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MLB teams celebrate postseason berths

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 23:54:57 -0400

The Boston Red Sox and Cleveland Indians have clinched division titles.

     
 
 


Cleveland Browns playoffs bound? Baker Mayfield is one reason to believe

Fri, 21 Sep 2018 06:30:35 -0400

The Browns won their first game in nearly two years Thursday night, but Baker Mayfield and Co. can start setting their sights on loftier goals.

     
 
 


Best of NFL Week 3

Fri, 21 Sep 2018 00:13:26 -0400

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

     
 
 


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

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 07:00:11 -0400

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.

     
 
 


Los Angeles Lakers' Magic Johnson: Lonzo Ball poised for 'breakout season' with new shot

Fri, 21 Sep 2018 09:28:34 -0400

Los Angeles Lakers president Magic Johnson says guard Lonzo Ball is poised for a "breakout season" playing alongside LeBron James.

     
 
 


Paulina Gretzky shares 'Jealous' song post amid Dustin Johnson relationship uncertainty

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 17:21:21 -0400

Was model's Instagram post a coded message about her up-and-down relationship with fiance and PGA Tour star?

     
 
 


As a starter, could Michael Lorenzen be the NL version of Shohei Ohtani?

Fri, 21 Sep 2018 11:07:52 -0400

Michael Lorenzen on two-way star Shohei Ohtani: "I'm actually really happy for him because he's opened the door for other people."

     
 
 


Bold predictions for Week 4 in college football

Fri, 21 Sep 2018 11:39:14 -0400

The college football season continues to roll along and the staff at USA TODAY Sports has some bold predictions for Week 4.

     
 
 


Stormy Daniels 'terrified' by encounter with Ben Roethlisberger

Fri, 21 Sep 2018 09:15:29 -0400

Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger “terrified” Stormy Daniels in an encounter more than a decade ago, according to excepts obtained by CNN.

     
 
 


Marshall, NC State return from week off following hurricane

Fri, 21 Sep 2018 12:40:00 -0400

North Carolina State and Marshall both have one fewer chance to prepare for the fast-approaching start of their conference seasons after their respective games last week were called off due to Hurricane Florence

     
 
 


Fantasy football rankings: Steelers will shine in Week 3

Fri, 21 Sep 2018 00:12:31 -0400

WR Antonio Brown is once again the top wideout, but RB James Conner also leads his position with Pittsburgh at Tampa Bay.

     
 
 


LeSean McCoy's ex-girlfriend speaks out about assault claims: 'Every day I live my life in fear'

Fri, 21 Sep 2018 13:14:52 -0400

Delicia Cordon doubled the reward to $40,000 for any information related to her assault that she claims Bills RB LeSean McCoy was involved in.

     
 
 


Father of NBA player Richard Jefferson killed in California drive-by shooting

Fri, 21 Sep 2018 11:48:15 -0400

Richard Allen Jefferson, the father of Richard Jefferson, was fatally shot in a drive-by in Compton, Calif.

     
 
 


LeBron James on Serena Williams: 'What she is fighting for is bigger than just that match'

Fri, 21 Sep 2018 07:57:42 -0400

Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James tells The Hollywood Reporter that he's on Serena Williams' side following her outburst at the U.S. Open.

     
 
 


How to vote for your team in the College Football Fan Index

Fri, 21 Sep 2018 10:11:17 -0400

Welcome to College Football Fan Index! To make sure your team wins this week's category, vote using your Twitter or Instagram account.

     
 
 


Taggart stays the course, looks for offensive improvement

Fri, 21 Sep 2018 12:40:00 -0400

Florida State coach Willie Taggart stays the course, looks for offensive improvement

     
 
 


Forbes: Top 10 most valuable NFL teams

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 19:14:21 -0400

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

     
 
 


Gurley gets top RB spot in AP rankings with Bell still out

Fri, 21 Sep 2018 13:07:47 -0400

Gurley gets top running back spot in AP position rankings, with Bell still sitting out

     
 
 


Antonio Brown 'pissed off' by Steelers losing: 'We suck'

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 13:35:49 -0400

Antonio Brown said he doesn't want a trade from the Steelers but is "pissed off" by the team's 0-1-1 start to the season.

     
 
 


USA TODAY Sports' Week 3 NFL picks: Steelers-Buccaneers, NFC South showdown on menu

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 11:26:49 -0400

USA TODAY Sports' Week 3 NFL picks include split opinions on Monday's Steelers-Bucs game and the NFC South clash between Atlanta and New Orleans.

     
 
 


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

Wed, 5 Sep 2018 13:40:47 -0400

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.

     
 
 


Carolina looks for big things from rookies Necas, Svechnikov

Fri, 21 Sep 2018 13:02:48 -0400

Carolina looks for big things from teenage rookies Necas, Svechnikov

     
 
 


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

Mon, 30 Jul 2018 07:00:00 -0400

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

     
 
 


USA vs. Europe: Ryder Cup winners over the years

Wed, 12 Sep 2018 12:55:10 -0400

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

     
 
 


Chicago Cubs survive 30-day odyssey, on verge of NL Central title

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 18:12:38 -0400

The Cubs, with two rainouts, rain delays totaling nearly 11 hours and a doubleheader, played 29 games in 30 days. They got to rest on day 31.

     
 
 


College Football Playoff games of impact for Week 4 of the season

Fri, 21 Sep 2018 08:57:26 -0400

Week 4 of the season brings five games that impact on the College Football Playoff, starting with Alabama-Texas A&M and Stanford-Oregon

     
 
 


It's a win! It's a boy! Browns RB Hyde scores as son is born

Fri, 21 Sep 2018 12:36:45 -0400

It's a win! It's a boy! Browns running back Carlos Hyde scores two TDS as Browns win and his son is born on his birthday

     
 
 


FanDuel reverses course, agrees to pay $82,000 bet despite glitch

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 18:19:08 -0400

N.J. man to receive full amount after computer error gave him wildly incorrect odds before Broncos' winning field goal; 11 others also credited.

