PARIS (AP) - His big lead over Novak Djokovic in Sunday's drenched French Open final slipping away, Rafael Nadal tossed a soaked, clay-smeared tennis ball toward the chair umpire.
PARIS (AP) - On the days when her doctors argued over what was wrong and her right shoulder barked each time she reared back to serve, Maria Sharapova used to ask herself a question.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Rod Pampling actually used the words "every enjoyable" and "U.S. Open" in the same sentence.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - For a man who couldn't swing a golf club for six weeks, Dustin Johnson sure knows how to return to winning form quickly.
CYCLING • BRITAIN'S WIGGINS WINS CRITERIUM DU DAUPHINE: CHATEL, France (AP) - Britain's Bradley Wiggins cemented his status as a Tour de France favorite Sunday, winning the Criterium du Dauphine race in the French Alps for the second straight year. The three-time Olympic gold medalist successfully defended his title in the mountainous weeklong race, finishing 1 minute, 17 seconds ahead of Sky teammate Michael Rogers of Australia. Tour de France champion Cadel Evans was third, ...
SEATTLE (AP) - Kevin Millwood and five relievers combined on the third no-hitter in Seattle Mariners history, a 1-0 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday night.
PHOENIX (AP) - Ryan Roberts hit a three-run homer with two outs in the ninth inning to lift the Arizona Diamondbacks to a 9-8 victory over the Oakland Athletics on Friday night.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - About the only good news for the San Francisco Giants on Friday night came well after the Texas Rangers had celebrated at AT&T Park for the first time.
PARIS (AP) - Here comes the French Open final everyone expected and, except for other players, wanted:
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - There was a time when home-ice advantage wasn't the New Jersey Devils' best friend.
MIAMI (AP) - LeBron James has no idea what he will do for an encore. He offered a simple vow instead. "I won't regret Game 7," James said. There may not have been another sentiment the Miami Heat would have preferred hearing more as they prepare to host the Boston Celtics Saturday night. James is coming off a season-saving 45-point, 15-rebound, five-assist effort to force Game 7. The winner will head to Oklahoma City to ...
Nothing ever turns out the way anyone expects when the U.S. Open goes to The Olympic Club. Instead of a record fifth U.S. Open for Ben Hogan, Olympic delivered Jack Fleck in one of golf's biggest upsets. Arnold Palmer turned his pursuit of a record score into a royal collapse. Tom Watson had his heart broken in San Francisco when Scott Simpson ran off a late string of birdies. The way this year is unfolding, ...
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Rory McIlroy snapped his string of three straight missed cuts in style Friday, shooting a 5-under 65 to take the lead into the weekend at the St. Jude Classic.
OAKLAND (AP) - A former Golden State Warriors employee has reached a settlement in a sexual harassment lawsuit against the team and former Warriors guard Monta Ellis that alleged Ellis sent her unwanted texts that included a photo of his genitals.
NEW YORK (AP) - All-Pro Rob Gronkowski agreed Friday to a $54 million deal with the New England Patriots, the richest contract for a tight end in NFL history.
SANTA CLARA (AP) - Coach Jim Harbaugh expects top 2012 wide receiver Michael Crabtree to return to game action in mid- to late November after recovering in quick fashion from a torn right Achilles tendon that required surgery.
ALAMEDA (AP) - The Oakland Raiders released quarterback Matt Flynn on Monday, just six months after bringing him in to be the starter.
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) - Considering where Jeff Gordon was after Richmond, left out of the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship in part due to some late-race shenanigans, he couldn't have been happier on Sunday.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Juan Uribe hit a go-ahead, two-run homer in the eighth inning after Clayton Kershaw started on short rest for the Dodgers in a 4-3 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Monday night, sending Los Angeles into the National League championship series for the first time since 2009.
PITTSBURGH (AP) - Michael Wacha heard the chants. Then again, when 40,000 people clad in black scream your name relentlessly for the better part of three hours, it's kind of hard to miss.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - The Tampa Bay Rays are still afloat in the AL division series.
OAKLAND (AP) - When the Golden State Warriors signed free agent Andre Iguodala this summer, most figured that meant Harrison Barnes would be coming off the bench.
ATLANTA (AP) - Geno Smith wasn't flustered. Not after all the mistakes in his first four games. Not after the Atlanta Falcons went ahead on a touchdown with less than 2 minutes remaining.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Tramaine Brock is kicking himself for not having a third interception. He came oh so close.
OAKLAND (AP) - Terrelle Pryor and Charles Woodson turned this rare late-night start into an Oakland Raiders celebration.
DETROIT (AP) - On another team, he might be an ace.
SAN JOSE (AP) - Tomas Hertl found a reason to keep on smiling.
OAKLAND (AP) - For much of the season, Stephen Vogt caught Sonny Gray with Triple-A Sacramento. Neither could have pictured pairing up on such a sensational playoff moment for the Athletics when they were 90 miles away in California's capital.