OAKLAND (AP) - Stephen Drew hit a two-run homer, Coco Crisp had a leadoff shot and the Oakland Athletics gained ground on the first-place Texas Rangers in the AL West with an 8-2 win against the Seattle Mariners on Friday night.
SAN DIEGO (AP) - Ryan Vogelsong pitched six strong innings and Buster Posey increased his lead in the NL batting race, but not before giving the playoff-bound San Francisco Giants a big scare in a 3-1 win over the San Diego Padres on Friday night.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The San Francisco Giants have informed Melky Cabrera's agent they won't bring the suspended outfielder back at any point this postseason.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco Giants right-hander Brian Wilson is scheduled to throw Oct. 19 for the first time since Tommy John surgery, and the always-confident closer insists he will be full strength by next year.
NEW YORK (AP) - The NHL canceled the rest of the preseason Thursday, just a day before negotiations were set to resume in an effort to end the lockout.
OAKLAND (AP) - A busy and productive offseason behind him, Golden State Warriors general manager Bob Myers can finally look at his reconstructed roster and say without hesitation, "I don't think we're bad on paper. We're good on paper."
ALAMEDA (AP) - Philip Wheeler saw plenty of Peyton Manning and his hand signals and gesticulations in his first three seasons in the NFL as teammates on the practice field in Indianapolis.
BOARDMAN, Ohio (AP) - The San Francisco 49ers have multiple reasons to get fired up to play in New York this week.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The roles are reversed in the NL West this September. The defending champion Arizona Diamondbacks are playing out the string as San Francisco prepares for the playoffs.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Ian Kinsler and the Texas Rangers moved closer to another AL West title with a split.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - The Oakland Athletics left Texas for a final stretch at home in the same position, even after two big wins.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Wade Miley has been impressive most of the season. One bad outing won't change that, though it's little solace to the young left-hander after throwing a season-low four innings and losing to San Francisco for the second time in 11 days.
ALAMEDA (AP) - The Oakland Raiders made a move to bolster their struggling pass rush on Wednesday by signing proven defensive end Andre Carter to a free-agent contract.
MEDINAH, Ill. (AP) - Rory McIlroy has gone from being a rookie in the Ryder Cup to a marked man at Medinah.
NEW YORK (AP) - With Commissioner Roger Goodell at the table, the NFL and referees' union pressed toward a settlement Wednesday to end a three-month lockout that triggered a wave of frustration and anger over replacement officials and threatened to disrupt the rest of the season.
SEATTLE (AP) - When they walked off the field in Atlanta last January after blowing their chance to play for the NFC championship in the final seconds, there were varying emotions brewing in the Seattle Seahawks' locker room.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - It doesn't surprise safety Mike Mitchell that the Carolina Panthers are only the third home underdog in the NFL divisional playoffs in the past 20 years.
BOSTON (AP) - Two players violated league concussion protocol during last weekend's wild-card games, according to a letter sent by the NFL's head, neck and spine committee chairmen to all team doctors and trainers.
DENVER (AP) - Philip Rivers likes to say the San Diego Chargers have been in playoff mode since last month, scrapping just to squeak into the postseason party.
ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) - The Oakland Raiders have re-signed offensive line coach Tony Sparano to a two-year contract.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - DeMarcus Cousins had 24 points and 14 rebounds, Rudy Gay added 22 points and 10 rebounds, and the Sacramento Kings beat the undersized Orlando Magic 103-83 Friday night.
SAN JOSE (AP) - Joe Pavelski scored two goals to extend his run of strong play and the San Jose Sharks beat Jimmy Howard for the ninth straight time in the regular season with a 4-1 win over the Detroit Red Wings on Thursday night.