The Baltimore Orioles announced Friday that the club has declined their portion of the mutual option on the contract of right fielder Nick Markakis.
The fall events on the PGA Tour are perfect stops for young players to pick up their first tour win, and that has happened in the first three events of the 2014-15 wrap-around schedule.
Toronto Maple Leafs forward Joffrey Lupul is sidelined indefinitely with a broken bone in his right hand.
The Minnesota Timberwolves and guard Ricky Rubio have agreed to terms on a four-year contract extension, the team announced on Friday.
Matt Kenseth won the pole for the AAA Texas 500 by the slimmest of margins over Jeff Gordon, while Tony Stewart set a new track qualifying record with a lap at 200 mph during Friday's qualifying at Texas Motor Speedway.