MLB: Before the lockout, OF Cody Bellinger signed a one-year, $17 million contract with the Dodgers to avoid arbitration, Jeff Passan reported Thursday.
NFL: Rookie QB Ian Book is expected to start for the Saints on Monday against the Dolphins, as Taysom Hill and Trevor Siemian are on the COVID list.
NBA: Joe Johnson joined Dirk Nowitzki as the only two players to score a point for the same team at 20 and 40 years old. Johnson was initially drafted by Boston and signed a 10-day contract with the Celtics on Wednesday.
Soccer: Barcelona is close to signing a $62 million transfer deal with Manchester City for forward Ferran Torres.
NCAAF: Rutgers will reportedly play Wake Forest in the Gator Bowl, replacing a Texas A&M program that had to withdraw due to COVID issues.