DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - The buildup for Danica Patrick's first Daytona 500 began in earnest at Thursday's annual media day, where auto racing's sweetheart was saddled with a full schedule of commitments.
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LONDON (AP) - Rory McIlroy is confident the changes he's made to his swing will work in time for the Masters in April.
CLEVELAND (AP) - LeBron James could picture returning one day to the place where his NBA journey began.
TAMPA, FLA. (AP) - The San Jose Sharks acquired center Dominic Moore and a seventh-round draft pick this year from the Tampa Bay Lightning on Thursday night for a 2012 second-round pick.
CHICAGO (AP) - A federal judge has ruled that a national grocery store chain's reference to Michael Jordan in an ad-like magazine layout was constitutionally protected free speech - a decision that thwarts the former Chicago Bulls player's bid for control of his billion-dollar image.
NEW YORK (AP) - Gary Carter was nicknamed "Kid" for good reason.
SEATTLE (AP) - Christopher Hansen is making a $290 million proposal to his hometown that could be the impetus for a new sports arena that could bring the NBA and NHL to Seattle.
OAKLAND (AP) - Gerald Wallace scored 24 points and Jamal Crawford hit a key 3-pointer and a pair of late free throws to lift the Portland Trail Blazers over the Golden State Warriors 93-91 Wednesday night.
NEW YORK (AP) - Jeremy Lin grabbed a spot on the bench next to Carmelo Anthony in the third quarter and shared a laugh with the injured All-Star.
CHICAGO (AP) - Luol Deng figures the Chicago Bulls will have to find creative ways to win as long as Derrick Rose is sidelined.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - David Lee had 28 points and 12 rebounds, Monta Ellis scored 18 points and the Golden State Warriors earned their first three-game winning streak under rookie coach Mark Jackson with a 102-96 victory over the Phoenix Suns on Monday night.
Amare Stoudemire watched Linsanity from Florida, a welcome break as he grieved the death of his brother.
PEBBLE BEACH - Tiger Woods keeps saying his game is close.
OAKLAND (AP) - Jason Hammel walked off the mound in the sixth inning to a standing ovation from the announced crowd of 16,335 at the Coliseum. He saluted the fans with his right hand, looking more relieved than happy.
MILWAUKEE (AP) - Brewers manager Ron Roenicke is a much bigger fan of video replay than his San Francisco counterpart Bruce Bochy - at least for one night.
GLEN COVE, N.Y. (AP) - Bethany Wu shot a 2-under 68 on Tuesday in the U.S. Women's Amateur to top the 64 match-play qualifiers.
SANTA CLARA (AP) - Stevie Johnson had produced three straight 1,000-yard seasons with 23 touchdown catches as Buffalo's most dynamic player in the passing game when that streak ended in frustrating fashion last year.
MIAMI (AP) - The former clinic owner accused of selling performance-enhancing drugs to Alex Rodriguez has agreed to plead guilty in what prosecutors called a wide-ranging conspiracy to distribute steroids to both major league ballplayers and high school athletes.
NEW YORK (AP) - A person who reviewed the deal tells The Associated Press that free-agent reliever Jim Johnson and the Detroit Tigers have agreed to a minor league contract.
NAPA (AP) - Oakland Raiders projected starting tight end David Ausberry is scheduled to have knee surgery and will miss Friday's preseason opener against Minnesota.
Paul George's broken right leg has already created questions about the future of NBA players in international competitions.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Golf stories about Rory McIlroy are a lot more flattering than those a year ago. And if he reads too much into them, they can be a lot more dangerous.
As a 5-foot-6 point guard, decorated WNBA veteran Becky Hammon has never had the experience of shattering a backboard with a dunk.
GLEN COVE, N.Y. (AP) - Australia's Su-Hyun Oh shot a 4-under 66 on Monday in the U.S. Women's Amateur to take the first-round lead in stroke-play qualifying.
SANTA CLARA (AP) - Colin Kaepernick cradled his eight-month-old nephew, Ezekiel, in his arms, then lifted the infant into the air, gently bouncing him up and down.
NAPA (AP) - Andre Holmes is the biggest wide receiver on the Oakland Raiders roster.
NEW YORK (AP) - San Francisco Giants pitcher Matt Cain will have season-ending surgery next week to remove bone chips in his right elbow.
OAKLAND (AP) - Derek Norris singled up the middle with two outs and the bases loaded in the 10th inning against former Oakland closer Grant Balfour, and the Athletics beat the Tampa Bay Rays 3-2 on Monday night.