Duke Snider played center in Ebbets Field and stickball on the streets of Brooklyn. He was immortalized in a song recalling a golden era in baseball and was once part of one of the sport's great debates.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - While the new-look Atlanta Hawks started to jell, the Portland Trail Blazers got off to a rocky start with their revamped roster.
MANCHESTER, England (AP) - The NBA, the WNBA and the U.S. men's and women's national basketball teams are heading to Manchester, spreading the sport's American reach in Britain beyond London.
ATLANTA (AP) - The Atlanta Thrashers acquired forward Radek Dvorak from the Florida Panthers for forwards Niclas Bergfors and Patrick Rissmiller on Monday.
ATLANTA (AP) - After putting together a roster that returned the Braves to the playoffs, general manager Frank Wren was rewarded with a two-year contract extension that keeps him in Atlanta through the 2013 season.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Trevor Bayne celebrated his Daytona 500 victory by playing basketball with friends, then skateboarding on the infield of NASCAR's most storied race track.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Charlie Batch emerged with a smile and a positive outlook Monday after attending a fourth consecutive day of federally mediated negotiations between the NFL and the players' union.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Pat Summitt keeps reminding her Tennessee players that they haven't won anything big yet. The way the Lady Volunteers have plowed through their Southeastern Conference schedule this season, she may need a new way to motivate them.
NEW YORK (AP) - The New York Knicks finally landed Carmelo Anthony, ending a trade saga and their quest for a second superstar with one blockbuster deal.
DAVIDSON, N.C. (AP) - JP Kuhlman scored 19 points and Davidson continued its mastery of Georgia Southern in an 83-56 rout Wednesday night.
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - All John Jenkins needed was one good shot to end his scoring drought and launch Vanderbilt's comeback against Georgia.
NEW YORK (AP) - Even after a decade of futility, the New York Knicks aren't satisfied with a winning record at the All-Star break.
ATLANTA (AP) - Iman Shumpert has been one of the few bright spots in Georgia Tech's difficult season.
KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) - Atlanta Braves third baseman Chipper Jones took grounders and got in some swings on the first day of spring training, a significant step in his recovery from major knee surgery.
KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) - Fredi Gonzalez kept tossing and turning. Finally, at a quarter 'til 4, he climbed from bed and started getting dressed.