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  • Lipscomb stuns No. 18 TCU 73-64 for 1st win over Top 25 team

    Kenny Cooper turned a steal into a breakaway layup that put Lipscomb ahead only seconds after halftime at No. 18 TCU. The Bisons never gave up the lead and went on to win 73-64 on Tuesday night, their first victory over a Top 25 team . "Our mentality at the beginning of the...

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  • Rams roll into bye week buzzing from epic win over Chiefs

    Just like everybody fortunate enough to be at the Coliseum on Monday night, Sean McVay was still buzzing when he left the building after the Los Angeles Rams' epic victory over Kansas City. When he finally reached his suburban home, the coach wasn't ready to lose that feeling. Instead,...

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  • For 3rd straight week, 'Bama, Clemson, ND, Michigan top CFP

    Alabama, Clemson, Notre Dame and Michigan were at the top of the College Football Playoff rankings Tuesday night, marking the first time in the five-year history of the postseason system that the same teams held the first four spots for three straight weeks. Unlike last week, there was a...

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  • Singh settles anti-doping lawsuit with PGA Tour

    Vijay Singh has settled his lawsuit against the PGA Tour over how it investigated his use of deer antler spray, ending more than five years of litigation less than a week before the case was to go to trial in New York. Terms of the settled announced Tuesday were not disclosed. "I'm very...

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  • Kevin Durant fined $25K for directing inappropriate language at fan

    Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant was fined $25,000 by the NBA on Tuesday for directing inappropriate language toward a fan during a game in Dallas. According to the league, the exchange occurred during the first quarter of the Warriors' 112-109 loss to the  Mavericks on Saturday. The incident capped a turbulent week for Durant, one that saw an angry, late-game exchange with Draymond Green carry into the Warriors locker room last Monday...

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  • No. 4 Virginia, No. 25 Wisconsin top Battle 4 Atlantis field

    Virginia coach Tony Bennett knows his fourth-ranked Cavaliers have plenty of veteran talent back from a team that won the Atlantic Coast Conference championship and reached No. 1 nationally last year. Still, he's quick to note his team is blending in new pieces, too — which is why he wants...

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  • Penguins trying to stay the course during bumpy start

    Mike Sullivan's regular film sessions with the Pittsburgh Penguins don't lack for clues on why one of the NHL's marquee franchises is in the midst of its bumpiest stretch in more than a decade. The defense can morph into a disjointed mess under sustained pressure, particularly right in...

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  • Michael Jordan returns home, meets with hurricane victims

    Michael Jordan returned to his hometown of Wilmington, North Carolina and met with some hurricane victims who benefited from his $2 million donation. Stephanie Parker, her husband and four young children spent nearly months living in shelters provided by the American Red Cross, which Jordan...

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  • Not a villain but a champ: LeBron awaits Cleveland reunion

    The air was heavy, heaving with hatred. And when LeBron James skipped onto the Quicken Loans Arena floor on Dec. 2, 2010, with his Miami teammates, scorned Cleveland fans aimed their fury at one of their own, the kid from Akron who was shaken by the experience. James was profanely...

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  • Column: The real measure of Tiger vs. Phil is how many watch

    The winner between Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson might be the least relevant aspect of their Friday night match in Las Vegas. Far more compelling was the outcome of a 72-hole exhibition played over two courses for an obscene amount of money — Harry Vardon received nearly seven times more...

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  • Former Michigan State president charged with lying to police in Larry Nassar investigation

    Investigators believe former Michigan State University president Lou Anna K. Simon lied to law enforcement officers during their investigation into how the school handled complaints about disgraced former doctor Larry Nassar. Simon was charged Tuesday with two felony counts and two misdemeanor counts of lying to the Michigan State Police, crimes that could land her in prison for a maximum of four years if she is convicted. She served as the university president for 13 years before resigning...

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  • Ex-MSU president charged with lying to police about Nassar

    Former Michigan State University President Lou Anna Simon has been charged with lying to police conducting an investigation of Larry Nassar's sexual abuse. Simon, who stepped down earlier this year over the scandal, was charged Tuesday with two felonies and two misdemeanors. She is now...

