James Madison has opted out of a scheduled game at Liberty on Sept. 26 to play FBS opponent SMU, but the two FCS programs have agreed to seek future scheduling opportunities.
NASCCAR made significant rule changes for the Sprint Cup cars this season, including lower horsepower and modifications to the cars' aerodynamic package. The horsepower was reduced from 850 to 725 through a tapered spacer, which is an engine part used in the Xfinity and Camping World Truck Series. Revisions to the aero package include: rear spoiler adjustments to 6 inches high (2014 height: 8 inches) and minimum vehicle weight drops 50 lbs. via ballast reduction (2014 weight: 3,300 lbs. without driver).
The Arizona Cardinals released veteran defensive tackle Darnell Dockett on Friday.
Atlanta Braves center fielder Melvin Upton will miss the beginning of the 2015 season after being diagnosed with sesamoiditis in his left foot.
The Cleveland Cavaliers announced on Friday that guard Kyrie Irving will not play against Indiana due to a left shoulder injury.
The National Hockey League handed down a $5,000 fine to San Jose Sharks center Logan Couture on Friday.