ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Hank Blalock feasts on fastballs, and that's what the Texas Rangers slugger got with the game on the line from Seattle Mariners closer Brandon Morrow.
NEW YORK (AP) — LeBron James is a unanimous selection to the All-NBA team after leading the Cavaliers to a franchise-record for wins and a pair of playoff sweeps.
Joining him on the first team are Dwyane Wade of the Heat, Kobe Bryant of the Lakers, Dirk Nowitzki of the Mavericks and Dwight Howard of the Magic.
DALLAS (AP) — An unlikely sideshow developed prior to Monday night's Game 4 of the Mavericks-Nuggets series: Mark Cuban vs. Kenyon Martin's mother.
DALLAS (AP) — Down by 14 and playing listlessly, the Dallas Mavericks sure looked ready to call it a season.
Then Carmelo Anthony threw a jab, and everything changed.
Dirk Nowitzki and the Mavs awoke from their early-game slumber with rally after rally, getting close or even tied yet unable to get ahead until the former MVP made a tough, high-arching shot with 1:05 left. Having worked so hard for the lead, they weren't about to give it back, pulling out a 119-117 victory over the Denver Nuggets on Monday night to avoing being swept.