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Posted at 10:56 AM ET, 04/23/2014

Amazon Prime hits a home run with Eastbound & Down, other HBO shows

Amazon announced a content licensing agreement with HBO today to make Prime Instant Video the exclusive online-only subscription home for a good bit of HBO programming.

By Marissa Payne  |  10:56 AM ET, 04/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:35 AM ET, 04/23/2014

Albert Pujols called his home-run shots -- both of them

Angels slugger wasn’t clairvoyant enough to get his wife to the ballpark in Washington, though.

By Cindy Boren  |  10:35 AM ET, 04/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:32 AM ET, 04/23/2014

Boston U women’s basketball coach out after bullying accusations

Greenberg ends her 10-season reign after BU convened a panel to examine allegations that her “coaching technique” involved mistreating players.

By Marissa Payne  |  10:32 AM ET, 04/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:20 AM ET, 04/23/2014

Champions League: Real Madrid-Bayern Munich TV, time, preview

Familiar foes to clash in heavyweight semifinal bout.

By Matt Bonesteel  |  10:20 AM ET, 04/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:47 AM ET, 04/23/2014

Eli Manning wants to reinvent himself this season -- whenever he’s ready

New York Giants quarterback will get a late start because of ankle surgery, but he’ll get a “clean slate” after disastrous season.

By Cindy Boren  |  09:47 AM ET, 04/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:20 AM ET, 04/23/2014

Three fun things about Raptors-Nets series (one involves Drake)

The Toronto Sun is winning the tabloid war and that 3D sign gets everyone every time.

By Cindy Boren  |  09:20 AM ET, 04/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:19 AM ET, 04/23/2014

Lance Stephenson, Evan Turner put up more fight in practice than Pacers did in Game 1

In-fighting is the latest reason why Indiana might be the least cohesive No. 1 seed ever.

By Matt Bonesteel  |  09:19 AM ET, 04/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:15 AM ET, 04/23/2014

Missouri isn’t really aiming high in its coaching search

UTEP coach is a proven winner. Wichita State coach would be huge score for Tigers.

By Matt Bonesteel  |  09:15 AM ET, 04/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Missouri

Posted at 09:10 AM ET, 04/23/2014

Texas linebacker’s tweet raises $30,000 for his mother’s surgery

Dalton Santos’s uninsured mom needs heart surgery, luckily, the NCAA allows fundraising for players’ families.

By Marissa Payne  |  09:10 AM ET, 04/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:53 AM ET, 04/23/2014

Bills Coach Doug Marrone says he has skin cancer after team scares everyone

Procedure to remove melanoma ‘will have no effect on my ability to coach the team moving forward,’ Marrone says.

By Matt Bonesteel  |  08:53 AM ET, 04/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:35 AM ET, 04/23/2014

Bills cheerleaders sue team over wages, “jiggle test”

Raiders, Bengals are also the focus of lawsuits alleging poor payment and mistreatment.

By Cindy Boren  |  08:35 AM ET, 04/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:28 AM ET, 04/23/2014

Rob Ford graced the Nets-Raptors playoff game with his considerable presence

It just wouldn’t do to have a major sporting event in Toronto without its mayor in attendance, right?

By Desmond Bieler  |  07:28 AM ET, 04/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:25 AM ET, 04/23/2014

A record 30 prospects to attend NFL draft

With this big of a crowd in the green room, how many will wind up getting snubbed?

By Desmond Bieler  |  07:25 AM ET, 04/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:17 PM ET, 04/22/2014

How Ryan Hall helped Meb Keflezighi win the Boston Marathon

Hall, owner of the fastest American marathon time, sacrificed his own time for his countryman.

By Kelyn Soong  |  04:17 PM ET, 04/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:00 PM ET, 04/22/2014

Suspensions handed down in Brewers-Pirates brawl

Four MLB players get suspensions because of their roles in an on-field brawl that happened Sunday during the Pirates-Brewers game.

By Marissa Payne  |  04:00 PM ET, 04/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:59 PM ET, 04/22/2014

Texas Coach Charlie Strong is buzzkill at Longhorns rally

First-year Longhorns leader creates awkward silence at rally.

By Matt Bonesteel  |  02:59 PM ET, 04/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Charlie Strong

Posted at 02:56 PM ET, 04/22/2014

Peyton Manning denies wrongdoing in meeting with Nick Saban, Adam Gase

Denver Broncos quarterback says he and offensive coordinator had no contact and know the rules.

By Cindy Boren  |  02:56 PM ET, 04/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:22 PM ET, 04/22/2014

Baseball celebrates Earth Day by ruining the environment

Going to the game might be good for your social life, but it’s bad for the environment. Happy Earth Day!

By Marissa Payne  |  02:22 PM ET, 04/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:01 PM ET, 04/22/2014

Champions League semifinals schedule: Atletico Madrid-Chelsea time, TV, preview

The semifinals kick off Tuesday when Atletico Madrid hosts Chelsea in their first leg.

By Matt Bonesteel  |  02:01 PM ET, 04/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Champions League

Posted at 01:32 PM ET, 04/22/2014

Pat Tillman isn’t in the Hall of Fame. Should he be?

Ten years ago, the safety who quit the NFL to enlist in the Army was killed in Afghanistan.

By Cindy Boren  |  01:32 PM ET, 04/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:14 PM ET, 04/22/2014

Watch Johnny Manziel catch a football on a jet ski

Top NFL prospect makes a one-handed catch that might not sit well with team execs.

By Kelyn Soong  |  01:14 PM ET, 04/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:52 PM ET, 04/22/2014

Navy lacrosse player charged with butter-knife assault

Gabe Voumard allegedly attacked a cab driver early Sunday.

By Matt Bonesteel  |  12:52 PM ET, 04/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:49 PM ET, 04/22/2014

An NFL player suffered a stroke on the field during Jaguars game

Russell Allen’s football career ended last week because of the diagnosis.

By Cindy Boren  |  12:49 PM ET, 04/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:47 PM ET, 04/22/2014

Texas Rangers’ Elvis Andrus swings and misses, or does he? (video)

A tale of two gifs tells the real story behind a ridiculously looking swing by Elvis Andrus.

By Marissa Payne  |  12:47 PM ET, 04/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 04/22/2014

NBC gets NFL divisional playoff game; ESPN gets wild-card game

The changes are effective with January 2015 playoff games.

