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The Early Lead: October, 2012

Posted at 04:19 PM ET, 10/31/2012

Rafael Soriano opts out as Yankees await Mariano Rivera’s decision

New York's fill-in closer elected to hit the open market while New York awaits a decision from its 42-year-old closer.

By Matt Brooks  |  04:19 PM ET, 10/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  MLB, New York Yankees

Posted at 02:50 PM ET, 10/31/2012

Delonte West: ‘High Q player/person’ for hire

The recently waived veteran guard is looking for work, and now his qualifications are posted on Twitter.

By Matt Brooks  |  02:50 PM ET, 10/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dallas Mavericks, NBA

Posted at 02:46 PM ET, 10/31/2012

Knicks-Nets game in Brooklyn postponed; NYC Marathon still on

Brooklyn's new Barclays Center won't be the scene of the Nets' first home game, which was postponed because of Superstorm Sandy.

By Cindy Boren  |  02:46 PM ET, 10/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brooklyn Nets, NBA, New York Knicks

Posted at 12:46 PM ET, 10/31/2012

New-look Lakers lose to Mavericks, make Mark Cuban happy

The Lakers may be loaded with talent and big names, but they could still use some practice.

By Matt Brooks  |  12:46 PM ET, 10/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dallas Mavericks, Los Angeles Lakers, NBA

Posted at 12:37 PM ET, 10/31/2012

Eli Manning deals with Sandy flooding in lobby of his apartment building

Superstorm Sandy flooded New Jersey, including the Hoboken building in which New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning lives.

By Cindy Boren  |  12:37 PM ET, 10/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  New York Giants, NFL

Posted at 10:40 AM ET, 10/31/2012

MLB looks to protect pitchers from line drives, prompting a debate

After Brandon McCarthy, Doug Fister and Bartolo Colon were struck by line drives, the debate begins anew about protecting pitchers.

By Cindy Boren  |  10:40 AM ET, 10/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Detroit Tigers, MLB, Washington Nationals

Posted at 10:23 AM ET, 10/31/2012

Dwyane Wade calls Rajon Rondo foul ‘a punk play’

The Heat and Celtics renewed their rivalry in a season opener that, at times, featured playoff intensity.

By Matt Brooks  |  10:23 AM ET, 10/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Boston Celtics, Miami Heat, NBA

Posted at 10:22 AM ET, 10/31/2012

Tim Tebow trade hasn’t been discussed by Jets and Jaguars, report says

The NFL trade deadline is Thursday and already one report has surfaced -- and been shot down -- about Tim Tebow.

By Cindy Boren  |  10:22 AM ET, 10/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jacksonville Jaguars, New York Jets

Posted at 09:04 AM ET, 10/31/2012

Andy Reid will stick with Michael Vick as Eagles’ starter

Eagles Coach Andy Reid is sticking with Michael Vick.

By Cindy Boren  |  09:04 AM ET, 10/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  New Orleans Saints, NFL, Philadelphia Eagles

Posted at 08:38 AM ET, 10/31/2012

NYC Marathon, Knicks-Nets opener will go on despite Sandy’s damage

Sandy can's stop the New York City Marathon or the NBA game between the Knicks and Nets that marks return of pro sports to Brooklyn.

By Cindy Boren  |  08:38 AM ET, 10/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brooklyn Nets, NBA, New York Knicks

Posted at 01:55 PM ET, 10/30/2012

Flyers’ Wayne Simmonds target of racist chants in Czech hockey game

For the second time in 13 months, Simmonds was on the receiving end of monkey taunts during a hockey game.

By Matt Brooks  |  01:55 PM ET, 10/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NHL, Philadelphia Flyers

Posted at 01:21 PM ET, 10/30/2012

Kobe Bryant sounds like he’ll play, although he’s a game-time decision for Lakers’ opener

Kobe Bryant says his foot injury is healing, but he's a game-time decision for the Los Angeles Lakers' opener against the Dallas Mavericks.

By Cindy Boren  |  01:21 PM ET, 10/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dallas Mavericks, Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Lakers

Posted at 12:39 PM ET, 10/30/2012

Amar’e Stoudemire may be out 6-8 weeks, report says

A left knee problem may keep Amar'e Stoudemire out of the New York Knicks' lineup for six-to-eight weeks, ESPN reports.

By Cindy Boren  |  12:39 PM ET, 10/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NBA, New York Knicks

Posted at 10:47 AM ET, 10/30/2012

NBA “assessing” whether to postpone Knicks-Nets opener because of Sandy

With mass transit in New York still shut down, the NBA is "assessing" whether to postpone the Knicks-Nets game in Brooklyn.

By Cindy Boren  |  10:47 AM ET, 10/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brooklyn Nets, NBA, New York Knicks

Posted at 09:53 AM ET, 10/30/2012

Donovan McNabb supports Michael Vick as Eagles’ starter

No stranger to Philadelphia or quarterback controversy, Donovan McNabb comes to Michael Vick's defense, says there are bigger issues with the Eagles.

By Cindy Boren  |  09:53 AM ET, 10/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Michael Vick, Philadelphia Eagles

Posted at 09:07 AM ET, 10/30/2012

Jim Harbaugh talks turkey and Alex Smith gobble gobbles the Cardinals

With the 49ers 6-2 and Alex Smith nearly perfect in a victory over the Cardinals, Jim Harbaugh gets his gobble on.

By Cindy Boren  |  09:07 AM ET, 10/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Arizona Cardinals, NFL, San Francisco 49ers

Posted at 05:32 PM ET, 10/29/2012

Mavericks waive Delonte West to end bizarre two-week saga

Dallas dumps its troubled veteran guard after suspending him twice in a 10-day span.

By Matt Brooks  |  05:32 PM ET, 10/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dallas Mavericks, NBA

Posted at 01:46 PM ET, 10/29/2012

Tony Romo doesn’t blame boo-birds, but just whom should they boo?

Fans booed as the Dallas Cowboys fell short against the New York Giants and Tony Romo was an interception machine.

By Cindy Boren  |  01:46 PM ET, 10/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dallas Cowboys, New York Giants, NFL

Posted at 01:42 PM ET, 10/29/2012

James Harden is a Houston Rocket. Will the Thunder be better without him?

The Oklahoma City Thunder traded away the league's sixth man of the year after he reportedly turned down their contract extension offer.

By Matt Brooks  |  01:42 PM ET, 10/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Houston Rockets, NBA, Oklahoma City Thunder

Posted at 12:11 PM ET, 10/29/2012

Michael Vick would “support” a QB change if Andy Reid made one

After three straight losses, Eagles quarterback sounds resigned to his impending benching.

By Matt Brooks  |  12:11 PM ET, 10/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Michael Vick, NFL, Philadelphia Eagles

Posted at 10:58 AM ET, 10/29/2012

Giants fans fill streets to celebrate World Series win. Also, they burn stuff.

San Francisco Giants fans let loose with a fiery street party after their team's run to victory in the World Series.

By Cindy Boren  |  10:58 AM ET, 10/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Detroit Tigers, MLB, San Francisco Giants, World Series

Posted at 10:12 AM ET, 10/29/2012

South Carolina RB Marcus Lattimore suffers another devastating knee injury

One of the nation's most talented runners suffered a dislocated right knee and ligament damage on a gruesome play over the weekend.

By Matt Brooks  |  10:12 AM ET, 10/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  College Football, NCAA

Posted at 09:30 AM ET, 10/29/2012

Peyton Manning has a sore thumb, but he’s still Peyton Manning

Peyton Manning has a near-perfect game, shaking off a thumb injury, as his remarkable comeback continues.

