SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The sight of Marco Scutaro on the ground in pain after getting flattened by Matt Holliday's hard takeout was just the spark the San Francisco Giants needed.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Ahead by a lot or behind by a bunch, these St. Louis Cardinals are winning every which way.
NEW YORK (AP) - The Detroit Tigers got a big boost from Anibal Sanchez's arm. They got a helping hand from an umpire, too.
NEW YORK (AP) - The New York Yankees lost the AL championship series opener and their captain when Derek Jeter broke his left ankle moments after Detroit's Delmon Young doubled home the go-ahead run in the 12th inning, giving the Tigers a 6-4 win Saturday night.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Doesn't matter how bad things look for the St. Louis Cardinals. Trailing by a bunch, down to their last strike, they simply stay calm and do what it takes to win.
NEW YORK (AP) - Yankees-Orioles. Playoffs. Disputed home run to right field. Yankees win.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - The familiar showdown had a new twist - Peyton Manning in a Denver Broncos uniform. It ended as it usually does with Tom Brady winning the matchup of marquee quarterbacks.
DETROIT (AP) - A dropped fly, two wild pitches and a little smooch for the baseball by a relieved reliever.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Brandon Phillips still sees the highlights of his weak grounder for the final out in Roy Halladay's no-hitter of the Cincinnati Reds in an embarrassing playoff opener two years ago. Now, Phillips and the Reds have their own memorable winning playoff moment. After losing their ace, no less. Sam LeCure, Mat Latos and three other pitchers shut down San Francisco after Johnny ...
BERKELEY (AP) - California quarterback Zach Maynard made a bad read on his first pass attempt when he tried to squeeze a pass into double coverage and it ended in an interception.
DETROIT (AP) - Justin Verlander threw a fastball that caught a bit too much of the plate, allowing Oakland's Coco Crisp to lead off the game with a stunning home run.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Buck Showalter and the Baltimore Orioles will get another chance to overtake the New York Yankees.
ATLANTA (AP) - David Freese and the St. Louis Cardinals rediscovered their postseason touch. Chipper Jones and the Braves kept throwing the ball away. And the Atlanta fans turned Turner Field into a trash heap.
Mixed martial artist Tito Ortiz began his career in 1997 when the Ultimate Fighting Championship was in its infancy.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - With nothing at stake in the last game of the season, many teams' aces would take the day off. Not Clayton Kershaw.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Tampa Bay's status as the NFL's only winless team didn't last long.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Nobody in the Minnesota locker room had to say much before the game about the Timberwolves' 22-game losing streak to the Lakers.
ANAHEIM (AP) - Rookie goalie Frederik Andersen won his sixth straight game to start his NHL career, making 35 saves in place of ailing Jonas Hiller, and the league-leading Anaheim Ducks extended their winning streak to five with a 3-1 victory over the Vancouver Canucks on Sunday night.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Ryan Getzlaf grabbed the three pucks wrapped in tape and held them up to his chest in the Anaheim Ducks' dressing room for a celebration nine seasons in the making.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Anthony Davis swatted away Pau Gasol's shot, quickly sprinted toward the other end of the court, took a pass from Eric Gordon and rolled in a driving layup as Jodie Meeks fouled him.
HOUSTON (AP) - Steve Blake hit a 3-pointer with 1.3 seconds remaining to lift the Los Angeles Lakers to a 99-98 victory over the Houston Rockets and Dwight Howard on Thursday night.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Hampus Lindholm scored his first NHL goal, Corey Perry got the tiebreaking goal right before the second-period buzzer, and the Anaheim Ducks stayed atop the league standings with a 5-2 victory over the Phoenix Coyotes on Wednesday night.
DAVIE, Fla. (AP) - A leadership vacuum may have contributed to the troubled relationship between Miami Dolphins offensive linemen Jonathan Martin and Richie Incognito, which has left both players sidelined and the team in turmoil.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Nik Vucevic had 30 points - including six free throws in the final 23 seconds - and 21 rebounds to help the Orlando Magic hold on for a 98-90 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday night.
DALLAS (AP) - Dirk Nowitzki's new pick-and-roll partner put on quite a show for the old one.
NEW YORK (AP) - Miguel Cabrera has a chance to repeat as AL MVP after being named one of three finalists for the award in voting by the Baseball Writers Association of America.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - J.J. Redick scored 19 of his 26 points in the first half to lead seven players in double figures, and the Los Angeles Clippers beat Houston 137-118 Monday night, handing the Rockets their first loss of the season in Dwight Howard's return to Staples Center.
NEW YORK (AP) - The Anaheim Ducks took nothing for granted on the last day of their longest road trip of the season.
HOUSTON (AP) - Houston coach Gary Kubiak collapsed leaving the field at halftime and was taken by ambulance to a hospital, and the Indianapolis Colts rallied for a 27-24 victory over the Texans on Sunday night.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Xavier Henry scored 18 points, Pau Gasol hit two tiebreaking free throws with 6 seconds remaining, and the Los Angeles Lakers, who lost all of a 21-point lead, beat the Atlanta Hawks 105-103 on Sunday night.