It's Kobe's world, at least for 1 more All-Star weekend

TORONTO (AP) — Kobe Bryant answered questions in Spanish and Italian, raved about Canadian hospitality, showed off knowledge of both Greek basketball and English soccer. He announced plans to go to the Philippines and Taiwan, thanked fans from Japan and even asked a reporter how to say a phrase in Mandarin.

  • Written by TIM REYNOLDS, AP Basketball Writer

Mickelson's round stalls, Kang's does not

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — The back nine didn't go according to plan for Phil Mickelson during the second round of the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, and the par-3 14th hole at Monterey Peninsula served as the best illustration.

  • Written by DOUG FERGUSON, AP Golf Writer

Mets pitcher Jenrry Mejia 1st to draw lifetime drug ban

NEW YORK (AP) — Mets reliever Jenrry Mejia became the first player to receive a lifetime ban under Major League Baseball's drug agreement after testing positive for a performance-enhancing substance for the third time.

  • Written by RONALD BLUM, AP Baseball Writer