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Richie Incognito becomes a free agent after release from reserve/retired list


The Buffalo Bills released guard Richie Incognito from the reserve/retired list Monday, the team announced. Incognito told the Bills that he wanted to play again, a source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter, after the four-time Pro Bowl…

Goodell details NFL's stance on sports gambling after ruling


NFL commissioner Roger Goodell says Congress should enact uniform standards for any states that allow sports betting

After a year lost to hoops scandal, Bowen seeks answers


Brian Bowen remains in NCAA limbo and mired in the muck of scandal, so the NBA might be his best option

Nats' Soto, MLB's youngest player at 19, homers in 1st start


Juan Soto, the youngest player in the majors at 19, has hit a three-run homer in his first career start for the Washington Nationals

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AD says he wants Jim Harbaugh at Michigan until he retires


Jim Harbaugh has never won a Big Ten title and hasn't defeated? Ohio State?since becoming Michigan's football?coach in 2015. But if any Wolverines fans are unhappy with Harbaugh, athletic director Warde Manuel is not one of them. Manuel,…


Nationals' 19-year-old OF Juan Soto starts, homers in first at-bat


WASHINGTON --? Juan Soto just keeps hitting home runs. Making his first start for the? Washington Nationals?on Monday, the 19-year-old outfielder went deep in his first at-bat against? San Diego Padres?starter Robbie Erlin. The three-run,…


'Pay the man': Rams back DT Aaron Donald in latest absence


Aaron Donald is skipping the start of the Los Angeles Rams' voluntary organized team activities while waiting for a new contract


Olympian sues USA Swimming, saying it failed to protect her


Olympic swimmer Ariana Kukors Smith has sued USA Swimming, alleging the sport's national governing body knew her former coach sexually abused her as a minor and covered it up

Rockets-Warriors a roller-coaster of blowouts after 3 games


The Western Conference finals have been a roller-coaster of blowouts through three games

NFL: Patricia's past not subject to personal conduct policy


The NFL says sexual assault allegations against Detroit Lions coach Matt Patricia from 1996 are not subject to its personal conduct policy


Wickens crashes, teammate Hinchcliffe still without 500 ride


Rookie Robert Wickens has crashed during practice for the Indianapolis 500


Hall of Fame coach Holtz settles lawsuit with Daily Beast


Attorneys for Lou Holtz say the former Notre Dame coach and the news website The Daily Beast have resolved a defamation lawsuit filed by the ex-ESPN analyst and college football Hall of Famer

Ford looks to snap 16-year Coca-Cola 600 drought


Ford looks to snap 16-year Coca-Cola 600 drought as it successes mount

Lions president Rod Wood says team followed law with Matt Patricia hiring


Detroit Lions team president Rod Wood said Saturday that his team followed the law when it came to how it approached the hiring process for first-year head coach Matt Patricia earlier this year, even if they didn't uncover a 22-year-old…

French Open organizers won't give Serena Williams a seeding


Several of Serena Williams' biggest rivals believe that the 23-time Grand Slam champion deserves more than just a guaranteed spot in the French Open draw


Kansas fires athletic director Sheahon Zenger


Kansas fired athletic director Sheahon Zenger on Monday, citing a lack of progress in key areas. Chancellor Douglas Girod announced the decision in a letter posted online, writing that he met with Zenger on Monday morning to inform him of…


Russia's doping capital gears up for World Cup


Russia is trying to wipe its sports reputation clean by hosting the World Cup after years of doping scandals


Native American lacrosse teams leagueless in South Dakota


Three predominantly Native American youth lacrosse teams in South Dakota are trying to find opponents after being kicked out of their league amid their concerns about racial abuse

Cleveland's bullpen blues keeping AL Central in play


The fickle nature of relief pitching is holding the Cleveland Indians back

Stanley Cup-bound Vegas turning impossible into possible


The Vegas Golden Knights are headed to the Stanley Cup Final after beating the Winnipeg Jets 2-1 to win the Western Conference final series in five games

Monday, May 21

Road tripped: Celtics' Game 3 loss another playoff pothole


Road to nowhere: Celtics can't shake case of playoff homesickness

Jordan Hicks throws two pitches clocked at 105 mph on Sunday


St. Louis Cardinals rookie right-hander Jordan Hicks hit 105 mph on the radar gun twice Sunday, becoming the first pitcher to throw multiple pitches at that speed in the same game in the past 10 seasons. Current New York Yankees closer…

