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  • Aldridge's 43 lifts Blazers over Rockets 112-105

    Aldridge's 43 lifts Blazers over Rockets 112-105

    Thursday, April 24 2014 2:24 AM EDT2014-04-24 06:24:35 GMT
    LaMarcus Aldridge scored 43 points and Damian Lillard made six free throws down the stretch to give the Portland Trail Blazers a 112-105 win over the Houston Rockets on Wednesday night and a 2-0 lead in the...
    LaMarcus Aldridge's son JJ, who turned 5 on Wednesday, texted him after the Portland Trail Blazers' playoff win and told him he looked like Spider-Man on one of his dunks.
  • Kane leads Blackhawks past Blues, 4-3 in OT

    Kane leads Blackhawks past Blues, 4-3 in OT

    Thursday, April 24 2014 2:14 AM EDT2014-04-24 06:14:45 GMT
    Patrick Kane scored his second goal of the game at 11:17 of overtime, and the Chicago Blackhawks beat the St. Louis Blues 4-3 on Wednesday night to even their first-round playoff series at two games apiece.
    Patrick Kane had his shot all along. Same for his dazzling puck-handling skills and the vision that sees the plays before they happen.
  • Mavs roll past Spurs 113-92, even series at 1-1

    Mavs roll past Spurs 113-92, even series at 1-1

    Thursday, April 24 2014 12:34 AM EDT2014-04-24 04:34:48 GMT
    Monta Ellis scored 21 points and the Dallas Mavericks rolled to a 113-92 victory over San Antonio on Wednesday night, snapping a 10-game skid against the Spurs and evening their first-round series at a game apiece.
    Blowing their playoff opener turned out to be great therapy for the Dallas Mavericks.
  • Pineda tossed for pine tar; Red Sox beat Yanks 5-1

    Pineda tossed for pine tar; Red Sox beat Yanks 5-1

    Thursday, April 24 2014 12:15 AM EDT2014-04-24 04:15:17 GMT
    The pine tar on Michael Pineda's neck was a stain for the New York Yankees.
    The pine tar on Michael Pineda's neck was a stain for the New York Yankees.
  • Benzema gives Real Madrid 1-0 win over Bayern

    Benzema gives Real Madrid 1-0 win over Bayern

    Thursday, April 24 2014 12:14 AM EDT2014-04-24 04:14:23 GMT
    Karim Benzema scored in the 19th minute to give Real Madrid a 1-0 win over defending champion Bayern Munich on Wednesday night in the first leg of their Champions League semifinal.
    Real Madrid hopes a narrow home win put it in position to reach the Champions League final for the first time since 2002.
  • Dubinsky, Foligno lift CBJ to 1st home playoff win

    Dubinsky, Foligno lift CBJ to 1st home playoff win

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 11:34 PM EDT2014-04-24 03:34:21 GMT
    Brandon Dubinsky scored with 22.5 seconds left in regulation to force overtime and Nick Foligno's wrist shot just inside the blue line 2:49 into the extra session gave the Columbus Blue Jackets a 4-3 victory...
    In the dressing room after Brandon Dubinsky's late goal forced overtime, Columbus Blue Jackets forward Nick Foligno half-jokingly said he'd get the winner.
  • Pineda tossed for pine tar; Red Sox beat Yanks 5-1

    Pineda tossed for pine tar; Red Sox beat Yanks 5-1

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 11:24 PM EDT2014-04-24 03:24:32 GMT
    Michael Pineda was ejected for using a foreign substance less than two weeks after appearing to get away with it in another game against Boston, and the Red Sox beat the New York Yankees 5-1 on Wednesday night.
    Yankees pitcher Michael Pineda was ejected for using pine tar less than two weeks after appearing to get away with using a foreign substance in another game against Boston, and the Red Sox beat New York 5-1 on Wednesday...
  • Heat go up 2-0, hold off Bobcats 101-97

    Heat go up 2-0, hold off Bobcats 101-97

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 11:04 PM EDT2014-04-24 03:04:34 GMT
    LeBron James scored 32 points and added eight assists, Chris Bosh scored 20 points and the Miami Heat held on to beat the Charlotte Bobcats 101-97 on Wednesday night to take a 2-0 lead in the teams' Eastern...
    LeBron James drove to the rim as time was winding down, got clobbered by Josh McRoberts and sat on the hardwood gathering himself for a few seconds afterward.
  • 10 Things to See in Sports: AP's top sports photos

    10 Things to See in Sports: AP's top sports photos

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 9:55 PM EDT2014-04-24 01:55:25 GMT
    By The Associated Press Here's a look at some of the defining moments, exciting scenes, triumphs and defeats from the world of sports.
    By The Associated Press Here's a look at some of the defining moments, exciting scenes, triumphs and defeats from the world of sports.
  • Yanks pitcher Pineda ejected for substance on neck

    Yanks pitcher Pineda ejected for substance on neck

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 9:34 PM EDT2014-04-24 01:34:54 GMT
    New York Yankees pitcher Michael Pineda has been ejected from a game against the Boston Red Sox after umpires found with a foreign substance on his neck.
    Less than two weeks after pitching against Boston with what appeared to be pine tar on his pitching hand, the New York Yankees' Michael Pineda was ejected from a game against the Red Sox on Wednesday night after...
  • Seahawks to open NFL season vs. Packers

    Seahawks to open NFL season vs. Packers

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 9:34 PM EDT2014-04-24 01:34:52 GMT
    As Super Bowl champions, the Seattle Seahawks get to kick off the NFL's regular season by hosting the Green Bay Packers on Sept. 4.
    Mike McCarthy promises there won't be any bad memories plaguing his Green Bay Packers when they open the NFL season on Sept. 4 at Super Bowl champion Seattle.
  • Phelps having fun in his return to swimming

    Phelps having fun in his return to swimming

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 7:54 PM EDT2014-04-23 23:54:37 GMT
    Michael Phelps is making a comeback after nearly two years out of the pool for the simplest of reasons: he missed the sport that has been his entire life.
    Michael Phelps is making a comeback after nearly two years out of the pool for the simplest of reasons: He missed the sport that has been his entire life.
  • Cubs lose to Diamondbacks 7-5 on Wrigley's 100th

    Cubs lose to Diamondbacks 7-5 on Wrigley's 100th

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 7:44 PM EDT2014-04-23 23:44:23 GMT
    Fittingly, the Chicago Cubs marked Wrigley Field's 100th birthday with a loss - a dramatic, error-filled one, at that.
    The Chicago Cubs celebrated the 100th anniversary of the first game at Wrigley Field in the most appropriate way: with a gut-wrenching loss.
  • Padres' Josh Johnson to undergo 2nd elbow surgery

    Padres' Josh Johnson to undergo 2nd elbow surgery

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 7:34 PM EDT2014-04-23 23:34:32 GMT
    San Diego Padres starter Josh Johnson is scheduled to undergo elbow ligament-replacement surgery for the second time and will miss the entire season.
    San Diego Padres starter Josh Johnson is scheduled to undergo elbow ligament-replacement surgery for the second time and will miss the entire season.
  • Trumbo to miss extended time with stress fracture

    Trumbo to miss extended time with stress fracture

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 7:34 PM EDT2014-04-23 23:34:30 GMT
    Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder Mark Trumbo will be sidelined for an extended period of time because of a stress fracture in his left foot.
    Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder Mark Trumbo will be sidelined for an extended period of time because of a stress fracture in his left foot.
  • Kvitova beaten in 1st major upset at Stuttgart

    Kvitova beaten in 1st major upset at Stuttgart

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 6:45 PM EDT2014-04-23 22:45:08 GMT
    Ana Ivanovic defeated Sabine Lisicki 6-1, 6-3 to send the Wimbledon finalist out in the first round of the Porsche Grand Prix on Wednesday.
    Alisa Kleybanova defeated third-seeded Petra Kvitova 6-2, 7-6 (3) to provide the first major upset at the Porsche Grand Prix on Wednesday.
  • Emmert supports more efficient, effective NCAA

    Emmert supports more efficient, effective NCAA

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 6:45 PM EDT2014-04-23 22:45:06 GMT
    NCAA President Mark Emmert believes college sports can address the concerns of union organizers without changing the entire model.
    Mark Emmert wants the NCAA to fast-track upgrades for college athletes - regardless of whether a player union is pushing for them.
  • Party a century in the making for Wrigley Field

    Party a century in the making for Wrigley Field

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 6:26 PM EDT2014-04-23 22:26:52 GMT
    For Wrigley Field, it really was the party of a century.
    There was a giant replica cake right next to the Ernie Banks statue, and an old-time band played as fans made their way through the main entrance.
  • Bobcats' Al Jefferson in starting lineup

    Bobcats' Al Jefferson in starting lineup

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 6:26 PM EDT2014-04-23 22:26:37 GMT
    Al Jefferson was still in his walking boot when the Charlotte Bobcats arrived for their shootaround hours before facing the Miami Heat in Game 2 of an Eastern Conference first-round series.
    Al Jefferson is in Charlotte's starting lineup for Game 2 of the Bobcats' Eastern Conference first-round series against the Miami Heat.
  • Oldest living ex-MLB player dies in Cuba at 102

    Oldest living ex-MLB player dies in Cuba at 102

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 5:35 PM EDT2014-04-23 21:35:30 GMT
    Conrado Marrero, the diminutive Cuban right-hander who pitched for the Washington Senators in the 1950s and in 2011 became the oldest living former Major League Baseball player, has died, his grandson said. He was...
    Conrado Marrero, the diminutive Cuban right-hander who pitched for the Washington Senators in the 1950s and in 2011 became the oldest living former Major League Baseball player, died in Havana on Wednesday. He was 102,...
  • Wizards back home with 2-0 lead over Bulls

    Wizards back home with 2-0 lead over Bulls

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 5:35 PM EDT2014-04-23 21:35:26 GMT
    The Chicago Bulls failed to score for more than seven minutes.
    The Chicago Bulls failed to score for more than seven minutes.
  • Hantuchova, Peng reach quarters in Morocco

    Hantuchova, Peng reach quarters in Morocco

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 4:14 PM EDT2014-04-23 20:14:50 GMT
    Peng Shuai of China beat Ukrainian qualifier Maryna Zanevska 6-4, 7-6 (5) on Wednesday to reach the quarterfinals of the Grand Prix SAR.
    Top-seeded Daniela Hantuchova of Slovakia beat last year's runner-up Lourdes Dominguez Lino of Spain 7-5, 6-2 on Wednesday to reach the quarterfinals of the Grand Prix SAR.
  • Bucharest defending champ Rosol reaches quarters

