SANTA CLARA (AP) - With Colin Kaepernick dealing with tightness in his throwing shoulder and Thaddeus Lewis out for the season with a knee injury, the 49ers signed free agent quarterback Christian Ponder on Tuesday.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Rougned Odor was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded in the bottom of the 10th inning, forcing home the winning run as the AL-best Texas Rangers beat the Oakland Athletics 5-4 on Tuesday night.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Jung Ho Kang hit a tiebreaking home run in the eighth inning and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat San Francisco 4-3 on Tuesday night to knock the Giants out of first place in the NL West.
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - New Zealand runner Nikki Hamblin was lying on the track, dazed after a heavy fall and with her hopes of an Olympic medal seemingly over. Suddenly, there was a hand on her shoulder and a voice in her ear: "Get up. We have to finish this."
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - The repeat one-two American finish in the triple jump, the Jamaican gold medal in hurdles and Jenny Simpson's unprecedented bronze in the 1,500 meters were only part of the story in Olympic track and field Tuesday - and maybe not the best part.
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - Diana Taurasi and the U.S. women's basketball brushed aside yet another opponent at the Rio Games after being challenged for the first time in the Olympics, albeit for just one half.
State and federal management of water flows on the Stanislaus River being done in the belief that they will help boost the population of threatened steelhead is actually reducing their numbers instead.