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Cardinals bounce back, beat Royals 5-2 in 11

After the Royals rallied with two runs in the ninth, Peter Bourjos worked a one-out walk off Royals reliever Kelvin Herrera (1-2) in the 11th. Carpenter then rapped his double to center field, drawing a roar from a crowd comprised mostly of Cardinals fans.

Spurs take Game 1 of NBA Finals from Heat

The San Antonio Spurs handled the Heat, and the heat, during a sweltering start to the NBA Finals.

Heat beats the Heat; Spurs roll after LeBron's exit

With LeBron James unable to play in the final 3:59 because of cramps, and on a night where an air conditioning failure inside San Antonio's arena had temperatures hovering near 90 degrees, the Heat simply withered in the final minutes.

No excuses: Players helped develop World Cup ball

German manufacturer Adidas says the "Brazuca" was tested by more than 600 of the world's top players, and 30 teams in 10 countries over two and a half years.

FIFA remains confident Brazil is ready for World Cup

Soccer's governing body said Thursday it's "in control" of what needs to be done to get the tournament off to a good start in a week.

Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo still out with leg injuries

Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo will miss Friday's friendly against Mexico as he tries to recover from leg injuries in time for the team's World Cup opener against Germany on June 16.

Maria Sharapova's determined play leads her to French Open final

Maria Sharapova scrapped her way to a third consecutive French Open final. Although her route wasn't easy, her ability to close matches gives her a chance against No. 4 Simona Halep.

Sam Bradford's recovery on schedule, St. Louis Rams staff says

Former Missouri defensive end Michael Sam will be the headliner of a media frenzy Friday, but reporters turned their focus to quarterback Sam Bradford ahead of that availability.

Yordano Ventura deals in Royals' win over Cardinals

Yordano Ventura threw six innings in his return from a sore elbow, and the Kansas City Royals rallied to beat the St. Louis Cardinals 3-2 Thursday night and end a string of eight straight home losses to their in-state rivals.

California Chrome aims for sport's toughest feat

Three races in a five-week span at varying distances on different tracks. It's so tough only 11 horses have won the Triple Crown, and none in 36 years. Saturday, California Chrome will try to break that streak.

Kings make a scary opponent for Rangers' Alain Vigneault

After getting beat in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals, New York Rangers coach Alain Vigneault said the Los Angeles Kings are one of the best teams he's watched on film.

Williams puts LA Kings past Rangers in OT opener

Los Angeles' Justin Williams put his eighth goal of the postseason past Henrik Lundqvist, who made 40 saves and nearly stole an early win for the Rangers. Kings goaltender Jonathan Quick made 25 saves for the Kings, who moved one victory closer to their second Stanley Cup title in three years after a hair-raising opener.

Second wave of former players join NFL lawsuit

The lawsuit was originally filed May 20 in U.S. District Court in northern California and amended Wednesday to add 250 more players, bringing the total to 750 plaintiffs.

After thrilling finish, Heat, Spurs start up again

The Spurs wanted a rematch, and so did basketball fans. It begins Thursday in San Antonio.

Nadal, Murray set up French Open semifinal matchup

For the first time in this year's tournament, eight-time champion Nadal dropped a set. And this had to be on Nadal's mind: His opponent, David Ferrer, could present real problems.


Klinsmann: US defense still 'work in progress'

After allowing several decent scoring chances early against Turkey last Sunday, the Americans settled down in the 2-1 victory. But the rocky start caused more conversation and maybe more concern about what many believe is the team's glaring weakness heading into the World Cup in Brazil.

Attorney: Donald Sterling agrees to sell Clippers

Sterling "has made an agreement with the NBA to resolve all their differences" and as co-owner has given his consent to a deal that was negotiated by his wife, Shelly Sterling, to sell the team, attorney Maxwell Blecher said.

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.