    Bucharest defending champ Rosol reaches quarters

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 3:15 PM EDT2014-04-23 19:15:01 GMT
    Defending champion Lukas Rosol reached the Nastase Tiriac Trophy quarterfinals with a 6-2, 6-4 victory over eighth-seeded Jarkko Nieminen of Finland on Wednesday.
    Defending champion Lukas Rosol reached the Nastase Tiriac Trophy quarterfinals with a 6-2, 6-4 victory over eighth-seeded Jarkko Nieminen of Finland on Wednesday.
  • David Moyes statement after Man United firing

    David Moyes statement after Man United firing

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 3:04 PM EDT2014-04-23 19:04:56 GMT
    Statement released by David Moyes on Wednesday, a day after being fired as manager of Manchester United after less than a season in charge.
    By The Associated Press Statement released by David Moyes on Wednesday, a day after Manchester United announced he left as manager after less than a season in charge.
  • Jackson seeking Knicks coach, says it won't be him

    Jackson seeking Knicks coach, says it won't be him

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 2:34 PM EDT2014-04-23 18:34:30 GMT
    The coaching search is on in New York, and the best possible candidate has already been eliminated.
    The coaching search is on in New York, and the best possible candidate has already been eliminated.
  • Cardinals player gets probation for assault plea

    Cardinals player gets probation for assault plea

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 2:14 PM EDT2014-04-23 18:14:18 GMT
    Arizona Cardinals linebacker Daryl Washington is scheduled to be sentenced Wednesday for his guilty plea to a charge that he assaulted a former girlfriend who is the mother of his daughter.
    A judge on Wednesday sentenced Arizona Cardinals inside linebacker Daryl Washington to a year of supervised probation for assaulting a former girlfriend who is the mother of his daughter.
  • Murray breaks down in tears at Scottish ceremony

    Murray breaks down in tears at Scottish ceremony

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 2:06 PM EDT2014-04-23 18:06:12 GMT
    His victory speech at Wimbledon was easy compared to this.
    His victory speech at Wimbledon was easy compared to this.
  • Liverpool, Sterling top this week's AP soccer poll

    Liverpool, Sterling top this week's AP soccer poll

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 11:46 AM EDT2014-04-23 15:46:00 GMT
    By JACK BEZANTS Associated Press Liverpool tops The Associated Press global soccer poll this week for the fifth time this season and for the second consecutive week after its 3-2 win over Norwich...
    By JACK BEZANTS Associated Press Liverpool tops The Associated Press global soccer poll this week for the fifth time this season and for the second consecutive week after its 3-2 win over Norwich kept it...
  • Giggs to be assisted by ex-Man United teammates

    Giggs to be assisted by ex-Man United teammates

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 9:14 AM EDT2014-04-23 13:14:55 GMT
    Ryan Giggs will be assisted by former teammates Paul Scholes, Nicky Butt and Phil Neville during his spell as interim manager of Manchester United following the dismissal of David Moyes.
    Ryan Giggs will be assisted by a trio of former Manchester United teammates as he tries to stabilize England's biggest club after the abrupt dismissal of David Moyes.
  • Sherpas leave Everest; some expeditions nix climbs

    Sherpas leave Everest; some expeditions nix climbs

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 9:06 AM EDT2014-04-23 13:06:25 GMT
    Sherpa guides packed up their tents and left Mount Everest's base camp Wednesday in an unprecedented walkout to honor 16 of their colleagues who were killed last week in the deadliest avalanche ever recorded on...
    Dozens of Sherpa guides packed up their tents and left Mount Everest's base camp Wednesday, after the deaths of 16 of their colleagues in an avalanche exposed an undercurrent of resentment by Sherpas over their pay,...
  • FIFA suspends Barcelona transfer ban during appeal

    FIFA suspends Barcelona transfer ban during appeal

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 6:34 AM EDT2014-04-23 10:34:19 GMT
    FIFA has cleared Barcelona to sign new players this summer by freezing the Spanish soccer club's one-year transfer embargo pending an appeal.
    Barcelona was cleared Wednesday to sign new players during the offseason after FIFA froze the Spanish soccer club's one-year transfer embargo pending an appeal.
  • Pujols 1st to hit HRs No. 499, 500 in same game

    Pujols 1st to hit HRs No. 499, 500 in same game

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 3:24 AM EDT2014-04-23 07:24:29 GMT
    Albert Pujols smiled as he explained why he felt the need to apologize to his wife for hitting homer No. 500 so quickly after No. 499.
    Albert Pujols smiled as he explained why he felt the need to apologize to his wife for hitting homer No. 500 so quickly after No. 499.
  • Wizards beat Bulls 101-99 in OT to take 2-0 lead

    Wizards beat Bulls 101-99 in OT to take 2-0 lead

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 3:24 AM EDT2014-04-23 07:24:26 GMT
    Bradley Beal came on strong late in regulation to finish with 26 points, Nene scored six of his 17 in overtime and the Washington Wizards beat the Chicago Bulls 101-99 Tuesday to take a 2-0 lead in their...
    This one looked like it was slipping away from the Washington Wizards. Then, in a flash everything changed.
  • Rangers beat Flyers 4-1 in Game 3, take 2-1 lead

    Rangers beat Flyers 4-1 in Game 3, take 2-1 lead

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 3:24 AM EDT2014-04-23 07:24:25 GMT
    While his teammates mobbed him after a late goal, Dan Carcillo trash-talked with Flyers fans through the glass before hitting the bench for a celebration.
    While his teammates mobbed him after a late goal, Dan Carcillo trash-talked with Flyers fans through the glass before hitting the bench for a celebration.
  • Your Top Plays for Today

    Your Top Plays for Today

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 3:04 AM EDT2014-04-23 07:04:39 GMT
    By The Associated Press Your Top Plays for Today: AP's Sports Guide
    By The Associated Press Your Top Plays for Today: AP's Sports Guide
  • Sharks beat Kings 4-3 in OT, take 3-0 series lead

    Sharks beat Kings 4-3 in OT, take 3-0 series lead

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 2:24 AM EDT2014-04-23 06:24:47 GMT
    Patrick Marleau scored on a backhand 6:20 into overtime, and the San Jose Sharks moved to the brink of the second round with a 4-3 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Tuesday night to take a 3-0 first-round...
    After Patrick Marleau's fourth career playoff overtime goal silenced Staples Center for maybe the next-to-last time this season, the veteran San Jose Sharks forward attributed his knack for postseason heroics to one...
  • Ellsbury returns, helps Yanks beat Red Sox 9-3

    Ellsbury returns, helps Yanks beat Red Sox 9-3

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 12:34 AM EDT2014-04-23 04:34:08 GMT
    Jacoby Ellsbury doubled, tripled, drove in two runs and made a sliding catch in his return to Fenway Park, helping the New York Yankees and Masahiro Tanaka beat the Boston Red Sox 9-3 on Tuesday night.
    Jacoby Ellsbury wasted little time reminding the Red Sox how he used to help them win.
  • Canadiens sweep Lightning after 4-3 win

    Canadiens sweep Lightning after 4-3 win

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 12:25 AM EDT2014-04-23 04:25:05 GMT
    Max Pacioretty lifted the Montreal Canadiens into the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs Tuesday night with a power-play goal with 43 seconds remaining for a 4-3 victory and a four-game sweep of Tampa Bay.
    The Montreal Canadiens swept their way into the second round of the NHL playoffs, and now look forward to some rest.
  • Sherpas leave Everest; some expeditions nix climbs

    Sherpas leave Everest; some expeditions nix climbs

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 12:25 AM EDT2014-04-23 04:25:00 GMT
    Nepalese authorities were meeting with Sherpa mountain guides Tuesday in an attempt to avert a climbing strike after the deadliest avalanche ever recorded on Mount Everest killed at least 13 of the guides.
    Sherpa guides were leaving Mount Everest's base camp on Wednesday as part of a walkout following the mountain's deadliest disaster, as some expedition companies announced that they were canceling their climbs this...
  • DeRozan scores 30 as Raptors beat Nets 100-95

    DeRozan scores 30 as Raptors beat Nets 100-95

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 12:05 AM EDT2014-04-23 04:05:01 GMT
    DeMar DeRozan scored 30 points, Jonas Valanciunas had 15 points and 14 rebounds for his second straight playoff double-double and the Toronto Raptors beat the Brooklyn Nets 100-95 on Tuesday night, evening their...
    DeMar DeRozan put his playoff jitters aside and turned in an All-Star performance for the Toronto Raptors.
  • Rangers beat Flyers 4-1 in Game 3, take 2-1 lead

    Rangers beat Flyers 4-1 in Game 3, take 2-1 lead

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 12:04 AM EDT2014-04-23 04:04:59 GMT
    Derek Stepan, Martin St. Louis, Dan Girardi and Dan Carcillo scored goals, leading the New York Rangers to a 4-1 win over the Philadelphia Flyers in Game 3 on Tuesday night.
    Never afraid to raise his fists, Dan Carcillo made his mark in the league as a puncher more than a postseason star.
  • Pujols' 500th HR helps Angels beat Nationals 7-2

    Pujols' 500th HR helps Angels beat Nationals 7-2

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 11:54 PM EDT2014-04-23 03:54:05 GMT
    Albert Pujols has hit the 500th home run of his career, becoming the 26th player in major league history to reach that milestone.
    Heading toward the plate after the 500th homer of this career, Albert Pujols glanced ahead and saw a throng of Los Angeles Angels teammates waiting right there to greet him.
  • Bills coach Marrone had cancerous mole removed

    Bills coach Marrone had cancerous mole removed

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 11:44 PM EDT2014-04-23 03:44:16 GMT
    Buffalo Bills coach Doug Marrone says he has had a cancerous mole removed following a recent doctor's visit, and adds it will not have any effect on his ability to continue coaching.
    Buffalo Bills coach Doug Marrone said Tuesday night he had a cancerous mole removed, and added it will not have any effect on him doing his job.
  • Pacers rally past Hawks 101-85 to even series

    Pacers rally past Hawks 101-85 to even series

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 11:34 PM EDT2014-04-23 03:34:12 GMT
    Paul George scored 27 points and George Hill had all 15 of his points in the second half, leading the Indiana Pacers to a 101-85 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Tuesday night in Game 2 of their first-round...
    When the Indiana Pacers needed a lift. Paul George stepped up. All over the court, over and over again.
  • Bruins beat Red Wings 3-0 in Game 3, take 2-1 lead

    Bruins beat Red Wings 3-0 in Game 3, take 2-1 lead

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 11:25 PM EDT2014-04-23 03:25:06 GMT
    Tuukka Rask finished with a 23-save shutout to give the Boston Bruins a 3-0 win over the Detroit Red Wings on Tuesday night for a 2-1 playoff series lead.
    The Boston Bruins took full advantage of Detroit's mistakes, and their stellar goaltender's flawless performance.
  • Gwynn on leave of absence due to health issues

