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Column: There's a troubling new game in town: attack the ref

February 5, 2016

Usually, we come to criticize referees, umpires and those who officiate the games we play.

Today, we come to give them props for the thankless job they do. more »»

Jay Feely embraces new role as CBS' kicking expert

February 5, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Jay Feely has some conflicted emotions in his new role as CBS' sideline kicking analyst in playoff games. more »»

Joe Cool tops list of best Super Bowl passing performances

February 5, 2016

The face of most successful NFL teams nowadays is the quarterback, so it should come as no surprise that seven of the past eight league MVPs played that position. more »»

Disguised gunmen target boxing fans in Dublin hotel; 1 dead

February 5, 2016

DUBLIN (AP) — Gunmen disguised as police opened fire on boxing fans at a Dublin hotel Friday, killing one man and wounding two others in an attack that could reflect tensions within Ireland's top... more »»

Ex-NFL star Plaxico Burress gets probation for tax evasion

February 5, 2016

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Former NFL star Plaxico Burress has five years to repay New Jersey $56,000 in back taxes and restitution or face going to jail, a judge said Friday. more »»

Johnny Manziel's father worried quarterback self-destructing

February 5, 2016

CLEVELAND (AP) — With Johnny Manziel's professional career in doubt and his personal life crumbling, his father fears for his safety. more »»

Els moves into contention in Dubai; McIlroy just makes cut

February 5, 2016

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Ernie Els surged into contention Friday at the Dubai Desert Classic, while Rory McIlroy struggled just to make the cut. more »»

Rickie Fowler brings style and substance to Phoenix Open

February 5, 2016

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The Waste Management Phoenix Open is a bit out there by PGA Tour standards. So is Rickie Fowler. more »»

African confederation backs Sheikh Salman in FIFA election

February 5, 2016

KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — The African soccer confederation says it is backing Sheikh Salman of Bahrain in this month's FIFA presidential election. more »»

Big spending Chinese clubs show global ambitions

February 5, 2016

The European transfer window is not so European any more, with Chinese clubs outspending the continent's richest clubs in January to prove that the country is now a genuine power in attracting th... more »»

IAAF looking into claims of state-sanctioned doping in China

February 5, 2016

BEIJING (AP) — The IAAF is investigating the authenticity of a two-decade-old letter published in Chinese media that suggests state-sanctioned doping in the 1990s, and casts doubt on the... more »»

FIFA candidates make late push for African support

February 5, 2016

KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — FIFA presidential candidates made a late push on Friday for support in Africa, the confederation with the largest number of votes in this month's election. more »»

'Right fit' is the sell in B10 recruiting, sideshow or not

February 5, 2016

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Urban Meyer has the cache and the national championship rings. Jim Harbaugh mixes a khakis-wearing sensibility with a sense of panache. more »»

Ricky Fowler brings style and substance to Phoenix Open

February 5, 2016

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The Waste Management Phoenix Open is a bit out there by PGA Tour standards. So is Rickie Fowler. more »»

If it's Derby prep season, count on Baffert to be all in

February 5, 2016

Training horses in L.A. one morning, gabbing with NFL Hall of Famers in San Francisco the next, then back home again to prepare his latest Kentucky Derby contenders for a prep race at Santa Anita. more »»

Referees try to turn heads, earn spot in NCAA Tournament

February 5, 2016

CINCINNATI (AP) — Since the first jump ball of the season rose from their hands, the 1,000 or so referees who work men's Division I college basketball games have been trying to turn heads and ear... more »»

Resurgent Kobe Bryant leads Lakers past Pelicans, 99-96

February 5, 2016

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Kobe Bryant kept his right arm extended upward, his hand dangling as he held his follow-through on a 3-point shot with a minute to go. more »»

Toews scores 2nd goal in OT, Blackhawks beat Coyotes 5-4

February 5, 2016

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Players from both teams raced through the wide-open overtime, leaving players gasping for air as they finished out shifts and tried getting to the bench. more »»

Brazil minister says no plans to cancel Rio Games

February 5, 2016

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian organizers have reiterated they have no intention of canceling the Rio de Janeiro Olympics because of the outbreak of the Zika virus, with Sports Minister George... more »»

 
 
 

 

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