Grilling with "The Guru"
As if there wasn't enough drama, Joey Crawford will be reffing the pivotal sixth game between Heat and Spurs....read more...
The LA Clippers have ended negotiations that would have netted them Celtics coach Doc Rivers....read more...
Three LSU baseball players received first-team All-America, marking it the first time in school history...read more...
Clippers discussing possible compromises to include guard Bledsoe into the Garnett-Doc Rivers deal....read more...
New Orleans Pelicans lose assistant general manager Tim Connelly to Denver Nuggets....read more...
Chad Johnson is being released immediately from jail after apologizing to judge for lack of respect...read more...
Terrell Eldorado Owens, better known as T.O., likes the Vikings, according to his comments from NFL network...read more...
The latest example of a top-tier coach potentially leaving his nest is the Boston Celtics' Doc Rivers....read more...
Favre told Sirius XM NFL Radio that Aaron Rodgers was going to throw more interceptions and get sacked....read more...
Veteran running backs coming off serious injuries usually get released, Willis McGahee is no exception...read more...
Wallace's father, Mike Wallace III, said his son turned down a $76 million offer from the Minnesota Vikings.....read more...
New Orleans Pelicans forwards Anthony Davis and Ryan Anderson were confirmed by USA Basketball.....read more...
Recent suspension of Seattle Seahawks defensive end Bruce Irvin did not escape the notice of Jim Harbaugh....read more...
Brutal news for New Orleans Saints linebacker Victor Butler as he tore his ACL during Tuesday's OTA's.....read more...
From 1986 through 2013, the most consecutive seasons LSU did not reach Omaha for the CWS....read more...
Hawks Ready to Make Jump. If Atlanta Hawks general manager Danny Ferry does his job right...read more...
Puig electrified the last-place Dodgers with a multi-homer game and a grand slam, to help them to 4 wins....read more...
The NHL's Originals Six; Chicago Blackhawks and Boston Bruins are set to compete for the Stanley....read more...
The New England Patriots are expected to sign quarterback Tim Tebow and have him in minicamp.....read more...
New Orleans Saints' 2011 draft pick Mark Ingram getting mostly 3rd back carries in practice.....read more...
Welker realizes there’s a certain benefit to not serving under Bill Belichick. He can say what he wants....read more...
Former NFL star Chad Johnson was sentenced Monday to 30 days in jail for a probation violation....read more...
For Zack Greinke, pitching Thursday night against the Atlanta Braves, it was his best outing in almost a year....read more...
Three months after fracturing his right hand, Pelicans guard Austin Rivers is back doing basketball work....read more...
Clippers appear to be moving forward in their search to find a new coach: Hollins, Shaw, Karl......read more...
Yankees' Alex Rodriguez refuses to pay Anthony Bosch, who then cuts deal to help MLB.....read more...
Less than a month after winning the NBA's Coach of the Year award, Karl's tenure with the Nuggets is over...read more...
Whatever you think about the MLB draft is probably wrong. Baseball teams usually select players.....read more...
NFL’s experiment with playing regular-season games in London may soon be a lot more than an experiment....read more...
Ryan Anderson Must Be Full-Time Starter for New Orleans Pelicans......read more...
Jimmy Graham is coming off a down year. At least, by his crazy standards.......read more...
The world's No. 1 golfer is close to re-signing with the apparel and equipment giant........read more...
Pac-12 announced Monday it would adopt a policy limiting contact in football practices for player safety.....read more...
Pelicans need some consistent offensive power at the small forward spot and Bennett....read more...
Lionel Hollins doesn't want to talk to any other NBA teams and wants to continue coaching the Memphis....read more...
New York Knicks guard Jason Kidd announced his retirement from the NBA on Monday.....read more...
At first glance the Saints have some serious issues at left tackle. Could Armstead be the answer?......read more...
New Orleans Pelicans are in a very interesting position with the 2013 Draft coming up at the end of June.....read more...
New Orleans Saints' defense having 'fun' again after losing energy, confidence last year......read more...
LeBron James Following Miami Heat’s Game 5 Win: “I Kind of Just Went Back to My Cleveland Days”read more...
Namath, most celebrated player in New York Jets history, said he's not on speaking terms with Jets owner...read more...
NCAA violations handed out after school self-reports one of their women golfers used "private" water hose....read more...
Miami's LeBron James and Indiana's David West and Lance Stephenson were fined $5,000 each for violating...read more...
A three-day search for one of the winningest college quarterbacks ever ended in a remote wooded area...read more...
New Orleans Saints wide receiver Joe Morgan was arrested and booked early Saturday morning for DWI...read more...
JaMarcus Russell, the former top pick, is reportedly closer than ever to finishing his comeback.....read more...
The chances of Paul Pierce staying in Boston appear to be increasingly slim....read more...
Seattle Seahawks say they have repeatedly warned players to follow the rules of the NFL's drug policy....read more...
Julie Hermann is not resigning as Rutgers' incoming athletic director following a report that 16 years...read more...
Sure, Ray Lewis has played at Mile High Stadium. But that’s nothing compared with his first big project...read more...
Joe Blanton got some backing from the Angels' bats and bullpen, and finally got his first win of the season...read more...
An 80-year-old Japanese mountaineer on Thursday became the oldest man to reach the top of Mount Everest...read more...
You might want to think twice before buying your next snow cone at a Houston Astros game...read more...
As Phil Jackson makes his rounds to promote his new book, "Eleven Rings: The Soul of Success,"...read more...
Joe Thornton set the tone for the San Jose Sharks with a dominant first period...read more...
Sergio Garcia apologized for saying he would ''serve fried chicken'' while making a joke...read more...
The Oakland Raiders have agreed to a one-year contract with cornerback Charles Woodson...read more...
Kevin Durant has pledged $1 million to help the recovery efforts in Oklahoma after tornado ravaged...read more...
Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo will miss at least 3 weeks of offseason workouts after procedure...read more...
Golf's governing bodies have adopted a new rule that outlaws the putting stroke used by four...read more...
Police say the Maryland home of Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice was burglarized...read more...
Claude Julien wanted his Bruins to play more aggressively in the third period...read more...
Diaz’s future in the UFC was put in question Thursday when he was suspended after using a gay slur...read more...
The list of Yankees injuries mounted further on Thursday night in a 3-2 loss to the Mariners at the Stadium....read more...
A warrant has been issued for the arrest of former NFL wide receiver Chad Johnson in South Florida...read more...
Two marshals disputed Tiger Woods' version of events, two others came to the defense of the world'stop golfer....read more...
Rolando McClain’s turbulent NFL career is coming to an end at the age of 23.......read more...
Charles Woodson met with the Denver Broncos on Wednesday, then left town without a contract....read more...
The umpiring crew for the Twins- White Sox game on Tuesday night badly blew a pair of calls.....read more...
Floyd Mayweather Jr., the boxer known as "Money" has made lots and lots of it -- an estimated $90 million...read more...
It won't be long until Brett Favre and the Green Bay Packers are officially reunited in some way...read more...
Chip Kelly's Philadelphia Eagles practice as fast as advertised. "It was either the most organized thing....read more...
Knowing his team needed him at his best, Dwyane Wade retreated to the Miami Heat locker room after the third quarter for some quick treatment on his aching right knee.read more...
Andrew Wiggins, the top-rated high school basketball player in the class of 2013, committed to the Kansas...read more...
Bryce Harper made his much-anticipated Major League debut last year at Dodger Stadium...read more...
Remember the little he-said/he-said battle between Tiger Woods and Sergio Garcia...read more...
A&M Edged by LSU in Series Finale, 2-1; In a game slated for seven innings, the Texas A&M Aggies....read more...
Rookie Geno Smith no longer is grading his own practices, leaving that responsibility to the New Jets...read more...
What a week it's been for NFL free-agent receiver Titus Young...read more...
The Chicago White Sox needed a big start from ace Chris Sale, and he nearly gave them something historic...read more...
Perennial DPOY candidate, and all around star player JJ Watt did NOT break his legs in a serious accident.read more...
What did umpire Angel Hernandez see and how did he see it? The question became a hot topic....read more...
Former basketball great and current analyst Charles Barkley is nonchalant about NBA center Jason Collins'...
For the Jacksonville Jaguars, Tim Tebow is old news...read more...
George Karl is the NBA's Coach of the Year after leading the Denver Nuggets to a team-record 57 wins....read more...
A Utah teen accused of punching a soccer referee who later died has been charged with homicide...read more...
Pittsburgh Steelers Hall of Famer Joe Greene is stepping down from his role in the team's...read more...
Even on the unemployment line, Tim Tebow remains a popular presence.read more...
When LeBron James was announced as the MVP on Sunday, the only surprise was that one guy...read more...
Physical beat finesse Sunday, as the Indiana Pacers outworked and outmuscled...read more...
Chicago Bulls forward Luol Deng made it clear Friday on Twitter that the illness that kept him out of a playoff...read more...
LeBron James’ $1 million donation for St. V-M gym renovation is long-held goal.....read more...
Clay Buchholz was his typical masterful self on Wednesday night, of course, he must be cheating.....read more...
Geno Smith is blaming his now former agents for his falling all the way into the second round...read more...
Recently, Mayweather signed a lucrative, mega-fight deal with Showtime, worth $200 million....read more...
If a D.C. Council member gets his way, the Washington Redskins may soon be the Washington Redtails....read more...
Florida Derby winner Orb will be the tepid morning-line favorite for Saturday's 139th Kentucky Derby.....read more...
Three more suspects have been taken into custody in the marathon bombings, city police...read more...
Smith has fired his representatives and will hire a new agent, according to a person informed of Smith's...read more...
The Atlanta Falcons have big plans for the future and that includes a proposed stadium.....read more...
Shockingly, the 50-year-old Vijay Singh faces no sanctions after an embarrassing about-face.....read more...
Jacksonville Jaguars receiver Justin Blackmon has been suspended for the first four games...read more...
The NBA says its relocation committee has voted unanimously to recommend that owners deny...read more...
Jason Collins' announcement that he is gay was met with differing opinions...read more...
Jason Collins comes out as first openly gay player: "I'm a 34-year-old NBA center. I'm black. And I'm gay."read more...
Tim Tebow was waived by the Jets on Monday, the end of an unsuccessful one-season experiment...read more...
The Louisiana State baseball team continued its record-setting season Sunday, but these will be omitted...read more...
The votes are in: NFL Hall of Famer Barry Sanders will be on the cover of Madden...
The NBA committee deciding whether the Sacramento Kings should be sold...read more...
LeBron James is in full playoff mode. Well, maybe...
Grizzlies center Marc Gasol has won his first NBA Defensive Player of the Year award after anchoring...read more...
Ultimately Cleveland made the right choice wisely hiring Brown as soon as possible.......read more...
Pacers forward Paul George spent the past summer turning himself into a better player...read more...
Kevin Durant is 24 years old, which is about the time most of us start really trying to find...read more...
Throughout Chicago's injury-ravaged season, one that has yet to see Derrick Rose slip on a uniform...read more...
In a draft lacking "impact guys," Denver Broncos executive vice president John Elway seems content....read more...
Knicks’ J.R. Smith’s career is a paradox, so it should come as no surprise he was named 6th man....read more...
J.R. Smith won the NBA's Sixth Man of the Year award Monday after turning a role...read more...
Sportscaster Al Michaels is scheduled to appear in court June 26 in connection with his arrest for DUI....read more...
Reports are indicating that the Jets are looking to acquire New Orleans Saints running back Chris Ivory....read more...
The Kansas City Chiefs began to realize about two weeks ago that Central Michigan's Eric Fisher...read more...
NFL draft preview: A look at the top linebackers. Which LB could be the best fit for teams on the board...
The Boston Red Sox have postponed Friday night's game against the Kansas city Royals...read more...
Rutgers University has reached a $475,000 settlement agreement with Mike Rice...read more...
New Orleans announced its formal conversion Thursday to its new "Pelicans" name, logo and colors....read more...
Lakers assistant Eddie Jordan has reached a tentative agreement to take over as coach of Rutgers....read more...
Darrelle Revis was back with his New York Jets teammates — as rumors continue to swirl.......read more...
Two bombs exploded near the finish of the Boston Marathon on Monday...read more...
Zach Mettenberger threw for 276 yards and six touchdowns in LSU's second full-scale scrimmage....read more...
Running back Chris Ivory visited with the New York Jets on Friday, according to a source......
In the immortal words of Denny Green, the 2012-13 Hornets "are what we thought they were."....read more...
"Kickalicious" Havard Rugland, a trick-shot artist from Norway, has been signed by the Detroit Lions....read more...
On Thursday, the University of Connecticut revealed its new take on the Husky Dog logo......read more...
Former four-time Pro Bowl quarterback Jeff Garcia has some advice for New York Jets....read more...
We heard a lot in advance of Florida International’s new “Beach Towel Basketball Court.”...read more...
Red Sox Nation came up short Wednesday night at Fenway Park. And we're not talking...read more...
It didn't matter that it was the Rose Garden. The ''M-V-P!'' chant for Kobe Bryant was loud and clear...read more...
Michigan almost won its second national championship in basketball...read more...
Kobe says that if he was on other end of Mike Rice abuse, the tapes would have had some retaliation....read more...
Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman made a big claim about the use of Adderall in the NFL.....read more...
Jay-Z is looking to divest his share of ownership with the Brooklyn Nets to pursue sports agency role....read more...
The news on Jered Weaver is not good...read more...
NOLA.com's Larry Holder and Nakia Hogan give you their outlook of who they think the Saints could draft...read more...
The New Orleans Saints added another piece to attempt to beef up their defense; safety Jim Leonhard...read more...
After a weekend like LSU had, it was only fitting that the Tigers would move up to No. 1 in the nation.....read more...
Nowitzki nears end of his memorable stretch of 12 consecutive playoff berths and ponders future...read more...
Los Angeles Clippers in the battle of LA beat the Lakers 109-95 to win the division title......read more...
The New Orleans Saints were able to make some moves during free agency that helped fill needs....read more...
Mike Rice's actions hang like a dark cloud over the opening media sessions for the Final Four...read more...
No, Brandon Knight, this is not your year...read more...
Earlier this week, Harvey received a roaring ovation when his name was announced during opening day...read more...
The defending NFC champs have agreed to terms on a five-year deal with right tackle Anthony Davis....read more...
