There is always a loser in baseball. Occasionally, the margin of defeat is larger than anyone might prefer.
The Victoria Generals were looking for a catcher, and Eric Weiss was looking for a place to catch..
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Kevin Durant had 34 points and 14 rebounds while playing all of regulation for the first time all season, and the Oklahoma City Thunder claimed a spot in the NBA finals by beating the San Antonio Spurs 107-99 on Wednesday night.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The Memphis Grizzlies believe they finally played their grinding, bruising style of basketball in the playoffs.
The Garden is overrun by tall weeds, a blight in the middle of midtown Manhattan. Madison Square Garden likes to call itself "the world's most famous arena," but suffice to say that isn't any credit to anything the New York Knicks have done there lately.
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Suspended Los Angeles Lakers forward Metta World Peace gave away 100 movie tickets for a "pre-playoff party" Saturday and a viewing of "Think Like A Man."
Jamie Moyer's fastball is slow by big-league standards, but it's not Joe Blow slow.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — With three of his career-high six 3-pointers coming in the first quarter against the Trail Blazers, Devin Harris knew it was going to be a good night for the Jazz.
NEW YORK (AP) — Tom Benson brought stability to the Saints nearly three decades ago and now plans to do the same for the Hornets in small-market New Orleans.
Percentages: FG .593, FT .857.
DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Red Wings popped off the bench and skated slowly toward goaltender Ty Conklin to congratulate him as if it was just another victory on Monday night.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama saluted Dirk Nowitzki and the Dallas Mavericks on Monday as NBA champions who staged a season-ending charge to beat LeBron James and the vaunted Miami Heat and claim their first title with a "heart that's the size of Texas."
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — After a demoralizing loss in Phoenix, it took the Portland Trail Blazers some time to get going at home against the Cleveland Cavaliers.