Kings' Stoll Will Likely Miss Game 2 Against SharksKings center Jarret Stoll is likely to miss Game 2 of Los Angeles' second-round playoff series against the Sharks after a hard hit from San Jose's Raffi Torres in the opener.
Game 2 Draws NBA Finals' Best TV Rating Since Lakers-Det '04The NBA Finals' Game 2 drew the highest television rating since 2004.
Devils, Kings Could Get Chippier In Game 2 Even though the Los Angeles Kings faced the New Jersey Devils only twice this season, and not since October, they knew exactly what to expect from the Eastern Conference champions.
Coyotes Will Look For Answer To Kings' Dominance In Game 2 The Phoenix Coyotes survived stretches of playing on their heels in the playoffs' first two rounds, absorbing everything the opponent threw at them before counterpunching with a winning goal.
Kobe Scores 38 To Lead Lakers Past Nuggets, Go Up 2-0 In SeriesKobe Bryant scored 38 points, Andrew Bynum followed up his playoff-opening triple-double with 27 points and nine rebounds, and the Los Angeles Lakers weathered Denver's late rally for a 104-100 victory over the Nuggets on Tuesday night, taking a 2-0 series lead.
Valverde, Tigers Stop Yanks In 9th, Tie SeriesDetroit closer Jose Valverde held off a furious New York ninth-inning rally and the Tigers avoided a major slip-up, beating the Yankees 5-3 on a rainy Sunday and evening their best-of-five AL playoff series at one game apiece.
Mavericks Stun Heat With Big 4th Qtr Comeback In Game 2Dirk Nowitzki and the Dallas Mavericks put a stunning end to their misery in Miami.
Lakers Watch Film For Hours Before PracticeNearly seven months and 83 games after the Los Angeles Lakers returned from their second straight championship run, they're still searching for the mental motivation to chase that third straight title.