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Belt homers as Giants beat D-backs 4-3

MLB

PHOENIX — Brandon Belt's 100th career homer was one timely shot for San Francisco.

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Roundup: James leads Cavaliers past Pacers; Jazz top OKC Thunder

NBA: Playoffs

CLEVELAND — LeBron James scored 46 points and added 12 rebounds as the Cleveland Cavaliers bounced back from a poor performance in the opener by holding off the Indiana Pacers 100-97 on Wednesday night to even their Eastern Conference series at one game apiece.

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Roundup: Crosby helps Penguins beat Flyers 5-0 for 3-1 series lead

NHL: Stanley Cup Playoffs

PHILADELPHIA — Sidney Crosby scored his fifth goal of the series and became the Pittsburgh Penguins’ career postseason points leader in a 5-0 win over the Philadelphia Flyers on Wednesday night.

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Belt’s checked swing ruins Corbin’s no-no, D-backs 1-hit Giants

MLB

PHOENIX — Patrick Corbin had hitters chasing sliders in the dirt and made up a 65 mph pitch on the fly. Arizona’s defense had a pair of spectacular plays behind him, the kind that end up in the highlight reel when history is made.

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Roundup: Brown helps Celtics to 2-0 lead in series over Bucks

NBA: Playoffs

BOSTON — Jaylen Brown had a playoff career-high 30 points and the Boston Celtics pulled away into second half to earn a 120-106 win over the Milwaukee Bucks on Tuesday night.

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Roundup: Eller, Capitals beat Blue Jackets in 2OT to tighten series

NHL: Stanley Cup Playoffs

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Lars Eller scored 9 minutes into the second overtime and the Washington Capitals beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 3-2 in Game 3 on Tuesday night to tighten up the their first-round playoff series.

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Cardinals’ Larry Fitzgerald still highly motivated entering his 15th season

NFL

TEMPE — As the Arizona Cardinals gathered at midfield near the start of their first minicamp of the year, Larry Fitzgerald stood with his arm around the shoulder of team President Michael Bidwill. After all, they’ve been together quite a while.

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Coyotes’ Panik arrested on trespassing charge at bar

NHL

SCOTTSDALE — Authorities say Arizona Coyotes forward Richard Panik has been arrested for trespassing for refusing to leave the entrance of a bar.

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Roundup: Heat snap 76ers 17-game winning streak, even up series

NBA: Playoffs

PHILADELPHIA — Dwyane Wade turned in a vintage performance, scoring 28 points to end the 76ers’ 17-game winning streak and lead the Miami Heat to a 113-103 Game 2 win over Philadelphia on Monday night and even the first-round playoff series.

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Roundup: Matthews, Marleau help Maple Leafs beat Bruins in Game 3

NHL: Stanley Cup Playoffs

TORONTO — Auston Matthews got the go-ahead goal in the second period, Patrick Marleau scored twice, and the Toronto Maple Leafs beat the Boston Bruins 4-2 on Monday night in Game 3 of their Eastern Conference first-round series.

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Roundup: Didi hits 2 HRs, Stanton hitless vs Marlins, Yanks romp 12-1

MLB

NEW YORK — Didi Gregorius homered twice for the second time this season, Gary Sanchez had three hits and three RBIs, and the New York Yankees romped to a 12-1 victory over Derek Jeter’s Miami Marlins on Monday night.

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Preview: Spurs, Heat looking for bounce-back efforts in Game 2

NBA: Playoffs

Gregg Popovich and Erik Spoelstra have copious amounts of championship jewelry in their possessions, and their teams committing to the level of defense necessary to win in the postseason is a major reason why that's the case.

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Kershaw sharp, Dodgers end 11-game skid vs Diamondbacks, 7-2

MLB

LOS ANGELES — Clayton Kershaw took care of the Los Angeles Dodgers' long drought against the Diamondbacks.

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Oladipo scores 32 points, Pacers stun LeBron, Cavs

NBA: Playoffs

CLEVELAND — Victor Oladipo scored 32 points and the Indiana Pacers held off Cleveland’s second-half rally for a stunning 98-80 victory Sunday in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference series, handing LeBron James and the Cavaliers’ their first loss in the opening round in eight years.

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Roundup: Matt Calvert lifts Blue Jackets past Capitals in OT

NHL: Stanley Cup Playoffs

WASHINGTON — Matt Calvert scored 12:22 into overtime, Sergei Bobrovsky made 54 saves and the Columbus Blue Jackets overcame two goals from Alex Ovechkin beat the Washington Capitals 5-4 in on Sunday night to take a 2-0 lead in the first-round playoff hockey series.

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Kodaira rallies to win 3-hole playoff at RBC Heritage

PGA Tour

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. — Early on, Satoshi Kodaira was thinking only of playing well enough Sunday to make it to next week’s PGA Tour stop.

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Larson leads at Bristol; race postponed to Monday

NASCAR

BRISTOL, Tenn. — Kyle Larson will have to wait another day to try to capture his first NASCAR Cup Series victory of the season.

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Man City wins Premier League after United loses to West Brom

Premier League

MANCHESTER, England — They won it in the last remaining seconds in 2012, and in the final match in 2014. At last, Manchester City's players can enjoy a serene Premier League title triumph.

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Pollock’s two homers lift D-backs to 11th straight win over Dodgers

MLB

LOS ANGELES — A.J. Pollock homered twice while Paul Goldschmidt and Alex Avila also went deep as the Arizona Diamondbacks beat Los Angeles 9-1 on Saturday night, continuing their recent dominance over the Dodgers.

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Roundup: Ramirez, Red Sox get to 12-2, best start in team history

MLB

CHICAGO — Hanley Ramirez hit a two-run homer and drove in three runs, and the Boston Red Sox beat the Baltimore Orioles 10-3 on Saturday to get to 12-2 — the best start in their 118-year history.

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Roundup: Warriors back to dominant selves, top Spurs 113-92 in Game 1

NBA: Playoffs

OAKLAND, Calif. — Kevin Durant helped the defending champions get defensive in a hurry, finishing with 24 points, eight rebounds and seven assists as the Golden State Warriors returned to their old dominant selves at playoff time to beat the cold-shooting San Antonio Spurs 113-92 on Saturday.

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Roundup: David Pastrnak has hat trick, 3 assists for Bruins

NHL: Stanley Cup Playoffs

BOSTON — David Pastrnak had a hat trick and three assists to help Boston blow out the Toronto Maple Leafs for the second straight game, leading the Bruins to a 7-3 victory Saturday night and a 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven Eastern Conference playoff series.

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Preview: 10 things to know about the NBA playoffs

NBA

With the NBA playoffs starting Saturday, here are 10 things to know:

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In a thriving league, tanking is the problem Silver can’t solve

NBA

NEW YORK — Adam Silver sees successes all around the NBA, yet can’t stop thinking about the teams who aren’t successful.

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Roundup: Flyers beat Penguins in Game 2 to tie series

NHL: Stanley Cup Playoffs

PITTSBURGH — His team embarrassed by the defending Stanley Cup champions in a lopsided playoff-opening loss, Philadelphia Flyers coach Dave Hakstol could have panicked. Instead, he doubled down.

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