SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Tim Lincecum rarely acknowledges the cheering crowd when he walks off the mound, though the support of 41,000 when he made his exit Monday night meant plenty.
OAKLAND (AP) - One after another, the starting pitchers for the Oakland Athletics are shutting down opponents and making up for most of the club's shortcomings.
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Martin Kaymer reached the top of golf and wondered how he got there.
NEW YORK (AP) - In a sign that Jurgen Klinsmann is unsettled on his defense a month before the World Cup, the U.S. coach selected the mostly untested trio of John Brooks, Timmy Chandler and DeAndre Yedlin on Monday for his 30-man preliminary squad for Brazil 2014.
FOLSOM (AP) - Bradley Wiggins of Britain, the 2012 Tour de France winner and Olympic time trial gold medalist, powered to a 44-second victory Monday in the Stage 2 individual time trial and moved into the race lead at the Tour of California.
BALTIMORE (AP) - Kentucky Derby winner California Chrome was none too eager to get his first look at Pimlico Race Course on Monday.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - Mark Cavendish surged ahead of John Degenkolb in a thrilling sprint to win the first stage of the Tour of California on Sunday in the closest finish in the event's nine-year history.
OAKLAND (AP) - Derek Norris wasn't too surprised to hit a three-run home run on a 3-0 count in the first inning.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Pablo Sandoval and Hector Sanchez hit RBI singles in the 10th inning, and the San Francisco Giants recovered to beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 7-4 Sunday after closer Sergio Romo gave up a tying homer to Hanley Ramirez.
MADRID (AP) - Rafael Nadal won his fourth Madrid Open title on Sunday after Kei Nishikori was forced to withdraw with a back injury when trailing 2-6, 6-4, 3-0 in the final.
MONTMELO, Spain (AP) - Mercedes teammates Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg sped away to their fourth straight one-two finish at the Spanish Grand Prix on Sunday in a dominant performance that does not bode well for the rest of the Formula One field.
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) - Danica Patrick added another May moment to cherish.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Roger Penske's team got off to a fast start on a slow day at Indianapolis.
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Martin Kaymer produced one of the most unlikely pars on the 17th green at the TPC Sawgrass without ever going in the water. It carried him to a one-shot victory Sunday in The Players Championship that was emotional in so many ways.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Madison Bumgarner pitched eight superb innings and Brandon Crawford hit a two-run homer, leading the San Francisco Giants past the Los Angeles Dodgers 3-1 Friday night.
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - Jordan Spieth is making the Masters look easy.
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - The man was so darned agreeable from tee to green you half-expected his post-round interview to begin:
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Russell Westbrook scored 27 points and handed out 10 assists as Oklahoma City held off the pesky Sacramento Kings 116-103 to remain even with New Orleans for the final playoff spot in the Western Conference.
PITTSBURGH (AP) - His flowing locks bouncing off the top of his No. 43 jersey, Troy Polamalu spent more than a decade flying across football fields as the heady but humble backbone of a defense that fueled the Pittsburgh Steelers' return to the NFL's elite.
SANTA CLARA (AP) - Colin Kaepernick dropped back to pass and tight end Vernon Davis could hardly believe he was watching the same player.
CINCINNATI (AP) - Lauren Hill's teammates and coaches are remembering the 19-year-old college basketball player with her own inspiring words: "Never give up."
OAKLAND (AP) - The Golden State Warriors bet on Andrew Bogut staying healthy when they signed him to a three-year, $36 million extension before last season, and Bogut bet on himself by taking an incentive-rich deal.
FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) - Jurors in the murder trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez completed a fourth day of deliberations on Friday with no verdict.
OAKLAND (AP) - Stephen Curry eclipsed his own NBA record for most 3-pointers in a season, scoring 45 points to rally the Golden State Warriors to a 116-105 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers on Thursday night.
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - Jordan Spieth pulled off the unthinkable Thursday. With the best opening round in 19 years, he managed to make the Masters about a lot more than the Grand Slam bid of Rory McIlroy and the curious return of Tiger Woods.
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - Not exactly the Tiger of old.
SAN DIEGO (AP) - Pinch-hitter Justin Maxwell delivered an RBI single with two outs in the 12th inning and the San Francisco Giants spoiled the new-look San Diego Padres' home opener with a 1-0 victory Thursday.
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) - Bryan Lerg scored in his NHL debut and the San Jose Sharks beat the Edmonton Oilers 3-1 on Thursday night in a game between two teams out of the playoff picture.
PHOENIX (AP) - Chris Heston pitched six effective innings in a combined five-hitter for his first big league win, Casey McGehee hit a two-run homer and the San Francisco Giants beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 5-2 Wednesday night
OAKLAND (AP) - Scott Kazmir struck out 10 and was backed by a couple of rookies getting their first big league hits, and the Oakland Athletics beat the Texas Rangers 10-0 on Wednesday night.