Dad never allowed his son to feel an ounce of self-pity.

Now, that O’Leary-like doubt could creep back into his world. Griffin reminds everyone that his edge has been meticulously building from age four to 22. That his father, Terry, never treated him like he had one hand. No, it’d get ridiculous with Dad starting at 150 pushups per night and adding 25 reps each week. […]

Report: Brady focusing less on football this offseason than in past

Until Tom Brady either shows up to a team-organized workout or publicly commits to playing in 2018, speculation will continue swirling that he is contemplating his football future. The latest report won’t help. An undrafted free agent out of Southern Utah, Pringle played running back and receiver in college — rushing for 1,130 yards and […]

Report: Peyton Manning could get up to $10 million per year from FOX or ESPN

Twenty years ago, as a rookie quarterback in the NFL, Peyton Manning signed a contract that paid him $8 million per year. Soon, he could be making 25 percent more than that as a rookie broadcaster. Michael McCarthy of SportingNews.com reports that ESPN and FOX are prepared to pay Manning up to $10 million per […]

Former Nets coach taking Alabama to new heights

It sounds impossible because it seems impossible: Alabama basketball once was better than Alabama football. In the early years of the 21st Century, while Mike Shula was struggling to put together winning seasons with one of the most storied programs in the nation, Mark Gottfried was treating the largely indifferent Tuscaloosa campus to five straight […]

Report: Seahawks to cut Richard Sherman today

It seemed obvious that something was up with Richard Sherman the other day, when he was telling his teammates goodbye. Now, the inevitable end has come. As far as the rules devaluing kickoff returners, that’s true. But the Patriots do a better job of that against guys like Patterson than a lot of other teams […]

Sibande’s 22 helps Miami (Ohio) top Central Michigan 70-61

Nike Sibande scored a career-high 22 points and made all four of his 3-point shots as Miami (Ohio) defeated Central Michigan 70-61 Tuesday night. Logan McLane added 13 points and eight rebounds for Miami (11-9, 4-3 Mid-American Conference), Isaiah Lands-Coleman added 12 points on four 3-pointers. Darrian Ringo, ranked seventh nationally in total assists, dished […]

Joe Thomas is glad Browns didn’t fire Hue Jackson

Joe Thomas is glad Hue Jackson will be returning to the Browns. The star offensive tackle said firing Jackson, despite the team’s 1-31 record over the past two seasons, would not have been helpful to the organization. Jackson also was instrumental in keeping the team together and fighting every game until the end. Thomas said […]

Zabo’s hot hand in OT lifts Kent State over Ball State 88-80

Kevin Zabo scored seven of his 21 points in overtime and Danny Pippen finished with a double-double to power Kent State to an 88-80 victory over Ball State on Tuesday night. Pippen scored 11 with 16 rebounds for the Golden Flashes (10-10, 4-3 Mid-American Conference), who beat the Cardinals for a 15th straight time. Adonis […]

Reese helps Canisius get sweep of co-MAAC leader Iona, 84-82

Isaiah Reese scored 21 points but more importantly milked five critical seconds off the clock in the closing seconds and Canisius edged Iona 84-82 on Sunday in a showdown of Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference co-leaders. Iona pulled within one on a pair of free throws by Rickey McGill with 8.9 seconds left. After the inbounds, […]

The 2011 Winter Classic will be remembered for two reasons.

The hype for this game was off the charts: Two blood rival teams, and the NHL’s two biggest stars in Sidney Crosby vs. Alex Ovechkin. Plus, the Penguins and Capitals were featured on the first season of HBO’s 24/7 series dedicated to the Winter Classic, which remains the gold standard for the genre. (We’ll always […]