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The Early Lead: August, 2011

Posted at 05:02 PM ET, 08/30/2011

Michael Vick, the $100 million man, says, ‘I never thought this day would come again’

Michael Vick explains why his second $100-million deal in the NFL won’t end the way his first did and darned if he isn’t believable.

By Cindy Boren  |  05:02 PM ET, 08/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:45 PM ET, 08/30/2011

Joe Paterno may coach Penn State opener from press box

Penn State coach Joe Paterno is trying hard to recover from hip and arm injuries in time to be on the field for the Nittany Lions’ opener Saturday against Indiana State.

By Matt Brooks  |  03:45 PM ET, 08/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:37 PM ET, 08/30/2011

Madden NFL 12 hits stores Tuesday, features Browns RB Peyton Hills on cover

The annual rush of football fans to pick up the newest iteration in EA Sports’ blockbuster Madden franchise is underway, as copies of Madden NFL 12 hit store shelves Tuesday morning.

By Ian Saleh  |  02:37 PM ET, 08/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:37 PM ET, 08/30/2011

Texas A&M denies reports it sent letter of withdrawal to Big 12

A spokesman for Texas A&M is denying reports that the school sent a letter of withdrawal to the Big 12 conference amid rumors it will join the SEC in 2013.

By Matt Brooks  |  01:37 PM ET, 08/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:35 PM ET, 08/30/2011

Jeremy Shockey saves life of choking teammate Ben Hartsock

When one of his Carolina Panthers teammates choked on a piece of pork tenderloin, Jeremy Shockey stepped up and saved his life.

By Cindy Boren  |  12:35 PM ET, 08/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:21 PM ET, 08/30/2011

NFL, players’ union will donate $1 million for 9/11 memorials, charities

The NFL and player’s union announced they will team up to donate $1 million to memorials and charities commemorating the 10-year anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks, which coincides with the first Sunday of the NFL season.

By Matt Brooks  |  12:21 PM ET, 08/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:39 AM ET, 08/30/2011

Javaris Crittenton arrested by FBI at California airport

Former Wizards player Javaris Crittenton, a suspect in an Atlanta murder, is arrested in California by FBI. He was returning to Georgia.

By Cindy Boren  |  11:39 AM ET, 08/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:19 AM ET, 08/30/2011

U.S. Open: Venus Williams returns in style; Maria Sharapova tested; Melanie Oudin falls in first round

Venus Williams looked sharp in her return to the court after two months off, Maria Sharapova needed three sets to advance and American darling Melanie Oudin was bounced early. On the men’s side, Roger Federer, Mardy Fish and Gael Monfils all advanced easily.

By Matt Brooks  |  11:19 AM ET, 08/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:10 AM ET, 08/30/2011

Ron Artest, Hope Solo to compete on Dancing With the Stars Season 13

Ron Artest will debut his dancing shoes for season 13 of Dancing With the Stars, which premieres on Sept. 19, three days after the Los Angeles Lakers star is scheduled to have his name legally changed to Metta World Peace.

By Matt Brooks  |  10:10 AM ET, 08/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:08 AM ET, 08/30/2011

Brandon Jacobs, Muhammad Wilkerson ejected in Giants-Jets game (video)

NFL preseason football is nobody’s idea of a picnic, but Brandon Jacobs and Muhammad Wilkerson awake the “Monday Night Football” crowd with a fight during Jets-Giants game.

By Cindy Boren  |  09:08 AM ET, 08/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:31 AM ET, 08/30/2011

Michael Vick gets a six-year, $100-million deal with Philadelphia Eagles; creditors line up

Six-year deal places Michael Vick among the NFL’s highest-paid QBs; now, he must get out of bankruptcy.

By Cindy Boren  |  08:31 AM ET, 08/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:46 PM ET, 08/29/2011

Javaris Crittenton will turn himself in; ‘he’s innocent,” lawyer says

Javaris Crittenton will take red-eye flight from Los Angeles to Atlanta and on Tuesday morning will surrender to authorities who have accused him of the shooting death of a 22-year-old woman.

By Cindy Boren  |  06:46 PM ET, 08/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

U.S. Open: Mardy Fish rolls; No. 5 seed Petra Kvitova falls on Day 1

Playing as the top American at the U.S. Open for the first time in his career, Mardy Fish claiming a convincing straight-sets victory over Tobias Kamke while Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova was the first highly-seeded woman to fall on Day 1 in New York.

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

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

Tennessee Titans place Chris Johnson on reserve/did not report list

Because running back Chris Johnson continues his holdout, the Tennessee Titans make a procedural move as first day of cuts nears.

By Cindy Boren  |  04:29 PM ET, 08/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:34 PM ET, 08/29/2011

Andre Ethier says Los Angeles Dodgers forced him to play injured

Over the weekend Ethier told T.J. Simers of the Los Angeles Times his right knee will require surgery in the offseason, and despite his discomfort and struggles at the plate, the Dodgers keep trotting him out night after night.

By Matt Brooks  |  03:34 PM ET, 08/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:32 PM ET, 08/29/2011

FBI issues ‘Wanted’ poster for Javaris Crittenton, saying he’s believed to be ‘armed and dangerous’

Former Wizard Javaris Crittenton is wanted by FBI in connection with shooting death of a 22-year-old Atlanta woman.

By Cindy Boren  |  02:32 PM ET, 08/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:08 PM ET, 08/29/2011

Arizona Cardinals lose Greg Toler for season with torn ACL

Cornerback Greg Toler is latest Arizona Cardinals starter to suffer a season-ending injury.

By Cindy Boren  |  02:08 PM ET, 08/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:32 PM ET, 08/29/2011

Report: Michael Beasley injures wrist in China

Minnesota Timberwolves forward Michael Beasley was playing on a tour through China when he reportedly injured his wrist. And from the sounds of the tweets and articles coming across the Pacific, the wrist could be broken.

By Matt Brooks  |  01:32 PM ET, 08/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:18 PM ET, 08/29/2011

Usain Bolt disqualified in 100-meter final; double-amputee Oscar Pistorius fails to qualify for 400-meter final at World track championships (Video)

Usain Bolt was disqualified for jumping the start of Sunday’s 100-meter final while South African double-amputee Oscar Pistorius reached the 400-meter final but did not qualify for the finals. In the decathlon, Americans Trey Hardee and Ashton Eaton went 1-2.

By Matt Brooks  |  12:18 PM ET, 08/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:09 PM ET, 08/29/2011

Dallas Cowboys, Andre Gurode reach decision to part ways

Center Andre Gurode gets his walking papers from Dallas Cowboys; where will he land?

By Cindy Boren  |  12:09 PM ET, 08/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:43 AM ET, 08/29/2011

Indianapolis Colts activate Peyton Manning from PUP list (updated)

Peyton Manning can now begin practicing with Indianapolis Colts, but his status for the season opener Sept. 11 remains uncertain.

By Cindy Boren  |  11:43 AM ET, 08/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 08/29/2011

Arsenal reeling from Manchester United 8-2 blowout; club will pay fans for future match tickets

In the wake of a humiliating 8-2 defeat to Manchester United on Sunday, Arsenal is offering to pay for future away match tickets to the Gunners fans unfortunate enough to witness Wayne Rooney’s hat trick at their team’s expense.

By Matt Brooks  |  11:00 AM ET, 08/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:56 AM ET, 08/29/2011

Arian Foster’s injury not serious, Texans Coach Gary Kubiak says

Arian Foster, Houston Texans running back and fantasy football darling, is expected to be ready for season opener, Gary Kubiak says.

By Cindy Boren  |  10:56 AM ET, 08/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:02 AM ET, 08/29/2011

U.S. Open 2011 Day 1: Venus Williams, Maria Sharapova, Roger Federer, Mardy Fish open play

Hurricane Irene won’t delay U.S. Open with first-day matches featuring Maria Sharapova, Venus Williams, Roger Federer and American Mardy Fish.

