The University of San Diego was selected as the preseason favorite in the Pioneer Football League preseason head coaches poll for a third straight year on Tuesday.
Jeff Gordon is a four-time champion in NASCAR's premier series, but it's been 13 years since his last title.
The San Francisco 49ers have signed running back Alfonso Smith to a one-year contract.
The Kansas City Royals have acquired catcher Erik Kratz and pitcher Liam Hendriks from the Toronto Blue Jays in exchange for infielder Danny Valencia.
The National Basketball Players Association has named Michele Roberts as the new executive director of the union.
The Columbus Blue Jackets have signed forward Jerry D'Amigo to a one-year, two-way contract.