DETROIT (AP) — Oakland Athletics relief pitcher Pat Neshek is with his teammates again following the death of his newborn son. Neshek's son Gehrig John Neshek died 23 hours after his birth — the right-hander posted the tragic news on Twitter late Wednesday night. Neshek was with the A's yesterday, when the team worked out at Comerica Park a day before the start of the AL division series against Detroit.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco's lineup will look awfully familiar for Game 1 of the division series today against the Cincinnati Reds. Manager Bruce Bochy didn't stray from what worked so well down the stretch. Backing ace starter Matt Cain will be center fielder Angel Pagan, second baseman Marco Scutaro, third baseman Pablo Sandoval, right fielder Hunter Pence, first baseman Brandon Belt, left fielder Gregor Blanco and shortstop Brandon Crawford.
OGDEN, Utah (AP) — Andre Broadous threw a career-high three touchdown passes and undefeated Cal Poly pulled away to beat winless Weber State 45-23 last night. Broadous completed 6 of 11 passes for 99 yards for the Mustangs. Kristaan Ivory had 10 carries for 89 yards and a touchdown and caught one pass for 30 yards and another score.
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — Kobe Bryant sat out both of the Los Angeles Lakers' practices yesterday with soreness in his right foot. Bryant had practiced on the Lakers' first four days of training camp. The Lakers will practice at their training complex today before traveling to Fresno for their preseason opener Sunday against Golden State.
CHICAGO (AP) — Top high school recruit Jabari Parker plans to make official visits to Stanford and four other schools. His father, Sonny Parker, tells The Associated Press that no other schools are in the running. He says Jabari "is going to take all those five visits and then he'll decide." Last season, Parker averaged 19.5 points, 8.9 rebounds and 4.9 assists, in leading Simeon Career Academy to its third consecutive Illinois state title.