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The Early Lead: July, 2011

Posted at 06:39 PM ET, 07/29/2011

Philadelphia Eagles swoop in and land Nnamdi Asomugha

In a shocker, Philadelphia Eagles land Nnamdi Asomugha. Sorry, Jets and Cowboys.

By Cindy Boren  |  06:39 PM ET, 07/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:06 PM ET, 07/29/2011

Report: Tiger Woods will play in PGA Championship; old friend is new caddie

Tiger Woods reportedly commits to play in PGA Championship; an old friend from his scandalous past is his caddie.

By Cindy Boren  |  05:06 PM ET, 07/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:08 PM ET, 07/29/2011

Kevin Kolb happy to land in “clean” Arizona; Kurt Warner eager to see what he can do

New Arizona Cardinals $63 million quarterback Kevin Kolb should expect a traditional Philadelphia homecoming in November after his quip about his former city at his first press conference in the desert.

By Matt Brooks  |  04:08 PM ET, 07/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:52 PM ET, 07/29/2011

Michael Vick says he’s ready to mentor Vince Young — and has advice about booing

Michael Vick welcomes Vince Young, says he’s ready to be a mentor and has advice about booing in Philly.

By Cindy Boren  |  03:52 PM ET, 07/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:18 PM ET, 07/29/2011

NBA lockout: FIBA will clear Kobe Bryant, NBA stars to go overseas

FIBA announced it will clear NBA players under contract to play in overseas leagues during the lockout provided they return to the NBA when the lockout ends.

By Matt Brooks  |  03:18 PM ET, 07/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:54 PM ET, 07/29/2011

Chad Ochocinco, ‘landing in heaven,’ joins Patriots; Haynesworth arrives

Chad Ochocinco joins Tom Brady and Patriots; Albert Haynesworth arrives at camp

By Cindy Boren  |  01:54 PM ET, 07/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:57 PM ET, 07/29/2011

Report: Miami Dolphins pass on Kyle Orton, will sign Matt Moore

A report that former Carolina Panthers QB Matt Moore will sign a two-year deal with the Miami Dolphins could signal the end of the Kyle Orton to South Beach talk.

By Matt Brooks  |  12:57 PM ET, 07/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:49 AM ET, 07/29/2011

Randy Moss could be headed to New York Jets, Baltimore Ravens but asking price must come down

Rumors are swirling that the New York Jets and Baltimore Ravens are interested in 13-year veteran receiver Randy Moss, but apparently not at his current asking price.

By Matt Brooks  |  11:49 AM ET, 07/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:26 AM ET, 07/29/2011

Report: Nnamdi Asomugha choosing between New York Jets, Dallas Cowboys

Free-agent cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha reportedly is choosing between the Rya brothers’ teams: the New York Jets and Dallas Cowboys.

By Cindy Boren  |  11:26 AM ET, 07/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:46 AM ET, 07/29/2011

Vince Young gets fresh start as backup to Michael Vick in Philadelphia

Vince Young reportedly agrees to one-year deal with Philadelphia Eagles to back up Michael Vick.

By Cindy Boren  |  10:46 AM ET, 07/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 07/29/2011

Travis Pastrana injured, putting NASCAR debut on hold

Travis Pastrana hurts his ankle and foot, putting his NASCAR debut and ‘Pastranathon’ on hold.

By Cindy Boren  |  09:00 AM ET, 07/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:32 AM ET, 07/29/2011

NFL moves: Darren Sproles goes to New Orleans, Chad Ochocinco to New England; what about Nnamdi Asomugha?

NFL live: Nnamdi Asomugha’s still available. Darren Sproles goes to New Orleans, Chad Ochocinco to New England.

By Cindy Boren  |  08:32 AM ET, 07/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:22 PM ET, 07/28/2011

Tiger Woods, ‘feeling fit and ready to tee it up,’ will play next week

‘Feeling fit and ready to tee it up,’ Tiger Woods will play next week in WGC Bridgestone Invitational.

By Cindy Boren  |  08:22 PM ET, 07/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:53 PM ET, 07/28/2011

Kyle Orton practices with Denver Broncos as he awaits trade

Can you say awkward? Kyle Orton practices with Denver Broncos as he awaits trade to Miami.

By Cindy Boren  |  03:53 PM ET, 07/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:04 PM ET, 07/28/2011

Report: Eagles trade Kevin Kolb to Arizona for Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, pick (updated)

Report: Kevin Kolb trade completed; Eagles send QB to Arizona for Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie and pick.

By Cindy Boren  |  03:04 PM ET, 07/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:32 PM ET, 07/28/2011

Jalen Rose ticketed for speeding hours after drunken-driving sentencing

ESPN analyst Jalen Rose gets a speeding ticket hours after being sentenced to jail for drunken driving.

By Cindy Boren  |  01:32 PM ET, 07/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:42 PM ET, 07/28/2011

Cubs trade Kosuke Fukudome to Indians

The Cleveland Indians added a bat to their depleted outfield Thursday, trading two prospects to the Chicago Cubs for Kosuke Fukudome.

By Matt Brooks  |  12:42 PM ET, 07/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:29 PM ET, 07/28/2011

Will Tiger Woods play next week? Swing coach says ‘we have not hit any balls’

Amid speculation about whether Tiger Woods will play next week, his swing coach says ‘we have not hit any balls.’

By Cindy Boren  |  12:29 PM ET, 07/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 07/28/2011

Newly-bearded Andrew Luck is still more recognizable than Redskins QB John Beck

While Washington Redskins quarterback John Beck was being turned away from Redskins Park earlier this week, Stanford Heisman Trophy hopeful Andrew Luck was showing off scraggly new beard.

By Matt Brooks  |  12:00 PM ET, 07/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:16 AM ET, 07/28/2011

Seattle Mariners snap 17-game losing streak; puppies in Pacific Northwest rejoice

Wednesday night in New York, 17 proved to be the magic number for the Mariners who belted 17 hits in a 9-2 rout of the Yankees to finally put an end to the misery plaguing Seattle fans across the country — adorable puppies included.

By Matt Brooks  |  11:16 AM ET, 07/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:28 AM ET, 07/28/2011

Chargers make Eric Weddle highest-paid safety in NFL with five-year, $40 million contract

The San Diego Chargers will shell out $40 million over five years to keep free agent safety Eric Weddle, making him the highest-paid safety in the NFL. But is he worth the money?

By Matt Brooks  |  10:28 AM ET, 07/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:23 AM ET, 07/28/2011

NFL live: Albert Haynesworth traded; Reggie Bush trade completed

Another day of NFL drama and moves begins with Albert Haynesworth traded and Reggie Bush accepting trade to Miami.

By Cindy Boren  |  10:23 AM ET, 07/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:17 AM ET, 07/28/2011

Bill Belichick won’t comment on Albert Haynesworth until deal is complete

Patriots Coach Bill Belichick won’t comment on Albert Haynesworth until deal is complete

By Cindy Boren  |  10:17 AM ET, 07/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:36 AM ET, 07/28/2011

Carlos Beltran traded to San Francisco Giants; Braves, Phillies shift trade targets

All-star outfielder waives no-trade clause to join world champion Giants.

By Matt Brooks  |  09:36 AM ET, 07/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:31 AM ET, 07/28/2011

Reggie Bush traded to Miami Dolphins (updated)

Reggie Bush traded to Miami Dolphins after agreeing to terms on a new contract.

By Cindy Boren  |  09:31 AM ET, 07/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:14 AM ET, 07/28/2011

Sidney Rice, Seattle Seahawks agree to terms

Sidney Rice heads for Seattle, won’t stick around for the Donovan McNabb era in Minnesota.

By Cindy Boren  |  09:14 AM ET, 07/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:10 PM ET, 07/27/2011

AFC Free Agency Day 2: Jets re-sign Santonio Holmes, Matt Hasselbeck signs with Tennessee Titans

A roundup of AFC-related news from the second day of NFL free agency.

By Ian Saleh  |  07:10 PM ET, 07/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:26 PM ET, 07/27/2011

NFC Free Agency Day 2: Redskins look to trade McNabb to Vikings, Carolina Panthers bolster D-line

A roundup of all the action in the NFC from day two of the NFL’s free agency period.

By Ian Saleh  |  04:26 PM ET, 07/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:49 PM ET, 07/27/2011

Ervin Santana tosses no-hitter; Los Angeles Angels beat Cleveland Indians 3-1

Johan “Ervin” Santana became the third pitcher to toss a no-hitter in 2011 after the 28-year-old righty struck out 10 to lead the Los Angeles Angels to a 3-1 victory in Cleveland.

