SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Last October, the San Francisco 49ers were all alone in first place and already on their way to winning the NFC West title in commanding fashion in coach Jim Harbaugh's first season.
ST. LOUIS (AP) - Giants manager Bruce Bochy expects Marco Scutaro to be in his lineup card for Game 3 of the NL championship series, two days after St. Louis slugger Matt Holliday plowed into the San Francisco second baseman.
SANTA CLARA (AP) - Patrick Willis had no chance last December to do his part in stopping Marshawn Lynch and helping keep San Francisco's impressive streak alive: 36 straight games without allowing a 100-yard rusher.
TORONTO (AP) - The stalled talks between the NHL and the players' association finally got a jumpstart.
CHICAGO (AP) - Mike Holmgren won't be finishing the job he went to do in Cleveland.
NEW YORK (AP) - A close call on the field, a clear win in the AP Pro32 NFL power rankings.
STANFORD (AP) - The national coordinator of NCAA football officials says the decision to uphold the ruling on the field for the last play of the Stanford-Notre Dame game was correct.
BERKELEY (AP) - The sun is shining, the days are warm and No. 22 Stanford and California still have half a season left to play entering the 115th edition of the Big Game rivalry.
DETROIT (AP) - Justin Verlander and Detroit's stellar starters are one win from the World Series.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The sight of Marco Scutaro on the ground in pain after getting flattened by Matt Holliday's hard takeout was just the spark the San Francisco Giants needed.
SAN DIEGO (AP) - It took a quarterback the caliber of Peyton Manning to pull off this kind of comeback.
DENVER (AP) - Danilo Gallinari scored 18 points, Corey Brewer had 15 and the Denver Nuggets pulled away late to beat the Golden State Warriors on Monday night.
SACRAMENTO. (AP) - Marcus Thornton made four 3-pointers and scored 11 of his 23 points in the fourth quarter to lead the Sacramento Kings past the Portland Trail Blazers 117-100 on Monday night.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Tim Lincecum is set to start Game 4 of the NL championship series for the San Francisco Giants on Thursday, as long as he's not needed in relief for Monday night's Game 2.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Half the U.S. Senate urged NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell on Thursday to change the Washington Redskins' name, saying it is a racist slur and the time is ripe to replace it.
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - Dustin Johnson had played Colonial only once before, six years ago when he didn't even make it to the final round.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Kurt Busch is a jerk. He's A-Rod on four wheels. Lance Armstrong with a Tour de France-sized attitude.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Tony Parker scored 22 points, Danny Green made seven 3-pointers and added 21, and the San Antonio Spurs used a dominant third quarter to decimate the Oklahoma City Thunder 112-77 on Wednesday night and take a 2-0 lead in the Western Conference finals.