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It's getting late, but the New England Patriots still can bring someone back off injured reserve before season's end. And although there have been few updates on his progress, second-year receiver Malcolm Mitchell seems to be the most likely candidate.
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 The Golden State Warriors are about to venture into territory they haven't been in for a while. Stephen Curry hasn't missed more than four games in a season since 2011-12, and his projected absence due to a swollen ankle is at least five games.
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 Now that major renovations to Seattle's KeyArena have been approved, is the city prepared for the return of an NBA franchise?
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 LaMelo and LiAngelo Ball have signed with agent Harrison Gaines, their father LaVar confirmed to ESPN's Jeff Goodman.
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The Brooklyn Nets acquired center Jahlil Okafor and guard Nik Stauskas from the Philadelphia 76ers on Thursday in exchange for forward Trevor Booker.
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The Browns have hired former Chiefs general manager John Dorsey to take over the same position in their front office. Dorsey, who also spent 21 years in the Packers' scouting department, replaces the fired Sashi Brown as the man in charge in Cleveland.
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Second baseman Dee Gordon has been traded from the Miami Marlins to the Seattle Mariners, where he's expected to play center field. Seattle also received international slot money from Miami, reported to be $1 million.
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What led the IOC to ban the Russian Olympic Committee? How will the IOC determine "clean" athletes for the 2018 Games? And what about that hockey team? We break down Tuesday's dramatic ruling.