ALAMEDA (AP) - Oakland Raiders safety Tyvon Branch signed his $6.2 million franchise tag tender on Monday and reported to offseason workouts with the team.
BALTIMORE (AP) - Kentucky Derby winner I'll Have Another evidently loves traveling every bit as much as galloping on the track.
NEW YORK (AP) - Carmelo Anthony scored 41 points, Amare Stoudemire had 20 points and 10 rebounds in his return from a cut hand, and the New York Knicks snapped an NBA-record, 13-game playoff losing streak, beating the Miami Heat 89-87 Sunday in Game 4 of their first-round series.
SAN DIEGO (AP) - Ricky Nolasco remained unbeaten, Giancarlo Stanton drew a bases-loaded walk to force in the tiebreaking run in the eighth inning and the Miami Marlins beat the San Diego Padres 6-3 Sunday for their season-best sixth straight victory.
ANAHEIM (AP) - Albert Pujols finally hit a home run for the Los Angeles Angels, ending the longest power drought of his career Sunday in a 4-3 win over the Toronto Blue Jays.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Dustin Brown scored two goals, Jonathan Quick made 23 saves, and the eighth-seeded Los Angeles Kings finished an improbable four-game sweep of the St. Louis Blues with a 3-1 victory Sunday, advancing to the conference finals for the second time in club history.
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Floyd Mayweather Jr. was getting ready to make his ring walk about the time Manny Pacquiao arrived at Los Angeles International Airport on Philippine Airlines Flight 102. He'll be occupying a cell at the Clark County Detention Center by the time Pacquiao makes his way to this gambling city for his June 9 fight with Timothy Bradley.
MADRID (AP) - Top-ranked Victoria Azarenka and second-seeded Maria Sharapova advanced to the second round of the Madrid Open with straight-set wins Sunday on the event's new blue-clay court.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Rickie Fowler finally picked up his first PGA Tour win Sunday in what might be the start of a rivalry for years to come.
GOLF SWAFFORD WINS STADION CLASSIC ON COLLEGE COURSE: ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - Former University of Georgia player Hudson Swafford won the Stadion Classic on his old college course, closing with a 9-under 62 on Sunday for a one-stroke victory. The tour rookie holed out from a greenside bunker for birdie on the par-4 18th to post 17-under 267, then had to wait 90 minutes for the rest ...
TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) - Brad Keselowski got a huge push from Kyle Busch to take the lead with a lap to go Sunday, then used a calculated move to prevent Busch from taking the win away from him at Talladega Superspeedway.
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) - Andy Pettitte hardly looked ready for the majors in the first Triple-A start of his comeback.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Hector Sanchez never had a game-ending hit in his professional career. He'd never faced a five-man infield, either.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Andrew Luck already has a blueprint for his month away from the Colts.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Doug O'Neill spent all evening celebrating I'll Have Another's victory in the Kentucky Derby, finally returning to his hotel room about 2 a.m. Sunday.
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) - With 13 draft picks, Trent Baalke has built quite the board of potential players. A board that is well prepped but could change quickly as the draft unfolds. The San Francisco 49ers general manager has already fielded his share of calls from teams trying to boost their chances by acquiring some of those selections from the NFC champions. "It's up to us to turn those 13 picks ...
DENVER (AP) - Stephen Curry laced up his shoes before practice without so much as a soul around him. As soon as the Golden State guard was ready to step onto the Pepsi Center floor, he was swarmed by a pack of reporters. These days, Curry's never left open on the court. The Denver Nuggets certainly don't plan on giving Curry much breathing room in Game 2 on Tuesday night. They ...
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Chris Paul's running jumper with a tenth of a second left gave the Los Angeles Clippers a 93-91 victory over Memphis on Monday night and a 2-0 lead in their first-round playoff series. Both teams stayed on the court while the referees reviewed the play. It was declared good, leaving Memphis a tick of the clock to inbound the ball but not enough to get off a final shot. ...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Brandon Belt hit a game-ending single to left-center with one out in the ninth, Buster Posey tied it with a two-run homer in the eighth, and the San Francisco Giants rallied to beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 5-4 on Monday night for their seventh straight home victory. Posey's drive to straightaway center was his second homer of the year and in two days. Belt's first career walkoff hit came ...
BOSTON (AP) - Oakland's longest winning streak against Boston since 1932 came to an abrupt end Monday night. So did A.J. Griffin's string of strong starts. Griffin allowed a three-run homer to Will Middlebrooks and a grand slam to Mike Napoli as the Athletics lost 9-6 to the Red Sox, snapping their eight-game run over Boston dating to last season. The 25-year-old right-hander had been nothing short of superb through his ...
BOSTON (AP) - Josh Reddick and Brandon Moss of the Oakland Athletics visited an 11-year old boy Monday who was injured a week ago in the bombings at the Boston Marathon. Moss and Reddick, who both previously played for the Red Sox, are in town for the start of a three-game series Monday night against the Red Sox. They spent time at Boston's Children's Hospital, visiting Aaron Hern, who is from the ...
WASHINGTON (AP) - Yadier Molina drove in the go-ahead run in the sixth inning, backing Shelby Miller's strong start Monday night, and the St. Louis Cardinals returned to the site of their Game 5 NL division series victory last season with a 3-2 victory over the Washington Nationals.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Barry Zito shook off the worst outing of his big league career to give the Giants another impressive effort from their starting rotation.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - Roberto Hernandez flashed a big smile after an extremely satisfying game.
DENVER (AP) - All-Star forward David Lee of the Warriors is out for the season after injuring his hip during Golden State's 97-95 loss to Denver in Game 1 of their opening playoff series.
SAN JOSE (AP) - Just when it looked like Columbus might squander away key points in its playoff chase, Ryan Johansen provided a big boost to the Blue Jackets' postseason hopes.
ANAHEIM (AP) - Mark Trumbo homered leading off the bottom of the 13th inning and Albert Pujols doubled home two runs, lifting the Los Angeles Angels to a 4-3 victory over Detroit on Sunday for their second straight series sweep of the Tigers.
BOSTON (AP) - Jaromir Jagr scored his second goal as a member of the Bruins and Boston ended a four-game winless streak with a 3-0 victory over the Florida Panthers on Sunday.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Kevin Durant scored 24 points, Russell Westbrook made a run at a triple-double in three quarters and the Oklahoma City Thunder routed ex-teammate James Harden and the Houston Rockets 120-91 on Sunday night in Game 1 of their playoff series.
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) - Matt Kenseth knew that he had a front-running car Sunday.