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The Early Lead: April, 2012

Posted at 04:37 PM ET, 04/27/2012

Brother of 49ers TE Vernon Davis charged in claw hammer attack in D.C.

The younger brother of San Francisco 49ers tight end Vernon Davis was arrested for assault today in the Petworth neighborhood of Washington, D.C. He has been charged with aggravated assault for allegedly attacking a woman with a hammer.

By Matt Brooks & Cindy Boren  |  04:37 PM ET, 04/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:10 PM ET, 04/27/2012

Cowboys draft Morris Claiborne, who admits he ‘blew off’ the Wonderlic

The Dallas Cowboys addressed an area of need by trading up to select LSU’s talented cornerback, and by doing so cast aside concerns of his bombed Wonderlic test.

By Matt Brooks  |  02:10 PM ET, 04/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:41 PM ET, 04/27/2012

Bruce Irvin is a calculated risk for Pete Carroll, Seahawks

Bruce Irvin, a speedy defensive end from West Virginia, was a risky pick for the Seattle Seahawks in the NFL Draft. But Coach Pete Carroll has long had his eye on Irvin.

By Cindy Boren  |  12:41 PM ET, 04/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:09 PM ET, 04/27/2012

Tigers OF Delmon Young arrested on hate crime charge in New York

Detroit Tigersoutfielder Delmon Young was arrested on a hate crime assault charge early Friday morning for allegedly attacking a group of men and yelling anti-Semetic epithets outside a New York City hotel.

By Matt Brooks  |  12:09 PM ET, 04/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:23 AM ET, 04/27/2012

Brandon Weeden goes to Browns, who put Colt McCoy on trading block

Cleveland Browns take Brandon Weeden, the oldest player drafted since 1967, and would like to trade their starter, Colt McCoy.

By Cindy Boren  |  11:23 AM ET, 04/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:21 AM ET, 04/27/2012

A.J. Jenkins is surprised to go to 49ers in first round of NFL Draft

Illinois wide receiver A.J. Jenkins is as surprised as everyone else when the San Francisco 49ers take him with the 30th pick in the NFL Draft. He was in the bathroom when the Niners called, by the way.

By Cindy Boren  |  09:21 AM ET, 04/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:29 PM ET, 04/26/2012

NFL Draft 2012 live blog: Andrew Luck, Robert Griffin III go 1-2; Trent Richardson goes to the Browns (updated)

Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III are taken first and second by the Indianapolis Colts and Washington Redskins. Cleveland takes Trent Richardson with the third pick.

By Cindy Boren  |  07:29 PM ET, 04/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:52 PM ET, 04/26/2012

Giants place Aubrey Huff on DL with anxiety issues

San Francisco’s veteran utility man is receiving treatment for an anxiety attack but could return to the team as soon as this weekend.

By Matt Brooks  |  02:52 PM ET, 04/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:02 PM ET, 04/26/2012

Racist tweet storm about Joel Ward prompted by Bruins’ loss to Capitals

Joel Ward’s OT goal, which eliminated the Boston Bruins from the NHL playoffs, triggered a torrent of racist tweets, the second ugly incident this season.

By Cindy Boren  |  02:02 PM ET, 04/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:16 PM ET, 04/26/2012

Suns fans salute Steve Nash in what could be his final game in Phoenix

If Wednesday night was the two-time MVP’s final game in purple and orange, the Suns faithful sent him out with a bang.

By Matt Brooks  |  12:16 PM ET, 04/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:05 PM ET, 04/26/2012

NFL Draft 2012: Andrew Luck, Robert Griffin III, Trent Richardson and other storylines to watch

Although the NFL Draft’s top two picks — Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III — are all but certain, the draft will proceed at its own pace. Trent Richardson may go in the top five, but the dissing of running backs displeases him.

By Cindy Boren  |  12:05 PM ET, 04/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:09 AM ET, 04/26/2012

Madden ‘13 cover: Can Calvin Johnson avoid the curse?

Calvin Johnson has consistently been one of the best wide receivers in the NFL since his rookie season. But the Madden curse has not been kind to past cover boys.

By Matt Brooks  |  11:09 AM ET, 04/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:48 AM ET, 04/26/2012

Asante Samuel goes to Atlanta Falcons for seventh-round draft pick

Asante Samuel, after a troubled season and offseason with the Philadelphia Eagles, is traded to the Atlanta Falcons for a seventh-round pick in the NFL Draft.

By Cindy Boren  |  09:48 AM ET, 04/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:48 AM ET, 04/26/2012

Nick Collins released by Packers over health concerns

Nick Collins is cut by Green Bay Packers over concerns about whether he should play after having cervical fusion surgery last fall.

By Cindy Boren  |  09:48 AM ET, 04/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:53 PM ET, 04/25/2012

Yankees SP Michael Pineda will have season-ending shoulder surgery

The Yankees thought they got a steal when they traded for the young power pitcher, but they’ll have to wait until 2013 to find out.

By Matt Brooks  |  05:53 PM ET, 04/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:49 PM ET, 04/25/2012

Giants could trade Osi Umenyiora during NFL draft

New York’s veteran pass rusher is prepared to be dealt during the 2012 NFL Draft as he enters the final year of his contract.

By Matt Brooks  |  03:49 PM ET, 04/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:45 PM ET, 04/25/2012

Real Madrid vs. Bayern Munich: Can Ronaldo spark another breakthrough in the Bernabeu?

Real Madrid must overcome a 2-1 deficit to Bayern Munich in Wednesday’s Champions League semifinal second leg match to advance to a finals matchup against Chelsea.

By Ian Saleh  |  03:45 PM ET, 04/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:25 PM ET, 04/25/2012

Asante Samuel agrees to deal, completing his trade to Atlanta Falcons

Falcons, Eagles complete deal that sends Asante Samuel to Atlanta for a late-round draft pick.

