SANTA CLARA . (AP) - While coach Jim Tomsula presented the 49ers' quarterback change this week as a chance for benched Colin Kaepernick to get a chance to "breathe," Kaepernick insists he's still preparing as he would a usual week and will support starter Blaine Gabbert on Sunday against Atlanta.
ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) - The one-win Detroit Lions, looking nothing like the team that reached the playoffs last season, fired team president Tom Lewand and general manager Martin Mayhew on Thursday and promised to bring in new leadership to put a consistent winner on the field.
SAN JOSE (AP) - Even at age 36 and approaching an impressive milestone, Patrick Marleau still has the speed that's made him so effective throughout his career.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - Chicago Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane can finally focus solely on his NHL career after avoiding criminal charges in a rape investigation, with prosecutors ending a bizarre three-month ordeal that put one of hockey's biggest stars at the center of intense speculation and criticism.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - His appeals rejected, Matt Kenseth defiantly vowed Thursday to race as he always has and accused NASCAR of "unfairly" making an example out of him with a two-race suspension for intentionally wrecking Joey Logano over the weekend at Martinsville.
CINCINNATI (AP) - Andy Dalton plopped down in the chair and didn't even wait for the first question.
SEATTLE (AP) - The Seattle Mariners and Tampa Bay Rays didn't wait long to pull off the first significant trade of the offseason.
ALAMEDA (AP) - Oakland running back Taiwan Jones is in a good place these days, both from a mental standpoint and his role in the Raiders offense.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The San Francisco Giants declined their 2016 contract options on outfielders Nori Aoki and Marlon Byrd.
SHANGHAI - Jordan Spieth wore a black tunic with red trim around the collar to take part in a Chinese drum ceremony late Tuesday afternoon just as the Shanghai skyline began to glow with lights behind him and three other top players.
CLEVELAND (AP) - Welcome to The Jungle, Johnny.
SANTA CLARA (AP) - Atlanta, New Orleans and Santa Clara, California, were selected to host College Football Playoff national championship games from a group of nine cities and regions.
ALAMEDA (AP) - Michael Crabtree's resurrection in Oakland this season has caught many people around the NFL by surprise, particularly given the way the wide receiver's final two years with San Francisco went.
PHOENIX (AP) - Eric Bledsoe scored 19 points, Brandon Knight added 17 and the Phoenix Suns routed the Sacramento Kings 118-97 Wednesday night.
OAKLAND (AP) - After four lopsided wins to open the season, the Golden State Warriors were happy to find themselves in a nail-biter for a change.
OAKLAND (AP) - Draymond Green approached Kevin Durant near the end of Golden State's bench and quickly their discussion escalated into a heated dispute, both ...
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - Evander Kane scored 1:05 into overtime and the Buffalo Sabres overcame a three-goal deficit in the third period to defeat ...
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Kemba Walker, Nicolas Batum and Marco Belinelli each had 17 points as the Charlotte Hornets snapped a seven-game losing streak with ...
SACRAMENTO (AP) - Kings star DeMarcus Cousins has been handed his automatic one-game suspension for his 16th technical of the season. He also was fined $25 ...
Any other day, any other course, and the golf course might have been empty.
NEW YORK (AP) - Holly Warlick has spent nearly three-quarters of her life at Tennessee. She's not used to seeing them unranked.
ATLANTA (AP) - There were partly cloudy skies in Atlanta on Monday, but the overcast looming over the city seemed to be more from the gloom ...
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - New England Patriots defensive lineman Trey Flowers walked into the team's locker room on Monday night, still wearing the "Super Bowl ...
OAKLAND (AP) - Warriors coach Steve Kerr is sorry he swore - more than once - at a referee. He knows how hard that job must be.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - Dwyane Wade knows he's lost some of his athleticism. But the Chicago Bulls' veteran guard hasn't lost the ability to make ...
HOUSTON (AP) - With a record five Super Bowl rings, Tom Brady certainly has established himself as the measuring stick for quarterbacks, NFL players and, just ...
SANTA CLARA (AP) - The San Francisco 49ers officially hired Atlanta offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan as their new head coach on Monday, more than a month ...
HOUSTON (AP) - They looked old and outmanned. Their star quarterback was frazzled, their stingy defense was a sieve.
HOUSTON (AP) - The greatest quarterback in NFL history led the biggest Super Bowl comeback to be the MVP on Sunday night.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Hideki Matsuyama was the last man standing at golf's biggest party - again.