SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The only thing that stopped Tim Lincecum from throwing his second complete game this season was a tiny blister forming on his middle finger.
NAPA (AP) - Ever since arriving in Oakland in April, Matt Flynn has proven on the practice field and in the meeting rooms that he is the most capable candidate to start at quarterback for the Raiders.
PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) - Adam Scott began the final major of the year with a tee shot deep into the trees. He ended the opening round of the PGA Championship by having to gouge out of deep rough. It was the golf in between that was some of the best he has ever played, even for an Australian with a green jacket.
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SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) - Eddie Vanderdoes says he had four good reasons for deciding to attend UCLA shortly after committing to Notre Dame.
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PHILADELPHIA (AP) - DeSean Jackson caught Michael Vick's pass over the middle, took a couple steps and braced himself for a hit that Kurt Coleman never delivered.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Cornerback Eric Wright has joined the San Francisco 49ers after all.
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) - Manny Pacquiao will be coming off the longest layoff of his incredible career when he steps back into the ring in Macau in November.
SANTA CLARA (AP) - Colin Kaepernick has learned a thing or two from Peyton Manning.
CINCINNATI (AP) - Corky Miller got a chance to play a major league game in front of his sons on Wednesday, and the journeyman catcher made the most of the opportunity.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Norichika Aori drove in two runs, Khris Davis hit a home run and the Milwaukee Brewers defeated the San Francisco Giants 6-1 on Wednesday night.
PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) - Here they are again, back at the top of the world rankings.
PITTSBURGH (AP) - Seven-time major league All-Star Dave Parker is dealing with Parkinson's disease.
SOUTHPORT, England (AP) - Paul Azinger said Thursday that a quest by Tiger Woods to make his swing better has backfired on him.
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - Michael Phelps has never been the patient type.
SOUTHPORT, England (AP) - Ayako Uehara of Japan felt confident with the putter and played in the best weather Royal Birkdale has to offer. It was the right combination to take the lead Thursday in the Women's British Open. And the best she could manage was a 4-under 68.
SILVIS, Ill. (AP) - Jordan Spieth felt great Thursday on the first tee of the John Deere Classic. He heard not only his name, but, for the first time, the phrase "defending champion."
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Floyd Mayweather Jr. will fight a rematch Sept. 13 with Marcos Maidana, the Argentinian who gave him a tougher battle than expected when they met in May.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A trial that could determine the fate of the Los Angeles Clippers was delayed Thursday until after a deadline to conclude a $2 billion sale - and a scheduled NBA vote on the deal - but there is hope for more time.
NEW YORK (AP) - Chicago White Sox pitcher Chris Sale and Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo were voted by fans onto the rosters for Tuesday's All-Star game, and Los Angeles Angels shortstop Erick Aybar will replace Kansas City outfielder Alex Gordon.
ST. LOUIS (AP) - St. Louis Cardinals All-Star catcher Yadier Molina will undergo surgery Friday to repair a torn ligament in his right thumb and could miss the rest of the season.
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) - Soccer has once again emerged as the patriotic touchstone that unites Argentines as they teeter on the precipice, this time threatened by a debt crisis, soaring inflation and the scandal-plagued end to a 12-year political dynasty that has polarized the nation.
SAO PAULO (AP) - Another World Cup, another sad story for the Netherlands.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - As awful as the San Francisco Giants have played for most of the last month, they are back in an enviable position: first place in the NL West.
SAO PAULO (AP) - The World Cup's second semifinal was supposed to put the silky skills of Lionel Messi and Arjen Robben in the spotlight. Instead, a goalkeeper and two rock-solid defenses stole the show.
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Pat Riley made his pitch. And now, LeBron James wants time to think.
SANTA BARBARA (AP) - Kobe Bryant feels great, would welcome Byron Scott as coach of the Los Angeles Lakers, would love to play alongside free agent Carmelo Anthony and is pleased with the moves of the team's front office so far.
CLEVELAND (AP) - The New York Yankees' battered rotation may have suffered the most crucial loss of all.