KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Luke Hochevar was a member of the Kansas City Royals who advanced to the World Series a year ago. He was in the dugout for every playoff game, took part in all the champagne celebrations, got an American League championship ring after the season.
FRISCO, Texas (AP) - Victor Ulloa slipped a shot underneath diving San Jose goalkeeper David Bingham in the 79th minute to give FC Dallas a 2-1 victory Sunday that eliminated the Earthquakes from the MLS Cup playoffs.
SANTA CLARA (AP) - Jim Tomsula will evaluate his players, position by position, and consider depth-chart changes - though none of his coaches are in jeopardy for now with the 49ers struggling in all phases.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Lorenzo Cain raced in from the outfield about as fast as he had raced around the bases, hurrying to join the rest of the Kansas City Royals as they streamed onto the diamond in celebration.
ANAHEIM (AP) - Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson each scored 24 points and Harrison Barnes had 23 as the Golden State Warriors routed the Los Angeles Lakers 136-97 on Thursday night in the last preseason game for both teams.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Don Mattingly and the Los Angeles Dodgers stuck to their scripts Thursday, insisting they agreed to a mutual parting of the ways while never revealing the exact reason he won't return as manager.
NEW YORK (AP) - Joe Maddon walked to the mound in a ski cap. Yoenis Cespedes wore a balaclava. As baseball's postseason keeps getting longer, the Boys of Summer are starting to resemble skiers on a Steamboat Springs lift line.