Baseball fans were still trying to sort out the dizzying deals for postseason aces Jon Lester and John Lackey, Home Run Derby champ Yoenis Cespedes and All-Star shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera when they were treated to a most curious sight Thursday.
AKRON, Ohio (AP) - Dustin Johnson is taking a leave of absence from golf to seek help for "personal challenges," a swift end to his season that will keep him from playing the PGA Championship, the FedEx Cup playoffs and the Ryder Cup.
MIAMI (AP) - One of the last things Miami Heat President Pat Riley told LeBron James before free agency began this summer was that he would be selling potential players on the notion of playing alongside a four-time NBA MVP.
OAKLAND (AP) - Sonny Gray rarely gives up home runs, and this time he surrendered two, one a grand slam. Oakland's All-Star ace rarely needs long innings to get through opposing batting orders. On Friday night he threw 38 pitches just to finish the sixth.
PHOENIX (AP) - Arizona shortstop Cliff Pennington's throwing error allowed the go-ahead run to score in the 12th inning and San Francisco beat the Diamondbacks 6-5 on Friday night, the Giants' fourth straight victory.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - DirecTV's exclusive right to broadcast certain NFL games is an illegal monopoly that raises costs for bars and restaurants, a San Francisco bar says in a lawsuit against the league and the satellite TV provider.