• Atlanta Braves' Eury Perez reacts after being hit by a pitch from Philadelphia Phillies' Adam Morgan (39) in the third inning of a baseball game, Sunday, Aug. 2, 2015, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Laurence Kesterson)

    Peterson, Teheran lead Braves past Phillies 6-2

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Jace Peterson had three hits, including a three-run home run, and Julio Teheran pitched seven strong innings to lead the Atlanta Braves to a 6-2 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday.

  • Reese says Giants defense can surprise people without JPP

    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The New York Giants’ revamped defense is going to surprise people this season, even without injured star defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul, general manager Jerry Reese said Sunday.

  • Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Justin Houston answers questions during NFL football training camp practice Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015, in St. Joseph, Mo. (Andrew Carpenean/The St. Joseph News-Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

    All eyes on $101 million man as Chiefs’ Houston gets to work

    ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) — The massive linebacker with the sweat-drenched biceps insists he never took a day off this offseason, even if he never showed up for one of the Kansas City Chiefs’ workouts.

  • Rangers put Scheppers on DL, recall Klein

    ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Texas Rangers have placed right-handed setup man Tanner Scheppers on the 15-day disabled list with left knee inflammation and recalled right-hander Phil Klein from Triple-A Round Rock.

  • Indianapolis opens practice with 2 veterans on PUP list

    ANDERSON, Ind. (AP) — The Indianapolis Colts have put 2013 NFL sacks leader Robert Mathis and former starting guard Donald Thomas on the physically unable to perform list.

  • Twins to place LHP Milone on DL with elbow strain

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins will place pitcher Tommy Milone on the 15-day disabled list with a mild left elbow strain, retroactive to Aug. 1.

  • Trainers assist Carolina Panthers' Stephen Hill (87) after being injured during the NFL football team's training camp in Spartanburg, S.C., Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015. Carolina Panthers general manager Dave Gettleman, left, looks on. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

    Panthers waive injured WR Stephen Hill after torn ACL

    SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — The Carolina Panthers have waived injured wide receiver Stephen Hill after he suffered a torn right ACL in practice.

  • Rays LHP Moore demoted after rough outing

    BOSTON (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays have demoted left-hander Matt Moore to the minors to continue his comeback from Tommy John surgery.

  • San Francisco Giants Hunter Pence, right, gets a greeted by third base coach Roberto Kelly (39) as he rounds the bases after hitting a solo home run in the 11th inning of a baseball game against the Texas Rangers in Arlington, Texas, Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015.  The Giants won 9-7. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

    Pence home as Giants rally 9-7, ruin Hamels’ debut in Texas

    ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Hunter Pence’s homecoming and San Francisco’s big bats trumped Cole Hamels’ debut in Texas.

  • Texas Rangers starting pitcher Cole Hamels throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the San Francisco Giants in Arlington, Texas, Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

    Giants win 9-7 in 11 innings to spoil Texas debut for Hamels

    ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Cole Hamels understood not getting to finish the eighth inning of his debut with the Texas Rangers.