By Cindy Boren  |  12:00 PM ET, 04/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:46 AM ET, 04/22/2014

What is wrong with Manchester United?

As a global brand suffers, the American family who owns the Tampa Bay Buccaneers feels the heat.

By Cindy Boren  |  11:46 AM ET, 04/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:32 AM ET, 04/22/2014

Donnie Tyndall hired to coach Tennessee basketball

Tyndall replaces Cuonzo Martin; Missouri still looking for coach.

By Matt Bonesteel  |  11:32 AM ET, 04/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Tennessee

Posted at 11:16 AM ET, 04/22/2014

Tara Lipinski, Johnny Weir will talk Kentucky Derby fashion for NBC

American’s Olympic broadcasting sweethearts returning to TV sports.

By Matt Bonesteel  |  11:16 AM ET, 04/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kentucky Derby

Posted at 10:32 AM ET, 04/22/2014

‘Packers Backers’ is the latest in the list of sports-themed dating sites

Packers’ dating site is the latest to turn to fandom in the art of matchmaking.

By Marissa Payne  |  10:32 AM ET, 04/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:09 AM ET, 04/22/2014

Who’s searching for LeBron James? All of America, evidently.

Google stats reveal a nationwide craving for Peyton Manning information, too.

By Cindy Boren  |  10:09 AM ET, 04/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:38 AM ET, 04/22/2014

Elin Nordegren, Lindsey Vonn become friends, making Tiger Woods’s life easier

With two small children involved, it makes perfect sense.

By Cindy Boren  |  09:38 AM ET, 04/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:02 AM ET, 04/22/2014

Baseball games still take too long. Blame the Red Sox.

It’s all the stuff that goes on between pitches that makes the games take forever.

By Cindy Boren  |  09:02 AM ET, 04/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:59 AM ET, 04/22/2014

Manchester United fires David Moyes to delight of fans

Celebrated soccer club had dismal season.

By Marissa Payne  |  08:59 AM ET, 04/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:54 AM ET, 04/22/2014

Germany may plan its workday around the World Cup

Soccer tournament a schedule-altering event in the soccer-mad country.

By Matt Bonesteel  |  08:54 AM ET, 04/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World Cup

Posted at 08:26 AM ET, 04/22/2014

Craig Sager touched by Gregg Popovich’s heart-warming message

San Antonio Spurs coach shed his gruff demeanor long enough to wish TNT reporter well in his battle with leukemia.

By Cindy Boren  |  08:26 AM ET, 04/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:55 AM ET, 04/22/2014

Skechers beats Nike in Boston Marathon

Meb Keflezighi became the first American winner since 1985 wearing swoosh-less shoes.

By Cindy Boren  |  07:55 AM ET, 04/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:33 AM ET, 04/22/2014

Navy baseball players lip-sync ‘Frozen’ song, convincingly

Be sure to watch until the end.

By Matt Bonesteel  |  07:33 AM ET, 04/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Navy

Posted at 07:27 AM ET, 04/22/2014

Funnier Clippers commercial, Blake Griffin or Chris Paul?

The Clippers’ Chris Paul and Blake Griffin are killing the ad game, but whose commercials are funnier?

By Cindy Boren and Marissa Payne  |  07:27 AM ET, 04/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:07 AM ET, 04/22/2014

Tim Tebow hangs out with Duck Dynasty’s Jase Robertson

The former Heisman winner took a moment to pose for a photo with Jase Robertson.

By Kelyn Soong  |  07:07 AM ET, 04/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:54 AM ET, 04/22/2014

Kevin Durant’s four-point play was ridiculous

Okay, so the Thunder lost in OT. But this game will be remembered for Kevin Durant’s sick play.

By Desmond Bieler  |  12:54 AM ET, 04/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2014 NBA playoffs, 4-point play, four-point play, Grizzlies-Thunder, Kevin Durant

Posted at 02:10 PM ET, 04/21/2014

Meb Keflezighi is first U.S. man to win Boston Marathon since 1983

Rita Jeptoo of Kenya is the women’s winner, setting a course record.

By Cindy Boren  |  02:10 PM ET, 04/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:07 PM ET, 04/21/2014

Wrist injury sidelines Novak Djokovic weeks before French Open

The world No. 2 does not know when he will return to playing tennis but says he will not need surgery.

By Kelyn Soong  |  01:07 PM ET, 04/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:46 PM ET, 04/21/2014

Should Michigan State’s Tom Izzo take an NBA coaching job?

Michigan State coach reportedly being considered by Timberwolves, Pistons

By Matt Bonesteel  |  12:46 PM ET, 04/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Tom Izzo

Posted at 11:58 AM ET, 04/21/2014

Mike Woodson’s Knicks season in one perfect GIF

Mercifully, Phil Jackson fired the coach on Monday morning.

By Cindy Boren  |  11:58 AM ET, 04/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:32 AM ET, 04/21/2014

Terry Francona tells Indians players he cares about them

It’s a rather unorthodox kind of team meeting, but it worked for at least a day.

By Cindy Boren  |  11:32 AM ET, 04/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:27 AM ET, 04/21/2014

Today in Mark Emmert: NCAA president continues tone-deaf media tour

NCAA president says it wouldn’t be fair to pay student-athletes for their likenesses.

By Matt Bonesteel  |  11:27 AM ET, 04/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mark Emmert

Posted at 11:07 AM ET, 04/21/2014

American Shalane Flanagan sets record pace at Boston Marathon midway point

Marblehead native said she wants most of all to win this race on this day.

By Cindy Boren  |  11:07 AM ET, 04/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:55 AM ET, 04/21/2014

Donald Trump isn’t “slam dunk” to buy Bills

That whole USFL lawsuit 28 years ago still bothers some of the NFL’s more influential owners.

By Cindy Boren  |  10:55 AM ET, 04/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:17 AM ET, 04/21/2014

Knicks’ Phil Jackson fires Mike Woodson

Speculation about the new coach begins, with Steve Kerr reportedly interested in the job.

By Cindy Boren  |  10:17 AM ET, 04/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:26 AM ET, 04/21/2014

Give us 3 minutes, we’ll give you the Boston Marathon course (video)

Boston University students drive the 26.2-mile course, from Hopkinton to Boyleston Street.

