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Blake wins 200, goes 2 for 2 vs Bolt

By EDDIE PELLS AP National Writer KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) -- In a result that can no longer be considered a surprise, Yohan Blake beat Usain Bolt in the 200 meters at Jamaican Olympic trials Sunday, finishing in 19.80 seconds to edge the world-record holde

Takeaways help Eagles beat the Dolphins 26-10

MIAMI (AP) -- Early in the game, Michael Vick's helmet went rolling into his end zone, an apt symbol for the direction of the Philadelphia Eagles' season. Time to concede? Not quite. Not against the self-destructive Miami Dolphins. Vick made a triumphant r

Mississippi defeats Louisiana-Lafayette 66-54

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) -- Dundrecous Nelson scored 21 points, including five 3-pointers, as Mississippi defeated Louisiana-Lafayette 66-54 Wednesday night for its sixth consecutive win. Nick Williams added 12 points, five rebounds and a pair of assists for the

Chelsea wins first leg 1-0

By STEVE DOUGLAS AP Sports Writer LONDON (AP) -- Didier Drogba swept the ball into the net late in the first half, and Chelsea managed to hang on. With an inspired performance, the Blues beat Barcelona 1-0 Wednesday night in the first leg of their Champio

Messi sets European record with 68 goals

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) -- Lionel Messi broke Gerd Mueller's 39-year-old record for goals in a European club season, scoring a hat trick for Barcelona against Malaga on Wednesday night to raise his total to 68. The 24-year-old converted penalty kicks in the

Celtics shoot past the Heat, 115-107

MIAMI (AP) -- A week ago, the Boston Celtics beat the Miami Heat with defense. This time, they did it with offense. Paul Pierce scored 27 points, Kevin Garnett added 24 points and nine rebounds, and the Celtics made their first eight shots of the fourth qu

Kobe-less Lakers hold off Mavs in OT 112-108

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Andrew Bynum had 23 points and 16 rebounds, Pau Gasol made back-to-back three-pointers in overtime, and the Los Angeles Lakers won their fourth straight game without Kobe Bryant, 112-108 over the Dallas Mavericks on Sunday. Ramon Sessio

Furious flurry by James gives Heat victory over Nets

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -- LeBron James scored Miami's final 17 points in a furious one-man rally, finishing with 37 as the Heat pulled out a 101-98 victory over the New Jersey Nets on Monday night. In a game the Heat never led until the final 51 seconds, James

Wigan beats Arsenal 2-1 to boost survival hopes

By STEVE DOUGLAS AP Sports Writer LONDON (AP) -- Wigan followed its surprising victory over Manchester United by winning 2-1 at third-place Arsenal on Monday night, boosting its hopes of avoiding relegation. Wigan built a 2-0 lead on goals by Franco di Sa

Heat survive Thunder rally for 100-96 win

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- LeBron James scored 32 points and hit the clinching free throws with seven seconds left, Dwyane Wade added 24 points and the Miami Heat claimed home-court advantage in the NBA Finals by beating the Oklahoma City Thunder 100-96 in Game

Police officer's sister also accused in beheading

KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) -- The sister of a Jamaican police officer accused of beheading a taxi driver has also been charged in the slaying. Last week, authorities charged Constable Jeffrey Peart in the slaying nearly a month after the headless body of taxi

James' triple-double leads Heat to title

By BRIAN MAHONEY AP Basketball Writer MIAMI (AP) -- The decision is final: LeBron James made the right call coming to Miami. Finally an NBA champion, it's all worth it now. James had 26 points, 11 rebounds and 13 assists, and got the kind of help that was

Gatlin anxious for return to Olympic trials

JUSTIN GATLING wins the 100-meter event at the Prefontaine Classic athletics meet in Eugene, Oregon. Now 30 and eight years removed from his last Olympic trials, Gatlin's all business as he steps to the line this weekend. (AP) By PAT GRAHAM AP Sports Wri

Champions to be decided

Champions to be decided CHAMPIONSHIP GAME: SILVER DOLLAR COINS VS. SIGMA SHOTS ON MAY 23 AT SILVER DOLLAR WILL DECIDE CHAMPIONS FOR NDA DIVISIONAL PLAYOFFS. Championship Division:- Sigma Shots 6 -v- Silver Dollar Coins A 3 Shots(13 Tons)-Doubles: Chri

Celtics take control of East

By TIM REYNOLDS AP Sports Writer MIAMI (AP) -- Paul Pierce watched the shot sail just over LeBron James' outstretched arm. And when it swished, he turned toward the Boston bench, shaking his head. The biggest shot of the night, for certain. And it put the

Federer, Nadal and Williams sisters advance

By ANDREW DAMPF AP Sports Writer ROME (AP) -- Fresh off a title in Madrid and back at No. 2 in the rankings, Roger Federer defeated Carlos Berlocq 6-3, 6-4 in his opening match at the Italian Open yesterday. Seeking to win one of only three Masters 1000 e

In heavy rain, Sharapova beats Li Na to retain Italian Open title

By DANIELLA MATAR Associated Press ROME (AP) -- Maria Sharapova successfully defended her Italian Open title Sunday, beating Li Na 4-6, 6-4, 7-6 (5) in a wild match in which play was twice interrupted by rain and the red clay turned to mud. "The match was

American teen gains 2nd round at Australian Open

By JUSTIN BERGMAN Associated Press MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) -- Sloane Stephens says there's no need for hand-wringing over the future of American women's tennis in the post-Williams era -- the kids are going to be all right. The 18-year-old Floridan, who


EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) -- New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning missed part of Wednesday's practice session with an illness that coach Tom Coughlin called "a stomach bug, hopefully a 24-hour deal." Manning was placed on the Giants' injury report for

Look for a Super Bowl rematch in Indianapolis

By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer GET ready for the rematch. The Super Bowl rematch, not the Harbaugh coaching family reunion. For a Super Bowl redux to happen, the New York Giants will need another huge road win, this time at San Francisco. And whe