    Gwynn on leave of absence due to health issues

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 10:44 PM EDT2014-04-23 02:44:20 GMT
    Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn is taking a leave of absence from his job as San Diego State's baseball coach as he recovers from undisclosed health issues.
    Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn is taking a leave of absence from his job as San Diego State's baseball coach as he recovers from undisclosed health issues.
  • Sharapova survives scare to progress at Stuttgart

    Sharapova survives scare to progress at Stuttgart

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 7:14 PM EDT2014-04-22 23:14:05 GMT
    Defending champion Maria Sharapova survived a first-round scare at the Porsche Grand Prix by defeating Lucie Safarova 7-6(5), 6-7(5), 7-6(2) on Tuesday.
    Defending champion Maria Sharapova survived a first-round scare at the Porsche Grand Prix by defeating Lucie Safarova 7-6(5), 6-7(5), 7-6(2) on Tuesday.
  • MLB suspends 4 after Brewers-Pirates brawl

    MLB suspends 4 after Brewers-Pirates brawl

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 7:13 PM EDT2014-04-22 23:13:55 GMT
    Major League Baseball has suspended four players involved in last Sunday's brawl between the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Milwaukee Brewers.
    Major League Baseball has suspended four players involved in last Sunday's brawl between the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Milwaukee Brewers.
  • 5 former Buffalo Bills cheerleaders sue over pay

    5 former Buffalo Bills cheerleaders sue over pay

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 7:04 PM EDT2014-04-22 23:04:06 GMT
    Five former Buffalo Bills cheerleaders on Tuesday sued the team over a pay system they say had them working hundreds of hours for free at games and at mandatory public appearances at which they were subjected to...
    Five former Buffalo Bills cheerleaders on Tuesday sued the team over a pay system they say had them working hundreds of hours for free at games and at mandatory public appearances at which they were subjected to groping...
  • Champions League: Chelsea, Atletico in 0-0 draw

    Champions League: Chelsea, Atletico in 0-0 draw

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 5:54 PM EDT2014-04-22 21:54:06 GMT
    Chelsea capitalized on its defensive strategy, playing to a 0-0 draw with Atletico Madrid on Tuesday in the first leg of their Champions League semifinal.
    Chelsea capitalized on its defensive strategy, playing to a 0-0 draw with Atletico Madrid on Tuesday in the first leg of their Champions League semifinal.
  • Tennessee hires Southern Mississippi's Tyndall

    Tennessee hires Southern Mississippi's Tyndall

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 5:34 PM EDT2014-04-22 21:34:37 GMT
    Tennessee is counting on Southern Mississippi's Donnie Tyndall to make the same successful transition from the mid-major ranks as the Volunteers' last two basketball coaches.
    Tennessee's coaching position had just become available when Donnie Tyndall received a text message urging him to pursue the job.
  • Spurs' Popovich wins NBA Coach of the Year

    Spurs' Popovich wins NBA Coach of the Year

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 4:34 PM EDT2014-04-22 20:34:18 GMT
    By JON KRAWCZYNSKI AP Basketball Writer San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich has been named NBA coach of the year, making him just the third coach in league history to win the award three times...
    By JON KRAWCZYNSKI AP Basketball Writer The San Antonio Spurs, the model for stability and sustained success in the modern NBA, were still a shaken team when they showed up for training camp in October,...
  • Kentucky freshman Julius Randle to enter NBA draft

    Kentucky freshman Julius Randle to enter NBA draft

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 4:14 PM EDT2014-04-22 20:14:12 GMT
    Kentucky forward Julius Randle will leave after one season to enter the NBA draft, where he is expected to be among the top five selections.
    Kentucky forward Julius Randle took a lot of time and talked to a lot of people before deciding to leave after one season for the NBA draft, where he is expected to be among the top five selections.
  • AP Source: Giants' Hill facing 3rd suspension

    AP Source: Giants' Hill facing 3rd suspension

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 4:14 PM EDT2014-04-22 20:14:08 GMT
    A person with knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press that New York Giants safety Will Hill is facing a possible third suspension for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy.
    A person with knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press that New York Giants safety Will Hill is facing a possible third suspension for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy.
  • Nadal to face fellow Spaniard at Barcelona Open

    Nadal to face fellow Spaniard at Barcelona Open

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 3:03 PM EDT2014-04-22 19:03:50 GMT
    Top-ranked Rafael Nadal will look to get his clay court season back on track against Albert Ramos at the Barcelona Open after his fellow Spaniard won on Tuesday in the first round.
    Top-ranked Rafael Nadal will look to get his clay court season back on track against Albert Ramos at the Barcelona Open after his fellow Spaniard won on Tuesday in the first round.
  • Seppi and Mahut make early exits in Bucharest

    Seppi and Mahut make early exits in Bucharest

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 2:54 PM EDT2014-04-22 18:54:32 GMT
    Sixth-seeded Andreas Seppi was knocked out of the first round of the Nastase Tiriac Trophy on Tuesday, along with seventh-seeded Nicolas Mahut.
    Sixth-seeded Andreas Seppi was knocked out of the first round of the Nastase Tiriac Trophy on Tuesday, along with seventh-seeded Nicolas Mahut.
  • Redskins' Snyder says team name is 'not an issue'

    Redskins' Snyder says team name is 'not an issue'

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 2:33 PM EDT2014-04-22 18:33:53 GMT
    Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder says his team's nickname is not an issue and it's "time that people focus on reality" concerning these matters.
    Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder said Tuesday it's time for people to "focus on reality" concerning Native American matters instead of criticizing the team's nickname.
  • Defending champ Schiavone loses in 1st round

    Defending champ Schiavone loses in 1st round

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 2:27 PM EDT2014-04-22 18:27:14 GMT
    Patricia Mayr-Achleitner of Austria surprised second-seeded Elina Svitolina of Ukraine 7-6 (2), 3-6, 6-2 in the first round of the Grand Prix SAR on Tuesday.
    Defending champion Francesca Schiavone of Italy lost to Spanish qualifier Beatriz Garcia Vidagany 6-3, 6-2 in the first round of the Grand Prix SAR on Tuesday.
  • Armstrong coach Bruyneel banned for 10 years

    Armstrong coach Bruyneel banned for 10 years

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 2:15 PM EDT2014-04-22 18:15:36 GMT
    By GRAHAM DUNBAR AP Sports Writer Lance Armstrong's longtime coach Johan Bruyneel was banned for 10 years Tuesday for helping organize widespread doping by the former seven-time Tour de France...
    By GRAHAM DUNBAR AP Sports Writer Lance Armstrong's longtime coach, Johan Bruyneel, was banned for 10 years on Tuesday for helping to organize massive doping on teams led by the disgraced cyclist.
  • David Moyes out as Manchester United manager

    David Moyes out as Manchester United manager

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 1:44 PM EDT2014-04-22 17:44:24 GMT
    David Moyes was fired as Manchester United manager on Tuesday, paying the price for the club's spectacular and sudden decline in his 10 months in charge since replacing Alex Ferguson.
    It's some feat to turn one of the world's most storied and valuable sports brands into a mere also-ran in the space of 10 months.
  • Djokovic: Wrist better, will try to play in Madrid

    Djokovic: Wrist better, will try to play in Madrid

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 12:44 PM EDT2014-04-22 16:44:22 GMT
    By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer Saying his right wrist is not as badly hurt as he feared, Novak Djokovic plans to be back on the tennis tour in two weeks - and at the French Open later next...
    By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer Saying his right wrist is not as badly hurt as he feared, Novak Djokovic plans to be back on the tennis tour in two weeks - and at the French Open later next month.
  • UNC reading specialist says she is resigning

    UNC reading specialist says she is resigning

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 11:34 AM EDT2014-04-22 15:34:55 GMT
    The reading specialist who questioned the literacy level of athletes who were admitted to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill says she's resigning at the end of the semester.
    The reading specialist who questioned the literacy level of athletes who were admitted to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill says she's resigning at the end of the semester.
  • Ex-champ Briggs disrupts Klitschko news conference

    Ex-champ Briggs disrupts Klitschko news conference

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 11:33 AM EDT2014-04-22 15:33:45 GMT
    Former heavyweight champion Shannon Briggs disrupted a news conference on Tuesday ahead of Wladimir Klitschko's title bout against Alex Leapai - demanding a fight of his own against the reigning champion.
    Former heavyweight champion Shannon Briggs disrupted a news conference on Tuesday ahead of Wladimir Klitschko's title bout against Alex Leapai - demanding a fight of his own against the reigning champion.
  • 1 year after bombs, Boston Marathon a celebration

    1 year after bombs, Boston Marathon a celebration

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 7:53 AM EDT2014-04-22 11:53:27 GMT
    Unfinished business. Defiance. Hope, strength and resilience. They used different words but the meaning was the same for thousands of people who were stopped by twin bombings at last year's Boston Marathon and...
    Unfinished business. Defiance. Hope, strength and resilience. They used different words but the meaning was the same for thousands of people who were stopped by twin bombings at last year's Boston Marathon and came...
  • Dawson to retire as chief executive of R&A

    Dawson to retire as chief executive of R&A

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 7:34 AM EDT2014-04-22 11:34:34 GMT
    Peter Dawson is to retire next year as chief executive of The R&A after 16 years with the governing body in charge of the Rules of Golf and organizing the British Open.
    Peter Dawson is to retire next year as chief executive of The R&A after 16 years with the governing body in charge of the Rules of Golf and organizing the British Open.
  • 5 potential replacements for Moyes at Man United

    5 potential replacements for Moyes at Man United

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 6:23 AM EDT2014-04-22 10:23:50 GMT
    A look at five potential full-time replacements for David Moyes as Manchester United manager after his firing on Tuesday:
    A look at five potential full-time replacements for David Moyes as Manchester United manager after his firing on Tuesday:
  • American Meb Keflezighi wins Boston Marathon

    American Meb Keflezighi wins Boston Marathon

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 6:23 AM EDT2014-04-22 10:23:43 GMT
    American Meb Keflezighi has won the Boston Marathon, a year after a bombing at the finish line left three dead and more than 260 people injured.
    A year ago, an injured Meb Keflezighi watched the Boston Marathon from the stands at the finish line on Boylston Street, leaving five minutes before the bombs went off.
  • Granlund's dive gives Wild win in Game 3 vs. Avs

    Granlund's dive gives Wild win in Game 3 vs. Avs

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 4:23 AM EDT2014-04-22 08:23:07 GMT
    Mikael Granlund's diving swing at his own rebound 5:08 into overtime gave the Minnesota Wild a 1-0 win over Semyon Varlamov and the Colorado Avalanche in Game 3 on Monday to pull within 2-1 in the best-of-seven...
    The Minnesota Wild were denied at the net by Semyon Varlamov time after time, a 44-shot barrage in regulation that resulted in, alas, zero goals.
  • Clippers rout Warriors 138-98, even playoff series