By Cindy Boren  |  09:26 AM ET, 04/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:07 AM ET, 04/21/2014

Clippers’ Blake Griffin flips out after fouling out (video)

L.A. needs him to be more productive in Game 2 of the NBA playoff series against the Warriors.

By Cindy Boren  |  09:07 AM ET, 04/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:33 AM ET, 04/21/2014

Brittney Griner: Baylor isn’t a welcoming place for gay athletes

College basketball great says she struggled as a lesbian at a school where homosexuality is discouraged.

By Matt Bonesteel  |  08:33 AM ET, 04/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brittney Griner

Posted at 08:08 AM ET, 04/21/2014

Bernard Hopkins wants to fight Floyd Mayweather Jr.

Fighter envisions a “50-50” welterweight title fight.

By Cindy Boren  |  08:08 AM ET, 04/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 04/21/2014

2014 Boston Marathon: Viewer’s guide, race time and course

Emotions will run high in the first race since the finish-line bombings last year.

By Cindy Boren  |  08:00 AM ET, 04/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:26 AM ET, 04/21/2014

What NFL mock drafts never tell you

Namely, that a lot of the players picked in the first round aren’t going to pan out.

By Desmond Bieler  |  07:26 AM ET, 04/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2014 NFL draft, Mel Kiper, NFL, NFL mock draft

Posted at 05:10 PM ET, 04/20/2014

Craig Sager gets touching tribute from Gregg Popovich during NBA playoffs (video)

TNT reporter, who has had a number of memorable interviews with Spurs coach, will miss NBA playoffs while he has treatment for leukemia.

By Cindy Boren  |  05:10 PM ET, 04/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:27 AM ET, 04/19/2014

NFL looking into Peyton Manning, Adam Gase visit with Nick Saban

At issue is whether the Denver Broncos quarterback and offensive coordinator were meeting before league rules allow.

By Cindy Boren  |  10:27 AM ET, 04/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:49 PM ET, 04/18/2014

Missouri vs. Tennessee: Which is the better basketball coaching vacancy?

Can the Tigers and Vols entice a big-name coach?

By Matt Bonesteel  |  02:49 PM ET, 04/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  College basketball

Posted at 02:03 PM ET, 04/18/2014

West Ham player Dylan Tombides dies at age 20 after losing battle with cancer

Tombides, who made his professional debut for West Ham in 2012, lost his three-battle to cancer on Friday.

By Kelyn Soong  |  02:03 PM ET, 04/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 04/18/2014

NFL players get platform to make Twitter deals

By mid-summer, they’ll be able to sell their social media access, a double-edged sword.

By Cindy Boren  |  12:30 PM ET, 04/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:12 PM ET, 04/18/2014

NBA playoff schedule: Matchups and predictions for the first round

With all eight series set to get underway this weekend, here’s a look at each.

By Brandon Parker  |  12:12 PM ET, 04/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:44 AM ET, 04/18/2014

#AskEmmert Twitter Q&A backfired hilariously on NCAA president

It seemed like such a good idea at the time when Mark Emmert appeared on “Mike and Mike.“

By Cindy Boren  |  11:44 AM ET, 04/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:17 AM ET, 04/18/2014

Colin Kaepernick, 49ers contract talks on hold

San Francisco reportedly is waiting for resolution of Miami police investigation.

By Cindy Boren  |  11:17 AM ET, 04/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:47 AM ET, 04/18/2014

Nick Saban swaps knowledge with Peyton Manning

Alabama coach, Denver Broncos quarterback have a lot to talk about ... just like lots of coaches and players who exchange ideas in the offseason.

By Cindy Boren  |  10:47 AM ET, 04/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:44 AM ET, 04/18/2014

Craig Sager battling leukemia, will miss NBA playoffs

TNT sideline reporter begins 3-4 week treatment, his son says on Twitter.

By Cindy Boren  |  09:44 AM ET, 04/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:50 PM ET, 04/17/2014

Donovan McNabb serves day in jail for DUI arrest

Former quarterback was arrested in mid-December and entered guilty plea last month.

By Cindy Boren  |  07:50 PM ET, 04/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:18 PM ET, 04/17/2014

Chad Johnson returns to football -- with the CFL

Montreal Alouettes sign wide receiver, who last was with an NFL team in training camp in 2012.

By Cindy Boren  |  03:18 PM ET, 04/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:41 PM ET, 04/17/2014

Troy Aikman “concerned” about Tony Romo’s second back operation

Two procedures worry the former Cowboys’ QB, who retired at 34 because of back issues.

By Cindy Boren  |  02:41 PM ET, 04/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:55 PM ET, 04/17/2014

Nike unveils Air Jordan XX9, the first high-def sneaker

Oklahoma City’s Russell Westbrook will take them out for a spin in the NBA playoffs this weekend. Everybody else can buy them in September. For $225.

By Cindy Boren  |  01:55 PM ET, 04/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:07 PM ET, 04/17/2014

Syracuse unveils uniforms that are decidedly less orange

The Orange unveiled three new looks which pays homage to the “legend of 44.“

By Kelyn Soong  |  01:07 PM ET, 04/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:51 PM ET, 04/17/2014

Yasiel Puig received threats from human traffickers, reports say

The cost of defection from Cuba continues to follow the Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder.

By Cindy Boren  |  12:51 PM ET, 04/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:41 AM ET, 04/17/2014

Minnesota State-Mankato players boycott practice as coach is reinstated

Players seek to be heard as Todd Hoffner returns after being cleared of false child-porn charges.

By Cindy Boren  |  11:41 AM ET, 04/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:03 AM ET, 04/17/2014

The scary thing that nearly killed Fox Sports’ Jay Glazer

NFL reporter is still recovering from aspiration double pneumonia he contracted during a routine surgical procedure.

By Cindy Boren  |  10:03 AM ET, 04/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:07 AM ET, 04/17/2014

Heart-warming J.J. Watt video proves he’s a fan’s friend

Texans defensive end comes through in the best way for a young man named Trey.

By Cindy Boren  |  08:07 AM ET, 04/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:42 AM ET, 04/17/2014

Rajon Rondo honors Boston Marathon victims with his shoes

Celtics star said of first anniversary of bombing: “This was a special week for us, every athlete in the city along with all Bostonians.“

By Cindy Boren  |  07:42 AM ET, 04/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:55 PM ET, 04/16/2014

Lamar Odom signs with Knicks for one game, with option for next season

Signing one of his former Lakers players now gives Phil Jackson the option to work him out this summer and see if he can help New York next season.

