NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Robert Griffin III began his NFL career by connecting on 19 of 26 passes for 320 yards and two touchdowns, and the Washington Redskins handed the Saints a 40-32 loss in their first game since the bounty scandal that overshadowed New Orleans' offseason.
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) - San Francisco 49ers kicker David Akers bounced a ball off the crossbar and through the uprights from 63 yards just before halftime, tying an NFL record in Sunday's game against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field.
BALTIMORE (AP) - After a delightful summer in which he carried the ball only 10 times in the preseason, Ray Rice is ready for some Monday Night football.
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Replacement officials in Sunday's game between Arizona and Seattle made a mistake by awarding the Seahawks an extra timeout in the closing seconds.
BALTIMORE (AP) - Slumping Curtis Granderson came off the bench to hit his 35th homer and drive in five runs, and the New York Yankees beat the Baltimore Orioles 13-3 Sunday to regain sole possession of first place in the AL East and earn an important split of the season series.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Barry Zito came through in one of the most important outings in his San Francisco tenure, pitching the NL West-leading Giants past the Los Angeles Dodgers 4-0 on Sunday night to extend their division lead to 5½ games.
BALTIMORE (AP) - The New York Yankees fear first baseman Mark Teixeira aggravated a leg injury in an ill-fated sprint to first base, and the severity of his strained left calf will determine if he returns to play this season.
SUGAR LAND, Texas (AP) - Roger Clemens' second start for the Sugar Land Skeeters had a special twist to it when the 50-year-old right-hander pitched to his son who was squatting behind the plate.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - Tampa Bay center fielder B.J. Upton hit three homers Sunday against the Texas Rangers, tying the team record.
NEW YORK (AP) - The weather was much better at the U.S. Open on Sunday. So was Novak Djokovic.
NEW YORK (AP) - Finally tested, even trailing, at the U.S. Open, Serena Williams turned things around just in time.
CARMEL, Ind. (AP) - Rory McIlroy faced the strongest collection of contenders at any golf tournament this year Sunday at the BMW Championship.
MADRID (AP) - Alberto Contador won his second Spanish Vuelta title on Sunday, capturing a fifth triumph at cycling's major races just over a month after his doping ban ended.
WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (AP) - Paula Creamer and Jiyai Shin played until dark, and still couldn't break their deadlock in the Kingsmill Championship.
MONZA, Italy (AP) - McLaren driver Lewis Hamilton won the Italian Grand Prix on Sunday, and Formula One leader Fernando Alonso of Ferrari finished third to extend his overall lead.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The San Francisco Giants and shortstop Brandon Crawford have avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year contract for $3,175,000.
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) - Rafael Nadal has joined Roger Federer on the sidelines at the Australian Open, taking their combined 31 Grand Slam singles titles with them.
PHOENIX (AP) - Tom Brady began winning Super Bowls when Russell Wilson was still a teenager, tuning in to see the big game on TV.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - Julius Thomas is about to cash in, one way or another.
PHOENIX (AP) - Patriots owner Robert Kraft's pre-emptive strike the previous night took the issue of air pressure in footballs on Super Bowl media day and, well, deflated it.
PHOENIX (AP) - Rob Gronkowski's ankle is fine. So are his forearm and knee. He's way past those injuries that ruined his last three postseasons.
EL SEGUNDO (AP) - Kobe Bryant will have surgery Wednesday on his torn right rotator cuff, likely ending his 19th season with the Los Angeles Lakers.
CHANDLER, Ariz. (AP) - New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft demanded an apology from the league once the Patriots are found to be not guilty of breaking any rules regarding using under-inflated footballs in the AFC championship game.
ALAMEDA (AP) - The Oakland Raiders signed pending free-agent safety Charles Woodson to a one-year contract extension on Monday, bringing him back for an 18th season in the NFL.
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) - Maria Sharapova moved closer to another Australian Open title, set to face a fellow Russian in the semifinals who has never beaten her.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Alex Ovechkin's familiar gap-toothed grin has returned with the Washington Capitals in the thick of the Eastern Conference playoff hunt.
NEW YORK (AP) - The NBA has postponed home games for both the New York Knicks and Brooklyn Nets because of a snowstorm expected to batter the area.
ALAMEDA (AP) - After watching fellow receivers Cris Carter and Andre Reed get that coveted Pro Football Hall of Fame call the past two years, Tim Brown hopes it's finally time for his number to be called.
PHOENIX (AP) - Malcolm Smith stood out for always being in the right spot.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - As Peyton Manning considers whether to take the gold watch or make one more run at the silver trophy, there are many factors he's weighing: age, desire, vitality, security, relationships.