SANTA CLARA (AP) - Frank Gore quickly gave credit to rookie LaMichael James for an impressive NFL debut - and for taking some pressure off the three-time Pro Bowler in the process.
SANTA CLARA (AP) - The San Francisco 49ers suspended running back Brandon Jacobs on Monday for the final three games following a series of posts on social media sites addressing his lack of playing time, including one during the weekend saying he was "on this team rotting away."
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Unlike his previous two trips to Charlotte, Stephen Curry said he didn't have any butterflies as he stepped on the court Monday night.
DALLAS (AP) - Dallas relied on defense to build a massive lead and extend its recent home dominance against Sacramento.
MIAMI (AP) - LeBron James scored 27 points, Dwyane Wade had 26 and the Miami Heat pulled away in the second half to beat the Atlanta Hawks 101-92 on Monday night.
ALAMEDA (AP) - The Oakland Raiders reinstated linebacker Rolando McClain from the suspended list on Monday and cut starting cornerback Ron Bartell in the team's latest roster shake-up.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - Tom Brady can't stop smiling these days. Or winning.
x SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Frank Gore purchased a gray hooded sweatshirt months ago specifically for this day, featuring an upside down teal dolphin in distress. Miami's mascot, on its head - with a first-aid symbol and an "X'' over each eye to boot.
BAKERSFIELD – Scott Greenham made 44 saves, including 18 in the third period to help the Bakersfield Condors send the Stockton Thunder (13-6-4, 30 points) to a 4-1 defeat at Rabobank Arena on Sunday.
LANDOVER, Md. (AP) - With Robert Griffin III sidelined with a sprained right knee, the Washington Redskins rallied behind backup Kirk Cousins to tie the game in the final minute of regulation, then Kai Forbath kicked a 34-yard field goal in overtime Sunday for a 31-28 victory over the Baltimore Ravens.
NEW YORL (AP) - Michael Vick, Matt Cassel and Kevin Kolb signed contracts totaling $225 million. They have zero playoff wins to show for all those dollars, and no assurances they'll be starters in 2013.
NEW YORK (AP) - Working extra hard, putting in the overtime, is a straight path to success.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - Stevan Ridley has emerged as a top running back in his second pro season. He's not the only Patriots rusher Texans coach Gary Kubiak has to worry about.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Kevin Durant scored 27 points, Kevin Martin added 24 and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Indiana Pacers 104-93 on Sunday night for their eighth straight win.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - One quarter, Denver's best one of the season, was the difference for the Nuggets on Friday night.
DALLAS (AP) - Former Ohio State coach Jim Tressel and Kansas State coach Bill Snyder have been selected for induction to the College Football Hall of Fame.
DENVER (AP) - The Olympic rings flying over Fenway Park? Could happen.
NEW YORK (AP) - The long-awaited Mueller report was released Thursday with no unexpected findings: the NFL initially botched the Ray Rice case and had a weak domestic abuse policy, but investigators found no evidence league officials saw tape of Rice hitting his fiancee before it was released.
WASHINGTON (AP) - After years of turning to high-profile names - Robert Griffin III, Mike Shanahan, Joe Gibbs and more - to rescue the franchise and turn it into a long-term winner, the Washington Redskins have gone in another direction.
ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) - The Oakland Raiders' search for a new head coach has included promising coordinators, recycled head coaches and interim coach Tony Sparano.
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) - Quarterback Aaron Rodgers returned to practice for the Green Bay Packers on Thursday after sitting out with a left calf injury.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Offensive tackle Taylor Decker doesn't believe that Ohio State is an underdog to Oregon in the national championship game on Monday.
CLEVELAND (AP) - The Browns can't make it through one offseason without upheaval.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - Rudy Gay scored 28 points and Darren Collison added 24 to help the Sacramento Kings snap a 12-game losing streak to Oklahoma City with a 104-83 victory over the Thunder on Wednesday night.
OAKLAND (AP) - Klay Thompson scored 40 points, and the Golden State Warriors shook off a slow start to put away the pesky Indiana Pacers 117-102 on Wednesday night for their fifth straight win.
OAKLAND (AP) - Look past the hot-shooting touch of Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson, the pace-and-space attack under rookie coach Steve Kerr and the highlight-worthy plays the Golden State Warriors deliver every game.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Colin Kaepernick found his quarterback guru to guide him through some adjustments to his game.
Now that was ugly.
DENVER (AP) - Along with great quarterbacks who all own Super Bowl rings, the four NFL teams hosting playoff games this weekend have a little something else on their side: an extraordinary home-field edge.