LOS ANGELES (AP) - Nelson Agholor caught seven passes for 161 yards, Javorius Allen rushed for two touchdowns and Southern California got off to an impressive start under interim coach Ed Orgeron with a 38-31 victory over Arizona on Thursday night.
OAKLAND (AP) - Justin Verlander ripped off his jersey and rubbed Torii Hunter's bald head. The Tigers pulled on goggles and popped bubbly, then waited for their straggling slugger. At last, Miguel Cabrera walked through the door to chants of "Miggy! Miggy! Miggy!"
LOS ANGELES (AP) - After two days of waiting, the Los Angeles Dodgers found out they will play St. Louis in the National League championship series.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Jeff Carter scored his second power-play goal on a deflection of Mike Richards' shot 28 seconds into overtime, and the Los Angeles Kings blew a three-goal lead before beating the Ottawa Senators 4-3 on Wednesday night.
The Major League Baseball playoffs are in high gear and the minor league season is long over.
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) - San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith was charged Wednesday with three felony counts of illegal possession of an assault weapon, stemming from a party at his home in June 2012.
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) - The Atlanta Falcons' fears were confirmed on Wednesday when a second medical opinion found star wide receiver Julio Jones' foot injury will cause him to miss the remainder of the season.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - From worst to first, and now back in the AL championship series.
DETROIT (AP) - The Detroit Tigers are heading back to California with the help of Max Scherzer and some fans in right field.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Brad Richards scored two goals, Ryan McDonagh got credit for a short-handed goal on a comical mistake by Jonathan Quick, and the New York Rangers beat the Los Angeles Kings 3-1 on Monday night for their first victory of the season.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Juan Uribe hit a go-ahead, two-run homer in the eighth inning after Clayton Kershaw started on short rest for the Dodgers in a 4-3 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Monday night, sending Los Angeles into the National League championship series for the first time since 2009.
ATLANTA (AP) - After plenty of mistakes in his first four games, Geno Smith suddenly looked like a wily ol' veteran for the New York Jets.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Carl Crawford hit a three-run homer, Juan Uribe added a two-run shot and the Los Angeles Dodgers routed the Atlanta Braves 13-6 on Sunday night for a 2-1 lead in their best-of-five NL division series.
PITTSBURGH (AP) - Pedro Alvarez hit a tiebreaking single in the eighth inning and the PittsburghPirates beat the St. Louis Cardinals 5-3 on Sunday to take a 2-1 lead in best-of-five NL division series.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Los Angeles Dodgers are about to find out if their $36 million investment in Hyun-Jin Ryu pays off in the postseason.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Hitting a tough shot over one of the NBA's best defenders is a boost to any ego. For Kobe Bryant, it's a sign he's getting back to his own personal standard.
DETROIT (AP) - The Anaheim Ducks used a fast start to stay on a roll.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Blake Griffin scored 27 points, hitting 11 of 15 free throws, and the Los Angeles Clippers defeated the San Antonio Spurs 115-92 Monday night, 48 hours after completing a seven-game road trip.
ATLANTA (AP) - DeMarre Carroll shadowed Kobe Bryant from one end of the court to the other, leading Atlanta's defensive effort that eventually wore down the Lakers and their star.
ANAHEIM (AP) - Teemu Selanne followed Paul Kariya's instructions and got dirty to end his 19-game goal drought.
CHICAGO (AP) - The Chicago Blackhawks were coming off an ugly loss, and they had the surging Los Angeles Kings coming to town for a rematch of last season's Western Conference finals.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - This was more like the Kobe Bryant the Los Angeles Lakers are accustomed to seeing.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Chris Paul had 38 points and 12 assists, and the Los Angeles Clippers shared the ball impeccably Saturday night as they wrapped up a tougher-than-it-should've-been East Coast road trip with a 113-97 win over the Washington Wizards.
OTTAWA (AP) - The Los Angeles Kings' fast start was too much for the Ottawa Senators.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Three games into his comeback from injury, Kobe Bryant remains a work in progress for the Los Angeles Lakers.
NEW YORK (AP) - Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett share a championship with Doc Rivers and a bond that didn't break when they ended up on opposite coasts.
TORONTO (AP) - Four games, four wins, two shutouts and three goals allowed. Martin Jones is off to quite a start in the NHL.
BOSTON (AP) - Doc Rivers picked up another win in Boston.