PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Danny Briere scored 4:36 into overtime to give the Philadelphia Flyers 4-3 victory over the New Jersey Devils on Sunday in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinal series
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) - Rafael Nadal became the first player in the Open Era to win two tournaments seven times after beating David Ferrer 7-6 (1), 7-5 in Sunday's Barcelona Open final.
AVONDALE, La. (AP) - Jason Dufner's recent late-tournament struggles made it easy to understand why a putt under 2 feet on a playoff hole at the Zurich Classic made him more nervous than the thought of getting married next weekend.
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) - Stacy Lewis sweated out a win that came down to the last pressurized putt in a day full of them.
HORSE RACING • TOP DERBY CONTENDERS COME FROM NOVEMBER JUVENILE: LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Hansen was there, edging out a hard charging Union Rags. Dullahan ran, too, as did Daddy Long Legs, Creative Cause, Take Charge Indy, Alpha, Optimizer and Prospective. The same horses are expected to line up again on Saturday in the Kentucky Derby, just six months after the Breeders' Cup Juvenile on the same Churchill Downs track set the stage for the ...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Giants second baseman Freddy Sanchez made repairs on his uniform pants as he discussed his latest setback since recovering from shoulder surgery last August.
BALTIMORE (AP) - The Oakland Athletics had only five hits Friday night. Thanks to Brandon McCarthy's solid pitching, that was enough.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Nick Hundley has put his poor offensive start behind him just as San Diego has begun to turn it around after a poor start.
NEW YORK (AP) - Derek Jeter scored on a passed ball with one out in the ninth inning and the New York Yankees rallied to hand the Tigers their fifth straight loss, 7-6 on Friday night, hours after Detroit left fielder Delmon Young was arraigned on a hate crime harassment charge.
ST. LOUIS (AP) - Matt Holliday had three hits and the St. Louis Cardinals scored eight runs in the third inning Friday night, roughing up Yovani Gallardo in a 13-1 rout of the Milwaukee Brewers.
Bob Baffert is happy to be anywhere these days, considering a heart attack flattened him in Dubai last month.
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) - The Phoenix Coyotes have had a knack for withstanding nearly everything their opponent throws at them before landing the big blow.
ALAMEDA (AP) - Reggie McKenzie had to wait through almost two entire days and three rounds before making his first draft pick as Oakland Raiders general manager.
SANTA CLARA (AP) - Jim Harbaugh regularly goes against the grain, never concerned if he's popular or trendy in the process.
OAKLAND (AP) - On his first day as coach of the Golden State Warriors, Mark Jackson declared the "Bay Area will never be the same," promising the playoffs in his debut season and NBA championships to follow.
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.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Titans safety Michael Griffin is appealing his one-game suspension without pay after being labeled by the NFL as a repeat offender of the league's rules prohibiting hits to the head and neck area of defenseless players.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - While Jon Bon Jovi is interested in becoming an NFL owner one day, he's not currently pursuing the Buffalo Bills, the New Jersey rocker's publicist told The Associated Press on Monday.