The Cleveland Browns remain in a wait-and-see mode regarding receiver Josh Gordon, who spent Friday in New York City presenting his appeal to avoid a one-year minimum ban for another positive drug test.
Roger Goodell defended the NFL's suspension of Ray Rice, saying that domestic violence is "not acceptable" while emphasizing that the length of the ban is "consistent" with other punishments issued by the league.
Philadelphia Phillies left-hander Cliff Lee, making only his third start since returning from a left elbow strain, was placed back on the DL after leaving Thursday night's 10-4 win against the Nationals, the team announced after the game.
Clayton Kershaw scattered nine hits and struck out nine while tying his career-best winning streak of 10 games, and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Atlanta Braves 2-1 Thursday night to complete the three-game sweep.
Tiger Woods, in his seventh official round since returning a month ago at the Quicken Loans, put up his best score since his break, surpassing by one stroke his 69 in the opening round of the Open Championship at Royal Liverpool two weeks ago.
The Oakland Athletics made one of the boldest moves ahead of Thursday's trade deadline, acquiring ace pitcher Jon Lester in a deal for popular slugger Yoenis Cespedes. Now they have to figure out what to do with 10,000 T-shirts.