TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) - Barry Zito enjoyed the challenge of facing Josh Hamilton with runners on.
PHOENIX (AP) - Sunday was a day of mixed emotions for Dodgers manager Don Mattingly.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Tiger Woods is going to have to wait one more day to try to reclaim No. 1 in the world.
CARLSBAD (AP) - Beatriz Recari had three-putted No. 18 in regulation and again on the first hole of a playoff with I.K. Kim as dusk approached Sunday.
KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. (AP) - No. 3-seeded David Ferrer has defeated Fabio Fognini 6-1, 7-5 to start the men's third round at the Sony Open.
An around-the-bases look at the 2013 major league season that starts March 31 when the Texas Rangers visit the Houston Astros:
MIAMI (AP) - LeBron James and company put on quite a show for some of the biggest names in sports on Sunday night.
PITTSBURGH (AP) - Tyler Kennedy scored 2:33 into overtime and the Pittsburgh Penguins ran their winning streak to 12 games with a 2-1 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers on Sunday night.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - The purple, black and white RV looks more suited for transporting a politician during a campaign in California's capital city than for fans to use to petition fans outside an NBA arena.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - Coming off a forgettable first half, Tyreke Evans made up for it by playing a memorable final two quarters.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Matt Cain wasn't so worried about the runs. It was a lack of command that bothered him.
GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) - Johnny Cueto insists there's still enough time to get set for opening day.
SCOTTSDALE (AP) - That's a lot of zeros.
ANAHEIM (AP) - On the same night Corey Perry spurned free agency and agreed to an eight-year contract extension, the Anaheim Ducks extended the longest home winning streak in franchise history by beating one of their biggest rivals.
SANTA CLARA (AP) - Alex Smith was booed so many times on his home field at Candlestick Park, he has no idea how he might be received by the old fans when he runs out with the Chiefs to face the 49ers on Sunday.
SANTA CLARA (AP) - San Francisco's once-dominant defense is beginning to rediscover the swagger that has defined this unit in recent years.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The San Francisco Giants and Washington Nationals both missed the postseason last year. That's pretty much where the similarities end heading into Friday's NL Division Series opener.
SAN JOSE (AP) - As much as the San Jose Sharks may try to put last season's playoff collapse behind them, there will be constant reminders all season long.
BALTIMORE (AP) - The way Nelson Cruz and the Baltimore Orioles are hitting this season, it may not matter much who pitches for the other guys.
ALAMEDA (AP) - The Oakland Raiders' Rod Streater will miss at least the next eight weeks after being placed on the injured reserve list with a designation to return.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The last time the Los Angeles Dodgers faced the St. Louis Cardinals in the playoffs, Clayton Kershaw had a terrible outing and the Dodgers were bounced out of the postseason.
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) - The Green Bay Packers kept scoring on a rainy Thursday night.
OAKLAND (AP) - Andrew Bogut saw Marreese Speights driving to the rim during a pickup game at the Golden State Warriors' practice facility a couple weeks ago and never second-guessed what to do next.
ISTANBUL (AP) - Maya Moore and her U.S. teammates know what's at stake now. A loss and their world championship run would be over.
ANAHEIM (AP) - Mike Moustakas homered leading off the 11th inning, and the Kansas City Royals kept rolling in their first postseason in 29 years with a 3-2 victory over the Los Angeles Angels in the AL Division Series opener Thursday night.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Stephen Strasburg grew up in San Diego, admiring then-Padres star Jake Peavy. They've become friends, working out together in the offseason, chatting, trading texts.
ALAMEDA (AP) - Oakland Raiders interim coach Tony Sparano met with his players for the first time since replacing the fired Dennis Allen, then sent them off for a four-day weekend.
SANTA CLARA (AP) - Alex Smith arrived in San Francisco with the pressure of being the No. 1 overall draft pick. He got called a draft bust, then turned the tide to win back those same fans who had booed him out of Candlestick Park.
You might say the Minnesota Vikings are pondering a quarterbacking dilemma.