Auburn basketball coach Bruce Pearl celebrated with students and players after his three-year NCAA show-cause penalty expired at midnight Sunday.
That ended the ban from recruiting basketball players five months after he was hired to take over the beleaguered Auburn Tigers program. He was allowed to evaluate talent.
“Free at last, free at last,” Pearl said via Al.com. “Thank...
Miami Central Senior High School football coach Roland Smith received a hate letter, containing the N-word, in advance of the team’s nationally televised game on Saturday against the Hoover (Ala.) Bucs.
The letter, which allegedly came from a Hoover Bucs fan, also said, “Take up your chicken bones and red cups on the way back to Miami after we beat your ass,” according to Al.com.
Convicted Auburn tree poisoner Harvey Updyke will not make an appearance at a charity event in Mobile, Ala., after Dee Dee Bonner, the mother of Cincinnati Bengals and former Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron, and McCarron’s wife, model Katherine Webb, received death threats on social media.
The Cleveland Browns play the Pittsburgh Steelers in their first game of the regular season on Sept. 7. So, Steelers fans have decided to give Browns’ rookie quarterback Johnny Manziel the finger — the foam kind.
A Pittsburgh sports site called Benstonium posted this hysterical parody product of a “limited edition” foam middle finger on its Facebook page.
Louisville Cardinals head football coach Bobby Petrino apparently isn’t making many friends in his new job. “He’s a mean guy,” former Louisville defensive tackle Jamaine Brooks told SI.com. “He cusses you out. You’re never doing enough. He’s still Bobby F@#^ing Petrino.” Brooks left the team last spring. He missed the 2013 season with an injury. […]
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Louisville Cardinals head football coach Bobby Petrino apparently isn’t making many friends in his new job.
“He’s a mean guy,” former Louisville defensive tackle Jamaine Brooks told SI.com. “He cusses you out. You’re never doing enough. He’s still Bobby F@#^ing Petrino.”
University of Nebraska senior wide receiver Kenny Bell is poised to become the Cornhuskers’ all-time leader in receptions and receiving yards — but he ended up becoming a part-time bartender so that he could get his electricity and water turned back on in his house.
Notre Dame head football coach Brian Kelly said he’s “shocked” and “disappointed” after learning about the internal academic fraud investigation into four of his players.
“I'm disappointed, I'm saddened in a way for these young men, because they’re good kids,” Kelly said via ESPN.
Tiger Woods, who is having his worst year as a professional golfer, has withdrawn from consideration for the U.S. Ryder Cup team, to give himself more time to recover from a back injury.
Woods’ doctors and trainer say his back muscles need to be “rehabilitated and healed.”
NCAA President Mark Emmert said that his association would appeal a judge’s ruling that opens the door for college athletes to be paid.
“At least in part, we will,” Emmert told ABC News’ Martha Raddatz on “This Week.” “Again no one in our legal team, or in the college conferences’ legal teams, believes that the current rules are violations of antitrust laws and we...
NASCAR driver Tony Stewart pulled out of the NASCAR race at Watkins Glen on Sunday after hitting and killing 20-year-old sprint car driver Kevin Ward Jr., at a dirt track race at Canandaigua Motorsports Park in Canandaigua, N.Y., Saturday night.
Soccer star Alex Morgan said that FIFA, the international governing body of soccer, is using women like “guinea pigs,” by making them play their World Cup soccer matches in Canada next summer on artificial turf.
The men will play their next two World Cup tournaments on grass — and that makes Morgan furious.
Las Vegas police are searching for MMA fighter War Machine who is the prime suspect in a severe beating — and one of the victims may be his porn star girlfriend Christie Mack, TMZ reports.
Washington Nationals manager Matt Williams said he was “pissed” at the media for thinking that he was going to send struggling left fielder Bryce Harper to play minor league ball.
The trouble is, Williams actually created the controversy. Watch this video of a ticked off Williams slamming reporters:
Ukrainian heavyweight boxing champion Wladimir Klitschko and former champ Shannon Briggs got into a brawl at a Miami restaurant.
TMZ reports that Klitschko was having a bowl of pasta at Mama Mia's Italian restaurant when Briggs walked in and started taunting Klitschko by eating his food.
Klitschko poured water on Briggs’ head and then all hell broke loose.
Tiger Woods — who has been struggling with his return to the golf tour following back surgery — lost his cool and dropped an F-bomb as a cameraman got a little too close to him at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational in Akron, Ohio.
“You guys give me a little f--king space, will you?” Tiger said via the Bleacher Report.
New York Jets quarterback Geno Smith is the worst starting quarterback in the NFL, according to a recent ESPN survey of 26 coaches and personnel executives.
But Smith said he expects to be one of the best QB’s in the league in a year or two.
TNT basketball analyst and former NBA MVP Charles Barkley used to be friends with Tiger Woods — but he said those days are long gone.
“We're not friends anymore,” Barkley told a caller on the Mike Missanelli Show on 97.5 The Fanatic in Philadelphia.
Barkley said Woods is a loner.
Police arrested Philadelphia Eagles safety Keelan Johnson after he allegedly shoved an officer into a tree outside a Tempe, Ariz., bar.
A probable cause statement said Johnson “violently pushed” an officer in the chest, causing him to strike his head against a tree,” according to Philly.com.
Police say the officer tried to prevent Johnson from interfering with an investigation...
Tiger Woods believes he’s earned a spot on the U.S. Ryder Cup team despite his horrible performance at the British Open.
Woods finished tied for 69th place. It was his worst finish in a major — although it was only his second tournament since his March 31st back surgery.
Ironically, Ryder Cup captain Tom Watson, 64, finished the British Open tied for 50th place.
The Cleveland Cavaliers and Minnesota Timberwolves are discussing a blockbuster trade that would send the Wolves’ Kevin Love to Cleveland, according to ESPN — and the Cavs are throwing in everything but the kitchen sink make it happen.
Cleveland would give up No. 1 draft pick Andrew Wiggins — who still hasn’t signed his rookie contract — as well as Anthony Bennett and...
Free-agent power forward Kris Humphries has agreed to a three-year, $13 million deal with the Washington Wizards, Yahoo! Sports reports.
Humphries confirmed the agreement by tweeting the address of the Verizon Center — the Wizards’ arena.
“601 F Street NW. #work,” Humphries posted.
Free-agent power forward Kris Humphries has agreed to a three-year, $13 million deal with the Washington Wizards, Yahoo! Sports reports. Humphries confirmed the agreement by tweeting the address of the Verizon Center — the Wizards’ arena. “601 F Street NW. #work,” Humphries posted. The Boston Celtics agreed to a sign-and-trade with the Wizards, with an […]
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Auburn Tigers head coach Gus Malzahn said his star quarterback, Nick Marshall, will be punished after he received a citation for marijuana possession.
“Up until last Friday, Nick has been a model student, a model teammate and a model citizen,” Malzahn said via Al.com at SEC Media Days. “But he made a mistake, and he's going to have to suffer the consequences for that mistake...
As world No. 8 golfer Rory McIlroy heads into the British Open this week, his reported “girlfriend” — Irish model and singer Nadia Forde —remains coy about their relationship.
She talked about it for the first time since they were recently spotted together at a Dublin bar.