NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - The memory of missing the playoffs for first time since 1996 and the ghost of an 18-year-old wound were wiped out with a sweep of rookie Adam Henrique's stick.
MIAMI (AP) - The San Francisco Giants like the Miami Marlins' celebratory "lo viste" gesture so much they've borrowed it.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - James Hinchcliffe still isn't over the disappointment of losing the Indianapolis 500 pole by a measly 9 inches to Ryan Briscoe.
MIAMI (AP) - Sailing along in the sixth inning, Tim Lincecum lost his concentration and another game.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Will Power has 18 victories since moving to America, where he's one of the most decorated drivers in open-wheel racing.
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - Zach Johnson shot a bogey-free 6-under 64 on Thursday to take a one-stroke lead after the first round of the Colonial.
PARIS (AP) - Rafael Nadal's white T-shirt carried specks of rust-colored clay and his white socks were smothered with the stuff during a practice session on Court Philippe Chatrier in the steamy early afternoon Thursday.
NEW YORK (AP) - LeBron James was the leading vote-getter for the All-NBA team, while Kobe Bryant earned his 10th first-team selection, tied for second on the career list.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - Eighteen years ago, Mark Messier set the stage for one of sports' most dramatic moments.
NEW YORK (AP) - The New York Yankees say they aren't for sale. The Daily News reported Thursday that there were rumors in Major League Baseball and New York banking circles that the Steinbrenner family "is exploring the possibility of selling the Yankees." Not so, says Yankees managing partner Hal Steinbrenner. "It is pure fiction," he said. "The Yankees are not for sale. I expect that the Yankees will be in my family for many ...
CINCINNATI (AP) - Rookie catcher Devin Mesoraco capped a series full of homers with his first career grand slam on Thursday night, leading the Cincinnati Reds to a 6-3 victory over the Atlanta Braves.
SEATTLE (AP) - Albert Pujols had three hits, including the 450th home run of his career Dan Haren struck out a career-high 14 in tossing his sixth career complete-game shutout, and the Los Angeles Angels won their third straight with a 3-0 win over the Seattle Mariners on Thursday night.
MIAMI (AP) - Once the San Francisco Giants started scoring for Ryan Vogelsong, the runs kept coming.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - The City Council in Santa Cruz, Calif., has voted to finalize a deal with the Golden State Warriors that will enable the franchise to move its NBA Development League team from North Dakota.
NEW YORK (AP) - NBA Most Valuable Player LeBron James was the leading vote-getter for the league's all-defensive squad Wednesday, while Defensive Player of the Year Tyson Chandler didn't even crack the first team.
VAIL, Colo. (AP) - Lindsey Vonn is delaying further surgery on her right knee for as long as possible in hopes of skiing at the Sochi Olympics.
STANFORD (AP) - The Pac-12 title game matchup has been set for a week. Now so is the location.
Stakes will be high for No. 2 Ohio State and No. 10 Michigan State in the Big Ten championship game - though there might be some good consolation prizes for the loser.
NEW YORK (AP) - Florida State is the new No. 1 in The Associated Press college football poll, followed by Ohio State at No. 2 and No. 3 Auburn, which shook up the national title race by upsetting Alabama.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Another sharp performance by Nick Foles and tough defense at the end kept the Philadelphia Eagles on a roll.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Peyton Manning threw for 403 yards and five touchdowns, four of them to Eric Decker, and the Denver Broncos held off a furious rally to beat the Kansas City Chiefs 35-28 Sunday and seize control of the AFC West.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers are heading to New Orleans with a head of steam.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - With a little bit of luck and a whole lot of Adrian Peterson, the Minnesota Vikings avoided a second straight tie, and dealt the Chicago Bears a serious blow in the NFC North.
HOUSTON (AP) - The New England Patriots needed another big second half to grab another victory.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Adam Vinatieri's reliable right foot put Indianapolis on the verge of another playoff appearance.
CLEVELAND (AP) - Cecil Shorts came home and broke some hearts.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Michael Crabtree produced a career season a year ago and helped lead the San Francisco 49ers back to the Super Bowl for the first time in 18 years as Colin Kaepernick's top target.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Oklahoma City Thunder coach Scott Brooks might have some choices to make when scripting last-second shots.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - Jamal Crawford had a season-high 31 points, 11 assists and seven rebounds off the bench to help the Los Angeles Clippers to a 104-98 overtime victory over the Sacramento Kings on Friday night.
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Keith Appling came off the bench to score 17 points and Denzel Valentine and Travis Trice added 15 apiece Friday to power Michigan State to a 98-65 victory over Mount St. Mary's and help the Spartans continue their domination of non-conference opponents at home during November.