HOUSTON (AP) - George Springer's career with the Houston Astros certainly didn't get off to a tremendous start, prompting some to wonder whether they put him in the majors too soon.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Gregor Blanco supplied the speed. Hunter Pence, Michael Morse and Brandon Crawford provided the pop. And on a warm, windless afternoon along the bay, AT&T Park played awfully small for the Giants.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Less than two months into his career, Jose Abreu is already the guy the Chicago White Sox want at the plate when the game is on the line.
OAKLAND (AP) - The Golden State Warriors are taking another chance on a television analyst and former NBA guard who has never been a head coach at any level.
MIAMI (AP) - LeBron James leaped onto a courtside table as the postgame celebration was starting, thumped his chest and punched the air.
BALTIMORE (AP) - Kentucky Derby winner California Chrome was made the odds-on favorite at 3-5 on Wednesday for the Preakness Stakes, and he drew an inside post position in the 10-horse field that includes a filly for the first time in five years.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Panthers Pro Bowl defensive end Greg Hardy was released from jail on $17,000 bond Wednesday, one day after being arrested on charges of assault on a female and communicating threats. Hardy left jail wearing sweatpants and a black tank top but did not comment. Charlotte Mecklenburg County Judge Rebecca Thorne Tin called Hardy a potential threat and ordered him not to have any contact with the accuser and to attend three Alcoholic Anonymous meetings per week.
BEREA, Ohio (AP) - The moment that rocked Cleveland, when NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell announced Johnny Manziel was coming, even wobbled one of the Browns.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Trevor Lewis scored his fourth goal of the postseason, Jonathan Quick made 21 saves, and the Los Angeles Kings forced a seventh game in the Freeway Faceoff series with a 2-1 victory over the Anaheim Ducks in Game 6 on Wednesday night.
STANFORD, California (AP) - United States coach Jurgen Klinsmann says his team has some serious catching up to do a month before its World Cup opener.
DETROIT (AP) - Stan Van Gundy has agreed to a $35-million, five-year contract to be the Detroit Pistons' coach and president of basketball operations, a person with knowledge of the details said.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Russell Westbrook scored 38 points and made three free throws with 6.4 seconds remaining, and the Oklahoma City Thunder overcame a seven-point deficit in the final 50 seconds to beat the Los Angeles Clippers 105-104 on Tuesday night to go up 3-2 in the Western Conference semifinals.
DANVILLE (AP) - Rohan Dennis of Australia bolted to the front within the final 300 yards to win the hot and hilly third stage and reduce Bradley Wiggins' race lead at the Tour of California on Tuesday.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Mike Minor pitched three-hit ball into the seventh inning and Evan Gattis drove in a run with his first career triple as the Atlanta Braves beat the San Francisco Giants for the first time in five tries this season, 5-0 on Tuesday night.
OAKLAND (AP) - Brandon Moss homered twice and Drew Pomeranz and three relievers combined on a four-hit shutout as the Oakland Athletics beat the Chicago White Sox 9-0 on Tuesday night for their sixth consecutive win.
OAKLAND (AP) - Catcher Stephen Vogt has taken too many foul tips to count, but this one to the groin was his worst ever.
ALAMEDA (AP) - After getting over the sting of being cut by the New Orleans Saints this offseason, Curtis Lofton set out to find a new ...
SANTA CLARA (AP) - When projecting the San Francisco 49ers' roster in the spring, defensive lineman Mike Purcell was a long shot.
OAKLAND (AP) - Sonny Gray outpitched close friend Scott Kazmir, and the Athletics spoiled the former Oakland lefty's return to the Coliseum mound with a ...
PHOENIX (AP) - Tim Hudson pitched six effective innings in his return to the rotation and hit his first homer in two seasons, lifting the San ...
PHOENIX (AP) - The San Francisco Giants have activated left-hander Jeremy Affeldt from the 15-day disabled list.
NEW YORK (AP) - Yankees star Alex Rodriguez has reached 30 home runs for the 15th season, tying Hank Aaron's major league record.
NEW YORK (AP) - If Serena Williams would feel sympathy for any opponent standing in the way of her pursuit of tennis' first true Grand Slam ...
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Phil Mickelson kept alive a streak and earned a footnote in Presidents Cup history Tuesday when he was selected to play on ...
OAKLAND . (AP) - The Oakland Raiders have had eight coaches, 18 starting quarterbacks and one all-too-familiar result for the past 12 seasons.
SANTA CLARA (AP) - Jim Tomsula has been tested so many times already as a first-year NFL coach.
NEW YORK (AP) - So there's at least one person with zero interest in watching the Williams sisters play each other in the U.S ...
OAKLAND. (AP) - For Sean Doolittle, closing out a one-run victory against a division leader in September after an injury-shortened season meant the world.
PHOENIX (AP) - Mike Leake still is looking for his first win as a San Francisco Giant.
DARLINGTON, S.C. (AP) - Joe Gibbs couldn't help but beam about this team victory: Carl Edwards drove superbly, crew chief Darian Grubb made stellar ...