The University of Montana football program will face a particularly tough ending to its Big Sky Conference schedule next year.
Kasey Kahne will continue to drive for Hendrick Motorsports through the 2018 Sprint Cup season, signing a three-year contract extension on Thursday.
Houston running back Arian Foster is on track to return from a two-game absence when the Texans host the Tennessee Titans on Sunday.
The Kansas City Royals have traded reliever Aaron Crow to the Miami Marlins for a pair of minor league pitchers.
The Indiana Pacers welcome back two familiar faces on Friday, with forward David West and guard C.J. Watson set to make their season debuts.
New York Rangers defenseman Ryan McDonagh is set to return to the lineup for Friday's game against Philadelphia after recovering from a separated shoulder.