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 San Diego Padres are considering whether or not to finalize or void their agreed-upon trade for Los Angeles Dodgers slugger Matt Kemp due to results over the outfielder's physical, according to a report from USA Today.
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.