• From left, United States' Draymond Green, Kevin Durant and DeMarcus Cousins celebrate after a score by Carmelo Anthony during the second half of an exhibition basketball game against China on Tuesday, July 26, 2016, in Oakland, Calif. The United States won 107-57. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

    Kevin Durant shines in first game at new home arena

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Oh yeah, Kevin Durant fully planned on putting up the initial shot for the U.S. as he played his first game at Oracle Arena since joining the Golden State Warriors.

  • Sean Doolittle plays impromptu shadow baseball with boy

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — When a baseball-loving boy stopped Oakland reliever Sean Doolittle by chance Monday to check out the A’s bandanna worn by the pitcher’s dog, the little guy got an impromptu opportunity to play shadow baseball with a big leaguer.

  • Johanna Konta, of Britain, returns to Venus Williams, of the United States, during the final in the Bank of the West Classic tennis tournament Sunday, July 24, 2016, in Stanford, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

    Johanna Konta tops Venus Williams for first singles crown

    STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — As Johanna Konta pounded the ball from every spot on the court Sunday and rarely missed, there were moments Venus Williams could do little more than applaud her opponent’s stellar day as winners whipped down the line and drop shots fell perfectly.

  • Tampa Bay Rays' Kevin Kiermaier, right, is tagged out by Oakland Athletics' Yonder Alonso, center, at first base during the fifth inning of a baseball game Friday, July 22, 2016, in Oakland, Calif. At left is A's pitcher Sean Manaea. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

    Crisp’s single in the 13th lifts Athletics past Rays 1-0

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Some 90 minutes after his impressive night was through, Oakland rookie Sean Manaea waited on a clubhouse couch watching the innings wear on and hoped Coco Crisp would deliver when his chance came.