United States Sports
Mother McAuley sophomore returns home a world champion hockey player
Mountain Dew And Doritos teamed up for one seriously epic Super Bowl ad
Pacers visit Trail Blazers
Apparently, the reports of KU’s Big 12 demise were greatly exaggerated
BOYS BASKETBALL: K-P rolls past MMCRU
SSC downs Ralston in RCC tourney
Rebuilding Tigers’ lofty payroll eases a bit in 2018
Mother McAuley sophomore returns home a world champion hockey player
2018-01-19 14:00:58 Fifteen-year-old Abbey Murphy just returned from the International Ice Hockey Federation World Championship in Russia and is the youngest player on the U.S. team.   Read More ...
It's still unclear how much money the Super Bowl will bring Minnesota
2018-01-19 13:31:43 What's a Super Bowl worth? It depends on who you ask. Gov. Mark Dayton pegged it at $500 million for Minnesota four years ago. A study commissioned in Indianapolis after the Super Bowl in 2012 set the net economic benefit at $278 million for the Giants-Patriots game. Peter O'Reilly, senior vice president of events for the NFL, said the Super Bowl's economic impact ranges between $300 million and $500 million   Read More ...
8 Things To Do This Weekend: UCONN Basketball & Roller Polar Run
2018-01-19 13:06:47 Also on Saturday, join the Hartford Area Roller Derby for the 5th Annual Roller Polar Run and Pub Crawl in Middletown. Be sure to bring clothing, towels and toiletries to benefit several area women’s shelters. The UCONN Huskies men’s basketball team is playing Villanova at noon on Saturday at the XL Center in Hartford. Dress warm and be prepared to tell! The Yale Bulldogs hockey team takes on Rensselaer at Ingalls Rink in New Haven at 7pn on Saturday night   Read More ...
Men's Basketball: Vermont overcomes UNH
2018-01-19 13:02:44 DURHAM — For 20 minutes of basketball Thursday night, it looked like the University of New Hampshire men’s basketball team was ready to give the reigning America East champions a run. Unfortunately, there were 20 minutes to play and that was enough for Vermont. The Catamounts outscored New Hampshire by 13 in the second half to turn a two-point halftime deficit into a convincing 67-56 win at Lundholm Gym   Read More ...
Trieu: Habakkuk Baldonado’s ‘raw athleticism’ entices MSU
2018-01-19 12:40:18 Clearwater Academy International head coach Jesse Chinchar has had a busy January. Colleges have been coming to see him and calling frequently for defensive end Habakkuk Baldonado, a rare athlete with speed and coordination in a 6-foot-5, 230-pound frame. The lineup of coaches in the halls would have been tough to predict 10 years ago when International fielded its first football team   Read More ...
Mountain Dew And Doritos teamed up for one seriously epic Super Bowl ad
2018-01-19 12:05:07 Tyrion Lannister and the Voice Of God (AKA Morgan Freeman) go head-to-head. . Mountain Dew And Doritos teamed up for one seriously epic Super Bowl ad Tyrion Lannister and the Voice Of God (AKA Morgan Freeman) go head-to-head You're probably more likely to see Morgan Freeman and Peter Dinklage on the awards-show circuit than on TV during a football game, hawking chips and soda   Read More ...
Kiper: Drafting ‘top-flight’ RB a must for Lions
2018-01-19 11:07:07 Last Slide Next Slide Allen Park — After finishing last in the NFL in rushing last season, it’s putting it mildly to suggest the Detroit Lions need to invest in their ground game this offseason. General manager Bob Quinn already has said he plans to add a running back, and ESPN analyst Mel Kiper, on a Thursday conference call, said the position is the team’s biggest need   Read More ...
MSU looks to push tempo, get Ward back on track
2018-01-19 11:07:03 For a team that’s used to getting out and running, the Spartans’ fast break has been stuck in the mud the last few games. Not surprisingly, that has resulted in a three-game stretch that included two double-digit losses as No. 9 Michigan State sits two games out of first place in the Big Ten. “We don’t think our break has been very good,” Michigan State coach Tom Izzo said   Read More ...
