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.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Al Jefferson tied a career high with 40 points, 16 of them in the fourth quarter, and grabbed 18 rebounds to help the Charlotte Bobcats send the floundering Los Angeles Lakers to their sixth straight defeat with a 110-100 victory Friday night.
Valencia High graduate Max Homa earned a sponsor's exemption and will golf in the PGA Tour's Northern Trust Open, the tournament announced on Friday.
OAKLAND (AP) - David Lee had 22 points and 11 rebounds, Andrew Bogut grabbed 17 boards and the Golden State Warriors whipped the Los Angeles Clippers 111-92 Thursday night.
SAN JOSE (AP) - Anze Kopitar broke a long scoreless drought for Los Angeles and Jonathan Quick earned his third shutout of the season to help the Kings snap a five-game losing streak with a 1-0 victory over the San Jose Sharks.
MILWAUKEE (AP) - Blake Griffin dominated the paint with 20 points, Jamal Crawford scored 25 and the Los Angeles Clippers ended their seven-game road trip with a 114-86 win Monday night over the Milwaukee Bucks.
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) - Stan Wawrinka added a win over Rafael Nadal to his list of firsts in a stunning run to his maiden Grand Slam title, extending his rival's injury-cursed run at the Australian Open with a 6-3, 6-2, 3-6, 6-3 upset in Sunday's final.
NEW YORK (AP) - No 62-point game for Carmelo Anthony on Sunday. He didn't even match his first-half total from Friday night.
TORONTO (AP) - Jamal Crawford wondered whether he might produce another 50-point game. In the end, Terrence Ross got one instead.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Corey Perry and Matt Beleskey scored first-period goals, and the Anaheim Ducks beat the Los Angeles Kings 3-0 at Dodger Stadium on Saturday night in the NHL's first warm-weather outdoor game.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Orlando coach Jacque Vaughn has been waiting for his team to put together a full game. The Magic did just that against a tired Lakers squad.
CHICAGO (AP) - When the Los Angeles Clippers lost All-Star Chris Paul to a separated shoulder, they turned to Blake Griffin for leadership.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - It's been so much fun winning their past seven games, the Columbus Blue Jackets don't want to quit now.
BOSTON (AP) - Brad Marchand really didn't have an explanation for his recent run. He just wants it to last as long as possible.
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) - There's something about the Detroit Pistons that seems to bring out DeAndre Jordan's best dunks.