Pro Sports

All in, or sit out: NBA teams decide as trade deadline nears

The trade deadline is Thursday afternoon, and with many teams in contention, the question is whether that makes them more conservative or cautious.


Nixon to restore state money for Kansas City sports complex

The money was eliminated in the governor's proposed budget for the next fiscal year without explanation.

Los Angeles-area stadium developer donated $100K+ to local officials

San Francisco-based Hollywood Park Land Co. is developing the proposed 80,000-seat stadium on the site of the former Hollywood Park horse racing track. St. Louis Rams owner Stan Kroenke has been a partner in the company since last year.

Lance Armstrong loses $10 million arbitration ruling

Dallas-based SCA Promotions announced the 2-1 decision against the former cyclist when its lawyers said Monday they had asked Texas' 116th Civil District Court in Dallas to confirm the arbitration ruling.

Not one for change, Snedeker sees a payoff

The veteran won at Pebble Beach with the same old equipment he's used for years.

Stoudemire's time in New York done after buyout from Knicks

The veteran forward was waived Monday after requesting the Knicks buy out the remainder of his contract that was set to expire after this season. He will be free to sign with another team once he clears waivers.

Jason Giambi retires after 20 seasons in majors

A five-time All-Star and fearsome power hitter, Giambi batted .277 in his career with 440 home runs and 1,441 RBIs. He had a .399 on-base percentage and slugged .516.

Keselowski still taking long road toward respect in NASCAR

For each blunt opinion Keselowski has about the state of NASCAR, drivers seem to have two or three zingers ready to fire right back at Bad Brad. Not even winning the 2012 Sprint Cup championship earned Keselowski his proper place at the big boys' table. He's yet to earn as much respect in the garage as former champs Tony Stewart, Matt Kenseth, Jimmie Johnson and Jeff Gordon.

'Big game hunter' McMurray looks for more major victories

McMurray broke into NASCAR's top series in 2002 as Ganassi's replacement driver for the injured Sterling Marlin. He won in his second career start.

Warriors, Hawks on top, LeBron set to chase when NBA resumes

The NBA has a longer midseason break than usual this season, with play not resuming until Friday. That gives Westbrook extra time to rest after pouring in 41 points Sunday in the West's 163-158 victory at Madison Square Garden.

Calipari, Mutombo, Kevin Johnson Hall of Fame finalists

Former NBA stars Tim Hardaway, Spencer Haywood and Jo Jo White also were chosen as finalists Saturday. They join former WNBA star Lisa Leslie, longtime referee Dick Bavetta, and two-time NBA Coach of the Year Bill Fitch among the class of 2015 hopefuls.

Silver 'focused on action' in 2nd year as NBA commissioner

The NBA's commissioner is taking a proactive approach to his job.

LeBron James elected vice president of NBA players' union

The Cavaliers star was unanimously elected first vice president of the National Basketball Players Association on Friday, giving the game's top player a leadership role within a union set to square off in the future with the league's owners over revenue.

Closer Greg Holland, Royals agree to $8.25 million deal

The Kansas City Royals and relief pitcherGreg Holland agreed to an one-year contract worth $8.25 million.


Puppies, rings, mullets highlight Daytona 500 media day

NASCAR's biggest stars took center stage for the annual event held inside Daytona International Speedway on Thursday.

Packers coach McCarthy gives up offensive play-calling duties

McCarthy is handing off play-calling duties to Tom Clements, whom he promoted from offensive coordinator to associate head coach. Edgar Bennett was named offensive coordinator, while Bennett's responsibilities as the wide receivers coach were given to Alex Van Pelt, who will now coach both quarterbacks and receivers.

Cavaliers finding a groove as All-Star break arrives

With 14 wins in 15 games entering a Thursday night showdown with the Bulls in Chicago before starting the All-Star break, the Cavs, revamped by two trades and James' two-week wellness break, have put a turmoil-filled few months behind them. They again look like a team capable of winning an NBA title.

Ken Hitchcock reaches milestone in Blues' 6-3 win over Lightning

Hitchcock's 693rd regular-season win broke a tie with Dick Irvin. The Blues coach only trails Joel Quenneville (739), Al Arbour (782) and Scotty Bowman (1,244), who scouted the game as a Chicago senior adviser.

Derrick Rose scores 30, Bulls beat Cavaliers 113-98

Chicago won its fourth straight after dropping 10 of 15 and entered the All-Star break with a 1.5-game lead in the Central division over the Cavaliers.

AP source: Weeks, Mariners agree to $2 million, 1-year deal

In 121 games last season with Milwaukee, he hit .274 with eight home runs and 29 RBIs. He became a free agent after the Brewers voided his $11.5 million salary for 2015.