INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Larry Bird is calling it quits with the Indiana Pacers. Bird, perhaps the most respected and beloved basketball figure in a state obsessed with the sport, will leave his job as the Pacers' president of basketball operations at the end of August. He spent four years building the team into an Eastern Conference contender and was this season's NBA executive of the year, but is instead moving on after saying just a ...
DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) - Still not pretty to watch, still just as effective. Spain again failed to dazzle at the European Championship yet still advanced to its third straight major championship final, beating Portugal 4-2 in a penalty shootout Wednesday following a scoreless draw after extra time. "We're playing better in defense than what the characteristics of our players would suggest," Spain coach Vicente del Bosque said. "That's what earns victories." After earning plaudits for ...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Tim Lincecum won for the first time in nearly two months to end the worst drought of his career and the San Francisco Giants held the Los Angeles Dodgers scoreless for the third straight game in a 3-0 victory Wednesday.
NEW YORK (AP) - Andy Pettitte broke his ankle on the same day the Yankees put CC Sabathia on the disabled list, but Robinson Cano hit a go-ahead homer to help New York beat the Cleveland Indians 5-4 Wednesday for a three-game sweep.
SEATTLE (AP) - Oakland manager Bob Melvin had a concise assessment of starter Jarrod Parker.
NEW YORK (AP) - Once Anthony Davis slips on a Hornets hat above basketball's most celebrated eyebrow Thursday night, the NBA draft really starts.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Tim Lincecum threw his 167-pound body in front of the plate to save a run. He pounded the strike zone like the Lincecum of old. More than anything, he pitched the San Francisco Giants into first place while winning again at last.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - MLS rookie Cordell Cato scored in the first half as the Seattle Sounders, three-time defending tournament champions, beat the San Jose Earthquakes 1-0 Tuesday night in a U.S. Open Cup quarterfinal.
NEW YORK (AP) - Kentucky and North Carolina appear headed for an NBA-first during Thursday night's draft.
DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) - For Spain it's more about stopping one man, while for Portugal it will be about containing a whole team when the two meet in Wednesday's European Championship semifinal.
WIMBLEDON, England (AP) - On one point Tuesday at Wimbledon, Serena Williams dumped a forehand into the net and dropped to a knee, her jaw clenched as she let out a shriek.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Brendan Hansen was done with swimming after two doses of Olympic heartache.
BALTIMORE (AP) - Albert Pujols homered in his Camden Yards debut, C.J. Wilson allowed one run in seven innings and the Los Angeles Angels had a season-high 17 hits in a 7-3 win over the Baltimore Orioles on Tuesday night.
DENVER (AP) - Todd Helton hit a tiebreaking sacrifice fly in the sixth inning and the Colorado Rockies cooled off Stephen Strasburg with a 4-2 victory over the Washington Nationals on Monday night.
PARIS (AP) - Eight Americans are competing in this year's Tour de France on four different teams, close to the record 10 U.S. riders that competed in last year's Tour.
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) - Chicago Bears receiver Brandon Marshall understands he's going to turn heads when he speaks out, given his well-publicized struggles with mental illness.
DETROIT (AP) - The Oakland Athletics have beaten Detroit with both pitching and power. And that's left the Tigers on the brink of elimination - and simmering with frustration.
SANTA CLARA (AP) - Coach Jim Harbaugh expects top 2012 wide receiver Michael Crabtree to return to game action in mid- to late November after recovering in quick fashion from a torn right Achilles tendon that required surgery.
ALAMEDA (AP) - The Oakland Raiders released quarterback Matt Flynn on Monday, just six months after bringing him in to be the starter.
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) - Considering where Jeff Gordon was after Richmond, left out of the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship in part due to some late-race shenanigans, he couldn't have been happier on Sunday.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Juan Uribe hit a go-ahead, two-run homer in the eighth inning after Clayton Kershaw started on short rest for the Dodgers in a 4-3 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Monday night, sending Los Angeles into the National League championship series for the first time since 2009.
PITTSBURGH (AP) - Michael Wacha heard the chants. Then again, when 40,000 people clad in black scream your name relentlessly for the better part of three hours, it's kind of hard to miss.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - The Tampa Bay Rays are still afloat in the AL division series.
OAKLAND (AP) - When the Golden State Warriors signed free agent Andre Iguodala this summer, most figured that meant Harrison Barnes would be coming off the bench.
ATLANTA (AP) - Geno Smith wasn't flustered. Not after all the mistakes in his first four games. Not after the Atlanta Falcons went ahead on a touchdown with less than 2 minutes remaining.