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.
It has been rare of late to see Rory McIlroy's name anywhere but the top of the leaderboard, but the reigning Open Championship and PGA Championship winner was far from his impressive standard, shooting 74 at the Barclays on Thursday.
The San Francisco 49ers were working to re-sod the field at new Levi's Stadium on Thursday, a day after a public workout was cut short and moved to the regular practice fields because players were slipping.
Pittsburgh Steelers running backs Le'Veon Bell and LeGarrette Blount will play in Thursday night's preseason game against the Philadelphia Eagles, sources told ESPN's Ed Werder, despite the fact they will be charged with marijuana possession.