By Cindy Boren  |  10:02 AM ET, 08/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:59 PM ET, 08/26/2011

Countdown to Metta World Peace: Ron Artest name change put on hold

Mercurial Los Angeles Lakers star Ron Artest was ready to change his name to Metta World Peace until a Los Angeles court discovered he had outstanding traffic warrants. Re-set your Metta World Peace countdown clocks for high noon on Sept. 16.

By Matt Brooks  |  03:59 PM ET, 08/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:34 PM ET, 08/26/2011

Hurricane Irene forces schedule changes for NFL, MLB, PGA, U.S. Open, MLS

Saturday’s Jets-Giants NFL matchup has been moved from primetime to 2 p.m., Major League Baseball is booking day-night double-headers and the Barclays has been shortened to 54 holes — all to avoid the threat of Hurricane Irene.

By Matt Brooks  |  01:34 PM ET, 08/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:14 PM ET, 08/26/2011

Tiger Woods selected for U.S. Presidents Cup team

Despite recent struggles, Fred Couples selected Tiger Woods as a captain’s choice for the U.S. Presidents Cup team because, “he’s the best player in the world forever.”

By Matt Brooks  |  12:14 PM ET, 08/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:08 AM ET, 08/26/2011

Fantasy Football draft notes: Peyton Manning hurting, Chris Johnson holding out, Michael Vick struggling

Peyton Manning may miss the start of the season, Chris Johnson continues his holdout and Michael Vick has been highly inconsistent in the preseason, making all three players to consider lowering in your pre-draft fantasy football rankings.

By Matt Brooks  |  11:08 AM ET, 08/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:46 AM ET, 08/26/2011

Yankees blast record three grand slams; Jorge Posada plays 2B

Thursday night in the Bronx the Yankees mashed a major league record three grand slams to roar back from 7-1 deficit and claim a 22-9 victory that kept them one game back of the Red Sox.

By Matt Brooks  |  09:46 AM ET, 08/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:30 PM ET, 08/25/2011

A white Michael Vick? ESPN questions impact of race on quarterback’s public perception

What if Michael Vick were white?

By Matt Brooks  |  03:30 PM ET, 08/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:03 PM ET, 08/25/2011

Heath Bell, Carlos Pena, David Wright claims and the MLB Waiver system explained

Health Bell claimed by the Giants. Carlos Pena claimed by the Yankees. David Wright claimed by the Rockies?!? What does it all mean?

By Justin Bank  |  03:03 PM ET, 08/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:11 PM ET, 08/25/2011

Danica Patrick signs on with NASCAR’s Nationwide Series

IndyCar Series driver, media darling and marketing machine Danica Patrick made the much anticipated announcement that she will make the full-time move to NASCAR’s Nationwide Series.

By Matt Brooks  |  01:11 PM ET, 08/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:32 AM ET, 08/25/2011

Danica Patrick to announce full-time move to NASCAR

Danica Patrick is expected to announce a deal with JR Motorsports on Thursday that will bring her to NASCAR’s second-tier circuit.

By Matt Brooks  |  11:32 AM ET, 08/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:49 AM ET, 08/25/2011

SMU wants to join the Big 12

Southern Methodist University — which infamously received the NCAA’s “death penalty” in the 1980s — is stating its case for inclusion in future Big 12 conference expansion.

By Matt Brooks  |  10:49 AM ET, 08/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:44 AM ET, 08/25/2011

Baltimore legend Mike Flanagan’s death hits Orioles hard

Former Baltimore Orioles pitching legend Mike Flanagan was found dead Wednesday afternoon on his rural Maryland property. His passing came as a devastating shock to those in and around the Orioles organization.

By Matt Brooks  |  09:44 AM ET, 08/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:49 AM ET, 08/25/2011

Chris Johnson meets with Titans as holdout continues; Packers may cut RB Ryan Grant

Tennesse Titans running back Chris Johnson has yet to sign the contract that would make him the highest-paid back in the NFL. Meantime Ryan Grant is just trying to make the Green Bay Packers roster.

By MattBrooks  |  08:49 AM ET, 08/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:16 PM ET, 08/24/2011

U.S. Open: Andy Samberg does his best McEnroe, Agassi, Bjorg impressions for New York Times Magazine

Andy Samberg is playing both sides of classic tennis rivalries in a New York Times Magazine cover story on the intimacy of on-court rivalries.

By Matt Brooks  |  03:16 PM ET, 08/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:27 PM ET, 08/24/2011

Detroit Lions quickly sell out return to Monday Night Football

The Detroit Lions needed only 45 minutes to sell out their first Monday Night Football game since 2001, announcing loud and clear that the people of Detroit are finally “ready for some football” once again.

By Matt Brooks  |  01:27 PM ET, 08/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:49 PM ET, 08/24/2011

AP report: Bruce Pearl, former Tennessee basketball coach, receives multiyear penalty from NCAA

The Associated Press has reported former Tennessee Volunteers men’s basketball coach Bruce Pearl was hit with a multiyear penalty from the NCAA for multiple major recruiting violations.

By Matt Brooks  |  12:49 PM ET, 08/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:03 PM ET, 08/24/2011

Jason Campbell faces questions after Oakland Raiders draft Terrelle Pryor

The Oakland Raiders took Terrelle Pryor in the supplemental draft and, naturally, that raises questions about Jason Campbell’s future. This is nothing new for him.

By Cindy Boren  |  12:03 PM ET, 08/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:58 AM ET, 08/24/2011

Indianapolis Colts agree to terms with Kerry Collins with Peyton Manning’s status uncertain

Colts owner Jim Irsay says Kerry Collins, not Brett Favre, will join the team as Peyton Manning recovers from neck surgery.

By Cindy Boren  |  10:58 AM ET, 08/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:31 AM ET, 08/24/2011

Athletes react to earthquake on East Coast

From fear to excitement to blame acceptance, athletes had plenty to say about the 5.8 -magnitude earthquake that struck Virginia and surrounding states Tuesday.

By Matt Brooks  |  10:31 AM ET, 08/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:25 AM ET, 08/24/2011

After earthquake, Baltimore Ravens continue stadium inspections ahead of game against Washington Redskins

Baltimore’s M&T Bank Stadium passed initial inspections, but Ravens will bring in structural engineers before Thursday’s game against the Redskins.

By Cindy Boren  |  10:25 AM ET, 08/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:58 AM ET, 08/24/2011

Earthquake aftermath: Torrey Smith sprints, Philadelphia Eagles shower, Frederick Keys slash prices (video)

Everybody deals with an earthquake differently: Torrey Smith turns on the burners. The Eagles keep showering. The Frederick Keys sell tickets for $5.90.

By Cindy Boren  |  08:58 AM ET, 08/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:59 PM ET, 08/23/2011

Giants lose another defensive player: Marvin Austin tears pectoral muscle

The defensive losses keep piling up for New York Giants as Marvin Austin is expected to be out for the season

By Cindy Boren  |  04:59 PM ET, 08/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:00 PM ET, 08/23/2011

Report: Albert Haynesworth is practicing. Football. With the Patriots.

Stop the presses. For the first time since Aug. 4, Albert Haynesworth is participating in a New England Patriots practice.

By Cindy Boren  |  04:00 PM ET, 08/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:03 PM ET, 08/23/2011

Giants lose another cornerback, Brian Witherspoon, for the season

Injuries continue to hit Giants’ defense with Brian Witherspoon out for the season with torn ACL

By Cindy Boren  |  03:03 PM ET, 08/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:32 PM ET, 08/23/2011

Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho faces 12-game suspension for eye poke during Madrid-Barcelona brawl

The Spanish football federation began to discipline those involved in last week’s Real Madrid-Barcelona brawl on Tuesday and Madrid coach Jose Mourinho could face a 12-match ban for poking a Barcelona assistant in the eye..

By Matt Brooks  |  02:32 PM ET, 08/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:43 PM ET, 08/23/2011

Alonzo Mourning, Patrick Ewing discuss Georgetown brawl in China

Former Hoyas Alonzo Mourning, Patrick Ewing say Georgetown brawl in China is ‘just not what the university is about.’

By Michael Lee  |  01:43 PM ET, 08/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:07 PM ET, 08/23/2011

Matt Holliday pulled from Cardinals-Dodgers game with moth stuck inside his ear

St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Matt Holliday was forced to leave Monday’s game against the Los Angeles Dodgers when a moth got stuck deep inside his ear.

By Matt Brooks  |  12:07 PM ET, 08/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:57 AM ET, 08/23/2011

Dallas Cowboys sign Shayne Graham, kicker cut by Redskins

Dallas Cowboys spice up their kicking competition by adding Shayne Graham, who was cut by Redskins.

By Cindy Boren  |  11:57 AM ET, 08/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:54 AM ET, 08/23/2011

Florida man sells fake Babe Ruth autographed baseballs to 35 pawn shops

Last week Florida police arrested Marc A. Szakaly and charged him with organized fraud to conclude an investigation that involved 19 law enforcement agencies in 15 counties. Szakaly is accused of selling fake Babe Ruth autographed baseballs to 35 pawn shops.

By Matt Brooks  |  11:54 AM ET, 08/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:23 AM ET, 08/23/2011

Dolphins sign running back Larry Johnson, pass on Clinton Portis

Larry Johnson, cut by Redskins last year, signs with Dolphins. Miami passes on Clinton Portis.

By Cindy Boren  |  10:23 AM ET, 08/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:57 AM ET, 08/23/2011

Lakers forward Luke Walton to join Memphis coaching staff during NBA lockout

While other NBA players are signing overseas contracts and hunting for retail jobs, Los Angeles Lakers forward will be serving as an assistant coach for the Memphis Tigers.

By Matt Brooks  |  09:57 AM ET, 08/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:11 AM ET, 08/23/2011

Terrell Thomas is out for the season, another devastating injury for New York Giants

New York Giants lose Terrell Thomas to torn ACL, further depleting the team’s defense.

By Cindy Boren  |  09:11 AM ET, 08/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:24 AM ET, 08/23/2011

Tom Brady, Gisele Bundchen the world’s highest-paid celebrity couple (sigh)

To no one’s great surprise, the world’s highest-paid celebrity couple is Patriots QB Tom Brady and supermodel Gisele Bundchen. Don’t hate.

By Cindy Boren  |  08:24 AM ET, 08/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:09 PM ET, 08/22/2011

Chelsea midfielder John Obi Mikel’s father freed from captors in north Nigeria

Ten days after he was last seen, Michael Obi, the father of Chelsea and Ni­ger­ian national soccer star John Obi Mikel was found alive in the Ni­ger­ian city of Kano.

By Matt Brooks  |  04:09 PM ET, 08/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:03 PM ET, 08/22/2011

Broncos name Kyle Orton starting QB; Tim Tebow, Brady Quinn compete to be No. 2

Kyle Orton will be the Broncos’ starter Sept. 12, which means that Tim Tebow and Brady Quinn will battle it out for the No. 2 spot.

By Cindy Boren  |  04:03 PM ET, 08/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:14 PM ET, 08/22/2011

Jered Weaver signs $85 million deal to stay with Los Angeles Angels

The Los Angeles Angels made sure their ace wouldn’t be the next in a long line of elite pitchers to cash in with major free agent contracts, by signing right-hander Jered Weaver — the AL starter in July’s All-Star Game — to a five-year deal worth $85 million.

By Matt Brooks  |  03:14 PM ET, 08/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:05 PM ET, 08/22/2011

Albert Haynesworth’s parting words: “Go, Patriots”

As he enters a D.C. courthouse, Albert Haynesworth has only two words to say: “Go, Patriots”

By Cindy Boren  |  03:05 PM ET, 08/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:20 PM ET, 08/22/2011

Terrelle Pryor goes to Oakland Raiders in third round of supplemental draft

Former Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor is taken in supplemental draft by Oakland Raiders.

By Cindy Boren  |  02:20 PM ET, 08/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:14 PM ET, 08/22/2011

Report: Raiders, 49ers will end preseason rivalry

After fight put several fans in hospital, Raiders and 49ers reportedly will end their preseason games.

By Cindy Boren  |  02:14 PM ET, 08/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:30 PM ET, 08/22/2011

USOC will not submit bid to host 2020 Olympics

USOC tells interested cities that it will not submit a bid to host the 2020 Games.

By Cindy Boren  |  01:30 PM ET, 08/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:07 PM ET, 08/22/2011

The Delonte West job hunt continues; selling knives at Sam’s Club is latest prospect

Not wanting to pigeon-hole his employment opportunities, Boston Celtics guard Delonte West is looking for work as a knife saleman at retail stores Sam’s Club and BJ’s.

By Matt Brooks  |  01:07 PM ET, 08/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:06 PM ET, 08/22/2011

Raiders CEO Amy Trask defends fans after violence at game in San Francisco

After violence erupts between 49ers and Raiders fans at preseason game, Oakland CEO Amy Trask defends Raider Nation.

By Cindy Boren  |  01:06 PM ET, 08/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:39 AM ET, 08/22/2011

Georgetown returns to basketball court in China without incident (Video)

Georgetown’s return to the court for the second leg of its China tour went off without a hitch despite the lingering images, videos and questions surrounding last week’s wild on-court brawl between the Hoyas and Bayi Rockets.

By Matt Brooks  |  11:39 AM ET, 08/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:09 AM ET, 08/22/2011

Terrelle Pryor spices up NFL’s supplemental draft; party like it’s ... April

The NFL supplemental draft is Terrelle Pryor’s party. And who doesn’t want to party at 1 p.m. on a Monday?

By Cindy Boren  |  11:09 AM ET, 08/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:59 AM ET, 08/22/2011

Belgian soccer fans heckle Japanese goalkeeper Eiji Kawashima about Fukushima disaster, halting match (Video)

A Belgian club soccer match was temporarily halted Saturday after visiting Beerschot fans began berating Lierse SK’s Japanese goalkeeper Eiji Kawashima with chants of “Kawashima, Fukushima!” referencing the natural disasters that devastated northeast Japan.

By Matt Brooks  |  10:59 AM ET, 08/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:22 AM ET, 08/22/2011

U.S. Open: Novak Djokovic injured, Serena Williams recovering; Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer looking to bounce back

A sore shoulder forced Novak Djokovic to retire from Sunday’s Western & Southern Open final — a tournament that saw early exits from Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer and another foot injury sidelining Serena Williams.

By Matt Brooks  |  10:22 AM ET, 08/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:21 AM ET, 08/22/2011

Colts owner Jim Irsay tweets about Brett Favre with Peyton Manning’s availability uncertain

Peyton Manning may not be ready in time for the Colts’ season opener and owner Jim Irsay tweets that he’s in Hattiesburg, Miss., home of — yikes — Brett Favre.

By Cindy Boren  |  08:21 AM ET, 08/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:10 PM ET, 08/20/2011

Cardinals rookie RB Ryan Williams out for season with knee injury (updated)

Ryan Williams, Arizona Cardinals’ rookie out of Virginia Tech, suffered a ruptured patellar tendon in Friday game against Green Bay.

By Cindy Boren  |  05:10 PM ET, 08/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:03 PM ET, 08/20/2011

Jim Irsay, Bill Polian say Colts must be prepared to open season without Peyton Manning (updated)

Colts owner Jim Irsay tweets that QB Peyton Manning, who has never missed a game in his NFL career, may be sidelined for the opener.

By Cindy Boren  |  05:03 PM ET, 08/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:59 AM ET, 08/20/2011

Clinton Portis worked out with New England Patriots on Friday

Clinton Portis, cut by the Redskins in February, gets a workout with the New England Patriots.

