SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Nick Swisher supplies enough energy and enthusiasm to fill several clubhouses. These days he's getting an extra boost with all the new faces in Cleveland.
SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) - Bruce Chen and Luke Hochevar are competing for the final spot in the Royals' rotation. The loser might not be with the organization for too long.
PHOENIX (AP) - Oakland left-hander Brett Anderson cruised through three innings on Tuesday, giving up only an infield single and a walk while striking out three in the A's 4-3 exhibition win over Italy, which is preparing for the World Baseball Classic.
OAKLAND (AP) - David Lee had 29 points and 11 rebounds to back Andrew Bogut's strong return, and the Golden State Warriors snapped a four-game losing streak by outlasting the Toronto Raptors 125-118 on Monday night.
ALAMEDA (AP) - Oakland Raiders offensive lineman Mike Brisiel has restructured his contract to give the team salary cap relief.
PHOENIX (AP) - John Jaso was brought to Oakland as a backup. He showed what he could do as a starter.
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) - John Danks hadn't pitched in a game since last May.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Dwyane Wade had 32 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists, LeBron James shrugged off a sore left knee to score 20 points and grab 10 rebounds, and the Miami Heat earned their franchise-record 15th straight victory with a 97-81 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Monday night.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - John Salmons has had some memorable games during his 10-year career. With his strong shooting against the Charlotte Bobcats, he added another to the list.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Todd Helton figures his 17th season with the Colorado Rockies will be his last.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Barry Zito made believers out of a pair of former teammates as he tries to build on the success he rediscovered last season.
AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Carl Edwards climbed from his car, stood on the door and landed a backflip near the finish line. He then hopped up on the wall in front of the grandstand, grabbed the checkered flag and waded into the crowd, trading high-fives with fans.
SANTA CLARA (AP) - Alvaro Saborio scored twice in the final 20 minutes and Real Salt Lake kept defending league MVP Chris Wondolowski off the score sheet to beat the San Jose Earthquakes 2-0 Sunday night.
SAN JOSE . (AP) - With their power play clicking for the first time in more than a month, the San Jose Sharks found that early season form that helped them get off to such a fast start.
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - Michael Phelps has never been the patient type.
SOUTHPORT, England (AP) - Ayako Uehara of Japan felt confident with the putter and played in the best weather Royal Birkdale has to offer. It was the right combination to take the lead Thursday in the Women's British Open. And the best she could manage was a 4-under 68.
SILVIS, Ill. (AP) - Jordan Spieth felt great Thursday on the first tee of the John Deere Classic. He heard not only his name, but, for the first time, the phrase "defending champion."
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Floyd Mayweather Jr. will fight a rematch Sept. 13 with Marcos Maidana, the Argentinian who gave him a tougher battle than expected when they met in May.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A trial that could determine the fate of the Los Angeles Clippers was delayed Thursday until after a deadline to conclude a $2 billion sale - and a scheduled NBA vote on the deal - but there is hope for more time.
NEW YORK (AP) - Chicago White Sox pitcher Chris Sale and Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo were voted by fans onto the rosters for Tuesday's All-Star game, and Los Angeles Angels shortstop Erick Aybar will replace Kansas City outfielder Alex Gordon.
ST. LOUIS (AP) - St. Louis Cardinals All-Star catcher Yadier Molina will undergo surgery Friday to repair a torn ligament in his right thumb and could miss the rest of the season.
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) - Soccer has once again emerged as the patriotic touchstone that unites Argentines as they teeter on the precipice, this time threatened by a debt crisis, soaring inflation and the scandal-plagued end to a 12-year political dynasty that has polarized the nation.
SAO PAULO (AP) - Another World Cup, another sad story for the Netherlands.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - As awful as the San Francisco Giants have played for most of the last month, they are back in an enviable position: first place in the NL West.
SAO PAULO (AP) - The World Cup's second semifinal was supposed to put the silky skills of Lionel Messi and Arjen Robben in the spotlight. Instead, a goalkeeper and two rock-solid defenses stole the show.
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Pat Riley made his pitch. And now, LeBron James wants time to think.
SANTA BARBARA (AP) - Kobe Bryant feels great, would welcome Byron Scott as coach of the Los Angeles Lakers, would love to play alongside free agent Carmelo Anthony and is pleased with the moves of the team's front office so far.
CLEVELAND (AP) - The New York Yankees' battered rotation may have suffered the most crucial loss of all.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A raging Donald Sterling denounced his wife, her lawyers and the NBA from the witness stand Wednesday, saying he will never sell the Los Angeles Clippers and vowing a lifetime of lawsuits against the league.