CHICAGO (AP) - Most of Kyle Schwarber's major league firsts are long past, tucked away for safe keeping, or displayed on a shelf somewhere. His No. 12 Cubs jersey hangs in stores all over Chicago.
ANAHEIM (AP) - Barry Zito's big league career began 15 years ago with a win over the Angels in Oakland. It might have ended Wednesday with four innings against the Angels in the waning days of a losing season.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Mike Leake pitched a two-hitter for his first career shutout, and the San Francisco Giants beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-0 on Wednesday night.
SANTA CLARA (AP) - Opposing defender Tyrann Mathieu went off about how San Francisco's simplified passing game made it clear where Colin Kaepernick's throws were going in Sunday's 40-point, four-interception loss at Arizona. The quarterback's worst game as a pro prompted plenty of people to question his game and all that work he put in with Kurt Warner over the offseason in the desert, or even call for his job.
ALAMEDA (AP) - The Oakland Raiders have spent most of the past decade searching for big-play options at quarterback, running back and receiver.
OAKLAND (AP) - Andre Iguodala has been doing more dunking this offseason, and that's rare for him when nothing is on the line.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - If he has to use crutches, Tim Lincecum sure digs his snazzy set that comfortably get him around following surgery on his left hip earlier this month. They allowed him to be back at the ballpark this week with his teammates and support system, including the faithful Giants fans.
ANAHEIM (AP) - Albert Pujols had an RBI double among his three hits, Erick Aybar drove in three runs and the Los Angeles Angels kept the AL playoff race tight for yet another day with their seventh consecutive victory, 8-1 over the Oakland Athletics on Tuesday night.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Clayton Kershaw pitched the big-money Dodgers to their third straight NL West title, tossing a 1-hitter as Los Angeles beat the San Francisco Giants 8-0 on Tuesday night.
ALAMEDA (AP) - Oakland Raiders coach Jack Del Rio says the recipe for a good quarterback comes down to two things: decision-making and accuracy.
WUHAN, China (AP) - Venus Williams earned the 700th victory of her career Tuesday by beating German qualifier Julia Goerges 6-4, 6-3 in the second round of Wuhan Open.
MONTCLAIR, N.J. (AP) - A gold catcher's mitt was placed on top of his remains. But on a day filled with stories from a lifetime in baseball, Yogi Berra was remembered for being more than one of the game's greats.
EL SEGUNDO (AP) - The third-leading scorer in NBA history had only the faintest smirk when he stood in front of the photographers' backdrop in his gold jersey Monday and held up a white sign reading: "Kobe Bryant."
NEW YORK (AP) Las Vegas and Quebec City are moving closer in their bids to land a NHL franchise.
SANTA CLARA. (AP) - Coming off two straight blowout losses, San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Tomsula remained in the corner of his starting quarterback.
SAN JOSE (AP) - Joe Pavelski figured if the extra goal wasn't going to come, then the Sharks needed extra defense. Martin Jones happily obliged.
OAKLAND (AP) - Stephen Curry had 31 points with seven 3-pointers and nine assists, Kevin Durant scored 28 and the Golden State Warriors found an astonishing ...
SACRAMENTO (AP) - While the Sacramento Kings enjoy a modest two-game winning streak, the Oklahoma City Thunder are wondering what happened the past two weeks.
ALAMEDA (AP) - Jamize Olawale earned his way onto an NFL roster as an undrafted free agent as a bruising lead blocker whose unheralded work helps ...
SANTA CLARA (AP) - The 49ers will be without safety Eric Reid for the remainder of the season after having surgery to repair a biceps injury ...
ALAMEDA (AP) - Jack Del Rio seemed almost shocked as he walked into the news conference Tuesday and made his way past a growing group of ...
SAN JOSE AP) - The San Jose Sharks have signed star defenseman Brent Burns to a $64 million, eight-year contract extension.
AS VEGAS (AP) - The NHL's newest team is named the Vegas Golden Knights.
NEW YORK (AP) - Bruce Arena was a decade removed from the U.S. national team when he received a telephone call from U.S. Soccer ...
NEW YORK (AP) - Kristaps Porzingis had 31 points and nine rebounds, Derrick Rose scored six of his 18 points down the stretch, and the New ...
SANTA CLARA (AP) - San Francisco coach Chip Kelly said Monday that the most disheartening part of losing games at a historic rate is that he ...
HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) - Tony Stewart slid out of his car in a NASCAR race for the final time and was swarmed by cameras, friends and ...
NEW YORK (AP) - In a sign of just how much American soccer has grown up, U.S. national team coach Jurgen Klinsmann was fired after ...
SAN JOSE (AP) - Keeping the puck and putting pressure on the opponent are good ways to wind up on the winning side.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Klay Thompson kept his shooting touch in sync Monday night.