Nagamura lifts SKC past Fire

Kansas City, KS ( – Paulo Nagamura’s second-half strike held up as the winner on Sunday as Sporting Kansas City claimed a 1-0 victory over the Chicago Fire at Sporting Park. Meeting for the first and only time this season and interconference rivals, both sides entered the match in decent form as Chicago was aiming

Lincecum shines as Giants blank Angels

San Francisco, CA ( – Tim Lincecum outdueled Jered Weaver on Sunday and the San Francisco Giants took down the LA Angels 5-0 to complete a three-game sweep. Lincecum (2-2) tossed eight scoreless innings for the first time since July 1, 2014, yielding just three hits with a walk while striking out four. He also

Gray pitches A’s past Rangers again

Arlington, TX ( – The last time Sonny Gray faced the Texas Rangers, he flirted with a no-hitter on Opening Day. Throwing against them for a second time this season, the Oakland Athletics ace battled control problems on the way to a career-high seven walks. The result was the same, of course — another win

Cabrera, Sanchez help Tigers beat Royals

Kansas City, MO ( – Anibal Sanchez took a perfect game into the sixth inning and the Detroit Tigers beat the Kansas City Royals by a 6-4 margin. Sanchez (2-3) has dominated the Royals over his career and Sunday was no different. The right-hander improved to 6-2 against Kansas City after allowing three runs on

Howard, Phillies beat Marlins to avoid sweep

Miami, FL ( – Ryan Howard had two RBI and scored a run as the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Miami Marlins 6-2 in Sunday’s finale of a three-game series. Ben Revere had three hits and drove in one run on his 27th birthday, helping the Phillies avoid the sweep and snap a five-game skid. Severino

McIlroy knocks off Woodland to win Match Play

San Francisco, CA ( – Rory McIlroy cruised to a 4 & 2 win over Gary Woodland in Sunday’s final match at the WGC-Cadillac Match Play Championship. McIlroy won four in a row from the fourth to grab a commanding lead. Woodland took the 11th and 12th, but missed a 4-footer at 13 that would

Gattis powers Astros to 10th straight win

Houston, TX ( – Evan Gattis and the Houston Astros are scorching hot right now. Gattis hit a tiebreaking home run in the bottom of the eighth to lift the Astros to their 10th straight win, a 7-6 decision over the Seattle Mariners on Sunday afternoon at Minute Maid Park. Houston has won 10 games

Warriors beat Grizz in Game 1, continue home run

Oakland, CA ( – Make it three months and counting since the Golden State Warriors have lost in front of their raucous fans. Stephen Curry had 22 points, seven assists and four steals and the Warriors routed the Memphis Grizzlies 101-86 on Sunday in Game 1 of their Western Conference semifinal series. The Warriors went

Ramirez, Brewers beat Cubs

Chicago, IL ( – Aramis Ramirez hit a solo home run and drove in a pair of runs in the eighth inning to lift the Milwaukee Brewers to a 5-3 win over the Chicago Cubs in Sunday’s series finale. Gerardo Parra pinch hit to lead off the decisive eighth against Pedro Strop (0-1) and doubled

Earnhardt Jr. holds off teammate Johnson for Talladega win

Talladega, AL ( – Dale Earnhardt Jr. punched his ticket into this year’s Chase for the Sprint Cup championship with a victory in Sunday’s Geico 500 at Talladega Superspeedway. Earnhardt, who led the most laps with 67, won a Sprint Cup Series race at Talladega for the sixth time, but it was his first victory