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2017 NFL position group rankings for every team

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 10:59:16 -0400

Take a look at every position group and how all 32 teams stack up.

     
 
 


Minnesota handled football suspensions properly, according to review

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 11:32:01 -0400

An outside law firm back the school for its actions following a sexual assault accusation.

     
 
 


NFL, NFLPA clash over alleged reports of blaming alleged victim in Ezekiel Elliott case

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 15:09:16 -0400

The NFL said it had received multiple reports indicating the players' union was maligning the alleged victim in the Ezekiel Elliott appeal.

     
 
 


LeBron James speaks out about Charlottesville at event

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 22:25:30 -0400

LeBron says it's about "looking in the mirror and saying, 'What can we do to better help change?'"

     
 
 


Kevin Durant slams ESPN for auction draft segment

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 07:45:58 -0400

Durant was more than "speechless" like Odell Beckham Jr.

     
 
 


College football 2017: Conference USA preview

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 16:38:16 -0400

Western Kentucky, with new coach Mike Sanford, should again be the class of the conference. Middle Tennessee could provide a challenge.

     
 
 


Lucky poker player wins the easiest $700,000

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 12:09:18 -0400

The luck is strong with this one.

     
 
 


WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair still in critical condition following Monday surgery

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 23:17:36 -0400

WWE said he was "resting comfortably" during Tuesday night's "SmackDown Live" broadcast.

     
 
 


HS track coach accused of sex with 8th-grader

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 13:19:52 -0400

Middle school gym teacher, HS track coach accused of sex with 8th-grader

     
 
 


Cowboys' Dez Bryant defends stance on anthem, says he has 'family to feed'

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 12:19:26 -0400

Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant said of recent anthem protests, "Whatever they got going on with that, that's them," before tweeting more later.

     
 
 


Nevada commission approves 8-ounce gloves for Mayweather vs. McGregor

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 14:57:39 -0400

The Nevada State Athletic Commission today voted unanimously to allow eight-ounce gloves.

     
 
 


Mayweather gives sexist Jimmy Kimmel interview

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 10:29:32 -0400

A revolting, sexist interview.

     
 
 


College football: Projecting the 2017 records of all 130 FBS teams

Mon, 7 Aug 2017 16:59:11 -0400

Expect some classic showdowns in the ACC, Big 12, Pac-12 and Mountain West, but look for only one team to finish the regular season unbeaten.

     
 
 


Check out Atlanta's new Mercedes-Benz Stadium

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 20:12:17 -0400

     
 
 


ESPN criticized for fantasy football auction

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 18:15:30 -0400

Fantasy football auction on ESPN2 included black players, leading some on social media to draw parallels to slave auctions.

     
 
 


Top 200 fantasy football rankings for 2017: How far does Ezekiel Elliott slide?

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 15:20:46 -0400

Cowboys' Ezekiel Elliott falls down draft board in 2017 fantasy football rankings after his 6-game suspension was announced.

     
 
 


If Conor McGregor hangs with Floyd Mayweather, Paulie Malignaggi would consider fight

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 20:38:59 -0400

Malignaggi retired in March on the 19th anniversary of his first amateur match.

     
 
 


Marshawn Lynch draws support of Raiders teammates, coach Jack Del Rio after anthem protest

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 19:25:56 -0400

Oakland head coach says of his players and new star: "We don't need everybody in the organization to think the same way I think."

     
 
 


Arbitrator Harold Henderson to hear Elliott's appeal of ban

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 16:53:11 -0400

Dallas running back Ezekiel Elliott's appeal of a six-game suspension in a domestic violence case will be heard by arbitrator Harold Henderson, who reduced Greg Hardy's ban when the defensive end was with the Cowboys two years ago

     
 
 


Danica Patrick done proving how much she cares

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 10:42:05 -0400

Patrick is lacking sponsors for next season, but she's not letting that get to her.

     
 
 


Watch the Bucs cut Aguayo on 'Hard Knocks'

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 10:12:07 -0400

You can see the moment the struggling kicker was let go.

     
 
 


Watch: Why athletes shouldn't just stick to sports

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 11:53:47 -0400

SportsPulse: USA TODAY's Trysta Krick believes there's no better time for athletes to speak out.

     
 
 


Napoli beats 9-man Nice 2-0, closes in on Champions League

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 17:06:56 -0400

Dries Mertens sets Napoli on its way to 2-0 win over nine-man Nice in Champions League playoff

     
 
 


Commissioner Roger Goodell tasks former NFL executive to hear Ezekiel Elliott's appeal

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 13:00:58 -0400

Harold Henderson, who presided over appeals for Adrian Peterson and Greg Hardy, will listen to arguments from suspended Cowboys star Ezekiel Elliott.

     
 
 


Angels win again, climb into AL wild card spot

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 17:03:22 -0400

The Angels won for the seventh time in eight games.

