He was one of the game's greatest tacticians, equally at home on offense and defense in the most complicated situations. He was masterful at disarming a volatile, unpredictable opponent, and he held his own against the greatest players the game has ever known. He also played chess pretty well.
The New York Yankees are going into the soccer business.
Los Angeles Dodgers star and Oklahoma native Matt Kemp pledged to give $1,000 for every home run he hits to victims of the deadly tornadoes that swept through his home state.
Tiger Woods is returning again to play a charity event hosted by Notah Begay III, his former teammate at Stanford.
Nationals reliever Ryan Mattheus has broken his pitching hand punching a locker in frustration following a rocky outing.
Amare Stoudemire will go into next season with $45 million left on his contract and no guarantee of a starting job.
Justin Allgaier started the season with a new car, a new crew chief and a relatively new pit crew.
For Dwyane Wade and Udonis Haslem, this marks five East finals appearances in nine years. For LeBron James, it's a fifth trip to this round in the past seven years, now three straight with Miami after a pair of trips to the East finals with Cleveland. For Ray Allen, it's a fourth East title-round trip in six years, the first three of those coming with Boston.
Guan Tianlang has decided not to try to play in the U.S. Open.