Marcus Semien homered and scored the game-winning run on a bases-loaded walk in the bottom of the ninth inning as the Oakland Athletics beat the Texas Rangers 6-5 on Sunday. After being off today, the Rangers are back at home Tuesday against the Seattle Mariners at 7:05 pm.
The Tampa Bay Rays acquired infielder Eric Sogard from the Toronto Blue Jays on Sunday, bolstering a lineup beset by injuries with a veteran who can play every infield position as well as corner outfield spots.
An MRI revealed that Cincinnati Bengals’ wide receiver, A.J. Green, has torn ligaments in his left ankle that are likely to sideline him six to eight weeks. Green is not expected to be ready for the regular-season opener Sept. 8 at Seattle. He was carted off the field Saturday during the Bengals’ first training camp practice of the season at Dayton’s Welcome Stadium.
Defensive tackle Mike Daniels said Sunday that 13 teams contacted him after he was released by the Green Bay Packers, but Detroit Lions’ coach Matt Patricia had him at hello. “Coach Patricia, flat out,” Daniels told reporters, according to the team’s website, when asked why he chose to sign with the Lions. Daniels went as far as to say he’s happy the Packers cut him loose so he can now play for Patricia. “I thank God that I got cut and I have an opportunity to play for a genius,” he said.
Brooks Koepka turned his final-round duel with Rory McIlroy into a runaway for his first World Golf Championships title. Koepka had three birdies in a four-hole stretch on the front nine and cruised to a three-stroke victory Sunday in the FedEx St. Jude Invitational. Playing with McIlroy in their first final-group pairing, the top-ranked Koepka closed with a bogey-free 5-under 65 at TPC Southwind for his seventh PGA Tour title. He finished at 16-under 264.
Trevor Bauer showed his frustrations after surrendering the Cleveland Indians’ lead to the Kansas City Royals on Sunday by throwing a baseball from the mound over the center-field fence at Kauffman Stadium. Bauer threw the ball as manager Terry Francona was coming on the field to take him out of the game. The Indians manager appeared upset at Bauer’s actions and pointed to the dugout as he met the right-hander at the mound.