INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Andrew Luck went from No. 1 overall pick to playoff starter in one season.
OAKLAND (AP) - Josh Donaldson had three hits, including a two-run homer in the sixth inning, and the Oakland Athletics beat the Houston Astros 7-5 on Friday night to move into first in the AL West.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - One more strike. Another couple of feet on a line drive.
Johnny Acosta and Celso Borges scored as Costa Rica burst ahead in the first 9 minutes, Joel Campbell added a goal on a late counterattack, and the Ticos beat the visiting United States 3-1 in a World Cup qualifier Friday night at San Jose.
• SERENA BACK IN U.S. OPEN FINAL: NEW YORK (AP) - At the end, and only at the very end, did Serena Williams face anything resembling a challenge in her U.S. Open semifinal. Six times, Williams was a single point from winning. Six times, she failed to come through. All that did, of course, was delay the inevitable. On match point No. 7, Williams delivered a 107 mph service winner, then let out two shouts, a mixture of relief and rejoicing after a 6-0, 6-3 victory over fifth-seeded Li Na of China that put the defending champion back in the ...
OAKLAND - Reggie McKenzie has spent most of his first two years as Oakland Raiders general manager tearing down a team mired in years of struggles.
Shaun Phillips joined the Denver Broncos after a decade of jawing with them as a member of the San Diego Chargers. He wants to show both his new team and his old one that he still has plenty of sacks left in him.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Paul Goldschmidt broke out of a slump with two hits and two RBIs to help the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the San Francisco Giants 4-2 on Thursday night.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Jose Altuve had two hits and drove in a run to back a stellar outing by Brad Peacock, and the Houston Astros beat Oakland 3-2 on Thursday night to knock the Athletics out of first place in the AL West.
DENVER (AP) - Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos waited eight long months, then another 33 minutes, to get the season started.
ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) - Lamarr Houston's time in the shadows of the Oakland Raiders defensive line is over.
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) - Phil Dawson has been to Candlestick Park for numerous kicking workouts to try to learn the stadium's tricky wind. He has hit it off with his teammates and begun to settle into life in the Bay Area - his first major move in more than a decade.
The Sacramento Kings on Thursday hired Hall of Famer Chris Mullin as an adviser to owner Vivek Ranadive and general manager Pete D'Alessandro.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Stephen Curry shot for two days this week before he noticed a new plaque hanging above the court at the Golden State Warriors' practice facility recognizing his NBA-record 272 made 3-pointers last season. Then he looked at the area around the sign placed near the entrance to the locker room.
NEW YORK (AP) - The earliest real signs of trouble for Andy Murray came in the 10th game of his U.S. Open quarterfinal. For 22 points stretched over 15 excruciating minutes Thursday, Murray's body language was as poor as his play.
DENVER (AP) - No one ever really rooted for Peyton Manning to fail, but boy, did some folks like to point out his flaws.
SAN JOSE (AP) - Joe Pavelski nearly forgot how it felt to win at home. After winning a second straight game in their own building, the ...
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - The Utah Jazz were determined not to let DeMarcus Cousins touch the ball with the score tied and 4.1 seconds ...
OAKLAND (AP) - Before he walked through the tunnel and out of Oracle Arena for the final time, Kobe Bryant stopped for a quick chat with ...
SANTA CLARA (AP) - Chip Kelly is the offensive-minded, experienced head coach the San Francisco 49ers have long sought, and now he needs to win - right ...
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Coming soon: "Oscars: The Sequel."
SAN DIEGO (AP) - Mayor Kevin Faulconer left a message for Chargers chairman Dean Spanos on Wednesday, inviting him back to the negotiating table.
DENVER (AP) - Stephen Curry was just about unstoppable in the fourth quarter, except near the very end.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - Although it wasn't one of his better games, the mere presence of Anthony Davis made a major difference for the New Orleans ...
OAKLAND (AP) - First baseman Yonder Alonso and the Oakland Athletics have agreed on a $2.65 million, one-year contract, avoiding salary arbitration.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles Clippers center DeAndre Jordan has been scratched Wednesday night against Miami because of pneumonia, ending the NBA's longest active ...
CLEVELAND (AP) - Hue Jackson strolled into the Browns' facility unafraid, brimming with optimism.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Alex Smith had just led the Kansas City Chiefs to another win in what has become a season full of them ...
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Here's an idea almost anyone in Olympic circles would love: a $2 billion stadium they don't have to pay for.
ST. LOUIS (AP) - The NFL is abandoning St. Louis again, and this time, the mayor has no interest in trying to bring pro football back.