NEW YORK (AP) - Andy Pettitte made his much-anticipated return to the Yankees on Sunday, getting lavished with adoration while pitching into the seventh inning despite giving up a pair of two-run homers in New York's 6-2 loss to the Seattle Mariners.
TOKYO (AP) - American pitcher Brad Penny was released by the Softbank Hawks after appearing in just one game for the Pacific League team, becoming the latest in a long list of former major league players to struggle to adjust to Japan's unique brand of baseball.
DALLAS (AP) - Michael Phelps knows what's on his schedule this summer. Just don't ask him to share it. "Can I ask a question? Why is it such a big deal what I'm swimming?" Phelps said Sunday. "You guys ask me every time." Yes, four years after winning a record eight gold medals in Beijing, Phelps remains the indisputable star of the U.S. Olympic team. His lone availability at the USOC's media summit drew a ...
SANTA CLARA (AP) - Alan Gordon's goal in the 89th minute salvaged a 1-1 tie for the San Jose Earthquakes against Chivas USA on Sunday.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - The Los Angeles Clippers refused to let a third chance to knock the Memphis Grizzlies out of the playoffs slip away.
MIAMI (AP) - LeBron James was promised some rest. It never came. The MVP didn't care, not after he and the Miami Heat struck the first blow against the Indiana Pacers. James accepted his third MVP trophy from Commissioner David Stern before the game, then scored 26 of his game-high 32 points while playing every second of the second half - adding a season-high 15 rebounds as well - as the Heat survived some rough ...
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Dwight King scored his second goal of the game into an empty net and the Los Angeles Kings opened the Western Conference finals with a 4-2 victory over the Phoenix Coyotes on Sunday night to remain unbeaten on the road in the playoffs.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - IndyCar CEO Randy Bernard is an optimist when it comes to putting 33 cars in this year's Indianapolis 500.
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) - Pastor Maldonado held off Fernando Alonso to win the Spanish Grand Prix on Sunday, though Williams' first Formula One victory for eight years was marred by a fire that broke out in the team's garage, injuring 31 people.
MADRID (AP) - Roger Federer rallied to beat Tomas Berdych 3-6, 7-5, 7-5 and win the Madrid Open for a third time on Sunday.
CYCLING • POZZOVIVO WINS 8TH STAGE; HESJEDAL IN GIRO LEAD: LAGO LACENO, Italy (AP) - Domenico Pozzovivo of Italy won the eighth stage of the Giro d'Italia on Sunday after a strong ride on a tough uphill finish while Ryder Hesjedal of Canada kept the overall lead. Pozzovivo made his break with less than 4½ miles from the finish of the 142-mile leg from Sulmona to Lago Laceno to win in 6 hours, 6 minutes, ...
MIAMI (AP) - Greg Dobbs' single with two outs in the ninth inning scored Emilio Bonifacio from second base, and the Miami Marlins rallied to end the New York Mets' five-game winning streak with a 6-5 victory on Friday night.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Josh Hamilton hit two more home runs, Yu Darvish struck out seven and the Texas Rangers beat the Los Angeles Angels 10-3 in a rain-interrupted game Friday night when C.J. Wilson faced only five batters against his former team.
OAKLAND (AP) - Brandon Inge is putting on a home run derby for all his former teammates to see. The ex-bosses, too.
After I'll Have Another's surprising win in the Kentucky Derby at 15-1 odds, the California colt will be running in the Preakness with a bull's-eye on his back as perhaps racing's next superstar.
ISCHIA, Italy (AP) - Bradley Wiggins is already in control of the Giro d'Italia.
SANTA CLARA (AP) - Sam Cronin scored in the first minute of second-half injury time to give the San Jose Earthquakes a 2-2 tie against the Montreal Impact on Saturday.
TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) - Rain and wrecks pushed NASCAR to the edge of darkness Sunday at Talladega Superspeedway, where three of the biggest names in the sport led the field to final flag.
MADRID (AP) - Top-ranked Serena Williams won her opening match on the red clay of the Madrid Open on Sunday.
SAO PAULO (AP) - On the final turn of the final lap, James Hinchcliffe finally saw an opening - and made sure he squeezed into it.
OAKLAND (AP) - Draymond Green threw his arms in the air and ran to Golden State Warriors coach Mark Jackson for an emotional hug. Jarrett Jack squatted down, put his right hand on his head and closed his eyes. Stephen Curry wanted to see it all - teammates parading around the court, gold confetti in the air, smiles all around the announced sellout crowd of 19,596.
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) - After a loss in Game 1, coach Alain Vigneault is looking for more offense from the Canucks.
ATLANTA (AP) - Dan Haren pitched eight sharp innings, Denard Span hit a two-run double and the Washington Nationals beat the Atlanta Braves 3-1 Thursday night.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Stephen Curry had 22 points and eight assists, Andrew Bogut broke out with the best performance of his injury-saddled season and the Golden State Warriors eliminated the Denver Nuggets with a 92-88 victory in Game 6 on Thursday.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Alex Ovechkin's franchise-record 31st career playoff goal got the Capitals started before less-heralded teammates Marcus Johansson and Jason Chimera scored 46 seconds apart, and Washington beat the New York Rangers 3-1 Thursday night in Game 1 of their first-round series.
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) - Dan Boyle and Patrick Marleau scored in the third period for the San Jose Sharks, who rallied to beat the Vancouver Canucks 3-1 on Wednesday night in the first-round Western Conference series opener. Boyle and Logan Couture both had a goal and an assist, and Marleau pushed San Jose's lead to 3-1. Antti Niemi made 28 saves for the Sharks, who were outshot 30-28. Kevin Bieksa scored ...
PITTSBURGH (AP) - Pascal Dupuis scored twice, Marc-Andre Fleury made 26 saves, and the top-seeded Pittsburgh Penguins opened the playoffs with a 5-0 romp over the New York Islanders on Wednesday night.
PHOENIX (AP) - Brandon Belt hit a three-run homer in the eighth inning and the San Francisco Giants rallied against Arizona's bullpen for the third straight game, beating the Diamondbacks 9-6 Wednesday night to complete a three-game sweep. Belt hit a two-run single off Brad Ziegler in the opener and Pablo Sandoval hit a two-run homer off Arizona closer J.J. Putz on Tuesday. Belt finished off the series of comebacks with his ...
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Oakland Athletics slugger Yoenis Cespedes didn't have a problem beating Hank Conger's throw to second in the ninth inning.