NEW YORK (AP) - Retired Yankees closer Mariano Rivera says he would take Boston's Dustin Pedroia over former teammate Robinson Cano as his top second baseman.
Next up for Michael Phelps' comeback: Two events that produced Olympic gold.
OAKLAND (AP) - The Golden State Warriors have fired Mark Jackson, ending the franchise's most successful coaching tenure in the past two decades but also one filled with drama and distractions.
ALAMEDA (AP) - For a general manager who preaches building through the draft, Reggie McKenzie has struggled to find impact players his first two years in Oakland.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Kevin Durant has plenty of scoring titles. Now, he finally has an MVP trophy to go with them.
OAKLAND (AP) - Stefen Romero hit his first major league home run to break a tie in the fifth inning, and the Seattle Mariners beat the Oakland Athletics 4-2 on Monday night for their third straight victory and eighth in 10 games.
PITTSBURGH (AP) - A throwing error by pitcher Jared Hughes on a sacrifice bunt by reliever Jean Machi allowed the San Francisco Giants to score the winning run in the 13th inning and overcome a six-run deficit to beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 11-10 Monday night.
HOUSTON (AP) - And now comes the great leap to the NFL for Johnny Football.
ANAHEIM (AP) - Jonathan Quick made 36 saves, Marian Gaborik scored his third goal in two games, and the Los Angeles Kings beat the Anaheim Ducks 3-1 Monday night to take a 2-0 lead in their second-round series.
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Tiger Woods described his recovery from back surgery as a "very slow process" that offered him no timetable on when he can return for a summer filled with big championships.
OAKLAND (AP) - As co-captains and team leaders, Stephen Curry and David Lee carry the loudest voices in the Golden State Warriors locker room, which is why what they said Monday is significant.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Washington keeps finding ways to break through old, stubborn barriers.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Chris Paul made a career-high eight 3-pointers and scored 32 points to help the Los Angeles Clippers beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 122-105 on Monday night in Game 1 of their Western Conference semifinal.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Michael Carter-Williams has something to show for being a bright spot in a dismal season for the Philadelphia 76ers.
MIAMI (AP) - Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez said he's feeling fine and won't miss a turn after being hit by a batted ball.
PHOENIX (AP) - At 6-foot-10, Randy Johnson stood on the mound and looked down on batters, an intimidating presence before he even threw the ball.
ARLINGTON, Tex. (AP) - The Rose Bowl is coming to Texas for the first College Football Playoff championship.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Cardale Jones came through again at the Sugar Bowl. Ezekiel Elliott ran all over mighty Alabama. And Urban Meyer's quest to turn Ohio State into SEC North is one victory away from a national championship.
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) - Still not bowl-eligible thanks to a five-game losing streak, Oklahoma State trailed rival Oklahoma by two touchdowns on the road, leaving about 8 minutes in what would have been arguably the most disappointing season under coach Mike Gundy.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Connor Cook threw a 10-yard touchdown pass to Keith Mumphery with 17 seconds left to cap a three-touchdown, fourth-quarter comeback in Michigan State's 42-41 victory over playoff-snubbed Baylor in the highest-scoring Cotton Bowl.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) - The Alamo Bowl raises an intriguing question for UCLA: Is this the college farewell for coach Jim Mora?
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The Sacramento Kings have been in a free fall since the surprising decision to fire coach Michael Malone almost three weeks ago, and rock bottom was staring them right in the face on Thursday night.
The main question for the NFL's weekend of wild-card games is who will advance, of course. The next big query: Who do you trust?
PASADENA . (AP) - Touchdown. Turnover. Touchdown. Turnover. Touchdown.
ALAMEDA (AP) - The Oakland Raiders head into another long offseason with questions about who will coach the team and who will pick the players for next season.
NEW YORK (AP) - The Seattle Seahawks finished the regular season where they started it: as the top team in the NFL.
OAKLAND (AP) - Marreese Speights has provided a big lift for Golden State as a scorer off the bench. So it was only natural that as a starter, the 6-foot-10 center wanted some recognition for his passing.
BOSTON (AP) - Meb Keflezighi strode alone down Boylston Street, past the patched-up sidewalks and re-opened restaurants that line the path to the Boston Marathon finish line. On his race bib he had the names of those killed there by a pair of homemade bombs, and on his shoulders he would soon drape an American flag.
NEW YORK (AP) - The NFL's troubles with domestic violence were selected the sports story of the year Tuesday in an annual vote conducted by The Associated Press.
SANTA CLARA (AP) - The San Francisco 49ers expect to be right back competing for a Super Bowl with a new coach following the frustration of a lost year that saw coach Jim Harbaugh depart for Michigan.