Retired NASCAR driver Dick Trickle dies of apparent self-inflicted wound: Richard "Dick" Trickle -- who parlayed a legendary reputation as a short-track driver into a full-time career on stock car racing's biggest stages in the 1990s -- died Thursday of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, a North Carolina sheriff's office said. He was 71
An Outspoken Punter Finds Himself Out of Work: Kluwe, who gained national attention last fall for his support of same-sex marriage, figured his time in Minnesota was coming to an end when the Vikings chose Jeff Locke, a U.C.L.A. punter/kicker, in the fifth round of the N.F.L. draft.
Still 'Money': Floyd Mayweather Jr. picks apart Robert Guerrero to win unanimous decision: The countdown to the end of Floyd Mayweather Jr.'s legendary career began on Saturday with a brilliant performance in a victory over Robert Guerrero at the MGM Grand Garden. Mayweather rolled his record to 44-0 and kept alive a dream to end his career with a perfect mark.
The story behind Jason Collins' story: How it happened: I'm a 34-year-old NBA center. I'm black. And I'm gay.....
Golden State Warriors' David Lee shaken by timing of injury: Sunday morning, MRI results revealed exactly what Lee feared when he felt a pop in his right hip in the fourth quarter of Game 1 Saturday. He sustained a complete tear of his right hip flexor, ending his first trip to the playoffs in eight NBA seasons.
Cleveland Browns owner's company in trouble: Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam’s travel center company for “many years” engaged in a fraud scheme to keep millions of dollars owed to customers.
Longtime NFL announcer Pat Summerall has died: For many sports fans in the 1960s through the 1990s, Pat Summerall was the voice of the NFL, starting with CBS' Sunday telecasts and later with Fox, famously paired for much of that time with John Madden. Summerall, 82, passed away Tuesday in Dallas.
Spencer Haywood finds out he was elected to Hall of Fame ... then not: On Friday, Fox Sports Florida reported Spencer Haywood had been elected to the Basketball Hall of Fame. One problem. Turns out it wasn't true
From a prison cell to the football field: Exonerated Brian Banks signs with Atlanta Falcons: Brian Banks wore the uniform of a prison inmate for more than five years, serving time for a rape he didn't commit. This week, he learned he'll be wearing an Atlanta Falcons jersey.
Tiger Woods Nike ad causes a stir with “winning takes care of everything” message: The company that sponsors Woods proclaimed, in his own words, “Winning takes care of everything.” It’s a phrase he often uses when talking to reporters about himself and other golfers. But because this is Tiger Woods, Nike’s swaggering post is also being perceived as a reminder of his not-so-positive, womanizing past.
Lakers owner Jerry Buss dies at 80: Jerry Buss, the longtime owner of the Lakers whose penchant for showmanship helped turn the game of basketball into “Showtime” and who led the team to 10 NBA championships, died Monday. He was 80.
'Honey Badger,' 3 other former LSU players arrested: Four former LSU football players, including 2011 Heisman Trophy finalist Tyrann Mathieu and former starting quarterback Jordan Jefferson, were arrested Thursday on drug-related offenses, according to police in Baton Rouge
Legendary boxing trainer Emanuel Steward dies at 68 : Hall of fame boxing trainer Emanuel Steward, who directed the careers of several champion fighters including Thomas Hearns, Lennox Lewis and current heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko, has died.
Marlins Fire Guillen After Only One Season: Just weeks after a season that began in controversy and ended in baseball misery for the Miami Marlins, the team fired Manager Ozzie Guillen on Tuesday. Guillen’s fate was about the only open question left after the Marlins finished 69-93, last in the National League East, after having gone on a spending spree last off-season that included signing Guillen to a four-year, $10 million contract and Jose Reyes, the 2011 National League batting champion, to a six-year, $106 million contract.
Steve Nash headed to Lakers after sign-and-trade with Suns: The Los Angeles Lakers made a significant move that should keep them a contender in the NBA's Western Conference. On Wednesday, they reached an agreement to acquire point guard and two-time MVP Steve Nash from the Phoenix Suns in a sign-and-trade deal that will send four future draft picks and $3 million in cash to the Suns.
Ricky Rubio Debuts, And Minnesota Timberwolves Can Finally Start Rebuilding: Ricky Rubio debuted for the Minnesota Timberwolves on Monday night, and while he wasn't perfect, he provided Timberwolves fans with a new feeling: hope.
Daniel ‘Rudy’ Ruettiger accused of fraud by SEC in sports drink case: Joliet native Daniel Ruettiger gained fame as the underdog — the undersized kid who made it onto the University of Notre Dame football team and inspired the 1993 movie, “Rudy.” And more recently, when Ruettiger’s “Rudy” soft drink failed to compete with the big boys in the sports drink industry, Ruettiger also didn’t give up, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission said.
Chris Paul trade closes curtain on ugly business of running NBA: At one point during the NBA's latest foray into an alternate universe -- and hopefully the last for a while -- David Stern said something about not wanting to get into all the gory details of "how the sausage was made."
Miami Marlins, Jose Reyes agree to terms on six-year, $102M deal: Move over (to third base), Hanley Ramirez. As long as he passes a routine physical, Jose Reyes will become the Marlins’ new shortstop. Losing Jose Reyes hurts the Mets, but not as much as what is to come.
An angry sportswriter's King James Bible: Just over a year ago, ESPN aired The Decision, that ill-fated hour-long special in which NBA star LeBron James bailed on his seven-year professional relationship with the Cleveland Cavaliers. For lifelong Cleveland fan Scott Raab, that moment was personal.
Syracuse puts Fine on leave after police inquiry: Just two weeks after Penn State was rocked by a child sex-abuse scandal, Syracuse Chancellor Nancy Cantor says the school will not turn a blind eye to child molesting allegations against longtime assistant basketball coach Bernie Fine.
Bob Costas Asks Sandusky About Penn State Abuse Scandal : On Monday evening, Jerry Sandusky broke his silence. Facing 40 counts of sexual abuse against eight boys over a 15-year span, the former Penn State defensive coach granted an exclusive interview with Bob Costas on NBC's "Rock Center." Despite conceding that he showered with these boys, Sandusky maintains his innocence.
Chris Herren Documentary Shows Power Of Leaders, Failure Of System: In ESPN Films' documentary Unguarded, the story of Chris Herren is one that shows how incapable the power structures of top-flight basketball are of helping young players in need.
Cardinals' La Russa retires as champ: After 32 seasons managing three teams, Tony La Russa, 67, goes out a champion after leading the St. Louis Cardinals to a stirring seven-game World Series triumph over the Texas Rangers just days ago. It was his third championship. He also won the 1989 World Series with Oakland and the 2006 Series with St. Louis. "I knew this day would come. I just hoped that it wouldn't," said team chairman Bill DeWitt Jr.
Picturing Rob Gronkowski with a porn star: Rob Gronkowski is a certified force in the red zone. He was only red faced today. The second-year tight end found himself offering a public explanation for his role in an embarrassing -- but seemingly harmless -- episode while the Patriots were off last weekend.