CINCINNATI (AP) - The defending World Series champions have hit another low point in a rough season. Not only did they get shut out by Cincinnati's Homer Bailey, they didn't even come close to getting a hit.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Derek Norris hit a three-run homer with two outs in the eighth inning, and the Oakland Athletics rallied to beat the Chicago Cubs 8-7 on Tuesday night to regain the AL West lead.
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - The San Jose Sharks have traded forward TJ Galiardi to the Calgary Flames in exchange for a fourth-round pick in the 2015 draft.
LONDON (AP) - Trailing 5-4 in her first Wimbledon quarterfinal, Sloane Stephens already had saved two set points and was about to serve at deuce when a fairly nondescript match became anything but.
LONDON (AP) - No. 1-seeded Novak Djokovic and No. 2 Andy Murray have yet to lose a set, let alone a match, so far at Wimbledon.
LONDON (AP) - The Bryan brothers kept alive their quest for a fourth straight Grand Slam tournament title by winning all three tiebreakers in a 7-6 (5), 7-6 (3), 7-6 (4) victory over Mahesh Bhupathi and Julian Knowle to advance to the Wimbledon semifinals.
NICE, France (AP) - Simon Gerrans started cycling because another Australian, who first wore a Tour de France yellow jersey, lent him a bike to help him recover from an injury.
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) - Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak, Kobe Bryant, Steve Nash and other representatives of the team met Tuesday for about two hours with free agent center Dwight Howard to make their pitch for keeping him in Los Angeles.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Sailing near the fog-shrouded Golden Gate Bridge, Emirates Team New Zealand's sleek catamaran turned back toward Alcatraz Island and accelerated almost as if skipper Dean Barker had flipped a switch, with its hulls lifting out of the water onto hydrofoils.
PARIS (AP) - Older and wiser, Usain Bolt is out to dominate his rivals on the track at least until the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.
NEW YORK (AP) - A Major League Baseball umpire was recently dismissed for what was believed to be the first known drug ouster among umps, two people familiar with the situation have told The Associated Press.
TORONTO (AP) - Detroit Tigers pitcher Rick Porcello was suspended six games Tuesday by Major League Baseball for throwing at Ben Zobrist of the Tampa Bay Rays.
CINCINNATI (AP) - The Giants revamped their pitching staff on Tuesday, moving left-hander Mike Kickham into the bullpen for now.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Down and all but out before the All-Star break, the Chicago Cubs are starting to make moves for the future.
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - Alex Rodriguez called his season's debut a success, even if the results Tuesday night didn't bear that out.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - The Golden State Warriors have completed the trade sending two-time All-Star forward David Lee to the Boston Celtics for Gerald Wallace and Chris Babb, the teams said Monday.
NEW YORK (AP) - The active New York Mets acquired first-rate reliever Tyler Clippard from Oakland for a minor league pitcher Monday, completing their second trade in four days and sending another signal they're serious about contending this year.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Brandon Crawford hit a two-run homer to help rookie Chris Heston win his fifth consecutive decision, and the San Francisco Giants beat the Milwaukee Brewers 4-2 Monday night for their sixth straight victory.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Alex Rodriguez is hitting home runs in his 40s, just like he did as a teenager.
ANAHEIM (AP) - The Los Angeles Angels acquired veteran outfielder Shane Victorino and more than $3.8 million from the Boston Red Sox on Monday for infielder Josh Rutledge.
Boston's bid to host the 2024 Olympics was undercut by its own mayor, its skeptical public and, finally, leaders of the U.S. Olympic Committee, who were tired of the city's ever-changing blueprint.
CLEVELAND (AP) - The Cleveland Cavaliers have traded forward Mike Miller and center Brendan Haywood to the Portland Trail Blazers to create salary-cap room and save luxury-tax money.
Sylvia Fowles only wanted to play for one team this season - the Minnesota Lynx. The Chicago Sky finally were able to make it happen.
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) - The Arizona Cardinals have hired Jen Welter to coach inside linebackers through their upcoming training camp and preseason.
CANTON, Ohio (AP) - The family of the late Junior Seau will not disrupt the Hall of Fame ceremonies on Aug. 8 despite its disagreement with a policy preventing live remarks during a posthumous induction.
The NFL is preparing to send out instructions to game officials and teams explaining new rules for inspecting footballs.
ST. LOUIS (AP) - The United States will host Aruba or St. Vincent and the Grenadines at St. Louis on Nov. 13 in the Americans' opening qualifier for the 2018 World Cup.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Tim Hudson knows almost nobody around the ever-changing Oakland Athletics anymore. That didn't make defeating his former team for the first time any less sweet.
COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) - Three pitchers who became dominant after trades and a rock-solid catcher-turned-second baseman have a new moniker - Hall of Famer.
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) - Mauro Rosales and Kendall Waston scored in the first half to help the Vancouver Whitecaps beat the San Jose Earthquakes 3-1 on Sunday.