LOS ANGELES (AP) - Cleanthony Early kept stealing glances down at the hat in his hands while he waited for his turn to climb the stepladder. The Wichita State forward seemed stunned at the words on the side of his brand-new ballcap: "Final Four Atlanta."
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Mikko Koivu scored in a shootout to give the Minnesota Wild a 4-3 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Saturday night.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A.J. Ellis provided the Los Angeles Dodgers with more power than they expected from him last season, his first as their No.1 catcher. Now that manager Don Mattingly has gotten a taste of it, he's like to see him continue to hit home runs.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Tim Duncan had a season-high 34 points, including a game-winning three-point play with 2.2 seconds left, and the San Antonio Spurs outlasted the Los Angeles Clippers 104-102 on Friday night.
CHICAGO (AP) - Sheldon Souray scored with 2:08 left in regulation to break a tie, Jonas Hiller made 25 saves and the Anaheim Ducks defeated the Chicago Blackhawks 2-1 on Friday to end a four-game losing streak.
Santa Clarita Valley wrestling fans, get ready for some body slams, suplexes and high-flying moves off the top rope.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Tiger Woods is back to No. 1 in the world with a game that looks as good as ever.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - UCLA fired Ben Howland on Sunday night after 10 seasons as Bruins coach that included three Final Four appearances, but culminated with another early-round exit from the NCAA tournament.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Florida Gulf Coast went from shocking the college basketball world to downright impressing it. And the Eagles were smiling the whole time.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Sherwood Brown scored 24 points and Bernard Thompson had 23 to lead Florida Gulf Coast to an incredible NCAA tournament debut, a 78-68 win over second-seeded Georgetown on Friday night in the second round of the South Regional.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Jerrell Wright made three foul shots in the final 30 seconds, and No. 13 seed La Salle survived after blowing an 18-point halftime lead to beat fourth-seeded Kansas State 63-61 on Friday in the second round of the NCAA tournament.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Give those Harvard kids an A-plus in another subject: Bracketbusting 101.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Forty-somethings Jaromir Jagr and Ray Whitney scored 4:22 apart in the third period, lifting Dallas to a 2-0 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Thursday night for the Stars' fourth straight win at Staples Center.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Chris Paul scored 19 points, Caron Butler added 14 and the Los Angeles Clippers beat the Philadelphia 76ers 101-72 on Wednesday, bouncing back on the second night of back-to-back games.
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LOS ANGELES (AP) - Martin Jones made 24 saves for his third shutout in five games, and the remarkable rookie led the Los Angeles Kings to a 3-0 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Tuesday night.
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.