OAKLAND - After a winter of rebuilding, the Oakland Athletics were the surprise winner for Cuban defector Yoenis Cespedes.
OAKLAND(AP) - Monta Ellis had 33 points and seven assists, David Lee added 15 points and 13 rebounds and the Golden State Warriors beat the Houston Rockets 106-97 on Sunday night for their second straight victory over a Western Conference playoff contender.
NEW YORK (AP) - Jeremy Lin came with an intriguing story even before he escaped the New York Knicks' bench.
PEBBLE BEACH (AP) - Phil Mickelson rallied from six shots behind to win for the fourth time at Pebble Beach, a final round made even more memorable by the guy in a red shirt who was among the first to congratulate him Sunday on the 18th green.
ST. LOUIS (AP) - Alex Pietrangelo had two goals, David Perron also scored with a two-man advantage and Andy McDonald added an assist in his return from a concussion that sidelined him for 51 games, sending the St. Louis Blues to a 3-0 victory over the San Jose Sharks on Sunday night.
BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) - Corey Pavin can't remember a better par save.
SAN JOSE (AP) - Benn Ferriero scored the tiebreaking goal with 14:20 remaining in the third period to send the San Jose Sharks off on a lengthy trip on a winning note, beating the Chicago Blackhawks 5-3 on Friday night.
CARY, N.C. (AP) - Ariel Hsing is back for her second shot at the U.S. Olympic table tennis trials. Her rating of 2,340 was good enough to secure the No. 2 seed in the women's round robin tournament.
CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) - Hall of Fame boxing trainer Angelo Dundee was remembered Friday as a master motivator and a man who left a legacy of kindness that was just as impressive as what he accomplished in the ring molding a record 15 world champions, including Muhammad Ali.
FRIBOURG, Switzerland (AP) - First, Mardy Fish put together a compelling rally to get the United States off to a fast start. Then John Isner bashed his way to a big upset.
PEBBLE BEACH - On a day when sunshine gave way to a light rain, two things stayed the same Friday at the Pebble Beach National Pro-Am. Charlie Wi was still atop the leaderboard, and Tiger Woods didn't hole enough putts to make up ground.
VILLANOVA, Pa.- Billy Beane's influence on using baseball statistics and economics in building a team has stretched from the diamond to the silver screen.
SANTA CLARA- The San Francisco 49ers have confidence in Trent Baalke leading them for the long haul.
DENVER (AP) - Golden State coach Mark Jackson thought Stephen Curry's stat line was a thing of beauty. Not so his dance. After sinking one of his six 3-pointers as the Warriors pulled away from the Denver Nuggets for a 109-101 victory Thursday night, Curry did the old shimmy-shake as he trotted back downcourt. It was admittedly the only blemish of the night for Curry, who scored a season-best 36 points and sank 13 ...
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Playing on national TV for the first and only time this season, the Sacramento Kings and their rabid fans put on a good show - at the expense of the Oklahoma City Thunder.
OAKLAND (AP) - All that talk of an improved Oakland Raiders defense was quickly forgotten in a flurry of touchdown passes by Nick Foles.
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - Jimmie Johnson is the leader again in the Chase for the Sprint Cup title after a dominating victory Sunday at Texas Motor Speedway.
OAKLAND (AP) - The NBA's highest-scoring team can play a little defense, too.
HOUSTON (AP) - Houston coach Gary Kubiak collapsed leaving the field at halftime and was taken by ambulance to a hospital, and the Indianapolis Colts rallied for a 27-24 victory over the Texans on Sunday night.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Fred Couples won the Champions Tour's season-ending Charles Schwab Cup Championship on Sunday, and Kenny Perry topped the yearlong points race to earn a $1 million annuity.
BERKELEY (AP) - Sonny Dykes must be wondering what he has to do to shake California out of a losing streak that is now just shy of two months long.
OAKLAND (AP) - Chip Kelly is very familiar with what Terrelle Pryor can do as a quarterback.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - Chris Paul had 26 points and 10 assists for his third straight double-double, and the Los Angeles Clippers came back after blowing a 15-point lead in the second half to beat the Sacramento Kings 110-101 on Friday night.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - All-Pro 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith was activated to the 53-man roster from the non-football injury list Thursday, two days after he turned himself in to Santa Clara County authorities as he faces weapons charges.
ALAMEDA (AP) - Defensive coordinator Jason Tarver's contributions to the Oakland Raiders this season are much bigger than that obscene gesture at the officials that got him into so much hot water.
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) - With the Miami Dolphins needing any kind of score to end a four-game losing streak, two points were plenty.
BOSTON (AP) - The Boston Red Sox didn't just build a World Series champion in 2013.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Chris Paul scored 42 points and had three of his 15 assists on consecutive alley-oop dunks by Blake Griffin during a 30-second span of the third quarter, leading the Los Angeles Clippers to a 126-115 victory over Golden State in their home opener on Thursday night.
ST. LOUIS (AP) - Clutch hitting deserted the St. Louis Cardinals in the postseason. The power arms that got them to the World Series finally gave out, too.
WASHINGTON (AP) - More than a decade ago, when Matt Williams was still a third baseman, and Mike Rizzo was still climbing the front-office rungs, the future general manager thought he noticed the makings of a future skipper.