• Openly gay ex-college player gets emotional about Carl Nassib's announcement: 'Respect' By USA Today   -   Jun 22, 2021

    OPENLY GAY EX-COLLEGE PLAYER GETS EMOTIONAL ABOUT CARL NASSIB'S ANNOUNCEMENT: 'RESPECT'

    Scott Frantz, the first openly gay Power 5 college football player to play, hoped NFL barrier would break. With Carl Nassib's announcement,...

  • Rose Lavelle on Tokyo Olympics: 'Women's soccer is starting to get the attention it deserves' By USA Today   -   Jun 22, 2021

    ROSE LAVELLE ON TOKYO OLYMPICS: 'WOMEN'S SOCCER IS STARTING TO GET THE ATTENTION IT DESERVES'

    With a matter of time until Olympic rosters are announced, Rose Lavelle shares her perspective on what Olympic gold could mean for...

    Soccer, Olympics
  • Analysis: Olympic trials show the United States has its sprinting swagger back By USA Today   -   Jun 22, 2021

    ANALYSIS: OLYMPIC TRIALS SHOW THE UNITED STATES HAS ITS SPRINTING SWAGGER BACK

    The USA appears poised to bring home perhaps its largest medal haul in the sprints - the men's and women's 100, 200 and 4x100 relays...

    Olympics
  • Former NHL forward JT Brown hired by Seattle Kraken as television analyst By USA Today   -   Jun 22, 2021

    FORMER NHL FORWARD JT BROWN HIRED BY SEATTLE KRAKEN AS TELEVISION ANALYST

    Former NHL forward JT Brown was hired by Seattle Kraken as a TV analyst for their first season. He was the first to protest during...

  • New York Islanders star Mathew Barzal ejected for cross-check in blowout loss to Tampa Bay Lightning By USA Today   -   Jun 22, 2021

    NEW YORK ISLANDERS STAR MATHEW BARZAL EJECTED FOR CROSS-CHECK IN BLOWOUT LOSS TO TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING

    New York Islanders star Mathew Barzal felled Lightning defenseman Jan Rutta with a cross-check to the face in Tampa Bay's blowout victory...

  • How Carl Nassib's coming out just changed the lives of many By USA Today   -   Jun 22, 2021

    HOW CARL NASSIB'S COMING OUT JUST CHANGED THE LIVES OF MANY

    SportsPulse: USA TODAY Sports' Nancy Armour discusses the announcement by Raiders defensive end Carl Nassib that he he is gay and why...

  • Minnesota Wild assistant GM Tom Kurvers, former hockey great, dies of lung cancer at 58 By USA Today   -   Jun 22, 2021

    MINNESOTA WILD ASSISTANT GM TOM KURVERS, FORMER HOCKEY GREAT, DIES OF LUNG CANCER AT 58

    Tom Kurvers, the assistant general manager of the Minnesota Wild and former NHL defenseman, died after a two-and-a-half year battle...

  • Report: Minnesota Vikings rookie Jaylen Twyman injured in shooting By USA Today   -   Jun 22, 2021

    REPORT: MINNESOTA VIKINGS ROOKIE JAYLEN TWYMAN INJURED IN SHOOTING

    The Vikings' sixth-round pick out of Pitt is expected to make a full recovery, agent Drew Rosenhaus said. Jaylen Twyman was shot four...

  • Opinion: Carl Nassib's coming out doesn't just make history. Raiders DL could save lives By USA Today   -   Jun 22, 2021

    OPINION: CARL NASSIB'S COMING OUT DOESN'T JUST MAKE HISTORY. RAIDERS DL COULD SAVE LIVES

    Raiders' Carl Nassib is the first openly gay NFL player. His bravery is important not just because of history, but because his actions...

  • Chiefs Pro Bowl DE Frank Clark arrested for allegedly possessing Uzi in vehicle By USA Today   -   Jun 22, 2021

    CHIEFS PRO BOWL DE FRANK CLARK ARRESTED FOR ALLEGEDLY POSSESSING UZI IN VEHICLE

    Frank Clark was booked into jail Monday morning after police said they found a concealed firearm in the Chiefs defensive end's vehicle.

