A man accused of masterminding a human trafficking ring pleaded guilty Friday to U.S. extortion charges involving the smuggling of more than 1,000 Cubans, including baseball players such as Texas Rangers outfielder Leonys Martin.
With just hours to go before a planned megadeal the would send Kevin Love to Cleveland, the Suns reached out to the Timberwolves to ask once more about the possibility of acquiring Love in a sign-and-trade for Eric Bledsoe, sources told ESPN.com.
The Cleveland Browns seem to have a backup plan in place for quarterback Johnny Manziel as coach Mike Pettine hinted that the team is exploring ways to get him on the field and that a two-quarterback system "is on the table."
Cleveland Browns backup quarterback Johnny Manziel was fined $12,000 for making an obscene gesture at Washington's bench in a preseason game earlier this week, league sources told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.
Clayton Kershaw scattered three hits over eight innings while outdueling Tyson Ross, Justin Turner hit a two-run homer and the first-place Los Angeles Dodgers rallied to beat the San Diego Padres 2-1 Thursday night.
The Minnesota Timberwolves expect to land Philadelphia's Thaddeus Young in addition to No. 1 overall draft pick Andrew Wiggins when they complete their long anticipated trade to send Kevin Love to the Cleveland Cavaliers this weekend, according sources.
The Boston Red Sox and Detroit Tigers appear to be the front-runners for the services of Cuban outfielder Rusney Castillo, two league sources said Thursday, with a decision expected no later than the weekend.
Auburn football fans won't get a shot at Harvey Updyke after all. The organizers of a Sept. 29 charity event in Mobile, Alabama, have pulled the plug on having Updyke appear for a pie throw or dunking booth.
Denard Span scored from second on third baseman Jordan Pacheco's throwing error in the ninth inning, and the Washington Nationals stretched their winning streak to 10 games with a 1-0 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Thursday.