Donald Sterling's lawyer has informed the NBA that Sterling will not be paying the $2.5 million fine levied on him last month by commissioner Adam Silver, sources confirmed to ESPN.com on Thursday night.
Texas Rangers' left-hander Martin Perez is the latest pitcher planning on having Tommy John surgery. Perez said Thursday he will opt to have the surgery instead of taking the more conservative route for the partial tear in his elbow ligament.
Los Angeles Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak says that the lines of communication between himself and Kobe Bryant are open, but that doesn't mean that the star guard will get a say in who the team hires as its next head coach.
Michigan and Notre Dame are contracted to play just once more in the foreseeable future: Sept. 6 at Notre Dame Stadium. Many want to see the series continue in some form, and Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly is among them.
A judge on Thursday dismissed a request for temporary restraining order against Carolina Panthers defensive end Greg Hardy when the woman he is accused of assaulting in a domestic violence case did not show up in court.
Johnny Cueto pitched a three-hitter for his second shutout of the season, and Brandon Phillips hit a three-run homer and a double, leading the Cincinnati Reds over the San Diego Padres 5-0 Thursday in the first game of a day-night doubleheader.
Kentucky Derby winner California Chrome was heard coughing after a 1.5-mile gallop at Pimlico early Thursday, and trainer Art Sherman told ESPN's Jeannine Edwards that his biggest concern is the horse doesn't catch a cold.
A high school baseball player in Washington State pitched 14 innings and threw 194 pitches Tuesday, finally being removed in the 15th inning of his team's eventual 1-0 victory in a 17-inning marathon in the district baseball tournament.
Major League Baseball will not discipline umpire Paul Nauert for briefly putting his hand on Torii Hunter's face during a benches-clearing altercation during Monday's game between the Detroit Tigers and Baltimore Orioles.