By Cindy Boren  |  09:30 AM ET, 10/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Denver Broncos, New Orleans Saints, NFL

Posted at 04:14 PM ET, 10/26/2012

Former LSU star Tyrann Mathieu released from jail after arrest on marijuana charge

The Honey Badger's hopes of returning to the field for LSU in 2013 could be dashed after his arrest for marijuana possession.

By Matt Brooks  |  04:14 PM ET, 10/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  College Football, NCAA

Posted at 02:59 PM ET, 10/26/2012

Patriots TE Aaron Hernandez is not in London, will not play vs. Rams

New England left one half of its talented tight end duo back home as he deals with a nagging ankle injury.

By Matt Brooks  |  02:59 PM ET, 10/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  New England Patriots, NFL

Posted at 02:13 PM ET, 10/26/2012

Dale Earnhardt Jr. set to return, says you cant ignore concussions

NASCAR's most popular driver will return to the track at Martinsville on Sunday after taking two weeks off to deal with concussions.

By Matt Brooks  |  02:13 PM ET, 10/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NASCAR

Posted at 12:23 PM ET, 10/26/2012

Megatron vs. Optimus Prime: Seahawks CB Richard Sherman aims to contain Calvin Johnson

Seattle's loud-mouthed quarterback is confident going into his matchup with one of the NFL's top receivers.

By Matt Brooks  |  12:23 PM ET, 10/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  New England Patriots, NFL, Seattle Seahawks

Posted at 10:24 AM ET, 10/26/2012

Tigers pitcher Doug Fister gets hit in the head and stays in the game

Detroit's starting pitcher took a line drive off the skull but miraculously avoided injury.

By Matt Brooks  |  10:24 AM ET, 10/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Detroit Tigers, MLB

Posted at 04:50 PM ET, 10/25/2012

Fantasy Football Week 8: Chris Johnson, Darren McFadden are on the rise

A couple of early-season running back busts have great opportunities to redeem themselves against cushy Week 8 matchups.

By Matt Brooks  |  04:50 PM ET, 10/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fantasy Football, NFL

Posted at 03:16 PM ET, 10/25/2012

Greg Jennings will undergo surgery to repair groin tear

Green Bay's veteran receiver hopes having the procedure now will allow him to return in time for the playoffs.

By Matt Brooks  |  03:16 PM ET, 10/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Green Bay Packers, NFL

Posted at 01:35 PM ET, 10/25/2012

David Stern will step down as NBA commissioner in 2014

Longest-tenured active commissioner has running the NBA since Feb. 1, 1984.

By Cindy Boren  |  01:35 PM ET, 10/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  David Stern, NBA

Posted at 12:35 PM ET, 10/25/2012

And the NFL’s most overrated player is … Tim Tebow?

NFL players voted Tim Tebow the most overrated player, with Mark Sanchez and Tony Romo finishing in a time for second.

By Cindy Boren  |  12:35 PM ET, 10/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dallas Cowboys, New York Jets, NFL

Posted at 12:27 PM ET, 10/25/2012

Mavericks suspend Delonte West indefinitely. Again.

For the second time in 10 days, Dallas has suspended its mercurial guard for conduct detrimental to the team.

By Matt Brooks  |  12:27 PM ET, 10/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dallas Mavericks, NBA

Posted at 11:51 AM ET, 10/25/2012

Kobe Bryant’s status for Lakers season opener in doubt

The star-studded Lakers enter the season with key players nursing nagging injuries.

By Matt Brooks  |  11:51 AM ET, 10/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Los Angeles Lakers, NBA

Posted at 10:36 AM ET, 10/25/2012

Lance Armstrong fallout: Greg LeMond calls for UCI leaders to resign

Greg LeMond calls for UCI leaders to resign, says corruption is the real problem in cycling.

By Cindy Boren  |  10:36 AM ET, 10/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cycling, Lance Armstrong

Posted at 09:36 AM ET, 10/25/2012

Hurdler Lolo Jones makes U.S. bobsled team

U.S. hurdler Lolo Jones came up just short in her bid to capture a medal on the track at the London Olympics. She's hoping for a better result on ice.

By Matt Brooks  |  09:36 AM ET, 10/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Olympics

Posted at 08:56 AM ET, 10/25/2012

Refs will throw pink flags at Dolphins-Jets game

Following up on the suggestion of an 11-year-old boy, NFL referees will throw pink flags during the Dolphins-Jets game Sunday.

By Cindy Boren  |  08:56 AM ET, 10/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Miami Dolphins, New York Jets, NFL

Posted at 03:57 PM ET, 10/24/2012

Rams WR Danny Amendola returns to practice

Sam Bradford's most reliable receiver could be back on the field sooner than expected.

By Matt Brooks  |  03:57 PM ET, 10/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL, St. Louis Rams

Posted at 03:44 PM ET, 10/24/2012

Tiger Woods doesn’t see a Lance Armstrong scandal happening in golf

Tiger Woods has known personal scandal himself but doesn't see the kind of scandal that rocked cycling happening in golf.

By Cindy Boren  |  03:44 PM ET, 10/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cycling, Golf, Tiger Woods

Posted at 03:18 PM ET, 10/24/2012

Eli Manning: “I don’t think it took a rocket scientist” to pull off that Cruz missile

Eli Manning and DeAngelo Hall agree: That game-winning TD pass did not involve rocket science.

By Cindy Boren  |  03:18 PM ET, 10/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  New York Giants, NFL, Rocket science, Washington Redskins

Posted at 01:55 PM ET, 10/24/2012

Joe Girardi: Alex Rodriguez will be Yankees’ starting 3B in 2013

Despite Alex Rodriguez's forgettable postseason, Yankees manager Joe Girardi expects him back with the team next season.

By Matt Brooks  |  01:55 PM ET, 10/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  MLB, New York Yankees

Posted at 01:44 PM ET, 10/24/2012

Cam Newton: Warren Moon says immaturity, race stoke criticism

Hall of Famer Warren Moon, who has mentored Cam Newton, defends the Panthers' struggling quarterback.

By Cindy Boren  |  01:44 PM ET, 10/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Cam Newton, Carolina Panthers, NFL

Posted at 12:07 PM ET, 10/24/2012

New York Islanders moving to Brooklyn’s Barclays Center in 2015

Already home to the new-look Brooklyn Nets, the billion-dollar Barclays Arena will soon add an NHL franchise to its tenants.

By Matt Brooks  |  12:07 PM ET, 10/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  New York Islanders, NHL

Posted at 11:57 AM ET, 10/24/2012

Dallas Cowboys’ Sean Lee will miss the rest of the season

The Dallas Cowboys suffer a devastating blow with the loss of Sean Lee for the rest of the season

By Cindy Boren  |  11:57 AM ET, 10/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dallas Cowboys, NFL

Posted at 11:20 AM ET, 10/24/2012

U-Conn.’s Geno Auriemma wants lower rims in women’s basketball

Women's basketball is struggling to bolster interest, and Connecticut's coach believes poor offensive execution is partly to blame.

By Matt Brooks  |  11:20 AM ET, 10/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  College basketball, NCAA

Posted at 10:17 AM ET, 10/24/2012

Victor Cruz would like a new contract from the Giants

Victor Cruz, in a brilliantly timed move after his game-winning TD catch, says he'd like a new, long-term contract from the New York Giants.

By Cindy Boren  |  10:17 AM ET, 10/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  New York Giants, NFL, Washington Redskins

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

Report: Maurice Jones-Drew has sprained foot, will not need surgery

Jacksonville's starting running back is expected to miss multiple weeks, but he does not have the dreaded Lisfranc injury, according to an ESPN report.

