CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Jimmie Johnson believes NASCAR's new championship format produced the correct champion and a Ryan Newman victory would have been "tough to swallow for the sport."
SANTA CLARA (AP) - Ahmad Brooks embarrassed himself, and the veteran linebacker apologized to his 49ers teammates and coaches for the sideline rant.
OAKLAND (AP) - Billy Butler came so close to winning it all with Kansas City that it stings to be leaving his only professional team after such a special run, and with some unfinished business.
OAKLAND (AP) - Wedged between a pair of games against last season's Super Bowl participants, the Kansas City Chiefs appear to get a bit of a breather with a visit to the winless Oakland Raiders.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Adrian Peterson's last appearance in the Minnesota locker room was nearly 10 weeks ago. The Vikings have played all but one game this season without his swift and strong running ability.
The NFL players' union wants the league and its owners to take disciplining players out of the hands of Commissioner Roger Goodell.
MIAMI (AP) - Giancarlo Stanton stood on the Miami Marlins' field Wednesday and scanned a sea of empty seats, mindful the stands look much the same at games.
With just three weeks until the College Football Playoff committee releases its final rankings, Alabama, Oregon and Florida State seem to be in control of their championship chances.
NEW YORK (AP) - Jason Collins, the first openly gay player in one of the four major North American professional leagues, announced his retirement Wednesday after 13 years in the NBA.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - Sacramento Kings general manager Pete D'Alessandro took a calculated risk when he acquired veteran forward Rudy Gay from the Toronto Raptors in a seven-player trade last December.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Yankees President Randy Levine offered a succinct response when asked what he thought about the Marlins and outfielder Giancarlo Stanton breaking the record for richest contract that had been held by Alex Rodriguez for more than 13 years until last spring.
WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - Police in Delaware have interviewed NASCAR driver Kurt Busch and are continuing to investigate allegations by his ex-girlfriend that he assaulted her during the September race at Dover International Speedway.
SANTA CLARA (AP) - San Francisco 49ers linebacker NaVorro Bowman was scheduled for his first practice of the season Tuesday, officially opening a 21-day window during which the team can decide whether to activate him or send him to the injured reserve list.
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) - San Francisco pitcher Tim Hudson says next season will probably be his last. Now, he won't leave without a World Series championship.
ALAMEDA (AP) - Ever since Al Davis arrived in Oakland more than a half-century ago to build his beloved Raiders into one of pro sports' most successful franchises, his team has been closely associated with Davis' favorite saying, "Just win, baby."
SACRAMENTO (AP) - Zach Randolph had 20 points and 11 rebounds, and the Memphis Grizzlies bounced back from an embarrassing loss to Golden State with a ...
OAKLAND (AP) - Oakland city officials are taking yet another run at financing a new stadium to keep the Oakland Raiders in town.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Cam Newton tries to distract Graham Gano in practice sometimes, walking over to the veteran kicker and whispering in his ear ...
NEW WORK (AP) - LeBron James has often said that being mentioned among the game's all-time greats is humbling to think about now, and that ...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The jersey that Eric Hosmer wore in the decisive game of the World Series is headed to the Hall of Fame ...
OAKLAND (AP) - A 50-point win for Stephen Curry and the defending champion Warriors and the season isn't even a week old.
SANTA CLARA . (AP) - Quarterback Colin Kaepernick has been told he won't start Sunday for the San Francisco 49ers and is being replaced by backup ...
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - John Elway likes to talk about the long-term vision, winning "not only now but from now on."
ALAMEDA (AP) - Charles Woodson was sick of hearing the talk about how the Oakland Raiders were finally competitive again after years of being overmatched.
NEWPORT BEACH (AP) - Duffy Waldorf won the Toshiba Classic on Sunday for his first Champions Tour title, birdieing the final hole for a 5-under 66 ...
NEW YORK (AP) - Salvador Perez took foul balls of his mask, collarbone and fingers, and the Kansas City catcher kept on bouncing back, like some ...
NEW YORK (AP) - James Blake had success at another iconic New York sporting event.
MARTINSVILLE, Va. (AP) - As the adoring crowd lingered in the darkness at Martinsville Speedway, Jeff Gordon took a moment to soak it in.
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Antron Brown and Erica Enders wrapped up season titles Sunday in the NHRA Toyota Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor ...
DENVER (AP) - In only the fourth meeting of teams 6-0 or better, Peyton Manning tied Brett Favre's NFL record with his 186th regular-season win ...