SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) - Anquan Boldin and Michael Crabtree waited nearly eight months to finally step on the field together for game day.
SANTA CLARA (AP) - Frank Gore zig-zags his way for important gains up the middle, or to break a big run outside on the edge.
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) - Tricia Liston and Duke did quite well in their first game since Chelsea Gray's season-ending knee injury.
OAKLAND (AP) - The Golden State Warriors have been searching for a suitable backup to point guard Stephen Curry since veteran Jarrett Jack signed with Cleveland as a free agent last summer.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Clayton Kershaw agreed Wednesday to a $215 million, seven-year contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press, a deal that makes the two-time Cy Young Award winner baseball's first player with a $30 million average salary.
SANTA CLARA (AP) - From the moment Glenn Dorsey stepped off the plane last spring and met spirited 49ers defensive line coach Jim Tomsula, he understood San Francisco's winning vibe that he had seen from afar with Kansas City in the AFC.
SANTA CLARA (AP) - Jim Harbaugh will turn to lip reading, motioning and even sign language if he has to in order to communicate with Colin Kaepernick to keep things running smoothly in the deafening noise of Seattle's home stadium.
So the top three and four of the top five teams in the final AP Pro32 power rankings have made the NFL's Final Four. Nothing surprising about that.
RENTON, Wash. (AP) - Russell Wilson and the Seahawks offense haven't exactly produced impressive numbers during the past month.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Mike Zimmer is finally a head coach in the NFL. The Minnesota Vikings think now is the time for the veteran defensive coordinator.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Colin Kaepernick did the ultimate in-your-face touchdown celebration last weekend when he imitated Cam Newton's Superman pose on his home turf.
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) - Serena Williams wore a fitted pink blazer into her second-round match at the Australian Open, giving the impression she wasn't feeling the heat.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. knows his audience, there's no doubt.
Lindsey Vonn announced on her Facebook page that she had surgery on her right knee.
PARADISE VALLEY, Ariz. (AP) - The head of the committee that developed Major League Baseball's plan to expand instant replay says he is optimistic the system will be in place this season, even though owners and unions for players and umpires have yet to approve.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - The Golden State Warriors have completed the trade sending two-time All-Star forward David Lee to the Boston Celtics for Gerald Wallace and Chris Babb, the teams said Monday.
NEW YORK (AP) - The active New York Mets acquired first-rate reliever Tyler Clippard from Oakland for a minor league pitcher Monday, completing their second trade in four days and sending another signal they're serious about contending this year.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Brandon Crawford hit a two-run homer to help rookie Chris Heston win his fifth consecutive decision, and the San Francisco Giants beat the Milwaukee Brewers 4-2 Monday night for their sixth straight victory.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Alex Rodriguez is hitting home runs in his 40s, just like he did as a teenager.
ANAHEIM (AP) - The Los Angeles Angels acquired veteran outfielder Shane Victorino and more than $3.8 million from the Boston Red Sox on Monday for infielder Josh Rutledge.
Boston's bid to host the 2024 Olympics was undercut by its own mayor, its skeptical public and, finally, leaders of the U.S. Olympic Committee, who were tired of the city's ever-changing blueprint.
CLEVELAND (AP) - The Cleveland Cavaliers have traded forward Mike Miller and center Brendan Haywood to the Portland Trail Blazers to create salary-cap room and save luxury-tax money.
Sylvia Fowles only wanted to play for one team this season - the Minnesota Lynx. The Chicago Sky finally were able to make it happen.
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) - The Arizona Cardinals have hired Jen Welter to coach inside linebackers through their upcoming training camp and preseason.
CANTON, Ohio (AP) - The family of the late Junior Seau will not disrupt the Hall of Fame ceremonies on Aug. 8 despite its disagreement with a policy preventing live remarks during a posthumous induction.
The NFL is preparing to send out instructions to game officials and teams explaining new rules for inspecting footballs.
ST. LOUIS (AP) - The United States will host Aruba or St. Vincent and the Grenadines at St. Louis on Nov. 13 in the Americans' opening qualifier for the 2018 World Cup.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Tim Hudson knows almost nobody around the ever-changing Oakland Athletics anymore. That didn't make defeating his former team for the first time any less sweet.
COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) - Three pitchers who became dominant after trades and a rock-solid catcher-turned-second baseman have a new moniker - Hall of Famer.
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) - Mauro Rosales and Kendall Waston scored in the first half to help the Vancouver Whitecaps beat the San Jose Earthquakes 3-1 on Sunday.