SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Gregg Popovich can't win like the old days. No longer can the San Antonio Spurs simply feed Tim Duncan the ball, let their defense do the rest and ride that game plan to NBA championships.
NEW YORK (AP) - Tyson Chandler has been voted the NBA's Defensive Player of the Year for his impact on the New York Knicks, a person with knowledge of the award said Tuesday.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Mike Harrington is content watching the hubbub of Kentucky Derby week from afar. The 71-year-old trainer is happily tucked away in a non-descript barn that lacks even the teeniest view of Churchill Downs' magnificent Twin Spires.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Adam Larsson watched Game 1 from the press box, dressed sharply in a suit and tie. From the rafters, he sat helpless as he watched his New Jersey Devils lose a tough road opener in this Eastern Conference semifinal series against the Flyers in overtime.
NEW YORK (AP) - Amare Stoudemire's difficult season may be over. Stoudemire had a small muscle in his left hand repaired Tuesday and will not play for the New York Knicks in Game 3 of their first-round playoff series against the Miami Heat on Thursday. Stoudemire met with a hand specialist at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York, a day after he was badly cut when he punched the case surrounding a fire ...
FOOTBALL HARBAUGH BACKTRACKS ON RADIO COMMENTS: BALTIMORE (AP) - Baltimore Ravens coach John Harbaugh has backtracked on radio comments he made earlier Tuesday. Harbaugh told a local station that New England's championships "got asterisks now; it's been stained" while referring to the Spygate scandal of 2007. The Ravens soon after sent out a statement from Harbaugh to clarify what he said, claiming there was "some ...
ALAMEDA (AP) - Matt Leinart is back in a familiar role as Carson Palmer's backup at quarterback.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Buster Posey knows the day will come when he again has to step toward the third-base line, see a charging runner trying to score and brace for a collision.
BOSTON (AP) - Just 10 starts into his career, Oakland's Tommy Milone was looking forward to taking the mound for the first time at Fenway Park on Monday night.
BOSTON (AP) - Third baseman Brandon Inge has agreed to terms on a contract with the Oakland Athletics.
TORONTO (AP) - Yu Darvish won his third straight start, Mitch Moreland and Craig Gentry homered and the Texas Rangers beat the Toronto Blue Jays 4-1 Monday night.
SAN DIEGO (AP) - Ryan Braun had his first three-homer game and added a two-run triple to tie his career high with six RBIs, leading the Milwaukee Brewers to an 8-3 victory over the San Diego Padres on Monday night.
FOOTBALL • Raiders announce plan to help Oakland schools: ALAMEDA (AP) - The Oakland Raiders have announced a new plan to help local schools while filling stadium seats. Raiders CEO Amy Trask says the team will donate 10 percent of the gross proceeds of new season tickets purchased and paid for from May 1 to June 30 to the Oakland Unified School District. The price of Raiders season tickets ranges from $260 for upper-level seats ...
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Michael Matz is back at the Kentucky Derby with a strong contender for the first time since he won in 2006 with Barbaro, whose bronze likeness now greets all visitors to Churchill Downs.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - The only questions Tiger Woods fielded before his next tournament came from his fans.
SEATTLE (AP) - A couple thousand Seahawks fans were crowded in front of the television stage when Russell Wilson walked out of the locker room still in full uniform.
ALAMEDA (AP) - Rod Streater and Andre Holmes are perfect examples of how things have changed with the Oakland Raiders in the post-Al Davis era.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Colin Kaepernick let his guard down just enough to razz Michael Crabtree about not scoring on a flashy 60-yard catch and run in his season debut.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - After Golden State's difficult road loss two nights ago in Oklahoma City, Stephen Curry was anxious to avoid a repeat performance Sunday against the Sacramento Kings.
ATLANTA (AP) - Talk about an SEC surprise.
SYDNEY (AP) - Rory McIlroy birdied the 18th hole to beat Adam Scott at the Australian Open on Sunday, winning for the first time in 2013 and denying Scott the Triple Crown of Australian golf.
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) - Marcus Smart had an off game and Oklahoma State lost in a rematch with Memphis.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Ryan Kesler scored two goals to lead the Vancouver Canucks to a 3-2 win over the Carolina Hurricanes on Sunday.
VAIL, Colo. (AP) - Lindsey Vonn is delaying further surgery on her right knee for as long as possible in hopes of skiing at the Sochi Olympics.
STANFORD (AP) - The Pac-12 title game matchup has been set for a week. Now so is the location.
Stakes will be high for No. 2 Ohio State and No. 10 Michigan State in the Big Ten championship game - though there might be some good consolation prizes for the loser.
NEW YORK (AP) - Florida State is the new No. 1 in The Associated Press college football poll, followed by Ohio State at No. 2 and No. 3 Auburn, which shook up the national title race by upsetting Alabama.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Another sharp performance by Nick Foles and tough defense at the end kept the Philadelphia Eagles on a roll.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Peyton Manning threw for 403 yards and five touchdowns, four of them to Eric Decker, and the Denver Broncos held off a furious rally to beat the Kansas City Chiefs 35-28 Sunday and seize control of the AFC West.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers are heading to New Orleans with a head of steam.