• Los Angeles Dodgers' Andre Ethier, left, runs to first as hits a solo home run while Los Angeles Angels relief pitcher Joe Smith watches during the eighth inning of a baseball game, Sunday, Aug. 2, 2015, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

    Ethier’s 2 HRs help Dodgers beat Angels 5-3 in 10

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Andre Ethier always wanted to be the guy who made the game-winning 3-pointer or catch the game-winning touchdown pass in the end zone as time expired. In baseball, his only chance at sudden death is a walkoff home run — which he has done six times in his major league career.

  • Lavender, Parker lead Sparks past Stars, 80-78

    SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Jantel Lavender scored 20 points, and Candace Parker blocked a potential tying shot in the final seconds to help the Los Angeles Sparks beat the San Antonio Stars 80-78 on Sunday.

  • Houston Astros' Jose Altuve (27) is hit by a pitch thrown by Arizona Diamondbacks starting pitcher Robbie Ray during the fourth inning of a baseball game Sunday, Aug. 2, 2015, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

    McHugh goes 7 innings, Astros beat Diamondbacks 4-1

    HOUSTON (AP) — The last year has been a complete turnaround for Collin McHugh.

  • Texas Rangers' Josh Hamilton follows through on his swing, hitting a two-run home run during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the San Francisco Giants in Arlington, Texas, Sunday, Aug. 2, 2015. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

    Hamilton homers, Perez wins as Rangers edge Giants 2-1

    ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Josh Hamilton hit a two-run homer and Martin Perez allowed only two hits to earn his first win in his comeback from Tommy John surgery as the Texas Rangers edged the San Francisco Giants 2-1 on Sunday.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Arizona Diamondbacks starting pitcher Jeremy Hellickson throws against the Houston Astros during the first inning of a baseball game Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

    Arizona starter Hellickson struggles in 9-2 loss to Astros

    HOUSTON (AP) — Jeremy Hellickson struggled with command on Saturday night against the Houston Astros and it cost the Arizona Diamondbacks their six-game winning streak.

  • Mavericks sign 1st-round pick Justin Anderson

    DALLAS (AP) — The Dallas Mavericks signed first-round draft pick Justin Anderson on Saturday.

  • FILE- In this July 10, 2015 file frame from dashcam video provided by the Texas Department of Public Safety, trooper Brian Encinia arrests Sandra Bland after she became combative during a routine traffic stop in Waller County, Texas. Encinia, a Texas trooper who arrested Bland after a confrontation that began with a traffic stop, had been cautioned about “unprofessional conduct” in a 2014 incident while he was still a probationary trooper. (Texas Department of Public Safety via AP, File)

    Trooper in Sandra Bland arrest once warned for conduct

    DALLAS (AP) — The Texas trooper who arrested Sandra Bland after a confrontation that began with a traffic stop was once cautioned about “unprofessional conduct” in a 2014 incident while he was still a probationary trooper, according to his personnel file.