SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Barry Bonds has asked a federal appeals court to toss out his felony obstruction conviction, arguing it was based on his rambling - but truthful - answer to a grand jury question about whether his trainer ever provided him with an injectable substance.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Mariano Rivera sat on a chair in the corner of the visitor's clubhouse at Kauffman Stadium, his right knee tightly wrapped Friday night and crutches resting against a nearby locker.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Don't expect Bryce Harper to return to the minors anytime soon. When it comes to the 19-year-old outfielder, Washington Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo explained Friday, "We're not dumb."
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Hot pace. Muggy day. One of the deepest, talented fields in years.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The Phoenix Coyotes are on the brink of their first Western Conference finals thanks to their stingy goalie and the captain who traveled with the franchise from Winnipeg to the desert.
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Floyd Mayweather Jr. has been doing this all his life, since he was a scrawny kid seeking solace in the gym. The ring is his comfort zone, and he'll enter it Saturday for the 43rd time as a pro, certain as ever that when the night is through he'll not only be a lot richer but still unbeaten.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Nick Watney answered what he referred to as a wake-up call at the Wells Fargo Championship by taking the lead.
TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) - It's on to Talladega Superspeedway, where the focus Friday was on engine temperatures and tandem racing and everything that factors into the fast Alabama track.
GREENBURGH, N.Y. (AP) - Amare Stoudemire had a message for his teammates after watching the New York Knicks' latest postseason failure.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Magic forward Ryan Anderson entered this season knowing he'd have a chance to contribute to an NBA team like never before.
NEW YORK (AP) - LeBron James scored 32 points and Miami took a 3-0 series lead, sending New York to an NBA postseason-record 13th straight loss, 87-70 on Thursday night.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - Alexei Ponikarovsky scored on his own rebound 17:21 into overtime and the New Jersey Devils defeated the Philadelphia Flyers 4-3 Thursday night to take a 2-1 lead in the Eastern Conference semifinal.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The San Francisco Giants are suddenly without their best hitter.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Bryce Harper hit a tiebreaking RBI double in the sixth inning, lifting the Washington Nationals to a 2-1 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Thursday night.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Mariano Rivera tore a ligament in his right knee before the New York Yankees' 4-3 loss to the Kansas City Royals on Thursday night.
OAKLAND (AP) - Billy Beane considers Jon Lester a proven ace who can carry a pitching staff through the playoffs, just like he did last fall. The general manager acquired Lester to make sure Oakland gets there first.
SANTA CLARA (AP) - Once most players had gone inside from practice on a hot day, there stood Antoine Bethea working to perfect a handshake with new 49ers teammate Demarcus Dobbs.
STANFORD (AP) - Venus Williams advanced to the Bank of the West quarterfinals Thursday night, beating fourth-seeded Victoria Azarenka 6-4, 7-6 (1).
AKRON, Ohio (AP) - Tiger Woods showed signs of a positive recovery Thursday at the Bridgestone Invitational. Not just from back surgery, but from making bogeys.
Baseball fans were still trying to sort out the dizzying deals for postseason aces Jon Lester and John Lackey, Home Run Derby champ Yoenis Cespedes and All-Star shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera when they were treated to a most curious sight Thursday.
OAKLAND (AP) - The Oakland Athletics have traded left-hander Tommy Milone to the Minnesota Twins for outfielder Sam Fuld.
NAPA (AP) - Chimdi Chekwa has dealt with so much in his first two NFL seasons that a matchup with wide receiver James Jones in practice seemed fairly easy in comparison for the Oakland cornerback.
RENTON, Wash. (AP) - Marshawn Lynch's holdout is over, ending one distraction so far for the Super Bowl champions.
AKRON, Ohio (AP) - Dustin Johnson is taking a leave of absence from golf to seek help for "personal challenges," a swift end to his season that will keep him from playing the PGA Championship, the FedEx Cup playoffs and the Ryder Cup.
OAKLAND (AP) - Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis confirmed he has met with San Antonio officials but declined to disclose whether he has any interest in relocating the franchise to Texas.
HOUSTON (AP) - In the first inning against Houston, Jason Hammel picked up right where he left off since coming to the Oakland Athletics.
OAKLAND (AP) - Ray Guy built a Hall of Fame career of making other people wait.
SANTA CLARA (AP) - San Francisco wide receiver Anquan Boldin laughs - a big, hearty guffaw - and shakes his head.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Jean Machi and the San Francisco Giants ended their six-game losing streak in the most wacky way. They don't care how it happened, any break is welcome these days.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The House That Wooden Built is waterlogged.