• Play vs. Rest: For many NBA teams, it’s still a real battle

    MIAMI (AP) — There are 27 games remaining on Cleveland’s regular-season schedule, and perhaps only one person over that stretch will be able to stop LeBron James.

  • Powerful presence: Encarnacion gives Indians booming bat

    GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — As fans lining the chain-linked fence next to Cleveland’s main practice field jockeyed for better position to snatch an autograph or selfie with the team’s newest star, Edwin Encarnacion showed no emotion.

  • Saunders aims to provide leadership in Phillies clubhouse

    CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — After moving from the All-Star-laden clubhouse in Dunedin to the young locker room in Clearwater six miles up the road, veteran outfielder Michael Saunders is embracing a leadership role with the Philadelphia Phillies this spring.

  • Devils edge Islanders 3-2 behind Schneider’s 40 saves

    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — For a franchise with three Stanley Cup championships and a long list of postseason appearances, the modern-day New Jersey Devils find themselves having to learn the lessons their predecessors knew by rote.

  • NHL turns 100: Borje Salming hailed as European trailblazer

    TORONTO (AP) — Exceptionally fit and muscular still, Borje Salming sits at his locker with a familiar No. 21 Toronto Maple Leafs jersey hanging behind him while pecking out a message on his cellphone.

  • Korpisalo leads Blue Jackets over Maple Leafs 5-2

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Joonas Korpisalo has been shuttled between Columbus and the Blue Jackets’ AHL affiliate in Cleveland quite a bit this season. Maybe now, coach John Tortorella will let him stick around.

  • Gibbons, Blue Jays have higher hopes

    DUNEDIN, Fla. (AP) — Toronto Blue Jays manager John Gibbons is determined to guide his team into its third consecutive AL Championship Series. And to finally win it.

  • Tillman has shoulder injection and won’t start O’s opener

    SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — Chris Tillman won’t extend his streak of opening-day starts for Baltimore to four.

  • Stroman, McHugh, Odorizzi win; Wacha, Anderson, Walker lose

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Tampa Bay’s Jake Odorizzi, Houston’s Collin McHugh and Toronto’s Marcus Stroman won their salary arbitration cases Tuesday, and St. Louis’ Michael Wacha, Milwaukee’s Chase Anderson and Arizona’s Taijuan Walker lost.

  • AP Source: Raptors, Magic agree on Serge Ibaka deal

    Kyle Lowry said something had to change in Toronto. Serge Ibaka is on his way to try to make that happen.