Only four American girls went to Portugal for the Federation of International Volleyball Under-19 World Beach Championships.
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.
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.
DETROIT (AP) - Justin Verlander settled down after a terrible first inning and the Detroit Tigers rallied in emphatic fashion for a 14-5 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Tuesday night.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Albert Pujols, Howie Kendrick and Erick Aybar each had run-scoring hits in the fifth inning and five relievers helped fill in for an injured Jered Weaver, leading the Los Angeles Angels to a 5-2 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays on Monday night.
DENVER (AP) - Matt Kemp and Josh Beckett made sure the Los Angeles Dodgers had plenty to celebrate heading into their showdown with the Detroit Tigers.
Both Los Angeles baseball teams will have at least one starter in the 2014 MLB All-Star Game, after the league announces its All-Star rosters on Sunday.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - There was a lot of grumbling in the Los Angeles Angels' clubhouse following Garrett Richards' latest strong performance.
SALVADOR, Brazil (AP) - Tim Krul came on as a substitute in the final minute of extra time and then saved two penalties in a 4-3 shootout victory over Costa Rica on Saturday, giving the Netherlands a spot in the World Cup semifinals.
DENVER (AP) - Jorge De La Rosa sweated almost as much watching the Colorado bullpen preserve the win as he did earning it.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Tommy Milone, who threw six shutout innings in Oakland's victory on Friday, found himself headed to Triple-A Sacramento on Saturday.
DENVER (AP) - Clayton Kershaw nearly had no-hit stuff against Colorado again, allowing only two singles over eight masterful innings as the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Rockies 9-0 on Friday night.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Melky Cabrera couldn't corral Nick Punto's double with one out in the 12th inning, sending the Oakland Athletics to a 1-0 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays on Friday.