Larrañaga on Thursday was named The Associated Press Coach of the Year. He received the award in...read more...
My favorite cliche/life lesson comes to mind when I think of Mark Cuban...read more...
A growing number of faculty at Rutgers University are calling for additional firings...read more...
Brian Banks called signing with the Falcons on Wednesday the greatest accomplishment of his life...read more...
Louisville forward Luke Hancock held Ware's hand and told him they would get through this together....read more...
Clay Buchholz threw seven strong innings and received plenty of offensive support from his Boston teammates...read more...
Tom Thibodeau again said that nothing had changed on the Rose front as far as a possible return...read more...
Mark Cuban says he'd give Baylor All-American Brittney Griner a shot at making his NBA team.....read more...
Video of Bubba Watson riding around in a hovercraft golf cart appears to be legit. and awesome!!!!read more...
Robinson Cano, meet Jay-Z...read more...
Tonight at Staples Center, the Lakers will retire the No. 34 jersey worn by the great center...read more...
“I think we’re at the very beginning, I would say Stage 1 of this recovery,” Rodriguez said......read more...
According to multiple media reports, the Arizona Cardinals are in the process of finalizing a deal for Palmer...read more...
Victorino leads revamped Red Sox over the depleted Yankees in New York's 2013 home-opener....read more...
LSU is 26-2 for only the second time in school history, matching the 28-game start of the Tigers' 1986 squad...read more...
In just his rookie season and at just 20 years old, Davis has shown that he has the chops to be a solid pro....read more...
In 2013, keep an eye out for Saints running back Mark Ingram to have his biggest season in the NFL....read more...
With the clock clicking down, Sacramento city officials took their last shot at keeping the NBA Kings...read more...
Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers are getting closer to a long-term contract extension......read more...
On Wednesday night, Green continued his recent run of big moments in the final seconds of the Celtics'...read more...
Free agent quarterback Jason Campbell has agreed to terms on a two-year contract with the Cleveland...read more...
Duke associate head coach Chris Collins will become next head coach at Northwestern....read more...
Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III repeated his intention to wait until his reconstructed right knee...read more...
The Angels' trade of Vernon Wells to the New York Yankees, which is expected to be finalized Tuesday....read more...
Quarterback Carson Palmer seems unwilling to restructure his contract with the Oakland Raiders.....read more...
Denny Hamlin walked out of Loma Linda University Medical Center on Monday night under his own power....read more...
Winning the school's first NCAA tournament game in 16 seasons...read more...
What's No. 12 seed Oregon's ceiling in the Big Dance? Who is going to create headaches?read more...
Bruised feelings continue to pile up like snowdrifts from the Americans’ 1-0 victory over Costa Rica in blizzard...read more...
It took one ‘Southwest Philly Floater‘ from Tyrone Garland, and the Marshall Henderson Show was over....read more...
Well, so much for tradition...read more...
There's a kid named Marshall Henderson who you'll get to see today. You either love him or you hate him.....read more...
A March Madness warm-up turned into a great escape for Gonzaga...read more...
Christian Ibarra swung. Christian Ibarra missed. And LSU’s 2013 season came to an early end with a two-and-out appearance in the College World Series.more »
State and local police spent hours at the home of New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez on Tuesday night as another group of officers searched an industrial park about a mile away where a body was discovered the day before.more »
LeBron James saved a championship reign, canceled a celebration.more »
Wide receiver Victor Cruz has signed his $2.879 million tender with the New York Giants.more »
A radio stunt mocking former Saints player Steve Gleason has now cost three Atlanta radio employees their jobs.
Tuukka Rask shut out the Chicago Blackhawks in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup finals on Monday night and got enough help from the Bruins' offense to do it without another exhausting overtime.more »
UCLA used what's becoming its tried-and-true formula to start the College World Series with a victory.more »
Justin Rose could see all the pieces coming together in this US Open.
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The sun was breaking through the clouds Sunday evening at Merion as he stood in the 18th fairway with a one-shot lead. That famous Ben Hogan plaque was in front of him, a road marker bronze that one pure swing and two putts might be all that stood between Rose and his first major championship.
That and Phil Mickelson in the final group behind him.
Rose followed his script to perfection with a par. So did Mickelson, who can't seem to win a US Open no matter how hard he tries.
Rose drilled a 4-iron just through the green and used a 3-wood to bunt the ball to an inch of the cup for par. Mickelson, who made two careless bogeys on the back nine, needed a birdie on an 18th hole that didn't yield a single one all weekend at Merion.
''What a piece of silverware to be sitting to my right,'' Rose said, gazing at the shiny trophy after closing with an even-par 70. ''It's just an incredible experience and a childhood dream come true at this point.''more »
Manu Ginobili ran onto the floor as fans stood and screamed.more »
Maybe a game-winning, broken-bat hit against baseball's career saves leader in the 18th inning will get Nate Freiman in a nice groove again.more »
Adam Wainwright used to be a creature of routine leading up to each start.more »
Miami Heat owner Micky Arison had a message as he walked to the winning locker room.more »
The Brooklyn Nets hired Jason Kidd as their coach Wednesday, bringing the former star back to the franchise he led to its greatest NBA success.more »
Of course, it was Andrew Shaw. The pesky little forward always gets up when he's knocked down.
San Antonio Spurs point guard Tony Parker is scheduled to have an MRI on a tight hamstring on Wednesday, leaving his availability for Game 4 of the NBA Finals very much up in the air.more »
According to ESPN’s Brett McMurphy, we may be seeing a college football bowl game in Ireland, the Bahamas, or even Dubai at some time in the relatively near future.more »
Tony Parker, along with all of San Antonio, really, spent a restless night worrying about a gimpy right hamstring that hampered him in Game 3 of the NBA Finals and threatened the momentum the Spurs seized with a drubbing of the Miami Heat.more »
The Dodgers took it personally when Arizona's Ian Kennedy hit their star rookie Yasiel Puig in the face with a pitch. Then they really got mad when Kennedy hit starter Zack Greinke with another high pitch.more »
Danny Green and Gary Neal aren't NBA royalty like LeBron James.more »
Maurice Cheeks is getting a third shot to be an NBA head coach.
Boston and Tampa Bay have had a brief benches-clearing scrum in the sixth inning after the Rays' Matt Joyce was hit by a pitch from Red Sox starter John Lackey.
The New England Patriots are expected to sign quarterback Tim Tebow, according to multiple reports.
The Memphis Grizzlies have decided to part with the winningest coach in the franchise's history, telling Lionel Hollins they will not be renewing his contract as head coach coming off their first trip to the Western Conference finals.
Jason Kidd is interested in the Brooklyn Nets' coaching position and plans to talk to the team this week, a person familiar with the situation said Sunday.more »
Brett Williams doubled in Tarran Senay in the top of the 17th inning to help North Carolina State beat Rice 5-4 on Sunday in the longest super regional game in NCAA history.more »
Mario Chalmers marched toward midcourt with a message.more »
After five dominating years, Usain Bolt is showing signs of slowing down.more »
This time, the Houston Astros couldn't resist drafting Mark Appel with the No. 1 pick.more »
When Bryan Bickell's shot slipped out of Jonathan Quick's usually inescapable glove and trickled into the Los Angeles net early, the Chicago Blackhawks figured Game 4 might be their chance to snap the Kings' daunting streak of home dominance.more »
Tim Duncan's NBA Finals game looks as good now as it did last decade.more »
Drug agents are investigating a narcotics delivery to the home of Cleveland Indians closer Chris Perez, authorities said Wednesday.more »
Stephen Strasburg is getting a different type of shutdown, a stint on the disabled list because of a strained muscle in his back.more »
There’s an old Eveready commercial in which tough-guy actor Robert Conrad places a battery on his shoulder and declares, “I dare you to knock this off.’’
The Chicago White Sox needed 17 hits, eight pitchers and more than 5 hours to end their eight-game losing streak. So while they were happy to put the slide behind them, it was all about some rest after this one was over.more »
Blowout or double-overtime thriller, the result is the same for the Boston Bruins in the Eastern Conference finals: a victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins and a chance to sweep the No. 1 seed out of the playoffs.more »
Standing on the field and watching as another team was presented the NCAA softball championship trophy, Keilani Ricketts and her Oklahoma teammates vowed to set out on a mission seeking redemption.
Yasiel Puig powered the Dodgers in his second major league game, injecting the kind of excitement that has been missing all season for the last-place team.more »
The Los Angeles Kings know all about the creeping inevitability that sets in when a team gets behind 0-3 in a playoff series. After all, that's where they put every opponent they faced on the way to the Stanley Cup title last year.more »
Ohio State University President Gordon Gee abruptly announced his retirement Tuesday after he came under fire for jokingly referring to ''those damn Catholics'' at Notre Dame and poking fun at the academic quality of other schools.more »
Major League Baseball apparently has secured a star witness in its investigation of performance-enhancing drug use among active players: Tony Bosch, founder of the now-defunct Biogenesis wellness clinic at the center of the probe.more »
David ''Deacon'' Jones, the original sackmaster, has died.
hey make movies about this kind of stuff — a kid who gets called up to the big leagues, lines a base hit in his first at-bat, shows daring on the base paths and then, almost unbelievably, wins the game with his throwing arm in the ninth inning.
Lauren Chamberlain hit a two-run home run down the left-field line in the bottom of the 12th inning, lifting top-seeded Oklahoma to a 5-3 win against Tennessee on Monday night in Game 1 of the Women's College World Series finals.
The Boston Bruins keep talking about fortunate bounces and a dash of luck, insisting the margin between themselves and the Pittsburgh Penguins is thin.
Their season, their legacy, their reign atop the NBA was all at stake, and the Miami Heat responded in a manner befitting defending champions - with a blowout.
The team that gave us “Mannywood” is at it again.more »
Buffalo Bills Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly says he has been diagnosed with cancer in his upper jaw bone and will have surgery on June 7.more »
Tiger Woods spent four days in Ohio with his mind in Pennsylvania.more »
Indiana Pacers center Roy Hibbert was fined $75,000 on Sunday by the NBA for using a gay slur and cursing during his news conference after Game 6 of the Eastern Conference finals.more »
It was a wrist shot for Andrew Shaw, who leaned back and yelled after his first-period score. Brent Seabrook got in on the action, and Bryan Bickell and Michal Handzus added two more goals on consecutive shots in the second.more »
Jason Hoppe knew he was close to making history Thursday. He just didn't know exactly how close he was.more »
Jacoby Ellsbury stole five bases and took one more home with him.more »
Incoming Sacramento Kings owner Vivek Ranadive is already making moves to rebuild the fallen franchise.more »
The game was very much in doubt. A sold-out arena was basically silent. The chance of getting back to the NBA Finals for a third straight year could have slipped away.more »
Floyd Mayweather will fight young Mexican star Canelo Alvarez on Sept. 14 at the MGM Grand.more »
Ryan Zimmerman hit three home runs in the first five innings, leaving the Baltimore Orioles with a four-run deficit to overcome against one of the best pitchers in the National League.
Rowan County Sheriff's deputies seized two cars and five trucks from a garage and storage facility belonging to NASCAR driver Mike Harmon, according to the Charlotte Observer.more »
New England tight end Rob Gronkowski will have back surgery on a disk in mid-June.more »
Brent Seabrook sent a wrist shot past goalie Jimmy Howard's glove 3:35 into overtime to give the Chicago Blackhawks a 2-1 victory over the Detroit Red Wings in Game 7 of their second-round playoff series on Wednesday night.more »
Houston Texans running back Arian Foster has strained his right calf during organized team activities.more »
First, the New York Mets saluted Mariano Rivera. Then they beat him in the bottom of the ninth inning.more »
Justin Williams figures he gets his knack for Game 7 heroics from the same source as the Los Angeles Kings' resilience throughout their grinding seven-game victory over the San Jose Sharks.more »
The Indiana Pacers played desperate Tuesday night.more »
Yu Darvish dominated everyone on Monday night, except Didi Gregorius.more »
Mike Trout even surprised himself in adding to his growing list of impressive big league achievements.more »
The Daddy. The Diesel. The Soda Maker?
What's not to like? Being in the lottery every year.
Nick Gilbert expects the Cleveland Cavaliers are through with it, and if so he sent them out a winner again.more »
When Tony Parker started running low on masterful plays, Tim Duncan was there to take over and lead the San Antonio Spurs to a 2-0 lead in the Western Conference finals.more »
Comeback wins haven't come easily to the Dodgers, who had dropped four one-run games in a row.
Brittney Griner got the dunks in her debut, becoming the first WNBA player to do it twice in one game.more »
Go ahead and count out the San Antonio Spurs as simply too old to win another title with Tim Duncan, Tony Parker, Manu Ginobili and coach Gregg Popovich.more »
The Charlotte Bobcats have hired Los Angeles Lakers assistant Steve Clifford to become their new coach.more »
Corey Crawford watched a fluttering puck get past his glove - a soft goal if there ever was one - and the Chicago Blackhawks looked as if they were in trouble against the Detroit Red Wings.more »
Charlotte Bobcats owner Michael Jordan is changing his team's name to the Hornets, said a person familiar with the situation.more »
LeBron James was a unanimous pick for the All-NBA team and Kobe Bryant earned his record-tying 11th first-team selection.more »
Jimmy Howard kept Jonathan Toews in his misery, making three saves against the struggling star to help the Detroit Red Wings beat the Chicago Blackhawks 2-0 on Thursday night in Game 4 of the second round series to put the NHL's best team during the regular season on the brink of elimination.more »
Terry Francona returned to Fenway Park and found some more pleasant memories.more »
Jonathan Quick saved his best save for the final minute, sliding deftly across his crease and snagging Joe Pavelski's shot from point-blank range to the grateful gasps of the Los Angeles Kings' sellout crowd.more »
Chris Kreider proudly wore the Broadway Hat in the victorious New York Rangers dressing room as he tried to describe the feeling of saving his team's season.more »
Jordan Wallace pitched out of a bases-loaded jam with one out in the seventh to record a four-hit shutout and give Louisiana an NCAA Regional Championship victory over LSU with a 1-0 win on Sunday afternoon in front of a capacity crowd at Tiger Park.more »
Despite the rumors swirling over his job status, Los Angeles Dodgers manager Don Mattingly went about his business as his team prepared to start a three-game series in Milwaukee.more »
It took 40 years for Original Six rivals Boston and New York to face off again in the playoffs.more »
Manti Te'o isn't hiding out. He's just not talking to the media.more »
Hey, remember when a Florida judge issued an arrest warrant for former NFL wide receiver Chad Johnson? Well, he’s been arrested now.more »
Sidney Crosby was careful not to get too far ahead of himself after helping the Pittsburgh Penguins rout the Ottawa Senators for a 3-1 lead in the Eastern Conference semifinal series.more »
Clay Buchholz figures a slump will come his way at some point so he'll enjoy this run while it lasts.more »
New York Knicks star Carmelo Anthony played in the NBA playoffs with a partially torn shoulder, according to multiple reports.more »
LeBron James caught the inbounds pass, changed direction and immediately attacked the rim.more »
With their trademark grit-and-grind mentality, the Memphis Grizzlies are making history for a franchise with little prior postseason success.
