Carl Edwards' win is his first career victory on a road course, and he'd never been higher than third at Sonoma. More important, it was his second win of this season and locks him into the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship field.
Mark Ellis drove in two runs, including the go-ahead score with a bunt, and the Cardinals got a scoreless effort from their bullpen to beat the Philadelphia Phillies 5-3 Sunday.
After winning 10 straight to move into first place in the AL Central, the Royals have dropped four in a row, three of them by 2-1 scores.
Varela's goal on a diving header off Cristiano Ronaldo's cross on the game's last play gave Portugal a 2-2 tie Sunday on an exhausting night in the rainforest capital.
The United States is a win away from the knockout stage at the World Cup. Cristiano Ronaldo and Portugal will stand in the way Sunday.
Nigeria eliminated Bosnia-Herzegovina from World Cup contention with a 1-0 win over the tournament newcomers on Saturday, with Peter Odemwingie's first-half goal getting the African champions closer to the knockout stage.
With Cristiano Ronaldo, Portugal still has a chance to reach the second round at the World Cup. Without him, the advantage might just switch to the United States.
Lionel Messi finally found a way through Iran's defensive wall with a superb goal in stoppage time to give Argentina a 1-0 victory on Saturday and a place in the World Cup knockout stages.
U.S. women's soccer star Hope Solo was arrested at a suburban Seattle home early Saturday on charges of assaulting her sister and 17-year-old nephew, police said.
Miroslav Klose rescued a point for Germany, and he tied the World Cup scoring record in the process.
St. Louis starter Adam Wainwright tossed eight strong innings, and Matt Holliday broke an eighth-inning tie with a run-scoring double to lead the Cardinals to a 4-1 win over Philadelphia that snapped the Phillies' season-high five-game winning streak on Saturday.
Dustin Ackley drove in the go-ahead run with a two-out ninth inning single as the Seattle Mariners beat the Royals 2-1 on Saturday.
U.S. team spokesman Michael Kammarman did not reveal the severity of the strain. The Americans have just three days off between this weekend's game in Manaus and their first-round finale in Recife on June 26.
Sam Bradford, who had left knee surgery five months ago, says his rehab is right on schedule.
Anibal Sanchez (4-2) allowed five hits and a walk in seven innings, keeping the Kansas City offense quiet even though he failed to strike out a batter. Joba Chamberlain pitched the eighth, and Joe Nathan finished for his 14th save in 18 chances.
Greece and Japan played to a scoreless draw Thursday, with the Greeks hanging on despite playing with 10 men from the 35th minute on.
Driven on by a partisan pro-Colombian crowd that turned the Estadio Nacional into a sea of yellow, the South Americans scored through James Rodriguez and substitute Juan Quintero in a devastating six-minute spell in the second half to beat Ivory Coast 2-1 on Thursday.
The Kansas City Chiefs will head into training camp next month with just as many questions as they had in their first season under Andy Reid, but none of them seem to bother him.
In his return from a lengthy rehabilitation of his left knee, Luis Suarez scored two goals to seal a 2-1 win for Uruguay against England on Thursday at the World Cup in Sao Paulo.
Ryan Howard homered and drove in three runs and rookie David Buchanan pitched into the eighth inning Thursday night to spark the Philadelphia Phillies to a 4-1 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals.