SHANGHAI (AP) - Graeme McDowell likes a tough golf course, and Sheshan International was perfect for him Thursday. He opened with seven birdies in 12 holes and then hung on for a 5-under 67 and a two-shot lead after the first round of the HSBC Champions.
CINCINNATI (AP) - Andy Dalton's harried look summed it up. Cleveland's defense was all over him all night long, turning an AFC North showdown into a shockingly one-sided matchup.
NEW YORK (AP) - Toronto Maple Leafs forward Carter Ashton was suspended for 20 games without pay by the NHL on Thursday after failing a drug test.
COPPER MOUNTAIN, Colo. (AP) - Her right knee finally free of pain, Lindsey Vonn is actually considering moving up her return to racing.
ST. LOUIS (AP) - Vladimir Tarasenko stretched his goal-scoring streak to four games and the St. Louis Blues extended their NHL-best winning streak to seven with a 4-3 victory over the New Jersey Devils on Thursday night.
OAKLAND (AP) - David Lee will not travel with the Golden State Warriors when they play at Houston and Phoenix this weekend because of a left hamstring injury.
HOUSTON (AP) - Heading into a game with the San Antonio Spurs, Houston Rockets coach Kevin McHale had his eye on a few matchups. A specific one that caught his eye was getting Dwight Howard in the post.
SANTA CLARA (AP) - Running back Marcus Lattimore never played an NFL snap because of two serious knee injuries while he was in college, and he has decided his knees might not hold up through the rigors of a 16-game season.
Too often, the so-called Battle of Ohio has been about as tasty as week-old Skyline Chili.
OAKLAND (AP) - Stephen Curry had 28 points and seven assists, Draymond Green scored a career-high 24 points and the Golden State Warriors remained unbeaten with their most impressive performance yet, crushing the Los Angeles Clippers 121-104 on Wednesday night.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - Only three players drafted in 1998 are still in the NFL, and two of them - Peyton Manning and Charles Woodson - meet this weekend when the Denver Broncos visit the winless Oakland Raiders.
SANTA CLARA (AP) - San Francisco 49ers left tackle Joe Staley insists his strong comments after Sunday's loss to the Rams were not intended to question the coaching staff but rather point out how poorly the offensive line performed.
ANAHEIM (AP) - John Tavares scored his second goal on a power play 2:18 into overtime, and the New York Islanders snapped their three-game skid with a 3-2 victory over the injury-depleted Anaheim Ducks on Wednesday night.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - DeMarcus Cousins had 30 points and 11 rebounds, Rudy Gay scored 29 and the Sacramento Kings beat the Denver Nuggets 131-109 Wednesday night to extend their best start in more than a decade.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Hendrick Motorsports will pay the $185,000 in fines levied against six crew members for their role in a post-race fight at Texas between Jeff Gordon and Brad Keselowski.
LANDOVER, Md. (AP) - Kirk Cousins went deep late and often, throwing for 375 yards and three touchdowns to lead Washington past free-falling Green Bay 42 ...
NEW YORK (AP) – NFL kickers missed like never before Sunday, setting a record with 12 failed extra point attempts.
SANTA CLARA (AP) - Tom Brady chatted up one of his old 49ers favorites in Tom Rathman, then pushed aside all that nostalgia for a few ...
LONDON (AP) - Without a doubt, Andy Murray will be the No. 1 player in the world for the rest of the year.
BOSTON (AP) - Klay Thompson scored 28 points, Kevin Durant had 23 points and 10 rebounds against the team he spurned this summer and the Golden ...
SACRAMENTO (AP) - Blake Griffin had 29 points, seven rebounds and six assists to lead the Los Angeles Clippers over the Sacramento Kings 121-115 on Friday ...
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Andre Ward has done just about everything in boxing except the one thing that truly defines fighters these days - headline a pay-per-view ...
SANTA CLARA (AP) - Not even in grade school, Tom Brady cried from his seat at The Stick when Dwight Clark made "The Catch."
ALAMEDA (AP) - Cornerback David Amerson has what he believes is the perfect remedy for the Raiders' defense to counter the high altitude in Mexico City.
HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) - His race team built him a car fitting for the baddest man on wheels. Tony Stewart will take his final NASCAR ride ...
BERKELEY (AP) - Growing up in Texas, Davis Webb knew all about the Big Game rivalry between California and Stanford.
SAN JOSE, Costa Rica (AP) - Jurgen Klinsmann has grown impatient with the whining American prospects who fail to earn playing time on their clubs.
HOUSTON (AP) - James Harden had 26 points, 14 assists and 12 rebounds for his third triple-double of the season to help the Houston Rockets beat ...
ALAMEDA (AP) - When Derek Carr was preparing for the 2014 NFL draft, there was one quarterback-needy team that never came calling.