WASHINGTON (AP) — Albert Pujols smiled as he explained why he felt the need to apologize to his wife for hitting homer No. 500 so quickly after No. 499.
CHICAGO (AP) — Wrigley Field, the home of the Chicago Cubs, marks the 100th anniversary of its first game on Wednesday with a matchup against Arizona. The ballpark that opened as Weeghman Park on April 23, 1914, has hosted millions of fans and been the scene of some of baseball's most indelible moments. Some stars who graced its friendly confines offer their memories:
CHICAGO (AP) — This one looked like it was slipping away from the Washington Wizards. Then, in a flash everything changed.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — After Patrick Marleau's fourth career playoff overtime goal silenced Staples Center for maybe the next-to-last time this season, the veteran San Jose Sharks forward attributed his knack for postseason heroics to one simple trait.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Pacers got tired of talking trash.
TORONTO (AP) — DeMar DeRozan put his playoff jitters aside and turned in an All-Star performance for the Toronto Raptors.
KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Dozens of Sherpa guides packed up their tents and left Mount Everest's base camp Wednesday, after the deaths of 16 of their colleagues in an avalanche exposed an undercurrent of resentment by Sherpas over their pay, treatment and benefits.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — While his teammates mobbed him after a late goal, Dan Carcillo trash-talked with Flyers fans through the glass before hitting the bench for a celebration.
DETROIT (AP) — The Boston Bruins took full advantage of Detroit's mistakes, and their stellar goaltender's flawless performance.
MONTREAL (AP) — The Montreal Canadiens swept their way into the second round of the NHL playoffs, and now look forward to some rest.