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  • Surging No. 7 Washington State eyes Pac-12 North title

    A year that began in tragedy for Washington State is wrapping up with the Cougars on the brink of unparalleled success. Players began spring workouts with heavy hearts after the January suicide of quarterback Tyler Hilinski. The offseason departure of six assistant coaches and head coach...

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  • Ledecky, Murphy big winners at USA Swimming's Golden Goggles

    Katie Ledecky was honored as the top female swimmer for the sixth straight year, while Ryan Murphy took home three prizes at USA Swimming's Golden Goggles awards. Ledecky and Murphy were honored Monday night In New York for their performances at 2018's biggest meet, the Pan Pacific...

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  • 51-45: The Big 12 has come to the NFL

    The Big 12 conference has come to the NFL. Without a doubt, the Monday-night scoring extravaganza between the Rams and Chiefs was entertaining. It had more spectacular plays and head-spinning twists than a game of Madden or a matchup of teams from college football's defense-challenged...

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  • Cavaliers, J.R. Smith parting ways amid stormy season

    Disgruntled Cavaliers forward J.R. Smith has gotten his wish: He is parting ways with Cleveland. The Cavaliers announced Tuesday that Smith "will no longer be with team as the organization works with JR and his representation regarding his future." Smith requested a trade earlier this...

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  • Chiefs take confidence from shootout loss to Rams

    The Kansas City Chiefs walked out of Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles late Monday night confident that they could beat the Rams if they should get a rematch in the Super Bowl. If only they don't have to beat themselves, too. For all the positives the Chiefs did during their 54-51...

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  • FANTASY PLAYS: Players to add with Chiefs, Rams on break

    This is the final time you will have to deal with byes this season — but the most challenging. The Rams and Chiefs have a break after their historic Monday night shootout, two prolific teams with numerous fantasy stars. Tough timing, with many owners vying for key victories to strengthen...

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  • Ken Hitchcock takes over for Todd McLellan as Oilers coach

    The underachieving Edmonton Oilers fired coach Todd McLellan on Tuesday and will replace him with Ken Hitchcock. It was the fourth NHL head coach firing of the season and the second within the past 12 hours after the St. Louis Blues dismissed coach Mike Yeo late Monday night. Last season, there were no head coaching firings during the regular season, a first since Original Six expansion. Through the quarter mark of the season, the Oilers are 9-10-1 and in sixth place in...

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  • Dwyane Wade returns to Miami Heat after birth of child

    Dwyane Wade is back with the Miami Heat. Wade was with the Heat for their game-day shootaround Tuesday morning ahead of their matchup against Brooklyn. Wade was away from the team for about two weeks because of the birth of his daughter. Wade and his wife Gabrielle Union-Wade welcomed...

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  • Edmonton Oilers fire McLellan, hire Hitchcock to take over

    The Edmonton Oilers fired coach Todd McLellan on Tuesday and replaced him with Ken Hitchcock with hopes of reviving a team languishing in sixth place in the Pacific Division. McLellan was in his fourth season behind the Oilers' bench. The team missed the playoffs in two of his previous...

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  • Rangers' Adrian Beltre retires after 21 seasons, 3,166 hits

    Adrian Beltre of the Texas Rangers retired Tuesday after 21 seasons in a career in which he hit 477 home runs and became the first player from the Dominican Republic to have 3,000 hits. The 39-year-old third baseman announced his decision in a statement released by the Rangers, saying it is...

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  • Next stop, Cooperstown? Adrian Beltre announces retirement

    After 21 seasons and over 3,000 hits,  Texas Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre has announced his retirement. In a statement in which he thanked his family, fans, agents, his former teams and Tommy Lasorda, Beltre, who will turn 40 in April, said it's simply " time to call it a career." "After careful consideration and many sleepless nights, I have made the decision to retire from what I've been doing for my whole life, which is playing baseball, the game I...

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  • JR Smith doesn't believe Cavaliers' talk of making playoffs

    When LeBron James left for the Los Angeles Lakers, the Cleveland Cavaliers put on a brave face and said the plan was still to make the playoffs. JR Smith isn't buying it. A loss to the Pistons on Monday dropped the Cavs to 2-13, the worst record in the league. "I don't think the goal is to win. The goal isn't to go out there and try to get as many wins as you can," Smith told The Athletic on Monday. "I think the goal is to develop and lose to get...

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