Mountain Dew And Doritos teamed up for one seriously epic Super Bowl ad
2018-01-19 11:01:23 Tyrion Lannister and the Voice Of God (AKA Morgan Freeman) go head-to-head. . Mountain Dew And Doritos teamed up for one seriously epic Super Bowl ad Tyrion Lannister and the Voice Of God (AKA Morgan Freeman) go head-to-head You're probably more likely to see Morgan Freeman and Peter Dinklage on the awards-show circuit than on TV during a football game, hawking chips and soda   Read More ...
Players turn up the heat on Australian Open weather policy
2018-01-19 10:43:17 MELBOURNE, Australia – French player Alize Cornet has called for the extreme heat policy at the Australian Open to be re-evaluated after she said she nearly fainted in the broiling temperatures during her third-round match Friday at Melbourne Park. The tournament's extreme heat policy calls for the roofs to be closed on the main show courts and play to be suspended on outer courts when the temperature reaches 40 degrees Celsius (104 Fahrenheit) and the wet-bulb globe temperature (WBGT), which takes into account humidity and wind speed, reaches 32   Read More ...
Players turn up the heat on Australian Open weather policy
2018-01-19 10:35:49 MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — French player Alize Cornet has called for the extreme heat policy at the Australian Open to be re-evaluated after she said she nearly fainted in the broiling temperatures during her third-round match Friday at Melbourne Park. The tournament's extreme heat policy calls for the roofs to be closed on the main show courts and play to be suspended on outer courts when the temperature reaches 40 degrees Celsius (104 Fahrenheit) and the wet-bulb globe temperature (WBGT), which takes into account humidity and wind speed, reaches 32   Read More ...
UNH hockey notebook: Japanese freshman forward Kohei Sato’s getting up to speed; Maine preview
2018-01-19 10:03:31 By NICK STOICO Monitor staff DURHAM – If you didn’t catch that blur sprinting up and down the ice for the University of New Hampshire men’s hockey team last weekend, his name is Kohei Sato. The 21-year-old freshman forward brings an element of speed to the lineup that coach Dick Umile hasn’t seen since Steve Moses was cutting around the big sheet at the Whittemore Center from 2008 to 2012   Read More ...
AP source: Baseball players reject pitch clock, mound limits
2018-01-19 10:01:53 By RONALD BLUM Associated Press NEW YORK – The players’ association rejected Major League Baseball’s proposal to institute 20-second pitch clocks and limits on mound visits, a move that dares management to unilaterally impose the changes designed to speed pace of games. Union head Tony Clark and deputy general counsel Matt Nussbaum informed MLB of the decision Thursday during a telephone call to deputy commissioner Dan Halem, a person familiar with the decision told the Associated Press   Read More ...
Girls Basketball - Kimberly Vs. Gooding
2018-01-19 10:00:01 Gooding takes on Kimberly in 3A Sawtooth Central Idaho conference play Thursday night, Jan. 18, 2018, at Gooding High School. Girls Basketball - Kimberly Vs. Gooding Girls Basketball - Kimberly Vs. Gooding Girls Basketball - Kimberly Vs. Gooding Girls Basketball - Kimberly Vs. Gooding Girls Basketball - Kimberly Vs. Gooding Girls Basketball - Kimberly Vs. Gooding Girls Basketball - Kimberly Vs   Read More ...
Players get a 'sweet' Nike deal at Australian Open
2018-01-19 09:41:15 MELBOURNE (Reuters) - As Bulgaria’s Grigor Dimitrov and Andrey Rublev of Russia battled on the blue courts at Rod Laver Arena on Friday, it was Nike’s court Melbourne collection that most stood out. The sporting giant’s players have been geared up in striking combinations of black, white and salmon for this year’s Australian Open, to titters of amusement on social media across the first week of the first grand slam of the year   Read More ...
Oklahoma's Young, Duke's Bagley lead list of top performers
2018-01-19 09:36:45 RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Duke's Marvin Bagley III and Arizona's Deandre Ayton have met every expectation as college freshmen with star potential. And Oklahoma's Trae Young has managed to top them both. Those rookies are among a standout group across college basketball as the season crosses its midway point. Here's a look at the season's top performers so far with Selection Sunday less than two months away: ——— TRAE YOUNG, OKLAHOMA   Read More ...
