SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - As golfer Dustin Johnson crushed drives from home plate over the right-field wall and into San Francisco Bay, pitcher Matt Cain and manager Bruce Bochy glanced at each other before looking into the stands for approval from Giants general manager Brian Sabean.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Not many know much about the guy who dominated Game 1 of the NBA Finals other than he's pretty good.
WARSAW, Poland (AP) - The exciting tempo of the European Championship extended into the tournament's sixth day as Germany beat the Netherlands 2-1 after Portugal edged Denmark 3-2 on Wednesday.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - At 17, Beau Hossler is almost old news at the U.S. Open.
One of boxing's major sanctioning bodies will review Timothy Bradley's controversial split decision victory over Manny Pacquiao, the first step toward what promoter Bob Arum hopes will be "clarity" in the judging of the fight.
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Floyd Mayweather Jr.'s request that he be released from jail because the low-quality food and water have threatened his health was denied by a Las Vegas judge who says he should eat and drink what is being given to him behind bars.
The promoters for the middleweight title fight between WBC champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. and challenger Andy Lee in El Paso, Texas, are certain that any controversy surrounding their choice of venue has been resolved.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco's Matt Cain pitched the 22nd perfect game in major league history and first for the Giants, striking out a career-high 14 batters and getting help from two running catches to beat the Houston Astros 10-0 on Wednesday night.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Kevin Durant delivered the fourth quarter LeBron James never could last year.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Madison Bumgarner had a season-high 12 strikeouts and hit his first major league home run to lead the San Francisco Giants to a 6-3 victory over the Houston Astros on Tuesday night.
DENVER (AP) - Brandon Moss has put on quite a power display since being recalled by the Oakland Athletics.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Luke Donald carries the pride of England on his shoulders and big expectations as the world's top-ranked golfer at the U.S. Open this week.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Stanley Cup barely had the Los Angeles Kings' fingerprints on it before Darryl Sutter suggested they should start preparing to win it again.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The Giants have no plans to rest struggling right-hander Tim Lincecum or send him to the bullpen to work out his problems.
DENVER (AP) - Oakland Athletics right-hander Brandon McCarthy was scratched from his scheduled start Wednesday against the Colorado Rockies because of a sore shoulder.
DENVER (AP) - Denver defensive end DeMarcus Ware considers himself a mixed martial artist on the football field.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Jamal Crawford scored 12 of his 24 points in the fourth quarter, Chris Paul added 22 points, and the Los Angeles Clippers handed the NBA-leading Golden State Warriors their second loss at Staples Center in three days with a 100-86 victory Thursday night.
SANTA CLARA (AP) - Colin Kaepernick is in the process of considering how he might go about his offseason regimen to bounce back from a disappointing year, and employing a mechanics coach or quarterback guru as Tom Brady and other stars have done is being discussed.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Quarterbacks would be faring a whole lot better against Justin Houston this season if they avoided him as deftly as the Chiefs' star linebacker dodges reporters.
NEW YORK (AP) - The AFC West champion Denver Broncos led the NFL with nine players selected for the Pro Bowl on Tuesday.
SANTA CLARA (AP) - For weeks, Frank Gore has been pondering the reality he could be playing his final game with San Francisco on Sunday.
ALAMEDA (AP) - The Oakland Raiders sent Derek Carr home to rest after the rookie quarterback showed up Tuesday feeling ill.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Jake Peavy had no problem being patient as the San Francisco Giants pursued re-signing Pablo Sandoval and went after Jon Lester.
SANTA CLARA (AP) - San Francisco outside linebacker Aldon Smith acknowledged Tuesday that he visited Ray McDonald's home for a short time the day the ex-49ers defensive lineman is accused of sexually assaulting a woman.
ALAMEDA (AP) - Fifteen years of wasted or traded away first-round draft picks have laid the foundation for a dismal decade for the Oakland Raiders.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - The Golden State Warriors too often let lesser competition keep games close - and allowed a few of them to slip away - on their home court last season.
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) - Jim Harbaugh has kept quiet about the speculation surrounding his future for nearly a year.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - The way the Anaheim Ducks win close games, they already like their chances for a long playoff run after last season's early exit.
Smiling or frowning.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Sergio Romo tested free agency, had some offers and ultimately decided he wanted to stay put in San Francisco pitching for the only team he has known.