Oakland Athletics pitcher Dallas Braden celebrates after throwing a perfect game against the Tampa Bay Rays on May 9 in Oakland, Calif. Braden pitched the 19th perfect game in major league history in a 4-0 victory over the Rays on Sunday. Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP
Braden (51) is hugged by teammate Brandon Powell after throwing a perfect game on May 9. Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP
Peggy Lindsey, Dallas Braden's grandmother, gives him a hug after the Oakland Athletics pitcher threw a perfect game on Mother's Day in Oakland, Calif. Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP
Dallas Braden pitches in the third inning of the Oakland Athletics baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays on May 9. Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP
The scoreboard in Oakland, Calif., shows the final outcome of the Athletics game against the Tampa Bay Rays where Oakland's pitcher Dallas Braden threw a perfect game. Dino Vournas/AP
Dallas Braden celebrates with teammates after his perfect game on May 9. Carlos Avila Gonzalez/San Francisco Chronicle/AP
Dallas Braden is congratulated by teammate Landon Powell after throwing a perfect game on May 9. Dino Vournas/AP
Following his perfect game, Dallas Braden speaks to the media on May 9. Dino Vournas/AP
Dallas Braden is seen here pitching during the third inning of the Oakland Athletics' baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays on May 9. Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP
Dallas Braden celebrates throwing a perfect game against the Tampa Bay Rays on Sunday, May 9, in Oakland, Calif. Carlos Avila Gonzalez/AP
In a blow to Syria's armed opposition, forces loyal to President Bashir Assad, including Hezbollah fighters, have seized Yabroud near Lebanon's border on a strategic cross-country highway.
Albert Aji, Diaa Hadid, Associated Press /
March 16, 2014
Syrian troops backed by Hezbollah fighters seized a key rebel supply town on the Lebanese border on Sunday, driving them from the area and scoring a major blow against them in the three-year-old-conflict.