ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Zach Parise is becoming Mr. Game 6.
One year after scoring a career-high four points in Game 6 of the first round to force a Game 7 in Colorado, the Wild's engine scored two goals Sunday afternoon to ...Read more
SAN ANTONIO -- They were widely dismissed as the same old Los Angeles Clippers, too mentally fragile to fight back from consecutive losses in the playoffs against a supposedly deeper, savvier team.
Their shortcomings were...Read more
SAN ANTONIO -- All of the catchphrases Gregg Popovich delivered were telling in how the San Antonio coach chose to admonish his players.
He said things such as "lacked a lot of discipline," "didn't execute," "not very ...Read more
SAN ANTONIO -- He will no longer be known solely as the underachieving son of Doc Rivers and the subject of a viral video starring Blake Griffin.
Austin Rivers became a playoff hero Sunday afternoon in the biggest game of...Read more
To DH or not to DH?
The designated-hitter rule always has been a debated topic. It gained traction after St. Louis' Adam Wainwright reportedly was lost for the year Saturday after suffering an Achilles injury while ...Read more
ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Josh Hamilton is expected to be introduced Monday as a member of the Texas Rangers, assuming the pending trade with the Los Angeles Angels is finally approved late Sunday.
The Rangers and Angels had ...Read more
NEW YORK -- Bryant Jennings played on his cellphone late Saturday as he sat behind a microphone at the postfight news conference. The North Philadelphia boxer apologized when it was his time to speak. Jennings had to ...Read more
CINCINNATI -- Jake Arrieta was baffled Sunday after watching several replays of Adam Wainwright potentially tearing his left Achilles tendon while running out of the batter's box.
"An arm injury or something like that ...Read more
BOSTON -- LeBron James and Kyrie Irving both said the play that injured Kevin Love was not a basketball play. Irving called Sunday's 101-93 Game 4 victory the most physical game he's played in.
For now, the Cavaliers' Big...Read more
OAKLAND, Calif. -- The A's struggling bullpen burned them again Sunday as the first-place Houston Astros scored twice in the ninth off Tyler Clippard to complete a three-game sweep with a 7-6 win at the Coliseum.
With the...Read more
NEW YORK -- They're still mad.
A day after a dismal shooting performance in a playoff loss to the Nets on Saturday, anger could be heard in the Hawks' voices and sensed in their expressions. They missed far too many open ...Read more
ANAHEIM, Calif. -- A three-game sweep was just a strike away -- two times, no less -- but suddenly the team that couldn't string together hits or deliver when needed actually starting doing those things.
And, boy, did the...Read more
CHICAGO -- The White Sox made the most of their Sunday afternoon with John Danks on the mound for the scheduled game against the Royals at U.S. Cellular Field.
The Sox rallied for five runs in the sixth inning to take a 5...Read more
LOS ANGELES -- Third-period comeback clones.
Anaheim Ducks ... meet the Calgary Flames.
That's exactly what will be happening in the second round of the playoffs as the teams will open a Western Conference semifinal ...Read more
After the Eagles traded LeSean McCoy last month, owner Jeffrey Lurie said the team preferred a one-cut runner for its offensive scheme.
Every time an Eagles coach offered an evaluation of Riley Cooper last season, they ...Read more
Is the Big Piece a Big Tease?
Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard has been written off more than a billionaire's tax exemptions. And while nobody is claiming he will ever recapture his MVP form, Howard is known to go on a ...Read more
Back in the dynasty days, Bulls assistant coach Johnny Bach used to occasionally splice scenes from war movies like "Full Metal Jacket" into film review as a motivational tactic.
So as the Bulls reviewed plays, including ...Read more
The Dolphins have not used a first-round pick on a running back in a decade.
Who can blame them?
They might be shell-shocked from a long history of awful luck.
Seven times in 49 years, the Dolphins have taken a running ...Read more
The Marlins began the week with a team in free fall, a managerial change under consideration and a season that looked dangerously close to derailing in April.
They ended it Sunday with a bunch of hits and hugs, a festival...Read more
DETROIT -- Kyle Lobstein turned a strong seven innings, Miguel Cabrera hit his first home run since April 12 and the Detroit Tigers won their second straight game, beating the Cleveland Indians, 8-6, Sunday to take the ...Read more