ALAMEDA (AP) - When Reggie McKenzie took over the Oakland Raiders last January, he knew he had a tough task ahead of him.
ST. LOUIS (AP) - A second quicker on this play, another body on the line of scrimmage in that play, and the St. Louis Rams would have upset powerful San Francisco, a signature win in Year 1 of Jeff Fisher's rebuilding program.
OAKLAND (AP) - If change is truly the one constant in the modern NFL, the Cleveland Browns and Oakland Raiders just might be the epitome of it.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - David West had 31 points and 11 rebounds to help the Indiana Pacers edge the Sacramento Kings 97-92 on Friday night.
Gregg Popovich sent his best players home, deciding they reached the end of the road before the trip was over.
SANTA CLARA (AP) - Alex Smith is trying to understand how he lost his job as starting quarterback of the San Francisco 49ers a month after being named NFC Offensive Player of the Week.
ALAMEDA (AP) - Linebacker Rolando McClain remained a member of the Oakland Raiders on Thursday despite being told to stay out of practice for a second straight day and not to report to the team facility.
CARSON (AP) - Chris Wondolowski won Major League Soccer's MVP award Thursday by an appropriately huge margin for the San Jose Earthquakes forward who dominated the league's goal-scoring race.
STANFORD (AP) - This week has been unlike any other in the 20 years Mike Gleeson has been Stanford football's video director.
THOUSAND OAKS (AP) - Sure enough, putting was all the rage Thursday in the World Challenge.
NEW YORK (AP) - The NHL, the players' association and now even federal mediators agree on one thing: The bickering sides are nowhere near a deal that would put hockey back on the ice.
OAKLAND (AP) - Right-handed reliever Pat Neshek and the Oakland Athletics reached agreement Wednesday on a $975,000, one-year contract, avoiding salary arbitration.
WASHINGTON (AP) - With the addition of Denard Span, the Washington Nationals aren't just plugging a player into the lineup and moving on. He's like that nice new piece of furniture that causes the homeowner to redecorate the entire room - just so everything is in the perfect spot.
ATLANTA (AP) - Jason Heyward was in the audience as B.J. Upton was introduced Thursday as Atlanta's new centerfielder.
OAKLAND (AP) - Andre Iguodala's 3-pointer as the buzzer sounded was waived off, and the Golden State Warriors held on for a wild 106-105 win over the Denver Nuggets on Thursday night after four replay reviews over the final 3.4 seconds.
Stephen Curry and LeBron James, this season's brightest stars, are taking basketball's biggest stage.
OAKLAND (AP) - Wearing a black NBA Finals cap and white team T-shirt, Golden State Warriors owner Joe Lacob waved to a cheering crowd at Oracle Arena as confetti fell all around.
SAN JOSE (AP) - The San Jose Earthquakes know they have one of the snazziest new soccer stadiums around, and now they're gearing up to show it off for all of Major League Soccer to see.
Golden State coach Steve Kerr was chatting with assistant Luke Walton a few minutes before what became the Warriors' clinching victory in the Western Conference Finals, and a realization popped into his head.
SAN JOSE (AP) - San Jose general manager Doug Wilson was so impressed by Peter DeBoer when he interviewed in 2008 that he moved to the top of the list when the Sharks had to search for a new head coach.
ZURICH (AP) - As defiant as ever, Sepp Blatter resisted calls to resign as FIFA president Thursday and deflected blame for the massive bribery and corruption scandal engulfing soccer's world governing body.
PARIS (AP) - For Serena Williams, it was a bad right elbow that led to some shaky serving and a dropped set.
NEWCASTLE, Northern Ireland (AP) - Rory McIlroy shot a season-worst 9-over 80 on Thursday in the Irish Open to fall 13 strokes behind the first-round leaders.
CHICAGO (AP) - In five seasons under Tom Thibodeau, the Chicago Bulls soared to heights they had not reached since Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen were collecting championships.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Brandon Belt's solo home run in the seventh inning broke up a scoreless pitching duel and the San Francisco Giants won their fourth straight, beating the Atlanta Braves 7-0 on Thursday night.
OAKLAND (AP) - Ben Zobrist drew a bases-loaded walk from David Carpenter in the seventh inning to break a tie and the Oakland Athletics rallied from a three-run deficit to beat the New York Yankees 5-4 on Thursday night.
OAKLAND (AP) - After a generation of wishing and waiting, the Golden State Warriors have finally arrived on basketball's biggest stage again.
SAN JOSE (AP) - The San Jose Sharks will hire former New Jersey and Florida coach Peter DeBoer to replace the departed Todd McLellan.
CHICAGO (AP) - Anaheim Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau said he saw something in his team in the second period for the first time in the playoffs.
PARIS (AP) - Gael Monfils delivered one final ace, his 21st, and closed out his latest raucous, five-set victory on Court Philippe Chatrier to the delight of roaring, partisan spectators.