    Clippers rout Warriors 138-98, even playoff series

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 2:53 AM EDT2014-04-22 06:53:13 GMT
    Blake Griffin scored a career playoff-high 35 points without a foul and the Los Angeles Clippers led all the way in routing the Golden State Warriors 138-98 Monday night to even their first-round series at a game...
    After getting knocked down in their playoff opener, Blake Griffin and the Clippers answered with a dominant performance in shutting down the Warriors as soon as the game began.
  • Lehtonen, Stars win 3-0 in Game 3 over Ducks

    Lehtonen, Stars win 3-0 in Game 3 over Ducks

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 1:53 AM EDT2014-04-22 05:53:10 GMT
    Kari Lehtonen stopped all 37 shots and the Dallas Stars clearly frustrated the top-seeded Anaheim Ducks.
    Kari Lehtonen stopped all 37 shots and the Dallas Stars clearly frustrated the top-seeded Anaheim Ducks.
  • Lehtonen, Stars win 3-0 in Game 3 over Ducks

    Lehtonen, Stars win 3-0 in Game 3 over Ducks

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 12:53 AM EDT2014-04-22 04:53:07 GMT
    Kari Lehtonen had 37 saves, with some tremendous stops, for his first career postseason victory, and the Dallas Stars beat Anaheim 3-0 Monday night in their first home playoff game in six years.
    Kari Lehtonen had 37 saves, with some tremendous stops, for his first career postseason victory, and the Dallas Stars beat Anaheim 3-0 Monday night in their first home playoff game in six years.
  • Blackhawks blank Blues 2-0 in Game 3

    Blackhawks blank Blues 2-0 in Game 3

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 12:53 AM EDT2014-04-22 04:53:05 GMT
    Corey Crawford made 34 saves in his third career postseason shutout, and the Chicago Blackhawks got back into their playoff series with the St. Louis Blues with a 2-0 victory in Game 3 on Monday night.
    Corey Crawford was there every time. Slap shots, wristers, backhands and tips, he stopped each one of them.
  • Grizzlies beat Thunder 111-105 in OT to tie series

    Grizzlies beat Thunder 111-105 in OT to tie series

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 12:43 AM EDT2014-04-22 04:43:12 GMT
    Zach Randolph scored 25 points to help the Memphis Grizzlies defeat the Oklahoma City Thunder 111-105 in overtime on Monday night and tie their first-round playoff series at one game apiece.
    Nothing rattled the Memphis Grizzlies.
  • Davis slam leads Pirates over Reds 6-5

    Davis slam leads Pirates over Reds 6-5

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 12:23 AM EDT2014-04-22 04:23:01 GMT
    Ike Davis became the first player to hit grand slams for different teams in the same April, and Neil Walker had a winning run single with two outs in the ninth inning as the Pittsburgh Pirates twice overcame...
    Ike Davis made his first home run with the Pittsburgh Pirates a memorable one.
  • Ibanez's 3-run double leads Angels over Nats 4-2

    Ibanez's 3-run double leads Angels over Nats 4-2

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 12:13 AM EDT2014-04-22 04:13:05 GMT
    Raul Ibanez delivered a tiebreaking three-run double as a pinch hitter in the eighth inning on a night that Mike Trout and Bryce Harper went a combined 2 for 8 with zero runs or RBIs in their first matchup as...
    In the first major league matchup featuring twentysomething stars Mike Trout and Bryce Harper, it was a guy born two decades earlier, Raul Ibanez, who came through with the biggest hit.
  • Fleury, 3-goal flurry lead Pens past Jackets, 4-3

    Fleury, 3-goal flurry lead Pens past Jackets, 4-3

    Monday, April 21 2014 11:23 PM EDT2014-04-22 03:23:04 GMT
    Brandon Sutter, Lee Stempniak and Olli Maatta scored in a span of 2:13 of the third period to revive the Pittsburgh Penguins in a 4-3 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Monday night.
    The Pittsburgh Penguins also have another P-word going for them: patience.
  • Chicago's Sale headed to DL with arm problem

    Chicago's Sale headed to DL with arm problem

    Monday, April 21 2014 10:53 PM EDT2014-04-22 02:53:01 GMT
    Chicago White Sox left-hander Chris Sale is unlikely to make his scheduled start against Detroit on Tuesday night because of what manager Robin Ventura describes as general muscular soreness.
    Chicago White Sox left-hander Chris Sale is headed to the 15-day disabled list with what the team believes is a strained muscle in his throwing arm.
  • Bulls' Noah the Defensive Player of the Year

    Bulls' Noah the Defensive Player of the Year

    Monday, April 21 2014 8:23 PM EDT2014-04-22 00:23:06 GMT
    A person familiar with the situation says Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah is the NBA's Defensive Player of the Year.
    There were some emotional moments and some funny stories as Joakim Noah accepted the NBA's Defensive Player of the Year award on Monday, like this one.
  • In show of defiance, 32,000 run Boston Marathon

    In show of defiance, 32,000 run Boston Marathon

    Monday, April 21 2014 7:24 PM EDT2014-04-21 23:24:15 GMT
    One year after a pair of homemade pressure-cooker bombs killed three people and wounded more than 260 others, turning a day of athletic triumph into one of tragedy, the Boston Marathon returns to the streets Monday.
    Some ran to honor the dead and wounded. Others were out to prove something to the world about their sport, the city or their country. And some wanted to prove something to themselves.
  • Jason Giambi back in Indians lineup

    Jason Giambi back in Indians lineup

    Monday, April 21 2014 6:13 PM EDT2014-04-21 22:13:38 GMT
    Jason Giambi pulled the red-and-blue block "C'' cap off the hook in his locker, slipped it on and worked the bill, bending it to his exacting standards.
    Jason Giambi pulled the red-and-blue block "C'' cap off the hook in his locker, slipped it on and worked the bill, bending it to his exacting standards.
  • Pacers want actions to make statement vs. Hawks

    Pacers want actions to make statement vs. Hawks

    Monday, April 21 2014 6:04 PM EDT2014-04-21 22:04:34 GMT
    Indiana's next game is the most important of the season.
    Indiana's next game is the most important of the season.
  • MARATHON WATCH: Silence, then exultation in Boston

    MARATHON WATCH: Silence, then exultation in Boston

    Monday, April 21 2014 5:42 PM EDT2014-04-21 21:42:48 GMT
    By The Associated Press Thousands of runners are gathering at the starting line of the Boston Marathon in Hopkinton, one year after a pair of homemade pressure-cooker bombs killed three people...
    By The Associated Press A look at the 118th running of the Boston Marathon. For further updates, visit http://bigstory.ap.org.
  • Chiefs begin offseason workouts after long break

    Chiefs begin offseason workouts after long break

    Monday, April 21 2014 5:34 PM EDT2014-04-21 21:34:10 GMT
    More than three frustrating months after their season ended in Indianapolis, the Kansas City Chiefs gathered for the start of offseason workouts on Monday and there was plenty of news for coach Andy Reid to deliver.
    More than three frustrating months after their season ended in Indianapolis, the Kansas City Chiefs gathered for the start of offseason workouts on Monday and there was plenty of news for coach Andy Reid to deliver.
  • Knicks fire coach Mike Woodson after lost season

    Knicks fire coach Mike Woodson after lost season

    Monday, April 21 2014 5:34 PM EDT2014-04-21 21:34:07 GMT
    The New York Knicks have fired Mike Woodson after falling from division champions to out of the playoffs in one season.
    Mike Woodson had the Knicks on top of their division and in the second round of the playoffs, destinations that had become unreachable and practically unimaginable in New York.
  • NYCFC to play 2015 home games at Yankee Stadium

    NYCFC to play 2015 home games at Yankee Stadium

    Monday, April 21 2014 5:14 PM EDT2014-04-21 21:14:49 GMT
    New York City FC will play homes games at Yankee Stadium during its first season in 2015.
    New York City FC will play homes games at Yankee Stadium during its first season in 2015.
  • Timberwolves' Rick Adelman retiring after 23 years

    Timberwolves' Rick Adelman retiring after 23 years

    Monday, April 21 2014 5:14 PM EDT2014-04-21 21:14:47 GMT
    A person with knowledge of the decision tells The Associated Press that Timberwolves coach Rick Adelman has decided to retire after 23 seasons.
    As his 23rd season as an NBA coach entered the home stretch, Rick Adelman looked tired.
  • Manning says he and Gase didn't break NFL rules

    Manning says he and Gase didn't break NFL rules

    Monday, April 21 2014 5:03 PM EDT2014-04-21 21:03:29 GMT
    Peyton Manning wants to clear up a couple of things about his recent visit to Tuscaloosa, Ala., that raised eyebrows at NFL headquarters and the hackles of some Tennessee fans.
    Peyton Manning wants to clear up a couple of things about his recent visit to Tuscaloosa, Ala., that raised eyebrows at NFL headquarters and the hackles of some Tennessee fans.
  • Six-run 3rd inning lifts Orioles over Red Sox 7-6

    Six-run 3rd inning lifts Orioles over Red Sox 7-6

    Monday, April 21 2014 4:53 PM EDT2014-04-21 20:53:37 GMT
    A year after the Boston Marathon bombings, the Red Sox had plenty of chances to make a special day even more memorable.
    A year after the Boston Marathon bombings, the Red Sox had plenty of chances to make a special day even more memorable.
  • Six-run 3rd inning lifts Orioles over Red Sox 7-6

    Six-run 3rd inning lifts Orioles over Red Sox 7-6

    Monday, April 21 2014 2:54 PM EDT2014-04-21 18:54:23 GMT
    The Baltimore Orioles scored six runs off Clay Buchholz in the third inning then held on to spoil Boston's Patriots' Day morning game a year after the Boston Marathon bombings with a 7-6 win over the Red...
    The Baltimore Orioles scored six runs off Clay Buchholz in the third inning then held on to spoil Boston's Patriots' Day morning game a year after the Boston Marathon bombings with a 7-6 win over the Red Sox on...
  • Pinehurst No. 2 ready for double dip of US opens

    Pinehurst No. 2 ready for double dip of US opens

    Monday, April 21 2014 2:14 PM EDT2014-04-21 18:14:01 GMT
    Pinehurst No. 2 is ready for its double dip of U.S. opens.
    Pinehurst No. 2 is ready for its double dip of U.S. opens.
  • Kenya's Rita Jeptoo wins Boston Marathon again

    Kenya's Rita Jeptoo wins Boston Marathon again

    Monday, April 21 2014 1:14 PM EDT2014-04-21 17:14:40 GMT
    Rita Jeptoo of Kenya successfully defended the Boston Marathon title she said she could not enjoy a year ago after the fatal bombings.
    Rita Jeptoo of Kenya successfully defended the Boston Marathon title she said she could not enjoy a year ago after the fatal bombings.
  • Wade looks like himself in Game 1 win for Heat