By Cindy Boren  |  03:25 PM ET, 04/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:07 PM ET, 04/25/2012

NFL Draft: Andrew Luck will need a number...after he takes his finals

Andrew Luck, who will be the No. 1 pick in the NFL Draft if all goes as planned, will visit Letterman, then think about what number he’ll wear and those pesky Stanford finals.

By Cindy Boren  |  02:07 PM ET, 04/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:46 PM ET, 04/25/2012

Yu Darvish baffles Yankees with 10 Ks in 2-0 Rangers win

In his best start yet, Darvish goes 8 1/3 scoreless innings, striking out 10 and allowing seven hits and two walks to outduel fellow Japanese starter Hiroki Kuroda. And Darvish believes he can be better.

By Matt Brooks  |  12:46 PM ET, 04/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:17 AM ET, 04/25/2012

Deion Sanders cited after incident with estranged wife Pilar Sanders

Hall of Famer Deion Sanders is cited for misdemeanor assault after that domestic incident with his estranged wife that he tweeted about Monday night.

By Cindy Boren  |  11:17 AM ET, 04/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:32 AM ET, 04/25/2012

Utah Jazz beats Suns to nail down final playoff spot

So much for that rebuild. With a 100-88 win over Phoenix, the young Jazz are back in the postseason after a one-year hiatus.

By Matt Brooks  |  10:32 AM ET, 04/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:34 AM ET, 04/25/2012

Metta World Peace suspended seven games for elbowing James Harden

Metta World Peace suspended seven games for flagrant foul that left James Harden with a concussion.

By Cindy Boren  |  09:34 AM ET, 04/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 PM ET, 04/24/2012

Phoenix Suns vs. Utah Jazz: Two teams, one final playoff spot

Tuesday’s Phoenix Suns-Utah Jazz game could decide the final spot in the NBA’s Western Conference playoffs — and it could signal the end of the Steve Nash era in the desert. Let the games begin.

By Matt Brooks  |  06:00 PM ET, 04/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:37 PM ET, 04/24/2012

Lincoln University football player Martee Tenner front-flips over defender (Video)

Jerome Simpson’s front flip for a touchdown was the play of the season in the NFL. But Lincoln running back Martee Tenner may have just one-upped him.

By Matt Brooks  |  04:37 PM ET, 04/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:53 PM ET, 04/24/2012

Dontrelle Willis storms out on Orioles’ Triple-A affiliate

The former National League rookie of the year has had a rough go of it in recent years, and it seems a bullpen role didn’t quite fit his temperament.

By Matt Brooks  |  03:53 PM ET, 04/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:50 PM ET, 04/24/2012

New Jersey troopers suspended; Brandon Jacobs linked to high-speed trip

New Jersey suspends two state troopers after report of high-speed caravan with police escort. Former New York Giants running back reportedly was one of the drivers in the convoy.

By Cindy Boren  |  03:50 PM ET, 04/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:26 PM ET, 04/24/2012

Phoenix Coyotes oust Chicago Blackhawks, stick a finger in Gary Bettman’s eye

The NHL can’t wait to get the Coyotes out of Phoenix, but Shane Doan, Mike Smith and company are doing their best to throw in wrench in those plans — by winning.

By Matt Brooks  |  02:26 PM ET, 04/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:12 PM ET, 04/24/2012

Wide receiver Jerome Simpson, suspended three games, reportedly signs with Vikings (updated)

Free agent wide receiver Jerome Simpson, who had most acrobatic TD catch f the NFL season, has been suspended three games for violating the substance-abuse policy. When he’s eligible, he’ll play for the Vikings.

By Cindy Boren  |  12:12 PM ET, 04/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:55 AM ET, 04/24/2012

Safety Brian Dawkins to retire after 16 seasons — with his body still intact

In an era in which many top NFL stars desperately cling to their careers on the field, ignoring the physical repercussions for their life after football, Brian Dawkins is bucking the trend.

By Matt Brooks  |  10:55 AM ET, 04/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:45 AM ET, 04/24/2012

Deion Sanders’s estranged wife arrested as Sanders tweets domestic incident

Hall of Famer Deion Sanders accused his estranged wife of jumping him in a in a domestic incident that he tweeted as it was happening at their Texas mansion.

By Cindy Boren  |  10:45 AM ET, 04/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:35 AM ET, 04/24/2012

Metta World Peace awaits word on punishment by NBA; James Harden not yet cleared to play

Oklahoma City guard James Harden must pass concussion tests after being struck by Metta World Peace’s elbow. The NBA has yet to announce its decision on punishing World Peace.

By Cindy Boren  |  10:35 AM ET, 04/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:33 AM ET, 04/24/2012

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says “good riddance” as Nets flee for Brooklyn

Nets lose in their last game in New Jersey as Gov. Chris Christie says, “You don't want to stay here, we don't want you.” Hello, Brooklyn.

By Cindy Boren  |  10:33 AM ET, 04/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:59 AM ET, 04/24/2012

Ivan Rodriguez makes his final play at the plate with the Rangers

Instead of throwing out the first pitch, “Pudge” Rodriguez threw down to second base one final time to cap his illustrious 21-year major league career.

By Matt Brooks  |  09:59 AM ET, 04/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:35 PM ET, 04/23/2012

Weber State’s John L. Smith will replace Bobby Petrino at Arkansas

John L. Smith, who left Arkansas in December for Weber State, will return to Razorbacks after firing of Bobby Petrino as head coach.

By Cindy Boren  |  04:35 PM ET, 04/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:29 PM ET, 04/23/2012

Jon “Bones” Jones defeats Rashad Evans at UFC 145 and gets ready to take on the world

Jon “Bones” Jones, UFC light heavyweight champion, has laid waste to the competition in the ring. What’s next?

