May 31

The Chicago Cubs’ Lou Piniella benched struggling Ryan Theriot.


May 31

P.J. Carlesimo has an agreement in principle to join the Toronto Raptors as an assistant coach under Jay Triano, according to league sources.

May 31

Former Hartford Whalers hockey team owner Howard Baldwin is trying to get fans behind his efforts to bring an NHL team back to Hartford, Conn.

May 31

Paul Pierce excited to return to NBA Finals, hometown.

May 31

Ervin Santana pitched seven strong innings and the Los Angeles Angels didn’t need any late-game heroics Monday, roughing up Luke Hochevar early on the way to a 7-1 win over the Kansas City Royals.

May 31

A day after firing his longtime agent, Randy Moss called the Boston Herald and tried to clear up some misconceptions about his future.

May 31

The Philadelphia Phillies have activated right-handed closer Brad Lidge from the disabled list after he missed 18 games because of elbow stiffness.

May 31

The Rangers are planning to put lefty Derek Holland on the disabled list with shoulder inflammation.

May 31

Stanford’s Bradley Klahn routed Louisville’s Austen Childs 6-1, 6-2 on Monday to win the NCAA men’s singles championship.

May 31

Magic general manager Otis Smith wants to be clear: He’s not looking to overhaul the roster again. Unless he does.