NEW YORK (AP) - It's as though Rafael Nadal never left.
BRUSSELS (AP) - Usain Bolt plans to retire after the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics.
Jordan Spieth started the season without status on any tour. He ends it by going to the Presidents Cup.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - After getting a taste of a pennant race as a late-season call-up last year, Martin Perez looks nothing like a rookie this time around.
SAN DIEGO (AP) - Chris Denorfia hit a go-ahead RBI single in the seventh inning to lift the San Diego Padres to a 3-2 victory over the San Francisco Giants on Tuesday night.
NEW YORK (AP) - The San Francisco 49ers top the AP Pro32 power rankings as the NFL begins its 2013 season.
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) - As Kyle Williams suits up for his first game in more than nine months, he will pull his No. 10 San Francisco 49ers jersey over a new No. 81 tattoo on his inner left forearm honoring a former teammate.
NEW YORK (AP) - Denver All-Pro linebacker Von Miller is among 20 NFL players suspended for the beginning of the NFL season.
NEW YORK (AP) - Andy Murray stumbled at the end of the first set, dropping four points in a row. He faltered for a fleeting moment at the end of the second set, too, missing a simple volley after his opponent's between-the-legs shot.
KANNAPOLIS, N.C. (AP) - Tony Stewart, upbeat and noticeably thinner, won his first race since breaking his leg in a sprint car accident when he beat an employee around the office at Stewart-Haas Racing in his wheelchair.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - The Oakland Athletics have recalled left-hander Tommy Milone from Class A Stockton and righty Evan Scribner from Triple-A Sacramento.
OAKLAND (AP) - Unlike early September last year, the Oakland Athletics and Texas Rangers are neck and neck chasing the AL West title.
ALAMEDA (AP) - The Oakland Raiders are gradually solidifying their starting lineup for the season opener. They aren't quite ready to announce their starting quarterback.
SAN DIEGO (AP) - Barry Zito was on the road and once again, it wasn't very kind to him. Regardless where Zito pitches these days, the results are usually the same: another loss.
SANTA CLARA (AP) - The San Francisco 49ers have signed wide receiver Chris Harper to a three-year contract.
OAKLAND (AP) - Raul Ibanez homered to break his own franchise record for oldest Royals player to clear the fences, and Kansas City beat the Oakland Athletics 1-0 on Friday night.
NEW YORK (AP) - Ryan Vogelsong's strategy in the dugout before the ninth inning was simple: keep quiet.
OAKLAND (AP) - Billy Beane considers Jon Lester a proven ace who can carry a pitching staff through the playoffs, just like he did last fall. The general manager acquired Lester to make sure Oakland gets there first.
SANTA CLARA (AP) - Once most players had gone inside from practice on a hot day, there stood Antoine Bethea working to perfect a handshake with new 49ers teammate Demarcus Dobbs.
STANFORD (AP) - Venus Williams advanced to the Bank of the West quarterfinals Thursday night, beating fourth-seeded Victoria Azarenka 6-4, 7-6 (1).
AKRON, Ohio (AP) - Tiger Woods showed signs of a positive recovery Thursday at the Bridgestone Invitational. Not just from back surgery, but from making bogeys.
Baseball fans were still trying to sort out the dizzying deals for postseason aces Jon Lester and John Lackey, Home Run Derby champ Yoenis Cespedes and All-Star shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera when they were treated to a most curious sight Thursday.
OAKLAND (AP) - The Oakland Athletics have traded left-hander Tommy Milone to the Minnesota Twins for outfielder Sam Fuld.
NAPA (AP) - Chimdi Chekwa has dealt with so much in his first two NFL seasons that a matchup with wide receiver James Jones in practice seemed fairly easy in comparison for the Oakland cornerback.
RENTON, Wash. (AP) - Marshawn Lynch's holdout is over, ending one distraction so far for the Super Bowl champions.
AKRON, Ohio (AP) - Dustin Johnson is taking a leave of absence from golf to seek help for "personal challenges," a swift end to his season that will keep him from playing the PGA Championship, the FedEx Cup playoffs and the Ryder Cup.
OAKLAND (AP) - Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis confirmed he has met with San Antonio officials but declined to disclose whether he has any interest in relocating the franchise to Texas.
HOUSTON (AP) - In the first inning against Houston, Jason Hammel picked up right where he left off since coming to the Oakland Athletics.
OAKLAND (AP) - Ray Guy built a Hall of Fame career of making other people wait.
SANTA CLARA (AP) - San Francisco wide receiver Anquan Boldin laughs - a big, hearty guffaw - and shakes his head.