By Justin Bank  |  03:29 PM ET, 04/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:19 PM ET, 04/23/2012

NFL draft: Andrew Luck keeps low profile while RGIII soars

Andrew Luck, the presumed No. 1 pick in the NFL Draft ahead of Robert Griffin III, has a low-key arrival in New Jersey that’s in keeping with his pre-draft profile.

By Cindy Boren  |  12:19 PM ET, 04/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:02 AM ET, 04/23/2012

Metta World Peace awaits punishment for throwing an elbow to James Harden’s head

Metta World Peace, who’s had a number of ejections and suspensions as Ron Artest during his NBA career, may be facing suspension again for flagrant foul that left James Harden with a concussion.

By Cindy Boren  |  10:02 AM ET, 04/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:11 AM ET, 04/23/2012

Kevin Love is officially shut down by Timberwolves

Minnesota Timberwolves are taking no chances with Kevin Love, who hasn’t played since suffering a concussion April 11.

By Cindy Boren  |  09:11 AM ET, 04/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:55 PM ET, 04/20/2012

Happy birthday Fenway Park! Red Sox, Yankees renew rivalry on stadium’s 100th anniversary

Red Sox hope to shake off their slow start against their longtime rivals on the ballpark’s big day.

By Matt Brooks  |  02:55 PM ET, 04/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:19 PM ET, 04/20/2012

Dwight Howard’s drama-filled season will end early after back surgery

All-Star center Dwight Howard will have season-ending back surgery Friday which will keep him out of the playoffs and should prevent him from playing with the U.S. national team at the London Olympics.

By Matt Brooks  |  12:19 PM ET, 04/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:36 AM ET, 04/20/2012

NBPA president Derek Fisher faces pressure to resign as rift with executive director Billy Hunter grows

Tension continues to mount between National Basketball Players Association executive director and union president Derek Fisher who is seeking a review of the NBPA’s business practices.

By Matt Brooks  |  11:36 AM ET, 04/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:51 AM ET, 04/20/2012

Bo Ryan, Wisconsin lift non-Big Ten transfer restrictions for Jarrod Uthoff

It took one week, a moderate media firestorm and one awkwardly contentious radio interview, but Wisconsin has agreed to allow freshman forward Jarrod Uthoff to transfer to any school outside the Big Ten.

By Matt Brooks  |  10:51 AM ET, 04/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:13 AM ET, 04/20/2012

Bartolo Colon throws 38 consecutive strikes in A’s win

Coaches often tell their pitchers to “just throw strikes.” Oakland’s hefty right-hander did just that on Wednesday — 38 times in a row.

By Matt Brooks  |  09:13 AM ET, 04/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:07 PM ET, 04/19/2012

Florida guard Erving Walker fined $301 for stealing $3 taco

Gators leading assist man pleaded no contest to misdemeanor petit theft charges after he stole a $3 taco from a Gainesville street vendor.

By Matt Brooks  |  08:07 PM ET, 04/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:21 PM ET, 04/19/2012

Obama will award Pat Summitt the Medal of Freedom

Pat Summitt, who is retiring as Tennessee’s basketball coach, will be given the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor.

By Cindy Boren  |  03:21 PM ET, 04/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:58 PM ET, 04/19/2012

Wisconsin Coach Bo Ryan defends decision to block Jarrod Uthoff’s transfer options

A Wisconsin redshirt freshman forward is appealing the school’s decision to block numerous schools from his list of possible transfer destinations.

By Matt Brooks  |  02:58 PM ET, 04/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:10 PM ET, 04/19/2012

Pat Summitt press conference: Legendary coach steps down

Tennessee’s legendary coach Pat Summitt, the winningest basketball coach in NCAA history, discusses her decision to step down because of early onset Alzheimer’s disease.

By Cindy Boren  |  01:10 PM ET, 04/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:28 PM ET, 04/19/2012

Ivan Rodriguez will retire, ending 21-year career

The fourteen-time All-Star catcher known as “Pudge” will hang up his mitt after a sterling 21-year career in the major leagues.

By Matt Brooks  |  12:28 PM ET, 04/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:02 PM ET, 04/19/2012

Pat Summitt: A fan pays touching tribute to a legend

Among the accolades for Tennessee’s retiring coach Pat Summit is one from a New Yorker who will become the father of a baby girl this summer.

By Cindy Boren  |  12:02 PM ET, 04/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:43 AM ET, 04/19/2012

Report: Colts tell Andrew Luck he’ll be the No. 1 pick in the NFL Draft

The Indianapolis Colts have told Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck they’ll take him with the No. 1 pick in the NFL Draft next week, according to ESPN.

By Cindy Boren  |  10:43 AM ET, 04/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:10 AM ET, 04/19/2012

Pat Summitt: Doc Rivers gives an emotional tribute (video)

After the Boston Celtics wrap up the Atlantic Division title, it was Tennessee Coach Pat Summitt, who will step down today for health reasons, who was on the mind of Coach Doc Rivers.

By Cindy Boren  |  09:10 AM ET, 04/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:30 AM ET, 04/19/2012

Delonte West fined $25,000 for wet willy he gave Gordon Hayward

Dallas Mavericks guard Delonte West is hit with $25,000 fine by NBA for giving Gordon Hayward a wet willy in a silly move in Monday’s game against the Utah Jazz.

By Cindy Boren  |  07:30 AM ET, 04/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:41 PM ET, 04/18/2012

Indianapolis Colts’ ticket sales are lagging; team says it has “pretty much” decided whether it will draft Andrew Luck or Robert Griffin III

Coming off the loss of Peyton Manning and a 2-14 season, the Indianapolis Colts have not sold out their season tickets. Will that change after the team drafts either Andrew Luck or Robert Griffin III?

By Cindy Boren  |  06:41 PM ET, 04/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:45 PM ET, 04/18/2012

LeBron James: ‘It would mean a lot’ to win third MVP

LeBron James is enjoying another MVP-caliber season, and winning the award for a third time would put him in elite company.

