Kobe talks about the fire needed to catch Jordan

All these years, Kobe Bryant has been chasing Michael Jordan. The bar doesn’t get any higher than that. And after Bryant passed Jordan for third on the NBA’s career scoring list in the Los Angeles Lakers’ 100-94 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Sunday night, he offered a glimpse into the relentless mentality it takes […]

Bryant has 3 TD catches, Cowboys beat Eagles 38-27

Dez Bryant backed up his bravado in a big way. Bryant had a career-best three touchdown receptions, and the Dallas Cowboys rallied to beat the Philadelphia Eagles 38-27 after wasting a 21-0 lead. DeMarco Murray had a pair of TD runs to help the Cowboys (10-4) move ahead of the Eagles (9-5) into first place […]

Tiger: ‘Nice to hit the way I did’

Golf is a bottom-line business, but the hard numbers tell a different story than the one Tiger Woods was telling at Isleworth on Sunday after playing four rounds at the Hero World Challenge. Clearly he was not pleased with finishing so far behind winner Jordan Spieth, by tying for last place in his annual charity […]

Black swimmer makes history at world championships

The look of total surprise on her face said it all. Alia Atkinson went into the final of the 100m breaststroke at the world short course swimming championships very much as the second favorite to Olympic champion Ruta Meilutyte of Lithuania. But in a big upset the 25-year-old from Jamaica snatched victory on the final […]

Redskins’ McCoy has tests; RG3 might start

Robert Griffin III could be starting again – even if Colt McCoy is healthy. Washington Redskins coach Jay Gruden said Monday he’s waiting to hear from a specialist for the latest on McCoy’s sprained neck. McCoy was hurt in the fourth quarter of Sunday’s 24-0 loss to the St. Louis Rams, further complicating the Redskins’ […]

Tiger Woods comments on comeback, injury and swing ahead of return

Ahead of his return to competitive golf at this weekend’s Hero World Challenge—an 18-man field composed of golfers in the top 50 of the world rankings—Tiger Woods spoke to the media Tuesday about his return from injury, his age and his new and hopefully improved swing. Woods hasn’t played competitively since August, as he’s been […]

Mentally tough Cowboys no longer ‘panic’ when facing big deficit

It was a frustration born of 8-8 and 8-8 and 8-8, of not making the few extra plays that win a few extra games that determine the difference between a trip to the playoffs and another infuriatingly average season. “I think we’ve always been tough,” Dallas Cowboys tight end Jason Witten said. “I think being […]

Minnesota Vikings’ Peterson banned for rest of NFL season

Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson was banned for the rest of the 2014 season as NFL chiefs accused the star of showing no remorse for beating his four-year-old son with a tree branch. National Football League commissioner Roger Goodell said the league will not consider reinstating Peterson before April 15 of next year and […]

RG3 throws Redskins teammates under bus after his own bad game

Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III had a bad outing Sunday, throwing two interceptions and taking six sacks — against a statistically bad defense — in a home loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Griffin started his postgame news conference in the right way, shouldering the blame, saying, “I have to do better.” RG3 then […]

Romo returns, Cowboys beat Jaguars 31-17 in London

Boosted by Tony Romo’s return, America’s Team became an international success. Sidelined for one week because of a back injury, the Dallas Cowboys quarterback starred in the team’s first regular-season game outside the United States, throwing three touchdown passes Sunday in a 31-17 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars. ”We had to win this game,” Romo […]

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