HOCKEY • Sidney Crosby practices with Penguins: MONTREAL (AP) - Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby practiced Monday but said he is no closer to returning from a concussion and neck injury that have caused him to miss most of the NHL season. Coach Dan Bylsma felt with Jordan Staal and Simon Despres ready to resume skating after their injuries, it was better to include Crosby in the main practice rather than have him skate on ...
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Mike Smith stopped 30 shots, Martin Hanzal scored twice and the Phoenix Coyotes ended a seven-game losing streak to Detroit with a 3-1 win over the Red Wings on Monday night.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Lou Williams nailed the go-ahead 3-pointer, scored 14 of his 24 points in the fourth quarter, and spoiled Kobe Bryant's record-setting night while leading the Philadelphia 76ers to 95-90 win over the Los Angeles Lakers on Monday night.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Take that, Brady. You too, Peyton. Eli Manning is the big man in the NFL after one-upping Tom Brady and leading the New York Giants to a 21-17 victory over the New England Patriots in Sunday's Super Bowl - in older brother Peyton's house, at that. Just as Manning did four years ago when the Giants ruined New England's perfect season, he guided them 88 yards to the decisive touchdown, which the ...
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Eli Manning is elite, for sure. A king of comebacks, too. And far, far more than Peyton's little brother now.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Move over David Tyree. Mario Manningham is the new star in the Giants' latest version of the "The Catch."
SEATTLE (AP) - The city of Seattle has been working behind the scenes the past eight months with a hedge-fund manager to bring an NBA team back to town - possibly as early as next fall if the Sacramento Kings fail to get a satisfactory deal for a new arena, newly released documents show.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Kyle Stanley knew exactly how Spencer Levin felt. Taking advantage of Levin's final-round meltdown, Stanley rebounded from a devastating loss to win the Phoenix Open on Sunday, overcoming an eight-stroke deficit in a comeback as unlikely as his collapse last week at Torrey Pines. "I really feel for him, experiencing that," Stanley said about Levin, echoing what Brandt Snedeker said about Stanley last week. "You don't want to wish that upon ...
TENNIS • US BEATS BELARUS 5-0 TO ADVANCE TO FED CUP PLAYOFF: WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) - After hitting her first competitive serve in five months just long, Venus Williams relaxed, recoiled and fired off another that was too much for Anastasiya Yakimova. Williams' comeback was off to a good start that just got better as she teamed with Liezel Huber for a 6-1, 6-2 doubles victory over Yakimova and Darya Kustova that capped a 5-0 ...
BRUINS 5, CAPITALS 1 WASHINGTON (AP) - Tim Thomas' return to the nation's capital was less political and more successful, with the goaltender making 35 saves Sunday in the Boston Bruins' 4-1 win over the Washington Capitals. Playing about 10 blocks from the White House - a place he famously avoided because of his political views two weeks ago when the reigning Stanley Cup champions were honored by President Barack Obama - Thomas shut out ...
Garnett carries Celtics to 4th straight win BOSTON (AP) - Boston Celtics coach Doc Rivers could see that Kevin Garnett was looking and feeling spry. Running the floor and looking strong on the glass, the 35-year-old Garnett matched his season-high with 24 points and grabbed nine rebounds to lead the Celtics to their fourth straight win, a 98-80 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies on Sunday. "He was feeling good. It's a still a kids' game. ...
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) - Sam Gagner was still having trouble Friday believing his name is in the Edmonton Oilers record book alongside the likes of Wayne Gretzky and Paul Coffey.
ARLINGTON, Texas. (AP) - Josh Hamilton shed no tears and used no prepared statement as he apologized and shared few details about his relapse with alcohol. Still, it was clear he was upset by what he had done.
OAKLAND (AP) - Mark Jackson had just arrived at the scene of a fiery crash near his Southern California home.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Jim Harbaugh pulled his young quarterback aside last week to praise him for his professionalism and leadership during a rough patch for the reigning NFC champion 49ers.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - After many of his teammates were dressed and walking to the bus outside New Orleans Arena, Jermaine O'Neal sat in the visitors' locker room, still in uniform, with large packs of ice wrapped around his legs and a slight smile on his face.
ALAMEDA (AP) - Matt McGloin's rapid ascent from undrafted rookie to starting NFL quarterback is headed to the big stage.
RENTON, Wash. (AP) - The Seattle Seahawks will go into their showdown against New Orleans on Monday night short-handed in the secondary after starting cornerback Walter Thurmond was officially suspended Tuesday by the NFL for the team's next four games for violating the league's substance abuse policy.
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) - Washington Redskins coach Mike Shanahan says jobs are on the line - and his own is on the list.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The impenetrable wall that was the Kansas City defense was breached by the Denver Broncos two weeks ago, when Peyton Manning and his cohorts ran up and down the field in a 27-17 victory.
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) - Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers has returned to practice on a limited basis but appears highly unlikely to play against the Detroit Lions on Thursday.
DE KALB, Ill. (AP) - Jordan Lynch broke his single-game rushing record for quarterbacks with 321 yards and No. 18 Northern Illinois completed its first unbeaten regular season in 50 years with a 33-14 victory over Western Michigan on Tuesday night.
NEW YORK (AP) - Four-time Cy Young Award winner Greg Maddux, two-time winner Tom Glavine and two-time AL MVP Frank Thomas are among 19 newcomers on this year's Hall of Fame ballot, joining steroid-tainted holdovers Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens, Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The Timberwolves' five starters have logged more minutes than any other starting group in the NBA this year, in part because former No. 2 overall draft pick Derrick Williams couldn't gain the trust of coach Rick Adelman.
LANDOVER, Md. (AP) - Colin Kaepernick looked left, scrambled right, then found Anquan Boldin open in the end zone for a 6-yard touchdown.
CHICAGO (AP) - Chicago Bulls star Derrick Rose is out for the remainder of the season.
EL SEGUNDO (AP) - The Los Angeles Lakers signed Kobe Bryant to a two-year contract extension Monday, securing the fourth-leading scorer in NBA history into his 20th season with the franchise.
OAKLAND (AP) - A woman who jumped from the third level of the Oakland Raiders' stadium survived after a man tried to catch her and broke her fall, authorities said.
ALAMEDA (AP) - As painful as it was to blow a late lead and lose a game that dropped them from sixth place to 12th place in the AFC standings, the Oakland Raiders have no choice but to move ahead.