By Cindy Boren  |  08:55 PM ET, 04/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:44 PM ET, 04/16/2014

Roger Federer would skip French Open for birth of child

Even though he hasn’t missed a Grand Slam since 2000, he’d choose to be with his wife.

By Cindy Boren  |  03:44 PM ET, 04/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:36 PM ET, 04/16/2014

A fan’s guide to first round of Stanley Cup playoffs

Get prepared with matchups and predictions as the first round gets underway.

By Missy Khamvongsa  |  03:36 PM ET, 04/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:11 PM ET, 04/16/2014

Peyton Manning says Broncos need to reestablish identity in 2014

Getting to the Super Bowl -- and winning -- is the goal with a slew of new players in 2014.

By Cindy Boren  |  03:11 PM ET, 04/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:55 PM ET, 04/16/2014

Donald Young learns his lesson about cursing without actually cursing

American Donald Young is warned about his G-rated comment during the Sarasota challenger.

By Kelyn Soong  |  02:55 PM ET, 04/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:57 PM ET, 04/16/2014

Report blasts Jameis Winston rape investigation

New York Times says police actions after Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback was accused were “flawed.“

By Cindy Boren  |  01:57 PM ET, 04/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:07 PM ET, 04/16/2014

2014 NFL schedule may (or may not) come out April 22

Report says release date could be pushed back a day or two.

By Cindy Boren  |  12:07 PM ET, 04/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:46 AM ET, 04/16/2014

Seth Rogen has no idea who Aaron Rodgers is in “Neighbors” promo (video)

“Your brother’s Eli, right? he asks in ESPN sport for new movie.

By Cindy Boren  |  11:46 AM ET, 04/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:44 AM ET, 04/16/2014

Is a $25 corn dog too expensive? Not at the D’Backs’ ballpark

The hefty pricetag hasn’t deterred fans from chowing down on the Diamondbacks’ newest ballpark offering.

By Kelyn Soong  |  11:44 AM ET, 04/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:13 AM ET, 04/16/2014

Sports Illustrated has perfect cover for Boston Marathon

About 3,000 Bostonians turned out for the photo and David Ortiz contributed his thoughts to the issue.

By Cindy Boren  |  11:13 AM ET, 04/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:55 AM ET, 04/16/2014

Why Ravens would be a good team for Michael Sam

Baltimore, five other teams have reportedly shown most interest in defensive end who hopes to be NFL’s first openly gay player.

By Cindy Boren  |  10:55 AM ET, 04/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:45 AM ET, 04/16/2014

NBA playoff picture still murky on season’s last day

We know who’s in the postseason, but many of the matchups won’t be determined until after final buzzers sound tonight.

By Missy Khamvongsa  |  10:45 AM ET, 04/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:38 AM ET, 04/16/2014

Blake Griffin faces suspension as Clippers play for No. 2 seed (video)

Drawing his 16th technical foul means a one-game suspension as L.A. plays Portland in the regular-season finale.

By Cindy Boren  |  09:38 AM ET, 04/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:47 AM ET, 04/16/2014

Lorde finally meets George Brett, inspiration for “Royals”

A photo of Kansas City’s Hall of Fame third baseman gave the musician the idea for her song.

By Cindy Boren  |  08:47 AM ET, 04/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:45 AM ET, 04/16/2014

HIV-positive player kicked off Florida rec-league basketball team

Kissimmee spokeswoman says city has taken corrective action and Dakota Basinger can play again.

By Cindy Boren  |  08:45 AM ET, 04/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:15 AM ET, 04/16/2014

NCAA approves unlimited meals for Division I athletes

The change was in the works, but Shabazz Napier’s remarks helped speed it along.

By Cindy Boren  |  08:15 AM ET, 04/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:21 PM ET, 04/15/2014

Messages, images from an emotionally charged Boston Marathon anniversary

“Boston Strong” is once again the theme that carries the day.

By Cindy Boren  |  03:21 PM ET, 04/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:40 PM ET, 04/15/2014

Donald Trump is serious about buying Bills; is the NFL serious about him?

Never mind his ties to the old USFL. He is going to “give this a heavy shot.“

By Cindy Boren  |  02:40 PM ET, 04/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:19 PM ET, 04/15/2014

Guess Rams schedule and win $100,000 before NFL schedule is announced

Thursday, Monday and Saturday games make it harder, but not as tough as Warren Buffett’s billion-dollar bracket.

By Cindy Boren  |  12:19 PM ET, 04/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:14 AM ET, 04/15/2014

What’s a college athlete worth?

A study by Drexel and the National College Players Association finds fair market values for football and basketball.

By Cindy Boren  |  11:14 AM ET, 04/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:21 AM ET, 04/15/2014

Bill O’Reilly asks John Calipari about “this rap stuff and hip-hop stuff” (video)

Kentucky coach deftly handles a tricky interview during a promotional tour for his new book.

By Cindy Boren  |  10:21 AM ET, 04/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:25 AM ET, 04/15/2014

Boston Marathon: One year later, a city remembers

The first anniversary of the bombings is marked with tears -- and stories of courage and resiliency.

By Cindy Boren  |  09:25 AM ET, 04/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:53 AM ET, 04/15/2014

No rings? Damian Lillard insults Karl Malone, Chris Webber in new ad (video)

Trail Blazers star doesn’t want to be one of those guys with no rings, he says, in Foot Locker commercial.

By Cindy Boren  |  08:53 AM ET, 04/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:03 AM ET, 04/15/2014

Ultimate Warrior died from heart disease

WWE pays tribute to legendary wrestler who died last week.

By Cindy Boren  |  08:03 AM ET, 04/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:32 PM ET, 04/14/2014

The secret of the Masters green jacket

No matter how many times a golfer wins the tournament, Augusta offers only one green jacket.

By Cindy Boren  |  02:32 PM ET, 04/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:02 PM ET, 04/14/2014

Michael Phelps to return to swimming this month

Competing in Arizona meet could be the first step on the road to the 2016 Olympics in Rio.

By Cindy Boren  |  01:02 PM ET, 04/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:26 PM ET, 04/14/2014

Jadeveon Clowney won’t work out for any more NFL teams -- and he’s right

With the NFL draft a little over three weeks away, what more can the South Carolina defensive end prove?

