ATLANTA (AP) - John Smoltz exhaled heavily and shook his head minutes after his No. 29 was retired by the Atlanta Braves on Friday night.
CHICAGO (AP) - Chicago White Sox shortstop Alexei Ramirez went to the outfield for stretching Friday and got one of the biggest surprises of his life.
PARIS (AP) - Wind blew in her face, kicking up flecks of clay, and Maria Sharapova stood at the baseline, knowing she needed one more point to reach her first French Open final and return to No. 1 in the rankings.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - Winning Game 4 of the Stanley Cup finals did more than keep the New Jersey Devils alive.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - At the beginning of the video the Oklahoma City Thunder play before their starting lineups are announced, there's a message on the scoreboard.
BOSTON (AP) - LeBron James pushed away elimination, right along with any defender who tried to stop him.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Jeff Maggert and John Merrick shot 4-under 66 on Thursday to share the first-round lead in the St. Jude Classic, leaving U.S. Open champion Rory McIlroy two strokes back.
SANTA CLARA (AP) - If Vernon Davis stays after practice to push the weighted sled, Delanie Walker is usually right there with him.
SANTA CLARA (AP) - New 49ers running back Brandon Jacobs received a letter this week from a 6-year-old Giants fan named Joseph that included $3.36 in cash from the boy's piggy bank - the child's contribution to try to keep Jacobs in New York with the reigning Super Bowl champions.
SAN DIEGO (AP) - Matt Cain didn't flinch, whether it was dealing with the four errors committed by his teammates or facing a bases-loaded situation with no outs.
OAKLAND (AP) - The Oakland Athletics leave town feeling a whole lot better than they did when they arrived at home just four days ago.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Dee Gordon hit a go-ahead single to back Chris Capuano and the Los Angeles Dodgers held on to beat the struggling Philadelphia Phillies 6-5 on Wednesday night.
DETROIT (AP) - Michael Brantley hit a three-run homer after a Detroit error kept a first-inning rally going, and Johnny Damon added a two-run single and an impressive catch in left field to help the Cleveland Indians to a 9-6 victory over the Tigers on Wednesday night.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) - The oldest coach to win a Super Bowl will get at least three more shots at adding to his total.
SANTA CLARA (AP) - San Francisco's Will Tukuafu has spent most of his football life chasing down running backs. The 49ers hope he can now help Frank Gore and the rest of their backfield handle other defensive linemen with the same agenda.
CHICAGO (AP) - Patrick Sharp scored two goals, including one on a third-period penalty shot, and Kris Versteeg had a goal and an assist to lead the Chicago Blackhawks to a 5-1 win over the San Jose Sharks on Sunday night.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Stanford coach David Shaw waited at midfield for several minutes, but couldn't find Ed Orgeron amid the raucous crowd of Southern California fans celebrating their Trojans' upset victory.
HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) - Back on top with only two NASCAR greats left to catch, Jimmie Johnson won his sixth championship in eight years Sunday and staked his claim as one of the most dominant competitors in sports history.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Sebastian Vettel climbed out of his Red Bull car, pumped his right fist then held up eight fingers, one for each of his consecutive victories.
PLAYA DEL CARMEN, Mexico (AP) - Harris English won the rain-delayed OHL Classic for his second PGA Tour title, pulling away for a four-stroke victory in a 29-hole Sunday finish at Mayakoba.
GUADALAJARA, Mexico (AP) - Lexi Thompson won the Lorena Ochoa Invitational on Sunday for her second victory in her last four starts, birdieing the final hole to beat Stacy Lewis by a stroke.
HOUSTON (AP) - After missing only one game while recovering from a mini-stroke, Texans coach Gary Kubiak is back at it.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Saints safety Malcolm Jenkins has a hard time buying the criticism San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick has drawn for his recent spate of sacks and risky throws.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - Josh Smith had 21 points, eight rebounds and seven assists, and the Detroit Pistons snapped a four-game skid with a 97-90 victory over the Sacramento Kings on Friday night.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The Indianapolis Colts keep digging themselves into early holes - and proving they know how to come back and win.
SANTA CLARA (AP) - Back in April, Eric Reid held his breath for a moment waiting to hear whether the New Orleans Saints would draft him out of LSU.
Richie Incognito filed a grievance Thursday against the Miami Dolphins over his suspension.
ALAMEDA (AP) - The Oakland Raiders expect to have starting right tackle Tony Pashos back for Sunday's game against the Houston Texans.
NEW YORK (AP) - All those who marvel at Miguel Cabrera can only wonder what he might've done this year if completely healthy.
OAKLAND (AP) - Andre Iguodala made a baseline fadeaway as time expired to lift the Golden State Warriors to a thrilling 116-115 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Thursday night.