Mike Leake sent to San Francisco Giants for two minor leaguers
The San Francisco Giants have acquired right-hander Mike Leake from the Cincinnati Reds for minor league infielder Adam Duvall and pitcher Keury Mella, who has been pitching in Class-A.
Thursday's MLB trade news and views
The trade deadline is nearing and another star is headed for Toronto while other rumors continue to swirl. Find out what our writers are hearing today.
Rizzo helps Cubs beat Brewers 5-2
Anthony Rizzo hit a three-run homer with two out in the eighth inning, and the Chicago Cubs beat the Milwaukee Brewers 5-2 on Thursday night.
Carrasco goes the distance in Indians' 3-1 victory
Carlos Carrasco threw a two-hitter, Carlos Santana hit a two-run homer and the Cleveland Indians beat the Oakland Athletics 3-1 on Thursday night.
Castro's 9th-inning homer gives Astros 3-0 win over Angels
Jason Castro hit a three-run homer with two outs in the ninth inning to give the Houston Astros a 3-0 victory and a three-game sweep of the Los Angeles Angels on Thursday night.
Dez Bryant: Deal 'not going to change the way I play'
Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant says the $70 million contract he recently signed doesn't add pressure and that he's glad to be back with the team after skipping much of the offseason program.
Backboard, stand from Bulls' 1998 Finals clincher fetches $41,825
The backboard, hoop, net and stand that was the recipient of Michael Jordan's last shot with the Chicago Bulls sold for $41,825 by Heritage Auctions at the National Sports Collectors Convention.
Hamilton's game-ending hit gives Texas 7-6 win over Yankees
Josh Hamilton delivered a game-ending RBI single with two outs in the ninth inning and the Texas Rangers beat the AL East-leading New York Yankees 7-6 on Thursday night.
Looking for meaning in the preseason polls
What is it about preseason polls that infuriate and excite us? Ohio State and USC show how early projections set the tone for a new season.
Kings set to add Nancy Lieberman as assistant coach: 'Different dimension'
Nancy Lieberman says she will accept an offer to join the Sacramento Kings as an assistant coach, making her the second female coach on an NBA staff after Becky Hammon joined the Spurs.
Red Sox rock Sale, win 8-2 to snap White Sox streak
Xander Bogaerts and David Ortiz each had three hits, and the Boston Red Sox beat Chris Sale and the White Sox 8-2 on Thursday night, snapping Chicago's seven-game winning streak.
Jets' Sheldon Richardson charged with resisting arrest 12 days after ban
Jets defensive end Sheldon Richardson has been charged with resisting arrest after an incident last month in which police say he was driving a car engaged in a high-speed road race.