By Cindy Boren  |  11:59 AM ET, 08/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:20 PM ET, 08/19/2011

Georgetown brawls with China’s Bayi Rockets: The animated video

Video footage from Thursday’s brutal mid-game brawl between the Georgetown University men’s basketball team and China’s Bayi Rockets military team continues to generate tons of web traffic. Now there’s an animated video, too.

By Matt Brooks  |  05:20 PM ET, 08/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:45 PM ET, 08/19/2011

Mardy Fish beats Rafael Nadal at Western & Southern Open

Mardy Fish’s career year continued Friday when he knocked of world No. 2 Rafael Nadal to reach the Western & Southern Open semifinals in Cincinnati.

By Matt Brooks  |  03:45 PM ET, 08/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:31 PM ET, 08/19/2011

Jim Hendry fired as Chicago Cubs General Manager: Soriano, Fukudome, and Zambrano mistakes did him in

Hendry has been GM since 2002. He leaves a legacy of big signings and dissapointing results.

By Justin Bank  |  02:31 PM ET, 08/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:11 PM ET, 08/19/2011

Fantasy Football 2011 rankings: Adrian Peterson, Arian Foster top RB rankings

Getting ready for your Fantasy Football draft? Whether you are in the 12th season of your keeper league or trying an auction league for the first time, getting your player rankings by position in place can be a hassle. Here are three sets of position rankings from ESPN, NFL.com and Yahoo! and some draft day tips.

By Ian Saleh and Matt Brooks  |  01:11 PM ET, 08/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:34 PM ET, 08/19/2011

University of Miami football scandal: Should NCAA implement death penalty, make example of Hurricanes?

The details of the decade-long scandal involving the University of Miami’s football program are still trickling out, but from what we already know it’s evident this could be the most egregious, widespread and long-lasting disregard for NCAA rules and regulations ever. Does it warrant the NCAA’s infamous “death penalty?”

By Matt Brooks  |  12:34 PM ET, 08/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:52 AM ET, 08/19/2011

Georgetown brawl in China: Former Hoyas react

As word of the brawl between Georgetown and a Chinese professional basketball team circulated on the Internet on Thursday, former Hoyas took to Twitter to express their thoughts.

By Matt Brooks  |  09:52 AM ET, 08/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:53 AM ET, 08/19/2011

Michael Vick clarifies comments from GQ article, says he’s glad to be with Philadelphia Eagles

One day after Michael Vick was quoted in a GQ article saying NFL officials urged him to join the Philadelphia Eagles over other teams, Vick has clarified his comments and the NFL has denied his claims.

By Matt Brooks  |  08:53 AM ET, 08/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:43 PM ET, 08/18/2011

The Little League World Series 2011: The dates to know and the guides to help us watch

The Little League World series features teams from eight countries and eight U.S stats. Learn how to learn more about them than you can ever imagine here.

By Justin Bank  |  04:43 PM ET, 08/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:08 PM ET, 08/18/2011

Kobe Bryant scores 43 points, hits game-winner in Drew League game (Video)

Kobe Bryant, the most talked about basketball player in China — before the Georgetown basketball brawl — scored 43 points including a game-winner during a Drew League game.

By Matt Brooks  |  03:08 PM ET, 08/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:46 PM ET, 08/18/2011

Colorado Rockies’ Mike Jacobs tests positive for HGH, suspended for 50 games

Colorado Rockies minor league first baseman Mike Jacobs is the first professional athlete in North America to test positive for human growth hormone (HGH). He received a 50-game suspension from MLB and was released by the Rockies.

By Ian Saleh  |  01:46 PM ET, 08/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:15 PM ET, 08/18/2011

Is trampoline dodgeball the next Olympic sport?

If trampoline can make the cut as a gymnastics event in the Olympics, why not take it a step further with trampoline dodgeball?

By Matt Brooks  |  12:15 PM ET, 08/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:10 AM ET, 08/18/2011

Novak Djokovic does his best Maria Sharapova impersonation in new Head commercial

Novak Djokovic has always been good at impersonations. Now the No. 1 player in the world is doing his best Maria Sharapova impression in a new Head commercial.

By Matt Brooks  |  11:10 AM ET, 08/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:31 AM ET, 08/18/2011

NFL rules Terrelle Pryor eligible for Monday’s supplemental draft; suspends former Ohio State quarterback five games

The NFL declares former Ohio State QB Terrelle Pryor eligible for the supplemental draft but suspends him for the first five games of the season.

By Matt Brooks  |  10:31 AM ET, 08/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:22 AM ET, 08/18/2011

Report: New York Rangers’ Sean Avery cleared in LAPD battery incident

Two weeks after New York Rangers pest Sean Avery was charged with battery against a Los Angeles police officer, TMZ is reporting he did not shove an officer, and will avoid prosecution.

By Matt Brooks  |  09:22 AM ET, 08/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:52 PM ET, 08/17/2011

Rugby World Cup: New Zealand’s plans to use sheep and sex to promote tournament draw ridicule from Kiwis

When Rugby World Cup organizers in New Zealand announced their intention to promote the tournament by parading sheep and scantily-clad women through city streets, it’s no wonder many Kiwis objected.

By Matt Brooks  |  03:52 PM ET, 08/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:42 PM ET, 08/17/2011

Serena Williams withdraws from tournament with right toe injury

Serena Williams withdraws from tournament with right toe injury. Now, though, she’ll have time to attend wedding of Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries.

By Cindy Boren  |  03:42 PM ET, 08/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:42 PM ET, 08/17/2011

Winnipeg Jets’ Rick Rypien had battled depression for years

Rick Rypien, the Winnipeg Jets’ forward who died Monday, seemed at ease after a long battle with depression.

By Cindy Boren  |  03:42 PM ET, 08/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:51 PM ET, 08/17/2011

Lions’ Ndamukong Suh apparently is fined $20,000

Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh seems to indicate that he’s been fined $20,000 — and he can’t believe his eyes.

By Cindy Boren  |  02:51 PM ET, 08/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:42 PM ET, 08/17/2011

University of Miami allegations: Vilma, Wilfork, Hester, NFL stars have no comment on Yahoo investigation

Former University of Miami players Vilma, Wilfork, Hester, and others now in NFL have nothing to say about Yahoo report.

By Cindy Boren  |  01:42 PM ET, 08/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:55 PM ET, 08/17/2011

Aaron Maybin, New York Jets agree to one-year deal

New York Jets and Aaron Maybin, a classic draft bust, reportedly have reached agreement on a one-year deal.

By Cindy Boren  |  12:55 PM ET, 08/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:27 PM ET, 08/17/2011

Andy Roddick throws a temper tantrum, crashes out of top 20 for first time since 2001

A first-round exit at the Western & Southern Open will drop Andy Roddick out of the top 20 for the first time in a decade, continuing a frustrating 2011 season for the last American Grand Slam champion.

By Matt Brooks  |  12:27 PM ET, 08/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:13 AM ET, 08/17/2011

Arsenal’s Alex Song suspended three games for stomping on Newcastle United’s Joey Barton

Arsenal’s Alex Song and Gervinho each drew three-game suspensions for going after Newcastle United’s pesky provocateur, Joey Barton.

By Matt Brooks  |  11:13 AM ET, 08/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:19 AM ET, 08/17/2011

Report: Jets expect to sign Aaron Maybin, a draft bust with Bills

Jets reportedly turn to Aaron Maybin, a draft bust with Buffalo Bills, to help with pass rush. Evidently, they’ve forgotten the Vernon Gholston experience.

By Cindy Boren  |  10:19 AM ET, 08/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:47 AM ET, 08/17/2011

Cleveland Indians help Jack Hannahan see son’s birth

Jack Hannahan needed $35,000 to catch a private plane home to witness the premature birth of his first child. His Cleveland Indians teammates made sure he got there in time.

By Matt Brooks  |  09:47 AM ET, 08/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:03 AM ET, 08/17/2011

Jeremy Maclin mystery continues, although Eagles GM expects him to return ‘shortly’

Philadelphia Eagles GM expects Jeremy Maclin back “shortly,” but that’s the extent of the update on his medical condition.

By Cindy Boren  |  09:03 AM ET, 08/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:25 PM ET, 08/16/2011

Jim Tressel, Lloyd Carr pay Cleveland Browns camp a visit

Former Ohio State coach Jim Tressel visits the Cleveland Browns’ training camp. Minus his trademark vest.

By Cindy Boren  |  04:25 PM ET, 08/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:59 PM ET, 08/16/2011

LeBron James gets dunked on by kid during Nike Asia tour (Video)

LeBron James gets pickpocketed and then dunked on by a Taiwanese kid during an all-star game in Taipei. Watch it before the video disappears forever!

By Matt Brooks  |  02:59 PM ET, 08/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:41 PM ET, 08/16/2011

Belichick says NFL wants to eliminate kickoffs; NFL disagrees

In criticizing new rule, Patriots Coach Bill Belichick says NFL wants to eliminate kickoffs; the NFL disagrees.

By Cindy Boren  |  02:41 PM ET, 08/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:39 PM ET, 08/16/2011

Jeremy Maclin still missing from Philadelphia Eagles practice with mystery illness

Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Jeremy Maclin has yet to practice with his team and the Eagles continue to withhold the cause of his absence.

By Matt Brooks  |  02:39 PM ET, 08/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:19 PM ET, 08/16/2011

Kimbo Slice scores massive knockout in boxing debut (Video)

Former bare-knuckle fighter and UFC competitor is making waves on YouTube once again after needing just 17 seconds to claim a knockout victory in his first professional boxing match.

By Matt Brooks  |  01:19 PM ET, 08/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:12 PM ET, 08/16/2011

Police investigating incident involving Kobe Bryant in San Diego church

San Diego police would like to speak to Kobe Bryant after Lakers star allegedly took cell phone from man during church service.

By Cindy Boren  |  01:12 PM ET, 08/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:01 PM ET, 08/16/2011

Jim Thome has 600 home runs; is he a Hall of Famer?

Jim Thome gained entrance into one of baseball’s exclusive clubs with his 600th home run. Does that make him a Hall of Famer?

By Cindy Boren  |  12:01 PM ET, 08/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:53 AM ET, 08/16/2011

Boston Celtics guard Delonte West applies for job at Home Depot

After a judge ruled he could not leave the country to pursue an overseas contract during the NBA lockout, Delonte West went with his backup plan: he applied for a job at Home Depot.

By Matt Brooks  |  11:53 AM ET, 08/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:13 AM ET, 08/16/2011

Report: Manchester United plans $1 billion Singapore IPO

Manchester United plans to raise $1 billion with Singapore IPO, Wall Street Journal reports.

By Cindy Boren  |  10:13 AM ET, 08/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:27 AM ET, 08/16/2011

Winnipeg Jets’ Rick Rypien dies at 27

Rick Rypien, cousin of former Washington Redskins quarterback Rick Rypien, is found dead in his Alberta home.

By Cindy Boren  |  09:27 AM ET, 08/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:28 PM ET, 08/15/2011

Delmon Young traded to Detroit Tigers

Delmon Young was traded from Minnesota to division rivals Detroit on the eve of a three-game series between the Twins and Tigers in exchange for left-handed minor leaguer Cole Nelson and a player to be named.

By Matt Brooks  |  03:28 PM ET, 08/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:52 PM ET, 08/15/2011

Marcos Ambrose becomes NASCAR’s fifth first-time winner at Watkins Glen

Marcos Ambrose is the latest first-time winner in NASCAR race at Watkins Glen.

By Cindy Boren  |  02:52 PM ET, 08/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:42 PM ET, 08/15/2011

Chelsea’s John Obi Mikel appeals for release of abducted father in Nigeria

Chelsea midfielder John Obi Mikel made a public appeal for the release of his father, who was reportedly abducted in Nigeria last Friday.

By Matt Brooks  |  02:42 PM ET, 08/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:56 PM ET, 08/15/2011

Mark Sanchez in GQ: ‘I wanted to fight’ Jets Coach Rex Ryan

Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez recounts a pivotal moment from 2010 season: He wanted to fight Rex Ryan

By Cindy Boren  |  01:56 PM ET, 08/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:41 PM ET, 08/15/2011

Carlos Zambrano wears out welcome with Chicago Cubs, placed on disqualified list

Carlos Zambrano’s latest temper tantrum resulted in the Chicago Cubs placing the temperamental right-hander on the 30-day disqualified list, which may signal the end of Zambrano’s run in Chi-Town.

By Matt Brooks  |  12:41 PM ET, 08/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:26 AM ET, 08/15/2011

Commissioner David Stern isn’t ruling out NBA contraction

Whenever the lockout ends, contraction of the number of NBA teams will be addressed, David Stern says.

By Cindy Boren  |  11:26 AM ET, 08/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:26 AM ET, 08/15/2011

Terrelle Pryor’s status uncertain, but his camp is confident as NFL supplemental draft nears

Representatives for Terrelle Pryor are confident, but former Ohio State QB still in limbo as NFL supplemental draft approaches.

By Cindy Boren  |  11:26 AM ET, 08/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:04 AM ET, 08/15/2011

Dallas Cowboys coach Jason Garrett cracks down on hazing

One year after Dez Bryant’s much-publicized refusal to carry a teammates shoulder pads, Dallas Cowboys coach Jason Garrett is putting the kabosh on hazing and pranks targeted at rookies.

By Matt Brooks  |  11:04 AM ET, 08/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:28 AM ET, 08/15/2011

Diamondbacks lose pitcher Jason Marquis with broken right leg

Jason Marquis of the Diamondbacks gamely tries to pitch after being struck by line drive, but his right leg is broken.

By Cindy Boren  |  10:28 AM ET, 08/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:30 AM ET, 08/15/2011

Cesc Fabregas to Barcelona deal finally complete

A transfer rumored to be in the works for years finally became reality Monday as Arsenal sold Cesc Fabregas to Barcelona, sending the star Spanish midfielder back home.

By Matt Brooks  |  09:30 AM ET, 08/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:00 PM ET, 08/12/2011

Report: Lee Evans traded to Baltimore Ravens from Buffalo Bills

The Baltimore Ravens added another field-stretching weapon for young quarterback Joe Flacco on Friday by completing a trade for Buffalo Bills wide receiver Lee Evans.

By Matt Brooks  |  03:00 PM ET, 08/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:10 PM ET, 08/12/2011

Green Bay Packers visit the White House (Video)

The Super Bowl champion Green Bay Packers visit President Obama at the White House on Friday, proving Charles Woodson’s worth as a soothsayer.

By Matt Brooks  |  02:10 PM ET, 08/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:59 PM ET, 08/12/2011

U.S. skier Robert “Sandy” Vietze cut from development team for allegedly urinating on airline passenger

Robert “Sandy” Vietze has been booted from the U.S. Ski Team development squad after he allegedly urinated on a 12-year-old girl during on a JetBlue red-eye flight.

By Matt Brooks  |  12:59 PM ET, 08/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:16 PM ET, 08/12/2011

Tim Tebow outshines Kyle Orton in Denver Broncos preseason opener

A solid performance in Denver’s preseason opener adds fuel to the debate over Tim Tebow’s potential to be the Broncos starting quarterback in 2011.

By Matt Brooks  |  12:16 PM ET, 08/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:01 AM ET, 08/12/2011

Tennessee Titans are ready to pay Chris Johnson — as soon as he shows up to camp

On Thursday the Titans announced they are willing to make Chris Johnson the highest-paid running back in NFL history — as soon as the Pro Bowl back shows up to camp.

By Matt Brooks  |  11:01 AM ET, 08/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:33 AM ET, 08/12/2011

NFL’s new kickoff rule gets rocky reception from fans — and Josh Cribbs

The NFL moved kickoffs to the 35-yard line and, in preseason openers, the result wasn’t very popular with fans.

