SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - An associate of San Francisco Giants All-Star Melky Cabrera purchased a website and attempted to create evidence to support a claim that the outfielder inadvertently took the substance that caused a positive drug test, Major League Baseball said.
OAKLAND (AP) - Golden State Warriors center Andrew Bogut fully expects to be in the lineup for the season opener Oct. 31 at Phoenix after undergoing surgery this spring on his troublesome ankle.
HAVANA (AP) - Endurance athlete Diana Nyad forged ahead through the Straits of Florida with renewed vigor Sunday in pursuit of a record 103-mile (166-kilometer), unassisted swim in open waters without the aid of a shark cage.
ANAHEIM (AP) - Matt Moore shrugged off home runs by Mike Trout and Albert Pujols to win his fourth straight decision, and the Tampa Bay Rays completed a four-game sweep of the fading Los Angeles Angels with an 8-3 victory on Sunday.
ST. LOUIS (AP) - Pedro Alvarez homered in the 19th inning and the Pittsburgh Pirates won the longest game in the majors this season, outlasting the St. Louis Cardinals 6-3 Sunday.
ENDICOTT, N.Y. (AP) - Willie Wood finally worked his way back to the top. Wood won the Dick's Sporting Goods Open on Sunday for his first Champions Tour title, beating Michael Allen with a par on the first hole of a playoff. "It was quite exciting," Wood said. "I hung in there, hung in there, and things turned out great." Wood made a 35-foot birdie putt on the final hole of regulation to match Allen, ...
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) - Shawn Stefani won the Midwest Classic on Sunday for his first Web.com Tour title, closing with a 7-under 64 for a two-stroke victory.
HOUSTON (AP) - Gary Kubiak said Trindon Holliday had to do something spectacular in the preseason to make the Houston Texans' final roster.
MONTREAL (AP) - Lamar Neagle and Patrice Bernier scored in the second half to help Montreal beat the league-best San Jose Earthquakes 3-1 Saturday night for the Impact's fourth straight victory.
CYCLING • LEIPHEIMER DEFENDS USA PRO CYCLING CHALLENGE TITLE: DURANGO, Colo. (AP) - Nearly five months after breaking his leg in a training accident in Spain, Levi Leipheimer will begin defense of his USA Pro Cycling Challenge title Monday in hopes of claiming his first overall victory this season. Leipheimer, who is from Santa Rosa, Calif., and rides for the Belgium-based Omega Pharma Quick-Step team, will be among the favorites in the seven-day, 683-mile race ...
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) - John Skelton made a brief appearance in his battle with Kevin Kolb for Arizona's starting quarterback job, just long enough to throw the first touchdown pass for either player this preseason.
MASON, Ohio (AP) - Only one of the Williams sisters is heading to a semifinal, and it's not the one with the long winning streak. Serena Williams lost that - and her cool - at the Western & Southern Open.
OAKLAND (AP) - Josh Donaldson hit a tiebreaking single with the bases loaded in the eighth inning and the Oakland Athletics rallied from four runs down to beat the Cleveland Indians 6-4 on Friday night.
SAN DIEGO (AP) - Matt Cain pitched eight dominating innings and the San Francisco Giants scored eight runs in the third inning to move into first place in the NL West with a 10-1 win over the San Diego Padres on Friday night.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Barry Bonds' lawyers filed their reply brief Thursday in their appeal of his obstruction of justice conviction, arguing it should be overturned.
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) - Robert Griffin III parsed the appropriate uses of "me" and "I'' when it comes to owning up to a mistake and privately explained his words to teammates Santana Moss and coaches Wednesday.
ALAMEDA (AP) - Matt McGloin has made a career out of exceeding other people's expectations.
What a juicy matchup the NFL scheduled for tonight, a showdown for the lead in the NFC South and maybe for the best record in the conference. Then the Atlanta Falcons didn't do their part.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - DeMarcus Cousins had 27 points and 12 rebounds, helping the Sacramento Kings rally to beat the Phoenix Suns 107-104 on Tuesday night.
The Seattle Seahawks and Denver Broncos have separated themselves from the rest of the NFL in the eyes of the voters who make up the AP Pro32 power rankings.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Panthers coach Ron Rivera knows Cam Newton is capable of making big plays.
DENVER (AP) - Reigning Olympic downhill champion Lindsey Vonn crashed Tuesday while training in Copper Mountain, Colo., ahead of her planned return to racing following major knee surgery.
NEW YORK (AP) - Jay Z, the new agent for Robinson Cano, had dinner Monday night with top officials of the New York Mets.
GENEVA (AP) - Former UCI president Hein Verbruggen called Lance Armstrong's claim that he helped cover up the rider's doping at the 1999 Tour de France a "ridiculous story" and said Tuesday he has nothing to fear from an independent investigation.
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) - Animal bones, hair, feathers and river pebbles are secreted around sports fields. The goal posts have been sprinkled with urine. The soccer players, some of whom have smeared ancient herbal potions on themselves, take the field.
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) - Perry Ellis scored 21 points, freshman Joel Embiid had 16 points and 13 rebounds in a breakout performance, and No. 2 Kansas used a big late run to bury Iona 86-66 on Tuesday night.
VIENNA (AP) - Marc Janko scored in the 33rd minute after lax defensive marking, and the United States ended a record-setting year with a 1-0 loss to Austria.
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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Tim Hudson is headed back to the Bay Area.
SANTA CLARA (AP) - Jim Harbaugh still believes Ahmad Brooks made a clean hit on Drew Brees and should have been credited with a game-clinching fumble.