KIEV, Ukraine (AP) - And so they meet again at Euro 2012. This time, however, Spain and Italy are playing for the European Championship and a place in the history books. The Mediterranean rivals meet Sunday in Kiev's Olympic Stadium, three weeks after they drew 1-1 in their opening match of the tournament's group stage. As the defending champion and World Cup holder, Spain is bidding to win a third straight major title, cementing its place ...
MILWAUKEE (AP) - Aaron Hill hit for the cycle for the second time in 12 days and Ian Kennedy pitched seven strong innings, leading the Arizona Diamondbacks to a 9-3 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Friday night.
NEW YORK (AP) - A.J. Pierzynski homered twice, Paul Konerko and Alexei Ramirez also connected and the Chicago White Sox pounded the Yankees so hard that New York brought in outfielder Dewayne Wise to pitch in a 14-7 romp Friday night.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Yu Darvish doesn't think he's deserving of being an All-Star in his first season in the major leagues, despite his 10-4 record with the Texas Rangers.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Brad Penny is back in the big leagues, via Japan and Fresno. The Giants purchased the contract of the right-hander Friday to give manager Bruce Bochy a versatile reliever in the bullpen. He is stretched out to pitch two innings - or perhaps more. Penny takes the spot of Shane Loux, placed on the 15-day disabled list after he strained his neck during a workout Thursday. He underwent an MRI exam ...
BETHESDA, Md. (AP) - A punishing golf course. Temperatures that topped 100. Hunter Mahan still managed to make Friday at Congressional feel like a breeze.
WIMBLEDON, England (AP) - A day after Rafael Nadal's stunning exit at Wimbledon, the only other men who have won the tournament since 2003 - six-time champion Roger Federer and defending champion Novak Djokovic - found themselves trailing far-less-accomplished opponents, too.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - A.J. Griffin held down baseball's top-scoring team Friday night.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Mike Leake pitched a nine-hitter for his first career complete game and homered off Matt Cain, and the Cincinnati Reds beat the San Francisco Giants 5-1 on Friday night.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A.J. Burnett threw 6 2-3 sharp innings to win his eighth straight start, Casey McGehee hit a three-run homer and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Philadelphia Phillies 5-4 Thursday.
ORONTO (AP) - Rookie Mike Trout and Mark Trumbo each hit two-run homers, Alberto Callaspo added a solo shot and the Los Angeles Angels beat the Toronto Blue Jays 9-7 on Thursday night for their 14th victory in 18 games.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Madison Bumgarner is quick to remind Brandon Belt who hit the first home run between them this year.
BETHESDA, Md. (AP) - Bo Van Pelt kept bogeys off his card and picked up an extra shot when his wedge spun back into the hole for an eagle. It's a formula that would work well at a U.S. Open, which is what Congressional felt like Thursday in the AT&T National.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - The Oakland A's were able to keep the Texas Rangers from having one of their trademark, longball nights on Thursday.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Madison Bumgarner's teammates had something special for him - a shower of beer and shaving cream, a celebration for his first career complete game and shutout.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Fred Couples won the Champions Tour's season-ending Charles Schwab Cup Championship on Sunday, and Kenny Perry topped the yearlong points race to earn a $1 million annuity.
BERKELEY (AP) - Sonny Dykes must be wondering what he has to do to shake California out of a losing streak that is now just shy of two months long.
OAKLAND (AP) - Chip Kelly is very familiar with what Terrelle Pryor can do as a quarterback.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - Chris Paul had 26 points and 10 assists for his third straight double-double, and the Los Angeles Clippers came back after blowing a 15-point lead in the second half to beat the Sacramento Kings 110-101 on Friday night.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - All-Pro 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith was activated to the 53-man roster from the non-football injury list Thursday, two days after he turned himself in to Santa Clara County authorities as he faces weapons charges.
ALAMEDA (AP) - Defensive coordinator Jason Tarver's contributions to the Oakland Raiders this season are much bigger than that obscene gesture at the officials that got him into so much hot water.
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) - With the Miami Dolphins needing any kind of score to end a four-game losing streak, two points were plenty.
BOSTON (AP) - The Boston Red Sox didn't just build a World Series champion in 2013.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Chris Paul scored 42 points and had three of his 15 assists on consecutive alley-oop dunks by Blake Griffin during a 30-second span of the third quarter, leading the Los Angeles Clippers to a 126-115 victory over Golden State in their home opener on Thursday night.
ST. LOUIS (AP) - Clutch hitting deserted the St. Louis Cardinals in the postseason. The power arms that got them to the World Series finally gave out, too.
WASHINGTON (AP) - More than a decade ago, when Matt Williams was still a third baseman, and Mike Rizzo was still climbing the front-office rungs, the future general manager thought he noticed the makings of a future skipper.
SHANGHAI (AP) - The graceful combination of power and balance. The bounce in his step after every birdie. His name at the top of the leaderboard. For at least one round, Rory McIlroy finally looked like the former No. 1 player in the world instead of a guy who hasn't won a tournament all year.
BOSTON (AP) - There hasn't been a party like this in New England for nearly a century.
OAKLAND (AP) - Klay Thompson scored a career-high 38 points in a spectacular shooting performance, and the Golden State Warriors whipped the Los Angeles Lakers 125-94 in their much-anticipated season opener Wednesday night.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - DeMarcus Cousins and Jason Thompson put the perfect capper on a celebratory opening to a new era of basketball in Sacramento.