• Gyasi Zardes' goal pushes the USMNT past Qatar and into Concacaf Gold Cup final By USA Today   -   Aug 1, 2021

    GYASI ZARDES' GOAL PUSHES THE USMNT PAST QATAR AND INTO CONCACAF GOLD CUP FINAL

    The U.S. men's national soccer team defeated Qatar on a late goal by Gyasi Zardes to advance to Sunday's Concacaf Gold Cup final in...

    Soccer
  • MLS notebook: Concacaf Gold Cup final between USMNT and Mexico caps busy weekend of soccer in America By USA Today   -   Aug 1, 2021

    MLS NOTEBOOK: CONCACAF GOLD CUP FINAL BETWEEN USMNT AND MEXICO CAPS BUSY WEEKEND OF SOCCER IN AMERICA

    With a full, 13-game MLS slate and the Concacaf Gold Cup final serving as the capper, this will be a busy weekend for American soccer...

    Soccer
  • Black Players for Change, Black Women's Player Collective bring accessibility, representation By USA Today   -   Aug 1, 2021

    BLACK PLAYERS FOR CHANGE, BLACK WOMEN'S PLAYER COLLECTIVE BRING ACCESSIBILITY, REPRESENTATION

    In collaboration with the U.S. Soccer Foundation, Adidas and Musco Lighting, BPC and the BWPC will launch 12 mini-pitches in Black...

    Soccer
  • Top 2021 NHL unrestricted free agents By USA Today   -   Aug 1, 2021

    TOP 2021 NHL UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS

    The NHL free agency signing period opened July 28 amid a flat salary cap. Here's where the top players went.

  • Winners and losers from the 2021 NHL draft weekend By USA Today   -   Aug 1, 2021

    WINNERS AND LOSERS FROM THE 2021 NHL DRAFT WEEKEND

    NHL teams drafted for the future and also made some major trades. Who are the winners and losers from the weekend?

  • Alex Ovechkin's five-year deal leaves him in position to pass Wayne Gretzky's goal record By USA Today   -   Aug 1, 2021

    ALEX OVECHKIN'S FIVE-YEAR DEAL LEAVES HIM IN POSITION TO PASS WAYNE GRETZKY'S GOAL RECORD

    Washington Capitals star Alex Ovechkin will average $9.5 million in the new contract and will need to average 33 goals a season to...

  • Top 25 NHL unrestricted free agents: Who gets the biggest deal? By USA Today   -   Aug 1, 2021

    TOP 25 NHL UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS: WHO GETS THE BIGGEST DEAL?

    The NHL free agency signing period opens at noon ET Wednesday. Here are the top 25 unrestricted free agents.

  • Controversial Montreal Canadiens draft pick Logan Mailloux will be barred from training camp By USA Today   -   Aug 1, 2021

    CONTROVERSIAL MONTREAL CANADIENS DRAFT PICK LOGAN MAILLOUX WILL BE BARRED FROM TRAINING CAMP

    Logan Mailloux asked NHL teams not to draft him after conviction in Sweden for sharing intimate photo. The Montreal Canadiens took...

  • NHL free agency 2021 live: Breaking down the deals and rumors on July 28 By USA Today   -   Aug 1, 2021

    NHL FREE AGENCY 2021 LIVE: BREAKING DOWN THE DEALS AND RUMORS ON JULY 28

    The NHL free agency period began at noon ET, and we've got the day covered - including deals, analysis and rumors. Follow along as...

  • NHL free agency winners, losers: Kraken strike with key additions, Devils add Dougie Hamilton By USA Today   -   Aug 1, 2021

    NHL FREE AGENCY WINNERS, LOSERS: KRAKEN STRIKE WITH KEY ADDITIONS, DEVILS ADD DOUGIE HAMILTON

    The Kraken added Philipp Grubauer in net and forwards Jaden Schwartz and Alexander Wennberg at forward, while the Devils made a huge...

