CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Jimmie Johnson believes NASCAR's new championship format produced the correct champion and a Ryan Newman victory would have been "tough to swallow for the sport."
SANTA CLARA (AP) - Ahmad Brooks embarrassed himself, and the veteran linebacker apologized to his 49ers teammates and coaches for the sideline rant.
OAKLAND (AP) - Billy Butler came so close to winning it all with Kansas City that it stings to be leaving his only professional team after such a special run, and with some unfinished business.
OAKLAND (AP) - Wedged between a pair of games against last season's Super Bowl participants, the Kansas City Chiefs appear to get a bit of a breather with a visit to the winless Oakland Raiders.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Adrian Peterson's last appearance in the Minnesota locker room was nearly 10 weeks ago. The Vikings have played all but one game this season without his swift and strong running ability.
The NFL players' union wants the league and its owners to take disciplining players out of the hands of Commissioner Roger Goodell.
MIAMI (AP) - Giancarlo Stanton stood on the Miami Marlins' field Wednesday and scanned a sea of empty seats, mindful the stands look much the same at games.
With just three weeks until the College Football Playoff committee releases its final rankings, Alabama, Oregon and Florida State seem to be in control of their championship chances.
NEW YORK (AP) - Jason Collins, the first openly gay player in one of the four major North American professional leagues, announced his retirement Wednesday after 13 years in the NBA.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - Sacramento Kings general manager Pete D'Alessandro took a calculated risk when he acquired veteran forward Rudy Gay from the Toronto Raptors in a seven-player trade last December.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Yankees President Randy Levine offered a succinct response when asked what he thought about the Marlins and outfielder Giancarlo Stanton breaking the record for richest contract that had been held by Alex Rodriguez for more than 13 years until last spring.
WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - Police in Delaware have interviewed NASCAR driver Kurt Busch and are continuing to investigate allegations by his ex-girlfriend that he assaulted her during the September race at Dover International Speedway.
SANTA CLARA (AP) - San Francisco 49ers linebacker NaVorro Bowman was scheduled for his first practice of the season Tuesday, officially opening a 21-day window during which the team can decide whether to activate him or send him to the injured reserve list.
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) - San Francisco pitcher Tim Hudson says next season will probably be his last. Now, he won't leave without a World Series championship.
ALAMEDA (AP) - Ever since Al Davis arrived in Oakland more than a half-century ago to build his beloved Raiders into one of pro sports' most successful franchises, his team has been closely associated with Davis' favorite saying, "Just win, baby."
SEATTLE (AP) - The Seattle Mariners and Tampa Bay Rays didn't wait long to pull off the first significant trade of the offseason.
ALAMEDA (AP) - Oakland running back Taiwan Jones is in a good place these days, both from a mental standpoint and his role in the Raiders ...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The San Francisco Giants declined their 2016 contract options on outfielders Nori Aoki and Marlon Byrd.
SHANGHAI - Jordan Spieth wore a black tunic with red trim around the collar to take part in a Chinese drum ceremony late Tuesday afternoon just ...
CLEVELAND (AP) - Welcome to The Jungle, Johnny.
SANTA CLARA (AP) - Atlanta, New Orleans and Santa Clara, California, were selected to host College Football Playoff national championship games from a group of nine ...
ALAMEDA (AP) - Michael Crabtree's resurrection in Oakland this season has caught many people around the NFL by surprise, particularly given the way the wide ...
PHOENIX (AP) - Eric Bledsoe scored 19 points, Brandon Knight added 17 and the Phoenix Suns routed the Sacramento Kings 118-97 Wednesday night.
OAKLAND (AP) - After four lopsided wins to open the season, the Golden State Warriors were happy to find themselves in a nail-biter for a change.
SANTA CLARA (AP) - Three years after Colin Kaepernick took over as starting quarterback and led the San Francisco 49ers on a Super Bowl run, coach ...
ALAMEDA. (AP) - The decade-long search for a game-breaking wide receiver in Oakland has ended.
SANTA CLARA (AP) - The San Francisco 49ers signed running back Pierre Thomas on Tuesday to bolster the position given a rash of recent injuries, adding ...
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Looking to squash any notion that the drivers are running amok on the track, NASCAR suspended Matt Kenseth for two races ...
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - The only action at the NFL's trade deadline Tuesday came in Denver, where tight end Vernon Davis arrived to take his ...
WASHINGTON (AP) - Dusty Baker got another managing job, this time with the Washington Nationals. And Major League Baseball got another black skipper, something the man ...