    Bowling, Pro Bowl
  • Who is Carl Nassib, the NFL's first openly gay active player? By USA Today   -   Jun 22, 2021

    WHO IS CARL NASSIB, THE NFL'S FIRST OPENLY GAY ACTIVE PLAYER?

    Las Vegas Raiders defensive end Carl Nassib was a former walk-on at Penn State and also had a memorable moment on HBO's reality series...

  • Las Vegas Raiders' Carl Nassib comes out as first openly gay active NFL player By USA Today   -   Jun 22, 2021

    LAS VEGAS RAIDERS' CARL NASSIB COMES OUT AS FIRST OPENLY GAY ACTIVE NFL PLAYER

    Carl Nassib, a five-year NFL veteran and defensive end for the Las Vegas Raiders, came out in an Instagram video on Monday as gay.

  • Donavan Brazier, reigning world champion, fails to qualify for Tokyo Olympics at 800 meters By USA Today   -   Jun 22, 2021

    DONAVAN BRAZIER, REIGNING WORLD CHAMPION, FAILS TO QUALIFY FOR TOKYO OLYMPICS AT 800 METERS

    Donavan Brazier finished the 800 more than four seconds behind the winner, Clayton Murphy, who won bronze at the 2016 Rio Games.

    Olympics
  • LeBron James and Stephen Curry are gone, but NBA playoffs still offer plenty of star power By USA Today   -   Jun 22, 2021

    LEBRON JAMES AND STEPHEN CURRY ARE GONE, BUT NBA PLAYOFFS STILL OFFER PLENTY OF STAR POWER

    Either LeBron James or Steph Curry have played in the NBA Finals in each of the past 10 seasons. A fresh batch of NBA talent is taking...

    Playoffs
  • Who is Shawne Alston? Meet ex-West Virginia RB, plaintiff in landmark NCAA Supreme Court decision By USA Today   -   Jun 22, 2021

    WHO IS SHAWNE ALSTON? MEET EX-WEST VIRGINIA RB, PLAINTIFF IN LANDMARK NCAA SUPREME COURT DECISION

    Shawne Alston, a former West Virginia RB from 2009-2012, was the lead plaintiff against the NCAA in the Supreme Court's landmark antitrust...

  • NCAA Supreme Court ruling: What it means for college sports, athletes By USA Today   -   Jun 22, 2021

    NCAA SUPREME COURT RULING: WHAT IT MEANS FOR COLLEGE SPORTS, ATHLETES

    Monday's Supreme Court decision against NCAA is certain to redefine concept of amateurism. Here's what ruling means for the NCAA and...

  • How Suns' Chris Paul & Clippers' Kawhi Leonard have helped behind the scenes during absence By USA Today   -   Jun 22, 2021

    HOW SUNS' CHRIS PAUL & CLIPPERS' KAWHI LEONARD HAVE HELPED BEHIND THE SCENES DURING ABSENCE

    The availability of Chris Paul and Kawhi Leonard for the WCF remains uncertain. But that doesn't means their presence hasn't been felt...

  • Dawn Staley says she's talked with Portland Trail Blazers; Becky Hammon a finalist for job, per report By USA Today   -   Jun 22, 2021

    DAWN STALEY SAYS SHE'S TALKED WITH PORTLAND TRAIL BLAZERS; BECKY HAMMON A FINALIST FOR JOB, PER REPORT

    Team USA coach Dawn Staley has spoken with the Portland Trail Blazers about their head coaching job. Becky Hammon is a finalist, per...

  • New Orleans Saints star Alvin Kamara partners with NASCAR in advisory role By USA Today   -   Jun 22, 2021

    NEW ORLEANS SAINTS STAR ALVIN KAMARA PARTNERS WITH NASCAR IN ADVISORY ROLE

    Alvin Kamara is taking his love of NASCAR to the next level by partnering with the sanctioning body as the first-ever Growth and Engagement...

    NASCAR
  • Eli Manning to rejoin Giants in business role, have jersey retired by organization By USA Today   -   Jun 22, 2021

    ELI MANNING TO REJOIN GIANTS IN BUSINESS ROLE, HAVE JERSEY RETIRED BY ORGANIZATION

    The New York Giants will official retire Eli Manning's No. 10 jersey on Sept. 26 during during a game against the Atlanta Falcons at...