OAKLAND (AP) - In three short years, Sean Doolittle transformed himself from a top first base prospect into a shut-down reliever.
SAN JOSE (AP) - Tomas Hertl and Raffi Torres both scored in their first game together as teammates and the San Jose Sharks jumped on top of Jonathan Quick and the rival Los Angeles Kings with a 6-3 victory in their playoff opener Thursday night.
MIAMI (AP) - Finally, the NBA playoffs are set.
Jozy Altidore's disappointing first season with England's Sunderland has less than a month remaining, and it appears as though the American's struggles for playing time aren't finished.
Duke freshman Jabari Parker is entering the NBA draft, and there's a strong chance he'll be the No. 1 pick.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Hyun-Jin Ryu pitched for his country, doing anything he could from afar to lift spirits in South Korea after all the lives lost during a devastating ferry accident.
MIAMI (AP) - The smugglers who helped Los Angeles Dodgers star Yasiel Puig leave Cuba on a speedboat have made death threats against him and against a Cuban boxer who says he defected with Puig, according to court documents.
DENVER (AP) - Jordan Crawford scored a career-high 41 points and Harrison Barnes added 30 as a squad of Golden State backups beat the Denver Nuggets 116-112 Wednesday night.
SAN JOSE (AP) - For more than a decade there have been no questions about who will start in goal for the San Jose Sharks come playoff time.
ANAHEIM (AP) - Chris Iannetta homered with two outs in the 12th inning against Drew Pomeranz, giving the Los Angeles Angels a 5-4 victory over the Oakland Athletics on Wednesday night.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Pablo Sandoval singled in the go-ahead run in the seventh inning, lifting the San Francisco Giants to a 2-1 victory over the rival Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday night and into first place in the NL West.
NEW YORK (AP) - The New York Yankees honored Nelson Mandela on Wednesday night during their rain-delayed celebration of the legacy of Jackie Robinson, another icon of social change.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - Archie Goodwin scored 12 of his career-high 29 points in the fourth quarter and the Phoenix Suns defeated the Sacramento Kings 104-99 Wednesday night in the season finale for both teams.
BOSTON (AP) - Bradley Beal scored 27 points and Washington clinched the No. 5 seed in the Eastern Conference with a 118-102 win over the Boston Celtics on Wednesday night.
ANAHEIM (AP) - Ryan Getzlaf had a goal and an assist, Frederik Andersen made 32 saves to win his NHL playoff debut, and the Anaheim Ducks opened the postseason with a 4-3 victory over the Dallas Stars on Wednesday night.
The All-Star break is almost here.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - DeMarcus Cousins made a jumper as time expired and finished with 28 points and 12 rebounds, giving the Sacramento Kings an 85-83 victory over the Phoenix Suns on Sunday night.
PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas (AP) - South Korean rookie Sei Young Kim won the Pure Silk-Bahamas LPGA Classic on Sunday for her first LPGA Tour title, holing an 8-foot birdie putt on the first hole of a playoff with countrywoman Sun Young Yoo and Thailand's Ariya Jutanugarn.
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) - Cuba won its first Caribbean Series championship since 1960 with a 3-2 victory over Mexico on Sunday, highlighted by Yulieski Gourriel's eighth inning homer.
SAN DIEGO (AP) - Two feet away from chipping into the water, Jason Day turned a good break into a big win Sunday in the Farmers Insurance Open when he won a four-man playoff with a par on the second extra hole at tough Torrey Pines.
LORIENT, France (AP) - France scored twice early in the second half to defeat the U.S. women's national team 2-0 Sunday in a tuneup game for the World Cup.
BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) - Paul Goydos closed with a birdie for a 3-under 69 and a one-stroke victory over Gene Sauers on Sunday in the Champions Tour's Allianz Championship.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Dare to ask Madison Bumgarner how his arm feels after pitching 270 innings last season and expect a wisecrack from the World Series MVP in response.
NEW YORK (AP) - San Francisco catcher Geno Escalante has been suspended for 50 games under baseball's minor league drug program following his second positive test for a drug of abuse.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - Pittsburgh second baseman Neil Walker and Oakland pitcher Jarrod Parker took their salary cases to arbitration in what could develop into a winter with the most hearings since 2001.
ATLANTA (AP) - The Atlanta Hawks climbed back to the top of the NBA standings by leaning on their depth.
ATLANTA (AP) - The San Antonio Spurs showed the way.
ALAMEDA (AP) - The Oakland Raiders hired Seattle linebackers coach Ken Norton Jr. on Friday as defensive coordinator on new coach Jack Del Rio's staff.
SAN DIEGO (AP) - Tiger Woods is gone from Torrey Pines, and Phil Mickelson joined him Friday by missing the cut.
NEW YORK (AP) - Seattle Seahawks linebacker Bruce Irvin has been fined $10,000 by the NFL for his role in a scuffle with 18 seconds left in the Super Bowl. Three other players received lesser fines.