TOP STORIES

"Richard Sherman feels the best way the Seattle Seahawks could show him their appreciation is by showing him the money. "Whatever they feel I am..." Read More
Photos: USA Today Sports Images
  • Jackson puts heat on Anthony to stick to word on ‘pay cut’

    New York Post "There’s a new sheriff in town, and Carmelo Anthony is no longer going to be treated with kid gloves. Jackson put the pressure on Anthony on Wednesday to abide by his word and take a pay cut to stick with the Knicks, saying “a precedent has been set’’ around the NBA. Jackson also said the..." April 24

  • Aldridge finds himself in elite company after two playoff games

    Houston Chronicle "LaMarcus Aldridge’s dominance of the Houston Rockets has reached historic levels. The former UT star had 43 points in the Blazers’ 112-105 Game 2 victory on Wednesday. He tallied a Blazers’ franchise playoff-record 46 points in the Game 1 win on Sunday. Aldridge’s 89 points in the first two..." April 24

  • A lot riding for Sixers on Nerlens Noel's new shot

    CSN Philly "It was the same before almost every game. Nerlens Noel would be at the free throw line. Brett Brown would be somewhere in the same vicinity – usually a step or two behind the player. It was part of the process. Noel would stand on his left foot and lift his right leg. He’d hold the ball with..." April 24

  • Underlying vibe doesn’t bode well for Cavaliers coach Mike Brown

    Akron Beacon Journal "It wasn’t anything Cavaliers acting General Manager David Griffin said about coach Mike Brown on Tuesday that made Brown’s return seem uncertain. It was what Griffin didn’t say. Twice during a 25-minute, wrap-up news conference, Griffin was asked specifically about Brown and the job he did..." April 24

  • Blazers take commanding 2-0 series lead heading home

    CSN Northwest "As the Portland Trail Blazers walked off the court, leaving a sold out noiseless crowd in disbelief after just taking a commanding 2-0 series lead with a 112-105 victory over the Houston Rockets on Wednesday night, they were greeted by some familiar faces in route to the locker room. In the..." April 24

  • Mariners demote Nick Franklin back to Triple-A

    Hardball Talk "It looked like the Mariners might give Nick Franklin an extended opportunity to earn playing time in their outfield following Logan Morrison‘s hamstring injury, but one day after Franklin started in the outfield for the first time in his professional career he’s headed back to..." April 24

  • Yankees' Pineda sorry, says pine tar incident won't happen again

    USA Today "It's like a small-time crook robbing the neighborhood convenience store one day, getting away with it, and returning the next week to rob the same joint again. New York Yankees starter Michael Pineda may be naive, brazen or just foolish, but he got caught red-handed cheating Wednesday night on..." April 24

  • Cole Hamels wasn’t too pleased at being pulled after 86 pitches

    Hardball Talk "Cole Hamels made his 2014 debut last night in Los Angeles and he pitched well, allowing two runs over six innings and tossing 86 pitches. Then Ryne Sandberg pulled him from the game. The problem: the Phillies’ bullpen sucks and last night they sucked again, allowing three runs. Another problem:..." April 24

  • Zack Greinke pitches, hits Dodgers to win over Phillies

    True Blue L.A. "Zack Greinke gave the Dodgers the long start their bullpen desperately needed and even factored in at the plate in the Dodgers' 5-2 victory over the Phillies on Wednesday night at Dodger Stadium. "Zack was pretty good tonight, again," said manager Don Mattingly after the game. Greinke..." April 24

  • Mets hang on in ninth inning to top Cardinals

    New York Daily News "It was a heart-pounding minute and 20 seconds. Terry Collins paced in the Mets dugout. Kyle Farnsworth just hoped. And catcher Travis d’Arnaud replayed it in his head. The catcher knew he had tagged Matt Carpenter, he just did not know if he had gotten him in time to prevent the game-tying run..." April 24

  • Cardinals aren't expecting Tyrann Mathieu to be ready by start of camp

    Arizona Republic "Defensive back Tyrann Mathieu's rehabilitation from knee surgery is proceeding on schedule, but it remains doubtful that he will be ready for the start of training camp this summer. "I think Ty is going to up to the wire," coach Bruce Arians said this morning before the team's charity golf..." April 24

