Garcia shuts down Giants, gets key hit in Braves' 2-0 win

Garcia pitched 6 2/3 innings and drove in the first run of the game with an RBI single to lead the Atlanta Braves to a 2-0 victory over the San Francisco Giants on Friday night.

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Manaea pitches banged-up A's over Yankees 4-1

Moved up a day because of Graveman's sore shoulder, Sean Manaea allowed four hits in seven shutout innings to match Masahiro Tanaka's brilliant start for New York. Jed Lowrie and Khris Davis had two-out, run-scoring hits off Tyler Clippard in the eighth,

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Draymond Green not bored by another Cavs-Dubs Finals matchup

Draymond Green just doesn't see the logic: How could three straight NBA Finals between Golden State and Cleveland possibly be boring?

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Kunitz's double-OT goal sends Penguins back to Stanley Cup

Kunitz's knuckling shot from outside the circle fluttered past Craig Anderson 5:09 into the second overtime to give the defending Stanley Cup champions a 3-2 victory over the Ottawa Senators in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference final Thursday night.

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No surprise: It's Cavs-Warriors in the NBA Finals, again

For the third straight year, it's Cleveland and Golden State in the NBA Finals. The 2016 champions versus the 2015 champions . The first "threematch" — rematch of a rematch — in league history. It's the matchup most expected, the matchup most predicted, a

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Rizzo homers twice as Cubs beat Giants 5-4

Rizzo homered twice, Kyle Hendricks tossed seven strong innings and the Cubs hung on to beat the San Francisco Giants 5-4 after closer Wade Davis gave up a two-run homer in the ninth inning.

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49ers LB NaVorro Bowman ready to earn his starting spot back

San Francisco signed inside linebacker Malcolm Smith in free agency and drafted another in Reuben Foster at 31st overall last month out of Alabama, prompting new coach Kyle Shanahan to make a courtesy call to Bowman in case he wanted to talk things over —

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Raiders receivers get chance to learn from Megatron

Former Detroit Lions great Calvin Johnson is spending the week at practice with the Raiders as the guest of offensive coordinator Todd Downing, giving tips to Cooper and the team's other receivers and answering questions about what made him so successful

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Gray fans 11, Davis homers as A's top Marlins 4-1

Sonny Gray struck out a season-high 11 over seven innings, Khris Davis homered and the A's beat the Marlins 4-1 on Wednesday.

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Warriors ready for third straight NBA Finals appearance

Durant is fully aware a tough challenge waits for them. It's why Durant signed with the Warriors and why Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green embraced him at the expense of their own stats.

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Bour's four hits helps Marlins hold off Athletics 11-9

"You're not going to be able to win like this. I don't care who you are," Mattingly said after Miami's 11-9 win over the Oakland Athletics on Tuesday night. "You're not going to go out and score 10, 11 on a consistent basis. You're going to do that every

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Lester pitches 4-hitter as Cubs beat Cueto, Giants 4-1

Lester pitched a four-hitter for Chicago's first complete game of the season, and the Cubs beat Cueto and the San Francisco Giants 4-1 on Tuesday in a rematch of last year's playoff opener.

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Predators reach 1st Stanley Cup Final, oust Ducks in 6 games

Colton Sissons scored his third goal with 6:00 left, and the Predators eliminated the Anaheim Ducks with a 6-3 win in Game 6 on Monday night in the Western Conference finals.

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Panik homers as Giants beat Lackey, Cubs 6-4

Panik hit his first career leadoff homer and doubled twice, leading the San Francisco Giants to a 6-4 victory against the Chicago Cubs.

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Curry's 36 points leads Warriors to sweep Spurs, 129-115

Stephen Curry scored 36 points and Golden State beat injury-ravaged San Antonio with a 129-115 victory Monday night, becoming the first team in league history to start the playoffs 12-0.

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Red Sox tag A's to avoid 4-game sweep

Rodriguez earned his second straight win, Mitch Moreland homered in his third consecutive game and Boston beat the Oakland Athletics 12-3 on Sunday to avoid a four-game sweep.

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Carpenter, Wainwright lead Cards past Giants 8-3 to end skid

Wainwright (4-3) allowed one run and five hits in 6 1/3 innings. Martinez threw nine shutout innings Saturday, and Wacha pitched six scoreless innings Friday.

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