INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Jimmie Johnson fondly recalls watching the Indianapolis 500 as a kid in California, rearranging the couch cushions so he could pretend he was sitting in a race car.
SANTA CLARA (AP) - The San Francisco 49ers loaded up on explosive new weapons for offensive coordinator Greg Roman during the offseason. He's already having a blast deciding how to use them.
SANTA CLARA (AP) - Steven Lenhart returned from a four-game injury absence to score in the eighth minute of second-half stoppage time and lift the San Jose Earthquakes into a 1-1 draw with the Chicago Fire on Saturday night.
BALTIMORE (AP) - The Oakland Athletics obtained catcher George Kottaras from the Milwaukee Brewers on Sunday in a trade for minor league reliever Fautino De Los Santos.
ANCASTER, Ontario (AP) - The "boring golf" Scott Piercy had to play in the Canadian Open left him so excited when he won that he couldn't describe his feelings.
BALTIMORE (AP) - A marvelous July for Oakland was interrupted by a rookie pitcher who appears to be at his best against the Athletics.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Ryan Vogelsong thinks his teammates will get a little angry - not shell shocked - from getting swept by the Los Angeles Dodgers.
NAPA (AP) - After spending a decade as an assistant in the NFL, Oakland Raiders coach Dennis Allen is excited for his first training camp as the man in charge.
SANTA CLARA (AP) - Aldon Smith wants all San Francisco 49ers fans and teammates to know he's sorry for two off-the-field incidents since last season ended that threatened to derail his life and career.
ANCASTER, Ontario (AP) - Scott Piercy is discovering that not everything you dislike is bad for you.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - American Rajeev Ram advanced to his second ATP Tour semifinal in three weeks, beating third-seeded Leonardo Mayer of Argentina 7-6 (3), 6-3 in the Farmers Classic on Friday.
ANAHEIM (AP) - The Los Angeles Angels made their latest big move Friday, acquiring ace pitcher Zack Greinke from the Milwaukee Brewers for rookie shortstop Jean Segura and two minor leaguers.
SANTA CLARA, (AP) - Alex Smith jokingly compared his blossoming relationship with wide receiver Randy Moss to a new girlfriend. Jim Harbaugh offered excitement, angst and little insight all at once. Moss even offered his opinion again.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Dodgers newcomer Hanley Ramirez hit a two-run homer in the 10th inning and Los Angeles beat the San Francisco Giants 5-3 on Friday night in a matchup of the top two teams in the NL West.
SANTA CLARA (AP) - Halfway through the regular season, the San Francisco 49ers know there's a sense of urgency in get things turned around.
NEW YORK (AP) - All those snazzy plays by Alex Gordon, Eric Hosmer and Salvador Perez earned them more than tips of the hat from their Kansas City teammates.
NEW YORK (AP) - Los Angeles Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw is among the finalists for the NL Most Valuable Player and the Cy Young Award, in position to become the first NL player to sweep both honors since Bob Gibson in 1968.
MIAMI (AP) - The U.S. government says New York Yankees star Alex Rodriguez gave his cousin nearly $1 million last year to keep secret Rodriguez's use of performance enhancing drugs.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Brad Keselowski and Jeff Gordon avoided any penalty from NASCAR on Tuesday for their post-race fight at Texas. Two crew chiefs and four crew members from Hendrick Motorsports were punished for their roles in the brawl.
WNBA star Brittney Griner felt fortunate to be OK after getting cut on the elbow in a knife attack in China.
SANTA CLARA (AP) - San Francisco 49ers running back Marcus Lattimore is weighing his football future less than a week after returning to the practice field following a two-year struggle with a devastating knee injury from college.
ALAMEDA (AP) - The four games since Tony Sparano took over as Oakland Raiders interim coach might have been more competitive than the first four under the fired Dennis Allen.
NEW YORK (AP) - San Francisco Giants World Series star Pablo Sandoval was among 12 free agents given $15.3 million qualifying offers Monday by their former teams.
DENVER (AP) - DeMarcus Cousins was bleeding from somewhere and grew more and more frustrated as he struggled to pinpoint the source.
OAKLAND (AP) - Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr approached Andre Iguodala during the preseason to discuss a somewhat radical idea he wanted to try out.
NEW YORK (AP) - Brook Lopez scored 18 points in his first regular-season game in about 11 months, and the Brooklyn Nets routed the injury-depleted Oklahoma City Thunder 116-85 on Monday night in their home opener.
Colin Kaepernick came awfully close to scoring a go-ahead touchdown for San Francisco with a quarterback sneak on third-and-goal at the 1 in the closing seconds - just as he had come awfully close to throwing a go-ahead TD pass to Michael Crabtree moments earlier.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) - The Indianapolis Colts weren't going to have a hangover from last week's defeat.
Ronald Reagan, who was pretty good at debates, could offer an argument as to the staying power of the read option.