FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) - The Atlanta Falcons' fears were confirmed on Wednesday when a second medical opinion found star wide receiver Julio Jones' foot injury will cause him to miss the remainder of the season.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - From worst to first, and now back in the AL championship series.
DETROIT (AP) - The Detroit Tigers are heading back to California with the help of Max Scherzer and some fans in right field.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Brad Richards scored two goals, Ryan McDonagh got credit for a short-handed goal on a comical mistake by Jonathan Quick, and the New York Rangers beat the Los Angeles Kings 3-1 on Monday night for their first victory of the season.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Juan Uribe hit a go-ahead, two-run homer in the eighth inning after Clayton Kershaw started on short rest for the Dodgers in a 4-3 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Monday night, sending Los Angeles into the National League championship series for the first time since 2009.
ATLANTA (AP) - After plenty of mistakes in his first four games, Geno Smith suddenly looked like a wily ol' veteran for the New York Jets.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Carl Crawford hit a three-run homer, Juan Uribe added a two-run shot and the Los Angeles Dodgers routed the Atlanta Braves 13-6 on Sunday night for a 2-1 lead in their best-of-five NL division series.
PITTSBURGH (AP) - Pedro Alvarez hit a tiebreaking single in the eighth inning and the PittsburghPirates beat the St. Louis Cardinals 5-3 on Sunday to take a 2-1 lead in best-of-five NL division series.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Los Angeles Dodgers are about to find out if their $36 million investment in Hyun-Jin Ryu pays off in the postseason.
BOSTON (AP) - David Ortiz homered twice, the second shot chasing David Price in the eighth inning on Saturday night, and the Boston Red Sox beat the Tampa Bay Rays 7-4 to take a 2-0 lead in the AL division series.
BERKELEY (AP) - Conner Halliday threw for 521 yards and three touchdowns and WashingtonState used its highest scoring conference game in 10 years to snap an eight-game skid against California with a 44-22 victory Saturday.
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) - Minnesota coach Jerry Kill suffered another seizure and missed an entire game for the first time because of his epilepsy.
ATLANTA (AP) - Mike Minor slammed his fist into his glove after getting out of a jam with a strikeout. Luis Avilan pumped his arm wildly after escaping another mess with a huge double play. Andrelton Simmons hollered after a neat tag in the ninth.
CLEVELAND (AP) - The Tampa Bay Rays' road show rolls on. Next stop: Boston.
PITTSBURGH (AP) - The Pittsburgh Pirates went 21 years between playoff games. The wait will be significantly shorter this time around.
CHICAGO (AP) - Michal Handzus scored at 2:04 of the second overtime, and the Chicago Blackhawks beat the Los Angeles Kings 5-4 in Game 5 on Wednesday night to stay alive in the Western Conference final.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Jake Muzzin, Marian Gaborik and captain Dustin Brown scored in a dominant first period, and the Los Angeles Kings beat the Chicago Blackhawks 5-2 Monday night to take a 3-1 lead in the Western Conference final.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Jeff Carter had a goal and two assists, Tyler Toffoli scored the tiebreaking goal late in the second period, and the Los Angeles Kings beat the Chicago Blackhawks 4-3 on Saturday night to take a 2-1 lead in the Western Conference finals.
DETROIT (AP) - Valencia High graduate Danny Worth has a pretty impressive knuckleball for an infielder.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - David Buchanan threw five effective innings in his major league debut, Chase Utley hit a two-run homer and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-3 Saturday.
NEW YORK (AP) - Mets rookie Eric Campbell earned a start in left field because of his bat. He should be getting even more playing time because of his glove.
CHICAGO (AP) - Jeff Carter and the Los Angeles Kings know how to come back in the playoffs. This was no big deal compared to the first two rounds.
CHICAGO (AP) - Corey Crawford is playing so well right now that nothing seems to bother him. When the Chicago Blackhawks had a goal waved off in the second period Sunday, Crawford picked up the slack for his disappointed teammates.
BALTIMORE (AP) - California Chrome repelled one challenger and then put away another in the stretch to win the Preakness on Saturday, setting up a Triple Crown try in three weeks.
PHOENIX (AP) - Zack Greinke threw eight sharp innings, Yasiel Puig and Scott Van Slyke homered and the Los Angeles Dodgers added to their mastery of Arizona with a 7-0 victory over the Diamondbacks on Friday night.
ANAHEIM (AP) - Justin Williams, Jeff Carter and Mike Richards scored in an overwhelming first period, and the Los Angeles Kings advanced to their third straight Western Conference finals with a 6-2 victory over the Anaheim Ducks in Game 7 of their second-round series Friday night.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Kevin Durant had 39 points and 16 rebounds, and the Oklahoma City Thunder advanced to the Western Conference finals with a 104-98 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers in Game 6 on Thursday night.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Garrett Richards helped Mike Trout have a perfect homecoming trip.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - After conquering almost every conceivable obstacle in the Stanley Cup playoffs over the last few years, the pressure of an elimination game doesn't bother the Los Angeles Kings.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Russell Westbrook scored 38 points and made three free throws with 6.4 seconds remaining, and the Oklahoma City Thunder overcame a seven-point deficit in the final 50 seconds to beat the Los Angeles Clippers 105-104 on Tuesday night to go up 3-2 in the Western Conference semifinals.