SANTA CLARA (AP) - Blaine Gabbert overcame a shaky start to throw a 43-yard touchdown pass to Vance McDonald before the Houston Texans rallied in the second half against San Francisco's reserves to beat the 49ers 24-13 on Sunday in the exhibition opener for both teams.
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Carson Palmer directed a 73-yard drive for a field goal in his one series before the Oakland Raiders backups dominated their Arizona counterparts in a 31-10 victory in the teams' preseason opener Friday night.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Mark Trumbo regained the major league lead with his 33rd home run and the Baltimore Orioles moved back into first place in the AL East with a 5-2 victory over the San Francisco Giants on Friday night.
OAKLAND (AP) - Yonder Alonso hit a tiebreaking two-run single in the sixth inning off rookie Joe Wieland and the Oakland Athletics beat Seattle 6-3 on Friday night to end the Mariners' six-game winning streak.
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) - Quincy Amarikwa and Simon Dawkins scored to help the San Jose Earthquakes beat the Vancouver Whitecaps 2-1 on Friday night for their first road victory of the season.
RENO, Nev. (AP) - Business executives who want to bring the Oakland Raiders to Las Vegas met with northern Nevada lawmakers to get them up to speed on their plans and scout sites for a potential training camp in the Reno area, in case the Nevada move goes through.