Pro Sports

Heat, Pacers readying for Game 6 of East finals

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.

Pacers stay alive with 93-90 Game 5 win over Heat

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.

Blackhawks beat Kings 5-4 in 2OT to stay alive

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.

Spurs hope to avoid repeat of 2012 fall to Thunder

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.

Shelly Sterling reviewing Clippers bids

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.

'13 French champ Serena Williams loses; Venus, too

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.

Tiger Woods withdraws from US Open

A week ago at a promotional event for the Quicken Loans National at Congressional, Woods said he still had not taken a full swing with a golf club and did not know when he could.

Bats of Carter and Springer lead Astros to 5th win in row

Chris Carter connected for two home runs, George Springer set a rookie club record for homers in a month and the Astros beat the Royals 9-3 Wednesday for their fifth straight win.

Russell Westbrook scores 40; Thunder tie series at 2-2

Kevin Durant added 31 points on 11-for-22 shooting. It was his highest-scoring game of the series after the NBA's leading scorer was held to a 22.7-point average in the first three games.

Lance Lynn, Cardinals whip Yankees 6-0

Lynn pitched a five-hit shutout in his first career complete game, a 6-0 victory over the New York Yankees on Tuesday night.

Collin McHugh shuts down Royals; Astros roll to 3-0 win

The Astros own the worst record in the AL, but have won four in a row on the road for the first time since taking six straight away from Minute Maid Park last May 29-June 3.

What to look for Wednesday at the French Open

Serena and Venus Williams' second-round matches will headline Wednesday's French Open action.

Australian Open champ Li Na loses in first round of French Open

Li's 7-5, 3-6, 6-1 exit against Kristina Mladenovicof France followed men's Australian Open champion Stan Wawrinka's loss to Guillermo Garcia-Lopez. 

From Vegas to Cleveland: Back to work for Manziel

The Cleveland Browns' rookie quarterback spent his Memorial Day weekend in Las Vegas, spending time with New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski. He reported for organized team activities Tuesday.

Canadiens surge past Rangers 7-4, force Game 6

Alex Galchenyuk, Tomas Plekanec and Max Pacioretty also scored for Montreal, which outshot the Rangers 28-27.

Ventura leaves with an injury as Royals fall to Astros

The Astros have won three straight, matching their longest winning streak this season, and snapped a six-game losing streak to the Royals.

Heat take command of East finals with Game 4 victory

Dwyane Wade scored 15 points for the Heat, who have won three of the first four games in the Eastern Conference finals. They can win the East for a fourth straight season with a win at Indiana on Wednesday night.

Cardinals fall to Yankees in 12 innings after rain delay

Brian Roberts' bases-loaded single was the go-ahead hit in a three-run 12th fueled by two walks and a hit batter. The Yankees won for the fourth time in extra innings on the season, three of them in the last six games.

Cardinals '64 champs honored before Yankees series

Lou Brock and Bob Gibson were honored Monday before St. Louis opened an interleague series against New York.

Chiefs' Dee Ford looks promising at rookie minicamp

Kansas City grabbed its first-round draft pick, Dee Ford, with the 23rd overall pick. Ford was an All-SEC selection in 2013, and he is transitioning from defensive end at Auburn to outside linebacker with the Chiefs.