OAKLAND (AP) - Kobe Bryant is back to being the closer. Two days after getting benched late in a home loss to Memphis, Bryant made a pair of jumpers in the final 64 seconds, finishing with 30 points to lead the Los Angeles Lakers past the short-handed Golden State Warriors, 104-101 on Tuesday night. Bryant missed his first two shots in the final period before twice rising over a pair of defenders for difficult fall-away ...
ALAMEDA (AP) - The Oakland Raiders officially announced they have signed a one-year contract with free agent cornerback Pat Lee.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Brad Mills matched Tim Lincecum pretty much pitch for pitch. Mills tossed six strong innings and the Los Angeles Angels beat the San Francisco Giants 5-3 on Tuesday. The game was delayed in the ninth inning when a 50-year-old female fan was hit by a piece of a broken bat from the Angels' Mark Trumbo. Paramedics were called and the fan, who was seated behind the Angels' third-base dugout, was taken for ...
Two very important things will happen to most of Duke's women's basketball players between now and October.
ISHINOMAKI, Japan (AP) - Members of the Oakland Athletics and Seattle Mariners got a firsthand look at the devastation from the earthquake and tsunami on Tuesday when they visited one of the towns hit hardest by last year's disaster in Japan.
ST. LOUIS (AP) - Brian Elliott made 24 saves for his third straight shutout and Jamie Langenbrunner broke a scoreless tie in the second period to lead the St. Louis Blues to a 3-0 win over the Nashville Predators on Tuesday night.
MAJORS DODGERS REACH DEAL WITH MAGIC JOHNSON GROUP: NEW YORK (AP) - Los Angeles Dodgers owner Frank McCourt has announced an agreement to sell the bankrupt team for $2 billion to a group that includes former Lakers star Magic Johnson and former Atlanta Braves and Washington Nationals President Stan Kasten. The agreement, announced Tuesday night about after five hours after Major League ...
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Danny Granger scored 25 points to help the Indiana Pacers beat the Miami Heat 105-90 on Monday night.
DETROIT (AP) - Tomas Holmstrom scored two goals and the Detroit Red Wings earned a team-record 21st consecutive playoff berth with a 7-2 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Monday night.
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - Joe Pavelski scored two goals in helping the San Jose Sharks improve their playoff chances with a 5-1 victory over the Colorado Avalanche on Monday night.
HOUSTON (AP) - Houston coach Kevin McHale had only a few minutes to talk with Earl Boykins before Monday night's game against Sacramento.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Pablo Sandoval gave the San Francisco Giants something to smile about with a two-run homer with two outs in the ninth inning to defeat Kansas City 4-2 on Monday.
ALAMEDA (AP) - The Oakland Raiders more than doubled their draft haul by receiving three compensatory picks Monday for April's draft.
ATLANTA (AP) - Joe Johnson scored 37 points, Josh Smith added 22 and the Atlanta Hawks ended Utah's six-game winning streak with a 139-133 victory Sunday night in the NBA's first quadruple-overtime game since 1997.
BASEBALL HUMBER HAS SOLID START, ZITO HIT HARD IN 5-2 GIANTS LOSS: GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) - With just over a week left in spring training, the Chicago White Sox have added another pitcher to their closer competition. The newest candidate, left-hander Hector Santiago, threw a scoreless ninth inning and earned the save in a 5-2 victory over the San Francisco Giants on Sunday. Giants starter Barry ...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - At around age 10, Hunter Pence acquired a Barry Bonds poster from his elementary school fair. It was then that Pence started choking up on his bat just as Bonds did in that prized picture that wound up on his wall.
OAKLAND (AP) - Sure, it's the Texas Rangers in town. The very team the Oakland Athletics rallied to beat in Game No. 162 last October for a stunning sweep to steal away the AL West crown from the two-time reigning AL champions.
BALTIMORE (AP) - Orb has settled into the place reserved for royalty at Pimlico Race Course - stall 40.
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Tiger Woods and Jack Nicklaus have never had a conversation longer than a couple of minutes, and rarely about golf. Maybe it's because they already think along the same lines when it comes to winning tournaments.
BRUINS 3, MAPLE LEAFS 1
HEAT 88, BULLS 65
• Greinke could make debut on Wednesday: LOS ANGELES – Zack Greinke will pitch on Wednesday. Whether he does it against the Washington Nationals at Dodger Stadium or the San Jose Giants in Rancho Cucamonga, where the Dodgers' Single-A team plays, remains to be seen. Greinke signed a six-year, $147 million contract with the Dodgers in the offseason but has been on the disabled list since April 12, the day after he broke his clavicle ...
OAKLAND (AP) - Tony Parker scored 25 of his 32 points in a sizzling first half, Tim Duncan added 23 points and 10 rebounds and the San Antonio Spurs quieted the hot-shooting Golden State Warriors in a 102-92 victory Friday night to take a 2-1 lead in the Western Conference semifinals.
STOCKTON - The Stockton Thunder earned a late third period goal by Maxime Boisclair and used a key save by Olivier Roy on a penalty shot with 1.4 seconds left in regulation to hold on for a 3-2 win over the Idaho Steelheads and take a 3-1 lead in the Western Conference Finals in front of 4,417 fans at Stockton Arena on Friday.
SEATTLE (AP) - If this is Chris Hansen's final salvo in his attempt to purchase the Sacramento Kings, it's coming with an additional $75 million price tag to what already could be the richest franchise sale in NBA history.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Matt Cain pitched eight strong innings and San Francisco beat Tim Hudson for the first time in seven years in the Giants' 8-2 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Friday night.
SEATTLE (AP) - Bob Melvin is still trying to figure out what happened to the consistency Oakland had the first month of the season.
SANTA CLARA (AP) - Lawrence Okoye was one of the last players to leave the "pitch" Friday afternoon - one of several things that set the big Brit apart from other newcomers at the San Francisco 49ers' rookie minicamp.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Dustin Penner scored the tiebreaking goal in the final second of the second period, and the Los Angeles Kings advanced to the second round with a 2-1 victory over the St. Louis Blues in Game 6 on Friday night.
• Garcia goes 1 up on Tiger at Players Championship: PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Sergio Garcia had one of those stretches where it felt like every putt was going to drop. He needed every one of them Friday for a 7-under 65 to match his best score on the TPC Sawgrass and take a one-shot lead over Tiger Woods among early starters at The Players Championship.