posted Apr 30 2013 8:18AM
Sacramento, Calif. Mayor Kevin Johnson applauded the NBA's relocation committee after the panel voted unanimously Monday to recommend that owners reject the application for the Kings to relocate to Seattle.
posted Apr 30 2013 8:14AM
As NBA player Jason Collins came out as being gay, his aunt and confidant, Judge Teri. L. Jackson of San Francisco Superior Court, said that she's "very proud of him" for doing so.
posted Apr 29 2013 6:46PM
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) - Tim Tebow has been waived by the Jets, the end of an unsuccessful one-season experiment in New York.
Coach Rex Ryan said in a statement put out by the team in announcing the move Monday morning: "Unfortunately, things did not work out the way we all had hoped."
The Heisman Trophy winner attempted just eight passes after his ballyhooed arrival in a trade from the Denver Broncos in March 2012. He threw for 39 yards and rushed 32 times for 102 yards.
Meanwhile, starter Mark Sanchez struggled amid constant questions about Tebow's playing time. The Jets drafted quarterback Geno Smith in the second round of the NFL draft Friday.
Tebow had led the Broncos to the playoffs in 2011 but became expendable when Denver acquired Peyton Manning.
posted Apr 29 2013 6:45PM
ATLANTA (AP) - Washington Nationals catcher Wilson Ramos has been activated from the 15-day disabled list.
Ramos was placed on the disabled list on April 14 because of a strained left hamstring. He is not starting Monday night's game against Atlanta, because manager Davey Johnson wants to be cautious.
Johnson says he is always careful with hamstring injuries. He said he looking forward to Ramos returning to the lineup.
Ramos is hitting .300 with two homers and three RBIs in six games. He played two games during an injury rehabilitation assignment with Harrisburg of the Double-A Eastern League.
Washington optioned catcher Jhonatan Solano to Syracuse of the Triple-A International League.
by Sports Illustrated
posted Apr 26 2013 10:05AM
SI.com's Peter King breaks down the unusual maneuvers made in the first round of the 2013 NFL Draft.
by Fox Sports
posted Apr 26 2013 7:51AM
Jeff Hammond looks ahead to this weekend's race at Richmond.
posted Apr 24 2013 7:50AM
Former Baltimore Ravens reserve linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo is taking his support for gay marriage to South Florida, where his career started
posted Apr 19 2013 11:53AM
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) - Richard Petty believes that someone must have told NASCAR about the unapproved parts that Penske Racing brought to Texas Motor Speedway for last weekend's race.
The NASCAR veteran said Friday at Kansas Speedway that Brad Keselowski and Joey Logano had already passed "two or three inspections and hadn't been caught," leading him to believe that someone must have told NASCAR about the changes to their rear-end housings.
NASCAR has penalized Penske Racing with six-race suspensions for seven crew members of Keselowski and Logano, along with $200,000 in fines and the loss of 25 championship points.
The suspensions are on hold as the team appeals, so the entire teams for Keselowski's No. 2 Ford and Logano's No. 22 are on hand at Kansas Speedway.
posted Apr 18 2013 9:14AM
The Kings played their last game of the season, and possibly their last game in Sacramento, Wednesday night. As AP's Haven Daley reports, basketball fans in the California capital should find out next month if the team is relocating to Seattle.
posted Apr 17 2013 12:22PM
posted Apr 15 2013 8:13AM
WASHINGTON (AP) - Justin Upton and Andrelton Simmons homered, leading Paul Maholm and the Atlanta Braves past the Washington Nationals 9-0 Sunday for a three-game sweep and their ninth straight win.
Upton hit his seventh home run of the season. Chris Johnson had four hits and two RBIs for the Braves, who took a 7-0 lead in the third inning against Gio Gonzalez (1-1).
In sweeping their NL East rivals and compiling the best record in the major leagues, Atlanta (11-1) has outscored the opposition 62-23 and built a 20-6 advantage in home runs.
The Braves have swept three straight series (Cubs, Miami and Washington) for the first time since April 2000, when they swept four in a row (Phillies, Pirates, Dodgers, and Padres).
Maholm (3-0) pitched two-hit ball into the eighth inning.
posted Apr 15 2013 8:13AM
UNDATED (AP) - An Australian rules Augusta!
Adam Scott holed a 12-foot birdie putt on the second playoff hole to beat Angel (AHN'-hehl) Cabrera and win the Masters. Scott and Cabrera birdied the final hole of regulation and parred the first sudden-death hole. Cabrera almost pulled out his third Major title, but his birdie try on the first extra hole just missed the cup.
Scott claimed his first Major victory and made up for his performance at the end of last year's British Open, where he bogeyed the last four holes to lose by a stroke to Ernie Els.
Scott closed with a 3-under 69 for a 9-under total in becoming the first Australian to win the event. Cabrera fired a 2-under 70 to turn the Masters into a sudden-death affair for the third time in four years.
Jason Day had the lead until he bogeyed the 16th and 17th holes. He finished two strokes out of the playoff at minus-7, two shots better than Tiger Woods and Marc Leishman. Third-round co-leader Brandt Snedeker and Thorbjorn Olesen (THOHR'-byohrn OH'-leh-sehn) tied for sixth at 4-under.
