The New Orleans Saints have placed rookie wide receiver Brandin Cooks on season-ending injured reserve with a broken thumb.
Australian cricket player Phillip Hughes died Thursday, two days after sustaining injuries when he was hit in the head with a ball during a match, Cricket Australia said.
Detroit Lions center Dominic Raiola was fined $10,000 by the NFL this week for striking a New England player in the back of the helmet in the final minute of Sunday's 34-9 loss to the Patriots.
San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich missed Wednesday night's game against Indiana after undergoing a minor medical procedure.
The Chicago Bears have placed guard/center Brian de la Puente on injured reserve because of an ankle injury.
The Washington Redskins have placed cornerback Tracy Porter on injured reserve, the team announced Wednesday.
The Arizona Diamondbacks have reportedly come to terms with Cuban power-hitting outfielder Yasmany Tomas on a six-year, $68.5 million contract.
The Tampa Bay Rays have signed pitcher Ernesto Frieri to a one-year contract.
The Baltimore Orioles acquired left- handed pitcher Scott Barnes from the Cleveland Indians for cash considerations on Wednesday.
Major League Soccer announced Tuesday that Seattle Sounders FC's Chad Marshall has been named the 2014 Defender of the Year.
FC Dallas forward Tesho Akindele has been named Major League Soccer's Rookie of the Year, the league announced on Monday.
After Chivas USA was closed down last month, Major League Soccer held a dispersal draft on Wednesday that saw seven of the clubs players selected, including goalkeeper Dan Kennedy, who was the first pick by FC Dallas.
San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich will miss Wednesday's game against the Indiana Pacers after undergoing a minor medical procedure.
You probably know that the two NBA teams with 12 wins are the Memphis Grizzlies and Toronto Raptors.
Kasey Kahne will continue to drive for Hendrick Motorsports through the 2018 Sprint Cup season, signing a three-year contract extension on Thursday.
From the first lap at Chicagoland to the last lap at Homestead, the 2014 Chase for the Sprint Cup championship was filled with lots of drama and excitement, thanks to NASCAR's new playoff format.
Five days after he was eliminated from the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship, Jeff Gordon won the pole for the season-ending race at Homestead-Miami Speedway.