It’s a bleak outlook for Big Ten basketball in the NCAA tournament
2018-01-19 09:00:54 The Big Ten’s decision to play its conference tournament a week early to wiggle into Madison Square Garden’s calendar — at the expense of compressing each team’s 18-game league slate — was poised to serve as one of this season’s great curiosities. How would teams handle it going in? Would the one-time move of the conference tournament to New York prove worthwhile? And, maybe most intriguingly, would power-conference programs benefit or struggle as a result of the extra week of rest in the early stages of the NCAA tournament? That latter question is already on the verge of being much less fascinating on account of a lack of teams that appear set to make the field   Read More ...
Eli Roth Says 'Cancel the Super Bowl' Because Tom Brady's Unbeatable
2018-01-19 08:49:16 EXCLUSIVE Eli Roth's got a grand idea for the NFL -- CANCEL THE DAMN SUPER BOWL ... 'cause no squad's got a chance in hell of overthrowing Tom Brady and the Patriots dynasty. "It's over! Just give him the title! Brady's the GOAT," Eli told outside Craig's in L.A. The horror film guru clearly ain't impressed by the Eagles, Vikings and Jaguars -- who his Pats play this weekend -- so why waste time delaying the inevitable?? Hey, he said it, not us   Read More ...
NBA All-Star voting: No real snubs among starters
2018-01-19 08:43:25 SportsPulse: The Cavaliers are in another mid-season slump, but NBA Insider Jeff Zillgitt doesn't think Cleveland should be too worried yet. USA TODAY Sports. Sure, go ahead and nitpick the NBA All-Star starters as determined by fans, players and media. But that’s all it is this season: nitpicking. There are no egregious mistakes from the East and West. The five starters from the Eastern Conference were easy choices: Cleveland’s LeBron James, Milwaukee’s Giannis Antetokounmpo, Philadelphia’s Joel Embiid, Boston’s Kyrie Irving and Toronto’s DeMar DeRozan   Read More ...
Pitch limit or not, MLB-union hostilities already on the clock
2018-01-19 08:43:21 SportsPulse: MLB guru Steve Gardner takes a look at Pittsburgh trading away franchise star Andrew McCutchen (Giants) and ace right-hander Gerrit Cole (Astros), while speculating which domino might be next to fall. USA TODAY Sports. Change makes us uncomfortable. Change makes us uneasy. Change puts us on edge about the future. Major League Baseball has been around since 1869, and for the first time in the sport’s glorious history, we’re about to have a pitch clock   Read More ...
No 'forced marriage' here: Jaguars' Shad Khan rewarded for pairing Tom Coughlin, Doug Marrone
2018-01-19 08:43:17 SportsPulse: NFL insiders Lindsay Jones and Lorenzo Reyes discuss the matchups that will determine if the Jaguars or Patriots will represent the AFC in the Super Bowl. USA TODAY Sports. JACKSONVILLE — Shad Khan is, by nature, an out-of-the-box thinker. It’s not like there’s a manual to instruct an immigrant arriving from Pakistan decades ago — Khan was a college engineering student, virtually broke — how to revolutionize a segment of the auto parts industry and become one of the richest people in the world   Read More ...
No. 1 Simona Halep ignores injury, beats Eugenie Bouchard in
2018-01-19 08:31:20 The WTA's top-ranked player passed all tests with flying colors, cruising to a 6-2, 6-2 win over Eugenie Bouchard at Margaret Court Arena in Melbourne. Halep left fans gasping in concern after rolling her ankle during her first-round win over Destanee Ajava, and even Halep admitted after beating Bouchard that she was worried entering the match. "I was scared," Halep said   Read More ...
Before reflecting on a hectic year, Jay Ajayi wants a Super Bowl win
2018-01-19 08:30:06 Three months ago, Jay Ajayi was slogging though an up-and-down sophomore season with the Miami Dolphins. Now he is one game away from playing in the Super Bowl with the Eagles, as they prepare for Sunday’s NFC championship matchup with the visiting Minnesota Vikings. More Eagles coverage “For me personally, it hasn’t really hit that we have two games left [at the most],” the running back said Thursday   Read More ...
