Despite all the off-the-field issues, including its handling of the Ray Rice assault case, the NFL says viewership numbers show that the masses are still very interested in watching games on television.
Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Jack Johnson has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy and, according to a Columbus Dispatch report, claims that his parents are responsible for helping lead their son "financially astray."
Free-agent running back LeGarrette Blount, who was released by the Pittsburgh Steelers on Tuesday, agreed Thursday to a two-year deal with the New England Patriots for the veteran minimum plus incentives, according to a source.
The Milwaukee Bucks overcame Brandon Knight's shocking missed layup at the end of the first overtime to outlast the Nets 122-118 in three overtimes Wednesday night in coach Jason Kidd's return to Brooklyn.
Tim Duncan and Boris Diaw scored 19 points apiece, and the San Antonio Spurs beat Cleveland for the 10th straight time -- and got the best of LeBron James again -- with a 92-90 win over the Cavaliers on Wednesday night.
Dirk Nowitzki limped off to the locker room after a fourth-quarter fall, then returned to make a key 3-pointer, and Monta Ellis scored 24 of his 34 points in the first half Wednesday night, leading the Mavericks to a 105-102 victory over the Wizards.