  • Jim Brown says Vikings' Adrian Peterson could break rushing record

    St. Paul Pioneer Press "Jim Brown knows all about being the NFL rushing king. Nobody in history has held the career rushing title longer than Brown having it from 1963-84. Emmitt Smith is the current rushing leader, having set the mark in 2002. But Brown said Vikings star Adrian Peterson one day could top it. "If..." April 24

  • Bernie Kosar: Concussions cost me a broadcasting job

    Pro Football Talk "Former Browns quarterback Bernie Kosar says concussions suffered during his NFL career have caused him to develop a speech problem, which in turn led to his dismissal as the color commentator for Browns preseason games. “I was informed yesterday by the Cleveland Browns and WKYC that I have been..." April 24

  • Bucs face decision on DE Clayborn’s contract

    Tampa Tribune "The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have a big decision to make regarding the future of defensive end Adrian Clayborn, and they don’t have much time to make it. By May 3, the team must decide whether to pick up the fifth-year option on Clayborn’s rookie contract or allow him to become a free agent in..." April 24

  • Seahawks’ Russell Wilson, wife file for divorce

    USA Today "Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson announced through the team Wednesday that he is filing for divorce from his wife of two years. Wilson married his wife Ashton in April 2012, shortly before the Seahawks selected him in the third round of the draft. “Clearly, decisions like these..." April 24

  • Bergeron, Kopitar, Toews finalists for Selke Trophy

    CBSSports.com "On Thursday three more finalists for NHL awards were announced, the top three vote-getters for the Selke Trophy. They are Patrice Bergeron of the Bruins, Anze Kopitar of the Kings and reigning winner Jonathan Toews of the Blackhawks. The Selke Trophy is awarded "to the forward who best excels..." April 24

  • 30m
    Stephen Whyno @SWhyno

    Babcock "hopeful" Zetterberg plays but not confirming. Says he'll know after warm-up. #RedWings

  • Pressure in series now shifts to Penguins' Fleury

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Penguins goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury talked a brave game Wednesday night only minutes after giving up a late tying goal and then the winning overtime goal in a crushing 4-3 loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets in Game 4 of their first-round Stanley Cup playoff series. By allowing those killer goals,..." April 24

  • Kane's OT goal wins it for Blackhawks, ties series vs. Blues

    CSN Chicago "It was looking like an all-too familiar scene at the end of the second period. The Chicago Blackhawks had a lead, this time the rare 2-0 advantage. The St. Louis Blues took away that lead, again in quick fashion. It was a time when the Blackhawks had to ask themselves if they were going to fall..." April 24

  • Ruff's speech, Benn's play, vault Stars to 4-2 win over Ducks

    Dallas Morning News "Whatever Lindy Ruff said to his Stars after the first intermission Wednesday night can now be nominated for motivational speech of the year. The Ducks were without Ryan Getzlaf, the NHL’s second-leading scorer this season. The Ducks were without Teemu Selanne, the 15th all-time leading scorer..." April 24

  • Iowa State's Brandon Jensen returns to the team

    CBSSports.com "Iowa State coach Paul Rhoads got some good news about his team's defensive line depth Thursday, as defensive tackle Brandon Jensen rejoined the team. “We are obviously extremely pleased to have Brandon back with us next year,” Rhoads said in a release from the school. “He gives an immediate..." April 24

  • Michigan's Graham Glasgow due in court for OWI arraignment on May 19

    Michigan Live "Michigan junior offensive lineman Graham Glasgow is scheduled to be arraigned on May 19 in Ann Arbor's 15th Judicial District Court on a charge of operating a vehicle while intoxicated, per court records. Glasgow's OWI charge stems from an incident that took place on March 15 in Ann Arbor. A..." April 24

  • Transferring UConn receiver headed back to BC?