Lance Ware makes strong debut as Camden beats Lenape
2018-01-19 08:30:02 On consecutive possessions in the fourth quarter, Ethan Tarte found Lance Ware open for thunderous dunks. “He’s been doing that on us in practice,” Tarte said. On Thursday night, Ware finally was able to make his debut for the Camden basketball team. A 6-foot-8 sophomore and transfer from Life Center Academy in Burlington County, Ware made an immediate impact in visiting Camden’s 66-47 victory over Lenape in an Olympic Conference crossover clash   Read More ...
Tom Brady a non practice participant with a hand injury
2018-01-19 08:29:24 Popular Stories Marc Narducci has been covering sports for the Inquirer and Daily News since 1983. He has covered everything from South Jersey high schools to all the professional teams. Currently his main beat is Temple football and basketball. He also helps out on the pro beats and writes a weekly South Jersey high school column. More from Marc Narducci FOXBOROUGH, Mass   Read More ...
Matildas star Sam Kerr on the move in United States NWSL
2018-01-19 08:24:11 Matildas superstar striker Sam Kerr has been traded from Sky Blue FC to the Chicago Red Stars in a National Women's Soccer League draft-day day deal. Perth Glory star Kerr recently won the AFC women's player-of-the-year award and has been in hot goal-scoring form for the Matildas. The NWSL is the major women's professional football league in north America. AAP.   Read More ...
Jaguars Fan Gets 'Super Bowl LII Champions' Tattoo Before AFC Championship Game
2018-01-19 08:10:11 News4JAX How confident are you in the Jaguars? Probably not as confident as Kelly Allen, who says he just got this tattoo predicting a Super Bowl win. #Sacksonville #DTWD https://t.co/ARoerfUCmS. One excited Jacksonville Jaguars fan could not wait three weeks to celebrate a title that may not happen. As shared by News4JAX on Twitter, Kelly Allen branded his body with a tattoo commemorating them as "Super Bowl LII Champions   Read More ...
Michigan fails against Nebraska's perimeter defense in 72-52 loss
2018-01-19 08:09:56 Michigan coach John Beilein reacts to the Wolverines' 72-52 drubbing in Nebraska on Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018. George Sipple, Detroit Free Press. LINCOLN, Neb. — Michigan coach John Beilein had plans to work on the plane ride back to Ann Arbor after the latest setback. “I cannot wait to get in the plane, turn on the computer and find out how I can make our team a better team,” Beilein said after a 72-52 loss to Nebraska on Thursday night at Pinnacle Bank Arena   Read More ...
Australian Open players fry as Melbourne heatwave continues
2018-01-19 07:52:56 MELBOURNE (Reuters) - The Australian Open’s extreme heat policy came under increasing scrutiny on Friday as players struggled through a second consecutive day of 40 degree Celsius (104 F) heat at Melbourne Park. France’s world number 42 Alize Cornet was in visible distress during her third round match against Belgian Elise Mertens, and a ripple of concern went through the Hisense Arena crowd when she lay down on the court after serving a double-fault   Read More ...
Harrison County track athletes share McCoy Award
2018-01-19 07:49:30 CLARKSBURG, W.Va. - With South Harrison High School and Bridgeport High School both in Harrison County, it's common to see the Hawks and Indians competing at the same track and field meet. For the past couple of seasons, at the end of those meets it was also common to see two athletes in particular - one from each school, one male and one female - leave the track together   Read More ...
MU notebook: D'Antoni pleased with Herd defense
2018-01-19 07:49:16 HUNTINGTON - There are people who will say Marshall is not a good defensive basketball team. And those same people will justify it by showing the NCAA's current statistics. Those statistics show that Marshall ranks No. 338 out of 351 Division I men's teams in scoring defense at 82.4 points per game. Remember the phrase "Numbers don't lie"? Well, in this case, they do, according to Marshall head coach Dan D'Antoni   Read More ...
