AP Source: Tom Brady sprains left knee
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- A person familiar with the injury says Patriots quarterback Tom Brady sprained his left knee in a practice and his return is day to day.
An MRI on the knee was negative, said the person, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the team hasn't made an announcement.
The two-time league MVP limped off the field Wednesday midway through New England's joint practice with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Torre gives committee instant replay proposal
COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. -- Major League Baseball Executive Vice President Joe Torre has given his instant replay proposal to the executive committee to consider as baseball's brass huddled for two days of meetings.
Commissioner Bud Selig was to address the media on Thursday morning to discuss what's on the table.
Selig says he thinks "it was very thoughtful and well-done." The commissioner says it'll be discussed in more detail on Thursday morning.
Royals get infielder Bonifacio from Jays
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Kansas City Royals have acquired versatile Emilio Bonifacio from the Toronto Blue Jays for cash or a player to be named later.
The Royals announced the move before their game Wednesday against Miami.
Bonifacio was traded to the Blue Jays from the Marlins last off-season, and was hitting .218 with three homers and 12 stolen bases. He's played all three outfield spots but can also play second base and third base, two positions of importance for the Royals.
Astros send LHP Blackley to Rangers
HOUSTON -- The Houston Astros have traded minor league left-hander pitcher Travis Blackley to the Texas Rangers for cash and a player to be named later.
The 30-year-old Blackley went 1-1 with a 4.89 ERA in 42 relief appearances for Houston this season before being designated for assignment on Aug. 8. He cleared waivers and accepted an outright assignment to Triple-A Oklahoma City and joined the RedHawks on Tuesday.
Blackley will not be on the 40-man roster and has been assigned to Triple-A Round Rock.
The Australian is 8-8 with a 5.28 ERA in 78 career games, including 23 starts. Four of his eight career wins have come against the Rangers.
Pekovic, Wolves agree on new five-year deal
MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Timberwolves have agreed to terms on a five-year deal with restricted free agent center Nikola Pekovic.
Wolves president of basketball operations Flip Saunders tweets that the deal is done. Saunders and Pekovic's agent, Jeff Schwartz, spent more than a month negotiating the deal, which was completed on Wednesday. Even as negotiations stretched on for weeks, Saunders remained adamant that Pekovic would remain in Minnesota.
Pekovic posted career highs with 16.3 points and 8.8 rebounds in 62 games last season for the Timberwolves. The 27-year-old will return to team with Kevin Love and Ricky Rubio for a promising young core in Minnesota.
Wizards sign veteran forward Al Harrington
WASHINGTON -- The Washington Wizards have signed veteran forward Al Harrington.
The Wizards are Harrington's seventh NBA team as he enters his 16th season. He's averaged 13.7 points and 5.7 rebounds in 947 career games.
Harrington played in only 10 games with the Orlando Magic last season because of a right knee injury.
ESPN buying Famous Idaho Potato Bowl
BOISE, Idaho -- The Famous Idaho Potato Bowl is being bought by ESPN.
Bowl officials said in a statement Wednesday that the network had agreed in principle to acquire the bowl game from the Humanitarian Bowl Inc. Details of the deal were not released. The Potato Bowl would be the eighth bowl game to be owned and operated by ESPN.
The game features teams from the Mid-American Conference and the Mountain West Conference. The 17th annual game will be played Dec. 21.
Stanford's Rodgers advances in U.S. Amateur
BROOKLINE, Mass. -- Stanford's Patrick Rodgers survived a playoff Wednesday to advance to match play, then beat Sean Dale 3-and-2 of Jacksonville, Fla., in the first round of the U.S. Amateur at The Country Club.
Rodgers, the 21-year-old Avon, Ind., player who will represent the U.S. next month in the Walker Cup, will face England's Greg Eason. Eason beat 2012 runner-up Michael Weaver of Fresno, Calif., 3 and 2.
Qualifying medalists Neil Raymond of England and Brady Watt of Australia advanced on the windy day. Raymond edged Jason Anthony of Fairfeld, Calif., 1 up, and Brady topped Sean Walsh of Keller, Texas, 5 and 3.
Jordan Niebrugge, the Oklahoma State player from Mequon, Wis., who swept the U.S. Amateur Public Links and Western Amateur, dropped out, falling 1 up to Seth Reeves of Duluth, Ga.