SANTA CLARA (AP) - John Harbaugh's Baltimore Ravens are off to the worst start in franchise history after beginning with high hopes of another postseason run. San Francisco is experiencing its own turmoil, and the 49ers haven't been this bad since right before departed coach Jim Harbaugh took over in 2011.
NAPA (AP) - Brendan Steele felt no different about his game Friday than when he tied the course record with a 63 in his opening round at the Frys.com Open. The difference was seven shots. What didn't change was his position on the leaderboard.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Cody Kessler sees the now-familiar signs again. His Trojans are showing more sharpness in practice, more togetherness off the field and a renewed appreciation for the privilege of playing football at Southern California.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The Kansas City Royals and Toronto Blue Jays promise plenty of fireworks in their AL Championship Series, and not just because one team features power arms and the other power bats.
CHICAGO (AP) - The Chicago Cubs will send Jon Lester to the mound for Game 1 of the NL Championship Series against the New York Mets, and Javier Baez will start at shortstop after Addison Russell was shelved by a left hamstring injury.