     
 
 


Detroit Lions denounce use of their logo in alt-right Charlottesville protest

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 21:59:04 -0400

The Lions join the Red Wings as Detroit professional sports teams to have a facsimile of their logo used during the Charlottesville protests.

     
 
 


Kinsler: Umpire 'needs to find another job,' messing with games 'blatantly'

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 20:25:28 -0400

Kinsler on the longtime ump: “If I get fined for saying the truth, then so be it. He’s messing with baseball games, blatantly.”

     
 
 


Cody Bellinger: Dodgers rookie making history

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 22:49:36 -0400

     
 
 


Oakland Raiders star Amari Cooper now reading books just as well as he reads defenses

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 11:08:36 -0400

Oakland Raiders receiving star set personal goal in effort to learn more while also seeking new objectives on field.

     
 
 


Dodgers beat White Sox, move 50 games above .500

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 03:01:57 -0400

The Dodgers rallied with a five-run eighth inning to drop the White Sox 6-1.

     
 
 


Fantasy football position rankings: Top 40 quarterbacks

Tue, 8 Aug 2017 13:16:30 -0400

As expected, Aaron Rodgers and Tom Brady lead the way, but the surprises begin at No. 3.

     
 
 


Meet the 2017 ALL-USA Preseason Football Offense

Wed, 9 Aug 2017 07:54:47 -0400

2017 American Family Insurance ALL-USA Preseason Football Team: Offense

     
 
 


Alex Rodriguez, Jennifer Lopez help Yankees' Gary Sanchez out of his slump

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 13:31:02 -0400

Gary Sanchez recently had lunch with A-Rod and J-Lo.

     
 
 


Giancarlo Stanton's home run streak ends, Marlins top Giants

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 16:55:47 -0400

Stanton had homered in a team-record six consecutive games.

     
 
 


Solheim Cup week in Des Moines

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 15:07:02 -0400

     
 
 


John Franklin III announces he'll transfer to Florida Atlantic

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 18:30:01 -0400

Former QB and converted WR John Franklin III has informed the Auburn coaching staff of his intention to play his final year of eligibility elsewhere.

     
 
 


N.Y. football player charged in death of mother's ex

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 12:21:23 -0400

N.Y. football player charged in death of mother's ex-boyfriend

     
 
 


College football bowl schedule for 2017-18

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 15:30:00 -0400

A complete breakdown of all the matchups which starts Dec. 16 at the New Orleans Bowl.

     
 
 


NFL cheerleaders in 2017 season

Sun, 13 Aug 2017 10:48:38 -0400

     
 
 


Bucks' Jabari Parker speaks at anti-racism rally

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 13:44:38 -0400

Jabari Parker spoke at a rally in Utah to promote diversity and inclusion.

     
 
 


Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s NASCAR retirement tour

Sun, 30 Apr 2017 16:40:47 -0400

     
 
 


Red Sox analyst Steve Lyons has domestic violence charges dismissed

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 08:39:23 -0400

NESN Red Sox analyst Steve Lyons, who had been taken off the air due to the case, said he expects to return to the network.

     
 
 


Odell Beckham reacts to ESPN's 'auction' segment

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 23:01:28 -0400

An appropriate response.

     
 
 


Best of the 2017-18 Premier League season

Sat, 12 Aug 2017 12:45:12 -0400

     
 
 


Mike Trout, Angels have playoff hopes in reach

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 11:45:07 -0400

Mike Trout, baseball’s surest thing, and the Los Angeles Angels are in playoff position despite the two-time MVP's five-week absence.

     
 
 


Conor McGregor: Trips to welfare office were source of motivation

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 15:46:08 -0400

Conor McGregor uses the welfare office in Dublin as a source of pride and motivation.

     
 
 


Transcript: Fantasy baseball advice for Week 20 lineups

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 13:53:26 -0400

Steve Gardner offers opinions and advice for your weekly lineups.

     
 
 


Cristiano Ronaldo's five-game ban upheld after failed appeal

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 12:18:04 -0400

The RFEF appeals committee turned down Real Madrid's attempt to overturn his five-game ban.

     
 
 


2017 NFL schedules for every team

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 10:41:33 -0400

Here are the 2016 NFL schedules for all 32 teams.

     
 
 


Geoff Ogilvy is hopeful as he sits on the bubble in FedExCup standings

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 15:45:17 -0400

Geoff Ogilvy is No. 125 in the FedExCup standings with a shot at making the playoffs.

     
 
 


Seahawks' Pete Carroll: I support Michael Bennett, but 'we should all stand' for anthem

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 10:00:54 -0400

Seattle coach Pete Carroll said that he backs DE Michael Bennett, even if the two have different beliefs on the national anthem.

     
 
 


Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton homers in sixth straight game

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 08:23:41 -0400

Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton launched a home run for the sixth straight game -- a solo shot in the third inning.

     
 
 


Eight quarterbacks with something to prove in NFL preseason Week 2

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 15:20:01 -0400

Young passers and established veterans alike face heightened expectations as preseason action heats up.