The Detroit Pistons on Monday waived Josh Smith, who still had two years and at least $26 million remaining on his contract after this season.
Coughlin chides Beckham but likes his edge
New York Giants coach Tom Coughlin came to Odell Beckham Jr.'s defense Monday, a day after his star rookie wide receiver received a taunting penalty and was involved in a sideline brawl with the St. Louis Rams.
Twins extend pitcher Hughes through 2019
Pitcher Phil Hughes has reached agreement on a three-year, $42 million guaranteed contract extension with the Minnesota Twins, the team announced.
Ali fighting off pneumonia, 'vastly improved'
A spokesman for boxing great Muhammad Ali says the former heavyweight champion's condition has "vastly improved" since he was admitted to a hospital with a mild case of pneumonia during the weekend.
Wade: LeBron deserves Heat fans' gratitude
Dwyane Wade believes LeBron James should be met with gratitude by Heat fans when he returns Thursday with the Cleveland Cavaliers.
State: Hernandez trial likely to last 6-10 weeks
Former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez returned to court Monday for what will likely be his final hearing before his murder trial begins next month.
NFL considering discipline for Raiola incident
The NFL is looking into a potential fine or discipline for Detroit Lions center Dominic Raiola's stepping on the ankle of Chicago Bears defensive lineman Ego Ferguson on Sunday.
Report: Former Clemson QB Kelly arrested
Former Clemson quarterback and current Ole Miss recruit Chad Kelly faces numerous charges, including resisting arrest, after an altercation at a downtown Buffalo restaurant, The Buffalo News reported Sunday night.
Cavs tame Grizzlies as Waiters steps up late
LeBron James had 25 points and 11 assists, Dion Waiters scored 13 of his 21 points in the fourth quarter and the Cavaliers handled one of the West's best teams, beating the Grizzlies 105-91 on Sunday.
Upset after loss, S. Smith jabs Ravens critics
Wide receiver Steve Smith expressed his frustration more than any other player after the Baltimore Ravens' 25-13 loss at the Houston Texans.
Romo as MVP? Unquestionably, Cowboys say
After claiming their first division title since 2009, the Dallas Cowboys started making a case for quarterback Tony Romo as the NFL MVP.
Newton: 'Classless' to cheer Manziel injury
Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton said it was "classless" that fans cheered Sunday when Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel was injured in the first half.
Romo-led Cowboys smack Colts, win NFC East
Dallas ended a four-year playoff drought Sunday in a dominating 42-7 victory over the Colts, with Tony Romo throwing four touchdown passes and breaking Troy Aikman's franchise record for yards passing.
Seahawks rout Cards behind big-play offense
The Seattle Seahawks and Arizona Cardinals were scoreless in a defensive-dominated first quarter in their NFC West showdown Sunday night.
Winston ruled to have not violated FSU code
Jameis Winston attorney David Cornwell confirmed to ESPN's Joe Schad that the Florida State Seminoles quarterback was ruled to have not violated university conduct code.
It's official: Celtics ship Rondo to Mavericks
The Boston Celtics have traded Rajon Rondo to the Dallas Mavericks, the teams announced Thursday night.