By Matt Brooks  |  02:49 PM ET, 07/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:29 PM ET, 07/27/2011

Boise State’s all-blue look banned for home games on blue field

Boise State can’t wear blue helmets and uniforms when it plays on its blue field, MWC decrees.

By Cindy Boren  |  02:29 PM ET, 07/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:13 PM ET, 07/27/2011

Reports: Matt Leinart will return to Houston Texans

Quarterback Matt Leinart will return to Houston Texans as Matt Shaub’s backup, reports indicate.

By Cindy Boren  |  02:13 PM ET, 07/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:03 PM ET, 07/27/2011

NFL live: Donovan McNabb deal close; Matt Hasselbeck reportedly going to Titans

Day 2 of life after the lockout finds Donovan McNabb close to finding a home; Matt Hasselbeck reportedly headed to Tennessee.

By Cindy Boren  |  01:03 PM ET, 07/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:53 PM ET, 07/27/2011

Kyle Orton, Miami Dolphins reportedly in contract talks

Kyle Orton, trade bait by the Denver Broncos, reportedly is in talks with the Miami Dolphins.

By Cindy Boren  |  12:53 PM ET, 07/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:48 PM ET, 07/27/2011

Tiger Woods set to move into $54.5 million home on Jupiter Island

While Tiger Woods continues to recover from knee and ankle injuries that have kept him off the course most of the year, he’s getting closer to moving into his $54.5 million, 12-acre home on Jupiter Island.

By Matt Brooks  |  12:48 PM ET, 07/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:27 PM ET, 07/27/2011

NFL lockout aftermath: Baltimore Ravens explain which ticket goes with which game

Because of uncertainty caused by lockout, Baltimore Ravens had to print season tickets minus dates and times.

By Cindy Boren  |  12:27 PM ET, 07/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:38 AM ET, 07/27/2011

Sepak Takraw: “Kung Fu volleyball” is all the rage (Video)

What do you get when you combine volleyball, soccer, badminton and martial arts? Sepak Takraw: A true sporting spectacle to behold.

By Matt Brooks  |  11:38 AM ET, 07/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:23 AM ET, 07/27/2011

Report: Santonio Holmes will sign five-year deal to stay with New York Jets

According to league sources, heavily-pursued wide receiver Santonio Holmes will stay with the New York Jets on a new five-year contract.

By Matt Brooks  |  11:23 AM ET, 07/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:20 AM ET, 07/27/2011

Report: Vince Young will be released by Titans

Vince Young reportedly will be released by Tennessee Titans, with arrival of Matt Hasselbeck.

By Cindy Boren  |  10:20 AM ET, 07/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:11 AM ET, 07/27/2011

Donovan McNabb deal would please Christian Ponder; Wale feels differently

Donovan McNabb deal to Minnesota would please Christian Ponder; D.C. sports observer Wale feels differently.

By Cindy Boren  |  09:11 AM ET, 07/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:48 AM ET, 07/27/2011

Pirates fall to Braves in 19 innings on controversial call at home plate (Video)

In the bottom of the 19th inning of a 3-3 ballgame Pirates catcher Michael McKenry appeared to tag out Julio Lugo at home plate. But umpire Jerry Meals rules McKenry called Lugo safe, giving the Braves a 4-3 win and sparking a social media firestorm.

By Matt Brooks  |  08:48 AM ET, 07/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:13 AM ET, 07/27/2011

QB Matt Hasselbeck agrees to deal with Tennessee Titans

Long-time Seattle Seahawks signal-caller Matt Hasselbeck is headed to Nashville to lead the Tennessee Titans after reaching an agreement on a multi-year deal.

By Matt Brooks  |  08:13 AM ET, 07/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:34 PM ET, 07/26/2011

NFL free agency day 1 roundup: Dallas Cowboys, Baltimore Ravens make cuts; Pittsburgh Steelers, Chicago Bears add rookies

The first official day of the NFL’s abbreviated offseason may not have featured the blockbuster signings many anticipated, but a number of big names still made headlines Tuesday — many for joining the growing ranks of the unemployed.

By Matt Brooks  |  05:34 PM ET, 07/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:47 PM ET, 07/26/2011

John Riggins says John Beck annoys him (Video)

John Riggins says that John Beck annoys him, but that, if Beck believes what he’s selling, he might be interesting to watch.

By Cindy Boren  |  03:47 PM ET, 07/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:47 PM ET, 07/26/2011

Matt Hasselbeck reportedly won’t re-sign with Seattle Seahawks, who are close to signing Tarvaris Jackson

Quarterback Matt Hasselbeck reportedly won’t re-sign with Seattle Seahawks, who close to reaching an agreement with Tarvaris Jackson.

By Cindy Boren  |  03:47 PM ET, 07/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:46 PM ET, 07/26/2011

Nationals officials compare scrutiny of Bryce Harper to Jackie Robinson’s ordeal

In a feature story in Sports Illustrated, two Nationals officials compared the scrutiny the 18-year-old prospect has faced to what Jackie Robinson endured.

By Washington Post editors  |  03:46 PM ET, 07/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:29 PM ET, 07/26/2011

Dallas Cowboys to cut Marion Barber, Roy Williams, Leonard Davis and Marc Colombo

According to ESPNDallas.com, running back Marion Barber, wide receiver Roy Williams, right guard Leonard Davis, tackle Marc Colombo and place kicker Kris Brown will all get their walking papers in Big D.

By Matt Brooks  |  03:29 PM ET, 07/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:25 PM ET, 07/26/2011

DeSean Jackson may be on verge of a holdout, Mike Vick hints

DeSean Jackson may be on verge of a holdout; Mike Vick hints he may not report to camp Wednesday.

By Cindy Boren  |  03:25 PM ET, 07/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:53 PM ET, 07/26/2011

Minnesota Twins OF Michael Cuddyer pitches scoreless inning in 20-6 loss to Texas Rangers

Making the first pitching appearance of his 11-year major league career Twins utilty man Michael Cuddyer escaped a bases-loaded jam to complete a scoreless eighth inning and mercifully bring his team’s 20-6 loss to Texas to a close.

By Matt Brooks  |  02:53 PM ET, 07/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:15 PM ET, 07/26/2011

NFL free agency: Live coverage of signings, trades, cap cuts and all player moves

End of NFL lockout means the league may have wildest few days ever, with questions surrounding Peyton Manning and Nnamdi Asomugha, among a ton of others.

By Cindy Boren  |  01:15 PM ET, 07/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:14 PM ET, 07/26/2011

Carson Palmer will retire, since Cincinnati Bengals owner Mike Brown reiterates that he won’t trade the QB

Carson Palmer said he’d retire if he weren’t traded; Cincinnati Bengals owners says he’s welcome to retire. So there.

By Cindy Boren  |  01:14 PM ET, 07/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:42 PM ET, 07/26/2011

Derek Boogaard’s brother in court on charges of interfering with scene of New York Rangers enforcer’s death

Aaron Boogaard is facing charges of drug possession and interfering with the scene a death after his older brother Derek, an NHL enforcer with the New York Rangers, died from a drug and alcohol overdose in May.

By Matt Brooks  |  12:42 PM ET, 07/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:05 PM ET, 07/26/2011

Nick Barnett says, via Twitter, that Green Bay Packers will release him

Linebacker Nick Barnett tweets that Green Bay Packers have told him he’ll be released.

By Cindy Boren  |  12:05 PM ET, 07/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:46 AM ET, 07/26/2011

Pittsburgh Steelers sign 15 undrafted rookies

The Pittsburgh Steelers signed 15 undrafted rookies just as the transaction period opened Tuesday morning, and just as their AFC North rivals in Baltimore were shedding veterans from their aging roster.

By Matt Brooks  |  11:46 AM ET, 07/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:16 AM ET, 07/26/2011

Mark Herzlich, Boston College linebacker and cancer survivor, goes to New York Giants

Mark Herzlich, an undrafted free agent out of Boston College and a cancer survivor, goes to New York Giants

By Cindy Boren  |  11:16 AM ET, 07/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:53 AM ET, 07/26/2011

Nnamdi Asomugha tops list of most coveted free agents

Clearly the most proven commodity in the 2011 free agent class, former Oakland Raiders defensive back Nnamdi Asomugha is a shutdown corner with proven ball skills who will instantly upgrade any pass defense he joins.

