Marshall running back Steward Butler was kicked off the team Wednesday after being arrested and charged in the beating of two gay men.
Richard Childress Racing lost its final appeal of penalties assessed by NASCAR to Ryan Newman's No. 31 team for altered tires used on Newman's car in the March 22 race at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California.
The Arizona Cardinals have claimed cornerback Alfonzo Dennard off waivers from the New England Patriots.
Houston Astros outfielder George Springer was placed on the 7-day concussion list during Wednesday's game against the Texas Rangers.
The Memphis Grizzlies welcomed back injured point guard Mike Conley on Tuesday for Game 2 of their Western Conference semifinal series against the Golden State Warriors.
Calgary Flames bench boss Bob Hartley, Nashville Predators leader Peter Laviolette and Alain Vigneault from the New York Rangers are the three finalists for the Jack Adams Award, given annually to the league's top coach.