OAKLAND (AP) - Derek Norris had a huge impact by making a couple of big plays right at home plate.
CINCINNATI (AP) - A rainout at Great American Ball Park did more than push Homer Bailey's next attempt at pitching another no-hitter out of Cincinnati.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - New Orleans, Portland and Sacramento have agreed to a three-team trade sending guard Tyreke Evans to the Pelicans, center Robin Lopez to the Trail Blazers and guard Greivis Vasquez to the Kings, people familiar with the deal said.
LONDON (AP) - Whether in a match, a set, a game - or even within a single point - Sabine Lisicki simply cannot be counted out.
MONTPELLIER, France (AP) - Stage 6 of the 100th Tour de France was a textbook demonstration of teamwork.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - When he jumps aboard his high-performance catamaran, America's Cup champion skipper Jimmy Spithill is wearing his game face as well as equipment that can help save his life out on San Francisco Bay.
WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. (AP) - The mustache is gone, and for one round at least, Johnson Wagner also didn't have to deal with playing bad golf.
SAN DIEGO (AP) - Landon Donovan is the biggest name in American soccer, though U.S. national team coach Jurgen Klinsmann has little respect for that distinction.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Five-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson is reshaping his views about restarts.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Thirty-one cars, including 16 in the Sprint Cup Series, failed inspection before Thursday's practices at Daytona International Speedway.
RICK EYMER,Associated Press
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The Santa Clara District Attorney's Office erroneously filed an arrest warrant for 49ers linebacker Ahmad Brooks after allegations that he repeatedly hit a teammate on the head with a beer bottle, a prosecutor said Wednesday.
CINCINNATI (AP) - Shin-Soo Choo let his bat and his teammates do the talking for him Wednesday night.
BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. (AP) - Chris Rolfe scored in the 84th minute to lift the Chicago Fire to a 3-2 victory over the San Jose Earthquakes on Wednesday night.
OAKLAND (AP) - Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis confirmed he has met with San Antonio officials but declined to disclose whether he has any interest in relocating the franchise to Texas.
HOUSTON (AP) - In the first inning against Houston, Jason Hammel picked up right where he left off since coming to the Oakland Athletics.
OAKLAND (AP) - Ray Guy built a Hall of Fame career of making other people wait.
SANTA CLARA (AP) - San Francisco wide receiver Anquan Boldin laughs - a big, hearty guffaw - and shakes his head.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Jean Machi and the San Francisco Giants ended their six-game losing streak in the most wacky way. They don't care how it happened, any break is welcome these days.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The House That Wooden Built is waterlogged.
NEW YORK (AP) - Former Commissioner David Stern praised the NBA's handling of the Donald Sterling controversy and predicts it will "end well" for the league.
MIAMI (AP) - One of the last things Miami Heat President Pat Riley told LeBron James before free agency began this summer was that he would be selling potential players on the notion of playing alongside a four-time NBA MVP.
AKRON, Ohio (AP) - Tiger Woods finds out over the next two weeks if his season is over or just getting started.
Rafael Nadal withdrew Wednesday from U.S. Open tuneups in Toronto and Cincinnati because of a right wrist injury, putting in doubt his status for a title defense at the year's last Grand Slam tournament.
RENO, Nev. (AP) - The 16th edition of Reno's PGA Tour event has a new sponsor, a new name, no defending champ and a modified Stableford scoring format that encourages aggressive play up and down the edge of the Sierra Nevada.
STANFORD (AP) - Serena Williams looked healthy and played sharp in her first tournament since defaulting during a doubles match with sister Venus at Wimbledon.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Vin Scully poked fun at himself after word came out that he plans to return for his record 66th season in the Los Angeles Dodgers' broadcast booth next year.
PHOENIX (AP) - Arizona Diamondbacks infielder Eric Chavez announced his retirement Wednesday, ending his 17-year major league career at the age of 36.
PHOENIX (AP) - Aeneas Williams spent most of his NFL career on bad teams.