CYCLING • LEIPHEIMER DEFENDS USA PRO CYCLING CHALLENGE TITLE: DURANGO, Colo. (AP) - Nearly five months after breaking his leg in a training accident in Spain, Levi Leipheimer will begin defense of his USA Pro Cycling Challenge title Monday in hopes of claiming his first overall victory this season. Leipheimer, who is from Santa Rosa, Calif., and rides for the Belgium-based Omega Pharma Quick-Step team, will be among the favorites in the seven-day, 683-mile race ...
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) - John Skelton made a brief appearance in his battle with Kevin Kolb for Arizona's starting quarterback job, just long enough to throw the first touchdown pass for either player this preseason.
MASON, Ohio (AP) - Only one of the Williams sisters is heading to a semifinal, and it's not the one with the long winning streak. Serena Williams lost that - and her cool - at the Western & Southern Open.
OAKLAND (AP) - Josh Donaldson hit a tiebreaking single with the bases loaded in the eighth inning and the Oakland Athletics rallied from four runs down to beat the Cleveland Indians 6-4 on Friday night.
SAN DIEGO (AP) - Matt Cain pitched eight dominating innings and the San Francisco Giants scored eight runs in the third inning to move into first place in the NL West with a 10-1 win over the San Diego Padres on Friday night.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Barry Bonds' lawyers filed their reply brief Thursday in their appeal of his obstruction of justice conviction, arguing it should be overturned.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco Giants general manager Brian Sabean insists his club's two suspended veteran players should have known better than to use performance-enhancing drugs.
DENVER (AP) - The O'Malleys are back in the baseball business. Back in Southern California, too, just down the road in San Diego instead of Los Angeles. In a quick vote Thursday, Major League Baseball owners approved the sale of the Padres to a group that includes Kevin and Brian O'Malley, the sons of former Dodgers owner Peter O'Malley. Commissioner Bud Selig announced the endorsement after the conclusion of the owners ...
NAPA (AP) - Tommy Kelly needed only one preseason game to become convinced Oakland's defense is already vastly improved from a year ago.
SANTA CLARA (AP) - Alex Smith is an expert. So says Jim Harbaugh, and he's the one who truly matters on this topic.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Luke Hochevar won't see the Oakland Athletics again until 2013, which is none too soon for him.
NAPA (AP) - Jacoby Ford is glad he got a clunker of a game out of the way in the preseason.
SANTA CLARA (AP) - This summer has been unlike any other during Michael Crabtree's four years with the San Francisco 49ers.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Will Smith pitched seven strong innings, Chris Getz doubled home the go-ahead run and the Kansas City Royals defeated the Oakland Athletics 3-2 on Wednesday night.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Bruce Bochy called his San Francisco Giants together for an impromptu pregame team meeting with some disheartening news: They will be without Melky Cabrera for the remainder of the regular season.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Timothy Bradley remembers the first and final rounds of his last bout. The rest has vanished into a foggy haze.
OAKLAND (AP) - These decisive Game 5s sure are becoming familiar for Justin Verlander.