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Dwight Howard could miss start of Wizards camp with bad back

Dwight Howard joked about the sore back that's expected to keep him out for the start of training camp with the Washington Wizards

     
 
 

Posted on 24 September 2018 | 5:18 pm


Amway Coach's Call of the Week: Vote for the best decision of the weekend

Vote on the coach - Paul Chryst, Sonny Dykes, Lovie Smith and Bobby Wilder - who made the best in-game call in college football's Week 4.

     
 
 

Posted on 24 September 2018 | 5:16 pm


Which NFL teams might actually trade for Le'Veon Bell? Here are 7 that could take risk

Finding the right fit for disgruntled Steelers star Le'Veon Bell is difficult, but several teams might be interested in taking a flier on the RB.

     
 
 

Posted on 24 September 2018 | 5:16 pm


NFL Week 3 winners, losers: Patriots facing serious problems after loss to Lions

Tom Brady and the Patriots have to regroup after a stunning loss to former defensive coordinator Matt Patricia and the previously winless Lions.

     
 
 

Posted on 24 September 2018 | 4:36 pm


Cardinals name Josh Rosen starting QB, bench Sam Bradford

The Arizona Cardinals are turning to Josh Rosen after an 0-3 start, making him the fourth rookie quarterback to become a starter this season.

     
 
 

Posted on 24 September 2018 | 4:34 pm


MLB playoffs: Four burning questions for the final week of regular season

Will the defending World Series champion Houston Astros be whole again? Will the Cubs clinch in time to rest? Playoff-bound teams face stressors.

     
 
 

Posted on 24 September 2018 | 4:31 pm


Scenes from NBA Media Day 2018

Take a spin around the league for NBA Media Day 2018.

     
 
 

Posted on 24 September 2018 | 4:27 pm


Nebraska coach Scott Frost on Purdue: 'We get a game that we can win'

Frost says home game against Purdue presents reeling Nebraska 'a game that we can win'

     
 
 

Posted on 24 September 2018 | 3:54 pm


LeBron James: New-look Lakers have 'a long way to go' to catch Warriors

Lakers fans might be dreaming of catching the Golden State Warriors now that LeBron James is wearing purple and gold. For now, keep on dreaming.

     
 
 

Posted on 24 September 2018 | 3:51 pm


For Tiger Woods, winning his next major might not be that far off

Winning majors won't be easy for Tiger Woods, but perhaps it won’t be as hard as he, and we, thought.

     
 
 

Posted on 24 September 2018 | 3:50 pm


San Francisco 49ers' Jimmy Garoppolo suffers season-ending torn ACL

Jimmy Garoppolo suffered a torn ACL in the San Francisco 49ers' loss to the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday.

     
 
 

Posted on 24 September 2018 | 3:17 pm


Kyrie Irving: 'I believe Boston is the place for me'

Celtics guard says he's thought about his No. 11 hanging from the rafters. But will that be in Boston? Irving's future will be a hot topic all season.

     
 
 

Posted on 24 September 2018 | 2:49 pm


Kawhi Leonard cracks joke in first public comments since trade

Toronto forward sheds little light on his trade from San Antonio over the summer, but quips 'I'm a fun guy' at NBA media day.

     
 
 

Posted on 24 September 2018 | 2:48 pm


Is Carmelo Anthony willing to play a bench role with Rockets?

Reunited with coach Mike D'Antoni in Houston, Carmelo Anthony says he'll do 'whatever I have to do to help this team win a championship.'

     
 
 

Posted on 24 September 2018 | 2:39 pm


Dolphins say Williams Hayes tore ACL trying to avoid penalty on sack; Richard Sherman rips NFL

Miami Dolphins coach Adam Gase indicated he believes William Hayes' injury stemmed from the DE trying to avoid putting his full body weight on the QB.

     
 
 

Posted on 24 September 2018 | 2:10 pm


Baker Mayfield officially named Cleveland Browns' starting quarterback

Cleveland Browns coach Hue Jackson made it official Monday: Rookie Baker Mayfield will start for the Browns on Sunday against the Oakland Raiders.

     
 
 

Posted on 24 September 2018 | 1:55 pm


NCAA 1-130 Re-Rank: Texas takes giant leap into top 25 after consecutive wins

Big wins helped Texas and Kentucky soar into the top 25 of this week's NCAA 1-130 Re-Rank while Virginia Tech and took tumbles

     
 
 

Posted on 24 September 2018 | 1:53 pm


No. 2 Clemson turns to freshman Trevor Lawrence as starting quarterback

Freshman quarterback Trevor Lawrence is coming off four-touchdown performance in Clemson's defeat of Georgia Tech. He will now start against Syracuse.

