TORONTO (AP) - The Kansas City Royals won't have much hope in the wild-card race without a strong September from veteran pitcher James Shields.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Kansas City Royal and Hart graduate James Shields is accustomed to pitching in close games this season.
From Major Leaguers to rookies, to All-Stars and guys watching their stock slip, the Santa Clarita Valley is well represented in Major and Minor League Baseball in 2013.
OAKLAND (AP) - Chris Young and Alberto Callaspo homered in the fifth inning and the Oakland Athletics beat the Cleveland Indians 7-3 on Sunday.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - No need to fret about Tom Brady's knee. Opponents have plenty to worry about with his nearly perfect arm.
OSCOW (AP) - Allyson Felix flew out of the blocks, same as usual. She tried to settle into her rhythm around the turn, as she always has.
The U.S.-Jamaican sprint showdown moved to the 200 meters at the world championships on Thursday, and Santa Clarita resident Allyson Felix was at the center of it.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Michael Vick took an early lead over Nick Foles in the first round of the Philadelphia Eagles' quarterback competition.
CANTON, Ohio (AP) - Rookie Devonte Holloman's 75-yard interception return with a tipped pass keyed the Dallas Cowboys' 24-20 victory over the Miami Dolphins in the Hall of Fame game Sunday night that opened the NFL's preseason.
Second-year Oakland Athletics pitcher and Saugus High graduate Tommy Milone was optioned to the Triple-A Sacramento River Cats on Saturday.
Brazil's Cesar Cielo won his third straight world title in the 50 free. Despite undergoing surgery on both knees after the Olympics, and not even bothering to enter the 100 free, Cielo showed he's still the man to beat in the furious, foamy dash from one end of the pool to the other. His time was 21.32, edging Russia's Vladimir Morozov by 0.15. The bronze went to George Bovell of Trinidad.
The Master's College pitcher and Saugus High graduate Tommy Kister was named the summer collegiate Great Lakes League co-Pitcher of the Year and will finish out the season in the prestigious Cape Cod League.
College of the Canyons product Troy Nolan is getting another chance to make an impression in the National Football League.
Steve Susdorf's stay in the Major Leagues was short-lived. The Hart High graduate was designated for assignment on Tuesday by Philadelphia Phillies less than a week after he made his MLB debut. The move, which was reported on the team's transaction list, means Susdorf will be removed from the Phillies' 40-man roster and will likely be sent down to the team's Triple-A affiliate, the Lehigh Valley IronPigs. It's also possible that he could be traded ...
It looked as though the final race of the night would produce another red, white and blue celebration.
One local golf product has already punched his ticket to the Web.com Qualifying School finals.
Nick Delio really doesn't want to let this one get away.
Max Homa has moved on to the final stage of golf's Web.com Qualifying School.
The Valencia graduate-turned professional golfer is inching closer to earning a spot on one of the sport's most elite pro tours.
Valencia graduate Max Homa is continuing his quest for a spot on the Web.com professional golf Tour this week.
NEW YORK (AP) - With the World Series over, baseball's business season began Thursday as the Kansas City Royals exercised their option on pitcher and Hart graduate James Shields.
Only one deal was made on a very quiet NFL trade deadline on Tuesday.
Max Homa appears to be a shoe-in to advance to the second stage of PGA Qualifying School.
Valencia graduate Max Homa doesn't appear to be fazed by the big stage that is the PGA Tour.
Valencia High graduate Max Homa made his second straight cut in just his second professional tournament after she shot a 1-under 70 on Friday in the second round of the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open in Las Vegas.
SAN MARTIN (AP) - Valencia High graduate Max Homa made his first professional start on Thursday at the Frys.com Open in Northern California.
OAKLAND (AP) - Washington's beleaguered defense finally found an opponent it could bully around after its historically bad start to the season.
ANAHEIM (AP) - Jed Lowrie hit a three-run homer, Brandon Moss added a two-run shot and the Oakland Athletics kept rolling toward the postseason with their fifth straight victory, 10-5 over the Los Angeles Angels on Monday night.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Andrew Luck faked out the defense, ran untouched into the end zone for a 6-yard touchdown and emphatically threw down the ball with a little extra oomph.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Justin Maxwell hit a grand slam with two outs in the 10th inning and the Kansas City Royals beat the Texas Rangers 4-0 Sunday in a matchup of AL wild-card contenders.