Grizzlies advance with 118-105 win over Clippers

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Mike Conley and Zach Randolph scored 23 points each, and the Memphis Grizzlies beat the Los Angeles Clippers 118-105 on Friday night to take the first-round series 4-2 and advance to their second Western…

Holland, Beltre lead Rangers over Red Sox 7-0

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Adrian Beltre cleared the bases this time, and the Texas Rangers got a big victory over the best team in the majors. Beltre broke out of an extended slump just as manager Ron Washington…

Knicks hold on to beat Celtics 88-80 and advance

BOSTON (AP) — Carmelo Anthony scored 21 points and the New York Knicks held on after blowing most of a 26-point lead to beat the Boston Celtics 88-80 in Game 6 on Friday night and advance in the…

Canadiens top Senators 3-1; series tied

MONTREAL (AP) — Ryan White started a three-goal second period and goalie Carey Price was back in top form with 29 saves and the Montreal Canadiens downed the Ottawa Senators 3-1 to even their playoff series on Friday.…

Islanders rally past Penguins 4-3 to even series

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Kyle Okposo’s first career playoff goal with 7:37 remaining lifted the New York Islanders to a 4-3 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Friday night, evening their playoffs series at one game each. Matt Moulson,…

Pacers finish off Hawks, win Game 6 81-73

ATLANTA (AP) — George Hill and David West each scored 21 points and the Indiana Pacers withstood a furious Atlanta comeback in the fourth quarter, beating the Hawks 81-73 on Friday night to close out the opening-round playoff…

Penn St trustees OK changes; incumbents rejected

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Penn State trustees have approved reforms to university governance following the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal and learned two incumbents on the university’s governing board were voted out by alumni. The changes…

Mickelson takes charge at Quail Hollow

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Phil Mickelson isn’t having too much trouble at all with the greens at Quail Hollow. Mickelson opened with two birdies and made back-to-back birdies late in his round for a 5-under 67 that gave…

Ducks-Red Wings series shifts to Detroit tied at 1

ROMULUS, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Red Wings had a setback during their series-evening victory at Anaheim. Detroit defenseman Danny DeKeyser broke his right thumb in the third period of the 5-4 overtime win in Game 2 on…

AP Source: LeBron wins 4th MVP award

A person with knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press that LeBron James of the Miami Heat has won the NBA Most Valuable Player award for the fourth time in five years. James will receive the award…

Pastrana captures first career Nationwide pole

TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — X Games star Travis Pastrana won his first career pole on the Nationwide Series at Talladega Superspeedway. The 10-time X Games gold medalist-turned-NASCAR driver starts up front in Saturday’s Aaron’s 312 after posting the…

Nets, banged-up Bulls ready for Game 7 in Brooklyn

NEW YORK (AP) — Time for the Nets’ biggest game in Brooklyn. They have brought their first-round playoff series against Chicago to a Game 7, a victory away from equaling the biggest comeback in NBA history. And they’ve…

Nursing sore knee, Wade returns to practice court

MIAMI (AP) — Dwyane Wade has returned to the practice court and says he’s encouraged about how his troublesome right knee feels, with the Miami Heat still three days away from starting the second round of the playoffs.…