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.
Hart High graduate Tyler Glasnow has been lighting things up this season, and the Pittsburgh Pirates organization officially recognized him this week as their top minor league pitcher. Glasnow, who finished the season 9-3 with a 2.18 ERA and 164 strikeouts to 61 walks in 111 1/3 innings pitched, won the Pirates' minor league Pitcher of the Year award. The 19-year-old right-handed pitcher was drafted by the Pirates in the fifth round of the 2011 ...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Royals ace and Hart graduate James Shields peered in at the Indians' Yan Gomes, who had stepped to the plate with two runners aboard in the fourth inning of a nip-and-tuck game between playoff contenders.
OAKLAND (AP) - Coaches often preach for their defenses to "fly around."
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - The New England Patriots have placed running back and Valencia High graduate Shane Vereen on injured reserve with a designation to return. The move means Vereen must miss eight weeks before he is eligible to play in a game. He was injured in Sunday's 23-21 win over the Buffalo Bills. He had a small break in his left wrist and underwent surgery on Monday, Fox Sports reported. The Patriots said he missed ...
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) - Former Valencia Viking Shane Vereen rushed for 101 yards and helped spark a late rally for the New England Patriots, who got by the Buffalo Bills 23-21 on Sunday thanks to a Stephen Gostkowski 35-yard field goal with 5 seconds left.