Mercer University hopes to improve off its first season in the Southern Conference during an 11-game 2015 schedule announced on Wednesday.
Kurt Busch has agreed to NASCAR's terms and conditions for reinstatement after he was suspended indefinitely for domestic violence allegations on Feb. 20.
Peyton Manning will play an 18th NFL season on a reduced salary in 2015, agreeing to a $4 million cut with the Denver Broncos.
The Pittsburgh Pirates agreed to contracts for the 2015 season with Gerrit Cole and 20 other players on Wednesday.
Toronto Raptors point guard Kyle Lowry was given a third consecutive game off to rest.
The Florida Panthers recalled two minor league goaltenders on Wednesday, one day after both Roberto Luongo and Al Montoya were injured in a game against Toronto.