Mike Trout hit his career-high 31st homer and drove in three runs, rookie Matt Shoemaker pitched seven shutout innings of five-hit ball, and the Los Angeles Angels finished off a four-game sweep, beating the Oakland Athletics 8-1 Sunday.
Tony Stewart's return to the track has ended only a little over halfway through his race at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Stewart hit the wall for the second time after his right front tire blew out on lap 172, ending his night.
Algerian youths are storming pitches, stoning players and clashing outside stadiums in a wave of hooliganism seen as an outlet for daily frustrations such as joblessness, weak institutions and sheer boredom -- an outlet that resulted in the stoning death of soccer player Albert Ebosse earlier this month.
The Los Angeles Angels used eight pitchers -- a franchise record for a nine-inning game -- in a 2-0 victory over Oakland on Saturday night that increased their AL West lead over the Athletics to four games.
NASCAR's Tony Stewart, who may face criminal charges for running over a fellow driver at a sprint-car race in upstate New York, returned to the track Friday, ending nearly three weeks of seclusion.