Zach Randolph had 28 points and 14 rebounds, Mike Conley added 13 points and 11 assists and the fifth-seeded Grizzlies advanced to the Western Conference finals for the first time in franchise history by beating the Oklahoma City Thunder 88-84 on Wednesday night.more »
David Beckham is retiring from soccer after the season, ending a career in which he become a global superstar since starting his career at Manchester United.more »
David Murphy put Texas ahead with a three-run home run, and the Rangers spoiled a three-homer game from Miguel Cabrera with an 11-8 victory against the Detroit Tigers on Sunday night.more »
The NFL will celebrate its 50th Super Bowl in northern California, where its newest, most high-tech venue is being built.more »
The Chicago Blackhawks were controlling the puck and dominating play early in the second period. It took all of a half-minute for the Detroit Red Wings to swing the momentum.more »
Colin Greening wore six stitches on his left cheek, and a wide smile, after Ottawa's double overtime playoff victory against Pittsburgh.more »
Daryl Morey's master plan may be coming together after all.more »
Tim Tebow is on the hunt for a new quarterbacking job after being released by the New York Jets, and Ron Jaworski is offering to help him find work. Unfortunately for Tebow, Jaworski, the longtime Philadelphia Eagles QB and current ESPN NFL analyst, is also the opportunistic co-owner of an Arena League team, the Philadelphia Soul.more »
The San Antonio Spurs opened the Western Conference finals resembling the past champions who've been there so many times before.
The Memphis Grizzlies looked like the first-timers still trying to adapt to their first conference finals appearance.more »
NBA owners voted Wednesday to reject the Sacramento Kings' proposed move to Seattle, the latest in a long line of cities that have tried to land the franchise.
The 22-8 vote followed a recommendation made last month by the NBA's relocation committee and may have finally brought an end to an emotional saga that has dragged on for nearly three years.more »
Tiger Woods had the last word against Sergio Garcia by winning The Players Championship on Sunday.more »
Dustin Brown slumped in front of his locker and contemplated the final minutes of Game 2 with the same bewildered wonder felt by all those joyous Kings fans streaming out of Staples Center.more »
The Sacramento Kings' unsteady future finally seems to be settled.
A person familiar with the deal says the Maloof family has reached an agreement with a Sacramento group headed by TIBCO software tycoon Vivek Ranadive to sell a 65 percent controlling interest in the Kings at a total franchise valuation of $535 million.more »
For the New York Knicks, it was about playing harder, even if not really much better.
Saving their season would be more about effort than execution.more »
Slow at the start of the series and strong at the end, the San Antonio Spurs wore out the Golden State Warriors the way they have so many other opponents.more »
The Grizzlies are proving they know how to grab an advantage and hold onto it this postseason.more »
The Detroit Red Wings had firm control of Game 7 right up until Henrik Zetterberg accidentally shot the puck over the glass in the waning minutes.more »
LeBron James and the Miami Heat didn't even give the Chicago Bulls room to breathe, practically squeezing the playoff life out of them to take a commanding lead in their Eastern Conference semifinal.more »
David Ortiz is off to the best start of his career with the Boston Red Sox. A notoriously slow starter in April, Big Papi is hitting .381 with 17 RBI and four home runs through only 16 games. He missed the first 15 games of the season because of an Achilles’ injury that stemmed back to last July, but the 37-year-old returned without missing a beat.more »
The Ottawa Senators know there is little margin for error if they want to upset the Pittsburgh Penguins.
If they don't slow down Pittsburgh's potent power play, they'll have a difficult time against Sidney Crosby and the rest of the Penguins.
From his first big save to his flawless final minutes, Jonathan Quick showed the San Jose Sharks they'll have to do much better to dethrone a champion.more »
The Indiana Pacers finally figured it out.
When given the chance to take command of a playoff series, they can't give it back. On Tuesday night, they didn't.more »
Gregg Popovich urged his San Antonio Spurs to raise their energy to almost maniacal levels, because winning the battle on the boards and for loose balls was critical against the athletic Golden State Warriors.more »
Led by Henrik Lundqvist's 35 saves in a second consecutive shutout, and goals from some unlikely sources, the New York Rangers beat the Washington Capitals 5-0 in Game 7 Monday night to reach the Eastern Conference semifinals.more »
Patrice Bergeron put the winning touch on an extraordinary comeback, then raced into the arms of smiling teammate Zdeno Chara.more »
Kobe Bryant says in a court filing that he never gave his mother permission to sell mementos from his high school days and early professional basketball career.more »
The support might be building, but Daniel Snyder isn’t listening.
The Redskins owner removed any doubt about a potential name change for his franchise, telling USA Today that it will “never” happen.more »
His spirits down, his left ankle limp and his team's season hanging in the balance, Stephen Curry wondered whether he could recover for the biggest game of his career until a text message popped up on his phone around 2 a.m. Saturday.more »
Glen Taylor has pulled the Minnesota Timberwolves off the market.more »
Outdoor professional hockey is coming to Los Angeles for the first time.
The Los Angeles Kings will host the Anaheim Ducks at Dodger Stadium on Saturday, Jan. 25 as part of the NHL Stadium Series.more »
Lawrence Okoye has an NFL-type name. He has NFL size at 6-6, 305 pounds. But what the British Olympic discus thrower doesn’t have his football experience. Any football experience.
But it doesn’t matter, because the San Jose Mercury News says the 49ers have signed Okoye with the hope that he can blossom into something special.more »
The owner of the Chicago Cubs for the first time publicly threatened to move the team out of Wrigley Field if his plans for a big, new video screen are blocked, saying Wednesday he needs new advertising revenue to help bankroll a $500 million renovation of the storied ballpark.more »
Charles Knott, longtime girls basketball coach at Detroit Cody High School, was killed late Tuesday night, according to a report in the Detroit News.more »
Earlier this month, a report surfaced that indicated Phil Jackson is anxious to return to the NBA next season in some sort of capacity that may not be coaching. As you might expect, several teams have already expressed interest in bringing Jackson on board. However, it may surprise you to hear that the Toronto Raptors are believed to be a frontrunner.more »
Rockets All-Star James Harden is expected to play in Game 5 against the Thunder after leaving their shootaround because of flu-like symptoms.
Coach Kevin McHale says he's sure Harden will be ''ready to go'' on Wednesday night.more »
A Salt Lake City man who was serving as a referee in a recreational soccer game in Taylorsville is in a critical condition after being punched by a teenager.more »
Thirteen months after hosting a press conference for nearly 200 media members announcing his arrival to New York, Tim Tebow was released Monday morning.
There were no cameras, TV satellite trucks, reporters from TMZ, “Inside Edition”, or the New York Post’s “Page Six” to chronicle his exit. Instead, he was shown the door like most backup quarterbacks and/or punt protectors. He reported to work and was told his services were no longer needed.more »
In the world of college football, it’s often hard to justify calling a school’s “spring game” a game at all, and more often than not, the scrimmages amount to little more than glorified open practices.more »
Mike Brown was the coach the Cleveland Cavaliers wanted all along, and it appears they have their man.
A source close to the situation confirmed multiple reports that Brown and the Cavs have a deal in place. An official announcement could come as soon as today. The Akron Beacon Journal reported the story first.more »
The longtime NFL veteran called it a career on Monday, signing a one-day contract so that he can retire as a member on the New Orleans Saints. However, it was the way he did it that deserves props.
The linebacker signed his deal from the famed Machu Picchu ruins in Peru.more »
Manti Te'o must wait one more day to find out his future after a tumultuous four months...more »
All-Star point guard Russell Westbrook will have surgery to repair cartilage in his right knee...more »
When the Cleveland Cavaliers fired Byron Scott on Thursday, it took them mere moments to put together a list of potential replacements.
Team insiders say the Cavs want to move quickly on putting someone in place, and this past weekend supports such a theory.more »
James Harrison has finally found a new home.
The former NFL Defensive Player of the Year agreed to a deal with the Cincinnati Bengals on Friday. It is a two-year deal, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.
Harrison tweeted out the news to his followers.
Whodey!!!!!!!!!!! Hello Cincinnati!!!!
— James Harrison (@jharrison9292) April 19, 2013
Phil Jackson has become more interested in returning to the NBA, either as a coach or in a front office capacity, according to sources.more »
Derek Jeter will be sidelined until after the All-Star break because of a new fracture in his broken left ankle - a blow to a New York Yankees team already reeling from injuries and one that raises long-term questions about the 38-year-old shortstop's future.more »
New York Knicks forward Rasheed Wallace has retired again from the NBA after he was unable to recover from a left foot injury.more »
Major League Baseball has created a task force to address the declining number of African-Americans playing the sport.
MLB commissioner Bud Selig announced the 18-person On-Field Diversity Task Force Wednesday, with a stated mission of focusing on “the myriad issues influencing on-field diversity at all levels of baseball.”more »
Jay-Z is applying to become a baseball agent.more »
No matter what Bob Stoops says, the status quo is not a solution for college athletics. Oklahoma’s head football coach, a man I like and respect, recycled a well-worn defense of the shamateurism status quo in an interview with Sporting News columnist Mike Hayes.more »
Goats that previously appeared at Chicago's Wrigley Field were alive and kicking.more »
The Detroit Lions have officially signed kicker David Akers.more »
Geno Auriemma has never lost an NCAA championship game.
Of course, his UConn Huskies haven't had to face a team like upstart Louisville, which is making an unprecedented run through the women's tournament. A victory Tuesday night over the Cardinals would be UConn's eighth title, matching them with Tennessee for the most ever in women's basketball.
A Swedish league match between Djurgarden and Mjallby was abandoned Monday after a Mjallby player was hit by a pear.more »
Jalen Rose called out Chris Webber on Monday morning, announcing that all the members of Michigan's famed Fab Five but Webber have committed to appearing at the Georgia Dome for tonight's NCAA Championship to cheer on the Wolverines.more »
Michigan played and excelled in the Big Ten, considered the toughest conference in college basketball this season. The Wolverines spent five weeks at No. 2 in the Associated Press poll and were ranked No. 1 the week of Jan. 28.
JaMarcus is down 25 pounds and is dead serious about making a comeback
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U.S. Masters Swimming Executive Director Rob Butcher said Thursday that Armstrong will not swim three distance events in the Masters South Central Zone Swimming Championships at the University of Texas this weekend after swimming's international federation body raised objections.more »
We reported earlier that Chris Bosh was out celebrating his birthday party last night at Bamboo Nightclub in Miami.more »
Pac-12 Player of the Year and leading scorer Allen Crabbe will forego his senior season at California and enter this summer's NBA Draft.more »
The Arizona Cardinals have acquired quarterback Carson Palmer from the Oakland Raiders.
The Cardinals gave up a conditional 2014 draft pick and swapped one of their sixth-round picks this year for Oakland's seventh-round selection.more »
Tubby Smith is coming to Texas Tech to try to turn around another wayward program.more »
Minor nicks, as Heat coach Erik Spoelstra put it, will keep Miami starters LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Mario Chalmers from playing against the New York Knicks.more »
The San Antonio Spurs are dealing with another injury crisis.
Just as the Spurs get back point guard Tony Parker from an ankle injury, they have been dealt another huge injury blow with the loss of Manu Ginobili.more »
A win over their personal punching bags doesn't provide clarity to the Metta World Peace injury situation and its overall impact on the Los Angeles Lakers.
However, after holding on for a 120-117 win over Minnesota on Wednesday night — the Lakers' 22nd in a row over the Timberwolves — a few things stand out with 10 games remaining in the regular season.more »
How little good it does anyone now.
The Minnesota Timberwolves have been informed by the NBA that the officials erred in failing to call a foul on Lakers guard Kobe Bryant on the final play of Wednesday night’s game.more »
They diminished the Heat Wave, the 27-game winning streak that made the NBA regular season relevant and threatened a record once thought unbreakable.
What was left of the Bulls’ roster on Wednesday night turned the Heat Wave into a forgettable footnote and exposed the wide gap between the 2012-13 Miami Heat and the 1971-72 Los Angeles Lakers.more »
Kevin Garnett is expected to miss at least a week with inflammation in his left ankle as the Boston Celtics practice patience to help their 36-year-old prepare for the playoffs.more »
The St. Louis Rams and free agent offensive tackle Jake Long agreed to terms on a deal Sunday night.more »
It turns out there is someone who can tone down the taunting and irreverent antics Marshall Henderson is becoming known for.
His name is Marshall Henderson.more »
Ravens safety Bernard Pollard sees two things in pro football's future: death and disintegration.more »
We’re down to just two teams remaining, which means there are 30 NFL fanbases solely focused on the two months following February’s Super Bowl. Free agency starts in March and the NFL Draft is in April. By May, just about every fan — of every team — will begin finding ways to convince themselves that a Super Bowl run in 2013 is more than just a possibility. That’s the true beauty of the NFL. There is no offseason and there’s always next year.more »
Ravens safety Ed Reed isn't planning on joining teammate Ray Lewis in retirement after the Super Bowl.
Alex Smith has 7.5 million reasons to believe he won’t be with the San Francisco 49ers next season, but the No. 1 overall selection of the 2005 NFL Draft has never been more in demand.more »
Ronaiah Tuiasosopo, the alleged ring leader of the Manti Te’o fake girlfriend hoax, will get his first on-camera interview with Dr. Phil, according to TMZ.
This was the lineup the Golden State Warriors have been waiting for. All they need now is to keep everyone healthy.
