Pro Sports

Lakers coach Mike D'Antoni resigns

Team spokesman John Black confirmed D'Antoni's resignation, ending the brief tenure of the Lakers' fourth head coach in less than three years.

NBA bans Donald Sterling from league for life

The sanctions come after the Clippers owner confirmed making racially insensitive comments on tape to a companion.

Simmonds helps Philadelphia force Game 7

Wayne Simmonds scored three goals and Steve Mason stopped 34 shots to lead the Philadelphia Flyers to a 5-2 win over the New York Rangers on Tuesday night, forcing a decisive Game 7 of their Eastern Conference playoff series.

NBA announcement coming on Sterling amid fallout

Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling's alleged racist comments have sparked public outcries from other team owners, players, and possibly, the NBA.

Miller not answer for Blues, out early again

The Blues were among the NHL's best before a six-game losing streak to end the regular season landed them with a tougher first-round draw.

Hall of Fame coach Jack Ramsay dies at 89

No cause of death was announced, but Ramsay had fought several forms of cancer for many years and more recently was diagnosed with a marrow syndrome. Ramsay ended his broadcasting career with ESPN last year because of health problems and word came last week that he had been placed into hospice care.

LeBron James, Heat complete sweep of Bobcats, 109-98

LeBron James scored 19 points after injuring his thigh in the third quarter. He finished the game 10 of 19 from the field and had nine assists.

Malkin's 3 goals power Pittsburgh Penguins to Game 6 clincher

Malkin had a hat trick, and the Penguins almost blew a four-goal lead before holding off the Columbus Blue Jackets 4-3 on Monday night to clinch their first-round playoff series in six games.

UPDATE: NBA probing alleged recording of Clippers owner

Anger, frustration and calls for action echoed around the NBA on Saturday after an audio recording surfaced of a man identified as Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling telling his girlfriend not to bring black people to games.

Pacers even series with Hawks, winning 91-88

The Indiana Pacers knew what they were up against. This was a game they had to have. Paul George and David West made sure they got it.

Vince Carter's last-second 3-pointer leads Mavericks past Spurs

Vince Carter hit a double-pump 3-pointer at the buzzer to give the Dallas Mavericks a 109-108 victory in Game 3 and a first-round series lead over the top-seeded San Antonio Spurs on Saturday.

St. Louis bats remain cold in 6-1 loss to Pittsburgh

The Cardinals were held to three hits the last seven innings by the Pirates bullpen after Francisco Liriano left with flu-like symptoms and dizziness, and were 1 for 11 overall with runners in scoring position in a 6-1 loss on Saturday.

Pittsburgh Penguins push past Columbus Blue Jackets 3-1

Jussi Jokinen scored the go-ahead goal in the third period and the Pittsburgh Penguins topped the Columbus Blue Jackets 3-1 on Saturday night to take a 3-2 lead in their Eastern Conference playoff series.

Bruins beat Red Wings 4-2, advance in NHL playoffs

The regular season wasn't much of a struggle for the Boston Bruins, and neither was their first-round playoff series against the Detroit Red Wings.

Orioles top Royals in extra innings

Nick Markakis singled in the winning run in 10th inning after two throwing errors by pitcher Danny Duffy laid the groundwork for the Baltimore Orioles' 3-2 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Saturday night.

Patriots coach Belichick runs half marathon in Nashville

Patriots coach Bill Belichick ran the St. Jude Country Music Half Marathon on Saturday and finished with an official time of 2 hours, 36 minutes and 46 seconds.

Seung-Yul Noh leads Zurich Classic with no bogeys

If Seung-Yul Noh can hold on to the lead in the Zurich Classic, he'll do it front of fans who can appreciate how much bigger Noh's mission is than simply winning his first PGA Tour event.

Shelby Miller helps Cardinals beat Pirates 1-0

The St. Louis Cardinals right hander pitched 5 2/3 scoreless innings to lead his team to a 1-0 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates Friday night.

Jonathan Toews lifts Blackhawks past Blues in OT

Jonathan Toews scored on a breakaway at 7:36 of overtime Friday night, giving the Chicago Blackhawks a 3-2 victory over the St. Louis Blues and a 3-2 series lead.

Nets take 2-1 lead over Raptors with 102-98 win

Paul Pierce had 18 points, and he and Kevin Garnett provided the game's signature plays late in the second quarter, a reminder that the Nets brought the veterans here as much for their bravado as their basketball.