May 31

Max Scherzer pitched into the seventh inning, Delmon Young homered and the Detroit Tigers beat the Boston Red Sox 7-3 on Thursday night to avoid a four-game series sweep.


May 31

Manager Bobby Valentine hinted that the Red Sox are leaning toward placing Dustin Pedroia on the 15-day disabled list because of a torn adductor muscle in his right thumb.

May 31

A fan is suing the Pittsburgh Penguins owners because the team sent him more text alerts than he agreed to in the terms and conditions.

May 31

The Lakers officially promoted Glenn Carraro from general manager of the Los Angeles D-Fenders, the Lakers’ D-League affiliate, to assistant general manager for the Lakers on Thursday.

May 31

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May 31

After a brutal beginning to his opening round at the Memorial, Rory McIlroy bounced back to sneak into red numbers. That rally kept alive his chances for winning the Jack Nicklaus-hosted tournament, writes ESPN.com’s Bob Harig.

May 31

Free time is about to run out for Floyd Mayweather Jr., who is due to begin a three-month jail sentence in Las Vegas stemming from a hair-pulling, arm-twisting attack in September 2010 on the mother of three of his children.

May 31

Illinois sophomore Thomas Pieters shot a final-round 71 to win the men’s NCAA Division I golf championship Thursday at Riviera Country Club.

May 31

Promoter Gary Shaw won a purse bid on Thursday for the featherweight title elimination bout between Luis Franco, who he promotes, and Gary Russell, the 2011 ESPN.com prospect of the year who is promoted by Golden Boy.

May 31

Playing in another marathon match at a Grand Slam tournament, John Isner lost to Paul-Henri Mathieu 6-7 (2), 6-4, 6-4, 3-6, 18-16 in the second round of the French Open.