SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Brandon Belt can look across the infield at shortstop Brandon Crawford, to the mound at Madison Bumgarner and behind the plate to Buster Posey, three other homegrown Giants likely to be around for years to come.
HOUSTON (AP) - Argentina's Juan Monaco took advantage of defending champion Jack Sock's aching shoulder and leg cramps to rally for a 3-6, 6-3, 7-5 victory Sunday, winning his second U.S. Men's Clay Court Championship nine months after major wrist surgery.
NEW YOPRK (AP) - The New York Islanders will open the playoffs at the Florida Panthers, and that means Henrik Lundqvist and the New York Rangers will face Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins for the third consecutive year.
SEATTLE (AP) - Coco Crisp hit a two-out homer in the 10th inning to help the Oakland Athletics overcome a dominant outing from Seattle ace Felix Hernandez and beat the Mariners 2-1 Sunday to sweep the three-game series.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Joe Panik hit a tiebreaking two-run double in the sixth inning and the San Francisco Giants homered three times to overcome an early five-run deficit and beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 9-6 on Sunday.
OAKLAND (AP) - Coach Steve Kerr may be apprehensive, believing his Golden State Warriors may need a mental and physical break before the playoffs start more than chasing the record for most wins in a season.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Ross Stripling of the Dodgers was pulled with a no-hitter in progress after 7 1/3 innings during his major league debut, and Los Angeles lost to the San Francisco Giants 3-2 in the 10th on a rainy Friday night.
SEATTLE (AP) - Chris Coghlan hit a solo home run with one out in the top of the ninth inning off closer Steve Cishek to give the Oakland Athletics a 3-2 win over the Mariners on Friday night in Seattle's home opener.