Consider this Max Homa's final farewell to amateur golf.
NEW YORK - The greatest closer in baseball history made his way to the mound in the bottom of the eighth inning at Citi Field in the 84th Major League Baseball All-Star Game to the familiar thunder of an eager crowd and his Yankee Stadium walk-in song, Metallica's "Enter Sandman."
Week after week, month after month, Brandon Jauregui kept falling well short of his expectations.
NEW YORK - With all the noise about getting a certain Cuban from Los Angeles to the All-Star Game, a different Cuban made the major impact of All-Star Monday.
SEATTLE (AP) - Felix Hernandez threw eight shutout innings and Justin Smoak drove in four runs off Los Angeles starter Jered Weaver, including a three-run homer, in the Seattle Mariners' 6-0 win over the Angels on Saturday night.
SAN DIEGO (AP) - Tim Lincecum has thrown his first career no-hitter and the second in the majors in 11 days, a gem saved by a spectacular diving catch by right fielder Hunter Pence in the San Francisco Giants' 9-0 win against the last-place San Diego Padres on Saturday night.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Zack Greinke's best outing with the Los Angeles Dodgers was a workmanlike display of pitching to spots and letting his teammates make the plays behind him - mostly on groundballs.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Juan Nicasio scattered three hits over seven innings to outduel Clayton Kershaw, and DJ LeMahieu went 3 for 4 with an RBI to help the Colorado Rockies beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 3-0 on Friday night.
SEATTLE (AP) - Raul Ibanez homered twice to give him 24 this season and the Seattle Mariners set a team home-run record in an 8-3 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Friday night.
Alison Lee went out on top.
The story of Alex Bishop's surprise breakout season continues to play out in the form of major awards.
CHICAGO (AP) - Josh Hamilton hit two home runs, Albert Pujols also connected and the Los Angeleswent deep a season-high five times in a 13-2 rout of the Chicago Cubs on Wednesday night.
PHOENIX (AP) - Ricky Nolasco gave up four hits over seven innings in his Dodgers debut and surging Los Angeles beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 6-1 on Tuesday night for its 14th victory in 17 games.
It was a nail-biter from kickoff to final whistle, but in the end, the Santa Clarita Blue Heat were able to knock off the Colorado Rush 4-3 in their final home game of the season.
CHICAGO (AP) - Alfonso Soriano hit two of the Cubs' season high five home runs and Travis Wood earned his first win in nearly six weeks in Chicago's 7-2 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Tuesday night.
NEW YORK (AP) - The NBA says it will appoint a chief executive officer to supervise the Los Angeles Clippers' operations.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Stephen Curry scored 24 points and dished out nine assists, and the Golden State Warriors forced a decisive Game 7 by outlasting the Los Angeles Clippers 100-99 Thursday night.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - From the moment Yasiel Puig broke into the big leagues, it's been go, go, go for the 23-year-old Cuban outfielder.