PITTSBURGH (AP) - Dan Straily knew before he went to work on Tuesday night his next start wouldn't be in the majors. The All-Star break and a quirk in the Oakland Athletics' schedule means the AL West leaders won't need a fifth starter for a couple of weeks.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Marlon Byrd's two-out grand slam capped a five-run eighth inning and the New York Mets beat the San Francisco Giants 10-6 on Tuesday for their third consecutive win.
NEW YORK (AP) - Yoenis Cespedes of the Oakland Athletics will swing for the Citi Field fences in the Home Run Derby next Monday night, rounding out the eight-player field.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The San Francisco Giants placed backup catcher Hector Sanchez on the disabled list with a strained right shoulder in one of several roster moves made by the slumping World Series champions.
PITTSBURGH (AP) - At 40 years old and 16 seasons into his major league career, Bartolo Colon thinks he's having a career season.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Eric Young Jr. scored on shortstop Brandon Crawford's fielding error with two outs in the 16th inning, and the New York Mets outlasted the San Francisco Giants 4-3 in a game that ended early Tuesday morning.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The hits keep coming for the San Francisco Giants everywhere but on the field right now.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - There's a reason why Ryan Howard was limping around the field.
PHOENIX (AP) - The Los Angeles Dodgers placed center fielder Matt Kemp on the 15-day disabled list Monday with joint inflammation in his troublesome left shoulder.
PITTSBURGH (AP) - The Oakland Athletics recalled former first-round pick Grant Green on Monday, and the second baseman was in the lineup for the game against the Pittsburgh Pirates.
OAKLAND (AP) - The Denver Nuggets will get something back for Andre Iguodala after all.
OAKLAND (AP) - The Golden State Warriors and Marreese Speights have reached an agreement on a free agent contract, a person with knowledge of the deal said Monday.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Josh Reddick homered and drove in four runs for the Oakland Athletics on Sunday. Jed Lowrie had three hits, including a homer of his own.
HOUSTON (AP) - Minnesota Vikings star Adrian Peterson should be arrested anew after admitting during his court appearance on a child abuse charge that he had "smoked a little weed" while out on bond, Texas prosecutors said Thursday.
ALAMEDA (AP) - The Oakland Raiders placed starting middle linebacker Nick Roach on season-ending injured reserve Wednesday after he was unable to recover from a concussion in the preseason.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Even in his late 30s and a year removed from a devastating ankle injury that cut short his 2013 season in Atlanta, Tim Hudson pictured himself pitching at a high level again.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Dodgers pitcher Josh Beckett, facing surgery for a torn labrum in his left hip that caused him to miss most of the last three months of the season, has retired at 34, ending a 14-year career that included two World Series championships.
The AFC South pretty much has been the province of the Colts and Texans in recent years. Even though Houston fell apart last season, it's not a big surprise it has emerged as the only challenger to Indianapolis in the division this year.
SANTA CLARA (AP) - The San Francisco 49ers have found the offensive balance that helped the team reach the NFC championship game in each of the past three seasons.
NEW YORK (AP) - NFL owners spent five hours discussing the league's personal conduct policy, domestic violence and discipline for misbehavior during their fall meetings Wednesday.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Diego Valeri scored twice and Donovan Ricketts had his fifth shutout of the season to help the Portland Timbers beat San Jose Earthquakes 3-0 on Wednesday night.
ST. LOUIS (AP) - Changing cast, same old hit show for the St. Louis Cardinals.
ST. LOUIS (AP) - Matt Adams could barely contain his enthusiasm - and he didn't really try, either. He thrust both arms in the air while still in the batter's box and added a couple of big hops to his home run trot as he approached first base.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The San Francisco Giants are on another October roll in their every-other-year pattern of postseason success.
NEW YORK (AP) - NFL owners will meet Wednesday to discuss the league's personal conduct policy, vote on the sale of the Buffalo Bills and look at further international play.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Yes, Adrian Peterson said, the allegation that he struck his young son with a branch is true. No, he does not believe he committed a crime.
ALAMEDA (AP) - The Oakland Raiders have claimed Ray-Ray Armstrong off waivers from the St. Louis Rams to upgrade their depleted linebacker position.
BOSTON (AP) - Landon Donovan will captain the United States on Friday in his national team finale.