Georgia Tech's Jamal Golden has received a medical hardship waiver from the NCAA and will be allowed to participate in a fifth season.
Having already won the Daytona 500 last month, driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. and crew chief Steve Letarte had nothing to lose when they gambled on fuel in Sunday's race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
The Oakland Raiders signed nine-year veteran defensive end Justin Tuck on Thursday.
Cleveland Indians slugger Jason Giambi and relief pitcher J.C. Ramirez will miss extended periods of time due to injury.
An MRI Thursday confirmed a low back contusion that will keep Portland Trail Blazers All-Star forward LaMarcus Aldridge out at least two games.
For a team sitting atop the Eastern Conference standings the Pittsburgh Penguins have certainly flown under the radar in 2013-14.