MADRID (AP) - Top-ranked Serena Williams won her opening match on the red clay of the Madrid Open on Sunday.
SAO PAULO (AP) - On the final turn of the final lap, James Hinchcliffe finally saw an opening - and made sure he squeezed into it.
OAKLAND (AP) - Draymond Green threw his arms in the air and ran to Golden State Warriors coach Mark Jackson for an emotional hug. Jarrett Jack squatted down, put his right hand on his head and closed his eyes. Stephen Curry wanted to see it all - teammates parading around the court, gold confetti in the air, smiles all around the announced sellout crowd of 19,596.
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) - After a loss in Game 1, coach Alain Vigneault is looking for more offense from the Canucks.
ATLANTA (AP) - Dan Haren pitched eight sharp innings, Denard Span hit a two-run double and the Washington Nationals beat the Atlanta Braves 3-1 Thursday night.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Stephen Curry had 22 points and eight assists, Andrew Bogut broke out with the best performance of his injury-saddled season and the Golden State Warriors eliminated the Denver Nuggets with a 92-88 victory in Game 6 on Thursday.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Alex Ovechkin's franchise-record 31st career playoff goal got the Capitals started before less-heralded teammates Marcus Johansson and Jason Chimera scored 46 seconds apart, and Washington beat the New York Rangers 3-1 Thursday night in Game 1 of their first-round series.
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) - Dan Boyle and Patrick Marleau scored in the third period for the San Jose Sharks, who rallied to beat the Vancouver Canucks 3-1 on Wednesday night in the first-round Western Conference series opener.
PITTSBURGH (AP) - Pascal Dupuis scored twice, Marc-Andre Fleury made 26 saves, and the top-seeded Pittsburgh Penguins opened the playoffs with a 5-0 romp over the New York Islanders on Wednesday night.
PHOENIX (AP) - Brandon Belt hit a three-run homer in the eighth inning and the San Francisco Giants rallied against Arizona's bullpen for the third straight game, beating the Diamondbacks 9-6 Wednesday night to complete a three-game sweep.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Oakland Athletics slugger Yoenis Cespedes didn't have a problem beating Hank Conger's throw to second in the ninth inning.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - James Harden scored 31 points and sank seven 3-pointers while fighting through flu-like symptoms, and the Houston Rockets beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 107-100 Wednesday night to pull within 3-2 in their first-round playoff series.
OAKLAND (AP) - Kicks in the ankles. Forearms to the throat. Elbows at the head. Illegal screens. Hard shoves. Bloody lips. Puffy eyes. Body bruises. Some even done by "hit men."
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Floyd Mayweather Jr. admitted this week what many have long suspected - that he hand picks every opponent who enters the ring with him.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Hunter Pence hit a grand slam as part of an eight-run fourth inning against former All-Star Cole Hamels, and the San Francisco Giants beat the Philadelphia Phillies 15-2 on Friday night.
CLEVELAND (AP) - There was no need for a heartfelt letter this summer. LeBron James isn't going anywhere.
LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) - Atop the leaderboard, veteran Karrie Webb and second-year LPGA Tour player Marina Alex did their best to temper expectations at the U.S. Women's Open.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - The Sacramento Kings have traded guard Ray McCallum to the San Antonio Spurs for a second-round pick in next year's draft.
OAKLAND, (AP) - Draymond Green has overcome the odds his entire life, going from a chubby kid from a small Michigan town to Big Ten Player of the Year to NBA champion.
OAKLAND (AP) - Ray Fosse's body still aches, 45 years later.
LONDON (AP) - Her game in high gear, history in the offing, Serena Williams is perfectly content to let everyone else talk about what a victory in the Wimbledon final would mean.
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NEW YORK (AP) - Cole Figueroa hit a one-hopper just over the inside corner of first base that umpires called fair. Two pitches later, Jacoby Ellsbury pulled another changeup from Jesse Chavez over the very same spot for a tiebreaking two-run single.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Former San Francisco 49er defensive tackle Ray McDonald was charged with domestic violence and false imprisonment in connection with allegations he assaulted his ex-fiancee while she held their 2-month-old child, prosecutors said Thursday.
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NEW YORK (AP) - The Reds' Todd Frazier is paired with two-time champion Prince Fielder of Texas in the first round of Monday's All-Star Home Run Derby in Cincinnati.
AMIENS, France (AP) - With crashes taking down riders on rain-drenched roads, keeping team leaders safe was the order of the day on Wednesday's fifth stage of the Tour de France.
LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) - Inbee Park's focus sharpens during major championship weeks, and the South Korean is dialed in for the U.S. Women's Open.
NEW YORK (AP) - Former NBA players Mike Bibby, Jason Williams and Jamaal Tinsley are among the competitors playing in The Basketball Tournament, with $1 million going to the winning team.