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The Early Lead: October, 2012

Posted at 02:31 PM ET, 10/01/2012

Matt Forte does not have high ankle sprain, Lovie Smith says

Although Coach Lovie Smith says running back Matt Forte’s ankle sprain is not of the higher variety, his status is uncertain enough that the team signed Kahlil Bell.

By Cindy Boren  |  02:31 PM ET, 10/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:24 PM ET, 09/28/2012

Kohl’s apologizes for displaying Nationals NL East champion shirts prematurely

A Gaithersburg department store did not mean to jinx the Nats when it rolled out division title shirts.

By Matt Brooks  |  03:24 PM ET, 09/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  MLB, Washington Nationals

Posted at 12:24 PM ET, 09/28/2012

Torrey Smith takes flight in Ravens’ new pass-happy offense

The second-year receiver is a key contributor in Baltimore's revamped aerial attack.

By Matt Brooks  |  12:24 PM ET, 09/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Baltimore Ravens, NFL

Posted at 10:50 AM ET, 09/28/2012

NBA floppers “may have to suffer some consequences”

The NBA is finalizing a plan to retroactively penalize players who overemphasize contact in an effort to trick officials into calling fouls.

By Matt Brooks  |  10:50 AM ET, 09/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NBA

Posted at 08:59 AM ET, 09/28/2012

Referees’ return is emotional…and controversy-free for Ravens, Browns

The NFL's referees take charge after an emotional reception from fans at the Browns-Ravens game.

By Cindy Boren  |  08:59 AM ET, 09/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Baltimore Ravens, Cleveland Browns, NFL

Posted at 04:31 PM ET, 09/27/2012

R.A. Dickey joins the 20-win club

New York's quirky knuckleballer continues to baffle hitters and break records.

By Matt Brooks  |  04:31 PM ET, 09/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  MLB, New York Mets

Posted at 03:07 PM ET, 09/27/2012

Roger Goodell apologizes (sort of) for referee lockout

Roger Goodell apologized for the "pain" of the last three weeks but said the controversy at the end of Monday's Packers-Seahawks game is "the beauty of sports."

By Matt Brooks  |  03:07 PM ET, 09/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL

Posted at 02:59 PM ET, 09/27/2012

Tiger Woods beans Ryder Cup fan with tee shot

Tiger Woods was apologetic after his tee shot hit a Ryder Cup fan.

By Cindy Boren  |  02:59 PM ET, 09/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  PGA, Ryder Cup, Tiger Woods

Posted at 02:36 PM ET, 09/27/2012

Golden Tate, replacement ref stand their ground

Golden Tate and replacement referee stand their ground -- and deal with the aftermath of the Monday night NFL game.

By Cindy Boren  |  02:36 PM ET, 09/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Green Bay Packers, NFL, Seattle Seahawks

Posted at 01:34 PM ET, 09/27/2012

Ben Cherington, with Bobby Valentine still on the job, promises faster managerial search

Red Sox GM Ben Cherington speaks of finding a new manager...although he already has one in Bobby Valentine.

By Cindy Boren  |  01:34 PM ET, 09/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bobby Valentine, Boston Red Sox, MLB

Posted at 12:14 PM ET, 09/27/2012

Fantasy Football Week 4: Ravens, Cardinals defenses; Peyton Manning and Golden Tate

Arizona's dominant defense should feast against Ryan Tannehill and the Dolphins while Peyton Manning and Cedric Benson look to get the struggling Broncos and Packers back in the win column.

By Matt Brooks and Gene Wang  |  12:14 PM ET, 09/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fantasy Football, NFL

Posted at 11:29 AM ET, 09/27/2012

Gene Steratore will lead NFL referees tonight

Gene Steratore will lead the crew of regular officials who will work tonight's Cleveland Browns-Baltimore Ravens game.

By Cindy Boren  |  11:29 AM ET, 09/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Baltimore Ravens, Cleveland Browns, NFL

Posted at 11:18 AM ET, 09/27/2012

Marlins to give Adam Greenberg at-bat, 7 years later

Adam Greenberg's major league career began and ended on a single pitch from a Florida Marlins pitcher. Seven years late, the Miami Marlins are giving him his due.

By Matt Brooks  |  11:18 AM ET, 09/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chicago Cubs, MLB

Posted at 09:35 AM ET, 09/27/2012

NFL referees ready to work, with an assist from Ed Hochuli

The NFL referees are back and ready to roll, thanks to Ed Hochuli's training.

By Cindy Boren  |  09:35 AM ET, 09/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:52 PM ET, 09/26/2012

Former Dodgers closer Eric Gagne alleges widespread PED use

In his new biography, the former star relief pitcher says 80 percent of his Dodgers teammates used performance-enhancing drugs during his eight years in L.A.

By Matt Brooks  |  03:52 PM ET, 09/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Los Angeles Dodgers, MLB

Posted at 03:24 PM ET, 09/26/2012

Ahmad Bradshaw will start Sunday, with Andre Brown No. 2

Ahmad Bradshaw will start for New York Giants, dropping Andre Brown to the No. 2 running back.

By Cindy Boren  |  03:24 PM ET, 09/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  New York Giants, NFL, Philadelphia Eagles

Posted at 02:34 PM ET, 09/26/2012

Ryan Mundy fined for hit on Darrius Heyward-Bey

Steelers safety Ryan Mundy fined $21,000 for hit on Darrius Heyward-Bey

By Cindy Boren  |  02:34 PM ET, 09/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL, Oakland Raiders, Pittsburgh Steelers

Posted at 01:42 PM ET, 09/26/2012

Kohl’s is selling Nationals “NL East Division Champions” shirts

The Nationals still own a four-game lead in the NL East race with eight games to play, but no one is popping the champagne just yet -- except Kohl's, apparently.