By Cindy Boren  |  12:26 PM ET, 04/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:05 AM ET, 04/14/2014

Spurs lock up home court in NBA playoffs while no one is looking

The team is as nonchalant as its coach about an accomplishment that could help enormously in, say, a Finals Game 7.

By Cindy Boren  |  11:05 AM ET, 04/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:49 AM ET, 04/14/2014

Manny Pacquiao may be changed, but ultimate foe remains Floyd Mayweather Jr.

After winning WBO welterweight title, fighter estimates he’ll compete another two years. Will the fight everyone wants to see come about?

By Cindy Boren  |  09:49 AM ET, 04/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:28 AM ET, 04/14/2014

Houston Texans take up MMA

It’s only a way to ward off the tedium of offseason training. And, besides, football players do like to hit.

By Cindy Boren  |  09:28 AM ET, 04/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:22 AM ET, 04/14/2014

Bubba Watson celebrated Masters win at Waffle House

A second green jacket at Augusta brings a pretty epic meal for the Floridian and his family.

By Cindy Boren  |  09:22 AM ET, 04/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:30 AM ET, 04/14/2014

Aldon Smith arrested on false bomb report charge

Incident at LAX is just the latest for the 49ers player, free on $20,000 bond.

By Cindy Boren  |  08:30 AM ET, 04/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:17 PM ET, 04/13/2014

Aldon Smith detained by police at LAX

49ers linebacker is believed to be man in custody after becoming agitated during security check and saying he had a bomb.

By Cindy Boren  |  08:17 PM ET, 04/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:43 PM ET, 04/13/2014

Bo Pelini brought cat to Nebraska’s spring game (video)

It had something to do with a fake Twitter account. Besides, cats just love this stuff.

By Cindy Boren  |  02:43 PM ET, 04/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:21 PM ET, 04/13/2014

Knicks get their own hilarious “One Shining Moment” (video)

They were eliminated from playoff contention Saturday, but that doesn’t mean they didn’t provide any number of highlights.

By Cindy Boren  |  02:21 PM ET, 04/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:38 PM ET, 04/13/2014

Jeff Francoeur falls for hilarious month-long prank (video)

Minor-league teammates manage to convince veteran that picher is deaf -- and make a video out of it.

By Cindy Boren  |  01:38 PM ET, 04/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:57 PM ET, 04/13/2014

Liverpool beats Manchester City on an emotional day

The team honors victims of Hillsborough tragedy in 1989 and edges closer to an English Premier League title.

By Cindy Boren  |  12:57 PM ET, 04/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:25 AM ET, 04/13/2014

LeSean McCoy offers support for DeSean Jackson

Running back says of Philadelphia Eagles’ decision to cut wide receiver: “Anybody that tells you they’re happy about it, I don’t know how honest that would be.“

By Cindy Boren  |  11:25 AM ET, 04/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:56 AM ET, 04/13/2014

Pacquiao vs. Bradley: Manny Pacquiao avenges loss

While his promotors talks of Floyd Mayweather Jr., Filipino congressman says he thinks he can fight for two more years.

By Cindy Boren  |  10:56 AM ET, 04/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:00 PM ET, 04/12/2014

Pacquiao-Bradley: A question of fortitude for one fighter

WBO welterweight title fight Saturday night is a rematch of their controversial June 2012 bout.

By Cindy Boren  |  02:00 PM ET, 04/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:57 PM ET, 04/11/2014

Heat and Pacers battle for top spot in Eastern Conference

The teams’ fourth and final regular-season meeting will be pivotal in deciding who gets first place in the East.

By Kelyn Soong  |  02:57 PM ET, 04/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:40 PM ET, 04/11/2014

Johnny Manziel’s Wonderlic score is best among top QBs in draft

The test, given annually at the combine, doesn’t necessarily convert to success in the NFL, though.

By Cindy Boren  |  12:40 PM ET, 04/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:55 AM ET, 04/11/2014

Boston Marathon: SI invites Bostonians for cover photo

Boston Strong theme will mark first anniversary of the Marathon bombings April 15.

By Cindy Boren  |  11:55 AM ET, 04/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:12 AM ET, 04/11/2014

Colin Kaepernick: Allegations about incident are “completely wrong”

49ers quarterback tweets about Miami police investigation and says faith in him “is not misplaced.“

By Cindy Boren  |  11:12 AM ET, 04/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:27 AM ET, 04/11/2014

Jon Stewart takes down the NCAA (perfectly) on “The Daily Show” (video)

Maybe he was extra-cranky about Stephen Colbert leaving, but the Comedy Central star had a lot to say about how college athletes are used.

By Cindy Boren  |  10:27 AM ET, 04/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:16 AM ET, 04/11/2014

What was that stuff on Yankees pitcher’s hand?

Michael Pineda appeared to be using some sort of oily gunk, but neither the Red Sox nor the Bronx Bombers were talking about it.

By Cindy Boren  |  08:16 AM ET, 04/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:44 PM ET, 04/10/2014

Eli Manning to undergo ankle procedure

Giants quarterback, who was injured in season finale against Redskins, expects to be ready in six weeks.

By Cindy Boren  |  02:44 PM ET, 04/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:38 PM ET, 04/10/2014

Stephen Colbert isn’t canceled, he’s promoted to replace David Letterman

After fighting off a group who railed against his racial insensitivity while he railed against the Redskins’ racial insensitivity, the comedian is tabbed to replace David Letterman.

By Cindy Boren  |  02:38 PM ET, 04/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:11 PM ET, 04/10/2014

Shawne Merriman joins WWE

Former NFL linebacker’s role isn’t clear yet.

By Cindy Boren  |  02:11 PM ET, 04/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:26 PM ET, 04/10/2014

Colin Kaepernick, two others investigated over “suspicious incident,” report says

Quinton Patton and Ricardo Lockette are also named by Miami police, whose investigation is in the preliminary stages.

By Cindy Boren  |  01:26 PM ET, 04/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:27 AM ET, 04/10/2014

UConn bet pays off for Floyd Mayweather Jr. Big time.

Boxer, who has a history of big paydays in Vegas, says he won over $75,000 on the Huskies in the NCAA tournament.

