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NBA results, Jan. 18

LaMarcus Aldridge had 30 points and 12 rebounds, and the Portland Trail Blazers followed up a big victory in San Antonio by running past the Mavericks 127-111 on Saturday night in Dallas for their fifth consecutive [Read entire story]

Amiri Baraka mourned with poetry, music

The service, held at Newark Symphony Hall, featured poetry, music and tributes to a man several speakers hailed as a creative and committed revolutionary who had a profound influence both on American culture and on a [Read entire story]

NBA results, Jan. 17

Point guard Rajon Rondo returned from a knee injury that kept him out for nearly a year and missed a three-pointer for Boston that could have sent the game into overtime, allowing the Los Angeles Lakers to beat the host [Read entire story]

Stalock stellar, posting his 1st career shutout

Joe Pavelski, Matt Nieto and Joe Thornton scored and Stalock made 24 saves for his first career shutout and San Jose topped the Florida Panthers 3-0 on Thursday night. The Sharks took the puck quickly back the other way [Read entire story]

NHL results, Jan. 16

Lewis set up Dwight King's go-ahead score on a deflection, then got his first goal of the season on a short-handed wraparound, capitalizing on Blues goalie Jaroslav Halak's stick-handling goof. T.J. Oshie scored his [Read entire story]

Seattle Seahawks news and notes, Jan. 16

Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Percy Harvin is still going through concussion testing and has not been cleared for Sunday's NFC Championship Game. Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said the only deadline for Harvin is the one [Read entire story]

College basketball results, Jan. 16

Jordan Adams had 14 points and 13 rebounds, and David Wear added 13 points for UCLA (14-3, 3-1 Pac-12), which has won consecutive games since a narrow loss to top-ranked Arizona a week ago. The Buffaloes were playing [Read entire story]

Ex-Patriot Hernandez might have been gunman in 2012 murders

Boston police have been investigating whether jailed former New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez may have been the gunman in a 2012 double slaying, according to a search warrant request released Thursday. In the [Read entire story]

Elway: Manning not ready to retire

John Elway doesn't see Peyton Manning riding off into that orange Rocky Mountain sunset the way Elway did 15 years ago if the Denver Broncos quarterback caps his record-setting season with a second Super Bowl [Read entire story]

NFL news and notes, Jan. 16

Kirk Olivadotti is returning to Washington as inside linebackers coach, and new coach Jay Gruden is retaining Raheem Morris as defensive backs coach and Jacob Burney as defensive line coach. ... Cincinnati promoted [Read entire story]

Australian Opens deals with record heat

[...] the heat wave that started Tuesday and is forecast to end on the weekend has brought what meteorologists are estimating as the longest stretch of weather this hot since 1908. There were the unlucky morning [Read entire story]

Golf results, Jan. 16

Reed ran off five straight birdies in the middle of his round on PGA West's Arnold Palmer Private Course at La Quinta, Riverside County, and finished with a bogey-free 9-under-par 63 to tie his career low. With a high [Read entire story]

Russell Johnson, ‘Gilligan’ professor, dies

Actor Russell Johnson, who became known to generations of TV fans as "The Professor," the fix-it man who kept his fellow "Gilligan's Island" castaways supplied with gadgets, has died. Mr. Johnson was a busy but [Read entire story]

Walmart joins farmworker initiative on pay, work conditions

Improve lives"Through this collaboration, not only will thousands of hard-working farmworkers see concrete improvements to their lives, but millions of consumers will learn about the Fair Food Program and of a better way [Read entire story]

NHL results, Jan. 16

Corey Perry had two goals and two assists, Teemu Selanne had two goals and an assist, and the relentless Anaheim Ducks beat the visiting Vancouver Canucks 9-1 Wednesday night for their 18th victory in 19 games. Nick [Read entire story]

NBA results, Jan. 15

The Washington Wizards had a 34-point lead against the visiting Miami Heat reduced to single digits Wednesday night before grabbing a 114-97 victory in Greg Oden's first game in more than four years. John Wall scored 25 [Read entire story]

College basketball results, Jan. 15

Xavier Thames scored 28 points and Winston Shepard keyed a decisive 12-2 run as the host Aztecs (15-1, 4-0 Mountain West) rallied past the Bulldogs (8-10, 1-4) for their 14th straight win and 38th straight against [Read entire story]

NHL results, Jan. 14

Patrick Marleau scored the only goal of the shootout, lifting the Sharks to a 2-1 victory over the host Capitals on Tuesday night, improving San Jose to 17-1 against Washington in the teams' past 18 meetings. After [Read entire story]

College basketball scores, Jan. 14

The third-ranked Badgers (16-1, 3-1 Big Ten) were trying to become the first team ever to win 13 straight games over the Hoosiers (12-5, 2-2). Michael Frazier II scored a career-high 21 points as the Gators (14-2, 3-0 [Read entire story]

NBA results, Jan. 14

Luol Deng hit five three-pointers while scoring 27 points, Anderson Varejao added 18 points and 18 rebounds, and the visiting Cleveland Cavaliers beat the spiraling Los Angeles Lakers 120-118 Tuesday night. Jodie Meeks [Read entire story]