SANTA CLARA, (AP) - Veteran safety Donte Whitner has insisted all along that rookie Eric Reid possesses the skills and mentality to be a hard-hitting defender.
METAIRIE, La. (AP) - The San Francisco 49ers have confirmed they have traded outside linebacker Parys Haralson to the New Orleans Saints and will receiver an undisclosed 2014 draft pick in return.
DETROIT (AP) - Tommy Milone pitched five innings Tuesday night and walked away with a complete-game victory.
DENVER (AP) - Hunter Pence and Pablo Sandoval hit back-to-back homers and Yusmeiro Petit won his first game in four years, helping the San Francisco Giants beat the Colorado Rockies 5-3 on Tuesday night.
PITTSBURGH (AP) - A day after falling out of first place, the Pittsburgh Pirates made a trade they feel will bolster their offense.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Matt Kemp ran the bases on Tuesday for the first time since spraining his left ankle a month ago, and the Los Angeles Dodgers slugger said he's getting closer to returning.
DENVER (AP) - San Francisco Giants outfielder Andres Torres is scheduled for season-ending surgery on Wednesday.
NEW YORK (AP) - At this point in his career, Roger Federer recognizes the importance of a little extra work.
ALAMEDA,(AP) - Two years ago while attending a community college in Southern California, Menelik Watson was still trying to figure out what American football was all about.
DETROIT (AP) - Coco Crisp is on such a roll that he was even a little better than Miguel Cabrera on Monday night.
DENVER (AP) - Barry Zito was very good throughout last season, and even better in the postseason when he went 2-0 with a 1.69 ERA in three playoff starts.
SANTA CLARA (AP) - All week long, Kendall Hunter peppered fellow San Francisco running back Anthony Dixon about how he looked in practice - how fast did he look?
SANTA CLARA (AP) - The San Francisco 49ers traded linebacker Parys Haralson to the Saints on Monday to fill a big need for New Orleans, a person with knowledge of the deal said.
NEW YORK (AP) - Matt Harvey has a partially torn ligament in his right elbow, a potentially devastating injury for the pitcher that had given the foundering New York Mets reason to be hopeful about their future.
DETROIT (AP) - The Oakland Athletics placed right fielder Josh Reddick on the 15-day disabled list on Monday with a sprained right wrist.
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.