By Cindy Boren  |  09:33 AM ET, 08/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:31 AM ET, 08/12/2011

PGA Championship: Rory McIlroy playing despite wrist injury

One day after straining a tendon in his right wrist, Rory McIlroy was back out on the course Friday at the Atlanta Athletic Club, hoping to ignore the pain and position himself for a run this weekend.

By Matt Brooks  |  09:31 AM ET, 08/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:49 AM ET, 08/12/2011

Ten years after Korey Stringer’s death, heat-related deaths still plague football teams around the country

It’s been 10 years since Minnesota Viking Korey Stringer collapsed and died suddenly from heat stroke during training camp, and yet

By Matt Brooks  |  08:49 AM ET, 08/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:33 PM ET, 08/11/2011

PGA Championship: Steve Stricker leads; Tiger Woods falters

A promising start turned disastrous for Tiger Woods in his opening round at the PGA Championship while Steve Stricker was bogey-free at atop the leader board through 14 holes.

By Matt Brooks  |  01:33 PM ET, 08/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:51 PM ET, 08/11/2011

Albert Haynesworth reportedly restructures deal with New England Patriots

What is it about playing for Robert Kraft and Bill Belichick in New England that makes even the most stubborn, divisive athletes suddenly transform into selfless, do-as-you’re-told teammates?

By Matt Brooks  |  12:51 PM ET, 08/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:12 AM ET, 08/11/2011

Dan Uggla extends hitting streak to 31 games for Atlanta Braves

After a rocky start in Atlanta, Dan Uggla is on fire at the perfect time as the Braves continue their postseason push.

By Matt Brooks  |  11:12 AM ET, 08/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:19 AM ET, 08/11/2011

Rex Grossman is optimistic for 2011; Washington Redskins fans are decidedly pessimistic

While Rex Grossman is predicting an NFC East title, some Redskins fans are predicting a 1-15 season. Is this the most pessimistic Washington fans have ever been heading into a season?

By Matt Brooks  |  10:19 AM ET, 08/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:31 AM ET, 08/11/2011

PGA Championship: Tiger Woods tees off

Tiger Woods began his opening round of the 93rd PGA Championship with a pair of birdies on his first two holes Thursday. Will he be able to put his recent distractions behind him and make a run this weekend?

By Matt Brooks  |  09:31 AM ET, 08/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:58 AM ET, 08/11/2011

Steve Smith signs with Philadelphia Eagles, draws ire from New York Giants fans

In a surprising move New York Giants wide receiver Steve Smith — who is still recovering from microfracture surgery on his left knee — spurned his team to sign a one-year contract with NFC East rivals Philadelphia.

By Matt Brooks  |  08:58 AM ET, 08/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:16 PM ET, 08/10/2011

Redneck Olympics under fire from U.S. Olympic Committee

The U.S. Olympic Committee is threatening legal action against Redneck Olympics organizer Harold Brooks just days after the conclusion of the inaugural competition.

By Matt Brooks  |  04:16 PM ET, 08/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:03 PM ET, 08/10/2011

Hope Solo, a naked netminder? Goalie tweets that she’ll appear in ESPN’s body issue

Hope Solo hints via Twitter that she may be posing nude for ESPN’s annual body issue. This will be a popular issue.

By Cindy Boren  |  03:03 PM ET, 08/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:41 PM ET, 08/10/2011

Los Angeles approves NFL stadium project, now needs a team

The Los Angeles City Council approved a plan for privately funded $1.2 billion Farmers Field which could host NFL football games as soon as 2016. But which NFL team will relocate to L.A.?

By Matt Brooks  |  02:41 PM ET, 08/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:05 PM ET, 08/10/2011

Countdown to Metta World Peace: Ron Artest considers Cheshire Jets and sees Celine Dion

While waiting to officially change his name to Metta World Peace, Ron Artest stays busy with British basketball option and Celine Dion concert.

By Cindy Boren  |  02:05 PM ET, 08/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:50 PM ET, 08/10/2011

British Olympic beach volleyball players sport QR codes on bikini bottoms

British Olympic hopefuls Zara Dampney and Shauna Mullin have signed a sponsorship deal with the betting firm Betfair and have agreed to sport Quick Response (QR) codes on their bikini bottoms at this week’s tournament in London.

By Matt Brooks  |  12:50 PM ET, 08/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:48 PM ET, 08/10/2011

PGA Championship 2011: Tiger Woods says he’s happy for Steve Williams

Tiger Woods says he was surprised by his ex-caddie’s comments but is happy for Steve Williams.

By Cindy Boren  |  12:48 PM ET, 08/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:51 AM ET, 08/10/2011

Arena Football League fan grabs player from stands

A Jacksonville Sharks fan took the Arena Football League’s pledge to provide interactivity with players a step too far when he held a Georgia Force kick returner during Monday’s American Conference championship game.

By Matt Brooks  |  11:51 AM ET, 08/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:07 AM ET, 08/10/2011

Kosuke Fukudome helps Cleveland Indians beat Detroit Tigers in 14th inning

Tuesday night in a critical AL Central matchup with Detroit, Kosuke Fukudome validated the Indians’ trade for him with a 14th inning, bases-loaded walk-off...hit by pitch.

By Matt Brooks  |  11:07 AM ET, 08/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:05 AM ET, 08/10/2011

PGA Championship 2011: Paul Azinger on Tiger Woods, Steve Williams — and Adam Scott

PGA Championship 2011: Paul Azinger dissects Tiger Woods, Steve Williams — and Adam Scott

By Cindy Boren  |  10:05 AM ET, 08/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:14 AM ET, 08/10/2011

NFL’s Abdullah brothers excused from camp for Ramadan dinner at White House

NFL’s Hamza and Husain Abdullah excused from training camps for Ramadan dinner tonight at White House

By Cindy Boren  |  09:14 AM ET, 08/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:41 AM ET, 08/10/2011

Ochocinco is looking for a good home — with a Patriots fan

Chad Ochocinco is looking for a temporary home and wants to room with a Patriots fan. What could go wrong?

By Cindy Boren  |  08:41 AM ET, 08/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:08 PM ET, 08/09/2011

London riots threaten Premier League, but Olympic tests are still on

London riots threaten Premier League and Football League, but Olympic organizers continue their preparations for next summer.

By Cindy Boren  |  04:08 PM ET, 08/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:01 PM ET, 08/09/2011

Haynesworth is ‘day-to-day,’ Belichick says, for Patriots

Albert Haynesworth is ‘day-to-day,’ New England Patriots Coach Bill Belichick says.

By Cindy Boren  |  03:01 PM ET, 08/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:42 PM ET, 08/09/2011

Shannon Sharpe says he didn’t mean anything by omitting Mike Shahanan from Hall of Fame speech

Shannon Sharpe, who won two Super Bowls with Mike Shanahan in Denver, wasn’t sending any kind of message by omitting him from Hall of Fame speech

By Cindy Boren  |  02:42 PM ET, 08/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:21 PM ET, 08/09/2011

Richard Dent explains why he left Mike Ditka, Buddy Ryan out of Hall of Fame speech

Richard Dent left Mike Ditka, Buddy Ryan and, it turns out, he had a good reason for doing so.

By Cindy Boren  |  01:21 PM ET, 08/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:51 AM ET, 08/09/2011

Steve Williams says ‘I was a bit over the top’ in comments about Tiger Woods

Fired caddie Steve Williams says scene after victory by Adam Scott, his new boss, was a bit much.

By Cindy Boren  |  11:51 AM ET, 08/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 08/09/2011

Patriots’ throng of defensive linemen at practice doesn’t include Albert Haynesworth

Albert Haynesworth, for the third day, isn’t among the throng of defensive linemen on the field for the New England Patriots.

By Cindy Boren  |  09:00 AM ET, 08/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:18 AM ET, 08/09/2011

England, Netherlands soccer game called off as Rio Ferdinand, Wayne Rooney call for end to London riots

London riots force soccer friendly between England, Netherlands to be called off as Rio Ferdinand, Wayne Rooney appeal for end to violence.

