A look at Thursday's play at the $38.3 million U.S. Open tennis championships:

John Isner is back in the U.S. Open's third round, so that can only mean one thing for the highest-ranked American man: a match against Germany's Philipp Kohlschreiber.

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.

Yusmeiro Petit set a major league record when he retired his 46th batter in a row, and the San Francisco Giants beat the Colorado Rockies 4-1 on Thursday for their third straight win.

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.

Peyton Manning has been docked a reported $8,268 for taunting Houston Texans safety D.J. Swearinger in a preseason game last week.

Inside linebacker Derek Landisch is expected to start Saturday night when No. 14 Wisconsin faces No. 13 LSU in the season opener in Houston.

Phil Mickelson isn't a fan of four straight FedEx Cup playoff events that follows a summer of big events and precedes the Ryder Cup.

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.

Aside from one big inning, this was a forgettable series for the New York Yankees.

Former champion Samantha Stosur is out at the U.S. Open.

Jake Arrieta wishes he would've held onto the ball a bit longer.

The Arizona Diamondbacks have claimed outfielder Nolan Reimold off waivers from the Toronto Blue Jays.

Shakira is pregnant with baby No. 2.

Wembley Stadium is set to be more than half empty for England's friendly against Norway next week in a sign of public apathy following the national team's worst-ever World Cup campaign.

Arizona had a prolonged battle for its starting quarterback job last season, one that lasted nearly until the first snap of the first game.

No. 1 FLORIDA ST. (0-0) vs. OKLAHOMA ST. (0-0), at Arlington, Texas, 8 p.m. (ABC)

Drew Morgan couldn't resist the chance to celebrate after making a 44-yard catch during Arkansas' first preseason scrimmage, even if that meant risking a penalty.

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)

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