By Matt Brooks  |  01:42 PM ET, 09/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  MLB, Nationals

Posted at 01:39 PM ET, 09/26/2012

Bill Belichick fined $50,000

New England Patriots Coach Bill Belichick fined $50,000 for grabbing a referee.

By Cindy Boren  |  01:39 PM ET, 09/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Baltimore Ravens, New England Patriots, NFL

Posted at 12:08 PM ET, 09/26/2012

John Lynch says NFL asked broadcasters to “go easy” on refs

John Lynch says NFL asked broadcasters to "go easy" on replacement refs in Week 1.

By Cindy Boren  |  12:08 PM ET, 09/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:57 AM ET, 09/26/2012

Nebraska AD Tom Osborne to retire in January

Nebraska athletic director and former longtime football coach Tom Osborne is scheduled to announce his retirement from the Huskers sports program on Wednesday in Lincoln.

By Matt Brooks  |  11:57 AM ET, 09/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  College Football, NCAA

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

Justin Tuck: “Every player” is worried with replacement refs

The NFL's replacement referees aren't going way, which is a fact of life the New York Giants' Justin Tuck accepts -- and worries about.

By Cindy Boren  |  11:26 AM ET, 09/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Justin Tuck, New York Giants, NFL

Posted at 10:41 AM ET, 09/26/2012

Bill Belichick to be fined for grabbing replacement referee

Bill Belichick failed to heed the NFL's command to play nice with the replacement refs, and for that, he will be punished.

By Matt Brooks  |  10:41 AM ET, 09/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  New England Patriots, NFL

Posted at 09:24 AM ET, 09/26/2012

NFL, Roger Goodell have their image on the line with referees lockout

National outrage over the Seattle Seahawks-Green Bay Packers game has the NFL, Roger Goodell at a crisis point.

By Cindy Boren  |  09:24 AM ET, 09/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:35 PM ET, 09/25/2012

Aaron Rodgers on NFL statement: “That’s garbage, obviously.”

Packer’s QB slams the league for diminishing integrity of the game by continuing to use replacement refs.

By Matt Brooks  |  05:35 PM ET, 09/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:00 PM ET, 09/25/2012

Joe Mays suspended 1 game, fined $50,000 for hit on Matt Schaub

Denver Broncos linebacker Joe Mays sent Matt Schaub’s helmet — and a chunk of his ear — flying with hit.

By Cindy Boren  |  03:00 PM ET, 09/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:46 PM ET, 09/25/2012

Bill Clinton on Packers-Seahawks: “I would not have called that last play the way they did.”

Even a former president is weighing in on the struggles of the NFL’s replacement officials.

By Matt Brooks  |  01:46 PM ET, 09/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:48 PM ET, 09/25/2012

Notre Dame exercises option to nix Michigan football series from 2015-2017

A rivalry that dates back to 1887 could go on extended hiatus beginning with the 2015 season.

By Matt Brooks  |  12:48 PM ET, 09/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:40 PM ET, 09/25/2012

NFL makes the call: The Packers-Seahawks ‘game is final’

The NFL does say that Golden Tate should have been called for offensive pass interference on the play that ended the game.

By Cindy Boren  |  12:40 PM ET, 09/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:05 PM ET, 09/25/2012

NFL owners Jerry Jones, Jed York: Controversy? What controversy?

Overturning the game isn’t an option for Roger Goodell. Meanwhile, two owners say they missed it.

By Cindy Boren  |  12:05 PM ET, 09/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:51 AM ET, 09/25/2012

NFL referee lockout: Where do things stand?

The league and its locked-out officials are still far apart in their labor negotiations. Will Monday’s controversial final call change that?

By Matt Brooks  |  10:51 AM ET, 09/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:34 AM ET, 09/25/2012

Packers-Seahawks reaction: NFL has a mess on its hands. Just ask Drew Brees.

If the controversial finish to Packers-Seahawks game brings an end to the use of replacement refs, it will have been worth it.

By Cindy Boren  |  10:34 AM ET, 09/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:07 AM ET, 09/25/2012

Packers-Seahawks ending has NFL under fire (updated)

NFL’s decision to use replacement refs results in controversial ending to Green Bay-Seattle game.

By Cindy Boren  |  08:07 AM ET, 09/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:24 PM ET, 09/24/2012

Marlins reliever Heath Bell critical of Ozzie Guillen

Deposed closer says of his manager: “It’s hard to respect a guy that doesn’t tell you the truth.”

By Matt Brooks  |  05:24 PM ET, 09/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:52 PM ET, 09/24/2012

Bill Belichick grabs a replacement ref, draws NFL’s attention

After the New England Patriots’ loss to the Baltimore Ravens, Bill Belichick is the center of attention.

By Cindy Boren  |  03:52 PM ET, 09/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:29 PM ET, 09/24/2012

Bills RB C.J. Spiller out with shoulder injury; Fred Jackson continues “amazing” recovery

Buffalo is down to its third-string back for the time being, but Spiller’s injury is not as serious as first suspected.

By Matt Brooks  |  03:29 PM ET, 09/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:45 PM ET, 09/24/2012

NFL fines John Fox $30,000 and Jack Del Rio $25,000 for criticizing refs

NFL cracks down on teams for ripping replacement refs.

By Cindy Boren  |  02:45 PM ET, 09/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:36 PM ET, 09/24/2012

Darrius Heyward-Bey released from hospital after uncalled helmet-to-helmet hit from Steelers’ Ryan Mundy

Oakland Raiders receiver was knocked unconscious by a violent hit from Steelers safety Ryan Mundy.

By Matt Brooks  |  02:36 PM ET, 09/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:04 PM ET, 09/24/2012

Andy Reid on Michael Vick as starting QB: “We’ll evaluate it as we go.”

