About 10 minutes from opening a comfortable lead in its semifinal group of World Cup qualifying, the United States stumbled.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Hooray for Hockeywood. The Los Angeles Kings' 45-year quest for an NHL title ended Monday night with an early flurry of power-play goals, followed by two periods of unbearable anticipation - right up to the moment when Dustin Brown snatched the Stanley Cup from Commissioner Gary Bettman. Brown skated to center ice and thrust the 36-pound silver trophy skyward, the captain never flinching under the weight. Long-suffering L.A. fans, who had ...
PARIS (AP) - Rafael Nadal was worried. A guy so unflinching, so nearly unbeatable, while sliding and grinding and pounding his way past opponent after opponent at the French Open, got a real case of nerves during the 18 hours he and Novak Djokovic waited for the restart of their rain-interrupted final at Roland Garros. Instead of focusing on how close he was to winning a record seventh French Open championship, Nadal grew increasingly wary ...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Casey Martin has never allowed himself to look too far into the future.
GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala (AP) - Central America or Europe, it doesn't matter. World Cup qualifiers are tough.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - LeBron James is quickly racking up MVP awards while Kevin Durant is collecting scoring titles at the same pace.
SEATTLE (AP) - Before they became critically acclaimed documentary filmmakers, Adam Brown and Jason Reid were simply basketball junkies. And being hoops aficionados, Brown and Reid can appreciate the way the Oklahoma City Thunder play.
ATLANTA (AP) - Ivan Nova combined with four relievers on a five-hitter and the New York Yankees beat the Atlanta Braves 3-0 on Monday night to claim a share of first place in the AL East for the first time in seven weeks.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - When the Oklahoma City Thunder signed five-time champion Derek Fisher late in the season, they added a veteran guard with oodles more NBA finals experience than the rest of the roster he was joining.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Tim Lincecum avoided the one bad inning that has buried so many of his starts this season. Instead, the lanky right-hander spread out his mistakes all over the place.
PHOENIX (AP) - Winning streaks are made of little things, such as tagging up at first base and advancing to second.
SAN JOSE (AP) - The Detroit Red Wings gave defenseman Brad Stuart and the San Jose Sharks a head start on completing a reunion for next season.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - Forget the Stanley Cup coronation for the Los Angeles Kings. The New Jersey Devils suddenly have made things a lot more uncertain. How uncertain? While the Kings are still a victory away from the first Cup in the club's 45-year history, the Devils are only two wins short of pulling off a feat in the finals that no team has managed for 70 years, rebounding from an 0-3 deficit. The Devils ...
NEW YORK (AP) - Russell Martin led off the bottom of the ninth inning with his second homer of the game and the New York Yankees took advantage of some shoddy infield defense to beat the struggling Mets 5-4 Sunday for a three-game sweep.
NEW YORK (AP) - Even with its star sidelined and no Triple Crown to contest, the Belmont Stakes proved this much: The show does go on.
SANTA CLARA (AP) - Vernon Davis joked about burning by the Honey Badger, Arizona safety Tyrann Mathieu.
BOSTON (AP) - One victory to reach the World Series.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) - For Abby Wambach, marrying partner and professional teammate Sarah Huffman was purely a statement of love, not politics.
OAKLAND (AP) - Oakland Athletics rookie right-hander Sonny Gray has undergone surgery on his left thumb.
SHANGHAI (AP) - Klay Thompson made 5 of 6 3-pointers and scored 25 points to help the Golden State Warriors rout the Los Angeles Lakers 115-89 in a pre-season game in Shanghai on Friday night.
So long, power ratings.
DETROIT (AP) - Mike Napoli's majestic homer began a rare early Boston breakthrough, Junichi Tazawa again bested Miguel Cabrera in a crucial spot and the Red Sox moved within one win of reaching the World Series by edging the Detroit Tigers 4-3 on Thursday night.
ST. LOUIS (AP) - For four straight starts, Michael Wacha has been all but untouchable and appeared totally oblivious to the stakes.
CHICAGO (AP) - A person familiar with the situation says the Chicago Cubs were interviewing Tampa Bay Rays bench coach Dave Martinez for their manager's job.
DALLAS (AP) - Cody Eakin tied it at 12:58 of the second period and rookie Alex Chiasson scored in the shootout to lift the Dallas Stars to a 4-3 win over San Jose on Thursday night that ended the Sharks' perfect start to the season.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - DeMarcus Cousins had 29 points, nine rebounds and six steals to lead the Sacramento Kings to their third straight preseason win, a 107-90 victory over the Phoenix Suns on Thursday night.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Nolan Ryan is leaving the Texas Rangers again, stepping down as CEO role 20 years after ending his Hall of Fame career as a pitcher.
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) - The Seattle Seahawks are dominating the NFC West.
SANTA CLARA (AP) - The pain Patrick Willis is feeling in his groin is not enough to keep him from starting in his home state when the San Francisco 49ers face the Tennessee Titans on Sunday.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) - With an 0-6 record, Tom Coughlin is considering a lot of things to make the New York Giants better.