The Utah Jazz rebuilding project has reached the point where it's time for the young talent to sink or shine.

Tyler Seguin scored three goals and the Dallas Stars rallied to beat the Florida Panthers 5-4 on Monday night.

Anthony Davis doesn't see the point to thinking about what might happen to the only NBA coach he's had if the New Orleans Pelicans fail to make the playoffs again this season.

A developer that proposed building an NFL stadium in downtown Los Angeles asked the mayor and other city officials Monday for more time to lure a professional football team.

Jason Pominville had a natural hat trick in the third period, and the Minnesota Wild beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-1 in an exhibition game on Monday night.

James Wisniewski had a goal and assist to lead the Columbus Blue Jackets to a 3-0 preseason victory over the Nashville Predators on Monday night.

After the longest offseason of his career, Kobe Bryant pulled on his familiar gold jersey Monday and went back to work with the Los Angeles Lakers, quietly believing his 19th NBA season will be better than almost anybody expects.

Ryan Haggerty and Jesper Fast each scored twice, and rookie Anthony Duclair added another goal as the New York Rangers beat the Philadelphia Flyers 6-3 in an exhibition game Monday night.

George "Shotgun" Shuba, a member of the 1955 World Series champion Brooklyn Dodgers who was best known for offering a congratulatory handshake to minor league teammate Jackie Robinson, died Monday. He was 89.

Minnesota State, Mankato has been picked first in both the Western Collegiate Hockey Association coaches and media preseason hockey polls.

Mike McCarthy hadn't yet watched the film of Sunday's victory over the Chicago Bears.

Arrowhead Stadium is once again the loudest outdoor venue in sports.

Georgia safety Sheldon Dawson, who appeared in two games this season in a backup role, is no longer a member of the team.

The Houston Texans managed to slip by the Buffalo Bills on Sunday to improve to 3-1 despite rushing for a season-low 37 yards.

Kaka is set to be Major League Soccer's highest-paid player with a base salary of $6.6 million from Orlando City, according to figures released Monday by the players' union.

It made sense that Andy Reid spoke in baseball metaphors after Kansas City whipped the New England Patriots on Monday night, with the Royals poised to end a long playoff drought just across the parking lot from Arrowhead Stadium.

Although Wisconsin's potent offense eventually has shifted into gear during three consecutive victories, the 17th-ranked Badgers may not be able to wait until the second half to get going when they open their Big Ten schedule at Northwestern.

Ricky Rubio sat at a table with Kevin Martin to his left, ready to start the first day of the rest of his life without Kevin Love as a teammate in Minnesota.

Kentucky has suspended four freshmen for Saturday night's SEC game against South Carolina for their involvement with air pistol shots being fired near a residence hall on campus. No one was injured Sunday night, but police issued an alert advising people to stay indoors on the Lexington campus as they investigated.

A look at the American League wild-card playoff between the Kansas City Royals and Oakland Athletics:

Seventh-ranked Baylor is getting another talented receiver back from injury.

Spanish striker David Villa will arrive in Australia only days before the A-League kicks off but is expected to play for Melbourne City against Sydney FC in the tournament's opening round.

The Arizona Diamondbacks boosted their payroll to unprecedented levels, hoping the influx would break them out of a two-year funk.

For the second straight season, Detroit Lions are off to a 3-1 start.

Brazil President Dilma Rousseff, in a close race for re-election, is touring the main venue for Rio de Janeiro's 2016 Olympic Games with voting just days away.

Philip Rivers can't do everything for the San Diego Chargers offense.

A look at the National League wild-card playoff between the San Francisco Giants and Pittsburgh Pirates:

The Dallas Stars have signed young forward Cody Eakin to a two-year contract after he recorded career highs in most categories last season.

Arguably the worst year in San Diego Padres history ended with an eighth straight season out of the playoffs and manager Bud Black still employed.

James Harden was the target of plenty of criticism for his defense after the Houston Rockets were bounced from the playoffs in the first round last season on a last-second shot by Portland's Damian Lillard.

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