BAGNERES-DE-BIGORRE, France (AP) - The mighty mountains of the Pyrenees offered at least two important insights about Tour de France leader Chris Froome: He can land terrible blows to his rivals with his grinding uphill speed and can take their punches, too. In short, if the Briton in the yellow jersey perhaps isn't unbeatable, he seems very close to it.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - With the Golden Gate Bridge looming to his right, Emirates Team New Zealand skipper Dean Barker hit the starting line and immediately got his 72-foot catamaran speeding across the tops of the waves on hydrofoils.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - Carl Landry believes his second stint with the Sacramento Kings will be better - and last longer - than his first time around.
NEW YORK (AP) - Chris Davis' first-half power surge made him one popular All-Star.
FOXBORO, Mass. (AP) - Saer Sene and Dimitry Imbongo each scored their second goals of the season and the New England Revolution snapped a three-match winless stretch with a 2-0 victory over the San Jose Earthquakes on Saturday night.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Juan Uribe had a night to remember. Matt Cain wants to forget this one as soon as possible.
Dwight Howard says he is signing with the Houston Rockets.
OAKLAND (AP) - The Golden State Warriors have landed a coveted free agent - just not the one everybody was talking about.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Tommy Milone shut out the Kansas City Royals for eight innings, and then got in just enough trouble in the ninth to ensure that Grant Balfour would have a nice, easy save chance.
CINCINNATI (AP) - The Reds and Giants were exploring numerous options Friday for making up their rained-out game in Cincinnati, including the possibility of playing it on the road.
NEW YORK (AP) - Lost in all the commotion about Yasiel Puig are the trickiest predicaments when it comes to the All-Star game.
LONDON (AP) - For 368 points, for five sets, for a record 4 hours, 43 minutes - most quite marvelous, all with a berth in the Wimbledon final at stake - Novak Djokovic and Juan Martin del Potro put on a memorable show.
LONDON (AP) - Sabine Lisicki is allergic to Wimbledon, sort of.
The San Jose Sharks started the free agency period Friday by focusing on their own players, signing restricted free agent forward Tyler Kennedy to a two-year contract, re-signing unrestricted free agent defenseman Scott Hannan to a one-year deal and formally announcing a five-year contract with star center Logan Couture.
ALBI, France (AP) - When they sit down late on Saturday afternoon for the ritual they call the "apero" - meaning nibbles and alcoholic drinks - the French still won't know who is going to win their beloved Tour de France this year.
ALAMEDA (AP) - Two of the Oakland Raiders' big free-agent acquisitions from last season are no longer with the team.
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Armed guards patrolling the gym where Manny Pacquiao trains. Stealthy attempts to disrupt Pacquiao's sparring. And a bit of trash talking just to spice things up two months before the big fight.
DORAL, Fla. (AP) - J.B. Holmes never liked the old Blue Monster at Doral because he thought it was too easy for a World Golf Championship.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Defensive tackle Darnell Dockett notes on his Twitter page header that he will be "2016 comeback player of the year."
MESA, Ariz. (AP) - Joe Maddon gushed about the ballpark and the fans. He praised starter Travis Wood and said he liked the performance by his team.
OVER, Del. (AP) - NASCAR driver Kurt Busch will not face criminal charges over claims by his ex-girlfriend that he smashed her head into a bedroom wall and choked her, Delaware prosecutors said Thursday.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) - The San Antonio Spurs are back home and beginning to show signs of returning to their old form.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Buster Posey got off to a strong start as he doubled in two runs and walked in his first appearance of the spring.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Stephen Curry needed just over a minute to turn a rough shooting night into a good one.
NEW YORK (AP) - Rudy Gay scored 25 points, DeMarcus Cousins had 22 and Ben McLemore finished with 20 and the Sacramento Kings handed the New York Knicks their worst loss of the season Tuesday, 124-86.
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) - Matt Nieto had two goals and an assist in leading the San Jose Sharks to a 6-2 victory over the Vancouver Canucks on Tuesday night.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Australian rugby star Jarryd Hayne is getting his shot to play in the NFL.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Former fan favorite Vlade Divac has rejoined the Sacramento Kings as vice president of basketball and franchise operations, a job that will include advising the front office and coaching staff.
DETROIT (AP) - Ndamukong Suh can test the open market when free agency begins March 10 after the Detroit Lions did not use the franchise tag on the star defensive tackle.
NEW YORK (AP) - The NFL's salary cap is going up $10 million to $143.28 million for the 2015 season.