CHICAGO (AP) - When Rocky Wirtz took over the Chicago Blackhawks six years ago, they were among the worst teams in the NHL.
NEW YORK (AP) - San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick, 77-year-old golf Hall of Famer Gary Player and Olympic volleyball gold medalist Kerri Walsh Jennings - during and after her pregnancy - will be featured in ESPN The Magazine's "Body Issue."
OAKLAND (AP) - Reds manager Dusty Baker sat in the visiting manager's office of the Oakland Coliseum with new black carpet beneath his feet, a sight to celebrate just nine days after a clogged pipe caused a sewage backup and flooding on the bottom floor of the ballpark that sent the Seattle Mariners and Athletics scrambling around in towels.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Rookie sensation Yasiel Puig hit his seventh home run in 20 major league games and added a tiebreaking single in the eighth inning against Madison Bumgarner, leading the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 3-1 victory over the San Francisco Giants on Monday night.
BOSTON (AP) - Two goals. Seventeen seconds apart. A second Stanley Cup victory in four seasons for the Chicago Blackhawks.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - A healthy Stephen Curry is looking forward to spending this offseason improving his game instead of than rehabbing from another ankle surgery.
SAN JOSE (AP) - San Jose Sharks forward Marty Havlat has undergone surgery to help repair the injured groin that sidelined him during the playoffs and will not be an option to be bought out of the final two years of his contract this summer.
LONDON (AP) - Just like that, in a span of 15 days, Rafael Nadal went from French Open champion for a record eighth time to first-round Grand Slam loser for the only time in his career.
PARIS (AP) - Chris Froome has a chance to prove over the next three weeks what some suspected in 2012 - that he could have won last year's Tour de France if he hadn't had to give way for his teammate, Bradley Wiggins.
NEW YORK (AP) - Floyd Mayweather and Saul "Canelo" Alvarez stared each other down for nearly a minute and the cheers from the fans packed into Times Square grew louder by the second.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - With an emphasis on destination diversity and expanding West Coast markets, the Big Ten and Pac-12 are strengthening their traditional ties with a pair of matchups in California bowl games.
SAN JOSE (AP) - Retired outfielder Randy Winn is getting an informal taste of coaching in the San Francisco Giants' farm system to see if it's something he would like to pursue on a full-time basis.
LONDON (AP) - Maria Sharapova reached up and flicked an over-the-shoulder backhand volley for a winner to wrap up a close-as-can-be first set.
LONDON (AP) - Sloane Stephens breezed through her match in time to keep her plans for the evening.
SAN JOSE (AP) - Jannik Hansen angered the San Jose Sharks with his hit to Tommy Wingels' head. They got even more upset when he scored immediately after leaving the penalty box.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - No one in the sports world had heard of the 2014 Associated Press Female Athlete of the Year until August.
SANTA CLARA (AP) - Jim Harbaugh walked through the locker room saying emotional goodbyes, offering a handshake or hug while wishing his players well and planning his long-anticipated but bittersweet departure from the San Francisco 49ers.
NEW YORK (AP) - OK, it is done.
ALAMEDA (AP) - Tony Sparano won over the locker room and changed the mindset of the Oakland Raiders in 12 games as interim coach.
NFL teams searching for a new coach or general manager have no shortage of qualified candidates.
NEW YORK (AP) - The Tampa Bay Buccaneers "earned" the first pick in next spring's NFL draft with their 2-14 record.
SANTA CLARA (AP) - Jim Harbaugh gathered his players and told them he is leaving, and they joined their voices for one final, familiar chant: "Who's got it better than us? No-body!"
SANTA CLARA (AP) - Jim Harbaugh is done as coach of the San Francisco 49ers.
DENVER (AP) - Charles Woodson is 38 and beat up from a long season. Still, he hopes to return for an 18th season - if the Oakland Raiders will have him, of course.
ST. LOUIS (AP) - Michael Sam dismissed the thought that his sexuality has cost him a spot in the NFL.
SANTA CLARA (AP) - San Francisco 49ers tackle Anthony Davis is fairly outspoken. Still, he had little to say about his tweet that challenged his offensive coordinator's choices this year.
DENVER (AP) - Peyton Manning won't be chasing history and Derek Carr won't be running from it when the Denver Broncos and Oakland Raiders meet in their regular-season finale.
ALAMEDA (AP) - Oakland Raiders cornerback Keith McGill's struggled to get on track his rookie season because of injuries and the time it takes to adjust to the NFL.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - Isaiah Thomas heard a sound he had never heard before in Sacramento during one of his hot-shooting spurts in the fourth quarter: silence, then a few light boos.