After a turnover-filled loss to Arizona, the Eagles’ quarterback may soon be on the hot seat in Philadelphia.

By Matt Brooks  |  02:04 PM ET, 09/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:36 PM ET, 09/24/2012

NFL replacement refs: This isn’t getting any better.

The labor dispute with officials continues, bringing another week of injuries — and one funny play.

By Cindy Boren  |  01:36 PM ET, 09/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:14 PM ET, 09/24/2012

Mark Sanchez hits Tim Tebow’s helmet with pass, co-stars on “Kiss Cam”

It’s all fun and games until someone gets plunked in the head with a football.

By Matt Brooks  |  01:14 PM ET, 09/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:21 PM ET, 09/24/2012

Darrelle Revis out for the season with torn ACL

New York Jets Coach Rex Ryan says team will “have to overcome” the loss.

By Cindy Boren  |  12:21 PM ET, 09/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:03 AM ET, 09/24/2012

Torrey Smith works his way through loss of his brother. And now must do it again.

Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Torrey Smith has a stellar game less than 24 hours after his brother was killed in a motorcycle crash.

By Cindy Boren  |  10:03 AM ET, 09/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:34 PM ET, 09/23/2012

Report: John Fox, Jack Del Rio to be fined

Criticism of replacement refs will cost Denver Broncos coaches John Fox and Jack Del Rio, ESPN reports.

By Cindy Boren  |  12:34 PM ET, 09/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:37 AM ET, 09/23/2012

Torrey Smith’s brother killed in motorcycle accident (updated)

Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Torrey Smith tweets, “I can’t believe my little brother is gone.”

By Cindy Boren  |  11:37 AM ET, 09/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:35 PM ET, 09/21/2012

NFL Week 3 schedule: Falcons-Chargers, Patriots-Ravens highlight game slate

A pair of matchups of undefeated teams and a rematch of last year’s AFC title game will be worth watching this week.

By Associated Press  |  05:35 PM ET, 09/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:13 PM ET, 09/21/2012

Fantasy Football Week 3: Reggie Bush, Donnie Avery, Pierre Thomas primed for big days

A.J. Green and Phillip Rivers are obvious plays, but tight ends Dennis Pitta and Kyle Rudolph are worth a look this week.

By Gene Wang & Matt Brooks  |  03:13 PM ET, 09/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:32 PM ET, 09/21/2012

Lane Kiffin’s Thursday media session makes it past minute mark; Pac-12 contemplates NFL-style injury report

USC coach is among several in Pac-12 with stringent new rules for reporting on injuries.

By Matt Brooks  |  01:32 PM ET, 09/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:39 PM ET, 09/21/2012

Chad Johnson pleads no contest but avoids jail time at Evelyn Lozada’s request

Former Dolphins receiver strikes a plea bargain to avoid jail time two days after his divorce from Evelyn Lozada became official.

By Matt Brooks  |  12:39 PM ET, 09/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:42 AM ET, 09/21/2012

Lance Armstrong trumps sanctioning for Baltimore triathlon

Half Full Triathlon welcomes the participation of Lance Armstrong, cancer survivor and banned athlete.

By Cindy Boren  |  11:42 AM ET, 09/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:47 AM ET, 09/21/2012

Giants RB Andre Brown steps up in first start as New York pummels Panthers

New York’s journeyman tailback delivered the goods in his first NFL start.

By Matt Brooks  |  10:47 AM ET, 09/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:44 AM ET, 09/21/2012

Tiger Woods tops “The Intimidator” — Rory McIlroy — for one day

Golf’s stellar pairing — Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy — delivered in the first round of the Tour Championship.

By Cindy Boren  |  10:44 AM ET, 09/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:22 AM ET, 09/21/2012

NFL warns teams about conduct toward replacement refs

Coaches, owners and general managers are warned by the NFL about berating replacement referees.

By Cindy Boren  |  10:22 AM ET, 09/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:25 PM ET, 09/20/2012

Florida Atlantic lineman: Alabama “ain’t what people think”

The Owls may be 51-point underdogs in Tuscaloosa on Saturday, but junior defensive end Cory Henry likes their chances.

By Matt Brooks  |  05:25 PM ET, 09/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:35 PM ET, 09/20/2012

Jerry Sandusky: New allegation, Penn State hires Ken Feinberg, Victim 1 to speak

Jerry Sandusky awaits sentencing while new developments ensure his story isn’t going away.

By Cindy Boren  |  03:35 PM ET, 09/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:30 PM ET, 09/20/2012

Dusty Baker remains in hospital after irregular heartbeat diagnosis

Cincinnati’s skipper could return to the ballclub as early as Friday pending further test results.

By Matt Brooks  |  03:30 PM ET, 09/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:38 PM ET, 09/20/2012

RGIII, Alex Smith learn all about logos

Now if the NFL would just turn this kind of laser-like attention on ending the refs’ lockout.

By Cindy Boren  |  02:38 PM ET, 09/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:41 PM ET, 09/20/2012

Grenade thrown onto field at Asian Champions League soccer match

A club soccer match in Iran was briefly halted when a grenade exploded moments after a player tossed it off the field.

By Matt Brooks  |  01:41 PM ET, 09/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:49 PM ET, 09/20/2012

Darrelle Revis cleared for contact, could play vs. Dolphins

New York’s All-Pro cornerback returned to practice after suffering a ‘mild concussion’ in Week 1.

By Matt Brooks  |  12:49 PM ET, 09/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:32 PM ET, 09/20/2012

J.J. Watt has “No. 18 on my sack list.” That would be Peyton Manning.

Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt will get his chance to face Peyton Manning — finally.

By Cindy Boren  |  12:32 PM ET, 09/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:21 AM ET, 09/20/2012

Miguel Cabrera vs. Mike Trout: who deserves AL MVP?

