SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) - Edinson Volquez had a shaky start, but Salvador Perez hit a three-run homer to offset a two-run double by former teammate Billy Butler and the Kansas City Royals beat an Oakland Athletics split squad 8-4 Friday.
ALAMEDA (AP) - The Oakland Raiders signed free agent quarterback Christian Ponder on Friday.
ALAMEDA (AP) - The Oakland Raiders added another new starter to their defense, signing former Philadelphia safety Nate Allen to a four-year contract on Thursday to fill the hole created when Tyvon Branch was released.
SAN JOSE (AP) - Antti Niemi made 35 saves to shut out Nashville for the second time this season, and Tomas Hertl scored a power-play goal late in the second period to lead the San Jose Sharks to a 2-0 victory over the Predators on Thursday night.
SANTA CLARA (AP) - The San Francisco 49ers have re-signed quarterback Blaine Gabbert to a two-year contract while also releasing wide receiver Stevie Johnson a day after acquiring Torrey Smith.
OAKLAND (AP) - Steve Kerr has no problem putting aside his cellphone late at night and grabbing a book before bed.
MESA, Ariz. (AP) - Telling everyone "I'm a five-tool guy," Will Ferrell was off on his barnstorming tour Thursday through five Arizona spring training games.
MESA, Ariz. (AP) - Scott Kazmir pitched 2 2/3 innings in his first spring start and the Oakland Athletics rallied to beat the Seattle Mariners 4-3 Thursday.
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Will Ferrell got all the attention. The San Francisco Giants liked what they saw from Travis Ishikawa and Madison Bumgarner, too.
SANTA CLARA (AP) - Torrey Smith believes in his ability to turn a simple catch into a big gain, and he knows Colin Kaepernick has the strong arm to deliver the ball just where he likes it.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Tim Hudson threw one scoreless inning in his spring debut, Tim Lincecum was pulled after an inning because of stiffness in his neck and Milwaukee starter Matt Garza pitched three innings in the Brewers 6-3 win over the San Francisco Giants on Wednesday.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Manny Pacquiao was out walking the red carpet by the time Floyd Mayweather Jr. arrived, fashionably late for their first appearance together to promote a fight that really needs no promoting.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - DeMarcus Cousins opened the door to the standup cooler in the locker room and tried to stuff as much of his 6-foot-11, 270-pound body as he could inside to cool down.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Kurt Busch was cleared Wednesday to get back in his race car and attempt to rebuild a career that was halted two days before the Daytona 500 when NASCAR suspended him for allegedly assaulting his ex-girlfriend.
The free agency frenzy, trading outbreak and stunning retirements of the first day of the NFL's business year gave way to one headliner Wednesday: Ndamukong Suh.
CINCINNATI (AP) - Getting back to basics is working for Brandon Belt and the San Francisco Giants.
OAKLAND (AP) - Scott Kazmir placed the blame on himself for failing to make enough good pitches and not fielding a bunt early on. He's not the only one making mistakes, though.
OAKLAND (AP) - Athletics first baseman Ike Davis has placed on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left quadriceps.
MIAMI (AP) - Twelve years ago, when the Marlins were 16-22, owner Jeffrey Loria fired his manager and the team went on to win the World Series.
SAN JOSE (AP) - Chris Wondolowski scored his 99th MLS goal and the San Jose Earthquakes beat 10-man Columbus Crew 2-0 on Saturday night.
PASADENA (AP) - Slovakia's Peter Sagan surged late and won the Tour of California by 3 seconds Sunday with a close third-place finish in the final stage.
OAKLAND . (AP) - With the stakes high and fans ready to question and critique every move, Steve Kerr knew he'd be in the spotlight no matter how things played out this postseason.
BALTIMORE (AP) - American Pharoah wins on dry tracks, wet tracks, any tracks.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - One minute, Scott Dixon thought the numbers were a mistake.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Rory McIlroy was more methodical than electrifying Sunday.
WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (AP) - Minjee Lee played a five-hole stretch in 5 under to open a four-stroke lead Sunday when final-round play was suspended because of darkness in the LPGA Tour's Kingsmill Championship.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Kyle Korver was the Atlanta Hawks' closest defender as Paul Pierce shimmied to his left and launched a 3-point try, hoping to extend the Washington Wizards' season by forcing overtime in Game 6 of the teams' second-round series.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Stephen Curry scored 32 points, including a 62-footer to end the third quarter, and the Golden State Warriors advanced to their first Western Conference finals since 1976 by beating the Memphis Grizzlies 108-95 on Friday night.
CINCINNATI (AP) - San Francisco's offense broke out while a Great American Ball Park smokestack burned. Quite a night all-around for the Giants.
OAKLAND (AP) - Avisail Garcia doubled in two runs to cap a five-run seventh inning and the Chicago White Sox rallied to beat the stumbling Oakland Athletics 7-6 on Friday night.