TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Hours after sending a gracious yet puzzling middle-of-the-night text message to a former college coach, police say Tennessee Titans receiver O.J. Murdock died in an apparent suicide.
SANTA CLARA (AP) - Frank Gore may stand alone among all San Francisco 49ers running backs but he's not done working.
NAPA (AP) - From the fast-paced practice that ran more than 2½ hours to an emphasis on being on time to meetings to mandatory check-ins for meals, it's clear there's a new regime in charge of the Oakland Raiders at the start of training camp.
SONOMA (AP) - Antron Brown won the Top Fuel division Sunday in the NHRA Sonoma Nationals to move into position to become the first NHRA driver to twice sweep the three-race Western Swing.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Sam Querrey won the Farmers Classic for the third time in four years, routing Ricardas Berankis 6-0, 6-2 on Sunday at the Los Angeles Tennis Center.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Jimmie Johnson fondly recalls watching the Indianapolis 500 as a kid in California, rearranging the couch cushions so he could pretend he was sitting in a race car.
SANTA CLARA (AP) - The San Francisco 49ers loaded up on explosive new weapons for offensive coordinator Greg Roman during the offseason. He's already having a blast deciding how to use them.
SANTA CLARA (AP) - Steven Lenhart returned from a four-game injury absence to score in the eighth minute of second-half stoppage time and lift the San Jose Earthquakes into a 1-1 draw with the Chicago Fire on Saturday night.
BALTIMORE (AP) - The Oakland Athletics obtained catcher George Kottaras from the Milwaukee Brewers on Sunday in a trade for minor league reliever Fautino De Los Santos.
ANCASTER, Ontario (AP) - The "boring golf" Scott Piercy had to play in the Canadian Open left him so excited when he won that he couldn't describe his feelings.
BALTIMORE (AP) - A marvelous July for Oakland was interrupted by a rookie pitcher who appears to be at his best against the Athletics.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Ryan Vogelsong thinks his teammates will get a little angry - not shell shocked - from getting swept by the Los Angeles Dodgers.
NAPA (AP) - After spending a decade as an assistant in the NFL, Oakland Raiders coach Dennis Allen is excited for his first training camp as the man in charge.
COLLEGES STANFORD HIRES DELAWARE'S BERNARD MUIR AS NEW AD: STANFORD (AP) - Stanford has hired Delaware's Bernard Muir as its new athletic director. Stanford Provost John Etchemendy announced Muir's hiring Friday. He replaces Bob Bowlsby, who left last month after six years to become the new Big 12 commissioner. Muir has almost 25 years of athletic administrative experience at Delaware, Georgetown, Notre Dame, ...
MIAMI (AP) - LeBron James has had "preliminary talks" with David Beckham about possibly bringing an MLS team to Miami.
NEW YORK (AP) - LaMarcus Aldridge scored 27 points, Wesley Matthews added 24 and the Portland Trail Blazers beat the Brooklyn Nets 108-98 Monday night for their seventh straight victory.
Alex Rodriguez's grievance hearing to overturn his 211-game suspension resumed Monday with the first of what could be 10 straight days of sessions.
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Michigan State is No. 1 in The Associated Press' college basketball poll for the first time in 13 years.
HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) - It took Jimmie Johnson just 13 races into his rookie season with Hendrick Motorsports to prove to his team he was a rare talent.
PITTSBURGH (AP) - Sidney Crosby capped a third-period outburst with his 10th goal of the season, and the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Anaheim Ducks 3-1 on Monday night.
Lance Armstrong claims former International Cycling Union president Hein Verbruggen instigated a cover-up of his doping at the 1999 Tour de France.
STANFORD w(AP) - UC Davis began the process of becoming a Division I program 10 years ago. The Aggies have played No. 3 Stanford every year since 2007. The program is about to take the next big step.
STOCKTON – The Weston Ranch High boys soccer team accomplished a lot this season, but the top-seeded Cougars will look back on their 3-2 loss to No. 3 Liberty Ranch for the Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV championship on Saturday at Stagg High wondering how different things could have been.
DENVER (AP) - Peyton Manning went virtually untouched by Kansas City's sack-happy defense Sunday night, throwing for 323 yards and a touchdown to lead the Denver Broncos to a 27-17 victory over the NFL's last undefeated team.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Bloodied, Drew Brees recovered. Garret Hartley made a nifty comeback, too, for the New Orleans Saints.
HOUSTON (AP) - Oakland rookie Matt McGloin was so good in a victory over the Houston Texans that it raised questions about whether Terrelle Pryor will get his job back when he's healthy.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - Zach Randolph scored nine of his 22 points in the fourth quarter and also had 10 rebounds to lead the Memphis Grizzlies to a 97-86 victory over the Sacramento Kings on Sunday.
GRINNELL, Iowa (AP) - Jack Taylor renewed his membership in the Century Club.
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.