DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Carl Edwards fell bitterly short in last season's bid to win the NASCAR championship.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Bill Haas wound up making the biggest putt of them all at Riviera.
NAPLES, Fla. (AP) - The only time Kenny Perry felt as if he was grinding while holding a big lead Sunday was on the final hole in the ACE Group Classic. That was when his tee shot went way left, and he was in jeopardy of falling below 20 under. Never mind that he had six shots to play with.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Phil Mickelson wasn't at his best Friday at Riviera. Two shots at least helped him stay in the lead.
AN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - Andy Roddick slammed one racket, broke another, argued with the chair umpire and shouted back at his own box. At one point, he smacked a ball high into the black curtains behind the far baseline grandstand.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Jussi Jokinen and the Carolina Hurricanes seem to be rolling at the right time. They just hope it's not too late to make a few moves in the standings - first, out of last place, and then, back into the playoff discussion.
NEW YORK (AP) - The Yankees agreed Friday to trade much maligned pitcher A.J. Burnett to Pittsburgh for two minor leaguers, a deal that clears the way New York to add Raul Ibanez.
PHOENIX (AP) - The Oakland Athletics still have strong interest in signing slugger Manny Ramirez, who presents a low-risk investment for the rebuilding franchise.
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) - Lawrence Frank loves defense. His Detroit Pistons managed to play just enough of it Friday night.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - As the injuries pile up, the Oklahoma City Thunder have stayed ahead of any reckoning.
CLEVELAND (AP) - Relax, Miami. LeBron James isn't leaving the Heat.
First, he lifted the Knicks back into the playoff hunt. Now Jeremy Lin has put them back on TV.
SEATTLE (AP) - Those whispers that circulated for months about a possible arena plan that might bring the NBA back to Seattle - and perhaps professional hockey, too - are now replaced by a concrete proposal with a staggering private investment.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Six-time NBA champion Michael Jordan continues to struggle as a league executive.
CINCINNATI (AP) - Michael Morse and Juan Perez homered with two outs in the sixth inning on Wednesday night, rallying the San Francisco Giants to a 3-2 victory that ended the Cincinnati Reds' longest winning streak of the season at four games.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Tony Parker's left ankle is ready for the NBA Finals.
NEW YORK (AP) - Oklahoma City's Kevin Durant has capped his MVP season by being the lone unanimous choice to the All-NBA first team.
DENVER (AP) - A young couple accused of killing the man's grandparents told police they planned the slayings so he could get his inheritance: a tiny house and $20,000, according to court documents released Wednesday.
NEW YORK (AP) - Brandon Moss hit his second homer of the game leading off the 10th inning, and the Oakland Athletics rallied for a 5-2 victory over the New York Yankees on Tuesday night.
CINCINNATI (AP) - Jay Bruce hadn't driven in a run in more than a month. He finally got a notable RBI and kept Cincinnati's winning streak going.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Larry Bird came up with Indiana's championship blueprint.
CINCINNATI (AP) - Reds first baseman Joey Votto is recovering from a strained muscle above his left knee and could soon begin a rehabilitation assignment in the minors.
The last time New York and Los Angeles teams met in a big championship final, the Dodgers found themselves up against a pitcher who had undergone Tommy John surgery.
NEW YORK (AP) - When the U.S. soccer team talks strategy, it sounds a bit like people picking lottery numbers or the start of a keno game: 4-4-2. 4-2-3-1. 4-3-3.
PARIS (AP) - This is what Maria Sharapova does. She digs herself a big hole in a match, then figures a way out, no matter what it takes.
DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) - It was hard to read the eyes of Jack Nicklaus behind his sunglasses, and maybe that was a good thing. He was in his customary spot behind the 18th green at Muirfield Village as he waited to see who would win the Memorial. Or who would do the best job of not losing.
MIAMI (AP) - The last time Dwyane Wade played in an NBA Finals game, he needed fluid drained from his left knee and eight hours of intense game-day therapy just to get into uniform.
When last season's NBA Finals ended, San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich was all smiles.
SANTA CLARA (AP) - Linebacker and special teams standout Blake Costanzo has rejoined the San Francisco 49ers, 2 ½ years after leaving the organization to play for the Chicago Bears.