SECAUCUS, N.J. (AP) - This time, the Houston Astros couldn't resist drafting Mark Appel with the No. 1 pick.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Marian Hossa scored the tiebreaking goal early in the third period, and the Chicago Blackhawks moved to the brink of the Stanley Cup finals with a 3-2 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Thursday night in Game 4 of the Western Conference finals.
DENVER (AP) - The starless Denver Nuggets just lost their biggest name on the bench.
PARIS (AP) - Done with a dominating performance in the French Open semifinals, Serena Williams climbed the stairs leading from the locker room to the players' lounge, looking to give her mother a hug.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Davis Love III is busy still trying to play his way back into shape after back surgery in February. Playing with Brandt Snedeker and Dustin Johnson, he did a bit better than just keep up.
ROME (AP) - After five dominating years, Usain Bolt is showing signs of slowing down.
ZURICH (AP) - Brazil has dropped to a historic low of No. 22 in the FIFA rankings a year out from hosting the World Cup, and the United States has moved up one spot to No. 28.
Tiger Woods is back on top of Forbes' list of highest-paid athletes.
NEW YORK (AP) - Major League Baseball's lawyers issued subpoenas to Federal Express, AT&T Mobility and T-Mobile USA in an attempt to gain records for its investigation of players suspected of using performance-enhancing drugs.
MILWAUKEE (AP) - Bartolo Colon is working harder this year - and it shows.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - After managing just two runs in two starts against R.A. Dickey and his fluttering knuckleball the past three weeks, the San Francisco Giants are glad they won't have to face that dancing pitch again anytime soon.
BOSTON (AP) - Patrice Bergeron scored 15:19 into the second overtime to lead the Boston Bruins to a 2-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins and a 3-0 series lead in the Eastern Conference finals on Wednesday night.
NEW YORK (AP) - One by one, for three weeks already, players accompanied by their lawyers have been summoned to interviews as part of baseball's latest investigation into performance-enhancing drugs - and the process is a long way from finished.
MIAMI (AP) - Before reaching the top of basketball, LeBron James was run over by the San Antonio Spurs.
PARIS (AP) - The ease with which Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic swept aside their quarterfinal opponents at the French Open was remarkably similar.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Joe LaCava walked nearly every blade of grass on the 18th green at Valhalla Golf Club, jotting notes in his yardage book after stepping off the distances from every edge of the green to every possible pin position. It was just like any other Monday at a major.
NEW YORK (AP) - David Stern remembers the days when an NBA staff that numbered about two dozen was just trying to keep some teams in existence long enough to get them on national TV.
OAKLAND (AP) - James Shields pitched quite a gem for Kansas City. It certainly helped that Oakland abandoned its usual patient approach at the plate.
NEW YORK (AP) - On a weekend full of fine pitching performances and brisk games, Madison Bumgarner tossed the best game yet.
SANTA CLARA (AP) - Quinton Dial put a punishing hit on running back Alfonso Smith late in 11-on-11 work. Tony Jerod-Eddie pounded Jonathan Martin not once but twice, even sending him to his backside.
AKRON, Ohio (AP) - Tiger Woods was stricken with more back pain Sunday and withdrew after eight holes at the Bridgestone Invitational. He struggled to even take off his golf shoes before being driven away to an uncertain future.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Legend has it that Portland laid claim to the title "Soccer City USA" back in 1975 when the Timbers played their first NASL season. The nickname was later captured on an expansive banner displayed during a visit by Pele.
NEW YORK (AP) - NFL teams used to take Polaroid pictures of plays from atop the stadium during games then send them down to the field on a rope.
LONG POND, Pa. (AP) - Dale Earnhardt Jr. traded hats, waited for his cue, and flashed three fingers for the cameras.
STANFORD (AP) - Serena Williams stared at the court, took a deep breath and seemed to clear her head after falling behind in the first set. She dominated the rest of the way.
KENT, Wash. (AP) - John Force raced to his third Funny Car victory of the season and record 141st overall win Sunday in the NHRA Northwest Nationals at Pacific Raceways.
AKRON, Ohio (AP) - From links of Britain to the parkland of America, Rory McIlroy is on top of the world again.
OAKLAND (AP) - Jon Lester walked through the Oakland clubhouse doors to quite a greeting, from the snappy, patriotic marching tune blaring from the sound system to the handshakes and hellos from every corner.
NEW YORK (AP) - San Francisco Giants right-hander Matt Cain needs surgery to remove bone chips from his elbow, an operation that likely will end his season.
SANTA CLARA (AP) - Although Blaine Gabbert may be fairly new in the locker room, he's had plenty of time to familiarize himself with the San Francisco 49ers' playbook.