ALAMEDA (AP) - TJ Carrie admits he was a little apprehensive when the Oakland Raiders coaches came to him last week to talk about playing safety.
CHICAGO (AP) - Most of Kyle Schwarber's major league firsts are long past, tucked away for safe keeping, or displayed on a shelf somewhere. His No. 12 Cubs jersey hangs in stores all over Chicago.
ANAHEIM (AP) - Barry Zito's big league career began 15 years ago with a win over the Angels in Oakland. It might have ended Wednesday with four innings against the Angels in the waning days of a losing season.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Mike Leake pitched a two-hitter for his first career shutout, and the San Francisco Giants beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-0 on Wednesday night.
SANTA CLARA (AP) - Opposing defender Tyrann Mathieu went off about how San Francisco's simplified passing game made it clear where Colin Kaepernick's throws were going in Sunday's 40-point, four-interception loss at Arizona. The quarterback's worst game as a pro prompted plenty of people to question his game and all that work he put in with Kurt Warner over the offseason in the desert, or even call for his job.
ALAMEDA (AP) - The Oakland Raiders have spent most of the past decade searching for big-play options at quarterback, running back and receiver.
OAKLAND (AP) - Andre Iguodala has been doing more dunking this offseason, and that's rare for him when nothing is on the line.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - If he has to use crutches, Tim Lincecum sure digs his snazzy set that comfortably get him around following surgery on his left hip earlier this month. They allowed him to be back at the ballpark this week with his teammates and support system, including the faithful Giants fans.
ANAHEIM (AP) - Albert Pujols had an RBI double among his three hits, Erick Aybar drove in three runs and the Los Angeles Angels kept the AL playoff race tight for yet another day with their seventh consecutive victory, 8-1 over the Oakland Athletics on Tuesday night.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Clayton Kershaw pitched the big-money Dodgers to their third straight NL West title, tossing a 1-hitter as Los Angeles beat the San Francisco Giants 8-0 on Tuesday night.
ALAMEDA (AP) - Oakland Raiders coach Jack Del Rio says the recipe for a good quarterback comes down to two things: decision-making and accuracy.
WUHAN, China (AP) - Venus Williams earned the 700th victory of her career Tuesday by beating German qualifier Julia Goerges 6-4, 6-3 in the second round of Wuhan Open.
MONTCLAIR, N.J. (AP) - A gold catcher's mitt was placed on top of his remains. But on a day filled with stories from a lifetime in baseball, Yogi Berra was remembered for being more than one of the game's greats.
EL SEGUNDO (AP) - The third-leading scorer in NBA history had only the faintest smirk when he stood in front of the photographers' backdrop in his gold jersey Monday and held up a white sign reading: "Kobe Bryant."
NEW YORK (AP) Las Vegas and Quebec City are moving closer in their bids to land a NHL franchise.
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.
The fans who made it seem like a home game for the New England Patriots never lost hope, roaring at the smallest piece of good ...
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) - In a startling ending to a Davis Cup match, Canada lost to Britain on Sunday when a 17-year-old player, frustrated by missing ...
SACRAMENTO (AP) - Stephen Curry just plain missed when it mattered most and said so afterward. Steve Kerr insists he got what he deserved being ejected ...
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) - Jordan Morris ended the U.S. scoring drought, gave Bruce Arena his first national team win in more than a decade and ...
STANFORD (AP) - Watching warmups just like usual from one corner of the court near Stanford's bench, Tara VanDerveer shared a little something.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - Devin Booker scored 33 points and hit the game-winning jumper at the buzzer, giving the Phoenix Suns a 105-103 victory over the Sacramento ...
HOUSTON (AP) - It seems that one word is commonly used by candidates for the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - For those rooting for baseball to speed up the game, Commissioner Rob Manfred says: have patience.
HOUSTON (AP) - Ten words have driven Patriots coach Bill Belichick since he arrived in New England 17 years ago. And they are 10 words that ...