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Phone flies out of Pirates 2B's pocket during slide
Pittsburgh infielder Rodolfo Castro lost his phone on the field Tuesday night when he slid headfirst into third base to beat a throw and the impact sent his phone flying from his back pocket.[read more]

Smith requests trade, says Bears don't value him
All-Pro linebacker Roquan Smith said the Bears have "refused to negotiate in good faith" and that the team has left him "no choice" but to request to be traded.[read more]

McVay announces he signed extension with Rams
Los Angeles Rams head coach Sean McVay said he signed a contract extension during the offseason, but the team was waiting to announce it until general manager Les Snead signed an extension as well, which hasn't happened yet.[read more]

Source: Browns fear torn Achilles for WR Grant
The Browns fear that receiver and returner Jakeem Grant suffered a torn Achilles in Tuesday's practice, a source told ESPN.[read more]

Ohtani homers, gets win to equal Ruth milestone
Angels two-way star Shohei Ohtani picked up his 10th win Tuesday night in Oakland to go with his 25th home run, joining Babe Ruth (1918) as the only players in major league history to have at least 10 home runs and 10 wins in the same season.[read more]

Judge rejects LIV trio's bid to play in FedEx Cup
A federal judge on Tuesday denied a temporary restraining order to three golfers who were seeking to participate in the FedEx Cup Playoffs after leaving the PGA Tour for the upstart LIV Golf Invitational Series.[read more]

Goodell: Evidence calls for full-year Watson ban
Commissioner Roger Goodell said the NFL seeks a tougher penalty for Deshaun Watson than his initial six-game suspension because the quarterback's actions were "egregious'' and "predatory behavior.''[read more]

Little leaguer consoles pitcher who hit him in head
In a dramatic scene at a Little League regional tournament game Tuesday in Texas, batter Isaiah Jarvis walked to the mound to comfort opposing pitcher Kaiden Shelton after the right-hander's pitch slammed into Jarvis' helmet, sending him to the ground.[read more]

Who could be the next big breakout star in Europe?
Aurelien Tchouameni went from Monaco's midfield to an €80m move to Real Madrid out of nowhere this summer. But who could be the next breakout star?[read more]

Transfer Talk: Man City close in on Anderlecht's Gomez
Sergio Gomez is close to joining reigning Premier League champions Man City, according to reports.[read more]