• Upton 2 HRs, Angels gain in wild-card race, beat Rangers 2-0

    ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Justin Upton hit two home runs, Parker Bridwell outpitched Cole Hamels and the Los Angeles Angels moved up in the AL wild-card race, beating the Texas Rangers 2-0 Saturday night.

  • Angels beat Rangers 7-6, gain ground in AL wild-card race

    ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — C.J. Cron hit a two-run homer to cap the Angels’ five-run rally in the sixth inning, and Los Angeles trimmed its deficit in the AL wild-card race to two games with a 7-6 victory over the Texas Rangers on Friday night.

  • Ray wins 5th straight as Diamondbacks top Giants 3-2

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Robbie Ray won his fifth straight start and A.J. Pollack hit a two-run double as the Arizona Diamondbacks defeated the San Francisco Giants 3-2 on Friday night.

  • Chatwood’s arm, bat lead Rockies past Padres 6-1

    DENVER (AP) — The Colorado Rockies celebrated their past and then continued the push to add another chapter to their playoff record book.

  • Appeals court taking foie gras off the menu in California

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A federal appeals court reinstated California’s ban on foie gras Friday, finding that a state law preventing sales of the luxury liver pate made by force-feeding ducks and geese was not pre-empted by federal authority to regulate poultry products.

  • Raiders give left tackle Donald Penn $21 million extension

    ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Raiders signed offensive lineman Donald Penn to a $21 million, two-year extension, ensuring the Pro Bowl left tackle will remain with the team through the 2019 season.

  • Aaron Donald’s return keeps Rams defense focused

    THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Rams dominated on defense in their season opener, returning two interceptions for touchdowns and allowing 225 yards.

  • Dolphins LB Rey Maualuga ruled out against Chargers

    OXNARD, Calif. (AP) — Miami Dolphins linebacker Rey Maualuga has been ruled out of Sunday’s season opener at the Los Angeles Chargers because of a hamstring injury.

  • Penny, SDSU eager to make statement vs. No. 19 Stanford

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — As “opportunity games” go, few will be bigger for star running back Rashaad Penny and the San Diego State Aztecs than Saturday night against No. 19 Stanford.

  • Sharks begin 1st training camp without Marleau in 21 years

    SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — There was something familiar missing in San Jose when the Sharks opened training camp.