NEW YORK (AP) - Suspended driver A.J. Allmendinger said Wednesday that he will participate in NASCAR's substance-abuse recovery program, a sign that he wants to get back to racing as soon as possible and avoid a fight over the accuracy of his failed drug test.
TORONTO (AP) - Coco Crisp hit two home runs and Yoenis Cespedes had a pair of RBI doubles, leading A.J. Griffin and the Oakland Athletics over the Toronto Blue Jays 16-0 Wednesday night for their season-high seventh straight win.
TORONTO (AP) - After striking out in each of his first three at bats, Yoenis Cespedes came to the plate with the bases loaded in the seventh and promptly delivered a big hit.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Brandon Crawford singled home the winning run in the ninth inning and the San Francisco Giants beat the San Diego Padres 3-2 Tuesday night, their ninth victory in 11 games since the All-Star break.
SANTA CLARA (AP) - Jim Harbaugh won NFL Coach of the Year honors as a rookie coach with no offseason to prepare his team for his thick playbook and unique, rah-rah style.
OAKLAND (AP) - Moneyball, take two?
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Paul Capdeville of Chile nearly wasted a five-point lead in a second-set tiebreaker before holding off Russia's Igor Kunitsyn for a 6-4, 7-6 (5) victory Monday in the first round of the Farmers Classic.
ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) - The Detroit Lions have been trapped in an unpleasant cycle this offseason: A player is arrested, the team expresses disappointment and then the process repeats itself.
SEATTLE (AP) - Ichiro Suzuki switched teams in Seattle after a momentous trade and singled his first time up with the New York Yankees during their 4-1 victory over the Mariners on Monday night.
NEW YORK (AP) - Bryce Harper homered his first time up in New York, then hit a tiebreaking single to key a six-run burst in the 10th inning Monday night that sent the Washington Nationals over the Mets 8-2.
OAKLAND (AP) - Seth Smith hit a tying homer in the ninth inning, Coco Crisp singled home the winning run in the 12th and the surging Oakland Athletics rallied from four runs down to stun the New York Yankees 5-4 on Sunday and complete a four-game sweep.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - With each quality start, Barry Zito is finally earning that $126 million the San Francisco Giants gave him six years ago.
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) - Barry Robson scored on a penalty kick in the 63rd minute to give the Vancouver Whitecaps a 2-1 victory over the San Jose Earthquakes on Sunday.
LYTHAM ST. ANNES, England (AP) - Ernie Els plucked the ball from the hole after one last birdie and heaved it into the grandstand. At the time, it looked like nothing more than a classy gesture by a former British Open champion - not the next one.
DENVER (AP) - Jordan Crawford scored a career-high 41 points and Harrison Barnes added 30 as a squad of Golden State backups beat the Denver Nuggets 116-112 Wednesday night.
SAN JOSE (AP) - For more than a decade there have been no questions about who will start in goal for the San Jose Sharks come playoff time.
ANAHEIM (AP) - Chris Iannetta homered with two outs in the 12th inning against Drew Pomeranz, giving the Los Angeles Angels a 5-4 victory over the Oakland Athletics on Wednesday night.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Pablo Sandoval singled in the go-ahead run in the seventh inning, lifting the San Francisco Giants to a 2-1 victory over the rival Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday night and into first place in the NL West.
NEW YORK (AP) - The New York Yankees honored Nelson Mandela on Wednesday night during their rain-delayed celebration of the legacy of Jackie Robinson, another icon of social change.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - Archie Goodwin scored 12 of his career-high 29 points in the fourth quarter and the Phoenix Suns defeated the Sacramento Kings 104-99 Wednesday night in the season finale for both teams.
BOSTON (AP) - Bradley Beal scored 27 points and Washington clinched the No. 5 seed in the Eastern Conference with a 118-102 win over the Boston Celtics on Wednesday night.
ANAHEIM (AP) - Ryan Getzlaf had a goal and an assist, Frederik Andersen made 32 saves to win his NHL playoff debut, and the Anaheim Ducks opened the postseason with a 4-3 victory over the Dallas Stars on Wednesday night.
ANAHEIM (AP) - Josh Donaldson drove in Jed Lowrie with an 11th-inning double, and the Oakland Athletics overcame Mike Trout's tying homer in the ninth for a 10-9 victory against the Los Angeles Angels on Tuesday night.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Hector Sanchez singled home the winning run with two outs in the 12th inning and the San Francisco Giants beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 3-2 Tuesday night after Brandon Belt's tying double in the ninth.
NEW YORK (AP) - Marking the 67th anniversary of the day Jackie Robinson broke baseball's color barrier, the Rev. Jesse Jackson praised Commissioner Bud Selig for the strides the sport has taken in minority opportunities over the past two decades.
CHICAGO (AP) - The Chicago White Sox have paid tribute to victims of the Boston Marathon bombing before their game against the Red Sox.
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OAKLAND (AP) - Go small or go home.
BERKELEY (AP) - A more relaxed fan base, milder weather and a chance to coach at the top-rated public university in the country added up to Cuonzo Martin making the decision to leave Tennessee for California.