NIMES, France (AP) - Almost at the line, Jack Bauer and Martin Elmiger were exhausted but could see it coming - their first Tour de France stage victory. Those last 50 meters, however, got in the way.
OAKLAND (AP) - Josh Donaldson hit a three-run homer in the bottom of the ninth inning, sending the Oakland Athletics to a stunning 5-4 comeback victory over the Baltimore Orioles on Friday night.
MIAMI (AP) - Anxious to end a five-week swoon, the San Francisco Giants are hitting again.
SAN JOSE (AP) - San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith was sentenced Friday to serve three years of probation and to spend 11 days with a work crew after he pleaded no contest to drunken driving and weapons charges.
HOYLAKE, England (AP) - Rory McIlroy only saw birdies at Royal Liverpool, mostly on his scorecard, and even one pheasant that trotted across the eighth green as he was lining up a putt. That was but a minor interruption in his command performance Friday in the British Open.
OAKLAND (AP) - Jose Canseco was nervous and scared about showing up to the reunion for the 1989 World Series champion Oakland Athletics this weekend.
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Andrew Wiggins came to summer league to get an early education on the NBA game, from playing against better competition to learning about what his new coach with the Cleveland Cavaliers will demand of him as a pro.
PHOENIX (AP) - The desert is a perfect place for this year's WNBA All-Star Game. It's where the most dominating basketball in the league has been played this season
NEW YORK (AP) - The NFL will limit the number of underclassmen who can receive evaluations for the draft to five from a single school, although special exceptions will be allowed.
CHAMROUSSE, France (AP) - If Vincenzo Nibali was looking happier Friday after the Tour de France rode into the Alps, here's why: His top rival fell out of contention, he gained nearly a minute on his next-biggest challenger and oh, he won Stage 13 to boot.
SYLVANIA, Ohio (AP) - Laura Diaz almost chose to walk away from golf to spend more time at home with her family.
SANTA CLARA (AP) - San Francisco 49ers CEO Jed York got a little teary on his drive to Levi's Stadium on Thursday. His voice cracked while talking about taking his young son to games at the stadium for years to come.
HOYLAKE, England (AP) - Rory McIlroy had everything go his way Thursday in the British Open.
Sure, it was great for a couple days. The cheers for Derek Jeter. The power of Giancarlo Stanton. The excellence of Mike Trout in the American League's 5-3 victory.
SAINT-ETIENNE, France (AP) - Because of doping's ravages on cycling, it's natural for suspicion to fall on Vincenzo Nibali, who led the Tour de France on Thursday for a 10th time in 12 stages.
WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) - The United States played to a 0-0 tie with Sweden and former coach Pia Sundhage Friday night in one of the most anticipated matches of the group stage at the Women's World Cup.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Chase Anderson lost his no-hit bid when he got hit on the right calf by Buster Posey's sharp comebacker with one out in the seventh inning, and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the San Francisco Giants 1-0 Friday night.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Giants right fielder Hunter Pence has been placed on the 15-day disabled list as expected because of tendinitis in his left wrist.
CLEVELAND (AP) - Weaving his way toward Golden State's locker room, where the Warriors were packing for home, Stephen Curry had to handle one last double-team.
ANAHEIM (AP) - Mike Trout and Kole Calhoun drove in the tying and go-ahead runs with eighth-inning homers, leading the Los Angeles Angels to a seesaw 5-4 victory over the Oakland Athletics on Friday night.
BRANDON, Fla. (AP) - After Steven Stamkos stepped off the Lightning's practice rink on a 90-degree June day, the Tampa Bay captain calmly made it clear he is well aware that he hasn't scored a goal yet in his first Stanley Cup Final.
BROOKLYN, Mich. (AP) - Martin Truex Jr. has plenty of questions about the possibility of midseason rules changes aimed at creating better racing.
NEW YORK (AP) - Usain Bolt remembers the rain, remembers the false start, and remembers his excitement at racing a big-name opponent in the 100 meters for the first time.
HARRISON, N.Y. (AP) - Sei Young Kim of South Korea has already won twice in her rookie season on the LPGA Tour.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Brooks Koepka is tuning up quite nicely for the U.S. Open at the event he added at the deadline.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Torii Hunter has appealed a two-game suspension that he believes is a "little harsh" for his equipment-throwing outburst after being ejected earlier this week,
OAKLAND (AP) - Gary Liss still has the ticket from Game 2 of the 1975 NBA Finals in his wallet. The seat cost just $10, but watching the Golden State Warriors win the title remains a priceless memory.
CLEVELAND (AP) - LeBron James called it a "slight" headache, though nothing involving the game's best player is ever minor.
CLEVELAND (AP) - No panic, no playing around. Just California cool.
SANTA CLARA (AP) - Darnell Dockett figures he walked past former archrival Alex Boone seven times before they finally spoke the other day.