By Matt Brooks  |  10:10 AM ET, 10/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jacksonville Jaguars, NFL

Posted at 09:12 AM ET, 10/24/2012

Lance Armstrong likely to be removed from New York City, Boston marathon results, too

The New York City and Boston marathons may remove Lance Armstrong's name from their records after any appeals are exhausted.

By Cindy Boren  |  09:12 AM ET, 10/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cycling, Tour de France

Posted at 04:42 PM ET, 10/23/2012

Marlins send Ozzie Guillen packing after last-place finish

The new-look Marlins waved goodbye to their fiery skipper only one year into his four-year contract.

By Matt Brooks  |  04:42 PM ET, 10/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Miami Marlins, MLB

Posted at 04:01 PM ET, 10/23/2012

Report: UNC receiver Erik Highsmith plagiarized 11-year-olds

Erik Highsmith's reported plagiarism for a communications class is only the latest in a string of instances of alleged academic fraud involving football players at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

By Matt Brooks  |  04:01 PM ET, 10/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  College Football, NCAA, North Carolina Tar Heels, UNC

Posted at 03:30 PM ET, 10/23/2012

Jay Cutler says Ndamukong Suh hit was “clean” and he’ll be “good to go” Sunday

Jay Cutler took a wicked -- and legal -- hit from Ndamukong Suh that left him with sore ribs, but shouldn't sideline him Sunday.

By Cindy Boren  |  03:30 PM ET, 10/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chicago Bears, Detroit Lions, NFL

Posted at 02:55 PM ET, 10/23/2012

Red Sox introduce John Farrell, try to forget Bobby Valentine

Boston traded for a manager who helped the Toronto Blue Jays finish four games ahead of the Red Sox this season. Now that's moving in the right direction.

By Matt Brooks  |  02:55 PM ET, 10/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Boston Red Sox, MLB, Toronto Blue Jays

Posted at 12:33 PM ET, 10/23/2012

Norv Turner denies that the Chargers used any sticky stuff

Chargers Coach Norv Turner denies that players were using any sticky substance. Still, the NFL is investigating.

By Cindy Boren  |  12:33 PM ET, 10/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL, San Diego Chargers

Posted at 12:26 PM ET, 10/23/2012

Ahmad Bradshaw wants to run the ball, and he’s not a good tickler

The New York Giants running back was a little too fired up on Sunday against the Redskins.

By Matt Brooks  |  12:26 PM ET, 10/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  New York Giants, NFL, Washington Redskins

Posted at 12:14 PM ET, 10/23/2012

Jerry Sandusky transferred from county jail to state prison

Jerry Sandusky, serving a minimum 30-year term after his conviction on child sex-abuse charges, has been transferred from county jail to a state prison in Pennsylvania.

By Cindy Boren  |  12:14 PM ET, 10/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  College Football, Penn State

Posted at 10:41 AM ET, 10/23/2012

NFL considers dropping “embarrassing” Pro Bowl

Roger Goodell said the league may eliminate its all-star showcase if the quality of play does not improve.

By Matt Brooks  |  10:41 AM ET, 10/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL, Roger Goodell

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

Jay Cutler shakes off Ndamukong Suh’s hit as Brandon Marshall, Lawrence Jackson take to Twitter

Jay Cutler shows his mettle after Ndamukong Suh's (legal) hit leaves him with aching ribs.

By Cindy Boren  |  10:10 AM ET, 10/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chicago Bears, Detroit Lions, NFL

Posted at 08:34 AM ET, 10/23/2012

Lance Armstrong deletes his Tour de France wins

Lance Armstrong no longer describes himself as a "7-time Tour de France winner" on his Twitter bio.

By Cindy Boren  |  08:34 AM ET, 10/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cycling, Lance Armstrong

Posted at 03:39 PM ET, 10/22/2012

Charles Woodson out six weeks with broken collarbone, Fox reports

Green Bay Packers safety Charles Woodson broke his collarbone in victory over the St. Louis Rams

By Cindy Boren  |  03:39 PM ET, 10/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Green Bay Packers, NFL, St. Louis Rams

Posted at 03:21 PM ET, 10/22/2012

Brady Quinn, not Matt Cassel, will start Sunday for Chiefs

The quarterback of the future in Kansas City is Brady Quinn, not Matt Cassel.

By Cindy Boren  |  03:21 PM ET, 10/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kansas City Chiefs, NFL

Posted at 03:13 PM ET, 10/22/2012

Report: Gilbert Arenas close to signing with China’s Guangdong Southern Tigers

With no interest from NBA teams, Arenas will head to China -- where past-their-prime stars are now going to play out the string of their careers.

By Matt Brooks  |  03:13 PM ET, 10/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NBA, Washington Wizards

Posted at 02:51 PM ET, 10/22/2012

Maurice Jones-Drew ruled out Sunday; dreaded Lisfranc injury a possible diagnosis

The Jaguars are fearing the worst but hoping their franchise running back will not miss significant time beyond this week with a foot injury.

By Matt Brooks  |  02:51 PM ET, 10/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jacksonville Jaguars, NFL

Posted at 02:15 PM ET, 10/22/2012

Cam Newton wants a suggestion box, calls reporter “sweetheart

In the midst of a sophomore slump, Cam Newton seeks answers via suggestion box, calls a reporter "sweetheart," and wears an odd sweater.

By Cindy Boren  |  02:15 PM ET, 10/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Cam Newton, Carolina Panthers, Dallas Cowboys, NFL

Posted at 12:45 PM ET, 10/22/2012

Soccer fans in Cyprus throw flare at injured player (Video)

Fans of Anorthosis Famagusta hurled an exploding flare at their own player while he was being treated for an injury during.

By Matt Brooks  |  12:45 PM ET, 10/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Soccer

Posted at 12:29 PM ET, 10/22/2012

Fan in critical condition after fall from escalator at Redskins-Giants game

A fan who fell over 20 feet from an escalator at MetLife Stadium is listed in critical condition.

By Cindy Boren  |  12:29 PM ET, 10/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  New York Giants, NFL, Washington Redskins

Posted at 11:38 AM ET, 10/22/2012

Jim Nantz says the Jets beat the Patriots. They didn’t.

Jim Nantz oddly, bizarrely gets the winner of the Jets-Patriots game wrong. Oops.

By Cindy Boren  |  11:38 AM ET, 10/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  New England Patriots, New York Jets, NFL

Posted at 11:32 AM ET, 10/22/2012

Maurice Jones-Drew’s foot injury validates both sides of training camp holdout

As the Jaguars await the diagnosis for their starting running back's injured foot, they're reminded why they held their ground during Jones-Drew's contract holdout.

By Matt Brooks  |  11:32 AM ET, 10/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jacksonville Jaguars, NFL

Posted at 10:54 AM ET, 10/22/2012

Panthers fire General Manager Marty Hurney

Carolina Panthers start to assess blame for 1-5 start by firing GM Marty Hurney.

By Cindy Boren  |  10:54 AM ET, 10/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Carolina Panthers, Dallas Cowboys, NFL

Posted at 10:19 AM ET, 10/22/2012

Emmanuel Sanders faking an injury? Steelers WR saves his team a timeout

Emmanuel Sanders was stricken by an injury at a fortuitous moment in the Steelers' victory over the Bengals. And miraculously recovered.

By Cindy Boren  |  10:19 AM ET, 10/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Cincinnati Bengals, NFL, Pittsburgh Steelers

Posted at 10:14 AM ET, 10/22/2012

The NFL and ‘Gangnam Style’: Jason Pierre-Paul, Mike Tolbert, Stevie Johnson finally catch on

One month after K-Pop star Psy taught Ellen and Britney Spears his Gangnam Style moves, NFL players are now providing their best renditions.

