SACRAMENTO (AP) - Carmelo Anthony scored 36 points, J.R. Smith added 29 points and the New York Knicks held off a furious rally to beat the Sacramento Kings 107-99 Wednesday night and move a game closer to the final playoff seed.
MILWAUKEE (AP) - When it comes to the "Biogenesis Bunch," there's Alex Rodriguez, Ryan Braun, and then everybody else.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - Sacramento Kings coach Michael Malone says he still has a friendly relationship with Golden State's Mark Jackson, denying a report that the two went weeks without talking while he was the lead assistant with the Warriors the previous two seasons.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Steve Masiello's promising coaching career is in limbo after his deal with South Florida fell apart because he doesn't have a college diploma.
PHOENIX (AP) - C.J. Wilson and Sonny Gray allowed a run each in their final spring training starts in the Los Angeles Angels' 6-2 win over the Oakland Athletics on Wednesday.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Jorge De La Rosa tuned up for his opening-day start with six shutout innings for the Colorado Rockies on Wednesday, but Hector Sanchez hit a game-ending two-run homer to give the San Francisco Giants an 8-6 win.
CHICAGO (AP) - The Chicago Bears were looking to jolt their struggling defense. How does adding Jared Allen sound?
STANFORD (AP) - Stanford coach Tara VanDerveer vowed she was done hosting the NCAA tournament a few years ago, viewing it more as a headache than an advantage.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - Ralph Wilson fulfilled his vow in keeping the Bills in Buffalo during his lifetime.
DALLAS (AP) - Hall of Fame coach Larry Brown is headed back to Madison Square Garden, this time taking his SMU Mustangs to the NIT semifinals.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Phil Mickelson made his only other Texas Open appearance in 1992, so long ago that the event was only his 11th professional start on the PGA Tour.
KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. (AP) - Novak Djokovic benefited from an erroneous call and claimed he didn't realize he had broken the rules. When Andy Murray walked to the net and challenged him about it, Djokovic responded with a shrug and a sheepish smile.
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) - Joe Pavelski scored three goals and set up another as the San Jose Sharks snapped a two-game losing streak with a 5-2 victory over the struggling Edmonton Oilers on Tuesday.
NEW YORK (AP) - Zack Greinke and the Los Angeles Dodgers have knocked Alex Rodriguez and the New York Yankees off baseball's payroll perch, part of an offseason spending spree that has the average salary approaching $4 million for the first time.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Professional athletes frequently get traded to other teams, but San Francisco 49ers tight end Vernon Davis is about to be the first ever to be traded like a stock.
The Cardinals are really good, the Phillies are really bad, and then there's everyone else.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Caitlyn Jenner accepted the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at the ESPYs on Wednesday night while urging acceptance for others who are transgender.
CAUTERETS, France (AP) - Tour de France leader Chris Froome understands those who harbor doubts about his dominant performances in a sport long marred by doping. Maybe, he says, it's time to bring in an independent specialist to test his body and help prove that he's riding clean.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - The Kansas City Chiefs ended up with a big bargain the last time they signed Justin Houston. This time, it's the star linebacker who's cashing in.
WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. Soccer Federation chief executive Dan Flynn said Wednesday he had no direct knowledge of bribery or kickbacks exchanged by FIFA officials but experienced moments of "discomfort" during meetings.
RIVERSIDE (AP) - The mother of a high school football player who collapsed during a game in Southern California has filed a lawsuit blaming his helmet for his death.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Maikel Reyes missed Cuba's first CONCACAF Gold Cup pool play game due to visa problems. He made sure his country didn't miss reaching the quarterfinals, though.
CINCINNATI (AP) - Mike Trout flashed the skill that puts him at the front of baseball's new generation, just moments after four of the all-time greats had just walked off the field.
ST. ANDREWS, Scotland (AP) - Winless in nearly two years, Tiger Woods at least has experience on his side at St. Andrews.
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Changes to the NBA playoffs are almost certainly coming.
LA PIERRE-SAINT-MARTIN, France (AP) - Over the earpiece tucked below his helmet, Chris Froome's team sent word that his panting Tour de France rivals were struggling in the thinning air of the high Pyrenees, on the first skyward climb of this year's race.
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) - Jurgen Klinsmann spouted optimism after the United States played Panama to a 1-1 draw to wrap up the group stage of the Gold Cup, reasoning that despite a trio of sluggish performances the Americans had still survived unbeaten.
SAN JOSE (AP) - Francisco Rivera intercepted a pass and scored in the 83rd minute, and Club America rallied to beat the San Jose Earthquakes 2-1 on Tuesday night.
CINCINNATI (AP) - Pete Rose came home for the All-Star Game and made a rare on-field appearance in the place where he's still treated like a king.
CINCINNATI (AP) - Cutting the length of Major League Baseball's regular-season schedule could be tied to reconfiguring the postseason.