MADRID (AP) - Novak Djokovic joined Rafael Nadal in declaring he won't play again on the new blue clay court at the Madrid Open after losing to Janko Tipsarevic 7-6 (2), 6-3 Friday in an all-Serb quarterfinal.
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - After breaking 70 for the first time in seven weeks, Tiger Woods headed to the back of the practice range at the TPC Sawgrass to fine-tune his swing. That was much better than going to the clubhouse to clean out his locker.
SANTA CLARA (AP) - Jim Harbaugh hobbled out wide to the line of scrimmage in his trademark black sweatshirt and khaki pants, smirking back at a group of rookie receivers out of breath on a sunny Silicon Valley day.
MIAMI (AP) - Heat forward LeBron James is the NBA's MVP for a third time, putting him alongside some of the game's all-time greats.
DENVER (AP) - An attorney for Chris "Birdman" Andersen says he believes the allegations that led to a search of the Denver Nuggets player's home this week involve a spurned female fan.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - This time, the fourth quarter belonged to the Memphis Grizzlies. Long the domain of the Clippers' Chris Paul, it was the Grizzlies who rallied in the closing minutes to beat Los Angeles 90-88 and force a decisive seventh game in their playoff series. Marc Gasol and Zach Randolph worked their inside-out game to perfection on a night when Paul and Blake Griffin were limited by injuries and the Clippers' bench couldn't ...
ST. LOUIS (AP) - Tony La Russa's first reaction to the St. Louis Cardinals' decision to retire his No. 10 jersey was one word: "Incredulous." After all, it's only been a little more than six months since the World Series parade.
MIAMI (AP) - Jose Reyes has tripled leading off the first inning against his former team, cinching a milestone for non-achievement by the New York Mets.
PHOENIX (AP) - A year ago, Paul Goldschmidt, Patrick Corbin and A.J. Pollock were teammates at Double-A Mobile.
I've come to sort of a crossroad - I'm doing more trout fishing lately than bass fishing.
NEW YORK (AP) - Andy Pettitte is all set - to spend time with the Yankees in the clubhouse, to sit on the bench with his teammates, to warm up in the bullpen.
PITTSBURGH (AP) - The Washington Nationals right-hander struck out a season-high 13 batters in a 4-2 victory on Thursday night in a game that stirred memories of Strasburg's electric major league debut against Pittsburgh nearly two years ago.
BOSTON (AP) - Embattled starter Josh Beckett did nothing to help restore his reputation Thursday night, getting booed off the field at Fenway Park in the third inning of Boston's 8-3 loss to the Cleveland Indians.
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) - The USFL is back in business. Well, almost. A reincarnation of the league, with an entirely different business model, plans to kick off in March. On Thursday, it included Hall of Fame receiver Fred Biletnikoff among its advisers. Biletnikoff will consult on football operations for the league, which originally went out of business in 1987 after losing millions of dollars and, despite winning a lawsuit against the NFL, being awarded ...
SANTA CLARA (AP) - Randy Moss looked every bit a team player as he demonstrated a cut and quick feet for his fellow wide receivers, who listened intently and observed while the veteran impressed in his first formal practice with the San Francisco 49ers.
ALAMEDA (AP) - Sebastian Janikowski has seen plenty of changes on the Oakland Raiders in his 13 years in the NFL.
(AP) - The Brooklyn Nets hired Jason Kidd as their coach Wednesday, bringing the former star back to the franchise he led to its greatest NBA success.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Dodgers remained upset Wednesday about their brawl with the Arizona Diamondbacks, and much of their ire was directed toward pitcher Ian Kennedy.
NEW YORK (AP) - The Los Angeles Dodgers and Arizona Diamondbacks will bring their thunder Down Under.
OAKLAND (AP) - From some 1,800 miles away in Kansas City, Mo., 13-year-old Nick LeGrande threw out the ceremonial first pitch before the Yankees-Athletics game Wednesday night.
OAKLAND (AP) - Posing as a pizza delivery man, New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera surprised longtime Athletics employee Julie Vasconcellos by visiting her in the mail room where she has worked going on 25 years.
PITTSBURGH (AP) - San Francisco Giants second baseman Marco Scutaro is out indefinitely with an injury to the pinkie finger on his left hand.
NEW YORK (AP) - San Francisco pitcher George Kontos has been suspended for three games by Major League Baseball, which said he intentionally threw a pitch at Pittsburgh's Andrew McCutchen, and Giants manager Bruce Bochy has been banned for one.
ARDMORE, Pa. (AP) - The affection was genuine. Even better was beating Jack Nicklaus in a playoff. So when Lee Trevino got his hands on that U.S. Open trophy in 1971, the guy who never lacked for one-liners gushed, "I love Merion, and I don't even know her last name."
SAN ANTONIO (AP) - A day later, LeBron James didn't back down.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Tony Parker, along with all of San Antonio, really, spent a restless night worrying about a gimpy right hamstring that hampered him in Game 3 of the NBA Finals and threatened the momentum the Spurs seized with a drubbing of the Miami Heat.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - One day of practice wasn't enough for Patriots coach Bill Belichick to share his thoughts on new backup quarterback Tim Tebow.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Danny Green and Gary Neal aren't NBA royalty like LeBron James.
OAKLAND (AP) - Derek Norris homered and drove in four runs and Bartolo Colon pitched six scoreless innings to lead the Oakland Athletics to a 6-4 victory over the New York Yankees on Tuesday night.
PITTSBURGH (AP) - Having won the World Series two of the last three seasons, the San Francisco Giants have rarely been an afterthought.