ATLANTA (AP) - Los Angeles manager Don Mattingly said too many walks and too many errors gave the Atlanta Braves far too much help.
BALTIMORE (AP) - All eyes will be on Kentucky Derby winner Orb in the Preakness Stakes on Saturday. The 3-year-old colt will take on eight challengers in the second leg of the Triple Crown. If he wins, Orb will attempt to become the first Triple Crown champion since Affirmed in 1978 at the Belmont Stakes on June 8. In the Preakness, Orb will be facing five horses he defeated in the Derby and three who did not run in the race.
Christine Jennings and Alex Meyer were the big winners at the USA Swimming Open Water National Championships on Friday at lower Castaic Lake.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The Memphis Grizzlies advanced to the Western Conference finals for the first time in franchise history by beating the Oklahoma City Thunder 88-84 on Wednesday night.
MIAMI (AP) - Knowing his team needed him at his best, Dwyane Wade retreated to the Miami Heatlocker room after the third quarter for some quick treatment on his aching right knee.
Castaic Lake is the site of this weekend's USA Open Water Swimming National Championships.
When the NCAA Division I softball postseason brackets were released Sunday night, a number of former Foothill League veterans - at least one from five of the six Foothill League schools - learned where they would be heading for the regional round of the postseason.
SANTA CLARITA (AP) - Peter Sagan of Slovakia sprinted to the Stage 3 win and Colombian Janier Acevedo maintained the race lead Tuesday as strong winds replaced the heat at the Tour of California.
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Tiger Woods had the last word against Sergio Garcia by winning The Players Championship on Sunday.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Derek Dietrich tied the game with his first major league home run, Juan Pierre singled in the go-ahead run in the seventh inning and the Miami Marlins dealt the Los AngelesDodgers their eighth straight loss, 5-4 on Friday night.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Dustin Penner scored the tiebreaking goal in the final second of the second period, and the Los Angeles Kings advanced to the second round with a 2-1 victory over the St. Louis Blues in Game 6 on Friday night.
DETROIT (AP) - Henrik Zetterberg picked a good time to break out of his scoring slump.
HOUSTON (AP) - The Los Angeles Angels protested Thursday night's game against Houston and then beat the Astros anyway.
Johnny MacArthur just got one step closer to playing in one of the world's biggest golf events.
MIAMI (AP) - LeBron James was at his best this season, and the voters tasked with selecting the NBA's Most Valuable Player took notice.
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.
Valencia graduate Danny Worth remains with Detroit Tigers organization after being designated for assignment last week.
School is out for Valencia graduate Max Homa and Hart graduate Matt Ryan - finally.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Martin Jones made 24 saves for his third shutout in five games, and the remarkable rookie led the Los Angeles Kings to a 3-0 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Tuesday night.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Hitting a tough shot over one of the NBA's best defenders is a boost to any ego. For Kobe Bryant, it's a sign he's getting back to his own personal standard.
DETROIT (AP) - The Anaheim Ducks used a fast start to stay on a roll.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Blake Griffin scored 27 points, hitting 11 of 15 free throws, and the Los Angeles Clippers defeated the San Antonio Spurs 115-92 Monday night, 48 hours after completing a seven-game road trip.
ATLANTA (AP) - DeMarre Carroll shadowed Kobe Bryant from one end of the court to the other, leading Atlanta's defensive effort that eventually wore down the Lakers and their star.
ANAHEIM (AP) - Teemu Selanne followed Paul Kariya's instructions and got dirty to end his 19-game goal drought.
CHICAGO (AP) - The Chicago Blackhawks were coming off an ugly loss, and they had the surging Los Angeles Kings coming to town for a rematch of last season's Western Conference finals.