MIAMI (AP) - The only thing that keeps LeBron James up worrying at night is basketball, which simultaneously makes perfect sense and no sense.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Los Angeles Lakers missed having Kobe Bryant out on the court on Christmas Day. Same for LeBron James.
NEW YORK (AP) - If the NBA had a Christmas wish, it might be for a different holiday schedule.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - On a night they cheered "The Catch" and all the San Francisco greats of old, the current 49ers looked ready to move that success right into the future at a flashy new stadium.
PHOENIX (AP) - Gerald Green hit six 3-pointers and scored 22 points, Miles Plumlee grabbed a career-high 20 rebounds, and the Phoenix Suns dominated the paint in a 117-90 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on Monday night.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Anaheim Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau admitted he "was as nervous as all get out" to be facing his former team Monday night.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Jared Dudley made a go-ahead 3-pointer with 38 seconds remaining in overtime and Chris Paul made five free throws in the final 19 seconds, leading the Los Angeles Clippers to a gritty 120-116 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Sunday night.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Matt Barnes is back playing with the Los Angeles Clippers, and it looked as though he'd never been away.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Martin Jones has done something even Hall of Fame goalie Patrick Roy never did - win his first eight NHL games.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - Kyle Palmieri thrilled his personal rooting section with an overtime winner that sent the Anaheim Ducks to their seventh straight win.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Xavier Henry, the fourth player to start at point guard this season for the injury-ravaged Lakers, scored 21 points and Los Angeles began another long stretch without Kobe Bryant by beating the Minnesota Timberwolves 104-91 on Friday night.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Martin Jones made 31 saves in his seventh consecutive win to begin his NHL career, and fellow rookie Tyler Toffoli had a goal and an assist in the Los Angeles Kings' 4-1 victory over the San Jose Sharks on Thursday night.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Kevin Durant scored 32 points and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Chicago Bulls 107-95 on Thursday night for their eighth straight win.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Kobe Bryant is expected to miss about six weeks with an injured left knee, dealing the second major injury setback of the year to the Los Angeles Lakers' superstar guard.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan each had a double-double, and the Los Angeles Clippers beat the New Orleans Pelicans 108-95 Wednesday night to give coach Doc Rivers a victory over his son's team.
SAN DIEGO (AP) - Josh Beckett pitched seven strong innings, and Hanley Ramirez drove in two runs to lift the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 4-2 victory over the San Diego Padres 4-2 on Saturday night.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Howie Kendrick hit an RBI double in the 10th inning and C.J. Cron homered, leading the Los Angeles Angels to a 3-2 victory over the Texas Rangers on Saturday night.
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - Miroslav Klose scored a World Cup goal for the record books. Lionel Messi grabbed a late winner to put Argentina into the round of 16.
SAO PAULO (AP) - After arriving back at their rooms at 4:45 a.m., victorious American players skipped breakfast Tuesday, slept late, went for medical tests and turned their attention to Portugal.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Seeing his best friend only one out away from pitching a no-hitter, A.J. Ellis got a bit teary eyed.
CLEVELAND (AP) - Nick Swisher was having a bad day. One swing changed it.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Clayton Kershaw pitched his first no-hitter Wednesday night, striking out a career-high 15 and allowing his only baserunner on a throwing error by shortstop Hanley Ramirez in the Los Angeles Dodgers' 8-0 victory over the Colorado Rockies.
FORTALEZA, Brazil (AP) - Goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa made a series of outstanding saves to help Mexico hold Brazil to a thrilling 0-0 draw at the World Cup on Tuesday. The result leaves both teams with four points each after two games in Group A, but Brazil is ahead on goal difference going into their decisive final matches. Croatia and Cameroon meet on Wednesday for their second games after both opened with defeats.
CLEVELAND (AP) - Mike Trout is hot, and that's bad news for opposing teams.
NATAL, Brazil (AP) - Clint Dempsey scored in the first minute and rookie substitute John Brooks scored a late game winner as the U.S. defeated Ghana 2-1 Monday in the World Cup opener for both.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) - From their low moment in the NBA Finals, back to the top of the league.
PINEHURST, N.C. (AP) - The U.S. Open trophy Martin Kaymer won Sunday was all he needed to prove he was anything but a one-hit wonder in the majors, and that the two years he spent trying to build a complete game were worth all the doubt that followed him.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Paul Goldschmidt and Miguel Montero homered to help Bronson Arroyo win his third straight start and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 6-3 Sunday, preventing a three-game sweep.
MANAUS, Brazil (AP) - Mario Balotelli scored with a second-half header Saturday to give Italy a 2-1 win over England at the World Cup.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Dan Haren pitched into the seventh inning and hit a tiebreaking three-run double, leading the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 6-4 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Saturday night.