TEMPE, Ariz. -- Jonathan Sanchez didn't help himself Thursday.
Sanchez, competing for a berth in the San Francisco Giants rotation, allowed 10 hits and four runs in five innings in an 8-1 loss to the Los Angeles Angels.
The Giants managed only four hits off Angels prospect Nick Adenhart -- he threw six shutout innings -- and two relievers.
"At this point we're making too many mistakes," Giants manager Bruce Bochy said. "I don't know if a few of them are a little tight, or what."
Giants second baseman Ray Durham didn't play in the game because of tightness in his left hamstring. ...
Colorado lost 8-6 to the Cubs in Mesa, Ariz., as Franklin Morales gave up six runs and seven hits in five innings for Colorado. ... New York's Johan Santana pitched five-hit ball for six sharp innings as the Mets beat the Orioles 7-0 in Port St. Lucie, Fla. He struck out seven and walked one. ...
John Patterson was cut by the Washington Nationals. He was the opening day starter in 2007, but missed much of the last two seasons because of right forearm problems. Still, he was considered in contention to start against Atlanta when the Nationals begin this season at their new ballpark. ... Pitcher Adam Wainwright and the Cardinals agreed to a four-year contract that could be worth up to $36 million. ... A day after being told he was heading back to the bullpen, Joba Chamberlain struck out all three batters he faced for the Yankees in a 7-2 triumph over Toronto at Dunedin, Fla.
Floyd Mayweather Jr., the welterweight generally regarded as boxing's pound-for-pound champion, said he might fire his uncle, Roger, as his trainer unless Roger stopped training Steve Forbes for a May 3 bout with Oscar De La Hoya. A few hours after Floyd's displeasure was made public, Forbes didn't even wait for Roger to quit before replacing him with Jeff Mayweather, the youngest of the three Mayweather brothers who train fighters. Floyd Mayweather currently is preoccupied with an appearance on the WWE's Wrestlemania 24 on March 30, but he saw a glaring conflict of interest for his uncle. If Roger Mayweather helped Forbes beat De La Hoya in their match in Carson, it would ruin Mayweather's proposed rematch with De La Hoya later in the year. Mayweather beat De La Hoya by split decision last May in the richest fight in boxing history; their rematch should be nearly as lucrative.
Mao Asada of Japan won the women's title at the World Figure Skating Championships in Goteborg, Sweden, overcoming a big fall going into a planned triple axel. Italy's Carolina Kostner took the silver, despite putting her hands down twice on jumps.
All three American skaters fell at least once, and their stumbles mean the U.S. will only be able to send two women to the 2009 world championships in Los Angeles. Results at the worlds determine how many spots countries get for the Vancouver Olympics.
Former world champion Kimmie Meissner was seventh, Bebe Liang was 10th and Ashley Wagner was 16th.
The Pittsburgh Steelers released wide receiver Cedrick Wilson on Thursday, hours after he was charged with punching his estranged girlfriend in the face at a suburban restaurant.
David Beckham was recalled by England and could make his 100th international appearance in Wednesday's exhibition game against France. Beckham could become just the fifth player to reach 100 appearances for England, but could be on the bench at Stade de France. In other Beckham news, he has an option to buy an MLS franchise when his five-year Los Angeles Galaxy contract expires after the 2011 season, according to a CBS "60 Minutes" profile to air Sunday.
No. 2 seed Rafael Nadal of Spain defeated ninth-seeded James Blake for the first time in their four meetings -- 7-5, 3-6, 6-3 in the quarterfinals of the Pacific Life Open at Indian Wells. Two-time women's champion Lindsay Davenport had to retire from her match against Jelena Jankovic after the first set because of a back problem -- Jankovic won the first set 6-2.
Top-ranked Iowa sent seven wrestlers to the quarterfinals at the NCAA Championships in St. Louis. It had 29½ points and a three-point lead over Nebraska. Former Bret Harte standout Tyler "T.J." Dillashaw went 0-2 and was eliminated. He wrestled at 133 pounds for Fullerton State. And former Mariposa and Merced High wrestler Tyler Bernacchi (UC Davis) went 0-2 at 174.
Astana, the team of defending champion Alberto Contador, was not among the teams invited to compete in this summer's Tour de France in an announcement by the Amaury Sport Organization. ASO excluded Astana from its races this year because of doping violations in the last two years.
The International Association of Athletics Federations -- the world governing body of track and field -- found 10 positive results in more than 3,277 doping tests in 2007. Eight of the 10 positive results came from out-of-competition tests. Distance runners Susan Chepkemei of Kenya and Lyubov Denisova of Russia were the two biggest names busted in 2007.