The countless hours of training.
Life's high points are sweet, and they are often sweetened by trials and tribulations.
Bottom of the ninth.
The email begins with a blunt statement.
Valencia High graduate Casey Mulligan appeared to be on track for a spot in Major League Baseball.
When it comes right down to it, all sports are played for the same purpose.
In ancient times, it was Sparta and Athens.
In his darkest moments, Tyler Lyon tried to use the disgust as fuel.
There's this talk about the journey and how it's so much more beautiful than the destination.
The Soroko family lives deep in San Francisquito Canyon - a fire danger area.
For Orson Welles, it was "Citizen Kane."
Sadness is an emotion that is not as prevalent as others in sports.
Every angle of sports is covered these days.
Mike Herrington still remembers even the minor details of that mid-December evening in 2003.
As long as sports have been around, there have been ways to tweak things just enough to gain a slight edge on opponents.
BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil (AP) - With Neymar out injured, just about everyone in Brazil knew it would be tough against Germany.
DETROIT (AP) - Justin Verlander settled down after a terrible first inning and the Detroit Tigers rallied in emphatic fashion for a 14-5 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Tuesday night.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Albert Pujols, Howie Kendrick and Erick Aybar each had run-scoring hits in the fifth inning and five relievers helped fill in for an injured Jered Weaver, leading the Los Angeles Angels to a 5-2 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays on Monday night.
DENVER (AP) - Matt Kemp and Josh Beckett made sure the Los Angeles Dodgers had plenty to celebrate heading into their showdown with the Detroit Tigers.
Both Los Angeles baseball teams will have at least one starter in the 2014 MLB All-Star Game, after the league announces its All-Star rosters on Sunday.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - There was a lot of grumbling in the Los Angeles Angels' clubhouse following Garrett Richards' latest strong performance.
SALVADOR, Brazil (AP) - Tim Krul came on as a substitute in the final minute of extra time and then saved two penalties in a 4-3 shootout victory over Costa Rica on Saturday, giving the Netherlands a spot in the World Cup semifinals.
DENVER (AP) - Jorge De La Rosa sweated almost as much watching the Colorado bullpen preserve the win as he did earning it.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Tommy Milone, who threw six shutout innings in Oakland's victory on Friday, found himself headed to Triple-A Sacramento on Saturday.
DENVER (AP) - Clayton Kershaw nearly had no-hit stuff against Colorado again, allowing only two singles over eight masterful innings as the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Rockies 9-0 on Friday night.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Melky Cabrera couldn't corral Nick Punto's double with one out in the 12th inning, sending the Oakland Athletics to a 1-0 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays on Friday.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - David Freese hit a two-run double, Matt Shoemaker pitched in and out of trouble for six innings, and the Los Angeles Angels beat the Houston Astros 5-2 Thursday night in the opener of a four-game series.
NEW YORK (AP) - The Knicks went coast to coast to let Carmelo Anthony know they want him to stay in New York.
DENVER (AP) - Zack Greinke pitched eight solid innings, Juan Uribe hit the go-ahead single in the ninth inning and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Colorado Rockies 3-2 Thursday night.
CHICAGO (AP) - Leury Garcia did all he could to stay ready, to be prepared when his chance came. When he got it, he sure did deliver.