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NFL fines Lynch for silent treatment

Nov 20, 2014

NFL fines Lynch for silent treatment

For all the noise he creates on the field, Marshawn Lynch’s silence with the media has now cost him six figures in fines. The NFL fined Seattle’s star $50,000 on Wednesday for violations of the league’s media policy. League spokesman Michael Signora confirmed the ...

Nishikori reflects on momentous season

Nov 19, 2014

Nishikori reflects on momentous season

Kei Nishikori won’t lie: even he wasn’t expecting the season he had in 2014. “I never expected to come this far,” Nishikori said on Tuesday, a day after returning from London where he reached the semifinals of the ATP World Tour Finals. “My goal ...

Peterson out for rest of '14

Nov 19, 2014

Peterson out for rest of '14

Adrian Peterson’s dispute with the NFL reached another level when the league suspended Minnesota’s star running back without pay for at least the rest of the season. As his representatives initiated an appeal, Peterson remained at the center of an escalating argument between the ...

Red Wings bounce back to crush Blue Jackets

Nov 19, 2014

Red Wings bounce back to crush Blue Jackets

Detroit coach Mike Babcock was full of praise Tuesday night, a complete reversal after his team’s sluggish play in a loss to Montreal two days earlier. Jimmy Howard made 28 saves for his 19th career shutout, and Tomas Tatar and Tomas Jurco each had ...

Nov 19, 2014

Star cornerback Bailey retires

Champ Bailey said goodbye to the NFL on Tuesday after signing a ceremonial one-day contract with his beloved Denver Broncos. Bailey retired at age 36 with a cornerback-record dozen Pro Bowl selections, more interceptions (52) than any active player and no regrets. “Until my ...

Nov 19, 2014

NFL announces HOF semifinalists

Junior Seau, Kurt Warner and Tony Dungy are among 26 semifinalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s class of 2015. Seau and Warner are among eight first-year candidates in the balloting. Dungy is in his second year on the ballot. Former general managers ...

Nov 19, 2014

Tiger upset over parody interview

Tiger Woods criticized Hall of Fame golf writer Dan Jenkins on Tuesday for a parody in which Jenkins fakes an interview with him and covers topics from his reputation as a bad tipper to his failed marriage to his six-year drought in the majors. ...

Nishikori reflects on dynamic success, stress on tour

Nov 18, 2014

Nishikori reflects on dynamic success, stress on tour

Kei Nishikori on Tuesday confessed to feeling a tad envious of his tennis rivals being cheered on courtside by wives and girlfriends, but showed lightning footwork to dodge the $6-million question. “Tennis players are always on the road so it must help relieve some ...

Nov 18, 2014

Callahan leads Lightning to win

Ryan Callahan scored two goals in his first game against his former New York Rangers teammates as the surging Tampa Bay Lightning rode another big offensive outburst to a 5-1 victory Monday night. Callahan netted the second of Tampa Bay’s two first-period goals and ...

Nov 18, 2014

Skier Miller to have back surgery

Never one to let a little pain get in his way, the hard-charging Bode Miller tried to ski his way through a balky back until it simply became too much. Miller will undergo outpatient surgery on Monday in San Diego and is expected to ...

Bell runs wild as Steelers rally from 11 down to top Titans

Nov 18, 2014

Bell runs wild as Steelers rally from 11 down to top Titans

This time, the Pittsburgh Steelers beat their struggling opponent. Ben Roethlisberger and Le’Veon Bell were an impressive duo in Music City on Monday night. Roethlisberger threw a 12-yard touchdown pass to Antonio Brown with 9:01 left, lifting the Steelers to a 27-24 victory over ...

Burns enters Hall of Fame four years after death

Nov 18, 2014

Burns enters Hall of Fame four years after death

A few months ago, Line Burns was driving to see a friend and stopped in Gilmanton, New Hampshire, where she used to live with her husband. She was gassing up her car and getting something to eat when her phone rang. On the other ...