Pro Sports

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.

Changes for HOF voting? That's up to the writers

The Hall of Fame says it's up to baseball writers to propose any changes in the selection process.

Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine, Frank Thomas make MLB Hall of Fame

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.

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.

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.

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.

Lawyers detail $765 million plan for NFL concussions

The total settlement would include $675 million for compensatory claims, for players with neurological symptoms; $75 million for baseline testing for asymptomatic men; and $10 million for medical research and education. The NFL would also pay an additional $112 million to the players' lawyers for their fees and expenses, for a total payout of nearly $900 million.

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.

Deion Branch, former Patriots receiver, signs with Colts

The Indianapolis Colts are getting some help from a former New England Patriot.

The Panthers' Rivera respects Kaepernick, hopes to contain him

The Carolina Panthers will look to limit the damage that Colin Kaepernick and the San Francisco 49ers can do in their upcoming playoff game on Sunday, Jan. 12.