Keith Smart is getting the closest thing he has ever had to a long-term deal as an NBA coach.
SANTA CLARA (AP) - It's difficult to pinpoint where Delanie Walker will line up this season for the San Francisco 49ers.
NAPA (AP) - Punter Marquette King went into Oakland Raiders training camp hoping to get something on tape for the other 31 NFL teams.
OAKLAND (AP) - The Oakland Athletics finally met their match on the mound. Jered Weaver pitched a four-hitter for his major-league leading 15th victory, outlasting Jarrod Weaver to lead the Angels past the A's 4-0 on Monday night to overtake Oakland for the final spot in the crowded AL wild card standings. "Jered did his job on the other side," Parker said, "and I just needed to be better." Nobody has been this season. Weaver ...
ST. LOUIS (AP) - Matt Cain says there is no reason to panic. The San Francisco right-hander tied a season-high by giving up five earned runs in the Giants' 8-2 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals on Monday night. Cain (10-5), a three-time All-Star, surrendered nine hits over 5 2/3 innings. He is 2/3 with a 4.40 ERA in nine starts since throwing a perfect game against Houston on June 13. "I feel fine," he ...
PITTSBURGH (AP) - Erik Bedard allowed two hits over seven innings Monday night and the Pittsburgh Pirates opened a season-long 11-game homestand with a 4-0 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks.
DETROIT (AP) - Justin Verlander matched a career high with 14 strikeouts and got home-run support from Prince Fielder and Miguel Cabrera, leading the Detroit Tigers over the New York Yankees 7-2 Monday night.
NAPA (AP) - Oakland Raiders cornerback Ron Bartell was removed from the non-football related injury list on Sunday and expects to play in the team's preseason opener against the Dallas Cowboys on Aug. 13.
DENVER (AP) - Tim Lincecum hasn't changed a thing on the mound. His recent turnaround, he says, is the result of an old-fashioned gut-check.
OAKLAND (AP) - Tommy Milone has given up more runs in his last 12 innings at home than he allowed in his first 60 innings in Oakland. He thinks it is just a bad run, and the Athletics hope he is right.
RENO, Nev. (AP) - J.J. Henry thought he was overdue. The 37-year-old Henry played in 176 tournaments on the PGA Tour before he claimed his first victory at the 2006 Buick Open and had played in another 178 events without winning. That ended Sunday in the Reno-Tahoe Open when he held on to beat Alexandre Rocha of Brazil by a point in the modified Stableford event. "It's been a long time coming," said Henry, who ...
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Justin Upton didn't even get bragging rights for one night. Brothers Justin Upton and B.J. Upton both hit career homer No. 100 on Friday night, just about an hour apart and in different leagues. Justin Upton connected for Arizona in the second inning at Philadelphia off Kyle Kendrick. Then it was his older brother's turn. B.J. Upton went deep in the fourth inning for Tampa Bay against Baltimore's Tommy Hunter. "It was ...
LONG POND, Pa. (AP) - In a race marred by the death of a fan hit by lightning, Jeff Gordon earned his first victory of the season on Sunday, taking advantage of an accident sparked by teammate Jimmie Johnson and going on to win when the race was called because of a downpour preceding the fatal storm.
AKRON, Ohio (AP) - Keegan Bradley never looked like a winner over four days and 71 holes at Firestone until he poured in a 15-foot par putt on the final hole Sunday.
BLAINE, Minn. (AP) - Bernhard Langer was right on target in the 3M Championship. Entering the final round Sunday, Langer thought he would have to shoot a 10-under 62 to win the event for the second time in four years. That's what he did, and it was enough to overcome a six-stroke deficit for a two-stroke victory over David Peoples. The 54-year-old German won his 15th Champions Tour title, ending a 24-event victory drought - ...
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Justin Verlander pitched another Game 5 gem in Oakland while carrying a no-hit bid into the seventh inning, and Miguel Cabrera homered to lead the Detroit Tigers past the Athletics 3-0 Thursday night and back into the AL championship series.
ALAMEDA (AP) - Oakland's Kevin Burnett isn't sure yet what exactly the Raiders will try to do to slow down the unbeaten Kansas City Chiefs this week.
SANTA CLARA (AP) - His black hooded sweatshirt pulled over his head and covering most of his face, Anquan Boldin stood at his locker Thursday staring back at a dozen or so reporters with a serious expression.
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) - Antti Niemi made 25 saves and Matt Pelech's first NHL goal stood up as the winner and the San Jose Sharks stayed perfect on the season by topping the Vancouver Canucks 4-1 on Thursday.
ST. LOUIS (AP) - Carpets were still drying out from a champagne bath and a few players looked bleary eyed after a workout at Busch Stadium. A day after advancing, there wasn't much time to rest for the St. Louis Cardinals.
DULUTH, Ga. (AP) - Maya Moore scored 23 points, Rebekkah Brunson had 15 points and 12 rebounds and the Minnesota Lynx beat the Atlanta Dream 86-77 on Thursday night to win their second WNBA title in three years.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Even the most muffled clap seemed to echo throughout Arrowhead Stadium last season as the Kansas City Chiefs plodded their way toward one of the worst seasons in franchise history.
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LOS ANGELES (AP) - Nelson Agholor caught seven passes for 161 yards, Javorius Allen rushed for two touchdowns and Southern California got off to an impressive start under interim coach Ed Orgeron with a 38-31 victory over Arizona on Thursday night.
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.