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At last- Rangers win AL West title

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — First-year manager Jeff Banister stood in a corner of the Texas Rangers clubhouse watching players celebrate, with champagne spraying all over the place.

A year after their 95 losses were the most in the American League, two months after they were still eight games out of first place and three days after ensuring themselves a postseason spot, the Rangers clinched the AL West title with a 9-2 victory over the Angels on the last day of the regular season.


Brees' 400th TD pass lifts Saints over Cowboys, 26-20 in OT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — As Drew Brees watched Saints teammate Zach Hocker clank a potential winning field goal off the upright before a stunned Superdome crowd, the veteran quarterback began trying to convince himself that he was simply meant to throw his 400th career touchdown pass in overtime.

Chalk one up for the power of positive thinking.


Angels win 2-1 to prevent Rangers from clinching AL West

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ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — With Mike Trout and Albert Pujols leading the way, the Los Angeles Angels are still in the chase for a playoff spot.

Trout hit a leadoff triple in the ninth inning and scored on Pujols' tiebreaking single for a 2-1 victory Friday night in Texas, keeping the Rangers from clinching the AL West title that Los Angeles won last season.


Winless Saints still confident as Cowboys come to town

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Not so long ago, the Saints looked virtually unbeatable in the Superdome, posting perfect home records in 2011 and 2013.


Rangers in playoffs after edging Angels

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The music was a little louder in the Texas clubhouse, and there was the faint smell of champagne.

Otherwise, the Rangers were still waiting on a bigger celebration — for winning the AL West.

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