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Kevin Durant fined for hurling expletives at fan sitting courtside
Tue, 20 Nov 2018 18:25:47 -0500
The NBA on Tuesday fined Golden State Warriors All-Star Kevin Durant $25,000 for “directing inappropriate language toward a fan.”
Gallery: Duke's Zion Williamson drops the hammer
Wed, 21 Nov 2018 08:11:00 -0500
Zion Williamson is only a freshman at Duke but is already becoming known for his high-flying dunks on the court. These images prove that.
Kevin Durant says Draymond Green spat won't affect his future with Warriors
Wed, 21 Nov 2018 08:06:42 -0500
Warriors star Kevin Durant told Yahoo Sports his recent argument with Draymond Green will not factor into whether he decides to remain with Warriors.
College football bowl projections: Playoff field stays in tact as Texas, Penn State rise
Wed, 21 Nov 2018 00:02:16 -0500
There's no change in the College Football Playoff field in this week's bowl projections. But there was big moves for Texas and Penn State
Amway Coach's Call of the Week: Maryland's Matt Canada takes home the award
Tue, 20 Nov 2018 16:00:39 -0500
Tough decisions are made by college football coaches. In Week 12 there were many. But it was Maryland coach Matt Canada who took home the award.
The Match: Phil Mickelson baits Tiger Woods into $200K side bet
Tue, 20 Nov 2018 18:20:19 -0500
Phil Mickelson explains his strategy on side bets while propositioning a huge one for The Match, his match-play showdown against Tiger Woods.
College basketball preseason Top 25: Teams to know
Fri, 2 Nov 2018 01:14:03 -0400
SportsPulse: College basketball season is coming up quick. Here are the teams in the preseason top 25 that you need to know.
2018-19 ALL-USA Preseason Girls Basketball Team
Tue, 20 Nov 2018 18:52:00 -0500
2018-19 American Family Insurance ALL-USA Preseason Girls Basketball Team announced
Beltre announces retirement after 21 years in MLB
Tue, 20 Nov 2018 11:38:36 -0500
Adrian Beltre, a virtual Hall of Fame lock, amassed 477 home runs and 3,166 hits, establishing himself as the greatest third baseman of his era.
20 best NFL regular-season games in last 40 years: Where does Chiefs vs. Rams rank?
Tue, 20 Nov 2018 14:07:11 -0500
The Chiefs and Rams put together the highest-scoring Monday night game in NFL history, but where does it rank among the best regular-season contests?
Urban Meyer, Jim Harbaugh subplots give Ohio State-Michigan showdown extra significance
Wed, 21 Nov 2018 09:58:43 -0500
The ramifications of Saturday’s showdown between No. 4 Michigan and. No. 10 Ohio State in Columbus seem more consequential than usual.
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The King goes Hollywood: LeBron with the Lakers
Sun, 18 Nov 2018 23:40:17 -0500
After 11 seasons with the Cavaliers, LeBron James signed a four-year, $154 million contract with the Lakers before the 2018-19 NBA season.
What not to wear: Ugliest NBA uniforms ever
Wed, 31 Oct 2018 11:21:25 -0400
From alternate jerseys to throwbacks to Christmas Day looks that keep on giving, here are some of the ugliest uniforms in NBA history.
Stuck at No. 8, Washington State piles up evidence to try to convince playoff skeptics
Wed, 21 Nov 2018 05:56:13 -0500
Stuck at No. 8 in the College Football Playoff Top 25, Washington State hopes to provide evidence to convince skeptics in the debate.
Edmonton Oilers coach Ken Hitchcock shows quick wit after victorious debut
Wed, 21 Nov 2018 03:38:11 -0500
Edmonton Oilers coach Ken Hitchcock is named coach Tuesday morning, wins his debut at night and shows he's one of the best quotes in the league.
Adrien Broner makes several racially charged, insensitive jokes at Manny Pacquiao's expense
Tue, 20 Nov 2018 19:03:56 -0500
Adrien Broner made several jokes Tuesday at Manny Pacquiao's expense - several of them racially charged - while promoting their upcoming bout.
Texas Rangers' Adrian Beltre announces retirement after 21 years in MLB
Tue, 20 Nov 2018 11:40:31 -0500
In his 21-year career, Adrian Beltre amassed 477 home runs and 3,166 hits, establishing himself as the greatest third baseman of his era.