Detroit’s third baseman is having a season for the ages, but the Angels’ rookie phenom could thwart his MVP campaign.

By Matt Brooks  |  11:21 AM ET, 09/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:46 AM ET, 09/20/2012

Vince Young needs a job. Who’s to blame for his financial plight?

The No. 3 pick in the 2006 NFL Draft, quarterback Vince Young contends that he was ripped off by advisers.

By Cindy Boren  |  10:46 AM ET, 09/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:55 PM ET, 09/19/2012

What to make of Wes Welker’s diminished playing time

It seems everyone has a theory as to why New England’s top receiver is playing second fiddle to Julian Edelman.

By Matt Brooks  |  06:55 PM ET, 09/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:43 PM ET, 09/19/2012

UNC coach Roy Williams undergoes surgery to remove kidney tumor

The surgery was deemed a success, but the Tar Heels’ coach could require another procedure to remove a second tumor next month.

By Matt Brooks  |  04:43 PM ET, 09/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:42 PM ET, 09/19/2012

Hakeem Nicks ruled out vs. Panthers

The NFC Offensive Player of the Week will not play in his return to Charlotte on Thursday night due to a lingering foot injury.

By Matt Brooks  |  04:42 PM ET, 09/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:19 PM ET, 09/19/2012

Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy swear there’s no intimidation. Honest.

The first round of the Tour Championship will pair Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods again. This is fun, not intimidating,

By Cindy Boren  |  03:19 PM ET, 09/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:41 PM ET, 09/19/2012

Yunel Escobar suspension: Ozzie Guillen can relate

Miami Marlins manager can sympathize with Blue Jays shortstop’s problems because “I went through it.”

By Matt Brooks  |  12:41 PM ET, 09/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:26 PM ET, 09/19/2012

Rick Curl banned for life by USA Swimming over improper relationship

Kelley Davies Currin came forward with details of a relationship she had with the swim coach when she was 13.

By Cindy Boren  |  12:26 PM ET, 09/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:01 AM ET, 09/19/2012

USC QB Matt Barkley agrees with Lane Kiffin’s criticism after Stanford loss

Heisman Trophy hopeful is eager to shake off poor performance against Cardinal.

By Matt Brooks  |  11:01 AM ET, 09/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:57 AM ET, 09/19/2012

Tim Tebow for president? Or senator? Or ... something?

The New York Jets’ quarterback and focus of Tebowmania won’t rule out a run for office one day.

By Cindy Boren  |  10:57 AM ET, 09/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:56 AM ET, 09/19/2012

Dylan Bundy called up by Orioles

After winning an 18-inning marathon in Seattle, Baltimore changes the plan for its 19-year-old pitching prospect Dylan Bundy.

By Cindy Boren  |  08:56 AM ET, 09/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:24 PM ET, 09/18/2012

Yunel Escobar hit with 3-game suspension for gay slur on eye black

Blue Jays shortstop apologizes for slur but says phrase was not meant to be offensive.

By Matt Brooks  |  05:24 PM ET, 09/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:39 PM ET, 09/18/2012

Jay Cutler is sorry he shoved J’Marcus Webb, but ...

Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler says he shouldn’t have shoved his offensive lineman, but he isn’t sorry he yelled at him.

By Cindy Boren  |  03:39 PM ET, 09/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:47 PM ET, 09/18/2012

Jonathan Vilma’s lawyer subpoenas Gregg Williams

In an affadavit cited by Commissioner Roger Goodell, Gregg Williams alleges Jonathan Vilma offered $10,000 for Brett Favre hit.

By Cindy Boren  |  02:47 PM ET, 09/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:01 PM ET, 09/18/2012

Steve Sabol, NFL Films president, dies of brain cancer

The Emmy Award winner and son of NFL Films founder Ed Sabol was 69.

By Matt Brooks  |  02:01 PM ET, 09/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:30 PM ET, 09/18/2012

49ers LB Aldon Smith played two days after serious car crash

San Francisco’s second-year standout needed stitches while the driver of the car reportedly suffered a broken back in Friday’s wreck.

By Matt Brooks  |  01:30 PM ET, 09/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:30 PM ET, 09/18/2012

Falcons RB Michael Turner arrested for DUI hours after Monday night win

“The Burner” picked a poor way to celebrate a big win and his franchise-best 51st touchdown.

By Matt Brooks  |  01:30 PM ET, 09/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:04 PM ET, 09/18/2012

Shaun White apologizes for “unwise choices” that led to arrest

Shaun White, the Flying Tomato of snowboarding fame, was arrested for public intoxication and vandalism.

By Cindy Boren  |  01:04 PM ET, 09/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:31 AM ET, 09/18/2012

NFL replacement refs: LeSean McCoy makes troubling fantasy-team allegation (updated)

The NFL’s replacement officials continue to struggle and the games are suffering for it.

By Cindy Boren  |  11:31 AM ET, 09/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:55 AM ET, 09/18/2012

Yunel Escobar’s gay slur on eye black triggers MLB investigation

Blue Jays shortstop is under fire for sporting a homophobic slur on his cheeks on Saturday.

By Matt Brooks  |  10:55 AM ET, 09/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:14 AM ET, 09/18/2012

Report: Kellen Winslow Jr. headed to Patriots

New England has an opening at tight end, with Aaron Hernandez out for a while. Kellen Winslow Jr. reportedly will fill in.

By Cindy Boren  |  10:14 AM ET, 09/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:16 AM ET, 09/18/2012

Jerry “The King” Lawler goes home to continue recovery

One week after suffering a heart attack during a WWE telecast, Jerry “The King” Lawler is released from a Montreal hospital.

