MIAMI (AP) - LeBron James scored 32 points and added eight assists, Chris Bosh scored 20 points and the Miami Heat held on to beat the Charlotte Bobcats 101-97 on Wednesday night to take a 2-0 lead in their Eastern Conference first-round series.
MESA, Ariz. (AP) - Michael Phelps is entered in three events at his first swimming meet since he retired after the 2012 London Olympics. The 22-time Olympic medalist is set to swim the 50- and 100-meter freestyles and the 100 butterfly at the Arena Grand Prix in Mesa, Ariz., starting next Thursday. Phelps is the top seed in the 100 fly, where he owns the world and American records. He is seeded eighth in the 100 free and 28th in the 50 free. The 28-year-old swimmer is planning to compete in fewer and shorter events in his comeback than he did ...
CHICAGO (AP) - For Wrigley Field, it really was the party of a century.
HAVANA (AP) - Conrado Marrero, the diminutive Cuban right-hander who pitched for the Washington Senators in the 1950s and in 2011 became the oldest living former Major League Baseball player, died in Havana on Wednesday. He was 102, just two days short of his 103rd birthday.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) - Richard Sherman was called all kinds of names after his raging rant at the end of the NFC championship game. It was worth it, the Seattle cornerback said, because it gave him a chance to talk about the perception of black athletes to a wider audience.
East Union girls soccer coach Victor Polanco called it a reality check.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Patrick Marleau scored on a backhand 6:20 into overtime, and the San Jose Sharks moved to the brink of the second round with a 4-3 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Tuesday night to take a 3-0 first-round series lead.
OAKLAND (AP) - For all the problems he had facing the Clippers' smothering trap defense in Game 2 of their playoff series, Warriors guard Stephen Curry hopes to see more of it.
ALAMEDA (AP) - The new members of the Oakland Raiders have heard all the outside critiques: They are too old, past their primes and far removed from their Pro Bowl years.
CHICAGO (AP) - Bradley Beal came on strong late in regulation to finish with 26 points, Nene scored six of his 17 in overtime and the Washington Wizards beat the Chicago Bulls 101-99 Tuesday to take a 2-0 lead in their first-round series.
MONTREAL (AP) - Max Pacioretty lifted the Montreal Canadiens into the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs Tuesday night with a power-play goal with 43 seconds remaining for a 4-3 victory and a four-game sweep of Tampa Bay.
The San Antonio Spurs, the model for stability and sustained success in the modern NBA, were still a shaken team when they showed up for training camp in October, less than four months after a devastating loss to Miami in the NBA Finals.
MANCHESTER, England (AP) - It's some feat to turn one of the world's most storied and valuable sports brands into a mere also-ran in the space of 10 months.
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky forward Julius Randle took a lot of time and talked to a lot of people before deciding to leave after one season for the NBA draft, where he is expected to be among the top five selections.
DENVER (AP) - Nolan Arenado hit a go-ahead homer leading off the fifth and Franklin Morales outdueled Madison Bumgarner, lifting the Colorado Rockies to a 2-1 win over the San Francisco Giants on Tuesday night.
TORONTO (AP) - DeMar DeRozan and Kyle Lowry went from invisible to indispensable for the Toronto Raptors.
DALLAS (AP) - The captain and the kid are going to the Western Conference finals with the St. Louis Blues.
SAN JOSE (AP) - Alberto Quintero scored two goals off assists by Chris Wondolowski and the San Jose Earthquakes beat the Houston Dynamo 3-1 on Wednesday ...
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Four weeks away from golf, Jordan Spieth feels like he is starting a brand new season.
BOSTON (AP) - Oakland is in a pitching rut, and for now at least, there doesn't seem to be many answers as to why.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Buster Posey might have just been a little weary after catching his second 13-inning game in five days. After struggling the past ...
OAKLAND (AP) - Stephen Curry raised his left arm in triumph and cradled the game ball in his right as yellow confetti fell.
BOSTON (AP) - Allowing a home run to the first batter he faced wasn't even the lowest point of a short night for Oakland rookie ...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Troy Tulowitzki homered and drove in three runs, J.A. Happ allowed five hits in 8 2/3 innings and the Toronto ...
LAS VEGAS (AP) - The good news for boxing fans is the fight they really want to see may actually happen before they grow too old ...
PITTSBURGH (AP) - Nick Bonino put a rebound past Braden Holtby 6:32 into overtime to give the Pittsburgh Penguins a 4-3 win over the Washington ...
SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Russell Westbrook couldn't be stopped down the stretch, not even when the San Antonio Spurs were trying to foul him.
MIAMI (AP) - Here's Stephen Curry's year in a nutshell. A record 402 3-pointers, all 131 MVP first-place votes, and zero doubt.
OAKLAND (AP) - From the jaw-dropping half-court heaves that somehow sink through the net to the dazzling drives and zippy passes from every which way, Stephen ...
SACRAMENTO (AP) - Vlade Divac's first coaching search as general manager of the Sacramento Kings was methodical. He talked to about a dozen candidates over ...