    Wade looks like himself in Game 1 win for Heat

    Monday, April 21 2014 12:54 PM EDT2014-04-21 16:54:47 GMT
    Dwyane Wade is not planning on missing any more games this season, and that means life on the Miami Heat equipment room staff is going to get considerably more demanding.
    Dwyane Wade is not planning on missing any more games this season, and that means life on the Miami Heat equipment room staff is going to get considerably more demanding.
  • Heisman winner Winston earns first win of season

    Heisman winner Winston earns first win of season

    Monday, April 21 2014 12:35 PM EDT2014-04-21 16:35:07 GMT
    Florida State's Jameis Winston had a slower seven days after a busy previous week that included the spring football game. The Heisman winner played in just two of four games, but did throw a career-high 4.2...
    Florida State's Jameis Winston had a slower seven days after a busy previous week that included the spring football game. The Heisman winner played in just two of four games, but did throw a career-high 4.2 innings...
  • Uganda suspends track coach over sex abuse charges

    Uganda suspends track coach over sex abuse charges

    Monday, April 21 2014 11:44 AM EDT2014-04-21 15:44:50 GMT
    An official with Uganda's athletics body says a coach who faces charges of sexual harassment has been suspended and is under investigation by Ugandan police.
    Uganda's athletics body suspended a coach who is accused of sexually harassing female runners, an official said on Monday, after Ugandan police started investigating the man whose alleged misconduct has sparked calls...
  • Sherpas consider boycott after Everest avalanche

    Sherpas consider boycott after Everest avalanche

    Monday, April 21 2014 10:35 AM EDT2014-04-21 14:35:39 GMT
    Buddhist monks cremated the remains of Sherpa guides who were buried in the deadliest avalanche to hit Mount Everest, a disaster that has prompted calls for a climbing boycott by Nepal's ethnic Sherpa community.
    Buddhist monks cremated the remains of Sherpa guides who were buried in the deadliest avalanche to hit Mount Everest, a disaster that has prompted calls for a climbing boycott by Nepal's ethnic Sherpa community.
  • High court to hear dispute about TV over Internet

    High court to hear dispute about TV over Internet

    Monday, April 21 2014 8:33 AM EDT2014-04-21 12:33:29 GMT
    Thirty years ago, big media companies failed to convince the Supreme Court of the threat posed by home video recordings.
    Thirty years after failing to convince the Supreme Court of the threat posed by home video recordings, big media companies are back and now trying to rein in another technological innovation they say threatens their...
  • Your Top Plays for Today

    Your Top Plays for Today

    Monday, April 21 2014 3:44 AM EDT2014-04-21 07:44:09 GMT
    By The Associated Press Your Top Plays for Today: AP's Sports Guide
    By The Associated Press Your Top Plays for Today: AP's Sports Guide
  • Aldridge leads Blazers over Rockets 122-120 in OT

    Aldridge leads Blazers over Rockets 122-120 in OT

    Monday, April 21 2014 3:34 AM EDT2014-04-21 07:34:50 GMT
    LaMarcus Aldridge was playing on another level Sunday night and had the emotional intensity to match the best performance of his career.
    LaMarcus Aldridge was playing on another level Sunday night and had the emotional intensity to match the best performance of his career.
  • Sharks take 2-0 series lead with 7-2 win vs. Kings

    Sharks take 2-0 series lead with 7-2 win vs. Kings

    Monday, April 21 2014 3:34 AM EDT2014-04-21 07:34:48 GMT
    The only similarity in the rematch of a tightly played seven-game series between Los Angeles and San Jose is that the home team keeps winning.
    The only similarity in the rematch of a tightly played seven-game series between Los Angeles and San Jose is that the home team keeps winning.
  • Kuchar rallies from 4 back to win RBC Heritage

    Kuchar rallies from 4 back to win RBC Heritage

    Monday, April 21 2014 3:13 AM EDT2014-04-21 07:13:49 GMT
    Matt Kuchar knew his next victory was coming, he just wasn't sure when.
    Matt Kuchar knew his next victory was coming, he just wasn't sure when.
  • Aldridge leads Portland over Houston 122-120 in OT

    Aldridge leads Portland over Houston 122-120 in OT

    Monday, April 21 2014 2:43 AM EDT2014-04-21 06:43:14 GMT
    LaMarcus Aldridge scored a franchise playoff-record 46 points and Damian Lillard added 31, including the go-ahead free throws in overtime, to lift the Portland Trail Blazers to a 122-120 victory over the Houston...
    LaMarcus Aldridge had just fouled out late in overtime after scoring a career-high and franchise playoff-record 46 points when he went to Portland teammate Damian Lillard with a simple message.
  • Sharks take 2-0 series lead with 7-2 win vs. Kings

    Sharks take 2-0 series lead with 7-2 win vs. Kings

    Monday, April 21 2014 2:23 AM EDT2014-04-21 06:23:17 GMT
    The San Jose Sharks got a spark from an unusual place and turned a close game into another laugher against Jonathan Quick and the Los Angeles Kings.
    The San Jose Sharks got a spark from an unusual place and turned a close game into another laugher against Jonathan Quick and the Los Angeles Kings.
  • Nene dominates, Wizards rally past Bulls, 102-93

    Nene dominates, Wizards rally past Bulls, 102-93

    Sunday, April 20 2014 11:34 PM EDT2014-04-21 03:34:17 GMT
    Nene dominated with 24 points, Trevor Ariza scored 18, and the Washington Wizards rallied from 13 down to beat the Chicago Bulls 102-93 in their playoff opener on Sunday night.
    Nene started thinking about how it would all unfold in the middle of the night. No way could he have scripted it any better than this.
  • Prizefighter Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter dies at 76

    Prizefighter Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter dies at 76

    Sunday, April 20 2014 9:03 PM EDT2014-04-21 01:03:50 GMT
    Former midddleweight boxer Rubin Carter has died. (Source: Flickr) Former midddleweight boxer Rubin Carter has died. (Source: Flickr)
    Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, the boxer whose wrongful murder conviction became an international symbol of racial injustice, has died at 76.
    By GREG BEACHAM AP Sports Writer Rubin "Hurricane" Carter never surrendered hope of regaining his freedom, not even after he was convicted of a triple murder, then convicted again and abandoned by many...
  • Prizefighter Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter dies at 76

    Prizefighter Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter dies at 76

    Sunday, April 20 2014 8:43 PM EDT2014-04-21 00:43:32 GMT
    By GREG BEACHAM AP Sports Writer Rubin "Hurricane" Carter never surrendered hope of regaining his freedom, not even after he was convicted of a triple murder, then convicted again and abandoned by...
    By GREG BEACHAM AP Sports Writer Rubin "Hurricane" Carter never surrendered hope of regaining his freedom, not even after he was convicted of a triple murder, then convicted again and abandoned by many...
  • Brewers win in 14th after early brawl with Pirates

    Brewers win in 14th after early brawl with Pirates

    Sunday, April 20 2014 8:22 PM EDT2014-04-21 00:22:53 GMT
    Khris Davis delivered the biggest hit in a game interrupted by a punch-filled brawl, homering in the 14th inning to lift the Milwaukee Brewers over the Pittsburgh Pirates 3-2 Sunday.
    Ryan Braun homered in the ninth inning to tie it, then Khris Davis hit a home run in the 14th that put Milwaukee ahead for good.
  • Jimenez closes with 67 to win Greater Gwinnett

    Jimenez closes with 67 to win Greater Gwinnett

    Sunday, April 20 2014 8:13 PM EDT2014-04-21 00:13:52 GMT
    Miguel Angel Jimenez quickly shifted his focus back to the Ryder Cup after winning his first Champions Tour event.
    Miguel Angel Jimenez quickly shifted his focus back to the Ryder Cup after winning his first Champions Tour event.
  • James, Wade lead Heat past Bobcats 99-88 in Game 1

    James, Wade lead Heat past Bobcats 99-88 in Game 1

    Sunday, April 20 2014 7:13 PM EDT2014-04-20 23:13:09 GMT
    LeBron James scored 27 points, Dwyane Wade added 23 and the Miami Heat used a late charge to beat the Charlotte Bobcats 99-88 on Sunday in Game 1 of their Eastern Conference first-round series.
    Each of the last two Miami championship runs has been highlighted by moments where a sharpshooter enters a game and immediately provides a surprise spark.
  • Popovich to Sager: 'I promise I'll be nice'

    Popovich to Sager: 'I promise I'll be nice'

    Sunday, April 20 2014 6:32 PM EDT2014-04-20 22:32:55 GMT
    Spurs coach Gregg Popovich says he looks forward to sideline reporter Craig Sager's return and "I promise I'll be nice."
    Spurs coach Gregg Popovich says he looks forward to sideline reporter Craig Sager's return and "I promise I'll be nice."
  • Kuchar rallies, chips in for RBC Heritage win

    Kuchar rallies, chips in for RBC Heritage win

    Sunday, April 20 2014 6:02 PM EDT2014-04-20 22:02:49 GMT
    Matt Kuchar overcame a four-stroke deficit to finally finish on top, when his stunning chip-in on the 18th hole gave him a 64 and a victory at the RBC Heritage on Sunday.
    Matt Kuchar overcame a four-stroke deficit to finally finish on top, when his stunning chip-in on the 18th hole gave him a 64 and a victory at the RBC Heritage on Sunday.
  • Duncan scores 27 points, Spurs beat Mavs 90-85

    Duncan scores 27 points, Spurs beat Mavs 90-85

    Sunday, April 20 2014 5:43 PM EDT2014-04-20 21:43:21 GMT
    Tim Duncan scored 27 points, and the San Antonio Spurs held the Dallas Mavericks to one field goal in the final seven minutes to rally for a 90-85 victory Sunday in Game 1 of their first-round playoff series.
    The Spurs rode the wide shoulders of Tim Duncan to victory.
  • Flyers rally to beat Rangers 4-2, even series

    Flyers rally to beat Rangers 4-2, even series

    Sunday, April 20 2014 4:42 PM EDT2014-04-20 20:42:52 GMT
    Luke Schenn scored the go-ahead goal in the second period, and backup Ray Emery made 31 saves for the Philadelphia Flyers, who rallied to beat the New York Rangers 4-2 on Sunday to even the first-round playoff series.
    This win was three years in the making for backup goalie Ray Emery and the rest of the Philadelphia Flyers.
  • NBA: Refs missed foul call in Warriors-Clippers

    NBA: Refs missed foul call in Warriors-Clippers

    Sunday, April 20 2014 4:42 PM EDT2014-04-20 20:42:51 GMT
    The NBA says referees missed a foul call late in the Warriors' Game 1 win that would have given the Clippers a chance to tie the score.
    The NBA said referees missed a foul call late in the Warriors' Game 1 win that would have given the Clippers a chance to tie the score.
  • Gomez, Snider ejected after Brewer-Pirates brawl

