TORONTO (AP) - With his latest deep drive, Edwin Encarnacion allowed Toronto's offense to take a deep breath.
SANTA CLARA (AP) - Dashon Goldson refused to let his disappointment over not getting a long-term deal with the San Francisco 49ers simmer. All he wants to do now is focus on football.
NEW YORK (AP) - The Marlins are trading stars, just like they did following their championships in 1997 and 2003. Team president David Samson says this exodus is different.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - An MRI exam on San Francisco Giants slugger Pablo Sandoval has confirmed the All-Star third baseman has a left hamstring strain.
Penn State faced the threat of a four-year ban on playing football before the NCAA imposed sanctions this week over the school's handling of the Jerry Sandusky child molestation scandal, a university spokesman said Wednesday.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Rajeev Ram beat Chile's Paul Capdeville 6-3, 6-1 on Wednesday in the second round of the Farmers Classic at the Los Angeles Tennis Center.
ANCASTER, Ontario (AP) - Ernie Els arrived at the Canadian Open with one trophy already in tow. He's hoping to leave with another.
NEW YORK (AP) - Suspended driver A.J. Allmendinger said Wednesday that he will participate in NASCAR's substance-abuse recovery program, a sign that he wants to get back to racing as soon as possible and avoid a fight over the accuracy of his failed drug test.
TORONTO (AP) - Coco Crisp hit two home runs and Yoenis Cespedes had a pair of RBI doubles, leading A.J. Griffin and the Oakland Athletics over the Toronto Blue Jays 16-0 Wednesday night for their season-high seventh straight win.
TORONTO (AP) - After striking out in each of his first three at bats, Yoenis Cespedes came to the plate with the bases loaded in the seventh and promptly delivered a big hit.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Brandon Crawford singled home the winning run in the ninth inning and the San Francisco Giants beat the San Diego Padres 3-2 Tuesday night, their ninth victory in 11 games since the All-Star break.
SANTA CLARA (AP) - Jim Harbaugh won NFL Coach of the Year honors as a rookie coach with no offseason to prepare his team for his thick playbook and unique, rah-rah style.
OAKLAND (AP) - Moneyball, take two?
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Paul Capdeville of Chile nearly wasted a five-point lead in a second-set tiebreaker before holding off Russia's Igor Kunitsyn for a 6-4, 7-6 (5) victory Monday in the first round of the Farmers Classic.
Johnny Football is heading to the NFL.
BOSTON (AP) - For Meryl Davis and Charlie White, the most accomplished couple in American figure skating history, skating off with another national title this week seems a mere formality.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Don Mattingly will be back as manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers next season with a new three-year contract that takes him through 2016, quieting speculation that his future with the club was somehow in doubt.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig begs a trooper who clocked him going 110 mph in Florida to let him go and later chides himself in the back seat of a police car for driving so fast, video released Wednesday shows.
SANTA CLARA (AP) - Phil Dawson walked off the field in triumph, his left hand still raised in the freezing air.
MILWAUKEE (AP) - David Lee had 22 points and 18 rebounds to lead the Golden State Warriors to their 10th straight win, a 101-80 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks on Tuesday night.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - DeMarcus Cousins had 35 points and 13 rebounds, Rudy Gay scored 32 points and the Sacramento Kings held off a furious rally to beat the Portland Trail Blazers 123-119 on Tuesday night.
NEW YORK (AP) - Greg Maddux could break a 22-year-old record Wednesday, though he won't become the first unanimous selection in the history of the baseball writers' Hall of Fame ballot.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The Nashville Predators have been playing better recently, yet have only a couple of hard-fought points to show for their work.
BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) - C.J. Fair scored 17 points and No. 2 Syracuse used a 16-0 run to pull away in the second half and beat Virginia Tech 72-52 on Tuesday night.
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Playoff ratings are soaring, the messy concussion lawsuit is all but over, and the only thing the NFL really has to worry about now is keeping a bunch of corporate bigwigs warm at the Super Bowl.
MIAMI (AP) - The first airborne banner calling for Jeff Ireland to be fired flew over the Miami Dolphins' stadium in 2011. Other similar signs followed, most recently in November, and on Tuesday those wanting him out finally got their wish.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - Tom Brady head-butted teammates before his first Super Bowl.
METAIRIE, La. (AP) - Ever since getting pounded by the Seahawks early last month, the New Orleans Saints have learned to love the idea of going back to Seattle.