NEW ORLEANS (AP) - She hadn't done splits and high kicks since her cheerleading days in high school, but 40-year-old dance instructor Kriste Lewis set a lofty goal: to try out for the New Orleans Saints cheerleading squad, known as the Saintsations.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Kevin Durant won two ESPY Awards, including male athlete of the year, and mixed martial arts star Ronda Rousey earned female athlete honors, becoming the first UFC fighter to claim a trophy in the biggest category at the show honoring the year's best performances Wednesday night.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Derek Jeter soaked in the adulation from fans and players during one more night on baseball's national stage, set the tone for the American League with a pregame speech and delivered two final All-Star hits.
LAS VEGAS (AP) - The Minnesota Timberwolves and Golden State Warriors have reopened trade talks for All-Star forward Kevin Love, a person with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press on Tuesday.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Athletics owner Lew Wolff is willing to re-examine whether it would make sense to build a new ballpark at the site of Oakland Coliseum.
HOYLAKE, England (AP) - Tiger Woods was an hour into his practice round Tuesday at the British Open when he stood on the fifth tee with a foreign object in his hand.
BESANCON, France (AP) - With defending champion Chris Froome and two-time winner Alberto Contador out of the race, the path is wide open for Vincenzo Nibali to become the first Italian to win the Tour de France since the late Marco Pantani in 1998.
Dwyane Wade is staying with the Miami Heat, and his latest deal is designed to give both the player and the only franchise he's ever known some flexibility in the coming years.
MADRID (AP) - Former Tour de France champion Alberto Contador does not need surgery on his injured right leg and hopes to defy his doctors by racing in next month's Spanish Vuelta.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The New Orleans Saints on Tuesday confirmed a multiyear contract with Jimmy Graham, ending a protracted holdout for the star tight end.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Oakland had a major league-high six players selected for the All-Star game, plus a seventh in recently acquired right-hander Jeff Samardzija, who would've been included on the NL side had he remained with the Chicago Cubs.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Pete Rose may have a role to play in next year's All-Star game in Cincinnati despite his lifetime ban from baseball.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The burden of being gay became too great for Billy Bean to bear during his playing career, so he quit rather than seek support for his secret.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Baseball has a problem: Clayton Kershaw, Aroldis Chapman, Felix Hernandez and all the other kings of the hill are just too good.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Yoenis Cespedes knew how to pace himself in this rain-delayed home run derby, drawn out further by a new format.
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) - Abby Wambach will do whatever it takes to win the Women's World Cup, even if that means she's coming off the bench.
SAN DIEGO (AP) - Bud Black understood full well the expectations for San Diego to win now with a remade, star-studded roster - and with a new front office, too.
HAYWARD (AP) - Andre Ward is never one to shy away from a fight.
DENVER (AP) - The Denver Nuggets took 105 days to find their new head coach. Now that they've agreed to a deal with Michael Malone, they're off and running.
UNIVERSITY PLACE, Wash. (AP) - Robert Streb walked off the third green at Chambers Bay, looked both directions and headed left down a dirt path toward Puget Sound.
After dealing with anxiety issues, former top-10 player Mardy Fish is going to give professional tennis another try. And this time, he's bringing pal Andy Roddick along with him.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - No no-no this time for Chris Heston.
OAKLAND (AP) - Stephen Curry came off a screen, dribbled behind his back and crossed over Matthew Dellavedova. He stepped back and swished a 3-pointer, then pounded his chest and pointed to the roof, seemingly controlling the sellout crowd of 19,596 on his fingertips.
ANAHEIM (AP) - Only twice have the Oakland Athletics had a full-time starting pitcher lead the American League in earned run average at the end of a season. Their names were Catfish Hunter in 1974 and Vida Blue in 1971.
BROOKLYN, Mich. (AP) - Kyle Larson knew the rain was coming - and wanted it to arrive as soon as possible.
CHICAGO (AP) - Kris Versteeg could have sulked or pouted when he was pulled out of the lineup for the Chicago Blackhawks. Instead, the veteran forward proved he belonged on the ice.
WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) - Once one of the prominent faces of the U.S. women's team, promoted alongside stars like Alex Morgan and Abby Wambach, Hope Solo is now largely relegated to the background while she faces continued scrutiny over a domestic assault case last year.
HARRISON, N.Y. (AP) - Inbee Park won her third consecutive Women's PGA Championship on Sunday - and accomplished a whole lot more.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Fabian Gomez held his native flag close while celebrating his first career PGA Tour title at the St. Jude Classic. A win to remember is even more special now he's the fifth champion from Argentina, joining mentor Jose Coceres, Angel Cabrera, Andres Romero and Roberto De Vicenzo.