SACRAMENTO (AP) - Having foul-plagued star Dwight Howard sitting on the bench for much of the first three quarters wasn't funny to Orlando Magic coach Stan Van Gundy during the game.
DENVER (AP) - One of the most storied NFL playoff teams ran into a rejuvenated Tim Tebow and the Denver Broncos.
METAIRIE, La. (AP) - The New Orleans Saints are still undefeated at home and have lost just three times all season. So, it might be a bit of nitpicking to say the road could be a potential downfall.
BAKERSFIELD - Goaltender Olivier Roy made 35 saves and stopped all four shootout attempts to lift the Stockton Thunder (15-13-4, 34 points) to a come-from-behind 3-2 shootout victory over the Bakersfield Condors before 4,830 fans at Rabobank Arena on Saturday.
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) - Jordan Hulls hit seven of No. 12 Indiana's season-high 16 3-pointers and the Hoosiers snapped a 16-game Big Ten road losing streak with an 88-82 victory over Penn State on Sunday.
CHICAGO (AP) - Pavel Datsyuk banked in a shot from a bad angle off Chicago defenseman Nick Leddy for the winning goal 3:08 into overtime, and the Detroit Red Wings beat the Blackhawks 3-2 on Sunday night.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) - All the missing pieces - defense and a running game - are aligning at the right time for Eli Manning and the New York Giants. And just in time to play the Packers.
KAPALUA, Hawaii (AP) - The start of a new season doesn't feel much different from the old one.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Kevin Durant had 21 points and 10 rebounds, reserve James Harden scored 20 and the Oklahoma City Thunder became the first NBA team to win three games on consecutive nights this season by beating the San Antonio Spurs 108-96 Sunday.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Derrick Rose and Luol Deng each scored 21 points and the Chicago Bulls held off a fourth-quarter surge by Orlando to beat the Magic 97-83 on Friday night for their sixth straight victory.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Kobe Bryant scored 26 of his 39 points in a dynamic second half, Pau Gasol added 17 points and 11 rebounds, and the weary Los Angeles Lakers gritted out a 97-90 victory over the Golden State Warriors on Friday night.
NEW YORK (AP) - Calvin Johnson took one look at the voting and smiled broadly.
NEW YORK (AP) - The NHL called off plans Friday to realign and adopt a modified playoff format next season after the players' association refused to agree to the changes.
PITTSBURGH (AP) - Brandon Dubinsky had a goal and an assist, Henrik Lundqvist made 37 saves and the surging New York Rangers beat slumping Pittsburgh 3-1 on Friday night.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Panthers wide receiver Steve Smith said Thursday his injured left knee isn't coming along quite as well as he'd hoped.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - Tom Brady has been leading successful comebacks for more than a decade. Andrew Luck is just getting started.
CINCINNATI (AP) - The Bengals didn't wait long or look far for their next offensive coordinator, promoting Hue Jackson on Thursday shortly after Jay Gruden was introduced as the next head coach in Washington.
RENTON, Wash. (AP) - Pete Carroll told Percy Harvin that the Seattle Seahawks were considering placing him on injured reserve to open up a roster spot ahead of the postseason. Harvin's response: "Coach I'm ready to play ball."
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) - Dennis Rodman apologized Thursday for comments he made in North Korea about a detained American missionary, saying he had been drinking and was under pressure as he organized a game with former NBA players.
NEW YORK (AP) - The Hall of Fame says it's up to baseball writers to propose any changes in the selection process.
DETROIT (AP) - Tigers ace Justin Verlander underwent muscle repair surgery Thursday after injuring himself last month during offseason conditioning.
HONOLULU (AP) - Sang-Moon Bae got off to a great start in pristine conditions along the shores of Oahu. Chris Kirk had an ideal finish.
ALAMEDA (AP) - Coach Dennis Allen will be part of the reconstruction of the Oakland Raiders after spending his first two years overseeing the deconstruction.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - One of the pivotal points in the development of DeMarcus Cousins occurred in a private area of the Sacramento Kings locker room after a home loss to Charlotte last Saturday night.
SANTA CLARA (AP) - There's a far different dynamic for Colin Kaepernick and the San Francisco 49ers' offense this time around against Carolina.
The oddsmakers weren't fazed by three road teams winning in the wild-card round. They've made two of those winners, the Saints and Chargers, big underdogs on Saturday in the divisional round.
RENTON, Wash. (AP) - The last time Russell Wilson played like he was pushing to be included in the talk for MVP, he dissected the New Orleans Saints with one of the best performances of his career.
NEW YORK (AP) - Joe Johnson scored 27 points in the Brooklyn Nets' season-high fourth straight victory, a 102-98 win Wednesday night that snapped the Golden State Warriors' 10-game winning streak and prevented the first 7-0 road trip in NBA history.
NEW YORK (AP) - A new generation of starting pitchers and a self-proclaimed Mr. Clean of the Steroids Era will be ushered into baseball's Hall of Fame this summer. For tainted players, however, the doors to Cooperstown remain bolted.