NEW YORK (AP) - David Stern said Wednesday the elbow that Metta World Peace used to give James Harden a concussion was "recklessly thrown" and the Los Angeles Lakers forward's history absolutely weighed into the suspension.
OAKLAND (AP) - Yoenis Cespedes' timely hitting decided countless games at every level of baseball back home in Cuba.
CINCINNATI (AP) - Not even Barry Zito pitching at his best could end the San Francisco Giants' misery in Great American Ball Park.
ATLANTA (AP) - Joe Johnson scored 28 points, including a wild 3-pointer in the final minute, and the Atlanta Hawks held on for a 109-102 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers on Tuesday night, moving a step closer to wrapping up home-court in the first round of the playoffs.
OAKLAND (AP) - Chris Wright chased down Marco Belinelli in the waning seconds, reached up and swatted a layup - with the ball clearly on the way down - off the glass for an easy goaltending call.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - When Oklahoma City Thunder All-Stars Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook head to the bench to rest in the fourth quarter, that's usually James Harden's time to take over.
SAN JOSE (AP) - The players packed up their lockers, took their exit physicals and departed for the summer far earlier than the San Jose Sharks had the previous two seasons.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - The New Jersey Devils are still alive in the Stanley Cup chase because of a player who spent most of the season off the ice working his way back from an Achilles tendon injury.
CINCINNATI (AP) - Mat Latos finally got his first win for Cincinnati after putting his price tag out of mind.
OAKLAND (AP) - Tommy Milone's changeup felt the best it has yet. His cut fastball in kept Chicago's hitters off balance all night.
NEW YORK (AP) - Jose Reyes went hitless in his return to Citi Field and Lucas Duda lined a tiebreaking single in the eighth inning that caromed off reliever Edward Mujica, sending the New York Mets to a 2-1 victory over the Miami Marlins on Tuesday night.
CLEVELAND (AP) - Derek Lowe allowed one run over six innings and the Cleveland Indians handed the Kansas City Royals their 12th straight loss, 4-3 on Tuesday night.
OAKLAND (AP) - Chicago White Sox general manager Kenny Williams insists his son, Kyle, is motivated by all he endured late last year with the 49ers and through the offseason, when details emerged that he was among the players targeted in the Saints' bounty program.
SANTA CLARA (AP) - Trent Baalke and Jim Harbaugh have a man in mind for the 30th pick in Thursday's NFL draft, if the player is still around at that spot for San Francisco. And if the 49ers don't jump on a chance to move up to land someone they believe could help right away as the reigning NFC West champions look to make another Super Bowl push in 2012.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida State quarterback and Heisman hopeful Jameis Winston will not face any charges in a sexual assault case, mostly because there were too many gaps in his accuser's story, a prosecutor said Thursday.
SANTA CLARA (AP) - Glenn Dorsey quickly emerged as a stabilizing force in the middle of San Francisco's dominant defensive line.
THOUSAND OAKS (AP) - Zach Johnson already is looking ahead to next year, and one of his priorities is to score better on the par 5s. He got started on that Thursday in the World Challenge.
CHICAGO (AP) - Derrick Rose isn't wavering.
Ripon senior Taylor Vernon won't be done playing softball after high school.
OAKLAND (AP) - If those independent league road trips weren't humbling enough for Scott Kazmir, starting over from square one with his delivery and mechanics sure did the trick.
SANTA CLARA (AP) - The San Francisco 49ers are ready for some serious chatter coming from that brash, big-talking Seattle secondary.
ALAMEDA (AP) - The Oakland Raiders may have to reach way down on the depth chart to fill out their backfield for Sunday's game in New York.
CLEVELAND (AP) - Kyrie Irving scored 23 points and the Cleveland Cavaliers snapped the Denver Nuggets' seven-game winning streak with a 98-88 victory Wednesday night.
If you don't have the NFL Network on your TV system this week, that might be a good thing. It would be difficult to come up with a worse matchup than Jacksonville hosting Houston.
PITTSBURGH (AP) - Here's another adjective Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin can call his ill-timed two-step onto the field last Thursday night against Baltimore.
DETROIT (AP) - Joe Nathan expects to fit in just fine in Detroit - and now the Tigers don't have to face the closer who has dominated them more than perhaps any other in baseball.
THOUSAND OAKS (AP) - Tiger Woods believes it's harder than ever to win on the PGA Tour because of the increasing depth of talent of the players.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - The prosecutor overseeing the investigation of sexual assault allegations against Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston said Wednesday that it is completed.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - LSU has announced that Zach Mettenberger's playing career with the Tigers is officially over.