SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - With an emphasis on destination diversity and expanding West Coast markets, the Big Ten and Pac-12 are strengthening their traditional ties with a pair of matchups in California bowl games.
SAN JOSE (AP) - Retired outfielder Randy Winn is getting an informal taste of coaching in the San Francisco Giants' farm system to see if it's something he would like to pursue on a full-time basis.
LONDON (AP) - Maria Sharapova reached up and flicked an over-the-shoulder backhand volley for a winner to wrap up a close-as-can-be first set.
LONDON (AP) - Sloane Stephens breezed through her match in time to keep her plans for the evening.
SEATTLE (AP) - Pinch-hitter Kendrys Morales had a game-ending three-run homer in the 10th inning and Raul Ibanez connected twice for the Seattle Mariners in a 6-3 victory over the Oakland Athletics on Sunday.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Justin Ruggiano hit a leadoff homer to get Miami started and capped the game with a two-run shot in the ninth inning to lead the Marlins to their 10th win in their last 11 games in San Francisco, 7-2 over the Giants on Sunday.
By DALE BOSOWSKI
LONDON (AP) - As he has six previous times, Roger Federer will open Wimbledon on Monday as the defending champion, stepping onto Centre Court for the first match of what he hopes will be another two-week stay at the All England Club.
CROMWELL, Conn. (AP) - Ken Duke needed 187 starts on the PGA Tour to get his first win, securing it at a tournament that is building a reputation for such breakthroughs.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Chris Pontius converted a penalty kick in the 11th minute and D.C. United snapped a club-record 13-game winless streak with their first victory since March 9, beating the San Jose Earthquakes 1-0 Saturday night.
SEATTLE (AP) - Yoenis Cespedes hit a pair of two-run homers and Bartolo Colon won his seventh straight start to lead the Oakland Athletics past the Seattle Mariners 6-3 on Friday night.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Marcell Ozuna hit a go-ahead single in the eighth after tying it with an RBI single in the sixth, and the Miami Marlins beat the San Francisco Giants 6-3 on Friday night for their ninth straight win at AT&T Park.
SONOMA, (AP) - The pressure if off Juan Pablo Montoya to win at Sonoma Raceway, where his road course background has created an expectation for him to win every year.
MIAMI (AP) - Dwyane Wade was walking down the hallway toward the Miami Heat locker room in the wee hours of Friday morning, still in uniform and fussing with the new championship hat atop his head as his team and their families were in the midst of partying the night away.
MIAMI (AP) - San Francisco 49ers star quarterback Colin Kaepernick and two other NFL players will not face charges in an incident involving a woman at a downtown hotel, prosecutors announced Thursday.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Los Angeles Kings already know there's no place like home ice for a coronation.
SAO PAULO (AP) - His shirt off post practice with multiple upper-body tattoos on display and dreadlocks as messy as ever, Kyle Beckerman signed autographs through a small space in the fence separating him from a swarm of fans.
NATAL, Brazil (AP) - Cameroon came late to the World Cup after a bonus dispute caused trouble before the squad got to Brazil. Now that the players are here, the team wants to leave all that back in Africa.
CAMPINAS, Brazil (AP) - Cristiano Ronaldo cut short a training session with Portugal on Thursday, leaving the field with an ice pack over his left knee - indicating that his tendinitis may still be bothering the star forward.
SAO PAULO (AP) - Brazil striker Neymar is only 22 years old, but knows he will be carrying the hopes of the host country at the World Cup. He is already getting goosebumps just thinking about today's opener against Croatia.
NEW YORK (AP) - The champagne the Los Angeles Kings had ready for a coronation stayed in boxes. The New York Rangers suddenly have some life in the Stanley Cup finals.
PINEHURST, N.C. (AP) - The Open starts Thursday, and for anyone who takes a quick look at Pinehurst No. 2, there is sure to be one question.
Even Pete Rose, the man who made the headfirst slide fashionable, says there's a time and place to be prudent.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Jayson Werth hit his first homer in almost a month and drove in three runs, and the Washington Nationals capitalized on Matt Cain's erratic start to beat the San Francisco Giants 6-2 on Wednesday night for their fourth straight win.
ANAHEIM (AP) - Stephen Vogt hit his first home run of the season, a two-run shot against Jered Weaver, and the Oakland Athletics increased their AL West lead over the Los Angeles Angels to 3 1/2 games with a 7-1 victory Wednesday night.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A trial will be held next month to determine whether Donald Sterling, who opposes his estranged wife's planned sale of the Los Angeles Clippers, was properly removed as an administrator for the family trust that owns the team.
MIAMI (AP) - LeBron James has learned on important lesson during his journey from 19-year-old rookie to two-time NBA champion: Never talk back to the coach during a film session.
SAO PAULO (AP) - American fans decked out in red, white and blue watched their team's lone public training session in Brazil, cheering and seeking autographs.
CAMPINAS, Brazil (AP) - Cristiano Ronaldo strolled off a plane, lifted a hand and coolly pointed his finger to acknowledge a group of fans who were shouting out his name.