Heat top Pacers for East title and date with Spurs

MIAMI (AP) — LeBron James walked off the court, stopped on his way to the bench to shake David Beckham’s hand, then exchanged a few high-fives and quick hugs with teammates. No raucous celebration was necessary. Getting back…

Deacon Jones of famed Fearsome Foursome dead at 74

David “Deacon” Jones, a Hall of Fame defensive end credited with terming the word sack for how he knocked down quarterbacks, has died. He was 74. The Washington Redskins said Monday night that Jones died of natural causes…

Brown goes deep again, Phillies beat Marlins 7-2

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Domonic Brown hit his eighth homer in eight games to back Kyle Kendrick’s six-hitter, and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Miami Marlins 7-2 Monday night. Delmon Young and Erik Kratz also went deep for the…

Indians SS Asdrubal Cabrera injures right leg

NEW YORK (AP) — Cleveland Indians shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera has been helped off the field at Yankee Stadium after straining his right quadriceps while running to first base on a groundout in the fifth inning. Cabrera pulled up…

Hal Steinbrenner has been disappointed in A-Rod

NEW YORK (AP) — Yankees managing general partner Hal Steinbrenner says he has been disappointed by Alex Rodriguez’s behavior at times during the star third baseman’s career in pinstripes. Steinbrenner made the comments after attending a news conference…
St. Louis Cardinals' Yadier Molina, second from front left, is held back by his brother, first base coach Bengie Molina, right, while yelling alongside manager Mike Matheny (22) at umpire Clint Fagan, left, after Yadier Molina and Matheny were thrown out of a baseball game by Fagan during the third inning against the San Francisco Giants, Sunday, June 2, 2013, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Cards C Molina suspended 1 game for contacting ump

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina has been suspended one game and fined by Major League Baseball for making contact with umpire Mike Everitt during an argument Sunday. The commissioner’s office announced the penalty Monday evening,…

Delany: ‘Rutgers will be a member of the Big Ten’

NEW YORK (AP) — Rutgers’ recent troubles will not interfere with its entry into the Big Ten, conference Commissioner Jim Delany says. “You should rest assured that Rutgers will be a member of the Big Ten, on time,…

Drew’s positivity pays off with job in Milwaukee

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Larry Drew could have sulked during his last season in Atlanta, complained to anyone who would listen about being a lame duck despite a winning record and three straight playoff appearances. He never did. “When…

Allmendinger gets support from Penske and others

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — AJ Allmendinger left Detroit looking for a place to hide. Instead, he’s received an outpouring of support and kind words from the man who has stood by him all along. “Just a tough weekend…

Jason Kidd retiring from NBA after 19 seasons

NEW YORK (AP) — Jason Kidd retired Monday from the NBA after 19 seasons, ending one of the greatest careers for a point guard in league history. Kidd won an NBA title and two Olympic gold medals, is…

Former Bills QB Kelly battling cancer of the jaw

BATAVIA, N.Y. (AP) — Buffalo Bills Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly says he has been diagnosed with cancer in his upper jaw bone and will have surgery on June 7. Kelly is suffering from squamous cell carcinoma,…