Source: Texas Rangers Claim Alex Rios

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-08_34e69eee72.jpgBrian D. Kersey/Getty Images (NEW YORK) --  According to a source, the Texas Rangers have put in a claim on Chicago White Sox outfielder Alex Rios. The White Sox now have 48 hours to decide what to do with Rios.  The Rangers tried to pry Rios from them on several occasions before the non-waiver trade deadline, but the two sides were unable to come to an agreement.

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Super Bowl Champion Ravens Dominate Preseason Opener

Getty_S_080913_Ray Rice.jpg?__SQUARESPACE_CACHEVERSION=1376022200395 J. Meric/Getty Images (TAMPA, Fla.) --  The Baltimore Ravens picked up right where they left off in February, opening their preseason with a 44-16 dismantling of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Super Bowl MVP Joe Flacco was sharp early, completing 7-of-9 passes for 57 yards.  He did throw an interception, but the overall performance from the team pleased head coach John Harbaugh.

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Max Scherzer Wins 17th Game as Tigers Roll

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-08_23515a8d58.jpgTony Firriolo/ MLB Photos via Getty Images (CLEVELAND) --  It was just another night on the mound for Max Scherzer. Scherzer gave up two runs over seven innings for his 17th win of the season, and the Tigers rolled to their 12th-straight victory after dismantling the Cleveland Indians 10-3 on Thursday night. Miguel Cabrera drove in three runs for the Tigers, who have now opened up a seven-game lead over the Indians in the AL Central.

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Scott, Furyk Tied for the Lead At PGA Championship

8-8-13 Thinkstock A.jpg?__SQUARESPACE_CACHEVERSION=1376006898497Thinkstock(PITTSFORD, N.Y.) -- Reigning Masters champion Adam Scott is tied atop the leader board with Jim Furyk at 5-under 65, after the opening round of the PGA Championship on Thursday. Tiger Woods, in pursuit of his 15th major championship and 5th PGA title, double bogied the last hole to finish the day 1-over 71.

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Russell Martin Leads Pirates to 5-4 Win over Marlins

8-8-13 Martin A.jpg?__SQUARESPACE_CACHEVERSION=1375998404655Tony Firriolo/MLB Photos via Getty Images(PITTSBURGH) -- Pittsburgh’s Russell Martin drilled a single down the left-field line, scoring Josh Harrison as the Pirates outlasted the Miami Marlins in 10 innings on Thursday, 5-4. The victory extends the Pirates winning streak to five and improves their record to 70-44, tops in the majors.

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