PHOENIX (AP) - Manny Ramirez is expected to join Oakland at its spring training facility on Friday, yet another part of the Athletics' offseason overhaul.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - San Francisco Giants prospect Angel Villalona has had his visa delayed back home in the Dominican Republic for what the team was told are weight and health issues.
OAKLAND (AP) - Monta Ellis scored 32 points, Ekpe Udoh had a season-high 19 points and eight rebounds in place of ill starting center Andris Biedrins, and the Golden State Warriors topped the Los Angeles Clippers 104-97 on Monday night.
PHOENIX (AP) - Manny Ramirez found a taker in Oakland - at a bargain price. The suspended slugger agreed on a minor league contract Monday with the Athletics that is worth approximately $500,000 if he's added to the big league roster. The A's announced the deal and said Ramirez is expected to report to spring training by the end of the week, in time for Oakland's first full-squad workout Saturday. He is a non-roster invitee. ...
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Barry Zito made a slight change to his delivery this winter he hopes will help him rebound from an injury-plagued season.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Linsanity started against the New Jersey Nets, but this time All-Star guard Deron Williams was determined not to be embarrassed by the Harvard guy again.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Eric Staal had two goals and an assist, Justin Peters cruised to his first NHL shutout, and the Carolina Hurricanes routed the reeling Washington Capitals 5-0 on Monday night.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The Chiefs agreed to terms on a $19.6 million, three-year deal with cornerback Stanford Routt on Monday, which should help Kansas City absorb the potential loss of Brandon Carr.
Julien Leparoux is on a winning streak, on and off the racetrack. Over the past 10 days, the French jockey landed the ride aboard early Kentucky Derby favorite Union Rags, revealed he'll be racing in New York shortly and flew cross-country to win the El Camino Real Derby in California aboard Daddy Nose Best. And by the way, he also announced his engagement just before Valentine's Day to Shea Mitchell, the daughter of California-based trainer ...
LONDON (AP) - Dereck Chisora apologized "wholeheartedly" Monday for the brawl with David Haye that followed his loss to WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Buster Posey squatted into a catcher's crouch for his first spring training bullpen session and began receiving pitches from ace Tim Lincecum, then Matt Cain.
PHOENIX (AP) - Bob Melvin spent most of his Sunday morning introducing himself to all the new faces gathering in the Oakland Athletics' spring training facility. Next up, he'll be reading through some of their bios.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - San Francisco Giants right-hander Ryan Vogelsong strained his back earlier this month while lifting weights and said Sunday he will miss at least the first 10 days of spring training workouts while he recovers.
SAN JOSE (AP) - Milos Raonic captured a second straight SAP Open championship Sunday, rolling past Denis Istomin of Uzbekistan 7-6 (3), 6-2 behind a powerful serve nobody in San Jose could solve.
CLEVELAND (AP) - Kyrie Irving was calm and confident when he stepped to the foul line with 0.4 seconds remaining on the clock Sunday night.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Manu Ginobili's 3-pointer from the wing with 1.2 seconds left in double overtime lifted the San Antonio Spurs to a thrilling 129-127 victory over the Golden State Warriors and Stephen Curry's 44 points in Game 1 of their Western Conference semifinals Monday night.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Cliff Lee shut down the Giants once again with eight strong innings, Michael Young hit a two-run double among his three hits, and the Philadelphia Phillies stopped San Francisco's season-best six-game winning streak with a 6-2 victory Monday night.
SAN JOSE (AP) - San Jose Sharks coach Todd McLellan sees no need to remind his team of the precariousness of a 3-0 series lead in the Stanley Cup playoffs.
CLEVELAND (AP) - Jarrod Parker's neck was already sore before the game.
NEW YORK (AP) - Derek Stepan and Arron Asham both scored tiebreaking goals in the third period for the New York Rangers in a 4-3 victory over the Washington Capitals in Game 3 on Monday night.
OAKLAND (AP) - Spurs coach Gregg Popovich pokes fun at questions from reporters all the time and can be easily irritated and annoyed, especially after losses, which is what made his reaction to Stephen Curry sinking seven 3-pointers in Golden State's 116-106 win over San Antonio last month such a rare scene.
BOISE, Idaho – Andrew Clark buried a wrist shot during a goal mouth scramble with 8:21 left in sudden death overtime to lift the Stockton Thunder to a 4-3 overtime victory over the Idaho Steelheads in Game 2 of the Western Conference Final before 2,769 fans at Century Link Arena on Sunday.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Another game, another injury and another walkoff loss for the Los Angeles Dodgers.
NEW YORK (AP) - Grant Balfour was angry.
SAN JOSE . (AP) - Joe Pavelski and Logan Couture each scored twice to spoil Cory Schneider's return to the nets for Vancouver and the San Jose Sharks won their third straight game to open the playoffs, beating the Canucks 5-2 on Sunday night.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Now that Shug McGaughey has won the Kentucky Derby, it's time for the 62-year-old trainer to go after another race missing from his Hall of Fame resume.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - One phone call changed his plans. One shot changed a whole lot more for Derek Ernst.
WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (AP) - Cristie Kerr made a short par putt on the second hole of a sudden-death playoff with Suzann Pettersen on Sunday to win the Kingsmill Championship for the third time.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Down by one in the final minute, the Oklahoma City's Derek Fisher turned a tough situation for the Thunder into the worst-case scenario for the Grizzlies.
MIAMI (AP) - LeBron James was at his best this season, and the voters tasked with selecting the NBA's Most Valuable Player took notice.