Prepping for the main event: Steven Nyman of the United States gets in some practice time in advance of today’s World Cup downhill event in Garmish-Partenkirchen, Germany.
The Cleveland Browns agreed to terms on a three-year contract with quarterback Josh McCown. McCown, 35, went 1-10 as Tampa Bay’s starter last season. His signing likely means the Browns will not re-sign Brian Hoyer, who won 10 games for them the past two seasons and is poised to become a free agent next month.
When David Clarkson matured as a player during his six seasons with the New Jersey Devils, he was a second- or third-line forward who saw second-unit power-play time, finished checks and, on occasion, dropped his gloves to fight. But the day he signed a seven-year, $36.75 million contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs — July 5, 2013 — Clarkson’s days as a “secondary” offensive player ended.
It’s unclear if Matt Calvert played in Thursday’s game with concussion symptoms.
The Blue Jackets placed left wing Matt Calvert on injured reserve yesterday because of a concussion, bringing to nine the number of players who will or might miss the game on Saturday against the New Jersey Devils because of injuries.
Ohio State scored four goals in the final two periods to defeat Penn State 5-3 in a Big Ten men’s ice hockey game last night in front of 4,153 at Value City Arena. Matthew Weis scored two goals for the Buckeyes (16-11-4, 8-6-1). Tanner Fritz, Josh Healey and Luke Stork also scored.
INDIANAPOLIS — LeBron James couldn’t carry the Cleveland Cavaliers on his sore back last night. So coach David Blatt decided not to play him at all. Blatt held the four-time NBA MVP out of a 93-86 loss to the Indiana Pacers for precautionary reasons. James tweaked his back while scoring a season-high 42 points in Thursday night’s 110-99 win over Golden State.
The Chicago Bulls expect Derrick Rose to return this season from his latest knee surgery. General manager Gar Forman said the star point guard will miss four to six weeks after yesterday’s operation to fix a medial meniscus tear in his right knee. Forman described it as a quick outpatient procedure and said Rose was able to walk out of the hospital.
Ameryst Alston scored 23 points and Kelsey Mitchell added 18, and the Ohio State women's basketball team dominated the second half in beating Penn State 88-70 in State College, Pa.
The New Jersey Devils have granted Jaromir Jagr his wish. The team traded the 43-year-old right wing to the Florida Panthers yesterday for a second-round pick in 2015 and a conditional third-round pick in 2016.
In NFL limbo for the past five-plus months, Adrian Peterson’s future with the Minnesota Vikings still is in question. The path toward resolution of his status has been cleared, though the clash between league and the union over the personal-conduct policy persists.
Indiana coach Tom Crean reacts to a call during the Hoosiers’ loss at Northwestern.
No. 1 Kentucky 74, Mississippi State 56: Kentucky fought off a slow start but still cruised to a Southeastern Conference victory over host Mississippi State last night to keep its undefeated season on track.
The Ohio State women’s basketball team has reached the final two games of the regular season with the chance to accomplish something that few thought possible in November: earning a double bye for the Big Ten tournament.
The Inglewood (Calif.) City Council unanimously approved a $2 billion stadium plan late Tuesday backed by St. Louis Rams owner Stan Kroenke that clears a path for the NFL to return to the Los Angeles area for the first time in two decades.