FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - Brad Keselowski was dominating at Texas, leading lap after lap and getting oh so close to a victory that would have given him one of the four championship-contending spots in the Chase for the Sprint Cup finale.
SHANGHAI (AP) - Russell Knox raised both arms in the air, closed his eyes and tilted his head toward the heavens as if he couldn't believe what he had just done.
SANTA CLARA . (AP) - While coach Jim Tomsula presented the 49ers' quarterback change this week as a chance for benched Colin Kaepernick to get a chance to "breathe," Kaepernick insists he's still preparing as he would a usual week and will support starter Blaine Gabbert on Sunday against Atlanta.
ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) - The one-win Detroit Lions, looking nothing like the team that reached the playoffs last season, fired team president Tom Lewand and general manager Martin Mayhew on Thursday and promised to bring in new leadership to put a consistent winner on the field.
SAN JOSE (AP) - Even at age 36 and approaching an impressive milestone, Patrick Marleau still has the speed that's made him so effective throughout his career.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - Chicago Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane can finally focus solely on his NHL career after avoiding criminal charges in a rape investigation, with prosecutors ending a bizarre three-month ordeal that put one of hockey's biggest stars at the center of intense speculation and criticism.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - His appeals rejected, Matt Kenseth defiantly vowed Thursday to race as he always has and accused NASCAR of "unfairly" making an example out of him with a two-race suspension for intentionally wrecking Joey Logano over the weekend at Martinsville.
CINCINNATI (AP) - Andy Dalton plopped down in the chair and didn't even wait for the first question.
SEATTLE (AP) - The Seattle Mariners and Tampa Bay Rays didn't wait long to pull off the first significant trade of the offseason.
ALAMEDA (AP) - Oakland running back Taiwan Jones is in a good place these days, both from a mental standpoint and his role in the Raiders offense.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The San Francisco Giants declined their 2016 contract options on outfielders Nori Aoki and Marlon Byrd.
SHANGHAI - Jordan Spieth wore a black tunic with red trim around the collar to take part in a Chinese drum ceremony late Tuesday afternoon just as the Shanghai skyline began to glow with lights behind him and three other top players.
CLEVELAND (AP) - Welcome to The Jungle, Johnny.
SANTA CLARA (AP) - Atlanta, New Orleans and Santa Clara, California, were selected to host College Football Playoff national championship games from a group of nine cities and regions.
ALAMEDA (AP) - Michael Crabtree's resurrection in Oakland this season has caught many people around the NFL by surprise, particularly given the way the wide receiver's final two years with San Francisco went.
NEW YORK (AP) - A record six teams are paying baseball's luxury tax this season, led by the Los Angeles Dodgers at $31.8 million ...
NEW YORK (AP) - Hard-throwing reliever Aroldis Chapman completed his return to New York when the Yankees finalized his $86 million, five-year contract on Thursday.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - A video showing Oklahoma running back Joe Mixon punching a female student was released to The Associated Press on Friday.
NEW YORK (AP) - One tournament into his return was all Tiger Woods needed to strike a deal with Bridgestone to play its golf ball.
OAKLAND (AP) - Another spectacular passing performance earned Steve Kerr's postgame praise, yet there was little else the coach liked about his "heavy-legged," December-weary Warriors ...
FRISCO, Texas (AP) - If Dak Prescott hears the chatter about Tony Romo after his worst game as a pro, Dallas' rookie quarterback isn't letting ...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The entire Minnesota football team said Thursday that it is boycotting all football activities, which could include its bowl game, until it gets ...
SEATTLE (AP) - Russell Wilson threw three touchdown passes, Tyler Lockett had 130 yards receiving and a score, and the Seattle Seahawks won the NFC West ...
SANTA CLARA (AP) - The previous time the 49ers traveled to play quarterback Matt Ryan in Atlanta, the stakes were high.
ALAMEDA (AP) - Of the three remaining teams on the Oakland Raiders' regular-season schedule, left tackle Donald Penn might be most worried about this week's ...
SANTA CLARA (AP) - Not much has gone right for the 49ers during their second straight woebegone season.
IRVING, Texas (AP) - NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell isn't saying whether he's optimistic that San Diego and Oakland can keep their teams, while Indianapolis ...
NEW YORK (AP) - A person with knowledge of the meeting says baseball owners have ratified the sport's new collective bargaining agreement by a 29-1 ...
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) - Kevin Labanc scored the lone goal in four rounds of a shootout to give the San Jose Sharks a 4-3 victory over ...
MIAMI (AP) - The NBA and its players have agreed to keep the most lucrative era in league history rolling.