SAN DIEGO (AP) — Former agent Jeff Moorad was introduced as CEO and vice chairman of the San Diego Padres on Thursday, and confirmed that former NFL star Troy Aikman is a limited partner in his ownership group.
DANA POINT, Calif. (AP) — Roger Goodell is ready to trade one or two meaningless August games for an equal number of games that count.
In favor of expanding the regular season from 16 to 17 or 18 games, the NFL commissioner hopes to present a proposal to the owners in May after the matter was discussed at length this week at the owners meetings.
"It's possible that we could vote in May, but we want to have core discussions on this," Goodell said Wednesday. "Anytime you have change, there is some reluctance. But it's clear we don't need four preseason games anymore."
SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) — Chris Davis hit a seventh-inning grand slam off Arizona pitcher Tony Pena to snap a 4-4 tie and lead the Texas Rangers to an 8-5 victory over the Diamondbacks on Wednesday night.
Josh Hamilton drove in one run for Texas and had two hits while Hank Blalock had two hits, including a double.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The San Antonio Spurs didn't let a third straight game slip away in the final moments. But boy, was it close.
Gnawed by last-second losses in their previous two outings, the Spurs got redemption when Roger Mason made an 18-footer with 23.9 seconds left and watched Monta Ellis clank a running 3-pointer at the buzzer to escape with a 107-106 win over the Golden State Warriors on Tuesday night.