By Cindy Boren  |  10:27 AM ET, 04/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:38 AM ET, 04/10/2014

Braves’ scoreboard fireworks, flag go up in smoke

After the stars and stripes were charred, the team will relocate the pyrotechnics display.

By Cindy Boren  |  09:38 AM ET, 04/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:53 AM ET, 04/10/2014

How to pick the Masters winner

Phil Mickelson might be a good bet -- or any of the three Irishmen in the field.

By Cindy Boren  |  08:53 AM ET, 04/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:18 AM ET, 04/10/2014

Brandon Spikes on Patriots: “Four years a slave”

Linebacker’s choice of words doesn’t sit well, especially with New England fans.

By Cindy Boren  |  08:18 AM ET, 04/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:26 AM ET, 04/10/2014

Jerry Jones: Cowboys may miss playoffs, but they’re the most popular TV show

Owner would like to remind everyone that his team leads “all TV teams in ratings.”

By Cindy Boren  |  07:26 AM ET, 04/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:30 PM ET, 04/09/2014

Nike raises NFL jersey prices, with top shirt at $295

The manufacturer’s biggest seller, the cheapest shirt, will remain at $100 a pop.

By Cindy Boren  |  03:30 PM ET, 04/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:50 PM ET, 04/09/2014

Pacers will start five guys no one will recognize tonight

With Indiana running on fumes as the season comes to an end, Frank Vogel makes a bold choice.

By Cindy Boren  |  02:50 PM ET, 04/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:02 PM ET, 04/09/2014

And now, the A.J. McCarron, Katherine Webb wedding reality show

Every detail leading up to the nuptials between the former Alabama quarterback and the model will shown.

By Cindy Boren  |  02:02 PM ET, 04/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:59 PM ET, 04/09/2014

NFLPA supports college effort to unionize, DeMaurice Smith says

The effort isn’t about paychecks, it’s about medical care and other issues.

By Cindy Boren  |  12:59 PM ET, 04/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:51 PM ET, 04/09/2014

Batkid throws out first pitch at San Francisco Giants home opener (video)

Batkid a.k.a. leukemia-survivor Miles Scott, 5, once again stole the hearts of San Francisco.

By Kelyn Soong  |  12:51 PM ET, 04/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:34 AM ET, 04/09/2014

Derrick Gordon is first openly gay Division I men’s basketball player (video)

UMass sophomore guard told his teammates last week.

By Cindy Boren  |  10:34 AM ET, 04/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:16 AM ET, 04/09/2014

Ryan Braun uses boos for fuel in Philly (video)

Phillies fans boo and outfielder responds with three homers and seven RBI.

By Cindy Boren  |  10:16 AM ET, 04/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:05 AM ET, 04/09/2014

Lacey Holsworth, little Michigan State fan who inspired Adreian Payne, dies

Spartans star called 8-year-old, who had battled cancer, his “little sister.“

By Cindy Boren  |  09:05 AM ET, 04/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:31 AM ET, 04/09/2014

WWE’s Ultimate Warrior dead at 54

Former wrestling told “Raw” audience Monday that “the spirit of the Ultimate Warrior will run forever.“

By Cindy Boren  |  08:31 AM ET, 04/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:08 PM ET, 04/08/2014

UConn has chance to sweep both men’s and women’s basketball championships

Ten years ago, U-Conn. became the first school to win both the men’s and women’s basketball championships in the same season.

By Kelyn Soong  |  02:08 PM ET, 04/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:17 PM ET, 04/08/2014

LSU gymnast scores perfect 10s for incredible hip-hop floor routine (video)

Video of Lloimincia Hill’s performance has been viewed almost 240,000 times.

By Cindy Boren  |  01:17 PM ET, 04/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:04 PM ET, 04/08/2014

Ian Thorpe in intensive care with “serious” infection

Agent says that a series of shoulder operations, coupled with the infection, is unlikely to swim competitively again.

By Cindy Boren  |  12:04 PM ET, 04/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:39 AM ET, 04/08/2014

Fox News anchor calls UConn the “NAACP national champs”

Heather Childers got it right on her second reference to the NCAA.

By Cindy Boren  |  11:39 AM ET, 04/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:59 AM ET, 04/08/2014

Kentucky fan is keeping tattoo that calls team “2014 NATI9NAL CHAMPIONS”

Tyler Austin Black went all in for the Wildcats and came up just a little bit short in the prophesy department.

By Cindy Boren  |  10:59 AM ET, 04/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:17 AM ET, 04/08/2014

Shabazz Napier uses platform to take a shot at NCAA

UConn senior stopped short of a Richard Sherman-like rant after UConn won the national title.

By Cindy Boren  |  10:17 AM ET, 04/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:17 AM ET, 04/08/2014

Omar Infante hit in head by pitch, will undergo more tests today

Incident involving Royals second baseman is the second scary one for baseball this spring.

By Cindy Boren  |  09:17 AM ET, 04/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:25 AM ET, 04/08/2014

Steve Masiello will return to Manhattan but must complete degree

Coach “executed poor judgment but did not intentionally misrepresent himself” on his resume, the school determines.

By Cindy Boren  |  08:25 AM ET, 04/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:01 AM ET, 04/08/2014

John Calipari to coach Lakers? He isn’t exactly saying “no.”

A tweet by Rex Chapman starts the buzz, which the Lakers say is untrue, about the Kentucky coach during national championship game against UConn.

By Cindy Boren  |  08:01 AM ET, 04/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 PM ET, 04/07/2014

NCAA Tournament final: Kentucky vs. U-Conn.

Live coverage and analysis of the 2014 NCAA Tournament championship game.

By Cindy Boren and Alex Prewitt  |  07:00 PM ET, 04/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:04 PM ET, 04/07/2014

Yasiel Puig is day-to-day with strained thumb ligament

Puig can return as early as Tuesday night when the Dodgers play the Tigers.

By Kelyn Soong  |  03:04 PM ET, 04/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:21 PM ET, 04/07/2014

Michael Jordan sinks 50-foot golf shot like Michael Jordan (video)

Yes, he’s still clutch, but the best moment comes when he celebrates the shot.

By Cindy Boren  |  01:21 PM ET, 04/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:52 AM ET, 04/07/2014

Men recreate Paulina Gretzky’s Golf Digest cover. Hilariously.

Why not shoot the controversial photo using middle-aged guys?

