Sharks surge with seven goals, take 2-0 lead over Kings

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- The San Jose Sharks got a spark from an unusual place and turned a close game into another laugher against Jonathan Quick and the Los Angeles Kings.

Nene dominates, Wizards rally past Bulls in series opener

CHICAGO -- Nene started thinking about how it would all unfold in the middle of the night. No way could he have scripted it any better than this.

James, Wade lead Heat past Bobcats for 1-0 series lead

MIAMI -- Each of the last two Miami championship runs has been highlighted by moments where a sharpshooter enters a game and immediately provides a surprise spark.

Report: 49ers not expected to pick up Aldon Smith's 5th-year option

May 3 is the deadline for picking up fifth-year options for players taken in the first round of the 2011 NFL Draft. Aldon Smith is a curious case for the 49ers but they reportedly won't pick up his option.

Jabari Parker declares for NBA Draft

Duke's Jabari Parker has declared for the NBA Draft.

Darren Sharper denied bail in Arizona

Darren Sharper was indicted in Arizona on two counts of sexual assault and three counts of administering dangerous drugs on March 11.

Brewers capitalize vs. sloppy Cards, avoid sweep

MILWAUKEE -- Milwaukee manager Ron Roenicke realizes one victory doesn't necessarily end the St. Louis Cardinals' recent dominance over the Brewers.

Bucks sold to hedge fund partners for record $550 million

The Bucks announced Wednesday that owner Herb Kohl has sold the team to a hedge fund group headed by Wesley Edens and Marc Lasry with explicit conditions to keep the team in Milwaukee.

Canadiens grab Game 1 from Lightning on Weise's OT goal

TAMPA, Fla. -- Down one goal, Montreal battled back -- twice. Up one, it faltered -- twice. Dale Weise then put the Tampa Bay Lightning away for the night.

Ducks start fast, hold off Stars to win series opener

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Ryan Getzlaf spent the final seconds of the Anaheim Ducks' playoff opener in the dressing room with a large ice bag pressed to a nasty cut on his left cheek.