By Matt Brooks  |  10:14 AM ET, 10/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Carolina Panthers, New York Giants, NFL

Posted at 07:49 AM ET, 10/22/2012

Lance Armstrong stripped of seven Tour de France titles, banned for life

Cycling's governing body agrees with USADA report, won't appeal findings that Lance Armstrong was doping.

By Cindy Boren  |  07:49 AM ET, 10/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cycling, Lance Armstrong

Posted at 05:51 PM ET, 10/21/2012

Joe Gibbs gives a pep talk … to the Dallas Cowboys

Joe Gibbs gave one of his patented pep talks to an NFL team Saturday night. Oddly, it was to the Dallas Cowboys.

By Cindy Boren  |  05:51 PM ET, 10/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dallas Cowboys, Joe Gibbs, Washington Redskins

Posted at 01:09 PM ET, 10/21/2012

San Diego Chargers under investigation for using sticky substance, Fox reports

The NFL is investigating whether the San Diego Chargers were using a banned sticky substance on their hands in their loss to the Denver Broncos.

By Cindy Boren  |  01:09 PM ET, 10/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL, San Diego Chargers

Posted at 02:44 PM ET, 10/19/2012

Dirk Nowitzki undergoes knee surgery, expected to miss six weeks

Dirk Nowitzki hopes addressing his balky right knee now will allow him to return to the Mavericks at full strength this season.

By Matt Brooks  |  02:44 PM ET, 10/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dallas Mavericks, NBA

Posted at 11:39 AM ET, 10/19/2012

High school kicker Austin Rehkow makes 67-yard field goal (Video)

Central Valley's Austin Rehkow's game-tying field goal was four yards longer than the NFL record.

By Matt Brooks  |  11:39 AM ET, 10/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  College Football, High School Sports, NCAA

Posted at 10:36 AM ET, 10/19/2012

Swept Yankees face big decisions with Alex Rodriguez, Curtis Granderson, Ichiro Suzuki

The Tigers swiftly swept the Yankees out of the playoffs and into an offseason full of question marks.

By Matt Brooks  |  10:36 AM ET, 10/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  MLB, New York Yankees

Posted at 05:59 PM ET, 10/18/2012

Fantasy Football Week 7: Alex Green, Vick Ballard, William Powell could come in handy in a bye-heavy week

Young running backs could make useful plays with six teams on their bye this week.

By Matt Brooks and Gene Wang  |  05:59 PM ET, 10/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fantasy Football, NFL

Posted at 04:14 PM ET, 10/18/2012

Ben Roethlisberger injures ankle in practice, still expects to play Sunday

Pittsburgh's quarterback has played through ankle pain before, and plans to do so again against Cincinnati.

By Matt Brooks  |  04:14 PM ET, 10/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL, Pittsburgh Steelers

Posted at 03:06 PM ET, 10/18/2012

LeBron James a Laker? It may be possible, ESPN reports

LeBron James a Laker? The team may well be maneuvering for a run at King James, ESPN reports.

By Cindy Boren  |  03:06 PM ET, 10/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Los Angeles Lakers, Miami Heat, NBA

Posted at 02:16 PM ET, 10/18/2012

Jets could use Tim Tebow at running back vs. Patriots

An injury-depleted backfield could force the Jets to turn to Tim Tebow for running back depth behind Shonn Greene on Sunday.

By Matt Brooks  |  02:16 PM ET, 10/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  New York Jets, NFL, Tim Tebow

Posted at 01:50 PM ET, 10/18/2012

Albert Pujols reportedly had minor knee surgery

Angels slugger Albert Pujols reportedly underwent a minor procedure to clean out his knee.

By Cindy Boren  |  01:50 PM ET, 10/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Los Angeles Angels, MLB, St. Louis Cardinals

Posted at 01:15 PM ET, 10/18/2012

New York to Alex Rodriguez: Get lost

Alex Rodriguez hasn't been doing much for the New York Yankees, other than gathering headlines for failing to perform, in the playoffs.

By Cindy Boren  |  01:15 PM ET, 10/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  MLB, New York Yankees

Posted at 11:34 AM ET, 10/18/2012

Brothel sponsorships help Greek soccer team weather recession

A Greek amateur soccer club has turned to two local brothels to keep it afloat during the country's continued economic struggles.

By Matt Brooks  |  11:34 AM ET, 10/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  International Soccer, Soccer

Posted at 10:57 AM ET, 10/18/2012

Terrell Suggs: Will he or won’t he play Sunday?

Terrell Suggs, who's recovering from a torn Achilles, practiced with the Ravens, but reports differ on whether he'll be ready to play Sunday.

By Cindy Boren  |  10:57 AM ET, 10/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Baltimore Ravens, NFL

Posted at 10:37 AM ET, 10/18/2012

Carlos Beltran goes down, Matt Carpenter steps up for Cardinals

Rookie reserve Matt Carpenter's two-run home run helped the Cardinals win without their best playoff hitter.

By Matt Brooks  |  10:37 AM ET, 10/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  MLB, St. Louis Cardinals

Posted at 10:05 AM ET, 10/18/2012

As Lance Armstrong loses sponsors, what’s next for Livestrong?

As Lance Armstrong loses more sponsors, what's next for his Livestrong charity?.

By Cindy Boren  |  10:05 AM ET, 10/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cycling, Lance Armstrong

Posted at 05:00 PM ET, 10/17/2012

Derek Jeter will have ankle surgery, miss 4 to 5 months

The Yankees hope their veteran shortstop and captain will be back on the field for spring training.

By Matt Brooks  |  05:00 PM ET, 10/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  MLB, New York Yankees

Posted at 02:27 PM ET, 10/17/2012

Josh Beckett defends the ocelot

The former Red Sox pitcher spent much of the last year defending himself from criticism. Now he's defending endangered cats.

By Matt Brooks  |  02:27 PM ET, 10/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Boston Red Sox, Los Angles Dodgers, MLB

Posted at 01:45 PM ET, 10/17/2012

James Harrison adds helmet padding after “double-digit” concussion symptoms

Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison added military-grade Kevlar to his helmet to help minimize concussion-like symptoms.

By Cindy Boren  |  01:45 PM ET, 10/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL, Pittsburgh Steelers

Posted at 01:13 PM ET, 10/17/2012

Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy to tee off 2013 at Abu Dhabi

The world's top two ranked golfers will begin 2013 at a European Tour event in Abu Dhabi where they finished 2-3 in 2012.

By Matt Brooks  |  01:13 PM ET, 10/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Golf, PGA, Rory McIlroy, Tiger Woods

Posted at 12:42 PM ET, 10/17/2012

Terrell Suggs practicing today; Ray Lewis goes on IR but could return

Baltimore Ravens' defense gets a boost with Terrell Suggs’s return to practice. Ray Lewis will have surgery, but could still return later this season.

By Cindy Boren  |  12:42 PM ET, 10/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Baltimore Ravens, NFL

Posted at 12:19 PM ET, 10/17/2012

With Matt Cassel, Brady Quinn, Chiefs have themselves a QB controversy

Kansas City is 1-5 and neither Matt Cassel nor Brady Quinn has displayed the consistency needed to turn the season around.

By Matt Brooks  |  12:19 PM ET, 10/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kansas City Chiefs, NFL

Posted at 11:03 AM ET, 10/17/2012

Alex Rodriguez, Yankees are on the brink despite Kobe Bryant’s pep talk

Alex Rodriguez, Yankees are on the brink despite Kobe Bryant’s pep talk

By Matt Brooks  |  11:03 AM ET, 10/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Los Angeles Lakers, MLB, NBA, New York Yankees

Posted at 08:38 AM ET, 10/17/2012

Nike drops Lance Armstrong, who steps down from Livestrong

The company cites "seemingly insurmountable evidence" that he "participated in doping and misled Nike for more than a decade."

