The Associated Press
NEW YORK (AP) - Major League Baseball is threatening to kick Alex Rodriguez out of the game for life unless the New York Yankees star agrees not to fight a lengthy suspension for his role in the sport's latest drug scandal, according to a person familiar with the discussions.
OAKLAND (AP) - About 14 hours after he learned he'd been traded by the Angels while playing in Texas, infielder Alberto Callaspo joined his new Oakland team confident he can still play his old second base position.
SAN JOSE (AP) - The San Jose Sharks signed center Joe Pavelski to a $30 million, five-year contract extension Tuesday that will keep him off the free-agent market next summer.
OAKLAND (AP) - Mark Buehrle allowed five hits over seven innings, Jose Bautista and Emilio Bonifacio each homered and the Toronto Blue Jays ended Oakland's winning streak at four with a 5-0 victory over the Athletics on Tuesday night.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Barry Zito may want to stay home the next time the San Francisco Giants hit the road.
SANTA CLARA (AP) - In unison, offensive linemen Alex Boone, Joe Staley and Adam Snyder stood up from their post-practice ice baths and headed for the locker room to prepare for afternoon meetings.
NAPA (AP) - Matt Flynn is solidifying his role as starting quarterback for the Oakland Raiders one year after losing that same job in training camp in Seattle.
DALLAS (AP) - Larry Allen had just been drafted by the Dallas Cowboys when he found himself standing in front of a couple of hundred kids attending a football camp at Sonoma State, the alma mater that made his future Hall of Fame career possible.
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) - Michael Bradley got his start in professional soccer as an 18-year-old midfielder for what would eventually become the New York Red Bulls of Major League Soccer.
IRVINE (AP) - Daniel Tucker won the men's 100-meter freestyle, and Gillian Ryan won the women's 800 free on opening night of the U.S. Open swimming meet on Tuesday.
AKRON, Ohio (AP) - Phil Mickelson has no doubt what will be most remembered from his career.
DETROIT (AP) - The Detroit Pistons have made another move in their busy offseason, acquiring Brandon Jennings as they desperately try to end their four-year postseason drought.
NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) - With change on the horizon for college sports, American Athletic Conference Commissioner Mike Aresco wants everyone to know his league has the resources and the will to be included with the top football conferences in the country.
ASH, England (AP) - Mikko Ilonen defeated top-seeded Henrik Stenson 3 and 1 in the final Sunday to win the World Match Play Championship.
OAKLAND (AP) - Three years to the day that Carson Palmer first practiced with the Raiders, with hopes of solidifying Oakland's revolving door at quarterback and turning the team into a contender, he returns having done just that in Arizona.
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) - The New York Jets have acquired wide receiver Percy Harvin from the Seattle Seahawks.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Call it the Shot That Shook the Bay.
Lorenzo Cain gearing up to run on Buster Posey. Pablo Sandoval trying to launch long balls, Alex Gordon banging into walls chasing them. Madison Bumgarner and James Shields starting big games, with lights-out bullpens poised to close 'em.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The big man they call MadBum is a playoff MVP.
UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) - John Tavares scored the decisive goal of the shootout and the New York Islanders remained unbeaten with a 4-3 win over the San Jose Sharks on Thursday night.
The Texas Rangers hired Pittsburgh Pirates bench coach Jeff Banister as their new manager.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Buster Posey and the Giants already know how to win in October - even without all this help from the St. Louis Cardinals.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - James Shields led thousands of fans in a celebratory chant. Lorenzo Cain pranced along the warning track, cradling his newborn son. Ned Yost finally allowed himself to smile.
BEIJING (AP) - Mirza Teletovic scored 22 points to lead the Nets to a 129-117 overtime preseason victory over the Sacramento Kings on Wednesday, as Brooklyn swept a pair of exhibition games in China between the teams.
ALAMEDA (AP) - Oakland cornerback DJ Hayden practiced for the first time since breaking his foot in June, a potential boost for the Raiders' struggling defense.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Adam Wainwright is determined to forget about his frustrating October outings and get back to the dominant postseason pitcher he used to be.
SANTA CLARA (AP) - San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick's $11,025 fine from the NFL for what a game official called "inappropriate language" during the 49ers' loss to the Chicago Bears last month was cut in half Wednesday.