When Russell Wilson leads the Seattle Seahawks into the Super Bowl against Tom Brady and the New England Patriots on Sunday, both quarterbacks know the outcome will affect the way each is viewed for quite a while.
At Tuesday's media day, any animosity was buried. Two of the league's best cornerbacks expressed respect for the other, although New England's Darrelle Revis referred to the fact that in Seattle's defense, Richard Sherman plays only half the field.
The 10-time All-Star and four-time Vezina Trophy winner finished his career with St. Louis after a standout, two-decade run with New Jersey.
Quite a few of the 2,000 journalists jammed across the floor of the US Airways Center at Super Bowl Media Day on Tuesday were from foreign outlets, including some of the more outrageous ones who gave the event some international flavor.
Tiger Woods bared a full set of teeth Tuesday despite the debacle at girlfriend Lindsey Vonn's downhill event earlier in the month.
Nadal, who had played only eight matches since last June coming into the Australian Open because of a right wrist injury and appendix surgery in early November, was knocked out in the quarterfinals 6-2, 6-0, 7-6 (5) on Tuesday by Berdych.
As expected, New England coach Bill Belichick wasn't forthcoming about much. But now, thanks to a question asked by a kid, we know his favorite stuffed animals are those cute little monkeys you put your fingers in to make them talk.
Whether Kurt Busch is allowed to race this season will likely depend on the outcome of the case. Gene Haas, who hand-picked Busch to drive a car sponsored by Haas, said he believes Busch's testimony and that he will be exonerated. Haas said he hasn't considered suspending his driver.
Allenby posted a photo of his bloodied forehead and a swollen eye to his private Facebook account. He said he was robbed of wallet and phone, though the credit card he used to pay for dinner and wine was still in his front pocket.
Rams billionaire owner Stan Kroenke is part of a joint venture that announced plans earlier this month for an 80,000-seat stadium in the Los Angeles suburbs. Any move would be subject to approval by the NFL and its owners. The NFL has already said no moves would be made in time for next season.
Glendale, Arizona picked the wrong time to invest heavily in sports, and now its facing bankruptcy as it prepares for its moment on the biggest stage.
Previously, NFL videos that appeared on YouTube were unsanctioned.
Media Day at the Super Bowl is unlike any other media day — or any other event, for that matter.
Kickers had a difficult challenge with longer extra points and more narrow goalposts than usual.
Venus Williams wins the fourth-round in the Australian Open and will be joined by her sister, Serena, in the final eight.
The four-time league MVP recently missed eight games to rest a strained back and left knee. The time away clearly revived the 30-year-old, who may want to consider a January retreat in upcoming seasons. He's running, jumping, cutting, scoring — doing everything at his own towering standards. He's physically stronger, mentally recharged.
The Lakers will announce a timetable for Bryant's recovery after surgery, but coach Byron Scott anticipates losing the third-leading scorer in NBA history for the rest of the year.
What everyone saw included 512 home runs during a 19-year career that put him in the Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility. But perhaps more importantly, what everyone appreciated was "Mr. Cub," an always positive attitude that sparked a steady stream of tributes after Banks' death Friday night at age 83.
Saying his team "followed every rule to the letter," New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick described in detail how his team prepares its footballs on game day and defended his players from chatter that they made it to the Super Bowl by cheating.
The league said evidence shows the Patriots used underinflated footballs during the first half of the AFC championship game Sunday night against the Indianapolis Colts.