DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - NASCAR is making gains toward breaking up the two-car tandem racing that has taken over at Daytona and Talladega, but the fix sent speeds soaring over 200 mph Friday in a test session.
HONOLULU (AP) - Matt Every, finally making news for his golf, made the game look and sound easy Friday at the Sony Open.
BALTIMORE (AP) - The Baltimore Ravens and Houston Texans are quite content to run against the grain in the pass-happy NFL.
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) - All-Pro defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul thinks the New York Giants are going to beat the Green Bay Packers in Sunday's divisional playoff game at Lambeau Field.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - For his latest trick, Tim Tebow is making three-time Super Bowl champion Tom Brady disappear from the headlines.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - California educators and childcare advocates are protesting Gov. Jerry Brown's plan to scrap a new program for children who are no longer old enough for kindergarten.
PASADENA (AP) - In a politically polarized country, the people behind HBO's upcoming movie on Sarah Palin's vice presidential campaign are being careful not to take one side or the other.
ELK GROVE (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown said Friday that his appointees to the board overseeing California's embattled $98 billion high-speed rail project will fix its problems and offer a revamped business plan after the rail authority's director and its board chairman resigned a day earlier.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The computer networks of a San Francisco community college have been infected with software viruses that illegally transmitted personal data from students and employees overseas, school officials said Friday.
MAN DECAPITATED WHEN WOOD CHIPPER SUCKS UP ROPE: NEVADA CITY (AP) - A Northern California tree trimmer has been decapitated after an industrial wood chipper apparently sucked up a rope tangled around his neck.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - California lawmakers introduced a bipartisan measure Friday to save community redevelopment agencies from immediate elimination, but it's not certain if they have backing from legislative leaders or Gov. Jerry Brown.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Los Angeles city attorney asked the city council on Friday to implement a "gentle ban" on marijuana that would shutter dispensaries but allow patients and caregivers to grow it.
NEW YORK - San Francisco Giants ace Tim Lincecum headed 142 players filing for arbitration on Friday and is set to ask for a record salary when figures are exchanged next week.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Prosecutors on Friday charged San Francisco's newly sworn-in sheriff with three misdemeanors, including domestic violence, related to a New Year's Eve incident with his wife.
SAN FRANCISCO - Drew Brees piled up points, yards and accolades in a record-setting season for the New Orleans Saints. Much of the time, Alex Smith did just enough to get the San Francisco 49ers back in the playoffs for the first time in nine years while a dominant defense and kicking game did the rest.
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VALLEY SPRINGS - Northgate took advantage of multiple Linden miscues and laced four hits to put up seven first-inning runs Monday in a 14-4 mercy rule consolation final win in the Section 6 Little League 9-10 Year-Old All-Star Tournament at Duke Powers Field.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown announced Monday that he has signed a bill limiting full-contact football practices at middle and high schools in response to concerns about concussions, even as many teams already comply with the rules.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Two same-day call-ups helped the San Francisco Giants stay ahead of the Los Angeles Dodgers.
NEW YORK (AP) - Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira will be sidelined for at least three games because of a strained muscle in his back, the latest injury to slow the team's leading run producer.
DENVER (AP) - The Colorado Rockies placed first baseman Justin Morneau on the 15-day disabled list Monday with a strained neck.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - The San Francisco Giants have signed former All-Star second baseman Dan Uggla to a minor league contract.
TORONTO (AP) - David Ortiz hit the 452nd and 453rd home runs of his career, moving past Boston great Carl Yastrzemski into 36th place on the all-time list, and the Red Sox won their fifth straight game Monday night, routing the Toronto Blue Jays 14-1.
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Ray McCallum had a few big moments toward the end of last season for the Sacramento Kings.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - There was a common theme to the players the Oakland Raiders brought in this offseason.
HOYLAKE, England (AP) - The celebration began long before Rory McIlroy had a chance to drink out of the claret jug.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The chief financial officer of Donald Sterling's properties said Monday that the billionaire may be forced to sell a large portion of his real estate empire to cover $500 million in loans if he persists in refusing to sell the Los Angeles Clippers for $2 billion.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Tony Stewart heads into the busiest week of his year riding high from a win in his return to sprint car racing.
CARCASSONNE, France (AP) - Barring a disaster for him on French roads from now until Sunday, the man who looks set to win the Tour de France says he understands that cycling is still paying for its longtime doping plague.