PITTSBURGH - Chuck Noll, the Hall of Fame coach who won a record four Super Bowl titles with the Pittsburgh Steelers, died Friday night at his home. He was 82.
PINEHURST, N.C. - Not even Martin Kaymer was immune from a Pinehurst No. 2 course that restored the reputation of a U.S. Open.
SAN ANTONIO - Tony Parker is still thankful for the role players who helped carry San Antonio to its last NBA title in 2007.
ROCKIES 5, GIANTS 4
CHICAGO - Danny Duffy couldn't help but think about his last start at U.S. Cellular Field.
NATAL, Brazil - The skies may clear by Monday night, when the United States plays Ghana in the World Cup opener.
CHICAGO - Jeremy Guthrie was pleased with the way he was pitching over the previous two months. He just didn't have anything to show for it.
LOS ANGELES - The longest postseason for the Los Angeles Kings led into the longest game they had ever played. After 94 minutes of impossibly tense hockey, Alec Martinez could scarcely believe it when a rebound off Henrik Lundqvist's pads came straight to his stick.
MIAMI - Kawhi Leonard had 20 points and 14 rebounds, and the San Antonio Spurs dominated the Miami Heat again in a 107-86 victory Thursday night to take a commanding 3-1 lead in the NBA Finals.
ROCKIES 10, BRAVES 3
SAO PAULO - "Tudo bem" - all good - as the Brazilians say.
PINEHURST, N.C. - Three days of practice at the new Pinehurst No. 2 was enough to make Martin Kaymer believe this would be the same old U.S. Open.
NEW YORK - The New York Rangers suddenly have some life in the Stanley Cup finals.
SAO PAULO - American fans decked out in red, white and blue watched their team's lone public training session in Brazil, cheering and seeking autographs.
MIAMI - Mario Chalmers was still awake at 5 a.m. Wednesday. He stayed up all night watching tape of his play in the last two NBA Finals, looking for answers.
RENTON, Wash. - Seattle Seahawks cornerback Byron Maxwell has waited patiently for his opportunity to excel in a secondary loaded with talent.
MIAMI - One of the last things Miami Heat President Pat Riley told LeBron James before free agency began this summer was that he would be selling potential players on the notion of playing alongside a four-time NBA MVP.
ST. JOSEPH, Mo. - The moment when Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith will no longer discuss his contract situation is rapidly approaching, even though he makes it seem as if the deadline has already passed.
PARIS - Vincenzo Nibali put his lungs and legs to work one last time, marching up to the winner's podium of the Tour de France and sighing deeply before the Italian anthem echoed over the Champs-Elysees.
ST. JOSEPH, Mo. - The presumptive favorite to win the starting right guard spot with the Kansas City Chiefs worked out with the third team on Monday. The guy who is challenging him for the spot slid over to center during another portion of the workout.
LOS ANGELES - A judge ruled against Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling on Monday in his attempt to block the $2 billion sale of the Los Angeles Clippers to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer.
COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. - Frank Thomas choked back tears, Joe Torre apologized for leaving people out of his speech and Tony La Russa said he felt uneasy.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Hall of Famers Reggie Jackson and Jim Rice didn't do it. Neither did Mark McGwire, Albert Pujols, Jim Thome, Barry Bonds nor any other opposing slugger who played at Kansas City.
DETROIT - Dave Dombrowski's latest trade also felt like one of his most predictable.
GREEN BAY, Wis. - Jordy Nelson had a secret on the way to the first practice of Packers training camp.
With no idea where he will be playing in the NBA next season, Kevin Love has withdrawn from this summer's Team USA basketball roster.
SAN FRANCISCO - The San Francisco Giants acquired right-hander Jake Peavy from the Boston Red Sox on Saturday for a pair of minor league pitchers.
PERIGUEUX, France - Vincenzo Nibali confirmed he will win the Tour de France and two Frenchmen will join him on the podium after a dramatic penultimate stage on Saturday.
ST. JOSEPH, Mo. - Kansas City Chiefs coach Andy Reid is serious about what he has said about competition at the cornerback position.
COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. - Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens, Sammy Sosa and Mark McGwire will have less time to remain eligible for the Hall of Fame ballot under changes made.