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.
It seemed like July was a bit of a bad month for the Indiana Pacers, with Lance Stephenson bolting to Charlotte after what seemed like an unnecessary contract dispute and LeBron James signing with a division rival.
David Wilson's latest neck injury has raised significant concerns for the New York Giants as a source close to the situation told ESPN.com on Thursday that the team would be very surprised if Wilson played for the them again.
The NBA announced Thursday that it would be putting its social media identifier, @NBA, right under the words "official game ball," becoming the first league to usher social media literally into the player's hands.