DALLAS (AP) - Rajon Rondo is learning to play with his new Dallas teammates, and Dirk Nowitzki is trying to play through a stomach ailment that won't go away.
MIAMI (AP) - Dwyane Wade scored 24 of his 31 points in the first half, Luol Deng finished with 25 points, eight rebounds and eight assists, and the Miami Heat beat the Cleveland Cavaliers in LeBron James' first game back at his former home 101-91 on Thursday.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Jamal Crawford scored 12 of his 24 points in the fourth quarter, Chris Paul added 22 points, and the Los Angeles Clippers handed the NBA-leading Golden State Warriors their second loss at Staples Center in three days with a 100-86 victory Thursday night.
CHICAGO (AP) - Pau Gasol had 23 points and 13 rebounds against his former team and the Chicago Bulls beat Los Angeles 113-93 on Thursday night with Lakers star Kobe Bryant resting his sore body.
Some of them won the game, some of them saved the game and others made for some very impressive eye candy.
NEW YORK (AP) - The AFC West champion Denver Broncos led the NFL with nine players selected for the Pro Bowl on Tuesday.
BOSTON (AP) - Meb Keflezighi strode alone down Boylston Street, past the patched-up sidewalks and re-opened restaurants that line the path to the Boston Marathon finish line. On his race bib he had the names of those killed there by a pair of homemade bombs, and on his shoulders he would soon drape an American flag.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Carlos Boozer scored 18 points in his new role off the bench, and the Los Angeles Lakers shocked the league-leading Golden State Warriors 115-105 on Tuesday night without Kobe Bryant.
Clippers 107-104 on Tuesday night for their fifth straight victory.
Jan. 1 - Dave Martin, 59, longtime Associated Press photographer collapsed on the field of the Georgia Dome after taking one of his signature photos: the coach getting doused by his players. Martin was working the sidelines at Texas A&M's 52-48 win over Duke in the Chick-Fil-A Bowl.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Mark Giordano scored 4:07 into overtime after Johnny Gaudreau had three goals in regulation - including two in a 1:13 span late in the third period - and the Calgary Flames rallied for a 4-3 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Monday night.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) - San Antonio point guard Tony Parker watched helplessly as the Spurs were drained emotionally and physically by four straight defeats, including a pair of crushing losses at home in triple overtime.
CHICAGO (AP) - Benching Jay Cutler nearly helped the Chicago Bears ruin the Lions' chances at their first division title in more than two decades.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Dallas ended a four-year playoff drought Sunday in a dominating 42-7 victory over the Indianapolis Colts, with Tony Romo throwing four touchdown passes and breaking Troy Aikman's franchise record for yards passing.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - On the third anniversary of his hiring as coach of the Los Angeles Kings, Darryl Sutter's squad delivered a solid two-way performance complete with superb special-teams play at both ends of the rink.
UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) - The defending Stanley Cup champion Los Angeles Kings have moved into a playoff spot in the Western Conference.
NEW YORK (AP) - Jonathan Quick and the Los Angeles Kings are still on the outside of the Western Conference playoff race.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - The Los Angeles Kings' chances of defending their Stanley Cup title might depend on their current five-game road trip.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Doc Rivers and his Los Angeles Clippers are safely in playoff position, though home-court advantage would be preferred.
DAVIE, Fla. (AP) - Free agent and Hart High graduate Matt Moore has signed a contract to remain the Miami Dolphins' backup quarterback behind Ryan Tannehill.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Ryan Kesler scored 45 seconds into overtime, and the Anaheim Ducks rallied from another third-period deficit for a 3-2 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Wednesday night in the final Freeway Faceoff meeting of the regular season.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - J.J. Redick scored 23 points, Chris Paul had 20 points and eight assists, and the Los Angeles Clippers beat the Charlotte Hornets 99-92 on Tuesday night.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Andy Andreoff scored his first NHL goal late in the second period and Jonathan Quick earned his sixth shutout of the season, leading the Los Angeles Kings to a vital 1-0 victory over the Arizona Coyotes on Monday night.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Klay Thompson scored 26 points, Stephen Curry had 19 points and nine assists and the Golden State Warriors secured a playoff spot before beating the depleted Los Angeles Lakers 108-105 on Monday night.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Dennis Schroder had 24 points and 10 assists, Al Horford scored 21 points and the Atlanta Hawks beat the Los Angeles Lakers 91-86 on Sunday night.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The superstar point guard trying to lead a team without its high-scoring forward had his way Wednesday night.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) - The New York Giants dipped into the free agency market Tuesday, coming up with two former Patriots: running back and Valencia High School graduate Shane Vereen and linebacker Jonathan Casillas.
DENVER (AP) - The more urgent their season becomes, the better the Los Angeles Kings seem to perform.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - J.J. Redick scored 26 points, DeAndre Jordan had 20 points and 17 rebounds, and the injury-depleted Los Angeles Clippers snapped a two-game skid with an 89-76 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Monday night.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Monta Ellis scored 18 of his 31 points in the third quarter, and the Dallas Mavericks closed with a 16-3 spurt in the final 6:36 to beat the Los Angeles Lakers 100-93 on Sunday night.