OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - LeBron James has seen his share of great starts turn into faulty finishes.
WARSAW, Poland (AP) - Two goals from rejuvenated forward Fernando Torres helped Spain knock Ireland out of the European Championship on Thursday, and Italy drew 1-1 with Croatia to leave Group C finely balanced.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Lance Armstrong is gearing up for a fight over the latest round of doping allegations.
SEATTLE (AP) - Kirk Nieuwenhuis hit a leadoff homer and later connected for a two-run shot, and the New York Mets completed a three-game sweep by beating the Tampa Bay Rays 9-6 on Thursday.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Matt Cain pitched the 22nd perfect game in major league history and first for the Giants, striking out a career-high 14 and getting help from two spectacular catches to beat the Houston Astros 10-0 on Wednesday night.
DENVER (AP) - Coco Crisp started the rally and Brandon Inge put the finishing touch on it.
SANTA CLARA (AP) - With a full offseason to work with one of the NFL's most fearsome units, Vic Fangio sees no limit to what the San Francisco 49ers can achieve on defense this season.
ALAMEDA (AP) - Terrelle Pryor's rookie year in the NFL amounted to a false start.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - As golfer Dustin Johnson crushed drives from home plate over the right-field wall and into San Francisco Bay, pitcher Matt Cain and manager Bruce Bochy glanced at each other before looking into the stands for approval from Giants general manager Brian Sabean.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Not many know much about the guy who dominated Game 1 of the NBA Finals other than he's pretty good.
WARSAW, Poland (AP) - The exciting tempo of the European Championship extended into the tournament's sixth day as Germany beat the Netherlands 2-1 after Portugal edged Denmark 3-2 on Wednesday.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - At 17, Beau Hossler is almost old news at the U.S. Open.
One of boxing's major sanctioning bodies will review Timothy Bradley's controversial split decision victory over Manny Pacquiao, the first step toward what promoter Bob Arum hopes will be "clarity" in the judging of the fight.
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Floyd Mayweather Jr.'s request that he be released from jail because the low-quality food and water have threatened his health was denied by a Las Vegas judge who says he should eat and drink what is being given to him behind bars.
The promoters for the middleweight title fight between WBC champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. and challenger Andy Lee in El Paso, Texas, are certain that any controversy surrounding their choice of venue has been resolved.
LONDON (AP) - The goalkeeper who won the World Cup will be challenging Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi for the Ballon d'Or.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Devante Smith-Pelly scored the tiebreaking goal late in the second period, and Matt Beleskey added his career-best 12th goal in the Anaheim Ducks' 3-2 victory over the Boston Bruins on Monday night.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Kawhi Leonard scored a game-high 26 points and had a crucial three-point play in the final minute to help the San Antonio Spurs defeat the winless 76ers 109-103, extending Philadelphia's franchise-worst losing streak to start the season to 0-17.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - The Memphis Grizzlies left nothing to chance against the Sacramento Kings this time.
DETROIT (AP) - The streaking Detroit Red Wings were able to laugh about a power outage at aging Joe Louis Arena.
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky post players Willie Cauley-Stein and Karl-Anthony Towns each had 11 points and six rebounds, and the top-ranked Wildcats opened the second half with an 18-7 run to pull away for a 58-38 victory over Providence on Sunday.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) - Mud, a Monday night miracle and a sneaky fake spike. They've all been part of an entertaining rivalry between the Miami Dolphins and New York Jets.
SANTA CLARA (AP) - As if there weren't already enough humiliating elements to San Francisco's lopsided loss to its biggest rival on Thanksgiving night, owner Jed York weighed in on an effort he said "wasn't acceptable."
SAN ANTONIO (AP) - San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich can rest easy. The screaming criticism and back-slapping encouragement he doles out echo with the Spurs even when he's quietly resting at home.
ST. LOUIS (AP) - There's no denying it: For Rodger Saffold, the Oakland Raiders are not and will never again be just another opponent.
ALAMEDA (AP) - Oakland Raiders running back Latavius Murray failed to pass the final test of the NFL-mandated concussion protocol and will not play Sunday against St. Louis.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Coach Steve Kerr knew when he arrived at Golden State that Marreese Speights would figure into the mix somehow this season with the Warriors.
OAKLAND (AP) - All-Star third baseman Josh Donaldson is the latest Oakland star traded away in a rebuilding effort.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Michael Eisner likes a good game. He was chief executive at The Walt Disney Co. when it owned the Los Angeles Angels and founded the NHL's Mighty Ducks of Anaheim.
NEW YORK (AP) - An arbitrator Friday threw out Ray Rice's indefinite suspension by the NFL for hitting his then-fiancee and now wife in a hotel elevator, freeing him to play again.