By Cindy Boren  |  09:16 AM ET, 09/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:53 AM ET, 09/18/2012

Shaun White arrested for vandalism, public intoxication

Olympic, X Games snowboarder was taken into custody after incident at Nashville hotel

By Cindy Boren  |  08:53 AM ET, 09/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:00 PM ET, 09/17/2012

Dwight Howard now realizes: “I can’t make everybody happy”

The Lakers’ new all-star center lost a number of fans for the trade circus he triggered, but as LeBron James showed, winning has a way of drowning out the detractors.

By Matt Brooks  |  04:00 PM ET, 09/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:18 PM ET, 09/17/2012

Andrew Luck has “winning blood in his veins”

By leading the Colts to a last-minute win against Minnesota, the rookie quarterback channeled Manning.

By Matt Brooks  |  02:18 PM ET, 09/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:36 PM ET, 09/17/2012

Jerry Sandusky sentencing set for Oct. 9

Former Penn State assistant coach Jerry Sandusky will learn soon just how much of the rest of his life he’ll spend in prison after his conviction on child sex-abuse charges.

By Cindy Boren  |  12:36 PM ET, 09/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:49 AM ET, 09/17/2012

Eli Manning was terrible, then tremendous, then targeted as Giants rallied past Bucs

The defending champions fell behind early, but their quarterback saved them from an 0-2 start with the second-best passing performance in Giants’ team history.

By Matt Brooks  |  11:49 AM ET, 09/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:39 AM ET, 09/17/2012

NFL replacement refs: Integrity of the game is at stake

Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco and linebacker Ray Lewis say the league’s reputation is on the line as the lockout of referees goes on.

By Cindy Boren  |  11:39 AM ET, 09/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:55 PM ET, 09/14/2012

Jerry “The King” Lawler thanks fans in video as he recovers from heart attack

After suffering a heart attack during a WWE broadcast Monday night, Jerry “The King” Lawler cracks a joke in a brief video thank-you.

By Cindy Boren  |  12:55 PM ET, 09/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:09 PM ET, 09/14/2012

Jay Cutler is “same old Jay,” Charles Woodson says, and most people seem to agree.

After a four-interception, seven-sack night against the Green Bay Packers, Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler feels the heat.

By Cindy Boren  |  12:09 PM ET, 09/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:36 AM ET, 09/14/2012

Darrelle Revis may not play because of concussion

New York Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis, who was “in a fog” after suffering mild concussion, still must be cleared by doctors to play against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

By Cindy Boren  |  09:36 AM ET, 09/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:46 AM ET, 09/14/2012

Derrick Rose tears up as shoe promotion turns poignant (video)

Chicago Bulls star Derrick Rose cries as he discusses his knee injury and rehab — and the tough summer his hometown is going through.

By Cindy Boren  |  08:46 AM ET, 09/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:03 PM ET, 09/13/2012

Jerry “The King” Lawler “making progress,” ex-wife says (updated)

WWE announcer/wrestler Jerry “The King” Lawler remains in stable condition after suffering a heart attack during a “Raw” telecast Monday night.

By Cindy Boren  |  03:03 PM ET, 09/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:30 PM ET, 09/13/2012

Greg Jennings doubtful as Packers face Bears

Green Bay wide receiver Greg Jennings suffered a groin injury in the team’s season-opening loss.

By Cindy Boren  |  02:30 PM ET, 09/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:36 PM ET, 09/13/2012

Report: Tim Tebow may want out of New York if he remains a backup QB

After leading the Denver Broncos to the playoffs, Tim Tebow was traded to the New York Jets to play a backup role, one he admits he doesn’t relish.

By Cindy Boren  |  01:36 PM ET, 09/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:20 AM ET, 09/13/2012

Manny Machado makes magic in Orioles’ win (video)

With a ninth-inning play worthy of a Vegas magic show, rookie Manny Machado keeps the Baltimore Orioles in a tie for first in the AL East.

By Cindy Boren  |  11:20 AM ET, 09/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:24 PM ET, 09/12/2012

Texans learned Ryan Tannehill’s snap count watching “Hard Knocks”

J.J. Watt said the secret to his 1 1/2 sacks against Miami was a little late-night HBO watching.

By Matt Brooks  |  05:24 PM ET, 09/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:49 PM ET, 09/12/2012

Justin Bieber offered amateur hockey contract by Bakersfield Condors

Eightteen months after hosting the wildly successful “Charlie Sheen Night,” the ECHL’s Condors are aiming to get the 18-year-old pop sensation in uniform and on the ice.

By Matt Brooks  |  04:49 PM ET, 09/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:32 PM ET, 09/12/2012

Texas Tech’s Billy Gillispie seeks treatment while his program moves ahead

Texas Tech ponders its next move as Billy Gillispie heads for the Mayo Clinic amid allegations of player mistreatment.

By Cindy Boren  |  02:32 PM ET, 09/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:34 PM ET, 09/12/2012

NL wild-card race: Phillies are back from the dead

Left for dead long ago, Philadelphia has roared back into the wild-card hunt.

By Matt Brooks  |  01:34 PM ET, 09/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:40 AM ET, 09/12/2012

Report: Four LSU players declared academically ineligible

The No. 3 Tigers will have to overcome a depleted if they hope to challenge for another SEC title.

By Matt Brooks  |  11:40 AM ET, 09/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:49 AM ET, 09/12/2012

Jerry “The King” Lawler update: Son, friend say scan shows no brain damage

Jerry “The King” Lawler is recovering in a cardiac care unit in a Montreal hospital after suffering a heart attack in a “Raw” broadcast Monday night.

By Cindy Boren  |  09:49 AM ET, 09/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:02 PM ET, 09/11/2012

A’s pitcher Brandon McCarthy released from hospital, tweets about threesomes

Six days after a line drive fractured his skull, Oakland’s opening day starter is headed home with his wit intact.

