The 43-year-old Gordon announced Thursday that 2015 will be his final season as a full-time driver, saddening legions of fans, fellow drivers and others who watched him became the face of stock car racing as the sport exploded in popularity a generation ago.
Patriots quarterback Tom Brady said he has not been contacted by the NFL, even as league officials investigate whether the team cheated against the Indianapolis Colts.
Once considered to be a risky draft choice who could only be a pass rusher in the NFL, Irvin has developed into an every down linebacker who rarely leaves the field.
Blount helped the Patriots get to the Super Bowl by rushing for 148 yards and three touchdowns on 30 carries in a 45-7 rout of the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday.
Belichick reached his sixth Super Bowl as a head coach with the help of a touchdown pass to a 320-pound offensive tackle.
The Aggies (12-5, 3-2 SEC) held a wide rebounding advantage over the Tigers (7-11, 1-4) at 37-24, and shot 15 of 20 from the free-throw line. It was a departure from the norm for Texas A&M, which entered the contest making 64 percent of its free throws.
Phil Pitts, the head football coach at Helias High School for the past four years, will return to his alma mater as a defensive analyst.
Missouri lost its fourth game in a row Wednesday night, falling 62-50 at Texas A&M. What's the connective string among all four of the Tigers losses?
Missouri softball is ranked No. 17 in the preseason USA Today/National Fastpitch Coaches Association poll. That's no consolation for the Tigers, though, as many of the team's opponents this season can be found there as well.
Molly Schneider was the Tigers' assistant coach from 2007 to 2008 before taking the same role at North Florida.
Speaking after a news conference Wednesday to announce the addition — via a $210 million, seven-year contract — of 2013 American League Cy Young Award winner and Missouri alumnus Max Scherzer, Lerner was thinking big thoughts. After all, the club's starting rotation, at least for the moment, also includes Stephen Strasburg, Jordan Zimmermann, Doug Fister and Gio Gonzalez.
"If they all stay healthy," began Lerner, whose father, Ted, is the team's principal owner, "I guess it's a possibility we may give up the fewest runs in National League history during a 162-game schedule, which is amazing."
The 3-inch thick binder included plans for venues, transportation, finances and security, and hints at the political and public arm-twisting needed to make it happen. David Manfredi, an architect who is the co-chair of the Boston 2024 planning committee, said the goal is to leave a legacy not just for the athletes, but for the city as a whole.
Rafael Nadal was taken to five agonizing sets by No. 112-ranked Tim Smyczek, who even did him a sporting favor in the last game of a 4-hour, 12-minute night match. Maria Sharapova needed to save two match points before prevailing 6-1, 4-6, 7-5 over fellow Russian Alexandra Panova, ranked No. 150.
ESPN has filed a lawsuit against the University of Notre Dame, alleging the school is violating Indiana's public record laws by withholding police incident reports about possible campus crimes involving certain student-athletes.
The NFL is investigating a report that the New England Patriots used underinflated footballs in the AFC championship game while beating the Indianapolis Colts 45-7. ESPN cited anonymous sources Tuesday night in reporting the league found that 11 of 12 balls were underinflated by 2 pounds per square inch of air.
New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick no longer gets the benefit of the doubt among fans and those in football circles, even those who think he's the best coach in the league. Earlier this month, Hall of Fame coach Don Shula called him "Beli-cheat."
U.S. Soccer did not specify the reason for the suspension, announced Wednesday night. It comes after the arrest of her husband, former Seattle Seahawks tight end Jerramy Stevens, earlier this week on suspicion of driving under the influence.
Maya Mouton, the Spartans’ tallest player at 6-foot-2, said that she’s sometimes not aggressive enough but that her rougher side pops up once in a while. Coach Angela Roberds was looking for that physical play Tuesday night against Blair Oaks.
Fr. Tolton Regional Catholic High School's Michael Porter Jr. scored a game-high 28 points in the Trailblazers' 59-44 win against Duchense High School on Tuesday, most of them coming on smooth, pull-up jumpers.
Mike Alden announced the athletics department has budgeted an additional $1 million for the scholarships.