David Lee had 21 points and 12 rebounds, Stephen Curry scored 17 points before leaving with an injury, and the Warriors beat the Toronto Raptors 114-102 on Monday night.more »
Houston running back Arian Foster says players are going to step up at the Pro Bowl this year, but don't expect 100 percent effort.more »
Justin Upton is joining his brother in Atlanta.
The Arizona Diamondbacks finally found a deal they liked for the right fielder, sending Upton and third baseman Chris Johnson to the Atlanta Braves in a seven-player deal.
Don’t go making any "Kaepernicking" T-shirts, as you could soon receive a cease and desist.more »
Police haven't identified any suspects yet in the home invasion robbery at the Colorado home of New England Patriots defensive back Derrick Martin.more »
Bill Russell is an NBA legend, and as such, gets invited to many important events. On Monday, Russell was attending President Barack Obama‘s second inauguration, and did so in style.
The NCAA has found what it calls "a very severe issue of improper conduct" committed by former members of its own enforcement program during the Miami investigation, and will not deliver the long-awaited notice of allegations against the Hurricanes until an external review is completed.
The family of Junior Seau has sued the NFL, claiming the former linebacker's suicide was the result of brain disease caused by violent hits he sustained while playing football.more »
Tim Brown’s suggestion that former Oakland Raiders head coach Bill Callahan sabotaged his team in Super Bowl XXXVII ignited a firestorm on Tuesday, which culminated with further accusations by a Hall of Famer and a statement by Callahan defending his name.more »
The NFL is looking into Tom Brady's leg-up slide that hit Ravens safety Ed Reed in the AFC championship game.more »
Tim Brown caught a lot of long bombs as a receiver for the Oakland Raiders. On Monday, he dropped a bomb on Bill Callahan, his former coach and current Dallas Cowboys offensive coordinator during an interview with SiriusXM NFL Radio.more »
Ryan Anderson patiently answered questions after a 27-point performance in the New Orleans Hornets' 114-105 victory over Sacramento on Monday. About 15 feet away, the franchise's prized player was nursing an ankle injury.more »
The only thing stopping the Sacramento Kings from a sale and move to Seattle is approval by NBA owners.
The Maloof family has agreed to sell the Kings to a Seattle group led by investor Chris Hansen, the league confirmed in a statement Monday morning. The deal is still pending a vote by the NBA Board of Governors.more »
The Jacksonville Jaguars have found their man to replace fired head coach Mike Mularkey.
Seattle Seahawks defensive coordinator Gus Bradley, who also interviewed with the Philadelphia Eagles, has been chosen for the job and has accepted, sources told FOXSports.com on Thursday.more »
The New York Jets hired Seattle Seahawks executive John Idzik to be their general manager Friday, ending a search that included 10 candidates and lasted nearly three weeks.
Idzik, the Seahawks' vice president of football administration, was selected by owner Woody Johnson and team president Neil Glat over fellow finalists Pittsburgh executive Omar Khan and Jets assistant GM Scott Cohen. The Jets, who fired Mike Tannenbaum on Dec. 31 after seven seasons, announced the hiring of Idzik on their website.more »
The man believed to be behind the Manti Te'o girlfriend hoax admitted late last year to duping the Heisman finalist, a friend said in an interview.
The woman, who spoke to Outside the Lines on ESPN under the condition that she not be identified, said Ronaiah Tuiasosopo called a church friend crying and admitted last month to fooling Te'o.more »
Golf, it seems, isn’t as easy outside of a Nike ad.
Days after Nike Golf debuted its new dynamic duo in a special effects-laden television ad, Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy both shockingly missed the cut in their season-opening tournament.more »
Already home to many of the nation's best-financed college athletics programs, the Southeastern Conference is about two years from distributing at least $10 million -- and perhaps as much as $14 million -- more per school than it did during the 2011-12 fiscal year, a USA TODAY Sports analysis projects.more »
Former Arizona Cardinals fullback Reagan Maui'a says he met the girlfriend of Notre Dame's Manti Te'o, a woman the university and Te'o now say doesn't exist.
Maui'a told ESPN that he met Lennay Kekua in 2011 while he and some teammates were on a charity mission to American Samoa.more »
In the end, Chip Kelly chose the NFL, giving the Eagles their guy.
Philadelphia hired Kelly on Wednesday, just 10 days after he decided to stay at Oregon. The 49-year-old Kelly, known as an offensive innovator, becomes the 21st coach in team history and replaces Andy Reid, who was fired on Dec. 31 after a 4-12 season.more »
The Chicago Bears hired Montreal Alouettes coach Marc Trestman on Wednesday to replace the fired Lovie Smith and gave him two basic tasks - fix the offense and lead the team to the playoffs on a consistent basis.more »
In an interview with Oprah Winfrey that is scheduled for broadcast on her network on Thursday, Lance Armstrong confessed that he used performance-enhancing drugs during his cycling career, according to two people briefed on the interview, which was recorded Monday in Austin, Tex.
Notre Dame's Manti Te'o, the stories said, played this season under a terrible burden. A Mormon linebacker who led his Catholic school's football program back to glory, Te'o was whipsawed between personal tragedies along the way. In the span of six hours in September, as Sports Illustrated told it, Te'o learned first of the death of his grandmother, Annette Santiago, and then of the death of his girlfriend, Lennay Kekua.more »
LeBron James was the youngest player in NBA history to win rookie of the year, to record a triple-double, to score 1,000 points, to score 10,000 points, to win MVP honors at an All-Star Game ...
His latest youngest-to-do-it milestone could come as early as Wednesday. He needs 18 points to become the 38th NBA player to score 20,000 in his career. If it happens Wednesday when the Miami Heat visit the Golden State Warriors, James will be more than a year younger than anyone else to reach the mark.
Johnny Manziel has gone from a relatively unknown college football player to a celebrity athlete in a matter of months. His legend grew after he helped Texas A&M beat national champion Alabama at Tuscaloosa in November, and his celebrity status was cemented after he won the Heisman Trophy in December. With the increased fame has come increased scrutiny. Manziel has made headlines for going clubbing after winning his Heisman, sitting courtside at a Mavericks-Heat NBA game, and flashing cash inside an Oklahoma casino. Though Manziel may not have broken any rules in those instances, he may have generated unwanted attention that Texas A&M would like him to avoid.more »
On Sunday night, Baltimore Ravens linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo ripped the New England Patriots for running a “gimmick” offense against the Houston Texans and basically called them cheaters. He even referenced Spygate and ended his rant with a simple “18-1″ callout after a number of Patriots fans began blasting him on Twitter.more »
Investor Chris Hansen has contacted the Maloof family about buying the Sacramento Kings, setting up the possibility of the NBA's return to Seattle.
Hansen's interest was confirmed Wednesday by people with knowledge of the situation. They spoke on condition of anonymity to The Associated Press because no deal has been reached.
The World Anti-Doping Agency says Lance Armstrong must confess under oath to seek a reduction in his lifetime ban from sports for doping during seven Tour de France victories.more »
Lance Armstrong stopped at his Livestrong Foundation before heading to an interview with Oprah Winfrey on Monday and delivered an emotional apology to staff members, some of whom broke down in tears, a person with direct knowledge of the meeting told The Associated Press.more »
Rick Pitino is guessing his Louisville Cardinals won't be the last team to be No. 1 this season.
The Cardinals took advantage of losses by Duke and Michigan to move up two spots to No. 1 on Monday in The Associated Press' Top 25 poll. This is just the second time in school history they're on top. The other time was the final poll of 2008-09, a season in which they reached the final eight of the NCAA tournament.more »
The agent for center Greg Oden said Thursday he's "100 percent" certain his often-injured client will be back playing in the NBA next season. But he said rumors of Oden ending up with the Miami Heat this season in order to rehab are "extreme."
Rob Chudzinski is not the splash hire that many Browns fans — and probably the team's new owner — were hoping for.
He is considered an innovative offensive mind, and he certainly understands what those Browns fans want. A Toledo, Ohio, native, Chudzinski's first head-coaching gig on any level marks his third stint with the Browns organization.more »
Tim Tebow won't be playing for his hometown team.
The Jacksonville Jaguars made it clear Thursday that they have no plans to pursue the popular and polarizing New York Jets backup quarterback.
Steroid-tainted stars Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens and Sammy Sosa were denied entry to baseball's Hall of Fame, with voters failing to elect any candidates for only the second time in four decades.
A candidate must receive 75 percent of the vote from the voting members of the Baseball Writers’ Association of America in order to be inducted.
Lance Armstrong plans to admit to doping throughout his career during an upcoming interview with Oprah Winfrey, USA Today reported late Friday.
The interview, scheduled to be taped Monday and broadcast Thursday night on the Oprah Winfrey Network, will be conducted at Armstrong's home in Austin, Texas.
Citing an anonymous source, USA Today reported that the disgraced cyclist plans to admit using performance-enhancing drugs, but likely will not get into details of the allegations outlined in a 2012 report by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency that led to Armstrong being stripped of his seven Tour de France titles and banned for life from the sport.
His representatives declined comment late Friday, including attorney Tim Herman, but Armstrong sent a text to the Associated Press early Saturday morning saying: ''I told her (Winfrey) to go wherever she wants and I'll answer the questions directly, honestly, candidly. That's all I can say.''
The New York Times first reported last week that Armstrong was considering making a confession.
The 41-year-old Armstrong, who vehemently denied doping for years, has not spoken publicly about the USADA report that cast him as the leader of a sophisticated and brazen doping program on his U.S. Postal Service teams that included use of steroids, blood boosters and illegal blood transfusions.
After racking up victories against mostly inferior opponents, Oregon finally got a signature win.
Led by the all-around efforts of senior E.J. Singler and some early resiliency, the Ducks handed No. 4 Arizona its first loss of the season with a 70-66 victory Thursday night.more »
When the Los Angeles Lakers fired Mike Brown, there was a great deal of speculation about whether or not Phil Jackson would be hired.
The Lakers eventually went with Mike D’Antoni and reportedly scorned Jackson by giving the impression that he would be hired.more »
Tom Brady was in his second season as a pro when he won his first playoff game.more »
AJ McCarron played the game of his life to help Alabama crush Notre Dame 42-14 to win its second straight national championship and third in four years, but somehow it was his girlfriend, Katherine Webb, who stole the show on Monday night.more »
Carmelo Anthony said Tuesday he lost his cool after Kevin Garnett said things to him that he feels shouldn't be said to ''another man.''
Anthony said he sought out Garnett after the Knicks' loss to Boston on Monday night so they could discuss it. He would not elaborate on what was said.more »
Dwight Howard has suffered a torn labrum — a shoulder injury — and will be sidelined indefinitely, the Lakers announced Monday.more »
Boston Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo has been suspended one game without pay for making contact with a referee and failure to cooperate with an NBA investigation.more »
As the Washington Redskins awaited word on Robert Griffin III's health, teammates defended the rookie quarterback's decision to keep playing after reinjuring his right knee.more »
Tulane says it has received a national letter of intent from junior college quarterback Nick Montana, the son of Hall-of-Fame NFL quarterback Joe Montana.more »
It doesn't sound good for Robert Griffin III.
An injury that sidelines RG3 well into next season is a very real possibility - or at least it seemed that way Monday after coach Mike Shanahan described the results of tests on the rookie's right knee.more »
Andy Reid and the Kansas City Chiefs have reached an agreement for him to become the team's new coach, FOXSports.com has learned.
Reid has arrived in Kansas City and the Chiefs are close to making the announcement later today.more »
Ray Lewis spent 17 seasons deftly patrolling the middle of the football field and serving as an inspirational leader for the Baltimore Ravens.
Now he's poised and eager to become a full-time dad.more »
Oregon coach Chip Kelly won't have much time to rest after the Fiesta Bowl.
On Friday, Kelly has an interview scheduled with the Buffalo Bills for their coaching vacancy, a person familiar with the coach's plans confirmed late Wednesday night.more »
The Green Bay Packers are taking extra precaution to help make sure fans at Lambeau Field adhere to the stadium's code of conduct for Saturday night's playoff game.more »
The Chiefs' traveling interviewing party was back at Arrowhead Stadium on Thursday morning after meeting with Andy Reid for close to nine hours on Wednesday.
And like most everyone else, the Chiefs were waiting to hear of Reid's next move.more »
The son of Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling was found dead of an apparent drug overdose at his Malibu home, authorities said Wednesday.
Scott Ashley Sterling
Scott Ashley Sterling, 32, was found dead of an apparent drug overdose at his Malibu home.more »
GREEN BAY, Wis. — It didn't take long for Packers wide receiver Greg Jennings to find out that his sister, Valyncia Jennings, had taken several shots at quarterback Aaron Rodgers via Twitter during Green Bay's regular-season finale.more »
Teams that missed the NFL playoffs are wasting no time getting started on their rebuilding. A busy Black Monday has coaches and GMs out the door. Here's the latest:
Bolts clean house: Turner, GM both out.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Reports that fired Philadelphia Eagles head coach Andy Reid will be the next Arizona Cardinals coach appear a bit premature.
Multiple reports have surfaced that Reid will meet with the Chiefs today in Philadelphia to discuss the Kansas City head-coaching vacancy created when owner Clark Hunt fired Romeo Crennel on Monday.more »
I dreamed a dream but times gone by …
If they don't change some rules I'm gonna cry…
Sorry, I broke into a song from Les Miserables, but I'm really miserable about the tuck rule in the NFL and it's time for it to go.
Ditto for the rule regarding coaches throwing the challenge flag when they are not allowed to challenge.
Eliminate them both. Now.
A contract squabble with the University of North Carolina is keeping Butch Davis from becoming the next head coach at Florida International University, a source told FOXSports.com on Thursday night.
The dispute centers on almost $1.8 million that Davis is owed from the settlement he signed upon his dismissal as UNC’s head coach in July 2011. The source said that UNC doesn’t want to pay the money if Davis accepts another coaching position, which is a stumbling block that also complicated his hiring earlier this year by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.more »
Tyler Tettleton threw for 331 yards and two touchdowns, Beau Blankenship scored four touchdowns, and Ohio cruised to a 45-14 victory over Louisiana-Monroe at the Independence Bowl on Friday.
Chase Cochran caught three passes for 162 yards and a touchdown as the Bobcats (9-4) won their second straight bowl game. Blankenship's four rushing touchdowns set an Independence Bowl record. He added 104 yards rushing.more »
Baltimore Ravens safety Ed Reed was fined $55,000 by the NFL for his high hit on the New York Giants' Victor Cruz last weekend.