  • Opinion: Time to face facts, NBA coaching legend Gregg Popovich stinks at Olympic basketball By USA Today   -   Aug 1, 2021

    OPINION: TIME TO FACE FACTS, NBA COACHING LEGEND GREGG POPOVICH STINKS AT OLYMPIC BASKETBALL

    Gregg Popovich has won five NBA titles with the Spurs, but he has been clueless from the very moment he was given the reins to USA...

    Olympics
  • NBA draft: Will Rockets select Jalen Green over Evan Mobley, Jalen Suggs with No. 2 pick? By USA Today   -   Aug 1, 2021

    NBA DRAFT: WILL ROCKETS SELECT JALEN GREEN OVER EVAN MOBLEY, JALEN SUGGS WITH NO. 2 PICK?

    SportsPulse: USA TODAY Sports' Scott Gleeson breaks down what the Rockets could do with the second pick in the 2021 NBA draft after...

  • By USA Today   -   Aug 1, 2021

    FORMER PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA JOINS NBA AFRICA AS STRATEGIC PLANNER AND MINORITY OWNER

    Former President Barack Obama has joined NBA Africa as a strategic planner and minority owner, the league announced Tuesday.

  • Team USA men's basketball rebounds from opening loss at Olympics with rout of Iran By USA Today   -   Aug 1, 2021

    TEAM USA MEN'S BASKETBALL REBOUNDS FROM OPENING LOSS AT OLYMPICS WITH ROUT OF IRAN

    The US men's basketball team rebounded from an opening loss at the Olympics with a rout of Iran on Wednesday.

    Olympics
  • Report: Grizzlies to trade Jonas Valanciunas, draft picks to Pelicans for Steven Adams, Eric Bledsoe, picks By USA Today   -   Aug 1, 2021

    REPORT: GRIZZLIES TO TRADE JONAS VALANCIUNAS, DRAFT PICKS TO PELICANS FOR STEVEN ADAMS, ERIC BLEDSOE, PICKS

    Memphis is making the first deal to shake up Thursday's draft, getting the No. 10 pick from New Orleans in a deal that includes Jonas...

  • By USA Today   -   Aug 1, 2021

    CHARLES BARKLEY DISHES ON TEAM USA'S STRUGGLES, CHRIS PAUL'S LEGACY AND 1993 MVP AWARD

    Charles Barkley says Team USA has lost its invincibility. He also said of Chris Paul, 'I hope people give him his love and his respect.'

  • NBA mock draft 6.0: G-League star Jalen Green shows NCAA exposure isn't always needed By USA Today   -   Aug 1, 2021

    NBA MOCK DRAFT 6.0: G-LEAGUE STAR JALEN GREEN SHOWS NCAA EXPOSURE ISN'T ALWAYS NEEDED

    G-League standout Jalen Green could be the No. 2 overall pick in the NBA Draft, and fellow G-League star Jonathan Kumonga could also...

  • NBA nears record with new Black coaching hires: 'The last few weeks have been really cool' By USA Today   -   Aug 1, 2021

    NBA NEARS RECORD WITH NEW BLACK COACHING HIRES: 'THE LAST FEW WEEKS HAVE BEEN REALLY COOL'

    Of the eight open head coaching jobs after the regular season, seven Black coaches were hired. There will be 13 Black coaches to start...

  • How Jalen Green and Jonathan Kuminga could make G League Ignite best option for prospects By USA Today   -   Aug 1, 2021

    HOW JALEN GREEN AND JONATHAN KUMINGA COULD MAKE G LEAGUE IGNITE BEST OPTION FOR PROSPECTS

    The G League's Jalen Green could go No. 2 and Jonathan Kuminga could go in top 5 of NBA Draft. That may lead others to choose G League...

  • NBA's global scouting affected by COVID, leading to fewer international prospects in Draft By USA Today   -   Aug 1, 2021

    NBA'S GLOBAL SCOUTING AFFECTED BY COVID, LEADING TO FEWER INTERNATIONAL PROSPECTS IN DRAFT

    NBA scouts say there's nothing like seeing draft prospects in person. But travel restrictions made that tougher during the past year.