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.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. - The Southeastern Conference's efforts to upgrade men's basketball remain a work in progress.
Michael Sam could've taken the - well, not the easy, but certainly the easier - way out by staying mum on his sexual orientation, at least until after the NFL draft.
PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. - The brightest lights that interest Jimmy Walker are found in another galaxy through his high-powered telescope.
SOCHI, Russia - All the gloom and grim talk leading to the Sochi Olympics at last gave way to more uplifting things.
PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. - The wind was so strong, the conditions so demanding, that Jimmy Walker felt like Saturday at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am was competing against the golf course instead of the rest of the field.
SOCHI - A crowning achievement of Vladimir Putin's Russia kicked off Friday with a celebration of its past greatness and hopes for future glory, most especially for a raucous group of Russian athletes who marched into the rollicking opening ceremony of the Sochi Olympics with a message.