Aug 31

Felix Hernandez pitched a five-hitter and Mike Carp hit a two-run double with two outs in the eighth inning to lead the Seattle Mariners to a 2-1 comeback victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Wednesday night.


Aug 31

Jacoby Ellsbury hit a tie-breaking two-run homer in the sixth inning, Josh Beckett improved to 4-0 against the Yankees and the Boston Red Sox came from behind for a 9-5 win over New York on Wednesday night.

Aug 31

Miguel Montero hit a three-run homer for the second straight game and the Arizona Diamondbacks won their ninth in a row by beating the Colorado Rockies 4-2 on Wednesday night.

Aug 31

Indians 4, Athletics 3(16)

Aug 31

Talks between the Chicago Bears and running back Matt Forte have escalated to the point where the team has extended a contract offer worth in the neighborhood of up to $15 million guaranteed, sources indicated to ESPNChicago.com.

Aug 31

With his club falling further out of playoff contention by the day, Giants general manager Brian Sabean started making sweeping changes Wednesday.

Aug 31

Maria Sharapova moved easily into the third round of the U.S. Open with a 6-1, 6-1 victory over Anastasia Yakimova.

Aug 31

Two days after playing her first match in two months, Venus Williams suddenly pulled out of the U.S. Open, revealing she recently was diagnosed with Sjogren’s syndrome, an autoimmune disease that can cause joint pain.

Aug 31

Andy Roddick held on to avoid a first-round upset at the Grand Slam tournament he won in 2003, beating 96th-ranked Michael Russell 6-2, 6-4, 4-6, 7-5.

Aug 31

There’s still time for a deal to keep the entire NBA season intact, though it’s running out.