PHOENIX (AP) - Sean Doolittle is looking to his past to help shape his future.
ALAMEDA (AP) - The Oakland Raiders placed the franchise tag on safety Tyvon Branch on Thursday, guaranteeing him about $6.2 million for 2012 to keep him off the open market in free agency.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Giants infielder Freddy Sanchez took ground balls at second base and threw to first Wednesday for the first time since he dislocated his right shoulder on June 10, a significant moment in his rehab.
ATLANTA (AP) - Dominic McGuire scored no points in only his second start of the season. He drew plenty of praise, though, for his defense and rebounding as a surprise fill-in for Stephen Curry.
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) - Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer each won in straight sets Wednesday to advance to the quarterfinals of the Dubai Tennis Championships.
PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) - Tiger Woods had a terse exchange with a magazine reporter Wednesday over excerpts from his former swing coach's new book, and ended the conversation with a long stare and a sarcastic, "Have a good day."
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Maybe it's his consistent approach on the track, or his low-key demeanor off it.
The U.S. women's soccer team is undefeated on Leap Day. Alex Morgan scored two goals, Abby Wambach, Carli Lloyd and Sydney Leroux had one apiece, and the United States opened defense of its Algarve Cup title with a 5-0 win over Denmark on Wednesday night at Lagos, Portugal. "Pretty impressive," Lloyd said. "We went through a rough spell a few years ago as far as getting the ball into the back of the net and ...
GENOA, Italy (AP) - American players applauded each other and their fans. Their supporters cheered loudly and proudly waved the red, white and blue.
East Union has gotten off to a quick start on the season and no Lancers is doing more to help the club than senior Kelsey Emerson. Emerson did it all Tuesday in a 15-4 blowout of Escalon, handling the majority of the pitching duties and going 3-for-4 at the plate.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Want to capture the nation's attention? Try a giant fireball.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Left-hander Madison Bumgarner enjoyed the flow of champagne over his head after San Francisco's successful run to the World Series title two years ago, a mere three months after he reached legal drinking age.
NEW YORK (AP) - A trumpet blared a fanfare to introduce Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Miguel Cotto as fans at the Apollo Theater cheered the start of Tuesday's news conference to promote their May 5 fight in Las Vegas.
MIAMI (AP) - Insisting he meant no harm, Dwyane Wade revealed Tuesday that he has apologized to Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant multiple times for a blood-drawing, nose-breaking foul during the All-Star game.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Frank Gore saw a huge hole with the clock ticking down and his team trailing, and went for it with everything he had.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) - Dennis Allen was irked by several failures in his Oakland Raiders' latest defeat: a slow start, turnovers and shaky special teams.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - The Minnesota Wild gained some momentum heading into a stretch in which they will spend little time at home.
DENVER (AP) - Matt Prater had a cold, and was dealing with icy temperatures and history as he lined up to kick the frigid football from his 46-yard line.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The NFL set a single-day record for touchdowns when the New Orleans Saints scored three times in the first half of Sunday night's game against the Carolina Panthers.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Drew Brees passed for 313 yards and four touchdowns, helping New Orleans regain sole possession of first place in the NFC South and snap Carolina's winning streak at eight games.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - The Sacramento Kings are making another major move under new owner Vivek Ranadive in hopes of turning around the franchise's struggles.
THOUSAND OAKS (AP) - The storybook ending at Sherwood had every element a golf fan could want - Tiger Woods with a commanding lead before a record crowd, clutch shots that kept getting better with every hole and a finish no one saw coming.
SAN JOSE (AP) - Major League Baseball's lawyers say in a court filing that the Oakland Athletics' request to move to San Jose was turned down in June by Commissioner Bud Selig.
FRESNO (AP) - All the records and accolades Derek Carr earned became secondary in a sea of red at Bulldog Stadium when fans poured out of the stands to celebrate a long-awaited conference championship.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Washington has been picked as the opponent for BYU in the Fight Hunger Bowl.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A December matchup between fierce rivals that only months ago looked to be a for-sure NFC West championship decider has instead become San Francisco's chance to show it still belongs in the playoff mix. Period.
The U.S. drew a daunting task for next year's World Cup: difficult opponents, tropical venues and a wearying 9,000-mile zigzag journey across Brazil.
HOUSTON (AP) - The Rockets' offense is one of the best in the NBA. However, against Golden State on Friday night, it was the defense that was the key.