WASHINGTON (AP) - Army, Navy and Air Force might be forced to skip their football games next weekend because of the partial government shutdown.
NEW YORK (AP) - The 12-year-old fan who retrieved Alex Rodriguez's record 24th career grand slam ball from the stands at Yankee Stadium says he gave it back because he felt the slugger had "worked hard" for the feat and deserved it.
ST. LOUIS (AP) - Colin Kaepernick threw two touchdown passes, Frank Gore had his first 100-yard game of the season and the San Francisco 49ers' defense stepped up without some of their stars in a 35-11 rout over the St. Louis Rams on Thursday night.
ALAMEDA,(AP) - Oakland Raiders quarterback Terrelle Pryor returned to practice on a limited basis Thursday, three days after being knocked out with a concussion, and his status for Sunday's game remains in question.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Angel Pagan hit a tiebreaking home run leading off the eighth inning to give San Francisco a win in what might have been Tim Lincecum's final outing with the club, and the Giants beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 3-2 on Thursday night.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Larry Ellison and Russell Coutts got it right. The staid old America's Cup can be an adrenaline rush.
SAN JOSE, (AP) - San Jose Sharks forward Raffi Torres has undergone surgery to repair a torn ACL in his right knee.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The man who was fatally stabbed during a confrontation after a Dodgers-Giants game in San Francisco was the son of a Dodgers security guard, the team said Thursday.
NEW YORK (AP) - Bud Selig took over a sport with $1.7 billion in revenue, four teams in each year's postseason, economic disparity among the clubs and a fixation on sticking with traditions that dated to the 19th century.
NEW YORK (AP) - Milwaukee's Carlos Gomez admitted he went too far with a hyped-up home run trot that ended in a benches-clearing scuffle against the Atlanta Braves.
The decision to play Aldon Smith against the Indianapolis Colts before sending him into rehab was questionable at best, though San Francisco coach Jim Harbaugh must have thought it was worth a shot.
ST. LOUIS (AP) - Though the St. Louis Rams were among the few teams enjoying the upper hand against the San Francisco 49ers last year, coach Jeff Fisher says it's far from a rivalry.
ALAMEDA (AP) - Matt Flynn might finally get another chance to start a game at quarterback in the NFL.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Golden State general manager Bob Myers appeared relaxed and comfortable as he leaned back in a chair, staring out into a small crowd of reporters and television cameras Wednesday.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Stanford's Tara VanDerveer will receive the Legends of Coaching award in April, recognizing college basketball coaches who exemplify John Wooden's high standards of coaching and personal integrity.