LAS VEGAS (AP) - When Mike Brown first got into coaching in the early 1990s, veteran Bernie Bickerstaff would pull him aside for little chats on climbing the ladder in the NBA. One lesson stood out more than any other.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Emirates Team New Zealand overcame the loss of its jib early in the race and routed Italy's Luna Rossa on Sunday in just their second head-to-head matchup in the America's Cup challenger series.
BALTIMORE (AP) - The passes were sharp, the defense sound and the goals plentiful.
JOLIET, Ill. (AP) - When "The Captain" asked, Joey Logano answered.
MADISON, Miss. (AP) - Woody Austin's spent the past few years living the life of a golf nomad, not knowing when his next opportunity to play on the PGA Tour would come.
STATELINE, Nev. (AP) - Billy Joe Tolliver won the American Century Championship for the fourth time, beating fellow former NFL quarterback Mark Rypien with a par on the third hole of a playoff Sunday.
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) - Jamie Lovemark won the Midwest Classic on Sunday for his second Web.com Tour title, holing a 15-foot par putt on the final hole for a 5-under 66 and a one-stroke victory.
GULLANE, Scotland (AP) - His coach was all business before the round. His caddie was in tears afterward. Only Phil Mickelson seemed to know how many magical moments he was capable of unfurling in between.
ANAHEIM (AP) - Albert Pujols, Erick Aybar and Mike Trout each homered, Jered Weaver extended his scoreless-innings streak against Oakland to 24 2-3, and the Los Angeles Angels came out of the All-Star break with a 4-1 victory over the Athletics on Friday night.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Chad Gaudin struck out eight in seven scoreless innings to build on his impressive monthlong stretch, All-Star Buster Posey hit an RBI double, and the San Francisco Giants beat the first-place Arizona Diamondbacks 2-0 on Friday night.
SANTA CLARA (AP) - The San Francisco 49ers have acquired cornerback Eric Wright in a trade with Tampa Bay that sends a conditional selection in the 2014 draft to the Buccaneers.
GULLANE, Scotland (AP) - Miguel Angel Jimenez looked like the only guy who was having fun.
BOSTON (AP) - Jacoby Ellsbury and Johnny Gomes homered, and Felix Doubront outpitched Andy Pettitte on Friday night to lead the Boston Red Sox to a 4-2 victory over the depleted New York Yankees in the opener of their three-game series.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The Giants are planning their offseason around efforts to re-sign Pablo Sandoval.
SHANGHAI (AP) - Graeme McDowell likes a tough golf course, and Sheshan International was perfect for him Thursday. He opened with seven birdies in 12 holes and then hung on for a 5-under 67 and a two-shot lead after the first round of the HSBC Champions.
CINCINNATI (AP) - Andy Dalton's harried look summed it up. Cleveland's defense was all over him all night long, turning an AFC North showdown into a shockingly one-sided matchup.
NEW YORK (AP) - Toronto Maple Leafs forward Carter Ashton was suspended for 20 games without pay by the NHL on Thursday after failing a drug test.
COPPER MOUNTAIN, Colo. (AP) - Her right knee finally free of pain, Lindsey Vonn is actually considering moving up her return to racing.
ST. LOUIS (AP) - Vladimir Tarasenko stretched his goal-scoring streak to four games and the St. Louis Blues extended their NHL-best winning streak to seven with a 4-3 victory over the New Jersey Devils on Thursday night.
OAKLAND (AP) - David Lee will not travel with the Golden State Warriors when they play at Houston and Phoenix this weekend because of a left hamstring injury.
HOUSTON (AP) - Heading into a game with the San Antonio Spurs, Houston Rockets coach Kevin McHale had his eye on a few matchups. A specific one that caught his eye was getting Dwight Howard in the post.
SANTA CLARA (AP) - Running back Marcus Lattimore never played an NFL snap because of two serious knee injuries while he was in college, and he has decided his knees might not hold up through the rigors of a 16-game season.
Too often, the so-called Battle of Ohio has been about as tasty as week-old Skyline Chili.
OAKLAND (AP) - Stephen Curry had 28 points and seven assists, Draymond Green scored a career-high 24 points and the Golden State Warriors remained unbeaten with their most impressive performance yet, crushing the Los Angeles Clippers 121-104 on Wednesday night.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - Only three players drafted in 1998 are still in the NFL, and two of them - Peyton Manning and Charles Woodson - meet this weekend when the Denver Broncos visit the winless Oakland Raiders.
SANTA CLARA (AP) - San Francisco 49ers left tackle Joe Staley insists his strong comments after Sunday's loss to the Rams were not intended to question the coaching staff but rather point out how poorly the offensive line performed.
ANAHEIM (AP) - John Tavares scored his second goal on a power play 2:18 into overtime, and the New York Islanders snapped their three-game skid with a 3-2 victory over the injury-depleted Anaheim Ducks on Wednesday night.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - DeMarcus Cousins had 30 points and 11 rebounds, Rudy Gay scored 29 and the Sacramento Kings beat the Denver Nuggets 131-109 Wednesday night to extend their best start in more than a decade.