NEW YORK (AP) - Roger Goodell sent a message to every coach and player in the NFL: safety first. The league commissioner stuck with his punishments for New Orleans' pay-for-pain bounties on Monday, rejecting Saints coach Sean Payton's appeal of a season-long suspension. An NFL investigation found that, under Payton's watch, an assistant ran a program offering cash payouts for hits that ...
TORONTO (AP) - The beer taps weren't turned off this time, but fans in the upper deck at Monday night's Toronto Blue Jays home opener found it harder than usual to get their hands on some suds. With a sellout crowd of 50,000 expected at Rogers Centre for the game against Boston, the Blue Jays limited beer sales to one per customer, ...
CYCLING TOM BOONEN WINS PARIS-ROUBAIX FOR 4TH TIME: ROUBAIX, France (AP) - Belgian rider Tom Boonen has won the Paris-Roubaix race for a record-tying fourth time, successfully breaking away from the pack about 35 miles from the end of Sunday's one-day classic. The 2005 world champion crossed the finish line alone, before five chasing riders had reached the velodrome in the northern French town of Roubaix. <p ...
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) - Chris Wondolowski scored twice and Alan Gordon added a goal in a 10-minute span midway through the second half to help the San Jose Earthquakes beat the Vancouver Whitecaps 3-1 on Saturday.
NEW YORK (AP) - Carmelo Anthony scored a season-high 43 points, making the go-ahead 3-pointer with 8.2 seconds left in overtime, and the New York Knicks spoiled a rusty Derrick Rose's return to the lineup to beat the Chicago Bulls 100-99 on Sunday.
LONDON (AP) - Britain's Olympic chief fears the London Games could be marred by a protest like the one that disrupted the Boat Race between Oxford and Cambridge on the River Thames.
ROQUEBRUNE, France (AP) - Having beaten Roger Federer's Switzerland and France on the road, the U.S. Davis Cup team now awaits a more daunting obstacle - defending champion Spain in the semifinals.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - Courtney Lee scored 19 of his 25 points in the first half, leading the Houston Rockets to a 104-87 victory over the Sacramento Kings on Sunday night.
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - Tiger Woods arrived at Augusta National as a favorite to win his fifth green jacket. Instead, he left with his worst score as a pro.
SAN JACINTO (AP) - Andres Gonzales completed a wire-to-wire victory Sunday in the Soboba Golf Classic, beating Andrew Svoboda by two strokes for his first Nationwide Tour title.
DETROIT (AP) - Alex Avila's two-run homer with two outs in the bottom of the 11th inning gave the Detroit Tigers a wild 13-12 victory over Boston on Sunday, leaving the Red Sox winless in three games under new manager Bobby Valentine.
PHOENIX (AP) - Ryan Roberts and Lyle Overbay hit consecutive two-out homers off Matt Cain and the Arizona Diamondbacks tied a franchise record by rallying from six runs down to beat the San Francisco Giants 7-6 Sunday and sweep the season-opening three-game series.
PHOENIX (AP) - The San Francisco Giants had an agonizing end to a bad weekend in the desert.
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - Bubba Watson started the day by watching the rarest shot in golf. He ended another thrill-a-minute Sunday at Augusta National with a signature shot of his own to win the Masters.
MIAMI (AP) - Rudy Gay scored 17 points, Zach Randolph had 14 points and 14 rebounds off the bench, and the Memphis Grizzlies put seven players in double figures to snap Miami's 17-game home winning streak by beating the Heat 97-82 on Friday night.
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) - Dan Boyle scored a power-play goal at 2:38 of overtime to give the San Jose Sharks a 2-1 victory over the Vancouver Canucks on Thursday night.
Michael Phelps has rejoined the U.S. drug testing program, the strongest signal yet that he's planning a comeback for the Rio Olympics.
Dario Franchitti kept racing after the death of best friend Greg Moore. He continued on following the death of former teammate Dan Wheldon. He was eager to drive into his early 40s.
SANTA CLARA (AP) - Colin Kaepernick has his own critique for former quarterback Trent Dilfer after the analyst questioned the ability of San Francisco's QB to adjust in the passing game: Unless you're with the 49ers day-to-day, watch what you say.
ALAMEDA (AP) - Terrelle Pryor has learned his lesson about not telling his Oakland Raiders coaches how much his sprained right knee bothered him last week leading up to his poor performance at quarterback in a loss to the New York Giants.
The Colts and Titans would very much like to forget last weekend's debacles. They'll get a chance right away.
DAVIE, Fla. (AP) - Last month, Richie Incognito said severe repercussions would be warranted if the Miami Dolphins kept allowing sacks at such an alarming rate.
BANGKOK (AP) - Manny Pacquiao's trainer says the Filipino boxer will contemplate retirement if he fails to perform well against Brandon Rios this month.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - Fed up and frustrated at the lack of effort and energy, Sacramento Kings coach Michael Malone shook up his lineup hoping to find some kind of spark.
NEW YORK (AP) - Clayton Kershaw has two Cy Young Awards by age 25 and one runner-up finish. He just posted baseball's lowest ERA in 13 years and became the third pitcher since 1900 to lead the majors in that category for three consecutive seasons.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Scott Boras had some words for the New York Mets, Chicago Cubs and Houston Astros, and they were far from kind. And he also backed the Tampa Bay Rays' desire for a new ballpark.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Infielder Nick Punto agreed Wednesday to a $3 million, one-year contract with the Oakland Athletics following a little more than a season with the Los Angeles Dodgers.
MEXICO CITY (AP) - Oribe Peralta scored twice and Mexico beat New Zealand 5-1 on Wednesday in the first leg of their intercontinental playoff to close in on a spot in the World Cup next year.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Zach Parise and Jason Pominville scored in the shootout, lifting the Minnesota Wild to a 2-1 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Wednesday night.
OAKLAND (AP) - Stephen Curry couldn't remember the last time he sat out an entire fourth quarter for any reason other than an injury.