Pro Sports

Wizards take 1-0 lead with 102-96 win at Indiana

After clinching their first playoff berth since 2008, the Wizards have advanced to the second round for the first time since 2005, won at Indiana for the first time since April 18, 2007, and have their first second-round win since April 28, 1982.

Rams getting final payout from Robert Griffin III deal

When the St. Louis Rams sent the second pick of the 2012 draft to Washington, they probably couldn't imagine owning that same slot in 2014.

Tiger Woods says he's healing slowly from back surgery

Woods said he is still sore from the incision and his only contact with golf clubs is a few putts and chips that do not require him to rotate his back.

76ers guard Carter-Williams wins Rookie of Year

Michael Carter-Williams won the NBA's Rookie of the Year Award on Monday after becoming only the third player since 1950-51 to lead all rookies in scoring (16.7), rebounding (6.3) and assists (6.2). Oscar Robertson (1960-61) and Alvan Adams (1975-76) were the others.

Fleury, Crosby lift Penguins over Rangers again

The Pittsburgh Penguins have taken control of an Eastern Conference semifinal that suddenly seems one-sided. The Penguins beat the New York Rangers 2-0 on Monday night's Game 3.

Michael Sam's sexuality won't matter, NFL Hall of Famers say

If Michael Sam is drafted in the NFL, the Missouri defensive end will be judged strictly on whether he can play and whether he can help his team win. Everything else will be trivial.

Tigers' pitching strong again in 9-2 rout of Royals

Drew Smyly picked up where fellow Tigers starter Rick Porcello left off, tossing seven shutout innings and leading Detroit to a 9-2 rout of the Kansas City Royals on Saturday night.

Cardinals shut down again, blanked by Cubs 3-0

The defending NL champion St. Louis Cardinals lost for the fourth time in five games and slipped below .500 this season, falling to the Chicago Cubs 3-0 on Saturday.

Pacers roll past Hawks, 92-80 in Game 7

Paul George scored a career playoff-high 30 points, Lance Stephenson added 19 and Roy Hibbert finally came up big against the more nimble Atlanta Hawks as the Indiana Pacers survived a first-round scare with a 92-80 victory in the decisive seventh game.

Indiana Pacers stuff Atlanta Hawks in Game 7

Paul George scored a playoff career-high 30 points and Roy Hibbert finally came up big to lead the Indiana Pacers past the Atlanta Hawks 92-80 on Saturday in Game 7.

Spurs, Mavericks prep for winner-take-all matchup

San Antonio is going the distance in a second straight playoff series after losing Game 7 of the NBA Finals in Miami last June. Dallas forced the winner-take-all matchup with a 113-111 win Friday.

Bruins rally from two-goal deficit to even series with Canadiens

Reilly Smith scored the go-ahead goal with 3:32 left and Boston scored four times in eight minutes to beat the Canadiens 5-3 on Saturday and even the Eastern Conference semifinals at one game apiece.

Oklahoma City wins Game 7 against Memphis

Kevin Durant scored 33 points, Russell Westbrook had a triple-double and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Memphis Grizzlies 120-109 on Saturday night in Game 7 of their first-round Western Conference playoff series.

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.