NEW YORK (AP) - Didn't take long for Serena Williams to show her fourth-round opponent at the U.S. Open where things were headed.
NORTON, Mass. (AP) - Rory McIlroy got the start he wanted Monday at the Deutsche Bank Championship, erasing a three-shot deficit in just five holes. The finish was hardly a masterpiece, except for the part when golf's No. 1 player posed with the trophy.
NEW YORK (AP) - Officially - at least in their comments - NFL players and coaches aren't concerning themselves with refereering.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - UCLA says two of its freshmen basketball recruits have not yet received final amateurism certification from the NCAA and is disputing what it calls "misleading and inaccurate public reports" regarding its incoming class.
SANTA CLARA (AP) - Defender Ramiro Corrales scored his first two goals of the season, both on free kicks in the second half, and the San Jose Earthquakes beat Chivas USA 4-0 Sunday night.
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NORTON, Mass. (AP) - Louis Oosthuizen knows what it's like to hit every shot right where he's aiming and to stand over every putt believing it will go in. He once shot a 57 on his home course at Mossel Bay in South Africa, a number he wears on the left sleeve of his shirt.
NEW YORK (AP) - Channeling his inner Jimmy Connors, Andy Roddick pounded a forehand passing shot down the line to win a 20-stroke point and thrust both arms overhead, motioning to the U.S. Open spectators to make more noise.
CLEVELAND (AP) - A memorable debut for Texas second baseman Jurickson Profar was another forgettable loss for the Cleveland Indians.
OAKLAND (AP) - Seth Smith hit a two-run homer, Stephen Drew hit a solo shot for his first clout since joining Oakland and the Athletics beat the Boston Red Sox 6-2 on Sunday for their season-best ninth straight win.
CHICAGO (AP) - The feeling in the Giants' clubhouse these days is that they'll always find a way to win. And San Francisco has been especially good at doing just that on the road.
NEW YORK (AP) - Andy Roddick was discussing his retirement-postponing victory during a TV interview when a group of fans interrupted by chanting, "One more year! One more year!"
BERKELEY (AP) - Coach Jeff Tedford has longed for state-of-the-art facilities and a modernized stadium ever since arriving at California more than a decade ago.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Panthers coach Ron Rivera wants Cam Newton to get some rest and not worry about football.
NEW YORK (AP) - Five power conferences. Four spots in the College Football Playoff.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The Golden State Warriors have released new renderings for their planned San Francisco arena after the last design became an Internet punchline for its resemblance to a toilet.
Wisconsin coach Gary Andersen unexpectedly stepped down Wednesday to become head coach at Oregon State.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Kobe Bryant scored nine of his 32 points in the final 3:14, leading the Los Angeles Lakers' fourth-quarter comeback for a 98-95 victory over the Sacramento Kings on Tuesday night.
SAN JOSE (AP) - Joe Pavelski scored two goals and the San Jose Sharks bounced back from a loss at Edmonton by beating the Oilers 5-2 in the back end of a home-and-home set Tuesday night.
SAN DIEGO (AP) - Jeff Samardzija has played for Notre Dame and the Cubs and now will get to pitch for the White Sox.
SANTA CLARA (AP) - NaVorro Bowman realizes that just by strapping on a helmet again and stepping onto the practice field he could provide the San Francisco 49ers and their defense a serious emotional lift when they desperately need one.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Panthers quarterback Cam Newton suffered fractures to his lower back in a two-car crash Tuesday and will spend the night in the hospital, a team spokesman said Tuesday.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - Alabama receiver Amari Cooper blew past the defensive back on a deep post, and his offensive coordinator didn't even wait until the ball was in the air to celebrate.
SAN DIEGO (AP) - As players and teams waited for Jon Lester to make a decision and start defining the high-end pitching market, baseball's winter meetings opened Monday with Oakland jettisoning yet another All-Star and the Chicago White Sox adding a closer.
CHICAGO (AP) - The U.S. will play exhibition games next spring at Denmark, Switzerland, the Netherlands and Germany as it prepares to defend its title at the CONCACAF Gold Cup.
NEW YORK (AP) - Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers hung on to the NFL's top spot after a closer-than-expected win against the Atlanta Falcons.
HOUSTON (AP) - Houston's Jadeveon Clowney, the top overall pick in this year's draft, had microfracture surgery on his right knee.
OAKLAND (AP) - Dwight Howard might not be the only franchise center who sits out when the Houston Rockets and the Golden State Warriors meet tonight.