CUITUNIGRU, Spain (AP) - Joaquin Rodriguez is in prime position to win the Spanish Vuelta after holding off Alberto Contador on Monday during the most demanding leg of the race. The mountainous 16th stage was won by Dario Cataldo of Italy. Contador tried repeatedly to break away from his fellow Spaniard during the grueling final stretch after four ...
LOS ANGELES (AP) - UCLA says two of its freshmen basketball recruits have not yet received final amateurism certification from the NCAA and is disputing what it calls "misleading and inaccurate public reports" regarding its incoming class. A Scout.com report says freshmen Kyle Anderson and Tony Parker are being investigated by the NCAA for potential basketball recruiting violations. <p style="line-height: 18pt; background: ...
SANTA CLARA (AP) - Defender Ramiro Corrales scored his first two goals of the season, both on free kicks in the second half, and the San Jose Earthquakes beat Chivas USA 4-0 Sunday night.
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NORTON, Mass. (AP) - Louis Oosthuizen knows what it's like to hit every shot right where he's aiming and to stand over every putt believing it will go in. He once shot a 57 on his home course at Mossel Bay in South Africa, a number he wears on the left sleeve of his shirt.
NEW YORK (AP) - Channeling his inner Jimmy Connors, Andy Roddick pounded a forehand passing shot down the line to win a 20-stroke point and thrust both arms overhead, motioning to the U.S. Open spectators to make more noise.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Baseball's annual gathering of general managers began Monday when $14.1 million qualifying offers were turned down by all 13 free agents who received them from their former teams, a group that included Jacoby Ellsbury, Mike Napoli and Stephen Drew of the World Series champion Boston Red Sox.
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' ...