Today's top sports stories:

NFL free agency is moving right along. On Wednesday Wes Welker, the longtime prolific receiver in New England, signed a two-year deal worth $12 to take his talents to Denver. Welker moves from one surefire Hall of Fame quarterback (Tom Brady) to another (Peyton Manning). [USA Today]

Also switching teams is running back Reggie Bush, who leaves Miami for the colder climes of Detroit. It was a busy day for the Lions, as they also signed safety Glover Quin and defensive end Jason Jones. [Yahoo]

At the World Baseball Classic, Team USA dominated Puerto Rico, 7-1, setting up a semifinal matchup against the Dominican Republic on Thursday night. [S.I.]

In the Big East Tournament, Syracuse defeated Seton Hall easily, 75-63, and Cincinnati topped Providence 61-44.

You may have heard that there's a new pope now. But did you hear that Dennis Rodman was in Rome keeping an eye on things? [Deadspin]