LAS VEGAS - With the Super Bowl approaching, fans are talking trash, buying snacks, and, more than ever, placing bets.
JERSEY CITY, N.J. - The names are hardly as familiar as Peyton Manning and Richard Sherman. Yet, for all the megastars and All-Pros in this Super Bowl, there are guys like Jermaine Kearse and Paris Lenon.
Seven years ago, Vladimir Putin traveled all the way to Guatemala to woo Olympic leaders with his grandiose vision: hosting the Winter Games in Russia's little-known Black Sea summer resort of Sochi.
Roger Goodell doesn't want to stand pat with the PAT. He's suggesting potential changes in the extra point that, well, might have some legs.
MOBILE, Ala. - Derek Carr and David Fales both threw touchdown passes and Auburn's Dee Ford racked up two sacks in the South's 20-10 victory over the North in the Senior Bowl on Saturday.
MELBOURNE, Australia - Once again Li Na had the Rod Laver Arena crowd on its feet, roaring - this time with laughter.
SAN DIEGO - Tiger Woods made his 2014 debut in a most dubious fashion - his first trip to Torrey Pines without sticking around until Sunday.
MELBOURNE, Australia - The way Rafael Nadal managed to somehow retrieve a forehand midway through the second set shocked even Roger Federer, who has been on the receiving end of the Spaniard's unbelievable shots more than anyone else in Grand Slams.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. - Peyton Manning is the only player in this Super Bowl who has won the big game.
SAN DIEGO - Jordan Spieth turned out to be the star attraction Friday playing with Tiger Woods at Torrey Pines.
SAN DIEGO - Phil Mickelson managed his sore back well enough to make the cut. That doesn't mean he'll play on the weekend at the Farmers Insurance Open.
NEWARK, N.J. - For all the consternation over whether Mother Nature may or may not visit in northern New Jersey for next weekend's Super Bowl, another unpredictable force could determine whether the event turns into a transportation debacle: the football fan.
ZURICH - The presidents of Brazil and FIFA expressed their faith in organizing a successful World Cup, amid missed construction deadlines and warnings about dropping one host city.
BEREA, Ohio - Mike Pettine knows he might not have been Cleveland's first choice or even the Browns' second pick.
MELBOURNE - The usually diplomatic Roger Federer didn't bother concealing his preference for semifinal winners at the Australian Open.
SOCHI, Russia - The politics got a little hotter. The slopes got a lot slushier.
NEW YORK - Goodbye, Dan Marino and Shannon Sharpe. Hello, Tony Gonzalez.
CHICAGO - Northwestern quarterback Kain Colter testified Tuesday that he was essentially paid to play via his scholarship as the National Labor Relations Board opened a closely watched hearing on a bid to form what would be the first union for college athletes in U.S. history.
SOCHI, Russia - It was Belarus day Monday at the Sochi Olympics.
MOSCOW - After a heated U.S.-Russia hockey match at the Sochi Olympics on Saturday, many Russian spectators have decided the cold war is back - and not just on the ice.
SOCHI, Russia - A full 65 minutes of intense hockey weren't enough to decide the latest chapter of Russia's Olympic rivalry with the United States.
SOCHI, Russia - A pair of skiers from Switzerland collected gold medals at the Sochi Games on Friday, and a teenager from Japan overcame a pair of falls to become the first Asian man to win an Olympic title in men's figure skating.
NEW ORLEANS - With the first pick in the 2014 NBA All-Star fantasy draft ...
SOCHI, Russia - From wild cheers to stunned silence, the Sochi Olympics said goodbye Thursday to one of figure skating's all-time greats.
NEW YORK - Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter says he will retire after this season "with absolutely no regrets," ending one of the greatest careers in the history of baseball's most storied franchise.
NEW YORK - The bloodhound drew the loudest cheers. The Portie came with presidential connections. And the Irish water spaniel tried to earn another win for Seattle in the Super Bowl - of dogs, that is.
By FRED LIEF
Warmer temperatures are probably not far off and even though winter may not be completely over with, it's time to go ahead and start planning your strategy.
LOS ANGELES - This is what Tom Watson knows about the American with a big lead in the Ryder Cup standings.
SOCHI, Russia - The most decorated country in Winter Olympic history earned four more medals Tuesday, and the most famous snowboarder in the world had his hopes for a third straight gold in the halfpipe dashed.