By Cindy Boren  |  08:38 AM ET, 10/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cycling, Lance Armstrong

Posted at 05:18 PM ET, 10/16/2012

Bill Belichick on Tim Tebow: “of course he’s a valuable guy”

New England's coach is praising New York's versatile backup quarterback ahead of Sunday's big AFC East clash.

By Matt Brooks  |  05:18 PM ET, 10/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  New York Jets, NFL

Posted at 02:30 PM ET, 10/16/2012

Report: Kevin Kolb out several weeks with chest injury

Arizona quarterback Kevin Kolb will be out several weeks with several ribs that detached from his sternum and a sternoclavicular injury.

By Cindy Boren  |  02:30 PM ET, 10/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Arizona Cardinals, NFL

Posted at 01:32 PM ET, 10/16/2012

Bob Knight puts Indiana championship rings, Olympic medal up for auction

Bob Knight is selling off some prized trinkets but not because he needs the money. It's for his grandkids.

By Cindy Boren  |  01:32 PM ET, 10/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bob Knight, College basketball, Indiana University

Posted at 12:45 PM ET, 10/16/2012

Mike Holmgren to leave Cleveland Browns after ownership change

New team owner Jimmy Haslam will cut ties with Cleveland's team president and name former Eagles president Joe Banner the Browns' new CEO.

By Matt Brooks  |  12:45 PM ET, 10/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Cleveland Browns, NFL

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 10/16/2012

Beyonce will be your Super Bowl XLVII halftime entertainment

One year after Madonna starred on the halftime stage, the NFL turns to another diva to steal the show at the 2013 Super Bowl.

By Matt Brooks  |  12:00 PM ET, 10/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL, Super Bowl

Posted at 11:39 AM ET, 10/16/2012

Is Michael Vick the next to lose his job in Philly?

After firing his defensive coordinator, will Andy Reid try to fix his turnover-prone offense by benching Michael Vick?

By Cindy Boren  |  11:39 AM ET, 10/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL, Philadelphia Eagles

Posted at 11:01 AM ET, 10/16/2012

Rex Ryan is back, says Jets are “going to beat” Patriots

Rex Ryan reverts to form, says his Jets will beat the Patriots on Sunday.

By Cindy Boren  |  11:01 AM ET, 10/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  New England Patriots, New York Jets, NFL

Posted at 10:54 AM ET, 10/16/2012

Mavericks suspend Delonte West

Rick Carlisle suspended his veteran guard following Monday's preseason game for conduct detrimental to the team.

By Matt Brooks  |  10:54 AM ET, 10/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dallas Mavericks, NBA

Posted at 09:54 AM ET, 10/16/2012

Andy Reid fires Eagles defensive coordinator Juan Castillo

Andy Reid indeed tears things up during the Eagles' bye week, firing defensive coordinator Juan Castillo.

By Cindy Boren  |  09:54 AM ET, 10/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL, Philadelphia Eagles

Posted at 09:05 AM ET, 10/16/2012

Peyton Manning leads history-making comeback for Broncos

Peyton Manning performs the 47th fourth-quarter, game-winning drive of his career as Broncos beat Chargers

By Cindy Boren  |  09:05 AM ET, 10/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Denver Broncos, NFL, San Diego Chargers

Posted at 04:18 PM ET, 10/15/2012

Ray Lewis is done for the year with a torn triceps

An already-depleted Ravens defense loses its leader to a season-ending injury.

By Matt Brooks  |  04:18 PM ET, 10/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Baltimore Ravens, NFL

Posted at 04:01 PM ET, 10/15/2012

Report: DeMarco Murray may have ligament damage in sprained foot

Fresh off their best rushing out-put in nearly a year, the Cowboys could be without their starting running back for multiple weeks.

By Matt Brooks  |  04:01 PM ET, 10/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dallas Cowboys, NFL

Posted at 03:28 PM ET, 10/15/2012

Eagles Coach Andy Reid says he may “tear things apart” during bye week

As the Eagles head into their bye week, Andy Reid says he's ready to "tear things apart."

By Cindy Boren  |  03:28 PM ET, 10/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Detroit Lions, NFL, Philadelphia Eagles

Posted at 02:44 PM ET, 10/15/2012

Dallas Cowboys, Jerry Jones aren’t worried by wasted effort

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones says he still like where this team is headed, despite loss to Baltimore Ravens

By Cindy Boren  |  02:44 PM ET, 10/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Baltimore Ravens, Dallas Cowboys, NFL

Posted at 02:10 PM ET, 10/15/2012

Derek Jeter may need ankle surgery

The Yankees' captain is done for the season with a broken ankle and they could soon be done, too.

By Matt Brooks  |  02:10 PM ET, 10/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  MLB, New York Yankees

Posted at 01:09 PM ET, 10/15/2012

Saints’ Jonathan Vilma ready to play Sunday

With his bounty suspension awaiting appeal, Jonathan Vilma says he's been cleared to play Sunday.

By Cindy Boren  |  01:09 PM ET, 10/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jonathan Vilma, New Orleans Saints, NFL

Posted at 12:06 PM ET, 10/15/2012

Aaron Rodgers, Packers give Texans a reality check

On a nearly flawless night for their MVP quarterback, the Packers reminded the NFL just how good they can be -- and that the Texans are no juggernaut.

By Matt Brooks  |  12:06 PM ET, 10/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Green Bay Packers, NFL

Posted at 11:12 AM ET, 10/15/2012

Lardarius Webb has torn ACL; no word yet on Ray Lewis

Ravens lost Lardarius Webb for the season to torn ACL.

By Cindy Boren  |  11:12 AM ET, 10/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Baltimore Ravens, Dallas Cowboys, NFL

Posted at 09:20 AM ET, 10/15/2012

Kyle Bennett, Olympic BMX cyclist, killed in auto accident

Kyle Bennett, a member of the 2008 Olympic BMX team, was killed over the weekend in a single-car crash.

By Cindy Boren  |  09:20 AM ET, 10/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  BMX, Olympics

Posted at 03:49 PM ET, 10/14/2012

With Derek Jeter out, Yankees look for a way “to get it done” (video)

With Derek Jeter out, Yankees look for a way, as Joe Girardi puts it, "to get it done" in the ALCS.

By Cindy Boren  |  03:49 PM ET, 10/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  MLB, New York Yankees

Posted at 03:53 PM ET, 10/11/2012

Joe Girardi will manage Yankees tonight despite death of his father

Joe Girardi will manage Yankees tonight despite death of his father.

By Cindy Boren  |  03:53 PM ET, 10/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Baltimore Orioles, MLB, New York Yankees

Posted at 03:05 PM ET, 10/11/2012

Jerry Sandusky’s wife writes, “Jerry is not the monster everyone is making him out to be”

Jerry Sandusky's wife writes, ""Jerry is not the monster everyone is making him out to be"

By Cindy Boren  |  03:05 PM ET, 10/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jerry Sandusky, Penn State

Posted at 01:10 PM ET, 10/11/2012

Beano Cook dies at 81

Beano Cook, legendary college football commentator, died in his sleep at the age of 81.

By Cindy Boren  |  01:10 PM ET, 10/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  College Football, ESPN

Posted at 12:52 PM ET, 10/11/2012

Fantasy Football Week 6: Are Trent Richardson, Doug Martin the real deal?

Rookie running backs Trent Richardson and Doug Martin are primed for big weeks and Kryle Rudolph, Fred Davis and Joel Dreessen lead a number of tight ends who should produce in Week 6.

