The University of Montana football program will face a particularly tough ending to its Big Sky Conference schedule next year.
Kasey Kahne will continue to drive for Hendrick Motorsports through the 2018 Sprint Cup season, signing a three-year contract extension on Thursday.
The Denver Broncos have listed star tight end Julius Thomas as questionable for Sunday's key AFC West clash at Kansas City due to a sprained left ankle that kept him out of the team's last game.
The Kansas City Royals have traded reliever Aaron Crow to the Miami Marlins for a pair of minor league pitchers.
The Indiana Pacers welcome back two familiar faces on Friday, with forward David West and guard C.J. Watson set to make their season debuts.
New York Rangers defenseman Ryan McDonagh is set to return to the lineup for Friday's game against Philadelphia after recovering from a separated shoulder.