By Matt Brooks  |  04:45 PM ET, 04/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:26 PM ET, 04/18/2012

Coyotes’ Raffi Torres suspended indefinitely for hit on Marian Hossa

The NHL suspended Phoenix forward Raffi Torres indefinitely Wednesday pending an in-person hearing on Friday for his hit to the head of Blackhawks’ forward Marian Hossa.

By Matt Brooks  |  02:26 PM ET, 04/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:13 PM ET, 04/18/2012

Tim Tebow, Jeremy Lin make Time’s 100 Most Influential People list

Tim Tebow and Jeremy Lin, known for their faith as well as their athletic exploits, are among six athletes named to Time’s list of the 100 Most Influential People. Others are Lionel Messi, Novak Djokovic, Oscar Pistorius and Yani Tseng.

By Cindy Boren  |  01:13 PM ET, 04/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:55 AM ET, 04/18/2012

NFL schedule: Peyton Manning, Tom Brady and revenge games to watch

The NFL schedule has lots of hidden nuggets, once you get past the big story: the return of Peyton Manning with a new team.

By Cindy Boren  |  11:55 AM ET, 04/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:04 AM ET, 04/18/2012

Jamie Moyer, renewed by Tommy John surgery, is oldest to win an MLB game

Colorado Rockies pitcher Jamie Moyer, who missed all of last season after undergoing ligament-replacement surgery, wins at the ripe old age of 49 years, 151 days.

By Cindy Boren  |  10:04 AM ET, 04/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:45 AM ET, 04/18/2012

Delonte West gives Gordon Hayward a wet willy, thinking a little too far outside the box. (video)

Delonte West said he was just getting lint out of Gordon Hayward’s hair, but his action looked alot like a “wet willy.” Even the refs agreed, so, kids, this is a bad idea.

By Cindy Boren  |  08:45 AM ET, 04/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:27 PM ET, 04/17/2012

NFL 2012 schedule highlights: Peyton Manning, Broncos open on “Sunday Night Football”

With Tim Tebow long gone, Peyton Manning will take the reins for the Denver Broncos in prime-time games the first two weeks of the 2012 NFL season.

By Cindy Boren  |  08:27 PM ET, 04/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:21 PM ET, 04/17/2012

Tim Lincecum’s rocky spring continues against Phillies

Yes, it’s still early, but the San Francisco Giants have to be concerned with their ace’s 10.54 ERA through three ugly starts.

By Matt Brooks  |  04:21 PM ET, 04/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Tim Lincecum, Madison Baumgarner

Posted at 03:30 PM ET, 04/17/2012

Sean Payton barred from having contact with Saints during suspension

During his season-long suspension for role in New Orleans Saints’ bounty scandal, Sean Payton cannot have contact with team.

By Cindy Boren  |  03:30 PM ET, 04/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:42 PM ET, 04/17/2012

Kim Clijsters will skip French Open to focus on London Olympics, Wimbledon

Three-time U.S. Open champion Kim Clijsters will skip the clay court season — including the French Open — as she continues to recover from a torn hip muscle.

By Matt Brooks  |  01:42 PM ET, 04/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:19 PM ET, 04/17/2012

Antonio Cromartie reportedly nixes reality show with his 10 kids and their eight moms

New York Jets defensive back Antonio Cromartie, who famously struggled to come up with the names of his kids on “Hard Knocks,” isn’t presently interested in a reality show.

By Cindy Boren  |  01:19 PM ET, 04/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:04 PM ET, 04/17/2012

Is Bobby Valentine already wearing out his welcome with the Red Sox?

The Boston Red Sox knew precisely what they were getting when they hired Bobby Valentine as their new manager, and their players can like it or lump it.

By Matt Brooks  |  01:04 PM ET, 04/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:50 AM ET, 04/17/2012

Boston Marathon 2012: Heat proves tougher than Heartbreak Hill

More than 2,100 Boston Marathon runners were treated for heat-related problems Monday as temperatures reached the mid-80s on a sunny day.

By Cindy Boren  |  11:50 AM ET, 04/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 04/17/2012

Bubba Watson brings Tim Tebow a present from the Masters

When he arrived at Augusta National for the Masters, Bubba Watson was given player badge No. 15 and knew immediately that he was going to give it to his friend, Tim Tebow.

By Cindy Boren  |  10:00 AM ET, 04/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:43 AM ET, 04/17/2012

Alabama’s $30,000 crystal BCS trophy shattered in accident

For a team with the fewest fumbles in college football last season, you’d think the Crimson Tide would display better ball security with their national championship trophy.

By Matt Brooks  |  09:43 AM ET, 04/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:23 PM ET, 04/16/2012

Champion skier Lindsey Vonn pays off $1.7M in back taxes

The World Cup champion made up for her financial mismanagement in time, unlike fellow multi-millionaire athletes Warren Sapp, Dennis Rodman, Allen Iverson and Lenny Dykstra.

By Matt Brooks  |  04:23 PM ET, 04/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:56 PM ET, 04/16/2012

Fabrice Muamba released from hospital, a month after suffering cardiac arrest

Bolton midfielder Fabrice Muamba is released from hospital where he’d been since suffering cardiac arrest for 78 minutes during a March 17 match.

By Cindy Boren  |  03:56 PM ET, 04/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:46 PM ET, 04/16/2012

Tim Tebow hears boos at Yankees game and a reminder from Rex Ryan that he’s the backup

Tim Tebow sits with Dwyane Wade of the Miami Heat at Yankee Stadium on the eve of the New York Jets’ offseason workouts. Mark Sanchez, Rex Ryan says, will still be the starter.

By Cindy Boren  |  02:46 PM ET, 04/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:17 PM ET, 04/16/2012

Boston Marathon 2012: Kenyan runners Wesley Korir, Sharon Cherop win

Boston Marathon runners slow their pace on an unseasonably hot spring day and Kenyan runners sweep the top three spots in men’s and women’s divisions.

By Cindy Boren  |  01:17 PM ET, 04/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:15 PM ET, 04/16/2012

Penguins-Flyers series full of fisticuffs; even Sidney Crosby drops the gloves

With all the goals scored in the Pittsburgh Penguins-Philadelphia Flyers series — 32 through three games — you’d think there wouldn’t be much time left for shenanigans. Think again.

By Matt Brooks  |  01:15 PM ET, 04/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:42 PM ET, 04/16/2012

Andrew Bynum steps up; Kobe Bryant sits down and coaches

Andrew Bynum a problem child? Center steps up for Los Angeles Lakers with Kobe Bryant ailing and looking an awful lot like a coach.

By Cindy Boren  |  12:42 PM ET, 04/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:59 AM ET, 04/16/2012

Your running horror story: Does it stack up to Boston’s heat?

Readers: What’s the worst weather you’ve had to endure for a run?

By Washington Post editors  |  11:59 AM ET, 04/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:50 AM ET, 04/16/2012

Jackie Robinson Day: Matt Kemp, Dodgers continue torrid start

With a new ownership group, a fresh outlook and a superstar who appears poised to make a run at the MVP trophy he narrowly missed out on a year ago, the Los Angeles Dodgers are the best team in baseball right now.

By Matt Brooks  |  11:50 AM ET, 04/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:42 AM ET, 04/16/2012

Kevin Youkilis is “confused” by Bobby Valentine’s criticism. Dustin Pedroia says “the whole team is behind Youk.” Valentine apologizes.

Boston Red Sox Manager Bobby Valentine apologized to third baseman Kevin Youkilis for seeming to question the third baseman’s commitment to the game. Dustin Pedroia says, “That's not the way we go about our stuff around here.”

By Cindy Boren  |  10:42 AM ET, 04/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:53 AM ET, 04/16/2012

Boston Marathon 2012: Heat causes officials, runners to adjust (updated)

Boston Athletic Association officials offer runners the chance to defer qualifying until 2013, with record temperatures expected later today.

By Cindy Boren  |  08:53 AM ET, 04/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:38 PM ET, 04/14/2012

Piermario Morosini, Italian soccer player, dies on pitch after heart attack

Piermario Morosini, a midfielder for Serie B Livorno, dies after suffering a heart attack on the field.

By Matt Bonesteel  |  12:38 PM ET, 04/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:23 PM ET, 04/14/2012

Jacoby Ellsbury to 15-game disabled list with shoulder injury

Jacoby Ellsbury, the runner-up in the AL MVP race in 2011, could miss significant time with a shoulder injury.

By Matt Bonesteel  |  12:23 PM ET, 04/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:58 PM ET, 04/13/2012

Euro 2012: Racism, anti-Semitism concerns linger in Poland, Ukraine as tournament nears

UEFA and Euro 2012 organizers have promised to crack down on racism in host nations Poland and Ukraine ahead of the June tournament. But will they be able to fully root out the problem?

By Matt Brooks  |  03:58 PM ET, 04/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:35 PM ET, 04/13/2012

Red Sox open 100th season in Fenway Park, which is a ‘dump’ according to Luke Scott

The Boston Red Sox begin their 100th season at Fenway Park with Friday’s matinee against American League East rival Tampa Bay in what should be a fun, festive atmosphere. But Rays outfielder Luke Scott doesn’t seem to care.

By Matt Brooks  |  01:35 PM ET, 04/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:06 PM ET, 04/13/2012

Bernie Fine accuser Zach Tomaselli admits “I made the entire thing up”

Zach Tomaselli, who was the third accuser to come forward alleging the former Syracuse assistant basketball coach of sexual abuse recants, saying “It has become a burden of a lie and I am sick of it.”

By Matt Brooks  |  12:06 PM ET, 04/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:16 PM ET, 04/12/2012

Reminder: Peyton Manning is a classy guy

The new Denver Broncos quarterback called an Indianapolis reporter to thank him for his coverage over the years.

By Matt Brooks  |  04:16 PM ET, 04/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:01 PM ET, 04/12/2012

Report: Indians to sign Johnny Damon to help floundering outfield

The Cleveland Indians are close to signing veteran Johnny Damon to help their anemic outfield at the plate, according to reports.

By Matt Brooks  |  02:01 PM ET, 04/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 04/12/2012

What’s wrong with Tim Lincecum?

The two-time Cy Young award winner has a 12.91 ERA through two starts. Should the San Francisco Giants be concerned?

By Matt Brooks  |  01:00 PM ET, 04/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:57 AM ET, 04/12/2012

Nerlens Noel commits to Kentucky in style; Are Wildcats favorites to repeat as champs?

Heralded forward Nerlens Noel helps the Wildcats reload while swingman Shabazz Muhammad lead the Bruins back to relevance.

By Matt Brooks  |  09:57 AM ET, 04/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:28 PM ET, 04/11/2012

Drew Brees says Saints will ‘continue to thrive’ despite turmoil

’Bountygate’ turned the Saints’ offseason into a train wreck . But leave it to their superstar quarterback to stay calm under pressure.

By Matt Brooks  |  02:28 PM ET, 04/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:25 PM ET, 04/11/2012

Tony Romo, Candice Crawford welcome new baby boy into Cowboys family

Dallas Cowboys quarterback and wife Candice Crawford announced the birth of their son, Hawkins Crawford Romo.

By Matt Brooks  |  12:25 PM ET, 04/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:23 AM ET, 04/11/2012

Bobby Petrino fired by Arkansas: ‘I have no one to blame but myself’

Bobby Petrino is out as Arkansas Razorbacks head coach after a series of deceptions designed to conceal an “inappropriate relationship” with a recently hired, 25-year-old employee.

