LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) - Baseball officials are up front about this: They want to ban home-plate collisions to guard their investments. Minnesota's Joe Mauer, a three-time batting champion, is less than halfway through a $184 million, eight-year contract. He was limited 75 games at catcher this year in a concussion-shortened season.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - The 2014 Major League Soccer All-Star game will be against legendary German club Bayern Munich, the reigning European and Bundesliga champions.
Even before leading the United States into next year's World Cup, Jurgen Klinsmann has been signed to stay on as the American coach for the 2018 World Cup.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Michael Jordan's shoes from the famous flu game of the 1997 NBA finals were sold for more than $100,000 in an online auction Thursday.
Urijah Faber can't wait to hear the cheers when he climbs into the cage in Sacramento on Saturday night.
CHICAGO (AP) - Linnae Harper scored 18 points and Kastine Evans added 14 to lead No. 5 Kentucky to a 96-85 victory over DePaul on Thursday night.
OAKLAND (AP) - Stephen Curry made a pull-up jumper with 1.5 seconds remaining to cap a sensational fourth quarter, rallying the Golden State Warriors from 18 points down to beat the Dallas Mavericks 95-93 on Wednesday night.
SACRAMENTO AP) - Richard Jefferson scored 20 points and the Utah Jazz halted a four-game skid, cruising to a 122-101 victory over the Sacramento Kings on Wednesday night.
BOSTON (AP) - Jamal Crawford hit a pair of 3-pointers 23 seconds apart to help the Clippers pull away in the last 3 minutes and former Celtics coach Doc Rivers won his first game back in Boston when Los Angeles beat the Celtics 96-88 Wednesday night.
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - Brandon Ashley scored 15 points, Kaleb Tarczewski added 14 and No. 1 Arizona shook off a slow start to dominate New Mexico State 74-48 on Wednesday night.
It seems inevitable that Peyton Manning will shatter the 50-touchdown passing mark set by Tom Brady in 2007. He might even do it Thursday night.
ALAMEDA (AP) - When Rod Streater arrived in Oakland in the spring of 2012 as an undrafted and unheralded receiver out of Temple, his focus was on the smallest of goals rather than something as noteworthy as a 1,000-yard receiving season.
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) - Talk about change in baseball.
HOUSTON (AP) - Pittsburgh's Aaron Donald picked up another award Wednesday night, winning the Rotary Lombardi Award.
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) - Oakland sent left-hander Jerry Blevins to the Washington Nationals for minor league outfielder Billy Burns, the Athletics' fifth trade in 10 days.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Chase Anderson lost his no-hit bid when he got hit on the right calf by Buster Posey's sharp comebacker with one out in the seventh inning, and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the San Francisco Giants 1-0 Friday night.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Giants right fielder Hunter Pence has been placed on the 15-day disabled list as expected because of tendinitis in his left wrist.
CLEVELAND (AP) - Weaving his way toward Golden State's locker room, where the Warriors were packing for home, Stephen Curry had to handle one last double-team.
ANAHEIM (AP) - Mike Trout and Kole Calhoun drove in the tying and go-ahead runs with eighth-inning homers, leading the Los Angeles Angels to a seesaw 5-4 victory over the Oakland Athletics on Friday night.
BRANDON, Fla. (AP) - After Steven Stamkos stepped off the Lightning's practice rink on a 90-degree June day, the Tampa Bay captain calmly made it clear he is well aware that he hasn't scored a goal yet in his first Stanley Cup Final.
BROOKLYN, Mich. (AP) - Martin Truex Jr. has plenty of questions about the possibility of midseason rules changes aimed at creating better racing.
NEW YORK (AP) - Usain Bolt remembers the rain, remembers the false start, and remembers his excitement at racing a big-name opponent in the 100 meters for the first time.
HARRISON, N.Y. (AP) - Sei Young Kim of South Korea has already won twice in her rookie season on the LPGA Tour.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Brooks Koepka is tuning up quite nicely for the U.S. Open at the event he added at the deadline.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Torii Hunter has appealed a two-game suspension that he believes is a "little harsh" for his equipment-throwing outburst after being ejected earlier this week,
OAKLAND (AP) - Gary Liss still has the ticket from Game 2 of the 1975 NBA Finals in his wallet. The seat cost just $10, but watching the Golden State Warriors win the title remains a priceless memory.
CLEVELAND (AP) - LeBron James called it a "slight" headache, though nothing involving the game's best player is ever minor.
CLEVELAND (AP) - No panic, no playing around. Just California cool.
SANTA CLARA (AP) - Darnell Dockett figures he walked past former archrival Alex Boone seven times before they finally spoke the other day.
OAKLAND (AP) - Scott Kazmir was pleased with his first win in nearly two months - and with fastball.