PHOENIX (AP) - Joe Panik homered for the second straight night, Jeff Samardzija had another strong outing and the San Francisco Giants made it two in a row in Arizona with a 3-1 victory over the Diamondbacks on Friday night.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - Danny Valencia hit his first two home runs in more than seven months, and that was just the start of his contribution to the Oakland Athletics' 6-3 win over the Tampa Bay Rays on Friday night.
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - The sky was getting so dark that Jason Day could barely see the flag on the 14th hole, much less the small crowd that waited out a two-hour storm delay Friday at The Players Championship. The way he was playing, he sure could hear them.
DENVER (AP) - Jose Reyes now knows when he can return. His role - and perhaps his future - with the Colorado Rockies remain as murky as ever, especially given the emergence of rookie shortstop Trevor Story.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - When Matt Bush was released from prison last October after a 3 1/2-year sentence for a drunken-driving accident, the former No. 1 overall draft pick was sober and just hoping for another chance to play baseball.
LANGHORNE, Pa. (AP) - Pop Warner said Thursday it is eliminating kickoffs in its three youngest football divisions, another safety-focused rules change sure to be noticed and discussed at higher levels of the game.
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - One birdie led to two more before Jason Day even hit his stride, and his round kept getting better until the world's No. 1 player was in the record book and in the lead Thursday at The Players Championship.