Oklahoma State has sued Texas co-offensive coordinator Joe Wickline for breach of contract, alleging he misled his former employer about his new position at Texas, and the school is seeking more than $593,000 in damages.
Source: Goodell ordered to testify in Rice case
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has been ordered to testify in Ray Rice's appeal of his indefinite suspension, a source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter on Wednesday.
Titans QB Mettenberger to start, source says
The Tennessee Titans have decided to start rookie Zach Mettenberger at quarterback against the visiting Houston Texans on Sunday, a league source told ESPN's Adam Caplan on Wednesday.
Sources: Broncos table talks with Thomases
The Denver Broncos do not expect to re-sign two free-agents-to-be, wide receiver Demaryius Thomas and tight end Julius Thomas, during the season, according to sources.
Megatron: Ankle progressing in 'positive' way
Calvin Johnson is more encouraged about his progress this week in returning from a high right ankle sprain than he has been the past two weeks, when he has missed back-to-back games for the Detroit Lions.
Sources: Belichick bars late Revis from practice
Patriots cornerback Darrelle Revis was barred from practice Tuesday by coach Bill Belichick for tardiness, two sources confirmed to ESPN's Mike Reiss.
Griffin, CP3 pour in 69 for Ballmer showcase
New Clippers owner Steve Ballmer attended his first home game Wednesday night at Staples Center, and the Clippers broke out of their preseason funk with a 108-105 victory over Phoenix.
UNC probe: Advisers pushed sham classes
An report commissioned by the University of North Carolina says school academic advisers steered athletes into sham classes over an 18-year period but does not directly implicate coaches or athletic administrators in the scheme.
Kobe to rest for final two preseason games
Lakers guard Kobe Bryant is sitting out the rest of the preseason, coach Byron Scott said Wednesday.
Royals roar past Giants to even World Series
Billy Butler hit a tiebreaking single, Salvador Perez and Omar Infante drove in two runs each with big hits in a five-run sixth inning, and the Kansas City Royals beat the San Francisco Giants 7-2 to even the World Series at one game apiece.
Lincecum needs reliever: Back 'pretty stiff'
Tim Lincecum returned to the mound for the San Francisco Giants on Wednesday and threw 1T scoreless innings of relief. However, he left the game with tightness in his lower back and is day to day.
Rousey to defend title vs. Zingano at UFC 182
UFC female bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey will seek her fifth title defense against the undefeated Cat Zingano at UFC 182 on Jan. 3 in Las Vegas.
Walden: Punishment for ref contact 'nonsense'
Indianapolis Colts linebacker Erik Walden referred to his ejection and NFL-mandated $27,562 fine for touching an official in Sunday's game against the Cincinnati Bengals as "nonsense."
NBA fails to pass anti-tanking lottery reform
An effort to reform the NBA's draft lottery process failed to get enough votes to pass at the league's board of governors meeting Wednesday, sources told ESPN.
Ishikawa walk-off HR sends Giants to Series
Travis Ishikawa hit a three-run homer in the bottom of the ninth inning, sending the San Francisco Giants to the World Series with a 6-3 win over the St. Louis Cardinals on Thursday night.