NEW YORK (AP) - The NFL has fined Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch $20,000 for making an obscene gesture during last Sunday's NFC championship game, a person with knowledge of the fine told The Associated Press on Thursday.
LA QUINTA (AP) - Phil Mickelson got most of the attention in his return to competition after a four-month break. Blake Adams got a lot more out of his comeback round.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The University of California's governing board tabled a policy on Thursday that would have made the public college system the nation's second to tie bonuses awarded to winning athletic coaches to how well their players do in the classroom.
OAKLAND (AP) - Stephen Curry got involved in a rare altercation before finishing with 22 points and 10 assists, and the Golden State Warriors held off the Houston Rockets 126-113 on Wednesday night for their franchise-record 17th straight home win.
SAN JOSE (AP) - Patrick Marleau and Joe Pavelski scored power-play goals to send the San Jose Sharks into the NHL All-Star break on a winning note with a 4-2 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Wednesday night.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - Brook Lopez had 22 points and six blocks and the Brooklyn Nets defeated the Sacramento Kings 103-100 on Wednesday night for only their second win in the last 10.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Second baseman Marco Scutaro was designated for assignment by the San Francisco Giants on Wednesday as he recovers from back surgery.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Andre Ward wrote out his retirement speech a few times in the last two years. With his usual fastidious style, the super middleweight champion laid out every reason he felt he had to end his unblemished boxing career in his prime.
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) - An agitated Roger Federer spat out the question that Rafael Nadal and Maria Sharapova easily could have asked the players who pushed them to the limits in the second round of the Australian Open.
PHOENIX (AP) - The NFL is taking its extra-point experiment to the Pro Bowl.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - The New England Patriots are brushing off and even finding humor in questions about whether they used under-inflated footballs in the game that put them in the Super Bowl.
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) - As a first-time dad with a baby at home, Novak Djokovic could see merits in the tale of Serena Williams' mid-match espresso that has been brewing in the lead-up to the Australian Open.
The Chicago Bears hired Vic Fangio as their new defensive coordinator Tuesday, hoping the veteran coach who spent the last four seasons with San Francisco can breathe some life into the once-storied unit.
ALAMEDA (AP) - Jack Del Rio picked the same offensive coordinator to start his tenure in Oakland as he did more than a decade ago in Jacksonville.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Max Scherzer will become the highest-paid right-handed pitcher in the major leagues after agreeing to a $210 million, seven-year contract with the Washington Nationals that includes a record $50 million signing bonus.
WASHINGTON (AP) - While going to ace Clayton Kershaw on short rest helped the Los Angeles Dodgers stave off elimination in their NL Division Series against ...
ALAMEDA (AP) - Derek Carr's comfort level in changing plays at the line of scrimmage is a part of his game that has gone largely ...
SANTA CLARA (AP) - The San Francisco 49ers have had plenty of problems on offense the first five weeks, leading to coach Chip Kelly's decision ...
SAN JOSE (AP) - Opening night went as scripted for the San Jose Sharks from the unveiling of the Western Conference championship banner to Brent Burns ...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Bruce Bochy has often been bleary-eyed and exhausted going through it all this year. His once-reliable bullpen hit bump after bump and ...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The San Francisco Giants leaned on some new faces and aces this time around, hoping to ride that even-year magic through another ...
NAPA (AP) - The Tiger comeback has become the Tiger tease.
SANTA CLARA (AP) - The San Francisco 49ers are putting their future back into Colin Kaepernick's hands.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Clayton Kershaw was out of the game, his head down in the dugout, the Los Angeles bullpen faltering and the season slipping ...
BOSTON (AP) - David Ortiz didn't want it to end.
CLEVELAND (AP) - Drenched after his players joyfully doused him with champagne and beer, Indians manager Terry Francona stood at the center of the visitor's ...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The Minnesota Lynx were backed into a corner after a Game 1 loss on their home floor to the star-studded Los Angeles Sparks.
WASHINGTON (AP) - After a second exciting performance, U.S. soccer coach Jurgen Klinsmann says 21-year-old winger Julian Green is "back in the picture."
TORONTO (AP) - After wrapping up their Division Series sweep of the Texas Rangers on Sunday night, the Toronto Blue Jays were able to kick back ...
ALAMEDA (AP) - Former Oakland coach Dennis Allen once described defensive tackle Stacy McGee as a potential foundation piece for the Raiders.