OAKLAND (AP) - Jason Hammel walked off the mound in the sixth inning to a standing ovation from the announced crowd of 16,335 at the Coliseum. He saluted the fans with his right hand, looking more relieved than happy.
SANTA CLARA (AP) - Stevie Johnson had produced three straight 1,000-yard seasons with 23 touchdown catches as Buffalo's most dynamic player in the passing game when that streak ended in frustrating fashion last year.
MIAMI (AP) - The former clinic owner accused of selling performance-enhancing drugs to Alex Rodriguez has agreed to plead guilty in what prosecutors called a wide-ranging conspiracy to distribute steroids to both major league ballplayers and high school athletes.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Ron Washington sat in the opposite dugout from the one he used to manage the Texas Rangers, still with his ever-present passion for the game while talking about his role with the Oakland Athletics.
LAS VEGAS (AP) - The NHL is thinking about expanding to Las Vegas, and Calgary Flames coach Bob Hartley has already considered the challenges he might face bringing 25 young hockey players to Sin City.
PEARLAND, Texas (AP) - Darryl Hamilton, a standout center fielder and a member of the New York Mets team that reached the 2000 World Series, was killed in a murder-suicide in a suburban Houston home, authorities said Monday.