By Matt Brooks  |  10:53 AM ET, 07/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:02 AM ET, 07/26/2011

Ryan Lochte beats Michael Phelps to stake claim as best American swimmer

Ryan Lochte used a late surge to narrowly edge American teammate Michael Phelps and win Tuesday’s 200-meter freestyle at the World Championships in Shanghai, continuing a recent string of dominance over his friendly rival.

By Matt Brooks  |  10:02 AM ET, 07/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:55 AM ET, 07/26/2011

President Obama welcomes San Francisco Giants to White House

After taking a rain check back in April, President Obama finally welcomed the World Series champion San Francisco Giants to the White House on a day when both Commander in Chief and the NL West leaders had more important things to do.

By Matt Brooks  |  09:55 AM ET, 07/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:44 AM ET, 07/26/2011

Kyle Orton placed on trading block by Denver Broncos, report says

Need a quarterback? Kyle Orton is being shopped by Denver Broncos, report says.

By Cindy Boren  |  09:44 AM ET, 07/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:47 AM ET, 07/26/2011

A Peyton Manning deal can’t break Colts’ bank, Jim Irsay says

A Peyton Manning deal is a priority for Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay, but it can’t break the bank.

By Cindy Boren  |  08:47 AM ET, 07/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:12 AM ET, 07/26/2011

Baltimore Ravens plan surprising cuts: Todd Heap, Derrick Mason, Kelly Gregg and Willis McGahee

With new NFL deal in place, Baltimore Ravens start fast, saying they’ll cut Todd Heap, Derrick Mason, Kelly Gregg and Willis McGahee. Not all those cuts may be permanent, though.

By Cindy Boren  |  08:12 AM ET, 07/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:18 AM ET, 07/26/2011

Mike Shanahan, Bruce Allen write open letter to Redskins fans after lockout ends

As NFL lockout ends, Redskins Coach Mike Shanahan, GM Bruce Allen take a moment to write to Redskins fans.

By Cindy Boren  |  07:18 AM ET, 07/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:27 PM ET, 07/25/2011

Mike Tyson works as male nurse in new CBS reality series “Same Name”

Former heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson is one of several celebrities to be featured on a new CBS series called “Same Name” which asks famous people to trade lives with strangers bearing their same name.

By Matt Brooks  |  03:27 PM ET, 07/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:14 PM ET, 07/25/2011

Tiger Woods tumbles from world’s top 20 for first time since early 1997

As Tiger Woods tumbles from world’s top 20 for first time since early 1997, his former caddie, Steve Williams, continues his media tour.

By Cindy Boren  |  03:14 PM ET, 07/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:43 PM ET, 07/25/2011

NFL lockout: Players react to news football is back

NFL lockout ends and players react on Twitter.

By Cindy Boren  |  02:43 PM ET, 07/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:58 PM ET, 07/25/2011

Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie on trade for Kevin Kolb: ‘Whatever happens happens’

Cardinals’ Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie says of a possible trade to Eagles for Kevin Kolb: ‘Whatever happens happens

By Cindy Boren  |  01:58 PM ET, 07/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:14 PM ET, 07/25/2011

Kristin Cavallari, Jay Cutler call off their engagement

Chicago Bears quarterback reportedly ends engagement to Kristin Cavallari.

By Cindy Boren  |  01:14 PM ET, 07/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:25 PM ET, 07/25/2011

In NASCAR prayer, pastor channels ‘Talladega Nights’

In NASCAR prayer, pastor channels ‘Talladega Nights,’ complete with reference to his ‘smokin’ hot wife.’

By Cindy Boren  |  12:25 PM ET, 07/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:23 PM ET, 07/25/2011

Manchester City’s Mario Balotelli gets yanked for being “unprofessional” (Video)

An apathetic back-heeled shot in a friendly against the Los Angeles Galaxy was more than enough reason for Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini to give temperamental striker Mario Balotelli a quick hook.

By Matt Brooks  |  12:23 PM ET, 07/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:20 PM ET, 07/25/2011

A Brett Favre return? Mike Vick tweets he’d welcome QB; agent calls talk ‘speculation’

Mike Vick tweets he’d welcome Brett Favre as backup; agent calls talk ‘speculation’

By Cindy Boren  |  12:20 PM ET, 07/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:01 PM ET, 07/25/2011

John Wall wins a Golden Boot in Baron Davis’s kickball game

John Wall wins a Golden Boot in kickball and Nick Young is jealous. Yep. The lockout blues have moved to the NBA.

By Cindy Boren  |  12:01 PM ET, 07/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:08 AM ET, 07/25/2011

Alex Ovechkin in a burka and wool hat at Russian soccer game

Normally, if someone asked you to pick Washington Capitals star Alex Ovechkin out of a police lineup featuring Cousin It, Snuffleupagus and Chewbacca, you’d have no trouble at all. Normally...

By Matt Brooks  |  11:08 AM ET, 07/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:45 AM ET, 07/25/2011

Copa America final: Diego Forlan, Uruguay blank Paraguay 3-0 (Video)

With 20 of its 23 2010 World Cup players on the roster, Diego Forlan, Luis Suarez and Uruguay claimed a decisive 3-0 victory over Paraguay to capture a record 15th Copa America title.

By Matt Brooks  |  10:45 AM ET, 07/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:37 AM ET, 07/25/2011

Tour de France: Cadel Evans wins it for Australia (Video)

Cadel Evans became the first Australian to capture the most prestigious title in cycling and, at 34 years old, the second oldest rider to win the race since World War II.

By Matt Brooks  |  10:37 AM ET, 07/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:22 AM ET, 07/25/2011

John Beck says: ‘I’ve been told that I’ll have an opportunity to compete for the starting job’

Redskins quarterback says Mike Shanahan has told him ‘I’ll have an opportunity to compete for the starting job.’

By Cindy Boren  |  10:22 AM ET, 07/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:39 AM ET, 07/25/2011

Reports: NFL labor agreement is in place, pending vote by players

Reports indicate that NFL labor agreement is in place, pending vote by players.

By Cindy Boren  |  07:39 AM ET, 07/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:18 PM ET, 07/22/2011

Kobe Bryant, Chris Paul, Derrick Rose and Kevin Durant head to Philippines as NBA stars look abroad

Kobe Bryant leads a squad of NBA standouts on tour in the Philippines this weekend to play in a pair of charity games against a selection of players from their top league, on Saturday, and the Philippines national team on Sunday.

By Ian Saleh  |  04:18 PM ET, 07/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:38 PM ET, 07/22/2011

Kevin Kolb works out with Larry Fitzgerald and checks out Arizona real estate

After working out with Larry Fitzgerald, Eagles quarterback Kevin Kolb decides he likes Arizona — but that doesn’t mean he’ll end up there.

By Cindy Boren  |  03:38 PM ET, 07/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:48 PM ET, 07/22/2011

Trevor Gretzky, son of hockey legend Wayne Gretzky, signs with Chicago Cubs

Trevor Gretzky made the difficult decision of giving up one sport he loves for another he hopes will become his career. Surprisingly, for the son of hockey legend Wayne Gretzky, neither one of those sports is played on ice.

By Matt Brooks  |  02:48 PM ET, 07/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:15 PM ET, 07/22/2011

Jets wide receiver Braylon Edwards pleads guilty to driving while intoxicated

Soon to be a free agent, Jets wide receiver Braylon Edwards pleads guilty to driving while intoxicated, finally ending a case that began last fall.

By Cindy Boren  |  02:15 PM ET, 07/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:16 PM ET, 07/22/2011

Tour de France: Andy Schleck takes yellow jersey; Frank Schleck in second after 19th stage

Andy Schleck overtook French hopeful Thomas Voeckler during Friday’s brutal climb up Alpe d’Huez, while older brother Frank Schleck moved into second place to set up an intriguing final weekend.

By Matt Brooks  |  01:16 PM ET, 07/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:31 AM ET, 07/22/2011

Sports stadiums from space

Sure the Goodyear blimp provides picturesque aerial shots during outdoor sporting events, but have you ever wondered what your favorite sports stadium looks like from space?

By Matt Brooks  |  11:31 AM ET, 07/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 07/22/2011

NFL lockout: Kevin Mawae says there will be no NFLPA statements today

NFLPA president Kevin Mawae says there will be no statements today because of the funeral of Myra Kraft.

By Cindy Boren  |  11:30 AM ET, 07/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:08 AM ET, 07/22/2011

Tiger Woods’ ex-caddie Steve Williams says he may write a book

Steve Williams, the caddie fired by Tiger Woods, says he may write a book and that Woods would make an ‘interesting’ chapter.

