ALAMEDA (AP) - The Oakland Raiders plan to release tight end Kevin Boss just one year into a four-year contract.
SANTA CLARA (AP) - The San Francisco 49ers have tendered one-year contracts to exclusive rights free agent cornerback and special teams player Tramaine Brock and restricted free agent linebacker Larry Grant.
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Jake Peavy was roughed up again in his second spring start for the Chicago White Sox. He even crossed up a sign with catcher Tyler Flowers on a pitch that Brandon Allen hit for a two-run single.
SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) - Tim Lincecum pitched four solid innings and the San Francisco Giants beat the Kansas City Royals 2-1 on Monday.
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) - Logan Couture scored a tiebreaking goal early in the third period and the San Jose Sharks snapped a five-game slide with a 3-2 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Monday night.
SANTA CLARA (AP) - Randy Moss is ready to show the world he can still be that dynamic deep threat who once dominated NFL defensive backs.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Dorell Wright scored 18 of his 20 points in the first half, Monta Ellis added 19 points and 11 assists, and the Golden State Warriors knocked the Los Angeles Clippers out of first place in the Pacific Division with a 97-93 victory Sunday night.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - Josh Smith scored 19 of his 28 points in the second half for the Atlanta Hawks, who defeated the Sacramento Kings for the eighth straight time with a 106-99 victory Sunday night.
NEW YORK (AP) - The NFL salary cap for 2012 is $120.6 million, barely above last year's figure.
INDIAN WELLS (AP) - Rafael Nadal, playing singles for the first time in six weeks, advanced to the third round of the BNP Paribas Open with a 6-1, 6-3 victory over Argentina's Leonardo Mayer on Sunday.
DORAL, Fla. (AP) - On a day of endless drama at Doral, Justin Rose won his first World Golf Championship standing on the practice range.
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) - Peyton Manning had another marathon session during the second stop in his search for a new team.
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Timing the restart perfectly, Tony Stewart dove to the edge of the apron and ducked under the two cars in front of him.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - A packed house of 10,900 got to see a former AL Cy Young Award winner and a three-time NL All-Star closer in action Sunday in the San Francisco Giants' 7-5 spring training win over the Seattle Mariners.
PHOENIX (AP) - After a strong debut, Yoenis Cespedes struggled in his second spring game in the majors.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - Just two years removed from the neck troubles that weakened his right arm but strengthened his resolve, Peyton Manning is off to the best start by any quarterback in NFL history.
It's unanimous for Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos, even after their shakiest performance of the season.
The Jets have signed three-time Pro Bowl wide receiver-kick returner Josh Cribbs to help on special teams and add depth to their banged-up receiving corps. Cribbs, 30, was cut by Oakland in the preseason after having offseason surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his left knee.
MIAMI (AP) - Dwyane Wade is giving fans an inside look at his journey to a third championship.
England and defending champion Spain qualified for the World Cup on Tuesday night along with Russia and Bosnia-Herzegovina, which earned its first berth as an independent nation.
ST. LOUIS (AP) - Joe Thornton and Patrick Marleau each had a goal and two assists and the San Jose Sharks downed the St. Louis Blues 6-2 Tuesday night.
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Even with the PGA Tour starting a new season in October, and big golf being played around the world, Tiger Woods said he was pleasantly surprised to draw another big cast of stars to his holiday tournament in California.
OAKLAND (AP) - Billy Beane has the perfect solution for his Oakland Athletics to advance in the playoffs, to get past Justin Verlander and the Detroit Tigers.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Led by a pair of precocious rookies, the Los Angeles Dodgers got themselves right back into the NL championship series.
SAN DIEGO (AP) - Philip Rivers and the San Diego Chargers slowly put to rest all that talk about Andrew Luck and the Indianapolis Colts' offense.
DETROIT (AP) - The last time Justin Verlander took the mound, his team's season was on the line.
SANTA CLARA (AP) - One decisive 18-play drive told the story of San Francisco's successful day on offense.
ALAMEDA (AP) - The worst game of Terrelle Pryor's career won't cost him his job as the Oakland Raiders starting quarterback - now or anytime soon.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Everybody on the San Francisco 49ers understood the plan perfectly: Get the ball to Vernon Davis.