Pro Sports

Lions hire ex-Colts coach Jim Caldwell

The Detroit Lions hired Jim Caldwell on Tuesday to replace fired coach Jim Schwartz.

Patriots secondary set for rematch with Manning

"I practice against a great quarterback every day," Patriots cornerback Logan Ryan said before his playoff debut against Andrew Luck. "So I think practicing against Tom (Brady) makes everything a little bit easier."

5 things to know about Alex Rodriguez's lawsuit

Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez sued Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association in an effort to overturn the season-long drug suspension imposed last weekend by arbitrator Fredric Horowitz.

Optimism after hearing over NFL salary cap fight

The NFLPA is appealing a ruling by U.S. District Judge David Doty in Minneapolis rejecting the union's attempt to reopen the lawsuit that guided labor matters from 1993 until a collective bargaining agreement was reached in 2011.

Dangerous heat hinders play at Australian Open

Despite temperatures that topped 108 degrees Fahrenheit, the tournament has not yet invoked its "Extreme Heat Policy," saying the decision is based on a quotient of air temperature, humidity and wind speed.


Clarks' attorney: 'juicer' comment too vague to hurt Pujols

A motion filed Monday on behalf of Clark seeks dismissal of the defamation lawsuit filed by Pujols in October. Clark's attorney, Albert Watkins, said Clark's on-air comments were too vague to cause real harm to Pujols.

Cristiano Ronaldo wins FIFA best player award

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.

A-Rod sues MLB, union to overturn drug ban

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.

49ers hope to quiet Seahawks' '12th Man'

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.

Manning's neck might determine his future

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.

Nearby N.J. towns hope to benefit from Super Bowl bucks

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.

Josh Brent wasn't driving drunk, attorney says at trial

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.

Luck, Colts see improvements in playoff performance

While the Colts failed to achieve their goal of winning a Super Bowl, they have reason for optimism going into the offseason.

Whisenhunt named Titans head coach, returns to Nashville

The Tennessee Titans announced Monday that San Diego offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt will serve as the team's new head coach.

For Chargers, a year of highs and lows

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.

The Beast runs loose again as Marshawn Lynch, Seahawks roll Saints

When he got around the edge, there was no one for Marshawn Lynch to hit. Directly ahead was open field, the end zone and the Seattle Seahawks’ place in the NFC championship game.

Peyton Manning puts past playoff bumbles behind him

Peyton Manning has a chance to improve the playoff blemish on his resume in Denver on Sunday during the Broncos' matchup against the San Diego Chargers.

Arbitrator hands Alex Rodriguez most severe punishment in MLB history

An arbitrator ruled the New York Yankees third baseman is suspended for the entire 2014 season as a result of a drug investigation.

Panthers have more proving to do against 49ers

It doesn't surprise safety Mike Mitchell that the Carolina Panthers are only the third home underdog in the NFL divisional playoffs in the past 20 years.

Jay Gruden aims to end Washington's turmoil in NFL

Jay Gruden was introduced Thursday as the man charged with ending the troubles the team has endured under owner Dan Snyder and recently under general manager Bruce Allen.