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NFL: Raiders make Tony Sparano interim coach

ALAMEDA, Calif. — Reggie McKenzie believes he put together a roster capable of competing for a playoff spot. When that roster got off to an 0-4 start and wasn’t even competitive in two games, the Oakland Raiders general manager decided he needed to fire coach Dennis Allen.

NBA: Clippers return focus to team post-Sterling

LOS ANGELES — Doc Rivers loves nothing more than talking basketball. And with the scandal involving former Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling beginning to fade into the background, Rivers welcomes returning the focus squarely to the team and its performance.

Golf: Europe celebrates another Ryder Cup victory

GLENEAGLES, Scotland — Tom Watson walked over to congratulate Jamie Donaldson for the shot of his life, a shot that ended the Ryder Cup. He walked up the 15th fairway at Gleneagles with his arm around European captain Paul McGinley even before the final match was conceded to secure another win for Europe.

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Mercury crush Sky 97-68 in Game 2

PHOENIX — Brittney Griner shook off two blows to the face to finish with 19 points, Diana Taurasi added 18 and the Phoenix Mercury made it two straight routs in the WNBA Finals with a 97-68 win over the Chicago Sky on Tuesday night.

Goodell says NFL didn’t see video

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — As questions arose about how the NFL investigated domestic violence allegations against Ray Rice, Commissioner Roger Goodell said Tuesday the league asked for, but was not given, video showing the ex-Ravens running back punching his then-fiancee on an elevator.