OAKLAND (AP) - Sure, raising the championship banner and receiving those glittery NBA championship rings will provide a sweet moment leading into a new season of expectations for the Golden State Warriors.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - Tom Brady overcame New England's shaky first three quarters by throwing for a pair of touchdowns in the fourth, and the Patriots beat the New York Jets 30-23 on Sunday to remain unbeaten.
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Smylie Kaufman won the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open on Sunday in his fifth PGA Tour start, shooting a 10-under 61 and waiting more than two hours while rival after rival fell short.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Luke Hochevar was a member of the Kansas City Royals who advanced to the World Series a year ago. He was in the dugout for every playoff game, took part in all the champagne celebrations, got an American League championship ring after the season.
FRISCO, Texas (AP) - Victor Ulloa slipped a shot underneath diving San Jose goalkeeper David Bingham in the 79th minute to give FC Dallas a 2-1 victory Sunday that eliminated the Earthquakes from the MLS Cup playoffs.
SANTA CLARA (AP) - Jim Tomsula will evaluate his players, position by position, and consider depth-chart changes - though none of his coaches are in jeopardy for now with the 49ers struggling in all phases.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Lorenzo Cain raced in from the outfield about as fast as he had raced around the bases, hurrying to join the rest of the Kansas City Royals as they streamed onto the diamond in celebration.
ANAHEIM (AP) - Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson each scored 24 points and Harrison Barnes had 23 as the Golden State Warriors routed the Los Angeles Lakers 136-97 on Thursday night in the last preseason game for both teams.