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Tom Brady views Patriots' loss as wake-up call before Steelers game

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 12:52:05 -0500

Patriots QB tells Boston radio station he'll learn from ugly loss to Dolphins.

     
 
 


Best of NFL Week 14

Thu, 7 Dec 2017 22:14:16 -0500

     
 
 


Patriots suffer surprise setback as Dolphins snap win streak ahead of Pittsburgh trip

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 06:38:49 -0500

New England can still wrap up AFC East and get inside track for home field with win at Pittsburgh on Sunday.

     
 
 


Derek Jeter attends Monday Night Football game instead of MLB winter meetings

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 10:47:46 -0500

Marlins CEO passes up business, watches Dolphins-Patriots game in Miami instead.

     
 
 


5 reasons Antonio Brown is the NFL MVP over Brady

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 12:40:17 -0500

It's time to start considering the wide receiver as a legitimate MVP candidate.

     
 
 


What the NFL must do to find flaws in concussion protocol

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 18:39:04 -0500

League needs to consult with outside experts, even those it may have disagreements with.

     
 
 


Packers QB Aaron Rodgers undergoes scans; return 'in the hands of the experts'

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 20:03:13 -0500

Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers underwent a series of scans Monday and a decision on his status will come down to medical evaluations.

     
 
 


Top 10 unusual holiday gift ideas for sports fans

Wed, 6 Dec 2017 12:04:57 -0500

Have a sports fan in your life but no clue what to buy for the holidays? USA TODAY Sports offers some ideas.

     
 
 


Donovan McNabb, Eric Davis suspended by ESPN as it investigates harassment allegations

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 11:11:42 -0500

The two former NFL players will not appear on ESPN as it investigates harassment claims against them during their time at NFL Network.

     
 
 


IOC bans six Russian women's hockey players over doping

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 10:23:46 -0500

Tuesday's announcement is latest wave of sanctions from the Oswald Commission.

     
 
 


How ESPN, College Football Playoff are saving bowl games

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 12:12:08 -0500

Smaller postseason games suffering from low attendance but still in demand.

     
 
 


Database: College football assistant coaches salaries

Wed, 6 Dec 2017 17:02:30 -0500

A dozen college football assistant coaches made more than $1.15 million this year.

     
 
 


Week 8 NBA power rankings

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 16:23:34 -0500

     
 
 


2018 Pro Football Hall of Fame semifinalists: Ray Lewis, Randy Moss headline group of 27

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 22:07:33 -0500

First-year eligibles Ray Lewis and Randy Moss are among 27 Pro Football Hall of Fame semifinalists.

     
 
 


Database: College football strength coaches salaries

Wed, 6 Dec 2017 17:12:00 -0500

Nine Football Bowl Subdivision strength/conditioning coaches making $400,000-plus in 2017.

     
 
 


New Nationals manager Dave Martinez prepared for big expectations

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 20:12:57 -0500

Although the Nationals gave Dave Martinez a 3-year contract, he should know better than to consider that job security.

     
 
 


MLB free agents: Top 73 players available

Mon, 27 Nov 2017 16:02:25 -0500

As the off-season launches in earnest, USA TODAY Sports examines the top free agents available.

     
 
 


After shocking loss, Patriots in search of answers heading into Pittsburgh

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 09:39:46 -0500

New England was dominated in Miami and now has six days to get right for game that will likely determine AFC's home field.

     
 
 


Charles Barkley: 'Stop looking like idiots to the nation'

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 21:14:09 -0500

"If somebody sent you this as a movie script, you would throw it in the trash."

     
 
 


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Mon, 30 Oct 2017 12:01:56 -0400

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NFL Network suspends Marshall Faulk, Ike Taylor and Heath Evans over sexual harassment allegations

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 11:22:25 -0500

NFL Network analysts and former NFL players Marshall Faulk, Ike Taylor, and Heath Evans were suspended Monday.

     
 
 


LaMelo, LiAngelo Ball sign with Lithuanian pro team

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 18:47:49 -0500

LaMelo, 16, and LiAngelo, 19, are the younger brothers of Los Angeles Lakers rookie Lonzo Ball.

     
 
 


Connecticut stays No. 1 in latest USA TODAY women's basketball poll

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 12:30:19 -0500

The unbeaten Huskies are trailed by Notre Dame, Mississippi State, Louisville and South Carolina.

     
 
 


Villanova climbs to No. 1 in USA TODAY Sports men's basketball poll

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 17:15:57 -0500

Losses by Duke and Kansas opened the door for Villanova to become the new No. 1 in the USA TODAY Sports men's college basketball poll.

     
 
 


10 takeaways from the college football coaching carousel

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 11:54:03 -0500

The big story lines were Chip Kelly returning to the college ranks and six new coaches in the SEC.

     
 
 


Who's No. 1 in NFL power rankings? Make the call!

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 11:36:27 -0500

USA TODAY Sports' NFL experts unveiled their Week 4 rankings. Now, we want you to do the same.

     
 
 


MLB winter meetings rumor roundup: Manny Machado is on the block

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 12:51:15 -0500

With significant action expected at Major League Baseball's winter meetings, USA TODAY Sports breaks down the latest rumblings from the hot stove.

