MIAMI (AP) - Ray Allen will take less money for a chance at another NBA championship. Allen told the Miami Heat on Friday night that he intends to accept their contract offer and leave Boston after five seasons, even though the Celtics could pay him about twice as much as the reigning NBA champions will be able to next season. Miami could only offer Allen the mini mid-level, worth about $3 million a year. Heat ...
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Brian McCann hit a grand slam, Tim Hudson tossed four-hit ball over seven innings and the Atlanta Braves beat the Philadelphia Phillies 5-0 to spoil Ryan Howard's season debut Friday night.
BOSTON (AP) - Mark Teixeira hit a two-run single in the Yankees' five-run first inning and a two-run triple in the seventh to give them the lead for good Friday night as New York beat the Boston Red Sox 10-8.
OAKLAND (AP) - Chris Carter hit a three-run homer in the bottom of the 11th inning, powering the Oakland Athletics past the Seattle Mariners 4-1 on Friday night to match a season-high five-game winning streak.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - The Golden State Warriors have signed 30th overall pick Festus Ezeli to his rookie contract.
PITTSBURGH (AP) - Sergio Romo keeps insisting he has no desire to be the closer. Funny, he certainly looked like one while handcuffing baseball's hottest team. Romo worked a perfect ninth while regular closer Santiago Casilla nursed a blister on his right (pitching) hand and the San Francisco Giants snapped a three-game losing streak with a 6-5 win over the Pirates on Friday night. The Giants rebounded from a gut-punch loss to Washington on Thursday ...
NEW YORK (AP) - David Wright singled off Jonathan Papelbon with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning, lifting the New York Mets to a 6-5 comeback victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Thursday night that preserved R.A. Dickey's 11-game winning streak.
CHICAGO (AP) - Rookie Jose Quintana allowed two hits in eight stellar innings, Kevin Youkilis came through again with a go-ahead homer and the Chicago White Sox completed a three-game sweep of the Texas Rangers with a 2-1 victory Thursday.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Freddy Sanchez won't play this season - and he might be done for good with the San Francisco Giants - after the team announced Thursday that he will back surgery.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The San Francisco Giants lost when they couldn't turn a double play in the ninth inning. It wouldn't have mattered if they had pushed across a few runners in, say, the first or the third or the fourth.
CYCLING GREIPEL WINS 5TH STAGE OF TOUR DE FRANCE: SAINT-QUENTIN, France (AP) - Andre Greipel of Germany led a frenzied bunch sprint to the fifth stage finish line for his second straight Tour de France stage win on Thursday. Fabian Cancellara retained the yellow jersey for a sixth straight day. The mostly flat 121-mile trek from Rouen to Saint-Quentin was ...
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - A day after his dad missed his first birthday, Josh Reddick ran away from his father when he walked through the door. Not because he harbored any resentment or bitterness - or could even understand those feelings at that age. Simply staring at a man whose left hand had been amputated and right reduced to three crumpled fingers left the toddler terrified.
OAKLAND (AP) - Brandon Moss might just make Boston miss him yet. Moss homered among his three hits for the Oakland Athletics in Wednesday's 3-2 win and completed a three-game sweep of the Red Sox. He finished 6 for 8 with five RBIs and three runs scored against his former club that traded him away. "Playing against a team you came up with and team you played your first little bit in the big leagues ...
WASHINGTON (AP) - At a time when he's usually sleeping or eating breakfast back home in San Francisco, Madison Bumgarner was on the mound facing the Washington Nationals.
WIMBLEDON, England (AP) - After curling in a 102 mph ace to grab a two-set lead a mere 56 minutes into his Wimbledon quarterfinal Wednesday, Roger Federer casually pulled an extra tennis ball from his pocket and strolled to sit in his changeover chair for a sip to drink.
SANTA CLARA,. (AP) - The San Francisco 49ers have gone from one of the NFL's worst rushing teams in September to the league's best in November, and it's easy for offensive coordinator Greg Roman to identify the players on his unit who have made it happen.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The Minnesota Vikings found a way to stop Robert Griffin III and the Washington Redskins, showing late resolve after a series of final-minute collapses.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Jordan Gross said the next two weeks will go a long way toward determining how people perceive the Carolina Panthers nationally.
SANTA CLARA (AP) - At last, Mario Manningham is back in game-week mode.
Injuries can be damaging to NFL teams - and to Pro Picks, which is hurting after an awful week in which even our Best Bet flopped, for the first time.
Kansas City, the only unbeaten team in the NFL, is now alone atop The Associated Press power rankings.
ALAMEDA (AP) - As soon as D.J. Hayden woke up, he flashed back one year to the day he almost died in a practice collision.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The Golden State Warriors held their breath when they watched star guard Stephen Curry walk gingerly off the court in the third quarter. Then Klay Thompson put his foot on the gas.
SANTA CLARA (AP) - Aldon Smith believes he is on the path to being sober for good.
MIAMI (AP) - The NFL Players Association said Tuesday that it will insist on a fair investigation for all involved in the Miami Dolphins harassment case.
HOUSTON (AP) - Texans coach Gary Kubiak was released from a Houston hospital Tuesday after suffering what the team said was a mini-stroke during Sunday night's loss to Indianapolis.
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) - Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers says he has a fractured left collarbone and he doesn't know how long he'll be out. Rodgers offered details of the injury on his weekly radio show on 540-AM ESPN on Tuesday. The 2011 NFL MVP got hurt after getting sacked by Shea McClellin on a third-down play during the Packers' first series while he was scrambling outside the pocket. He hurt his left, non-throwing shoulder.
SAN JOSE (AP) - Cory Hodgson scored in the fourth round of the shootout and Ryan Miller made 47 saves for the Buffalo Sabres, who overcame a pair of blown third-period leads to get their third win in 17 games this season, 5-4 over the San Jose Sharks on Tuesday night.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Al Horford had 27 points and 10 rebounds, Paul Millsap had 25 points and 11 rebounds and the Atlanta Hawks held off the Sacramento Kings for a 105-100 victory on Tuesday night.
SEATTLE (AP) - Lloyd McClendon was hired as manager of the Seattle Mariners on Tuesday, taking over a rebuilding job that Eric Wedge walked away from.