• Angels muster only 4 hits in 4-3 loss to Orioles

    July 30, 2014

    BALTIMORE (AP) - There isn't much of a disparity between how Garrett Richards has pitched recently compared to when he won seven straight starts.

  • White Sox allow 6 in 1st, lose 7-2 to Tigers

    July 30, 2014

    DETROIT (AP) - Hector Noesi's first inning went so badly, what happened afterward didn't much matter.

  • Serena Williams wins in her return

    July 30, 2014

    STANFORD, Calif. (AP) - Top-ranked Serena Williams won in her first match since defaulting in a doubles match with sister Venus at Wimbledon, beating Karolina Pliskova 7-5, 6-2 on Wednesday night in the second round of the Bank of the West Classic.

  • Baseball Capsules

    July 30, 2014

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Reliever Jean Machi and the San Francisco Giants took advantage of a huge baserunning blunder by Pittsburgh, tagging out two runners who wandered away on the same play and beating the Pirates 7-5 Wednesday to end a six-game losing streak.

  • Raiders WR Streater bounces back from concussion

    July 30, 2014

    NAPA, Calif. (AP) - Oakland Raiders wide receiver Rod Streater made a quick recovery from the concussion he suffered early in training camp and is expected to be cleared for full contact for Thursday's practice.

  • Tony Gwynn Day declared under acting governor

    July 30, 2014

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - A San Diego lawmaker who briefly filled in as governor declared Tony Gwynn Day in honor of the late Padres baseball player.

  • Chargers WR Brown sits again with sore calf

    July 30, 2014

    SAN DIEGO (AP) - Chargers wide receiver Vincent Brown missed another practice on Wednesday because of a sore calf.

  • Wife of ex-Olympic champ Hooker banned for doping

    July 30, 2014

    SYDNEY (AP) - Ekaterina Kostetskaya , the wife of ex-World and Olympic pole vault champion Steve Hooker, is reportedly serving a two-year ban for a doping violation.

  • Dodgers could be idle at trade deadline

    July 30, 2014

    LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Dodgers could be idle at Thursday's trade deadline, with general manager Ned Colletti saying the team isn't close to making any deals.

  • Cubs acquire struggling LHP Doubront from Red Sox

    July 31, 2014

    CHICAGO (AP) - Theo Epstein was the first person to take a chance on Felix Doubront. Now he is going to give the struggling left-hander another opportunity.