MLB commissioner Rob Manfred says WBC on solid ground

TOKYO (AP) — The commissioner of Major League Baseball on Tuesday denied reports that 2017 would be the last edition of the World Baseball Classic, saying the tournament is as popular as ever.

  • Written by JIM ARMSTRONG , AP Sports Writer

Leonard's 39 points, defense, lead Spurs by Harden, Rockets

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — With "MVP!" chants reverberating through the AT&T Center, San Antonio's Kawhi Leonard outdueled Houston's James Harden in the fourth quarter of a battle between two of the league's top players.

  • Written by RAUL DOMINGUEZ , Associated Press

Mavs' Dirk Nowitzki reaches cusp of NBA's 30,000-point club

DALLAS (AP) — Dirk Nowitzki chuckled at the memory of he and Steve Nash trying to sneak in a few shots between YMCA games inside the closest thing the Dallas Mavericks had to a practice facility nearly 20 years ago.

  • Written by SCHUYLER DIXON , AP Sports Writer