TweetJust how bad has the NFC South been this season? So bad that at 2-9, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are just 2 games out of first place.
Because they are a couple wins away from playoff contention, Bucs head coach Lovie Smith sees no reason to evaluate younger players in the final month of the regular season.
“We’re two games out of first place,” Smith said Monday afternoon...
Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard will miss his third straight game, sitting out Monday against the New York Knicks due to his strained right knee.
Point guard Patrick Beverley, who has a strained left hamstring, also will miss the game, the team announced.
Dwight Howard (strained right knee) & Patrick Beverley (strained left hamstring) are both out tonight vs New...
TweetLooks like Johnny Football might be changing his name to Johnny Fight Club.
Per multiple reports, a group including Cleveland Browns rookie QB Johnny Manziel was involved in an altercation at a high-end apartment complex in Cleveland late Friday night.
An eager Cleveland Browns fan sparked a massive fight at The 9 when he approached Johnny Manziel and his...
Buffalo’s NFL team won’t drop big bills Monday night by moving their “home” game to Detroit’s Ford Field, say spokesmen for the club and the league.
NFL franchises typically collect well more than $2 million for hosting each home game. Most of that is income derived from ticket sales. But the league and its teams can tap insurance policies that cover contingencies...
The Boston Red Sox agreed with Hanley Ramirez Monday on a four-year, $88 million deal with a vesting fifth year for an additional $22 million, according to a major league source.
Ramirez, who turns 31 on Dec. 23, has primarily played shortstop through the course of his 10-year career but has also told teams he would be willing to make a position change.
Ramirez was originally...
If the Cavaliers are to right this ship, their captain, LeBron James, will have to lead by example, something he hasn’t been doing during this four-game slide.
Players have reverted to the old habits of not moving the ball, not playing defense, not getting back in transition and displaying poor body language.
And James is not exempt.
“We got a four-game losing...
Thanks to a postgame celebration that devolved into petty vandalism, North Carolina will be shelling out money in the aftermath of its football program’s 45-20 victory over Duke on Thursday.
The (Durham) Herald-Sun’s Steve Wiseman reports that UNC players caused thousands of dollars in collateral damage after their willy-nilly spray-painting of the Victory Bell...
Kyle Seager is nearing a seven-year, $100 million extension with the Seattle Mariners.
Yahoo Sports reported the agreement Monday afternoon. The contract contains an option for an eighth season which is close to $20 million.
Seager, 27, has emerged as one of the top third basemen in the majors. Over the past three seasons, he batted .262 with 67 home runs and 251 RBI. In...
Immediately after Giants rookie wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. made his one-handed, falling down touchdown catch in the second quarter of Sunday night’s loss to the Dallas Cowboys, the Internet and social media networks were abuzz about whose catch was better — Beckham’s or David Tyree’s helmet catch in the Giants’ 2007 Super Bowl victory.
Obviously, the stakes...
I think there’s no greater life than that of the backup NFL quarterback. Especially when main signal caller is among the highest paid players in the NFL. In that case, even a backup can make a very cushy salary and he might not even have to play a single game in any given season. Let’s take a look at some of the most overpaid backup quarterbacks in the league…
TweetTransforming Ford Field. #NYJvsBUF pic.twitter.com/S6aIVVkrL2
— Buffalo Bills (@buffalobills) November 23, 2014
Well, this is pretty cool.
Monday night’s Jets-Bills game in Ford Field won’t fully feel like a home game for the Bills, who saw a massive snowstorm result in this game moving from Sunday afternoon in Buffalo to Monday in Detroit.
But it also won’t entirely...
Katy Perry will star in the next Super Bowl halftime show.
Halfway through the National Football League’s championship game — to be played Feb. 1 at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona — Perry will take the stage for what’s likely to be a live greatest-hits medley with, perhaps, a new single thrown in for good measure.
With Twitter’s largest...
Pablo Sandoval has agreed to to a Red Sox deal, completing what appears to be a stunning free agent double play.
Sandoval will receive close to $100 million for five years, people familiar with the deal say, following news that Hanley Ramirez is close to a deal with Boston, as well.