Week 12 fantasy football chat: Wednesday, noon ET
Tue, 20 Nov 2018 22:28:23 -0500
Steve Gardner offers his advice and helps you set your Week 12 lineups.
14 NFL records that could be broken by end of 2018 season
Wed, 21 Nov 2018 05:58:42 -0500
Make room in the history books: These records could be toppled by season's end if some of the NFL's best players keep up the pace.
Global Poker Index: Ranking the top 300 players
Wed, 31 Oct 2018 14:02:04 -0400
Who are the best poker players in the world? Find out here ...
Malcolm Jenkins rips Eagles' 'embarrassing' demeanor after rout by Saints
Tue, 20 Nov 2018 15:15:23 -0500
The Eagles suffered the worst loss ever by a defending champion against the Saints, but it wasn't the result that stung Malcolm Jenkins the most.
How a Pac-12 football team's mustache mania and a town's festival nearly broke NCAA rules
Tue, 20 Nov 2018 15:07:54 -0500
A small town near Washington State wanted to honor Cougars quarterback Gardner Minshew and his mustache, but NCAA rules forced it to change course
Pay attention: Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks are the real deal
Tue, 20 Nov 2018 17:23:29 -0500
They may still be flying under the radar a bit, but the Giannis Antetokounmpo-led Milwaukee Bucks are clearly one of the best teams in the NBA.
For Penny Hardaway's Memphis Tigers, James Wiseman is more than just a commitment
Wed, 21 Nov 2018 06:33:03 -0500
James Wiseman, the No. 1 recruit in the country, committed to Memphis on Tuesday, choosing the Tigers over John Calipari and Kentucky, among others.
Ken Hitchcock is the perfect fit for defensively challenged Edmonton Oilers
Tue, 20 Nov 2018 14:11:34 -0500
It was always assumed that if Hitchcock, 66, were presented with the right opportunity, he would be back behind the bench.
No. 1 Alabama tries for perfect regular season vs Auburn
Wed, 21 Nov 2018 08:45:00 -0500
No. 1 Alabama tries for perfect regular season vs Auburn as big favorite in Iron Bowl
Fantasy football waiver wire: Gus Edwards to the rescue
Tue, 20 Nov 2018 20:05:25 -0500
Ravens rookie running back emerges as the last bye week arrives; Eagles may have found a new No. 1 back.
JR Smith done in Cleveland as Cavaliers attempt to trade veteran guard
Tue, 20 Nov 2018 14:48:29 -0500
A month after requesting a trade, the Cleveland Cavaliers announce JR Smith is no longer with the team as it works to trade the veteran shooter.
John Calipari says he's 'overrated as a recruiter' after whiffing on top prospect James Wiseman
Tue, 20 Nov 2018 17:24:53 -0500
Kentucky didn't land James Wiseman, one of the nation's top players, who went with the Memphis Tigers, and it left John Calipari questioning himself.
2018 Major League Soccer playoffs: Schedule, game times, TV info
Mon, 12 Nov 2018 00:00:19 -0500
The 2018 Major League Soccer playoffs are underway and will conclude on Saturday, Dec. 8 with the 23rd edition of MLS Cup.
College Football Playoff rankings: Top four holds, but Central Florida passes Ohio State
Tue, 20 Nov 2018 23:42:30 -0500
The fourth College Football Playoff rankings saw the top four of Alabama, Clemson, Notre Dame and Michigan hold their spots. Central Florida jumped Ohio State.
Manny Machado clarifies controversial 'Johnny Hustle' comment
Wed, 21 Nov 2018 08:12:55 -0500
Free agent slugger Manny Machado plans to address 'Johnny Hustle' comment with potential suitors, and says that itt was taken the wrong way.
Minor League Player of the Year: Blue Jays prospect Vladimir Guerrero Jr. following in father's footsteps
Wed, 5 Sep 2018 09:46:48 -0400
At 19, this son of a Hall of Famer has shown uncanny baseball smarts on top of spectacular numbers during his 2018 rise.
Tony Gonzalez, Ed Reed headline semifinalists for Pro Football Hall of Fame 2019 class
Tue, 20 Nov 2018 20:09:17 -0500
Tony Gonzalez, Ed Reed and Champ Bailey are the three first-year candidates who were named semifinalist for the Pro Football Hall of Fame 2019 class.
NFL QB Hot Sheet: Is Lamar Jackson ready to take over for Ravens?
Wed, 21 Nov 2018 06:03:30 -0500
The Ravens will likely turn to their talented but raw rookie again in Week 12, leaving the question of when he will take over for good.
