OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Keilani Ricketts homered and drove in four runs, Michelle Gascoigne pitched a three-hit shutout and top-seeded Oklahoma won the NCAA softball championship by beatingTennessee 4-0 on Tuesday night in Game 2 of the Women's College World Series finals.
MIAMI (AP) - Their season, their legacy, their reign atop the NBA was all at stake, and the MiamiHeat responded in a manner befitting defending champions - with a blowout.
It's hard to ignore the parallelism of it all.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Lauren Chamberlain hit a two-run home run down the left-field line in the bottom of the 12th inning, lifting top-seeded Oklahoma to a 5-3 win against Tennessee on Monday night in Game 1 of the Women's College World Series finals.
After 92 holes in five days and an emotionally exhausting week, Valencia High graduate Max Homa had to go 36 more and then two playoff holes on Monday.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Grant Watson allowed one hit over seven innings to lead No. 1 seeded UCLA to a 6-0 victory over San Diego and the NCAA tournament's Los Angeles regional title on Sunday night.
It wasn't that long ago - 2007 to be exact - that then Hart catcher Jessica Shults was walking off the field with teammate Melissa Brown watching then-Valencia Vikings Madison Shipman celebrate a CIF-Southern Section Division I championship.
Johnny MacArthur shakes his head and has an incredulous look on his face.
LOS ANGELES - With the sun setting and the lights brightening, a routine fly ball to left caught Cal Poly Mustangs right fielder Nick Torres by surprise in Saturday's NCAA Los Angeles baseball regional at UCLA's Jackie Robinson Stadium.
The wave of emotion swung back the other direction this week for Valencia graduate Max Homa.
The Santa Clarita Blue Heat, the valley's semi-professional women's soccer club, had their fans and coaching staff sweating throughout the full 90 minutes. But in the end, the squad pulled out a 3-2 win in its home opener against the Los Angeles Strikers at the Master's College.
The Max Homa-led University of California golf team was pushed to the limit on Friday in the first round of match play at the NCAA Division I Men's Golf Championships at Capital City Club's Crabapple Course in Milton, Ga.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Valencia High graduate Brian Mundell homered and had four RBIs to lead No. 2 seed Cal Poly to a 9-2 victory - its first in the NCAA tournament - over San Diego in an opening-round game of the Los Angeles regional Friday.
MIAMI (AP) - The game was very much in doubt. A sold-out arena was basically silent. The chance of getting back to the NBA Finals for a third straight year could have slipped away.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Jason Vargas completed an undefeated May with seven sharp innings, Howie Kendrick doubled twice and scored three runs, and the Los Angeles Angels beat the Dodgers 3-2 Thursday night on Chris Nelson's tiebreaking RBI single to salvage a split of the four-game Freeway Series.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - There was a lot of grumbling in the Los Angeles Angels' clubhouse following Garrett Richards' latest strong performance.
SALVADOR, Brazil (AP) - Tim Krul came on as a substitute in the final minute of extra time and then saved two penalties in a 4-3 shootout victory over Costa Rica on Saturday, giving the Netherlands a spot in the World Cup semifinals.
DENVER (AP) - Jorge De La Rosa sweated almost as much watching the Colorado bullpen preserve the win as he did earning it.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Tommy Milone, who threw six shutout innings in Oakland's victory on Friday, found himself headed to Triple-A Sacramento on Saturday.
DENVER (AP) - Clayton Kershaw nearly had no-hit stuff against Colorado again, allowing only two singles over eight masterful innings as the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Rockies 9-0 on Friday night.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Melky Cabrera couldn't corral Nick Punto's double with one out in the 12th inning, sending the Oakland Athletics to a 1-0 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays on Friday.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - David Freese hit a two-run double, Matt Shoemaker pitched in and out of trouble for six innings, and the Los Angeles Angels beat the Houston Astros 5-2 Thursday night in the opener of a four-game series.
NEW YORK (AP) - The Knicks went coast to coast to let Carmelo Anthony know they want him to stay in New York.
DENVER (AP) - Zack Greinke pitched eight solid innings, Juan Uribe hit the go-ahead single in the ninth inning and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Colorado Rockies 3-2 Thursday night.
CHICAGO (AP) - Leury Garcia did all he could to stay ready, to be prepared when his chance came. When he got it, he sure did deliver.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Cleveland Indians turned an unorthodox triple play that required two replay reviews, and David Murphy broke out of a 1-for-44 slump with three hits in a 10-3 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Tuesday night.
SALVADOR, Brazil (AP) - They captured the eyes and hearts of a suddenly awakened soccer nation, who gathered in unprecedented numbers to watch the world's game.
MOGI DAS CRUZES, Brazil (AP) - Highly physical, probably defensive and anxiety-ridden for sure.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Dan Haren pitched one-hit ball over seven innings - a single that was awarded to Michael Bourn after a video review - and rookie Clint Robinson had a pinch-hit RBI single in the seventh as the Los Angeles Dodgers opened their interleague series against the Cleveland Indians with a 1-0 victory on Monday night.
RECIFE, Brazil (AP) - Costa Rica beat Greece in a penalty shootout Sunday to reach the World Cup quarterfinals for the first time after defending with 10 men for nearly an hour.