By Matt Brooks  |  10:23 AM ET, 04/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:31 PM ET, 04/10/2012

If Mavericks get Deron Williams, Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov will crush Mark Cuban in ‘kickboxing throwdown’

New Jersey Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov will try to keep Deron Williams in Brooklyn. But if he can’t, he’s throwing down the gauntlet to Dallas owner Mark Cuban.

By Matt Brooks  |  03:31 PM ET, 04/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:21 PM ET, 04/10/2012

Masters 2012: Stealing sand at Augusta is a bad idea

An Ohio man is arrested for trying to steal sand from the course after the tournament ended. This is why they call it a sand “trap.”

By Cindy Boren  |  03:21 PM ET, 04/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:39 PM ET, 04/10/2012

Bobby Petrino: ‘Save Our Coach’ rally draws modest support from Arkansas football fans

And at an on-campus rally on Monday, Razorback fans showed their support for the embattled coach, who is currently on paid administrative leave after he admitted a “previous inappropriate relationship” with a 25-year-old female employee.

By Matt Brooks  |  12:39 PM ET, 04/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:17 PM ET, 04/10/2012

Ozzie Guillen, suspended five games, says, “I feel like I betrayed my Latin community”

Miami Marlins Manager Ozzie Guillen apologizes to Cuban community for praising Fidel Castro.

By Cindy Boren  |  12:17 PM ET, 04/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:37 AM ET, 04/10/2012

Report: Bill Parcells unlikely to coach New Orleans Saints during Sean Payton suspension

ESPN reports that Bill Parcells is unlikely to fill in as interim coach of the New Orleans Saints during Sean Payton’s year-long suspension.

By Cindy Boren  |  10:37 AM ET, 04/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:30 AM ET, 04/10/2012

Barry Zito throws first shutout in nine years to help Giants avoid 0-4 start

Former Cy Young Award winner Barry Zito went 147 starts between shutouts, but his sterling performance on Monday against the Rockies gave the Giants their first win of the season, and could signal a return to form for the once-dominant lefty.

By Matt Brooks  |  10:30 AM ET, 04/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:10 AM ET, 04/10/2012

Ozzie Guillen suspended five games by Marlins; manager will address media over Fidel Castro comments (updated)

Marlins Manager Ozzie Guillen addressess comments about Cuban dictator Fidel Castro.

By Cindy Boren  |  10:10 AM ET, 04/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:46 AM ET, 04/10/2012

Lamar Odom has options, Metta World Peace says

Metta World Peace, former Los Angeles Lakers teammate and childhood friend of Lamar Odom, offers helpful suggestions, like becoming a ballboy. Or a Boy Scout.

By Cindy Boren  |  09:46 AM ET, 04/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:45 AM ET, 04/10/2012

Report: Former MVP Vladi­mir Guerrero arrested after disco brawl in Dominican Republic

The 37-year-old slugger turned himself in after he allegedly assaulted a police officer in his native Dominican Republic, according to reports.

By Matt Brooks  |  03:45 AM ET, 04/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:18 PM ET, 04/09/2012

Report: Baylor’s banner year could be tainted by NCAA violation penalties

Only six days after the Baylor University’s women’s basketball team cut down the nets in Denver, the school’s athletic program is back in the news — this time for NCAA violations.

By Matt Brooks  |  04:18 PM ET, 04/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:32 PM ET, 04/09/2012

Ozzie Guillen says he’ll apologize in Miami for Fidel Castro comment (updated)

Miami Marlins Manager Ozzie Guillen will apologize again for comments about Fidel Castro that upset South Floridians.

By Cindy Boren  |  03:32 PM ET, 04/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:24 PM ET, 04/09/2012

Lamar Odom, Dallas Mavericks part ways

There were plenty of problems for Lamar Odom in Dallas, but his reality show with wife Khloe Kardashian wasn’t one of them.

By Cindy Boren  |  03:24 PM ET, 04/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:31 PM ET, 04/09/2012

How far can Carmelo Anthony carry the Knicks?

Carmelo Anthony has put the Knicks on his back with Amar’e Stoudemire and Jeremy Lin out. But how far can he carry them?

By Matt Brooks  |  01:31 PM ET, 04/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:29 PM ET, 04/09/2012

NFL upholds suspensions of Saints’ Sean Payton, Mickey Loomis, Joe Vitt

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell upholds the suspensions he’d handed down in March after an investigation into Saints’ bounty program. With Payton suspension beginning April 16, will Bill Parcells step in?

By Cindy Boren  |  01:29 PM ET, 04/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:13 PM ET, 04/09/2012

Double eagle for Louis Oosthuizen doesn’t trump a green jacket

Louis Oosthuizen scores a golfing rarity — it’s so rare it’s called an albatross — but can’t top Bubba Watson in the Masters.

By Cindy Boren  |  01:13 PM ET, 04/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:10 PM ET, 04/09/2012

Arkansas fans plan Bobby Petrino rally to ‘Save Our Coach.’ Will it work?

Razorbacks fans will rally Monday evening in support of their embattled coach, but after covering up an “inappropriate relationship” with an employee, does Bobby Petrino deserve to remain at Arkansas?

By Matt Brooks  |  12:10 PM ET, 04/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:59 AM ET, 04/09/2012

Warren Sapp: The latest multimillionaire athlete to file for bankruptcy

The seven-time Pro Bowler joins a growing list of former star athletes who have seen their money disappear shortly after their playing careers ended.

By Matt Brooks  |  10:59 AM ET, 04/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:15 AM ET, 04/09/2012

Bubba Watson: The Masters winner, the General Lee and the Golf Boys (video)

With Tiger Woods melting down and Phil Mickelson misfiring Sunday, the Masters champion is an unlikely guy named Bubba Watson, who outplays Louis Oosthuizen.

