NEW YORK (AP) - Pittsburgh's Sidney Crosby, Anaheim's Ryan Getzlaf and Philadelphia's Claude Giroux are finalists for the Hart Memorial Trophy.
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Amir Khan got a fight in the weight division he wanted and on the card he wanted.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Phil Mickelson was entertaining to the very end Thursday and finished one shot behind Angel Cabrera in the first round of the Wells Fargo Championship.
SAN JOSE (AP) - Anze Kopitar scored the tiebreaking goal late in the second period and Jonathan Quick made 39 saves to cap the Los Angeles Kings' historic comeback from three games down with a 5-1 victory over the San Jose Sharks in Game 7 of their first-round series Wednesday night.
OAKLAND (AP) - Relaxed, relieved and ready to resume their championship chase, the Los Angeles Clippers tried to get back some sense of normalcy Wednesday after a week unlike any other in NBA history.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - The only time Victor Espinoza won the Kentucky Derby was aboard War Emblem in 2002. They broke from the No. 5 post, the same position he'll start the 140th edition of the race with early 5-2 favorite California Chrome.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Tony Parker was nursing a sprained left ankle and playing a critical playoff game on no sleep only hours after the birth of his first child.
DENVER (AP) - Nino Niederreiter scored his second goal of the game at 5:02 in overtime and Ilya Bryzgalov made a big save filling in for an injured Darcy Kuemper, leading the Minnesota Wild to a 5-4 win over the Colorado Avalanche in Game 7 on Wednesday night.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Tim Hudson and Sergio Romo combined on a five-hitter and the San Francisco Giants beat the San Diego Padres 3-2 on Wednesday night.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Jesse Chavez allowed one hit in seven scoreless innings, Eric Sogard matched his season total with three RBIs on Wednesday night and the Oakland Athletics completed a three-game sweep with a 12-1 rout of the sloppy Texas Rangers.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Hours after owner Donald Sterling was banned from the NBA for life, the Los Angeles Clippers returned to an energized Staples Center and beat the Golden State Warriors 113-103 on Tuesday night to take a 3-2 lead in their first-round playoff series.
NEW YORK (AP) - NBA Commissioner Adam Silver delivered the swiftest, strongest penalty he could, then called on NBA owners to force Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling to sell the team for making racist comments that hurt the league.
SAN JOSE (AP) - It should come as no shock that the Los Angeles Kings and San Jose Sharks are preparing for a Game 7 of their first-round series considering how tightly contested this fierce California rivalry has been over the last few years.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Wayne Simmonds scored three goals and Steve Mason stopped 34 shots to lead the Philadelphia Flyers to a 5-2 win over the New York Rangers on Tuesday night, forcing a decisive Game 7 of their Eastern Conference playoff series.
CHICAGO (AP) - John Wall finished with 24 points, Nene scored 20, and the Washington Wizards beat the Chicago Bulls 75-69 on Tuesday night to clinch their first-round series in five games.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - When Andrew Luck was under pressure Sunday, he stood tall and maintained his poise.
Eighty years ago, on January 1, 1935, Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Barber witnessed the annual East-West Shrine football game at San Francisco's Kezar Stadium. Their son, Jim, was a member of the West team and made the first touchdown of the game when he ran 19 yards after taking a blocked punt. Jim was captain of the University of San Francisco team during the past season and his brother, Ernest, was a member of the same team.
NEW YORK (AP) - Stuart Scott was in his element, working a "Monday Night Football" game, when he was forced to leave for an appendix operation.
ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) - American skier Mikaela Shiffrin continued her recent resurgence in slalom by convincingly winning her second straight World Cup race, leaving her rivals in awe four weeks before she defends her world title in Beaver Creek.
RALIEGH, N.C. (AP) - Joe Flacco continued his impressive postseason performances, throwing for two second-half touchdowns to beat the Ravens' bitter AFC North rival. The Ravens (11-6) won in Pittsburgh for the first time in the postseason; Pittsburgh had been 9-0 in third games of a season against the same opponent.
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NEW YORK (AP) - J.J. Watt found a unique way to make the 2014 Associated Press NFL All-Pro team announced Friday.
OAKLAND (AP) - Stephen Curry had 32 points and 12 assists, Draymond Green got his first career triple-double and the Golden State Warriors rolled past the Toronto Raptors 126-105 on Friday night in a matchup of conference leaders.
ALAMEDA (AP) - The Oakland Raiders interviewed Philadelphia Eagles offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur for their head coaching vacancy on Friday.
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FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - Greg Ward threw three touchdown passes in the final 3:41 of the Armed Forces Bowl, two after Houston recovered onside kicks, and completed a winning 2-point conversion in the Cougars' 35-34 victory over Pittsburgh on Friday.
PHOENIX (AP) - At 6-foot-10, Randy Johnson stood on the mound and looked down on batters, an intimidating presence before he even threw the ball.