Despite missing 25 games, reigning MVP Kevin Durant was selected to the All-Star Game Thursday as a reserve, while Kings center DeMarcus Cousins and Trail Blazers point guard Damian Lillard were among the players snubbed.
The Philadelphia Phillies signed right-handed pitcher Chad Billingsley to a one-year, $1.5 million contract on Thursday.
The Boston Red Sox avoided arbitration with outfielder/first baseman Daniel Nava, agreeing to a one-year deal on Thursday.
Many people at Eastern Washington are waiting to see if star quarterback Vernon Adams Jr. will be returning for his senior season.
Hendrick Motorsports revealed on Thursday that Chase Elliott will take over driving duties of the No. 24 Chevrolet full- time in the Sprint Cup Series, starting with the 2016 season.
New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. has set a world record for one-handed catches in a minute.
The Columbus Blue Jackets have activated forward Artem Anisimov from injured reserve.