ATLANTA (AP) - Matt Bryant pumped his fist and celebrated atop the Falcons logo in the middle of the field. Tony Gonzalez broke down in tears. Matt Ryan relished the thought of not having to answer a familiar question.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Colin Kaepernick stood in a cramped corner of the 49ers' locker room smiling and chatting with Alex Smith late Saturday night when a stranger interrupted the two quarterbacks.
HOUSTON (AP) - The first time Houston faced the Patriots, top cornerback Johnathan Joseph played while still struggling to get healthy, and outside linebacker Brooks Reed sat out with an injury.
RENTON, Wash. (AP) - Zach Miller came to Seattle in 2011 thanks to a big contract and a penchant for catching a lot of passes as a tight end.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - Try as they might, the Baltimore Ravens just couldn't get under the skin or into the heads of the Denver Broncos, who were more concerned about talking up their opponents than trash-talking them.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP)- The anxiety-filled green room and draft day seem so long ago now to Aaron Rodgers.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - Aaron Brooks has been in an awkward spot since news surfaced that the Sacramento Kings could be sold and moved to his hometown of Seattle.
SANTA CLARA (AP) - Michael Crabtree realizes the moment he starts thinking about just how much zip is coming on each pass from Colin Kaepernick, that's when he might wind up missing the ball.
SANTA CLARA (AP) - David Akers is keeping his job as San Francisco's starting kicker. For now, anyway.
When he ended his life last year by shooting himself in the chest, Junior Seau had a degenerative brain disease often linked with repeated blows to the head.
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) - The Green Bay Packers could have filled an entire highlight reel with their interceptions last year.
OAKLAND (AP) - Zach Randolph had 19 points and 12 rebounds, Rudy Gay scored 18 points and the Memphis Grizzlies completed a 3-0 road trip with a 94-87 victory over the Golden State Warriors on Wednesday night.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - The Philadelphia Eagles interviewed Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly for their coaching vacancy, a person familiar with the meeting told The Associated Press.
WASHINGTON - If Adrian Peterson can do it, maybe Robert Griffin III can, too.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. - The craggy lines in his face cut a little deeper. That trademark hitch in his step is a bit more pronounced.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - After a nearly decade-long steroids prosecution, Barry Bonds emerged victorious Tuesday when federal prosecutors dropped what was left of their criminal case against the career home runs leader.
OAKLAND (AP) - Russell Martin, Jose Bautista and Edwin Encarnacion homered to power the Toronto Blue Jays past the Oakland Athletics 7-1 on Tuesday night.
SAN DIEGO (AP) - Tim Hudson needed 27 pitches to get through the first inning and made a mistake against Matt Kemp that the slugger launched 409 feet over the fence in right-center.
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) - John McEnroe says he's almost done playing competitive tennis.
ISTANBUL (AP) - Top-seeded Venus Williams was eliminated from the first round of the Istanbul Cup in a 6-4, 7-6 (4) upset by Ukrainian qualifier Kateryna Bondarenko on Tuesday.
DETROIT (AP) - With the possibility of significant trades looming over the Detroit Tigers, Brad Ausmus sat in the dugout and made the case for staying the course.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - DeAndre Jordan thought the Dallas Mavericks offered everything he wanted, including a fresh start and a starring role.
ATLANTA (AP) - Forward Michael Seaton says Jamaica advanced to the CONCACAF Gold Cup semifinals for the first time in 17 years because the Reggae Boyz enjoyed surprising the doubters.
ST. ANDREWS, Scotland (AP) - The odds of a Grand Slam already were long simply because no one had ever swept the four professional majors in one year. If that's the best measure, this sobering piece of history might make Jordan Spieth feel even worse.
SISTERON, France (AP) - The team of Tour de France leader Chris Froome bowed to pressure Tuesday and released data about his riding power, heart rate and pedaling rhythm, hoping to quell speculation about doping ahead of an increasingly likely victory in Paris.
SAN DIEGO (AP) - Matt Kemp hit a two-run homer to help the San Diego Padres beat the World Series champion San Francisco Giants 4-2 Monday night and extend their winning streak to a season-high five games.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - The committee that puts together the field of 68 for the NCAA men's basketball tournament will have more flexibility to set the First Four and give No. 2 seeds more favorable matchups.
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.