SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The only thing that stopped Tim Lincecum from throwing his second complete game this season was a tiny blister forming on his middle finger.
NAPA (AP) - Ever since arriving in Oakland in April, Matt Flynn has proven on the practice field and in the meeting rooms that he is the most capable candidate to start at quarterback for the Raiders.
PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) - Adam Scott began the final major of the year with a tee shot deep into the trees. He ended the opening round of the PGA Championship by having to gouge out of deep rough. It was the golf in between that was some of the best he has ever played, even for an Australian with a green jacket.
The Associated Press Here's the good news for the Mountain West Conference: Boise State stayed in the league. And here's the bad news for teams in the Mountain West: Boise State stayed in the league. All set to bolt for the Big East before this season, the Broncos had a change of plans and opted to remain in the conference. That only boosts the conference's profile, since the Broncos are a perennial top-25 team. That ...
SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) - Eddie Vanderdoes says he had four good reasons for deciding to attend UCLA shortly after committing to Notre Dame.
The Associated Press TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Joe Flacco was sharp in his preseason debut, Bernard Pierce scored on a 20-yard run and a revamped Baltimore defense forced four turnovers in the Ravens' 44-16 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Thursday night. Backup quarterback Tyrod Taylor threw a pair of TD passes for the Super Bowl champions, including a 21-yarder to LaQuan Williams, who also scored when he recovered a blocked punt in the ...
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - DeSean Jackson caught Michael Vick's pass over the middle, took a couple steps and braced himself for a hit that Kurt Coleman never delivered.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Cornerback Eric Wright has joined the San Francisco 49ers after all.
SOCCER US returns to FIFA top 20 after 2-year absence: ZURICH (AP) - The United States has broken into the top 20 of the FIFA rankings for the first time in more than two years after winning last month's Gold Cup. The U.S. rose three places in the rankings released Thursday to No. 19, the same spot it reached in March 2011. The Americans replace No. 20 Mexico as CONCACAF's highest placed team for the ...
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) - Manny Pacquiao will be coming off the longest layoff of his incredible career when he steps back into the ring in Macau in November.
SANTA CLARA (AP) - Colin Kaepernick has learned a thing or two from Peyton Manning. He just refuses to say what or offer any specifics. The mystery man under center for the San Francisco 49ers will play opposite Manning when the quarterbacks' teams meet in their exhibition opener Thursday night at Candlestick Park - offering plenty of intrigue even if each is unlikely to play more than a quarter. Some are already considering this a ...
CINCINNATI (AP) - Corky Miller got a chance to play a major league game in front of his sons on Wednesday, and the journeyman catcher made the most of the opportunity.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Norichika Aori drove in two runs, Khris Davis hit a home run and the Milwaukee Brewers defeated the San Francisco Giants 6-1 on Wednesday night.
PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) - Here they are again, back at the top of the world rankings. Tiger Woods, No. 1. Phil Mickelson, No. 2. Wouldn't it be something if they went out in the final pairing of the PGA Championship on Sunday, dueling head-to-head with a major title on the line, still the guys to beat after all these years? Mickelson would certainly relish the challenge. "I've always been a competitive person," Lefty said Tuesday, ...
PITTSBURGH (AP) - Seven-time major league All-Star Dave Parker is dealing with Parkinson's disease.
LONDON (AP) - The Jacksonville Jaguars are looking to shake their winless start with the first of many trips to London. The San Francisco 49ers are trying to maintain current momentum.
OAKLAND (AP) - The Pittsburgh Steelers returned home from London three weeks ago with no wins, an offense that couldn't run the ball or hold onto it, and a defense that couldn't take the ball away.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Isaiah Thomas scored 27 points to lead the Sacramento Kings to a 110-100 win over the Los Angeles Clippers on Friday night.
OAKLAND (AP) - The Golden State Warriors are banking on Andrew Bogut's future in the Bay Area.
OAKLAND (AP) - The Golden State Warriors have waived guard Seth Curry, center Dewayne Dedmon and forward Joe Alexander.
BOSTON (AP) - Just when it seemed Michael Wacha had cracked, the St. Louis Cardinals began scooting around the bases and tied the World Series.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - The taxing preseason, which included two games in China, is finally over. Whether the Golden State Warriors are ready to live up to lofty expectations remains unclear.
LONDON (AP) - The San Francisco 49ers have no doubt that the Jacksonville Jaguars can be a formidable opponent despite their 0-7 record. Just watch the tape.
BOSTON (AP) - David Krejci tipped in a shot with eight-tenths of a second left in the third period to lift the Boston Bruins to a 2-1 win over San Jose on Thursday night, sending the Sharks to their first regulation loss of the season.
LONDON (AP) - The Dallas Cowboys, Detroit Lions and Miami Dolphins will travel to London next year to take part in the NFL International Series, the league announced Thursday.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Cam Newton is playing some of the best football of his career, and the surging Carolina Panthers are back over .500 for the first time in five years.
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Terrell Owens has finally found a sport where he doesn't have to worry about getting the ball. T.O. wants to be a professional bowler.
ALAMEDA (AP) - Oakland Raiders defensive tackle Pat Sims knows how difficult it is to sack Pittsburgh quarterback Ben Roethlisberger.
The NFL rulebook is thick enough to compete with a New York telephone book - cellphone numbers included.
BOSTON (AP) - Just think how much we like to watch wild arguments in baseball, when a manager flaps his arms, throws his hat and hollers nose-to-nose at the umpire while the spit flies.