CHICAGO (AP) - When the Chicago Blackhawks were on the brink of playoff elimination, they had the feeling that all they needed was one win to turn it around.
NEW YORK (AP) - John Tortorella was defiant in stating that the New York Rangers didn't take a step back when they were knocked out of the Stanley Cup playoffs in the second round.
The NBA Board of Governors unanimously approved the sale of the Sacramento Kings on Tuesday to a group led by TIBCO Software chairman Vivek Ranadive.
OAKLAND (AP) - Derek Norris hit a two-run homer in the second, Jarrod Parker pitched seven strong innings and the Oakland Athletics beat the San Francisco Giants 6-3 on Tuesday night for their fifth straight victory.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Justin Williams figures he gets his knack for Game 7 heroics from the same source as the Los Angeles Kings' resilience throughout their grinding seven-game victory over the San Jose Sharks.
ALAMEDA (AP) - Oakland Raiders first-round draft pick D.J. Hayden's comeback from a near-fatal practice injury last year was dealt a setback when he was hospitalized with an abdominal injury that is expected to keep him sidelined until at least training camp.
SANTA CLARA (AP) - The second week of organized team activities began for the San Francisco 49ers without Michael Crabtree but with the tough task of replacing the team's top wide receiver.
SANTA CLARA (AP) - Goodbye cold, grungy Candlestick Park. Hello high tech, shiny new Levi's Stadium.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Miami is heading home with one gigantic headache: Roy Hibbert.
PARIS (AP) - Novak Djokovic spent the better part of a rainy Tuesday at the French Open wondering when - and even whether - he would wind up playing his first-round match at the only Grand Slam tournament he's yet to win.
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - Charleston Battery captain Colin Falvey scored the lone goal in the 74th minute, lifting the USL Pro team past the San Jose Earthquakes 1-0 Tuesday night in the third round of the U.S. Open Cup.
OAKLAND (AP) - Madison Bumgarner had a no-hitter through three erratic innings, and then one pitch turned a grinding start into a loss.
EL SEGUNDO (AP) - Although Dustin Brown will always remember raising the Stanley Cup above his head last year, he also remembers the pain of a first-round playoff loss to San Jose one year before the Los Angeles Kings became champions.
BERKELEY (AP) - The top-ranked California men's golf team has no home course to call its own, typically shuttling among seven or eight local spots. Most of the Golden Bears were passed on by the elite college golf programs.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The margin for error is exceedingly small for a sailor sitting three stories above the San Francisco Bay on the side of a high-tech catamaran as it leans toward the water literally flying along the surface like a giant stingray at 40 mph.
SINGAPORE (AP) - The lead-up to Sunday's championship match at the WTA Finals suggested Serena Williams would face a major challenge to beat Simona Halep, but then, the No. 1-ranked player has made a career out of performing at her best when it matters most.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - All season long and deep into October, the Kansas City Royals have relied on their winning formula of fundamental baseball: sparkling defense, a dominant bullpen and just enough timely hitting.
CLEVELAND (AP) - When the Oakland Raiders travel east, their performance usually heads south.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Eric Hosmer loaded up, launched a long fly and watched it sail toward McCovey Cove. Way out there in right field, near the 421-foot mark, the ball bonked off the brick wall.
ALAMEDA (AP) - Oakland Raiders defensive end LaMarr Woodley has a serious biceps injury and could miss the remainder of the season.
DENVER (AP) - Emmanuel Sanders waited six long weeks to join the list of players who have caught a touchdown pass from Peyton Manning. Now, he has four in less than a week.
SAN JOSE (AP) - Mark Letestu scored twice, including the game-winner with 21 seconds remaining, and Ryan Johansen also scored two goals as the Columbus Blue Jackets beat the road-weary San Jose Sharks 5-4 on Thursday night.
The chants of "U-S-A! U-S-A!" can rev up again next summer.
SINGAPORE (AP) - Serena Williams awoke on Thursday dreading playing tennis. By the end of the day, her doubts were defeated and she was still in the running for a third straight WTA Finals crown.
ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. (AP) - The PGA of America president referred to Ian Poulter as a little girl on two social media accounts Thursday evening for his criticism of the jobs Nick Faldo and Tom Watson did as Ryder Cup captains.
ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. (AP) - Erik Compton is happy with where he is in golf, and he's not referring to his 5-under 65 on Thursday for a share of the lead in the McGladrey Classic.
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) - Marcus Mariota hasn't given much thought to being part of the first college football game played at Levi's Stadium. It's probably because the Oregon quarterback plans to return to the $1.3 billion facility in another six weeks.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - In the middle of a champagne-and-beer-soaked clubhouse after the San Francisco Giants won the NL Championship Series, Tim Hudson was given the chance to speak to his team.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco Giants right-hander Tim Lincecum has no structural damage in his tight back and is expected to be available when the World Series resumes with Game 3 on Friday night.
BOSTON (AP) - The Boston Red Sox have hired Chili Davis as their hitting coach.