By Cindy Boren  |  08:18 AM ET, 08/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:33 AM ET, 08/09/2011

Diana Nyad ends swim from Cuba to Florida after 29 hours

Strong winds and currents force Diana Nyad to end her swim from Cuba to Florida after 29 hours.

By Cindy Boren  |  07:33 AM ET, 08/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:34 AM ET, 08/09/2011

Diana Nyad gives up attempt to swim from Cuba to Florida

Diana Nyad, 61, is ‘swimming strongly’ in quest to swim from Cuba to Florida.

By Cindy Boren  |  02:34 AM ET, 08/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:30 PM ET, 08/08/2011

Penn State Coach Joe Paterno injured in collision at practice

Penn State Coach Joe Paterno injured in collision at practice.

By Cindy Boren  |  03:30 PM ET, 08/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:01 PM ET, 08/08/2011

Running back Ricky Williams reportedly will sign with Baltimore Ravens

Running back Ricky Williams reportedly will sign with the Baltimore Ravens.

By Cindy Boren  |  02:01 PM ET, 08/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:28 PM ET, 08/08/2011

Real Madrid signs Leo, a 7-year-old Argentine prodigy

Professional soccer clubs are always on the lookout for young talent to build into the kind of player who can anchor a franchise for a decade or more. Real Madrid took that search to the next level by signing 7-year-old Argentine prospect Leo on Monday.

By Ian Saleh  |  01:28 PM ET, 08/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:19 PM ET, 08/08/2011

Mikel Leshoure will miss Detroit Lions’ 2011 season with torn Achilles

Rookie running back Mikel Leshoure will miss Detroit Lions’ 2011 season with torn Achilles.

By Cindy Boren  |  12:19 PM ET, 08/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:47 AM ET, 08/08/2011

DeSean Jackson ends his holdout, reports to Philadelphia Eagles camp

DeSean Jackson ends his holdout, reports to Philadelphia Eagles camp

By Cindy Boren  |  11:47 AM ET, 08/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

Take that, Tiger: Steve Williams says ‘I’ve never had a bigger win’

Steve Williams, Tiger Woods’ fired caddie, says of Adam Scott’s victory: ‘I’ve never had a bigger win.’

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

Posted at 09:50 AM ET, 08/08/2011

Josh Reddick gets it done as Red Sox take series from Yankees

Josh Reddick gets it done as Red Sox take series from Yankees with 10th-inning win.

By Cindy Boren  |  09:50 AM ET, 08/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:59 AM ET, 08/08/2011

Andre Carter says he’s joining New England Patriots

After five seasons in Washington, Andre Carter says he’ll be joining the New England Patriots.

By Cindy Boren  |  07:59 AM ET, 08/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:56 PM ET, 08/05/2011

Brett Favre on rumors he’ll play for Miami Dolphins: ‘I don’t have any interest’

Brett Favre addresses rumors he’ll play for Miami Dolphins: ‘I don’t have any interest.’

By Cindy Boren  |  06:56 PM ET, 08/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:05 PM ET, 08/05/2011

Video: Latest Red Sox-Yankees ad with Alec Baldwin, John Krasinski

Just in time for Red Sox-Yankees series, it’s the latest ad with rivals Alec Baldwin, John Krasinski (video)

By Cindy Boren  |  06:05 PM ET, 08/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:23 PM ET, 08/05/2011

Tiger Woods stays the course as others move up in second round of Bridgestone Invitational

Tiger Woods updates Staying the course as others move up in the second round of the Bridgestone Invitational.

By Cindy Boren  |  12:23 PM ET, 08/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:25 AM ET, 08/05/2011

Sean Avery arrested, charged with battery of Los Angeles police officer

New York Rangers forward Sean Avery arrested, charged wth battery of a Los Angeles police officer.

By Cindy Boren  |  11:25 AM ET, 08/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:04 AM ET, 08/05/2011

Michael Beasley shoves a fan during New York playground game (video)

Michael Beasley shoves a fan during New York playground game against Kevin Durant’s team (video)

By Cindy Boren  |  10:04 AM ET, 08/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:31 AM ET, 08/05/2011

Braylon Edwards signs a one-year deal with San Francisco 49ers

San Francisco 49ers land top remaining free agent, signing wide receiver Braylon Edwards to a one-year deal.

By Cindy Boren  |  08:31 AM ET, 08/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:36 PM ET, 08/04/2011

Marco Fabian bicycle-kick goal helps Chivas down Barcelona 4-1 (VIDEO)

Talented Mexian youngster Marco Fabian connects on a bicycle-kick goal against Barcelona, the second of two goals that helped Chivas de Gudalajara beat Barca 4-1.

By Ian Saleh  |  03:36 PM ET, 08/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:20 PM ET, 08/04/2011

Tiger Woods back in action at Bridgestone (updated)

Tiger Woods, with a new caddie and a newly healed leg, returns to golf at Bridgestone (updated).

By Cindy Boren  |  03:20 PM ET, 08/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:49 PM ET, 08/04/2011

NBA season canceled? Union chief Billy Hunter predicts season will be lost

NBA player union chief Billy Hunter predicts that the 2011-12 season will be lost.

By Cindy Boren  |  02:49 PM ET, 08/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:15 PM ET, 08/04/2011

LeBron James defends Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow

Tim Tebow finds that LeBron James is in his corner with a spirited defense of his talents. So there’s that.

By Cindy Boren  |  12:15 PM ET, 08/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:23 AM ET, 08/04/2011

Philadelphia Eagles defensive tackle Mike Patterson has brain condition

Mike Patterson, the Philadelphia Eagles defensive tackle who had seizure Wednesday, suffering from brain condition.

By Cindy Boren  |  10:23 AM ET, 08/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:18 PM ET, 08/03/2011

Report: MLB investigating Alex Rodriguez over poker game

Baseball reportedly is investigating Alex Rodriguez over poker game.

By Cindy Boren  |  04:18 PM ET, 08/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:30 PM ET, 08/03/2011

Eagles defensive lineman Mike Patterson collapses, is okay after ‘seizure’ (updated)

Eagles defensive lineman Mike Patterson collapses, is okay after ‘seizure,’ Eagles say. (Updated)

By Cindy Boren  |  03:30 PM ET, 08/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:21 PM ET, 08/03/2011

Texas, Oklahoma football fans get into knife fight at Applebee’s (VIDEO)

An OU football fan allegedly assaulted a Texas fan in a San Antonio Applebee’s after a heated argument. Both were hospitalized with stab wounds, giving yet another example of how not to represent your team.

By Ian Saleh  |  03:21 PM ET, 08/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:56 PM ET, 08/03/2011

Giants tell Osi Umenyiora’s agent he can no longer seek a trade partner

New York Giants say Osi Umenyiora’s agent is no longer free to seek a trade for the defensive end.

By Cindy Boren  |  01:56 PM ET, 08/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:15 PM ET, 08/03/2011

Who doesn’t like chocolate? Bryce Harper sure does.

Bryce Harper makes the most of his time in Pennsylvania by touring the Hershey factory.

By Cindy Boren  |  12:15 PM ET, 08/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:34 AM ET, 08/03/2011

John Lucas III outshines Kevin Durant in New York summer game

Forget the NBA. John Lucas III outplays Kevin Durant in another New York summer game.

By Cindy Boren  |  11:34 AM ET, 08/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:02 AM ET, 08/03/2011

Danica Patrick close to Nationwide deal, but would still drive in Indy 500

Danica Patrick closes in on Nationwide deal, but would still drive in Indy 500

By Cindy Boren  |  10:02 AM ET, 08/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:41 AM ET, 08/03/2011

Andy Reid says ‘Dream Team’ talk about Philadelphia Eagles isn’t reality

Andy Reid puts the kibosh on “Dream Team” talk surrounding the Philadelphia Eagles.

