NEW YORK (AP) - With less than a month to go before opening day, baseball at last decided who's in and who's out come October.
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) - Top-ranked Novak Djokovic lost for the first time this season, beaten by Andy Murray 6-2, 7-5 Friday in the semifinals of the Dubai Championships. Djokovic had been on a 10-match winning streak that included the Australian Open title.
PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) - Justin Rose keeps preaching par is a good score at PGA National. Thanks to a string of birdies Friday, he carved out another 66 to share the lead with Tom Gillis in the Honda Classic.
Gregg Williams apologized Friday for his role in a bounty program that rewarded players for injuring opponents while he was with the New Orleans Saints.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - The 76ers needed nine players to score to beat the Warriors - and top The Big Dipper.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Kobe Bryant scored 38 points in his second straight big game in a protective mask, and the Los Angeles Lakers blew most of a 20-point lead in the fourth quarter before holding on to beat the Sacramento Kings 115-107 Friday night in their highest-scoring performance of the season.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The San Francisco 49ers used the franchise tag for safety Dashon Goldson on Friday, giving them the right to match any offer Goldson receives from elsewhere.
PHOENIX (AP) - Manny Ramirez saw just three pitches and took two swings in his Oakland debut. He never got the ball out of the infield. Still, just being there seemed enough for now.
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - Ryan Miller made 39 saves for his second shutout in as many nights and Drew Stafford capitalized on a San Jose turnover to score the only goal in the Buffalo Sabres 1-0 victory over the Sharks on Thursday night.
WALNUT CREEK (AP) - Oakland Raiders kicker Sebastian Janikowski has been ordered by a judge to undergo anger management and substance abuse classes after authorities said he shoved a woman at a nightclub.
NEW YORK (AP) - Negotiators for baseball players and owners say there is no set deadline for an agreement to expand the playoffs to 10 teams this season.
PHOENIX (AP) - Sean Doolittle is looking to his past to help shape his future.
ALAMEDA (AP) - The Oakland Raiders placed the franchise tag on safety Tyvon Branch on Thursday, guaranteeing him about $6.2 million for 2012 to keep him off the open market in free agency.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Giants infielder Freddy Sanchez took ground balls at second base and threw to first Wednesday for the first time since he dislocated his right shoulder on June 10, a significant moment in his rehab.
ATLANTA (AP) - Dominic McGuire scored no points in only his second start of the season. He drew plenty of praise, though, for his defense and rebounding as a surprise fill-in for Stephen Curry.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - Four female officials will be working a game between Division II Miles and Lane, in what appears to be a first for a college football game.
BOSTON (AP) - Lance Lynn squeezed through a door leading into the Green Monster, shimmied along a cramped space behind the famed left-field wall and peered out a tiny metal slot in the Fenway Park scoreboard.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Tim Lincecum is staying put with the San Francisco Giants just as he hoped, reaching agreement Tuesday on a $35 million, two-year contract through the 2015 season.
SANTA CLARA (AP) - The San Francisco 49ers sure do travel well, and it's hardly by accident.
On Peyton Manning's first drive of his first game as a visiting player in Indianapolis, the Denver Broncos faced third down and 1 yard to go. Manning handed the football to Knowshon Moreno, who was stopped short. Denver punted.
CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) - Miami's football team will lose a total of nine scholarships and the men's basketball team will lose three, as part of the penalties the school was handed Tuesday by the NCAA as the Nevin Shapiro scandal presumably drew to a close.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Eagles quarterback Michael Vick, who has missed the last two games with a hamstring injury, is hopeful he'll be able to play Sunday against the New York Giants.
RENTON, Wash. (AP) - Pro Bowl fullback Michael Robinson is back with the Seattle Seahawks after being cut by the team during training camp.
CINCINNATI (AP) - The Reds stayed in-house for their next manager, giving pitching coach Bryan Price a three-year deal Tuesday to take the team deep into the playoffs.
Golf Channel analyst Brandel Chamblee says he insinuated that Tiger Woods cheated and gave the world's No. 1 player an "F'' for his five-win season in a column he wrote for Golf.com because "ethics matter more than athletics."
BOSTON (AP) - Walking back to his Fenway Park office after the traditional Patriots Day morning Red Sox game, Charles Steinberg saw the reports on TV that there had been explosions at the Boston Marathon finish line.
ST. LOUIS (AP) - The lessons begin in rookie ball.
DETROIT (AP) - After scoring 39 goals in their first eight games, the San Jose Sharks proved they can play pretty well defensively, too.
ALAMEDA (AP) - The Oakland Raiders returned from their bye week facing many of the same questions on the offensive line that they had when they left town last week.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) - With six losses on their resume, the New York Giants could have been wondering if they would ever win a game this season.