SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Tim Lincecum couldn't find his rhythm or the strike zone in the first inning. That's become a troubling trend for the San Francisco pitcher, with the results all too predictable.
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) - Arms outstretched in the air with a smile from ear-to-ear, Noriatsu Osaka couldn't contain his glee.
LONDON (AP) - The Olympic rings have disappeared across London, and the Paralympic symbols hoisted in their place. Let the games begin - again.
SEATTLE (AP) - For much of his first two seasons as manager of the Seattle Mariners, Eric Wedge has preached exactly what his team has practiced over the past month.
COQUITLAM, British Columbia (AP) - Lydia Ko won the Canadian Women's Open on Sunday to become the youngest winner in LPGA Tour history and only the fifth amateur champion.
FARMINGDALE, N.Y. (AP) - Nick Watney salvaged a dismal season Sunday at The Barclays with a victory that could not have come at a better time.
SANTA CLARA (AP) - Simon Dawkins and Alan Gordon each scored a pair of goals and the San Jose Earthquakes cruised to a 4-1 victory over the Colorado Rapids on Saturday night.
NEW YORK (AP) - Champion at Wimbledon in both singles and doubles. Winner again at the All England Club in both events, four weeks later at the London Olympics.
OAKLAND (AP) - The all-important third preseason game for Matthew Stafford and the Detroit Lions turned out to be a real Bay Area bruiser.
ALAMEDA (AP) - Terrelle Pryor is still far from being a polished quarterback for the Oakland Raiders and isn't likely to move up the depth chart any time soon.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - Jonny Gomes changed the game in a hurry for the Oakland Athletics.
BOSTON (AP) - Boston's Adrian Gonzalez and the Dodgers' James Loney were scratched from their teams' starting lineups Friday night as the clubs tried to finalize a major trade involving the first basemen.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Angel Pagan had a go-ahead triple among his four hits to help back Ryan Vogelsong's first victory in three starts, and the San Francisco Giants beat the Atlanta Braves 5-3 on Friday night for their fifth straight win.
FARMINGDALE, N.Y. (AP) - A common phrase this year - "Tiger's back" - took on a new meaning Friday at The Barclays.
Somehow, it seemed so easy for so many people to write off Roger Federer.
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) - Neymar's two-goal performance to help knock Atletico Madrid out of the Copa del Rey showed why Barcelona spared no expense to win the bidding war for the young Brazilian striker.
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) - Andy Murray has reached the Australian Open final for the fourth time, beating Tomas Berdych in a tension-filled semifinal to earn one more shot at a long elusive title.
PHOENIX (AP) - Richard Sherman has contingency plans in place should his girlfriend give birth to their first child - a son - before Sunday's Super Bowl against New England.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Tom Gamble is returning to the San Francisco 49ers as a senior personnel executive.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Tiger Woods returned to the Phoenix Open and received cheers, boos and gasps.
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) - Venus Williams lost her quarterfinal match against Madison Keys on Wednesday at the Australian Open. Serena Williams, the other sister in a family that has won a combined 25 Grand Slam singles titles, will attempt to right the wrong in the semifinals on Thursday.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - DeMarcus Cousins has the statistics. He has the stature. And he has the support of several high-profile peers calling for him to get his first All-Star nod.
Mark Gonzalez scored in the 66th and 75 minutes, rallying Chile to a 3-2 exhibition win over the United States on Wednesday night that sent the Americans to their first five-game winless streak since 2007.
PHOENIX (AP) - Almost all football fans know Tom Brady, Russell Wilson, Richard Sherman, Marshawn Lynch and Rob Gronkowski.
PHOENIX (AP) - Give Pete Carroll the opportunity to campaign for someone or something he believes in and he'll gladly jump at the chance.
MIAMI (AP) - Ichiro Suzuki has passed his physical and finalized a $2 million, one-year contract with the Miami Marlins.
PHOENIX (AP) - Almost as dominant as New England's performance in the AFC championship game was the showing for Pro Picks in both conference title matches.
HANDLER, Ariz. (AP) - Tom Brady is dealing with a cold four days before the Super Bowl but says he'll be OK.
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) - Mike McCarthy promised Wednesday to evaluate, make changes and learn from his team's gut-wrenching NFC Championship game loss to the Seattle Seahawks.
CHANDLER, Ariz. (AP) - The road to perfection reached a dead end in the Arizona desert. Now the New England Patriots are back where a Super Bowl championship - and an unbeaten record - barely eluded them seven years ago.