Get on the gridiron and join our new Facebook Group, 'The Ruling Off the Field'
Fri, 20 Jul 2018 10:01:53 -0400
If you're as excited about football season as we are, we've got the perfect spot for you.
Pro Football Hall of Fame 2019 semifinalists
Tue, 20 Nov 2018 20:10:32 -0500
Meet the 25 former players and coaches who were named semifinalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame's 2019 class.
Chiefs served lesson by Rams for playoffs: Clean up errors or risk another early exit
Tue, 20 Nov 2018 14:57:20 -0500
The Chiefs provided plenty of fireworks against the Rams, but they came up short thanks in part to self-inflicted errors.
Swiss attorney general defends his FIFA investigation
Wed, 21 Nov 2018 08:36:42 -0500
Switzerland's attorney general has defended his team's handling of its four-year FIFA investigation after the lead prosecutor was removed from duty
Prosecutor requests arrest of Peru soccer federation head
Wed, 21 Nov 2018 09:05:11 -0500
A Peruvian prosecutor has requested the arrest of the president of the country's soccer federation in a case that links him to two murders
2018 College Football Playoff rankings
Tue, 20 Nov 2018 19:47:45 -0500
The new College Football Playoff rankings were released Tuesday night, with Alabama, Clemson, Notre Dame and Michigan making up the top four.
Philadelphia 76ers guard Markelle Fultz not playing, practicing until he sees a shoulder specialist
Tue, 20 Nov 2018 12:44:48 -0500
Sixers guard Markelle Fultz’s agent and attorney, Raymond Brothers, said Fultz is scheduled to see a shoulder specialist in New York next week.
Michigan-Ohio State is the greatest rivalry in sports, and Wolverines are due for big win
Wed, 21 Nov 2018 07:15:14 -0500
While Ohio State has stumbled its way through the past month, Michigan has been brimming with confidence and heads to Columbus favored to win for the first time since 2011 in Ann Arbor.
Ex-NFL player Charlie Rogers with 'Samurai sword in his car, drunk', according to 911 call
Wed, 21 Nov 2018 07:42:09 -0500
Former NFL player Charlie Rogers allegedly 'threatened to kill the victim and his children' while swinging a Samurai sword in a parking lot during a youth basketball event.
As LeBron James returns to Cleveland again, memories of vitriolic 2010 Heat game surface
Wed, 21 Nov 2018 02:54:54 -0500
'The enemy has left the locker room.' An oral history of LeBron James' first return to Cleveland, as a member of the Miami Heat on Dec. 2, 2010.
No. 2 Clemson faces rival South Carolina seeking 12-0 season
Wed, 21 Nov 2018 08:34:00 -0500
No. 2 Clemson is looking to finish a perfect, 12-0 season and its fifth straight rivalry win when it takes on South Carolina on Saturday night
Tennis star Venus Williams settles lawsuit over fatal crash
Tue, 20 Nov 2018 21:05:53 -0500
Court records show tennis star Venus Williams has settled a wrongful death lawsuit related to a 2017 fatal car crash in Florida.
NBA triple-double tracker: 2018-19 season leaders
Wed, 14 Nov 2018 23:08:38 -0500
Keep up with this year's leaders and track every triple-double of the 2018-19 NBA season.
NFL Week 12: Locks and upsets
Wed, 21 Nov 2018 09:55:49 -0500
SportsPulse: USA TODAY Sports' Lorenzo Reyes gives you a sure thing and an upset heading into Week 12 of the NFL.
Ex-Michigan State president Lou Anna Simon charged with lying to police about Nassar
Tue, 20 Nov 2018 17:35:16 -0500
Former Michigan State President Lou Anna Simon has been charged with two felonies and two misdemeanors related to the Larry Nassar scandal.
2019 Baseball Hall of Fame ballot
Mon, 19 Nov 2018 13:18:34 -0500
2019 Baseball Hall of Fame ballot
What the College Football Playoff committee got right and wrong this week
Wed, 21 Nov 2018 07:38:43 -0500
The College Football Playoff selection committee's love affair with the SEC's remains perplexing. But at least it moved UCF ahead of Ohio State.
The Match: Why Tiger Woods-Phil Mickelson match is on pay-per-view
Tue, 20 Nov 2018 16:01:55 -0500
Pay-per-view events have been dominated by combat sports, but now Turner is trying to sell golf at $20 per buy for Friday's match.