PHILADELPHIA - A federal judge is slowing down the proposed $765 million settlement of NFL concussion claims, questioning if there's enough money to cover 20,000 retired players.
In order to clear the air up front I freely admit to doing some drinking in my younger days. I candidly confess and concede this point so you will realize that I make the following observations based on first hand and anecdotal accounts. This is not gossip, idle rumor or hearsay evidence.
If Anthony Bosch were still in business today, bet on this much: His phone would be buzzing nonstop with athletes trying to order the A-rod treatment.
MELBOURNE, Australia - After a day of searingly-hot temperatures which raised complaints from players, top-seeded Rafael Nadal advanced to the second round of the Australian Open in relatively mild conditions.
HONOLULU - Brandt Snedeker is a walking billboard for his summer plans.
ATLANTA - The Atlanta Hawks' first regular-season game in London provides first-year coach Mike Budenholzer the opportunity for a midseason review of his team.
SEATTLE - Marshawn Lynch overpowered the New Orleans Saints in the postseason - again.
When Willie Fritz was introduced as the next head coach of Georgia Southern's football program, he took former Eagles quarterback and College Football Hall of Famer Tracy Ham's advice.
From the time Georgia Southern fans first caught wind of former head coach Jeff Monken's departure to the United States Military Academy until Friday's announcement that Willie Fritz will take the reins of Eagle football, it would be an understatement to say that there were quite a few different ideas as to where the program should be headed.
Let me preface my remarks today with this tidbit: Beginning in September of 1960 and running through May of 2013, a tidy total of 53 years, I was either going to school as a student or part of a school staff. I feel that this gives me a pretty good perspective on that particular realm of human endeavor and enables me to discuss the topic with a certain amount of expertise.
The last two years, anybody familiar with Southern Conference basketball would have told you that Georgia Southern's Eric Ferguson and College of Charleston's Trent Wiedeman are the best frontcourt players in the league.
Less than two weeks after reconstructive right knee surgery in February 2013, Lindsey Vonn already was sounding a positive note, saying she was "really looking forward to Sochi" and defending her Olympic downhill gold medal.
KAPALUA, Hawaii - Zach Johnson is taking his place among the big boys in golf with two of the shortest clubs in his bag.
PASADENA, Calif. - Jameis Winston threw a 2-yard touchdown pass to Kelvin Benjamin with 13 seconds left and No. 1 Florida State beat No. 2 Auburn 34-31 to win the last BCS national championship game on Monday night.
AUSTIN - Charlie Strong talked about being tough and winning championships. That is exactly what Texas fans wanted to hear from their new football coach.
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.