ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Baseball's annual gathering of general managers began Monday when $14.1 million qualifying offers were turned down by all 13 free agents who received them from their former teams, a group that included Jacoby Ellsbury, Mike Napoli and Stephen Drew of the World Series champion Boston Red Sox.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Baseball owners are likely to give the go-ahead this week to spend the money for expanding instant replay next season.
MOSCOW (AP) - A Russian space capsule carrying the Sochi Olympic torch and three astronauts returned to Earth on Monday from the International Space Station in a flawless landing on the steppes of Kazakhstan.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - First, tight end Vernon Davis went down with a concussion. Then it was standout rookie safety Eric Reid.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) - Despite having their chances to turn things around, the Oakland Raiders' season is sinking quickly.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The Jacksonville Jaguars are winless no more.
ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. (AP) - Chris Kirk knew he was doing enough right Sunday at Sea Island to win a tournament that means so much to him. He just didn't realize it would take something that went so wrong for Briny Baird.
WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) - Andrew Ladd scored the tying goal with 1:43 remaining in regulation and then delivered the shootout winner to lift the Winnipeg Jets over the San Jose Sharks 5-4 on Sunday night.
BERKELEY (AP) - As soon as Nelson Agholor raced through the California punt coverage unit for a touchdown the first time Southern California touched the ball, he knew the Trojans would have a shot at another return touchdown.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) - While the record certainly doesn't show it, the New York Giants are stopping the run this season.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - It could be the Colin Kaepernick show in San Francisco. Or, perhaps, Cam Newton's big day for Carolina at Candlestick Park.
ALAMEDA (AP) - Oakland Raiders running back Rashad Jennings was speaking to a group of local high school students earlier this week when the conversation turned to the importance of being prepared when opportunities in life arise.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Tony Parker scored 18 points, including the last seven for San Antonio, and the Spurs held on for a 76-74 victory over the Golden State Warriors on Friday night.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Damian Lillard had 22 points, eight rebounds and seven assists and the Portland Trail Blazers handed the Sacramento Kings their fourth straight loss with a 104-91 victory Friday night.
DAVIE, Fla. (AP) - Miami Dolphins tackle Jonathan Martin will meet late next week in Los Angeles with the NFL's special investigator to discuss allegations in the team's harassment scandal, a person familiar with the situation said Friday. Meeting with Martin will be Ted Wells, a senior partner in a New York law firm with experience in sports cases. Wells was appointed Wednesday by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to investigate possible misconduct in the Dolphins' workplace and prepare a report that will be made public. Dolphins guard Richie Incognito was suspended in the wake of allegations by Martin, who ...
Pau and Marc Gasol have been voted the first brothers to start in the NBA All-Star game, while Toronto's Kyle Lowry made a late surge in fan balloting and will start for the Eastern Conference.
Jeff Gordon, with a nagging back injury, a young family he wanted to spend more time with and a phenom waiting in the wings at Hendrick Motorsports, knew midway through last season that he had one more year in him.
NEW YORK (AP) - The NFL has fined Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch $20,000 for making an obscene gesture during last Sunday's NFC championship game, a person with knowledge of the fine told The Associated Press on Thursday.
LA QUINTA (AP) - Phil Mickelson got most of the attention in his return to competition after a four-month break. Blake Adams got a lot more out of his comeback round.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The University of California's governing board tabled a policy on Thursday that would have made the public college system the nation's second to tie bonuses awarded to winning athletic coaches to how well their players do in the classroom.
OAKLAND (AP) - Stephen Curry got involved in a rare altercation before finishing with 22 points and 10 assists, and the Golden State Warriors held off the Houston Rockets 126-113 on Wednesday night for their franchise-record 17th straight home win.
SAN JOSE (AP) - Patrick Marleau and Joe Pavelski scored power-play goals to send the San Jose Sharks into the NHL All-Star break on a winning note with a 4-2 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Wednesday night.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - Brook Lopez had 22 points and six blocks and the Brooklyn Nets defeated the Sacramento Kings 103-100 on Wednesday night for only their second win in the last 10.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Second baseman Marco Scutaro was designated for assignment by the San Francisco Giants on Wednesday as he recovers from back surgery.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Andre Ward wrote out his retirement speech a few times in the last two years. With his usual fastidious style, the super middleweight champion laid out every reason he felt he had to end his unblemished boxing career in his prime.
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) - An agitated Roger Federer spat out the question that Rafael Nadal and Maria Sharapova easily could have asked the players who pushed them to the limits in the second round of the Australian Open.
PHOENIX (AP) - The NFL is taking its extra-point experiment to the Pro Bowl.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - The New England Patriots are brushing off and even finding humor in questions about whether they used under-inflated footballs in the game that put them in the Super Bowl.
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) - As a first-time dad with a baby at home, Novak Djokovic could see merits in the tale of Serena Williams' mid-match espresso that has been brewing in the lead-up to the Australian Open.
The Chicago Bears hired Vic Fangio as their new defensive coordinator Tuesday, hoping the veteran coach who spent the last four seasons with San Francisco can breathe some life into the once-storied unit.