NEW YORK (AP) - Watching a second straight loss to last-place Tampa Bay convinced the New York Yankees it was time to shift more fully into sell mode. So late Saturday night, owner Hal Steinbrenner gave the go-ahead.
SANTA CLARA (AP) - Right tackle Anthony Davis sat down with 49ers general manager Trent Baalke for a productive discussion about his return to the team after a year-long retirement, and both men insist they have moved past any issues between them.
RIO DE JANERIO (AP) - Since he coasted to the 100-meter finish line in world-record time at the Bird's Nest eight years ago, Usain Bolt has been the smiling face of track and field. He has served as the anchorman of the Olympics - virtually the only reason any casual fan would pay attention to a sport that has orchestrated its own slow, sad, drug-infused downfall.
NAPA (AP) - Coach Jack Del Rio walked off the field after the first training camp practice and was quickly asked about the "buzz" surrounding his Oakland Raiders team that might finally have the ingredients to end a 13-year playoff drought.
CHICAGO (AP) - Kyrie Irving scored 13 points, DeMarcus Cousins powered a dominant performance in the paint, and the United States pulled away from Venezuela for an ugly 80-45 exhibition victory Friday night.