By Cindy Boren  |  08:41 AM ET, 08/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:04 AM ET, 08/03/2011

Report: Carlos Rogers signs one-year deal with San Francisco 49ers

Cornerback Carlos Rogers reportedly signs one-year deal with San Francisco 49ers

By Cindy Boren  |  08:04 AM ET, 08/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:24 PM ET, 08/02/2011

Little League World Series: Saudi Arabia replaces disqualified Uganada team

After potentially altered birth records kept Uganda from representing Africa for the first time at the Little League World Series, Saudi Arabia is now headed to South Williamsport, Pa., to take its place.

By Matt Brooks  |  04:24 PM ET, 08/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:33 PM ET, 08/02/2011

Rex Ryan explains his tattoo; it means ‘believe in yourself’

Rex Ryan explains his tattoo; it means ‘believe in yourself’ and also happens to interest Bill Belichick.

By Cindy Boren  |  02:33 PM ET, 08/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:11 PM ET, 08/02/2011

Ravens pick up former Redskins center Casey Rabach

Baltimore Ravens sign center Casey Rabach, who was released by the Washington Redskins last week.

By Cindy Boren  |  02:11 PM ET, 08/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:09 PM ET, 08/02/2011

Bojana Jovanovski loses in Citi Open quarterfinals, then gets a geography lesson

In the immediate aftermath of her Citi Open defeat, 19-year-old Serbian tennis player Bojana Jovanovski entered the Mercury Insurance Open in Carlsbad. She flew into Carlsbad, New Mexico the following day only to find out the tournament was in Carlsbad, California.

By Matt Brooks  |  02:09 PM ET, 08/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:49 PM ET, 08/02/2011

Suspected Bryan Stow attackers may have harmed others at Dodgers Stadium, according to prosecutors

Detectives now believe the two suspects in the brutal beating of San Francisco Giants fan Bryan Stow — Louie Sanchez and Marvin Norwood — attacked others during their violent rampage on opening day at Dodger Stadium.

By Matt Brooks  |  12:49 PM ET, 08/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:38 PM ET, 08/02/2011

Report: Braylon Edwards entourage involved in fight at Michigan bar

It’s been a rocky summer for free agent wide receiver Braylon Edwards who Sunday was reportedly on hand for a fight at a Michigan club involving members of his entourage.

By Matt Brooks  |  12:38 PM ET, 08/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:47 AM ET, 08/02/2011

Kevin Durant pours in 66 points at Rucker Park (Video)

Announcing an interest to play international basketball during the NBA lockout is so passe. It’s time for a new summer trend to emerge among NBA superstars — like dazzling crowds with jaw-dropping performances in pickup games. Right, Kevin Durant?

By Matt Brooks  |  11:47 AM ET, 08/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:02 AM ET, 08/02/2011

Tiger Woods returns to golf: ‘I’m good to go ... and here I am’

Tiger Woods talks about his injury, firing his caddie and his return to golf: ‘I’m good to go ... and here I am’

By Cindy Boren  |  11:02 AM ET, 08/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:42 AM ET, 08/02/2011

X Games: Lowlights from women’s Moto X Enduro X debut

The X Games has made a name for itself by pushing the boundaries of recreational and gravitational creativity and revolutionizing international sports competition. But its newest event — Moto X Enduro X — probably should have been left on the cutting room floor.

By Matt Brooks  |  10:42 AM ET, 08/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:12 AM ET, 08/02/2011

Tiger Woods, with no signs of injury, returns to the green at Bridgestone

Tiger Woods, his knee injury apparently healed, returns to the green at Bridgestone Invitational.

By Cindy Boren  |  09:12 AM ET, 08/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:01 PM ET, 08/01/2011

MLB trade deadline: Texas Rangers, Philadelphia Phillies, Atlanta Braves are winners

Major League Baseball’s trade deadline came and went Sunday afternoon but not before several contending teams bolstered their playoff hopes with shrewd moves at the 11th hour while others stood pat.

By Matt Brooks  |  05:01 PM ET, 08/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:04 PM ET, 08/01/2011

Numbers game: Donovan McNabb, Kevin Kolb, Chad Ochocinco stay same; Nnamdi Asomugha changes

When it comes to the numbers game and jerseys, Donovan McNabb, Kevin Kolb, Chad Ochocinco stay same; Nnamdi Asomugha changes.

By Cindy Boren  |  04:04 PM ET, 08/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:47 PM ET, 08/01/2011

Serena Williams wins first title since 2010 Wimbledon, may be poised for U.S. Open run

After winning the Bank of the West Classic — her first title since June 2010 — Serena Williams finally appears fit and ready to make a run for her fourth U.S. Open title.

By Matt Brooks  |  02:47 PM ET, 08/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:31 PM ET, 08/01/2011

Kobe Bryant on LeBron James’s critics: ‘Lay off that kid’

Kobe Bryant weighs in on critics of LeBron James: ‘Lay off that kid’

By Cindy Boren  |  02:31 PM ET, 08/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:09 PM ET, 08/01/2011

Randy Moss will retire from NFL, agent says

Wide receiver Randy Moss will retire from football after 13 seasons, agent says.

By Cindy Boren  |  01:09 PM ET, 08/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:09 PM ET, 08/01/2011

Bahrain-Kuwait basketball fight starts after shoe-throwing, then really gets going

Attendance at Bahrain’s Gulf Cooperation Council Junior Basketball Championship game against Kuwait was spotty at best, but those on hand witnessed one of the wildest on-court brawls you’ll ever see.

By Matt Brooks  |  01:09 PM ET, 08/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:18 PM ET, 08/01/2011

Report: Osi Umenyiora has Giants’ permission to seek trade

Giants will allow Osi Umenyiora to seek a trade, but team wants a first-round pick in return.

By Cindy Boren  |  12:18 PM ET, 08/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:01 PM ET, 08/01/2011

Braylon Edwards still a free agent; Arizona Cardinals, Washington Redskins, Tennessee Titans may be interested

Free agent wide receivers are signing left and right but former New York Jets wideout Braylon Edwards is still on the market, which has given him time for other things — like reading Tolstoy.

By Matt Brooks  |  12:01 PM ET, 08/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:49 AM ET, 08/01/2011

Justin Verlander’s near no-hitter and Erick Aybar’s bunt

The lasting image of Verlander’s nearly-perfect outing will be Erik Aybar laying down an eighth-inning bunt with Verlander’s no-hit bid still in tact. Did Aybar break one of baseball’s unwritten rules?

By Matt Brooks  |  11:49 AM ET, 08/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:20 AM ET, 08/01/2011

Brandon Marshall reveals he has borderline personality disorder

Miami Dolphins’ wide receiver Brandon Marshall reveals he has borderline personality disorder:

By Cindy Boren  |  11:20 AM ET, 08/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:57 AM ET, 08/01/2011

Coach K, Duke seek NCAA guidance for possible recruiting violation

Previously infallible Duke basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski may have violated NCAA rules when he offered a scholarship to a recruit during an AAU tournament in Orlando.

By Matt Brooks  |  10:57 AM ET, 08/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:16 AM ET, 08/01/2011

After losing out on Nnamdi Asomugha, Jets choose to bring back Antonio Cromartie

The Jets opt to sign Antonio Cromartie again after losing out on Nnamdi Asomugha.

By Cindy Boren  |  10:16 AM ET, 08/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:09 AM ET, 08/01/2011

Report: Clay Buchholz has stress fracture, likely out for rest of year

Red Sox pitcher Clay Buchholz has stress fracture in his back, is likely out for rest of season.

By Cindy Boren  |  09:09 AM ET, 08/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:22 AM ET, 08/01/2011

Report: Carolina Panthers interested in Carlos Rogers

Carolina Panthers reportedly interested in Redskins’ free-agent cornerback Carlos Rogers.

By Cindy Boren  |  08:22 AM ET, 08/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

 

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