DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - A big first for Danica Patrick, but an even bigger second for Jimmie Johnson.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - After a sluggish start to the lockout-delayed season, the Los Angeles Kings appear to be rounding into playoff form - particularly on defense.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Dustin Brown and Jeff Carter scored first-period goals, Trevor Lewis added his first career short-handed goal, and the Los Angeles Kings beat the Colorado Avalanche 4-1 on Saturday for their third straight victory.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - The big boys brought their little girls to see NASCAR's shining star.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Tony Parker scored 31 points and the San Antonio Spurs led all the way in beating the Los Angeles Clippers 116-90 on Thursday night for their fifth straight victory and first over the Clippers this season.
Canyon High graduate Alysia Montano was named the USA Track and Field Athlete of the Week on Wednesday.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Magic Johnson considered himself to be the adopted son of Los Angeles Lakers owner Jerry Buss. Shaquille O'Neal hailed Buss for his foresight, while Kobe Bryant cited Buss' ability to convince people to believe in him. Jerry West remembered a party-loving Buss who never went to bed, making it easy to be the first one at work in the morning.
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) - Jeff Carter scored the go-ahead goal with 49.6 seconds remaining in regulation to lift the Los Angeles Kings over the EdmontonOilers 3-1 on Tuesday night.
PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) - Oscar Pistorius portrayed himself as a lover caught in tragedy, wielding a pistol and frightened as he stood only on his stumps, then killed his girlfriend after mistaking her for an intruder on Valentine's Day.
ANAHEIM (AP) - The Anaheim Ducks looked lethargic in the opening 10 minutes against the NHL's worst team, when they were outshot 10-2.
HOUSTON (AP) - Chris Paul, Blake Griffin and Kobe Bryant turned this All-Star game into L.A. story.
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) - Allen Crabbe had 23 points and 10 rebounds, Justin Cobbs added 22 points and California came back from 15 points down in the second half to beat Southern California 76-68 on Sunday night.
STANFORD (AP) - Shabazz Muhammad had another solid outing in what has been a stellar first season at UCLA. This time, however, it was the Bruins' other freshman who stood out most.
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) - Kyle Anderson had 18 points and 13 rebounds, Shabazz Muhammad made a late four-point play and UCLA held on to beat Stanford 88-80 on Saturday.
Valencia Country Club has been chosen to host the 2013 Pac-12 women's golf championships from April 22 through April 24.
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) - Kobe Bryant says he's "scared" about his future after basketball, although he's embracing the challenge of finding something that he can be as passionate about as sports.
ST. LOUIS (AP) - Matt Holliday homered and doubled with three RBIs, and Lance Lynn won his third straight start for the St. Louis Cardinals in a 3-2 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday night.
Carlos Boozer is headed to the Lakers' crowded frontcourt after Los Angeles made the winning bid for the veteran forward waived by the Chicago Bulls via the amnesty clause.
SAINT-ETIENNE, France (AP) - Because of doping's ravages on cycling, it's natural for suspicion to fall on Vincenzo Nibali, who led the Tour de France on Thursday for a 10th time in 12 stages.
Sure, it was great for a couple days. The cheers for Derek Jeter. The power of Giancarlo Stanton. The excellence of Mike Trout in the American League's 5-3 victory.
HOYLAKE, England (AP) - Rory McIlroy had everything go his way Thursday in the British Open.
OYONNAX, France (AP) - Sitting on a roadside guard rail, wincing and rubbing his lower back, Andrew Talansky looked ready to quit the Tour de France in the middle of Stage 11. The Tour's Web site and French TV commentators said his race was over. So did some English-language Twitterati.
At Royal Liverpool Golf Club
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Kevin Durant won two ESPY Awards, including male athlete of the year, and mixed martial arts star Ronda Rousey earned female athlete honors, becoming the first UFC fighter to claim a trophy in the biggest category at the show honoring the year's best performances Wednesday night.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Derek Jeter soaked in the adulation from fans and players during one more night on baseball's national stage, set the tone for the American League with a pregame speech and delivered two final All-Star hits.
HOYLAKE, England (AP) - Tiger Woods will have Angel Cabrera and Henrik Stenson when he opens his major championship season Thursday in the British Open.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Seattle's Felix Hernandez will start Tuesday night's All-Star game for the American League and Adam Wainwright of the St. Louis Cardinals will open for the National League.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - The middle of the Los Angeles Angels' batting order handled the Rangers' pitchers and the Texas heat.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Joey Gallo let loose his powerful left-handed swing on a too-good-to-pass-up pitch over the plate, producing a soaring two-run homer to give his team the lead for good.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Los Angeles Dodgers began the season Down Under in Australia. They've arrived at the All-Star break on top of the NL West.