The setting has changed, but the game remains the same.
HOUSTON (AP) - James Harden scored 39 points and the Houston Rockets ended a three-game skid and clinched their second straight playoff berth with a 111-107 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Friday night.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - Sean Rodriguez homered and tied a career-high with four RBIs, Jake Odorizzi got his first major league win, and the Tampa Bay Rays routed the Texas Rangers 8-1 Friday night.
A day after shooting the lowest score of the day and taking over the lead at the Bob White Rentals Victoria Open, Ryan O'Rear still holds the lead headed into Saturday's final round. But it was also his worst score of the Adams Pro Golf event so far.
BEEVILLE - Jennifer Robertson is the fastest woman on a motorcycle in the world, but she could be even faster.
In 1962, Jack Nicklaus wasn't the golf legend as he is known today, but he was well on his way.
GOLIAD - As Jamie Amonett stretched Saturday for his ride at the Goliad Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association rodeo, he hoped to determine when the last time he will enter the rodeo as a participant will be.
KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Dexter Fowler had two RBIs in his Houston debut and Chris Carter added a run-scoring double that helped the Astros beat the Atlanta Braves 7-5 Friday night.
SAN ANTONIO - Marco Belinelli had 20 points to lead eight San Antonio players in double figures, and the Spurs worked through a lethargic start to beat the Detroit Pistons 120-110 on Wednesday night.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Dirk Nowitzki scored 25 points, Shawn Marion had 22, and the Dallas Mavericks beat undermanned Philadelphia 124-112 Friday night, handing the 76ers their 10th straight loss.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Parker Kligerman burst into the Daytona media room, arms outstretched and unleashed a "Woo hoo!"
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - Three times during his Hall of Fame playing career, John Elway slogged through the rubble of a Super Bowl landslide.
SEATTLE (AP) - The guitar riffs ripped from the hotel ballroom where owner Paul Allen's band was performing and filled the lobby. Down on the lower level, Hall of Famer Walter Jones posed for pictures with exuberant fans.
Quite a few fans would love to give Dallas Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones some advice.
HOUSTON (AP) - Dwight Howard scored 23 points, Terrence Jones had 21, and the Houston Rockets held on for a 97-90 win over the San Antonio Spurs on Tuesday night.