Sunday, May 20

Vasilevskiy turns East final around for Lightning


Goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy turns the Eastern Conference final around for Lightning

Celtics disappointed with Game 3, vow better play in Game 4


CLEVELAND -- Marcus Morris thought his defense on LeBron James was "s---," Jaylen Brown said his lack of offensive aggression was "embarrassing," and Al Horford admitted the Boston Celtics were "out of sync" after the team digested film…

Braves release slumping Jose Bautista


The Atlanta Braves released slumping third baseman Jose Bautista on Sunday, just over a month after adding the veteran slugger to bolster their lineup. Bautista, 37, batted just .143 (5-for-35) with two home runs in 12 games with the…

Terry Rozier says Celtics got needed wake-up call in Game 3


CLEVELAND -- Boston Celtics guard Terry Rozier believes his team got a much-needed wake-up call during Saturday's lopsided Game 3 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers in the Eastern Conference finals. The Cavaliers jumped Boston early en route…

Saturday, May 19

Hall of Famer Bill Russell released from hospital


Pro Basketball Hall of Famer Bill Russell was released from the hospital Saturday after an overnight stay for an unspecified reason, he confirmed on Twitter. According to TMZ, Russell, 84, reportedly was taken by ambulance from his home in…

Johnny Manziel signs with CFL's Hamilton Tiger-Cats


Johnny Manziel will continue his comeback north of the border in the Canadian Football League. Manziel announced Saturday that he has decided to sign his contract with the CFL's Hamilton Tiger-Cats, who own the Heisman Trophy-winning…

Andretti tops speed chart again in Indianapolis 500 practice


Marco Andretti again finished atop the Indianapolis 500 speed chart Friday, posting the fastest lap of the day at 231.802 mph

Houston teams; athletes offer support after school shooting


Rockets star Chris Paul is among many in the Houston sports world offering condolences to the families affected by a school shooting in the Houston-area on Friday that left 10 people dead

Friday, May 18

Sports world reacts to deadly shooting at Santa Fe High School


Houston Rockets point guard Chris Paul turned his attention Friday to offering condolences to the victims of a mass shooting in Santa Fe, Texas, that left 10 dead, saying the attack overshadows his typical focus on the NBA playoffs. "First…

USA Gymnastics VP Faehn out amid fallout from Nassar scandal


USA Gymnastics has parted ways with senior vice president Rhonda Faehn, who has come under fire recently from former victims of a former national team doctor now serving decades in prison for abusing athletes

Reuben Foster's ex: 'Lied a lot' about domestic violence incident


SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Elissa Ennis, the former girlfriend of San Francisco 49ers linebacker Reuben Foster, testified Thursday in a preliminary hearing that Foster never put his hands on her and that she "lied a lot" to authorities about an…

Eagles invited to White House to honor title


The Philadelphia Eagles have been invited to visit the White House on June 5 to celebrate their Super Bowl LII win over the New England Patriots. The Eagles confirmed the scheduled visit, while suggesting that there will be more to their…

Thursday, May 17

ACC to propose expanding NCAA tournament by four teams to 72


The ACC plans to propose legislation to expand the NCAA tournament field from 68 to 72 teams, commissioner John Swofford said at the conclusion of the league's spring meetings in Amelia Island, Florida. Swofford said the men's basketball…

Dodgers GM gives manager Dave Roberts vote of confidence


The Los Angeles Dodgers are making history with their poor start, but manager Dave Roberts' job appears to be safe. General manager Farhan Zaidi said Thursday that the team's front office has "confidence" in Roberts' performance this…

Drew Brees gives new prosthesis to high school QB


Drew Brees had a special encounter with a fellow No. 9 last weekend in San Diego. The New Orleans Saints quarterback presented high school signal-caller Alex Ruiz with his first walking prosthetic leg -- and a promise to pay for an…

LeBron James seeks fifth MVP award; James Harden, Anthony Davis eye first


Houston's James Harden and Cleveland's? LeBron James are among the finalists for the NBA's MVP award, and Philadelphia's? Ben Simmons and Utah's? Donovan Mitchell are among the finalists for the Rookie of the Year honor, the league…