LOS ANGELES (AP) - Nearly eight months after Kobe Bryant limped off the Lakers' home court with a torn Achilles tendon and a career in doubt, he struggled to keep his composure when he finally stepped back onto the same hardwood.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - Nearly everything had to go right for Tom Brady and the New England Patriots to pull off their latest comeback.
CLEVELAND (AP) - Cavaliers coach Mike Brown delivered a simple message for Kyrie Irving after the All-Star point guard had the first scoreless game of his career Friday night: forget about it.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - The Los Angeles Lakers navigated the first 19 games of the season without star Kobe Bryant well enough to welcome him back with a winning record.
CHICAGO (AP) - Jonas Hiller and the Anaheim Ducks finally grabbed another shootout win. Against a good team, too.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Reserves Darren Collison and Jamal Crawford scored 15 points each and the Los Angeles Clippers used a strong second half to beat the Memphis Grizzlies 101-81 on Thursday night.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Jordan Adams scored 22 points and Kyle Anderson added 21 to lead No. 18 UCLA to an 89-76 victory over UC Santa Barbara on Tuesday night.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Martin Jones made 26 saves and stopped all nine shootout attempts to win his NHL debut, and Dwight King scored the only shootout goal Tuesday night in the Los Angeles Kings' 3-2 victory over the Anaheim Ducks.
SEATTLE (AP) - A couple thousand Seahawks fans were crowded in front of the television stage when Russell Wilson walked out of the locker room still in full uniform.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - LaMarcus Aldridge had 27 points and nine rebounds, and the Portland Trail Blazers blew most of a 20-point lead in the fourth quarter before holding on to beat the Los Angeles Lakers 114-108 Sunday night for their 12th victory in 13 games.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Despite having the NBA's best record, the Indiana Pacers realize there's always room for improvement.
HOUSTON (AP) - Tom Brady was glad to escape Houston with a win.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Michael Cammalleri has done his best to keep his Calgary Flames teammates going in the right direction despite a youthful roster and a host of injuries.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Jamal Crawford had a season-high 31 points, 11 assists and seven rebounds off the bench to help the Los Angeles Clippers to a 104-98 overtime victory over the Sacramento Kings on Friday night.
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) - Josh Smith drove to the basket - and the Los Angeles Lakers finally defended it.
ST. LOUIS (AP) - Frederik Andersen made sure the Anaheim Ducks wouldn't go on any kind of a losing streak.
ST. LOUIS (AP) - Just like the last two postseasons, Jonathan Quick had the St. Louis Blues' number all night.
PHOENIX (AP) - Gerald Green was in a generous mood after his best game of the season.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Clayton Kershaw agreed Wednesday to a $215 million, seven-year contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press, a deal that makes the two-time Cy Young Award winner baseball's first player with a $30 million average salary.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Luol Deng hit five 3-pointers while scoring 27 points, Anderson Varejao added 18 points and 18 rebounds, and the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the spiraling Los Angeles Lakers 120-118 Tuesday night.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Even when the weary Anaheim Ducks were missing their best skater on the dangerous end of back-to-back games, Jonas Hiller managed to keep his incredible winning streak intact.
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Chalk up another victory for the steamrolling Anaheim Ducks and goalie Jonas Hiller.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - LeGarrette Blount ran the Patriots into their third straight AFC championship game.
SEATTLE (AP) - Marshawn Lynch overpowered the New Orleans Saints in the postseason - again.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Blake Griffin had 33 points and 12 rebounds, and the Clippers shot 71 percent in the first quarter on the way to their largest-ever victory over the downtrodden Los Angeles Lakers, 123-87 Friday night.
NEW YORK (AP) - Joe Johnson scored 32 points, Shaun Livingston helped Brooklyn dominate the second overtime after LeBron James fouled out, and the Nets beat the Miami Heat 104-95 on Friday night for their fifth straight victory.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Teemu Selanne scored the go-ahead goal late in the second period, and the Anaheim Ducks beat the Nashville Predators 4-3 Thursday night for their fifth straight win and 15th in 16 games.
HOUSTON (AP) - The Houston Rockets recently have developed a knack for playing great in the third quarter.
NEW YORK (AP) - A new generation of starting pitchers and a self-proclaimed Mr. Clean of the Steroids Era will be ushered into baseball's Hall of Fame this summer. For tainted players, however, the doors to Cooperstown remain bolted.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Nino Niederreiter scored the tying goal early in the third period and netted the only goal in a four-round shootout to lead the Minnesota Wild to a 2-1 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Tuesday night.