(AP) - Brandon McCarthy pitched a four-hitter as the New York Yankees avoided a three-game sweep by beating the Houston Astros 3-0 yesterday. New York won for just the third time in 10 games. Chase Headley hit an early two-run double. McCarthy outpitched Dallas Keuchel as they both threw complete games without a walk.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Maya Moore scored 24 points to help the defending champion Minnesota Lynx beat the San Antonio Stars 88-84 last night in the opener of the Western Conference semifinals. Game 2 of the best-of-3 series is at San Antonio tomorrow night. Kayla McBride scored 21 points to lead the Stars.
NEW YORK (AP) - Chris Rock ended up with a foul ball that nearly landed in his lap during yesterday's game between the Houston Astros and New York Yankees. The ball fell inches behind him, bounced off a seat and Rock outreached another fan to corral the souvenir. Rock held the ball aloft, got a cheer from the crowd and then gave it to a young boy.
IRVING, Texas (AP) - Dallas Cowboys linebacker DeVonte Holloman has what coach Jason Garrett describes as a career-ending neck injury. Garrett says Holloman has been dealing with a neck issue for a couple of weeks. The linebacker played in Saturday's preseason game against Baltimore but came out midway through the fourth quarter.
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