Soccer star Mesut Özil criticizes Muslim detention camp, spurs Chinese TV to pull match

China’s state broadcaster CCTV removed a Premier League soccer match between Arsenal and Manchester City from its schedule on Sunday after soccer star Mesut Ozil’s social media comments that criticized the county’s views towards Muslim residents.

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Usman batters Covington, Volkanovski claims title at UFC 245

Kamaru Usman sent a bloodied, bleary Colby Covington spiraling to the ground for the second time. Usman then leaped on him and went to work on Covington’s badly injured face, battering his dazed opponent with hammer fists until the referee mercifully i…

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Mavs may have to face East beasts minus injured star Doncic

The timing couldn’t be much worse for the Dallas Mavericks to be without star guard Luka Doncic.

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Tiger Woods and US team rally to win Presidents Cup again

High emotions, fierce hugs from Tiger Woods, this time as a winner both ways in the Presidents Cup.

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Ionescu leads No. 3 Oregon past LBSU with Kobe courtside

Even when she’s on the road, Oregon’s Sabrina Ionescu draws a crowd of admirers.

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Rutgers beats No. 22 Seton Hall, Pirates star Powell injured

Seton Hall star Myles Powell sat out the second half with a concussion, and Rutgers’ Ron Harper Jr. had 18 points and six rebounds to help the Scarlet Knights beat the No. 22 Pirates 68-48 on Saturday in the Garden State Hardwood Classic.

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Army-Navy Game ‘willing to die’ remark makes many Air Force fans feel overlooked

Every December, when Army takes on Navy in one of college football’s best-loved traditions, many supporters of the Air Force team get a little annoyed.

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Joe Burrow wins 2019 Heisman Trophy as LSU heads into College Football Playoff

The 2019 Heisman Trophy was awarded to Louisiana State University (LSU) quarterback Joe Burrow on Saturday after he led the team to an undefeated 13-0 season and birth in the College Football Playoff. 

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Bill Belichick reveals he was unimpressed with Rob Gronkowski’s pre-draft visit: he was ‘a shot in the dark’

New England Patriots’ head coach Bill Belichick was unimpressed with his first interaction with former tight end Rob Gronkowski, calling the then-undrafted rookie out the University of Arizona a “shot in the dark.” 

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Josh Donaldson shocks mom with Maserati after she keeps promise to quit smoking

Third baseman Josh Donaldson is giving children everywhere a run for their money when it comes to gift-giving this holiday season. 

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PGA officials dismiss Patrick Reed’s caddie following shoving ‘incident’ with Australian spectator

American Patrick Reed will have to look for another caddie for the final session of the Presidents Cup in Melbourne Sunday after his got into a physical altercation with a fan after the previous day’s match and was subsequently dismissed by officials. 

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Leon Spinks showing ‘small signs of improvement’ in prostate cancer treatment, family says

Leon Spinks, the former undisputed heavyweight boxing champion who in 1978 defeated Muhammad Ali in one of the biggest upsets in the sport’s history, is in a Las Vegas hospital battling prostate cancer, though he’s showing “small signs of improvement.”…

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Megan Rapinoe endorses Elizabeth Warren: She’s ‘bold’ and ‘real’

Soccer superstar Megan Rapinoe offered her 2020 endorsement to Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., on Friday, for “being bold and being real.”

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Longtime NFL quarterback says it’s unlikely Tom Brady will return next season: ‘Your family is most important’

Former Seattle Seahawks quarterback and ESPN analyst Matt Hasselbeck is betting against New England Patriots Tom Brady, saying on Friday that this could be his final season.

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New York Giants waive Janoris Jenkins for refusing to acknowledge ‘inappropriate and offensive language’ in tweet to fan

Former New York Giants cornerback Janoris Jenkins was cut Friday morning after the organization said he refused to acknowledge the “inappropriate and offensive language” he used while tweeting at a fan during Wednesday’s practice. 

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Ravens top Jets 42-21, clinch AFC North title on huge night for QB Lamar Jackson

Lamar Jackson threw five touchdown passes, scurried into the NFL record book and guided the Baltimore Ravens to their second straight AFC North title and 10th consecutive victory, 42-21 over the New York Jets on Thursday night.

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David Stern, former NBA commissioner, undergoes emergency surgery after brain hemorrhage

Former NBA Commissioner David Stern, who guided the league through a remarkable period of growth in popularity, suffered a sudden brain hemorrhage Thursday in New York City and underwent emergency surgery.

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Lawyer for Clinton Portis, one of 10 retired NFL players charged in federal fraud case, reacts

An attorney for Clinton Portis, a former Pro Bowl running back among 10 former NFL players who are facing federal charges in an alleged scheme to defraud the league’s healthcare program for retired players, said his client has been caught off-guard by …

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Major League Baseball: Marijuana will no longer be considered a banned substance

Major League Baseball (MLB) and its players’ union announced Thursday that marijuana will be removed from its list of banned substances and that players will be tested for major opioids, cocaine and other drugs in a new treatment-based approach to drug…

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New England Patriots sign kicker from viral trick-shot videos to practice squad

The New England Patriots are desperate to find a reliable kicker this season and despite head coach Bill Belicheck’s total disdain for social media, the organization signed a kicker who’s best known for his viral trick-shots.

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