OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Bruce Maxwell of the Oakland Athletics has become the first major league baseball player to kneel during the national anthem. Maxwell dropped to a knee just outside Oakland's dugout, adopting a protest started by former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick in response to police treatment of blacks.
SOMERSET, N.J. (AP) - President Donald Trump's two-day rant targeting the NFL and NBA has brought swift condemnation from league executives and star players. Cleveland Cavaliers superstar LeBron James calls the president a "bum." Trump started by announcing that Steph Curry, the two-time MVP for the champion Golden State Warriors, would not be welcome at the White House. He also says NFL team owners should consider firing players who protest during the national anthem.
LANDOVER, Md. (AP) - A rough ride as a quarterback with the Raiders made Terrelle Pryor's transition to wide receiver easier. Pryor will face the team that drafted him for the first time when the Redskins host Oakland. Now committed to being a receiver, Pryor is glad for his struggles as fellow players and friends are in awe of how seamless he made his position change look.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Madison Bumgarner snapped a personal four-game losing streak and Gorkys Hernandez had three hits and scored both runs in the San Francisco Giants' 2-1 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers. Dodgers left-hander Hyun-Jin Ryu left the game in the third inning when Joe Panik drilled a comebacker off his left forearm.
SAN DIEGO (AP) - Jhoulys Chacin took a no-hitter into the sixth inning and the San Diego Padres beat Colorado 5-0, cutting the Rockies' lead for the NL's second wild card to one game over Milwaukee. The Rockies entered Saturday's games leading St. Louis by 1 1/2 games and Milwaukee by two.
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) - Stephen Carr ran for a fourth-quarter touchdown two plays after Southern California's defense forced one of its six turnovers and the fifth-ranked Trojans won their 13th straight game by beating California 30-20. USC has dominated the series with their in-state rival by winning 14 straight against the Golden Bears (3-1, 0-1), but this was one of the tightest matchups as the game was tied early in the fourth quarter.
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) - Bryce Love rushed for a career-high 263 yards and a touchdown to pad his conference-leading total, third-string quarterback K.J. Costello came off the bench and threw for two touchdowns and ran for another as Stanford beat UCLA 58-34. Cameron Scarlett scored three touchdowns and Jet Toner kicked three field goals to help the Cardinal win their 10th straight over the Bruins after losing starting quarterback Keller Chryst to an injury in the first quarter.
HOUSTON (AP) - Evan Gattis hit a three-run homer to back a solid start by Charlie Morton and the Houston Astros further dampened the AL wild-card hopes of the Los Angeles Angels with a 6-2 win. Justin Upton hit two home runs for the Angels, who matched a season worst with their sixth straight loss. Los Angeles dropped 4½ games behind Minnesota for the second wild-card spot.
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