NEW YORK (AP) - Chad Jones' NFL career was cut short, so now the former safety is giving baseball another shot.
MIAMI (AP) - Tony Parker banked in a 16-footer with 5.2 seconds left for the last of his 21 points and the San Antonio Spurs stunned the Miami Heat 92-88 in Game 1 of the NBA Finals on Thursday night.
CHICAGO (AP) - Adam Rosales hit a two-out homer in the top of the 10th inning, and the Oakland Athletics had a season high four home runs in a 5-4 win over the Chicago White Sox on Thursday night.
SECAUCUS, N.J. (AP) - This time, the Houston Astros couldn't resist drafting Mark Appel with the No. 1 pick.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Marian Hossa scored the tiebreaking goal early in the third period, and the Chicago Blackhawks moved to the brink of the Stanley Cup finals with a 3-2 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Thursday night in Game 4 of the Western Conference finals.
DENVER (AP) - The starless Denver Nuggets just lost their biggest name on the bench.
PARIS (AP) - Done with a dominating performance in the French Open semifinals, Serena Williams climbed the stairs leading from the locker room to the players' lounge, looking to give her mother a hug.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Davis Love III is busy still trying to play his way back into shape after back surgery in February. Playing with Brandt Snedeker and Dustin Johnson, he did a bit better than just keep up.
ROME (AP) - After five dominating years, Usain Bolt is showing signs of slowing down.
ZURICH (AP) - Brazil has dropped to a historic low of No. 22 in the FIFA rankings a year out from hosting the World Cup, and the United States has moved up one spot to No. 28.
Tiger Woods is back on top of Forbes' list of highest-paid athletes.
NEW YORK (AP) - Major League Baseball's lawyers issued subpoenas to Federal Express, AT&T Mobility and T-Mobile USA in an attempt to gain records for its investigation of players suspected of using performance-enhancing drugs.
MILWAUKEE (AP) - Bartolo Colon is working harder this year - and it shows.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - After managing just two runs in two starts against R.A. Dickey and his fluttering knuckleball the past three weeks, the San Francisco Giants are glad they won't have to face that dancing pitch again anytime soon.
BOSTON (AP) - Patrice Bergeron scored 15:19 into the second overtime to lead the Boston Bruins to a 2-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins and a 3-0 series lead in the Eastern Conference finals on Wednesday night.
After two decades of European dominance in the Ryder Cup, the Americans have created a task force to figure out why they keep losing.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - NASCAR fined Brad Keselowski $50,000 and Tony Stewart $25,000 on Tuesday for their roles in the fracas at Charlotte Motor Speedway over the weekend.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The Kansas City Royals have embraced the bloop, bunt and sacrifice fly all postseason.
World Cup qualifying for the U.S. women's team looks like an easy road.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Fresh off another early playoff exit, the Los Angeles Dodgers overhauled their front office Tuesday.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - As Barry Bonds hobbled to his car with the help of crutches post hip surgery, and well before the start of Game 3 of the NL Championship Series, the home run king insisted he can hardly remember the World Series of 12 years ago.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The last two times the Kansas City Royals played a postseason game at home, rain fell after the final out. This time, it started well before the first pitch.
ST. LOUIS (AP) - The San Francisco 49ers defense got beat early by unfamiliar plays and Austin Davis calling the signals.
ALAMEDA (AP) - Soon after taking over as interim coach of the Oakland Raiders, Tony Sparano had a simple message to deliver to quarterback Derek Carr: This is your team.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The St. Louis Cardinals arrived in the Bay Area ballpark they know so well in October and began preparing for the possibility of facing the Giants without star catcher Yadier Molina.
BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) - Mix Diskerud is not planning on becoming the next Landon Donovan.
PHOENIX (AP) - Chip Hale spent 10 seasons in the Arizona Diamondbacks' organization, the final three as the major league third base coach. He also played at the University of Arizona and still lives in Tucson.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Yadier Molina still hopes to contribute in some capacity during the NL Championship Series, if his sore side allows it.
Ned Yost has the revved-up Kansas City Royals on track for their first World Series trip in 29 years. Still, in his first postseason as a manager, every choice he's made has been dissected - and, in many cases, flat-out destroyed.
By RALPH D. RUSSO