PITTSBURGH (AP) - Francisco Liriano scattered four hits over seven innings, and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Oakland Athletics 5-0 on Wednesday night.
SILVERSTONE, England (AP) - As Formula One expands its reach into the United States, there's still a missing ingredient that could keep some fans away from the stands - an American driver on the grid.
MONT-SAINT-MICHEL, France (AP) - Going down a row of television cameras, answering one question after another, the wearer of the Tour de France's yellow jersey never veered off message. Yes, said Chris Froome, he was delighted to have increased his race lead with a super-fast ride in the time trial. But, no, he added, the Tour isn't over yet because the road to Paris is still long.
LAS VEGAS (AP) - The lawyer for a San Francisco Giants pitcher accused of touching a woman's breast at a Las Vegas hospital earlier this year says his client was ill at the time.
NEW YORK (AP) - We may never know exactly what Alex Rodriguez and Ryan Braun are being accused of in Major League Baseball's Biogenesis investigation - if they beat the rap.
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HONOLULU (AP) - Linebacker Kaluka Maiava is charged with assaulting two men during a brawl at a Maui bar, days after signing with the Oakland Raiders.
OAKLAND (AP) - The three-team trade that will send swingman Andre Iguodala to the Golden State Warriors, guard Randy Foye to the Denver Nuggets and a trio of expiring contracts along with a package of draft picks to the Utah Jazz is complete.
OAKLAND (AP) - With the NBA's moratorium on free agency set to lift Wednesday, the Golden State Warriors wrapped up most of their major work ahead of schedule.
The Sacramento Kings found some much-needed depth at small forward by giving the Milwaukee Bucks some draft compensation and salary cap relief.
SANTA CLARA (AP) - The San Francisco 49ers have signed first-round pick Eric Reid to a four-year contract.
PITTSBURGH (AP) - Dan Straily knew before he went to work on Tuesday night his next start wouldn't be in the majors. The All-Star break and a quirk in the Oakland Athletics' schedule means the AL West leaders won't need a fifth starter for a couple of weeks.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Marlon Byrd's two-out grand slam capped a five-run eighth inning and the New York Mets beat the San Francisco Giants 10-6 on Tuesday for their third consecutive win.
NEW YORK (AP) - Yoenis Cespedes of the Oakland Athletics will swing for the Citi Field fences in the Home Run Derby next Monday night, rounding out the eight-player field.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The San Francisco Giants placed backup catcher Hector Sanchez on the disabled list with a strained right shoulder in one of several roster moves made by the slumping World Series champions.
When John Smoltz is inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in three weeks he'll be the first player enshrined following Tommy John surgery.
ANAHEIM (AP) - Although the Los Angeles Angels' season hasn't been particularly good, it has been interesting in a lot of bad ways.
WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. (AP) - For a change, Tiger Woods got off to a good start.
LONDON (AP) - On the final point of the first set of his latest Wimbledon disappointment, Rafael Nadal swung his mighty, lefty forehand - and whiffed, accidentally whacking his right leg with his racket.
MIAMI (AP) - Matt Cain's season debut Thursday came without the hype or souvenir masks accompanying the return of his counterpart, Jose Fernandez.
OAKLAND (AP) - Scott Kazmir wanted to establish control of the inner half of the plate early on. From there, it was just a matter of commanding his pitches, expanding the zone and keeping the hitters off balance.
Boxing promoter Bob Arum filed suit Wednesday against Al Haymon and his financial backers, claiming they are violating federal law by acting as illegal promoters and monopolizing fighters and venues for fights.
Kevin Love has unfinished business in Cleveland and Tyson Chandler will be conducting his in Phoenix.
LONDON (AP) - Venus Williams is no longer the player she once was, on account of the passage of time and the day-to-day ups and downs of an energy-sapping condition.
ANAHEIM, (AP) - For 3 1/2 years, general manager Jerry Dipoto and manager Mike Scioscia managed to survive disputes and reconciliations in their arranged marriage with the Los Angeles Angels.
MONTREAL (AP) - It used to be that the U.S. women's national team was known more for its fierce attack. For the Women's World Cup in Canada, the Americans are finding success with a locked-down defense.
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) - The pressure is off now that Japan gets the opportunity to defend its Women's World Cup championship.
SAN JOSE,.(AP) - After missing the playoffs for the first time since 2003, the San Jose Sharks went into the offseason with a clear focus on becoming tougher defensively.
MIAMI (AP) - Justin Bour found a way to end the Miami Marlins' flurry of double-play grounders Wednesday night - by hitting the ball over the fence.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - No need to seek out an offer sheet in restricted free agency. Draymond Green is coming back to the Golden State Warriors on his own terms.