NEW YORK (AP) - Didn't take long for Serena Williams to show her fourth-round opponent at the U.S. Open where things were headed.
NORTON, Mass. (AP) - Rory McIlroy got the start he wanted Monday at the Deutsche Bank Championship, erasing a three-shot deficit in just five holes. The finish was hardly a masterpiece, except for the part when golf's No. 1 player posed with the trophy.
NEW YORK (AP) - Officially - at least in their comments - NFL players and coaches aren't concerning themselves with refereering.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - UCLA says two of its freshmen basketball recruits have not yet received final amateurism certification from the NCAA and is disputing what it calls "misleading and inaccurate public reports" regarding its incoming class.
SANTA CLARA (AP) - Defender Ramiro Corrales scored his first two goals of the season, both on free kicks in the second half, and the San Jose Earthquakes beat Chivas USA 4-0 Sunday night.
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NORTON, Mass. (AP) - Louis Oosthuizen knows what it's like to hit every shot right where he's aiming and to stand over every putt believing it will go in. He once shot a 57 on his home course at Mossel Bay in South Africa, a number he wears on the left sleeve of his shirt.
NEW YORK (AP) - Channeling his inner Jimmy Connors, Andy Roddick pounded a forehand passing shot down the line to win a 20-stroke point and thrust both arms overhead, motioning to the U.S. Open spectators to make more noise.
CLEVELAND (AP) - A memorable debut for Texas second baseman Jurickson Profar was another forgettable loss for the Cleveland Indians.
OAKLAND (AP) - Seth Smith hit a two-run homer, Stephen Drew hit a solo shot for his first clout since joining Oakland and the Athletics beat the Boston Red Sox 6-2 on Sunday for their season-best ninth straight win.
CHICAGO (AP) - The feeling in the Giants' clubhouse these days is that they'll always find a way to win. And San Francisco has been especially good at doing just that on the road.
NEW YORK (AP) - Andy Roddick was discussing his retirement-postponing victory during a TV interview when a group of fans interrupted by chanting, "One more year! One more year!"
BERKELEY (AP) - Coach Jeff Tedford has longed for state-of-the-art facilities and a modernized stadium ever since arriving at California more than a decade ago.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Race by race and point by point, Lewis Hamilton is tightening his grip on the Formula One world championship and squeezing out Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg.
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - Brad Keselowski's face was puffy, and he took a couple quick drinks of water to wash the blood from his mouth. So close to a big playoff win, Jeff Gordon was left with a cut on his lip.
PARIS (AP) - Novak Djokovic became the first man to successfully defend his title at the Paris Masters with a 6-2, 6-3 victory over Milos Raonic on Sunday, putting himself in a commanding position in his fight with Roger Federer for the year-end No.1 spot.
ALAMEDA (AP) - The Oakland Raiders are expected to be without cornerback Carlos Rogers for Sunday's game against Russell Wilson and the Seattle Seahawks.
SANTA CLARA (AP) - Patrick Willis will be a game-time decision Sunday when the San Francisco 49ers host the St. Louis Rams.
NEW YORK (AP) - Baseball's business season began Thursday when 121 players become free agents, a group that includes Pablo Sandoval, Michael Morse, Jake Peavy, Sergio Romo and Ryan Vogelsong of the World Series champion San Francisco Giants.
SANTA CLARA (AP) - An extra week to heal has proved beneficial for San Francisco tight end Vernon Davis, who says he can play without thinking again. And that's a good thing.
ALAMEDA (AP) - Khalil Mack has done just about everything the Oakland Raiders have asked of him his rookie season.
OAKLAND (AP) - The Oakland Athletics have declined to exercise their $5.5 million contract option for shortstop Hiroyuki Nakajima and instead owe him a $500,000 buyout.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Drew Brees had turnovers to end New Orleans' first two drives, while Cam Newton and Carolina couldn't take advantage as the teams were scoreless after the first quarter of Thursday night's game.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Hunter Pence herded his teammates into the center of a clubhouse that was ready to pop. As the Giants hollered and hugged, he kept asking: "Is everybody here? Is everybody here?"
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - A giant, indeed.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - Stephen Curry had 24 points and 10 rebounds, Klay Thompson scored 19 points and the undermanned Golden State Warriors made Steve Kerr a winner in his coaching debut, rolling past the Sacramento Kings 95-77 on Wednesday night.
Back in 2010, New Orleans went 11-5 and Seattle was 7-9. But the Saints were a wild card for the playoffs and the Seahawks won their division.
ALAMEDA (AP) - Derek Carr won the starting quarterback job for the Oakland Raiders in part based on how well he played in the preseason against Seattle.