Weather could have dampened Michael Wacha's strong outing, but he kept his stuff between breaks and led the St. Louis Cardinals to a shutout win.
Eight-time French Open champion Rafael Nadal said back pain is slowing him down.
Donald Sterling won't get to fight for his Los Angeles Clippers in front of NBA owners next week. His only chance now is in court.
The Carolina Panthers signed second-round draft pick Kony Ealy, a defensive end from Missouri. Terms of the deal were not released Thursday.
The individual, who wasn't authorized to speak publicly, told The Associated Press that Ballmer and the Sterling Family Trust now have a binding agreement. The deal now must be presented to the NBA.
Unable to directly affect the policies of youth sports leagues, Obama calls for research and tries to jump-start a national conversation to teach parents, coaches and young athletes about concussions.
The first week of voluntary offseason workouts for the Kansas City Chiefs was more notable for who was missing from the field than anything that happened on it.
Michael Morse homered and drove in three runs and Pablo Sandoval homered and scored twice to propel the San Francisco Giants to a 6-5 win over the St. Louis Cardinals on Thursday night in the opener of a four-game series.
Tim Duncan had 22 points and 12 rebounds, Manu Ginobili scored 19 points and the San Antonio Spurs rolled to a 117-89 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Thursday night to take a 3-2 lead in the Western Conference finals.
The Rangers are in the championship round for the first time since winning it all in 1994. To celebrate, the Empire State Building was immediately lit up in Rangers colors.
Nadal advanced to the third round of the French Open on Thursday, beating a 20-year-old Austrian, Dominic Thiem, in straight sets.
Shelby Miller (6-4) allowed a career-worst seven runs and nine hits in five innings for St. Louis in the Cardinals' 7-4 loss to the New York Yankees on Wednesday night.
Omar Infante hit a two-run single in the 10th inning and the Kansas City Royals overcame two home runs by Edwin Encarnacion to beat the Toronto Blue Jays 8-6 on Thursday night, snapping Toronto's winning streak at nine games.
The moves were announced after the Royals finished a disastrous homestand that included a sweep by Houston, and before they opened a four-game series in Toronto.
Heat coach Erik Spoelstra almost never holds a practice the day after a road game, especially when the team plane lands around 3:30 a.m. as was the case on Thursday. But Spoelstra deviated from the norm on the day before Game 6 of this East title series, not for any one on-court issue but rather so the two-time defending NBA champions could relieve some frustration.
It took a frantic effort for the Pacers just to extend the series, even with the foul-plagued LeBron James held to just seven points in 23 minutes.
Brandon Saad made a nice pass to the middle, and Handzus beat goalie Jonathan Quick with a backhander for his second goal of the playoffs. Handzus celebrated by jumping against boards behind the net and in front of a roaring sellout crowd.
In 2012, the Spurs won the first two games of the Western Conference finals against the Thunder then lost four straight and were bounced out of the playoffs. This season, the Spurs were cruising in the West finals, and they won two blowouts against Oklahoma City before Thunder defensive whiz Serge Ibaka unexpectedly came back from a left calf strain.
Donald Sterling's attorney, Bobby Samini, said there would be no sale of the team without Donald Sterling's involvement, though he declined to say whether Sterling was involved in reviewing bids or in touch with his wife Shelly Sterling.
Unable to figure out how to get herself going or counter her unheralded opponent's aggressive game, Serena Williams was beaten 6-2, 6-2 Wednesday by 35th-ranked Garbine Muguruza of Spain in the second round.