NCAA President Mark Emmert said Monday that providing a stipend to student-athletes seems less threatening to the schools that earlier knocked down a proposal to increase the value of a scholarship to cover the full cost of attendance.
Having spent four years in the shadow of his great rival Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo broke down in tears after being elected the Ballon d'Or winner for 2013 on Monday — a rare display of emotion that showed just how important it was for the Portugal winger to get his hands on the trophy again.
Alex Rodriguez sued Major League Baseball and its players' union Monday, seeking to overturn a season-long suspension imposed by an arbitrator who ruled there was "clear and convincing evidence" he used three banned substances and twice tried to obstruct the sport's drug investigation.
In what has emerged as arguably the NFL's best rivalry, San Francisco is riding an eight-game winning streak as it returns to the Pacific Northwest for Sunday's NFC title game against the Seahawks.
Peyton Manning, who is coming off the most statistically-brilliant season of his career, says he's focused on winning his next playoff game against the Patriots, not reports by ESPN that his neck might keep him from playing next year.
The towns of East Rutherford and Secaucus, both in New Jersey, have planned outdoor festivals to coincide with the Super Bowl in hopes of profiting off of the estimated $500 million that the game is expected to bring to the area.
The former Dallas Cowboys defensive tackle's lawyer said in his opening statement that Josh Brent can drink more than the average person without becoming intoxicated.
While the Colts failed to achieve their goal of winning a Super Bowl, they have reason for optimism going into the offseason.
The Tennessee Titans announced Monday that San Diego offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt will serve as the team's new head coach.
The San Diego Chargers (10-8) proved to be a dangerous team on several occasions this year, but they came up short against the Denver Broncos on Sunday.
LeGarrette Blount ran the Patriots into their third straight AFC championship game.
Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens and other stars whose accomplishments were muddied by accusations of steroids use lost even more ground, dropping below 40 percent in an election where a 75 percent majority is needed.
The New York Knicks' J.R. Smith was fined $50,0000 when he ignored an NBA warning and attempted to untie a second player's shoe laces on Tuesday — Smith had a similar incident on Sunday.
Police believe former New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez was in an SUV when someone inside shot two people to death in Boston in 2012, according to a search warrant filed in Connecticut.
Lindsey Vonn announced Tuesday that she will miss this year's Winter Olympics in Sochi. Her decision comes after facing numerous setbacks and injuries.
Andrew Luck used to emulate Tom Brady; now he'll face him in a playoff game when the Indianapolis Colts hit the road to face the New England Patriots.
The New England Patriots quarterback has had plenty of success in his illustrious career, but he still gets fired up about playoff football.
Lindsey Vonn's withdrawal from the Winter Olympics was a shock, but here's five women to look out for at Sochi.
While Mark Fox said his health scares have not caused him to change his coaching style, the Denver Broncos coach has been taking more risks in recent games.
Ashley Caldwell has a sense of humor about her injuries, but she's serious about proving doubters wrong in Sochi