HOUSTON (AP) - Jordan Schafer hit his first career grand slam on a shot that bounced off the glove of Dodgers right fielder Andre Ethier, Wandy Rodriguez pitched three-hit ball through seven innings Sunday and the Houston Astros romped past Los Angeles 12-0.
DETROIT (AP) - Alberto Gonzalez's squeeze bunt turned into an RBI single in the 11th inning when umpires missed a call, and the Texas Rangers went on to beat the Detroit Tigers 3-2 on Sunday.
NEW YORK (AP) - Johan Santana wanted to get back on the mound immediately after his fiasco in Atlanta last week. Thanks to the weather, he'll have to be extra patient.
OAKLAND (AP) - The Oakland Athletics have optioned pitcher Graham Godfrey to Triple-A Sacramento, one day after the right-hander lost his third consecutive start.
ST. LOUIS (AP) - Jake Westbrook's new routine has led to early success this season.
OAKLAND (AP) - Tyson Ross was right at home with family and friends enjoying a birthday celebration and making his second start of the season. His teammates helped give him the best gift of all.
SAN JOSE (AP) - After two straight trips to the Western Conference final, the San Jose Sharks now have to come to grips with their earliest playoff exit during a run of eight straight postseason trips.
PITTSBURGH (AP) - Steve Sullivan, Jordan Staal and Tyler Kennedy scored and the Pittsburgh Penguins fended off elimination with a 3-2 comeback victory over the Philadelphia Flyers on Friday night in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinal series.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - With Oscar Robertson sitting courtside and soaking up the crowd's adulation in recognition of his Hall of Fame career, it would have been a fitting occasion for Oklahoma City Thunder star Kevin Durant to record the first triple-double of his career.
DALLAS (AP) - Vince Carter and Brandan Wright are showing how much they can help Dirk Nowitzki and Jason Terry.
OAKLAND (AP) - Klay Thompson was only 7 years old when his father took him to meet a young Kobe Bryant inside the Los Angeles Lakers locker room. Or, rather, tried to take him.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Mike Conley had 18 points and seven assists as Memphis rallied to beat Charlotte 85-80 on Friday night, extending the Bobcats' franchise-worst losing streak to 19 games.
CHICAGO (AP) - Cincinnati batted around in the first inning and cruised to a 9-4 win over the Chicago Cubs on Friday for the 10,000th win in franchise history.
BOSTON (AP) - Alex Rodriguez took over fifth place on the career list with his 631st home run, Eric Chavez added two homers and the New York Yankees spoiled the Boston Red Sox 100th anniversary celebration of Fenway Park with a 6-2 win Friday.
OAKLAND (AP) - Rollie Fingers figured he would have shaved his signature handlebar mustache by now. He claims he almost did once after losing both games of a doubleheader, before changing his mind.
RENTON, Wash. (AP) - As the newest starter in the Seattle Seahawks secondary, cornerback Byron Maxwell had plenty of time earlier in his career to be an observer.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Growing up, Andrew Luck kept trying to emulate the quarterbacks he watched on Sunday afternoons, guys like Peyton Manning and Phillip Rivers.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - The Memphis Grizzlies have acquired guard Courtney Lee and have sent guard Jerryd Bayless to the Boston Celtics as part of a three-team trade that also includes the Oklahoma City Thunder.
SANTA CLARA (AP) - Bring on Carolina once more, and another cross-country playoff flight.
RENTON, Wash. (AP) - Before Pete Carroll turns his full attention to Seattle's playoff opponent, he'll make sure the Seahawks aren't expecting another easy win against New Orleans like in Week 13.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Panthers coach Ron Rivera is expecting a few more big plays from San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick this time around.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - A defense that allowed 44 points in a playoff game might boost the confidence of its next opponent.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - The Colts are getting some help from a former Patriot.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - Forget the Ravens.
Say these things for Dennis Rodman: He likes going to North Korea, and likes bringing a bit of a side show with him.
KAPALUA, Hawaii (AP) - Zach Johnson is taking his place among the big boys in golf with two of the shortest clubs in his bag.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Lawyers representing former NFL players in the proposed $765 million settlement of thousands of concussion-related claims detailed Monday how the money would be divided.
CHICAGO (AP) - San Jose coach Todd McLellan gushed about the Sharks' defense and effort. He also praised goalie Alex Stalock.
During World War II numerous companies manufactured 45 caliber pistols for use by our military in the war. Among them were the usual gun companies like Colt and Ithaca, but they were also manufactured by the Union Switch Company and the Remington Rand typewriter company. The Holy Grail for gun collectors is probably a 45 ACP Model 1911-A1 manufactured by the Singer Sewing Machine Company. As I understand it. Singer only made 50 of the model 1911s in 45acp. They were apparently issued only to aviators and very few survived the war. If you somehow found a Singer 45 today ...
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) - Under pressure in subzero weather, Colin Kaepernick kept his cool.