BOSTON (AP) - Paul Pierce and former Magic forward Brandon Bass each scored 19 points to carry the injury-riddled Boston Celtics to an 87-56 win over Orlando on Monday night.
DETROIT (AP) - Pavel Datsyuk and Johan Franzen scored in the second period, and the Detroit Red Wings beat the St. Louis Blues 3-1 on Monday night for their 17th straight home win - the NHL's longest single-season streak in 36 years.
CINCINNATI (AP) - Kris Joseph scored 17 points, and No. 3 Syracuse recovered from its first loss of the season by beating Cincinnati 60-53 on Monday night, giving coach Jim Boeheim a notable career win.
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) - Skylar Diggins matched a season high with 27 points Monday night and No. 2 Notre Dame routed No. 7 Tennessee 72-44, holding the Vols to their lowest scoring output in modern school history.
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) - Kim Clijsters is moving on to the Australian Open semifinals, and Caroline Wozniacki is moving out of the top spot.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The New York Giants have their own Super Bowl formula: in overtime and on the road.
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) - Other than family, football was everything to Joe Paterno. It was his lifeblood. It kept him pumped.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - Tom Brady's 1-yard touchdown dive held up after the Ravens missed a chance to win, then tie the game in the final seconds, and the New England Patriots are on their way to the Super Bowl.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Bernard Hopkins never believed in three-headed cows until he saw the two-headed calf.
LA QUINTA, California (AP) - Mark Wilson made a 10-foot birdie putt on the final hole to win the Humana Challenge on Sunday, beating Robert Garrigus, John Mallinger and Johnson Wagner by two strokes in a dramatic dusk finish to the wind-delayed tournament.
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) - The crowd was still buzzing about the comeback victory by "Aussie Kim" Clijsters, and the fans dressed in canary yellow were now in full voice for another one of their own.
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) - Cody Zeller scored 18 points and No. 11 Indiana rallied for a 73-54 victory over Penn State on Sunday, hours after the Nittany Lions learned of the death of former football coach Joe Paterno.
MIAMI (AP) - Brandon Jennings scored 23 points, Ersan Ilyasova added 16 and the Milwaukee Bucks held Miami to 37 percent shooting in a 91-82 victory over the Heat on Sunday night.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) - They threw around ideas people dream about - a 64-team football playoff - and others that might be more realistic: finding a way to let players receive a small stipend in addition to their scholarships.
STOCKTON – Goaltender Olivier Roy made a career high 48 saves while Jordan Fulton chipped in with a three point game (1g-2a) to help the Stockton Thunder (17-17-4, 38 points) hold off the Las Vegas Wranglers in a 4-2 victory at Stockton Arena before 4,097 fans on Sunday.
SANTA CLARA (AP) - The San Francisco 49ers have signed former Arizona Cardinals running back Alfonso Smith to a one-year deal.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - In one of their craziest scouting experiences, the Minnesota Twins have reached a deal with a 24-year-old pitching prospect who has thrown 100 mile per hour fastballs but has never been drafted.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco Giants right-hander Matt Cain plans to meet with specialist Dr. James Andrews this week to get a second opinion on his injured elbow.
OAKLAND (AP) - The Alameda County Board of Supervisors has voted to approve a 10-year lease extension to keep the Athletics in Oakland.
The NBA and the Los Angeles Clippers are ready to move on, even if Donald Sterling wants to keep fighting.
EL SEGUNDO (AP) - Byron Scott was a key component of the Los Angeles Lakers' Showtime teams, a smooth shooting guard with sizzling competitive fire. He believes his purple-and-gold championship pedigree makes him the ideal coach to return the struggling 16-time champions to NBA contention.
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Former UFC champion Anderson Silva will return to the octagon Jan. 31 against Nick Diaz in Las Vegas.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - After getting swept in a three-game home series to the Los Angeles Dodgers to fall out of first place in the NL West, the San Francisco Giants turned to their hottest pitcher to help wash away their woes.
HOUSTON (AP) - It all fell apart for Oakland starter Jesse Chavez in a very brief span.
NAPA (AP) - Menelik Watson's rookie season proved to be mostly a waste.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Embattled Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling lost his attempt to block the $2 billion sale of the team to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Los Angeles Lakers have waited nearly three months to hire a new coach, and they're apparently making Byron Scott wait a few more days.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Chris Archer insists he isn't mad at David Ortiz.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - If Boston, Los Angeles, San Francisco or Washington is picked to host the 2024 Olympics, the U.S. Olympic Committee will pay the price for winning. One of its first tasks will be to hand over millions in sponsorships to the victorious city's newly formed organizing committee.
STANFORD (AP) - Serena Williams finally realized what happened days later, when she was allowed to get out of bed.