    Gomez, Snider ejected after Brewer-Pirates brawl

    Sunday, April 20 2014 3:53 PM EDT2014-04-20 19:53:05 GMT
    Brewers CF Carlos Gomez and Pirates OF Travis Snider were ejected from a game Sunday afternoon following a third-inning brawl.
    Milwaukee Brewers center fielder Carlos Gomez and Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Travis Snider were ejected Sunday after a shouting match quickly escalated into a full-scale brawl.
  • Harper back in Nationals lineup

    Harper back in Nationals lineup

    Sunday, April 20 2014 3:02 PM EDT2014-04-20 19:02:50 GMT
    Bryce Harper will start Sunday in for the Nationals a day after he was replaced in the sixth inning for lack of hustle.
    Bryce Harper will start Sunday in for the Nationals a day after he was replaced in the sixth inning for lack of hustle.
  • Blackhawks D Seabrook suspended for hit on Backes

    Blackhawks D Seabrook suspended for hit on Backes

    Sunday, April 20 2014 3:02 PM EDT2014-04-20 19:02:50 GMT
    Blackhawks defenseman Brent Seabrook has been suspended for three games for his hit on Blues center David Backes during their first-round playoff series.
    Blackhawks defenseman Brent Seabrook has been suspended for three games for his hit on Blues center David Backes during their first-round playoff series.
  • Wawrinka beats Federer to win Monte Carlo Masters

    Wawrinka beats Federer to win Monte Carlo Masters

    Sunday, April 20 2014 2:52 PM EDT2014-04-20 18:52:44 GMT
    Stanislas Wawrinka won the Monte Carlo Masters for the first time after rallying to beat Roger Federer 4-6, 7-6 (5), 6-2 in an all-Swiss final on Sunday.
    Stanislas Wawrinka showed that his first Grand Slam title wasn't a fluke, upstaging his more illustrious countryman to add a maiden Masters trophy in Monte Carlo on Sunday.
  • Ferrari's Alonso: 'We're still in the fight'

    Ferrari's Alonso: 'We're still in the fight'

    Sunday, April 20 2014 9:53 AM EDT2014-04-20 13:53:09 GMT
    Ferrari driver Fernando Alonso said his struggling team is "still in the fight" after he finally got on the podium for the first time this season, finishing third at the Chinese Grand Prix.
    Ferrari driver Fernando Alonso said his struggling team is "still in the fight" after he finally got on the podium for the first time this season, finishing third at the Chinese Grand Prix.
  • Hamilton wins third straight F1 race at Chinese GP

    Hamilton wins third straight F1 race at Chinese GP

    Sunday, April 20 2014 9:02 AM EDT2014-04-20 13:02:56 GMT
    Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton captured his third straight Formula One race with ease on Sunday, leading from start to finish to win the Chinese Grand Prix.
    Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton captured his third straight Formula One race with ease on Sunday, leading from start to finish to win the Chinese Grand Prix.
  • Vettel asked to make way for teammate again

    Vettel asked to make way for teammate again

    Sunday, April 20 2014 8:52 AM EDT2014-04-20 12:52:52 GMT
    Four-time world champion Sebastian Vettel isn't used to being asked to step aside for a teammate. Now it's happened twice in two races.
    Four-time world champion Sebastian Vettel isn't used to being asked to step aside for a teammate. Now it's happened twice in two races.
  • Westwood wins Malaysian Open

    Westwood wins Malaysian Open

    Sunday, April 20 2014 7:52 AM EDT2014-04-20 11:52:44 GMT
    Lee Westwood ended a two-year winless drought with a seven-shot victory at the Malaysian Open on Sunday.
    Lee Westwood ended a two-year winless drought with a seven-shot victory at the Malaysian Open on Sunday.
  • MacKinnon helps Avs to 4-2 win over Wild

    MacKinnon helps Avs to 4-2 win over Wild

    Sunday, April 20 2014 2:22 AM EDT2014-04-20 06:22:14 GMT
    Gabriel Landeskog scored twice and Semyon Varlamov stopped 30 shots, lifting the Colorado Avalanche to a 4-2 victory over the Minnesota Wild on Saturday night and a 2-0 series lead.
    Teenager Nathan MacKinnon is growing up fast. Almost as fast as he skates.
  • Hopkins wins split decision over Shumenov

    Hopkins wins split decision over Shumenov

    Sunday, April 20 2014 2:12 AM EDT2014-04-20 06:12:12 GMT
    Already the oldest boxer in history to win a world championship, Bernard Hopkins became the oldest to win a unification bout Saturday night as he captured a split 12-round decision over Beibut Shumenov of Kazakhstan.
    Bernard Hopkins made some more boxing history, and did it in rather easy fashion.
  • Durant leads Thunder past Grizzlies 100-86

    Durant leads Thunder past Grizzlies 100-86

    Sunday, April 20 2014 2:02 AM EDT2014-04-20 06:02:21 GMT
    Kevin Durant scored 13 of his 33 points in the fourth quarter to help the Oklahoma City Thunder defeat the Memphis Grizzlies 100-86 on Saturday night in the opening game of their first-round series.
    Kevin Durant put a dazzling end to Memphis' gritty comeback.
  • Wie shoots 67, wins LPGA LOTTE Championship

    Wie shoots 67, wins LPGA LOTTE Championship

    Sunday, April 20 2014 1:12 AM EDT2014-04-20 05:12:23 GMT
    Michelle Wie rallied from four strokes back entering the day to shoot a 5-under 67 on Saturday and win the LPGA LOTTE Championship.
    Michelle Wie rallied from four strokes back entering the day to shoot a 5-under 67 on Saturday and win the LPGA LOTTE Championship.
  • 13th body pulled from snow in Everest avalanche

    13th body pulled from snow in Everest avalanche

    Sunday, April 20 2014 1:02 AM EDT2014-04-20 05:02:13 GMT
    Rescuers were digging through piles of snow and ice Saturday for four Sherpa guides buried on Mount Everest when an avalanche swept down the slopes and killed 12 other Nepalese guides in the deadliest disaster on...
    Nepal's authorities temporarily halted climbing on Mount Everest while search teams dug through snow and ice Sunday for three Sherpa guides missing in the deadliest avalanche on the world's highest peak that killed...
  • Blue Jackets edge Penguins 4-3 in double overtime

    Blue Jackets edge Penguins 4-3 in double overtime

    Sunday, April 20 2014 12:02 AM EDT2014-04-20 04:02:41 GMT
    Matt Calvert banged home a rebound 1:10 into the second overtime and the Columbus Blue Jackets earned the first playoff victory in franchise history with a 4-3 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday night.
    Matt Calvert's first career playoff goal gave the Columbus Blue Jackets a badly needed boost. His second ended 4,493 days of futility for a franchise that is quickly morphing from laughingstock to something...
  • FSU's Martin becomes third D-I coach to win 1,800

    FSU's Martin becomes third D-I coach to win 1,800

    Sunday, April 20 2014 12:02 AM EDT2014-04-20 04:02:39 GMT
    Florida State's Mike Martin became the third baseball coach in Division I history to reach 1,800 wins, earning the milestone with the Seminoles' 4-3 victory over Wake Forest in 13 innings Saturday night.
    Florida State's Mike Martin became the third baseball coach in Division I history to reach 1,800 wins, earning the milestone with the Seminoles' 4-3 victory over Wake Forest in 13 innings Saturday night.
  • Hawks take 1-0 lead by rolling past Pacers 101-93

    Hawks take 1-0 lead by rolling past Pacers 101-93

    Saturday, April 19 2014 11:32 PM EDT2014-04-20 03:32:28 GMT
    Jeff Teague scored a playoff career-high 28 points and Paul Millsap added 25 as eighth-seeded Atlanta rolled past top-seeded Indiana 101-93 on Saturday night, taking a 1-0 lead in the best-of-seven series.
    Atlanta's Jeff Teague demolished the Pacers' grand playoff plan.
  • Donald shoots 66, takes lead at RBC Heritage

    Donald shoots 66, takes lead at RBC Heritage

    Saturday, April 19 2014 8:52 PM EDT2014-04-20 00:52:08 GMT
    Jim Furyk finished off a second-round 66 Saturday to join K.J. Choi and Ben Martin tied for the lead halfway through the rain-delayed RBC Heritage.
    Luke Donald believes he's got the right game on the right course - and is ready to make up for so many near-misses at the RBC Heritage.
  • Warriors beat Clippers 109-105 in playoff opener

    Warriors beat Clippers 109-105 in playoff opener

    Saturday, April 19 2014 8:22 PM EDT2014-04-20 00:22:11 GMT
    Klay Thompson scored 22 points, David Lee added 20 and the Golden State Warriors got Blake Griffin and Chris Paul in foul trouble to beat the Los Angeles Clippers 109-105 on Saturday in their playoff opener.
    The Golden State Warriors stumbled out of the gate, missing their first eight shots while falling behind by 11 points and forcing coach Mark Jackson to call two timeouts to steady his young team.
  • Blues beat Blackhawks 4-3 in OT, take 2-0 lead

    Blues beat Blackhawks 4-3 in OT, take 2-0 lead

    Saturday, April 19 2014 8:12 PM EDT2014-04-20 00:12:09 GMT
    Defenseman Barret Jackman scored on a drive through traffic, giving the St. Louis Blues their second straight 4-3 overtime victory over the Chicago Blackhawks on Saturday for a 2-0 series lead against the defending...
    Vladimir Tarasenko and St. Louis were in trouble Saturday before a vicious hit by Chicago defenseman Brent Seabrook provided an opening for the Blues.
  • Hometown favorite wants to win Boston, for Boston

    Hometown favorite wants to win Boston, for Boston

    Saturday, April 19 2014 7:34 PM EDT2014-04-19 23:34:30 GMT
    Shalane Flanagan grew up in nearby Marblehead with a reverence for the Boston Marathon and dreamed, like many locals and foreign runners alike, that she would win the race someday.
    Shalane Flanagan grew up in nearby Marblehead with a reverence for the Boston Marathon and dreamed, like many locals and foreign runners alike, that she would win the race someday.
  • Harper pulled for not hustling, Nats fall to Cards

    Harper pulled for not hustling, Nats fall to Cards

    Saturday, April 19 2014 6:02 PM EDT2014-04-19 22:02:03 GMT
    Nationals star Bryce Harper has been pulled early from a game after Washington manager Matt Williams said the young outfielder didn't hustle.
    Bryce Harper hit the ball to the mound, jogged to first base and took a right turn to the dugout before getting halfway down the basepath.
  • Raptors GM Ujiri uses profanity about Nets

