Outrage over racist comments purportedly made by embattled Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling hit a crescendo Monday, with corporations pulling their sponsorship deals with the team and coach Doc Rivers saying he believes "a very strong message" is coming from the NBA in response to the scandal.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Art Sherman knows what it's like to be at the Kentucky Derby with a brilliant colt that wins the race.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Quick quiz: Who won the 1979 Daytona 500?
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - LeBron James scored 31 points, and Miami completed a first-round sweep of Charlotte with a 109-98 victory Monday night.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles Clippers coach Doc Rivers said he declined a chance to speak with owner Donald Sterling, who is alleged to have made racist comments in a recorded conversation.
MIAMI (AP) - Jack Ramsay served his country in World War II, coached Portland to the NBA title, was enshrined in the basketball Hall of Fame and became one of the game's most respected and revered broadcasters.
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ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Sonny Gray came off the mound and into the Oakland dugout after the eighth inning purposely trying to avoid contact with manager Bob Melvin.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Rene Rivera hit a go-ahead three-run homer in the fifth to follow his two-run double for a career-high five RBIs, single handedly backing Tyson Ross in the San Diego Padres' 6-4 victory against the San Francisco Giants on Monday night.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Sonny Gray threw a three-hitter for his first career complete game and the Oakland Athletics beat Texas 4-0 Monday night in Rangers ace Yu Darvish's shortest outing in the major leagues.
ST. LOUIS (AP) - Khris Davis overcame striking out four times earlier in the game and came through with a run-scoring triple in the 12th inning to lead the Milwaukee Brewers to a 5-3 win over the St. Louis Cardinals on Monday night.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Justin Williams forced the tiebreaking goal underneath Alex Stalock with 8:04 to play, and the Los Angeles Kings beat the San Jose Sharks 4-1 on Monday night, rallying all the way back from an 0-3 series deficit to force a decisive Game 7.
OAKLAND (AP) - The Los Angeles Clippers made a silent protest against owner Donald Sterling before Game 4 of their Western Conference playoff series against Golden State. The Warriors made a different kind of statement during the game.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Brandon Hicks made the team in spring training when it became obvious San Francisco's regular second baseman, Marco Scutaro, would not be ready to start the season. He's made the most of his opportunity.
HOUSTON (AP) - Tommy Milone said he had his best outing of the year Sunday against the Astros.
NEW YORK (AP) - The Yankees are retiring the uniform numbers of Andy Pettitte, Jorge Posada and Bernie Williams and will honor the trio with plaques in Monument Park this season along with Willie Randolph.
DOVER, Del. (AP) - NASCAR driver Kurt Busch was ordered by a judge to stay away from his ex-girlfriend Patricia Driscoll and not communicate with her.
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) - Defending champion Venus Williams beat an opponent half her age on Monday, winning 6-1, 6-2 against 17-year-old Belinda Bencic of Switzerland in the first round of the Dubai Tennis Championships.
Javier Hernandez (138 pounds), Gabe Barnett (152), Dyllan Heald (160) and Tristan Smith (285) brought home gold medals from the Trans Valley League wrestling championships on Saturday at Hilmar High School.
SAN JOSE (AP) - Steven Stamkos knew his team needed to start the first of a five-game road trip with plenty of energy.
PEBBLE BEACH (AP) - Coming off the worst season of his career, Brandt Snedeker's mission was to become relevant again. He was eligible for only one major and none of the World Golf Championships, and he hated the idea of the world's best players competing without him.
Lathrop held visiting Oakdale to single digits in three periods Saturday and defeated the Mustangs 43-26.
NEW YORK (AP) - Mixing Broadway and basketball, this NBA All-Star Game was a West Side Story.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - All the big names from Bjorn Borg, Jimmy Connors and John McEnroe to Pete Sampras, Michael Chang and Andy Roddick are on the list of past champions.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - The qualifying session for NASCAR's biggest race of the year was lambasted by Tony Stewart as "a complete embarrassment" and called a "cute show" by Clint Bowyer.
BEAVER CREEK, Colo. (AP) - Bode Miller crashing and slicing his leg in what possibly could be his last race. Lindsey Vonn breaking into tears with all the pressure weighing on her. Ted Ligety and Mikaela Shiffrin coming through with gold medals as expected.
OLYMPIC VALLEY (AP) - Another dry winter in the Sierra Nevada has prompted the cancellation of World Cup skicross and snowboardcross races at the Squaw Valley resort in early March.