By the time Houston’s Matt Schaub got going Saturday night against the Miami Dolphins, it was time for him to sit down. Schaub was 8 of 11 for 92 yards and a touchdown and the Texans got a 24-17 win over the Dolphins.
With Ricky Nolasco on the trade market, the San Diego Padres liked what they saw. Their hitters did, anyway. Will Venable drove in three runs and Logan Forsythe hit a two-run homer Friday night to help San Diego beat Nolasco and the Miami Marlins, 9-2.
The smallest crowd yet to watch a game in Marlins Park waited in vain for a run to cheer about. Reeling Miami was shut out for the fourth time this season, and its losing streak reached five games with an 8-0 loss Wednesday night to the Atlanta Braves.
Kris Medlen allowed only an unearned run in seven innings Tuesday night, and the Atlanta Braves earned their fifth consecutive victory by beating the punchless Miami Marlins 3-2.
Raymond Felton scored a season-high 27 points, and the New York Knicks connected on 18 3-pointers to more than offset the absence of Carmelo Anthony while topping Miami for the second time this season, beating the Heat 112-92 on Thursday night.
Orie Lemon returned an interception 26 yards for a touchdown, No. 3 running back Phillip Tanner had a 1-yard score and the Dallas Cowboys finished their preseason with a 30-13 victory over the Miami Dolphins on Wednesday night.
Adrian Gonzalez hit a three-run homer on the second pitch he saw in a Los Angeles Dodgers uniform, and Andre Ethier tied a franchise record with his 10th straight hit in an 8-2 victory over the Miami Marlins on Saturday night.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers got off to a good start under new coach Greg Schiano, scoring touchdowns on their first two possessions in a 20-7 preseason win over the Miami Dolphins on Friday night.
Ryan Zimmerman hit a two-run homer, Jesus Flores drove in two runs, and the Washington Nationals beat the Miami Marlins 5-1 on Friday night in the first game after the All-Star break for both clubs.
Did legendary Penn State football coach Joe Paterno die from a broken heart? Medically, his death is attributed to lung cancer. Emotionally, there are those who believe a major life trauma, like losing the coaching job he loved, can trigger “Broken Heart Syndrome.”