OAKLAND - Jonny Gomes takes pride in his versatility. He can play the corner outfie ld, and he's an experienced designated hitter. That certainly will be helpful for Oakland manager Bob Melvin with a young roster. The A's and Gomes finalized a $1 million, one-year contract Thursday after ...
MELBOURNE, Australia - The age gap only two years, the difference in experience is vast between Maria Sharapova and Victoria Azarenka. Sharapova will play her sixth Grand Slam final at the Australian Open on Saturday against Azarenka, who is making her debut. And it isn't just a major title on the line - the winner will claim the ...
MAJORS Giants agree to 1-year deal with Hensley: SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Free-agent right-hander Clay Hensley and the San Francisco Giants have reached agreement on a $750,000, one-year contract. The Giants said Thursday it is a non-guaranteed big league deal for Hensley, who still must pass a physical before the club makes a formal announcement. <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in ...
SAN DIEGO (AP) - Spencer Levin and Kyle Stanley knew they had to post low scores on the easier North Course at Torrey Pines to get off to a good start Thursday in the Farmers Insurance Open. It went even better than they expected. Stanley made eagle on his final hole for a 10-under 62, his best score ...
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Since the system isn't broken, NASCAR officials have no plans to change it - at least nothing radical. The sport enjoyed one of its most exciting seasons ever last year, culminating with Tony Stewart winning his third Sprint Cup championship in the last race of the season. NASCAR Chairman and CEO Brian France said ...
NEW YORK - Asafa Powell, once the world's fastest man, wasn't setting any perfect attendance records at practice. "Over the years I've been kind of lazy, thinking my talent alone can do it," he said Thursday. "This year, I'm trying something new." Like not missing any workouts in what the Jamaican sprint star ...
MELBOURNE, Australia - Rafael Nadal outlasted Roger Federer 6-7 (5), 6-2, 7-6 (5), 6-4 in an Australian Open semifinal on Thursday night, the longtime rivals playing with the intensity normally displayed when meeting in a Grand Slam final. The stars who met in eight Grand Slam finals were on the same ...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Giants ace Tim Lincecum's new $40.5 million, two-year deal includes a series of bonuses for winning the Cy Young and other awards.
JOSH DUBOW,AP Sports Writer ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) - For more than three decades, the Oakland Raiders operated under a similar formula with late owner Al Davis hiring offensive-minded head coaches and remaining deeply involved in devising the team's defense. That pattern has changed with new general manager Reggie McKenzie's first major hiring since taking over the football operations earlier this month. McKenzie is finalizing a contract to make Denver defensive coordinator Dennis Allen the ...
DALLAS (AP) - Kevin Love had 31 points and 10 rebounds after signing his new contract and the Minnesota Timberwolves handed defending NBA champion Dallas another ceremonious loss, 105-90 Wednesday night.
OAKLAND (AP) - Stephen Curry scored a season-high 32 points and added seven assists and six rebounds, and the Golden State Warriors extended their recent home dominance against Portland with a 101-93 victory over the Trail Blazers on Wednesday night.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - Danilo Gallinari celebrated a contract extension by scoring 21 of his 23 points in the first half and the Denver Nuggets routed the Sacramento Kings 122-93 on Wednesday night for their fifth straight victory and fifth in a row on the road.
SAN JOSE ST. FOOTBALL COACH GETS EXTENSION: SAN JOSE (AP) - San Jose State football coach Mike MacIntyre has agreed to a contract extension through the 2017 season.
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.
SAN JOSE (AP) - Brent Burns had a thought Friday's game was going to be a little different.
SAN JOSE (AP) - Derek Carr finally ran into a quarterback who could match his prolific production. That's all it took to end Fresno State's bid for a BCS bowl.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Right-hander Ryan Vogelsong is staying with the San Francisco Giants, agreeing to terms on a one-year contract Friday.
OAKLAND (AP) - Ted Lilly would have loved to keep pitching - if his body would allow him to start every fifth day, and if he could stay off the disabled list.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Oakland Raiders linebacker Kevin Burnett was hopping mad, jumping up and down. DeMarco Murray had just run by for his third touchdown to put Dallas ahead to stay.
DETROIT (AP) - Matthew Stafford and Reggie Bush did their part to keep the Aaron Rodgers-less Green Bay Packers in the game.
BALTIMORE (AP) - Another close game in the spirited rivalry between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Baltimore Ravens came down to a wacky final two minutes that featured a pair of overturned touchdowns, a couple injuries and finally, a missed 2-point conversion.