OAKLAND (AP) - Dodgers slugger Matt Kemp still is optimistic about playing in the All-Star game next month in Kansas City - as long as he's sure he will be healthy for the stretch run with NL West-leading Los Angeles.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Tampa Bay reliever Joel Peralta was suspended for eight games by Major League Baseball on Thursday for having pine tar on his glove.
DETROIT (AP) - Quintin Berry hit a tiebreaking RBI single in the 10th inning to give Detroit a 2-1 win over St. Louis on Thursday.
CROMWELL, Conn. (AP) - David Mathis hoped to start strong at the Travelers Championship after missing the cut last week in the U.S. Open.
WARSAW, Poland (AP) - England and France failed to impress but still advanced to the European Championship quarterfinals on Tuesday amid yet another goal-line controversy.
MIAMI (AP) - LeBron James has found it all since taking his talents to Miami.
CHICAGO (AP) - The BCS commissioners reached a consensus Wednesday on a model for a four-team, seeded playoff that will be presented to the university presidents next week for approval.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - The NCAA's new academic requirements could give new meaning to the madness of March.
MIAMI (AP) - LeBron James has never been here before.
The San Jose Earthquakes are time-tested in trailing late in games and turning defeat into victories.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Jered Weaver went back to work, Kendrys Morales and Mark Trumbo homered back-to-back, and the Los Angeles showed the San Francisco Giants that winning the deciding game of a series at the "Big A" is still as tough as it was in 2002.
EASTBOURNE, England (AP) - Andy Roddick reached the quarterfinals of the Eastbourne tennis championships on Wednesday, needing eight match points to overpower Jeremy Chardy of France 6-2, 7-6 (6).
LONDON (AP) - Five-time champion Venus Williams and four-time Grand Slam winner Kim Clijsters are unseeded at Wimbledon for the first time in more than a decade.
CROMWELL, Conn. (AP) - Webb Simpson says it never crossed his mind to take the week off after winning the U.S. Open.
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Pittsburgh Penguins center Evgeni Malkin won the Hart Trophy on Wednesday night as the NHL's most valuable player.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - Tom Brady has been leading successful comebacks for more than a decade. Andrew Luck is just getting started.
CINCINNATI (AP) - The Bengals didn't wait long or look far for their next offensive coordinator, promoting Hue Jackson on Thursday shortly after Jay Gruden was introduced as the next head coach in Washington.
RENTON, Wash. (AP) - Pete Carroll told Percy Harvin that the Seattle Seahawks were considering placing him on injured reserve to open up a roster spot ahead of the postseason. Harvin's response: "Coach I'm ready to play ball."
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) - Dennis Rodman apologized Thursday for comments he made in North Korea about a detained American missionary, saying he had been drinking and was under pressure as he organized a game with former NBA players.
NEW YORK (AP) - The Hall of Fame says it's up to baseball writers to propose any changes in the selection process.
DETROIT (AP) - Tigers ace Justin Verlander underwent muscle repair surgery Thursday after injuring himself last month during offseason conditioning.
HONOLULU (AP) - Sang-Moon Bae got off to a great start in pristine conditions along the shores of Oahu. Chris Kirk had an ideal finish.