New York Mets minor league outfielders Wuilmer Becerra and Vicente Lupo have been sentenced to six months of unsupervised probation after pleading guilty to reckless driving.
The Kansas City Royals claimed infielder Jayson Nix off waivers Thursday from the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Michigan basketball coach John Beilein has been named the 2013-14 recipient of the NCAA's Bob Frederick Sportsmanship Award.
The Atlanta Braves have shut down left-hander Jonny Venters for the rest of the season after the reliever tore an elbow ligament while trying to come back from his second Tommy John surgery.
Inside linebacker Derek Landisch is expected to start Saturday night when No. 14 Wisconsin faces No. 13 LSU in the season opener in Houston.
SOUTH DAKOTA STATE (9-5) at No. 24 MISSOURI (12-2), 3:30 p.m. ET Saturday (ESPNU)
Quarterback Drew Stafford and receiver Calvin Johnson are among several Detroit Lions starters being held out of the team's preseason finale at Buffalo on Thursday night.
No. 7 UCLA (0-0) at VIRGINIA (0-0), Noon (ESPN)
Reserve safety Eilar Hardy has joined four other Notre Dame players being withheld from practice and games as the university investigates possible academic dishonesty and NCAA violations.
The Arizona Diamondbacks have claimed outfielder Nolan Reimold off waivers from the Toronto Blue Jays.
No. 1 FLORIDA ST. (0-0) vs. OKLAHOMA ST. (0-0), at Arlington, Texas, 8 p.m. (ABC)
SOUTH DAKOTA (0-0) at No. 3 OREGON (0-0) 10:37 p.m. ET (Pac-12 Network)
The Jacksonville Jaguars are starting rookie quarterback Blake Bortles in the preseason finale against Atlanta.
Players have a four-day break between FedEx Cup playoff events because of the Friday start at the Deutsche Bank Championship. Some of them played golf in corporate outings. Others spent a few days in Manhattan.
No. 25 WASHINGTON at HAWAII, 10:30 p.m. (CBS Sports Network).
RICE (0-0) at No. 17 NOTRE DAME (0-0), 3:30 p.m. (NBC)
Anthony Davis is eager, not to mention proud, to accept the physical risks that go with playing without pay for Team USA.
ARKANSAS (0-0, 0-0 SEC) at No. 6 AUBURN (0-0, 0-0), 4 p.m. (SEC Network)