By Matt Brooks  |  06:02 PM ET, 09/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:31 PM ET, 09/11/2012

Andy Murray celebrates U.S. Open win with Sean Connery and a lemon soda

Scotland’s newly-crowned Grand Slam champion has friends and fans in high places.

By Matt Brooks  |  03:31 PM ET, 09/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:53 PM ET, 09/11/2012

And now, the Dallas Cowboys present Jerry Wipes

The son-in-law of Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has found a way to cash in on their internet moment.

By Cindy Boren  |  12:53 PM ET, 09/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:33 AM ET, 09/11/2012

Patrick Ewing wants to coach in the NBA, not the D-League

Knicks great reportedly declined an offer to be the head coach of New York’s D-League affiliate, the Erie Bayhawks, as he continues his job hunt.

By Matt Brooks  |  11:33 AM ET, 09/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:45 AM ET, 09/11/2012

Report: Harvard’s Kyle Casey, Brandyn Curry implicated in academic cheating scandal

Crimson’s leading scorer and co-captain expected to withdraw from school in wake of widespread academic scandal.

By Matt Brooks  |  10:45 AM ET, 09/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:36 AM ET, 09/11/2012

Jerry ‘The King’ Lawler stable after suffering heart attack during ‘Monday Night Raw’ (updated)

The wrestler collapsed while announcing tag-team match. Lawler had a famous incident with the late comedian Andy Kaufman.

By Cindy Boren  |  10:36 AM ET, 09/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:30 AM ET, 09/11/2012

Al Pacino as Joe Paterno? Who would play Jerry Sandusky?

Oscar-winning actor Al Pacino is interested in playing the legendary Penn State coach in a TV or film version of “Paterno.”

By Cindy Boren  |  09:30 AM ET, 09/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:02 PM ET, 09/10/2012

Novak Djokovic vs. Andy Murray: Who will win the U.S. Open?

Will Andy Murray finally win his first major or will Novak Djokovic win his fifth Grand Slam in the last two years.

By Matt Brooks  |  04:02 PM ET, 09/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:45 PM ET, 09/10/2012

Shannon Eastin makes history — and breaks up a fake fight

The first woman to serve as an NFL game official did just fine in the game between the St. Louis Rams and Detroit Lions.

By Cindy Boren  |  03:45 PM ET, 09/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:37 PM ET, 09/10/2012

Bills RB Fred Jackson out “a few weeks” with knee injury

Another right knee injury could sideline Buffalo’s starting running back for several weeks — and seriously damages their outlook in the AFC East.

By Matt Brooks  |  03:37 PM ET, 09/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:25 PM ET, 09/10/2012

Brandon Weeden caught under giant American flag (video)

The Cleveland Browns’ rookie quarterback fought his way out from under a U.S. flag, only to throw four interceptions in a loss to the Eagles.

By Cindy Boren  |  02:25 PM ET, 09/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:48 PM ET, 09/10/2012

Mark Sanchez, Jets offense awake from slumber in rout of Bills

With a 48-28 blowout of Buffalo, New York’s quarterback silenced the doubters and Tebow backers — at least for one week.

By Matt Brooks  |  01:48 PM ET, 09/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:12 PM ET, 09/10/2012

Darrelle Revis has “mild concussion”

New York Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis will be evaluated this week after suffering the injury in a collision with teammate Bart Scott.

By Cindy Boren  |  01:12 PM ET, 09/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:34 PM ET, 09/10/2012

CBS cuts Serena Williams’ U.S. Open victory speech short

After capping her brilliant summer with her fourth U.S. Open title, Serena Williams wasn’t allowed to finish her victory speech. What gives, CBS?

By Matt Brooks  |  12:34 PM ET, 09/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

Randy Moss is back, with a G-rated celebration

After sitting out the 2011 season, Randy Moss catches a touchdown pass in his first game as the 49ers beat the Packers. But David Akers’s celebration was better.

By Cindy Boren  |  12:09 PM ET, 09/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:39 AM ET, 09/10/2012

Andrew Luck’s Colts debut eerily similar to Peyton Manning’s first start

It wasn’t an ideal first start for Indy’s No. 1 pick, but there were plenty of positive takeaways from Andrew Luck’s performance against the Bears.

By Matt Brooks  |  10:39 AM ET, 09/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:37 AM ET, 09/10/2012

Peyton Manning missed a season? Really?

In his regular-season debut with his new team, Peyton Manning looked like the Peyton Manning of old.

By Cindy Boren  |  10:37 AM ET, 09/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

Tom Brady isn’t worried about his nose

Relax, America. New England Patriots quarterback and highly-paid model Tom Brady suffered a mere nose scratch that “probably looks a lot worse than it feels.”

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

Posted at 04:20 PM ET, 09/07/2012

Saints bounty bans overturned

An arbitration panel has overturned the suspensions doled out to Jonathan Vilma, Will Smith, Scott Fujita and Anthony Hargrove for their alleged involvement in the New Orleans bounty scandal.

By Matt Brooks  |  04:20 PM ET, 09/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:32 PM ET, 09/07/2012

Arian Foster, Adrian Peterson, Marshawn Lynch all game-time decisions on Sunday

Houston’s Pro Bowl rusher is one of several running backs listed as questionable this week — and fantasy team owners are panicking.

By Matt Brooks  |  03:32 PM ET, 09/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:19 PM ET, 09/07/2012

Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy tied for second behind Vijay Singh at BMW Championship

The world’s top two golfers could be paired up for a third consecutive day at Crooked Stick.

By Matt Brooks  |  03:19 PM ET, 09/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:26 PM ET, 09/07/2012

Ryder Cup: Michael Jordan to serve as U.S. team advisor

The five-time NBA MVP will be in the U.S. corner when the Americans try to take the Ryder Cup back from the Europeans later this month.

