Report: Teixeira coming off DL Sunday

New York Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira is set to come off the 15-day disabled list on Sunday, according to MLB.com.

49ers-Kaepernick contract talks on hold

Contract talks are on hold between the San Francisco 49ers and quarterback Colin Kaepernick, according to NFL.com.

Report: 49ers unlikely to pick up Smith's option

The San Francisco 49ers are not expected to pick up their 2015 contract option on linebacker/defensive end Aldon Smith, ESPN reported Friday.

Mattingly concerned about Puig threats

Los Angeles Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said he is concerned about right fielder Yasiel Puig over reports that he has receiving death threats since joining the team last year.

Report: Kerr expects to be Knicks' coach

TNT analyst Steve Kerr expects to be the next coach of the New York Knicks, according to the New York Post.

Missouri's Haith headed to Tulsa

Missouri coach Frank Haith confirmed to ESPN.com Friday that he verbally agreed to take the vacant job at Tulsa.

QB Joeckel transfers to TCU

Former Texas A&M quarterback Matt Joeckel confirmed via Twitter on Thursday night he is transferring to TCU.

Golfer jumps into pond to avoid hornet attack

When someone tells you to go jump in a lake, sometimes it's best to take their advice.

Jets RB Johnson out to quiet critics

One day after signing a two-year contract with the New York Jets, Chris Johnson spoke about what will drive him with his new team.

NBA roundup: Adelman looks to be out as Timberwolves coach

Rick Adelman will not return as head coach of the Minnesota Timberwolves next season, according to the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, citing a decision-making source who said there is "zero" chance he comes back.

Solarte's big night includes triple play, first homer

It's been an interesting few weeks for Yangervis Solarte. It continued with an extremely interesting night at Tropicana Field on Thursday for the New Yankees rookie third baseman.

Sharks rout Kings in series opener

The San Jose Sharks scored five times during a blistering first two periods to beat the Los Angeles Kings 6-3 in the opener of their first-round playoff series at SAP Center on Thursday.

Avalanche rally past Wild to win in OT

Center Paul Stastny scored at 7:27 of overtime, and the Colorado Avalanche rallied to beat the Minnesota Wild 5-4 in Game 1 of their Western Conference quarterfinal series Thursday.

Steen, Blues slip past Blackhawks in 3OT

Left winger Alexander Steen scored 26 seconds into the third overtime to give the St. Louis Blues a 4-3 win over the Chicago Blackhawks on Thursday night in game one of their first-round playoff series.

Twins cap doubleheadeer sweep of Jays

Clutch with their bats so far this season, the Minnesota Twins simply left them on their shoulders Thursday in the second game of a split doubleheader against the Toronto Blue Jays.

Final scrimmage wraps up Griz spring ball

Montana's defense shined yet again as the Grizzly football team finished up spring football practices Thursday night inside Washington-Grizzly Stadium.

Rangers continue home dominance of Flyers in Game 1

The New York Rangers continued their home ice dominance over their bitter rivals, the Philadelphia Flyers, with a 4-1 win Thursday in the opening game of an Eastern Conference quarterfinal series at Madison Square Garden.

Ryu continues strong play as Dodgers edge Giants

Hyun-Jin Ryu thrives pitching on the road, as he demonstrated that again Thursday in a 2-1 victory over the San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park.

Darren Sharper denied bail in Arizona

Even though he's being held in California, retired NFL star Darren Sharper was denied bail Thursday by a judge in Phoenix, Arizona, a spokesman for the Maricopa County Attorney's office said.

Duke's Parker enters NBA draft

Duke All-American Jabari Parker entered the 2014 NBA Draft, announcing his decision in a thoughtful self-authored piece published by Sports Illustrated.

Cardinals put RHP Kelly on DL

The St. Louis Cardinals placed right-hander Joe Kelly on 15-day disabled list Thursday with a left hamstring strain.

Ex-NFL WR Johnson signs with CFL's Alouettes

Chad Johnson is headed across the border to resume his football career.

Blues' Oshie, Berglund to miss playoff opener

The St. Louis Blues will begin their first-round NHL playoff series at home against the Chicago Blackhawks on Thursday night without forwards TJ Oshie and Patrik Berglund.

New York Yankees honor Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela will always have a place at Yankee Stadium after the U.S. baseball giants unveiled a plaque in his honor on Wednesday.

NBA playoff matchups set

When the Memphis Grizzlies edged the Dallas Mavericks in overtime Wednesday night, sealing the No. 7 seed in the Western Conference playoffs, the first-round matchups for the NBA's postseason were set.

NBA player to open Hooters in Russia

Andrei Kirilenko, the National Basketball Association player known as AK-47, plans to open five Hooters franchise restaurants in his native Russia.