Defending champion Bubba Watson finished the tournament at 7-over, 17 shots worse than his title run. Watson's final-round 77 included a 10 on the 12th hole.
Fourteen-year-old Guan Tianlang (GWAHN tee-ahn-LAHNG') wrapped up a memorable first Masters by shooting a 3-over 75 in the final round for a 12-over total. He received a silver cup as the low amateur after becoming the youngest player to make the cut at a major in the PGA Tour era.
by Associated Press
posted Apr 11 2013 4:44PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama will honor NASCAR Sprint Cup champion Brad Keselowski at the White House next week.
The White House says the president will recognize not only Keselowski's sporting accomplishments, but also his efforts to give back to the community. The driver will also meet with wounded troops during his visit.
The White House event will take place April 16.
by Associated Press
posted Apr 11 2013 4:43PM
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Michael Rocco will have to sit out the season at Richmond after the NCAA denied his appeal for a transfer exception.
The former Virginia quarterback transferred after last season. The school appealed to the NCAA for a one-time exception to allow him to play this season, but the NCAA turned it down. NCAA bylaws require a player have two seasons of eligibility to qualify for the exception, and Rocco only has one.
Spiders coach Danny Rocco says he's disappointed with the ruling, but that his nephew can practice with the team throughout the season.
posted Apr 10 2013 7:41AM
Freshman Breanna Stewart scored 23 points and Connecticut won its eighth national championship with a record 93-60 rout of Louisville on Tuesday night.
posted Apr 10 2013 7:37AM
Former NFL players trying to sue the league over concussion-linked injuries accused the league in court of concealing the emerging science about concussions, even after creating a committee to deal with the issue in 1994.
posted Apr 9 2013 4:40AM
Louisville still had more than enough to win its third national title.
Luke Hancock made four straight 3-pointers in the first half, and Peyton Siva and Chane Behanan had monster second halves to lead the top-seeded Cardinals (35-5) to their first national title since 1986 on Monday night with an 82-76 victory over Michigan.
Hancock finished with 22 points, including a perfect 5 for 5 from 3-point range. Siva had 14 of his 18 points in the second half, and Chane Behanan had 11 of his 12 rebounds in the second half. Behanan also chipped in 15 points.
As the final seconds ticked off, Hancock looked at the Louisville fans and screamed.
posted Apr 5 2013 10:11AM
Don't look now but Tony Romo is the top earner in the NFL! His signing of last week's $108 million dollar deal makes him the 5th highest paid player in the league. But, after taxes, Romo, who lives in a state with no state income tax, will take home more cash than New Orleans QB Drew Brees. Romo's been getting a lot of hate since he was named the Cowboys starter. But Jerry Jones believes the quarter back can take the team to the Superbowl.
posted Apr 5 2013 9:34AM
Miami's Jim Larranaga has captured The Associated Press college basketball coach of the year award, after leading the Hurricanes to new heights in just his second season.
posted Apr 5 2013 9:27AM
SI.com's Andrew Perloff examines the potential landing spots for some draftees after possible Draft day trades.
posted Apr 4 2013 8:08AM
Former Rutgers University Basketball Coach Mike Rice made an emotional apology to the school, the players and his family after video of him shoving and kicking players and berating them during practice was made public.
posted Apr 3 2013 11:34AM
The videotape, broadcast Tuesday on ESPN, has prompted scores of outraged social media comments as well as sharp criticism from Gov. Chris Christie. The head of the New Jersey Assembly called for Rice to be fired.
With mounting criticism on a state and national level, the school decided to take action on Wednesday, relieving Rice of his duties after three largely unsuccessful seasons at the Big East school. There will be a national search to replace him.
Rutgers athletic director Tim Pernetti was given a copy of the video in November. After hiring independent investigators to analyze the tape, he suspended Rice for three games and fined him $50,000.
posted Apr 3 2013 11:08AM
posted Apr 2 2013 8:05AM
An orthopedic surgeon at D.C.'s George Washington University Hospital says Kevin Ware's leg injury could threaten his long-term basketball career. Dr. Rajeev Pandarinath says it may take up to a year to know if Ware fully regains his strength.
by Associated Press
posted Apr 1 2013 5:34PM
NEW YORK (AP) - The NCAA tournament's television ratings for the regional semifinals and finals are up 13 percent from last year.
The games Thursday through Sunday on CBS and TBS averaged a 7.0 rating and 14 share, up from a 6.2/12 last season.
CBS and Turner said Monday the tournament is averaging a 6.2/13 overall this year, the best since 2005.
Ratings measure the percentage of American homes with televisions tuned into a program. Shares represent the percentage of those with TVs in use at the time.
by Fox Sports
posted Apr 1 2013 7:50AM
John Beilein on Michigan's win over Florida in the Elite 8.
by WPIX- New York
posted Apr 1 2013 7:45AM
There was a horrible injury today at the NCAA Tournament.. Kevin Ware of the Louisville Cardinals broke his leg on what looked like an innocent play... it was anything but. Hilary Whittier has more on a story you'll be hearing a lot about in the next two days.