DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Carl Edwards fell bitterly short in last season's bid to win the NASCAR championship.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Bill Haas wound up making the biggest putt of them all at Riviera.
NAPLES, Fla. (AP) - The only time Kenny Perry felt as if he was grinding while holding a big lead Sunday was on the final hole in the ACE Group Classic. That was when his tee shot went way left, and he was in jeopardy of falling below 20 under. Never mind that he had six shots to play with.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Phil Mickelson wasn't at his best Friday at Riviera. Two shots at least helped him stay in the lead.
AN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - Andy Roddick slammed one racket, broke another, argued with the chair umpire and shouted back at his own box. At one point, he smacked a ball high into the black curtains behind the far baseline grandstand.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Jussi Jokinen and the Carolina Hurricanes seem to be rolling at the right time. They just hope it's not too late to make a few moves in the standings - first, out of last place, and then, back into the playoff discussion.
NEW YORK (AP) - The Yankees agreed Friday to trade much maligned pitcher A.J. Burnett to Pittsburgh for two minor leaguers, a deal that clears the way New York to add Raul Ibanez.
PHOENIX (AP) - The Oakland Athletics still have strong interest in signing slugger Manny Ramirez, who presents a low-risk investment for the rebuilding franchise.
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) - Lawrence Frank loves defense. His Detroit Pistons managed to play just enough of it Friday night.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - As the injuries pile up, the Oklahoma City Thunder have stayed ahead of any reckoning.
CLEVELAND (AP) - Relax, Miami. LeBron James isn't leaving the Heat.
First, he lifted the Knicks back into the playoff hunt. Now Jeremy Lin has put them back on TV.
SEATTLE (AP) - Those whispers that circulated for months about a possible arena plan that might bring the NBA back to Seattle - and perhaps professional hockey, too - are now replaced by a concrete proposal with a staggering private investment.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Six-time NBA champion Michael Jordan continues to struggle as a league executive.
REIMS, France (AP) - Vincenzo Nibali is growing comfortable in his yellow jersey.
SOUTHPORT, England (AP) - Paul Azinger said Thursday that a quest by Tiger Woods to make his swing better has backfired on him.
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - Michael Phelps has never been the patient type.
SOUTHPORT, England (AP) - Ayako Uehara of Japan felt confident with the putter and played in the best weather Royal Birkdale has to offer. It was the right combination to take the lead Thursday in the Women's British Open. And the best she could manage was a 4-under 68.
SILVIS, Ill. (AP) - Jordan Spieth felt great Thursday on the first tee of the John Deere Classic. He heard not only his name, but, for the first time, the phrase "defending champion."
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Floyd Mayweather Jr. will fight a rematch Sept. 13 with Marcos Maidana, the Argentinian who gave him a tougher battle than expected when they met in May.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A trial that could determine the fate of the Los Angeles Clippers was delayed Thursday until after a deadline to conclude a $2 billion sale - and a scheduled NBA vote on the deal - but there is hope for more time.
NEW YORK (AP) - Chicago White Sox pitcher Chris Sale and Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo were voted by fans onto the rosters for Tuesday's All-Star game, and Los Angeles Angels shortstop Erick Aybar will replace Kansas City outfielder Alex Gordon.
ST. LOUIS (AP) - St. Louis Cardinals All-Star catcher Yadier Molina will undergo surgery Friday to repair a torn ligament in his right thumb and could miss the rest of the season.
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) - Soccer has once again emerged as the patriotic touchstone that unites Argentines as they teeter on the precipice, this time threatened by a debt crisis, soaring inflation and the scandal-plagued end to a 12-year political dynasty that has polarized the nation.
SAO PAULO (AP) - Another World Cup, another sad story for the Netherlands.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - As awful as the San Francisco Giants have played for most of the last month, they are back in an enviable position: first place in the NL West.
SAO PAULO (AP) - The World Cup's second semifinal was supposed to put the silky skills of Lionel Messi and Arjen Robben in the spotlight. Instead, a goalkeeper and two rock-solid defenses stole the show.
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Pat Riley made his pitch. And now, LeBron James wants time to think.
SANTA BARBARA (AP) - Kobe Bryant feels great, would welcome Byron Scott as coach of the Los Angeles Lakers, would love to play alongside free agent Carmelo Anthony and is pleased with the moves of the team's front office so far.