NEW YORK - Players and teams started rushing to settle arbitration cases Monday, a day before the sides were to swap proposed salaries.
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) - Anyone who didn't know Novak Djokovic won three of the four Grand Slam titles last year only had to look at his shoes.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - The debate over Tim Tebow's worthiness as an NFL quarterback will undeniably continue in the offseason.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) - Antrel Rolle doesn't come from the Tom Coughlin mold for the New York Giants.
The playoffs have a way of bringing out the pedigree in NFL quarterbacks. Simply take a look at the fingers of Tom Brady and Eli Manning to recognize it.
DENVER (AP) - The Colorado Rockies have traded outfielder Seth Smith to the Oakland Athletics for right-hander Guillermo Moscoso and left-hander Josh Outman.
SAN FRANCSICO - The San Francisco Giants and outfielder Angel Pagan agreed to a $4.85 million, one-year contract that avoided arbitration.
ALAMEDA - The Oakland Raiders search for a new head coach picked up steam on Monday as the team received permission to interview two Denver assistants and was also poised to talk to members of Green Bay's staff.
SANTA CLARA - Any cold-weather garments Vernon Davis owns are getting tossed aside as quickly as he changed San Francisco's playoff fortunes with a game-winning touchdown catch against the favored Saints.
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) - Li Na's best year on the WTA Tour was like a roller coaster.
TORONTO (AP) - The Toronto Blue Jays and center fielder Colby Rasmus have agreed to a one-year, $2.7 million contract, avoiding arbitration.
CHICAGO (AP) - There were standing ovations for Theo Epstein and chants from the crowd.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Gio Gonzalez agreed to a $42 million, five-year contract with the Washington Nationals on Sunday, just three weeks after the left-hander was acquired in a trade with the Oakland Athletics.
OAKLAND (AP) - The Oakland Athletics and free agent right-hander Bartolo Colon have reached agreement on a one-year deal that will bolster the team's depleted rotation, a person with knowledge of the negotiations said Sunday.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Football fans in San Francisco were exuberant but mostly well-behaved after Saturday's electrifying 36-32 playoff win over the New Orleans Saints.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco 49ers CEO Jed York said Tuesday that he will let "due process take its course" before deciding whether to discipline Ray McDonald after the defensive tackle was arrested on suspicion of domestic violence.
The Seattle Seahawks didn't need a "Fail Mary" to beat the Green Bay Packers in Week 1.
SANTA CLARA (AP) - Wide receiver Kassim Osgood was out of work over the weekend and that's just fine with him. He's been around long enough to understand the business side of football.
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) - James Harden and Stephen Curry went into halftime with no points and no panic.
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) - As questions arose about how the NFL investigated domestic violence allegations against Ray Rice, Commissioner Roger Goodell said Tuesday the league asked for, but was not given, video showing the ex-Ravens running back punching his then-fiancee on an elevator.
PHOENIX (AP) - Brittney Griner shook off two blows to the face to finish with 19 points, Diana Taurasi added 18 and the Phoenix Mercury made it two straight routs in the WNBA Finals with a 97-68 win over the Chicago Sky on Tuesday night.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Yusmeiro Petit pitched a four-hitter for his second career complete game, and the San Francisco Giants beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 5-1 on Tuesday night.
CHICAGO (AP) - Josh Donaldson checked out the video and figured out the problem. The quick fix led to a big night.
NEW YORK (AP) - Major League Baseball sent a memo to teams and umpires clarifying this year's experimental rule intended to limit collisions at home plate, saying runners should not be called safe if the ball clearly beats them.
SANTA CLARA (AP) - So much for all that talk of distractions, letdowns and doubts surrounding San Francisco's longtime dominant defense. One impressive first-half sequence handled all of that.
SANTA CLARA (AP) - Running back LaMichael James was released by the San Francisco 49ers on Monday.
ALAMEDA (AP) - The offseason plans to beef up both lines are still a work in progress for the Oakland Raiders.
Ray Rice cut after release of video: BALTIMORE (AP) - Ray Rice was let go by the Baltimore Ravens on Monday and suspended indefinitely by the NFL after a video was released showing the running back striking his then-fiancee in February.
DETROIT (AP) - Matthew Stafford improvised brilliantly on two early touchdown passes to Calvin Johnson, and Detroit beat the New York Giants 35-14 on Monday night in Jim Caldwell's first game as Lions coach.
CHICAGO (AP) - Eric O'Flaherty wasn't able to help the Oakland Athletics' ailing bullpen.