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Manziel extends middle finger to Redskins

Browns quarterabck Johnny Manziel extended his middle finger toward the Washington Redskins bench after a third-quarter incompletion during Monday night's preseason game.

Rose back in action for U.S. win as cuts loom

Playing more the role of distributor, Derrick Rose returned to the court on Friday night and provided a lift off the bench to help the United States beat Puerto Rico, 112-86, in an exhibition game at Madison Square Garden.

Sources: Suns make late Love-Bledsoe offer

With just hours to go before a planned megadeal the would send Kevin Love to Cleveland, the Suns reached out to the Timberwolves to ask once more about the possibility of acquiring Love in a sign-and-trade for Eric Bledsoe, sources told ESPN.com.

Source: Surgery to end Machado's season

Orioles third baseman Manny Machado, who would have been eligible to return from the disabled list on Wednesday, is instead expected to have knee surgery within the week and likely will miss the rest of the season, a source confirmed to ESPN.com

Green-Beckham waiver bid for 2014 denied

Dorial Green-Beckham's waiver request to play for Oklahoma this season immediately after his transfer from Missouri has been denied by the NCAA.

Lions' Suh drills QB with head, flagged again

Ndamukong Suh has hit quarterbacks in the preseason and been flagged for it before.

Source: Red Sox get Castillo on 7-year deal

The Boston Red Sox landed the services of Cuban outfielder Rusney Castillo, agreeing to a seven-year, $72.5 million contract, a team source told ESPNBoston.com's Gordon Edes on Friday.

Barclays: Scott, Tringale lead; Rory surges

Now that the majors are over, Adam Scott is going after the one big prize remaining this year -- a shot at the $10 million FedEx Cup prize.

Man pleads guilty in Cuban player smuggling

A man accused of masterminding a human trafficking ring pleaded guilty Friday to U.S. extortion charges involving the smuggling of more than 1,000 Cubans, including baseball players such as Texas Rangers outfielder Leonys Martin.

Colleges tapping into beer sales for cash flow

Some cash-strapped athletic departments outside the Power Five conferences have started to use beer sales as an alternative revenue stream -- and more could soon be following suit.

Browns coach: Two-QB system 'on the table'

The Cleveland Browns seem to have a backup plan in place for quarterback Johnny Manziel as coach Mike Pettine hinted that the team is exploring ways to get him on the field and that a two-quarterback system "is on the table."

NFL docks Saints' Graham $30K for dunks

New Orleans Saints tight end Jimmy Graham was fined $30,000 on Friday for twice dunking over the goalpost during a preseason game against the Tennessee Titans, it was announced.

Chiefs lose Stephenson to PED suspension

Chiefs offensive tackle Donald Stephenson has been suspended for the first four games of this season for violating the league's policy against performance-enhancing drugs.

Finger fine: Manziel docked $12,000 by NFL

Cleveland Browns backup quarterback Johnny Manziel was fined $12,000 for making an obscene gesture at Washington's bench in a preseason game earlier this week, league sources told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.

Sources: Wolves, Cavs, Sixers agree to trade

The Minnesota Timberwolves have an agreement in principle to acquire Philadelphia's Thaddeus Young and No. 1 overall draft pick Andrew Wiggins as part of a three-team trade that will send Kevin Love to the Cavaliers, sources close to the talks confirmed.