     
 
 

Posted on 24 September 2018 | 1:36 pm


Northwestern's top rusher Jeremy Larkin retires due to neck condition

Jeremy Larkin, Northwestern's leading rusher, is retiring after he was diagnosed with cervical stenosis by the Wildcats' medical staff.

     
 
 

Posted on 24 September 2018 | 1:01 pm


Colorado Rockies resurgence reminiscent of magical 2007 postseason run

The Rockies are looking for another incredible finishing kick, just like in 2007 when they won 13 of their last 14 games to earn a playoff spot.

     
 
 

Posted on 24 September 2018 | 12:48 pm


Where does Tiger Woods' comeback rank? Or does it even matter?

With remarkable comeback, Tiger Woods joins likes of Ben Hogan, Ted Williams, Muhammad Ali, Mario Lemieux, Monica Seles and Michael Jordan

     
 
 

Posted on 24 September 2018 | 11:21 am


Comerica Park employee fired, arrested after he was filmed spitting in food

A Comerica Park employee has been fired and arrested after he was filmed spitting in pizzas during Friday's Detroit Tigers-Kansas City Royals game.

     
 
 

Posted on 24 September 2018 | 11:09 am


MLB power rankings: Nationals, A's stunned us with their collapse, uprising

Heading into the last week of the MLB season, a look back at how things have gone since our preseason power rankings.

     
 
 

Posted on 24 September 2018 | 11:03 am


Amway Coaches Poll: Virginia Tech falls after Old Dominion loss, Kentucky surges to No. 17

Week 4 in college football produced plenty of chaos in the poll, though the shuffling barely touched the top 10.

     
 
 

Posted on 24 September 2018 | 11:00 am


Tommy McDonald, speedy Hall of Fame receiver, dies at 84

Tommy McDonald, speedy Hall of Fame receiver who helped Eagles win 1960 title, dies at 84.

     
 
 

Posted on 24 September 2018 | 10:57 am


Misery Index: Distress for Ducks as Oregon gives away sure win against Stanford

Four weeks into the season, plenty of college football fan bases have reason to be miserable. In Week 4, Oregon blew a 24-7 lead.

     
 
 

Posted on 24 September 2018 | 10:48 am


Tiger Woods wins Tour Championship by two shots for his first victory in five years

Tiger Woods wasn't the only winner at The Tour Championship as Justin Rose won the season-long FedExCup race and $10 million.

     
 
 

Posted on 24 September 2018 | 10:47 am


Anthony Davis joins agency that also represents LeBron James

Pelicans' star forward now represented by Rich Paul's Klutch Sports group, raising speculation he could try to force a trade.

     
 
 

Posted on 24 September 2018 | 10:36 am


Rookies can provide a spark at Ryder Cup, but sometimes inexperience can hurt

Eight rookies will make their debut in the 42nd Ryder Cup, including Justin Thomas, Bryson DeChambeau and Tony Finau for the Americans.

     
 
 

Posted on 24 September 2018 | 9:37 am


32 things we learned from Week 3 of the 2018 NFL season

The Bills' stunning win over the Vikings was just one example of how the NFL season still has plenty of surprises in store for fans.

     
 
 

Posted on 24 September 2018 | 8:30 am


NHL players survey: Moderate to strong concerns about concussions

USA TODAY Sports surveyed 29 of the top players at the Sept. 6-7 Media Tour in Chicago on several key questions around the league.

     
 
 

Posted on 24 September 2018 | 8:20 am


New England Patriots' Rob Gronkowski confirms report he turned down trade to Detroit Lions

Rob Gronkowski confirmed a report that he threatened to retire rather than be traded to the Detroit Lions.

     
 
 

Posted on 24 September 2018 | 1:29 am


Best of NFL Week 3

Take a look at the best images from the third week of play during the 2018 NFL season.

     
 
 

Posted on 24 September 2018 | 12:59 am


Amid record start for Chiefs, Patrick Mahomes only focused on how he can improve

Even after another dazzling performance, Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes couldn't shake two missed opportunities from a win over the 49ers.

     
 
 

Posted on 24 September 2018 | 12:44 am


Detroit Lions upset New England Patriots, provide some hope for season moving forward

It's not time to bury Matt Patricia's Detroit Lions yet. Not after a dominating win over the NFL's most ruthless bully, the New England Patriots.

