ALAMEDA (AP) - Years of poor drafting played a major role in the Oakland Raiders missing the playoffs for 13 straight seasons. Back-to-back productive drafts have Oakland back in position to contend in the AFC West.
NEW YORK (AP) - Khris Davis and Coco Crisp homered on consecutive pitches, backing Rich Hill's sox strong innings, and the Oakland Athletics beat the New York Yankees 7-3 Thursday night to complete a three-game sweep.
WASHINGTON (AP) - French Camp native and former East Union star Scott Brooks is on his way to Washington, the latest move made by the Wizards that could have the added benefit of enticing Kevin Durant to return home this summer.
HOUSTON (AP) - Stephen Curry's sprained right ankle is feeling better but he isn't sure if he will be able to play on Thursday night in Game 3 of Golden State's first-round playoff series against the Houston Rockets.
SAN JOSE (AP) - Brent Burns and Joe Pavelski scored power-play goals in the second period and the San Jose Sharks again moved to the brink of eliminating the Los Angeles Kings from the playoffs with a 3-2 victory Wednesday night in Game 4 of their first-round series.
SANTA CLARA (AP) - Trent Baalke is not ruling out the possibility of still striking a trade for Colin Kaepernick, though San Francisco's general manager is adamant he still hopes to see the quarterback working in new 49ers coach Chip Kelly's system.
CLEVELAND (AP) - LeBron James scored 27 points, J.R. Smith made seven of Cleveland's NBA playoff record-tying 20 3-pointers, and the Cavaliers opened a 2-0 lead in their series with a 107-90 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Wednesday night.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Michal Neuvirth stopped 31 shots in his first start of the playoff series, helping the Philadelphia Flyers stave off a sweep with a 2-1 win over the Washington Capitals on Wednesday night.