|Hamilton & Rosberg not a team - Webber [BBC.co.uk Sports: August 28, 2014, 12:37 pm]
England call up uncapped quartet [BBC.co.uk Sports: August 28, 2014, 11:30 am]
Uncapped quarter Calum Chambers, Danny Rose, Fabian Delph and Jack Colback are all named in the England squad.
Rooney named new England captain [BBC.co.uk Sports: August 28, 2014, 11:22 am]
Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney is named new England captain by manager Roy Hodgson.
'Rooney the right choice to lead new England era' [BBC.co.uk Sports: August 28, 2014, 11:20 am]
There might not have been many alternatives but Wayne Rooney is the perfect candidate to captain a rebuilding England, says Phil McNulty.
Palace set to re-sign Zaha on loan [BBC.co.uk Sports: August 28, 2014, 10:45 am]
Crystal Palace are in talks to re-sign winger Wilfried Zaha from Manchester United on a season-long loan.
Cole and Vunipola absent for England [BBC.co.uk Sports: August 28, 2014, 10:15 am]
England will be without injured props Dan Cole and Mako Vunipola for the November internationals at Twickenham.
VIDEO: Holmes's Olympic triumph: 10 years on [BBC.co.uk Sports: August 28, 2014, 9:39 am]
Dame Kelly Holmes talks to BBC Sport's Brendan Foster on the 10th anniversary of her double gold triumph at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens.
VIDEO: England's legendary leaders [BBC.co.uk Sports: August 28, 2014, 8:55 am]
With Roy Hodgson set to name a new captain, BBC Sport looks at those who have led England the most times.
Cook on brink of ban after fine [BBC.co.uk Sports: August 28, 2014, 8:32 am]
Captain Alastair Cook is on the brink of a ban after England were fined for a slow over-rate in the ODI against India.
FA 'confident' over Euro 2020 bid [BBC.co.uk Sports: August 28, 2014, 8:21 am]
The Football Association is "really confident" Wembley will win the bidding to host the semi-finals and final of Euro 2020.
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|World Cup preview: No Durant, no problem USA still one of two teams with legit shot to win gold [NBC Sports: August 28, 2014, 12:45 pm]
Doesn't matter who didn't show up, the guys that did make Team USA one of two teams with a legit shot at gold.
Report: Leandro Barbosa reaches deal with Warriors [NBC Sports: August 28, 2014, 12:00 pm]
For a third point guard signed for the league minimum, this is a nice pickup. Not thrilling, but nice.
Lakers work out seven NBA veteran free agents beyond Michael Beasley [NBC Sports: August 28, 2014, 4:20 am]
Dexter Pittman, Greg Stiemsma, Daniel Orton, Bobby Brown, Toney Douglas, Ben Hansbrough and Malcolm Lee try out
Robbie Hummel to release hip-hop album. Wait. What? [NBC Sports: August 28, 2014, 3:20 am]
NBA news you definitely didn't expect to read today
Jerry Colangelo on James Harden leading Team USA: ‘He’s the one’ [NBC Sports: August 28, 2014, 2:20 am]
Rockets guard continues to draw praise after offseason of petty comments
|Transfer needs – Manchester United, Newcastle, QPR, Southampton, Stoke [NBC Sports: August 28, 2014, 1:00 pm]
We continue our look at what each PL team needs to do in the final few days of the window.
Rooney named England captain and fulfils 'dream' [Yahoo! Sports: August 28, 2014, 12:48 pm]
Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney was named the new captain of England on Thursday. Rooney, who succeeds Liverpool's Steven Gerrard, will lead his country in a friendly against Norway on Sept. 3 and their opening Euro 2016 qualifier against Switzerland on Sept. 8. "To be named as England captain is a dream come true for me personally and, of course, for my family," Rooney, who has scored 40 goals in 95 international appearances, said in a statement. "As a kid I always loved the occasion of watching a big England game on the television," the 28-year-old added.
Soccer-Platini rules out running for FIFA presidency [Yahoo! