LOUISVILLE, Ky. - The pockmarked road to the Kentucky Derby claimed another victim Friday when Uncle Mo was scratched due to a mysterious stomach ailment, further dimming a race already short on star power and speed.
ATLANTA - Finally, the real Chicago Bulls showed up in the playoffs.
ATLANTA - Larry Drew likes the look of these playoffs.
CHICAGO - Newly crowned MVP Derrick Rose scored 25 points, Joakim Noah added 19 points and 14 rebounds, and the Chicago Bulls beat the Atlanta Hawks 86-73 in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference semifinals on Wednesday night to tie the series.
DEERFIELD, Ill. - Derrick Rose should be fine. Time will tell if the Chicago Bulls will be, too.
Take a kid fishing. We hear that phrase all the time and it sounds like a good idea but when have you actually followed through? In our busy world we often have noble intentions but never seem to find the time. Fathers and grandfathers ought to take their sons and grandsons but we also need to consider other young ones outside our immediate family who might not otherwise have an opportunity because of their circumstances.
CHICAGO - Joe Johnson scored 34 points and the Atlanta Hawks beat Derrick Rose and the top-seeded Chicago Bulls 103-95 on Monday night in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinals.
MINNEAPOLIS - With its players again barred from work, the NFL told a federal appeals court Monday the fight over whether the lockout is legal won't get in the way of the 2011 season. The rest of the labor fight? That's anyone's guess.
GREENSBORO, N.C. - The UNC Greensboro Spartans scrapped to a 7-6, 10-inning win Saturday in Game 2 to take the three-game series against Georgia Southern Saturday, and this time they earned all of their runs.
NEW YORK - From lockout to injunction to limbo and back to lockout - with a draft thrown in. Not even Super Bowl week gets that wild.
ATLANTA - Jeff Teague, it's time to shine.
RICHMOND, Va. - Clint Bowyer's season started with a chance to win the Daytona 500. A late-race wreck ended his opportunity, and set the tone for a miserable opening month.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - The Carolina Panthers selected Auburn quarterback Cam Newton with the No. 1 pick in the NFL draft Thursday night, gambling the Heisman Trophy winner will overcome questions about his character and work ethic to become the team's first franchise quarterback.
ATLANTA - Joe Johnson provided his usual offensive spark. His biggest play, though, was getting a hand on a missed shot.
ATLANTA - There's a sign on the wall leading into the Atlanta Hawks' locker room that says: "We Control Our Own Destiny."
BOSTON (AP) - Atlanta Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer knew that stopping the Boston Celtics hinged on making things hard for Isaiah Thomas.