Syracuse's men's basketball and football programs are under NCAA investigation for allegations, including providing extra benefits and academic issues, that date back at least 10 years, a source told ESPN's Brett McMurphy.
Retired Florida Supreme Court chief justice Major Harding has been selected to serve as the independent observer who will conduct Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston's upcoming student conduct code hearing, a source close to the situation confirmed.
The Arizona Cardinals' Calais Campbell was limited in Thursday's practice, his first since an illegal chop block injured his right MCL against the Denver Broncos in Week 5, but he didn't get any sympathy from his defensive coordinator.
The Minnesota Wild agreed to terms Wednesday on a five-year, $16 million contract extension with right wing Charlie Coyle that lasts through the 2019-20 season, locking up another part of their young core for the long term.
The Columbus Blue Jackets have placed goaltender Curtis McElhinney on injured reserve and have added goaltender Anton Forsberg to the roster on emergency recall from their American Hockey League affiliate in Springfield, Massachusetts.
Danica Patrick seemed to be making strides with Tony Gibson as her crew chief. Now Gibson is moving to Kurt Busch's team and Patrick gets Daniel Knost on an interim bases. It seems like a step in the wrong direction for Patrick, writes Brant James.
Chase contender Matt Kenseth was forced to start the Sprint Cup race at Charlotte at the back of the field Saturday night for what NASCAR termed "unapproved adjustments" to the right rear quarter panel of his No. 20 Toyota.