Serena Williams hits back at Russian official

Serena Williams says comments by the head of the Russian Tennis Federation referring to her and older sister Venus as “brothers” were bullying, sexist and racist, and that she supported the one-year suspension imposed by the WTA against the official. Shamil Tarpischev was also fined $25,000 for making the comments on Russian television. He also […]

Golf Channel analyst says Mickelson lied about Watson’s captaincy

Phil Mickelson thought for several seconds, visibly conflicted about saying what was about to come out of his mouth. He decided it was worth it. “No, nobody here was in any decision,” Mickelson said, trying to describe what he seemed to believe was the autocratic style Tom Watson used to guide the losing American Ryder […]

Prosecutors: Adrian Peterson smoked marijuana

Minnesota Vikings star Adrian Peterson should be arrested anew after admitting during his court appearance on a child abuse charge that he had ”smoked a little weed” while out on bond, Texas prosecutors said Thursday. In a court motion, the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office said Peterson allegedly told a worker conducting his urinalysis exam […]

NFL’s Deal with Bose prohibits players from wearing Beats by Dre headphones

Players such as San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick and Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman are out of luck now that the NFL and Bose have struck a deal that limits what players can wear during football-related activities. According to Sporting News’ Jasmine Watkins, the league has agreed to terms with Bose that will prohibit […]

NFL and DirecTV extend NFL Sunday Ticket with New Multiyear Agreement

The NFL announced a new eight-year licensing agreement with DirecTV for exclusive rights to its Sunday Ticket package on Wednesday. The deal continues a long-running agreement between the NFL and the United States’ largest satellite service provider. DirecTV has carried Sunday Ticket since its inception two decades ago, using the agreement as a platform to […]

Tony Stewart will not face charges in deadly crash

After more than six weeks in limbo, NASCAR star Tony Stewart finally got the news he had been hoping for. A grand jury that heard testimony from more than two dozen witnesses, including accident reconstruction experts and drivers, and looked at photographs and video decided against bringing criminal charges against Stewart for the death of […]

ESPN suspends Simmons 3 weeks for NFL comments

ESPN has suspended Bill Simmons for three weeks after he repeatedly called NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell a liar during a profane tirade on a podcast. ESPN announced the suspension Wednesday. ”Every employee must be accountable to ESPN and those engaged in our editorial operations must also operate within ESPN’s journalistic standards,” ESPN said in a […]

Feds launch policing bias study

Broadening its push to improve police relations with minorities, the Justice Department has enlisted a team of criminal justice researchers to study racial bias in law enforcement in five American cities and recommend strategies to address the problem nationally, Attorney General Eric Holder said Tuesday. The police shooting last month of an unarmed black 18-year-old […]

NFL players’ union files Ray Rice appeal

Ray Rice took the first step toward a possible return to the football field Tuesday evening when the NFL players’ union announced it had filed an appeal of his indefinite suspension by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. Goodell initially had suspended the running back for two games without pay and fined him the equivalent of another […]

Horschel caps amazing run with FedEx Cup

Just three weeks ago, Billy Horschel had every reason to start looking ahead to next season. He had missed the cut in the first FedEx Cup playoff event to fall to No. 82 in the standings. He only had two top 10s all year, scant evidence that he was on the verge of something special. […]


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