EL SEGUNDO (AP) - The Los Angeles Kings are facing their fifth playoff elimination game of the spring.
NEW YORK (AP) - LeBron James had done his part to put the Miami Heat in control of the Eastern Conference semifinals, and one last free throw was meaningless except to him.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Damian Lillard scored 25 points and the Portland Trail Blazers staved off elimination in the Western Conference semifinals with a 103-92 victory over the San Antonio Spurs on Monday night.
MONTREAL (AP) - Max Pacioretty had a goal and an assist in the second period and Carey Price made 26 saves and the Montreal Canadiens blanked the Boston Bruins 4-0 on Monday night to force Game 7 in their Eastern Conference semifinal series.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Tim Lincecum rarely acknowledges the cheering crowd when he walks off the mound, though the support of 41,000 when he made his exit Monday night meant plenty.
OAKLAND (AP) - One after another, the starting pitchers for the Oakland Athletics are shutting down opponents and making up for most of the club's shortcomings.
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Martin Kaymer reached the top of golf and wondered how he got there.
NEW YORK (AP) - In a sign that Jurgen Klinsmann is unsettled on his defense a month before the World Cup, the U.S. coach selected the mostly untested trio of John Brooks, Timmy Chandler and DeAndre Yedlin on Monday for his 30-man preliminary squad for Brazil 2014.
FOLSOM (AP) - Bradley Wiggins of Britain, the 2012 Tour de France winner and Olympic time trial gold medalist, powered to a 44-second victory Monday in the Stage 2 individual time trial and moved into the race lead at the Tour of California.
BALTIMORE (AP) - Kentucky Derby winner California Chrome was none too eager to get his first look at Pimlico Race Course on Monday.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - Mark Cavendish surged ahead of John Degenkolb in a thrilling sprint to win the first stage of the Tour of California on Sunday in the closest finish in the event's nine-year history.
OAKLAND (AP) - Derek Norris wasn't too surprised to hit a three-run home run on a 3-0 count in the first inning.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Pablo Sandoval and Hector Sanchez hit RBI singles in the 10th inning, and the San Francisco Giants recovered to beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 7-4 Sunday after closer Sergio Romo gave up a tying homer to Hanley Ramirez.
MADRID (AP) - Rafael Nadal won his fourth Madrid Open title on Sunday after Kei Nishikori was forced to withdraw with a back injury when trailing 2-6, 6-4, 3-0 in the final.
MONTMELO, Spain (AP) - Mercedes teammates Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg sped away to their fourth straight one-two finish at the Spanish Grand Prix on Sunday in a dominant performance that does not bode well for the rest of the Formula One field.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The San Francisco Giants and shortstop Brandon Crawford have avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year contract for $3,175,000.
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) - Rafael Nadal has joined Roger Federer on the sidelines at the Australian Open, taking their combined 31 Grand Slam singles titles with them.
PHOENIX (AP) - Tom Brady began winning Super Bowls when Russell Wilson was still a teenager, tuning in to see the big game on TV.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - Julius Thomas is about to cash in, one way or another.
PHOENIX (AP) - Patriots owner Robert Kraft's pre-emptive strike the previous night took the issue of air pressure in footballs on Super Bowl media day and, well, deflated it.
PHOENIX (AP) - Rob Gronkowski's ankle is fine. So are his forearm and knee. He's way past those injuries that ruined his last three postseasons.
EL SEGUNDO (AP) - Kobe Bryant will have surgery Wednesday on his torn right rotator cuff, likely ending his 19th season with the Los Angeles Lakers.
CHANDLER, Ariz. (AP) - New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft demanded an apology from the league once the Patriots are found to be not guilty of breaking any rules regarding using under-inflated footballs in the AFC championship game.
ALAMEDA (AP) - The Oakland Raiders signed pending free-agent safety Charles Woodson to a one-year contract extension on Monday, bringing him back for an 18th season in the NFL.
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) - Maria Sharapova moved closer to another Australian Open title, set to face a fellow Russian in the semifinals who has never beaten her.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Alex Ovechkin's familiar gap-toothed grin has returned with the Washington Capitals in the thick of the Eastern Conference playoff hunt.
NEW YORK (AP) - The NBA has postponed home games for both the New York Knicks and Brooklyn Nets because of a snowstorm expected to batter the area.
ALAMEDA (AP) - After watching fellow receivers Cris Carter and Andre Reed get that coveted Pro Football Hall of Fame call the past two years, Tim Brown hopes it's finally time for his number to be called.
PHOENIX (AP) - Malcolm Smith stood out for always being in the right spot.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - As Peyton Manning considers whether to take the gold watch or make one more run at the silver trophy, there are many factors he's weighing: age, desire, vitality, security, relationships.