By Matt Brooks and Gene Wang  |  12:52 PM ET, 10/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fantasy Football, NFL

Posted at 11:18 AM ET, 10/11/2012

Lance Armstrong “hanging with” family after USADA report hits

As USADA report labels him the driving force in a doping program, Lance Armstrong tweets that he's "hanging with my family" as USADA report hits.

By Cindy Boren  |  11:18 AM ET, 10/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cycling, Lance Armstrong

Posted at 10:06 AM ET, 10/11/2012

Dale Earnhardt Jr. to miss at least two races with concussion

Dale Earnhardt Jr. will miss at least the next two races after suffering a concussion in Sunday's Talladega pileup.

By Cindy Boren  |  10:06 AM ET, 10/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dale Earnhardt Jr., NASCAR

Posted at 09:43 AM ET, 10/11/2012

A-Rod sits, Raul Ibanez hits. Now what does Joe Girardi do?

Yankees Manager Joe Girardi's gutsy call makes a hero out of Raul Ibanez and a cheerleader out of Alex Rodriguez.

By Cindy Boren  |  09:43 AM ET, 10/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Baltimore Orioles, MLB, New York Yankees

Posted at 02:03 PM ET, 10/10/2012

Report: NFL will review Matt Slauson block on Brian Cushing

The NFL reportedly will review Matt Slauson's controversial block on Brian Cushing, the one on which Cushing suffered a torn ACL.

By Cindy Boren  |  02:03 PM ET, 10/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Houston Texans, New York Jets, NFL

Posted at 12:31 PM ET, 10/10/2012

Lance Armstrong was at center of doping program, USADA says

In a preview of its full report, USADA says that Lance Armstrong was at the center of "the most sophisticated, professionalized and successful doping program [cycling] has ever seen."

By Cindy Boren  |  12:31 PM ET, 10/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cycling, Lance Armstrong

Posted at 11:12 AM ET, 10/10/2012

Woody Johnson says Tim Tebow will be a Jet for three years, backs Mark Sanchez

Jets owner Woody Johnson says Tim Tebow will be a Jet for three years, also supports Mark Sanchez

By Cindy Boren  |  11:12 AM ET, 10/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  New York Jets, NFL

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

Carlos Rogers is ready to dance. Victor Cruz, you were warned.

If Carlos Rogers get an interception Sunday, he says he'll just have to dance, even if it angers Victor Cruz

By Cindy Boren  |  10:11 AM ET, 10/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  New York Giants, NFL, San Francisco 49ers

Posted at 09:52 AM ET, 10/10/2012

Ben Roethlisberger closes in on Terry Bradshaw’s Steelers passing record

Pittsburgh's quarterback is 300 yards away from breaking the team's all-time passing mark, but will the current record holder be eager to hand it over to a player he has repeatedly hammered on air?

By Matt Brooks  |  09:52 AM ET, 10/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL, Pittsburgh Steelers

Posted at 03:51 PM ET, 10/09/2012

Report: NFL re-issues bounty suspensions for Saints players

Roger Goodell has re-issued his discipline for Jonathan Vilma, Will Smith, Scott Fujita and Anthony Hargrove for their involvement in the Saints Bountygate scandal.

By Matt Brooks  |  03:51 PM ET, 10/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  New Orleans Saints, NFL

Posted at 02:38 PM ET, 10/09/2012

Phil Jackson says LeBron James has tools to be better than Michael Jordan

Phil Jackson says that LeBron James has the "physical attributes" to be better than Michael Jordan. Now he needs the rings.

By Cindy Boren  |  02:38 PM ET, 10/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chicago Bulls, Miami Heat, NBA

Posted at 01:23 PM ET, 10/09/2012

Report: Packers RB Cedric Benson has Lisfranc injury

Green Bay could be without its starting running back for the rest of the season, which won't help its middling rushing attack.

By Matt Brooks  |  01:23 PM ET, 10/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Green Bay Packers, NFL

Posted at 12:14 PM ET, 10/09/2012

Tiger Woods apologized for poor Ryder Cup play

Tiger Woods apologized for being winless when it counted in Ryder Cup play.

By Cindy Boren  |  12:14 PM ET, 10/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Golf, Ryder Cup, Tiger Woods

Posted at 12:08 PM ET, 10/09/2012

Manute Bol’s son looks to follow in his father’s very large footsteps

As a 6-foot-5 seventh grader, Bol Bol is blocking shots like his father, and already displaying better range.

By Matt Brooks  |  12:08 PM ET, 10/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NBA

Posted at 10:23 AM ET, 10/09/2012

Tim Tebow watches as Mark Sanchez, Jets’ offense struggles

Tim Tebow made a couple big plays for the Jets, but once again saw limited snaps in New York's loss to Houston.

By Matt Brooks  |  10:23 AM ET, 10/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  New York Jets, NFL

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

Report: Brian Cushing has a torn ACL

Houston Texans linebacker Brian Cushing may have a torn ACL, which infuriates his former USC teammate Clay Matthews.

By Cindy Boren  |  09:50 AM ET, 10/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Houston Texans, New York Jets, NFL

Posted at 08:54 AM ET, 10/09/2012

Terrell Owens to Jets: “I’m available!”

Terrell Owens would like very much to play in the NFL again and thinks the New York Jets could use him.

By Cindy Boren  |  08:54 AM ET, 10/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  New York Jets, NFL, Seattle Seahawks

Posted at 08:24 AM ET, 10/09/2012

Jerry Sandusky: “I know I did not do these alleged disgusting acts”

Jerry Sandusky maintains "I did not do these alleged disgusting acts" in audio recording released on the eve of his sentencing.

By Cindy Boren  |  08:24 AM ET, 10/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jerry Sandusky, Penn State

Posted at 02:55 PM ET, 10/08/2012

Reggie Wayne fights off leg cramps in game dedicated to Chuck Pagano

Wide receiver Reggie Wayne fights off leg cramps and puts on a show as Colts honor their coach with a victory over Green Bay.

By Cindy Boren  |  02:55 PM ET, 10/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Indianapolis Colts, NFL

Posted at 02:14 PM ET, 10/08/2012

Ex-Bengals cheerleader, teacher Sarah Jones admits to sexual relationship with student

Sarah Jones pleaded guilty to reduced sexual misconduct and custodial interference charges after she acknowledged she had sex with a former high school student.

By Matt Brooks  |  02:14 PM ET, 10/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Cincinnati Bengals, NFL

Posted at 01:22 PM ET, 10/08/2012

Report: Tim Tebow will get “larger role” against Texans

With the New York Jets stalling on offense, Tim Tebow reportedly will have a larger role tonight against the Houston Texans.

By Cindy Boren  |  01:22 PM ET, 10/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Houston Texans, New York Jets, NFL

Posted at 01:17 PM ET, 10/08/2012

Lindsey Vonn wants to race against men in World Cup downhill

Four-time overall World Cup champion Lindsay Vonn wants "one chance" to race against the men at a Nov. World Cup event, but must be granted approval from the USSA and FIS first.

By Matt Brooks  |  01:17 PM ET, 10/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Olympics, Skiing

Posted at 12:28 PM ET, 10/08/2012

Lance Armstrong keeps going in the face of USADA details

As Lance Armstrong wins another triathlon, details of USADA's doping case against him will be unveiled this week.

By Cindy Boren  |  12:28 PM ET, 10/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cycling, Lance Armstrong

Posted at 10:51 AM ET, 10/08/2012

Jerry Sandusky sentencing: What to expect

Jerry Sandusky will learn Tuesday how much of the rest of his life he will spend behind bars.

By Cindy Boren  |  10:51 AM ET, 10/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jerry Sandusky, NCAA, Penn State, Penn State scandal

Posted at 09:11 AM ET, 10/08/2012

Harrison Smith apologizes for “stupid” ejection

Minnesota Vikings rookie Harrison Smith apologized for being ejected -- in a game at which Roger Goodell was in attendance.

