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Justin Verlander won his 12th straight start, pitching three-hit ball over eight innings to become the first pitcher in nine years to reach 24 wins and lead the AL Central champion Detroit Tigers over the Oakland Athletics 3-0 Sunday.
All that time off watching from the sideline last season, all those offseason practices he led, even getting married _ none of it could shake Tony Romo from his habit of reckless gambles that turn into costly late-game mistakes.
The NFL's new rule moving kickoffs up 5 yards produced a huge number of touchbacks during the opening weekend, yet a record-matching three kicks were returned for touchdowns.
Nationals rookie Tom Milone homered on the first pitch he faced in the majors Saturday night, becoming the eighth big league pitcher to accomplish the feat.
San Diego's Tim Stauffer walked six batters _ three with the bases loaded _ in the second inning of a game against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Tuesday night.