National Sports

Smith fined $50K for shoe-lace shenanigans

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.

Warrant links Patriots' Aaron Hernandez to Boston shooting

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 not heading to Sochi after knee injury

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 measures up to Peyton Manning, looks to best Brady

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.

Tom Brady's fire still fuels Patriots

The New England Patriots quarterback has had plenty of success in his illustrious career, but he still gets fired up about playoff football.

Five women to look out for at Winter Olympics in Sochi

Lindsey Vonn's withdrawal from the Winter Olympics was a shock, but here's five women to look out for at Sochi.

Denver's John Fox coaching with more gumption

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 looks to prove doubters wrong in Sochi

Ashley Caldwell has a sense of humor about her injuries, but she's serious about proving doubters wrong in Sochi

Jameis Winston leads Florida State past Auburn for 3rd national title

Jameis Winston threw a 13-yard touchdown pass to Kelvin Benjamin with 13 seconds left and No. 1 Florida State beat No. 2 Auburn 34-31 on Monday to win the last BCS national championship game.

Sochi Olympics: The good and the bad

Tuesday marks the 1-month countdown to the start of the Winter Olympics in Sochi, a defining moment on the world stage for Russia and president Vladimir Putin.

The BCS Championship: six memorable moments

From Vince Young's magical performance against Southern California to Michael Dyer's determined run against Oregon, here's six memorable moments from BCS national championship games.

Rodman, ex-NBA players to play in North Korea

Dennis Rodman and an assortment of basketball players — some of them former NBA stars — will play against a team of North Korean players on Wednesday. The game is a "birthday present" for Kim Jong Un.

Charlie Strong promises Texas will be tough

Strong brings a hard-nosed style to Texas, which has floundered since playing for the 2009 national championship. In the last four seasons, Texas has had at least four losses and has not won a Big 12 championship.

Rules could keep Bode Miller, Lindsey Vonn out of Sochi races

Picture this for the Sochi Olympics: Bode Miller not allowed to defend his super-combined title, Lindsey Vonn limited to two events and other medal contenders held out of some of their favorite disciplines.

German skier Felix Neureuther wins World Cup slalom

Regaining his health from a series of injuries and falls, German skier Felix Neureuther announced himself as a medal contender for the Sochi Olympics by edging first-run leader Marcel Hirscher to win a World Cup slalom Monday night.

Ex-Vikings punter: Coach made anti-gay remarks

Former Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe said members of the organization asked him to tone down his pro-gay-marriage rhetoric. Special-teams coach Mike Priefer has disputed claims that he made anti-gay remarks.

U.S. bobsled, skeleton and luge teams headed to Europe

The U.S.  bobsled, skeleton and luge teams are traveling to Europe in advance of the Winter Olympic Games to prepare for the event. While they won't be on home ice, they hope their winning ways will continue in Sochi.

Injured Pengiuns defensemen relieved to make Olympic team

Paul Martin and Brooks Orpik might be a little banged up, but they made the U.S. Olympic team, which comes as a big relief to the two Penguins players.

No. 8 S. Carolina too much for No. 19 Badgers

South Carolina (11-2) won its third straight bowl game to cap its third straight 11-win season.

Mississippi State rips Rice 44-7 in Liberty Bowl

This marks the first time since 1974 that Mississippi State has closed a season with three straight wins.