LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Bob Baffert was a big-shot quarter horse trainer when he took his cowboy hat and scuffed boots to the high-class world of thoroughbred racing. He gave himself three years to make a splash. After a slow start and some embarrassing losses, he found his footing.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Rickie Fowler made three big putts in a row and won his second straight match Thursday to secure his spot in the round of 16 on the weekend at the Match Play Championship.
LAS VEGAS (AP) - The third man in the ring on Saturday night has been in more big fights than Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao put together.
OAKLAND (AP) - All eyes were on Mike Trout as he tracked Ike Davis' long fly ball to the wall. He had to make a late adjustment but was able to haul it in, prompting Los Angeles closer Huston Street to pump his fist into the air.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The Thunder hired Florida's Billy Donovan as their coach Thursday, hoping he will help the franchise win an NBA championship in Oklahoma City.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A federal appeals court has granted a motion from prosecutors that gives them until at least July 22 to decide whether to ask the U.S. Supreme Court to reinstate Barry Bonds' obstruction of justice conviction.
NEW YORK (AP) - An agitated Stephen Strasburg settled down in a hurry after a rocky start and the Washington Nationals became the first visiting team to win at Citi Field this season, beating the New York Mets 8-2 on Thursday night.
MILWAUKEE (AP) - Mike Dunleavy scored 20 points and Chicago came close to an NBA playoff record, finally putting away Milwaukee with a 120-66 victory in Game 6 to clinch their first-round series Thursday night.
NEW YORK (AP) - Joel Ward scored with 1.3 seconds left to give the Washington Capitals a 2-1 victory over the New York Rangers on Thursday night in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinal series.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Joc Pederson, Adrian Gonzalez and Andre Ethier homered off Ryan Vogelsong in the first inning and Jimmy Rollins hit another one off him in the third, powering the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 7-3 victory over the San Francisco Giants on Wednesday night.
OAKLAND (AP) - Mike Trout homered and drove in three runs, Johnny Giavotella hit a tiebreaking single in the seventh inning and the Los Angeles Angels held on to beat the Oakland Athletics 6-3 on Wednesday night.
SANTA CLARA (AP) - Jarryd Hayne has found himself discussing snakes, kangaroos and koalas - all things Aussie - in the middle of San Francisco's locker room right along with the routes and responsibilities from his daunting new NFL playbook.
LAS VEGAS (AP) - His middle name is Money, or at least it used to be before Floyd Mayweather Jr. stopped flashing $100,000 wads of cash every time he saw a camera.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Even with a new format, the objective didn't change in the Match Play Championship.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Bob Baffert clapped his hands to his mouth when early 5-2 favorite American Pharoah avoided the dreaded No. 1 post for the Kentucky Derby. The anxiety wasn't over yet.
DENVER (AP) - Russell Westbrook had 36 points, 18 assists and 12 rebounds for his sixth triple-double, and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Denver Nuggets ...
MIAMI (AP) - The San Francisco 49ers, who have been playing since 1946, are on the verge of taking their losing to a new level.
SAN JOSE (AP) - Instead of sagging after giving up a late tying goal, the San Jose Sharks went on the attack.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - Three weeks ago, Ryan Anderson scoffed at the idea of Houston becoming the first team in NBA history to attempt 50 3-pointers in ...
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Steve Kerr and Luke Walton remained close friends and daily confidantes after their coaching careers sent them to opposite ends of California ...
OAKLAND (AP) - The Carolina Panthers and Oakland Raiders have undergone a bit of a role reversal the past 10 months.
OAKLAND (AP) - For five months, Draymond Green has worked to block out the unrelenting criticism that his Game 5 suspension in the NBA Finals cost ...
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Rookies Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott keep winning for the Dallas Cowboys, even with Kirk Cousins setting records for the Washington Redskins.
DETROIT (AP) - Darius Slay dropped into coverage as if he was going to cover a deep route and pounced on an opportunity to help the ...
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Ben Roethlisberger and Antonio Brown hooked up for three touchdowns, and the Pittsburgh Steelers' defense shut down the depleted Indianapolis Colts in a ...
CANCUN, Mexico (AP) - Erica McCall tied a career high with 27 points on Thursday and No. 11 Stanford beat Northeastern 74-45 in the first day ...
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CLEVELAND (AP) - Kevin Love scored an NBA-record 34 points in the first quarter, LeBron James had his 44th triple-double, and the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the ...
Ralph Branca's career was defined by that one high-and-inside fastball.
ROISSY, France (AP) - After campaigning for a 40-team World Cup, FIFA President Gianni Infantino is now leaning toward an even bigger expansion to 48.