By Cindy Boren  |  10:15 AM ET, 04/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:30 PM ET, 04/06/2012

Release of Gregg Williams audio recording was not authorized by former Saint

As part of a film on former Saints defensive back Steve Gleason, filmmaker Sean Pamphilon was given unlimited access to the team. But Gleason said Pamphilon’s release of a Gregg Williams pre-game speech was not authorized.

By Matt Brooks  |  05:30 PM ET, 04/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:10 PM ET, 04/06/2012

Florida International fires Isiah Thomas — and the Knicks need a coach

FIU fired head coach Isiah Thomas on Friday, freeing him up to interview for the Knicks head coaching job. Or something.

By Matt Brooks  |  04:10 PM ET, 04/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:53 PM ET, 04/06/2012

Rangers Coach John Tortorella fined $20k by NHL after calling Crosby, Penguins arrogant whiners (updated)

Brooks Orpik’s knee-to-knee hit on Derek Stepan led Tortorella to call the Penguins “one of the most arrogant organizations in the league.”

By Matt Brooks  |  02:53 PM ET, 04/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:09 PM ET, 04/06/2012

Masters 2012: Live updates from Day 2

Lee Westwood turned in the best card in Thursday’s first round at the Masters, but he has a long way to go to claim his first green jacket.

By Matt Brooks  |  02:09 PM ET, 04/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:41 AM ET, 04/06/2012

Arkansas puts Bobby Petrino on leave after learning of “previous inappropriate relationship” with female employee

Bobby Petrino was fortunate to avoid serious injury when he crashed his motorcycle last weekend. Now he’ll be fortunate to avoid serious punishment for failing to disclose that a 25-year-old female employee was with him.

By Matt Brooks  |  11:41 AM ET, 04/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:11 PM ET, 04/05/2012

Orlando Coach Stan Van Gundy says Dwight Howard wants him fired. Then it gets a little weird.

Stan Van Gundy says he knows Dwight Howard wants him fired. Howard denies this with a hug in one of the most surreal press conferences ever.

By Cindy Boren  |  04:11 PM ET, 04/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:11 PM ET, 04/05/2012

Chicago Cubs, White Sox rivalry divides city in New Era commercial

Chicago White Sox fan Craig Robinson (Daryl from “The Office”) and Cubs fan Nick Offerman (Ron Swanson on “Parks and Recreation”) can’t seem to agree on anything in New Era’s latest rivalry commercial.

By Matt Brooks  |  03:11 PM ET, 04/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:53 PM ET, 04/05/2012

The Masters: Obama supports letting women become members of Augusta National, press secretary says

Press secretary says President Barack Obama’s “personal opinion is that women should be admitted” as members of Augusta National, site of the Masters.

By Cindy Boren  |  02:53 PM ET, 04/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:34 PM ET, 04/05/2012

Masters 2012: Rory McIlroy bounces back from tough start

Rory McIlroy, who had a terrible meltdown at the 2011 Masters, starts this year’s tournament with a double-bogey on No. 1, then birdies No. 2.

By Cindy Boren  |  02:34 PM ET, 04/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:22 PM ET, 04/05/2012

Roger Goodell warns NFL teams about leaking Wonderlic scores

In a memo issued to all 32 NFL teams, Goodell threatened “significant discipline” for anyone caught leaking confidential information gathered on prospects to the public.

By Matt Brooks  |  02:22 PM ET, 04/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:26 PM ET, 04/05/2012

Blake Griffin makes Pau Gasol a prop in his latest highlights (Video)

Many of Blake Griffin’s most emphatic dunks victimized an opposing big man.

By Matt Brooks  |  12:26 PM ET, 04/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:41 AM ET, 04/05/2012

Report: Gregg Williams told Saints players to injure 49ers (audio)

Former New Orleans defensive coordinator Gregg Williams, suspended indefinitely by the NFL for bounty system, is head on tape telling Saints to target certain Niners before the teams met in the playoffs.

By Cindy Boren  |  11:41 AM ET, 04/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:02 AM ET, 04/05/2012

Marlins Park looks great, but can they fill it?

With a new name, logo, manager, players and $515 million ballpark, the Miami Marlins are looking for rebirth in south Florida. But attendance has never been their strong suit.

By Matt Brooks  |  11:02 AM ET, 04/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:09 AM ET, 04/05/2012

Masters 2012: Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, Gary Player get it going; would you like to see Tiger Woods win?

The Masters, the first major tournament of the golf season, begins in Augusta this morning with Tiger Woods teeing off at 10:35 a.m. EDT.

By Cindy Boren  |  10:09 AM ET, 04/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:27 AM ET, 04/05/2012

Jared Sullinger decides to leave Ohio State for the NBA

Buckeyes star Jared Sullinger stayed in college another year at the behest of his father/high school coach, but did he stay in college a year too long?

By Cindy Boren  |  09:27 AM ET, 04/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:35 PM ET, 04/04/2012

John Calipari says he won’t jump to NBA after winning NCAA title

Kentucky Coach John Calipari says he’s more interested in chasing UCLA’s record for NCAA championships than in coaching an NBA team.

By Cindy Boren  |  02:35 PM ET, 04/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:39 PM ET, 04/04/2012

Joe Flacco: “I think I'm the best” quarterback

Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco, in the midst of negotiating a new deal with the team, isn’t questioning his own ability.

By Cindy Boren  |  12:39 PM ET, 04/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:17 PM ET, 04/04/2012

Andrew Bynum misses game with sprained ankle after Lakers reportedly fined him

Over the last week, center Andrew Bynum has gone from supporting actor to principal character in the season-long Los Angeles Lakers melodrama.

By Matt Brooks  |  12:17 PM ET, 04/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:31 AM ET, 04/04/2012

New NFL uniforms: Will Seattle Seahawks’ look catch on?

Nike, the NFL’s new supplier, added a touch of neon to Seattle’s uniforms and left the other 31 teams’ duds largely unchanged.

