INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Rachel Bootsma won the 50-meter backstroke in 27.68 seconds Thursday night in the USA Swimming National Championships to break the American and U.S. Open records, and Kevin Steel and David Plummer also set U.S. Open records.
SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) - South Korea's Ha-Neul Kim upstaged friend Inbee Park to take the first-round lead at her first U.S. Women's Open.
NEW YORK (AP) - Landon Donovan is returning to the U.S. national team after an absence of nearly 11 months, but there was no room for Carlos Bocanegra in the American squad for next month's CONCACAF Gold Cup.
ISTANBUL (AP) - Portugal and Nigeria won their final Group B matches to reach the last 16 of the Under-20 World Cup on Thursday, while third-place South Korea still has a chance of advancing.
OAKLAND (AP) - No need for A.J. Griffin to glance over his shoulder at the bullpen. This game was all his to finish, something that seemed far-fetched when he walked two of the game's first three batters.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Clayton Kershaw outpitched Tim Lincecum in the seventh regular-season matchup between former Cy Young Award winners, rookie Yasiel Puig had three more hits and the Los Angeles Dodgers rallied to beat the San Francisco Giants 4-2 on Wednesday night for a three-game sweep of the defending World Series champions.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - From owner to general manager to coach, no other NBA management team has had as little time to prepare for the draft this year as the Sacramento Kings.
OAKLAND (AP) - The only way the Golden State Warriors will generate any news during Thursday night's NBA draft is if they make a trade or spend some money.
LONDON (AP) - As tumultuous a day as professional tennis has produced in its nearly half-century history ended in the most unforeseeable, unexplainable way of all: A second-round loss by Roger Federer at the All England Club.
SAN JOSE (AP) - The San Jose Sharks knew it would take some time to see the benefits of the deal two years ago to acquire James Sheppard from Minnesota.
NEW YORK (AP) - Nerlens Noel is coming off a major knee injury. Alex Len is in a walking boot.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Larry Bird will be re-introduced to the media Thursday morning as the Pacers' president of basketball operations.
LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) - There are some who recall former University of Wyoming quarterback Josh Wallwork's personality as being "somewhat of a flake or a space cadet."
The New England Patriots did not wait until Aaron Hernandez was charged with murder to cut ties with the troubled tight end, releasing him from the roster on Wednesday morning soon after police led him from his house in handcuffs.
BETHESDA, Md. (AP) - Tiger Woods can't say whether his left elbow will be fully healed in time for the British Open, only that it will be "good enough."
ALAMEDA (AP) - The Oakland Raiders have officially hired four assistant coaches for new coach Jack Del Rio's staff.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Ryan Vogelsong visited the Houston Astros this week and had an uncomfortable feeling about how he might fit in, and he had discussions with other teams during the course of this offseason.
OAKLAND (AP) - Oakland Athletics closer Sean Doolittle is unlikely to be ready for the start of the season because of a slight tear to the rotator cuff in his left shoulder along with considerable inflammation and irritation in the area.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) Phil Kessel was once again dealt for Tyler Seguin, Columbus Blue Jackets center Ryan Johansen was the No. 1 overall pick and superstar Alexander Ovechkin did not get his new car.
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) - Serena Williams saw that older sister Venus was progressing to the fourth round at a Grand Slam tournament for the first time since 2011 and it inspired her own comeback win on Saturday at the Australian Open.
LA QUINTA (AP) - Humana Challenge leader Matt Kuchar was asked if was surprised that there have only been six 59s on the PGA Tour and that no has shot 58.
PHOENIX (AP) - An historic Super Bowl is before us.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Kobe Bryant's torn right rotator cuff will be re-examined Monday before the Los Angeles Lakers decide whether the superstar guard needs potentially season-ending surgery.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - The two men most responsible for delivering wins for the New England Patriots both said Thursday they have no explanation for how footballs used to reach the Super Bowl were underinflated by 2 pounds per square inch.
OAKLAND (AP) - Steve Kerr knows the Golden State Warriors will have tougher days ahead this season, that there are higher hurdles to clear and bigger goals to reach.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A San Francisco man is one race away from completing seven marathons in seven days on seven continents.
Pau and Marc Gasol have been voted the first brothers to start in the NBA All-Star game, while Toronto's Kyle Lowry made a late surge in fan balloting and will start for the Eastern Conference.
Jeff Gordon, with a nagging back injury, a young family he wanted to spend more time with and a phenom waiting in the wings at Hendrick Motorsports, knew midway through last season that he had one more year in him.
NEW YORK (AP) - The NFL has fined Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch $20,000 for making an obscene gesture during last Sunday's NFC championship game, a person with knowledge of the fine told The Associated Press on Thursday.
LA QUINTA (AP) - Phil Mickelson got most of the attention in his return to competition after a four-month break. Blake Adams got a lot more out of his comeback round.