SAN DIEGO - Tony Gwynn could handle a bat like few other major leaguers, whether it was driving the ball through the "5.5 hole" between third base and shortstop or hitting a home run off the facade in Yankee Stadium in the World Series.
NATAL, Brazil - After Clint Dempsey's historic early goal, the United States spent more than an hour struggling to hold off wave after wave of Ghana attacks. It was no surprise when Ghana tied the game in the 82nd minute.
SAN ANTONIO - Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobili and Tony Parker, the winningest trio in NBA postseason history, shared hugs.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Chiefs finally have some much-needed salary cap space.
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.
SAINT-ETIENNE, France - Because of doping's ravages on cycling, it's natural for suspicion to fall on Vincenzo Nibali, who led the Tour de France on Thursday for a 10th time in 12 stages.