Durant's 42 help OKC secure second seed
Kevin Durant scored 42 points, including 21 in the fourth quarter, and the Oklahoma City Thunder secured the No. 2 playoff seed in the Western Conference, rallying from 10-point fourth-quarter deficit to beat the Detroit Pistons 112-111 Wednesday night.
Sources: Jets, ex-Titans RB Johnson agree
The New York Jets made one of the splashiest moves of the offseason, signing former Tennessee Titans running back Chris Johnson to a two-year deal worth up to $9 million, a league source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.
Griz seize No. 7 slot from Mavs with OT win
Mike Conley hit two free throws with 1.1 seconds left in overtime, and the Memphis Grizzlies grabbed the Western Conference's No. 7 seed away from Dallas by edging the Mavericks 106-105 on Wednesday night in the regular season finale.
Penguins erase 2-goal deficit, top Jackets
Brandon Sutter scored on a wrist shot from the left circle 8:18 into the third period, helping the Pittsburgh Penguins rally for a 4-3 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals on Wednesday night.
Sources: Kobe to begin workouts after trip
Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant has been cleared to resume running and shooting and will begin an intense, six-month training program next week upon his return from a short family trip to Europe, sources with knowledge of the situation told ESPN.
Bucks announce sale of team, won't move
Longtime Milwaukee Bucks owner Herb Kohl announced Wednesday that he has reached an agreement to sell the team to hedge-fund billionaires Wesley Edens and Marc Lasry. The deal is valued at $550 million, according to sources familiar with the transaction.
Mag: Puig subjected to threats, civil lawsuit
Yasiel Puig has received threats from the human traffickers who orchestrated his 2012 defection from Cuba to Mexico, according to an ESPN The Magazine investigation, which uncovers new details about Puig's harrowing escape from the island.
Two vie for A&M QB job as Joeckel to transfer
The race to replace Johnny Manziel as starting quarterback at Texas A&M is now down to two, after the school announced Wednesday that redshirt junior Matt Joeckel will transfer from the program.