Darvish Cleared to Resume Throwing

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-03_488fdfd50d.jpgRonald Martinez/Getty Images (NEW YORK) -- Texas Rangers starting pitcher Yu Darvish has no structural damage in his neck. The 27-year-old righty was cleared to resume throwing Saturday after being examined by back specialist Drew Dossett in Dallas on Wednesday. Darvish complained of neck stiffness last week and missed his scheduled Friday start.


Scoreboard Roundup - 3/26/14

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-03_c1306399a7.jpgHemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- NBA: Indiana Pacers 84 (52-20) – Miami Heat 83 (48-22)

Charlotte Bobcats 116 (35-37) – Brooklyn Nets 111 (37-33) OT

Phoenix Suns 99 (43-29) – Washington Wizards 93 (36-35)


Rangers Release RHP Tommy Hanson

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-03_9bcce0fd8f.jpgTom Szczerbowski/Getty Images (ARLINGTON, Texas) -- The Texas Rangers released right-handed starting pitcher Tommy Hanson on Wednesday. In four games this spring training with the Rangers, the 27-year-old Hanson went 0-2 with a 6.43 ERA. He struck out 11 and walked five in 14 innings of work. Hanson was drafted by the Braves in the 22nd round of the 2005 amateur draft.


Northwestern Players Win First Step Towards Unionization

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-03_7fe38ac94f.jpgiStockPhoto/Thinkstock (CHICAGO) -- The National Labor Relations Board in Chicago ruled on Wednesday that Northwestern football players qualify as employees of the school and can unionize. In siding with the athletes, Peter Sung Ohr, the regional director of the NLRB, said the amount of time the players dedicate to their sport, and the fact that their scholarships are tied directly to how they perform, are reasons for giving them union rights.


Chip Kelly: 'I Like DeSean' Jackson

Getty_S_31512_DeSean Jackson.jpg?__SQUARESPACE_CACHEVERSION=1395842753271Rob Tringali/SportsChrome/Getty Images (ORLANDO, Fla.) -- Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly admitted that he spoke with disgruntled wide receiver DeSean Jackson "a couple days ago" on Wednesday at the owner's meetings. Jackson is seeking a new deal and has three years remaining on his current contract and is set to make $10.5 million in 2014. "We've had a good conversation and we're always going to do what's best for the football team," Kelly said.