SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The sight of Marco Scutaro on the ground in pain after getting flattened by Matt Holliday's hard takeout was just the spark the San Francisco Giants needed.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Ahead by a lot or behind by a bunch, these St. Louis Cardinals are winning every which way.
NEW YORK (AP) - The Detroit Tigers got a big boost from Anibal Sanchez's arm. They got a helping hand from an umpire, too.
NEW YORK (AP) - The New York Yankees lost the AL championship series opener and their captain when Derek Jeter broke his left ankle moments after Detroit's Delmon Young doubled home the go-ahead run in the 12th inning, giving the Tigers a 6-4 win Saturday night.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Doesn't matter how bad things look for the St. Louis Cardinals. Trailing by a bunch, down to their last strike, they simply stay calm and do what it takes to win.
NEW YORK (AP) - Yankees-Orioles. Playoffs. Disputed home run to right field. Yankees win.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - The familiar showdown had a new twist - Peyton Manning in a Denver Broncos uniform. It ended as it usually does with Tom Brady winning the matchup of marquee quarterbacks.
DETROIT (AP) - A dropped fly, two wild pitches and a little smooch for the baseball by a relieved reliever.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Brandon Phillips still sees the highlights of his weak grounder for the final out in Roy Halladay's no-hitter of the Cincinnati Reds in an embarrassing playoff opener two years ago.
BERKELEY (AP) - California quarterback Zach Maynard made a bad read on his first pass attempt when he tried to squeeze a pass into double coverage and it ended in an interception.
DETROIT (AP) - Justin Verlander threw a fastball that caught a bit too much of the plate, allowing Oakland's Coco Crisp to lead off the game with a stunning home run.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Buck Showalter and the Baltimore Orioles will get another chance to overtake the New York Yankees.
ATLANTA (AP) - David Freese and the St. Louis Cardinals rediscovered their postseason touch. Chipper Jones and the Braves kept throwing the ball away. And the Atlanta fans turned Turner Field into a trash heap.
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LOS ANGELES (AP) - With nothing at stake in the last game of the season, many teams' aces would take the day off. Not Clayton Kershaw.
DALLAS (AP) - Monta Ellis struggled with his shot for most of the game. His big 2-minute outburst in the fourth quarter Tuesday night is all that really mattered for the Dallas Mavericks.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Nearly three months after their home opener, the Anaheim Ducks still haven't lost a game in regulation at Honda Center.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Ty Lawson had 20 points and 12 assists, Timofey Mozgov added 20 points and seven rebounds, and the Denver Nuggets beat the slumping Los Angeles Lakers 137-115 Sunday night for their second straight win after an eight-game skid.
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.
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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.