Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig has been given a two-year contract extension through the 2014 season.
Selig has held the position since 1992, first as acting commissioner and then as commissioner since 1998. He will turn 80 in July 2014.
If he stays until September 2016, he would surpass Kenesaw Mountain Landis (1920-44) as the longest-serving baseball commissioner.
Selig's contract had been due to expire this Dec. 31. Read More
John Lucas III scored a career-high 25 points filling in for injured Derrick Rose and the Chicago Bulls beat the Washington Wizards 78-64 on Wednesday for their third victory in three nights.
Lucas, starting for the first time in his 70-game NBA career, was at the point in place of MVP Rose, who was out with a sprained big left toe. Lucas played 45 minutes, had eight assists, eight rebounds and hit 11 of 28 shots. Read More
Dorell Wright scored 20 points and made a season-high six 3-pointers, including a tying shot late in regulation, and the short-handed Golden State Warriors spoiled Dwyane Wade's return with a 111-106 overtime victory over the Miami Heat on Tuesday night. Read More
Steve Nash had 17 assists and 10 points in 27 minutes as the Phoenix Suns routed the weary Milwaukee Bucks 109-93 on Sunday night.
The Suns beat the Bucks in Phoenix for the 24th straight time, the NBA's second-longest active streak behind San Antonio's 27 wins in a row at home over Golden State. Read More
Vince Carter and Ian Mahinmi had 13 points each to lead the Dallas Mavericks to a 96-81 victory over New Orleans on Saturday to hand the depleted Hornets their sixth consecutive loss.
Carter and Mahinmi led a balanced scoring attack for the Mavericks (4-5), who won their fourth straight at home and had six players scoring in double figures. Read More
Shane Doan scored at the buzzer for the first hat trick of his 16-year NHL career, leading the Phoenix Coyotes to a 5-1 victory over the New York Islanders on Saturday night.
Doan, in his 1,161st game, fired a slap shot past goalie Evgeni Nabokov just before the buzzer sounded. The 35-year-old team captain had been, along with Scott Mellanby, the only players in league history with 300 goals but no hat tricks. Read More
Mike Blunden and Max Pacioretty scored in the second period, Carey Price made 23 saves, and the Montreal Canadiens beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 3-1 on Saturday night.
Erik Cole scored his 17th goal of the season on the power play with 17 seconds remaining to seal the Canadiens' second straight win. Montreal, which won for the third time in 10 games, got consecutive victories for the first time since Dec. 10-13. Read More
Joffrey Lupul scored at 7:10 of the third period to help the Toronto Maple Leafs beat the Detroit Red Wings 4-3 after blowing a three-goal lead Saturday night.
With the game looking to have slipped out of Toronto's control, Lupul grabbed a rare turnover from Henrik Zetterberg behind the net and lifted a shot over goalie Jimmy Howard for his 19th goal. Read More
Steve Nash made all seven shots, two of them 3-pointers, and handed out nine assists, then sat out the fourth quarter to watch his Phoenix Suns complete a 102-77 rout of the Portland Trail Blazers on Friday night.
Jared Dudley scored 18 and Nash 17 for the Suns. Marcin Gortat added 12. Read More
Kevin Durant scored 26 points, top reserve James Harden added 23 and the Oklahoma City Thunder eased into their only stretch of three games on consecutive nights by beating the Houston Rockets 109-94 on Friday.
The Rockets fell to 0-5 on the road this season but get a rematch Saturday night on their home floor, where they've won their only two games this season. Read More