UNDATED (AP) — Antonio McDyess (mihk-DYS') tipped in a Tim Duncan miss at the buzzer to lead San Antonio past the Lakers 89-88 last night in L.A. Earlier in the evening, in another battle of title contenders, LeBron James netted a season-high 51 points to help Miami beat visiting Orlando 104-100.
NEW YORK (AP) — Andy Pettitte (PEHT'-iht) will hold a news conference today in Yankee Stadium to officially announce he's retiring after a 16-year major league career. The 38-year-old left-hander won five World Series titles in 13 years with New York and has a record 19 postseason victories.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Bowing to the continuing cold that delayed the start of yesterday's opening round some four hours, Phoenix Open organizers have pushed back today's start time by two hours in hopes things will thaw out by then (11:30 a.m. Eastern). They'll resume round one with Tom Lehman (LAY'-muhn), Jason Bohn, Bill Haas and Tom Gillis sharing a one-shot clubhouse lead at 6 under par.
GRAPEVINE, Texas (AP) — Mark Sanchez will not need offseason surgery, as he did a year ago following his rookie season. The New York Jets quarterback says doctors tell him that rest and mild rehabilitation would be enough to return his injured throwing shoulder to full strength.
ZWIESEL, Germany (AP) — American ski star Lindsey Vonn missed today's slalom in Germany, two days after suffering a concussion during a training-run spill. The three-time World Cup champion says she was medically cleared but thought rest was her best option ahead of next week's world championships.