OAKLAND (AP) - Golden State secured the No. 1 overall seed two weeks ago and has been at the top of the NBA standings all season. New Orleans needed an all-out effort through its last game against San Antonio to claim the Western Conference's final playoff spot.
SANTA CLARA (AP) - San Francisco 49ers fullback Bruce Miller is not taking part in the team's offseason program at team headquarters in the aftermath of his March arrest on suspicion of spousal battery.
HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (AP) - Troy Merritt shot a 10-under 61 on Friday to tie the course record at the RBC Heritage only a few hours after Masters champion Jordan Spieth finished off a bounce-back 62.
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Don't expect to snag a $1,500 nosebleed ticket - or any other ticket - at the box office for the fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Nicklas Backstrom had a goal and two assists, and Alex Ovechkin scored once, leading the Washington Capitals and fill-in goalie Philipp Grubauer past the New York Islanders 4-3 Friday night to even their first-round playoff series at a game apiece.
MESA, Ariz. (AP) - Michael Phelps experienced his first failure in his return to competition after a six-month suspension.
HARRISON, N.J. (AP) - Sacha Kljestan and Mike Grella scored first-half goals and the New York Red Bulls beat the San Jose Earthquakes 2-0 on Friday night.
BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) - Richard Childress Racing appealed NASCAR's penalties against Ryan Newman's team to the highest level on Friday, and crew chief Luke Lambert was eligible to return to work at Bristol Motor Speedway.
OAKLAND (AP) - A larger banner hangs on the far end of the Golden State Warriors' practice gym reminding every player, coach and executive of the franchise's past glory.
Sweet-shooting Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors have the best record, an unmatched home-court advantage, and the understanding that means nothing now.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - A season that started out so promising for the Sacramento Kings ended the same way as the previous eight: out of the playoffs, with a losing record and looking for luck in the draft lottery.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Thunder coach Scott Brooks plans to return as coach next season, despite talk that his job is in jeopardy.
OAKLAND (AP) - The Golden State Warriors know all about playoff upsets. After all, the franchise pulled off one of the biggest stunners in NBA history just eight years ago.
ANAHEIM (AP) - Corey Perry scored two goals in the third period of a four-point performance, and the Anaheim Ducks rallied from another late deficit for a 4-2 victory over the Winnipeg Jets on Thursday night in their first-round series opener.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Arizona second baseman Aaron Hill spent most of the game diving around on the infield dirt at AT&T Park. He ended it with a rare hit off Giants closer Sergio Romo that likely saved teammate Josh Collmenter's spot in the Diamondbacks' rotation.
OAKLAND (AP) - Runner-up for Defensive Player of the Year in two straight seasons, Draymond Green desperately wants to prove how good Golden State can be ...
OAKLAND (AP) - After getting a rude introduction to the NFL after losing their first 10 games as rookies in 2014, Derek Carr and Khalil Mack ...
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) - Colin Kaepernick drew boos at the start of the game. By the end, he had Miami Dolphins fans holding their breath.
Ninety years ago, on November 20, 1926, the Manteca High football team defeated the Ceres High eleven in Ceres. The score was 7 to 0 ...
NEW YORK (AP) - DeMarcus Cousins had a big third quarter, and these days it seems like everybody does against the Brooklyn Nets.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Kyrie Irving scored 19 of his season-high 39 points in the fourth quarter, and LeBron James had a triple-double in the Cleveland Cavaliers ...
COMMERCE CITY, Colo. (AP) - Jordan Morris' sensational rookie season was in jeopardy when he was sick to his stomach Friday. He's feeling a lot ...
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) - Nico Rosberg will no longer be known simply as the son of Formula One champion Keke Rosberg.
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) - Denmark fought off a three-pronged attack to win golf's World Cup at Kingston Heath on Sunday.
DENVER (AP) - Cairo Santos' 34-yard field goal hit the left upright and bounced through as the expired Sunday night to give the Kansas Chiefs a ...
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) - Colin Kaepernick threw three touchdown passes, ran for 113 yards and nearly rallied the woeful San Francisco 49ers from a 17-point ...
ALAMEDA (AP) - Raiders cornerback David Amerson practiced for the first time this week and is expected to play Sunday against Carolina.
PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) - Jake Browning and No. 6 Washington passed its final test of the regular season thanks to one nearly perfect quarter.
DENVER (AP) - Russell Westbrook had 36 points, 18 assists and 12 rebounds for his sixth triple-double, and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Denver Nuggets ...
MIAMI (AP) - The San Francisco 49ers, who have been playing since 1946, are on the verge of taking their losing to a new level.