Pro Sports

James feels 'blessed' by shot at another NBA title

On Wednesday, LeBron James took a seat inside a makeshift interview area, sneaked a quick glance at the NBA Finals signage that was off to his left side, and beamed like a kid in a candy store.

49ers QB Kaepernick receives 6-year extension

One of the NFL's most dynamic young playcallers, ColinKaepernick received a $126 million, six-year contract extension Wednesday that keeps him with the organization through the 2020 season.

Royals outlast Cardinals 8-7

Eric Hosmer hit a tiebreaking single off closer Trevor Rosenthal in the ninth inning and the Royals won 8-7 Tuesday night for their second straight road victory in the four-game, two-city series.

California Chrome on target for Belmont Stakes

California Chrome will try for the first Triple Crown since Affirmed in 1978 on Saturday in the $1.5 million Belmont Stakes.

US World Cup formation still unformed

After replacing Bob Bradley as the Americans' coach in July 2011, coach Jurgen Klinsmann most often used a 4-2-3-1 formation: four defenders with two defensive midfielders in front of them. Higher up the field were three advanced midfielders supporting a lone forward.

Wayne Rooney to start World Cup warm-up match

Now is Rooney's chance to show his versatility, even if it is out on the left flank where he complained previously he can't express himself as much, with Rickie Lambert in line to lead the attack.

FIFA presidential challenger wants to tear down the 'financial iron curtain'

Although Jerome Champagne won't say so, his chances of unseating Sepp Blatter as FIFA president in May 2015 look slim to non-existent. Under Blatter, FIFA revenues have exploded, from hundreds of millions to billions of dollars, nearly all of it from marketing the World Cup.

Spurs' Parker plans to play in NBA Finals Game 1

Parker aggravated the injury Saturday, missing the second half of San Antonio's series-clinching victory over Oklahoma City in the Western Conference finals.

Spurs get rest, home-court, chance at revenge

Starting Thursday, the Spurs get a rematch in the NBA Finals against the only team to ever beat them in a championship series. San Antonio will be holding home-court advantage, so if another Game 7 awaits, the Spurs will have the decided edge this time around. If that wasn't enough, the Spurs even got basically five full days between games to get healthy and prepare.

Nick Saban's new deal worth nearly $7 million a year

A unanimous vote by the Alabama system trustees' compensation committee Tuesday made Saban's new 8-year, $55.2 million deal official nearly six months after the university announced the agreement.

Clippers owner Donald Sterling hit with lawsuit

The complaint filed Monday in Los Angeles County Superior Court alleges that Maiko Maya King's resistance to Sterling's "stream of racist and sexist taunts" caused him to retaliate against her and terminate her employment as his personal assistant and caretaker in May.

Dan Marino withdraws from concussion suit

Dan Marino's withdrawal costs the litigants a high-profile plaintiff. He was by far the best-known of 15 former players who filed a lawsuit in federal court in Philadelphia last week.

Sharapova, Djokovic advance to French Open semifinals

After beating one 20-year-old, Sharapova now faces another, 18th-seeded Eugenie Bouchard of Canada, who earned a semifinal spot for the second straight Grand Slam tournament.

Neymar leads Brazil to 4-0 win over Panama

Neymar's goal was the 200th of his career, and 31st with the national team. Despite his solid performance, he said he still has to improve for the World Cup.

Danny Duffy, Royals keep Cardinals down 6-0

Danny Duffy worked six innings of one-hit ball after a pair of poor outings and Alex Gordon homered to start a three-run seventh for the Kansas City Royals in a 6-0 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Monday night.

Vulnerable? Bad back? Nadal keeps winning in Paris

Despite a balky back and other issues, Rafael Nadal is still the favorite at the French Open.

Heat locking in on Finals, not what summer brings

How the Heat fare in their NBA Finals rematch with the San Antonio Spurs might dictate what happens in July, when LeBron James, Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade can become free agents if they choose.

Selfies can't fix NASCAR attendance woes

Selfies are all the rage in every age group, and in NASCAR the ability to snap a shot with the stars is just another perk in the fan-friendly sport. However, despite these promotion gimmicks, racetracks continue to struggle with a lack of attendance from fans.

A look at Stanley Cup finals between Kings, Rangers

Here's a quick look and analysis of the upcoming Stanley Cup Finals featuring the New York Rangers and the Los Angeles Kings.

5 things to look for Tuesday at the French Open

If Novak Djokovic wins Tuesday, he would reach his sixth semifinal at Roland Garros; in the Open era, which began in 1968, only Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer have made it that far in Paris more often.