STANFORD (AP) - His hairline has receded during 15 years in the spotlight, seeming to retreat at the same pace as his record-breaking scoring total advanced.
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) - Lionel Messi has signed a restructured contract extension with Barcelona that reportedly makes the Argentina international the world's highest-paid football player.
MANCHESTER, England (AP) - Manchester United broke with 136 years of tradition to welcome Louis van Gaal as its new manager and saw midfield great Ryan Giggs end his storied playing career to take up a coaching role on another tumultuous day at England's biggest club.
LISBON, Portugal (AP) - Nani has been included in Portugal's World Cup squad despite an injury-hit season during which he made just 12 appearances for Manchester United.
INDIANS 5, TIGERS 4
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Pablo Sandoval homered for the first time in more than a month, Ryan Vogelsong won for just the second time in nine starts, and the San Francisco Giants beat the Miami Marlins 4-1 on Sunday to salvage a split of their four-game series.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Indiana is done talking about home-court advantage.
CLEVELAND (AP) - The Cleveland Indians are looking for answers to turn around their season.
CHICAGO (AP) - Corey Crawford is playing so well right now that nothing seems to bother him. When the Chicago Blackhawks had a goal waved off in the second period Sunday, Crawford picked up the slack for his disappointed teammates.
DENVER (AP) - The Colorado Rockies have turned a triple play against the San Diego Padres, the third in team history.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A gold pocket watch owned by Babe Ruth has sold for $650,108 at an auction in Southern California.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Local driver Ed Carpenter has made himself at home on the Indianapolis 500 pole.
NEWTON, Iowa (AP) - Sam Hornish Jr. went from nearly winning the NASCAR Nationwide Series season title to losing his ride.
THOUSAND OAKS (AP) - Bradley Wiggins of Britain won the Tour of California on Sunday after holding the lead for the final week.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - Kenny Perry didn't have a double hit, miss many easy putts or do anything spectacularly good or bad.
SANTA CLARA (AP) - Eddie Johnson and Luis Silva each scored in the first half, and Bill Hamid made close-range saves in the 89th and 91st minutes to lift D.C. United to a 2-1 win over the San Jose Earthquakes on Friday night.
BALTIMORE (AP) - The New York Yankees have obtained left-handed pitcher Jeff Francis from the Oakland Athletics for a player to be named and cash.
SEATTLE (AP) - Felix Hernandez outpitched Jeff Samardzija, Robinson Cano hit a go-ahead double and the Seattle Mariners beat the Oakland Athletics 3-2 Friday night.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Tim Lincecum and two relievers combined on a five-hitter, and Lincecum drove in a run with a safety squeeze, helping the San Francisco Giants beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 5-0 on Friday night.
DENVER (AP) - Colorado Rockies outfielder Carlos Gonzalez was activated from the disabled list on Friday after he missed 35 games because of left index finger inflammation.
MONCKS CORNER, S.C. (AP) - Gone are the days when Bruce Ellington would rush from a basketball workout with South Carolina teammates to a football meeting room to learn the complex schemes of coach Steve Spurrier. Ellington's only focus is the San Francisco 49ers and making an impact on the NFL.
PHOENIX (AP) - The Phoenix Suns agreed to a sign-and-trade deal with the Sacramento Kings for point guard Isaiah Thomas, two people with knowledge of the situation said Friday.
OAKLAND (AP) - The Golden State Warriors have signed guard Warriors officially sign guard Shaun Livingston to the contract agreed to last week.
LAS VEGAS (AP) - David Blatt was running a summer league practice with the Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday morning, and the sound of someone shrieking suddenly filled the gym.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - All-Star Scott Kazmir capped the best first-half of his career with one of his best starts yet.
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - The best player in the world goes up against the ultimate team machine, on the world's biggest stage.
Signing day arrived Thursday in the NBA, though the biggest free agents didn't rush to grab their pens.
SAN JOSE (AP) - The San Jose Sharks have re-signed unrestricted free agent defenseman Scott Hannan to a one-year contract.
REIMS, France (AP) - Vincenzo Nibali is growing comfortable in his yellow jersey.