Nelson Cruz homered and the first-place Baltimore Orioles beat the Kansas City Royals 2-1 on Thursday night to snap a four-game losing streak.
For all their mysterious slumps and chemistry curiosities, the Indiana Pacers are back where they were last season: the Eastern Conference finals.
Cubs starter Jason Hammel gave up four runs in the second inning and Chicago lost to the St. Louis Cardinals 5-3 Thursday.
The Oprah Winfrey Network says it plans to produce a documentary series following the life of Michael Sam, the first openly gay player drafted by an NFL team.
Pinch-hitter Greg Garcia was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded and one out in the 12th inning, sending the St. Louis Cardinals over the Chicago Cubs 4-3 Tuesday night.
Pacioretty scored the winner, and Carey Price made 29 saves to give the Canadiens a spot in the conference finals against the New York Rangers. Game 1 will be in Montreal on Saturday, with the rest of the schedule to be announced.
Oscar Pistorius will undergo psychiatric evaluation after the judge ruled at his murder trial Wednesday that his state of mind when he killed his girlfriend should be assessed by experts, possibly delaying court proceedings for two months.
Down by eight with less than five minutes left, after trailing for virtually the entire game, the Heat found a way nonetheless to finish off the Brooklyn Nets and move into the NBA's final four for the fourth straight season.
The Warriors won the bidding war with the New York Knicks for Steve Kerr on Wednesday, hiring him away from the TNT broadcast table to be their coach.
Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas hit a three-run double in the second inning to account for Kansas City's only runs, and Jason Vargas and the Royals' bullpen made the meager offense work in a 3-2 win over the Colorado Rockies that completed a two-game sweep.
The game was postponed before it started because of a wet weather forecast.
Miami's 7-1 loss to Josh Beckett and the Los Angeles Dodgers on Tuesday night was overshadowed by the announcement team president Michael Hill made in the Dodger Stadium press box during the third inning. Hill said Marlins doctor Lee Kaplan had recommended Tommy John surgery to repair a significant tear in star pitcher Jose Fernandez's right elbow.
In an effort to minimize the frenzy around quarterback Johnny Manziel, the Browns are limiting media access to the first-round draft pick's appearance this weekend at the team's rookie minicamp.
The Pistons announced Stan Van Gundy's hiring Wednesday as their new coach and president of basketball operations. The team will introduce Van Gundy at a news conference Thursday.
Days after becoming the first openly gay player selected in the NFL draft, former Mizzou standout and St. Louis Rams' seventh-round pick Michael Sam was formally introduced during a Rams' press conference.
It took James Shields a moment — and some help from the scoreboard — to realize he had just reached 1,500 career strikeouts. It came in the sixth inning Tuesday night as he struck out the side, highlighting Kansas City's 5-1 victory over hot-hitting Colorado.
Donald Sterling squandered an opportunity for a genuine mea culpa in an interview with Anderson Cooper, instead making more disparaging remarks.
LeBron James tied his playoff career high with 49 points, Chris Bosh made the tiebreaking 3-pointer with 57 seconds left, and the Miami Heat beat the Brooklyn Nets 102-96 on Monday night for a 3-1 lead in the Eastern Conference semifinals.
The New York Rangers overcame a 3-1 series deficit to beat the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 7 on the road.
Lindsey Vonn and Tiger Woods can take heart in knowing they have each other to lean on during the rehab process. Vonn is coming back from a second right knee operation and Woods is recovering from surgery to relieve pain from a pinched nerve in his back.