PHOENIX (AP) - Manny Ramirez showed he has plenty of pop left in his bat, hitting his first home run in an Oakland Athletics uniform Tuesday.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - The sizzle of Carlos Zambrano finally fizzled in Chicago, and that caused the Cubs to try to find another starting pitcher.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - Nate Robinson, David Lee and Brandon Rush all scored 17 points, and the Golden State Warriors shook off the trade of leading scorer Monta Ellis to beat the Sacramento Kings 115-89 on Tuesday night.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - In two days, the San Francisco 49ers took risks on a pair of players who weren't even in the NFL last year.
MILWAUKEE (AP) - The Milwaukee Bucks agreed to trade Andrew Bogut and Stephen Jackson to the Golden State Warriors, a person with direct knowledge of the deal said Tuesday night.
ALAMEDA (AP) - The Oakland Raiders plan to release tight end Kevin Boss just one year into a four-year contract.
SANTA CLARA (AP) - The San Francisco 49ers have tendered one-year contracts to exclusive rights free agent cornerback and special teams player Tramaine Brock and restricted free agent linebacker Larry Grant.
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Jake Peavy was roughed up again in his second spring start for the Chicago White Sox. He even crossed up a sign with catcher Tyler Flowers on a pitch that Brandon Allen hit for a two-run single.
SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) - Tim Lincecum pitched four solid innings and the San Francisco Giants beat the Kansas City Royals 2-1 on Monday.
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) - Logan Couture scored a tiebreaking goal early in the third period and the San Jose Sharks snapped a five-game slide with a 3-2 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Monday night.
SANTA CLARA (AP) - Randy Moss is ready to show the world he can still be that dynamic deep threat who once dominated NFL defensive backs.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Dorell Wright scored 18 of his 20 points in the first half, Monta Ellis added 19 points and 11 assists, and the Golden State Warriors knocked the Los Angeles Clippers out of first place in the Pacific Division with a 97-93 victory Sunday night.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - Josh Smith scored 19 of his 28 points in the second half for the Atlanta Hawks, who defeated the Sacramento Kings for the eighth straight time with a 106-99 victory Sunday night.
NEW YORK (AP) - The NFL salary cap for 2012 is $120.6 million, barely above last year's figure.
INDIAN WELLS (AP) - Rafael Nadal, playing singles for the first time in six weeks, advanced to the third round of the BNP Paribas Open with a 6-1, 6-3 victory over Argentina's Leonardo Mayer on Sunday.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Michael Cuddyer homered and hit a two-run double after coming off the disabled list, Tyler Chatwood beat San Francisco for the second time in seven days and the Colorado Rockies blanked the Giants 5-0 on Friday night.
HOUSTON (AP) - Chris Young connected on a three-run homer in the ninth inning to lift the Oakland Athletics to a 6-5 win over the Houston Astros on Friday night.
MIAMI (AP) - David West punched two passes from LeBron James away in the final minute, then punched the air.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - The towels are showing up all around Memphis. They hang over neighborhood signs and even at a door to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
SAN JOSE (AP) - The San Jose Sharks are glad to be returning home.
STOCKTON - The largest crowd of this season's Kelly Cup Playoffs witnessed the Stockton Thunder fight off elimination with two goals by Eric Hunter to post a 4-3 win over the Reading Royals in Game 4 of the Kelly Cup Finals in front of 6,202 fans at Stockton Arena on Friday.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - They raced 1-2-3 in line, trading the lead a whopping 15 times over the final, frantic 75 laps. All three drivers had a last-lap plan in mind when they zipped past the white flag, and it was Takuma Sato who acted first with a bold move for the win.
A pediatric nurse said Friday she was in the right place at the right time to revive a 14-year-old girl who collapsed while dancing in the upper deck during a Kansas City Royals game.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Jonathan Quick made 24 saves in his seventh career playoff shutout, and the Los Angeles Kings moved to the brink of their second straight trip to the Western Conference finals with a 3-0 victory over the San Jose Sharks in Game 5 on Thursday night.
NEW YORK (AP) - LeBron James was a unanimous pick for the All-NBA team and Kobe Bryant earned his record-tying 11th first-team selection.
SANTA CLARA (AP) - The San Francisco 49ers suddenly have a huge void in their receiving corps as they chase another Super Bowl berth: Michael Crabtree is sidelined after surgery on his right Achilles tendon.
EL SEGUNDO (AP) - Kings goalie Jonathan Quick sometimes seems to be the only obstacle between San Jose and the Western Conference finals while the Sharks dominate much of their 2-2 series with the defending Stanley Cup champions.
MIAMI (AP) - LeBron James caught the inbounds pass, changed direction and immediately attacked the rim.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Madison Bumgarner is back on track. After a couple of rough starts in May, he pitched another gem.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Eric Sogard's blooper to left field looked as if it might get Oakland even against Texas until shortstop Elvis Andrus ran it down and made a sliding catch over his shoulder.