OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - With his banged-up team mired in a nine-game losing streak and rampant speculation about the tenuous status of manager Bob Geren, general manager Billy Beane felt he had no other choice than to make a change at skipper.
BOSTON (AP) - Tim Thomas is tough for the Canucks to beat - and beat up.
DALLAS (AP) - Dirk Nowitzki's fever is gone.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Adam Lind hit a grand slam and Jayson Nix added a three-run homer to power the Toronto Blue Jays to a 9-8 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday night.
BOSTON (AP) - Just three days after the Bruins staggered back to Boston, they've barged right back into the Stanley Cup finals with two brilliant blowout wins.
NEW YORK (AP) - Whether they are meeting in secret locations or in the middle of Times Square at rush hour, talks between NFL owners and players are a good sign.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Eric Crouch is giving pro football yet another try.
NEW YORK - Former Duke basketball player Thomas Emma fell from the 12th floor of the New York Athletic Club in Manhattan to his death in an apparent suicide, police said.
DALLAS (AP) - LeBron James and Dwyane Wade have rooms across the hall from one another at Miami's team hotel in Dallas, which was convenient after Game 4 of the NBA finals.
DALLAS (AP) - Repeating the words several times, David Stern made it clear: NBA owners and players are "very far apart" on a new labor deal.
DALLAS (AP) - The Dallas Mavericks and Miami Heat keep taking their NBA Finals games down to the final minute. The difference in the last three games has been a single shot, with each decided three points or less.
DALLAS (AP) - Dirk Nowitzki went home from his latest dramatic performance in the NBA finals, took a shower then slurped some chicken soup and hot tea. After a good night's rest, he returned to work Wednesday still dealing with a slight temperature and the sniffles, so he took it easy.
DALLAS (AP) - Dirk Nowitzki and the Dallas Mavericks have pulled off another stunning comeback, tying the NBA finals at two games each.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Adam Lind and J.P. Arencibia each hit two-run homers to lead the Toronto Blue Jays to an 8-5 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Tuesday night.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Terrelle Pryor's career at Ohio State, which started with so much promise and potential, came to an abrupt and scandal-ridden end.
AUGUSTA, Ga. - A quick stroll across the manicured landscape of Augusta National afforded a glimpse of why this Masters is so hard to figure out.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - James Loney hit an RBI single with two outs in the ninth inning to lift the Tampa Bay Rays over the Kansas City Royals 1-0 on Tuesday night.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Ryan Braun hit three home runs and tied a franchise record with seven RBIs to lead the Milwaukee Brewers over Philadelphia 10-4 Tuesday, spoiling the Phillies' home opener.
MIAMI - Joe Johnson scored 19 points, Mason Plumlee was credited with a block on LeBron James' dunk attempt in the final seconds, and the Brooklyn Nets finished off a four-game season sweep of Miami by beating the Heat 88-87 on Tuesday night.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Geno Auriemma and Connecticut stand alone in women's college basketball, and they reached the top in unprecedented fashion.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Women's basketball came away a winner Sunday night. After a season-long buildup, the NCAA tournament will be decided by the perfect championship game.
ARLINGTON, Texas - The NCAA president called an effort to unionize players a "grossly inappropriate" way to solve problems in college sports while insisting the association has plans to change the school-athlete relationship.
AUGUSTA, Ga. - The first day of the Masters didn't last very long.
DALLAS - Alonzo Mourning went to Georgetown to play basketball, not discover the world.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Jason Vargas took a shutout into the ninth inning, Alcides Escobar hit a three-run double and the Kansas City Royals beat the Tampa Bay Rays 4-2 Monday night in a game that included two significant injuries.
CLEVELAND - His blue sweatshirt drenched with beer, Twins manager Ron Gardenhire picked up the boxed bottle of Dom Perignon off his desk and smiled.
ARLINGTON, Texas - Hall of Famer Oscar Robertson doesn't see what the fuss is about over "One and Done" players.
EVANSTON, Ill. - Northwestern football coach Pat Fitzgerald sided with his university against the formation of a players union in his first public comments Saturday, repeating what he already told his team: "I believe it's in their best interests to vote no."
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - While Salvador Perez came up with the winning hit right after Nori Aoki made the game-saving catch.
OKLAHOMA CITY - Kevin Durant scored 28 points to help the Oklahoma City Thunder defeat San Antonio 106-94 on Thursday night, ending the Spurs' winning streak at 19 games.