Outrage over racist comments purportedly made by embattled Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling hit a crescendo Monday, with corporations pulling their sponsorship deals with the team and coach Doc Rivers saying he believes "a very strong message" is coming from the NBA in response to the scandal.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Art Sherman knows what it's like to be at the Kentucky Derby with a brilliant colt that wins the race.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Quick quiz: Who won the 1979 Daytona 500?
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - LeBron James scored 31 points, and Miami completed a first-round sweep of Charlotte with a 109-98 victory Monday night.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles Clippers coach Doc Rivers said he declined a chance to speak with owner Donald Sterling, who is alleged to have made racist comments in a recorded conversation.
MIAMI (AP) - Jack Ramsay served his country in World War II, coached Portland to the NBA title, was enshrined in the basketball Hall of Fame and became one of the game's most respected and revered broadcasters.
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ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Sonny Gray came off the mound and into the Oakland dugout after the eighth inning purposely trying to avoid contact with manager Bob Melvin.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Rene Rivera hit a go-ahead three-run homer in the fifth to follow his two-run double for a career-high five RBIs, single handedly backing Tyson Ross in the San Diego Padres' 6-4 victory against the San Francisco Giants on Monday night.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Sonny Gray threw a three-hitter for his first career complete game and the Oakland Athletics beat Texas 4-0 Monday night in Rangers ace Yu Darvish's shortest outing in the major leagues.
ST. LOUIS (AP) - Khris Davis overcame striking out four times earlier in the game and came through with a run-scoring triple in the 12th inning to lead the Milwaukee Brewers to a 5-3 win over the St. Louis Cardinals on Monday night.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Justin Williams forced the tiebreaking goal underneath Alex Stalock with 8:04 to play, and the Los Angeles Kings beat the San Jose Sharks 4-1 on Monday night, rallying all the way back from an 0-3 series deficit to force a decisive Game 7.
OAKLAND (AP) - The Los Angeles Clippers made a silent protest against owner Donald Sterling before Game 4 of their Western Conference playoff series against Golden State. The Warriors made a different kind of statement during the game.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Brandon Hicks made the team in spring training when it became obvious San Francisco's regular second baseman, Marco Scutaro, would not be ready to start the season. He's made the most of his opportunity.
HOUSTON (AP) - Tommy Milone said he had his best outing of the year Sunday against the Astros.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins and forward Rudy Gay are being shut down for the final three games of the season.
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - Angelique Kerber didn't really like playing on clay. That's changed in a big way Sunday when the fifth-seeded German rallied past American Madison Keys to win the Family Circle Cup.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - The Sacramento Kings have signed David Stockton, son of Hall of Famer John Stockton, through the 2015-16 season.
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - The only shove by Kevin Harvick in Texas this time came on the track.
MONACO (AP) - Does Rafael Nadal remain the King of Clay?
ROUBAIX, France (AP) - John Degenkolb achieved a rare double Sunday as he outsprinted his rivals in the Roubaix Velodrome to win the Queen of Classics after triumphing in Milan-San Remo earlier this year.
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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Madison Bumgarner's return to AT&T Park today will be filled with fanfare, from an MVP bobblehead giveaway to all of the postseason honors he will collect in a special ceremony.
SAN DIEGO (AP) - Wil Myers hit an RBI double off the right-field wall with one out in the eighth inning and Craig Kimbrel got his first save with the San Diego Padres, who beat the San Francisco Giants 1-0 Friday night.
OAKLAND (AP) - Drew Pomeranz and two relievers combined on a three-hit shutout and the Oakland Athletics beat the Seattle Mariners 12-0 on Friday night.
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - Jordan Spieth is making the Masters look easy.
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - The man was so darned agreeable from tee to green you half-expected his post-round interview to begin:
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Russell Westbrook scored 27 points and handed out 10 assists as Oklahoma City held off the pesky Sacramento Kings 116-103 to remain even with New Orleans for the final playoff spot in the Western Conference.
PITTSBURGH (AP) - His flowing locks bouncing off the top of his No. 43 jersey, Troy Polamalu spent more than a decade flying across football fields as the heady but humble backbone of a defense that fueled the Pittsburgh Steelers' return to the NFL's elite.
SANTA CLARA (AP) - Colin Kaepernick dropped back to pass and tight end Vernon Davis could hardly believe he was watching the same player.