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.
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.
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.
On the heels of the Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft and nearing the midway point in the professional baseball season, we get back to our own summertime tradition.
It's often referred to as the longest day in golf.
Former College of the Canyons pitcher Dana Eveland is back in the Major Leagues for the first time since 2012.
OAKLAND (AP) - The Oakland Athletics backed up another strong start from Saugus High graduate Tommy Milone, who helped the Athletics snap a season-long four-game losing streak with a 10-0 win over the Detroit Tigers on Monday.