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Wainwright streak ends in Cardinals' 6-5 loss to Cubs

One inning shy of the longest shutout streak of his career, Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright faltered against the Chicago Cubs.

Deron Williams fights off injury to push Nets past Raptors

Deron Williams scored 23 points and shook off a second-half injury, and the Brooklyn Nets forced a seventh game in their first-round series by beating the Toronto Raptors 97-83 on Friday.

Grizzlies lose Zach Randolph, might miss Mike Conley in Game 7

Memphis must play Game 7 on the road Saturday without scoring leader Zach Randolph and possibly point guard Mike Conley. Randolph was suspended for punching Steven Adams in the jaw late in Game 6, and Conley strained his right hamstring in the loss.

Rangers open series against Penguins with overtime winner

Derick Brassard scored 3:06 into overtime to give the New York Rangers a 3-2 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinals Friday night.

Toronto avoids sweep with 7-3 win against Kansas City

Mark Buehrle pitched into the seventh inning, Juan Francisco and Colby Rasmus each went deep and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Kansas City Royals 7-3 Thursday night to avoid a series sweep.

David West leads Pacers past Hawks in must-win Game 6

David West led Indiana on a 16-4 run to end the game, extending the season for the top-seeded Pacers with a 95-88 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Thursday night.

Oklahoma City thumps Memphis to force Game 7

Kevin Durant scored 36 points to break out of a slump, and the Oklahoma City Thunder routed the Memphis Grizzlies 104-84 on Thursday night to force a deciding seventh game in the first-round Western Conference series.

Ravens running back Ray Rice pleads not guilty to assault

Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice pleaded not guilty Thursday to assault charges stemming from an incident with his then-girlfriend in an Atlantic City casino elevator. His lawyer said Rice is "ashamed" and "sorry" about his conduct but would not specify exactly what Rice did.

Sacramento mayor Kevin Johnson sparks big win over Donald Sterling

Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson scored what might have been his biggest victory in a long-running winning streak when he represented NBA players in demanding one of the harshest penalties in the history of U.S. sports against Donald Sterling, the owner of the Los Angeles Clippers, because of alleged racist remarks.

Royals hold on for 4-2 victory over Blue Jays

Eric Hosmer drove in the other two runs for the Royals, whose bullpen blew a 2-0 lead for young starter Yordano Ventura before holding on to beat Toronto with a late rally for the second straight night.

Craig has 4 hits, Cards beat Brewers

Allen Craig homered on a four-hit day that included three RBIs, and Matt Adams hit a three-run homer as the Cardinals beat the Brewers 9-3 Wednesday.

Lakers coach Mike D'Antoni resigns

Team spokesman John Black confirmed D'Antoni's resignation, ending the brief tenure of the Lakers' fourth head coach in less than three years.

NBA bans Donald Sterling from league for life

The sanctions come after the Clippers owner confirmed making racially insensitive comments on tape to a companion.

Simmonds helps Philadelphia force Game 7

Wayne Simmonds scored three goals and Steve Mason stopped 34 shots to lead the Philadelphia Flyers to a 5-2 win over the New York Rangers on Tuesday night, forcing a decisive Game 7 of their Eastern Conference playoff series.

NBA announcement coming on Sterling amid fallout

Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling's alleged racist comments have sparked public outcries from other team owners, players, and possibly, the NBA.

Miller not answer for Blues, out early again

The Blues were among the NHL's best before a six-game losing streak to end the regular season landed them with a tougher first-round draw.

Hall of Fame coach Jack Ramsay dies at 89

No cause of death was announced, but Ramsay had fought several forms of cancer for many years and more recently was diagnosed with a marrow syndrome. Ramsay ended his broadcasting career with ESPN last year because of health problems and word came last week that he had been placed into hospice care.

LeBron James, Heat complete sweep of Bobcats, 109-98

LeBron James scored 19 points after injuring his thigh in the third quarter. He finished the game 10 of 19 from the field and had nine assists.

Malkin's 3 goals power Pittsburgh Penguins to Game 6 clincher

Malkin had a hat trick, and the Penguins almost blew a four-goal lead before holding off the Columbus Blue Jackets 4-3 on Monday night to clinch their first-round playoff series in six games.

UPDATE: NBA probing alleged recording of Clippers owner

Anger, frustration and calls for action echoed around the NBA on Saturday after an audio recording surfaced of a man identified as Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling telling his girlfriend not to bring black people to games.