Left-hander Sean Doolittle's five-year contract with the Oakland Athletics is worth $10.5 million, and the deal would increase to $13.75 million if he becomes eligible for salary arbitration after this season.
BOSTON (AP) - "The Star-Spangled Banner" played over Boylston Street in honor of an American winner of the Boston Marathon.
OAKLAND (AP) - Josh Donaldson homered and doubled twice to back another solid start by Jesse Chavez, and the Oakland Athletics beat the Houston Astros 4-1 on Sunday to complete a series sweep.
SAN DIEGO (AP) - The San Francisco Giants are totally in favor of instant replay.
BOSTON (AP) - "I need to run."
SAN JOSE (AP) - Fourth-liners Mike Brown and Raffi Torres scored second-period goals to spark a San Jose comeback and lead the Sharks to a 7-2 victory Sunday over the Los Angeles Kings and a 2-0 lead in their first-round series.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Clippers insist they just weren't themselves in losing their series opener. They chalk it up to being too amped, which led to mistakes on both ends.
HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (AP) - Matt Kuchar saw his well-struck 5-iron on the 18th hole at the RBC Heritage come up way short of the target and settle in a front bunker.
HOUSTON (AP) - LaMarcus Aldridge scored a franchise playoff-record 46 points and Damian Lillard added 31, including the go-ahead free throws in overtime, to lift the Portland Trail Blazers to a 122-120 victory over the Houston Rockets on Sunday night in Game 1 of their first-round playoff series.
DULUTH, Ga. (AP) - Miguel Angel Jimenez quickly shifted his focus back to the Ryder Cup after winning his first Champions Tour event.
MONACO (AP) - Stanislas Wawrinka showed that his first Grand Slam title wasn't a fluke, upstaging his more illustrious countryman to add a maiden Masters trophy in Monte Carlo on Sunday.
VALKENBURG, Netherlands (AP) - Philippe Gilbert of Belgium won the Amstel Gold Race for the third time on Sunday, clinching the 49th edition in the hills of the southern Netherlands.
TORNOTO - Rubin "Hurricane" Carter never surrendered hope of regaining his freedom, not even after he was convicted of a triple murder, then convicted again and abandoned by many prominent supporters.
BOSTON (AP) - The Boston Red Sox held an emotional 20-minute pregame ceremony honoring victims of the Boston Marathon bombings along with law enforcement officials, medical personnel, runners and race volunteers before Sunday night's game against the Baltimore Orioles.
BERKELEY (AP) - Amber Orrange keyed a decisive second-half run and finished with 19 points, and No. 18 Stanford used a dominant second half to hold off California 59-47 on Wednesday night in the first of two meetings between the rivals in a five-day span.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - In hindsight, 2002 might have been an omen of how heartbreaking the Daytona 500 would be for Tony Stewart.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - That old, familiar baseball refrain made famous by fans of the Brooklyn Dodgers took on an entirely different meaning for the Kansas City Royals this offseason.
PHOENIX (AP) - Larry Fitzgerald is staying with the Arizona Cardinals, the only home he's known in his 11-year NFL career.
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) - Quinn Cook scored 22 points and No. 4 Duke beat No. 15 North Carolina 92-90 in overtime on Wednesday night.
BOSTON (AP) - Former Boston and San Francisco third base coach Wendell Kim has died.
NEW YORK (AP) - The East was a two-team race at last year's trade deadline, and Larry Bird made the move he thought would win it.
NEW YORK (AP) - It appears the only place Alex Rodriguez might detail his drug use is on a witness stand.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Pekka Rinne made a season-high 42 saves, and the Nashville Predators extended their winning streak to a season-high six straight games by beating the San Jose Sharks 5-1 Tuesday night.
Washington's star-studded rotation reports to Florida. Matt Harvey continues his comeback with the New York Mets. Joe Maddon takes over the Chicago Cubs, and Russell Martin gets a closer look at Toronto's pitching staff.
OAKLAND (AP) - Left-hander Barry Zito is returning to the Oakland Athletics with a minor contract that includes an invitation to major league spring training, two people with knowledge of the agreement said Tuesday.
Promoter Bob Arum was uncharacteristically silent Tuesday, amid indications that the next few days will determine whether Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao share a ring together May 2.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - When he arrived at Illinois in 1975, the first thing Lou Henson did was preach patience.
CLEVELAND (AP) - Jason Giambi is retiring after 20 seasons in the majors.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - An arbitration panel ordered Lance Armstrong and Tailwind Sports Corp. to pay $10 million in a fraud dispute with a promotions company for what it called an "unparalleled pageant of international perjury, fraud and conspiracy" that covered up his use of performance-enhancing drugs.