Texas suspended two players Friday and sent them home on the eve of the Alamo Bowl, hours after police said they were investigating a report of a sexual assault at a San Antonio hotel.
Coach Mack Brown did not identify the players, but he referred to a KENS-TV report that police were investigating two unidentified Texas players in the alleged assault.
Rex Ryan has no plans to go anywhere.
The feisty New York Jets coach opened his news conference Friday by denouncing a published report that said he would welcome being fired if owner Woody Johnson doesn't make significant personnel and coaching changes to the offense.
Coach of the month in November, out of a job by New Year's.
The New Orleans Hornets end losing streak in Orlando.more »
John Curtis claims the USA Today national championship...more »
The New York Jets' wacky quarterback situation took yet another twist.more »
ESPN on Thursday announced that it has suspended ESPN2 First Take analyst Rob Parker 30 days for comments he made last week about Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III.more »
Three-time US Olympian Suzy Favor Hamilton has revealed that she worked as a Las Vegas escort for the past year.
Jim Boeheim becomes another coach with 900..more »
The Pro-Bowl selections are in.more »
The Redskins and RGIII await the OK to play.more »
Jeremy Lin and his new team gets a "W."more »
The Los Angeles Clippers haven't lost since hosting the New Orleans Hornets over three weeks ago.more »
With a win last night, the Titans ended any chances the Jets had for entering the playoffs.more »
Lillard's last second shot gives the Blazers a win over the Hornets.more »
Drew Brees throws 4 touchdown passes to get a win over Tampa.more »
Despite Tom Brady's 4th quater comeback...more »
The team on Tuesday reached agreement with free-agent third baseman Kevin Youkilis on a one-year, $12 million contract, according to major-league sources.more »
A West Virginia University mascot who got in trouble for using his uniform musket to kill a bear has been cited for another problem - not wearing blaze orange during the bear hunt.
The second-ranked Crimson Tide placed four players on The Associated Press All-America team released Tuesday. Among them was center Barrett Jones, who became a two-time first-team selection.more »
Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant could be sidelined for Dallas' playoff push with a finger injury, pending the results of an examination by a hand specialist on Monday.more »
Bob Marlin, UL basketball coach, has been granted a five-year contract with a substantial boost in pay and terms. Approved by the UL System Board of Supervisors, this deal will keep Marlin coaching at the school through the 2017 season.
Northern Illinois students attending the Orange Bowl won't have to pay admission.more »
On Monday, Western Kentucky hired Bobby Petrino as its new football coach. Bobby Petrino is a leader of young men again, where he figures to be among the highest-paid employees at an institution of higher education.more »
Five days after becoming a father for a third time — something that brings the biggest grin of all to his face — Brady threw four touchdown passes, leading the Patriots to a 42-14 rout of the Houston Texans.more »
Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel became the first newcomer to win the Heisman Trophy, taking college football's top individual prize Saturday night after a record-breaking debut.more »
Robert Griffin III headed to the locker room with his right knee braced as the Washington Redskins completed another comeback. His backup helped secure a 31-28 overtime victory over the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday.more »
New York Giants rookie David Wilson sprinted 97 yards on a kickoff return for one touchdown, ran for 100 yards and two more scores and piled up a team-record 327 all-purpose yards in a 52-27 win over the New Orleans Saints on Sunday. Manning, meanwhile, chipped in with four touchdown passes.more »
Jason Pierre-Paul joked that he’s getting old. At 23, the Giants’ mega-talented defensive end is far from it. But chasing Robert Griffin III around Monday night sure made him feel that way.more »
Raymond Felton scored a season-high 27 points, and the Knicks connected on 18 3-pointers to more than offset the absence of Anthony while dominating Miami for the second time this season, beating the Heat 112-92 on Thursday night.more »
Knowshon Moreno sparked a struggling running game with 119 yards and a touchdown and Manning threw for 310 yards and another score to help Denver roll past the Oakland Raiders, 26-13 on Thursday night.more »
VCU women's volleyball coach James Finley says he has been fired because he is gay. Finley has filed a complaint with VCU's Office for Institutional Equity. University spokesperson.....more »
An Alabama football fan got a dressing-down and two years in prison for obscenity in a viral video with an unconscious LSU fan after last year's championship game.....more »
Louisiana Tech, with a 9-3 record and the highest scoring team in the country, isn’t going to a bowl game.more »
Sophomore running back Alonzo Harris led the Cajun's 259 yards rushing attack with 127 yards in 21 carries as the Cajuns completed their regular season with the eight win 35-21 over Florida Atlantic Saturday afternoon. The bowl bound Ragin' Cajuns took a while to take over the close football game against the Florida Atlantic Owls....more »
The police officers had gathered near the entrance of the Kansas City Chiefs' practice facility to cordon off the scene of the shooting. The press stood shoulder-to-shoulder, waiting for word. One by one cars and SUVs filed in, carrying grieving and shocked players and coaches to a place where a single shot changed all of their lives....more »
Alabama is heading back to the national championship game - by a mere five yards. AJ McCarron threw a 45-yard touchdown pass to Amari Cooper with 3:15 remaining, and the No. 2 Crimson Tide barely held off No. 3 Georgia 32-28 in a Southeastern Conference title game for the ages Saturday.....more »
Barrett Jones hobbled into Alabama's locker room in the bowels of the Georgia Dome, two crutches supporting the 6-foot-5, 302-pound All-America center's frame. "You guys don't mind if I take a seat, do you?" Jones asked the collected media as he sat in front off his locker.....more »
With the news of more Sun Belt defections to C-USA and the possibility of several others pending invitation, Louisiana’s Ragin’ Cajun’s athletic program supporters are asking questions that the UL administration will eventually have.....more »
The New Orleans Bowl removed some of the drama from Saturday’s regular-season finale between FAU and Louisiana-Lafayette by inviting the Ragin’ Cajuns to play in the Dec. 22 postseason game shortly after their 52-30 victory over South Alabama on Saturday.more »
Former LSU cornerback and 2011 Heisman Trophy finalist Tyrann Mathieu reportedly announced Thursday that he is entering the 2013 draft.more »
Ray Allen's 3-pointer with 22.6 seconds left gave Miami the lead, LeBron James finished with 23 points, and the Heat rallied late to beat the Spurs 105-100 on Thursday night, digging deep despite San Antonio's decision to have four top players resting at home in a move that bothered NBA Commissioner David Stern.more »
The Atlanta Falcons might have had the best record in the NFC but the prospect of losing both games this season to arch-rival New Orleans — a team that had beaten them four in a row and seven out of nine in Falcons’ head coach Mike Smith’s tenure — rankled.more »
Quarterback Matt Ryan and the Falcons were stopped at the Saints' 1-yard line late in the game. The Falcons (10-1) believe they have unfinished business with the Saints, who will visit Atlanta on Thursday night.more »
Two years before the playoffs start in college football, the Southeastern Conference is staging a semifinal to determine who plays Notre Dame in the BCS title game. The winner will advance to the national championship game in Miami on Jan. 7 against the Fighting Irish (.9979), who locked up their spot Saturday with a 22-13....more »
The Celtics point guard was ejected from Wednesday night's game against the Nets when he retaliated for a hard foul against Kevin Garnett by shoving Brooklyn forward Kris Humphries into the courtside seats. Rondo, Humphries and Nets forward Gerald Wallace were ejected, and Brooklyn held on to win 95-83.more »
Les Miles has a new seven-year contract at LSU that also will result in a pay raise for one of the most successful coaches in the history of the Tigers' football program.more »
There's no love lost between the Falcons and the Saints. Case in point: Members of the Saints say their team charter bus was egged ... by airport employees upon landing in Atlanta.more »
The Heisman Trophy front-runner who has let his play do all his talking thus far this season finally spoke Monday. Texas A&M redshirt freshman quarterback Johnny Manziel, who hasn't been allowed to talk to the media as part of head coach Kevin Sumlin's....more »
If there is one thing that NFL fans should know, it is never to bet against the Baltimore Ravens’ Ray Lewis. Ray is arguably one of the most dedicated, passionate and resilient players in the NFL and according to reports from Yahoo! Sports...more »
The Jazz hope to turn things around away from home Wednesday night when they open a three-game trip looking to avoid a fourth straight road loss to the New Orleans Hornets.more »
The Big East moved quickly to replace Rutgers and braced for more possible departures, getting Tulane and East Carolina to agree to join the re-invented conference in 2014.more »
Arkansas reportedly is aiming very high in its pursuit of a new head football coach, and reportedly has made a huge offer to LSU coach Les Miles.more »
Victories rarely leave as much of a frustrating aftertaste as the one Ohio State endured Saturday on an otherwise glorious gray November day in a city that revels in its rivals’ misery. The Buckeyes had defeated Michigan.....
Tulane University has scheduled a 1 p.m. news conference Tuesday where it is expected to announce it will accept an invitation to join the Big East Conference in all sports, sources with knowledge of the situation confirmed to SportsNOLA.com Tuesday....more »
Which one gets the ball on Sunday when the 49ers travel to St. Louis? Harbaugh is still mum on that, though he did say Monday he will formally announce his starting quarterback by mid-week so the players don't have to face constant questions about what they know about the situation.more »
Newton threw for two touchdowns and ran for two more to lead the Carolina Panthers to a 30-22 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles on Monday night in a matchup of teams with the worst records in the NFC.more »
Vasquez had 25 points and 10 assists Monday night, and the Hornets' big men took Griffin completely out of the game en route to a 105-98 victory that ended the Hornets' seven-game losing streak.more »
Ahmad Brooks and Donte Whitner each returned interceptions for touchdowns, a pass rush led by Aldon Smith sacked Drew Brees five times, and San Francisco ended New Orleans' three-game winning streak, 31-21 on Sunday.more »
Andre Iguodala scored a game-high 23 points on Sunday night, as the Denver Nuggets downed the New Orleans Hornets, 102-84, at Pepsi Center. Ty Lawson followed with 17 points and six assists, and Kenneth Faried registered a double-double with 14 points and 12 rebounds to help the Nuggets...more »
Tufts University in Massachusetts has rescinded Lance Armstrong's honorary degree. A university spokeswoman says the school's trustees voted unanimously at their meeting this month to rescind the doctor of humane letters bestowed upon Armstrong in 2006......more »
Malcolm Jenkins spent a good chunk of his offseason in front of a television, reviewing New Orleans' crushing loss to San Francisco in last season's playoffs. The 36-32 thriller was a defeat he would never get over or be able to forget, so he figured he might as well learn from it.....
Jarvis Landry helped LSU keep the SEC championship in reach with a 20-13 win over Arkansas on Friday. Now the receiver and the rest of the No. 8 Tigers must sit back and wait while their next destination perhaps next weekend's SEC championship game is played out elsewhere.more »
R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl Officials today invited Louisiana-Lafayette to represent the Sun Belt Conference at the 12th annual game on Dec. 22nd at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.more »
After seeing Colin Kaepernick tear through the “best defense in the NFL,” San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh has a decision to make. Will the 49ers go back to Alex Smith when he recovers from his concussion?....more »
Former world boxing champion Hector ''Macho'' Camacho was shot in the face as he sat in a car outside the Puerto Rican capital Tuesday, and doctors said he was in serious condition but expected to survive....more »
Anthony finished with 29 points and the Knicks extended the undermanned Hornets' losing streak to four games with a 102-80 victory Tuesday night. ''It was good to get it going early,'' Anthony said. ''Any time you can start off on the road like that, in the first quarter like that, it gives us a lot of confidence.''more »
Rotnei Clarke and Kellen Dunham each scored 17 points Tuesday night to lead the unranked Bulldogs to an 82-71 win over No. 9 UNC in the second round of the Maui Invitational.more »
The Division III guard shattered the NCAA scoring record with 138 points, hoisting a mind-boggling 108 attempts - or one shot every 20 seconds - in eclipsing the previous record by 25 points.more »
Lance Moore caught two touchdown passes and Mark Ingram ran for a score as the Saints (5-5) won for the fifth time in six games and are in position to make a late-season playoff run despite the season-long distraction from the bounty scandal.more »
Notre Dame is a victory away from playing for the BCS title. Alabama and Georgia each need two, and could have to go through each other. A day after Oregon and Kansas State lost to give up control of the BCS race, the Fighting Irish (.9973) moved into first place in the standings....more »
The San Antonio Spurs had rallied within a basket of the Los Angeles Clippers with less than 30 seconds remaining and the crowd was buzzing. Some would call it a tense situation. Chris Paul calls it ''winning time.''more »
Duke Coach Mike Krzyzewski is worried about the future of the Atlantic Coast Conference in the wake of Maryland's departure.more »
Ohio State is ineligible to participate in the postseason — including the Big Ten championship game — because of sanctions levied last season stemming from Buckeyes players receiving free tattoos and other gifts for game memorabilia.more »
Miguel Cabrera has a Most Valuable Player award to go with his Triple Crown. And Buster Posey has an MVP prize to put alongside his second World Series ring.
The pair of batting champions won baseball's top individual honors Thursday by large margins...
David Price of the Tampa Bay Rays and knuckleballer R.A. Dickey of the New York Mets won baseball's Cy Young awards on Wednesday. Price barely beat out 2011 winner Justin Verlander for the American League prize in one of the closest votes ever.....more »
Pete Rose's copy of the 1990 agreement in which he accepted a lifetime ban from baseball failed to sell at auction because no bid met the minimum.more »
Believe it or not, the Cajuns – despite being down by 10 points with two minutes and 44 seconds remaining in front of 20,314 at Cajun Field – rallied to beat WKU 31-27 and snap a two-game losing streak to the Hilltoppers.more »
If anyone in SEC country was expecting an apology from the bow-tied university president or anyone else associated with the Aggies’ football program — after all, they had just completed the largest obstacle to the conference’s six-year streak of BCS titles — it was not forthcoming.more »
The Cajuns — still one win shy of being bowl-eligible for a second straight year — have three regular-season Sun Belt Conference games remaining, including a key one Saturday at Cajun Field vs. Western Kentucky.more »
Retired running back LaDainian Tomlinson says he knows who attacked New York Jets quarterback Tim Tebow with anonymous quotes in a newspaper story this week: Antonio Cromartie and Bart Scott.more »
New Orleans running back Darren Sproles returned to a limited practice on Wednesday, and looked "dynamite" according to interim head coach Joe Vitt.