By Cindy Boren  |  11:52 AM ET, 04/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 04/07/2014

Gene Chizik snarls as daughter goes to prom and photo goes viral

Date’s mom snapped a picture that perfectly captures a feeling every dad ever knows.

By Cindy Boren  |  11:30 AM ET, 04/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:25 AM ET, 04/07/2014

Jerry Jones, Cowboys are a punchline at ACM Awards

This comes a day after he was booed in his own stadium at the Final Four.

By Cindy Boren  |  10:25 AM ET, 04/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:55 AM ET, 04/07/2014

Wrestlemania 30: The Undertaker’s loss and Daniel Bryan’s win mean the future is here for WWE

The Undertaker’s loss and Daniel Bryan’s win at Wrestlemania 30 signals a shift in the program.

By Justin Bank  |  09:55 AM ET, 04/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:47 AM ET, 04/07/2014

Michael Jordan of surfing takes viewers inside a wave (video)

Kelly Slater, GoPro capture the beauty of the sport.

By Cindy Boren  |  09:47 AM ET, 04/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:20 AM ET, 04/07/2014

Oscar Pistorius trial: Five things to know about his testimony (video)

Olympian Blade Runner begins to tell his side of what happened when he shot his girlfriend to death on Valentine’s Day 2013.

By Cindy Boren  |  09:20 AM ET, 04/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:28 AM ET, 04/07/2014

White House may ban selfies after David Ortiz photo

At issue is whether Big Papi’s snapshot with President Obama was a promotional stunt for Samsung.

By Cindy Boren  |  08:28 AM ET, 04/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:39 AM ET, 04/07/2014

New York policemen, firefighters brawl at hockey game (video)

Tempers flared in the 41-year-old charity event, in a scene out of “Rescue Me.“

By Cindy Boren  |  07:39 AM ET, 04/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:01 PM ET, 04/06/2014

Oscar Pistorius to take stand as murder trial resumes

Blade Runner’s defense will resume Monday with testimony from pathologist.

By Cindy Boren  |  02:01 PM ET, 04/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:36 PM ET, 04/06/2014

Why Allen Iverson will be rooting for UConn against Kentucky

It has everything to do with Kevin Ollie and the Philadelphia 76ers.

By Cindy Boren  |  12:36 PM ET, 04/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:01 PM ET, 04/06/2014

Torrey Smith announces baby’s arrival with adorable selfie

Baltimore Ravens wide receiver has heart-warming blog post about his hopes and plans for his son.

By Cindy Boren  |  12:01 PM ET, 04/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:16 AM ET, 04/06/2014

Aaron Harrison: Another look at Kentucky’s final shot

Thanks to a freshman with a knack for these things, Wildcats will play UConn for national championship.

By Cindy Boren  |  11:16 AM ET, 04/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 04/06/2014

NCAA tournament: Previewing the 2014 national championship between Connecticut and Kentucky

For only the second time in NCAA tournament history, a No. 7 seed will play a No. 8 seed. And it’s happening for the national title.

By Alex Prewitt  |  09:00 AM ET, 04/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NCAA tournament

Posted at 06:57 PM ET, 04/05/2014

At Final Four, Jerry Jones is booed in his own stadium

Maybe it has something to do with the way he runs the Dallas Cowboys.

By Cindy Boren  |  06:57 PM ET, 04/05/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:27 PM ET, 04/05/2014

Wisconsin’s Zach Bohannon is king of Final Four selfie

Senior forward has posed with the four NCAA tournament semifinal coaches, Charles Barkley, George W. Bush -- and isn’t finished yet.

By Cindy Boren  |  06:27 PM ET, 04/05/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:45 PM ET, 04/05/2014

Jim Kelly “praying for a miracle” as cancer treatment starts Monday (video)

Hall of Fame quarterback says radiation and chemo are the start of a “big battle” but adds that he’s going to beat the disease.

By Cindy Boren  |  05:45 PM ET, 04/05/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:30 PM ET, 04/05/2014

What channel are Final Four games on? (It isn’t CBS.)

Don’t freak out. NCAA tournament semifinal games are on TBS, with national championship game Monday on CBS.

By Cindy Boren  |  05:30 PM ET, 04/05/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:03 PM ET, 04/05/2014

At Final Four, scoreboard is bigger than basketball court in JerryWorld. (Waaaay bigger.)

Modern technology, and Jerry Jones’ thoughtfulness, will keep Florida, UConn, Kentucky and Wisconsin players from looking like ants in NCAA semifinals.

By Cindy Boren  |  05:03 PM ET, 04/05/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 04/05/2014

Final Four: A viewer’s guide to Saturday’s NCAA tournament games

Florida vs. UConn and Kentucky vs. Wisconsin will settle the matter of who will play for the national title.

By Alex Prewitt  |  09:00 AM ET, 04/05/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NCAA tournament

Posted at 10:33 PM ET, 04/04/2014

Maryland’s Mark Turgeon coaches all-star team at Final Four

Maryland Coach Mark Turgeon guided the East team at the College All-Star Game at AT&T Stadium on the eve of the Final Four.

By Liz Clarke  |  10:33 PM ET, 04/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mark Turgeon, Maryland basketball

Posted at 12:16 PM ET, 04/04/2014

Why the Final Four is in “North Texas”

It takes a region to host the NCAA tournament’s final three games, which will take place in Arlington in Jerry Jones’s football

By Cindy Boren  |  12:16 PM ET, 04/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:21 AM ET, 04/04/2014

Boomer Esiason apologizes, Daniel Murphy defends paternity leave. Yes, it’s 2014.

New York radio hosts ignited a debate about whether athletes should leave their teams and miss games for the birth of a child.

By Cindy Boren  |  09:21 AM ET, 04/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:28 AM ET, 04/04/2014

Adrien Payne has monster dunk, goes bowling -- with luck from Princess Lacey (video)

Michigan State star doesn’t win College Dunk Contest, but gets an assist from his 8-year-old friend, who is fighting cancer.

By Cindy Boren  |  08:28 AM ET, 04/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:52 AM ET, 04/04/2014

Extending NFL goal posts isn’t as easy as league thinks

It turns out that attaching an extra five feet to the uprights has all sorts of implications, especially involving that thing called wind.

By Cindy Boren  |  07:52 AM ET, 04/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:29 AM ET, 04/03/2014

Jadeveon Clowney says he should be No. 1 pick in NFL draft

South Carolina defensive end had an impressive performance against NFL coaches and scouts.

