PITTSBURGH (AP) - The Pittsburgh Pirates went 21 years between playoff games. The wait will be significantly shorter this time around.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Less than two years after Southern California finished a 10-2 season with a 50-point win over UCLA, coach Lane Kiffin is unemployed.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - David Price, Evan Longoria and the Tampa Bay Rays are going to playoffs again, getting there with a victory in their final regular-season game for the second time in three years.
The Tampa Bay Rays and Texas Rangers are pushing this regular season to game No. 163.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Juan Nicasio outdueled Zack Greinke for his first victory in six starts and Nolan Arenado had an RBI double, leading the Colorado Rockies to a 1-0 victory over the NL West champion Los Angeles Dodgers on Saturday night.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Joe Nathan feels like the Texas Rangers have been playing elimination games for a week.
CHICAGO (AP) - James Shields struck out 10 and scattered four hits over seven innings for his 100th career win, and the Kansas City Royals beat Chicago 6-1 on Friday night to ensure the White Sox of their worst record since 1970.
ST. LOUIS (AP) - Missing some of their biggest stars, the San Francisco 49ers put their foot down. They put the St. Louis Rams back in their place, too.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Angel Pagan hit a tiebreaking home run leading off the eighth inning to give San Francisco a win in what might have been Tim Lincecum's final outing with the club, and theGiants beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 3-2 on Thursday night.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - Shaquille O'Neal spent the first part of the century smashing Sacramento's dreams of an NBA championship. Now he wants to spend the next part doing anything he can to build the Kings into a winner.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Collin Cowgill homered and also stole home as the Los Angeles Angels beat the Seattle Mariners 6-5 Saturday night.
SAN DIEGO (AP) - Clayton Kershaw struck out 10 in seven dominant innings, Yasiel Puig and A.J. Ellis hit two-run homers and the NL West champion Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the San Diego Padres 4-0 Saturday night.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Cody Kessler passed for 164 yards and a touchdown, and the Southern California defense stifled explosive Utah State on Saturday as the Trojans topped the Aggies 17-14.
SAN DIEGO (AP) - Robbie Erlin allowed four hits over 7 2-3 innings and fellow rookie Jedd Gyorko hit his 20th homer to lead the San Diego Padres to a 2-0 victory over the NL West champion Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday night.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Joey Gallo let loose his powerful left-handed swing on a too-good-to-pass-up pitch over the plate, producing a soaring two-run homer to give his team the lead for good.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Los Angeles Dodgers began the season Down Under in Australia. They've arrived at the All-Star break on top of the NL West.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A.J. Ellis hit a bases-loaded sacrifice fly in the ninth inning, lifting the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 1-0 victory over the San Diego Padres on Saturday night.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Rick Porcello outdueled Hart graduate James Shields and the Detroit Tigers won their fifth in a row, beating the Kansas City Royals 5-1 Saturday night.
Jeremy Lin is still on his way to the Los Angeles Lakers, even after the Houston Rockets failed to land coveted forward Chris Bosh in free agency.
CLEVELAND (AP) - Cleveland hasn't had this much good news since the first time LeBron James came to town.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Garrett Richards allowed five hits over seven innings to extend his personal winning streak to seven decisions as the Los Angeles Angels handed the Texas Rangers their sixth consecutive loss, 3-0 on Friday night.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Clayton Kershaw's scoreless streak ended at 41 innings when he gave up a home run to Chase Headley, but the Los Angeles ace pitched a three-hitter with 11 strikeouts to lead the Dodgers over the San Diego Padres 2-1 on Thursday night.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Staying home was important to Jordan Farmar, so he moved from the Lakers to the Clippers as the backup to Chris Paul.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - All-Star center fielder Mike Trout had a three-run homer among his four hits for the fast-starting Los Angeles Angels in a 15-6 victory over the freefalling Texas Rangers on Thursday night.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A raging Donald Sterling denounced his wife, her lawyers and the NBA from the witness stand Wednesday, saying he will never sell the Los Angeles Clippers and vowing a lifetime of lawsuits against the league.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A San Francisco Giants fan who suffered brain damage in a stadium parking lot beating won his negligence suit against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday, with a jury awarding about $18 million but dividing responsibility among the club and the two men who beat him.
DETROIT (AP) - When Max Scherzer is on the mound, the Detroit Tigers have a chance to win pretty much any game - even without their top two sluggers.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - R.A. Dickey scattered four hits over seven innings for his first victory in over a month, Jose Reyes homered and drove in three runs and the Toronto Blue Jays ended a season-worst five-game skid Tuesday night with a 4-0 win over the Los Angeles Angels.
BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil (AP) - With Neymar out injured, just about everyone in Brazil knew it would be tough against Germany.