     
 
 


USA TODAY Sports college football staff picks for Week 4

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 20:39:55 -0400

College football staff picks focus on a Pac-12 showdown between Oregon and Stanford and Alabama hosts Texas A&M are among the top games.

     
 
 


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

Sun, 5 Aug 2018 23:41:38 -0400

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.

     
 
 


Bowles insists 'tough-minded' Jets won't let loss linger

Fri, 21 Sep 2018 13:02:43 -0400

Todd Bowles insists his 'tough-minded' Jets won't let embarrassing loss in Cleveland linger

     
 
 


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

Fri, 20 Jul 2018 10:01:53 -0400

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

     
 
 


Football players on NASCAR pit crews

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 12:41:08 -0400

Many NASCAR teams are recruiting former college athletes, especially football players, to beef up their pit crews.

     
 
 


Hurricane Florence has forced Coastal Carolina football team to take road trip odyssey

Fri, 21 Sep 2018 09:52:54 -0400

Hurricane Florence has forced the college football team at Coastal Carolina to take a unique road trip as it prepares to continue playing this season

     
 
 


Tar Heels open ACC play against Panthers after canceled game

Fri, 21 Sep 2018 12:38:00 -0400

North Carolina opens Atlantic Coast Conference play Saturday against Pittsburgh after having a game canceled due to Hurricane Florence

     
 
 


Fun facts and tidbits from the Women's Basketball World Cup

Fri, 21 Sep 2018 13:15:02 -0400

Welcome to the first FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup

     
 
 


Baker Mayfield leads rally as Cleveland Browns end 19-game winless streak

Fri, 21 Sep 2018 07:01:29 -0400

Baker Mayfield came off the bench to lead a Cleveland Browns comeback victory over the New York Jets, ending the team's 19-game winless streak.

     
 
 


Are these the best Red Sox ever? Only a championship will truly cement their legacy

Fri, 21 Sep 2018 01:48:43 -0400

Boston won the AL East and will likely set a franchise record for wins. But these Red Sox aren't yet ready to discuss their place in team history.

     
 
 


Magic Johnson shoots down criticism of Lakers' offseason moves

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 21:26:20 -0400

There's little to criticize about signing LeBron James, but some of the Lakers' other summer moves have not been met with the same enthusiasm.

     
 
 


Nine questions for NFL Week 3: Will Patrick Mahomes stay red hot?

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 09:36:02 -0400

All eyes are on Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes, and the three Florida teams are looking to remain undefeated in NFL Week 3.

     
 
 


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

Thu, 6 Sep 2018 00:44:46 -0400

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.

     
 
 


Did Cleveland Browns running back Carlos Hyde just have the best 24 hours ever?

Fri, 21 Sep 2018 10:44:28 -0400

The two rushing touchdowns, which led the Browns to their first win in 635 days, were just a footnote in the day of Carlos Hyde.

     
 
 


After Russia vote, anti-doping group calls WADA compromised

Fri, 21 Sep 2018 12:58:30 -0400

After Russia vote, anti-doping group says WADA has 'conflicting priorities' and change is needed

     
 
 


Angels' Francisco Arcia makes history as first to catch, pitch and hit homer in same game

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 21:38:37 -0400

Angels catcher Francisco Arcia began the day behind the plate, did a brief stint on the mound and ended up in the baseball record books.

     
 
 


Cowboys value estimated at $5 billion on Forbes' list, tops among NFL franchises yet again

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 19:15:19 -0400

According to Forbes, the Cowboys are the first team to reach an estimated $5 billion in value.

     
 
 


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Mon, 30 Oct 2017 12:01:56 -0400

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Isaiah Crowell scores two TDs vs. former team, gets penalized for wiping butt with ball

Fri, 21 Sep 2018 01:13:40 -0400

The team that brought fans the Butt Fumble now has a player who was penalized for wiping his butt with the ball after a touchdown.

     
 
 


Amway Coach's Call of the Week: BYU coach Kalani Sitake takes home award

Tue, 18 Sep 2018 22:40:42 -0400

The Amway Coaches Call of the Week allows you to pick who made the best decision in Week 3 of college football. BYU's Kalani Sitake won the award.

     
 
 


Colin Kaepernick to receive Harvard honor for African and African American studies

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 19:48:45 -0400

Harvard University announced Thursday that Colin Kaepernick will receive the school's highest honor in African and African American studies.

     
 
 


Like so many other crises in sports, male privilege behind the Dallas Mavericks' mess

Fri, 21 Sep 2018 08:13:29 -0400

Mark Cuban will donate $10 million after investigation finds toxic environment due to sexual harassment in the Dallas Mavericks organization.

     
 
 


Chrissy Teigen as a hockey goalie? LA Kings offer a tryout via Twitter to supermodel

Fri, 21 Sep 2018 09:08:44 -0400

The Los Angeles Kings are having tryouts for their emergency backup goalie spot and want to see if supermodel Chrissy Teigen is up for the challenge.

     
 
 


Transcript: Week 3 fantasy football chat

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 12:55:31 -0400

FantasySharks.com founder Tony Holm answers your fantasy football questions and offers his expert advice.

     
 
 


Meet the NFL's craziest fans

Fri, 21 Sep 2018 01:45:52 -0400

Does the NFL have the most passionate fanbase in all of sports?

     
 
 


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

Wed, 5 Sep 2018 09:46:48 -0400

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

     
 
 




 
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