By Cindy Boren  |  11:08 AM ET, 07/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:35 AM ET, 07/22/2011

Tour de France: Andy Schleck closes in on Thomas Voeckler, poised to take lead on Alpe d’Huez

After whittling Thomas Voeckler’s lead down to 15 seconds Thursday, Andy Schleck will look to snatch the lead away for good during Friday’s 19th stage on the famed Alpe d’Huez..

By Matt Brooks  |  10:35 AM ET, 07/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:19 AM ET, 07/22/2011

NFL lockout: Players use Twitter to vent frustration amid uncertainty

NFL lockout: Players take issue with the deal that owners announced, venting freely on Twitter.

By Cindy Boren  |  10:19 AM ET, 07/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:35 AM ET, 07/22/2011

NFL official expects HGH testing will be part of agreement with players

NFL lawyer Jeff Pash expects that random HGH tests to be part of labor agreement with players.

By Cindy Boren  |  09:35 AM ET, 07/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:23 AM ET, 07/22/2011

San Francisco Giants miffed President Obama bumped White House visit during Osama bin Laden operation

The World Series champion San Francisco Giants will finally make their visit to the White House on Monday, nearly three full months after their originally scheduled date.

By Matt Brooks  |  09:23 AM ET, 07/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:23 PM ET, 07/21/2011

Tiger Woods, Steve Williams break-up: an animated treatment (Video)

Video: The break-up of Tiger Woods and Steve Williams in full animation.

By Cindy Boren  |  04:23 PM ET, 07/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:05 PM ET, 07/21/2011

MLB trade deadline: Carlos Beltran, Hunter Pence, Heath Bell top wish lists

With Major League Baseball’s trade deadline a mere 10 days away, the rumor mill is heating up as teams looking to bolster their rosters hone in on their targets.

By Matt Brooks  |  04:05 PM ET, 07/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:28 PM ET, 07/21/2011

‘NBA 2K12’ goes back in time with Michael Jordan, Larry Bird, and Magic Johnson

Superstar throwbacks Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson and Larry Bird grace covers of new ‘NBA 2K12’ game.

By Cindy Boren  |  03:28 PM ET, 07/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:57 PM ET, 07/21/2011

Report: Jets hire Colts former offensive coordinator Tom Moore as consultant

Jets hire Colts’ former offensive coordinator Tom Moore as a consultant.

By Cindy Boren  |  01:57 PM ET, 07/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:28 PM ET, 07/21/2011

Arizona Diamondbacks’ shortstop Stephen Drew breaks ankle sliding into home plate

In a season of costly collisions at home plate, Arizona Diamondbacks’ shortstop Stephen Drew became the latest player to suffer a season-ending injury on a play at the plate.

By Matt Brooks  |  01:28 PM ET, 07/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:13 PM ET, 07/21/2011

Fired caddie Steve Williams says of Tiger Woods: ‘I've wasted two years of my life’

Steve Williams, fired as caddie by Tiger Woods, says, ‘I’ve wasted two years of my life.’

By Cindy Boren  |  12:13 PM ET, 07/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:26 AM ET, 07/21/2011

Copa America: Brawl follows Paraguay’s shootout victory against Venezuela (Video)

Moments after goal-starved but luck-filled Paraguay advanced to its first Copa America final since 1979 with a 5-3 penalty shootout win against Venezuela, players started throwing punches at one another on the sideline.

By Matt Brooks  |  11:26 AM ET, 07/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:39 AM ET, 07/21/2011

NFL lockout: Issues remain, but owners meet and prepare to vote

With players continuing to work out some lockout issues, NFL owners meet with an eye toward voting.

By Cindy Boren  |  10:39 AM ET, 07/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:26 AM ET, 07/21/2011

Soccer riot in Brazil raises safety concerns for 2014 World Cup in Rio (Video)

A massive riot broke out in the stands during a Brazilian club soccer match between rivals Ponte Preta and Guarani, casting doubts on Brazil’s ability to control hooliganism as it gears up to host the 2014 World Cup.

By Matt Brooks  |  10:26 AM ET, 07/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:33 AM ET, 07/21/2011

Kobe Bryant in talks with Besiktas, Turkish club says

With NBA players locked out, Kobe Bryant and Besiktas are in talks, the Turkish club says.

By Cindy Boren  |  08:33 AM ET, 07/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:58 PM ET, 07/20/2011

Los Angeles Dodgers begin bankruptcy court hearing as MLB looks to take control of team

The financial tug-of-war between embattled Los Angeles Dodgers owner Frank McCourt against Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig moved inside a Delaware bankruptcy court Wednesday.

By Matt Brooks  |  03:58 PM ET, 07/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:09 PM ET, 07/20/2011

Tiger Woods breaks up with long-time caddie Steve Williams

Tiger Woods is breaking up again — this time with long-time caddie Steve Williams.

By Cindy Boren  |  03:09 PM ET, 07/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:17 PM ET, 07/20/2011

Former All-Pro defensive tackle Kris Jenkins retires from NFL

Former All-Pro defensive tackle Kris Jenkins retires from NFL, also played at University of Maryland.

By Cindy Boren  |  02:17 PM ET, 07/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:29 PM ET, 07/20/2011

Tour de France: Thomas Voeckler’s lead slipping in Alps while Alberto Contador tries to make a push

Thomas Voeckler is providing local Tour de France fans with one heck of a ride through the first 17 stages, but just as the humble Frenchman predicted, his lead is slipping.

By Matt Brooks  |  01:29 PM ET, 07/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:37 PM ET, 07/20/2011

Young Giants fan misses foul ball, pouts and gets a baseball

Young Giants fan successfully plays the cute-kid card when he pouts after missing foul ball. You guessed it: He ends up with one.

By Cindy Boren  |  12:37 PM ET, 07/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:01 PM ET, 07/20/2011

Report says NFL players will vote today, but Kevin Mawae says they are ‘not tied’ to Thursday deadline

NFL Players Association President Kevin Mawae says group is ‘not tied to Thursday deadline, but ESPN reports they’ll vote today.

By Cindy Boren  |  12:01 PM ET, 07/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:33 AM ET, 07/20/2011

NCAA basketball coaches lost millions in possible Ponzi scheme run by David Salinas

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and FBI are investigating a Ponzi scheme led by David Salinas — a Houston-area AAU basketball operator who died Sunday — that cost more than a dozen college basketball coaches millions of dollars in lost investments.

By Matt Brooks  |  11:33 AM ET, 07/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:38 AM ET, 07/20/2011

Report: Peyton Manning won’t be ready when Colts open camp

Peyton Manning, who had neck surgery in May, won’t be ready when Indianapolis Colts open camp, Indianapolis Star reports.

By Cindy Boren  |  10:38 AM ET, 07/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:21 AM ET, 07/20/2011

NFL Lockout: Ndamukong Suh dancing to Katy Perry, Kenny Britt handcuffed by Britney Spears, Pouncey twins planking (Video)

With the NFL lockout reportedly down to its final days as owners and player representatives finalize a new collective bargaining agreement, summer vacation is also winding down for NFL players.

By Matt Brooks  |  10:21 AM ET, 07/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:14 AM ET, 07/20/2011

Hope Solo, Abby Wambach team up with David Letterman

Hope Solo and Abby Wambach return from U.S. World Cup loss to join David Letterman and kick soccer balls at taxicabs.

By Cindy Boren  |  10:14 AM ET, 07/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:20 AM ET, 07/20/2011

Jets’ Bart Scott says eliminating two-a-days would make football ‘more soft’

Jets linebacker Bart Scott says that elimination of training camp two-a-days would be ‘wimping out.’

By Cindy Boren  |  08:20 AM ET, 07/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:12 PM ET, 07/19/2011

Nolan Ryan released from hospital; Rangers announce ballpark safety measure and make trade in his absence

Nolan Ryan has been released from a Houston area hospital one day after the Texas Rangers CEO and president checked himself in with heart pain.

By Justin Bank  |  05:12 PM ET, 07/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:00 PM ET, 07/19/2011

Michael Vick visits Congress to push new dogfighting law (Video)

Michael Vick’s ongoing campaign to repair his image both on and off the field made its way to Capitol Hill on Tuesday where the Philadelphia Eagles quarterback trumpeted his new anti-dogfigthing message to Congress.

By Matt Brooks  |  05:00 PM ET, 07/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:57 PM ET, 07/19/2011

Pittsburgh Pirates, Cleveland Indians are unlikely first place teams in NL, AL Central

It’s July 19 and the Pittsburgh Pirates and Cleveland Indians are in first place in their divisions. That is not a typo.

