New York capped an offseason spending spree by agreeing Wednesday to a $155 million, seven-year contract with prized Japanese pitcher Masahiro Tanaka. Tanaka joined catcher Brian McCann and outfielders Jacoby Ellsbury and Carlos Beltran on a revamped roster missing long-time All-Stars Mariano Rivera, Andy Pettitte and Robinson Cano.
The league and stadium officials decided to use a winter storm that dumped a foot or more of snow in the New York City metropolitan area Tuesday as somewhat of a dress rehearsal to see how quickly they could clean the 80,000-seat facility that will hold the first outdoor Super Bowl in cold weather.
The snow was falling steadily outside, the crowd inside the Prudential Center was small and the offensively challenged New Jersey Devils were hosting the high-flying St. Louis Blues. The Devils rewarded the several thousand fans who braved the storm with a stunning 7-1 rout.
Roger Goodell doesn't want to stand pat with the PAT. He's suggesting potential changes in the extra point that, well, might have some legs.
Oddsmakers in Las Vegas will be keeping a close eye on the weather as a possible factor in whether the Denver Broncos can cover what is now a 2 ½-point spread against the Seattle Seahawks.
St. Louis Blues move to 33-10-5 season record.
When the draw for the Australian Open was made, it wasn't Roger Federer who was being widely touted as the prime contender to claim an 18th major title.
The Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks were the NFL's best all season, so it's fitting that they'll meet in the Super Bowl.
The NFL conference title games' television viewership has increased significantly from last season, including a 22 percent bump Sunday on CBS for the Bronco's 26-16 win over New England for the AFC championship.
The Rice-Sanders rivalry is just one of several moves the NFL is using to try to rekindle interest in the Pro Bowl, set for Sunday in Hawaii.
Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning set up four field goals by Matt Prater and put his stamp on this one with a pair of long, meticulous and mistake-free touchdown drives in which nothing came cheap.
Seattle will meet Denver (15-3) for the NFL title in two weeks in the New Jersey Meadowlands. It's the first trip to the big game for the Seahawks (15-3) since they lost to Pittsburgh after the 2005 season.
From the first kickoff back in September, the 49ers and Seahawks seemed destined to meet for the NFC title.
Only one of them can be the greatest. Peyton Manning and Tom Brady will vie for another Super Bowl appearance.
Top-seeded Rafael Nadal and two-time defending champion Victoria Azarenka posted straight-set victories in their night matches Saturday at the Australian Open.
Los Angeles police said they are investigating the former defensive back in connection with two sexual assaults, and New Orleans police said they are investigating another sexual-assault allegation.
Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez can't watch football on TV for his own safety, the sheriff in charge of the prison said on Saturday.
Downhill racer Jared Goldberg pressed his claim Saturday for a spot on the four-man United States team in the glamor event of the Sochi Olympics.
Major League Baseball vaulted into the 21st century of technology on Thursday, approving a huge expansion of instant replay in hopes of eliminating blown calls that riled up players, managers and fans.
Janairrika Bland scored 22 points as Columbia College dominated crosstown rival Stephens 113-41 in a women's basketball game Thursday night at the Arena of Southwell Complex.