Silver: NBA Will Keep Eye On State's Inclusion PoliciesThe NBA is continuing to monitor how states are handling laws regarding the protections of transgender people, with Commissioner Adam Silver warning that any less-than-inclusive policies will help the league decide where to hold All-Star Games going forward.
Rangers' Adrian Beltre Has Calf Strain, Could Miss WBCTexas Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre reported to spring training Friday with a strained left calf muscle that will sideline him about three weeks and keep him out of the opening round of the World Baseball Classic.
Astros Additions Mean 'Sky High' ExpectationsThey players love how the vibe of the team has changed from the painful rebuilding years when the Astros had three straight 100-loss seasons capped in 2013 when they bottomed out with a franchise-worst 111 losses.
NBA Joins NFL In Warning Texas Over Proposed 'Bathroom Bill'The NBA is warning Texas over a proposed "bathroom bill" targeting transgender people that is similar to a North Carolina law that prompted the league to move the All-Star Game out of that state.
Keidel: The Simmering Durant-Westbrook FeudDurant and Westbrook, both All-Stars, had a grudging respect and faux friendship until Durant left the Thunder for the Warriors.
NY Woman Hits Half-Court Shot, Gets Marriage ProposalIt was quite a night for a New York state college basketball fan who made a half-court shot to win a $500 gift card, and then received a marriage proposal seconds later.
Wings Trade Sims To Sparks For No. 4 Draft PickOdyssey Sims is going to Los Angeles. The Wings are trading Sims to the Sparks for the No. 4 pick in the upcoming WNBA draft, according to a person with knowledge of the deal on Friday.
Holland Seeks Fresh Start With White SoxDerek Holland is pitching for a team other than the Rangers for the first time. He's also trying to rebound from injuries. Now if he can just remember where he is, or the names of his new White Sox teammates.
Rhule Reveals Titles For Baylor's Assistant CoachesNew football coach Matt Rhule revealed the titles for his nine assistant coaches at Baylor on Thursday. Matt Lubick and Jeff Nixon will serve as co-offensive coordinators, while Phil Snow will be the defensive coordinator.
Manfred Offers No Predictions On MLB Rule ChangesMLB commissioner Rob Manfred said that he can't offer a prediction on how likely it is that baseball will be altering the strike zone this season. Manfred discussed that and other potential rule changes on Thursday.
Abbott Slams NFL Over 'Bathroom Bill' CriticismDuring a Thursday appearance, Gov. Greg Abbott slammed the NFL for criticizing a bill in the Texas Legislature that would prohibit transgender people from using the public restroom of their choice.
Kuemper Stops 34 Shots To Lead Wild Over Stars 3-1Darcy Kuemper stopped 34 shots, Erik Haula had a goal and an assist, and the Wild beat the Stars by a score of 3-1 on Thursday night. Minnesota hasn't lost consecutive games in over two months.