Stephen Curry scored 31 points, raising his arms in the early moments to awaken Golden State's raucous crowd, as the defending champion Warriors staved off elimination with a 120-111 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Thursday night in Game 5 of the Western Conference finals.
Coach Mike D'Antoni is headed to Houston to try his "Seven Seconds or Less" offense with James Harden, one of the NBA's most explosive offensive threats.
J.A. Happ pitched seven strong innings and Edwin Encarnacion and Devon Travis had two-out RBIs as the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Yankees 3-1 on Thursday to win the three-game series.
Nearly two dozen athletes tested positive in reanalysis of their doping samples from the 2012 London Olympics, adding to the more than 30 already caught in retesting from the 2008 Beijing Games.
Rafael Nadal set another milestone at the French Open on Thursday, posting the 200th Grand Slam match win of his career.
First it was Serena Williams' turn to overpower an opponent 6-2, 6-1 on Court Suzanne Lenglen.
Rookie forward Bryan Rust scored a pair of second-period goals and Matt Murray stopped 16 shots to lift Pittsburgh to a 2-1 victory over Tampa Bay in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference finals on Thursday night, sending the Penguins to the Stanley Cup Final for the first time since 2009.
Martin Truex Jr. put himself in good position for another strong showing at the Coca-Cola 600, a race he thought he should have won last year.
Manchester United hired Jose Mourinho as its third manager in three years on Friday, entrusting the highly successful Portuguese coach with the job of restoring the status of England's most prestigious club.
Bryce Molder was joking around with playing partner Scott Langley as the sky darkened over Colonial. "It was almost like they were about to blow the horn for darkness," Molder said.