On his first official day back with the New York Yankees after a yearlong suspension for using performance-enhancing drugs, Alex Rodriguez blasted a few balls out of the park during batting practice at Legends Field in Tampa, Fla., and generally appeared at ease with the attention surrounding his return.
The Columbus Blue Jackets dealt injured right winger Nathan Horton to the Toronto Maple Leafs in exchange for veteran right winger David Clarkson in the second of two trades made by the team on Thursday.
Goalie Corey Crawford made 20 saves to earn the 12th shutout of his career and his second this season, leading the Chicago Blackhawks to a 3-0 win over the Florida Panthers on Thursday night at the BB&T Center.
Andy Murray got a taste of 18-year-old Borna Coric's pursuit of the extraordinary as the Croatian pulled off one of the biggest upsets of his nascent tennis career with a straight sets victory over the world No. 3.