OAKLAND (AP) - Klay Thompson was only 7 years old when his father took him to meet a young Kobe Bryant inside the Los Angeles Lakers locker room. Or, rather, tried to take him.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Mike Conley had 18 points and seven assists as Memphis rallied to beat Charlotte 85-80 on Friday night, extending the Bobcats' franchise-worst losing streak to 19 games.
CHICAGO (AP) - Cincinnati batted around in the first inning and cruised to a 9-4 win over the Chicago Cubs on Friday for the 10,000th win in franchise history.
BOSTON (AP) - Alex Rodriguez took over fifth place on the career list with his 631st home run, Eric Chavez added two homers and the New York Yankees spoiled the Boston Red Sox 100th anniversary celebration of Fenway Park with a 6-2 win Friday.
OAKLAND (AP) - Rollie Fingers figured he would have shaved his signature handlebar mustache by now. He claims he almost did once after losing both games of a doubleheader, before changing his mind.
BASEBALL MASSACHUSETTS INDEPENDENT TEAM SIGNS JOSE CANSECO: WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) - An independent league team in Massachusetts has signed former major league slugger and admitted steroids user Jose Canseco. The Worcester Tornadoes of the Can-Am league said Friday he agreed to a contract for one season. The 47-year-old Canseco says in a statement he is grateful to the team. Tornadoes general manager Jorg Bassiacos expects Canseco to ...
OAKLAND (AP) - Graham Godfrey felt fine. He just wasn't sure where some of his pitches were going.
NEW YORK (AP) - Jeremy Affeldt watched San Francisco manager Bruce Bochy walk from the dugout to the mound, over and over again.
Manteca High is one win away from capturing at least a share of the Valley Oak League championship, which would be its first since 1989.
ANAHEIM (AP) - Kurt Suzuki and Kila Ka'aihue drove in runs, Oakland scored two more on C.J. Wilson's throwing error in his home debut, and the Athletics beat the struggling Los Angeles Angels 4-2 Thursday night for their third straight victory.
NEW YORK (AP) - Curtis Granderson hit three home runs in the first four innings and matched a career high with five hits, sending the New York Yankees to a 7-6 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Thursday night.
ST. LOUIS (AP) - Bronson Arroyo worked eight strong innings and the Cincinnati Reds broke loose with three home runs Thursday for a 6-3 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals that averted a three-game sweep.
MIAMI (AP) - LeBron James had 27 points and 11 rebounds, Dwyane Wade scored 18 points and Miami tightened up the race in the Eastern Conference by beating Chicago 83-72 in a scuffle-filled game Thursday night.
SAN JOSE (AP) - Brian Elliott made 24 saves, B.J. Crombeen and Andy McDonald scored and the St. Louis Blues moved one win away from the second round of the playoffs, beating the San Jose Sharks 2-1 in Game 4 on Thursday night to take a 3-1 series lead.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Dodgers' offense is struggling, and they might have to face St. Louis ace Adam Wainwright without their top hitter in Game 3 of the NL championship series.
SAN DIEGO (AP) - You can pretty much bet that if John Pagano tried to call Chuck Pagano this week, the older brother didn't pick up.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - Tom Brady's 17-yard touchdown pass to Kenbrell Thompkins with 5 seconds left gave the New England Patriots a wild 30-27 win and knocked the New Orleans Saints from the ranks of the unbeaten Sunday.
SAN MARTIN, Calif. (AP) - Jimmy Walker's first PGA Tour trophy came with a special gift tucked inside.
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) - Lexi Thompson shot a 2-under 69 to win LPGA Malaysia by four strokes Sunday, giving the 18-year-old American her first victory of the season.
SHANGHAI (AP) - Novak Djokovic maintained his dominance in China by holding off Juan Martin del Potro 6-1, 3-6, 7-6 (3) on Sunday to capture a second Shanghai Masters title and extend his winning streak in the country to 20 consecutive matches.
SAN JOSE (AP) - The San Jose Sharks showed they have what it takes to win close games as well as laughers.