OAKLAND (AP) - Brandon Inge is putting on a home run derby for all his former teammates to see. The ex-bosses, too.
After I'll Have Another's surprising win in the Kentucky Derby at 15-1 odds, the California colt will be running in the Preakness with a bull's-eye on his back as perhaps racing's next superstar.
MADRID (AP) - Novak Djokovic joined Rafael Nadal in declaring he won't play again on the new blue clay court at the Madrid Open after losing to Janko Tipsarevic 7-6 (2), 6-3 Friday in an all-Serb quarterfinal.
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - After breaking 70 for the first time in seven weeks, Tiger Woods headed to the back of the practice range at the TPC Sawgrass to fine-tune his swing. That was much better than going to the clubhouse to clean out his locker.
SANTA CLARA (AP) - Jim Harbaugh hobbled out wide to the line of scrimmage in his trademark black sweatshirt and khaki pants, smirking back at a group of rookie receivers out of breath on a sunny Silicon Valley day.
MIAMI (AP) - Heat forward LeBron James is the NBA's MVP for a third time, putting him alongside some of the game's all-time greats.
DENVER (AP) - An attorney for Chris "Birdman" Andersen says he believes the allegations that led to a search of the Denver Nuggets player's home this week involve a spurned female fan.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - This time, the fourth quarter belonged to the Memphis Grizzlies.
ST. LOUIS (AP) - Tony La Russa's first reaction to the St. Louis Cardinals' decision to retire his No. 10 jersey was one word: "Incredulous." After all, it's only been a little more than six months since the World Series parade.
MIAMI (AP) - Jose Reyes has tripled leading off the first inning against his former team, cinching a milestone for non-achievement by the New York Mets.
PHOENIX (AP) - A year ago, Paul Goldschmidt, Patrick Corbin and A.J. Pollock were teammates at Double-A Mobile.
I've come to sort of a crossroad - I'm doing more trout fishing lately than bass fishing.
NEW YORK (AP) - Andy Pettitte is all set - to spend time with the Yankees in the clubhouse, to sit on the bench with his teammates, to warm up in the bullpen.
PITTSBURGH (AP) - The Washington Nationals right-hander struck out a season-high 13 batters in a 4-2 victory on Thursday night in a game that stirred memories of Strasburg's electric major league debut against Pittsburgh nearly two years ago.
BOSTON (AP) - Embattled starter Josh Beckett did nothing to help restore his reputation Thursday night, getting booed off the field at Fenway Park in the third inning of Boston's 8-3 loss to the Cleveland Indians.
ST. LOUIS (AP) - St. Louis Cardinals All-Star catcher Yadier Molina will undergo surgery Friday to repair a torn ligament in his right thumb and could miss the rest of the season.
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) - Soccer has once again emerged as the patriotic touchstone that unites Argentines as they teeter on the precipice, this time threatened by a debt crisis, soaring inflation and the scandal-plagued end to a 12-year political dynasty that has polarized the nation.
SAO PAULO (AP) - Another World Cup, another sad story for the Netherlands.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - As awful as the San Francisco Giants have played for most of the last month, they are back in an enviable position: first place in the NL West.
SAO PAULO (AP) - The World Cup's second semifinal was supposed to put the silky skills of Lionel Messi and Arjen Robben in the spotlight. Instead, a goalkeeper and two rock-solid defenses stole the show.
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Pat Riley made his pitch. And now, LeBron James wants time to think.
SANTA BARBARA (AP) - Kobe Bryant feels great, would welcome Byron Scott as coach of the Los Angeles Lakers, would love to play alongside free agent Carmelo Anthony and is pleased with the moves of the team's front office so far.
CLEVELAND (AP) - The New York Yankees' battered rotation may have suffered the most crucial loss of all.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A raging Donald Sterling denounced his wife, her lawyers and the NBA from the witness stand Wednesday, saying he will never sell the Los Angeles Clippers and vowing a lifetime of lawsuits against the league.
SANDUSKY, Ohio (AP) - The Cavaliers have cleared a path for LeBron James to return to Cleveland.
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ARENBERG, France (AP) - An injured wrist was just too much for Tour de France champion Chris Froome, in one of the most memorable and crash-marred stages in recent race history.
OAKLAND (AP) - With 57 victories, the Oakland Athletics have their most wins ever before the All-Star break and lead the majors by a long shot. They still have five more chances to boost that number, too.
BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil (AP) - With Neymar out injured, just about everyone in Brazil knew it would be tough against Germany.
SAO PAULO (AP) - Dutch captain and all-time top scorer Robin van Persie is in doubt for the World Cup semifinal against Argentina after succumbing to a stomach problem.