MU women seeking first C-USA victory
2018-01-19 07:48:47 NORFOLK, Va. - Marshall University visits Old Dominion University for a Thursday contest between women's basketball teams seeking their first Conference USA victory. Marshall, 6-10 overall and 0-3 in conference, plays ODU (2-15, 0-4) in a 7 p.m. game in the Ted Constant Center. ODU is the league's lowest-scoring team with an average of 54.5 points a game. Marshall averages 68   Read More ...
Joe Lockhart leaving NFL as chief spokesman
2018-01-19 07:47:06 Joe Lockhart, the former White House press secretary who has been the NFL’s chief communications officer and primary spokesman for the past two years, is leaving the league. Lockhart told members of his staff he is stepping aside after the Super Bowl to spend more time with his family, do political commentary and perhaps teach. The league office informed NFL teams Thursday of the pending change   Read More ...
Pacers visit Trail Blazers
2018-01-19 07:45:51 Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about. Facebook Pacers visit Trail Blazers Indiana Pacers center Domantas Sabonis looks for a shot as Portland Trail Blazers center Jusuf Nurkic, right defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed   Read More ...
Carpentersville's Bradie Tennell stays close to home to train for Winter Olympics
2018-01-19 07:42:26 After bursting onto the scene by winning the U.S. Figure Skating Championship and earning a spot on the 2018 Olympic women's team, Bradie Tennell had options for her training. The 19-year-old Carpentersville native could have gone to any number of elite training facilities or relocated to the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs. That's not her style, however. Tennell has spent the run-up to the Pyeongchang Games where she's training the past 10 years — at Twin Rinks Ice Pavilion in Buffalo Grove   Read More ...
UND senior Trevor Olson makes one last trip back home to Duluth
2018-01-19 07:31:57 Well, it is home. Olson grew up in Duluth and starred at Duluth East High School before embarking on a college hockey career at UND. Now a senior, Olson will play one final weekend in his hometown as the Fighting Hawks take on his hometown Minnesota Duluth Bulldogs at 8:08 p.m. tonight and 7:07 p.m. Saturday in AmsOil Arena. “I’m pretty excited,” Olson said   Read More ...
Spence puts IBF welterweight belt on line against Peterson
2018-01-19 07:31:32 NEW YORK (AFP) - Unbeaten International Boxing Federation champion Errol Spence takes on fellow American Lamont Peterson in New York on Saturday with designs on a unified welterweight world title. "There are so many guys in the welterweight division, I want to clean them all out," said Spence, who seized the IBF belt in May when he stopped Britain's Kell Brook in the 11th round in Sheffield, England   Read More ...
Thuraday’s college basketball: Gonzaga upset
2018-01-19 07:20:56 Spokane, Wash. — Home losses are rare for Gonzaga, even against archrival Saint Mary’s. The Gaels relied on experience and their characteristically efficient offense to pull the upset on Thursday night. Jock Landale had 26 points and 12 rebounds, and the Gaels beat the 13th-ranked Bulldogs 74-71 to take sole possession of first place in the West Coast Conference. “You have to have experienced guys and big guys to win here, and our guys handled the atmosphere,” Saint Mary’s coach Randy Bennett said   Read More ...
Svitolina eliminates 15-year-old Kostyuk
2018-01-19 07:20:53 Melbourne, Australia — Elina Svitolina ended 15-year-old Marta Kostyuk’s run at the Australian Open, met her at the net for a warm embrace and offered some words of encouragement. With the temperature hitting 40 Celsius (104 Fahrenheit) for the second straight day, fourth-seeded Svitolina reached the fourth round at the season-opening major for the first time with the 6-2, 6-2 win on Rod Laver Arena   Read More ...
How Many Russian Athletes Will Get to Compete in the Winter Olympics?
2018-01-19 07:20:20 Photo Three weeks before the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, sports officials are still deliberating which Russian athletes will receive special clearance to compete, stirring speculation that the International Olympic Committee’s ban on Russia for its doping schemes will ultimately prove less severe than it was billed. A panel appointed by the I.O.C. last month has received applications from hundreds of Russian athletes who hope to compete in Pyeongchang   Read More ...