format is following David Stern out of the league.
ISTANBUL (AP) - Jelena Jankovic topped second-ranked Victoria Azarenka 6-4, 6-3 in her first match at the WTA Championships on Wednesday.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - A Texas high school football coach whose team won its last game 91-0 says a district investigation has found "no grounds" to support a bullying complaint filed by a parent of the losing team.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - Four female officials will be working a game between Division II Miles and Lane, in what appears to be a first for a college football game.
BOSTON (AP) - Lance Lynn squeezed through a door leading into the Green Monster, shimmied along a cramped space behind the famed left-field wall and peered out a tiny metal slot in the Fenway Park scoreboard.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Tim Lincecum is staying put with the San Francisco Giants just as he hoped, reaching agreement Tuesday on a $35 million, two-year contract through the 2015 season.
SANTA CLARA (AP) - The San Francisco 49ers sure do travel well, and it's hardly by accident.
On Peyton Manning's first drive of his first game as a visiting player in Indianapolis, the Denver Broncos faced third down and 1 yard to go. Manning handed the football to Knowshon Moreno, who was stopped short. Denver punted.
CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) - Miami's football team will lose a total of nine scholarships and the men's basketball team will lose three, as part of the penalties the school was handed Tuesday by the NCAA as the Nevin Shapiro scandal presumably drew to a close.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Eagles quarterback Michael Vick, who has missed the last two games with a hamstring injury, is hopeful he'll be able to play Sunday against the New York Giants.