• NFL Privy to Ray Rice Assault Video in April: Reports

    by Jennifer Pompi, THE WASHINGTON TIMES September 2014

    Although NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell stated Monday that the NFL had no access to the video showing former Raven Ray Rice knock out his girlfriend in an Atlantic City casino elevator, a law enforcement official told The Associated Press the video was sent to an NFL executive in April. 

  • Rutgers Removes Rice References from Stadium, Website

    by Michael Gaio September 2014

    In light of the disturbing video of Ray Rice punching his then-fiancee in an Atlantic City elevator released yesterday by TMZ, Rutgers University is beginning to distance itself from its former star running back.

  • NFL's Moving Goalpost: Enhance the Stadium Experience

    by Bozeman Daily Chronicle September 2014

    Fans in stadiums will have access to video replays that viewers at home don't get. They will get Wi-Fi, allowing them to track other games, their fantasy teams and to send selfies.

  • Under Armour Makes $300M Endorsement Bid for Durant

    by ELAINE LOW August 2014

    Under Armour's nearly $300 million bid to steal Kevin Durant's endorsement from Nike would reportedly be Under Armour's biggest-ever endorsement deal and eat up around 10% of its annual marketing budget.

  • CBS Sports to Launch Show with All-Female Roundtable

    by Nina Mandell, @ninamandell, USA TODAY Sports August 2014

    In the 1990s in New York City, Lesley Visser, Billie Jean King, CBS Sports director Suzanne Smith and Mary Carillo would be at a party, and the same refrain inevitably came up: The four of them should have a television show together.

  • Tampa Bay Rowdies Video Hopes to Inspire P.E. Students

    by Anastasia Dawson August 2014

    Pinellas County physical education teachers are hoping a workout video made with the Tampa Bay Rowdies will encourage their students to be a bit rowdier in and out of their classes. A few Lakewood High School football players and Osceola Middle School students this summer teamed up with the Rowdies on an education video to show in every physical education class in the county. Local Rowdies players Anthony Wallace, Kyle Clinton, Brian Shriver, JP Rodrigues and Blake Wagner trade off demonstrations with the students of how to properly perform exercises for class. The video is paid for by the Carol M. White Physical Education Program, a three-year federal grant to improve students' health by disguising it as fun, elementary physical education teacher Angela Carapella said. When the school district won the grant last fall, it found middle schoolers' scores on their yearly fitness tests were at an all-time low. Pinellas was one of 60 school districts awarded the grant by the U.S. Department of Education, which doles out about $775,000 for each year.

  • Don't Expect College Playoff to Eliminate Controversy

    by Todd Jones, The Columbus Dispatch August 2014

    The voice rose up from the state of Florida eight years ago and cut deep into Big Ten country, where there existed a clamor for a historic rematch. The voice rang with outrage against the idea that Ohio State and Michigan should play again in the Bowl Championship Series title game after the No. 1 Buckeyes had defeated the No. 2 Wolverines 42-39 in the regular-season finale in 2006.

  • Columnist: Has College Football Lost the Millennials?

    by Dan Wolken, USA TODAY Sports August 2014

    From all obvious angles, college football looks healthier than ever. But lurking behind the boom that has seen college football grow into America's second-favorite sport is a trend that could very well be a warning 10, 15 or 20 years down the line.

  • Sabres Owners Bid $890M on Bills During First Round

    by Jerry Zremski, News Washington Bureau Chief August 2014

    None of the three bidders for the Buffalo Bills offered more than $900 million, Forbes magazine reported Thursday, a day after the magazine pegged the team's value at $930 million and said that it was unlikely to leave town. The $890 million bid by Buffalo Sabres owner Terry Pegula and his wife, Kim, was the leader in the nonbinding first round, the magazine reported. A Toronto group fronted by rocker Jon Bon Jovi was second, at $820 million, while Manhattan developer Donald J. Trump offered $809 million.

  • Signed Little League Memorabilia? 'That's Absurd'

    by Tom Mahon, Daily News Staff Writer August 2014

    YOU GOTTA love Mo'ne Davis. Told yesterday that a baseball she had signed was going for $500 on eBay, the Taney Little League star said, "Really? I've gotta get that."