OAKLAND (AP) - After enduring one of the toughest weeks of his life and career, Raiders coach Dennis Allen's return to the Oakland Coliseum ended with another painful memory.
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) - In a battle of young backcourts, the Golden State Warriors were an easy winner over the Detroit Pistons.
OAKLAND (AP) - Just a year ago, Denver and Oakland went to the end of the season in the race for the AFC West title, with the Broncos edging the Raiders for first place on the final day by winning a three-team tiebreaker with San Diego.
SANTA CLARA (AP) - He was adopted as a newborn, has a fully grown pet tortoise named Sammy, and sports 10 or 11 tattoos by his own count covering much of his upper body.
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) - Johnny Manziel certainly has the statistics worthy of a Heisman Trophy winner. He plays in the powerful Southeastern Conference. He has a signature win - all things Heisman voters typically look for.
LAS VEGAS (AP) - By now, there's nothing Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez don't know about each other. After 36 rounds in the ring - many of which could have been scored either way - there's not much fight fans don't know about the two, either.
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LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) - Eight years after winning Olympic medals in Athens, four track and field athletes from eastern Europe were ordered to hand them back Wednesday because of positive doping tests.
NEW YORK (AP) - Negotiations between hockey owners and players are going so well that NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman says he's "pleased with the process" - even if he has been left outside the latest rounds of discussions.
BERKELEY (AP) - California hired Louisiana Tech coach Sonny Dykes on Wednesday to take over for the fired Jeff Tedford.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Tony Stewart passed up a chance to race for Roger Penske in the Indianapolis 500.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - DeMarcus Cousins had 25 points and 13 rebounds to help the Sacramento Kings beat the struggling Toronto Raptors 107-100 on Wednesday night.
ALAMEDA (AP) - Grady Allen, the father of Oakland Raiders coach Dennis Allen and a former NFL linebacker, has died. He was 66.
SANTA CLARA (AP) - As punter Andy Lee and long snapper Brian Jennings playfully practiced their golf swings in the San Francisco 49ers locker room Tuesday, the usually delightful David Akers had no time for laughs while getting dressed for his next meeting.
CLEVELAND (AP) - With Sonny Gray at the top of his game, the Cleveland Indians were going to have a tough time on Sunday.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The San Francisco Giants, after being hampered by injuries and inconsistencies for months, are suddenly looking awfully healthy heading into the All-Star break.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Clayton Kershaw is going to the All-Star Game in Cincinnati despite a .500 record in the first half for the NL West-leading Los Angeles Dodgers.
LONDON (AP) - A game away from a third Wimbledon championship and ninth Grand Slam title, Novak Djokovic sized up a 108 mph serve from none other than Roger Federer and stretched to smack a cross-court forehand return winner.
LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) - In Gee Chun's modest goal for her first U.S. Women's Open was to enjoy every new experience.
SILVIS, Ill. (AP) - Jordan Spieth made it a lot tougher on himself than it needed to be.
PLUMELEC, France (AP) - Race leader Chris Froome heads to the first mountain stages of the Tour de France in confident mood - and with an unexpected main rival.
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. (AP) - California Chrome, who won the 2014 Kentucky Derby and went on to earn Horse of the Year honors, has a bruised cannon bone that will force him out of the Arlington Million and likely sideline him for the rest of the year.
FOUGERES, France (AP) - Staying in front has meant staying out of trouble so far for Chris Froome at the Tour de France.
SILVIS, Ill. (AP) - Four holes into Friday's second round, Jordan Spieth knew he was in danger of missing the cut.
NEW YORK (AP) - Kansas City Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas and St. Louis Cardinals right-hander Carlos Martinez are going to the All-Star Game as winners of the final fan vote.
LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) - Amy Yang has experienced success at the U.S. Women's Open. Now, she wants the ultimate prize.
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Conor McGregor's boastful Irish charm and exceptional trash-talking skills have turned him into a UFC star, and his reward is a featherweight title fight with Chad Mendes on Saturday night.
SAN JOSE (AP) - Will Bruin scored on a breakaway in the 81st minute and the Houston Dynamo beat the San Jose Earthquakes 2-0 on Friday night.
SPARTA, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky Speedway gave Jeff Gordon a parting gift that would make a native of the commonwealth jealous - 24 bottles of its trademark bourbon from each of four master distilleries.