By Matt Brooks  |  12:57 PM ET, 07/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:24 PM ET, 07/19/2011

NPR, Politico, WUSA, WJLA and others join ACLU brief in Redskins owner Daniel Snyder’s lawsuit

NPR, Politico, WUSA, WJLA are among other parties who support ACLU’s amicus brief in Daniel Snyder’s lawsuit against Washington City Paper.

By Cindy Boren  |  12:24 PM ET, 07/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:34 AM ET, 07/19/2011

Caroline Wozniacki and Rory McIlroy — Twitter documents their relationship

Caroline Wozniacki and Rory McIlroy reportedly ‘in a close friendship.’ It’s all there on Twitter.

By Cindy Boren  |  11:34 AM ET, 07/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:05 AM ET, 07/19/2011

Lamar Odom shaken after chauffeured car crash causes death of 15-year-old boy

A 15-year-old boy struck in a crash involving a chauffeured SUV carrying Lamar Odom in New York died last Friday, reportedly leaving the NBA star “devastated.”

By Matt Brooks  |  11:05 AM ET, 07/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:49 AM ET, 07/19/2011

Where is Reggie Bush’s Heisman trophy?

Instead of returning the 2005 Heisman Trophy, Reggie Bush handed it over to a San Diego sports museum. Now the award is back in the Bush’s possession and the Heisman Trophy Trust reportedly wants it back.

By Matt Brooks  |  09:49 AM ET, 07/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:10 PM ET, 07/18/2011

Tour de France: Laurens ten Dam crash is latest in growing list of bloody falls

Laurens ten Dam’s face-first flip over his handlebars during Saturday’s 15th stage made him the latest serious crash victim

By Matt Brooks  |  04:10 PM ET, 07/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:39 PM ET, 07/18/2011

Report: Rachel Uchitel returns money to Tiger Woods; mistress may sue lawyer

Report: Rachel Uchitel returns some of $10 million in hush money to Tiger Woods, may sue Gloria Allred

By Cindy Boren  |  03:39 PM ET, 07/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:31 PM ET, 07/18/2011

NFL lockout: League tells team executives to attend owners’ meetings Thursday

NFL tells team executives to attend owners’ meetings Thursday in anticipation of lockout vote.

By Cindy Boren  |  01:31 PM ET, 07/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:26 PM ET, 07/18/2011

Little League World Series: Kampala, Uganda earns first bid for an African team (Video)

The Rev. John Foundation team from Kampala, Uganda, became the first African team to qualify for the Little League World Series by beating Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, 6-4 in the Middle East and Africa region final.

By Matt Brooks  |  01:26 PM ET, 07/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:46 PM ET, 07/18/2011

Report: ACLU to file brief in Redskins owner Daniel Snyder’s lawsuit against Washington City Paper

ACLU expected to file an amicus curiae brief in Redskins owner Daniel Snyder’s defamation lawsuit against Washington City Paper.

By Cindy Boren  |  12:46 PM ET, 07/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:15 AM ET, 07/18/2011

Copa America: Paraguay beats Brazil in penalties, Uruguay ousts hosts Argentina (Video)

Five-time World Cup champions and defending Copa America champions Brazil crashed out of the tournament Sunday after going 0-for-4 on penalty shots against Paraguay. Uruguay ousted hosts Argentina 5-4 in another penalty shootout Saturday.

By Matt Brooks  |  11:15 AM ET, 07/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:27 AM ET, 07/18/2011

Tampa Bay Rays, Boston Red Sox play a marathon that has everything but a lot of scoring

Boston Red Sox come up with the only run in nearly six-hour, 16-inning game against Tampa Bay Rays.

By Cindy Boren  |  10:27 AM ET, 07/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:51 AM ET, 07/18/2011

Women’s World Cup final: Japan rejoices

With its dramatic shootout victory in the Women’s World Cup final, Japan achieved “something bigger and better than the game” and filled a nation still struggling with the fallout from recent natural disasters with joy and pride and a much-needed positive distraction.

By Matt Brooks  |  09:51 AM ET, 07/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:33 AM ET, 07/18/2011

Former NHL player Joe Sakic hits a $1-million hole-in-one in Lake Tahoe tourney

Former NHL player Joe Sakic strikes it rich with a $1-million hole-in-one in Tahoe tournament.

By Cindy Boren  |  08:33 AM ET, 07/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:19 PM ET, 07/17/2011

Women’s World Cup: Hope Solo is Maksim Chmerkovskiy’s dream ‘Dancing with the Stars’ partner

After loss in World Cup final, Hope Solo could land on ‘Dancing with the Stars,’ if Maksim Chmerkovskiy has any say in the matter.

By Cindy Boren  |  08:19 PM ET, 07/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:11 PM ET, 07/17/2011

Women’s World Cup: Happy kid lifts his shirt as U.S. scores against Japan

In World Cup final, one happy kid celebrates a U.S. goal against Japan by lifting his shirt.

By Cindy Boren  |  05:11 PM ET, 07/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:05 PM ET, 07/15/2011

Women’s World Cup: USA-Japan final provides opportunity for two teams of destiny

Call it parity, call it growth, call it what you will. But on either side of the Pacific Ocean, fans of women’s soccer have reason to believe their squad could be a team of destiny.

By Matt Brooks  |  05:05 PM ET, 07/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:34 PM ET, 07/15/2011

Duke basketball family lawsuit: Fan sues sister, school over Blue Devils season tickets

A woman is suing Duke University, her sister and her brother-in-law over a pair of “good” season tickets to Blue Devils basketball games.

By Matt Brooks  |  03:34 PM ET, 07/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:56 PM ET, 07/15/2011

Kristin Cavallari, Jay Cutler and — of course — Chad Ochocinco make fashion statement

Chad Ochocinco has designing ideas as Kristin Cavallari models and Jay Cutler looks piqued/bored.

By Cindy Boren  |  02:56 PM ET, 07/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:10 PM ET, 07/15/2011

Tiger Woods may be struggling financially; Elin Nordegren finds a new man

Lost endorsement deals, a hefty divorce settlement and a lack of production on the golf course have Tiger Woods struggling to cover his lavish lifestyle, according to reports.

By Matt Brooks  |  01:10 PM ET, 07/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:09 PM ET, 07/15/2011

Lawrence Timmons takes a shot at Roger Goodell, too, as James Harrison apologizes

Lawrence Timmons says Roger Goodell has generated ‘a lot of animosity’ as James Harrison apologizes for using gay slur.

By Cindy Boren  |  01:09 PM ET, 07/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:17 PM ET, 07/15/2011

Real Madrid golf cart runs over fan (Video)

A golf cart carrying Real Madrid players plowed into an over-eager fan during a training session on the campus of UCLA, proving once again that the Copa del Rey winners will run over just about anything.

By Matt Brooks  |  12:17 PM ET, 07/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:50 AM ET, 07/15/2011

Report: Ohio State’s Jim Tressel had history of compliance violations

Former Ohio State Coach Jim Tressel was cited for compliance violations in performance reviews by the school years ago.

By Cindy Boren  |  11:50 AM ET, 07/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:21 AM ET, 07/15/2011

Women’s World Cup: Nelly the elephant picks Japan to beat USA in final (Video)

A baby elephant in Germany predicts winners during the Women’s World Cup, following in the footsteps of Paul the Octopus in a long line of clairvoyant creatures.

By Matt Brooks  |  10:21 AM ET, 07/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:10 AM ET, 07/15/2011

San Francisco Giants reality show, “The Franchise,” debuts (Video)

Brian Wilson and the World Series champion San Francisco Giants provide an all-access pass to life in Major League Baseball in a new reality TV series on Showtime.

By Matt Brooks  |  09:10 AM ET, 07/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:05 AM ET, 07/15/2011

Report: Jim Riggleman hired by San Francisco Giants as a scout

Former National manager Jim Riggleman joins San Francisco Giants as a scout.

By Cindy Boren  |  09:05 AM ET, 07/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:19 AM ET, 07/15/2011

British Open 2011: Tom Watson makes more magic with a hole-in-one

Tom Watson, who has delivered plenty of magic in winning five British Opens, adds another with a hole-in-one.

By Cindy Boren  |  08:19 AM ET, 07/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:53 PM ET, 07/14/2011

Lindsey Vonn gets another ESPY and meets Justin Bieber

Lindsey Vonn gets an ESPY for the second straight year and this time gets to meet Justin Bieber. Which pleases her.

