Don Garber was still in the infancy of his tenure as commissioner of Major League Soccer when the league faced legitimate uncertainty about its future and was forced to fold two underperforming franchises.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Matt Cain walked in from the bullpen and heard the roar of the San Francisco Giants fans at Scottsdale Stadium.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Juan Nicasio needs no reminders of the frightening line drive last summer that fractured his skull, broke his neck and nearly killed him.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - Tyreke Evans and Marcus Thornton each scored 17 points to help the Sacramento Kings end a 10-game losing streak against the Dallas Mavericks with a 110-97 victory on Friday night.
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Chris Capuano was pleased with his first spring outing for the Los Angeles Dodgers.
PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) - Edinson Volquez dealt with a case of nerves Thursday as he pitched in a San Diego Padres uniform for the first time.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - Isaiah Thomas leaned against the scorer's table waiting for the second half to begin when a loud-mouthed Sacramento Kings fan approached with a question.
DORAL, Fla. (AP) - Playing only his sixth round of the year, Adam Scott faced a strong test Thursday at Doral and never looked better.
DALLAS (AP) - Tomas Vincour scored in the final minute of regulation, and then added the lone goal of the shootout in the fifth round to give the surging Dallas Stars a 4-3 victory over the San Jose Sharks on Thursday night.
OAKLAND (AP) - Rudy Gay had 26 points, 12 rebounds and five assists to lead the Memphis Grizzlies to their fifth straight victory, 110-92 over the Golden State Warriors on Wednesday night.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - John Salmons made the go-ahead layup with 6.8 seconds left, Marcus Thornton scored 25 points, and the Sacramento Kings snapped a four-game losing streak by beating the New Orleans Hornets 99-98 on Wednesday night.
PHOENIX (AP) - Even in the spring, Los Angeles Dodgers right-hander Aaron Harang appreciates a quick out.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Jamie Moyer knows making the Colorado Rockies is going to be a tough task after having Tommy John surgery.
OAKLAND (AP) - With its sports teams threatening to leave for greener pastures, the city of Oakland is attempting to entice them to stay with plans for new facilities.
OAKLAND (AP) - The Oakland Athletics said Wednesday that their attempt to relocate some 40 miles away to San Jose is not "a move that seeks to alter or in any manner disturb MLB territorial rights."
NEW YORK (AP) - Two 23-year-olds, Milos Raonic and Grigor Dimitrov, broke through to their first major semifinals at Wimbledon.
LAS VEGAS (AP) - When lawmakers carved out an exemption for fantasy sports in a 2006 law targeting online poker, no one predicted that it would spawn an online gambling operation that may someday rival the millions wagered daily in Las Vegas sports books.
CHICAGO (AP) - A former San Diego State football player has asked a federal judge to reject the recently proposed $75 million settlement of a class-action lawsuit against the NCAA, saying it unfairly forces athletes who suffered head injuries to forfeit hundreds of millions of dollars in potential damages.
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - A lawsuit filed by Kansas and Arizona will be argued before a federal appeals court panel this week as the states seek to force federal election officials to impose proof-of-citizenship requirements on national voter registration forms.
SANTA CLARA (AP) - The San Francisco 49ers re-sodded the field at Levi's Stadium from goal line to goal line and sideline to sideline with longer grass Friday and they expect no problems for Sunday's preseason game against the San Diego Chargers.
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) - With a stable of running backs now complementing quarterback Aaron Rodgers, the Green Bay Packers offense could be as potent as ever this season.
OAKLAND (AP) - Sean Doolittle couldn't find much fault with his latest outing, which was strange considering the Athletics' closer nearly ruined Sonny Gray's best start in more than four weeks.
WASHINGTON (AP) - As the deficit grew from two to four to eight, even the Washington Nationals - who grew so accustomed to comeback, last-at-bat heroics during their 10-game winning streak - had to admit that their good thing was coming to an end.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The wait is almost over.
PARAMUS, N.J. (AP) - Now that the majors are over, Adam Scott is going after the only big prize left this year - a shot at the $10 million FedEx Cup title.
PITTSBURGH (AP) - There were times during John Orozco's grueling rehab after he tore the ACL in his left knee during a post-Olympic tour two years ago that he figured his gymnastics career was done.
BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) - Kevin Harvick has become the best qualifier in NASCAR's top series, at least for this season.
CINCINNATI (AP) - As his term winds down, baseball Commissioner Bud Selig hasn't changed his outlook on Pete Rose's lifetime ban for gambling.
OAKLAND (AP) - The Oakland Athletics are checking out the possibility of building a new stadium on the same site of their current home.
BOSTON (AP) - Red Sox manager John Farrell calls outfielder Rusney Castillo "an exciting, athletic player."