By Matt Brooks  |  02:26 PM ET, 09/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:45 PM ET, 09/07/2012

Andrew Luck, Robert Griffin III set for debuts: who will shine brighter in Week 1?

Five rookie quarterbacks will make their regular season debuts on Sunday. Who will have the best Week 1 start?

By Matt Brooks  |  12:45 PM ET, 09/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:25 PM ET, 09/07/2012

Adrian Peterson: Missing opener would be a “hard pill to swallow”

Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson says he’ll accept his coach’s decision about whether he’ll play against Jacksonville.

By Cindy Boren  |  12:25 PM ET, 09/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:22 AM ET, 09/07/2012

Peyton Manning’s No. 18 among banned jerseys in Colorado school district

Denver’s new quarterback has the most popular jersey in the NFL, but not for students in the Greeley-Evans School District.

By Matt Brooks  |  11:22 AM ET, 09/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:10 AM ET, 09/07/2012

Brian Urlacher isn't “up to speed,” but Bears say defense is fine

There are plenty of questions about the Chicago Bears defense, but players offer tough warnings for the Indianapolis Colts.

By Cindy Boren  |  11:10 AM ET, 09/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:21 AM ET, 09/07/2012

Brandon McCarthy “alert” after surgery for skull fracture

Oakland A’s pitcher Brandon McCarthy underwent surgery to relieve pressure on brain after a line drive fractured his skull.

By Cindy Boren  |  09:21 AM ET, 09/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:07 PM ET, 09/06/2012

Rory McIlroy, Tiger Woods sitting pretty after Day 1 at the BMW Championship

McIlroy is tied atop the leaderboard through the opening round while Woods sits just one stroke back of the leaders.

By Matt Brooks  |  05:07 PM ET, 09/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:48 PM ET, 09/06/2012

Colts WR Austin Collie will wear new helmet, could play Sunday against Bears

Indy’s talented but oft-injured wide receiver could play in Sunday’s opener in Chicago only three weeks after he sustained his third concussion in 22 months.

By Matt Brooks  |  03:48 PM ET, 09/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:30 PM ET, 09/06/2012

Sandusky awaits sentencing while lawyer considers his options

Joe Amendola ponders what he’ll do after former Penn State assistant Jerry Sandusky is sentenced on charges of child sex abuse.

By Cindy Boren  |  03:30 PM ET, 09/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:30 PM ET, 09/06/2012

Savannah State is biggest underdog in college football history against Florida State

One week after absorbing an 84-0 beat-down from Oklahoma State, the Tigers go into Tallahassee as overwhelming underdogs.

By Matt Brooks  |  01:30 PM ET, 09/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:06 PM ET, 09/06/2012

Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods: There they go again

This is getting to be a fun little rivalry as McIlroy and Woods are in the same group again at the BMW Championship

By Cindy Boren  |  01:06 PM ET, 09/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:46 PM ET, 09/06/2012

Indians closer Chris Perez bashes Cleveland ownership, management for on-field failures

Outspoken all-star pitcher blames employers for not spending enough money to put a winning team on the field.

By Matt Brooks  |  12:46 PM ET, 09/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:05 PM ET, 09/06/2012

‘Inspirational’ Jason Witten toughs it out for Cowboys

Dallas tight end’s decision to risk further injury in order to play inspired his teammates in season-opening win.

By Matt Brooks  |  12:05 PM ET, 09/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:05 AM ET, 09/06/2012

Jerry Jones isn’t about to sell the Cowboys. Or fire his glasses-cleaner.

Jerry Jones is on a roll: his Dallas Cowboys are worth over $2 billion, they won their opener and he gets his son-in-law to clean his glasses.

By Cindy Boren  |  11:05 AM ET, 09/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:21 AM ET, 09/06/2012

A’s pitcher Brandon McCarthy hit in the head by line drive

Oakland pitcher never lost consciousness and walked off under his own power but remained at a nearby hospital for overnight observation.

By Matt Brooks  |  10:21 AM ET, 09/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:18 AM ET, 09/06/2012

Art Modell, former Baltimore Ravens owner, dies at 87

Art Modell, a visionary owner who helped shape the modern NFL, was vilified for moving the team from Cleveland

By Cindy Boren  |  09:18 AM ET, 09/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:50 PM ET, 09/05/2012

Bobby Valentine’s radio meltdown another sign of the end in Boston

The first-year Red Sox skipper’s frustration boiled over during a Wednesday radio interview in which he threatened to punch the host and called the 2012 campaign “miserable.”

By Matt Brooks  |  04:50 PM ET, 09/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:46 PM ET, 09/05/2012

U.S. Open: Maria Sharapova storms back to reach first semifinal since 2006

With a little help from the weather, the former champion rallies from an early 4-0 hole to oust Marion Bartoli and set up a semifinal match against Victoria Azarenka.

By Matt Brooks  |  03:46 PM ET, 09/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:04 PM ET, 09/05/2012

A real live tiger greets Washington players ahead of LSU game

Huskies Coach Steve Sarkisian prepares his players for game against No. 3 Tigers by bringing in a 300-pound Bengal of his own.

By Cindy Boren  |  03:04 PM ET, 09/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:38 PM ET, 09/05/2012

First-place Baltimore Orioles playing like it’s 1997

Don’t look for a statistical explanation, but the O’s are back in first place for the first time in 15 years.

By Matt Brooks  |  01:38 PM ET, 09/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:33 PM ET, 09/05/2012

Usain Bolt could get a chance with Manchester United

Sir Alex Ferguson, it turns out, may find room for Manchester United’s fastest fan in a charity friendly next year.

