MESA, Ariz. (AP) - A grinning Billy Butler strolled into Oakland's spring training clubhouse early Saturday, a bright green Athletics duffel bag draped over his right shoulder to match his upbeat mood, then walked right up to pitcher Jesse Hahn and offered a fist bump.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - When he was in second grade, Denny Hamlin wrote a letter to himself wishing for a Daytona 500 victory.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Damian Lillard scored a career-high 51 points, and had seven assists and six steals to lead the Portland Trail Blazers to a stunningly dominant 137-105 win over the Golden State Warriors on Friday night.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - DeMarcus Cousins had 37 points, 20 rebounds and four blocks for the Sacramento Kings in a 116-110 win over the Denver Nuggets on Friday night.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Jeff Skinner scored the key goals and Eric Staal finally got a point again. They helped the Carolina Hurricanes keep pushing for a playoff spot.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Pitching a no-hitter as a rookie can be a blessing and a curse.
PHOENIX (AP) - Tony Phillips, an infielder and outfielder who made the final defensive play in the Oakland Athletics' sweep of the Giants during the earthquake-interrupted 1989 World Series, has died. He was 56.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Her name is Amelia, and boy, can she fly.
BONITA SPRINGS, Fla. (AP) - The large number of free agents still looking for jobs with spring training under way is due to supply and demand, according to baseball commissioner Rob Manfred.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Jason Kokrak sensed something special was about to happen, and he could point to his name atop the leaderboard Friday in the Northern Trust Open.
HOUSTON (AP) - Alex Morgan scored three goals and the United States secured a spot in the Olympics this summer with a 5-0 victory over Trinidad and Tobago on Friday night in the semifinals of the CONCACAF Olympic qualifying tournament.
Jeff Green could give the Clippers a better shot in the West and Markieff Morris might strengthen a Wizards playoff push in the East.
MANILA, Philippines (AP) - Boxing star Manny Pacquiao said Thursday that he respects Nike's decision to sever ties with him over his comments about gay relationships but stood pat on his opposition to same-sex marriage and added he's happy that "a lot of people were alarmed by the truth."
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Camilo Villegas hasn't make a cut all year and has only broken 70 one time in four previous trips to Riviera, so it was mildly surprising to see him with an 8-under 63 to build a three-shot lead Thursday in the Northern Trust Open.
NEW YORK (AP) - AL Cy Young Award winner Dallas Keuchel received the steepest increase among the 156 players in salary arbitration this year, according to a study by The Associated Press.
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Ronda Rousey's UFC comeback didn't even last a minute.
SAN JOSE (AP) - Rookie Aaron Dell was more impressed with his teammates congratulating him than he was about his own performance. He even thanked the ...
OAKLAND (AP) - The way Kevin Durant does it all on both ends for Golden State, triple-doubles will certainly come. They may not be flashy, and ...
SANTA CLARA (AP) - The Seattle Seahawks are stumbling into the playoffs instead of peaking as usual at this time of year.
DENVER (AP) - Spoiler is an unfamiliar role for Von Miller and Chris Harris Jr., who get to see what it's like to play for ...
ALAMEDA (AP) - Suspended Oakland Raiders pass rusher Aldon Smith will not be reinstated by the NFL this season.
CLEVELAND (AP) - Kyrie Irving scored 32 points and made two critical layups before leaving with a leg injury and Kevin Love scored 30, helping the ...
ALAMEDA (AP) - When the Oakland Raiders played the Denver Broncos the first time this season, they relied heavily on the run.
SANTA CLARA (AP) - The 49ers players realize significant changes could be coming after one of the worst seasons in franchise history.
SANTA CLARA (AP) - It took just two NFL seasons for Trent Brown to go from questionable prospect to a building block.
ALAMEDA (AP) - Plenty has changed around the Oakland Raiders between starts at quarterbacks by Matt McGloin.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - CJ McCollum scored 20 points and the Portland Trail Blazers snapped a six-game losing streak with a 102-89 victory over the Sacramento ...
OAKLAND (AP) - The Golden State Warriors played one of their most dominant quarters to start the game, building a 25-point lead. Then, there were turnovers ...
OAKLAND (AP) - Kevin Durant is calling on the NBA to toss out the Last Two Minute Report because he, like the league's officials, believes ...
ALAMEDA (AP) - While Derek Carr underwent surgery to repair his broken right leg on Tuesday, the Oakland Raiders began preparing for a playoff run without ...