Boston College extended the contract of football coach Steve Addazio through the 2020 season, saying Thursday he has out-performed expectations during what was supposed to be a rebuilding period for the program.
Sprint will end its partnership with NASCAR after the 2016 season.
Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera told reporters Thursday that Cam Newton will "probably" start Sunday's game against Cleveland as the quarterback continues to progress well after a recent car accident.
The Kansas City Royals have signed pitcher Kris Medlen to a two-year contract with a mutual option for the 2017 season, with the hope that the Tommy John surgery recipient will be able to contribute during the second half of the upcoming year.
Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins is expected to return from a 10-game absence in Thursday's game against Milwaukee.
The Winnipeg Jets acquired defenseman Jay Harrison from the Carolina Hurricanes on Thursday for a late-round draft pick.