NEW YORK (AP) - Maria Sharapova's stomach ache turned out to be nothing more than that.
ALAMEDA . (AP) - When he hit the free agent market in the offseason, Philip Wheeler didn't garner anywhere near the attention his former quarterback with the Indianapolis Colts did.
STANFORD (AP) - Josh Nunes grew up in the shadows of Southern California's championships.
CHICAGO (AP) - The Chicago Cubs have acquired catcher Anthony Recker from the Oakland Athletics in exchange for catcher and first baseman Blake Lalli.
ALAMEDA (AP) - The Oakland Raiders waived fullback Manase Tonga and 11 others on Monday to get down to the 75-player limit.
BUFFALO (AP) Vince Young is out of work, Terrell Suggs is on PUP and several veteran NFL kickers are on the street after the first set of mandatory NFL cuts.
SANTA CLARA . (AP) - Rookie center Jason Slowey was among the 12 players cut Monday by the San Francisco 49ers as they trimmed their roster to 75.
CLEVELAND (AP) - Brett Anderson gave up two hits, one on a questionable call, over seven innings as the Oakland Athletics beat the Cleveland Indians 3-0 on Monday night.
DENVER (AP) - That's the Peyton Manning the Denver Broncos and their fans have been waiting all summer to see. Magnificent. A machine. On the money. And no longer just a memory.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Tim Lincecum couldn't find his rhythm or the strike zone in the first inning. That's become a troubling trend for the San Francisco pitcher, with the results all too predictable.
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) - Arms outstretched in the air with a smile from ear-to-ear, Noriatsu Osaka couldn't contain his glee.
LONDON (AP) - The Olympic rings have disappeared across London, and the Paralympic symbols hoisted in their place. Let the games begin - again.
SEATTLE (AP) - For much of his first two seasons as manager of the Seattle Mariners, Eric Wedge has preached exactly what his team has practiced over the past month.
COQUITLAM, British Columbia (AP) - Lydia Ko won the Canadian Women's Open on Sunday to become the youngest winner in LPGA Tour history and only the fifth amateur champion.
FARMINGDALE, N.Y. (AP) - Nick Watney salvaged a dismal season Sunday at The Barclays with a victory that could not have come at a better time.
SANTA CLARA (AP) - Alex Smith arrived in San Francisco with the pressure of being the No. 1 overall draft pick. He got called a draft bust, then turned the tide to win back those same fans who had booed him out of Candlestick Park.
You might say the Minnesota Vikings are pondering a quarterbacking dilemma.
ATLANTA (AP) - Extra innings boosted viewership for the American League wild-card game.
OAKLAND (AP) - Support his big moves or not, Billy Beane made one thing perfectly clear: The Oakland Athletics' season probably would have ended sooner without Jon Lester a part of it.
ANAHEIM (AP) - Mike Trout asked Albert Pujols for advice on his playoff debut before the Los Angeles Angels stepped into the October spotlight, and the veteran slugger with two World Series rings had some simple guidance for baseball's best young player.
BALTIMORE (AP) - The Detroit Tigers' starting pitchers in the first three games of the AL Division Series have a combined 329 wins, three Cy Young Awards and 35 games of postseason experience.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Matt Williams was in his 18th game as a major league manager, still learning on the job, when he went with his gut.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The Kansas City Royals had waited 29 years to reach the postseason. They weren't going down without a fight.
PITTSBURGH (AP) - Edinson Volquez's renaissance began with a simple game of catch.
ALAMEDA (AP) - Reggie McKenzie believes he put together a roster capable of competing for a playoff spot. When that roster got off to an 0-4 start and wasn't even competitive in two games, the Oakland Raiders general manager decided he needed to fire coach Dennis Allen.
OAKLAND (AP) - Golden State Warriors general manager Bob Myers made an impromptu visit to Steve Kerr's office last week and couldn't stop staring at the walls.
SANTA CLARA (AP) - Michael Wilhoite knows he had important shoes to fill whenever he takes the field.
ANAHEIM (AP) Los Angeles Angels slugger Josh Hamilton says he's feeling better and is ready for the playoffs later this week.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The NFL said Tuesday that Kansas City Chiefs safety Husain Abdullah should not have been penalized for unsportsmanlike conduct when he dropped to his knees in prayer after an interception.
NEW YORK (AP) - There was no change in the top three spots in the latest AP Pro32 power rankings.