DETROIT (AP) - There will be no gift baskets, Texas barbeque, Dr. Pepper, Budweiser beer or St. Louis-style toasted ravioli exchanged following this year's World Series between the Detroit Tigers and San Francisco Giants. Instead, Detroit Mayor Dave Bing and San Francisco Mayor Edwin Lee have vowed to perform a day of community service in the victor's city. <p style="line-height: 18pt; background: ...
RUNDOWN A look at the best-of-seven World Series between the Detroit Tigers and San Francisco Giants: Schedule: (All times PDT) Game 1, Wednesday, at San Francisco (5:07 p.m.); Game 2, Thursday, at San Francisco (5:07 p.m.); Game 3, Saturday, Oct. 27, at Detroit (5:07 p.m.); Game 4, Sunday, Oct. 28, at Detroit (5:15 p.m.); x-Game 5, Monday, ...
Starting Pitchers: Tigers: It all begins with the best pitcher in baseball, Justin Verlander. The reigning AL MVP and Cy Young Award winner has a chance to turn this postseason into his personal showcase after going 3-0 with a 0.74 ERA and 25 strikeouts over 24 1-3 innings in three playoff starts. The ...
OAKLAND (AP) - David Lee and rookie Harrison Barnes each scored 16 points, and the Golden State Warriors beat the Phoenix Suns 107-92 on Tuesday night to close out their preseason.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - From postseason bystander to starting the World Series opener. That's how far Barry Zito has come in two years to resurrect his career.
COLLEGE BASKETBALL STANFORD PICKED TO WIN PAC-12: SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Stanford, which has reached the Final Four in each of the past five seasons, is an overwhelming favorite to repeat as Pac-12 champion. Stanford received the maximum of 11 first-place votes in a poll of Pac-12 coaches. California, which returns nearly everybody from a team that advanced to the second round of ...
RENTON, Wash. (AP) - The celebration of an NFC West title was put on hold for the Seattle Seahawks.
JOHANNESBURG (AP) - The mere sounds of soccer brightened Nelson Mandela in his darkest, most isolated times.
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) - Roberto Reyes grabbed the bright orange buoy and steadied his breath as sharp columns of hazy sunlight pierced the green seawater beneath him, fading before they reached the depths that he was about to explore off Puerto Rico's northwest coast.
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) - Joe Torre, Tony La Russa and Bobby Cox, baseball's winningest managers over the past four decades, were unanimously elected to the Hall of Fame on Monday by the expansion era committee.
Citing a desire to avoid surgery for an ailing back and wanting to spend more time with his family, two-time Cy Young Award winner Roy Halladay retired Monday after 16 seasons in the major leagues with the Toronto Blue Jays and Philadelphia Phillies.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Frank Gore saw a huge hole with the clock ticking down and his team trailing, and went for it with everything he had.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) - Dennis Allen was irked by several failures in his Oakland Raiders' latest defeat: a slow start, turnovers and shaky special teams.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - The Minnesota Wild gained some momentum heading into a stretch in which they will spend little time at home.
DENVER (AP) - Matt Prater had a cold, and was dealing with icy temperatures and history as he lined up to kick the frigid football from his 46-yard line.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The NFL set a single-day record for touchdowns when the New Orleans Saints scored three times in the first half of Sunday night's game against the Carolina Panthers.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Drew Brees passed for 313 yards and four touchdowns, helping New Orleans regain sole possession of first place in the NFC South and snap Carolina's winning streak at eight games.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - The Sacramento Kings are making another major move under new owner Vivek Ranadive in hopes of turning around the franchise's struggles.
THOUSAND OAKS (AP) - The storybook ending at Sherwood had every element a golf fan could want - Tiger Woods with a commanding lead before a record crowd, clutch shots that kept getting better with every hole and a finish no one saw coming.
SAN JOSE (AP) - Major League Baseball's lawyers say in a court filing that the Oakland Athletics' request to move to San Jose was turned down in June by Commissioner Bud Selig.