By Cindy Boren  |  01:33 PM ET, 09/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:45 PM ET, 09/05/2012

What’s eating Cristiano Ronaldo?

Real Madrid’s star forward revealed that he is “sad” after scoring a pair of goals Sunday, but he won’t reveal the root cause.

By Matt Brooks  |  12:45 PM ET, 09/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:13 PM ET, 09/05/2012

Chad Johnson talks of mistakes, says tattoo of estranged wife isn’t one.

In “Hard Knocks” finale, Chad Johnson expresses his regrets — and says he can still play in the NFL.

By Cindy Boren  |  12:13 PM ET, 09/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:48 AM ET, 09/05/2012

Cowboys, Tony Romo face opener with Jason Witten a game-time decision (updated)

Jason Witten, officially listed as doubtful, has a key role in the Dallas Cowboys’ offense and reportedly would sign a medical waiver in order to play against the New York Giants tonight.

By Cindy Boren  |  09:48 AM ET, 09/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:34 PM ET, 09/04/2012

Joey Votto activated by first-place Reds; could play Wednesday

Cincinnati’s former MVP first baseman is back in time to bolster the lineup for the pennant race.

By Matt Brooks  |  05:34 PM ET, 09/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:08 PM ET, 09/04/2012

Cowboys vs. Giants: Hakeem Nicks, Mathias Kiwanuka among New York’s questionable starters

New York’s title defense begins with a number of question marks on the injury report.

By Matt Brooks  |  04:08 PM ET, 09/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

U.S. Open: Victoria Azarenka ousts defending champion Samantha Stosur

The world’s top-ranked player avoided a third-set tiebreaker collapse to reach another Grand Slam semifinal.

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

Posted at 03:34 PM ET, 09/04/2012

Randy Moss listed as starter by 49ers

After a year away from the NFL, wide receiver Randy Moss is listed as the San Francisco 49ers’ starter opposite Michael Crabtree.

By Cindy Boren  |  03:34 PM ET, 09/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

Bryant McKinnie, Ravens reach agreement on new deal (updated)

The Baltimore Ravens and offensive tackle Bryant McKinnie have worked out the details of a restructured contract after a day of talks.

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

Posted at 01:52 PM ET, 09/04/2012

Cowboys’ Jason Witten doubtful for opener against Giants

Although Jason Witten will have another scan today and make the trip with the Cowboys for their opener against the Giants, the team lists him as doubtful to play.

By Cindy Boren  |  01:52 PM ET, 09/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:48 PM ET, 09/04/2012

Adrian Peterson’s status will be determined Sunday

Coach Leslie Frazier won’t reveal the status of running back Adrian Peterson for the Minnesota Vikings’ season opener until Sunday.

By Cindy Boren  |  12:48 PM ET, 09/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:47 PM ET, 09/04/2012

Maurice Jones-Drew: Back with Jaguars, but not starting Sunday

Jacksonville’s three-time Pro Bowl running back finally ended his holdout and is expected to play on third downs in Sunday’s season opener.

By Matt Brooks  |  12:47 PM ET, 09/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:01 PM ET, 09/04/2012

Report: Tyrann Mathieu will re-enroll at LSU

One month after he was booted off the football team, the 20-year-old “Honey Badger” is expected to enroll at LSU and resume classes for the fall semester.

By Matt Brooks  |  12:01 PM ET, 09/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:46 AM ET, 09/04/2012

Michael Strahan makes official debut as Kelly Ripa’s co-host

Former New York Giants defensive end Michael Strahan says of being named Kelly Ripa’s co-host, “I didn't even know I could dream this.”

By Cindy Boren  |  11:46 AM ET, 09/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:20 AM ET, 09/04/2012

Tiger Woods, $100-million man

After topping $100 million in winnings with a second-place finish in the Deutsche Bank Championship, Tiger Woods moves on to Ryder Cup.

By Cindy Boren  |  10:20 AM ET, 09/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:28 PM ET, 08/31/2012

Patriots owner: Tom Brady is better than Joe Montana

Robert Kraft loves his quarterback enough to declare him the greatest of all time.

By Matt Brooks  |  03:28 PM ET, 08/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:51 PM ET, 08/31/2012

Jerry Jones says Mathias Kiwanuka is right. So that ends that.

Finally, Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones admits that New York Giants linebacker Mathias Kiwanuka has a point about that whole jealousy thing.

By Cindy Boren  |  01:51 PM ET, 08/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:57 PM ET, 08/31/2012

Texans fan dies after escalator fall at Reliant Stadium

A 25-year-old man was reportedly horsing around on a fifth-floor elevator Thursday night when he fell to his death.

By Matt Brooks  |  12:57 PM ET, 08/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:17 PM ET, 08/31/2012

Paterno family members expected to attend Penn State opener

Penn State will open the season against Ohio with many changes since the Jerry Sandusky child sex-abuse scandal. The family of Joe Paterno expects, however, to attend.

By Cindy Boren  |  12:17 PM ET, 08/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:40 AM ET, 08/31/2012

Andy Roddick: “I just feel like it’s time.”

The face of American men’s tennis for nearly a decade, Andy Roddick will retire at the U.S. Open, where he won his lone Grand Slam title in 2003.

By Matt Brooks  |  11:40 AM ET, 08/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:59 AM ET, 08/31/2012

Kent State fumble return: Andre Parker’s wrong-way run to infamy (Video)

Linebacker’s 58-yard muffed punt return is already the leading candidate for college football blooper of the year.

By Matt Brooks  |  09:59 AM ET, 08/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:55 AM ET, 08/31/2012

Clint Eastwood: From Super Bowl ad to RNC (video)

When it comes to generating next-day buzz, Clint Eastwood has dominated 2012, starting with Super Bowl XLVI.

By Cindy Boren  |  09:55 AM ET, 08/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

 

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