    Raptors GM Ujiri uses profanity about Nets

    Saturday, April 19 2014 5:52 PM EDT2014-04-19 21:52:32 GMT
    Raptors general manager Masai Ujiri let loose a profanity during a pregame address meant to pump up a group of Raptors fans outside Air Canada Centre before Saturday's opening game of the NBA playoffs.
    Raptors general manager Masai Ujiri let loose a profanity about the Brooklyn Nets during a pregame address meant to pump up a group of fans outside Air Canada Centre before Saturday's opening game of the NBA playoffs.
  • Williams scores 24 as Nets beat Raptors 94-87

    Williams scores 24 as Nets beat Raptors 94-87

    Saturday, April 19 2014 5:22 PM EDT2014-04-19 21:22:03 GMT
    Deron Williams and Joe Johnson each scored 24 points, Paul Pierce scored nine of his 15 points in the final quarter and the Brooklyn Nets beat the Toronto Raptors 94-87 Saturday in Game 1 of their first round...
    The Brooklyn Nets made a case for the important of playoff experience in their opening victory over the Toronto Raptors.
  • Federer beats injured Djokovic to reach final

    Federer beats injured Djokovic to reach final

    Saturday, April 19 2014 3:12 PM EDT2014-04-19 19:12:04 GMT
    Roger Federer ousted defending Monte Carlo Masters champion Novak Djokovic 7-5, 6-2 Saturday, and the Serb said he plans to take a break to let his injured wrist heal.
    Roger Federer ousted defending Monte Carlo Masters champion Novak Djokovic 7-5, 6-2 Saturday, and the second-ranked Serb said he plans to take a break to let his injured wrist heal.
  • Big names among prospective Buffalo Bills buyers

    Big names among prospective Buffalo Bills buyers

    Saturday, April 19 2014 2:32 PM EDT2014-04-19 18:32:33 GMT
    Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly is prepared to make a bid to buy the Buffalo Bills. Donald Trump's on board, too.
    Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly is prepared to make a bid to buy the Buffalo Bills. Donald Trump's on board, too.
  • Heat open quest for another title vs Bobcats

    Heat open quest for another title vs Bobcats

    Saturday, April 19 2014 12:32 PM EDT2014-04-19 16:32:05 GMT
    If the Miami Heat are going to watch their season and reign atop the NBA end at the hands of the Charlotte Bobcats, then fates of the franchises will have to change in a hurry.
    If the Miami Heat are going to watch their season and reign atop the NBA end at the hands of the Charlotte Bobcats, then fates of the franchises will have to change in a hurry.
  • 5 things to know about Mavericks-Spurs series

    5 things to know about Mavericks-Spurs series

    Saturday, April 19 2014 11:11 AM EDT2014-04-19 15:11:53 GMT
    By JON KRAWCZYNSKI AP Basketball Writer While San Antonio Spurs steamrolled toward their fourth 60-win season in 11 years, coach Gregg Popovich was asked if there is a secret formula for the...
    By JON KRAWCZYNSKI AP Basketball Writer While San Antonio Spurs steamrolled toward their fourth 60-win season in 11 years, coach Gregg Popovich was asked if there is a secret formula for the...
  • Detroit gains home-ice advantage, tops Boston 1-0

    Detroit gains home-ice advantage, tops Boston 1-0

    Saturday, April 19 2014 3:21 AM EDT2014-04-19 07:21:47 GMT
    At one end of the ice, Jimmy Howard made his best save of the game. At the other, Pavel Datsyuk scored the only goal.
    At one end of the ice, Jimmy Howard made his best save of the game. At the other, Pavel Datsyuk scored the only goal.
  • Ryan Getzlaf leads Ducks past Stars 3-2 in Game 2

    Ryan Getzlaf leads Ducks past Stars 3-2 in Game 2

    Saturday, April 19 2014 2:01 AM EDT2014-04-19 06:01:23 GMT
    Ryan Getzlaf had a goal and an assist while wearing a facemask over his lacerated jaw, Corey Perry scored his first playoff goal in three years, and the Anaheim Ducks beat the Dallas Stars 3-2 Friday night to take...
    Ryan Getzlaf wore the strain all over his exhausted face. In the past 51 hours or so, he had taken a slap shot to the jaw, attended the birth of his third child and propelled the Anaheim Ducks to two gritty playoff victories.
  • Loney has 4 RBIs, Rays beat Yankees 11-5

    Loney has 4 RBIs, Rays beat Yankees 11-5

    Saturday, April 19 2014 12:41 AM EDT2014-04-19 04:41:20 GMT
    James Loney drove in four runs and the Tampa Bay Rays overcame a four-run deficit to beat the New York Yankees 11-5 on Friday night.
    James Loney and the Tampa Bay Rays ended their four-game slide with a late-inning comeback.
  • Pujols hits 497th homer, Angels beat Tigers 11-6

    Pujols hits 497th homer, Angels beat Tigers 11-6

    Saturday, April 19 2014 12:11 AM EDT2014-04-19 04:11:50 GMT
    Albert Pujols hit his 497th home run and Howie Kendrick added two of his own to lead the Los Angeles Angels to an 11-6 win over the Detroit Tigers on Friday night.
    Albert Pujols is quietly closing in on 500 home runs.
  • Datsyuk's late goal lifts Detroit over Boston 1-0

    Datsyuk's late goal lifts Detroit over Boston 1-0

    Friday, April 18 2014 11:51 PM EDT2014-04-19 03:51:25 GMT
    Pavel Datsyuk scored at 16:59 of the third period, moments after Jimmy Howard's best save of the game, and the Detroit Red Wings beat the top-seeded Boston Bruins 1-0 in the opener of their Eastern Conference...
    The Boston Bruins worked all season to get home-ice advantage throughout the playoffs.
  • Mets trade 1B Ike Davis to Pirates

    Mets trade 1B Ike Davis to Pirates

    Friday, April 18 2014 11:41 PM EDT2014-04-19 03:41:22 GMT
    The New York Mets have traded slumping first baseman Ike Davis to the Pittsburgh Pirates for minor league pitcher Zack Thornton and a player to be named.
    The New York Mets traded slumping first baseman Ike Davis to the Pittsburgh Pirates on Friday night, parting ways with a power hitter who proved to be too inconsistent at the plate.
  • Harang pulled with no-hitter, Braves beat Mets 6-0

    Harang pulled with no-hitter, Braves beat Mets 6-0

    Friday, April 18 2014 11:41 PM EDT2014-04-19 03:41:20 GMT
    Aaron Harang threw no-hit ball for seven innings but was pulled after 121 pitches, and reliever Luis Avilan gave up David Wright's two-out single in the eighth as the Atlanta Braves beat the New York Mets 6-0...
    Aaron Harang knew the score, he'd done this before: No hits, too many tosses.
  • Avalanche sweeps down Everest, killing at least 12

    Avalanche sweeps down Everest, killing at least 12

    Friday, April 18 2014 11:32 PM EDT2014-04-19 03:32:34 GMT
    An avalanche swept the slopes of Mount Everest on Friday along a route used to ascend the world's highest peak, killing at least six Nepalese guides and leaving nine more missing, officials said.
    Rescuers were searching through piles of snow and ice on the slopes of Mount Everest on Saturday for four Sherpa guides who were buried by an avalanche that killed 12 other Nepalese guides in the deadliest disaster on the...
  • Canadiens top Lightning again for 2-0 series lead

    Canadiens top Lightning again for 2-0 series lead

    Friday, April 18 2014 11:32 PM EDT2014-04-19 03:32:26 GMT
    Rene Bourque had two goals and David Desharnais and Brendan Gallagher also scored Friday night, helping the Montreal Canadiens beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 4-1 in Game 2 of their Eastern Conference quarterfinal...
    The Montreal Canadiens are gaining confidence with every playoff victory.
  • 76ers owner Harris calls 19-win season 'success'

    76ers owner Harris calls 19-win season 'success'

    Friday, April 18 2014 7:41 PM EDT2014-04-18 23:41:15 GMT
    Billions of dollars couldn't console Philadelphia 76ers owner Joshua Harris this season. Ok, maybe just a little.
    Billions of dollars couldn't console Philadelphia 76ers owner Joshua Harris this season. Ok, maybe just a little.
  • TNT's Sager to miss NBA playoffs due to leukemia

    TNT's Sager to miss NBA playoffs due to leukemia

    Friday, April 18 2014 7:32 PM EDT2014-04-18 23:32:40 GMT
    TNT analyst Craig Sager will miss the NBA playoffs as he undergoes treatment for leukemia.
    TNT analyst Craig Sager will miss the NBA playoffs as he undergoes treatment for leukemia.
  • Choi leads rain-delayed RBC Heritage

    Choi leads rain-delayed RBC Heritage

    Friday, April 18 2014 5:51 PM EDT2014-04-18 21:51:16 GMT
    The second round of the RBC Heritage was cut short because of rain Friday, with K.J. Choi shooting a 4-under 67 for a one-stroke lead over Robert Allenby.
    K.J. Choi's early tee time and quick start moved him to the top of the rain-delayed RBC Heritage on Friday.
  • Tulsa hires Frank Haith as new hoops coach

    Tulsa hires Frank Haith as new hoops coach

    Friday, April 18 2014 4:21 PM EDT2014-04-18 20:21:18 GMT
    Tulsa hired Frank Haith of Missouri as its men's basketball coach Friday, landing a major-conference coach to lead the Golden Hurricane's transition from Conference USA to the American Athletic Conference...
    Tulsa hired Frank Haith of Missouri as its men's basketball coach Friday, landing a major-conference coach to lead the Golden Hurricane's transition from Conference USA to the American Athletic Conference this summer.
  • NBA playoffs looking more wide-open than expected

    NBA playoffs looking more wide-open than expected

    Friday, April 18 2014 3:32 PM EDT2014-04-18 19:32:16 GMT
    It's hardly a certainty that the No. 1 seeds in the conference playoffs will reach the NBA Finals. It's happened that way only 11 times in the last 35 years.
    Before the season started, a poll suggested that the Miami Heat were the overwhelming favorite to win the NBA title, collecting a whopping 76 percent of ballots cast.
  • Nadal loses in quarterfinals in Monte Carlo

    Nadal loses in quarterfinals in Monte Carlo

    Friday, April 18 2014 3:01 PM EDT2014-04-18 19:01:38 GMT
    Rafael Nadal's mastery of the Monte Carlo clay courts seems to be over.
    Rafael Nadal's mastery of the Monte Carlo clay courts seems to be over.
  • Obama presents Navy with football trophy, again

    Obama presents Navy with football trophy, again

    Friday, April 18 2014 2:42 PM EDT2014-04-18 18:42:10 GMT
    President Barack Obama says the Navy football team not only had to overcome tough opponents to win the Commander-in-Chief trophy this year but a government shutdown as well.
    President Barack Obama says the Navy football team not only had to overcome tough opponents to win the Commander-in-Chief trophy this year but a government shutdown as well.
  • Strong makes Texas debut with spring scrimmage

