SAN JOSE (AP) - Rookie forward Kevin Labanc sent the San Jose Sharks into their Christmas break in first place in the Pacific Division.
OAKLAND (AP) - As shootaround wrapped up one morning last weekend, once Stephen Curry had concluded his methodical session flicking jumpers from every spot on the same practice court he always uses, Kevin Durant took a pass from the MVP's main rebounding man, Bruce Fraser, and let fly an extra-long 3-pointer from the right wing.
OAKLAND (AP) - The path for the Oakland Raiders is simple after they clinched their first playoff berth in 14 years. Win the final two games of the season starting with Indianapolis on Saturday and the Raiders will be AFC West champions and get a first-round bye.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - After San Francisco steamrolled the Rams 28-0 in coach Chip Kelly's debut three months ago, the 49ers could have never imagined they wouldn't win again before the late-season rematch.
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) - The Golden State Warriors gave the Detroit Pistons a shot at an upset, turning the ball over more than they had in any game this season. They made up for mistakes by making a lot of shots.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - DeMarcus Cousins scored 32 points, including 21 in the second half, and the Sacramento Kings came back to beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 109-105 on Friday night.
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) - Oklahoma running back Joe Mixon made a tearful public apology Friday, more than two years after punching a woman and breaking bones in her face.
NEW YORK (AP) - The votes are in, and labor peace in the NBA is virtually assured for several years.
OAKLAND (AP) - Cuban right-hander Norge Ruiz agreed to a minor league contract with the Oakland Athletics that includes a $2 million signing bonus.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - If the New York Giants continue to play this way, they won't have much of an impact even if they make the playoffs.
MIAMI (AP) - Justise Winslow and Hassan Whiteside each finished with 23 points and 13 rebounds, and the Miami Heat rallied from 19 points down to beat the Los Angeles Lakers 115-107 on Thursday night.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Idaho quarterback Matt Linehan made a strong statement with his play on the field Thursday night in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl. He was just getting started.
We watch sports to see who wins and loses, but also to be inspired - and 2016 offered plenty of examples of the latter, from a touching moment between two strangers on the Olympic track, to a little boy from a war-torn land who met his favorite soccer player, to a warm ovation fueled by empathy for a visiting NHL goalie.
ALAMEDA (AP) - Oakland Raiders safety Reggie Nelson didn't spend much time celebrating his second straight selection for the Pro Bowl - and for good reason.
This has not been the most watchable of NFL seasons, although the action and entertainment value has picked up in the second half of the schedule.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Troy Fumagalli had highlight catches for Wisconsin even before the big tight end's leaping 8-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter and ...
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TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - No. 20 Florida dominated the Outback with stingy defense and a persistent offense that did its job, too.
TORONTO (AP) - Jordan Greenway scored the go-ahead goal early in the third period and the United States held off Switzerland for a 3-2 victory in ...
ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) - If Mikaela Shiffrin wins her 27th World Cup race in today's slalom, she will match the career achievement of one of ...
BRISBANE, Australia (AP) - Rafael Nadal cuddled a koala on the banks of the river, something that has become a customary photo opportunity for celebrity players ...
PERTH, Australia (AP) - Roger Federer returned from six months on the sidelines with a knee injury to beat Dan Evans 6-3, 6-4 on Monday and ...
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Ronda Rousey's UFC comeback didn't even last a minute.
SAN JOSE (AP) - Rookie Aaron Dell was more impressed with his teammates congratulating him than he was about his own performance. He even thanked the ...
OAKLAND (AP) - The way Kevin Durant does it all on both ends for Golden State, triple-doubles will certainly come. They may not be flashy, and ...
SANTA CLARA (AP) - The Seattle Seahawks are stumbling into the playoffs instead of peaking as usual at this time of year.
DENVER (AP) - Spoiler is an unfamiliar role for Von Miller and Chris Harris Jr., who get to see what it's like to play for ...
ALAMEDA (AP) - Suspended Oakland Raiders pass rusher Aldon Smith will not be reinstated by the NFL this season.
CLEVELAND (AP) - Kyrie Irving scored 32 points and made two critical layups before leaving with a leg injury and Kevin Love scored 30, helping the ...
ALAMEDA (AP) - When the Oakland Raiders played the Denver Broncos the first time this season, they relied heavily on the run.