SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - On top of the NFL one season, out the door the next.
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) - In his first game back from a sprained knee, Miikka Kiprusoff was at his best.
MIAMI (AP) - LeBron James scored 26 points, including a go-ahead layup with 3.2 seconds left, and the Miami Heat scrambled late to beat the Orlando Magic 97-96 on Wednesday night and extend their franchise-record winning streak to 16 games.
OAKLAND (AP) - There's no place like home for the Golden State Warriors to finish off what they started.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - The Denver Nuggets have proved they can win regularly at home. The lingering question: Can they do it on the road?
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) - Scott Gomez and Adam Burish ended long goal droughts and Joe Pavelski scored the shootout winner as the San Jose Sharks defeated the Vancouver Canucks 3-2 on Tuesday night.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Nick Swisher supplies enough energy and enthusiasm to fill several clubhouses. These days he's getting an extra boost with all the new faces in Cleveland.
SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) - Bruce Chen and Luke Hochevar are competing for the final spot in the Royals' rotation. The loser might not be with the organization for too long.
PHOENIX (AP) - Oakland left-hander Brett Anderson cruised through three innings on Tuesday, giving up only an infield single and a walk while striking out three in the A's 4-3 exhibition win over Italy, which is preparing for the World Baseball Classic.
OAKLAND (AP) - David Lee had 29 points and 11 rebounds to back Andrew Bogut's strong return, and the Golden State Warriors snapped a four-game losing streak by outlasting the Toronto Raptors 125-118 on Monday night.
ALAMEDA (AP) - Oakland Raiders offensive lineman Mike Brisiel has restructured his contract to give the team salary cap relief.
PHOENIX (AP) - John Jaso was brought to Oakland as a backup. He showed what he could do as a starter.
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) - John Danks hadn't pitched in a game since last May.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Dwyane Wade had 32 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists, LeBron James shrugged off a sore left knee to score 20 points and grab 10 rebounds, and the Miami Heat earned their franchise-record 15th straight victory with a 97-81 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Monday night.
ALAMEDA (AP) - The Oakland Raiders added two more playoff-tested veterans to their rebuilding defense.
OAKLAND (AP) - Spencer Hawes had 22 points and 13 rebounds to help the Cleveland Cavaliers erase an 18-point first-half deficit on the way to a 103-94 victory over the Golden State Warriors on Friday night.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Giants opening-day starter Madison Bumgarner pitched five stellar innings and Hunter Pence hit a pair of solo homers, pacing the San Francisco Giants to a 4-0 victory over a Colorado Rockies split-squad on Friday.
SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) - Dan Straily worked four promising innings only hours after the Athletics said two of their starters might not be ready for opening day, Derek Norris and Michael Taylor homered and Oakland and the Kansas City Royals played to a 9-9 tie in nine innings Friday.
UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) - San Jose has dominated the Eastern Conference all season, and Sharks captain Joe Thornton kept that trend going against an old friend.
Madera Speedway kicks off its 2014 season Saturday night with the Spears SRL Southwest Tour Series Melo's Gas & Gear 125. Fans can expect another close battle for the championship between defending champion Jim Pettit II of Prunedale, Lakeport's Derek Thorn the 2012 champion and 2009 series champ MK Kanke of Frazier Park.
Darrelle Revis and Darren Sproles found landing spots in the Northeast, while James Harrison is looking for new NFL homes.a
PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) - Blood on the stairs, walls and furniture, a cocked 9 mm pistol, bloody towels, fallen wall tiles. Like pieces of an unfinished puzzle, the photos of the blood-splattered interior of Oscar Pistorius' home gave a fragmented picture Thursday of his girlfriend's violent end.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - The Steve Smith era in Carolina is over.
INDIAN WELLS, Calif. (AP) - Li Na beat Dominika Cibulkova 6-3, 4-6, 6-3 in a rematch of their Australian Open final, moving the Chinese star into the semifinals of the BNP Paribas Open on Thursday.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Former NFL All-Pro safety Darren Sharper will remain in a Los Angeles jail for the foreseeable future as he faces criminal charges in two states and sexual assault investigations in three others.
PALM HARBOR, Fla. (AP) - One lesson Jack Nicklaus imparted on Tiger Woods a decade ago in South Africa was to always be part of the conversation.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - While there were doubts whether any team would give Jonathan Martin another chance, the NFL coach who knows him best considered it an easy call.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Blake Griffin had 30 points and 15 rebounds, Danny Granger added 18 points off the bench, and the Los Angeles Clippers surged past the Golden State Warriors 111-98 Wednesday night for their ninth straight victory.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - The Denver Broncos kept their free agency focus on defense as they agreed to a three-year deal with pass rusher DeMarcus Ware, according to a person with knowledge of the situation.