CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Since the system isn't broken, NASCAR officials have no plans to change it - at least nothing radical. The sport enjoyed one of its most exciting seasons ever last year, culminating with Tony Stewart winning his third Sprint Cup championship in the last race of the season. NASCAR Chairman and CEO Brian France said ...
NEW YORK - Asafa Powell, once the world's fastest man, wasn't setting any perfect attendance records at practice. "Over the years I've been kind of lazy, thinking my talent alone can do it," he said Thursday. "This year, I'm trying something new." Like not missing any workouts in what the Jamaican sprint star ...
MELBOURNE, Australia - Rafael Nadal outlasted Roger Federer 6-7 (5), 6-2, 7-6 (5), 6-4 in an Australian Open semifinal on Thursday night, the longtime rivals playing with the intensity normally displayed when meeting in a Grand Slam final. The stars who met in eight Grand Slam finals were on the same ...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Giants ace Tim Lincecum's new $40.5 million, two-year deal includes a series of bonuses for winning the Cy Young and other awards.
JOSH DUBOW,AP Sports Writer ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) - For more than three decades, the Oakland Raiders operated under a similar formula with late owner Al Davis hiring offensive-minded head coaches and remaining deeply involved in devising the team's defense. That pattern has changed with new general manager Reggie McKenzie's first major hiring since taking over the football operations earlier this month. McKenzie is finalizing a contract to make Denver defensive coordinator Dennis Allen the ...
DALLAS (AP) - Kevin Love had 31 points and 10 rebounds after signing his new contract and the Minnesota Timberwolves handed defending NBA champion Dallas another ceremonious loss, 105-90 Wednesday night.
OAKLAND (AP) - Stephen Curry scored a season-high 32 points and added seven assists and six rebounds, and the Golden State Warriors extended their recent home dominance against Portland with a 101-93 victory over the Trail Blazers on Wednesday night.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - Danilo Gallinari celebrated a contract extension by scoring 21 of his 23 points in the first half and the Denver Nuggets routed the Sacramento Kings 122-93 on Wednesday night for their fifth straight victory and fifth in a row on the road.
SAN JOSE ST. FOOTBALL COACH GETS EXTENSION: SAN JOSE (AP) - San Jose State football coach Mike MacIntyre has agreed to a contract extension through the 2017 season.
GONZALEZ, NATIONALS MAKE 5-YEAR DEAL OFFICIAL: WASHINGTON (AP) - The Washington Nationals held a news conference Wednesday at their ballpark to show off their most significant offseason acquisition and pat themselves on the back for locking him down with a big contract.
CARSON (AP) - The Los Angeles Galaxy clinched a playoff berth with a scoreless draw against the San Jose Earthquakes on Sunday night.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Andrew Luck threw for three touchdowns and ran for another Sunday night, outplaying predecessor Peyton Manning in a 39-33 victory over the previously unbeaten Denver Broncos.
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Webb Simpson got the fast start he has looking for - in the final round at TPC Summerlin and in the PGA Tour's new wraparound season.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Michael Phelps has been working out with his former coach but there is no word yet on a return to swimming for the Rio Olympics.
ST. LOUIS (AP) - Rosters turn over so quickly these days, the St. Louis Cardinals used only seven players from their 2011 World Series roster in this year's NL championship series.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Tom Sermanni could have been forgiven for any pangs of nostalgia when facing his old team. His new players, however, had no similar emotional attachment.
STANFORD (AP) - Any worries Stanford coach David Shaw had about how his team would respond from a loss at Utah last week subsided when more players showed up in the weight room the following day - a voluntary day off - than any time in the last two years.
TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) - Everyone expects the big one to happen at Talladega Superspeedway.
FONTANA (AP) - Scott Dixon won his first championship at 23, too young to appreciate what he'd accomplished in his first full season with Chip Ganassi Racing and their first year competing in the IndyCar Series.
SAN JOSE (AP) - Joe Pavelski jumped into the team points lead after scoring twice and assisting on two other goals. Not that he was paying much attention.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The San Francisco 49ers finally are starting to click like they did running to the Super Bowl last season. They're not about to let their longest road trip of the year distract them now.
ST. LOUIS (AP) - Carlos Beltran, Michael Wacha and the St. Louis Cardinals are going to the World Series - not even Clayton Kershaw could stop them this year.
ALAMEDA (AP) - The Oakland Raiders spent the first two years after late owner Al Davis' death looking for a quarterback to return the franchise to glory.
SANTA CLARA (AP) - Vernon Davis joked about burning by the Honey Badger, Arizona safety Tyrann Mathieu.
BOSTON (AP) - One victory to reach the World Series.