DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - The buildup for Danica Patrick's first Daytona 500 began in earnest at Thursday's annual media day, where auto racing's sweetheart was saddled with a full schedule of commitments.
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LONDON (AP) - Rory McIlroy is confident the changes he's made to his swing will work in time for the Masters in April.
CLEVELAND (AP) - LeBron James could picture returning one day to the place where his NBA journey began.
TAMPA, FLA. (AP) - The San Jose Sharks acquired center Dominic Moore and a seventh-round draft pick this year from the Tampa Bay Lightning on Thursday night for a 2012 second-round pick.
CHICAGO (AP) - A federal judge has ruled that a national grocery store chain's reference to Michael Jordan in an ad-like magazine layout was constitutionally protected free speech - a decision that thwarts the former Chicago Bulls player's bid for control of his billion-dollar image.
NEW YORK (AP) - Gary Carter was nicknamed "Kid" for good reason.
SEATTLE (AP) - Christopher Hansen is making a $290 million proposal to his hometown that could be the impetus for a new sports arena that could bring the NBA and NHL to Seattle.
OAKLAND (AP) - Gerald Wallace scored 24 points and Jamal Crawford hit a key 3-pointer and a pair of late free throws to lift the Portland Trail Blazers over the Golden State Warriors 93-91 Wednesday night.
NEW YORK (AP) - Jeremy Lin grabbed a spot on the bench next to Carmelo Anthony in the third quarter and shared a laugh with the injured All-Star.
CHICAGO (AP) - Luol Deng figures the Chicago Bulls will have to find creative ways to win as long as Derrick Rose is sidelined.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - David Lee had 28 points and 12 rebounds, Monta Ellis scored 18 points and the Golden State Warriors earned their first three-game winning streak under rookie coach Mark Jackson with a 102-96 victory over the Phoenix Suns on Monday night.
Amare Stoudemire watched Linsanity from Florida, a welcome break as he grieved the death of his brother.
PEBBLE BEACH - Tiger Woods keeps saying his game is close.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Austin Ernst won the LPGA Tour's Portland Classic on Sunday with a par on the first hole of a playoff against South Korea's I.K. Kim.
NORTON, Mass. (AP) - Russell Henley doesn't get into contention as much as he'd like, though he is tough to beat when he's anywhere near the lead.
NEW YORK (AP) - Caroline Wozniacki trusts her stamina so much that she plans to return to New York in two months to run a marathon.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Holdout right guard Alex Boone has agreed to a $6 million, two-year contract with the San Francisco 49ers that replaces the two years remaining on his previous deal, a person with direct knowledge of the contract said Sunday.
NAPA (AP) - Napa Valley's seismically reinforced winery buildings generally held up to the largest earthquake to hit Northern California in a quarter-century, but the precious wine piled inside often did not.
SANTA CLARA (AP) - San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith has been suspended for nine games by the NFL after a series of off-field legal issues.
HAMPTON, Ga. (AP) - Tony Stewart took his seat on the podium - unshaven, his eyes glassy - and unfolded a sheet of paper. His voice quivered as he read, pausing to maintain his composure as he described the death of a driver he hit as "one of the toughest tragedies I've ever had to deal with."
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Buster Posey went 5 for 5 and drove in three runs in just six innings, then was pulled early as the San Francisco Giants routed the Milwaukee Brewers 13-2 on Friday night for their fourth straight win.
ANAHEIM (AP) - Jered Weaver outpitched Jon Lester, Albert Pujols hit his 516th career homer and the Los Angeles Angels beat Oakland 4-0 Friday night, extend their AL West lead over the A's to three games.
NEW YORK (AP) - A day before facing Venus Williams - and a partisan crowd - at the U.S. Open, Italy's Sara Errani came across a video posted on Twitter that gave her a little extra motivation.
HOUSTON (AP) - Chris Borland made one final case to get into the mix of 49ers linebackers needed to replace injured NaVorro Bowman.
OAKLAND (AP) - With a fabulous finish to the preseason, rookie Derek Carr created a big question for the Oakland Raiders heading into the regular season.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Kenny Hill broke Johnny Manziel's single-game passing record with 511 yards and No. 21 Texas A&M beat No. 9 South Carolina 52-28 on Thursday night, ending the Gamecocks' 18-game home win streak.
ANAHEIM (AP) - Howie Kendrick drove in Albert Pujols with a sacrifice fly in the 10th inning, and the Los Angeles Angels opened a two-game lead atop the major league standings with a 4-3 victory Thursday night over the Oakland Athletics, who finished the game under protest over a ninth-inning obstruction call.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - One strike shy from a perfect game last September, Yusmeiro Petit refused to let another chance at baseball history slip away.