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.
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) - Logan Couture scored a tiebreaking goal early in the third period and the San Jose Sharks snapped a five-game slide with a 3-2 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Monday night.
SANTA CLARA (AP) - Randy Moss is ready to show the world he can still be that dynamic deep threat who once dominated NFL defensive backs.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Dorell Wright scored 18 of his 20 points in the first half, Monta Ellis added 19 points and 11 assists, and the Golden State Warriors knocked the Los Angeles Clippers out of first place in the Pacific Division with a 97-93 victory Sunday night.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - Josh Smith scored 19 of his 28 points in the second half for the Atlanta Hawks, who defeated the Sacramento Kings for the eighth straight time with a 106-99 victory Sunday night.
NEW YORK (AP) - The NFL salary cap for 2012 is $120.6 million, barely above last year's figure.
INDIAN WELLS (AP) - Rafael Nadal, playing singles for the first time in six weeks, advanced to the third round of the BNP Paribas Open with a 6-1, 6-3 victory over Argentina's Leonardo Mayer on Sunday.
LONDON (AP) - David Beckham is retiring from soccer, ending a career in which he transcended the sport with forays into fashion and a marriage to a pop star that made him a global celebrity.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Jacki Gemelos has a sharp 3-point shot and a deft passing touch to offer the Minnesota Lynx as they set the 11-player roster for this season.
BALTIMORE (AP) - Growing up, Kentucky Derby winner Orb was just another horse who fit in with the crowd.
DALLAS (AP) - The Kings are staying in Sacramento, and Seattle will have to wait for another NBA franchise.
OAKLAND (AP) - Forgive the San Antonio Spurs if they aren't that excited about holding a 3-2 series lead over the Golden State Warriors in the Western Conference semifinals.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - It hasn't taken long for Alex Smith to become the leader of the Kansas City Chiefs.
TORONTO (AP) - Ryan Vogelsong's 100th career start might have been his last for a while.
OAKLAND (AP) - When everything is rolling for the Oakland Athletics, Brandon Moss' line drive with two runners on in the sixth falls perfectly in the gap for a key hit. On Wednesday, Nelson Cruz ran down the ball and snagged it for a spectacular diving catch.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Raffi Torres spent the past year in Phoenix and San Jose trying to shake his reputation as a dangerous player.
CHICAGO (AP) - Maybe it was the extra rest, or another raucous crowd at the United Center. Maybe it was just the resumption of one of the NHL's biggest rivalries.
HEAT 95, BULLS 91
SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Tony Parker had 25 points and 10 assists, and the San Antonio Spurs held the Golden State Warriors' starting backcourt to 13 points for a 109-91 victory Tuesday night to take a 3-2 lead in the Western Conference semifinals.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Jonathan Quick made 35 saves in his sixth career playoff shutout, and the Los Angeles Kings opened their second-round series with a 2-0 victory over the San Jose Sharks on Tuesday night.
TORONTO (AP) - Barry Zito battled as long as he could, though he had already buried the San Francisco Giants with a brutal first inning.