DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Want to capture the nation's attention? Try a giant fireball.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Left-hander Madison Bumgarner enjoyed the flow of champagne over his head after San Francisco's successful run to the World Series title two years ago, a mere three months after he reached legal drinking age.
NEW YORK (AP) - A trumpet blared a fanfare to introduce Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Miguel Cotto as fans at the Apollo Theater cheered the start of Tuesday's news conference to promote their May 5 fight in Las Vegas.
MIAMI (AP) - Insisting he meant no harm, Dwyane Wade revealed Tuesday that he has apologized to Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant multiple times for a blood-drawing, nose-breaking foul during the All-Star game.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - The Indiana Pacers don't intend to let Miami and Chicago pull away for a two-team race in the Eastern Conference.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - DeMarcus Cousins had 22 points and 18 rebounds, and the Sacramento Kings celebrated a possible new arena deal with a 103-96 victory over the struggling Utah Jazz on Tuesday night.
HOENIX (AP) - The Oakland Athletics have their opening day starter, and it's right-hander Brandon McCarthy.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Ahmad Brooks always wanted to stay in the Bay Area, a place that has become a new home after all those painful memories of getting cut by Cincinnati four years ago, and the San Francisco 49ers sure made it hard for him to leave.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - There was rain, fire, soap suds and fog in the most bizarre Daytona 500 in history.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Pekka Rinne made 30 saves in leading the Nashville Predators to a 2-1 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Monday night.
The Nashville Predators and Vancouver Canucks added some reinforcements for a playoff run, while Rick Nash's wish for a deal didn't come to fruition Monday as the NHL trade deadline passed without any blockbuster moves.
JUPITER, Fla. - Considering the scorn heaped upon Scott Cousins, it's no wonder his back gave out last summer.
SAN JOSE - The struggling San Jose Sharks acquired forwards Daniel Winnik and T.J. Galiardi from the Colorado Avalanche on Monday for forward Jamie McGinn and two prospects in a move to bolster their depth and penalty killing for a playoff push.
PHOENIX (AP) - Athletics third baseman Scott Sizemore will miss the entire 2012 season after tearing a ligament in his left knee last weekend during Oakland's first full-squad workout.
OAKLAND (AP) - Jon Lester did just about everything the Oakland Athletics had hoped he would do in big games against big pitchers during the season's stretch run.
ALAMEDA (AP) - Through three coaching staffs, hundreds of players and countless opponents, the Oakland Raiders have been unable to solve their East Coast hex.
DENVER (AP) - Ryan Vogelsong was hurt by the home run ball at Coors Field - again.
Starting his second World Cup cycle as U.S. coach, Jurgen Klinsmann set a bold goal for the Americans: reach the final four of the 2018 tournament in Russia.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco 49ers general manager Trent Baalke and coach Jim Harbaugh have made it clear they have zero tolerance for domestic violence and consider defensive tackle Ray McDonald's arrest a serious matter.
ALAMEDA (AP) - Derek Carr has been groomed to be a starting quarterback in the NFL ever since he was an 11-year-old breaking down film with big brother David.
The Seattle Seahawks are still on top. Soon, they'll have to start proving it again.
SANTA CLARA (AP) - Alex Boone would hold out again if necessary - and has no regrets about missing the offseason program with the San Francisco 49ers - if it means more financial stability for his family.
NOBLESVILLE, Ind. (AP) - The NFL suspended Jim Irsay for the first six games of the season and fined him $500,000 for violating its personal conduct policy, coming down hard on the Indianapolis Colts owner Tuesday just hours after he pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor stemming from an embarrassing March traffic stop.
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OAKLAND (AP) - James Paxton pitched shutout ball into the eighth inning and the Seattle Mariners held off a late rally by Oakland for a 6-5 win Tuesday night, handing the Athletics their fifth loss in six games.
DENVER (AP) - Buster Posey homered, doubled twice and drove in four runs, rallying the San Francisco Giants past the Colorado Rockies 12-7 on Tuesday night.
NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. captain Tom Watson went with experience and a gut feeling Tuesday night when he filled out his Ryder Cup team with Keegan Bradley, Hunter Mahan and Webb Simpson.
NEW YORK (AP) - Serena Williams took a medical timeout to have her right ankle re-taped and later double-faulted on the last two points as she and sister Venus lost in the doubles quarterfinals at the U.S. Open.