PHOENIX (AP) - David Wright hit a two-out grand slam in the fifth inning and the United States beat Italy 6-2 Saturday night in the World Baseball Classic.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Kobe Bryant hit the tying 3-pointer with 5 seconds left in regulation, then dunked for the go-ahead basket with 10 seconds left in overtime, helping the Los Angeles Lakersbeat the Toronto Raptors 118-116 on Friday night for their second straight come-from-behind win.
PHOENIX (AP) - Adrian Gonzalez homered and drove in three runs, seven pitchers handcuffed United States hitters all night and Mexico rebounded from a disappointing opening loss with a decisive 5-2 win over the Americans in Pool D of the World Baseball Classic on Friday.
NEW YORK (AP) - Deron Williams already had five 3-pointers in less than five minutes when he pulled up in transition well behind the line, just to see how hot he really was.
DENVER (AP) - The best start in NHL history is over. The Chicago Blackhawks finally left the ice without a point - but with their heads held high.
Santa Clarita Valley veteran basketball coach Greg Hayes is going back to North Korea where he will once again guide an American basketball team for games and clinics.
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) - Depending on one's point of view, Albert Pujols started his exhibition season 10 days late or 10 days early.
PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) - Los Angeles Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw made no excuses for his third straight subpar outing.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Jeff Carter completed his fifth career hat trick with two goals in a 19-second span of the third period, and the Los Angeles Kings beat the Nashville Predators 5-1 on Monday night despite taking only 16 shots on net.
Last season's All-Santa Clarita Valley girls hoops player of the year, Megan Dawe, is adding to her hardware in college.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Kobe Bryant scored 33 points and Antawn Jamison added 17 in the Los Angeles Lakers' 21st consecutive victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves, 116-94 on Thursday night.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Eric Wise scored 22 points to lead five Southern California players in double figures, propelling the Trojans to an 89-78 victory over No. 11 Arizona on Wednesday night.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Anze Kopitar scored the tiebreaking goal on a slick pass from Dwight King with 4:48 to play, and the Los Angeles Kings rallied from a third-period deficit for their fifth straight victory, 2-1 over the Detroit Red Wings on Wednesday night.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Kyle Palmieri ended a 10-game goal drought with his first NHL hat trick, Viktor Fasth made 20 saves, and the Anaheim Ducks beat the Nashville Predators 5-1 Wednesday night for their seventh straight home victory.
Alex Smith is headed to Kansas City, the first major acquisition by the Chiefs since Andy Reid took over as coach.
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) - Anze Kopitar scored 48 seconds into overtime, finishing off the Los Angeles Kings' come-from-behind 3-2 win over the Vancouver Canucks on Monday night.
LANDOVER, Md. (AP) - Colin Kaepernick looked left, scrambled right, then found Anquan Boldin open in the end zone for a 6-yard touchdown.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Reserve forward Xavier Henry scored 12 of his 21 points in the fourth quarter, Pau Gasol had 20 points and 10 rebounds, and the Los Angeles Lakers beat the Sacramento Kings 100-86 Sunday night.
OS ANGELES (AP) - Jaromir Jagr tied Gordie Howe's NHL record of 121 game-winning goals, scoring 2:30 into overtime, and Cory Schneider made 34 saves Thursday night to lead the New Jersey Devils over the Los Angeles Kings 2-1.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Kevin Durant and the Oklahoma City Thunder put on one of their best shooting displays of the season Thursday night - and their fans seem to be following the team's cue.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Blake Griffin had 20 points and 10 rebounds while dominating his matchup with Kevin Love and Chris Paul scored 16 points in the fourth quarter to lead the Los Angeles Clippers to a 102-98 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday night.
EL SEGUNDO (AP) - Kobe Bryant is back in practice with the Los Angeles Lakers, and even the five-time NBA champion gets a charge out of getting back to work.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Ben Scrivens played in eight games for the Los Angeles Kings this season and became an unlikely NHL sensation over the past week - all without ever stepping onto the Staples Center ice.
PITTSBURGH (AP) - When Pittsburgh Penguins coach Dan Bylsma shuffled the lines in search of a spark for his slumping offense, putting Evgeni Malkin and rookie Brian Gibbons on the ice together wasn't what he had in mind.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Zach Randolph had 26 points and 15 rebounds against his former team, and the Memphis Grizzlies overcame the first-quarter ejection of shooting guard Tony Allen to beat the Los Angeles Clippers 106-102 on Monday night in a rematch of their first-round playoff series.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - As the Carolina Panthers celebrated their sixth straight win, Tom Brady and the New England Patriots were left wondering why a penalty that could have saved them on the final play was wiped out.
After an up-and-down season with the Miami Marlins, hart High graduate Chris Valaika signed a minor league deal with the Chicago Cubs on Sunday that gives him an opportunity to try out for the big league club in Spring Training.
NEW YORK (AP) - Ben Scrivens hasn't given up a goal in more than 2 ½ games, and the person least impressed with his performance is the backup goalie himself.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Jordan Hill barely played for coach Mike D'Antoni when they were together with the New York Knicks four years ago, and he started this season on D'Antoni's bench again with the Los Angeles Lakers.