TORONTO (AP) - Kobe Bryant answered questions in Spanish and Italian, raved about Canadian hospitality, showed off knowledge of both Greek basketball and English soccer. He announced plans to go to the Philippines and Taiwan, thanked fans from Japan and even asked a reporter how to say a phrase in Mandarin.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - After four years of measuring every workout, every race with stopwatches, the elite runners competing Saturday in the U.S. Olympic Team Marathon Trials might find their fate determined by the thermometer.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Injured NASCAR star Tony Stewart is out of bed and walking again, entertaining fans while live-streaming from a treadmill Friday.
GENEVA (AP) - Jerome Valcke, Sepp Blatter's long-time right-hand man, was banned from all soccer-related activity for 12 years Friday for misconduct during his term as FIFA secretary general.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - If the San Francisco Giants had any lingering concerns about Matt Cain's health, the veteran pitcher helped ease their minds with one impressive swing - on the golf course.
NEW YORK (AP) - Mets reliever Jenrry Mejia became the first player to receive a lifetime ban under Major League Baseball's drug agreement after testing positive for a performance-enhancing substance for the third time.
SAN JOSE (AP) - Juri Hudler scored the winning goal in the shootout, leading the Calgary Flames past the San Jose Sharks 6-5 on Thursday night.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Jeff Gordon will be in the booth and Tony Stewart in a bed when the NASCAR season begins.
TORONTO (AP) - Of all the goodies Kobe Bryant collects in his farewell season, one this weekend might be particularly useful.
TORONTO (AP) - Shaquille O'Neal should be a lock. Yao Ming and Allen Iverson could join him.
PEBBLE BEACH (AP) - Justin Rose, a U.S. Open champion and the No. 7 player in the world, shot a 6-under 66 his first time playing Spyglass Hill and spent a gorgeous day listening to the fans call out his name. Except they weren't calling for him, and he knew it.
OAKLAND (AP) - Four weeks after being stymied in their effort to move to Los Angeles, the Raiders agreed to a one-year extension lease extension on Thursday to remain at the Oakland Coliseum through the 2016 season - and possibly beyond.
CLEVELAND (AP) - Kobe Bryant remembers giving a pair of his sneakers to LeBron James as a gift and offering the teenager some advice.
MIAMI (AP) - San Antonio's first play of the 2008-09 season was designed and executed perfectly. Spurs' center Tim Duncan didn't bother jumping for the opening tap, conceding it to Phoenix's Shaquille O'Neal. Five seconds later, Michael Finley wrapped his arms around O'Neal for an intentional foul.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Brian Vickers is expected to replace injured driver Tony Stewart for the NASCAR season opener at Daytona International Speedway, a person familiar with the decision told The Associated Press.
NEW YORK (AP) - UConn remains the No. 1 team in The Associated Press women's basketball poll while the rest of the top five were ...
Le'Veon Bell, Chandler Jones, Melvin Ingram and Kawann Short didn't have to wait until Wednesday's deadline to get franchise tagged.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Stephen Curry is surrounded by stars with the Golden State Warriors. He's never needed them more than Monday night.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - With Minnesota's slow start to the season a distant memory, Andrew Wiggins firmly believes the Timberwolves are ready to make an anticipated ...
SANTA CLARA (AP) - The San Francisco 49ers tendered one-year contracts to exclusive rights free agent nose tackle Mike Purcell and linebacker Carl Bradford on Monday.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Decked in Monster gear and chugging a tall boy of the energy drink as he was flanked by scantily clad models ...
GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) - Matt Moore kept it simple in his first spring start for the San Francisco Giants.
DELRAY BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Top-seeded Milos Raonic withdrew from the Delray Beach Open final Sunday after injuring his hamstring a day earlier, giving the title ...
NEW YORK (AP) - WBO world welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao and Amir Khan say they have agreed to terms for a fight on April 23.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Tony Stewart needed to retire to win the Daytona 500.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Michael Waltrip ended his racing career exactly how he hoped.
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - Dominic Thiem won the Rio Open on his favorite surface of clay Sunday in a tournament victory which he hopes will ...
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - Deontay Wilder has taken the first step toward claiming another heavyweight title belt by year's end.
MESA, Ariz. (AP) - Danny Salazar breezed through his first outing for the Cleveland Indians this spring. No extra adrenaline from facing the Chicago Cubs. No ...
CHONBURI, Thailand (AP) - Amy Yang rarely wavered with a big lead during the final round of the Thailand LPGA tournament, shooting a 4-under 68 to ...