By Cindy Boren  |  09:11 AM ET, 10/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Minnesota Vikings, NFL

Posted at 08:33 AM ET, 10/08/2012

Eric Winston rips Chiefs fans for cheering Matt Cassel’s injury

Kansas City Chiefs tackle Eric Winston criticized fans who cheered when quarterback Matt Cassel had to leave the game with an injury.

By Cindy Boren  |  08:33 AM ET, 10/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kansas City Chiefs, NFL

Posted at 04:55 PM ET, 10/05/2012

A’s Pat Neshek joins playoff roster days after son’s death

The Oakland A's are rallying around their veteran reliever as he mourns the death of his first-born son less than 24 hours after his birth.

By Matt Brooks  |  04:55 PM ET, 10/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  MLB, Oakland A

Posted at 01:21 PM ET, 10/05/2012

Brian McCann will watch Cardinals-Braves wild-card playoff game from bench

The Braves believe David Ross, and not Brian McCann, gives them the best chance to beat the Cardinals in Friday's wild-card playoff game.

By Matt Brooks  |  01:21 PM ET, 10/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Atlanta Braves, MLB

Posted at 12:34 PM ET, 10/05/2012

Dwight Howard on Shaq: “He’s done. He’s gone. It’s time to move on.”

Shaquille O'Neal said he prefers "old-school" centers Andrew Bynum and Brook Lopez to Dwight Howard, but Howard doesn't care what Shaq thinks.

By Matt Brooks  |  12:34 PM ET, 10/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Los Angeles Lakers, NBA

Posted at 11:36 AM ET, 10/05/2012

Rams WR Danny Amendola will undergo more tests on injured shoulder

One of the league's top wide receivers and a key cog in the St. Louis passing game could time with a right shoulder injury.

By Matt Brooks  |  11:36 AM ET, 10/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL, St. Louis Rams

Posted at 09:49 AM ET, 10/05/2012

Ozzie Guillen’s days with Miami Marlins appear to be numbered

In his first season with the new-look Marlins, Ozzie Guillen's team floundered and his brash style failed to impress team executives.

By Matt Brooks  |  09:49 AM ET, 10/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Miami Marlins, MLB

Posted at 03:52 PM ET, 10/04/2012

Fantasy Football Week 5: Andy Dalton, Joe Flacco, Christian Ponder primed for big games

With four teams on byes, Andy Dalton, Joe Flacco and Christian Ponder could sneak be primed for big Sundays.

By Matt Brooks and Gene Wang  |  03:52 PM ET, 10/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fantasy Football, NFL

Posted at 03:38 PM ET, 10/04/2012

Report: Peyton Manning buying stake in Memphis Grizzlies

Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning and his wife reportedly are part of a group seeking to purchase the Memphis Grizzlies.

By Cindy Boren  |  03:38 PM ET, 10/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Memphis Grizzlies, NBA, NFL

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

Curt Schilling may have to sell bloody sock to cover debt

Former pitcher Curt Schilling may have to sell his famous bloody sock, an icon from the Boston Red Sox' 2004 season, to cover his debts

By Cindy Boren  |  02:48 PM ET, 10/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Boston Red Sox, MLB

Posted at 01:02 PM ET, 10/04/2012

Bobby Valentine fired by Red Sox after tumultuous season

Bobby Valentine fired after one tumultuous season with Red Sox, whose rebuilding effort is only beginning.

By Cindy Boren  |  01:02 PM ET, 10/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Boston Red Sox, MLB

Posted at 12:57 PM ET, 10/04/2012

TCU suspends QB Casey Pachall indefinitely after DWI arrest

The 15th-ranked Horned Frogs are expected to turn to a redshirt freshman to lead their offense will Casey Pachall out.

By Matt Brooks  |  12:57 PM ET, 10/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Crime, NCAA

Posted at 12:42 PM ET, 10/04/2012

Josh Cribbs, despite hits and pleas from family, won’t give up football

Josh Cribbs, in spite of suffering a concussion, won't heed his family's pleas to quit playing football.

By Cindy Boren  |  12:42 PM ET, 10/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Baltimore Ravens, Cleveland Browns, NFL

Posted at 11:48 AM ET, 10/04/2012

Drew Brees gets Sean Payton a pass to attend Saints game

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees got permission for Coach Sean Payton, who is suspended for the season, to attend the game Sunday night as he tries to break Johnny Unitas's record.

By Cindy Boren  |  11:48 AM ET, 10/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  New Orleans Saints, NFL, Scandals

Posted at 11:39 AM ET, 10/04/2012

Report: Miami AD Shawn Eichorst resigns

Miami athletic director Shawn Eichorst is reportedly bolting from Coral Gables as the Hurricanes await their punishment for alleged extensive NCAA violations.

By Matt Brooks  |  11:39 AM ET, 10/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NCAA, Scandals

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

Miguel Cabrera vs. Mike Trout: Will Triple Crown seal AL MVP race?

Miguel Cabrera snapped a 45-year drought between Triple Crowns, but that may not be enough to beat Mike Trout for the AL MVP.

By Matt Brooks  |  10:37 AM ET, 10/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Detroit Tigers, MLB

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

Bobby Valentine questions Red Sox coaches’ loyalty as his tenure seemingly nears an end

Bobby Valentine questions coaches' loyalty as his tenure in Boston seemingly nears an end.

By Cindy Boren  |  10:32 AM ET, 10/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Boston Red Sox, MLB, New York Yankees

Posted at 08:50 AM ET, 10/04/2012

A’s Pat Neshek, wife mourn death of newborn son

Pitcher Pat Neshek and his wife deal with death of their newborn son as the Oakland A's prepare for the playoffs.

By Cindy Boren  |  08:50 AM ET, 10/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  MLB, Oakland Athletics

Posted at 03:59 PM ET, 10/03/2012

Joe Flacco, Ravens show support for Orioles

Like the rest of Baltimore, the Ravens are caught up in Orioles Magic. But will the NFL fine them for it?

By Matt Brooks  |  03:59 PM ET, 10/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Baltimore Ravens, NFL

Posted at 03:22 PM ET, 10/03/2012

NBA to fine floppers: Will it work?

The league will hit floppers with increasing fines for repeated flopping violations.

By Matt Brooks  |  03:22 PM ET, 10/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NBA

Posted at 03:00 PM ET, 10/03/2012

Knicks sign Rasheed Wallace, solidify status as NBA’s oldest team

Rasheed Wallace ends his two-year retirement, signs with New York Knicks -- the NBA's oldest team.

By Cindy Boren  |  03:00 PM ET, 10/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NBA, New York Knicks

Posted at 12:58 PM ET, 10/03/2012

Bobby Valentine texts while biking, crashes into ditch

Bobby Valentine's miserable 2012 was filled with painful teaching moments - including Tuesday's texting-while-biking mishap.

By Matt Brooks  |  12:58 PM ET, 10/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Boston Red Sox, MLB

Posted at 12:14 PM ET, 10/03/2012

Adam Greenberg’s “magical” second at-bat was worth the wait

Seven years after his first major league plate appearance nearly ended his career, Adam Greenberg got his "one at-bat" on Tuesday night in Miami.

By Matt Brooks  |  12:14 PM ET, 10/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Miami Marlins, MLB

Posted at 11:53 AM ET, 10/03/2012

The NFL’s 300-pounders and their fashion faux pas

The NFL's new uniforms are a perfect fit for everyone but the big, beefy linemen.

