An around-the-bases look at the 2013 major league season that starts March 31 when the Texas Rangers visit the Houston Astros:
MIAMI (AP) - LeBron James and company put on quite a show for some of the biggest names in sports on Sunday night.
PITTSBURGH (AP) - Tyler Kennedy scored 2:33 into overtime and the Pittsburgh Penguins ran their winning streak to 12 games with a 2-1 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers on Sunday night.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - The purple, black and white RV looks more suited for transporting a politician during a campaign in California's capital city than for fans to use to petition fans outside an NBA arena.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - Coming off a forgettable first half, Tyreke Evans made up for it by playing a memorable final two quarters.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Matt Cain wasn't so worried about the runs. It was a lack of command that bothered him.
GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) - Johnny Cueto insists there's still enough time to get set for opening day.
SCOTTSDALE (AP) - That's a lot of zeros.
ANAHEIM (AP) - On the same night Corey Perry spurned free agency and agreed to an eight-year contract extension, the Anaheim Ducks extended the longest home winning streak in franchise history by beating one of their biggest rivals.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - Marcus Thornton had 25 points, Toney Douglas scored 17 of his 19 in the fourth quarter and the Sacramento Kings rallied from eight down in the final 11 minutes to stun the Los Angeles Clippers 116-101 on Tuesday night.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Stephen Curry's effortless-looking 3-pointer from 29 feet away symbolized how right things have gone for Golden State during the first two games of a meaningful late-season road trip.
ANAHEIM (AP) - Emerson Etem had his first NHL goal and an assist, defenseman Francois Beauchemin scored two goals, and the Anaheim Ducks beat the San Jose Sharks 5-3 Monday night for their 12th consecutive home victory.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A person with knowledge of the negotiations says linebacker Parys Haralson has restructured his contract with the San Francisco 49ers in a move that saves the team space under the salary cap.
ALAMEDA (AP) - The Oakland Raiders signed former Atlanta defensive tackle Vance Walker to a free-agent contract on Monday in the latest move to upgrade a depleted defense.
OAKLAND (AP) - His voice can be heard everywhere the Golden State Warriors go.
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Floyd Mayweather Jr. wants a fight with Manny Pacquiao more than ever, a top Showtime executive said Thursday, and negotiations continue to make the long anticipated bout a reality on May 2.
ALAMEDA (AP) - The Oakland Raiders hired Denver defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio as their new head coach on Wednesday in hopes that the Bay Area native who grew up cheering for the Raiders can return the team to its glory days.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Infielder Yunel Escobar is heading to the Nationals, and All-Star reliever Tyler Clippard is going to the Athletics, thanks to the ninth deal between those clubs in a little more than four years.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) The San Francisco 49ers promoted longtime defensive line coach Jim Tomsula to head coach Wednesday, going with a familiar face following a national search that took more than two weeks and ended right in house.
Heisman Trophy winner Marcus Mariota, whose bold moves and leadership on the field brought the Ducks to the brink of a national championship before falling short, is leaving Oregon early for the NFL.
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Manny Pacquiao flew to Los Angeles on Wednesday, preparing for a meeting with contestants of the Miss Universe pageant. Whether he has an even bigger date on May 2 seems entirely up to Floyd Mayweather Jr.
Very nice job, Colts. Sorry we are not more impressed.
NEW YORK (AP) - Usually this is how big-time sports television works: The network pays for the right to air an event.
NEW YORK (AP) - Todd Bowles is coming home and taking over as the New York Jets' head coach.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Stephen Curry scored 27 points and ignited a decisive third-quarter run to lead the Golden State Warriors to a 116-105 victory over the Utah Jazz on Tuesday night.
DALLAS (AP) - Here's the scary part for the rest of major-college football: Some of Ohio State's best players didn't play in Monday night's championship game, and many of those who did are coming back.
There are the 2007 Patriots, a juggernaut, and the 2014 not-so-dominant version.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - Monta Ellis scored six of his 28 points in overtime and added 10 assists, and the Dallas Mavericks beat the Sacramento Kings 108-104 on Tuesday night.
DALLAS (AP) - While Urban Meyer was doing most of the talking, Cardale Jones owned the room.