SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Matt Cain walked off the mound to a standing ovation from an adoring crowd that hasn't seen the San Francisco Giants play at home since their improbable World Series run last fall.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - When it comes to soccer, Chad Ochocinco looks like a football player.
NEW YORK (AP) - All four coaches in the NIT semifinals gathered for photos Monday, three wearing snappy suits and ties. Anthony Grant sported a red Alabama pullover.
MIAMI (AP) - LeBron James had 33 points and 10 rebounds, Chris Bosh added 31 points and 12 rebounds, and Dwyane Wade shook off a bruised tailbone to finish with 30 points and 11 boards as the Miami Heat beat the Houston Rockets 125-119 on Sunday for their eighth win in nine games.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Georgetown knows all about Maya Moore and Connecticut's rich postseason history, and the Hoyas were determined to rock the bracket with one of the NCAA tournament's biggest upsets ever.
Be it Red or White, this should be a good summer to play for the Sox. All-Stars Carl Crawford and Adrian Gonzalez wound up in Boston. Adam Dunn picked Chicago, plus Paul Konerko and A.J. Pierzynski decided to stick around. "They did a great job getting players," slugger David Ortiz praised his Red Sox. "This is a tough division to play at and you definitely want to go out there and get whatever you can, ...
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Dwight Howard isn't worried about getting another suspension for drawing too many technical fouls.
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- South Carolina's top football recruit, Jadeveon Clowney, was detained and handcuffed briefly by Columbia police early Friday morning because authorities say he fit the description of burglar.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A person familiar with the situation says Hornets starting forward and leading scorer David West has a torn left knee ligament and is out for the season. An MRI performed on Friday revealed a torn anterior cruciate ligament, the person told The Associated Press Friday on condition of anonymity because the team has not announced the diagnosis. West was injured Thursday night in the Hornets' 121-117 overtime win at Utah. West ...
DALLAS (AP) - Minnesota Timberwolves coach Kurt Rambis says there's a chance that All-Star forward Kevin Love could miss the rest of the season because of a strained left groin. Love sat out Thursday night's game against Dallas after he was hurt in a 127-95 home loss to Sacramento on Sunday. The Timberwolves have 10 games left after playing the Mavericks. "There is an outside chance, I don't know how great that chance is," ...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Switching from football to soccer won't be easy for Chad Ochocinco, if it happens at all.
WICHITA (AP) - As he exited a loud locker room into a jubilant hallway, Wichita State coach Gregg Marshall greeted boosters, friends and family by repeating three letters: MSG.
GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) - Carlos Santana and Shin-Soo Choo combined for five hits as the middle of Cleveland's lineup looks ready to start the season.
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) - Mike Anderson is returning to Arkansas to become the Razorbacks' basketball coach.
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) - Former NFL coach Marty Schottenheimer has been hired as head coach and general manager of the Virginia Destroyers of the UFL.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Kansas City Chiefs hope to have at least half their fearsome pass rushing duo when they welcome Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos to Arrowhead Stadium on Sunday.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. - The Denver Broncos lead the league in an exhaustive list of offensive categories: Points, yards, passing, first downs, third down efficiency.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Alex Smith's even disposition never changed, even after the Chiefs quarterback held his own in an entertaining shootout with Chargers counterpart Philip Rivers.
In a small sampling of college football media, 27 of 33 Heisman Trophy voters say they would consider Jameis Winston for the award even if the sexual assault case involving the Florida State quarterback is unresolved before they vote.
Kansas coach Bill Self was looking at a magazine a few days ago, and several teams captured his attention. Like Iowa, Villanova, Xavier and Tennessee, for example.
ARLINGTON, Texas - The NFL played six games on Thanksgiving in 1920. The holiday tradition apparently didn't settle in until 1934, the year the Detroit Lions were born.
Normally a grudge match for AFC North supremacy, Thanksgiving night's visit by the Steelers to Baltimore doesn't carry quite such a lofty air this year.
MAGIC 109, HAWKS 92
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - 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.
LAWRENCE - For the second straight season, Kansas coach Charlie Weis has taken the reins from a highly-touted transfer quarterback and handed them to an unproven but more mobile signal-caller.
CHICAGO - Chicago Bulls star Derrick Rose is out for the remainder of the season.
Baylor coach Art Briles described his team as disappointed after its first loss of the season. But not discouraged.
Auburn moves up to No. 4 in The Associated Press college football poll, setting up the second top-five matchup with Alabama in the history of the Iron Bowl.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Kansas City Chiefs could be without their two top pass rushers against Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos on Sunday after Tamba Hali and Justin Houston were hurt against San Diego.
PATRIOTS 34, BRONCOS 31 (OT)