OAKLAND (AP) - Unlike early September last year, the Oakland Athletics and Texas Rangers are neck and neck chasing the AL West title.
ALAMEDA (AP) - The Oakland Raiders are gradually solidifying their starting lineup for the season opener. They aren't quite ready to announce their starting quarterback.
SAN DIEGO (AP) - Barry Zito was on the road and once again, it wasn't very kind to him. Regardless where Zito pitches these days, the results are usually the same: another loss.
SANTA CLARA (AP) - The San Francisco 49ers have signed wide receiver Chris Harper to a three-year contract.
NEW YORK (AP) - Bob and Mike Bryan pulled off another escape in their quest for the calendar Grand Slam.
NORTON, Mass. (AP) - The final round of the Deutsche Bank Championship had something for everyone on Labor Day - mostly a trophy, finally, for Henrik Stenson.
Tommy Morrison's career reached its pinnacle on a hot June night in Las Vegas, when he stepped into the ring and beat George Foreman to become heavyweight champion.
MIAMI (AP) - Landon Donovan is rested and ready for the United States' return to World Cup qualifying.
Lindsey Vonn is skiing in Chile and way ahead of her rehab schedule with the Sochi Olympics five months away.
ALAMEDA (AP) - The Oakland Raiders have signed tackle Tony Pashos and released tackle Alex Barron.
DENVER (AP) - Clayton Kershaw surrendered a career-high 11 hits in five shaky innings and got the win and Yasiel Puig scored the go-ahead run before leaving with a strained right knee as the surging Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Colorado Rockies 10-8 on Monday.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Coco Crisp hit a tiebreaking two-run homer in the fifth that was confirmed by a video review, and the Oakland Athletics pulled into a first-place tie with Texas atop the AL West by beating the Rangers 4-2 on Monday.
OAKLAND (AP) - The Oakland Athletics hope they are poised for another spectacular September like the one that propelled them to an improbable AL West title over the Texas Rangers on the final day last season.
PHOENIX (AP) - Yusmeiro Petit rarely pitched so well in his days with the Arizona Diamondbacks.
NEW YORK (AP) - For eight intense, entertaining games, Sloane Stephens stayed right with Serena Williams.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - If Boston, Los Angeles, San Francisco or Washington is picked to host the 2024 Olympics, the U.S. Olympic Committee will pay the price for winning. One of its first tasks will be to hand over millions in sponsorships to the victorious city's newly formed organizing committee.
STANFORD (AP) - Serena Williams finally realized what happened days later, when she was allowed to get out of bed.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Long before Jimmie Johnson arrived on the NASCAR scene, Jeff Gordon was the fastest thing on wheels.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Carl Crawford hit an RBI triple to back Hyun-Jin Ryu's third straight victory, and the division-leading Los Angeles Dodgers completed a sweep of the San Francisco Giants with a 4-3 victory Sunday night.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - John Jaso drove in three runs, helping Scott Kazmir and the Oakland Athletics beat the Texas Rangers 9-3 Sunday night.
SONOMA (AP) - Courtney Force beat father John Force in the NHRA Sonoma Nationals on Sunday to break a tie with sister Ashley Force Hood for career Funny Car victories by a female driver with five.
COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) - Frank Thomas choked back tears, Joe Torre apologized for leaving people out of his speech and Tony La Russa said he felt uneasy.
SANTA CLARA (AP) - Training camp is not even a week old and already the San Francisco 49ers' depth at running back is about to be tested.
MONTREAL (AP) - Tim Clark rallied to win the Canadian Open on Sunday, birdieing five of the last eight holes for a one-stroke victory over Jim Furyk.
PARIS (AP) - Vincenzo Nibali put his lungs and legs to work one last time, marching up to the winner's podium of the Tour de France and sighing deeply before the Italian anthem echoed over the Champs-Elysees.
SANTA CLARA . (AP) - San Francisco 49ers general manager Trent Baalke said Saturday that he expects the NFL's decision on a possible suspension for linebacker Aldon Smith to be announced soon, perhaps even before the preseason begins Aug. 7.
OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) - Their bond goes far beyond their designation as teammates, and as a whole they are far more than merely a quartet of players thrown together to represent Spain.
SANTA CLARA (AP) - Lawrence Okoye speaks as if he is hoping to win a contest for the Oxford University debate team. That very well may be next on his list of things to accomplish.
NAPA (AP) - Not a lot has changed in the year since Oakland Raiders quarterback Matt McGloin entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Los Angeles Lakers have waited nearly three months to hire a new coach, and they're apparently making Byron Scott wait a few more days.