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Twelve years in the NHL, and first-year San Jose Sharks defenseman Paul Martin never has missed the playoffs and is striving to become the third Elk River-raised player to win a Stanley Cup (Joel Otto, 1989 Flames; Dan Hinote, 2001 Avalanche).
Daniel Murphy hit a solo homer and tiebreaking two-run single, Tanner Roark threw seven sharp innings and the Washington Nationals held on for a 4-3 win over the Philadelphia Phillies on Monday night.
The Saints' Mark Hamburger was selected pitcher of the week in the American Association after winning twice and improving to 3-0 with a 1.90 ERA.
The France siblings bring different gifts to Anoka-Hennepin's softball team but share a fierce will to win.
Jeff Locke tossed a three-hitter and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Miami Marlins 10-0 on Monday night.