OAKLAND - Jonny Gomes takes pride in his versatility. He can play the corner outfie ld, and he's an experienced designated hitter. That certainly will be helpful for Oakland manager Bob Melvin with a young roster. The A's and Gomes finalized a $1 million, one-year contract Thursday after ...
MELBOURNE, Australia - The age gap only two years, the difference in experience is vast between Maria Sharapova and Victoria Azarenka. Sharapova will play her sixth Grand Slam final at the Australian Open on Saturday against Azarenka, who is making her debut. And it isn't just a major title on the line - the winner will claim the ...
MAJORS Giants agree to 1-year deal with Hensley: SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Free-agent right-hander Clay Hensley and the San Francisco Giants have reached agreement on a $750,000, one-year contract. The Giants said Thursday it is a non-guaranteed big league deal for Hensley, who still must pass a physical before the club makes a formal announcement. <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in ...
SAN DIEGO (AP) - Spencer Levin and Kyle Stanley knew they had to post low scores on the easier North Course at Torrey Pines to get off to a good start Thursday in the Farmers Insurance Open. It went even better than they expected. Stanley made eagle on his final hole for a 10-under 62, his best score ...
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Since the system isn't broken, NASCAR officials have no plans to change it - at least nothing radical. The sport enjoyed one of its most exciting seasons ever last year, culminating with Tony Stewart winning his third Sprint Cup championship in the last race of the season. NASCAR Chairman and CEO Brian France said ...
NEW YORK - Asafa Powell, once the world's fastest man, wasn't setting any perfect attendance records at practice. "Over the years I've been kind of lazy, thinking my talent alone can do it," he said Thursday. "This year, I'm trying something new." Like not missing any workouts in what the Jamaican sprint star ...
MELBOURNE, Australia - Rafael Nadal outlasted Roger Federer 6-7 (5), 6-2, 7-6 (5), 6-4 in an Australian Open semifinal on Thursday night, the longtime rivals playing with the intensity normally displayed when meeting in a Grand Slam final. The stars who met in eight Grand Slam finals were on the same ...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Giants ace Tim Lincecum's new $40.5 million, two-year deal includes a series of bonuses for winning the Cy Young and other awards.
JOSH DUBOW,AP Sports Writer ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) - For more than three decades, the Oakland Raiders operated under a similar formula with late owner Al Davis hiring offensive-minded head coaches and remaining deeply involved in devising the team's defense. That pattern has changed with new general manager Reggie McKenzie's first major hiring since taking over the football operations earlier this month. McKenzie is finalizing a contract to make Denver defensive coordinator Dennis Allen the ...
DALLAS (AP) - Kevin Love had 31 points and 10 rebounds after signing his new contract and the Minnesota Timberwolves handed defending NBA champion Dallas another ceremonious loss, 105-90 Wednesday night.
OAKLAND (AP) - Stephen Curry scored a season-high 32 points and added seven assists and six rebounds, and the Golden State Warriors extended their recent home dominance against Portland with a 101-93 victory over the Trail Blazers on Wednesday night.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - Danilo Gallinari celebrated a contract extension by scoring 21 of his 23 points in the first half and the Denver Nuggets routed the Sacramento Kings 122-93 on Wednesday night for their fifth straight victory and fifth in a row on the road.
SAN JOSE ST. FOOTBALL COACH GETS EXTENSION: SAN JOSE (AP) - San Jose State football coach Mike MacIntyre has agreed to a contract extension through the 2017 season.
DETROIT (AP) - A revitalized Austin Jackson delivered in manager Jim Leyland's revamped lineup as the Detroit Tigers built a big lead and held on this time, beating the Boston Red Sox 7-3 Wednesday night to even the AL championship series 2-2.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Adrian Gonzalez homered twice and Zack Greinke gave the Los Angeles Dodgers the clutch performance they needed in a 6-4 victory over the Cardinals on Wednesday that trimmed St. Louis' lead to 3-2 in the NL championship series.
SANTA CLARA (AP) - The 49ers are back to their old ball-hawking ways.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - Thanks to the musings of his former owner, Peyton Manning's return to Indianapolis this week has turned into something less than the warm-and-fuzzy homecoming it could have been.
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson made his NFL debut in Arizona a little over a year ago.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - One of three members of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers diagnosed with MRSA has had surgery to get rid of the staph infection. MRSA is difficult to treat because it's resistant to many common antibiotics.
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) - Your turn, Josh Freeman.
MEXICO CITY (AP) - America's soccer team is getting some love from the most unlikely place: Mexican sports fans.
Four-time series champion Sebastien Bourdais has signed a two-year deal with KVSH Racing to replace Indianapolis 500 winner Tony Kanaan.
SOUTHAMPTON, Bermuda (AP) - Masters champion Adam Scott broke the course record Wednesday at Port Royal with a 7-under 64 to win the PGA Grand Slam of Golf by two shots over U.S. Open champion Justin Rose.
BEIJING (AP) - David Lee scored 31 points and grabbed six rebounds to lead the Golden State Warriors to a 100-95 preseason win over a Kobe Bryant-less Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday in China.
DETROIT (AP) - Once again this October, one run was enough.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Matt Holliday and pinch-hitter Shane Robinson connected for the first home runs of the NL championship series, and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 4-2 on Tuesday night to take a 3-1 lead in their best-of-seven playoff.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - Just two years removed from the neck troubles that weakened his right arm but strengthened his resolve, Peyton Manning is off to the best start by any quarterback in NFL history.
It's unanimous for Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos, even after their shakiest performance of the season.