By Cindy Boren  |  02:53 PM ET, 07/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:28 PM ET, 07/14/2011

Roger Clemens mistrial: Is it time to stop prosecuting drug cheats?

Roger Clemens gets a mistrial on Day 2 and the prosecution looks bad. Is it worth pursuing these cases?

By Cindy Boren  |  01:28 PM ET, 07/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:38 AM ET, 07/14/2011

Metrodome roof goes up; now NFL lockout must end

The Metrodome roof that collapsed last winter is reinflated and ready for some football. If only the NFL would comply ...

By Cindy Boren  |  11:38 AM ET, 07/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:55 AM ET, 07/14/2011

Serena Williams is a smash hit at the ESPYs

Serena Williams, in a very tight pink dress, steals the show at the ESPYs.

By Cindy Boren  |  10:55 AM ET, 07/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:50 AM ET, 07/14/2011

British Open 2011: A hole-in-one for Dustin Johnson

After struggling a bit at the British Open, Dustin Johnson settles down — and gets at hole-in-one at the 16th hole.

By Cindy Boren  |  08:50 AM ET, 07/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:04 AM ET, 07/14/2011

British Open 2011: Rory McIlroy finds the early going rough, finishes 1-over

British Open 2011: Rory McIlroy finishes with a 1-over 71; Thomas Bjorn fires a 5-under 65

By Cindy Boren  |  08:04 AM ET, 07/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:14 AM ET, 07/14/2011

ESPYs: Brian Wilson sports a spux. Yes, a spandex tuxedo.

At the ESPYs, Giants reliever Brian Wilson sports a spux. That’s really all you need to know.

By Cindy Boren  |  07:14 AM ET, 07/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:02 PM ET, 07/13/2011

British Open 2011: High winds may shorten Royal St. George’s course

British Open may see a repeat of 2003, when only Ben Curtis was under par, thanks to high winds that may shorten the course.

By Cindy Boren  |  10:02 PM ET, 07/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:53 PM ET, 07/13/2011

James Harrison’s incendiary comments drawing ire of fellow NFL players

While it sounds like Steelers linebacker James Harrison is backing off harsh comments he made about NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, teammates and other players, NFL players have not been quick to jump to Harrison’s defense.

By Matt Brooks  |  04:53 PM ET, 07/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:16 PM ET, 07/13/2011

Michael Irvin says ‘I will absolutely support’ any gay athlete

Michael Irvin tells Out magazine that ‘I will absolutely support’ any gay athlete.

By Cindy Boren  |  03:16 PM ET, 07/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:11 PM ET, 07/13/2011

Steelers James Harrison calls Roger Goodell “devil,” “dictator,” insults Ben Roethlisberger in magazine interview

In an interview with Men’s Journal, Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison has harsh words for NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, teammates Ben Roethlisberger, Rashard Mendenhall.

By Matt Brooks  |  02:11 PM ET, 07/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:51 PM ET, 07/13/2011

NBA Lockout: Players get $160 million in escrow money back; Kevin Durant, Dwight Howard join stars looking overseas

NBA owners announced Tuesday they will return $160 million in escrow money to players while more high-profile stars announce an interest in playing overseas if the lockout drags on.

By Matt Brooks  |  12:51 PM ET, 07/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:17 PM ET, 07/13/2011

Tom Brady, Peyton Manning, Drew Brees say ‘it is time’ for NFL lockout to end

Tom Brady, Peyton Manning and Drew Brees urge an end to the NFL lockout.

By Cindy Boren  |  12:17 PM ET, 07/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:06 AM ET, 07/13/2011

Women’s World Cup: USA vs. France semifinal preview; meet Megan Rapinoe

Abby Wambach, Megan Rapinoe and the United States carry the momentum of Sunday’s epic victory over Brazil into Tuesday’s semifinal against France.

By Matt Brooks  |  11:06 AM ET, 07/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:37 AM ET, 07/13/2011

Roger Clemens trial: Instructions about staying awake, opening statements

Roger Clemens’ trial begins with jurors cautioned about staying alert and opening statements.

By Cindy Boren  |  10:37 AM ET, 07/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:26 AM ET, 07/13/2011

Women’s World Cup: Pia Sundhage takes a calm approach with U.S. team

Women’s World Cup: Pia Sundhage coaches the U.S. team that plays France in a semifinal today with a calm, steady hand

By Cindy Boren  |  10:26 AM ET, 07/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:14 AM ET, 07/13/2011

All-Star Game: Prince Fielder’s home run earns slugger MVP honors, cheers from fickle fans, new teammate in Francisco Rodriguez

Fielder’s bomb to left-center capped a night full of short-term memory loss. The hometown crowd quickly forgot they were supposed to be booing the slugger, and Fielder helped the National League forget it had lost 13 consecutive Midsummer Classic’s before 2010.

By Matt Brooks  |  10:14 AM ET, 07/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:28 AM ET, 07/13/2011

All-Star Game: Brian Wilson makes his pitch for Carlos Beltran

All-Star Game: Brian Wilson makes a blatant pitch for Carlos Beltran, then earns a save for National League. While wearing shoes with his mug on ‘em.

By Cindy Boren  |  08:28 AM ET, 07/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:50 PM ET, 07/12/2011

MLB All-Star Game 2011 preview: Will lineup attrition limit drama, ratings?

Unprecedented lineup attrition is a troubling trend that has resulted in ballooned rosters and a perceived watering down of a showcase already struggling to retain viewers.

By Matt Brooks  |  04:50 PM ET, 07/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:56 PM ET, 07/12/2011

Report: Michael Vick is on the verge of another endorsement deal

Report: After signing again with Nike, Michael Vick is on the verge of endorsement deal with MusclePharm.

By Cindy Boren  |  02:56 PM ET, 07/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:24 PM ET, 07/12/2011

Tour de France: Car crashing into cyclists draws laughs from ESPN’s Michael Smith

When you witness the carnage caused by a reckless French televison vehicle and recognize that the wounded riders are athletes and not stunt doubles, giggling like a school girl is not the first impulse — unless you’re ESPN television personality Michael Smith.

By Matt Brooks  |  02:24 PM ET, 07/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:47 PM ET, 07/12/2011

Women’s World Cup: Gus Johnson goes crazy over Abby Wambach’s goal

In a Women’s World Cup fantasy, Abby Wambach scores and Gus Johnson goes berserk.

By Cindy Boren  |  01:47 PM ET, 07/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:58 PM ET, 07/12/2011

KFC tells Dwyane Wade there’s a job for him at the drive-thru

KFC offers Dwyane Wade a job during NBA lockout; talk about a bucket list.

By Cindy Boren  |  12:58 PM ET, 07/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:13 PM ET, 07/12/2011

Luol Deng hosts basketball clinic in South Sudan

Chicago Bulls forward Luol Deng— a Sudanese refu­gee — was in South Sudan to celebrate the new nation’s independence while hosting the country’s first basketball clinic.

By Matt Brooks  |  12:13 PM ET, 07/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:07 PM ET, 07/12/2011

Yankees fan who caught Jeter’s 3,000th hit may hear from the IRS

Christian Lopez, who caught Derek Jeter’s 3,000th hit, may face a tax bill on gifts from Yankees.

By Cindy Boren  |  12:07 PM ET, 07/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:07 PM ET, 07/12/2011

British Open 2011: Tom Watson expresses concern about Tiger Woods’s future

At British Open, Tom Watson expresses concern about Tiger Woods’s ability to bounce back from injury.

By Cindy Boren  |  12:07 PM ET, 07/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:17 AM ET, 07/12/2011

Women’s World Cup: Abby Wambach goal reaction vs. Landon Donovan (Video)

A video montage captures Abby Wambach’s dramatic goal for the U.S. the same way Landon Donovan’s game-winner at the 2010 World Cup inspired a global reaction video. So which moment was more memorable?

By Matt Brooks  |  11:17 AM ET, 07/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:26 AM ET, 07/12/2011

Ohio State loses recruit to Michigan, faces a lawsuit by ESPN

Prized recruit says others will choose Michigan over Ohio State; ESPN sues over records.

By Cindy Boren  |  10:26 AM ET, 07/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:58 AM ET, 07/12/2011

Home Run Derby: Robinson Cano wins, credits dear old dad

Robinson Cano’s surprising derby victory with his father on the mound reminded fans of the father-son tradition of the American pasttime.

By Matt Brooks  |  09:58 AM ET, 07/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:01 AM ET, 07/12/2011

Home Run Derby: Fan nearly falls from stands as he tries to catch a ball

Home Run Derby, won by Robinson Cano, takes a backseat as fan is saved from near-fall from stands.

