MASON, Ohio (AP) - Rafael Nadal hopes his hard work will pay off in a rewarding end of the season, starting this week in Cincinnati and extending into the U.S. Open.
NEW YORK (AP) - New York Jets wide receiver Brandon Marshall has come to Geno Smith's defense, saying the injured quarterback was not at fault in last week's locker-room fight.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Former NFL players who object to terms of the potential $1 billion concussion settlement have filed appeals that are likely to delay payouts to thousands of retirees until next year.
CHICAGO (AP) - The National Labor Relations Board on Monday blocked a historic bid by Northwestern University football players to form the nation's first college athletes' union, dealing a blow to a labor movement that could have transformed amateur sports.
NEW YORK (AP) - Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia says he "flipped out" and made a "bad decision" for getting involved in a shouting match outside a Toronto nightclub over the weekend.
BOSTON (AP) - Cleveland manager Terry Francona didn't hesitate when he was on the phone with Red Sox manager John Farrell and heard when his longtime friend was going to start chemotherapy treatment for lymphoma. Francona knew he wanted to be there.
NAPA (AP) - Ben Heeney's exhibition debut went so well for the Oakland Raiders that he wanted to save his jersey as a keepsake with all the stains and sweat as memories.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Construction of an NFL stadium in the Los Angeles area could come with another change: a possible shift in division for the Oakland Raiders or the San Diego Chargers.
Baltimore (AP) - Even Oakland ace Sonny Gray could not pull his team out of its hole.
ST. LOUIS (AP) - Chris Heston didn't give the St. Louis Cardinals much to hit. The San Francisco Giants rookie pitcher couldn't find the strike zone.
SAN JOSE (AP) - Clarence Goodson scored on a header early in the second half and the San Jose Earthquakes ended a six-game winless streak with a 1-0 victory over the Colorado Rapids on Friday night.
PITTSBURGH (AP) - Christen Press scored three goals Sunday to power the United States to an 8-0 exhibition romp over Costa Rica in its first game since winning the Women's World Cup in Canada last month.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Brooke Henderson won the Cambia Portland Classic by eight strokes Sunday to become the third-youngest champion in LPGA Tour history at 17 years, 11 months, 6 days.
BROOKLYN, Mich. (AP) - Matt Kenseth had little to say about how NASCAR's rules package affected his race at Michigan International Speedway.
Twenty years ago, on August 19, 1995, Manteca High football coach Joe Miller and his staff took some time from their early practice routine to meet with parents and fans at the annual football social. The social, put on by the Manteca High Athletic Boosters at the Delicato Winery, raised money for the program while at the same time giving the coaches a chance to meet informally with the parents of their players. "You get to meet people on a little different level than you meet them on Friday nights," Miller said. Miller and Booster Club president Galen Smalley said ...
CROMWELL, Conn. (AP) - Jerry Kelly played off the emotion of what he considers a home crowd Thursday in the Travelers Championship, shooting a 6-under 64 ...
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - A month after Kevin Durant bolted for Golden State, star guard Russell Westbrook signed a contract extension to stay in Oklahoma City.
SANTA CLARA (AP) - Linebacker NaVorro Bowman said his new extension with the San Francisco 49ers provides a good example for his younger teammates.
ANAHEIM (AP) - Yonder Alonso thought he cost the Oakland Athletics a game with his glove but then made up for it with his bat.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Denard Span delivered one of the Giants' biggest hits this season.
ANAHEIM (AP) - Albert Pujols hit a two-run homer in the bottom of the ninth inning to give the Los Angeles Angels an 8-6 victory over ...
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - Michael Phelps has a lot of memorable moments at the Olympics.
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - With the Rio de Janeiro Olympics set to open, worried IOC members grilled top organizing officials about traffic jams, water pollution ...
The goal posts went up at Olympic stadium in Sydney, Australia, on Wednesday, more than three weeks before the opening U.S. college football game ...
Nike is getting out of the golf equipment business, a surprising announcement Wednesday that is sure to send Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy and other players ...
NEW YORK (AP) - Mets slugger Yoenis Cespedes swung under an 0-1 changeup from Tyler Clippard, looked down and took a stiff step out of the ...
DENVER (AP) - Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw, sidelined since late June with a herniated disk in his back, was moved to the 60-day disabled list on ...
ATLANTA (AP) - Pirates manager Clint Hurdle is sitting Andrew McCutchen for three straight days.
NAPA (AP) - Raiders tight end Clive Walford had the type of offseason that makes coaches cringe and smile.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Madison Bumgarner had one of his worst outings of the season, and the San Francisco Giants' efforts to jumpstart a slow second half ...