     
 
 

Posted on 23 September 2018 | 11:59 pm


Clay Matthews on roughing-the-passer penalty: NFL is getting 'soft'

Packers linebacker Clay Matthews and coach Mike McCarthy couldn't believe that the team was called for roughing the passer.

     
 
 

Posted on 23 September 2018 | 11:47 pm


49ers fear Jimmy Garoppolo tore ACL against Chiefs

The 49ers might have suffered a huge blow when QB Jimmy Garoppolo was carted off Sunday with a knee injury. Coach Kyle Shanahan fears a torn ACL.

     
 
 

Posted on 23 September 2018 | 11:45 pm


Rams stake claim as one of NFL's elite teams with win over Chargers

There's no question that the Rams own Los Angeles after topping the Chargers. But Sean McVay's crew might now be a member of the NFL's ruling class.

     
 
 

Posted on 23 September 2018 | 11:44 pm


Todd Gurley on banged-up Rams playing Thursday: Probably 'dumbest thing ever'

The Rams are 3-0 after a big win over the Chargers, but they'll face a tough turnaround in facing the Vikings at home on Thursday.

     
 
 

Posted on 23 September 2018 | 11:43 pm


Tiger Woods' first win in five years feels like a new beginning, not the end

PGA Tour Championship breakthrough victory - his first in 1,876 days - could propel Woods to the winners' circle more often in the coming years.

     
 
 

Posted on 23 September 2018 | 8:12 pm


22 moments that have shaped Tiger Woods' career

With 80 PGA Tour wins, Tiger Woods has made history at The Tour Championship. He needs just two more victories to tie the Tour record.

     
 
 

Posted on 23 September 2018 | 7:43 pm


22 moments that have shaped Tiger Woods' career

Tiger Woods collects 80th PGA Tour win in style, winning the Tour Championship by two shots. The 14-time major winner got his first win since 2013.

     
 
 

Posted on 23 September 2018 | 6:18 pm


Vote! Which college football team has the best marching band?

Vote for your team in this week's college football fan index.

     
 
 

Posted on 23 September 2018 | 3:58 pm


Crazy for college football: Mascots and much more

A look at the fanfare surrounding college football.

     
 
 

Posted on 23 September 2018 | 1:21 am


Forbes: Top 10 most valuable NFL teams

Forbes has released its annual list rankings NFL franchise values. Here is a look at the top 10 most valuable teams.

     
 
 

Posted on 20 September 2018 | 7:14 pm


Hall of Famer John Smoltz says MLB needs an overhaul and proposes drastic changes

Hall of Fame pitcher John Smoltz says MLB lacks drama at the end of the season and proposes drastic changes that will overhaul the sport.

     
 
 

Posted on 20 September 2018 | 7:00 am


USA vs. Europe: Ryder Cup winners over the years

Since 1993, Team USA has won the Ryder Cup four times while Team Europe has won eight times.

     
 
 

Posted on 12 September 2018 | 12:55 pm


2018 NFL record projections: Will Patriots falter on road to Super Bowl LIII?

USA TODAY Sports releases it annual NFL record projections, which suggest the Patriots and Seahawks will falter in 2018 on the road to Super Bowl LIII in Atlanta.

     
 
 

Posted on 6 September 2018 | 12:44 am


LeBron's Lakers debut announced; NBA to tip off with Sixers vs. Celtics, Thunder vs. Warriors

Early highlights of the 2018-19 NBA season have been released and among them is LeBron James' first game back in Cleveland as a member of the Lakers.

     
 
 

Posted on 5 September 2018 | 1:40 pm


Minor League Player of the Year: Blue Jays prospect Vladimir Guerrero Jr. following in father's footsteps

At 19, this son of a Hall of Famer has shown uncanny baseball smarts on top of spectacular numbers during his 2018 rise.

     
 
 

Posted on 5 September 2018 | 9:46 am


NBA win total projections: champion Warriors lead league, Lakers a playoff team

The champions Warriors unsurprisingly lead the league in the Westgate's first win totals, but the sportsbook is also bullish on the new-look Lakers.

     
 
 

Posted on 5 August 2018 | 11:41 pm


NBA team-by-team offseason grades: Who won the summer?

With offseason player movement essentially done, USA TODAY Sports' Sam Amick and Jeff Zillgitt grade each team's summer changes.

     
 
 

Posted on 30 July 2018 | 7:00 am


Get on the gridiron and join our new Facebook Group, 'The Ruling Off the Field'

If you're as excited about football season as we are, we've got the perfect spot for you.

     
 
 

Posted on 20 July 2018 | 10:01 am


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Posted on 30 October 2017 | 12:01 pm