By Cindy Boren  |  08:01 AM ET, 07/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:40 PM ET, 07/11/2011

Home Run Derby preview: David Ortiz’s AL sluggers vs. Prince Fielder’s NL mashers

Previewing the 2011 MLB All-Star Home Run Derby, where David Ortiz’s AL sluggers will face off against Prince Fielder’s NL mashers.

By Justin Bank  |  06:40 PM ET, 07/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:49 PM ET, 07/11/2011

Texas Rangers fan Shannon Stone’s death resonates in firefighter community

Hundreds of friends, family members and fellow firefighters turned out for 39-year-old Shannon Stone’s funeral Monday in Brownwood, Texas.

By Matt Brooks  |  04:49 PM ET, 07/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:57 PM ET, 07/11/2011

Hines Ward arrested for DUI, ‘Pacman’ Jones arrested for being ‘Pacman’ Jones

A pair of NFL players made poor use of their free time over the weekend as Steelers WR Hines Ward and Cowboys CB Adam ‘Pacman’ Jones both were arrested in alcohol-related incidents.

By Ian Saleh  |  03:57 PM ET, 07/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:08 PM ET, 07/11/2011

LeBron James to outfit Kentucky, Ohio State and Miami basketball teams in Nike brand jerseys

Three Division 1 NCAA basketball programs — Kentucky, Ohio State and Miami — have signed onto the LeBron James Nike brand.

By Matt Brooks  |  03:08 PM ET, 07/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:37 PM ET, 07/11/2011

Paul Pierce still alive at 2011 World Series of Poker main event

Boston Celtics captain Paul Pierce is the latest NBA star to pop up somewhere unexpected. The savvy veteran is competing in the World Series of Poker main event where he advanced to the second day with a very healthy 63,000 chip count.

By Matt Brooks  |  01:37 PM ET, 07/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:17 PM ET, 07/11/2011

David Beckham scores a goal, has a baby girl, will play against Manchester United at MLS All-Star game

Soccer icon David Beckham scores a signature goal, earns All-Star honors while wife Victoria Beckham gives birth to the couple’s first daughter, Harper Seven Beckham.

By Matt Brooks  |  12:17 PM ET, 07/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:50 AM ET, 07/11/2011

Reports of Tiger Woods announcement are false, according to agent

Tiger Woods will not make a live “special announcement” Monday, despite earlier reports, according to his agent.

By Matt Brooks  |  10:50 AM ET, 07/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:14 AM ET, 07/11/2011

Abby Wambach’s extra-time goal lifts U.S. to thrilling victory over Brazil in Women’s World Cup quarterfinals (Video)

Abby Wambach’s brilliant header on Megan Rapinoe’s perfectly-placed cross that knotted Sunday’s wild quarterfinal with Brazil sent a shockwave through television audiences around the country.

By Matt Brooks  |  10:14 AM ET, 07/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:04 AM ET, 07/11/2011

Tour de France 2011: Car crashes into cyclists during ninth stage (Video)

Spain’s Juan-Antonio Flecha and Dutchman Johnny Hoogerland crashed after a French TV car crashed into them while Alexandre Vinokourov fractured his thighbone in a wreck-ravaged ninth stage.

By Matt Brooks  |  09:04 AM ET, 07/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:24 PM ET, 07/08/2011

Rangers fan dies from fall trying to catch Hamilton foul ball raising stadium safety concerns

Shocking death of Rangers fan who fell from outfield bleachers raises questions about safety at Rangers Ballpark and other Major League Baseball stadiums.

By Matt Brooks  |  06:24 PM ET, 07/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:36 PM ET, 07/08/2011

Kobe Bryant to play oversees during NBA lockout?

Turkish club Besiktas — the same team that may land Deron Williams and Zaza Pachulia should the NBA lockout last into the fall — is now hoping to lure Kobe Bryant across the Atlantic. .

By Ian Saleh  |  05:36 PM ET, 07/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:49 PM ET, 07/08/2011

Justin Timberlake loves college sports... he’s just not very good at them (Video)

Justin Timberlake went back to college to prep for his role as Capitol One Cup presenter at the 2011 ESPYs.

By Matt Brooks  |  03:49 PM ET, 07/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:03 PM ET, 07/08/2011

Report: Houston Rockets’ Yao Ming to retire after eight seasons in NBA

Houston Rockets center Yao Ming has reportedly decided to retire from the NBA after eight injury-riddled seasons.

By Ian Saleh  |  03:03 PM ET, 07/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:25 PM ET, 07/08/2011

Tony Parker flies a jet pack while killing time during NBA lockout

San Antonio Spurs guard Tony Parker flew a “water-propelled jet pack” above the Mediterranean Sea during a vacation in St. Tropez.

By Matt Brooks  |  02:25 PM ET, 07/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:05 PM ET, 07/08/2011

Derek Jeter march to 3,000 hits: The waiting is the hardest part

Derek Jeter pursues 3,000 hits. Rays pitchers hold the key to how long he’ll have to wait.

By Justin Bank  |  02:05 PM ET, 07/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:37 PM ET, 07/08/2011

Ricky Hatton retires from the ring (Video)

British boxing folk hero retires with 45-2 record as he continues to battle depression and alcoholism following 2009 knockout by Manny Pacquiao.

By Matt Brooks  |  01:37 PM ET, 07/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:50 AM ET, 07/08/2011

NFL Lockout: 8th Circuit Court rules 2-1 to allow lockout to continue

In a surprisingly-timed decision, the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled 2-1 to allow the NFL lockout to continue.

By Matt Brooks  |  10:50 AM ET, 07/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:18 AM ET, 07/08/2011

Texas Rangers fan dies after fall while trying to catch ball from Josh Hamilton (Video)

Shannon Stone, a 39-year-old firefighter, plummetted 20 feet reaching for a ball tossed into the stands and later died on the way to a nearby hospital during Thursday’s Rangers-Athletics game in Arlington, Texas.

By Matt Brooks  |  10:18 AM ET, 07/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:14 AM ET, 07/08/2011

London Olympics: IOC bans needles, shames countries with no female athletes at games

In its ongoing quest to root out doping from international sporting competition, the International Olympic Committee has adopted a “no needle” policy for the 2012 London Olympics.

By Matt Brooks  |  09:14 AM ET, 07/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:31 PM ET, 07/07/2011

Jose Reyes on DL: What this means for the shortstop, the Mets, and you

Jose Reyes, the Mets shortstop, is headed to the disabled list leaving questions for player, team and fantasy owners.

By Justin Bank  |  06:31 PM ET, 07/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:43 PM ET, 07/07/2011

Russia’s 2014 Sochi Olympics torch relay may include outer space

While NASA gears up for the launch of Atlantis, across the Pacific Ocean, Russia’s Olympic organizers are crafting a plan to send the torch into space in the lead up to the 2014 Winter Games.

By Matt Brooks  |  04:43 PM ET, 07/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:25 PM ET, 07/07/2011

Roger Clemens trial: Sticking it to high-profile athletes

What’s the value in the possible outcomes of the Clemens perjury trial, and should Congress and the courts be focusing their efforts on bigger national issues?

By Matt Brooks  |  04:25 PM ET, 07/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:50 PM ET, 07/07/2011

Nets G Deron Williams reportedly to play in Turkey if NBA lockout continues

Guard Deron Williams plans to play for Besiktas in Turkey if the NBA lockout continues.

By Ian Saleh  |  12:50 PM ET, 07/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:05 PM ET, 07/07/2011

Colts legend John Mackey dies; first NFLPA president fought for NFL health care reform

Former Baltimore Colts tight end, union president and Hall of Fame inductee John Mackey died Wednesday after a lengthy battle with dementia. He was 69.

By Matt Brooks  |  12:05 PM ET, 07/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:08 AM ET, 07/07/2011

Oakland Athletics present MC Hammer bobblehead night

The Oakland A’s will give away 15.000 MC Hammer bobbleheads on July 17 as part of the team’s “80s weekend.”

By Matt Brooks  |  11:08 AM ET, 07/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:49 AM ET, 07/07/2011

World Cup 2022: Extreme Qatar heat could force FIFA to create game of thirds instead of halves

To combat the sweltering heat in Qatar, FIFA may explore a proposal to change the format of the game from two 45-minute halves to three 30-minute periods.

