NBA enforcing no-hug rule with midcourt security

Because there were still instances of traditional contact between players in postgame scenarios, the NBA issued a memo reaffirming rules requiring teams to remain on their half of the court in pregame and halftime warm-ups, and limit contact after games.

Colts QB Rivers retires from NFL after 17 seasons

Indianapolis Colts quarterback Philip Rivers told the San Diego Union-Tribune he is retiring from football, saying “it’s just time” to end his NFL career after 17 seasons.

Sources: Springer, Jays reach 6-year, $150M deal

The Toronto Blue Jays are set to land the star they’ve been looking for all winter, reaching agreement on a six-year, $150 million contract with free-agent outfielder George Springer, sources confirmed to ESPN’s Jeff Passan.

Sources: Mahomes clears steps, still in protocol

Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes cleared certain steps Monday, “some big steps,” but he remains in the NFL’s concussion protocol and it’s too early to say that he definitely will play in Sunday’s AFC Championship Game, sources told ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

Mets’ Alderson says Porter hiring ‘a wake-up call’

Mets president of baseball operations Sandy Alderson said Tuesday he will look to ensure the team does a better job vetting potential hires in the wake of the firing of GM Jared Porter for explicit, unsolicited texts he sent to a reporter in 2016.

Hall of Fame pitcher Don Sutton dies at 75

Hall of Fame pitcher Don Sutton, who won over 300 games during a major league career that spanned 23 seasons — mostly with the Dodgers, has died at the age of 75.