Chicago Bears cornerback Charles Tillman's wife gave birth to the couple's fourth child. They were expecting a girl. Tillman thanked his Twitter followers for their ''thoughts and prayers''.....more »
The Oakland Raiders host the New Orleans Saints this Sunday in Oakland in 2012 Regular Season Week 11 action. Sunday’s game will feature two quarterbacks among the NFL leaders in passing yards. New Orleans QB Drew Brees ranks first in the NFL with 2,847, while Oakland QB Carson Palmer ranks third in the league and first in the AFC with 2,723....more »
In their toughest test yet of this young NBA season, the Los Angeles Clippers measured themselves against the Miami Heat and liked how they stacked up.more »
Your NFL Truths For Week 11.more »
Because of the body type and multifunctional skill-set, tight ends are quickly becoming the NFL quarterback’s best friend. Tight ends can be broken up into two categories. The traditional tight end, commonly referred to as the “Y” in most...more »
Former Lakers coach Phil Jackson was sleeping comfortably Saturday night when the phone rang. It was the Lakers. They delivered stunning news. Mike D'Antoni got the job, not him. Jackson told his side of the story in a statement Monday. "Saturday morning, [Lakers executive] Jim Buss called to ask if he could come....more »
New Orleans Hornets Coach Monty Williams has been scrambling the past few days, trying to figure out his best defensive plan for Wednesday night’s game against the Houston Rockets.more »
Former Seahawks tight end Jerramy Stevens was arrested on suspicion of assaulting U.S. women's soccer team goalkeeper Hope Solo a day before their planned wedding day, according to police and court records.more »
The Los Angeles Lakers hired Mike D'Antoni late Sunday night, signing the former coach of the Suns and Knicks to replace Mike Brown. The Lakers and D'Antoni's agent, Warren LeGarie, confirmed the deal two days after the Lakers...more »
Kansas State and Oregon are now on course to play for the BCS national championship. After Alabama was upset by Texas A&M, the new BCS standings have the Wildcats (.9674) first and the Ducks (.9497) second. Notre Dame (.9396) is third, not too far behind, but most likely in need of a loss by....more »
The Pittsburgh Steelers are right where they expected to be heading into a vital three-week stretch that includes two games against the AFC North-leading Baltimore Ravens.more »
The early success of the New Orleans Hornets has been one of the biggest surprises of this season. Despite some bad luck with injuries, the Hornets have managed to persevere and will enter their November 14 showdown with the Rockets at 3-2.more »
One week after digging out of a small hole to keep its national championship hopes alive, Alabama dug a much deeper one Saturday night at Bryant-Denny Stadium. This time, its pursuit of a second consecutive.....
Hangover? What hangover? Ok, No. 7-ranked LSU looked a tad sluggish in the early going Saturday night against 22nd-ranked Mississippi State after a memorable but hard-to-choke-down loss to No. 1 Alabama the week before....more »
San Francisco 24, St. Louis 24. It's the first tie in the NFL since Cincinnati and Philadelphia played to a 13-13 tie in 2008.more »
Certainly, the Superdome was packed with reveling believers after tight end Jimmy Graham turned in a career performance and his teammates made a slew of clutch plays to hand the rival Atlanta Falcons their first loss of the season, 31-27 on Sunday.more »
The New Orleans Saints are hosting their bitter rivals the Atlanta Falcons in their week ten matchup. The Saints (3-5) are coming off an impressive Monday night victory against the Philadelphia Eagles. The Falcons (8-0) are the only undefeated team left in the NFL and are in first place in the NFC south.....more »
In the midst of a particularly difficult game in a really difficult season, the brother of Philadelphia Eagles quarterback rose to his brother’s defense in a series of tweets Monday night, criticizing the offensive line and expressing his passionate wish that his brother be traded.more »
The Big Easy is not Falcons wide receiver Roddy White’s favorite city. “I don’t like nothing about the Saints,” White said. “The colors. The city. Nothing. But they’ve got some good food, though. Other than the food, nothing.”.....
No. 7 Florida staved off one huge upset and now will be pulling for another. Jelani Jenkins returned a blocked punt 36 yards for a touchdown with 2 seconds remaining, capping the comeback and giving the Gators a 27-20 victory againstLouisiana-Lafayette on Saturday.....more »
Having finished their SEC schedule, the seventh-ranked Florida Gators take on ULmore »
The Allstate Sugar Bowl has been awarded the host site of the post-season football bowl game following the 2014 regular season, featuring the champions of the Southeastern Conference and the Big 12 Conference, conference and bowl officials announced Tuesday.more »
Series Record: Florida leads 4-0.more »
If you want to understand one of the fundamental differences why the Indianapolis Colts selected Andrew Luck over Robert Griffin III, Thursday was a tutorial.more »
Now that New Orleans general manager Mickey Loomis has returned to work, the Saints need his crisis-management skills to be sharp. The organization continues to be rife with unsettled issues, some of which have made its fan....more »
Chris Ivory doesn’t know why he didn’t get his first chance to carry the ball until the eighth game of the season.more »
The 22nd-ranked Mississippi State Bulldogs and the ninth-ranked LSU Tigers attempt to rebound from tough losses last week as the two meet in an SEC showdown on Saturday night in Baton Rouge.more »
The Hornets saw their modest two-game winning streak fall by the wayside thanks to a 77-62 loss to the Sixers at the New Orleans Arena, crashing to a franchise-nadir in the process by scoring the fewest points in a game in franchise history.more »
Off to an 8-0 start heading into Sunday's game against the Saints (3-5) at the Mercedes-Benz Super Bowl, the Falcons are the lone unbeaten team in the NFL. And -- at the midway point of the season -- they are one of the favorites to represent the NFC in Super Bowl XLVII in New Orleans.more »
After beating UL Monroe 40-24 on Saturday in Monroe, however, the Ragin' Cajuns couldn't be feeling much better — even knowing what awaits, a visit Saturday to nationally ranked Florida. "We're pretty excited right now. We have a lot of confidence right now," running back Alonzo Harris.....more »
Dismissing speculation that Sean Payton may leave New Orleans because of a glitch in his contract, Drew Brees has no doubt he'll be reunited with the suspended Saints coach in 2013. ''I absolutely believe he'll be back,'' Brees said Monday night...more »
During an interview that aired before Sunday night's Cowboys-Falcons game on NBC, Jerry Jones was asked if Jones, the owner, would have dismissed Jones, the general manager, by now with the 123-124 regular-season record the Cowboys have accumulated since 1997.more »
New Orleans Hornets coach Monty Williams was fined $25,000 by the NBA on Tuesday for public comments criticizing the league's concussion policy.more »
We've seen Robert Griffin III start to turn around a wayward franchise. We've seen Andrew Luck spark a dormant team. And we've even seen Ryan Tannehill and Russell Wilson ignite forlorn fan bases....more »
Last season it seemed like a foregone conclusion that Middle Tennessee would cruise to the Sun Belt Conference title as the Blue Raiders racked up a 27-7 overall record and went 14-2 in conference play while even flirting with the national rankings.more »
Brees threw two touchdown passes, extending his NFL record streak to 51 games, and Patrick Robinson returned an interception 99 yards for a score to lead the Saints past the reeling Eagles 28-13 Monday night.more »
Both want to greet Vick, a three-time Pro Bowler, in the backfield where he's been prone to turnovers; interceptions and fumbles this season that have led to league-wide criticism and threatened his starting job.more »
Sean Payton's future as Saints coach appears to be murky after a report Sunday said the NFL voided his contract extension, which could make Payton a free agent following the season....more »
While a small batch of Alabama fans celebrated behind the end zone at Tiger Stadium, A.J. McCarron found his parents at the edge of the stands. He lunged into their arms, his watery-eyed father furiously rubbing his son's hair.....more »
Disputing speculation that he's unhappy in New Orleans, Eric Gordon said Thursday that the injury to his right knee is legitimate and he wants to play for the Hornets. Gordon said he had a setback after trying out for the US Olympic team this past summer. He insisted that he's not sitting out to show his displeasure over the Hornets matching a four-year, $58 million offer from the Phoenix Suns....more »
Is Alabama-LSU the cool new college football rivalry? If a rivalry needs competitiveness, it’s there. Since 2007, they’ve split six games evenly, and four of those were decided....more »
Is it possible in 2012 to have a team that is too white or too black? That question is being asked in Minnesota where the Timberwolves will have five black players on its 15-man roster. "How did we get a roster that resembles the 1955 Lakers?" Tyrone Terrell, chairman of St. Paul's African American leadership council aske....more »
Tony Parker swished the buzzer-beater and unleashed a cathartic scream. Under the basket, Kevin Durant stood frozen in disbelief. Throw in the trade that sent James Harden to Houston, and that's two stunners for the Oklahoma City Thunder during the first week of this NBA season....more »
After watching Ryan Aplin and Arkansas State beat his Ragin' Cajuns for a second straight season, UL coach Mark Hudspeth had nothing but lofty praise for the Red Wolves' senior quarterback.more »
This weekend, when Alabama heads to Baton Rouge to face LSU in a rematch of last year’s BCS Championship Game, the BCS just might be running into mayhem.more »
The Jaguars are attempting to trade for Tebow, according to Steve Wrigley from Jacksonville TV station WTEV Action Sports. This isn't the first time that Tebow has been linked to his hometown was pushed back from Tuesdn of Jacksonville. Jaguars owner Shad Khan said that he...more »
Louisiana’s Ragin’ Cajuns football team takes to the road this week to play the annual Battle on the Bayou when UL visits UL-Monroe on Saturday, Nov. 3 beginning at 3:00 p.m. CDT in Malone Stadium.....more »
Harden had 37 points and 12 assists in a stirring debut for his new team, and Carlos Delfino made four 3-pointers in the fourth quarter to lift the Rockets to a 105-96 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Wednesday night.more »
No. 1 draft pick Anthony Davis fit right in for New Orleans in his pro debut, scoring 21 points with a dazzling variety of offensive moves, but the Spurs came through in the final minute for a 99-95 victory over the Hornets on opening night Wednesday.more »
Kevin Minter didn't know about LSU's "Bama Baggage" when he arrived on campus in January of 2009 from Suwanee, Ga., but it would not take very long, particularly since the Tigers had just lost at home to No. 1 Alabama, 27-21, in overtime the previous November.more »
Darren Collison scored 17 points, Brandan Wright added 14, and the Dallas Mavericks spoiled the Lakers debuts of Howard and Steve Nash with a 99-91 victory over Los Angeles on Tuesday night. In his first regular-season game in a gold jersey, Howard had...more »
The New Orleans Hornets are ready to embark on the 2012-13 NBA regular season Wednesday night as they host the San Antonio Spurs in New Orleans Arena.....more »
ULM's afternoon contest Sunday against ULL will mark the fifth time this season that an opponent has had more than the standard seven days to prepare for the Sun Belt leading Warhawks.more »
Wade scored 29 points, James finished 26 points and 10 rebounds while missing much of the second half because of cramps in both legs, and the reigning NBA champion Heat beat the Boston Celtics 120-107 on Tuesday night in the season opener for both teams.more »
New Orleans Hornets starting shooting guard Eric Gordon remains out with a sore right knee, but he is intensifying his rehabilitation work to.....more »
After first saying Thursday afternoon that "preliminary indications" were Javone Lawson was "done for the year," ending the standout wide receiver's Ragin' Cajun career, UL coach Mark Hudspeth subsequently amended an injury report to say Lawson is "expected back in 3 weeks!!!"....more »
On the bright side for the New Orleans Hornets, Coach Monty Williams likely has an idea of at least four of his five starters for Wednesday night's regular-season opener against the San Antonio Spurs in New Orleans Arena.more »
Sounds like a good way to take a look at the 2012-13 NBA season:more »
Three touchdown passes, one incomplete pass. Not a bad night for Alex Smith, and it could have been better, considering that the one incomplete pass was dropped by a wide-open receiver.more »
We are just about halfway through this New Orleans Saints season, and, this just in, Drew Brees is still pretty good.more »
Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler plans to treat Sunday's game against the Carolina Panthers like any other, even with bruised ribs.
Moon defended Carolina quarterback Cam Newton's play in the midst of the Panthers' 1-5 start this season to Yahoo! Sports earlier this week.more »
Sandoval hit three home runs and joined Reggie Jackson, Babe Ruth and Albert Pujols as the only sluggers to do it in the Series, and the Giants jolted Justin Verlander and the Detroit Tigers 8-3 on Wednesday night in Game 1.more »
The NFL Players Association filed papers in federal court pointing out that the NFL permitted a 1996 incentive program for big hits funded by then-Green Bay defensive lineman Reggie White. In papers filed Thursday in US District Court, the union questioned......more »
By intensifying his rehabilitation work, Gordon appears to be getting closer toward a possible return after missing the Hornets’ first four preseason games and all of training camp. He spent part of Monday’s practice...more »
From postseason bystander to starting the World Series opener. That's how far Barry Zito has come in two years to resurrect his career. The resurgent left-hander will pitch Game 1 for the San Francisco Giants on Wednesday night against Justin Verlander and the Detroit Tigers.more »
Arkansas State defeated UL Lafayette in a critical Sun Belt Conference head-to-head matchup Tuesday, 50-27.....more »
They have finished the first half of their 2012 season 4-2, at least one victory shy of that hoped for to this point by most Ragin' Cajun faithful. With an unanticipated 30-23 Sun Belt Conference loss last Tuesday night seeming quite costly, it's not exactly where the Cajuns want.....more »
Alex Rodriguez is no longer a superstar, and while a trade is "unrealistic," all offers for the high-priced slugger will be considered, Yankees GM Brian Cashman said Sunday. Cashman, speaking on "Sunday Morning with Ian O'Connor"....more »
New Orleans guard Austin Rivers said he expects to be ready for the start of the regular season after the Hornets rookie sprained his right ankle in a preseason game Monday night.more »
Cutler returned after bruising his ribs, and Brian Urlacher made a key fumble recovery to help Chicago beat the Detroit Lions 13-7 on Monday night for its fourth straight win.more »
The Giants, who won it all in 2010, will host reigning AL MVP and Cy Young winner Justin Verlander, Triple Crown slugger Miguel Cabrera and the Detroit Tigers in Game 1 on Wednesday night.more »
Both UL (4-2 overall) and Arkansas State (4-3) are 2-1 in Sun Belt play and among five teams just behind 3-0 conference leader UL Monroe.
