PARIS (AP) - With Spanish superstar Alberto Contador suspended for doping, the Tour de France looks wide open.
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) - With water ponding on the track and the finish line in plain sight, 10,000-meter runner Galen Rupp waved to the crowd, smiled and stuck out his tongue.
SONOMA, Calif. (AP) - It's been a continuous search for consistency at Chip Ganassi Racing, where the NASCAR program has never matched the performance levels of its dominant IndyCar entries.
OAKLAND (AP) - Dodgers slugger Matt Kemp still is optimistic about playing in the All-Star game next month in Kansas City - as long as he's sure he will be healthy for the stretch run with NL West-leading Los Angeles.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Tampa Bay reliever Joel Peralta was suspended for eight games by Major League Baseball on Thursday for having pine tar on his glove.
DETROIT (AP) - Quintin Berry hit a tiebreaking RBI single in the 10th inning to give Detroit a 2-1 win over St. Louis on Thursday.
CROMWELL, Conn. (AP) - David Mathis hoped to start strong at the Travelers Championship after missing the cut last week in the U.S. Open.
WARSAW, Poland (AP) - England and France failed to impress but still advanced to the European Championship quarterfinals on Tuesday amid yet another goal-line controversy.
MIAMI (AP) - LeBron James has found it all since taking his talents to Miami.
CHICAGO (AP) - The BCS commissioners reached a consensus Wednesday on a model for a four-team, seeded playoff that will be presented to the university presidents next week for approval.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - The NCAA's new academic requirements could give new meaning to the madness of March.
MIAMI (AP) - LeBron James has never been here before.
The San Jose Earthquakes are time-tested in trailing late in games and turning defeat into victories.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Jered Weaver went back to work, Kendrys Morales and Mark Trumbo homered back-to-back, and the Los Angeles showed the San Francisco Giants that winning the deciding game of a series at the "Big A" is still as tough as it was in 2002.
EASTBOURNE, England (AP) - Andy Roddick reached the quarterfinals of the Eastbourne tennis championships on Wednesday, needing eight match points to overpower Jeremy Chardy of France 6-2, 7-6 (6).
OAKLAND (AP) - David Lee learned to block out trade talk during his days with the New York Knicks when just about everybody on the roster was rumored to be on the move at some point.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Jamaal Charles proved he is back to full speed for the Kansas City Chiefs.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The San Francisco Giants have proven themselves to be elimination experts.
NEW YORK (AP) - When it comes to baseball's MVP debate, sometimes the names change from year to year more than the arguments do.
• AJ Hinch hired to manage Astros : HOUSTON (AP) - A.J. Hinch was hired as the manager of the Astros on Monday, and general manager Jeff Luhnow is confident he'll be the man to return Houston to success.
SANTA CLARA (AP) - The San Francisco 49ers got Frank Gore involved in the offense again, and it returned them to their winning ways.
LONDON (AP) - The Oakland defense still needs plenty more improvement, and both sides of the ball could do with fewer injuries.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - At the end of a long and sporadic regular season for the San Francisco Giants, Hunter Pence held the microphone to his mouth and gave fans at AT&T Park a pep talk.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - The Oakland Athletics waited until the last day of the regular season to finally clinch their third consecutive playoff berth.
A look at the American League wild-card playoff between the Kansas City Royals and Oakland Athletics:
PITTSBURGH (AP) - Mike Glennon hit a diving Vincent Jackson for a 5-yard touchdown with 7 seconds remaining to lift Tampa Bay to a stunning win.
PEBBLE BEACH (AP) - John Cook won the First Tee Open on Sunday at Pebble Beach for his 10th Champions Tour title, closing with a 3-under 69 for a one-stroke victory over Tom Byrum.
WEST POINT, Miss. (AP) - Juli Inkster led the United States to a 28-20 victory over the World team in the ISPS Handa Cup, shooting a 5-under 67 on Sunday at Old Waverly to beat Laura Davies by a stroke.