By Cindy Boren  |  11:53 AM ET, 10/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Baltimore Ravens, Detroit Lions, NFL

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

Will Tigers sit Miguel Cabrera with Triple Crown in sight?

Detroit's all-star third baseman is one game away from winning major league baseball's first Triple Crown in 45 years.

By Matt Brooks  |  10:45 AM ET, 10/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Detroit Tigers, MLB

Posted at 10:36 AM ET, 10/03/2012

Mike McQueary files defamation lawsuit against Penn State

Former Penn State assistant Mike McQueary has filed a lawsuit against the university.

By Cindy Boren  |  10:36 AM ET, 10/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jerry Sandusky, NCAA, Penn State

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 10/03/2012

Reports: Santonio Holmes likely to miss the rest of the season

New York Jets wide receiver Santonio Holmes reportedly suffered a midfoot injury that could sideline him for the rest of the season

By Cindy Boren  |  09:00 AM ET, 10/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  New York Jets, NFL, San Francisco 49ers

Posted at 04:44 PM ET, 10/02/2012

Rockets launch Jeremy Lin era; Knicks look to move forward

"A new age" has begun in Houston where a new youth movement has the team and its fanbase fired up for the start of the NBA season.

By Matt Brooks  |  04:44 PM ET, 10/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Houston Rockets, NBA

Posted at 03:44 PM ET, 10/02/2012

Jay Cutler explains his diss of Mike Tice

Jay Cutler explains that he wasn't really dissing his offensive coordinator, Mike Tice, Monday night, in spite of how the video looks.

By Cindy Boren  |  03:44 PM ET, 10/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chicago Bears, Dallas Cowboys, NFL

Posted at 03:37 PM ET, 10/02/2012

Alabama fan pleads guilty to obscene taunt after BCS title game

Brian Downing's attempt to prank a passed out LSU fan landed him a two-year prison sentence.

By Matt Brooks  |  03:37 PM ET, 10/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NCAA

Posted at 03:06 PM ET, 10/02/2012

Steelers’ Troy Polamalu, James Harrison expected to play

Troy Polamalu, James Harrison are expected to play Sunday as the Steelers try to avert a 1-3 start..

By Cindy Boren  |  03:06 PM ET, 10/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL, Philadelphia Eagles, Pittsburgh Steelers

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

Lance Armstrong makes his own way — and keeps winning

He may be banned from officially competing in events, but Lance Armstrong's popularity makes him a popular participant anyway.

By Cindy Boren  |  02:10 PM ET, 10/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cycling, Lance Armstrong

Posted at 01:39 PM ET, 10/02/2012

With record in sight, Drew Brees gets a boost from Unitas

Drew Brees needs just one touchdown pass on Sunday against San Diego to break Johnny Unitas' record of 47 straight games with a touchdown pass.

By Matt Brooks  |  01:39 PM ET, 10/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  New Orleans Saints, NFL

Posted at 12:50 PM ET, 10/02/2012

Kobe Bryant on Dwight Howard: “It’s my team.”

Kobe Bryant welcomes Dwight Howard to the Los Angeles Lakers and reminds him, "It's my team."

By Cindy Boren  |  12:50 PM ET, 10/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Los Angeles Lakers, NBA

Posted at 12:48 PM ET, 10/02/2012

Titans QB Jake Locker could be sidelined multiple weeks with shoulder injury

After two dislocations of his non-throwing shoulder in four games, Tennesse Titans QB Jake Locker may need surgery.

By Matt Brooks  |  12:48 PM ET, 10/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL, Tennessee Titans

Posted at 11:24 AM ET, 10/02/2012

Jay Cutler delivers the best and worst of Jay Cutler

Jay Cutler has a stellar game, then does that Jay Cutler thing again.

By Cindy Boren  |  11:24 AM ET, 10/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chicago Bears, Dallas Cowboys, NFL

Posted at 10:26 AM ET, 10/02/2012

Rex Ryan tables Tim Tebow talk… for now.

Despite Mark Sanchez's struggles, Rex Ryan says it's not Tebow Time just yet.

By Matt Brooks  |  10:26 AM ET, 10/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  New York Jets, NFL, Tim Tebow

Posted at 09:34 AM ET, 10/02/2012

Tony Romo has five reasons to forget the Dallas Cowboys’ loss

Tony Romo has another one of those games, throwing five interceptions in a loss to the Chicago Bears.

By Cindy Boren  |  09:34 AM ET, 10/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chicago Bears, Dallas Cowboys, NFL

Posted at 03:55 PM ET, 10/01/2012

Thomas DeCoud’s Meow Game on ‘SportsCenter’ (Video)

Atlanta Falcons safety Thomas DeCoud invoked "Super Troopers" in a Saturday interview on "SportsCenter."

By Matt Brooks  |  03:55 PM ET, 10/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Atlanta Falcons, NFL

Posted at 03:39 PM ET, 10/01/2012

Jets owner Woody Johnson would prefer a Mitt Romney win to a winning season

Owner Woody Johnson would rather see Mitt Romney elected president than his New York Jets finish with a winning record.

By Cindy Boren  |  03:39 PM ET, 10/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  New York Jets, NFL, Woody Johnson

Posted at 02:44 PM ET, 10/01/2012

Matt Forte a “game-time decision,” Lovie Smith says

Chicago Bears running back Matt Forte reportedly will play tonight. His coach says he's a game-time decision.

By Cindy Boren  |  02:44 PM ET, 10/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chicago Bears, Dallas Cowboys, NFL

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

Santonio Holmes’ foot injury remains a mystery

Santonio Holmes did not break any bones in his foot Sunday, but the Jets have yet to deduce the full extent of his injury.

By Matt Brooks  |  02:02 PM ET, 10/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  New York Jets, NFL

Posted at 01:51 PM ET, 10/01/2012

Lance Armstrong: U.S. Anti-Doping Agency report due soon

Report: USADA will detail to cycling's governing body why it stripped Lance Armstrong of Tour de France titles later this week.

By Cindy Boren  |  01:51 PM ET, 10/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cycling, Lance Armstrong

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

Ravens’ Matt Birk advocates traditional marriage amendment in Minnesota

Six-time Pro Bowl center speaks on behalf of the Minnesota Marriage Protection Amendment.

By Matt Brooks  |  01:10 PM ET, 10/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Baltimore Ravens, NFL, Politics

Posted at 12:03 PM ET, 10/01/2012

Ryder Cup: Who’s to blame for the Medinah meltdown?

Who’s to blame for the American team’s epic collapse on the final day of Ryder Cup play at Medinah?

By Cindy Boren  |  12:03 PM ET, 10/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Golf, Ryder Cup, Tiger Woods

Posted at 11:25 AM ET, 10/01/2012

Is Falcons QB Matt Ryan a legitimate MVP candidate?

Matt Ryan is threatening to crack the upper echelon of the NFL's quarterback ranks.

By Matt Brooks  |  11:25 AM ET, 10/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Atlanta Falcons, NFL

Posted at 09:22 AM ET, 10/01/2012

Report: Colts Coach Chuck Pagano has “treatable form of leukemia”

Indianapolis Colts Coach Chuck Pagano has was ESPN reports is a treatable form of leukemia and will miss at least one game as he undergoes treatment.

By Cindy Boren  |  09:22 AM ET, 10/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chuck Pagano, Green Bay Packers, Indianapolis Colts, NFL

Posted at 08:58 AM ET, 10/01/2012

Eagles look like Michael Vick’s vision, Andy Reid’s icing attempt aside

Andy Reid's attempt at icing the kicker can't undo the work that Michael Vick and the Eagles did against the Giants.

By Cindy Boren  |  08:58 AM ET, 10/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Michael Vick, New York Giants, NFL, Philadelphia Eagles

 

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