Say hello to the LSU defense, Johnny Manziel. Jeremy Hill rushed for a career-high 127 yards and a touchdown, and the sixth-ranked Tigers controlled Texas A&M's dual-threat quarterback to rally from an early deficit and beat the 20th-ranked Aggies 24-19......more »
Ryan Vogelsong and these San Francisco Giants sure have become adept at saving their season. Now, they need to do it once more against the comeback champs....more »
When Tampa Bay Buccaneers receiver Mike Williams caught Josh Freeman's pass in the back of the end zone on a fourth-and-9 play as time expired late Sunday afternoon, he thought for sure he had caught the game-tying touchdown pass.more »
Six months after sustaining a torn Achilles tendon on the basketball court, Baltimore Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs will suit up and play against the Houston Texans, the team announced.....more »
Minnesota Timberwolves All-Star forward Kevin Love fractured the third and fourth fingers on his right (shooting) hand Wednesday morning while working out. He is expected to miss six to eight weeks with the injury, which will be evaluated Thursday by Dr. Andy Weiland, a hand specialist at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York.more »
The San Francisco 49ers sit alone atop the NFC West for now — hardly the kind of firm hold on the division they owned last October.....more »
Prince Fielder waved his arms franticly, gleefully calling off his teammates before catching the final out. From the moment Fielder signed his massive contract in January, an entire city had been waiting for a moment like this....more »
The SEC schedule is starting to really heat up, and few games are bigger this weekend than national title contender LSU travelling to College Station to take on SEC newcomers Texas A&M....more »
Sports Illustrated is reporting that former LSU cornerback Tyrann Mathieu might have violated NCAA rules by promoting a night club while he was still a member of the team. The magazine reports Mathieu appeared in a video made by a group of his friends that goes by the name Era Nation in which he promotes a party.....more »
The St. Louis Cardinals' utilityman took on a new role in Game 3 of the NL championship series: game-changer.more »
The road to a second straight NFC West title for the San Francisco 49ers doesn't appear to be as wide open as once thought. A team poised to challenge them might be the surprising Seattle Seahawks.more »
The Detroit Tigers didn’t win the American League pennant Wednesday night. But strategically speaking, they won the rainout.more »
Drew Brees isn't shy about making his opinion known. He'll talk bounties on the Late Show, and he recently called the bounty scandal a "big sham." Brees fired off another controversial salvo in an interview with Doug Farrar of Yahoo! Sports' Shutdown Corner that ran Sunday, saying he thinks the NFL is "a little out of control."more »
Giants manager Bruce Bochy expects Marco Scutaro to be in his lineup card for Game 3 of the NL championship series, two days after St. Louis slugger Matt Holliday plowed into the San Francisco second baseman....more »
The Ragin’ Cajuns went into their ESPN2-televised visit to North Texas on Tuesday night averaging 38 points per game, with a pair of 40-plus-point performances in their last two outings.more »
Justin Verlander and Detroit's stellar starters are one win from the World Series.more »
The reward: a commanding 2-0 lead in the AL championship series, and a trip home with their ace ready to start. ''He was terrific,'' Detroit manager Jim Leyland said. ''This is a tough place to....more »
The sight of Marco Scutaro on the ground in pain after getting flattened by Matt Holliday's hard takeout was just the spark the San Francisco Giants needed.more »
Down 24-0 at halftime, Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos reveled after one of the biggest comebacks in NFL regular-season history.more »
The Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin’ Cajuns and North Texas Mean Green meet Tuesday night in Denton.more »
Not even Mark Hudspeth had them on his ballot. But after a 41-13 win over Tulane on Saturday, the 4-1 UL Ragin' Cajuns received six votes from coaches throughout the country in this week's USA Today Top 25 college football poll. "I was glad to see that," Hudspeth said Monday...more »
The UL Ragin' Cajuns, for all practical purposes, still consider sophomore Alonzo Harris their starting running back. The reigning Sun Belt Conference Freshman of the Year leads UL with a team-high 374 net yards in five outings in 2012, a team-best average of 74.8 yards per game And it was Harris who had a game-high 123 yards, including one of his three...more »
This is more like it for Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers. The reigning MVP set a career high and tied a franchise record with six touchdown passes and the Packers played their best game of their so far inconsistent season, beating previously unbeaten Houston 42-24 on Sunday night....more »
Manning vs. Rivers; The Monday Night battle in San Diego.more »
Lance Armstrong said he wanted to see the names of his accusers. The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency gave him 26, including 11 ex-teammates. The world's most famous cyclist said he wanted to see the hard evidence that he was a doper. The agency gave him that, too: About 200 pages filled with vivid details - from the hotel rooms riders transformed into makeshift blood-transfusion...more »
Step two of the rewind process for the players suspended in connection with the New Orleans Saints bounty scandal has begun as all four players have filed appeals to their ....more »
You can’t predict baseball, but you can at least lay out the parameters. So let’s take a look at what the Cardinals and Giants have in store for us in the National League Championship Series....
Jeremy Hill capped his breakout game by leaping the fence dividing the field from the stands at Tiger Stadium and embracing a jubilant throng of students as they celebrated LSU's quick ascendance back into the national title discussion....
The New York Yankees lost the AL championship series opener and their captain when Derek Jeter broke his left ankle moments after Detroit's Delmon Young doubled home the go-ahead run in the 12th inning, giving the Tigers a bizarre 6-4 win Saturday night.more »
Are the Saints making the playoffs? All signs point to "of course not", but that's not going to stop us from rooting for it until they are officially eliminated, right?more »
Although the New Orleans Hornets came into Friday night's preseason game against the Houston Rockets confident, they left the Toyota Center admitting they have plenty of work ahead before the regular season begins....
Yankees-Orioles. Playoffs. Disputed home run to right field. Yankees win. Sound familiar? CC Sabathia and his New York teammates saw Nate McLouth's long drive called foul by the slimmest of margins....more »
Doesn't matter how bad things look for the St. Louis Cardinals. Trailing by a bunch, down to their last strike, they simply stay calm and do what it takes to win.more »
If the New Orleans Saints can salvage this season, they may look back at their second-half performance against the San Diego Chargers as the turning point. Drew Brees' touchdown passes to Marques Colston showed the offense still has the punch to mount a comeback...more »
The Tennessee Titans have bought themselves a little breathing room with a much-needed victory, and the Pittsburgh Steelers still can't win away from Heinz Field. Rob Bironas kicked his fourth field goal, a 40-yarder as time expired, and the Titans beat the Steelers 26-23 on Thursday night to snap a two-game skid.more »
Les Miles played on the offensive line at Michigan, coached the offensive line as an assistant coach and still coaches the line on occasion as LSU’s head coach.
He knows one tried and true way to beat a dominant defensive lineman like South Carolina’s 6-foot-6, 256-pound Jadeveon Clowney, the Southeastern Conference freshman of the year and a freshman All-American last year who is second in the league now with 6.5 sacks.
The New York Yankees will take the field Friday in a do-or-die Game 5 against the Orioles, the winner advancing to face the Tigers in the ALCS on Saturday. There's nobody New York would rather see on the mound than CC Sabathia....more »
These birds don't rattle easy...more »
South Carolina is enjoying its best national ranking since the mid-1980s after last week's marquee victory, but the Ol' Ball Coach isn't ready to deem the season a success quite yet. The visiting No. 3 Gamecocks continue through a gauntlet of quality foes when they look to extend a school-record 10-game winning streak Saturday night against No. 9 LSU, which is coming off a rare regular-season defeat.....more »
The highest-paid player in baseball could only sit and watch when Raul Ibanez pinch hit for him and tied the game with a bottom-of-the-ninth home run. Alex Rodriguez had another good view from the dugout three innings later when Ibanez homered to win it.more »
October means football, the start of the NBA season, and of course, the MLB postseason. Well, you can add Drew Brees “singing” with boy-band One Direction to the list of October attractions. Brees shot an upcoming Pepsi commercial with the band that will be shown throughout the MLB playoffs...more »
Based purely on the lead-up, there was ample reason to suspect UL's win over Tulane last Saturday — the latest installment in a series dating to 1911, but the first meeting between between the two Louisiana schools since 2000 — would be spirited....more »
After just his second regular season loss in nearly two years and first after a 17-0 run, LSU football coach Les Miles is not ready to play another quarterback or switch...
Anthony Davis had 22 points, nine rebounds and blocked a shot, and the New Orleans Hornets defeated the Charlotte Bobcats 97-82 in a preseason game Tuesday night....more »
Jonathan Vilma, Will Smith and the NFL players union left little doubt they remain determined to challenge Commissioner Roger Goodell's authority to suspend players in connection.....more »
Tulane threw UL for a bit of a loop early on, coming out in a defensive scheme nothing like the man-to-man for which the Ragin’ Cajuns had spent all week prepping....more »
Drew Brees threw a long touchdown pass to take ownership of another prestigious NFL passing record, hit three more scoring passes in an emotional victory, and then spoke hopefully of salvaging.....more »
The New Orleans Hornets take on the Charlotte Bobcats for Anthony Davis’ first appearance in a Hornets uniform in New Orleans at 7pm CDT.more »
Never in my wildest dreams did I envision a need to justify an MVP award for a man who's poised to become the first player since the Boston Red Sox's Carl Yastrzemski in 1967 to win a Triple Crown....more »
With one practice remaining before the New Orleans Hornets depart for Mexico City for Sunday’s preseason opener against the Orlando Magic, Coach Monty Williams is pleased with.....more »
This was old-school football at its best, the kind of performance only Southeastern Conference loyalists could love.....more »
The Houston Texans travel to MetLife Stadium on Monday night to take on the New York Jets. Most have already chalked this game up as a win for the away team, but stranger things have happened early on in this 2012 season.....more »
Believe it or not, NFL aficionado, but we are at the quarter-mark of the 2012 NFL season. Like many around the country, you are either very lucky, thus far, to have a team that is off to a good start, or, miserable.....more »
The league announced on Wednesday a new anti-flopping policy that starts with a warning and steps up to some major money. During the regular season, the steps will be warning for the first violation, $5,000 fine for the second....more »
Drew Brees is on the verge of breaking an NFL record that has stood for more than 50 years. There's one number that matters to Brees, however, and that's leading the New Orleans Saints to their first win....more »
It ranks last in the country in total offense at 187.25 yards per game, 87 fewer than next-worst Southern Mississippi.....more »
Louisiana State head football coach Les Miles claims that the 10th-ranked Florida Gators his fourth-rated Tigers....more »
Even though he blocked shots at an unprecedented pace in his only year of college basketball last season at the University of Kentucky, New Orleans Hornets rookie Anthony Davis said Tuesday he's uncertain how those skills will play out in his first year of professional basketball.more »
The No. 4 LSU football team isn't mincing words about what it thinks of its last two performances on the gridiron. A narrow victory at Auburn and a 38-22 victory over FCS opponent Towson has players and fans alike looking for answers.more »
Miguel Cabrera had just achieved baseball immortality, and everyone around him knew it...more »
Just when you thought the Cardinals were watching perfection slip from their grasp, Andre Roberts and Kerry Rhodes snatched it right back...more »
Despite clamoring fans and an anemic offense, New York Jets coach Rex Ryan said Monday that he wasn't ready to change quarterbacks. Mark Sanchez will remain the starter — probably with a shorter leash — with Tim Tebow as the backup.more »
Since last month the New Orleans Hornets players have been gathering for volunteer workouts to establish chemistry. With eight new players highlighted by No.1 draft pick Anthony Davis and fellow rookie Austin Rivers....more »
The New Orleans Saints re-signed wide receiver Greg Camarillo and released cornerback Elbert Mack, the team announced Wednesday.more »
In the weeks since Tulane safety Devon Walker sustained a devastating spinal injury against Tulsa, an unusual occurrence has taken place here: New Orleanians have rallied around the Tulane football program....more »
Aaron Rodgers doesn't want to come out of a game under any circumstances, but his coaches figured not being able to focus with his right eye was serious enough to send him to the bench during a critical stretch of the third quarter....more »
They paid quite a price for it, losing starting quarterback Blaine Gautier. But the Ragin’ Cajuns’ 48-20 Sun Belt Conference win over Florida International in front of 21,109 on Saturday night at Cajun Field – coming off an embarrassing 65-24 blowout.....more »
Tony Romo and the Dallas Cowboys offense really didn't do much for most of the first half of their game against the Chicago Bears on Monday night. And they were better off that way....more »
Drew Brees and backup quarterback Chase Daniel stood inches apart from each other, 20 minutes after another soul-crushing defeat, speechless and wearing lost looks.more »
How good is LSU? At this point, we don't really know. According to the polls, the Tigers are Lawrence Welk-ish. They've gone from a "1 and a 2 and a 3" to a 4.more »
Although Anthony Davis has shared the court with some of the greatest basketball players in the world, he does not see himself as an NBA player quite yet....more »
After playing just nine games this past season and nearly bolting for Phoenix this summer, New Orleans Hornets guard Eric Gordon likes the potential this year brings on the basketball court in the Big Easy...more »
At some point Sunday afternoon, somewhere in the cosmos devoted to sports, some mischievous soul hit the button marked “chaos.” Maybe he or she intended it merely for the Ryder Cup....more »
The Dallas Cowboys enter their home contest against the Chicago Bears with an opportunity to remain in first place in the NFC East on "Monday Night Football."more »
Recently Chris Paul came out to the media stating that he originally wanted a trade to the Los Angeles Clippers, rather than going to the Los Angeles Lakers. He almost did not get his wish, as a trade had been completed with the Lakers....more »
Zach Mettenberger's confidence in himself and LSU's offense remains unshaken, even as the first-year starting quarterback struggles to explain why the Tigers have muddled through their last two victories against heavy underdogs.more »
After an idle week with ample time for Ragin' Cajuns instrospection, Mark Hudspeth sounded Monday as if playing last Saturday wouldn't have been so bad after all.....more »
The Green Bay Packers are seething about a call that cost them a victory in their last game. The New Orleans Saints have been upset at the league for quite some time but have no one to blame but themselves for their winless start....more »
A game that featured nearly 800 yards in offense, an interception return for a touchdown, helmet-loosening hits and a thrilling finish may best be remembere...more »
The NFL’s regular referees — the real refs — returned Thursday night, working the Cleveland Browns‘ game against the Baltimore Ravens....more »
So long, replacement refs. The NFL's regular crews will be back on the field starting Thursday night. After two days of marathon negotiations -- and mounting frustration among coaches, players and fans....more »
