NEW YORK (AP) - Andy Pettitte made his much-anticipated return to the Yankees on Sunday, getting lavished with adoration while pitching into the seventh inning despite giving up a pair of two-run homers in New York's 6-2 loss to the Seattle Mariners.
TOKYO (AP) - American pitcher Brad Penny was released by the Softbank Hawks after appearing in just one game for the Pacific League team, becoming the latest in a long list of former major league players to struggle to adjust to Japan's unique brand of baseball.
DALLAS (AP) - Michael Phelps knows what's on his schedule this summer. Just don't ask him to share it. "Can I ask a question? Why is it such a big deal what I'm swimming?" Phelps said Sunday. "You guys ask me every time." Yes, four years after winning a record eight gold medals in Beijing, Phelps remains the indisputable star of the U.S. Olympic team. His lone availability at the USOC's media summit drew a ...
SANTA CLARA (AP) - Alan Gordon's goal in the 89th minute salvaged a 1-1 tie for the San Jose Earthquakes against Chivas USA on Sunday.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - The Los Angeles Clippers refused to let a third chance to knock the Memphis Grizzlies out of the playoffs slip away.
MIAMI (AP) - LeBron James was promised some rest. It never came. The MVP didn't care, not after he and the Miami Heat struck the first blow against the Indiana Pacers. James accepted his third MVP trophy from Commissioner David Stern before the game, then scored 26 of his game-high 32 points while playing every second of the second half - adding a season-high 15 rebounds as well - as the Heat survived some rough ...
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Dwight King scored his second goal of the game into an empty net and the Los Angeles Kings opened the Western Conference finals with a 4-2 victory over the Phoenix Coyotes on Sunday night to remain unbeaten on the road in the playoffs.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - IndyCar CEO Randy Bernard is an optimist when it comes to putting 33 cars in this year's Indianapolis 500.
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) - Pastor Maldonado held off Fernando Alonso to win the Spanish Grand Prix on Sunday, though Williams' first Formula One victory for eight years was marred by a fire that broke out in the team's garage, injuring 31 people.
MADRID (AP) - Roger Federer rallied to beat Tomas Berdych 3-6, 7-5, 7-5 and win the Madrid Open for a third time on Sunday.
CYCLING • POZZOVIVO WINS 8TH STAGE; HESJEDAL IN GIRO LEAD: LAGO LACENO, Italy (AP) - Domenico Pozzovivo of Italy won the eighth stage of the Giro d'Italia on Sunday after a strong ride on a tough uphill finish while Ryder Hesjedal of Canada kept the overall lead. Pozzovivo made his break with less than 4½ miles from the finish of the 142-mile leg from Sulmona to Lago Laceno to win in 6 hours, 6 minutes, ...
MIAMI (AP) - Greg Dobbs' single with two outs in the ninth inning scored Emilio Bonifacio from second base, and the Miami Marlins rallied to end the New York Mets' five-game winning streak with a 6-5 victory on Friday night.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Josh Hamilton hit two more home runs, Yu Darvish struck out seven and the Texas Rangers beat the Los Angeles Angels 10-3 in a rain-interrupted game Friday night when C.J. Wilson faced only five batters against his former team.
OAKLAND (AP) - Brandon Inge is putting on a home run derby for all his former teammates to see. The ex-bosses, too.
After I'll Have Another's surprising win in the Kentucky Derby at 15-1 odds, the California colt will be running in the Preakness with a bull's-eye on his back as perhaps racing's next superstar.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The margin for error is exceedingly small for a sailor sitting three stories above the San Francisco Bay on the side of a high-tech catamaran as it leans toward the water literally flying along the surface like a giant stingray at 40 mph.
PARIS (AP) - Rafael Nadal knows this story well. All too well. Saw it up close the previous time he played in a major tournament.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - It had been nearly three years since Tony Kanaan's last victory, a drought so long his young son had no memory of ever seeing his father win a race.
CONCORD, N.C. (AP) - Fox Sports said on Monday it still had not determined why an overhead TV camera cable snapped during the Coca-Cola 600.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - Julie Hermann is not resigning as Rutgers' incoming athletic director following a report that 16 years ago she humiliated and emotionally abused players while coaching the women's volleyball team at Tennessee. And the university is standing behind her.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - The best season in franchise history ended with a resounding thud for the Memphis Grizzlies.
WALTON HEATH, England (AP) - Simon Khan bounced back from losing the BMW PGA Championship in a playoff to qualify for the U.S. Open.
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - Even on a sweltering day, this race really was no sweat for Allan Kiprono.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - The Charlotte Bobcats have hired Los Angeles Lakers assistant Steve Clifford to become their new coach.
CLEVELAND (AP) - Midfielder Maurice Edu has dropped out of the U.S. men's training camp ahead of the next World Cup qualifiers because of a sports hernia.
DETROIT (AP) - Bryan Bickell scored a go-ahead goal early in the third period and the Chicago Blackhawks held on to beat the Detroit Red Wings 4-3 in Game 6 on Monday night, giving the NHL's top-seeded team a shot to advance to the Western Conference finals.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Michael Cuddyer homered and hit a two-run double after coming off the disabled list, Tyler Chatwood beat San Francisco for the second time in seven days and the Colorado Rockies blanked the Giants 5-0 on Friday night.
HOUSTON (AP) - Chris Young connected on a three-run homer in the ninth inning to lift the Oakland Athletics to a 6-5 win over the Houston Astros on Friday night.
MIAMI (AP) - David West punched two passes from LeBron James away in the final minute, then punched the air.