The Atlanta Braves and pitcher Jordan Walden have agreed to a one-year contract for 2014, avoiding salary arbitration.
The Texas Rangers signed four players to minor league contracts on Thursday and also selected NFL star quarterback Russell Wilson in the minor league phase of the Rule 5 Draft.
The San Francisco Giants have signed outfielder Mike Morse to a one-year deal. According to reports the pact is worth $5 million plus incentives and is pending a physical.
Texas football coach Mack Brown said Thursday his job status has not changed and he is focused on the team's upcoming Alamo Bowl game against Oregon and recruiting.
The No. 3 car made famous by the late Dale Earnhardt is returning to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series in 2014.
Denver Broncos wide receiver Wes Welker and defensive lineman Derek Wolfe have both been ruled out for Thursday's game against the San Diego Chargers.
New York Knicks point guard Raymond Felton was held out of Wednesday night's game against the Chicago Bulls because of a sore left hamstring.
The Calgary Flames fired general manager Jay Feaster and assistant general manager John Weisbrod on Thursday.