SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) - Bruce Chen and Luke Hochevar are competing for the final spot in the Royals' rotation. The loser might not be with the organization for too long.
PHOENIX (AP) - Oakland left-hander Brett Anderson cruised through three innings on Tuesday, giving up only an infield single and a walk while striking out three in the A's 4-3 exhibition win over Italy, which is preparing for the World Baseball Classic.
OAKLAND (AP) - David Lee had 29 points and 11 rebounds to back Andrew Bogut's strong return, and the Golden State Warriors snapped a four-game losing streak by outlasting the Toronto Raptors 125-118 on Monday night.
ALAMEDA (AP) - Oakland Raiders offensive lineman Mike Brisiel has restructured his contract to give the team salary cap relief.
PHOENIX (AP) - John Jaso was brought to Oakland as a backup. He showed what he could do as a starter.
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) - John Danks hadn't pitched in a game since last May.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Dwyane Wade had 32 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists, LeBron James shrugged off a sore left knee to score 20 points and grab 10 rebounds, and the Miami Heat earned their franchise-record 15th straight victory with a 97-81 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Monday night.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - John Salmons has had some memorable games during his 10-year career. With his strong shooting against the Charlotte Bobcats, he added another to the list.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Todd Helton figures his 17th season with the Colorado Rockies will be his last.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Barry Zito made believers out of a pair of former teammates as he tries to build on the success he rediscovered last season.
AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Carl Edwards climbed from his car, stood on the door and landed a backflip near the finish line. He then hopped up on the wall in front of the grandstand, grabbed the checkered flag and waded into the crowd, trading high-fives with fans.
SANTA CLARA (AP) - Alvaro Saborio scored twice in the final 20 minutes and Real Salt Lake kept defending league MVP Chris Wondolowski off the score sheet to beat the San Jose Earthquakes 2-0 Sunday night.
SAN JOSE . (AP) - With their power play clicking for the first time in more than a month, the San Jose Sharks found that early season form that helped them get off to such a fast start.
STOCKTON – Kyle Kraemer's goal in the third period ended an offensive flurry lasting for nearly three minutes, enough for the Ontario Reign to hold off the Stockton Thunder (30-23-5, 78 points), 4-3 in front of 6,124 fans at Stockton Arena on Sunday.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The San Francisco Giants and shortstop Brandon Crawford have avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year contract for $3,175,000.
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) - Rafael Nadal has joined Roger Federer on the sidelines at the Australian Open, taking their combined 31 Grand Slam singles titles with them.
PHOENIX (AP) - Tom Brady began winning Super Bowls when Russell Wilson was still a teenager, tuning in to see the big game on TV.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - Julius Thomas is about to cash in, one way or another.
PHOENIX (AP) - Patriots owner Robert Kraft's pre-emptive strike the previous night took the issue of air pressure in footballs on Super Bowl media day and, well, deflated it.
PHOENIX (AP) - Rob Gronkowski's ankle is fine. So are his forearm and knee. He's way past those injuries that ruined his last three postseasons.
EL SEGUNDO (AP) - Kobe Bryant will have surgery Wednesday on his torn right rotator cuff, likely ending his 19th season with the Los Angeles Lakers.
CHANDLER, Ariz. (AP) - New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft demanded an apology from the league once the Patriots are found to be not guilty of breaking any rules regarding using under-inflated footballs in the AFC championship game.
ALAMEDA (AP) - The Oakland Raiders signed pending free-agent safety Charles Woodson to a one-year contract extension on Monday, bringing him back for an 18th season in the NFL.
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) - Maria Sharapova moved closer to another Australian Open title, set to face a fellow Russian in the semifinals who has never beaten her.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Alex Ovechkin's familiar gap-toothed grin has returned with the Washington Capitals in the thick of the Eastern Conference playoff hunt.
NEW YORK (AP) - The NBA has postponed home games for both the New York Knicks and Brooklyn Nets because of a snowstorm expected to batter the area.
ALAMEDA (AP) - After watching fellow receivers Cris Carter and Andre Reed get that coveted Pro Football Hall of Fame call the past two years, Tim Brown hopes it's finally time for his number to be called.
PHOENIX (AP) - Malcolm Smith stood out for always being in the right spot.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - As Peyton Manning considers whether to take the gold watch or make one more run at the silver trophy, there are many factors he's weighing: age, desire, vitality, security, relationships.