CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Since the system isn't broken, NASCAR officials have no plans to change it - at least nothing radical. The sport enjoyed one of its most exciting seasons ever last year, culminating with Tony Stewart winning his third Sprint Cup championship in the last race of the season. NASCAR Chairman and CEO Brian France said ...
NEW YORK - Asafa Powell, once the world's fastest man, wasn't setting any perfect attendance records at practice. "Over the years I've been kind of lazy, thinking my talent alone can do it," he said Thursday. "This year, I'm trying something new." Like not missing any workouts in what the Jamaican sprint star ...
MELBOURNE, Australia - Rafael Nadal outlasted Roger Federer 6-7 (5), 6-2, 7-6 (5), 6-4 in an Australian Open semifinal on Thursday night, the longtime rivals playing with the intensity normally displayed when meeting in a Grand Slam final. The stars who met in eight Grand Slam finals were on the same ...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Giants ace Tim Lincecum's new $40.5 million, two-year deal includes a series of bonuses for winning the Cy Young and other awards.
JOSH DUBOW,AP Sports Writer ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) - For more than three decades, the Oakland Raiders operated under a similar formula with late owner Al Davis hiring offensive-minded head coaches and remaining deeply involved in devising the team's defense. That pattern has changed with new general manager Reggie McKenzie's first major hiring since taking over the football operations earlier this month. McKenzie is finalizing a contract to make Denver defensive coordinator Dennis Allen the ...
DALLAS (AP) - Kevin Love had 31 points and 10 rebounds after signing his new contract and the Minnesota Timberwolves handed defending NBA champion Dallas another ceremonious loss, 105-90 Wednesday night.
OAKLAND (AP) - Stephen Curry scored a season-high 32 points and added seven assists and six rebounds, and the Golden State Warriors extended their recent home dominance against Portland with a 101-93 victory over the Trail Blazers on Wednesday night.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - Danilo Gallinari celebrated a contract extension by scoring 21 of his 23 points in the first half and the Denver Nuggets routed the Sacramento Kings 122-93 on Wednesday night for their fifth straight victory and fifth in a row on the road.
SAN JOSE ST. FOOTBALL COACH GETS EXTENSION: SAN JOSE (AP) - San Jose State football coach Mike MacIntyre has agreed to a contract extension through the 2017 season.
GONZALEZ, NATIONALS MAKE 5-YEAR DEAL OFFICIAL: WASHINGTON (AP) - The Washington Nationals held a news conference Wednesday at their ballpark to show off their most significant offseason acquisition and pat themselves on the back for locking him down with a big contract.
THOUSAND OAKS (AP) - Zach Johnson already is looking ahead to next year, and one of his priorities is to score better on the par 5s. He got started on that Thursday in the World Challenge.
CHICAGO (AP) - Derrick Rose isn't wavering.
Ripon senior Taylor Vernon won't be done playing softball after high school.
OAKLAND (AP) - If those independent league road trips weren't humbling enough for Scott Kazmir, starting over from square one with his delivery and mechanics sure did the trick.
SANTA CLARA (AP) - The San Francisco 49ers are ready for some serious chatter coming from that brash, big-talking Seattle secondary.
ALAMEDA (AP) - The Oakland Raiders may have to reach way down on the depth chart to fill out their backfield for Sunday's game in New York.
CLEVELAND (AP) - Kyrie Irving scored 23 points and the Cleveland Cavaliers snapped the Denver Nuggets' seven-game winning streak with a 98-88 victory Wednesday night.
If you don't have the NFL Network on your TV system this week, that might be a good thing. It would be difficult to come up with a worse matchup than Jacksonville hosting Houston.
PITTSBURGH (AP) - Here's another adjective Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin can call his ill-timed two-step onto the field last Thursday night against Baltimore.
DETROIT (AP) - Joe Nathan expects to fit in just fine in Detroit - and now the Tigers don't have to face the closer who has dominated them more than perhaps any other in baseball.
THOUSAND OAKS (AP) - Tiger Woods believes it's harder than ever to win on the PGA Tour because of the increasing depth of talent of the players.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - The prosecutor overseeing the investigation of sexual assault allegations against Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston said Wednesday that it is completed.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - LSU has announced that Zach Mettenberger's playing career with the Tigers is officially over.
LAKE LOUISE, Alberta (AP) - Not far from the finish line she crossed minutes earlier for World Cup downhill training, Lindsey Vonn smiled as she chatted with U.S. teammates Julia Mancuso, Stacey Cook and Leanne Smith.
OAKLAND (AP) - Klay Thompson made four 3-pointers in the fourth quarter to fuel an improbable comeback, Stephen Curry added a pair of shots from beyond the arc down the stretch and the Golden State Warriors rallied from 27 points down in the second half to beat the Toronto Raptors 112-103 Tuesday night.