• Shaquille O'Neal donates home to family of Atlanta boy paralyzed in shooting By USA Today   -   Oct 18, 2019

    SHAQUILLE O'NEAL DONATES HOME TO FAMILY OF ATLANTA BOY PARALYZED IN SHOOTING

    Shaquille O'Neal heard Isaiah Payton couldn't go home after he was paralyzed from the chest down. So Shaq donated an accessible house...

  • Five games in Week 8 that will impact the College Football Playoff race By USA Today   -   Oct 18, 2019

    FIVE GAMES IN WEEK 8 THAT WILL IMPACT THE COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYOFF RACE

    Week 8 has several intriguing games that will impact the College Football Playoff, led by Michigan-Penn State, Oregon-Washington and...

    Playoffs
  • More than 20 years ago, Darnell Autry fought the NCAA about his name and image and won By USA Today   -   Oct 18, 2019

    MORE THAN 20 YEARS AGO, DARNELL AUTRY FOUGHT THE NCAA ABOUT HIS NAME AND IMAGE AND WON

    Before the current fight over name, image and likeness, Northwestern running back Darnell Autry fought the NCAA and won the right to...

    Running
  • Kings' Harrison Barnes, Eagles' Malik Jefferson to cover funeral costs for Atatiana Jefferson By USA Today   -   Oct 18, 2019

    KINGS' HARRISON BARNES, EAGLES' MALIK JEFFERSON TO COVER FUNERAL COSTS FOR ATATIANA JEFFERSON

    Harrison Barnes of the Dallas Mavericks and Malik Jackson of the Philadelphia Eagles will cover the funeral costs for Atatian Jefferson's...

  • Michael Jordan opens health-care clinic to serve low-income communities in Charlotte By USA Today   -   Oct 18, 2019

    MICHAEL JORDAN OPENS HEALTH-CARE CLINIC TO SERVE LOW-INCOME COMMUNITIES IN CHARLOTTE

    Charlotte Hornets owner Michael Jordan unveiled the Novant Health Michael Jordan Family Medical Clinic that will serve low-income community...

  • NFL world awaits word on Patrick Mahomes' MRI results By USA Today   -   Oct 18, 2019

    NFL WORLD AWAITS WORD ON PATRICK MAHOMES' MRI RESULTS

    From game picks to fantasy advice to exclusive analysis of the upcoming action, we have your NFL Week 7 essentials covered.

  • Retired NFL DE Chris Long explains why he retired, would 'consider' comeback By USA Today   -   Oct 18, 2019

    RETIRED NFL DE CHRIS LONG EXPLAINS WHY HE RETIRED, WOULD 'CONSIDER' COMEBACK

    Former defensive end Chris Long has transitioned to the media and remains socially active, but he said he still contemplates a return...

  • Opinion: Mike Shanahan's blueprint paving way for Sean McVay, Kyle Shanahan, Matt LaFleur By USA Today   -   Oct 18, 2019

    OPINION: MIKE SHANAHAN'S BLUEPRINT PAVING WAY FOR SEAN MCVAY, KYLE SHANAHAN, MATT LAFLEUR

    As three of his former assistants establish themselves in the NFL head coaching ranks, Mike Shanahan breaks down their keys to success.

  • NFL roundtable: Who's best team in loaded NFC field of contenders? By USA Today   -   Oct 18, 2019

    NFL ROUNDTABLE: WHO'S BEST TEAM IN LOADED NFC FIELD OF CONTENDERS?

    Unlike the AFC, the NFC race appears to be wide open. Do the Saints have a claim as the conference's best, or does that honor belong...

    NFC, AFC
  • Ideal time to lose three? Cowboys QB Dak Prescott's 'weird way of looking at things' By USA Today   -   Oct 18, 2019

    IDEAL TIME TO LOSE THREE? COWBOYS QB DAK PRESCOTT'S 'WEIRD WAY OF LOOKING AT THINGS'

    Ahead of a NFC East first-place showdown vs. the Eagles, Cowboys QB Dak Prescott said this was "an ideal time" for his team's three-game...

    NFC
  • Highlights from Week 8 of the college football season By USA Today   -   Oct 18, 2019

    HIGHLIGHTS FROM WEEK 8 OF THE COLLEGE FOOTBALL SEASON

    The best action photos from Week 8 of the college football season.

  • Opinion: If Chiefs lose Patrick Mahomes, go ahead and put Patriots back in Super Bowl By USA Today   -   Oct 18, 2019

    OPINION: IF CHIEFS LOSE PATRICK MAHOMES, GO AHEAD AND PUT PATRIOTS BACK IN SUPER BOWL

    If Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes' knee injury turns out to be serious, fans will wait three-plus months to see who plays the Patriots in...

    Super Bowl, Bowling
  • This may be the last week Michigan is relevant |College Football Week 8 preview By USA Today   -   Oct 18, 2019

    THIS MAY BE THE LAST WEEK MICHIGAN IS RELEVANT |COLLEGE FOOTBALL WEEK 8 PREVIEW

    SportsPulse: Paul Myerberg previews and prognosticates Week 8 of the college football season. He sends his best wishes to Tennessee...

  • Fantasy football deep sleepers: Niners' Jimmy Garoppolo goes for the gold By USA Today   -   Oct 18, 2019

    FANTASY FOOTBALL DEEP SLEEPERS: NINERS' JIMMY GAROPPOLO GOES FOR THE GOLD

    San Francisco 49ers quarterback takes aim at suspect Redskins secondary; Saints' Latavius Murray could get starter's workload vs. Bears.

  • Fans furious after many are unable to buy tickets for next year's Ryder Cup in Wisconsin By USA Today   -   Oct 18, 2019

    FANS FURIOUS AFTER MANY ARE UNABLE TO BUY TICKETS FOR NEXT YEAR'S RYDER CUP IN WISCONSIN

    Fans woke up Wednesday hoping to get tickets to next year's Ryder Cup at Whistling Straits in Wisconsin, but the purchasing process...

  • NFL Week 7's best photos By USA Today   -   Oct 18, 2019

    NFL WEEK 7'S BEST PHOTOS

    Check out all the best action from Week 7, starting with Thursday's game between the Kansas City Chiefs and Denver Broncos.

  • Adam Silver: China wanted Daryl Morey fired, NBA said 'no chance' By USA Today   -   Oct 17, 2019

    ADAM SILVER: CHINA WANTED DARYL MOREY FIRED, NBA SAID 'NO CHANCE'

    NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said Thursday the Chinese government and partners asked the NBA to fire Daryl Morey fired, but Silver...

  • Saquon Barkley likely to play vs. Cardinals; final decision to come from Giants soon By USA Today   -   Oct 17, 2019

    SAQUON BARKLEY LIKELY TO PLAY VS. CARDINALS; FINAL DECISION TO COME FROM GIANTS SOON

    The smirk on Saquon Barkley's face said it all. After practicing Wednesday and Thursday, the Giants RB may not be included on Friday's...

  • By USA Today   -   Oct 17, 2019

    BILLBOARDS TAKE AIM AT REFEREES IN DETROIT LIONS-GREEN BAY PACKERS GAME

    At least two billboards have popped up around metro Detroit showing a referee with a cheesehead on his head.

  • How far can the Pelicans go this season? By USA Today   -   Oct 17, 2019

    HOW FAR CAN THE PELICANS GO THIS SEASON?

    USA TODAY Sports' Trysta Krick and Jeff Zillgitt break down the potential for the New Orleans Pelicans this season.