LOS ANGELES (AP) - Steve Blake scored 24 points, Pau Gasol added his seventh career triple-double, and the Los Angeles Lakers secured the seventh playoff seed in the Western Conference with a 99-95 overtime victory over the Houston Rockets on Wednesday night.
When the ball left his bat, Canyon Cowboys senior Micah Moyle had one thing on his mind: "Just run."
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Jason Marquis pitched three-hit ball over 7 2-3 innings for his first win of the season and Alexi Amarista tied a career high with four RBIs, leading the San Diego Padres to a 9-2 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Tuesday night.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Caron Butler scored 18 of his 22 points in the third quarter, and the Los Angeles Clippers routed the Portland Trail Blazers 93-77 on Tuesday night for their sixth straight victory.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Dwight Howard had 26 points and 17 rebounds, and the Los Angeles Lakersstaged a dramatic rally in the fourth quarter to win their first game since losing Kobe Bryant for the season, beating the San Antonio Spurs 91-86 Sunday night to stay in position for a playoff berth.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Now that Josh Hamilton has homered in consecutive games, Mike Trout has found his power stroke and C.J. Wilson has gotten his first win of the season, the LosAngeles Angels hit the road for frigid Minnesota with a warm, fuzzy feeling inside.
PHOENIX (AP) - Paul Goldschmidt rarely has been so happy making so little contact.
PHOENIX (AP) - Patrick Corbin gave up three hits in six innings and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat Clayton Kershaw and the Los Angeles Dodgers 3-0 on Friday night.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Kobe Bryant scored 34 points while playing much of the second half in obvious pain from his injured left leg, and the Los Angeles Lakers rallied in the final minutes without him to stay in the playoff picture with a 118-116 victory over the Golden State Warriors on Friday night.
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - The 14-year-old from China isn't going anywhere in a hurry. And this Masters is still a long way from taking shape.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Reggie Theus has taken over as Cal State Northridge basketball coach, thrilled to be back in the college ranks where he had his greatest success as a player and a coach.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Josh Donaldson hit a tiebreaking, two-run homer in the sixth inning, Yoenis Cespedes also went deep and A.J. Griffin pitched eight solid innings Thursday night, leading Oakland to an 8-1 victory over the Los Angeles Angels and extending the Athletics' winning streak to eight games.
SAN DIEGO (AP) - Padres slugger Carlos Quentin rushed the mound and wrestled Los Angeles Dodgers right-hander Zack Greinke to the ground after getting hit by a pitch Thursday night, leading to a bench-clearing brawl between the teams that left Greinke with a broken left collarbone.
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - Sergio Garcia might have written himself off too quickly at the Masters.
SAN DIEGO (AP) - Carl Crawford led off with an opposite-field homer and A.J. Ellis added a two-run shot to back Chad Billingsley's strong season debut and lead the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 4-3 victory against the San Diego Padres on Tuesday night.
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) - Under pressure in subzero weather, Colin Kaepernick kept his cool.
CINCINNATI (AP) - Dump it off to the running back, hand it off, let the field goal kicker take it from there.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Just a few minutes into his first game back from a serious groin strain, Jonathan Quick had to do the splits to make a save.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - After erasing nearly a half-century of road playoff frustration, a trip to Seattle shouldn't be intimidating for Drew Brees, Shayne Graham and the New Orleans Saints.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Chuck Pagano couldn't believe his eyes. Andrew Luck couldn't believe his ears. Colts fans couldn't believe the scoreboard, and the Kansas City Chiefs couldn't believe their incredibly bad luck.
ST. LOUIS (AP) - T.J. Oshie got chills from the crowd reaction at the Scottrade Center on Thursday night.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Blake Griffin scored 13 of his 31 points in the final 7:05 and Jared Dudley got 11 of his 20 points in the third quarter, leading the Los Angeles Clippers to a 112-85 victory over the Charlotte Bobcats on Wednesday night.
The Santa Clarita Valley's football culture extends beyond the tradition of the Foothill League, and there are a handful of professional athletes to show for it.
ANAHEIM (AP) - Ryan Getzlaf scored his 20th goal and added two assists, Francois Beauchemin got his first goal of the season, and the Anaheim Ducks beat the San Jose Sharks 6-3 Tuesday night for their 11th victory in 12 games.
DALLAS (AP) - Erik Cole scored twice and Tyler Seguin netted his 20th goal of the season as the Dallas Stars edged the struggling Los Angeles Kings 3-2 on Tuesday night.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Goran Dragic had 26 points and eight assists before sitting out the fourth quarter, Gerald Green added 21 points off the bench, and the Phoenix Suns ended the year with a 107-88 rout of the Los Angeles Clippers on Monday night.
CHICAGO (AP) - The Chicago Blackhawks lost No. 1 goalie Corey Crawford to a lower-body injury three weeks ago, forcing the Stanley Cup champions to hand the net over to an untested rookie from Finland.
It didn't take long.
CHICAGO (AP) - Aaron Rodgers fired a 48-yard touchdown pass to Randall Cobb in the final minute, and the Green Bay Packers beat the Chicago Bears 33-28 to capture the NFC North championship.
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - Bracken Kearns scored his first NHL goal, Logan Couture netted his 100th, and the San Jose Sharks broke Anaheim's 10-game winning streak by beating the Ducks 3-1 on Sunday night.