China's manufacturing activity expanded at slower pace in March, official data showed on Friday, suggesting hopes of a strong post-COVID economic recovery are faltering amid weaker global demand and a continued property market downturn. The official manufacturing purchasing managers' index (PMI) stood at 51.9, against 52.6 in February, according to data from the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), above the 50-point mark that separates expansion and contraction in activity on a monthly basis. The February figure had grown at the fastest pace in more than a decade.
The Colorado Rockies placed closer Daniel Bard on the 10-day injured list on Thursday due to anxiety. The move came a few hours before their opener against the San Diego Padres. The Rockies filled his spot by calling up right-hander Jake Bird.
Chiefs star TE Travis Kelce didn't recognize several NFL head coaches pictured in a photo from the owners meetings.