LOS ANGELES (AP) - Pinch-hitter Hector Sanchez had a tiebreaking sacrifice fly in the 10th inning, and the San Francisco Giants beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 3-1 Thursday night in the opener of a four-game series.
MONTREAL (AP) - Matt Fraser fantasized about a night like this as a kid in Red Deer, Alberta.
WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) - Sydney Leroux scored in the 78th minute to help the U.S. women's soccer team tie Canada 1-1 on Thursday night, extending the Americans' unbeaten streak against the Canadians to 30 games.
NEW YORK (AP) - No surprise: Clowney is the Texans' man.
ALAMEDA (AP) - The Oakland Raiders found the pass rusher they wanted when they selected Buffalo linebacker Khalil Mack with the fifth overall pick in the NFL draft Thursday night.
SANTA CLARA (AP) - The San Francisco 49ers selected defensive back Jimmie Ward from Northern Illinois with the 30th pick in the NFL draft Thursday night.
MIAMI (AP) - Strange as it sounds, missing shots worked wonders for the Miami Heat.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The estranged wife of Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling will fight to retain her 50 percent ownership stake in the team, her lawyer said Thursday, adding an unwanted twist to the NBA's plan to force new ownership on the franchise.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Kawhi Leonard scored 20 points, Tony Parker had 16 points and 10 assists, and the San Antonio Spurs rolled to a 114-97 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers on Thursday night for a 2-0 lead in the Western Conference semifinals.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Just as he has to wait to come into games, Jamal Crawford had to be patient about receiving the NBA Sixth Man Award.
NEW YORK (AP) - Jadeveon Clowney just wants it to be over already.
OAKLAND (AP) - Golden State Warriors co-owner Joe Lacob has never been afraid to take a risk. And he knows his latest move - firing coach Mark Jackson - comes with a lot of risk.
SANTA CLARA (AP) - The way things have gone for the San Francisco 49ers recently with issues off the field, general manager Trent Baalke finds himself being questioned about the importance of drafting for character.
PITTSBURGH (AP) - As the game went on, Gerrit Cole's fastball got faster, and the San Francisco Giants couldn't catch up.
OAKLAND (AP) - Fill-in starter Drew Pomeranz pitched five scoreless innings for his second win in his past 20 starts and the Oakland Athletics salvaged a split of a doubleheader by beating the Seattle Mariners 2-0 in the nightcap Wednesday.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown has approved legislation recognizing California's professional cheerleaders as employees who are entitled to minimum wage and overtime.
ST. ANDREWS, Scotland (AP) - With a chance to match history at the home of golf, Jordan Spieth is trying to make the British Open feel like just another event.
LAS VEGAS (AP) - To understand how the business model of NBA salaries is unlike ever before, consider the cases of Reggie Jackson, Khris Middleton and DeMarre Carroll.
The Cardinals are really good, the Phillies are really bad, and then there's everyone else.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Caitlyn Jenner accepted the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at the ESPYs on Wednesday night while urging acceptance for others who are transgender.
CAUTERETS, France (AP) - Tour de France leader Chris Froome understands those who harbor doubts about his dominant performances in a sport long marred by doping. Maybe, he says, it's time to bring in an independent specialist to test his body and help prove that he's riding clean.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - The Kansas City Chiefs ended up with a big bargain the last time they signed Justin Houston. This time, it's the star linebacker who's cashing in.
WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. Soccer Federation chief executive Dan Flynn said Wednesday he had no direct knowledge of bribery or kickbacks exchanged by FIFA officials but experienced moments of "discomfort" during meetings.
RIVERSIDE (AP) - The mother of a high school football player who collapsed during a game in Southern California has filed a lawsuit blaming his helmet for his death.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Maikel Reyes missed Cuba's first CONCACAF Gold Cup pool play game due to visa problems. He made sure his country didn't miss reaching the quarterfinals, though.
CINCINNATI (AP) - Mike Trout flashed the skill that puts him at the front of baseball's new generation, just moments after four of the all-time greats had just walked off the field.
ST. ANDREWS, Scotland (AP) - Winless in nearly two years, Tiger Woods at least has experience on his side at St. Andrews.
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Changes to the NBA playoffs are almost certainly coming.
LA PIERRE-SAINT-MARTIN, France (AP) - Over the earpiece tucked below his helmet, Chris Froome's team sent word that his panting Tour de France rivals were struggling in the thinning air of the high Pyrenees, on the first skyward climb of this year's race.
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) - Jurgen Klinsmann spouted optimism after the United States played Panama to a 1-1 draw to wrap up the group stage of the Gold Cup, reasoning that despite a trio of sluggish performances the Americans had still survived unbeaten.