Mavs roll past Spurs 113-92, even series at 1-1
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 22:53:25 -0400
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — 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.
Seahawks to open NFL season vs. Packers
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 21:30:49 -0400
NEW YORK (AP) — 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.
Pineda tossed for pine tar; Red Sox beat Yanks 5-1
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 22:54:52 -0400
BOSTON (AP) — Yankees pitcher 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 New York 5-1 on Wednesday night.
Heat go up 2-0, hold off Bobcats 101-97
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 22:57:54 -0400
MIAMI (AP) — 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.
Dubinsky, Foligno lift CBJ to 1st home playoff win
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 22:18:58 -0400
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — 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 over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Wednesday night.
Jackson seeking Knicks coach, says it won't be him
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:24:42 -0400
GREENBURGH, N.Y. (AP) — The coaching search is on in New York, and the best possible candidate has already been eliminated.
Party a century in the making for Wrigley Field
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 18:20:52 -0400
CHICAGO (AP) — 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.
Cubs lose to Diamondbacks 7-5 on Wrigley's 100th
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 19:38:43 -0400
CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs celebrated the 100th anniversary of the first game at Wrigley Field in the most appropriate way: with a gut-wrenching loss.
Phelps having fun in his return to swimming
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 22:44:24 -0400
MESA, Ariz. (AP) — 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.
10 Things to See in Sports: AP's top sports photos
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 21:44:23 -0400
Here's a look at some of the defining moments, exciting scenes, triumphs and defeats from the world of sports.
Seahawks and Packers to kick off new season
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 21:22:28 -0400
(Reuters) - The Seattle Seahawks open the defense of their Super Bowl crown and kick off the 2014-15 season at home against the Green Bay Packers, the National Football League (NFL) announced on Wednesday. The September 4 league opener will mark the Packers' first visit back to CenturyLink Field since the infamous 'Fail Mary' game in 2012 when replacement officials bungled a touchdown call in the endzone that led to an unlikely Seattle win. "Kickoff Weekend" will also feature a Monday Night doubleheader with the Detroit Lions hosting the New York Giants and the San Diego Chargers traveling to Arizona to face the Cardinals.
Pujols insists he's not thinking beyond next at-bat
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 19:38:17 -0400
By Steve Ginsburg WASHINGTON (Reuters) - One day after joining baseball's exclusive 500 home run club, Albert Pujols insists he is not concerned with reaching another longball milestone. Let the fans and the media talk about 600 or 700 home runs, Pujols said, adding that he's not even thinking about homer number 501. It's still going to be the same goal that I've had from day one - and that's about winning," the Los Angeles Angels slugger told reporters Wednesday. Pujols clubbed two homers against the Washington Nationals on Tuesday, the second enabling the 34-year-old first baseman to become the 26th major leaguer to hit 500 home runs.
Knicks looking for hometown discount from Anthony
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 18:31:03 -0400
Potential free agent Carmelo Anthony will be asked to give the New York Knicks a discount on his next contract in order to help build a title contender, team president Phil Jackson said on Wednesday. Anthony, who finished the 2013-14 NBA season second on the scoring list with an average of 27.4 points a game and was one of the few bright spots in New York's 37-45 campaign, could declare himself a free agent on July 1. "I'd like to appeal to his better nature about winning," Jackson told reporters at the Knicks practice center. "That's the beginning of team play." Jackson, the Hall of Fame coach who won a record 11 NBA titles in charge of the Chicago Bulls and Los Angeles Lakers, came out of retirement last month to run the Knicks, the team he broke in with as a player.
Oldest ex-Major League Baseball player dies in Cuba at 102
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 18:13:51 -0400
By Daniel Trotta HAVANA (Reuters) - Conrado Marrero, at 102 the oldest former Major League Baseball player and a patriarch of Cuban baseball known for his quick wit and goofy pitching delivery, died on Wednesday at his home in Havana. Marrero, who played for the Washington Senators, was two days short of his 103rd birthday. He had been in declining health for weeks and was unresponsive for some time on Wednesday before dying, his grandson Rogelio Marrero said. After an outstanding career in Cuba in the 1930s and 1940s, Marrero debuted in the Major Leagues with Washington in 1950, four days before his 39th birthday.