"Bill Belichick stated that the New England Patriots "followed every rule" in preparing their footballs for last Sunday's AFC Championship Game,..." Read More
Photos: USA Today Sports Images
  • Dion Waiters: I've grown since trade "Less than two weeks after being traded to the Oklahoma City Thunder, Dion Waiters was back in Cleveland on Saturday, preparing for Sunday's game against his former team. While LeBron James acknowledged shortly after the trade, which ended up netting the Cavaliers J.R. Smith and Iman Shumpert..." January 24

  • 8h
    Trail Blazers @trailblazers

    BREAKING: LaMarcus Aldridge (ligament tear left thumb) puts surgery on hold; will play tonight versus Washington.

  • Irving's non-selection as All-Star starter cost him over $7M " reports that Kyrie Irving had more than his pride hurt when he wasn't voted an All-Star starter on Thursday. Irving was signed to a max extension last summer coming off his rookie contract, which meant that if he fulfilled certain requirements, he'd hit the "Derrick Rose"..." January 24

  • Cleveland Cavaliers anonymously concede roster composition was an issue

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Cavaliers were expected to be the team to beat after forming the new Big Three last summer. A few months into the season, it was Cleveland taking the beating. Trying to incorporate 11 new players was always going to be a tall task, but having arguably three of the NBA's top 15 players on..." January 24

  • Kevin Durant: ‘I don’t need the All-Star vote to validate me as a player’ "Reigning league MVP Kevin Durant says a drastic drop-off in fan votes that cost him a starting spot in next month's NBA All-Star Game won't serve as any extra motivation as he tries to lead Oklahoma City back into the playoff picture. "I don't need the All-Star vote to validate me as a..." January 24

  • Matthew Slater: NFLPA has “instructed” Patriots players to “reserve comment” on deflation investigation

    Pro Football Talk "The NFL’s football-deflation investigation figures to be much discussed at the Super Bowl. However, the discussion might go on without Patriots players contributing much. At a Saturday morning press conference, Patriots wide receiver Matthew Slater said the NFL Players Association had..." January 24

  • NFL warns Marshawn Lynch a crotch grab will cost 15 yards

    Pro Football Talk "The threat of fines has not deterred Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch from grabbing his crotch after scoring touchdowns. But the threat of a 15-yard penalty might. The NFL wants Lynch to know that officials will be on the lookout and ready to assess a 15-yard penalty if Lynch does it again...." January 24

  • Eagles and Jeremy Maclin have hit a bit of a wall in negotiations on a new contract

    Newark Star-Ledger "When the Eagles cleaned out their lockers late last month after their season ended, it was considered a no-brainer that wide receiver and free-agent-to-be Jeremy Maclin would be back. He still might be, but with each passing day, the louder the noise gets that there is plenty of work still to..." January 24

  • Sanders thinks Peyton Manning will return to Broncos "Emmanuel Sanders said last offseason he had made it to "receiver heaven" after linking up with Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos. Playing in that paradise earned the wideout his first Pro Bowl trip. Sanders told Around The NFL on Friday his season was almost everything he dreamed..." January 24

  • Colts' Andrew Jackson arrested in DUI case in Kentucky

    Indianapolis Star "Colts linebacker Andrew Jackson was arrested in Kentucky early Friday morning on an impaired-driving charge, according to jail records. Jackson, 22, was booked into the jail just before 5 a.m. on preliminary charges of operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs and..." January 24

  • 8h
    Jerry Crasnick @jcrasnick

    #Astros discussed Kyle Kendrick as back-end starter option before failed pursuit of Vogelsong. Not sure if they'll revisit.

  • Ryan Vogelsong “really wasn’t comfortable with what was going on” with Astros before returning to Giants

    Houston Chronicle "The Astros’ word of the day is “comfortable.” A pitcher who nearly signed with the Astros gave head-scratching answers Friday when asked why he went back to his old team instead of coming to Houston, where he visited for a physical and meetings with the staff this week. Ryan Vogelsong, a..." January 24

  • More than 200 scouts attended recent workout for Cuban infielder Hector Olivera

    Hardball Talk "Hector Olivera defected from Cuba last September in hopes of signing with an MLB team and he’s drawing plenty of interest. According to Jesse Sanchez of, more than 200 scouts attended a workout for Olivera last week in the Dominican Republic. The 29-year-old second baseman still has to..." January 24

  • Shields market: Cards, Marlins lead possibilities "As a pitcher, James Shields is among the more predictable, even dependable, right-handers in the game. But as a free agent, to date he has been one giant mystery. Almost nothing useful about Shields' market has come out to this point (and there's less than a month to go until spring training!)...." January 24

  • 6h
    Darren Wolfson @DarrenWolfson

    Hear FA pitcher Brandon Beachy -- nice bounce-back guy -- has zeroed in on new team. Just some contractual stuff to finalize. No #MNTwins.

