DETROIT (AP) - Jim Thome's back was aching, his toe was throbbing and his quad was cramping, turning his pursuit of 600 home runs into a painful endeavor that made him wonder if he would even reach the milestone before season's end.
A Texas legislator doesn't believe Texas A&M will leave the Big 12 to join the Southeastern Conference before a hearing in front of his committee on Tuesday.
CHICAGO (AP) - The first inning doomed Jeff Francis again on Sunday. Francis yielded four runs in the first, including Brent Lillibridge's three-run homer, and the Kansas City Royals lost 6-2 to the Chicago White Sox. Francis (4-13) has yielded 26 first-inning runs in 25 starts this year. "As long as I've been pitching, that's been somewhat of an issue," he said. "You try everything you can. I think if I found a reason, ...
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CHICAGO (AP) - Paul Konerko hit a two-run homer and Tyler Flowers added his first home run in the majors to lead the Chicago White Sox to a 5-4 win over the Kansas City Royals on Saturday night.
CLEVELAND (AP) - Super Bowl MVP Aaron Rodgers threw a touchdown pass before swapping his helmet for a baseball cap in the first quarter as the defending champion Green Bay Packers opened the preseason with a 27-17 loss to the Cleveland Browns on Saturday night. Rodgers and most of Green Bay's first-string offense played only two series in the first quarter, when both the Packers and Browns had long TD ...
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - In receiver Lee Evans, the Baltimore Ravens acquired a proven veteran to play alongside Anquan Boldin.
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) - Recognized for his basketball talents, Dennis Rodman instead talked about his personal shortcomings.
ATLANTA (AP) - The Chicago Cubs placed Carlos Zambrano on the disqualified list Saturday and said the right-hander would receive no pay and have no part in team activities for 30 days.
JOHNS CREEK, Ga. (AP) - Brendan Steele is playing in his first major championship. Jason Dufner has never won a tour event.
LANDOVER, Md. (AP) - Rex Grossman completed 19 of 26 passes for 207 yards and a touchdown to help the Washington Redskins beat the Pittsburgh Steelers 16-7 on Friday night in the preseason opener for both teams.
HOUSTON (AP) - The Texas A&M System board of regents has called a special meeting Monday that includes an agenda item about conference alignment. The session comes amid speculation that Texas A&M is leaving the Big 12 for the Southeastern Conference.
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OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Kevin Kolb found new favorite target Larry Fitzgerald twice in his Arizona debut but was unable to get his offense on the scoreboard in two drives before the Cardinals rallied to beat the Oakland Raiders 24-18 in their exhibition opener Thursday night. Arizona's other three quarterbacks all threw touchdown passes, including a 28-yarder from Max Hall to Isaiah Williams with 39 seconds left for the win. ...
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - Blaine Gabbert had an inconsistent NFL debut and his Jacksonville Jaguars teammates didn't do any better in a 47-12 loss to the New England Patriots in the exhibition opener for both teams Thursday night.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. - Red-faced and bundled on the sideline in a parka and stocking cap, Peyton Manning looked nothing the part of the cold-weather quarterback.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Philip Rivers came through when the San Diego Chargers needed him the most.