    Strong makes Texas debut with spring scrimmage

    Friday, April 18 2014 2:11 PM EDT2014-04-18 18:11:27 GMT
    For the first time since 1997, the Texas Longhorns will suit up for a game without Mack Brown on the sideline.
    For the first time since 1997, the Texas Longhorns will suit up for a game without Mack Brown on the sideline.
  • Larrazabal jumps into water to escape hornets

    Larrazabal jumps into water to escape hornets

    Friday, April 18 2014 1:51 PM EDT2014-04-18 17:51:50 GMT
    Pablo Larrazabal couldn't believe what was coming his way. He was playing in the second round of the Malaysian Open on Friday when a swarm of hornets "three times the size of bees" began an assault.
    Pablo Larrazabal couldn't believe what was coming his way. He was playing in the second round of the Malaysian Open on Friday when a swarm of hornets "three times the size of bees" began an assault.
  • Blues beat Blackhawks 4-3 in 3 OTs

    Blues beat Blackhawks 4-3 in 3 OTs

    Friday, April 18 2014 3:50 AM EDT2014-04-18 07:50:53 GMT
    In the first period, Ryan Miller looked like the goalie who limped home 0-5. For the final 80 minutes, 26 seconds, the St. Louis Blues saw the cool, confident backstop they acquired to make the deep playoff run...
    In the first period, Ryan Miller looked like the goalie who limped home 0-5. For the final 80 minutes, 26 seconds, the St. Louis Blues saw the cool, confident backstop they acquired to make the deep playoff run they've...
  • Clippers-Warriors series billed as must-see TV

    Clippers-Warriors series billed as must-see TV

    Friday, April 18 2014 3:21 AM EDT2014-04-18 07:21:14 GMT
    Forget the Showtime Lakers or the Sacramento Kings of past decades.
    Forget the Showtime Lakers or the Sacramento Kings of past decades.
  • Stastny leads Avs to 5-4 OT win over Wild

    Stastny leads Avs to 5-4 OT win over Wild

    Friday, April 18 2014 3:10 AM EDT2014-04-18 07:10:55 GMT
    Paul Stastny sweated out the trade deadline, wondering if his big, expiring contract and Colorado's desire to beef up its blue line might lead to his departure from Denver.
    Paul Stastny sweated out the trade deadline, wondering if his big, expiring contract and Colorado's desire to beef up its blue line might lead to his departure from Denver.
  • Stastny leads Avs to 5-4 OT win over Wild

    Stastny leads Avs to 5-4 OT win over Wild

    Friday, April 18 2014 2:30 AM EDT2014-04-18 06:30:57 GMT
    Paul Stastny scored 7:27 into overtime after tying the game with 13.4 seconds remaining in regulation, lifting the Colorado Avalanche to a 5-4 win over the Minnesota Wild in the opener of the Western Conference...
    Patrick Roy showed as much boldness behind the bench as he once did as a Hall of Fame goaltender.
  • Sharks beat Kings 6-3 in Game 1

    Sharks beat Kings 6-3 in Game 1

    Friday, April 18 2014 2:20 AM EDT2014-04-18 06:20:37 GMT
    Tomas Hertl and Raffi Torres both scored in their first game together as teammates and the San Jose Sharks jumped on top of Jonathan Quick and the rival Los Angeles Kings with a 6-3 victory in their playoff opener...
    The San Jose Sharks spent seven games struggling to get the puck past Jonathan Quick in a playoff loss a year ago.
  • Blues beat Blackhawks 4-3 in 3 OTs

    Blues beat Blackhawks 4-3 in 3 OTs

    Friday, April 18 2014 1:40 AM EDT2014-04-18 05:40:53 GMT
    Alexander Steen scored at 26 seconds of the third overtime to give the St. Louis Blues a 4-3 victory over the defending Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks on Thursday night.
    The St. Louis Blues went the distance, and then some, to get the jump on the defending Stanley Cup champions.
  • Stanford takes 1-shot lead over Wie at LPGA LOTTE

    Stanford takes 1-shot lead over Wie at LPGA LOTTE

    Friday, April 18 2014 12:01 AM EDT2014-04-18 04:01:20 GMT
    Angela Stanford shot an 8-under 64 on a wind-swept course to take a one-stroke lead after the second round of the LPGA LOTTE Championship on Thursday.
    Angela Stanford shot an 8-under 64 on a wind-swept course to take a one-stroke lead after the second round of the LPGA LOTTE Championship on Thursday.
  • Rangers score 3 in 3rd, top Flyers in opener 4-1

    Rangers score 3 in 3rd, top Flyers in opener 4-1

    Thursday, April 17 2014 11:10 PM EDT2014-04-18 03:10:26 GMT
    Brad Richards and Derek Stepan scored power-play goals 47 seconds apart in the third period, and the New York Rangers beat Philadelphia 4-1 in the playoff opener on Thursday night to stretch their home-winning...
    Carl Hagelin's contribution to the New York Rangers' playoff-opening win was etched all over his busted-up mouth.
  • Can Spurs get back at Heat? Can they survive West?

    Can Spurs get back at Heat? Can they survive West?

    Thursday, April 17 2014 10:40 PM EDT2014-04-18 02:40:44 GMT
    By BRIAN MAHONEY AP Basketball Writer To get another shot at LeBron James, the San Antonio Spurs may have to go through Dirk Nowitzki, then Dwight Howard and James Harden, and finally Kevin Durant...
    By BRIAN MAHONEY AP Basketball Writer To get another shot at LeBron James, the San Antonio Spurs may have to go through Dirk Nowitzki, then Dwight Howard and James Harden, and finally Kevin Durant and...
  • Ex-quarterback McNabb spends day in Arizona jail

    Ex-quarterback McNabb spends day in Arizona jail

    Thursday, April 17 2014 10:31 PM EDT2014-04-18 02:31:15 GMT
    Former NFL quarterback Donovan McNabb has been released from an Arizona jail after serving a one-day sentence for a DUI arrest late last year.
    Former NFL quarterback Donovan McNabb was released Thursday from an Arizona jail after serving a one-day sentence for a DUI arrest late last year.
  • Power briefly goes out ahead of Sharks-Kings game

    Power briefly goes out ahead of Sharks-Kings game

    Thursday, April 17 2014 10:20 PM EDT2014-04-18 02:20:23 GMT
    Power went out at the SAP Center less than an hour before the scheduled start of Thursday night's playoff opener between the San Jose Sharks and the Los Angeles Kings.
    Power went out briefly at the SAP Center less than an hour before the scheduled start of Thursday night's playoff opener between the San Jose Sharks and the Los Angeles Kings.
  • Sharper loses Arizona bid to be released on bail

    Sharper loses Arizona bid to be released on bail

    Lawyers for former NFL All-Pro safety Darren Sharper will return to a Phoenix courtroom Thursday to question the evidence being used to keep him in jail without bail on charges that he drugged and sexually...
    Former NFL All-Pro safety Darren Sharper lost his bid Thursday to be released on bail in a sexual assault case after an Arizona judge found there's enough evidence to move forward with charges against him in that state.
  • 10 Things to See in Sports: AP's top sports photos

    10 Things to See in Sports: AP's top sports photos

    Thursday, April 17 2014 7:40 PM EDT2014-04-17 23:40:33 GMT
    By The Associated Press Here's a look at some of the defining moments, exciting scenes, triumphs and defeats from the world of sports.
    By The Associated Press Here's a look at some of the defining moments, exciting scenes, triumphs and defeats from the world of sports.
  • Kuchar builds on Masters momentum

    Kuchar builds on Masters momentum

    Thursday, April 17 2014 7:20 PM EDT2014-04-17 23:20:29 GMT
    Matt Kuchar continued his stellar play from the Masters by putting together a strong start at the RBC Heritage, shooting a 5-under 66 on Thursday to share the first-round lead with Scott Langley and William McGirt.
    There were no major letdowns for Masters contenders Matt Kuchar and Jordan Spieth at the RBC Heritage on Thursday.
  • Minnesota State team to return under Hoffner

    Minnesota State team to return under Hoffner

    Thursday, April 17 2014 6:01 PM EDT2014-04-17 22:01:03 GMT
    Football players at Minnesota State, Mankato, say they are ready to practice under reinstated coach Todd Hoffner.
    Minnesota State football players ended their boycott of spring practice and said Thursday they will play for coach Todd Hoffner, who was reinstated after being exonerated of having child pornography on his cellphone.
  • Duke freshman Jabari Parker declares for NBA draft

    Duke freshman Jabari Parker declares for NBA draft

    Thursday, April 17 2014 5:23 PM EDT2014-04-17 21:23:44 GMT
    By AARON BEARD AP Basketball Writer Duke freshman Jabari Parker is entering the NBA draft.
    By AARON BEARD AP Basketball Writer Jabari Parker is hoping to become Duke's latest one-and-done star to become the No. 1 pick in the NBA draft.
  • Wildcats G James Young to enter NBA draft

    Wildcats G James Young to enter NBA draft

    Thursday, April 17 2014 4:50 PM EDT2014-04-17 20:50:47 GMT
    Kentucky guard James Young has announced that he will enter the NBA draft, becoming the first of the Wildcats' heralded freshmen to turn pro.
    Kentucky guard James Young will enter the NBA draft, becoming the first of the Wildcats' heralded freshmen to turn pro.
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  • Technology group to decide Cover Oregon's future

    Technology group to decide Cover Oregon's future

    Thursday, April 24 2014 2:34 AM EDT2014-04-24 06:34:27 GMT
    A technology committee is poised to make a final recommendation for the future of Cover Oregon's troubled health insurance exchange.
    After weeks of deliberation, a committee is poised to make a final recommendation Thursday on what to do with Oregon's botched health insurance exchange portal.
  • Cleared of murder, man starts fresh 24 years later

    Cleared of murder, man starts fresh 24 years later

    Thursday, April 24 2014 2:24 AM EDT2014-04-24 06:24:44 GMT
    The day Jonathan Fleming was cleared of the murder that put him behind bars for almost 25 years, he strode out of a New York City courthouse to congratulations from passers-by and what he sees as the start of a new...
    The day Jonathan Fleming was cleared of the murder that put him behind bars for almost 25 years, he strode out of a courthouse to congratulations from passers-by, a steak dinner with his family and the start of a new life.
  • Stowaway on jet said to be homesick for Africa

    Stowaway on jet said to be homesick for Africa

    Thursday, April 24 2014 2:05 AM EDT2014-04-24 06:05:02 GMT
    A security video shows the California boy who survived stowing away on a jetliner dangling his feet from the aircraft's wheel well after arriving in Hawaii, before jumping 8 to 10 feet to the ground and...
    A security video shows the California boy who survived stowing away on a jetliner dangling his feet from the aircraft's wheel well after arriving in Hawaii, before jumping 8 to 10 feet to the ground and collapsing, an...
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