BERKELEY (AP) - California feels a lot different about a second straight No. 12 seed in the NCAA tournament than it did a year ago.
ALAMEDA (AP) - The Oakland Raiders found the potential replacement for disappointing former first-round pick Rolando McClain, agreeing to a free-agent contract on Friday with former Chicago linebacker Nick Roach.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The San Francisco 49ers signed free agent linebacker and special teams standout Dan Skuta to a two-year contact Thursday.
One day after producing 14 runs on 16 hits in a shutout of Franklin, East Union's softball club continued to rake Tuesday in a 13-2 drubbing at Modesto.
PHOENIX (AP) - Tommy Milone had a successful rookie season, and then started off spring training with five scoreless innings in two starts. Still, he's treating camp as if he needs to earn a spot in the Athletics' rotation.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Two scoreless innings, no arm fatigue and no lingering pain from a blister on his pitching hand were enough for San Francisco Giants pitcher Tim Lincecum to call Tuesday's outing a positive one.
PHOENIX (AP) - Outfielder Yoenis Cespedes rejoined the Oakland Athletics on Tuesday after briefly leaving spring training to be reunited with his family for the first time in about a year.
ALAMEDA (AP) - The Oakland Raiders cut ties with two former first-round picks on Tuesday by releasing starting receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey and defensive back Michael Huff.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The San Francisco 49ers landed another playmaking wide receiver to catch those deep passes from Colin Kaepernick.
SEATTLE (AP) - The prospective owner of the Sacramento Kings is calling on fans in Seattle to sign up for a "priority ticket waitlist" as a way to show the NBA how much interest there is in bringing pro basketball back to the area.
BALTIMORE (AP) - Here's a Super Bowl twist: A guy who helped Baltimore beat San Francisco for the NFL title is now poised to join the 49ers.
STOCKTON – In a game that featured just about everything, including a near line brawl, forward Shawn Weller had a hand in all four goals for the Stockton Thunder (32-24-9, 73 points) in a back-and-forth 4-3 win over the Ontario Reign (42-16-6, 90 points) in front of 4,358 fans at Stockton Arena in Sunday.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - Monta Ellis had 29 points and nine assists for the Milwaukee Bucks, who held off the Sacramento Kings for a 115-113 win on Sunday night.
DENVER (AP) - Matt Duchene pounced on a loose puck just in time to turn it into a game-winning goal.
MIAMI (AP) - Mario Chalmers scored 26 points, Chris Bosh added 24 and the Miami Heat won their 18th straight game, easily topping the Indiana Pacers 105-91 on Sunday night.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Stephen Curry had 38 points and 10 assists, leading the Golden State Warriors to their 60th win - tying a franchise record - 107-84 over the Memphis Grizzlies on Friday night.
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) - Przemek Karnowski had 18 points and nine rebounds and second-seeded Gonzaga used a big run early in the second half to pull away for a 74-62 victory over No. 11 UCLA on Friday night in the South Regional semifinals of the NCAA Tournament.
GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) - Tiffany Mitchell drove to the basket and scored with 4.2 seconds left and South Carolina beat North Carolina 67-65 on Friday night in the NCAA Tournament's round of 16.
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Zack Greinke struggled with his command in his fourth spring start, allowing five hits in 3 2/3 innings as the Los Angeles Dodgers fell to the San Francisco Giants 8-4 on Friday night.
MESA, Ariz. (AP) - Anthony Ranaudo pitched six solid innings and Elvis Andrus, Jake Smolinski and Chris Gimenez each drove in runs for Texas before the Oakland Athletics rallied in the ninth for a 7-6 victory Friday over the Rangers.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Jimmy Walker shot a 5-under 67 on Friday in the Texas Open to take a one-stroke lead in his hometown event.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Tim Lincecum pitched five shaky innings for the San Francisco Giants, and Billy Butler hit a two-run double that helped the Oakland Athletics to a 6-4 victory Thursday night.
JUPITER, Fla. (AP) - Miami Marlins pitcher Jarred Cosart said Major League Baseball is reviewing his deleted Twitter account as part of an investigation into gambling-related tweets posted there and he is cooperating with the investigation.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Charley Hoffman took advantage of calmer afternoon conditions to take the first-round lead in the wind-swept Texas Open, shooting a 5-under 67 on Thursday.
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Even before Max Scherzer, Bryce Harper and the rest of the ramped-up Washington Nationals hit the field for their first full-squad workout at spring training, they got the message.
DETROIT (AP) - The San Jose Sharks are trying to play their way into a playoff berth. Meanwhile, Detroit seems on the verge of falling out of one.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Stanford's Tara VanDerveer and Notre Dame's Muffett McGraw will coach against each other Friday in the Sweet 16 for just the third time in their Hall of Fame careers and the first time in the NCAA Tournament.
With the Final Four a week away from shining a spotlight on Indianapolis, NCAA President Mark Emmert said Thursday that the governing body for college sports is concerned about an Indiana law that could allow businesses to discriminate against gay people.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Labor leaders announced Thursday that they have resolved a dispute with developers that threatened to delay construction of a proposed 80,000-seat stadium near Los Angeles that could become home for an NFL team.