SERAING, Belgium (AP) - Peter Sagan blushed, giggled and eventually brushed off comparisons to Lance Armstrong on Sunday after becoming the youngest rider to win a Tour de France stage since the Texan nearly a generation ago.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Barry Bonds says he doesn't even remember Game 7 of the 2002 World Series. Russ Ortiz still has the ball manager Dusty Baker infamously handed him walking off the mound in Game 6 with a 5-0 lead and the championship eight outs away. Jeff Kent remains bitter about what he calls "the worst defeat of my life."
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Angel Pagan let out a sigh with the rest of AT&T Park when Jay Bruce drifted under his fly ball in right field. As he started to round first base, he lost track of the ball and figured Bruce caught it to send the game to extra innings.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Travis Blackley went nearly eight years between victories in the majors before being claimed off waivers by the Oakland Athletics.
TORONTO (AP) - Rookie Mike Trout hit a tiebreaking home run in the eighth inning, Mark Trumbo and Alberto Callaspo added two-run shots and the Los Angeles Angels beat the Toronto Blue Jays 10-6.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Angel Pagan hit a game-ending double that right fielder Jay Bruce misplayed in the wind with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning, giving the San Francisco Giants a four-game series split with a 4-3 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Sunday.
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) - Certainly the best in the world and maybe the best ever. Definitely not boring.
GOLF • PETER TOMASULO WINS UNITED LEASING CHAMPIONSHIP: NEWBURGH, Ind. (AP) - Peter Tomasulo won the United Leasing Championship on Sunday for his third Web.com Tour victory, beating David Lingmerth with a par on the fourth hole of a playoff in triple-digit heat. The 30-year-old Tomasulo bogeyed the final hole of regulation for a 2-under 70, leaving him tied with Lingmerth at 11-under 277 on the Victoria National Golf Club. Lingmerth finished with a 68. ...
SPARTA, Ky. (AP) - Austin Dillon lived up to the legend of the No. 3 car, then had his victory called into question Friday night.
LIEGE, Belgium (AP) - Cadel Evans thinks one Tour de France title will make it easier to win another one. And he's ready to add that second championship right now.
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) - And so they meet again at Euro 2012. This time, however, Spain and Italy are playing for the European Championship and a place in the history books. The Mediterranean rivals meet Sunday in Kiev's Olympic Stadium, three weeks after they drew 1-1 in their opening match of the tournament's group stage. As the defending champion and World Cup holder, Spain is bidding to win a third straight major title, cementing its place ...
MILWAUKEE (AP) - Aaron Hill hit for the cycle for the second time in 12 days and Ian Kennedy pitched seven strong innings, leading the Arizona Diamondbacks to a 9-3 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Friday night.
NEW YORK (AP) - A.J. Pierzynski homered twice, Paul Konerko and Alexei Ramirez also connected and the Chicago White Sox pounded the Yankees so hard that New York brought in outfielder Dewayne Wise to pitch in a 14-7 romp Friday night.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Yu Darvish doesn't think he's deserving of being an All-Star in his first season in the major leagues, despite his 10-4 record with the Texas Rangers.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Brad Penny is back in the big leagues, via Japan and Fresno. The Giants purchased the contract of the right-hander Friday to give manager Bruce Bochy a versatile reliever in the bullpen. He is stretched out to pitch two innings - or perhaps more. Penny takes the spot of Shane Loux, placed on the 15-day disabled list after he strained his neck during a workout Thursday. He underwent an MRI exam ...
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) - Chicago Bears receiver Brandon Marshall understands he's going to turn heads when he speaks out, given his well-publicized struggles with mental illness.
DETROIT (AP) - The Oakland Athletics have beaten Detroit with both pitching and power. And that's left the Tigers on the brink of elimination - and simmering with frustration.
SANTA CLARA (AP) - Coach Jim Harbaugh expects top 2012 wide receiver Michael Crabtree to return to game action in mid- to late November after recovering in quick fashion from a torn right Achilles tendon that required surgery.
ALAMEDA (AP) - The Oakland Raiders released quarterback Matt Flynn on Monday, just six months after bringing him in to be the starter.
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) - Considering where Jeff Gordon was after Richmond, left out of the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship in part due to some late-race shenanigans, he couldn't have been happier on Sunday.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Juan Uribe hit a go-ahead, two-run homer in the eighth inning after Clayton Kershaw started on short rest for the Dodgers in a 4-3 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Monday night, sending Los Angeles into the National League championship series for the first time since 2009.
PITTSBURGH (AP) - Michael Wacha heard the chants. Then again, when 40,000 people clad in black scream your name relentlessly for the better part of three hours, it's kind of hard to miss.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - The Tampa Bay Rays are still afloat in the AL division series.
OAKLAND (AP) - When the Golden State Warriors signed free agent Andre Iguodala this summer, most figured that meant Harrison Barnes would be coming off the bench.
ATLANTA (AP) - Geno Smith wasn't flustered. Not after all the mistakes in his first four games. Not after the Atlanta Falcons went ahead on a touchdown with less than 2 minutes remaining.