OAKLAND (AP) - Henderson Alvarez can earn $1.6 million in performance bonuses based on starts in addition to his $4.25 million salary as part of his one-year contract with the Oakland Athletics.
LAS VEGAS (AP) - The playoffs are here, and nobody seems to know what to make of them.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) - With the New York Giants facing a difficult decision on his coaching future after four straight years out of the playoffs, Tom Coughlin walked away gracefully, doing what was best for him.
SANTA CLARA (AP) - San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick has a torn ligament in the thumb on his throwing hand and surgery has been recommended. That could happen as soon as this week once he receives a second opinion on the injury.
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Clemson coach Dabo Swinney says he is "very optimistic" All-American Shaq Lawson will play in the national title game against Alabama after the defensive end missed most of the Tigers' semifinal victory with a knee injury.
ALAMEDA (AP) - Heading into the offseason with uncertainty is old hat for the Oakland Raiders, who have had nine head coaches and 17 starting quarterbacks during a 13-year stretch of no winning record or playoff berths.
OAKLAND (AP) - Draymond Green became the second Warriors player ever to post three straight triple-doubles and Golden State rolled to its 35th straight regular-season home win, 111-101 over the Charlotte Hornets on Monday night.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - DeMarcus Cousins had 33 points and a season-high 19 rebounds, and the Sacramento Kings took advantage of Kevin Durant being out of the lineup to beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 116-104 on Monday night.
SANTA CLARA (AP) - San Francisco 49ers CEO Jed York is retaining Trent Baalke with the idea that the general manager will hire a new coach and turn around this once-proud franchise in a hurry.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Chiefs owner Clark Hunt expects at least one NFL franchise to be play in Los Angeles next season, though he declined to speculate Sunday whether the Raiders, Chargers or Rams are the leading candidate.
TORONTO (AP) - For one half, Jimmy Butler was better than Michael Jordan.
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) - Clemson's offensive line has conquered challenges all season. Its final one - and perhaps biggest - will come in the national championship game against Alabama's dominating defense.
SANTA CLARA (AP) - Jim Tomsula was fired by the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday night after one disappointing season, with an announcement just more than two hours after the season finale.
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) - The Minnesota Vikings won the NFC North by holding on for a 20-13 win Sunday night over the Green Bay Packers.
CLEVELAND (AP) - Johnny Manziel's weekend itinerary remains a mystery.
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) - Denmark fought off a three-pronged attack to win golf's World Cup at Kingston Heath on Sunday.
DENVER (AP) - Cairo Santos' 34-yard field goal hit the left upright and bounced through as the expired Sunday night to give the Kansas Chiefs a ...
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) - Colin Kaepernick threw three touchdown passes, ran for 113 yards and nearly rallied the woeful San Francisco 49ers from a 17-point ...
ALAMEDA (AP) - Raiders cornerback David Amerson practiced for the first time this week and is expected to play Sunday against Carolina.
PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) - Jake Browning and No. 6 Washington passed its final test of the regular season thanks to one nearly perfect quarter.
DENVER (AP) - Russell Westbrook had 36 points, 18 assists and 12 rebounds for his sixth triple-double, and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Denver Nuggets ...
MIAMI (AP) - The San Francisco 49ers, who have been playing since 1946, are on the verge of taking their losing to a new level.
SAN JOSE (AP) - Instead of sagging after giving up a late tying goal, the San Jose Sharks went on the attack.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - Three weeks ago, Ryan Anderson scoffed at the idea of Houston becoming the first team in NBA history to attempt 50 3-pointers in ...
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Steve Kerr and Luke Walton remained close friends and daily confidantes after their coaching careers sent them to opposite ends of California ...
OAKLAND (AP) - The Carolina Panthers and Oakland Raiders have undergone a bit of a role reversal the past 10 months.
OAKLAND (AP) - For five months, Draymond Green has worked to block out the unrelenting criticism that his Game 5 suspension in the NBA Finals cost ...
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Rookies Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott keep winning for the Dallas Cowboys, even with Kirk Cousins setting records for the Washington Redskins.
DETROIT (AP) - Darius Slay dropped into coverage as if he was going to cover a deep route and pounced on an opportunity to help the ...
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Ben Roethlisberger and Antonio Brown hooked up for three touchdowns, and the Pittsburgh Steelers' defense shut down the depleted Indianapolis Colts in a ...