SPARTA, Ky. (AP) - Austin Dillon lived up to the legend of the No. 3 car, then had his victory called into question Friday night.
LIEGE, Belgium (AP) - Cadel Evans thinks one Tour de France title will make it easier to win another one. And he's ready to add that second championship right now.
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) - And so they meet again at Euro 2012.
MILWAUKEE (AP) - Aaron Hill hit for the cycle for the second time in 12 days and Ian Kennedy pitched seven strong innings, leading the Arizona Diamondbacks to a 9-3 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Friday night.
NEW YORK (AP) - A.J. Pierzynski homered twice, Paul Konerko and Alexei Ramirez also connected and the Chicago White Sox pounded the Yankees so hard that New York brought in outfielder Dewayne Wise to pitch in a 14-7 romp Friday night.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Yu Darvish doesn't think he's deserving of being an All-Star in his first season in the major leagues, despite his 10-4 record with the Texas Rangers.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Brad Penny is back in the big leagues, via Japan and Fresno.
BETHESDA, Md. (AP) - A punishing golf course. Temperatures that topped 100. Hunter Mahan still managed to make Friday at Congressional feel like a breeze.
WIMBLEDON, England (AP) - A day after Rafael Nadal's stunning exit at Wimbledon, the only other men who have won the tournament since 2003 - six-time champion Roger Federer and defending champion Novak Djokovic - found themselves trailing far-less-accomplished opponents, too.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - A.J. Griffin held down baseball's top-scoring team Friday night.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Mike Leake pitched a nine-hitter for his first career complete game and homered off Matt Cain, and the Cincinnati Reds beat the San Francisco Giants 5-1 on Friday night.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A.J. Burnett threw 6 2-3 sharp innings to win his eighth straight start, Casey McGehee hit a three-run homer and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Philadelphia Phillies 5-4 Thursday.
ORONTO (AP) - Rookie Mike Trout and Mark Trumbo each hit two-run homers, Alberto Callaspo added a solo shot and the Los Angeles Angels beat the Toronto Blue Jays 9-7 on Thursday night for their 14th victory in 18 games.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Madison Bumgarner is quick to remind Brandon Belt who hit the first home run between them this year.
ALAMEDA (AP) - The Oakland Raiders are expected to be without cornerback Carlos Rogers for Sunday's game against Russell Wilson and the Seattle Seahawks.
SANTA CLARA (AP) - Patrick Willis will be a game-time decision Sunday when the San Francisco 49ers host the St. Louis Rams.
NEW YORK (AP) - Baseball's business season began Thursday when 121 players become free agents, a group that includes Pablo Sandoval, Michael Morse, Jake Peavy, Sergio Romo and Ryan Vogelsong of the World Series champion San Francisco Giants.
SANTA CLARA (AP) - An extra week to heal has proved beneficial for San Francisco tight end Vernon Davis, who says he can play without thinking again. And that's a good thing.
ALAMEDA (AP) - Khalil Mack has done just about everything the Oakland Raiders have asked of him his rookie season.
OAKLAND (AP) - The Oakland Athletics have declined to exercise their $5.5 million contract option for shortstop Hiroyuki Nakajima and instead owe him a $500,000 buyout.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Drew Brees had turnovers to end New Orleans' first two drives, while Cam Newton and Carolina couldn't take advantage as the teams were scoreless after the first quarter of Thursday night's game.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Hunter Pence herded his teammates into the center of a clubhouse that was ready to pop. As the Giants hollered and hugged, he kept asking: "Is everybody here? Is everybody here?"
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - A giant, indeed.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - Stephen Curry had 24 points and 10 rebounds, Klay Thompson scored 19 points and the undermanned Golden State Warriors made Steve Kerr a winner in his coaching debut, rolling past the Sacramento Kings 95-77 on Wednesday night.
Back in 2010, New Orleans went 11-5 and Seattle was 7-9. But the Saints were a wild card for the playoffs and the Seahawks won their division.
ALAMEDA (AP) - Derek Carr won the starting quarterback job for the Oakland Raiders in part based on how well he played in the preseason against Seattle.
SANTA CLARA (AP) - Colin Kaepernick offered a few encouraging words, and rookie Marcus Martin knew the quarterback believed in him to step in at center and do the job.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - The Sacramento Kings have officially broken ground on their new downtown arena.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Madison Bumgarner was limbering up at Kauffman Stadium this week, getting loose with his San Francisco teammates near the dugout, when Tim Hudson and Michael Morse sneaked up from behind and playfully ruffled the pitcher's long, scraggly locks.