DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Carl Edwards fell bitterly short in last season's bid to win the NASCAR championship.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Bill Haas wound up making the biggest putt of them all at Riviera.
NAPLES, Fla. (AP) - The only time Kenny Perry felt as if he was grinding while holding a big lead Sunday was on the final hole in the ACE Group Classic. That was when his tee shot went way left, and he was in jeopardy of falling below 20 under. Never mind that he had six shots to play with.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Phil Mickelson wasn't at his best Friday at Riviera. Two shots at least helped him stay in the lead.
AN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - Andy Roddick slammed one racket, broke another, argued with the chair umpire and shouted back at his own box. At one point, he smacked a ball high into the black curtains behind the far baseline grandstand.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Jussi Jokinen and the Carolina Hurricanes seem to be rolling at the right time. They just hope it's not too late to make a few moves in the standings - first, out of last place, and then, back into the playoff discussion.
NEW YORK (AP) - The Yankees agreed Friday to trade much maligned pitcher A.J. Burnett to Pittsburgh for two minor leaguers, a deal that clears the way New York to add Raul Ibanez.
PHOENIX (AP) - The Oakland Athletics still have strong interest in signing slugger Manny Ramirez, who presents a low-risk investment for the rebuilding franchise.
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) - Lawrence Frank loves defense. His Detroit Pistons managed to play just enough of it Friday night.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - As the injuries pile up, the Oklahoma City Thunder have stayed ahead of any reckoning.
CLEVELAND (AP) - Relax, Miami. LeBron James isn't leaving the Heat.
First, he lifted the Knicks back into the playoff hunt. Now Jeremy Lin has put them back on TV.
SEATTLE (AP) - Those whispers that circulated for months about a possible arena plan that might bring the NBA back to Seattle - and perhaps professional hockey, too - are now replaced by a concrete proposal with a staggering private investment.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Six-time NBA champion Michael Jordan continues to struggle as a league executive.
SYLVANIA, Ohio (AP) - Laura Diaz got off to a surprising start at the Marathon Classic.
ZURICH (AP) - Germany climbed to No. 1 in the FIFA rankings Thursday after winning the World Cup, and the United States fell two places to 15th despite reaching the round of 16.
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) - CBS won't dictate to its announcers whether or not to use the nickname of Washington's NFL franchise during televised games this season.
SANTA CLARA (AP) - The San Francisco 49ers showed off their new home in style Thursday while quietly making a move to protect quarterback Colin Kaepernick's blindside.
OAKLAND (AP) - The small-budget Oakland Athletics are baseball's best team at the break in a division featuring some of the sport's highest-paid stars. The San Francisco Giants are right in the chase for the NL West title despite recent stumbles.
OAKLAND (AP) - Brandon Rush and the Golden State Warriors are headed for a reunion.
SAN JOSE (AP) - The San Jose Sharks have re-signed defensemen Jason Demers and Taylor Doherty.
HOYLAKE, England (AP) - Even when he's not the favorite, Tiger Woods is still the show at the British Open.
OYONNAX, France (AP) - Sitting on a roadside guard rail, wincing and rubbing his lower back, Andrew Talansky looked ready to quit the Tour de France in the middle of Stage 11. The Tour's Web site and French TV commentators said his race was over. So did some English-language Twitterati.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Lance Stephenson is bringing his swag to Charlotte.
LAS VEGAS (AP) - The Indiana Pacers blew Lance Stephenson a kiss goodbye and jumped on Rodney Stuckey to fill the void.
PHOENIX (AP) - After a tough first season in the WNBA, Brittney Griner is blossoming into the player everyone thought she would be, all the while embracing her status as a role model for gay youth.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - She hadn't done splits and high kicks since her cheerleading days in high school, but 40-year-old dance instructor Kriste Lewis set a lofty goal: to try out for the New Orleans Saints cheerleading squad, known as the Saintsations.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Kevin Durant won two ESPY Awards, including male athlete of the year, and mixed martial arts star Ronda Rousey earned female athlete honors, becoming the first UFC fighter to claim a trophy in the biggest category at the show honoring the year's best performances Wednesday night.