INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Larry Bird is calling it quits with the Indiana Pacers. Bird, perhaps the most respected and beloved basketball figure in a state obsessed with the sport, will leave his job as the Pacers' president of basketball operations at the end of August. He spent four years building the team into an Eastern Conference contender and was this season's NBA executive of the year, but is instead moving on after saying just a ...
DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) - Still not pretty to watch, still just as effective. Spain again failed to dazzle at the European Championship yet still advanced to its third straight major championship final, beating Portugal 4-2 in a penalty shootout Wednesday following a scoreless draw after extra time. "We're playing better in defense than what the characteristics of our players would suggest," Spain coach Vicente del Bosque said. "That's what earns victories." After earning plaudits for ...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Tim Lincecum won for the first time in nearly two months to end the worst drought of his career and the San Francisco Giants held the Los Angeles Dodgers scoreless for the third straight game in a 3-0 victory Wednesday.
NEW YORK (AP) - Andy Pettitte broke his ankle on the same day the Yankees put CC Sabathia on the disabled list, but Robinson Cano hit a go-ahead homer to help New York beat the Cleveland Indians 5-4 Wednesday for a three-game sweep.
SEATTLE (AP) - Oakland manager Bob Melvin had a concise assessment of starter Jarrod Parker.
NEW YORK (AP) - Once Anthony Davis slips on a Hornets hat above basketball's most celebrated eyebrow Thursday night, the NBA draft really starts.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Tim Lincecum threw his 167-pound body in front of the plate to save a run. He pounded the strike zone like the Lincecum of old. More than anything, he pitched the San Francisco Giants into first place while winning again at last.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - MLS rookie Cordell Cato scored in the first half as the Seattle Sounders, three-time defending tournament champions, beat the San Jose Earthquakes 1-0 Tuesday night in a U.S. Open Cup quarterfinal.
NEW YORK (AP) - Kentucky and North Carolina appear headed for an NBA-first during Thursday night's draft.
DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) - For Spain it's more about stopping one man, while for Portugal it will be about containing a whole team when the two meet in Wednesday's European Championship semifinal.
WIMBLEDON, England (AP) - On one point Tuesday at Wimbledon, Serena Williams dumped a forehand into the net and dropped to a knee, her jaw clenched as she let out a shriek.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Brendan Hansen was done with swimming after two doses of Olympic heartache.
BALTIMORE (AP) - Albert Pujols homered in his Camden Yards debut, C.J. Wilson allowed one run in seven innings and the Los Angeles Angels had a season-high 17 hits in a 7-3 win over the Baltimore Orioles on Tuesday night.
DENVER (AP) - Todd Helton hit a tiebreaking sacrifice fly in the sixth inning and the Colorado Rockies cooled off Stephen Strasburg with a 4-2 victory over the Washington Nationals on Monday night.
PARIS (AP) - Eight Americans are competing in this year's Tour de France on four different teams, close to the record 10 U.S. riders that competed in last year's Tour.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Stanford coach David Shaw waited at midfield for several minutes, but couldn't find Ed Orgeron amid the raucous crowd of Southern California fans celebrating their Trojans' upset victory.
HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) - Back on top with only two NASCAR greats left to catch, Jimmie Johnson won his sixth championship in eight years Sunday and staked his claim as one of the most dominant competitors in sports history.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Sebastian Vettel climbed out of his Red Bull car, pumped his right fist then held up eight fingers, one for each of his consecutive victories.
PLAYA DEL CARMEN, Mexico (AP) - Harris English won the rain-delayed OHL Classic for his second PGA Tour title, pulling away for a four-stroke victory in a 29-hole Sunday finish at Mayakoba.
GUADALAJARA, Mexico (AP) - Lexi Thompson won the Lorena Ochoa Invitational on Sunday for her second victory in her last four starts, birdieing the final hole to beat Stacy Lewis by a stroke.
HOUSTON (AP) - After missing only one game while recovering from a mini-stroke, Texans coach Gary Kubiak is back at it.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Saints safety Malcolm Jenkins has a hard time buying the criticism San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick has drawn for his recent spate of sacks and risky throws.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - Josh Smith had 21 points, eight rebounds and seven assists, and the Detroit Pistons snapped a four-game skid with a 97-90 victory over the Sacramento Kings on Friday night.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The Indianapolis Colts keep digging themselves into early holes - and proving they know how to come back and win.
SANTA CLARA (AP) - Back in April, Eric Reid held his breath for a moment waiting to hear whether the New Orleans Saints would draft him out of LSU.
Richie Incognito filed a grievance Thursday against the Miami Dolphins over his suspension.
ALAMEDA (AP) - The Oakland Raiders expect to have starting right tackle Tony Pashos back for Sunday's game against the Houston Texans.
NEW YORK (AP) - All those who marvel at Miguel Cabrera can only wonder what he might've done this year if completely healthy.
OAKLAND (AP) - Andre Iguodala made a baseline fadeaway as time expired to lift the Golden State Warriors to a thrilling 116-115 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Thursday 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.