  • World Cup of Hockey returns in 2016, and here is what it will look like "The World Cup of Hockey is back, and it's going to look a little different than it did the last time you saw it back in 2004. NHL commissioner Gary Bettman announced Saturday that the tournament is officially returning in 2016, and it will all kick off on Saturday, Sept. 17, at Air Canada..." January 24

  • Toronto to get All-Star Game and outdoor game in 2017: Source

    The Hockey News "The Toronto Maple Leafs will celebrate their 100th anniversary in 2017 with the All-Star Game and an outdoor game, a source with close ties to NHL ownership told And it looks as though the Winter Classic for 2016 will be held in Boston at Gillette Stadium with a game against the..." January 24

  • Lawson Crouse: ‘I’m a big power forward’

    Pro Hockey Talk "When looking at the prospects for the upcoming NHL Draft many of heard of the likes of Connor McDavid and Jack Eichel – the two topped the NHL Central Scouting midterm rankings released this week. At No. 4, behind Boston College defenseman Noah Hanifin, is a hulking 6-foot-4, 211-pound forward..." January 24

  • NHL announces 2016 Winter Classic, Stadium Series "The National Hockey League set its outdoor calendar for the 2015-16 season during a press conference Saturday afternoon at Nationwide Arena. The Boston Bruins will host the 2016 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic on Jan. 1, playing the rival Montreal Canadiens at Gillette Sadium in Foxborough,..." January 24

  • 8h
    Ken Wiebe @WiebeSunSports

    Bettman reiterates that World Cup has no bearing on whether #NHL players will participate in next Olympics. No decision on that front yet

  • Braxton Miller at Ohio State rally: 'We've got another year' "The biggest story surrounding Ohio State this offseason is the team's quarterback situation, particularly what the future holds for Braxton Miller. The former Heisman finalist who missed the entire 2014 season graduates this spring and could choose to transfer without having to sit out another..." January 24

  • 7h
    Alabama Football @AlabamaFTBL

    “We’ve very pleased and happy that Lane is going to be staying here at the University of Alabama with us," Nick saban said. (Cont.)

  • Boston College looking for an OC after Ryan Day's move to the NFL "Boston College coach Steve Addazio is in the market for a new offensive coordinator after losing Ryan Day to the Philadelphia Eagles. The organization announced Thursday that Day, Addazio's offensive coordiantor since 2012, will be the quarterbacks coach for Chip Kelly's staff. The Eagles had..." January 24

  • Utah State to hire Josh Heupel as offensive coordinator "Former Oklahoma co-offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Josh Heupel is reportedly on the verge of landing a new gig. Sports Illustrated is reporting that Heupel is set to become the new offensive coordinator at Utah State. The report says Heupel is yet to sign a contract. Heupel had..." January 23

  • Two Ole Miss players arrested in Oxford

    The Clarion-Ledger "Two more Ole Miss football players are in trouble with the law. Safety Trae Elston and wide receiver Damore'ea Stringfellow were both arrested shortly after midnight today and charged with disorderly conduct, according to the Lafayette County Detention Center's booking log. Elston was also..." January 22

  • Duke's Marshall Plumlee was sworn into the U.S. Army on Friday "Duke center Marshall Plumlee will be sworn into the U.S. Army -- effective upon his graduation -- on Friday afternoon, according to the Duke Chronicle. Plumlee had been a student in Duke's ROTC program in the 2012-13 academic year before taking off a year to improve himself on the basketball..." January 24

  • How Tom Crean and Indiana went from no-hope losers to Big Ten contenders

    Yahoo! Sports "Wait, what happened? What happened to the horrible Hoosiers? The program in disrepair? The coach who had lost control? The fan base that was forming into a lynch mob? Where did that Indiana go? Maybe, despite an autumn of knee-jerk outrage, that Indiana never existed. The Indiana team..." January 23

  • Virginia Tech announces F Joey Van Zegeren to leave basketball team "Virginia Tech head coach Buzz Williams has announced that forward Joey van Zegeren will leave the basketball team. He will remain enrolled at the university and stay on scholarship until May, when he is slated to graduate. “Joey and I met several times over the past week. Today, we decided that..." January 23

  • Baylor is playing a 3-13 NAIA in January because of … Coach Carter?

    College Basketball Talk "Baylor plays in the toughest conference in college basketball, the Big 12. They’re just 2-3 in the league through five games, but they’re also currently ranked in the Top 25; that’s what happens when three of those league games were against top 20 teams and a fourth came against a potential..." January 22

  • Kevin Ware rebuilding his hoops career away from the spotlight "The arena goes dark, except for the waving spotlights, and the announcer calls out five names. Shipes. Crider. Green. Hunter. Harrow. Tonight’s starting lineup for the Georgia State Panthers. Moderate applause from the bleachers. The house lights come up, revealing a small but passionate student..." January 22