NBA: Allen to match fans' donations for tornado relief
The American Red Cross will be accepting donations from fans attending the Memphis Grizzlies' next two home games in the Western Conference finals against San Antonio, and guard Tony Allen will matching those gifts.
NBA: East title series shifts to Indy, knotted at 1-1
Chris Bosh stood up in a relatively quiet Miami Heat locker room and offered a concise, blunt and accurate assessment of where things stand so far in the Eastern Conference finals.
"Our backs are against the wall,'' Bosh said.
He's absolutely correct. Advantage, Indiana.
WNBA: Seattle's Sue Bird optimistic after knee surgery
Sue Bird isn't gearing up for the start of the WNBA season for the first time in her 11-year career.
The Seattle Storm star point guard is recovering from recent left knee surgery, which will sideline her for the entire summer season that began this weekend and runs through August.
MLB: Red Sox top Indians 8-1 behind Lackey's pitching
John Lackey is rolling again after two rough seasons that made his rich contract seem like a waste of money.
Now the Boston Red Sox are getting what they paid for.
Lackey allowed two hits in seven innings, gave up no earned runs for his second straight start and led the Red Sox to an 8-1 win over the Cleveland Indians on a rainy Friday night.
MLB: Dodgers open homestand with 7-0 loss to Cardinals
The Los Angeles Dodgers returned home and lost for the fifth time in seven games, with sluggers Matt Kemp and Andre Ethier going hitless in a combined six at-bats.
A few hours after team president Stan Kasten said Don Mattingly wasn't in immediate danger of being fired, the Dodgers did nothing to support their manager who has faced intense speculation this week about his job status.
Lance Lynn limited the Dodgers to two hits over six innings, and David Freese and Allen Craig each homered and drove in three runs, helping the St. Louis Cardinals win 7-0 on Friday night.
Ex-minor leaguer says baseball cheating lives
Garrett Broshuis was starting his sixth season in the minors, his career at a crossroads.
He was 27 and still had never pitched in the big leagues. The 2009 minor league camp for the San Francisco Giants didn't offer much hope. There seemed no way to boost his flagging strikeout totals.
Bears to retire Ditka's No. 89
Hall of Famer Mike Ditka will have his No. 89 retired by the Chicago Bears next season.
The Bears said Friday the number will be retired at halftime of their Monday night game against the Dallas Cowboys at Soldier Field on Dec. 9, a fitting tribute for a player who revolutionized the tight end position with his pass-catching ability and later coached the 1985 team to the Super Bowl championship.
NYC lawsuit alleging Favre sent racy texts settled
A lawsuit filed by two massage therapists who sued retired NFL quarterback Brett Favre over claims he sent racy text messages has been settled, a lawyer for the women said Friday.
NEO softball season ends in Utah
Sophomore pitcher Maggie Ham struck out 12 batters to lead the No. 1 seed Butler (Kan.) Community College Grizzlies to a 5-2 victory over No. 4 seed Northeastern A&M College Friday afternoon in a loser's bracket elimination game of the NJCAA Women's Division 1 National Softball Tournament at the Canyons Complex.
OBU sends 41 to NAIA Outdoor Track and Field National Championships
Forty-one Oklahoma Baptist track and field athletes make the trek to Marion, Ind., next week for the NAIA Outdoor Track and Field National Championships.
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