OAKLAND (AP) - Derek Norris will have a hard time topping his first major league home run celebration.
SONOMA (AP) - Tony La Russa is already thinking about which players he might add to the National League roster for next month's All-Star game.
OAKLAND (AP) - The Oakland Athletics have called up right-hander A.J. Griffin to make his major league debut Sunday against the San Francisco Giants.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - The Texas Rangers have surpassed 1.5 million in attendance with their franchise-record 22nd sellout of the season.
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) - After two hours of clever, often dominating but in the end fruitless play, Italy found the answer against England.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Forty-somethings and teen phenoms. Records and rivalries. Comebacks and farewells. While Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte are getting much of the attention, there's no shortage of compelling stories heading into the U.S. Olympic swimming trials, which begin Monday at a temporary pool in America's heartland. "This is not a swim meet anymore," said Chuck Wielgus, the executive director of USA Swimming. "This is a major sporting spectacle." With eight straight nights ...
• CASEY WITTENBERG WINS WICHITA OPEN: WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - Casey Wittenberg won the Wichita Open on Sunday for his second Nationwide Tour victory of the season, closing with a 5-under 66 in 100-degree conditions for a two-stroke victory over Justin Hicks and Jim Herman.
BOSTON (AP) - Kevin Youkilis said farewell at Fenway Park on Sunday, a 9-4 win over the Atlanta Braves helped by Cody Ross, who hit two homers and drove in five runs.
MANCHESTER TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) - A New Jersey woman who was struck in the face with a baseball at a Little League game is suing the young catcher who threw it.
NEW YORK (AP) - Ike Davis received a bit of help from the New York Yankees on his three-run homer and Frank Francisco closed out the Mets' 6-4 victory Friday night after calling their crosstown rivals "chickens."
MIAMI (AP) - Workout partners, NBA Finals foes, and in a few weeks, Olympic teammates.
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - The San Jose Sharks chose center Tomas Hertl of the Czech Republic with the 17th pick in the first round of the NHL draft on Friday night.
GDANSK, Poland (AP) - With Chancellor Angela Merkel cheering every step of the way, Germany dominated Greece - on the soccer field.
As Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer step back on the grass at Wimbledon, each has reason to believe he'll be hoisting the trophy overhead in two weeks' time.
CROMWELL, Conn. (AP) - Defending champion Fredrik Jacobson is in a familiar spot at the Travelers Championship.
OAKLAND (AP) - Mike Conley shook off a rough shooting night to make a tiebreaking 3-pointer with 1:36 left in overtime and the Memphis Grizzlies held on to beat the Golden State Warriors 88-81 on Wednesday.
PHOENIX (AP) - DeMarcus Cousins overcame a sore shoulder to score 19 points and grab 12 rebounds, leading the Sacramento Kings past the Phoenix Suns 113-106 on Wednesday night for their first road win of the season.
MACAU (AP) - Manny Pacquiao's trainer, Freddie Roach, was involved in a physical altercation with the entourage of opponent Brandon Rios on Wednesday, days before their fight.
NEW YORK (AP) - Alex Rodriguez walked out of his grievance hearing Wednesday after arbitrator Fredric Horowitz refused to order baseball Commissioner Bud Selig to testify.
SAN DIEGO (AP) - Josh Johnson was looking for a team close to his Las Vegas home, and the San Diego Padres were looking for a potential top-of-the rotation pitcher. The sides quickly agreed on an $8 million, one-year contract that was finalized on Wednesday.
Lindsey Vonn partially tore one of the reconstructed ligaments in her surgically repaired right knee in a training crash that at the very least puts her preparation for the Sochi Olympics on hold.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Jaromir Jagr scored the tying goal with 1:01 left in regulation, and the New Jersey Devils ended Anaheim's eight-game home winning streak to open the season with a 4-3 victory over the Ducks on Wednesday night.
NEW YORK (AP) - San Francisco 49ers linebacker Ahmad Brooks has been fined $15,570 by the NFL for his hit on Saints quarterback Drew Brees last Sunday.
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.