Betancourt hits 8th HR, Brewers beat Rangers 6-3
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Yuniesky Betancourt's eighth homer of the season capped a five-run first inning Tuesday night and the Milwaukee Brewers snapped a season-high five-game losing streak with a 6-3 victory over the Texas Rangers.
Aramis Ramirez also homered for the first time this year and NL batting leader Carlos Gomez added a two-run double for Milwaukee, which rebounded from a four-game sweep by visiting St. Louis last weekend.
Wily Peralta (3-2) gave up three runs — two earned — and five hits in six innings. The right-hander, who turns 24 on Wednesday, struck out two and did not walk a batter.
Three relievers followed with an inning each for the Brewers, including Jim Henderson in the ninth for his seventh save.
Astros end 6-game skid with 7-6 win over Angels
HOUSTON (AP) — Chris Carter's three-run homer put Houston ahead in the third, and the Astros held on for a 7-6 win over the Los Angeles Angels on Tuesday night.
The win ends a six-game skid for the Astros. The road woes continued for the Angels, who have dropped eight of their past 10 away from Anaheim.
Jose Altuve also homered for Houston, and the Astros took advantage of three errors by catcher Hank Conger to score five unearned runs.
Houston trailed by two entering the third inning before Carter's team-leading seventh homer capped a five-run inning and gave the Astros a 6-3 lead.
Mark Trumbo hit his ninth home run for Los Angeles, a three-run shot in the first inning.
Howie Kendrick hit a solo homer off Dallas Keuchel in the sixth, and Alberto Callaspo got Los Angeles within 7-6 with a two-run blast off Travis Blackley in the eighth.
Jose Veras threw a perfect ninth for his third save.
Spurs going for 2-0 lead over Warriors
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Even a day later, the San Antonio Spurs still found it difficult to explain how they won the opener of their second-round series against Golden State.
The Spurs overcame Stephen Curry's 44 points and became the first team in postseason history to rally from a 16-point deficit with 4 minutes remaining and earned a 129-127 victory in double overtime on Monday.
Game 2 is Wednesday night in San Antonio.
"I don't know how we managed to tie the game," Manu Ginobili said Tuesday. "We had some really big shots before regulation, in the first overtime and second overtime. It got us the win, but not sure if we deserved it."
After missing seven straight shots, Ginobili hit a game-winning 3-pointer with 1.2 seconds remaining to hand Golden State its 30th straight loss in San Antonio going back to Feb. 14, 1997.
Cowboys sign QB Aaron Corp after release by Bills
IRVING, Texas (AP) — The Dallas Cowboys have signed quarterback Aaron Corp, twice released by Buffalo after joining the Bills as an undrafted free agent last year.
The Bills released Corp less than a month after signing him in 2012. They re-signed him in February and let him go him again on April 29.
Corp was set to be the starter at Southern California in 2009 but he broke his left leg before the season and Matt Barkley took over. He transferred to Richmond in 2010 and started five games before a season-ending knee injury. He finally played a full season in 2011, throwing for 2,682 yards and 17 touchdowns.
Kyle Orton is the backup to Dallas quarterback Tony Romo, who went undrafted out of Eastern Illinois.
OKLAHOMA ST-UT SAN ANTONIO
Kickoff time set for Oklahoma St-UT-San Antonio
STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — A morning kickoff has been scheduled for the Sept. 7 Oklahoma State at Texas-San Antonio game.
OSU officials say Conference USA has scheduled an 11 a.m. kickoff for the game in San Antonio. The game is to be broadcast by Fox Sports Net.
This will be the first-ever meeting between OSU and UTSA. The Roadrunners are coached by former Cowboys' assistant Larry Coker.
Minnesota replaces UNC on schedule with TCU
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota and Texas Christian will play nonconference football games in 2014 and 2015.
Gophers athletic director Norwood Teague announced the agreement on Tuesday.
Minnesota will get $500,000 from TCU for playing there in 2014. Teague said the Gophers won't pay the Horned Frogs anything for hosting them in the 2015 game.
For Minnesota, this provides an impressive replacement for North Carolina. At the request of coach Jerry Kill for the sake of protecting the confidence of his young players in this developing program, the Gophers canceled a two-game series with the Tar Heels at the cost of $800,000.
Teague said TCU will also inherit Minnesota's contract to host South Dakota State for $400,000 in 2015. Big Ten teams recently agreed to stop scheduling FCS opponents.
BOISE ST-PLAYER DISMISSED
Boise State player dismissed, violated team rules
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Boise State football coach Chris Petersen says he has dismissed defensive end Sam Ukwauchu of Pearland, Texas, for violating team rules.
Ukwauchu tallied 35 tackles, 4.5 sacks and tied for the team lead with three fumble recoveries last fall, earning freshman All-America honors from the Football Writers Association of America. He started 12 of the team's 13 games last year.
Petersen did not say what the violation was.
The coach also announced Tuesday that quarterback Jimmy Laughrea of Rocklin, Calif., has left the team.