The New Orleans Hornets announced Monday they have surpassed an average of 12,000 tickets sold per game this upcoming season, which includes partial and full-season season ticket packages, group sales....more »
Los Angeles Clippers point guard Chris Paul, who is featured on the covers of October's GQ, told the magazine he actually preferred being traded to the Clippers rather than the Los Angeles Lakers last year.more »
The NFL reached out to the owners, general managers and coaches of all 32 teams this week to advise them that the type of on-field behavior it witnessed last weekend will not be acceptable this weekend....more »
Eli Manning didn't need a fourth-quarter comeback Thursday night. The two-time Super Bowl champion quarterback, running back Andre Brown and the rest of the New York Giants finished....more »
The fate of the New Orleans Hornets for this upcoming season and beyond rests on the health and production of guard Eric Gordon. As the team's best player and primary scoring option, it is imperative that Gordon shake the injury bug that has derailed his career.more »
Both the Auburn Tigers and LSU coach Les Miles have brought up recent meetings leading up to Saturday's game....more »
Both the Auburn Tigers and LSU coach Les Miles have brought up recent meetings leading up to Saturday's game....more »
Champion boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. is in trouble with police again. Last week, Las Vegas police had to respond to a 911 call after Mayweather had a domestic dispute with a woman....more »
Drew Brees' left ankle isn't hurting as much as his pride is right now. Brees, who limped away from a hit last Sunday in Carolina and was listed on this week's first injury report, nonetheless took every snap in practice on Wednesday.more »
In a normal week, the Giants might have had a shot to fly to Carolina with a fully-loaded arsenal. With a little time they might have gotten one or two of their weapons back....more »
For the third tournament in a row, Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods will meet in a heavyweight bout between the two most magnetic personalities in golf. No.1 and No. 2 in the world and playoff points will...more »
The NFL presented Jonathan Vilma and his attorney with a sworn statement from former Saints defensive coordinator Gregg Williams saying the linebacker placed a $10,000...more »
The early glow from Robert Griffin III's fast start faded quickly for the Washington Redskins on Monday when defensive starters Brian Orakpo and Adam Carriker were declared out for the season.more »
Professional football is America’s most popular sport and the Super Bowl is the biggest sports spectacle of the year. Steve Sabol helped make it so....more »
Although the workouts were volunteer, New Orleans Hornets rookie Anthony Davis got a chance to work against San Antonio Spurs star Tim Duncan while a majority of his New Orleans’ teammates met their objective to build chemistry last week.more »
If there was one team the New Orleans Saints would love to be playing coming into the third week of the season, it is the Chiefs. New Orleans badly needs a win, and the Chiefs—objectively, given their record....more »
Chalk up another win for John Swofford over the Big East. Notre Dame will join the Atlantic Coast Conference as a full member for every sport except for footballmore »
J.W. Walsh came off the bench to throw for 347 yards and four touchdowns and he rushed for a fifth score as Oklahoma State handed Louisiana (2-1) its first loss of the season, a 65-24 defeat before a crowd of 56,062 on Saturday in Boone Pickens Stadium.more »
Who dat masquerading themselves as the mighty New Orleans Saints through the first two weeks of the 2012 NFL regular season? Surely that band of stumbling bumbling fumbling men in black and gold must...more »
In fact, based on what we’ve seen the first three weeks of the season, Alabama vs. LSU has as much merit as any other potential matchup for the Discover BCS National Championship Game in South Florida....more »
Peyton Manning knew there would be some stumbles along the way. There had to be after four neck surgeries, a year away from the field, and the transition to a new team....more »
A majority of New Orleans Hornets players, including No. 1 draft pick Anthony Davis and rookie guard Austin Rivers, are in San Antonio this week for voluntary workouts with the San Antonio Spurs and Oklahoma City Thunder.more »
Near the end of "The Matrix Reloaded", there's a scene between our hero Ted "Theodore" Logan and a sinister program called The Architect, whose primary function is to espouse baffling exposition...more »
At this point, it looks as if the toughest team unbeaten LSU has faced this season is its second team in practice....more »
White was selected in the 2011...more »
At least the on-field camera for this nationally televised game didn't capture Jay Cutler shouting vulgarities at his offensive coordinator.....more »
Something’s bound to give when Oklahoma State hosts Louisiana-Lafayette Saturday at Boone Pickens Stadium....more »
Louisiana-Lafayette: WR Javone Lawson. Ranked in the top 10 in school history for catches (100) and receiving yards (1,542), Lawson will be the strongest test the Cowboys' defense will face one week after yielding 320 yards passing in the loss to Arizona....more »
Tonight, the Green Bay Packers and Chicago Bears will renew the National Football League's longest-running rivalry when they meet for the 185th time.more »
Looking to put an offseason of turmoil behind them, the New Orleans Saints instead invited more scrutiny by losing to a team led by a Heisman Trophy-winning, dual-threat rookie quarterback....more »
Calhoun also was hospitalized in 2009 after breaking several ribs during a charity bike ride and he missed seven games in the 2009-10 season for an undisclosed stress-related medical reason.more »
The Trojans had big numbers in completing 50 of 75 passes and setting four school offensive records. But the Cajuns also stopped Troy on both of its fourth-down tries — both in ULL territory — and forced three turnovers.more »
Leave it to Joe Namath to toss a little cold water on the New York Jets after their impressive Week 1 blowout of the Buffalo Bills.more »
The NFL would like a word with Robert Griffin III over the creative ink job he decorated his warm-up shirt with prior to the first game of his professional career....more »
One of the most influential owners in the history of the NFL, Art Modell helped mold the foundation of the league....more »
When the New Orleans Saints kick off their season Sunday by hosting the Washington Redskins, coach Sean Payton won't be there because of his season-long suspension but he'll definitely be watching.more »
Peter Ginsberg, who represents New Orleans Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma, said Tuesday that the suspended-and-now-reinstated player will inform the league that he's willing.....more »
Trojan players boarded the team buses to Birmingham last Friday for their season opener at UAB with a common message across their shirts - UNFINISHED BUSINESS. The Trojans left historic Legion Field with a convincing 39-29 victory....more »
The New Orleans Saints will open the 2012 season at home against the Washington Redskins on Sunday, September 9. The Redskins will feature rookie Robert Griffin III at quarterback, hoping to turn around a team that is 15-33 over the last three seasons....more »
When a fan asked Les Miles what he thought about Washington placing a live tiger next to its practice field this week, the LSU coach said light-heartedly that it sounded to him like the Huskies ''are concerned about our mascot.''....more »
The New Orleans Saints will not release their first injury report until Wednesday, but the team appeared to be in pretty decent shape injury-wise Monday.....more »
The NFL kicked off the season with replacement referees and, for the most part, nothing seemed different.more »
On the eve of an eight-game suspension that will take him away from the team he helped build into a Super Bowl champion, New Orleans Saints General Manager Mickey Loomis continued to project an aura of unwavering confidence...more »
The New Orleans Saints will not release their first injury report until Wednesday, but the team appeared to be in pretty decent shape injury-wise....more »
The news keeps getting better for Jacksonville Jaguars fans, not to mention fantasy football owners: Maurice Jones-Drew probably will play.....more »
Most fans who filed into Tiger Stadium on Saturday night were probably looking most forward to two things.....more »
The New Orleans Saints open their season Sunday against highly touted rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III and the Washington Redskins....more »
The New York Giants swept the Dallas Cowboys last season en route to eking out an NFC East title and going on to win Super Bowl XLVI....more »
Cyclist Lance Armstrong will be stripped of his record seven Tour de France titles and banned from the sport for life after refusing to fight drug allegations by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency.....more »
The New Orleans Saints had hoped general manager Mickey Loomis could remain a stabilizing front-office force following the heavy damage caused to the area by Hurricane Isaac.....more »
Joe Vitt coached to the very last minute, sprinting down the field and screaming for a timeout as his team moved into scoring territory....more »
Tyrann Mathieu, who helped lead the LSU Tigers to a 13-1 record last season, is expected to return to campus and enroll in courses soon. However, the Honey Badger will not be playing football for the school's team......more »
sonville Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew is unhappy with comments made by team owner Shad Khan......more »
No. 3 LSU plans to play its opener against North Texas in Tiger Stadium on Saturday night, marking a victory of sorts for the Baton Rouge area after it was struck by tropical weather from Isaac.....more »
After almost a month of preseason drills, Louisiana’s Ragin’ Cajuns football team will open the 2012 season hosting Lamar on Saturday, Sept. 1 with kickoff slated for 6:00 p.m. CDT in Cajun Fieldmore »
With the labor dispute between the NFL and locked-out referees in a deep freeze, the league has informed....more »
Even with an extra game of film to watch, the New Orleans Saints’ coaching staff will have great difficulty deciding which young running back to keep on the roster; third-year pro Chris Ivory or rookie Travaris Cadet....more »
Hornets coach Monty Williams has agreed to a four-year contract extension that would keep him in New Orleans through 2016.......more »
If the final two scrimmages are an indication, Alfred Blue and Kenny Hilliard are in the lead at the crowded and competitive LSU tailback position.more »
News broke Thursday that the NCAA was investigating "recruiting irregularities" at Mississippi State after ESPN.com's Joe Schad tweeted that the resignation of former Bulldog wide receivers coach Angelo Mirando stems from an ongoing investigation.more »
The LSU football team will begin the 2012 season ranked No. 3 by the Associated Press, as the writers voted USC No. 1 followed by Alabama........more »
The New Orleans Saints on Wednesday ended speculation over who will take over for interim coach Joe Vitt once he leaves the team for his six-game suspension related to the bounty scandal, as the team announced offensive line coach Aaron Kromer will become the interim to the interim coach.more »
Football season starts in just two weeks and University of Louisiana at Lafayette's Ragin Cajuns are ready to hit the field sporting a little something extra to honor UL student, Mickey Shunick......more »
Adrian Beltre could not deny it. With two chances at matching a major league record four homers, he was thinking only one thing.....more »
In a bizarre attempt to avoid a 50-game drug suspension, San Francisco Giants star Melky Cabrera created a fictitious website.....more »
Judge Helen G. Berrigan hinted at a decision she may be thinking about making, specifically as to Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma’s defamation claim against Commissioner Roger Goodell......more »
Rory McIlroy first became the top-ranked golfer in the world back in March when he was just 22. After that, he had trouble at the Masters, and missed the cut at the U.S. Open.....more »
Here's something you may not know: not every player in the NFL is a huge fan of commissioner Roger Goodell.........more »
We're more than two weeks and two preseason games into New Orleans Saints training camp. There are some battles you anticipated.........more »
In just five months New Orlreans Hornets rookie forward Anthony Davis has won an Olympic gold medal, an NCAA title and has already garnered respect from most of the top players in the NBA.more »
The New Orleans Saints announced Monday night they had acquired veteran LB Barrett Ruud......more »
The NFL on Thursday provided a federal judge with what it says is evidence Commissioner Roger Goodell did not improperly pre-judge....more »
The "Honey Badger" won't be exhibiting his game-changing skills for LSU this season, and the Tigers do indeed care.....more »
Preseason is preseason. You hear it all the time. So panicking over the New Orleans Saints' lack of offensive production when Drew Brees played last week against the New England Patriots should be preposterous.more »
An unconventional path to the NBA is still a dream fulfilled. The New Orleans Hornets announced the signing of guard Brian Roberts on Thursday.more »
The slow, grim countdown to the Stephen Strasburg shutdown continues, with the latest drip of informatio......more »
"I love LeBron," Krzyzewski said. "He was our leader. He's the best player on this planet. And I think he can even get better, as he accomplishes more."more »
Forget throwing a no-hitter. Felix Hernández had envisioned himself throwing a perfect game.........more »
Ragin Cajuns well reperesented in the 2012 preseason All-Sun Belt prediction...........more »
Brian Urlacher, who has missed the last two weeks of training camp for personal reasons......more »
Louisiana State Police investigators have found no evidence that the Saints or general manager Mickey Loomis......more »
Former LSU cornerback Tyrann Mathieu has expressed interest in sitting out this season, staying in class and hoping for a return to the program in 2013.....more »
The NFL has called a report it offered a settlement and reduced suspension to Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma “completely inaccurate.".....more »
If someone told you the New Orleans Saints and the New England Patriots played a game, and one team........more »
Aly Raisman closed a memorable run at the London Olympics with her second gold medal Tuesday........more »
A harsh penalty imposed by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell may inspire the New Orleans Saints to have an.........more »
The New Orleans Hornets hired Joel Meyers as their television play-by-play announcer, former NBA player David Wesley......more »
Christine Sinclair's hat trick wasn't enough. Alex Morgan scored in extra time as the United States beat Canada 4-3 in........more »
The NFL has offered to reduce New Orleans Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma's year-long........more »
Former New Orleans Saints tackle Willie Roaf completed his football odyssey Saturday, as he was inducted into the Hall of Fame......more »
Phelps looked terrible Saturday in the 400IM...more »
When you swim three races in a day, you get tired...more »
We've certainly had quite the little parade of arrests through this NFL offseason......more »
Grant Hill has committed to sign with the Los Angeles Clippers.........more »
Eric Gordon better get used to the beads, beer, and beauty of New Orleans.....more »
The record-setting offensive player of the year in 2011 will receive...more »
One day after being denied a spot on the USA Basketball team...more »
Eric Gordon and the Phoenix Suns have agreed to terms...more »
Depending on your point of view, grunting is either one of the most annoying or appealing parts of women's tennis -- and now it could become a thing of the past.more »
Brandon Bass and the Celtics have agreed to a contract extension...more »
It seems Dwight Howard wants to leave the Orlando Magic...more »
Woods is looking for his third PGA Tour victory of the season ...more »
Trail Blazers offer Hibbert contractmore »
Clippers offered extensions to All-Stars Blake Griffin and Chris Paul on Saturday night...more »
The Penn State administration had finally hatched...more »
Hours before Thursday's NBA draft, news broke that Baylor forward Perry Jones III...more »
Marc J. Spears, of Yahoo! Sports writes, "The Denver Nuggets have reached agreement on a three-year contract...more »
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