EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) - The New York Giants released placekicker Josh Brown on Tuesday, six days after police documents revealed Brown admitted to repeatedly abusing his former wife while they were married.
BERKELEY (AP) - Two days before California plays its second game in less than a week against a well-rested USC team, coach Sonny Dykes was still trying to figure out why the Golden Bears were put in this position.
CLEVELAND (AP) - LeBron James had his 43rd career triple-double, Kyrie Irving scored 29 points and Cleveland, after raising its championship banner before the game, beat New York in the NBA season opener.
SANTA CLARA (AP) - Despite a defense on pace to be one of the worst in the NFL in years, an offense that has struggled to move the ball with any consistency and a six-game losing streak that is the longest for the franchise in eight years, San Francisco coach Chip Kelly gave his players the week off for the bye.
OAKLAND (AP) - Steve Kerr joked around on what became a post-mosh Monday, feeling some of the natural pressure before his Golden State Warriors get going at last with all the weight of trying to win another NBA championship on their star-studded shoulders.
SANTA CLARA (AP) - Missing their top two running backs and trailing by 14 points, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' decision to stick with the running game paid big dividends. Facing a San Francisco defense that can't stop anyone on the ground sure helped the cause.