Today's top sports stories:

Mike Rice was fired from his position as head coach of the men's basketball team at Rutgers in the aftermath of leaked video showing Rice shoving and kicking his players, as well as verbally abusing them with homophobic slurs. [ABC]

The New York Rangers traded forward Marian Gaborik to the Columbus Blue Jackets in exchange for Derick Brassard, Derek Dorsett and John Moore. Gaborik and coach John Tortorella never quite meshed, and the Rangers finally decided to deal the three-time 40-goal scorer just before the trade deadline. [NYDN]

Just days after Kevin Ware's gruesome injury during Louisville's Elite Eight victory over Duke, Louisville and Adidas are selling "Rise to the Occasion" shirts with Ware's number 5 in place of the S in "Rise." Ware will not receive a cut of the profits. [Deadspin]

Is Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban serious about drafting Baylor University's Brittney Griner? Well, kinda-sorta-maybe. Connecticut coach Geno Auriemma, on the other hand, thinks it would clearly be a terrible idea. [USA Today]

How not to be a good boyfriend: getting out of the way as a home run comes flying at you, allowing your innocent girlfriend to get hit in the face with it. [GuySpeed]