PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Starts like this used to be common for Tim Lincecum. Brandon Crawford hit a grand slam and drove in five runs, Lincecum threw seven sharp innings and the NL West-leading San Francisco Giants beat the Philadelphia Phillies 7-2 on Friday night. Lincecum (4-10) looked more like the pitcher who was a two-time Cy Young Award winner than the one who entered the game with a 5.93 ERA. He allowed two runs and ...
LYTHAM ST. ANNES, England (AP) - Brandt Snedeker plays fast and talks even faster, and he was on a roll Friday in the British Open. He raced up the leaderboard with five birdies in a seven-hole stretch, tied the 36-hole record for a major championship and looked like he was bent on running away from the field at Royal Lytham & St. Annes.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Prosecutors on Thursday urged a federal appeals court to uphold former major league slugger Barry Bonds' obstruction of justice conviction.
BAGNERES-DE-LUCHON, France (AP) - Britain's Bradley Wiggins overcame the mountains and challengers to retain the yellow jersey, while Spain's Alejandro Valverde won the 17th stage of the Tour de France on Thursday.
LYTHAM ST. ANNES, England (AP) - Unlike the guys in charge of the weather forecast, Adam Scott got everything just about right Thursday in the British Open.
ATLANTA (AP) - The Giants' first loss since the All-Star break provided a reminder their hitters still have room to improve.
OAKLAND (AP) - Yoenis Cespedes hit a two-run homer in the first inning and A.J. Griffin shut down one of baseball's best lineups for five innings as the Oakland Athletics beat the Yankees 4-3 Thursday night to snap a nine-game skid at home to New York.
BAGNERES-DE-LUCHON, France (AP) - Cadel Evans' vision of repeating as Tour de France champion vanished under the sun-baked punishment of the Pyrenees mountains on Wednesday, as Bradley Wiggins took another step toward taking the yellow jersey home.
LYTHAM ST. ANNES, England (AP) - The British Open began Thursday with a little rain and a long birdie putt from James Driscoll.
BOSTON (AP) - The Boston Red Sox placed designated hitter David Ortiz on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right Achilles tendon before Wednesday night's game against the Chicago White Sox.
SANTA CLARA (AP) - Marvin Chavez scored against his former team and Alan Gordon added his eighth goal of the season to lead the San Jose Earthquakes to a 2-1 victory over FC Dallas on Wednesday.
ATLANTA (AP) - Brandon Crawford didn't have to be told the Giants had no available position players in the 11th inning when he fouled a ball off his right knee and collapsed to the ground.
OAKLAND (AP) - Dressed in a full-length bright yellow A's bathrobe, Josh Reddick snuck up on Brandon Hicks and planted a whipped cream pie in his teammate's face right there at his locker.
OAKLAND (AP) - Roy Oswalt threw one curveball clocked at 57 mph. His fastball hit 91. In vintage Oswalt style, the right-hander used his wide-ranging repertoire to baffle Oakland's batters and beat the Athletics for the first time, leading the Texas Rangers to a 6-1 victory Tuesday night. Oswalt worked ahead and painted the corners the like pitcher of old at age 34. "That's me, that's my game," Oswalt said. "I'm the same pitcher I've ...
ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia native Buster Posey finally had a homecoming to remember. Posey drove in five runs with three hits, Barry Zito combined with two relievers on a five-hitter and the San Francisco Giants beat the Atlanta Braves 9-0 on Tuesday night. Posey, from Leesburg in southwestern Georgia, had been only 1 for 11 at Turner Field before his big night. He said his parents and grandparents were in the crowd. "I think I ...
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Baseball owners are likely to give the go-ahead this week to spend the money for expanding instant replay next season.
MOSCOW (AP) - A Russian space capsule carrying the Sochi Olympic torch and three astronauts returned to Earth on Monday from the International Space Station in a flawless landing on the steppes of Kazakhstan.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - First, tight end Vernon Davis went down with a concussion. Then it was standout rookie safety Eric Reid.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) - Despite having their chances to turn things around, the Oakland Raiders' season is sinking quickly.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The Jacksonville Jaguars are winless no more.
ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. (AP) - Chris Kirk knew he was doing enough right Sunday at Sea Island to win a tournament that means so much to him. He just didn't realize it would take something that went so wrong for Briny Baird.
WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) - Andrew Ladd scored the tying goal with 1:43 remaining in regulation and then delivered the shootout winner to lift the Winnipeg Jets over the San Jose Sharks 5-4 on Sunday night.
BERKELEY (AP) - As soon as Nelson Agholor raced through the California punt coverage unit for a touchdown the first time Southern California touched the ball, he knew the Trojans would have a shot at another return touchdown.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) - While the record certainly doesn't show it, the New York Giants are stopping the run this season.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - It could be the Colin Kaepernick show in San Francisco. Or, perhaps, Cam Newton's big day for Carolina at Candlestick Park.
ALAMEDA (AP) - Oakland Raiders running back Rashad Jennings was speaking to a group of local high school students earlier this week when the conversation turned to the importance of being prepared when opportunities in life arise.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Tony Parker scored 18 points, including the last seven for San Antonio, and the Spurs held on for a 76-74 victory over the Golden State Warriors on Friday night.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Damian Lillard had 22 points, eight rebounds and seven assists and the Portland Trail Blazers handed the Sacramento Kings their fourth straight loss with a 104-91 victory Friday night.
DAVIE, Fla. (AP) - Miami Dolphins tackle Jonathan Martin will meet late next week in Los Angeles with the NFL's special investigator to discuss allegations in the team's harassment scandal, a person familiar with the situation said Friday. Meeting with Martin will be Ted Wells, a senior partner in a New York law firm with experience in sports cases. Wells was appointed Wednesday by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to investigate possible misconduct in the Dolphins' ...
SAN JOSE (AP) - The Vancouver Canucks rely so heavily on the Sedin twins to generate their offense that it feels good when they can get a win without their biggest stars getting on the score sheet.