By Cindy Boren  |  10:31 AM ET, 04/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:21 AM ET, 04/04/2012

The Masters 2012: Rory McIroy, Tiger Woods and other players to watch

The 76th Masters gets underway Thursday. Here are the players to watch at Augusta National.

By Barry Svrluga  |  10:21 AM ET, 04/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:54 AM ET, 04/04/2012

Baylor’s Brittney Griner dominates NCAA title game; Notre Dame coach: ‘She’s like a guy playing with women’

Brittney Griner dominated Tuesday’s NCAA championship game, once again asserting herself as the best player in women’s college basketball. But a calling her “a guy playing with women” might be taking it too far.

By Matt Brooks  |  09:54 AM ET, 04/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:35 PM ET, 04/03/2012

Red Sox closer Andrew Bailey could be out ‘a while’ with thumb injury

Thumb injuries to ace Josh Beckett and closer Andrew Bailey have the Red Sox unsettled on the eve of opening day.

By Matt Brooks  |  03:35 PM ET, 04/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:37 PM ET, 04/03/2012

Tiger Woods at the Masters: “I’m here for a green jacket”

A victory by Tiger Woods in the Masters would tie Jack Nicklaus’s 73 PGA Tour victories, but woods is more concerned with just winning.

By Cindy Boren  |  02:37 PM ET, 04/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:26 PM ET, 04/03/2012

Kentucky Wildcats complete John Calipari’s sales pitch with NCAA championship

By finally winning an NCAA title, John Calipari’s validated his mastery of the recruiting trail, and added the finally selling point to an already convincing sales pitch.

By Matt Brooks  |  12:26 PM ET, 04/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:39 AM ET, 04/03/2012

What does Joey Votto’s massive contract extension mean for the Reds?

Cincinnati signed All-Star first baseman Joey Votto to a 10-year, $225 million deal that will keep one of the game’s best young hitters in Cincinnati through 2023.

By Matt Brooks  |  10:39 AM ET, 04/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:30 AM ET, 04/03/2012

NFL’s new uniforms: What has Nike done? Not a lot. (Updated)

The NFL unveiled its new Nike-designed uniforms in a fashion show in Brooklyn today and, apart from the Seattle Seahawks’ new looks, changes were minimal.

By Cindy Boren  |  10:30 AM ET, 04/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:29 AM ET, 04/03/2012

Andrew Luck will work out again for Colts, RGIII will not

Indianapolis Colts will take another look at Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck today; the agent for Baylor’s Robert Griffin III declines team’s request for another workout.

By Cindy Boren  |  10:29 AM ET, 04/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:04 AM ET, 04/03/2012

The Fray’s national anthem at the NCAA title game was a little weird

The Fray delivered a mellow version of “The Star-Spangled Banner” before Kansas and Kentucky played for the NCAA national championship. Who knew the song needed a tambourine?

By Cindy Boren  |  08:04 AM ET, 04/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:17 PM ET, 04/02/2012

Ex-Chargers QB Ryan Leaf arrested for second burglary in four days

The former No. 2 draft pick was arrested on Monday and is facing burglary charges just two days after he posted bail for another set of burglary charges.

By Matt Brooks  |  05:17 PM ET, 04/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:56 PM ET, 04/02/2012

Did Knicks conceal Jeremy Lin’s injury to sell playoff tickets?

With Jeremy Lin seeking multiple opinions on his knee injury, New York Daily News says the team used him to sell tickets. He will have knee surgery and isn’t likely to play again this season.

By Cindy Boren  |  03:56 PM ET, 04/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:53 PM ET, 04/02/2012

Bengals cheerleader, former teacher Sarah Jones pleads not guilty to sexually abusing student

Ben-Gals cheerleading squad captain was indicted last week on chargers of having sex with a former student and unlawful use of electronic means to induce a minor to engage in sexual or other prohibited acts.

By Matt Brooks  |  02:53 PM ET, 04/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:34 PM ET, 04/02/2012

Robert Griffin III: A former Redskins player did his knee surgery

Mark Adickes, a former Washington Redskins lineman, is now an orthopedic surgeon in Texas and repaired Robert Griffin III’s torn ACL in 2009.

By Cindy Boren  |  01:34 PM ET, 04/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:49 PM ET, 04/02/2012

Arkansas football coach Bobby Petrino injured in motorcycle crash

Razorbacks head coach Bobby Petrino was injured in a motorcycle accident Sunday evening, but reportedly did not suffer life-threatening injuries.

By Matt Brooks  |  12:49 PM ET, 04/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 04/02/2012

Did Russell Westbrook’s dunk on Omer Asik top Blake Griffin’s slam? (Video)

Russell Westbrook’s slam over a 7-footer was impressive — but was it good enough to take the title of “Dunk of the Year” from Blake Griffin?

By Matt Brooks  |  11:30 AM ET, 04/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:48 AM ET, 04/02/2012

Joe Gibbs says Bill Parcells’s return to coaching “makes absolute sense to me”

Joe Gibbs, the Washington Redskins’ Hall of Fame coach, laughs at the notion that his former nemesis, Bill Parcells, might coach again, and thinks it’s a smart idea.

By Cindy Boren  |  10:48 AM ET, 04/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:27 AM ET, 04/02/2012

Andrew Bynum sprains ankle as Lakers beat Warriors

Los Angeles Lakers center Andrew Bynum can’t seem to stay on the floor lately.

By Matt Brooks  |  10:27 AM ET, 04/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:33 AM ET, 04/02/2012

Ubaldo Jimenez’s “gutless” plunking of Troy Tulowitzki angers Rockies

Cleveland Indians pitcher Ubaldo Jimenez says pitch that struck Troy Tulowitzki just got away from him, but were residual feelings of anger at Rockies behind what Colorado Manager Jim Tracy said was “the most gutless act” he’s seen in baseball?

By Cindy Boren  |  09:33 AM ET, 04/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

 

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