    College Football Talk "Prior to the start of the 2011 season, Shakim Phillips decided to transfer out of the Boston College football program and ultimately landed at UConn. Nearly three years later, the wide receiver’s playing career may be coming full circle. Earlier this afternoon, first-year UConn head coach Bob..." April 24

  • Receiver Jeff Badet breaks fibula, receiver A.J. Legree transferring

    Central Kentucky News "Kentucky has lost one receiver — A.J. Legree — to transfer and has another one — Jeff Badet — out for the next two to three months with a broken fibula. Badet had 22 catches for 285 yards and a touchdown last season as a true freshman. “He’s gonna be out. He got hurt the other day, Monday...." April 24

  • TCU receiver Brandon Carter arrested on marijuana charge

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Troubles for Brandon Carter, wide receiver for the TCU football team, have now extended off the football field following his arrest Tuesday by Fort Worth police on suspicion of possession of marijuana. Fort Worth officers were on routine patrol in the 1600 block of Calhoun Street in downtown..." April 23

  • Ex-Michigan center Jordan Morgan aims for NBA tryout

    Detroit News "Performing in front of large crowds is nothing new for Jordan Morgan. He’s played in a Final Four and in four NCAA Tournaments. On Wednesday night, he made a quick switch from basketball to baseball, throwing out the ceremonial first pitch before the White Sox-Tigers game at Comerica..." April 24

  • Wake Forest sophomore Arnaud William Adala Moto to transfer

    Fay Observer "Wake Forest coach Danny Manning, who was hired earlier this month, announced Wednesday that sophomore forward Arnaud William Adala Moto has decided to transfer. The 6-foot-6 Adala Moto started 11 games during the 2013-14 season, averaging 6.9 points with 5.2 rebounds while contributing as a..." April 24

  • Report: Richard Pitino lands fifth commitment first Minnesota class

    College Basketball Talk "Minnesota has landed their fifth commitment in the Class of 2014. Banary Konate, a 6-foot-11 center from Sunrise Christian Academy in Bel Aire, KS, made his pledge on Wednesday afternoon." April 24

  • Johnson to Return for Sophomore Season

    UK Athletics "Freshman center Dakari Johnson will return to the Kentucky men's basketball program for the 2014-15 season, he announced Wednesday. "After looking at the information provided to me by Coach Cal and the NBA committee, my family and I made the decision for me to return to UK for my sophomore..." April 24

  • UConn’s Amida Brimah to have shoulder surgery

    New Haven Register "UConn’s 7-foot freshman center Amida Brimah met with doctors Wednesday, and the decision has been made to have surgery on his left shoulder, according to Nana Baafi, his legal guardian. They hope to have the surgery done by the end of this week. “We’ll try to do it fast, so that he can get back..." April 24

  • Roman Abramovich backs Jose Mourinho's plan to field 'B team' in Anfield showdown

    The Telegraph "Roman Abramovich has given his blessing to Jose Mourinho’s controversial plan to rest an entire XI in Chelsea’s showdown with Liverpool – even if it means surrendering the Premier League title. Abramovich and his board will not prevent their manager making wholesale changes for the trip to..." April 24

  • Napoli ready to move for Agger as Liverpool eye up Rojo and Papadopoulos

    The Express "Liverpool are expected to hand Brendan Rodgers a £50m transfer kitty at the end of the season with a view to strengthening the squad for a Champions League campaign. With defence an occasionally problematic area for Liverpool this season, the Reds are widely expected to move for Schalke's..." April 24

  • Tottenham defender Jan Vertonghen is a transfer target for Italian giants Roma

    Daily Mirror "Italian giants Roma are trying to pull off a summer deal for Tottenham defender Jan Vertonghen. Belgian centre-half Vertonghen, 27 today, could leave White Hart Lane in search of Champions League football. Barcelona are already keen and Zenit St Petersburg have also come in for him, but Roma..." April 24

  • Barcelona set to move for Chelsea star David Luiz after transfer ban lifted

    talkSport "Barcelona will look to push through a move for David Luiz after their transfer ban was temporarily lifted. The Catalans were hit with a two window transfer ban by FIFA following the registration of players under 18 that allegedly failed to meet strict rules designed to prevent child trafficking..." April 24

  • Manchester United set sights on Paris Saint-Germain's Edinson Cavani

    The Guardian "Manchester United intend to plough ahead with their transfer business during the potentially long process of waiting for a new manager to start – almost three months in Louis van Gaal's case – and their extensive inquiries include exploring the possibility of whether Paris Saint-Germain might sell..." April 24