Aug 31

The final full month of the season is here, and Aaron Boone has a few things he’s going to be paying close attention to during the stretch run.


Aug 31

Two-time major champion Svetlana Kuznetsova reached the second round at the U.S. Open by getting past 39-year-old Kimiko Date Krumm 6-2, 4-6, 6-1 Tuesday.

Aug 31

Rafael Nadal began his bid to complete a career Grand Slam at this year’s U.S. Open by beating 93rd-ranked Teymuraz Gabashvili of Russia 7-6 (4), 7-6 (4), 6-3.

Aug 31

Miguel Montero drove in the go-ahead runs with a ground-rule double, Gerardo Parra made two critical defensive plays and hit a two-run single, and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat San Diego 7-4 to hand the NL West-leading Padres their sixth straight loss.

Aug 31

David Ross hit his first career grand slam to cap a seven-run inning made possible by Luis Castillo’s error, and the Atlanta Braves routed the New York Mets 9-2 on Tuesday night.

Aug 31

Frank McCourt testified Tuesday in his divorce trial that a now-contested postnuptial agreement was his wife’s idea to protect her assets from his creditors.

Aug 31

Delmon Young had two hits, including the go-ahead single in the seventh, to lift the Minnesota Twins to a 4-3 on Tuesday night.

Aug 31

Wandy Rodriguez pitched seven innings and three relievers completed the three-hit shutout as the Houston Astros again beat the slumping St. Louis Cardinals, 3-0 on Tuesday night.

Aug 31

Josh Hamilton has been experiencing pain in his knee.

Aug 31

Padres right-hander Chris Young allowed one run and two hits in three innings of a rehab start for Triple-A Portland against Reno on Tuesday night.