SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - The San Francisco Giants got encouraging performances from two stars returning from injuries.
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) - Ugly, ugly, ugly. Just the way South Florida likes it.
ALAMEDA (AP) - The Oakland Raiders cut two more players Wednesday as part of an offseason overhaul, letting go of longtime starting right guard Cooper Carlisle and reserve defensive tackle John Henderson.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Cornerback Carlos Rogers is returning to the San Francisco 49ers just as he had hoped - and bringing him back keeps one of the NFL's top defenses intact heading into 2012.
OAKLAND (AP) - The Golden State Warriors long search for a legitimate big man has finally ended. Now they just need to wait for newly acquired Andrew Bogut to get healthy in order to see the benefits.
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) - Matt Stajan scored 4:20 into overtime, and Jarome Iginla reached 30 goals as the Calgary Flames beat the San Jose Sharks 3-2 on Tuesday night in a pivotal Western Conference matchup.
PHOENIX (AP) - Manny Ramirez showed he has plenty of pop left in his bat, hitting his first home run in an Oakland Athletics uniform Tuesday.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - The sizzle of Carlos Zambrano finally fizzled in Chicago, and that caused the Cubs to try to find another starting pitcher.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - Nate Robinson, David Lee and Brandon Rush all scored 17 points, and the Golden State Warriors shook off the trade of leading scorer Monta Ellis to beat the Sacramento Kings 115-89 on Tuesday night.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - In two days, the San Francisco 49ers took risks on a pair of players who weren't even in the NFL last year.
MILWAUKEE (AP) - The Milwaukee Bucks agreed to trade Andrew Bogut and Stephen Jackson to the Golden State Warriors, a person with direct knowledge of the deal said Tuesday night.
ALAMEDA (AP) - The Oakland Raiders plan to release tight end Kevin Boss just one year into a four-year contract.
SANTA CLARA (AP) - The San Francisco 49ers have tendered one-year contracts to exclusive rights free agent cornerback and special teams player Tramaine Brock and restricted free agent linebacker Larry Grant.
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Jake Peavy was roughed up again in his second spring start for the Chicago White Sox. He even crossed up a sign with catcher Tyler Flowers on a pitch that Brandon Allen hit for a two-run single.
SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) - Tim Lincecum pitched four solid innings and the San Francisco Giants beat the Kansas City Royals 2-1 on Monday.
OAKLAND (AP) - Oakland Athletics owner Lew Wolff said Wednesday the club has reached a 10-year lease agreement with the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Authority to stay at the Oakland Coliseum.
LONDON (AP) - Let others wonder when or whether Venus Williams might move on from tennis. She's not ready to contemplate going anywhere just yet.
NEW YORK (AP) - Andrew Wiggins and Jabari Parker aren't NBA players yet and they are already learning their first lesson.
DALLAS (AP) - The Mavericks and New York Knicks agreed Wednesday to a six-player trade that returns center Tyson Chandler to Dallas three years after he helped win a championship only to leave right away in free agency.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - Bob Kersee is having a difficult time trying to get Allyson Felix to slow down.
BETHESDA, Md. (AP) - Nobody has fielded more questions about Tiger Woods over his career than Ernie Els, at times to the point that it exasperates him.
The NFL agreed Wednesday to remove a $675 million cap on damages from thousands of concussion-related claims after a federal judge questioned whether there would be enough money to cover as many as 20,000 retired players.
PORTO SEGURO, Brazil (AP) - There won't be friendly phone calls, there won't be any dirty deals. That's the promise from both sides ahead of Germany's final Group G match against the United States.
NEW YORK (AP) - Slumping outfielder Chris Young homered twice, Travis d'Arnaud hit a three-run shot in his return from a demotion and the towel-waving New York Mets roughed up Scott Kazmir and the Oakland Athletics 10-1 on Tuesday night
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Alexi Amarista drove in three runs on three hits and San Diego handed the stumbling San Francisco Giants their 12th loss in the past 15 games, 7-2 Tuesday night.
MIAMI (AP) - LeBron James delivered his message loud and clear, without actually saying a word.
LONDON (AP) - Chasing a shot to his right, Rafael Nadal slipped and tumbled to the Centre Court turf. He popped up, raced across the baseline to get back into the point, and later capped the 14-stroke exchange with a backhand passing winner.
BETHESDA, Md. (AP) - About two dozen photographers lined up in a row on the range Tuesday at Congressional, a reminder that golf is different when Tiger Woods is around.
BEREA, Ohio (AP) - Michael Sam was laughing with teammates as they conducted a running-back drill for kids, each youngster stiff-arming and juking his way to a touchdown celebration dance in a makeshift end zone.
CLEVELAND (AP) - Now, he's Johnny Hoops.