Astros ace Oswalt leaves start with hamstring strain

Astros ace Roy Oswalt left his start against the Pittsburgh Pirates after four innings because of a hamstring strain.

Cubs reveal starting rotation; Samardzija doesn't make it

Carlos Silva and Tom Gorzelanny beat out Jeff Samardzija and Sean Marshall for the Chicago Cubs' final two rotation spots in a spirited spring competition.

UN says Iraq election credible, blast follows

BAGHDAD - The top official for the United Nations in Iraq says the UN has determined Iraq's March 7 parliamentary elections were credible and called on all sides to accept the results.

Agent: Lions, 49ers, Bengals interested in Pacman

The agent for Adam "Pacman" Jones says several teams have expressed interest in the cornerback, but no signing is imminent. <

Schein says Haynesworth is clueless

According to Adam Schein, Albert Haynesworth is "clueless" and "his attitude stinks." Wow, how does he really feel?

Louisiana officials considering looser firearms laws

Handguns may be allowed at state parks, churches and near school yards in the future. Louisiana lawmakers open a session on Monday to discuss loosening regulations on state firearms.

DL-bound? Mariners shut down ailing ace Lee

The Mariners are shutting Cliff Lee down for five days in hopes his strained abdomen heals, making it likely the 2008 AL Cy Young Award winner will begin his debut season in Seattle on the disabled list.