BOSTON (AP) - David Ortiz has been in the middle of some of Fenway Park's greatest moments. None of them seemed more important to "Big Papi" than his role in one Saturday afternoon.
ANAHEIM (AP) - Peter Bourjos had three hits and three RBIs, Mike Trout and Albert Pujols drove in two runs apiece, and the Los Angeles Angels slowed the worst start in franchise history with an 8-1 victory over Torii Hunter and the Detroit Tigers on Friday night.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Jamal Crawford scored 24 points, including several big shots down the stretch, and the Los Angeles Clippers locked up home-court advantage in the first round of the playoffs, holding off the Sacramento Kings 112-108 on Wednesday night in the regular-season finale for both teams.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Steve Blake scored 24 points, Pau Gasol added his seventh career triple-double, and the Los Angeles Lakers secured the seventh playoff seed in the Western Conference with a 99-95 overtime victory over the Houston Rockets on Wednesday night.
When the ball left his bat, Canyon Cowboys senior Micah Moyle had one thing on his mind: "Just run."
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Jason Marquis pitched three-hit ball over 7 2-3 innings for his first win of the season and Alexi Amarista tied a career high with four RBIs, leading the San Diego Padres to a 9-2 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Tuesday night.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Caron Butler scored 18 of his 22 points in the third quarter, and the Los Angeles Clippers routed the Portland Trail Blazers 93-77 on Tuesday night for their sixth straight victory.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Dwight Howard had 26 points and 17 rebounds, and the Los Angeles Lakersstaged a dramatic rally in the fourth quarter to win their first game since losing Kobe Bryant for the season, beating the San Antonio Spurs 91-86 Sunday night to stay in position for a playoff berth.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Now that Josh Hamilton has homered in consecutive games, Mike Trout has found his power stroke and C.J. Wilson has gotten his first win of the season, the LosAngeles Angels hit the road for frigid Minnesota with a warm, fuzzy feeling inside.
PHOENIX (AP) - Paul Goldschmidt rarely has been so happy making so little contact.
PHOENIX (AP) - Patrick Corbin gave up three hits in six innings and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat Clayton Kershaw and the Los Angeles Dodgers 3-0 on Friday night.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Kobe Bryant scored 34 points while playing much of the second half in obvious pain from his injured left leg, and the Los Angeles Lakers rallied in the final minutes without him to stay in the playoff picture with a 118-116 victory over the Golden State Warriors on Friday night.
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - The 14-year-old from China isn't going anywhere in a hurry. And this Masters is still a long way from taking shape.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Reggie Theus has taken over as Cal State Northridge basketball coach, thrilled to be back in the college ranks where he had his greatest success as a player and a coach.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Josh Donaldson hit a tiebreaking, two-run homer in the sixth inning, Yoenis Cespedes also went deep and A.J. Griffin pitched eight solid innings Thursday night, leading Oakland to an 8-1 victory over the Los Angeles Angels and extending the Athletics' winning streak to eight games.
SALVADOR, Brazil (AP) - They captured the eyes and hearts of a suddenly awakened soccer nation, who gathered in unprecedented numbers to watch the world's game.
MOGI DAS CRUZES, Brazil (AP) - Highly physical, probably defensive and anxiety-ridden for sure.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Dan Haren pitched one-hit ball over seven innings - a single that was awarded to Michael Bourn after a video review - and rookie Clint Robinson had a pinch-hit RBI single in the seventh as the Los Angeles Dodgers opened their interleague series against the Cleveland Indians with a 1-0 victory on Monday night.
RECIFE, Brazil (AP) - Costa Rica beat Greece in a penalty shootout Sunday to reach the World Cup quarterfinals for the first time after defending with 10 men for nearly an hour.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - After Clayton Kershaw completed a spectacular month on the mound with yet another dominant victory, he struggled to muster much excitement about his performance or even the Los Angeles Dodgers' leap to the top of the standings.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Neither rain nor the Kansas City Royals could stop the Los Angeles Angels from winning again.
BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil (AP) - Brazil advanced to the World Cup quarterfinals on Saturday with a 3-2 shootout win over Chile following a tense and thrilling battle that ended 1-1 after extra time.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Zack Greinke became the third NL pitcher to reach double digits in victories, and the Los Angeles Dodgers had four RBI doubles during a six-run second inning to beat the St. Louis Cardinals 9-1 on Saturday.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Jhonny Peralta hit a tiebreaking two-run double and Yadier Molina homered, leading the St. Louis Cardinals to a 3-1 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday night.
BETHESDA, Md. (AP) - Tiger Woods never felt so good after playing so badly.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Omar Infante capped a seven-run inning with his first career grand slam, and the Kansas City Royals held on to beat the Los Angeles Angels 8-6 on a rough Friday night for starting pitchers.
NEW YORK (AP) - Andrew Wiggins went No. 1, so he got to make the first pitch.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Albert Pujols is thrilled to have a reason to forget about his first two disappointing seasons with the Los Angeles Angels. His club is on a roll this summer, and he's hoping the ride extends all the way to October.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Pinch-hitter Justin Turner delivered an RBI single in the eighth inning off Adam Wainwright, and the Los Angeles Dodgers edged the St. Louis Cardinals 1-0 Thursday night in their first meeting since last year's NL championship series.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Wade Davis plunked A.J. Ellis of the Dodgers with the bases loaded and two outs in the eighth inning Wednesday night, sending Los Angeles to a 5-4 victory over the Kansas City Royals.