Benches emptied Friday night in the fourth inning when Tampa Bay Rays left-hander David Price hit Boston Red Sox first baseman Mike Carp with a pitch and was not ejected, plate umpire Dan Bellino evidently deciding there was no intent.
Five-time major winner Phil Mickelson is one of three men being investigated in what the Wall Street Journal calls "a major insider-trading probe involving finance, gambling and sports," the newspaper reported on its website Friday night.
The $18 million Aaron Hernandez made in three years as a tight end for the New England Patriots apparently was insufficient income to continue to afford the defense attorneys he has retained in his legal proceedings.
The Browns are aware Pro Bowl receiver Josh Gordon, facing a possible NFL suspension for another failed drug test, was ticketed for speeding last weekend. A passenger in his car was cited for marijuana possession.
Donald Sterling is filing a $1 billion lawsuit against the NBA, his lawyer confirmed to ESPN.com's Ramona Shelburne on Friday, one day after his wife Shelly accepted a $2 billion bid from former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer to buy the Clippers.
Indiana Pacers president Larry Bird called a meeting with Lance Stephenson prior to Friday's Game 6 after Stephenson was caught blowing in the ear of Miami Heat star LeBron James and given his second flopping fine of the Eastern Conference finals.
Knicks president Phil Jackson said he's "not losing sleep" over Carmelo Anthony's pending free agency. But Jackson admitted on Friday that he's "definitely concerned" about the idea that Anthony could sign with another team this summer.
Oklahoma State freshman running back Devon Thomas was arrested in his hometown of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, late Wednesday on felony complaints of armed robbery and shooting with intent to kill, police said.
The $2 billion agreement between the Sterling Family Trust and Seattle-based former Microsoft executive Steve Ballmer has dealt a significant blow to Seattle's long-running hopes to re-acquire an NBA team.