OAKLAND (AP) - Third baseman Josh Donaldson sees plenty of similarities between this Oakland team and the one that stunned the Texas Rangers on the season's final day last fall.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Tim Duncan, Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili sat in mostly stunned silence, all that playoff experience not preparing them for how they felt after two games.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - The Sacramento Kings have hired Chris Jent as an assistant on new coach Mike Malone's staff.
SANTA CLARA (AP) - The San Francisco 49ers have signed rookie outside linebacker Corey Lemonier to a four-year contract.
ARDMORE, Pa. (AP) - Adam Scott can understand why so many people thought he would have a hard time getting over his epic collapse in the British Open.
PARIS (AP) - Right now, French Open champions Rafael Nadal and Serena Williams are as good as it gets in tennis.
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SEATTLE (AP) - Ask FIFA and the organization says it sees no problem with playing on a quality artificial field.
PHOENIX (AP) - Paul Goldschmidt hit a three-run, opposite-field home run with two outs in the eighth inning and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the San Francisco Giants 3-1 Friday night.
CHICAGO (AP) - A comeback victory with a grand slam, a last-inning homer-saving catch. Just another win for the Oakland Athletics during a run that has put them in first place in the American League West.
MIAMI (AP) - If LeBron James played for the San Antonio Spurs, Gregg Popovich might have a message for him.
PARIS (AP) - His dramatic and delightful French Open semifinal was 4½ hours old - and 14 games into the fifth set - when Rafael Nadal raced from the net to the baseline to retrieve Novak Djokovic's seemingly unreachable lob.
PARIS (AP) - For a decade, the French Open has presented more problems for Serena Williams than any of the other Grand Slam tournaments.
NEW YORK (AP) - Orb and Oxbow. Oxbow and Orb. Anyway you draw it up, there will not be a Triple Crown on the line in the $1 million Belmont Stakes on Saturday.
BOSTON (AP) - The Bruins defense shut down the potent Pittsburgh Penguins throughout the Eastern Conference finals. Then a Boston defenseman scored the goal that sealed the stunning sweep.
BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) - Cristiano Ronaldo finally made his mark at the World Cup - but it came too late to spare Portugal an early exit from Brazil.
RECIFE, Brazil (AP) - With both his current team and his former one on to the World Cup's knockout rounds, Jermaine Jones approached the German players and offered his best wishes.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Brandon Phillips had three hits, including a home run and double, and scored twice in his return to the lineup, and the Cincinnati Reds beat the San Francisco Giants 3-1 on Thursday night.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - The NHL may as well put out a casting call for a movie set in Philadelphia.
BETHESDA, Md. (AP) - Tiger Woods was back on the PGA Tour for the first time in more than three months Thursday and said he felt "fantastic."
LONDON (AP) - Uncle Toni's reaction said it all.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - Three months into her comeback from toe surgery, four-time Olympic champion Sanya Richards-Ross is already making significant strides.
RECIFE, Brazil (AP) - When Jermaine Jones stands for the national anthems of his countries Thursday night, he will soak in the moment.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Tim Lincecum pitched his second no-hitter against the San Diego Padres in less than a year, allowing only one runner Wednesday and leading the San Francisco Giants to a 4-0 win.
NEW YORK (AP) - Yoenis Cespedes hit a three-run double, slumping Brandon Moss had a two-run homer and the Oakland Athletics jumped all over an ineffective Zack Wheeler in an 8-5 win over the New York Mets on Wednesday night.
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - As the world was judging Uruguay's Luis Suarez for biting a player in the World Cup, his teammates, coaches and fans in his soccer-crazy country defended the star, blaming the foreign media, his Italian opponents and uneven treatment.
RECIFE, Brazil (AP) - Germany coach Joachim Loew isn't sure his team's extra day of rest this week makes up for the months-long scheduling advantage his friend, Jurgen Klinsmann, has had with the U.S. team.
RECIFE, Brazil (AP) - Tim Howard rarely makes it through a game without accepting multiple celebratory embraces from relieved American teammates.
OAKLAND (AP) - Oakland Athletics owner Lew Wolff said Wednesday the club has reached a 10-year lease agreement with the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Authority to stay at the Oakland Coliseum.
LONDON (AP) - Let others wonder when or whether Venus Williams might move on from tennis. She's not ready to contemplate going anywhere just yet.