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  • AP source: Cal to promote interim AD to full-time job

    BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — California will name interim athletic director Mike Williams to the full-time job. A person with knowledge of the plans said Monday that Chancellor Nicholas Dirks is expected to announce Williams’ promotion…

  • Bryant Gumbel defends program and co-workers against lawsuit

    NEW YORK (AP) — The host of HBO’s “Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel” on Monday defended his monthly sports magazine against claims by a British soccer ball maker that it delivered a “pack of lies”…

  • UNC: Pinson recovering from surgery on injured left foot

    CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina freshman swingman Theo Pinson is recovering from foot surgery. Pinson had surgery on his left foot Monday in Charlotte, North Carolina. He broke a bone in the foot…

  • World Golf Ranking

    Through May 3 1. Rory McIlroy NIR 12.62 2. Jordan Spieth USA 9.05 3. Henrik Stenson SWE 7.25 4. Bubba Watson USA 7.15 5. Jim Furyk USA 6.98 6. Justin Rose ENG 6.43 7. Jason…

  • Williams beats Stephens, advances to Madrid Open 3rd round

    MADRID (AP) — Serena Williams needed just 58 minutes to beat fellow American Sloane Stephens 6-4, 6-0 Monday and reach the third round of the Madrid Open. The top-ranked Williams broke Stephens four times and…

  • Column: Earnhardt back in victory lane and happier than ever

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — There was a nearly five-year period for Dale Earnhardt Jr. when being a famous race car driver wasn’t all glitz and glamour. He was a non-factor on the race track, barely…

  • Harvard pass rusher moves to head of Colts’ free agent class

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Colts have signed 15 undrafted rookies, including Harvard linebacker Zachary Hodges, the 2013 Ivy League defensive player of the year. The other signees, announced Monday, are Southeastern Louisiana quarterback Bryan Bennett;…

  • Clemson quarterback Watson on track for full recovery

    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson believes he won’t miss a beat despite sitting out all spring after knee ligament surgery. And the Tigers most dynamic player insists he’ll return at full speed…

  • McIlroy, Spieth together in opening 2 rounds of Players

    PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The match that didn’t happen in San Francisco will be available in stroke play at The Players Championship this week. Match Play winner Rory McIlroy and Masters champion Jordan…

  • Griner opts out of US women’s basketball training camp

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Brittney Griner opted out of the U.S. women’s national basketball team training camp that began Monday. The 6-foot-8 star of the Phoenix Mercury was arrested April 22 on suspicion of assault…

  • Money Leaders

    HORSE RACING Through May 3 National Thoroughbred Racing Association Jockeys Sts 1st 2nd 3rd Earnings Victor Espinoza 210 46 37 28 $8,918,532 Javier Castellano 506 129 93 69 $6,291,363 John Velazquez 268 55 44 43…

  • NASCAR Sprint Cup Leaders

    Through May 3 Points 1, Kevin Harvick, 394. 2, Martin Truex Jr., 354. 3, Jimmie Johnson, 342. 4, Joey Logano, 335. 5, Dale Earnhardt Jr., 319. 6, Brad Keselowski, 305. 7, Jamie McMurray, 297. 8,…

  • NASCAR Camping World Truck Money Leaders

    Through March 28 1. Tyler Reddick, $128,969 2. Erik Jones, $100,657 3. Matt Crafton, $99,710 4. Daniel Suarez, $58,621 5. Ben Kennedy, $57,883 6. Johnny Sauter, $56,823 7. Ray Black Jr., $56,659 8. Joey Logano,…

  • NASCAR Camping World Truck Schedule-Winners

    Feb. 20 — NextEra Energy Resources 250 (Tyler Reddick) Feb. 28 — Hyundai Construction Equipment 200 (Matt Crafton) March 28 — Kroger 250 (Joey Logano) May 8 — Kansas 250, Kansas City, Kan. May 15…

  • NASCAR Camping World Truck Points Leaders

    Through March 28 1. Matt Crafton, 128. 2. Tyler Reddick, 126. 3. Erik Jones, 122. 4. Johnny Sauter, 112. 5. James Buescher, 100. 6. John Wes Townley, 90. 7. Ray Black Jr., 89. 8. Cameron…