OAKLAND (AP) - In yet another December trade by general manager Billy Beane, the Oakland Athletics have acquired outfielder Corey Brown from the Washington Nationals for cash.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Kevin Durant scored 32 points and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Chicago Bulls 107-95 on Thursday night for their eighth straight win.
ATLANTA (AP) - Kyle Korver made seven consecutive 3-point attempts on his way to a season-high 28 points, leading the Atlanta Hawks to a 124-107 victory over the Sacramento Kings on Wednesday night.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - Jaromir Jagr scored his 693rd career goal, Reid Boucher netted his first in the NHL and the New Jersey Devils beat the Ottawa Senators 5-2 Wednesday night.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Everybody has days at work where things just seem to be out of sync.
MIAMI (AP) - Dwyane Wade scored 32 points, Ray Allen hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with just under a minute left and the Miami Heat erased a 15-point deficit in the second half to beat the Indiana Pacers 97-94 on Wednesday night.
ALAMEDA (AP) - Running back Darren McFadden returned to practice to begin what could be the final countdown to a mostly disappointing career with the Oakland Raiders.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) - Standing amid giant piles of snow in the shadow of MetLife Stadium, Super Bowl organizers said Wednesday that they're prepared to deploy thousands of trucks and tons of salt to prevent snowy weather from interfering with the biggest football game of the year.
The New Orleans Saints likely are headed to the playoffs, and they want as many games as possible to be played at the Superdome.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - With Peyton Manning on the verge of breaking Tom Brady's single-season touchdown record, Houston interim coach Wade Phillips calls this "just the best year ever of any quarterback."
OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) - Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco will wear a brace on his left knee Sunday against the New England Patriots, a precautionary move in the wake of the injury he sustained Monday night in Detroit. Before Justin Tucker sent his 61-yard kick sailing toward the uprights in an 18-16 win, the Ravens collectively held their breath when Flacco's knee buckled upon being struck by the helmet of oncoming Lions lineman DeAndre Levy.
This is it, the final go-round for the BCS.
NEW YORK (AP) - While the New York Yankees set another salary record, the Houston Astros had the lowest average in the major leagues in 14 years and the attention of the players' union.
Looking for catching depth after losing Brian McCann to free agency, the Atlanta Braves acquired Ryan Doumit from the Minnesota Twins for left-hander Sean Gilmartin. The 32-year-old Doumit could share time with Evan Gattis, a rookie last season who is McCann's projected replacement as Atlanta's primary starter.
OAKLAND (AP) - Stephen Curry had 28 points and 12 assists, David Lee added 21 points and 17 rebounds and the Golden State Warriors beat the short-handed New Orleans Pelicans 104-93 on Tuesday night in Andre Iguodala's long-awaited return.
ZURICH (AP) - Sepp Blatter had a good day at the office on Monday, even if a prankster tried to spoil it by showering the FIFA president with fake dollar bills at a news conference.
GAP, France (AP) - Two bright-yellow Tour de France arrows attached to a telephone pole were telling Geraint Thomas to veer sharp right.
BALTIMORE (AP) - DaMarcus Beasley was content with his December decision to retire from the U.S. national team.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Two Spanish racers were killed in a chain-reaction crash on the first lap of a World Superbike race.
Lionel Messi will be joined by Alex Morgan on the cover of EA Sports' FIFA 16 video game.
JOHANNESBURG (AP) - Knocked off his board by an attacking shark, three-time world champion Mick Fanning punched the creature before escaping unharmed during the televised finals of a world surfing competition in South Africa on Sunday.
STATELINE, Nev. (AP) - Mark Mulder won the American Century Championship on Sunday, holding off fellow former major league pitcher Eric Gagne by a point.
DEL MAR (AP) - Trainer Art Sherman says California Chrome, winner of the 2014 Kentucky Derby and Horse of the Year, will return to racing next year.
LOUDON, N.H. (AP) - Stuck in a hospital, Kyle Busch could only think about a comeback, not championship contention.
OPELIKA, Ala. (AP) - Scott Piercy won the Barbasol Championship on Sunday for his third PGA Tour title, closing with a 6-under 65 for a three-stroke victory.
PHOENIX (AP) - The San Francisco Giants put catcher Andrew Susac on the 15-day disabled list with a sprained right thumb before Sunday's game against Arizona.
PHOENIX (AP) - Even with his bullpen overworked the previous two days, Giants manager Bruce Bochy decided that there was no point in pushing ace Madison Bumgarner beyond five innings and 93 pitches on Sunday.
OAKLAND (AP) - Jake Smolinski has made a big impression with his bat in less than 24 hours of his first home games for Oakland.
AURORA, Colorado (AP) - A group of scientists checked a decade's worth of data about what causes concussions in U.S. high school soccer. Their conclusion: While a ban on heading would help decrease head injuries, what the game really needs is better enforcement of rules restricting all sorts of player-to-player contact.
BALTIMORE (AP) - When it comes to Cuba's soccer team, you can't even tell the players with a scorecard.