The Chicago Cubs weren't surprised by some of the backlash from the announcement of their first official mascot of the modern era, but a team spokesman said some critics went too far with reactions on social media.
Houston Texans owner Bob McNair spoke highly of South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney, widely considered the top overall talent in this year's NFL draft, in an interview with the team's official website.
The University of Maryland has filed a $157 million countersuit against the ACC, raising a new allegation that the conference tried to recruit "at least" two unnamed Big Ten schools after learning of Maryland's intent to leave and join the Big Ten.
Though many people in his sport are still skeptical, baseball commissioner Bud Selig told ESPN.com he is "100 percent" committed to retiring in a year, and he even hopes to visit all 30 parks in his final season.
One player fainted mid-match as temperatures topped 108 degrees fahrenheit at the Australian Open on Tuesday. Others said it felt like they were playing tennis in a sauna, or on a frying pan that sizzled their soles.
Naadir Tharpe scored a career-high 23 points, freshman Andrew Wiggins had 17 points and 19 rebounds and No. 15 Kansas beat No. 8 Iowa State 77-70 on Monday night for its third straight win to open Big 12 play.