HOUSTON (AP) - After missing only one game while recovering from a mini-stroke, Texans coach Gary Kubiak is back at it.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Saints safety Malcolm Jenkins has a hard time buying the criticism San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick has drawn for his recent spate of sacks and risky throws.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - Josh Smith had 21 points, eight rebounds and seven assists, and the Detroit Pistons snapped a four-game skid with a 97-90 victory over the Sacramento Kings on Friday night.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The Indianapolis Colts keep digging themselves into early holes - and proving they know how to come back and win.
SANTA CLARA (AP) - Back in April, Eric Reid held his breath for a moment waiting to hear whether the New Orleans Saints would draft him out of LSU.
Richie Incognito filed a grievance Thursday against the Miami Dolphins over his suspension.
ALAMEDA (AP) - The Oakland Raiders expect to have starting right tackle Tony Pashos back for Sunday's game against the Houston Texans.
NEW YORK (AP) - All those who marvel at Miguel Cabrera can only wonder what he might've done this year if completely healthy.
OAKLAND (AP) - Andre Iguodala made a baseline fadeaway as time expired to lift the Golden State Warriors to a thrilling 116-115 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Thursday night.
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) - Dan Boyle scored a power-play goal at 2:38 of overtime to give the San Jose Sharks a 2-1 victory over the Vancouver Canucks on Thursday night.
Michael Phelps has rejoined the U.S. drug testing program, the strongest signal yet that he's planning a comeback for the Rio Olympics.
Dario Franchitti kept racing after the death of best friend Greg Moore. He continued on following the death of former teammate Dan Wheldon. He was eager to drive into his early 40s.
SANTA CLARA (AP) - Colin Kaepernick has his own critique for former quarterback Trent Dilfer after the analyst questioned the ability of San Francisco's QB to adjust in the passing game: Unless you're with the 49ers day-to-day, watch what you say.
ALAMEDA (AP) - Terrelle Pryor has learned his lesson about not telling his Oakland Raiders coaches how much his sprained right knee bothered him last week leading up to his poor performance at quarterback in a loss to the New York Giants.
The Colts and Titans would very much like to forget last weekend's debacles. They'll get a chance right away.
SEATTLE (AP) - Robinson Cano, Kendrys Morales and Logan Morrison homered, and the Seattle Mariners beat Oakland 4-2 on Friday night to pull within a half-game of the Athletics for the top spot in the AL wild-card chase.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Madison Bumgarner struck out eight and took a share of the major league lead with 18 wins, and the San Francisco Giants moved within one game of NL West-leading Los Angeles by beating the Dodgers 9-0 on Friday night.
NEW YORK (AP) - Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown has been fined $8,268 by the NFL for his kick to the face of Cleveland Browns punter Spencer Lanning last Sunday.
OAKLAND (AP) - Derek Carr has followed the Houston Texans closely since their start as an NFL franchise.
SANTA CLARA (AP) - If somewhat unknown before as a backup, Colin Kaepernick's breakout performance against the Chicago Bears two years ago helped make him a star.
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) - Madrid awaits. Spain doesn't.
CHICAGO (AP) - It's been 11 weeks since Jimmie Johnson's last victory and he suffered through one of his typical summer swoons.
SANTA CLARA (AP) - As a fourth-round pick with nothing more than a fill-in performance on his NFL resume, San Francisco 49ers rookie Dontae Johnson knows what to expect when Jay Cutler and the Chicago Bears see him matched up against a wide receiver Sunday night.
ALAMEDA (AP) - Oakland Raiders running back Maurice Jones-Drew missed his second straight practice with a right hand injury, putting his status for Sunday's home opener against Houston in doubt.
Three-time NASCAR champion Tony Stewart will find out no later than next week whether authorities will pursue charges in the death of a driver he struck during a sprint car race in upstate New York last month.
BALTIMORE (AP) - The dismissal of Ray Rice wasn't a distraction for the Baltimore Ravens.
LAS VEGAS (AP) - It didn't start out as the best of weeks for Floyd Mayweather Jr.
SANTA CLARA (AP) - Frank Gore wants those around him to notice just how hard he's running at age 31, seemingly as energetic as ever when everybody is beginning to question when he will slow down. Or break down.
SANTA CLARA (AP) - The San Francisco 49ers suspended veteran broadcaster Ted Robinson on Wednesday night for the next two games following comments this week on a San Francisco radio station about the Ray Rice domestic violence case that were deemed insensitive.
Maybe the NFL schedule makers did the Baltimore Ravens a big favor.