Reno 1868 FC has signed Nick Von Niederhäusern, pending league and federation approval. Von Niederhäusern will play an integral defensive role alongside Jimmy Ockford, Brenton Griffiths and Jordan Murrell.
The Arizona Diamondbacks have signed ex-San Francisco Giant Gregor Blanco to a minor league contract.
San Diego State football coach Rocky Long has agreed to a five-year contract extension through 2021.
Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck has undergone surgery on the right shoulder that's bothered him the past two seasons.
Serena Williams has managed to do what another six-time Australian Open champion couldn't achieve on Thursday - advance to the third round.