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Astros are baseball's most dominant force — and they're having more fun than you

The defending World Series champions continue to have fun while boasting talent to remain a powerhouse for years to come.


Posted on 16 July 2018 | 6:29 pm

Power-hitting Jesus Aguilar following Big Papi's career arc

David Ortiz sees quite a few parallels between his trajectory and the journey taken by Milwaukee Brewers first baseman Jesus Aguilar.


Posted on 16 July 2018 | 6:29 pm

Jets waive former second-round wide receiver Devin Smith

Devin Smith suffered two major knee injuries and had just 10 catches in his career.


Posted on 16 July 2018 | 6:28 pm

British Open week at Carnoustie, one of golf's toughest courses


Posted on 16 July 2018 | 6:13 pm

Foundation says Maryland football player died of heatstroke

The foundation honoring a University of Maryland football player says his death last month was caused by heatstroke suffered during an organized team workout at the end of May


Posted on 16 July 2018 | 6:05 pm

Jacob deGrom says ball is in Mets' court as his agent gives an ultimatum

Leading baseball with a 1.68 ERA ,the Mets' ace could be one of the top players available ahead of the trade deadline.


Posted on 16 July 2018 | 6:04 pm

Machado won't let trade talk diminish his fun as All-Star

Machado preps for All-Star Game knowing that trade from Orioles is imminent


Posted on 16 July 2018 | 6:03 pm

LaVar Ball claims he could have beat LeBron 1-on-1

"All I gotta do is back you in, I’ll lift all of them up off their feet!"


Posted on 16 July 2018 | 6:02 pm

Sankey: New gambling laws could result in SEC injury reports

Southeastern Conference Commissioner Greg Sankey says the Supreme Court ruling on gambling could cause the league to require schools to release reports that list the status of injured or ineligible players


Posted on 16 July 2018 | 6:01 pm

Five things we 'learned' from Bryce Harper's All-Star Game media circus

The Nationals star has struggled this season, batting just .214 in his contract year.


Posted on 16 July 2018 | 5:43 pm

Justin Verlander wants baseball to dump the designated hitter

In a time when offense is down to historic levels, Justin Verlander says it’s ludicrous to have two sets of rules.


Posted on 16 July 2018 | 5:26 pm

Texas A&M coach Jimbo Fisher understands that his timetable is now

Texas A&M's new coach kicked off SEC media days by making it clear he understands the expectations. And, despite the confidence, that there is a steep hill to climb,


Posted on 16 July 2018 | 5:26 pm

Jury selection starts for rape trial of ex-Tennessee players

Jury selection begins in rape trial of former Tennessee football players A.J. Johnson, Michael Williams


Posted on 16 July 2018 | 5:23 pm

Tiger Woods has advice for intimidated golfers

Solid advice.


Posted on 16 July 2018 | 5:21 pm

Franchised Le'Veon Bell, Steelers fail to reach long-term contract for second straight year

RB Le'Veon Bell and the Steelers failed to reach a long-term contract for the second year in a row. Bell will again play under the franchise tag in 2018 and will likely become a free agent in 2019.


Posted on 16 July 2018 | 5:04 pm

2018 MLB All-Star Game starters


Posted on 16 July 2018 | 5:00 pm

This will be Bryce Harper's last Home Run Derby

Harper is participating in Monday's event at his home ballpark, but doesn't plan to do it again in the future.


Posted on 16 July 2018 | 4:50 pm

Embroiled coach from LaVar Ball's JBA declines to say if he has been disciplined

The coach from LaVar Ball’s JBA who bullied one of his players in an incident that drew national attention declined to say if he has been disciplined.


Posted on 16 July 2018 | 3:13 pm

Former Arizona State football player Jason Franklin dies at age 26

Jason Franklin, a former walk-on linebacker who earned a scholarship his junior season at Arizona State, has died.


Posted on 16 July 2018 | 2:28 pm

MLB at the All-Star break: Seven eye-opening numbers from the first half

Breaking down the first half as MLB pauses for a four-day break - save for the 80-plus All-Stars heading to Washington.


Posted on 16 July 2018 | 2:26 pm

Max Scherzer, Chris Sale get starting nods in All-Star Game rematch

Managers A.J. Hinch and Dave Roberts announced their full lineups for Tuesday's showcase at Nationals Park in Washington.


Posted on 16 July 2018 | 2:20 pm

Why Tony Romo forfeited his $125K winner's check

Tony Romo is on a roll, winning back-to-back golf tournaments, including a celebrity event at Lake Tahoe on Sunday that included a very strong field.


Posted on 16 July 2018 | 1:34 pm

'You owe me this': USA Diving accused of ignoring alleged sexual abuse of divers

A class action lawsuit against USA Diving accuses the national governing body of ignoring or obstructing sexual abuse allegations.


Posted on 16 July 2018 | 1:00 pm

Jordan Spieth ready to put 'cut-line golf' behind him coming into British Open

A year of putting woes and ball-striking battles has tested Jordan Spieth, but a break has him rejuvenated and ready for Open title defense.


Posted on 16 July 2018 | 12:13 pm

Vols football: Ryan Thaxton arrested, charged with domestic assault, false imprisonment

Thaxton is scheduled for a July 23 arraignment on both counts.


Posted on 16 July 2018 | 12:08 pm

All-Star Game: Max Scherzer, Justin Verlander take different paths to historic dominance

For the first time since Max Scherzer departed Detroit as a free agent after the 2014 season, he and Justin Verlander will be reunited.


Posted on 16 July 2018 | 11:49 am

Richard Sherman: Seattle Seahawks 'just lost their way'

Richard Sherman says that the Seahawks' own mistakes "ruined what could have been a really special deal."