By Matt Brooks  |  09:49 AM ET, 07/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:49 AM ET, 07/07/2011

Caroline Wozniacki’s match put on hold by opponent’s ringing cell phone (Video)

With match point on her racquet, Caroline Wozniacki was forced to wait to serve out her Swedish Open match when a phone began ringing — in her opponent’s bag.

By Matt Brooks  |  08:49 AM ET, 07/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:56 PM ET, 07/06/2011

Cowboys’ Roy Williams sues ex-girlfriend to get engagement ring back

Dallas Cowboys’ wide receiver Roy Williams is reportedly suing former girlfriend Brooke Daniels in an attempt to get back a $75,000 engagement ring he mailed her in February.

By Ian Saleh  |  03:56 PM ET, 07/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:12 PM ET, 07/06/2011

Wimbledon champion Novak Djokovic boogies at Belgrade homecoming (Video)

With the most prized trophy in the sport and his first world No. 1 ranking in hand, Djokovic returned to his home in Serbia on Monday to celebrate with more than 100,000 fans.

By Matt Brooks  |  02:12 PM ET, 07/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:13 PM ET, 07/06/2011

Tour de France 2011: Crashes dominate fifth stage as Norway’s Thor Hushovd maintains lead

Three-time champion Alberto Contador was one of numerous riders to hit the asphalt on Wednesday as high winds led to a flurry of crashes during the fifth stage.

By Matt Brooks  |  12:13 PM ET, 07/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:15 AM ET, 07/06/2011

Prince William’s street hockey foray in Canada

The Duke of Cambridge showed off his linguistic skills — and a weak wrist shot — before adoring fans in Canada’s Northwest Territories.

By Matt Brooks  |  11:15 AM ET, 07/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:20 AM ET, 07/06/2011

Tiger Woods lands endorsement deal for Japanese heat rub (Video)

In his first endorsement since the 2009 sex scandal ruined his marriage and derailed his career, Tiger Woods is promoting a Japanese heat rub, of all things.

By Matt Brooks  |  10:20 AM ET, 07/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:18 AM ET, 07/06/2011

Roger Clemens perjury trial set to begin

The most decorated pitcher of Major League Baseball history will take the stand Wednesday hoping to avoid becoming one of the most disgraced players in baseball history.

By Matt Brooks  |  08:18 AM ET, 07/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:01 PM ET, 07/05/2011

Hot dog eating contest: Joey Chestnut wins fifth straight, Kobayashi unofficially breaks world record with 69

While American Joey Chestnut was winning his fifth straight Fourth of July hot dog eating contest title belt on Coney Island, chief rival Kobayashi was breaking Chestnut’s world record on a Manhattan rooftop.

By Matt Brooks  |  12:01 PM ET, 07/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:31 PM ET, 07/01/2011

Tour de France 2011: Quick Step team bus searched by police

On eve of Tour de France, team bus belonging to Quick Step cyclists is searched by police.

By Cindy Boren  |  05:31 PM ET, 07/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:25 PM ET, 07/01/2011

Los Angeles Dodgers employees’ paychecks bounce

Some part-time staffers see their checks bounce during 48-hour freeze on Dodgers’ team accounts.

By Matt Brooks  |  04:25 PM ET, 07/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:24 PM ET, 07/01/2011

New York Times Co. sells part of its Boston Red Sox stake

Three buyers pick up shares in Boston Red Sox as New York Times Co. makes another sale.

By Cindy Boren  |  04:24 PM ET, 07/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:44 PM ET, 07/01/2011

Klitschko vs. Haye: Heavyweight fight front and center

Wladimir Klitschko and David Haye will go toe to toe Saturday night in Germany hoping to put heavyweight boxing back on the map.

By Matt Brooks  |  03:44 PM ET, 07/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:41 PM ET, 07/01/2011

Eagles quarterback Michael Vick makes a comeback with Nike, too

Michael Vick, the NFL’s comeback player of the year, makes a comeback with Nike, too.

By Cindy Boren  |  01:41 PM ET, 07/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:04 PM ET, 07/01/2011

London 2012 Olympics ticketing system has citizens in uproar

Britons are struggling to secure tickets to the Olympic games on their home soil and they’re not happy about it.

By Matt Brooks  |  01:04 PM ET, 07/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:20 AM ET, 07/01/2011

Wimbledon 2011: John McEnroe, Bjorn Borg team up to launch underwear line

Tennis legends, former rivals announce the release of a joint underwear collection on the 30th anniversary of their epic 1981 Wimbledon final.

By Matt Brooks  |  11:20 AM ET, 07/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:42 AM ET, 07/01/2011

Former Puerto Rican NBA player Jose “Piculin” Ortiz arrested with 218 marijuana plants, assault rifle amunition

Former Puerto Rican basketball star arrested with copious amounts of marijuana, weapons at his home.

By Matt Brooks  |  10:42 AM ET, 07/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:30 AM ET, 07/01/2011

NBA Lockout: NBA.com loses videos, player pages

When the NBA’s work stoppage officially began Thursday, videos, player pages and all images of NBA athletes instantly vanished from the league’s Web site.

By Matt Brooks  |  09:30 AM ET, 07/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:04 AM ET, 07/01/2011

NBA Lockout: Basketball lives on FIBA U-19 championships

The NBA may be on hiatus, but that won’t stop some of the country’s top young talent from battling it out for international supremacy on the hardwood

By Matt Brooks  |  09:04 AM ET, 07/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:01 AM ET, 07/01/2011

Wimbledon 2011 live blog: Novak Djokovic beats Jo-Wilfried Tsonga; Rafael Nadal tops Andy Murray

In Wimbledon semifinals, Novak Djokovic beats Jo-Wilfried Tsonga; Rafael Nadal tops Andy Murray.

By Cindy Boren  |  08:01 AM ET, 07/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:50 PM ET, 06/30/2011

Lester, Red Sox beat Phillies to avoid sweep

Jon Lester turned in a gem and the Boston Red Sox avoided a three game sweep at the hands of the best team in baseball with a 5-2 victory in Philadelphia.

By Matt Brooks  |  04:50 PM ET, 06/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:37 PM ET, 06/30/2011

Los Angeles Dodgers stiff-arming MLB’s attempt to oversee baseball operations

Embattled team owner Frank McCourt continues his efforts to avoid Bud Selig’s takeover of the now-bankrupt franchise.

By Matt Brooks  |  03:37 PM ET, 06/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:37 PM ET, 06/30/2011

NBA headed for lockout after players, owners cannot agree

NBA owners expected to lock out players at midnight after both sides fail to agree on new CBA.

By Cindy Boren  |  03:37 PM ET, 06/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:20 PM ET, 06/30/2011

Robert Garrigus says he and other golfers smoked pot during Nationwide Tour events

Robert Garrigus, who finished in tie for third at U.S. Open, says he and other golfers smoked pot during Nationwide events.

By Cindy Boren  |  03:20 PM ET, 06/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:13 PM ET, 06/30/2011

Tour de France 2011: Lance Armstrong leaves a void in cycling’s big event

Tour de France is about to begin, but it isn’t the same without Lance Armstrong.

By Cindy Boren  |  02:13 PM ET, 06/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:16 PM ET, 06/30/2011

Copa America: Mexican national team players suspended for hiring prostitutes

Eight players on Mexico’s Copa America team were suspended and fined for partying with prostitutes in their Ecuador hotel rooms.

By Matt Brooks  |  01:16 PM ET, 06/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:17 PM ET, 06/30/2011

Wimbledon 2011: Sharapova-Lisicki semifinal isn’t live on U.S. TV

Wimbledon semifinal between Maria Sharapova and Sabine Lisicki isn’t shown live on U.S. TV.

By Cindy Boren  |  12:17 PM ET, 06/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:44 AM ET, 06/30/2011

Women’s World Cup: An early Canada Day in Germany?

While their country prepares to celebrate its national holiday, can the Canadian women claim a much-needed victory against France in a critical Group A match?

By Matt Brooks  |  11:44 AM ET, 06/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:41 AM ET, 06/30/2011

NFL Lockout: Fantasy Football industry feeling the hurt

While the NFL is in danger of losing big money as the lockout wears on, the $800 million dollar fantasy football industry is already reeling.

By Matt Brooks  |  10:41 AM ET, 06/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:58 AM ET, 06/30/2011

Wimbledon 2011 live blog: Maria Sharapova beats Sabine Lisicki, will face Petra Kvitova in final

Maria Sharapova rolls into Wimbledon final, where she’ll play Petra Kvitova.

By Cindy Boren  |  07:58 AM ET, 06/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

 

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