By Cindy Boren  |  11:29 AM ET, 04/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:59 AM ET, 04/03/2014

Masters ticket prices tumble with Tiger Woods out

It’s still an expensive proposition to get into Augusta National, though.

By Cindy Boren  |  09:59 AM ET, 04/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:15 AM ET, 04/03/2014

If this is Florida State’s new logo, fans aren’t happy

Seminoles will unveil the redesign on April 11, ahead of its spring-game weekend.

By Cindy Boren  |  09:15 AM ET, 04/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:02 AM ET, 04/03/2014

Truth Teller looks at one of baseball’s worst days (video)

Nine years ago, Rafael Palmeiro, Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa faced a Congressional committee.

By Cindy Boren  |  08:02 AM ET, 04/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:05 PM ET, 04/02/2014

FIFA issues 14-month transfer ban on Barcelona

The Spanish club was found to have violated the governing body’s rules on transfer and registration of players under 18 and will have 90 days to appeal the ban.

By Kelyn Soong  |  05:05 PM ET, 04/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:23 PM ET, 04/02/2014

Cal Ripken Jr. would rather have had Derek Jeter’s career

“I wanted a whole lot more chances in the playoffs,” the Baltimore Orioles’ Hall of Famer says.

By Cindy Boren  |  03:23 PM ET, 04/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:33 PM ET, 04/02/2014

Bruce Pearl wants to bring Charles Barkley back to Auburn program

As Tigers’ new coach assembles a staff, he wants to make sure Sir Charles “has access to the program.“

By Cindy Boren  |  01:33 PM ET, 04/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:43 PM ET, 04/02/2014

Sidney Crosby makes WWE move, gets smacked by linesman (GIFs)

It was a tough night for the Pittsburgh Penguins star in Raleigh, N.C.

By Cindy Boren  |  12:43 PM ET, 04/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:14 AM ET, 04/02/2014

David Ortiz, President Obama selfie was a Samsung stunt

Just like Ellen DeGeneres’s Oscar selfie, this really wasn’t a genuine moment.

By Cindy Boren  |  11:14 AM ET, 04/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:48 AM ET, 04/02/2014

Richard Sherman on DeSean Jackson: It’s unfair to judge him by “company he keeps”

Seattle Seahawks cornerback grew up with Washington Redskins’ new wide receiver in Watts.

By Cindy Boren  |  10:48 AM ET, 04/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:09 AM ET, 04/02/2014

Louisiana Tech hires a Summitt -- Pat Summitt’s son Tyler

He may be only 23, but his mother was 22 when she took over the Tennessee program.

By Cindy Boren  |  09:09 AM ET, 04/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:47 AM ET, 04/02/2014

Why Manziel, Bridgewater are visiting the Patriots

New England has the 29th pick in the first round and would like to groom a backup for Brady in 2015.

By Cindy Boren  |  08:47 AM ET, 04/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:13 PM ET, 04/01/2014

English FA charges Yannick Sagbo and Benoit Assou-Ekotto for Twitter comments

Yannick Sagbo and Benoit Assou-Ekotto are charged after making comments on Twitter to support a fellow player who made an antisemitic gesture.

By Missy Khamvongsa  |  02:13 PM ET, 04/01/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:49 PM ET, 04/01/2014

Donald Trump to the NFL? He says he’ll “look at” Buffalo Bills

He may just be talking off the top of his head about joining the NFL’s exclusive circle of owners.

By Cindy Boren  |  12:49 PM ET, 04/01/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 04/01/2014

David Ortiz takes selfie with President Obama as Red Sox visit White House (updated)

Players celebrate their World Series victory, but red-white-and-blue jackets weren’t for everyone.

By Cindy Boren  |  12:30 PM ET, 04/01/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:26 PM ET, 04/01/2014

After Will McKamey’s death, Navy football team returns to practice

“Nothing prepares you for this,” Navy Coach Ken Niumatalolo says.

By Rick Maese  |  12:26 PM ET, 04/01/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:03 PM ET, 04/01/2014

Tiger Woods out of Masters after back surgery

Golfer, bothered by back pain all year, was advised by doctors to have surgery now.

By Cindy Boren  |  12:03 PM ET, 04/01/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:25 AM ET, 04/01/2014

The best World Cup commercial has Ian Darke calling an awkward first date (video)

ESPN has commentator describing dinner between “an absolute firecracker” and “an apparent no-hoper looking for his first win.“

By Cindy Boren  |  11:25 AM ET, 04/01/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:02 AM ET, 04/01/2014

Nike unveils a U.S. Soccer away kit that’s, well, colorful

This outfit contrasts with an all-white, home-kit look that would fit right in at Wimbledon.

By Cindy Boren  |  11:02 AM ET, 04/01/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:24 AM ET, 04/01/2014

Sean Taylor remembered by fellow NFL players, fans on his 31st birthday

Redskins safety, who was murdered in 2007, is a nationally trending topic on Twitter.

By Cindy Boren  |  10:24 AM ET, 04/01/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:10 AM ET, 04/01/2014

Don Baylor breaks leg in bizarre accident on ceremonial first pitch on opening day (video)

Angels hitting coach twisted his ankle while lunging for a ball thrown by Vladimir Guerrero.

By Cindy Boren  |  07:10 AM ET, 04/01/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:13 PM ET, 03/31/2014

Ukrainian Premier League soccer player saves opponent’s life (video)

Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk midfielder Jaba Kanakava rushed to the aid of Dynamo Kiev’s Oleh Husyev, who was accidentally knocked unconscious.

By Kelyn Soong  |  04:13 PM ET, 03/31/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:05 PM ET, 03/31/2014

Josh Elliott moves from “GMA” to NBC Sports

Is he the heir apparent to Bob Costas or Matt Lauer?

By Cindy Boren  |  03:05 PM ET, 03/31/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:08 PM ET, 03/31/2014

Opening Day 2014: Colder than Super Bowl kickoff in New York

Such is the nature of weather in the New York/New Jersey area. Play ball!

By Cindy Boren  |  01:08 PM ET, 03/31/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:56 PM ET, 03/31/2014

Opening day: Root for the home MLB team? Not always

The answer isn’t quite as simple as you’d think it would be.

By Missy Khamvongsa  |  12:56 PM ET, 03/31/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)