Sources: Love trade talks narrowed to Cavs
The Minnesota Timberwolves were engaged in serious Kevin Love trade talks with no teams other than the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday, adding to the growing belief around the NBA that Love teaming up with LeBron James is inevitable, according to sources
Sources: Seahawks' Lynch to end holdout
Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch is planning to end his holdout and is expected to report to Seattle's training camp in the next 24 hours, per league sources
Red Sox trade Lester to A's for Cespedes
The Boston Red Sox traded ace pitcher Jon Lester and outfielder Jonny Gomes to the Oakland Athletics not with an eye to the distant future, but to next season, acquiring slugger Yoenis Cespedes.
Cards land Lackey, send Craig to Red Sox
The Boston Red Sox have traded veteran pitcher John Lackey to the St. Louis Cardinals for outfielder Allen Craig and right-hander Joe Kelly, a league source confirmed to ESPNBoston.com's Gordon Edes.
Rice: 'I made the biggest mistake of my life'
Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice apologized to his wife and all women affected by domestic violence on Thursday, when he took questions for the first time since his alleged altercation with his then-fiancee in February.
FSU starts No. 1 in preseason coaches' poll
The Florida State Seminoles aren't going anywhere, as the defending national champions are the No. 1 team in the preseason Amway Coaches Poll, which was released Thursday.
Zimmer hire energized 'unhappy' Peterson
If there was ever a point in Adrian Peterson's career with the Minnesota Vikings when he could have thought seriously about leaving, the end of last season could have been it.
Pacers' George: Ready to live up to pressure
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.
Source: Giants unsure if Wilson can return
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.
NBA putting its social media handle on ball
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 players' hands.
Fired OSU band director was trying to fix culture
Ohio State University's fired marching band director was working to fix a vulgar culture "in dire need of change" before he was dismissed last week, he said in a document released by his attorney.