PARIS (AP) - With Spanish superstar Alberto Contador suspended for doping, the Tour de France looks wide open.
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) - With water ponding on the track and the finish line in plain sight, 10,000-meter runner Galen Rupp waved to the crowd, smiled and stuck out his tongue.
SONOMA, Calif. (AP) - It's been a continuous search for consistency at Chip Ganassi Racing, where the NASCAR program has never matched the performance levels of its dominant IndyCar entries.
OAKLAND (AP) - Dodgers slugger Matt Kemp still is optimistic about playing in the All-Star game next month in Kansas City - as long as he's sure he will be healthy for the stretch run with NL West-leading Los Angeles.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Tampa Bay reliever Joel Peralta was suspended for eight games by Major League Baseball on Thursday for having pine tar on his glove.
DETROIT (AP) - Quintin Berry hit a tiebreaking RBI single in the 10th inning to give Detroit a 2-1 win over St. Louis on Thursday.
CROMWELL, Conn. (AP) - David Mathis hoped to start strong at the Travelers Championship after missing the cut last week in the U.S. Open.
WARSAW, Poland (AP) - England and France failed to impress but still advanced to the European Championship quarterfinals on Tuesday amid yet another goal-line controversy.
MIAMI (AP) - LeBron James has found it all since taking his talents to Miami.
CHICAGO (AP) - The BCS commissioners reached a consensus Wednesday on a model for a four-team, seeded playoff that will be presented to the university presidents next week for approval.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - The NCAA's new academic requirements could give new meaning to the madness of March.
MIAMI (AP) - LeBron James has never been here before.
The San Jose Earthquakes are time-tested in trailing late in games and turning defeat into victories.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Jered Weaver went back to work, Kendrys Morales and Mark Trumbo homered back-to-back, and the Los Angeles showed the San Francisco Giants that winning the deciding game of a series at the "Big A" is still as tough as it was in 2002.
EASTBOURNE, England (AP) - Andy Roddick reached the quarterfinals of the Eastbourne tennis championships on Wednesday, needing eight match points to overpower Jeremy Chardy of France 6-2, 7-6 (6).
DENVER (AP) - Former teammate Brian Dawkins called Champ Bailey "a great conserver of energy," a rare superstar who was never in a rush to get anywhere "unless it was on a football field."
IRVING, Texas (AP) - Tony Romo's dramatic return from his latest back injury doesn't mean he is cleared to face the next opponent.
GRAPEVINE, Texas (AP) - The College Football Playoff selection committee has spoken - and it likes the SEC.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - After long waits to make their World Series debuts, Tim Hudson and Jeremy Guthrie will get another opportunity to pitch Wednesday night.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Yordano Ventura honored his close friend Oscar Tavares the best way he could.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - James Harden scored 32 points, Dwight Howard added 13 points and 11 rebounds before getting into a shouting match with Kobe Bryant, and the Houston Rockets spoiled Bryant's return to the Lakers with a 108-90 victory over Los Angeles on Tuesday night.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Giants star Pablo Sandoval dug into the batter's box in Game 5 of the World Series, peering out at Royals ace James Shields standing on the mound.
OAKLAND (AP) - Golden State Warriors co-owner Peter Guber wrote to team employees to say that he regrets if anybody was offended by his unintentional use of "hoodish" in an email.
OAKLAND (AP) - Power forward David Lee is expected to sit out Golden State's season opener at Sacramento on Wednesday night with a strained left hamstring.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Buster Posey was annoyed. Playfully so. The Giants catcher wanted Madison Bumgarner to do more than barely break a smile after a brilliant pitching performance put San Francisco one win from another World Series title.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - A plot of land in the downtown area is being cleared for a new arena, a sign of how far the Sacramento Kings have come since a pending sale threatened to relocate the franchise to Seattle only 17 months ago.
LeBron James returned to Cleveland, Kevin Love joined him and suddenly the Cavaliers had the makings of the latest superteam.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The message from Joe Torre shown on the video board at AT&T Park was clear and direct: "When in doubt, sit it out."
OAKLAND (AP) - Any time a team fires a coach after a 51-win season and back-to-back playoff appearances the message from ownership is clear: good is not good enough.