The Red Sox are close to a deal with Hanley Ramirez, as well. Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports...
In a recent interview with GQ Michael Sam, the NFL’s first openly gay football player, spoke about his childhood including his rocky relationship with his older brothers, whom he calls “evil.”
Only a handful of people really know how I was raised. Certain family members weren’t…there. They were ghosts. My brothers were the ones who were there...
My boys & I Playing FIFA at real big screen at Verizon @kevin_seraphin Otto. Jogando FIFA no telão da nosso estádio pic.twitter.com/ANQqQLI1B4
— Nene Hilario (@NeneHilario42) November 20, 2014
Think you have a dope man cave?
Try playing your X-Box on a jumbotron.
The Wizards had the day off on Thursday, so a few of their players picked up the sticks to play a...
Wednesday, Eric Bledsoe said the Kentucky Wildcats would beat the Philadelphia 76ers in a seven-game series. His exact words were, “I’m definitely taking Kentucky, I think Philly would probably get maybe one game.”
Regardless of how bad the 76ers are, they are still a professional basketball team. Their players were the cream of the crop in college, or overseas, before...
Adrian Peterson says he realizes moving on from the Minnesota Vikings might be best for both him and the team.
In an interview published Thursday by USA Today, Peterson said he believes the coaches and players on the team are fully behind him but that feelings in the organization toward him are mixed after he was charged with felony child abuse in Texas for using a wooden switch...
Former St. Louis Rams center Jason Brown made news recently for his decision to quit football, bought a farm, and now grows crops to feed the hungry.
On Wednesday, Brown got people’s attention once more, this time for delivering his newborn son. Brown’s wife, Tay, went into labor before assistance could arrive. So, Brown and his wife had no choice but to deliver...
The NFL Players Association has formally filed its appeal on behalf of Minnesota Vikings star Adrian Peterson, a person with knowledge of the situation told USA TODAY Sports on Thursday.
The appeal argues the NFL was not objective and its decision to suspend Peterson for at least the rest of this season without pay was inconsistent with due process under the collective bargaining...
Jack Johnson is getting paid $5 million by the Columbus Blue Jackets this year. The 27-year-old defenseman has amassed over $18 million in a nine-year career, and signed a seven-year, $30.5 million deal signed with the Los Angeles Kings back in 2011.
Johnson is filing for bankruptcy.
He owes more than $10 million in debts, has assets of less than $50,000, and according to...
Looks like more Blount Force Trauma in Foxborough.
ESPN’s Josina Anderson tweeted this morning that LeGarrette Blount — recently released by the Pittsburgh Steelers — is at Gillette Stadium and “is expected to sign with the team.” The deal is reportedly for two years.
Source: RB LeGarrette Blount is currently at the #Patriots facility. He is expected...
TweetThere’s a cost for silence in the NFL apparently. The NFL threatened to fine Marshawn Lynch six figures if he again violated the league’s media policy by declining to speak to media following a game, and the NFL has now made good on that threat.
Per a report from PFT, the NFL has fined Lynch a total of $100,000 after he failed to talk to reporters following the Seahawks...
There was no disputing Nick Saban’s place in college football salary rankings.
The Wednesday release of USA Today’s annual salary database demonstrated how wide the gap was between Alabama’s coach and the rest of the pack.
According to the USA Today research, Saban’s total pay adds up to $7.16 million a year. That’s $1.5 million more than the second-highest paid...
If Brady Hoke is going to be fired by the University of Michigan, he should hope it acts quickly.
The move could be worth $1 million to him.
Under the terms of his contract, Hoke would be owed a buyout payment of $3 million if he gets fired without cause through Dec. 31, the final day of his contract year. If he gets fired after Dec. 31, the buyout payment would drop to $2...
San Diego State basketball coach Steve Fisher has agreed to a three-year contract extension, a person with knowledge of the deal said Wednesday.
The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the school hadn’t announced the extension. SDSU scheduled a news conference for 11:30 a.m. PST Wednesday regarding the future of the men’s basketball...