NEW YORK (AP) - The NHL called off plans Friday to realign and adopt a modified playoff format next season after the players' association refused to agree to the changes.
PITTSBURGH (AP) - Brandon Dubinsky had a goal and an assist, Henrik Lundqvist made 37 saves and the surging New York Rangers beat slumping Pittsburgh 3-1 on Friday night.
BRISBANE, Australia (AP) - Alexandr Dolgopolov reached a hard-court ATP final for the first time, beating second-seeded Gilles Simon 6-3, 6-4 on Saturday in the Brisbane International.
DOHA, Qatar (AP) - Gael Monfils upset Rafael Nadal 6-3, 6-4 Friday in the semifinals of the Qatar Open to line up an unexpected all-French final against Jo-Wilfried Tsonga after Roger Federer pulled out of the tournament with back spasms.
KAPALUA, Hawaii (AP) - A new PGA Tour season began with a familiar name atop the leaderboard Friday at Kapalua.
SACRAMENTO - Keith Smart spent much of his time during the lockout this summer scribbling notes at home, everything from designing plays to deciding what he'd do differently if he ever got another chance to be an NBA head coach.
OAKLAND - The Oakland Raiders have landed their new personnel man, who faces the daunting task of helping fill the void left by late owner Al Davis.
SANTA CLARA - Jim Harbaugh calls it "honkering down" - from the verb to hunker down, defined by Webster's as the process of digging in or settling in to one location for a sustained period.
SACRAMENTO - If the Sacramento Kings stood any chance at success this season, Paul Westphal had to find a way to control talented but volatile center DeMarcus Cousins.
OAKLAND - The Oakland Athletics have a familiar face to play center field after re-signing Coco Crisp to a $14 million two-year contract Thursday with a club option for 2014.
SANTA CLARA - Within days of being promoted last year, San Francisco 49ers general manager Trent Baalke faced the daunting task of landing Jim Harbaugh as the team's new coach.
ATLANTA (AP) - Chris Bosh scored 33 points and the Miami Heat, playing without injured stars LeBron James and Dwyane Wade, beat the Atlanta Hawks 116-109 in triple-overtime on Thursday night.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - Tyreke Evans made four free throws in the final minute to finish with 26 points, and Sacramento overcame a 21-point halftime deficit to stun the Milwaukee Bucks 103-100 on Thursday night hours after the Kings fired coach Paul Westphal.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - James van Riemsdyk's second goal on the power play with 32.8 seconds remaining lifted the Philadelphia Flyers to a 5-4 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks on Thursday night.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Kevin Harvick popped in for what he thought was a quick hello with a bedridden Tony Stewart.
PHOENIX (AP) - Major League Baseball managers are getting ready to test the expanded instant replay system.
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) - Jim Boeheim has known it since the season started, and two straight nail biters only has reaffirmed it: his top-ranked Syracuse Orange may still be unbeaten, but they're certainly not invincible.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - LeBron James won't assume the eventual date with Indiana that so many others expect.
PHOENIX (AP) - Despite getting hurt late last season, A.J. Griffin has already shown he can handle a heavy workload for the Oakland Athletics.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Mike Morse is healthy again, and he thinks he's ready to return to the form that made him one of the top hitters in the National League in 2011.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Richard Childress pumped his fist above his head, emphatically celebrating his grandson's latest accomplishment.
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) - Serena Williams says she asked for a wild card into the Dubai Championships to combat boredom once she believed her back injury was on the mend.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The Eastern Conference finally stopped Kevin Durant and Blake Griffin - then stopped its losing streak at the NBA All-Star game.
PHOENIX (AP) - Josh Reddick took some batting practice swings Sunday at the Oakland Athletics' spring training camp and, the way the ball was jumping off his bat, it was hard to tell he had a troublesome wrist last season.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Tim Hudson stretched a bit, pawed at the dirt with his foot, and took a few warm-up tosses. He was ready to go.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Bubba Watson wasn't about to let another chance get away.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - With the famed No. 3 on his car and memories of the late Dale Earnhardt fresh in his mind, Austin Dillon took the fabled number out of hibernation and straight to the top at Daytona.
MIAMI (AP) - Now that the NFL knows the scope of the racially charged Miami Dolphins bullying scandal, the league has been left to grapple with what its next steps should be.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Tony Stewart is 20 pounds lighter and has a titanium rod in his surgically repaired right leg.