Roosters edge closer to 1st place in National Rugby League

SYDNEY (AP) Mitchell Pearce's field goal in golden point extra time gave the Sydney Roosters a 25-24 win over Melbourne, moving the Roosters into second place in the National Rugby League, just two points behind the leading Storm.

After the Roosters trailed by 12 points with eight minutes to play, Michael Gordon kicked a conversion from the sideline to send the match into extra time.

In front of 21,492 fans - the biggest NRL crowd in Adelaide since 1997 - Pearce slotted an off-balance field goal from 35 meters out.

McCarthy, Anderson get nods as Dodgers host Rockies

LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles Dodgers do not have a pitching fountain of youth, but the club clearly has a mountain of physical therapists.

Aside from Clayton Kershaw -- and even he spent part of 2016 on the DL -- the Dodgers rotation is flush with veterans who have overcome traumatic injuries that sidetracked their careers, none more so than Brandon McCarthy, Sunday's starter against the Colorado Rockies. (MORE)

Rory Best to captain Lions against Hurricanes

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) Ireland hooker Rory Best will captain the British and Irish Lions in their final midweek match on Tuesday against Super Rugby champions the Hurricanes.

Best also captained the Lions to a 34-10 win over the Hamilton-based Chiefs last Tuesday four days before the first against the All Blacks. New Zealand won the test 30-15 at Eden Park last weekend to take a 1-0 lead in the three test series. The second test is at Wellington on Saturday. (MORE)

Rest of the story: D-backs host Phillies

PHOENIX -- Torey Lovullo is one manager who believes in giving it a rest during the season.

Or at least giving his starting pitchers and position players regular breaks during a 162-game season. (MORE)

Astros switch starters after Peacock's baby arrives

SEATTLE -- There was plenty of baby talk at the ballpark.

Only this centered around Houston pitcher Brad Peacock. (MORE)

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