Clinching their first winning season since 1992, rookie right-hander Gerrit Cole had a career-high nine strikeouts over seven innings to outpitch Yu Darvish and lead the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 1-0 victory over the Texas Rangers on Monday night.
Michael Vick threw for two touchdowns and ran for another, LeSean McCoy ran for 184 yards, and the Philadelphia Eagles unleashed coach Chip Kelly's frenetic offense on the NFL on Monday night with a 33-27 win over the Washington Redskins.
Ryan Newman is replacing Martin Truex Jr. in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship as part of NASCAR'S penalties against Michael Waltrip Racing for manipulating the outcome of last weekend's race at Richmond.
A day after firing his defensive coordinator just two games into the season, Texas coach Mack Brown spent Monday trying to calm fan fears the program is in panic mode and teetering on the brink of a repeat of the losing season of 2010.
New York Jets rookie quarterback Geno Smith is heading north this week to face the New England Patriots, hoping for a 2-0 start, and former starter Mark Sanchez is heading south to have his injured throwing shoulder examined by Dr. James Andrews.
The NFL downgraded referee Bill Leavy, whose crew gave the San Francisco 49ers two third-down plays in the first half of their victory over the Green Bay Packers, a source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.
Wide receiver Roddy White played in his 129th consecutive game Sunday but conceded after the Atlanta Falcons' 23-17 loss to the New Orleans Saints that his sprained ankle is worse than he and the team has advertised.
A strained knee ligament has left Braxton Miller's status uncertain for Saturday's game at California, and Urban Meyer isn't ready to make a decision about the availability of Ohio State's junior quarterback.