Posted on 16 July 2018 | 11:48 am

Tony Miles writes emotional apology to WSOP champ

"I had a brief moment of weakness and lost my composure."


Posted on 16 July 2018 | 11:46 am

Tiger happy to be back for oldest championship in golf despite facing beastly Carnoustie

Tiger Woods is licking his chops for tough Carnoustie and loves being back in the British Open, where imagination and creativity play a huge role.


Posted on 16 July 2018 | 11:32 am

Packers' Aaron Rodgers talks about playing until 40, Anthony Barr hit and fear of sharks

Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers spoke with Peter King about his plan to play until age 40, his thoughts about the 2017 hit that broke his collarbone and facing his fear of sharks.


Posted on 16 July 2018 | 10:52 am

MLB Home Run Derby: Time, TV, participants, weather

The Home Run Derby is entering its fourth season with a timed format. Bryce Harper will be the No. 2 seed.


Posted on 16 July 2018 | 10:45 am

With former NFL stars on board, American Flag Football League could be the next big thing

Michael Vick, Fred Jackson and Chad Ochocinco are among those playing in the American Flag Football League. Safety, social media and star power have its founders believing this league could last.


Posted on 16 July 2018 | 10:25 am

Still have World Cup fever? Soccer's biggest teams come to the United States in International Champions Cup

There is no rest for the wickedly good when it comes to soccer


Posted on 16 July 2018 | 10:22 am

Tiger Woods' opening tee times released for 147th British Open at Carnoustie

Tiger Woods will play in his first British Open since 2015 seeking his fourth Claret Jug and first since 2006.


Posted on 16 July 2018 | 9:55 am

France's Kylian Mbappe, 19-year-old phenom, will donate World Cup earnings to charity

The first teenager to score in the championship since Pele, he has been a supporter of Premiers de Cordee, which brings sports to sick children.


Posted on 16 July 2018 | 9:37 am

Michael Irvin: Hall of Fame making 'the right move' by not individually honoring absent Terrell Owens

Former Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Michael Irvin believes the Pro Football Hall of Fame is making the right decision by not individually recognizing Terrell Owens at next month's induction ceremony.


Posted on 16 July 2018 | 8:29 am

LeBron James watches Lakers youngsters at Summer League in Las Vegas

LeBron James got a look at some of the Lakers' youngsters for the first time since signing with LA. They made sure to make a good impression for him.


Posted on 16 July 2018 | 12:35 am

NHL offseason 2018: Free agency and trades


Posted on 16 July 2018 | 12:21 am

LaVar Ball's credibility on line for how a coach in his JBA league treated young player

Although “LaVar Ball’s credibility’’ might strike some as an oxymoron, it’s on the line. We’ll see if he’s serious about protecting young players.


Posted on 15 July 2018 | 10:59 pm

Ray Emery, former NHL goalie, dies at 35 on swimming outing with friends

Ray Emery, who played for the Senators, Flyers, Ducks and Blackhawks during his 11-year career, played his final game during the 2014-15 season.


Posted on 15 July 2018 | 10:53 pm

Eagles RB Darren Sproles will retire after 2018 season

Darren Sproles' remarkable NFL career, which has seen him score 61 total touchdowns over 13 years, will conclude after the 2018 season.


Posted on 15 July 2018 | 10:40 pm

Pussy Riot protesters interrupt World Cup final, high-five Kylian Mbappe

Four members associated with the feminist punk rock protest group from Russia interrupted the final to bring attention to Russian police actions.


Posted on 15 July 2018 | 9:06 pm

France was clearly the World Cup's best team. Why couldn't we see that all along?

This young French team just lifted the world's biggest trophy, but the best is still yet to come.


Posted on 15 July 2018 | 6:45 pm

Best of the 2018 World Cup final


Posted on 15 July 2018 | 3:34 pm

Royals and celebrities spotted at Wimbledon


Posted on 15 July 2018 | 12:50 pm

Top shots from the 2018 Wimbledon Championships


Posted on 15 July 2018 | 12:46 pm

2018 NFL training camp previews, questions for all 32 teams

The NFL offseason is complete, and training camps are just around the corner. With that in mind, here are questions facing all 32 teams heading into the 2018 season.


Posted on 14 July 2018 | 6:04 pm

The 10 best tight ends in college football

USA TODAY Sports' list of the 10 best tight ends in college football begins with Iowa's Noah Fant and Missouri's Albert Okwuegbunam.


Posted on 13 July 2018 | 9:33 am

Meet the 2017-18 ALL-USA Girls Track and Field Team

The 2017-18 ALL-USA Girls Track and Field Team announced. Meet the team!


Posted on 10 July 2018 | 9:54 am

2018 NFL training camps: Rookie and veteran reporting dates, locations for every team

The NFL has released training camp reporting dates for rookies and veterans for every team. The Bears and Ravens are the first teams to start camp due to playing in the Hall of Fame Game.


Posted on 22 June 2018 | 7:10 pm

Most memorable World Cup kits: From U.S. denim shirt to Slovenia's 'Charlie Brown' jersey

This collection of the most memorable kits in World Cup history is a mixed bag of uniforms appropriate for the respective era and others that were never appropriate.


Posted on 16 June 2018 | 11:12 pm

Meet the 2018 ALL-USA Baseball Teams

Meet the 2017-18 ALL-USA Baseball Teams selections.


Posted on 14 June 2018 | 8:15 am

2018 NFL schedules for all 32 teams

Take a look at every NFL team's schedule for the 2018 season, which kicks off on Thursday, Sept. 6 when the defending Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles host the Atlanta Falcons at Lincoln Financial Field.


Posted on 19 April 2018 | 8:53 pm

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Posted on 30 October 2017 | 12:01 pm