North Dakota State began its quest for a third straight FCS national championship with a 38-7 second-round drubbing of Furman Saturday at the Fargodome.
For the record 11th year in a row, Dale Earnhardt Jr. has won the vote as NASCAR's most popular driver by the fans.
The Baltimore Ravens activated tight end Dennis Pitta from the injured reserve-designated to return list on Saturday.
The New York Yankees finalized two deals on Saturday, signing outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury to a seven-year pact and veteran pitcher Hiroki Kuroda to a one-year contract.
Chicago Bulls forward Luol Deng was held out of Saturday's game against the Detroit Pistons because of tightness in his left calf.
Boston Bruins defenseman Johnny Boychuk is expected to be sidelined for a few days after being diagnosed with a sprained back.