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WR Rice to stay in Seattle

Wide receiver Sidney Rice is going to be with the Seattle Seahawks next year.

NFL roundup: RB Johnson signs with Jets

Running back Chris Johnson signed a two-year deal with the New York Jets on Wednesday.

New NCAA rule to protect QBs from low hits

The NCAA approved a new rule Wednesday that would make it illegal to hit the quarterback below the knees during a passing situation.

Roger Federer puts family before French Open

Roger Federer is putting fatherhood ahead of next month's French Open.

Dodgers' Puig declines comments on alleged threats

Right fielder Yasiel Puig issued a statement through his agent Wednesday, saying he will not comment on a soon-to-be-published Los Angeles magazine article that claims he has received death threats since joining the Dodgers last season.

Pistorius defense witness contradicts athlete

Prosecutor Gerrie Nel went on the attack again Thursday, trying to discredit a defense witness for Oscar Pistorius on the last day of testimony before the court takes a two-and-a-half week break.

Red Sox edge White Sox in extras

It wasn't pretty and took a combined 504 total pitches, but the Boston Red Sox will gladly take a 14-inning victory Wednesday night against the Chicago White Sox.

Sandoval's single pushes Giants past Dodgers

Struggling third baseman Pablo Sandoval drove in the go-ahead run with a two-out single in the seventh inning and five pitchers combined to hold the Los Angeles Dodgers to six hits, leading the San Francisco Giants to a 2-1 victory over their National League West rivals Wednesday night.

Lockwood's new battle: Former Griz fights cancer

For many college football players, two-a-day practices and winter conditioning are among the toughest things they will ever face.

McGhee, Bethley shine at Bobcat's Pro Day

Montana State hosted its Pro Day Wednesday afternoon, giving athletes one last chance to keep their NFL dreams alive

Gareth Bale brilliance settles Copa del Rey final

It may have cost a reported $134 million to bring Gareth Bale to Spain, but on Wednesday he scored a priceless goal as Real Madrid beat archrivals Barcelona 2-1 to win the Copa del Rey.

Tanaka dominates Cubs in 3-0 victory

Masahiro Tanaka allowed a pair of bunt singles and struck out 10 in eight dominant innings, leading the New York Yankees to a 3-0 victory over the Chicago Cubs in the opener of a day-night doubleheader on Wednesday afternoon.

Report: LB Smith may not play for 49ers in 2014

San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith, who was arrested over the weekend for making false bomb reports at a Los Angeles airport, likely won't play for the team in 2014, the San Jose Mercury News reported.

Cueto, Reds shut out Pirates

Right-hander Johnny Cueto pitched his third career shutout, and first baseman Joey Votto hit a two-run home run, lifting the Cincinnati Reds to a 4-0 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Wednesday afternoon.

Orioles blank Rays, sweep rain-shortened series

Adam Jones, catcher Matt Wieters and shortstop J.J. Hardy each drove in a run, and three Baltimore pitchers combined for a shutout as the Orioles beat the Tampa Bay Rays 3-0 on Wednesday afternoon.

Bucks announce sale of team

Milwaukee Bucks longtime owner Herb Kohl confirmed Wednesday that he reached an agreement to sell the NBA franchise to hedge-fund billionaires Wesley Edens and Marc Lasry.

Tennessee's Martin accepts Cal job

Tennessee coach Cuonzo Martin has agreed to become the next head coach at California, the schools confirmed Tuesday.

Clippers' Griffin gets one-game suspension

Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin received a one-game suspension without pay for receiving his 16th technical foul of the 2013-14 season, the league announced Wednesday.

Report: Bucks to announce sale of team

Milwaukee Bucks longtime owner Herb Kohl has reached an agreement to sell the team to hedge-fund billionaires Wesley Edens and Marc Lasry for a purchase price of $550 million, ESPN.com reported Wednesday.

NASCAR Driver Capsules, April 16

Capsules for the top 20 drivers in the Sprint Cup standings, plus five additional drivers of note.

Texas A&M 's Joeckel to transfer

Texas A&M quarterback Matt Joeckel, who was competing to replace Johnny Manziel as the starter for the Aggies, announced Wednesday he will transfer from the program.

Astros call up top prospect Springer

Outfielder George Springer, the Houston Astros' most anticipated prospects in years, was called up to the majors from Triple-A Oklahoma City on Wednesday.

Nadal delights record crowd at Monte Carlo Masters

On a record attendance day at the Monte Carlo Masters tennis event, the king of clay held court.

Panthers win NHL draft lottery

The Florida Panthers, who finished with the second-worst record in the NHL this season, won the league's draft lottery Tuesday.