• Trevor Lawrence, Amari Rodgers scoff at notion that Lawrence is not motivated before NFL draft By USA Today   -   Apr 18, 2021

    TREVOR LAWRENCE, AMARI RODGERS SCOFF AT NOTION THAT LAWRENCE IS NOT MOTIVATED BEFORE NFL DRAFT

    Trevor Lawrence, NFL's potential No. 1 pick, posted a series of tweets to defend himself against those who 'misread' quotes about his...

  • Madness or maddening? NBA's play-in game stirs controversy By USA Today   -   Apr 18, 2021

    MADNESS OR MADDENING? NBA'S PLAY-IN GAME STIRS CONTROVERSY

    The format is designed to give more teams a chance to make the playoffs, but to Mark Cuban, "this approach was an enormous mistake."

    Playoffs
  • Opinion: Have the Celtics finally put their early-season struggles behind them? By USA Today   -   Apr 18, 2021

    OPINION: HAVE THE CELTICS FINALLY PUT THEIR EARLY-SEASON STRUGGLES BEHIND THEM?

    After dealing with Injuries and inconsistency early in the season, the Celtics have climbed to fourth in the East with a six-game winning...

  • Losing recruit shows how far Michigan football is behind Ohio State By USA Today   -   Apr 18, 2021

    LOSING RECRUIT SHOWS HOW FAR MICHIGAN FOOTBALL IS BEHIND OHIO STATE

    Speedy wide receiver Xavier Worthy dealt the latest blow to Michigan football when he announced his plans to leave the school before...

  • Opinion: Alabama football looks just fine with Bryce Young at QB. Is just fine enough? By USA Today   -   Apr 18, 2021

    OPINION: ALABAMA FOOTBALL LOOKS JUST FINE WITH BRYCE YOUNG AT QB. IS JUST FINE ENOUGH?

    All eyes were on Bryce Young during Alabama's spring game Saturday. A few miscues aside, Alabama's heir apparent at quarterback looked...

  • By USA Today   -   Apr 18, 2021

    COMPANY CHALLENGES GOLF'S LACK OF DIVERSITY, COMMITS TO BOOST BLACK GOLFERS

    Eastside Golf has exploded. It currently has partnerships with the National Basketball Players Association and merchandise is sold...

    Golf
  • 'Fast and Furious' actor Lucas Black leaves cars for the links to caddie at PGA Tour Champions event By USA Today   -   Apr 18, 2021

    'FAST AND FURIOUS' ACTOR LUCAS BLACK LEAVES CARS FOR THE LINKS TO CADDIE AT PGA TOUR CHAMPIONS EVENT

    Lucas Black, 38, who will be in the next "Fast and Furious" movie later this year is inside the ropes as a caddie in the Chubb Classic...

  • Stephen and Ayesha Curry's foundation serves 16 million meals for Oakland families By USA Today   -   Apr 18, 2021

    STEPHEN AND AYESHA CURRY'S FOUNDATION SERVES 16 MILLION MEALS FOR OAKLAND FAMILIES

    The couple's foundation, Eat. Learn. Play., has found multiple ways to feed those in need during the coronavirus pandemic.

  • Los Angeles Lakers pass on making White House visit to celebrate 2020 NBA title By USA Today   -   Apr 18, 2021

    LOS ANGELES LAKERS PASS ON MAKING WHITE HOUSE VISIT TO CELEBRATE 2020 NBA TITLE

    Because of the NBA's COVID-19 protocols and scheduling challenges, the Lakers will not visit the White House during their road game...

  • By USA Today   -   Apr 18, 2021

    OF MLS, 'MINISTER OF CULTURE' MATTHEW MCCONAUGHEY SAYS 'AUSTIN FINALLY HAS A TEAM THAT ALLOWS US TO ROOT FOR OUR CITY'

    Matthew McConaughey is a part owner of Austin FC, which debuts in Major League Soccer on Saturday against Will Ferrell's LAFC squad.

    Soccer
  • Ralph Lauren unveils new Team USA uniforms By USA Today   -   Apr 18, 2021

    RALPH LAUREN UNVEILS NEW TEAM USA UNIFORMS

    Ralph Lauren unveiled some of the clothing it designed for the athletes traveling to compete in the Tokyo Olympics this summer.

    Olympics
  • Simone Biles is focused on the Tokyo Olympics and considering returning for Paris 2024 By USA Today   -   Apr 18, 2021

    SIMONE BILES IS FOCUSED ON THE TOKYO OLYMPICS AND CONSIDERING RETURNING FOR PARIS 2024

    With less than a hundred days until the Tokyo Olympics, this may not be the last Olympic games for gymnast Simone Biles.

    Olympics, Gymnastics
  • Man who accused Rams' Aaron Donald of assault backpedals on claim, offers apology By USA Today   -   Apr 18, 2021

    MAN WHO ACCUSED RAMS' AARON DONALD OF ASSAULT BACKPEDALS ON CLAIM, OFFERS APOLOGY

    De'Vincent Spriggs, the man who accused Los Angeles Rams star Aaron Donald of assaulting him, backpedals offers a public apology through...

  • Trevor Town: Small Georgia community helped shape likely No. 1 NFL draft pick Trevor Lawrence By USA Today   -   Apr 18, 2021

    TREVOR TOWN: SMALL GEORGIA COMMUNITY HELPED SHAPE LIKELY NO. 1 NFL DRAFT PICK TREVOR LAWRENCE

    Before Trevor Lawrence became a champion at Clemson and likely No. 1 NFL draft pick, he was a star in small-town Cartersville, Georgia.

  • By USA Today   -   Apr 18, 2021

    OPINION: DETROIT LIONS PLAYERS SKIPPING VOLUNTARY WORKOUTS IS A MESS AND MAKES THEM WORSE

    Skipping voluntary workouts is really about a messy labor issue between the NFL and the union that will hurt a rebuilding team like...

  • Is Kevin Durant capable of carrying Nets to an NBA championship? By USA Today   -   Apr 18, 2021

    IS KEVIN DURANT CAPABLE OF CARRYING NETS TO AN NBA CHAMPIONSHIP?

    The 32-year-old has returned to All-Star form after an Achilles injury, but the playoffs will present a different kind of physical...

    Playoffs
  • 2021 NFL draft: Will these orospects boom or bust? By USA Today   -   Apr 18, 2021

    2021 NFL DRAFT: WILL THESE OROSPECTS BOOM OR BUST?

    USA Today Sports' Mackenzie Salmon breaks down the potential for three 2021 NFL draft prospects.

  • By USA Today   -   Apr 18, 2021

    OPINION: DEION SANDERS' STAR POWER IS PAYING OFF IN BIG WAY FOR JACKSON STATE

    Instead of X's and O's to diagram football plays, the whiteboard in Jackson State coach Deion Sanders' office contains 20 marketing...

  • 10 boom-or-bust prospects in 2021 NFL draft: Trey Lance, Zach Wilson leave question marks By USA Today   -   Apr 18, 2021

    10 BOOM-OR-BUST PROSPECTS IN 2021 NFL DRAFT: TREY LANCE, ZACH WILSON LEAVE QUESTION MARKS

    From top quarterbacks to speedy receivers, there are plenty of high-risk, high-reward players available in this year's NFL draft.

  • Arizona Coyotes honor 9-year-old who died of cancer with historic tribute By USA Today   -   Apr 18, 2021

    ARIZONA COYOTES HONOR 9-YEAR-OLD WHO DIED OF CANCER WITH HISTORIC TRIBUTE

    Leighton Accardo will join Wayne Gretzky and a number of former Coyotes/Jets franchise star players in the club's Ring of Honor on...