Clayton Kershaw made his second and likely final minor league rehab start on Wednesday, allowing two runs on nine hits in five innings for Double-A Chattanooga. Kershaw struck out nine and walked two.
He got hit around a little more often in this one, but the fact remains that he is healthy and ready to go. It might take him a start or two to get back to the level to which Kershaw owners have grown accustomed, but he'll get there soon enough. With a start Wednesday, Kershaw should be on-track to face the Nationals either Monday or Tuesday.ANALYST: Howard Bender
Le'Veon Bell (knee) hasn't been cleared to start running yet.
After an injury plagued 2015 season, Bell is looking to get healthy and be ready for the regular season. He has not yet been cleared to start running but with the Super Bowl not being played yet, Bell has time to get back into shape. Expect him and the Steelers training staff to work hard on getting him ready for the regular season where he should be considered a top fantasy RB. Analysis: Dillon Conklin
Kings are strongly weighing the firing of coach George Karl.
It has been rumored for quite some time that it wouldn't be long before Karl was out as the coach in Sacramento. It seems like that time has come as Karl has lost support in the front office among other riffs with players on the team. There is no doubt Karl is a great coach but this fit with the Kings just wasn't a good one from the start. Analysis: Dillon Conklin