So the top three and four of the top five teams in the final AP Pro32 power rankings have made the NFL's Final Four. Nothing surprising about that.
MELBOURNE - Just the thought of playing in the sweltering heat at the Australian Open is keeping Serena Williams up at night.
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.
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.
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.