SANTA CLARA, (AP) - Veteran safety Donte Whitner has insisted all along that rookie Eric Reid possesses the skills and mentality to be a hard-hitting defender.
METAIRIE, La. (AP) - The San Francisco 49ers have confirmed they have traded outside linebacker Parys Haralson to the New Orleans Saints and will receiver an undisclosed 2014 draft pick in return.
DETROIT (AP) - Tommy Milone pitched five innings Tuesday night and walked away with a complete-game victory.
DENVER (AP) - Hunter Pence and Pablo Sandoval hit back-to-back homers and Yusmeiro Petit won his first game in four years, helping the San Francisco Giants beat the Colorado Rockies 5-3 on Tuesday night.
PITTSBURGH (AP) - A day after falling out of first place, the Pittsburgh Pirates made a trade they feel will bolster their offense.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Matt Kemp ran the bases on Tuesday for the first time since spraining his left ankle a month ago, and the Los Angeles Dodgers slugger said he's getting closer to returning.
DENVER (AP) - San Francisco Giants outfielder Andres Torres is scheduled for season-ending surgery on Wednesday.
NEW YORK (AP) - At this point in his career, Roger Federer recognizes the importance of a little extra work.
ALAMEDA,(AP) - Two years ago while attending a community college in Southern California, Menelik Watson was still trying to figure out what American football was all about.
DETROIT (AP) - Coco Crisp is on such a roll that he was even a little better than Miguel Cabrera on Monday night.
DENVER (AP) - Barry Zito was very good throughout last season, and even better in the postseason when he went 2-0 with a 1.69 ERA in three playoff starts.
SANTA CLARA (AP) - All week long, Kendall Hunter peppered fellow San Francisco running back Anthony Dixon about how he looked in practice - how fast did he look?
SANTA CLARA (AP) - The San Francisco 49ers traded linebacker Parys Haralson to the Saints on Monday to fill a big need for New Orleans, a person with knowledge of the deal said.
NEW YORK (AP) - Matt Harvey has a partially torn ligament in his right elbow, a potentially devastating injury for the pitcher that had given the foundering New York Mets reason to be hopeful about their future.
DETROIT (AP) - The Oakland Athletics placed right fielder Josh Reddick on the 15-day disabled list on Monday with a sprained right wrist.
ALAMEDA (AP) - Terrelle Pryor has learned his lesson about not telling his Oakland Raiders coaches how much his sprained right knee bothered him last week leading up to his poor performance at quarterback in a loss to the New York Giants.
The Colts and Titans would very much like to forget last weekend's debacles. They'll get a chance right away.
DAVIE, Fla. (AP) - Last month, Richie Incognito said severe repercussions would be warranted if the Miami Dolphins kept allowing sacks at such an alarming rate.
BANGKOK (AP) - Manny Pacquiao's trainer says the Filipino boxer will contemplate retirement if he fails to perform well against Brandon Rios this month.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - Fed up and frustrated at the lack of effort and energy, Sacramento Kings coach Michael Malone shook up his lineup hoping to find some kind of spark.
NEW YORK (AP) - Clayton Kershaw has two Cy Young Awards by age 25 and one runner-up finish. He just posted baseball's lowest ERA in 13 years and became the third pitcher since 1900 to lead the majors in that category for three consecutive seasons.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Scott Boras had some words for the New York Mets, Chicago Cubs and Houston Astros, and they were far from kind. And he also backed the Tampa Bay Rays' desire for a new ballpark.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Infielder Nick Punto agreed Wednesday to a $3 million, one-year contract with the Oakland Athletics following a little more than a season with the Los Angeles Dodgers.
MEXICO CITY (AP) - Oribe Peralta scored twice and Mexico beat New Zealand 5-1 on Wednesday in the first leg of their intercontinental playoff to close in on a spot in the World Cup next year.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Zach Parise and Jason Pominville scored in the shootout, lifting the Minnesota Wild to a 2-1 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Wednesday night.
OAKLAND (AP) - Stephen Curry couldn't remember the last time he sat out an entire fourth quarter for any reason other than an injury.
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) - Brad Stuart scored 1:13 into overtime to give the San Jose Sharks a 3-2 victory over the Calgary Flames on Tuesday.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The Kansas City Chiefs will have a chance to prove they belong atop the AP Pro32 power rankings when they face the Denver Broncos on Sunday.
DAVIE, Fla. (AP) - Miami Dolphins fans are venting on Twitter and complaining on radio about the team owner, the coach, the general manager and even the backup left guard.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The San Francisco 49ers released wide receiver and return man Kyle Williams on Tuesday after three-plus seasons.