BOSTON (AP) - Given a bit of help by the umpires and a lot more by the Cardinals, the Boston Red Sox turned this World Series opener into a laugher.
BOSTON (AP) - Lance Lynn squeezed through a door leading into the Green Monster, shimmied along a cramped space behind the famed left-field wall and peered out a tiny metal slot in the Fenway Park scoreboard.
TORONTO (AP) - Leafs sniper Phil Kessel found his scoring touch and the Anaheim Ducks lost their composure.
DETROIT (AP) - A picture of Jim Leyland's face stared out from the video board at an empty Comerica Park, next to that familiar Olde English "D'' and a message that said simply: "Thank You Jim."
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Andrew Luck and the Colts ruined Peyton Manning's return to Indianapolis and handed the Denver Broncos their first loss of the season.
Alabama and Florida State hold the top two spots in the first BCS standings of the season. Oregon was a close third behind second-place Florida State.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Dodgers began the season poorly and then soared from last to first during a torrid 50-game stretch to make the playoffs for the first time in four years. The way they exited overshadowed it all.
BOSTON (AP) - The Boston Red Sox are going back to the World Series for the third time in 10 seasons.
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) - Tommy Rees threw two touchdowns before leaving the game with an injury and Notre Dame snapped a five-game home losing streak to USC with a 14-10 victory on Saturday night.
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) - Tyler Gaffney ran for 171 yards and two touchdowns, and No. 13 Stanford smothered Brett Hundley and ninth-ranked UCLA 24-10 on Saturday.
DETROIT (AP) - Mike Napoli's drive cleared the wall in center field and landed in the ivy - a spot at Comerica Park usually reserved for Miguel Cabrera's prodigious homers.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Jonathan Quick remains perfect in shootouts.
DETROIT (AP) - A revitalized Austin Jackson delivered in manager Jim Leyland's revamped lineup as the Detroit Tigers built a big lead and held on this time, beating the Boston Red Sox 7-3 Wednesday night to even the AL championship series 2-2.
DETROIT (AP) - Once again this October, one run was enough.
SAN DIEGO (AP) - Philip Rivers and the San Diego Chargers kept Andrew Luck on the sideline most of the night, giving the Indianapolis Colts quarterback no chance for another comeback.
MANAUS, Brazil (AP) - With Cristiano Ronaldo on the field, a one-goal lead is never safe.
PINEHURST, N.C. (AP) - Michelle Wie finally delivered a performance worthy of the hype that has been heaped on her since she was a teenager.
SAN DIEGO (AP) - Josh Beckett pitched seven strong innings, and Hanley Ramirez drove in two runs to lift the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 4-2 victory over the San Diego Padres 4-2 on Saturday night.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Howie Kendrick hit an RBI double in the 10th inning and C.J. Cron homered, leading the Los Angeles Angels to a 3-2 victory over the Texas Rangers on Saturday night.
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - Miroslav Klose scored a World Cup goal for the record books. Lionel Messi grabbed a late winner to put Argentina into the round of 16.
SAO PAULO (AP) - After arriving back at their rooms at 4:45 a.m., victorious American players skipped breakfast Tuesday, slept late, went for medical tests and turned their attention to Portugal.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Seeing his best friend only one out away from pitching a no-hitter, A.J. Ellis got a bit teary eyed.
CLEVELAND (AP) - Nick Swisher was having a bad day. One swing changed it.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Clayton Kershaw pitched his first no-hitter Wednesday night, striking out a career-high 15 and allowing his only baserunner on a throwing error by shortstop Hanley Ramirez in the Los Angeles Dodgers' 8-0 victory over the Colorado Rockies.
FORTALEZA, Brazil (AP) - Goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa made a series of outstanding saves to help Mexico hold Brazil to a thrilling 0-0 draw at the World Cup on Tuesday. The result leaves both teams with four points each after two games in Group A, but Brazil is ahead on goal difference going into their decisive final matches. Croatia and Cameroon meet on Wednesday for their second games after both opened with defeats.
CLEVELAND (AP) - Mike Trout is hot, and that's bad news for opposing teams.
NATAL, Brazil (AP) - Clint Dempsey scored in the first minute and rookie substitute John Brooks scored a late game winner as the U.S. defeated Ghana 2-1 Monday in the World Cup opener for both.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) - From their low moment in the NBA Finals, back to the top of the league.
PINEHURST, N.C. (AP) - The U.S. Open trophy Martin Kaymer won Sunday was all he needed to prove he was anything but a one-hit wonder in the majors, and that the two years he spent trying to build a complete game were worth all the doubt that followed him.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Paul Goldschmidt and Miguel Montero homered to help Bronson Arroyo win his third straight start and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 6-3 Sunday, preventing a three-game sweep.