• This Sept. 24, 2016 photo shows Stanford running back Christian McCaffrey running against UCLA during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Pasadena, Calif. Stanford coach David Shaw said McCaffrey is feeling better and is hopeful that the 2015 Heisman Trophy finalist will be back in the lineup against Colorado on Saturday. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson, file)

    Stanford’s McCaffrey uncertain to play against Colorado

    STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Stanford coach David Shaw said running back Christian McCaffrey is feeling better and is hopeful that the 2015 Heisman Trophy finalist will be back in the lineup against Colorado on Saturday.

  • In this Tuesday, July 19, 2016, photo, a man walks in front of a Yahoo sign at the company's headquarters in Sunnyvale, Calif. On Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2016, Yahoo reports financial results. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

    Yahoo stumbles again in 3Q, raising stakes on Verizon deal

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Yahoo stumbled through another rough patch in the third quarter, ramping up the pressure on the slumping internet company to complete its $4.8 billion sale to Verizon Communications.

  • Former Diamondbacks manager Chip Hale returns to Athletics

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Former Arizona Diamondbacks manager Chip Hale is returning to the Oakland Athletics organization as third base coach on manager Bob Melvin’s staff.

  • In this Oct. 15, 2016, file photo, Nicholas Lindheim prepares to putt on the 17th green of the Silverado Resort North Course during the third round of the Safeway Open PGA golf tournament in Napa, Calif. Lindheim is the oldest of 25 rookies this year at age 31. He didn’t go to college, teaching himself to play while working at a golf course. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)

    PGA Tour rookie started late and taught himself to play

    NAPA, Calif. (AP) — Of the 70 players who made the cut in the PGA Tour season opener, Nicholas Lindheim easily could have been mistaken for a college kid who Monday qualified. He had a carry bag. He was not wearing a cap with a logo. He didn’t have an equipment deal. He didn’t have an agent.

  • Derrick Rose arrives at Federal Court in Los Angeles, Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2016. Testimony is scheduled to resume in the lawsuit against Rose and two friends by a woman who claims she was raped while incapacitated three years ago. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)

    She said, they said: Derrick Rose case boils down to consent

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Months before Derrick Rose took the stand to defend himself in a lawsuit claiming he and two friends raped an ex-girlfriend while she was intoxicated, the NBA star was asked if he understood the word “consent.”

  • Vallejo Police officers work at the scene of a shooting in Vallejo, Calif., on Sunday, Oct. 16, 2016. Andrew Powell targeted two Northern California police officers who were taking a break at a coffee shop in an ambush that was foiled when his gun malfunctioned, a police chief said Monday. Powell, who was wearing body armor, fled when he could not get his weapon to fire, and the officers gave chase, shooting him three times, authorities said at a news conference. He is in critical but stable condition. (Chris Preovolos/San Francisco Chronicle via AP)

    Chief: California officers spared when gunman’s weapon jams

    VALLEJO, Calif. (AP) — A man wearing body armor pointed an assault rifle at two police officers in a California Starbucks, only to have the weapon malfunction before he fled and was shot by the officers nearby, police said Monday.

  • CORRECTS TO NEW YORK YANKEES INSTEAD OF NEW YORK METS IN FIRST SENTENCE This Sept. 13, 2016 file photo shows Los Angeles Dodgers' starting pitcher Julio Urias delivering during the first inning of a baseball game against the New York Yankees in New York. Urias is scheduled to start for the Dodgers in Game 4 of the NL Championship Series against the Chicago Cubs. Manager Dave Roberts said Monday, oct. 17, 2016 the 20-year-old rookie from Mexico will open Wednesday, followed by Kenta Maeda in Game 5 on Thursday “as it stands now.’’ (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, file)

    Dodgers to start rookie Julio Urias in NLCS Game 4

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Julio Urias is scheduled to start for the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 4 of the NL Championship Series against the Chicago Cubs.

  • Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Jake Arrieta talks to reporters during a news conference ahead of Tuesday's Game 3 of the National League baseball championship series against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Monday, Oct. 17, 2016, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

    Less dominant Arrieta vs Hill as NLCS shifts to Los Angeles

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Back in spring training, Joe Maddon cornered Jake Arrieta for a frank conversation about his workload during the upcoming season.

  • Los Angeles Sparks guard Kristi Toliver, right, shoots as Minnesota Lynx forward Maya Moore defends during the second half in Game 4 of the WNBA Finals, Sunday, Oct. 16, 2016, in Los Angeles. The Lynx won 85-79. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

    WNBA Finals headed to decisive Game 5 for 2nd straight year

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — With both teams winning on each other’s home courts, the WNBA Finals are headed to a decisive fifth game for the second straight year.

  • Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw (22) reacts as he walks off the mound after the seventh inning of Game 2 of the National League baseball championship series against the Chicago Cubs, Sunday, Oct. 16, 2016, in Chicago. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

    Kershaw helps Dodgers blank Cubs 1-0, NLCS even a 1-all

    CHICAGO (AP) — So much for October closer. With his Dodgers desperate for a win, Clayton Kershaw delivered the best start of his checkered playoff career.