- Former NBA coach Rick Adelman's son was killed in an auto-pedestrian accident in downtown Houston.
Police say 44-year-old Richard "R.J." Adelman was not using a crosswalk to cross the street when he was struck and killed Feb. 2 by a minivan. No charges were filed against the driver.
Adelman had been an assistant on his father's staff when the elder Adelman coached the Houston Rockets from 2007-11. He also was player personnel director for the Minnesota Timberwolves when his father coached there.
- The Milwaukee Brewers are giving Wisconsin residents first crack at tickets for home games against the Chicago Cubs.
The Brewers hope to draw more of their own fans when they face their NL Central rivals.
The Brewers say fans with a valid Wisconsin address can buy up to eight tickets starting Friday for any of the 10 games at Miller Park against the Cubs. The presale for Wisconsin residents ends on Feb. 15.
Cubs fans tend to fill Miller Park when Chicago visits Milwaukee. Miller is about 90 miles north of Wrigley Field.
The Brewers hope to challenge the Cubs this year after finishing second in the division in 2017.
"It's not that we dislike Cubs fans, per se. We just really prefer Brewers fans," the Brewers posted on Twitter .
- The White Sox have hired longtime major league pitching coach Dave Duncan as a consultant.
Chicago said Thursday that Duncan will evaluate video and provide feedback on pitchers throughout the organization. He worked the past four years with the Arizona Diamondbacks as an assistant to the general manager and pitching consultant.
Duncan spent a major league record 32 seasons as a pitching coach and was part of three World Series champions with Oakland and St. Louis under Tony La Russa. He was also pitching coach with Cleveland, Seattle and the White Sox.
- The NHL All-Star Game could be headed for St. Louis if planned improvements to Scottrade Center are completed.
The Blues and the city are in the midst of a $64 million renovation of the 24-year-old facility. The first phase — including a new scoreboard, new restrooms, three new concession stands, LED lighting, a new sound system and other infrastructure improvements — is already done.
"I think it's fair to say, if all the upgrades are completed ... there will be an All-Star Game here," NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman told reporters before the Blues hosted the Colorado Avalanche on Thursday night. "I can't give you the date so I'm not making an official announcement or reward, but there's no reason why we couldn't have an All-Star Game here."
- The Vikings’ new offensive coordinator is coming to Minnesota fresh off a Super Bowl parade.
According to an NFL source, the team is hiring Eagles quarterbacks coach John DeFilippo, who interviewed with Vikings general manager Rick Spielman and coach Mike Zimmer in Philadelphia after the Eagles’ Super Bowl parade on Thursday.
DeFilippo, who was the Browns’ offensive coordinator under Mike Pettine in 2015, was the Eagles’ QB coach the last two seasons, where he worked with Carson Wentz during his first two years in the league and helped the North Dakota State product become a MVP candidate in 2017.
The 39-year-old DeFilippo beat out Vikings quarterbacks coach Kevin Stefanski, who was thought to be the team’s other leading candidate to replace Pat Shurmur.