     
 
 


No suspensions for Seahawks after Jacksonville meltdown

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 20:18:27 -0500

The Seahawks will not face any suspensions for the melee that broke out at the conclusion of Sunday's loss to Jacksonville.

     
 
 


NHL power rankings 6.0: Vegas keeps on surprising

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 19:12:57 -0500

Lightning and Blues remain atop the rankings, but expansion Vegas is fifth

     
 
 


Dale Jr. teases peek at upcoming home renovation show

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 12:24:34 -0500

His Key West house is making moves.

     
 
 


Carson Wentz's injury leaves Eagles down in reshaped NFC power structure

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 16:40:05 -0500

Philadelphia still has a chance to make a run in the playoffs, but it will have to employ a new game plan with its star QB sidelined.

     
 
 


Amway Coach's Call of the Year semifinals: Cast your vote

Wed, 6 Dec 2017 20:56:41 -0500

Dino Babers of Syracuse, Gus Malzahn of Auburn, Lincoln Riley of Oklahoma and Paul Chryst of Wisconsin are the first four semifinalists.

     
 
 


College football bowl schedule for 2017-18

Mon, 4 Dec 2017 13:10:05 -0500

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

     
 
 


Former NFL return maven Devin Hester retires at 35

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 10:50:08 -0500

Hester retires with the most career return touchdowns in NFL history.

     
 
 


Meet the 2017 ALL-USA Volleyball Teams

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 07:37:46 -0500

Check out the ALL-USA Girls Volleyball Team!

     
 
 


Jaguars ban four fans who threw objects in Seahawks game

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 17:40:21 -0500

The fans will not face criminal charges but will no longer be allowed to attend events at EverBank Field.

     
 
 


Can Nick Foles take the Philadelphia Eagles to the Super Bowl with Carson Wentz out?

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 18:28:46 -0500

No matter how aggressive and creative Pederson is with a quarterback who grew up in his type of system, he just can’t account for the Wentz mojo.

     
 
 


Bulls' Nikola Mirotic, Bobby Portis finding 'great chemistry' after preseason fight

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 00:24:49 -0500

Nikola Mirotic and Bobby Portis showed they can at least co-exist on the court, combining for 47 points in the Bulls' surprise rout of the Celtics.

     
 
 


NFL power rankings: Patriots fall from No. 1 spot after Week 14 defeat

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 11:14:03 -0500

Following New England's clunker at Miami, who assumes No. 1 ranking heading into Week 15?

     
 
 


Oscar Pistorius injured in jail fight over telephone use

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 10:14:33 -0500

Pistorius is serving a 13-year sentence for the murder of his girlfriend.

     
 
 


NFL Week 15 Power Rankings

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 08:59:37 -0500

     
 
 


Giancarlo Stanton through the years

Sat, 9 Dec 2017 11:23:08 -0500

     
 
 


Five best teams in Major League Soccer history

Sat, 9 Dec 2017 21:13:54 -0500

Toronto FC's win in the 2017 MLS Cup was enough for the team to stake a claim among the league's greatest-ever teams.

     
 
 


When weather wreaks havoc on sports world

Tue, 24 Oct 2017 17:15:48 -0400

     
 
 


Hoop dreams? Dennis Rodman thinks he can bring Trump and 'friend' Kim Jong Un together

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 11:01:18 -0500

Rodman knows both president Trump and Kim Jong Un and believes the two leaders "are pretty much the same people."

     
 
 


NFL playoff picture after Week 14

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 00:08:29 -0500

Meanwhile, Steelers and Eagles officially sew up berths with division crowns.

     
 
 


Lindsey Vonn on backlash to her Trump comments: Some 'hoping I break my neck'

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 09:56:05 -0500

Olympic skier wrote on Instagram that some people told her she was being punished for being "anti-Trump."

     
 
 


Ole Miss QB Shea Patterson says he's transferring to Michigan

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 17:58:47 -0500

Shea Patterson, the top quarterback from the 2016 class, makes it official: He's transferring from Ole Miss to Michigan

     
 
 


Russell Westbrook explains the origin of 'why not' slogan

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 12:57:01 -0500

It started in high school, he said.

     
 
 


From dysfunction to disses: Giancarlo Stanton's Marlins tenure ends in acrimony

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 20:52:44 -0500

Giancarlo Stanton, who never played on a winning team in eight seasons with the Marlins, joins a franchise that hasn’t had a losing season since 1992.

     
 
 


NBA Click & Roll: Get exclusive analysis in newsletter

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 14:53:00 -0500

Insider content and expert commentary from USA TODAY Sports' Sam Amick and Jeff Zillgitt.

     
 
 


If Pitino wins, insurance might not protect Louisville

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 08:27:01 -0500

The University of Louisville carries $35 million in liability insurance in the event of a “wrongful act.” The bad news is it may not decrease the danger of Rick Pitino’s lawsuit.

     
 
 


NFL Power Rankings: Steelers Have Argument for No. 1 Ranking

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 12:54:47 -0500

SI Now co-hosts Robin Lundberg and Ryan Asselta share their top five NFL teams through Week 14.