PHOENIX (AP) - The Oakland Athletics still have strong interest in signing slugger Manny Ramirez, who presents a low-risk investment for the rebuilding franchise.
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) - Lawrence Frank loves defense. His Detroit Pistons managed to play just enough of it Friday night.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - As the injuries pile up, the Oklahoma City Thunder have stayed ahead of any reckoning.
CLEVELAND (AP) - Relax, Miami. LeBron James isn't leaving the Heat.
First, he lifted the Knicks back into the playoff hunt. Now Jeremy Lin has put them back on TV.
SEATTLE (AP) - Those whispers that circulated for months about a possible arena plan that might bring the NBA back to Seattle - and perhaps professional hockey, too - are now replaced by a concrete proposal with a staggering private investment.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Six-time NBA champion Michael Jordan continues to struggle as a league executive.
NEW YORK (AP) - With Gio Gonzalez, Clayton Kershaw and Pablo Sandoval getting the steepest increases, the overall rise of salaries for players in arbitration slowed to its lowest level since 2007.
NEW YORK (AP) - Jeremy Lin's first NBA coach was practically gushing as he listed the qualities that have made the former Harvard guard a star in New York.
The names "Jeremy Lin" and "Harvard" pop up in the same sentence so often lately you might think every Ivy Leaguer who chases the dream winds up in the NBA.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The wind was blowing so hard when Jonathan Byrd woke up in rental house on the Pacific bluffs that he worried about having to play Riviera. It worked out just fine Thursday in the Northern Trust Open.
NEW YORK (AP) - The NBA is leaving it up to the fans to determine the winner of the All-Star slam dunk contest.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - The buildup for Danica Patrick's first Daytona 500 began in earnest at Thursday's annual media day, where auto racing's sweetheart was saddled with a full schedule of commitments.
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SACRAMENTO (AP) - Caron Butler made all six of his 3-point attempts to finish with 23 points, and the Oklahoma City Thunder started the fourth quarter on a 16-0 run to pull away for a 107-92 victory over the Sacramento Kings on Tuesday night.
ST. LOUIS (AP) - Alex Ovechkin became the 11th player in NHL history to score 50 or more goals in a season five times, and the Washington Capitals kept their slim playoff hopes alive by beating the slumping St. Louis Blues 4-1 on Tuesday night.
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - Adam Scott is relishing every part of being Masters champion.
CHULA VISTA, Calif. (AP) - Abby Wambach quickly dismissed any notion that players on the U.S. women's soccer team were behind the surprise firing of coach Tom Sermanni.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The Oakland Athletics can win a lot of different ways, as evidenced by their two-year hold on the AL West division title.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Michael Morse is counting on a comeback season, and the San Francisco Giants fully expect their new left fielder to bring life to a lineup that sure could use some added power.
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - The first full day at the Masters turned out to be a short one Monday.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The Connecticut Huskies are back in a very familiar position, undefeated and playing for a national championship.
COMMERCE CITY, Colo. (AP) - The thunder rumbled near the stadium and pelting sleet began to fall, sending the U.S. players scurrying for cover.
RANCHO MIRAGE (AP) - Lexi Thompson left Michelle Wie behind Sunday - off the tee and on the leaderboard in the Kraft Nabisco Championship.
SAN JOSE (AP) - A night after giving San Jose an opening to the Pacific Division title by winning in Anaheim, the Nashville Predators might have closed it up again by beating the Sharks.
HUMBLE, Texas (AP) - Matt Jones told his caddy he was about to make a 42-yard chip-in on the first playoff hole at the Houston Open.
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - On a day when the weather was more suitable for ducks than racing, the Sprint Cup Series at Texas Motor Speedway became NASCAR's first rainout of the season.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Matt Kemp hit his first two home runs at Dodger Stadium since late in 2012 and Hanley Ramirez slugged his first two homers this season, helping Los Angeles beat the San Francisco Giants 6-2 Sunday night to avoid a three-game sweep.
SAKHIR, Bahrain (AP) - Medical tests have shown Sauber driver Esteban Gutierrez escaped without injuries after his frightening accident in Sunday's Bahrain Grand Prix, when his car flipped over in a collision.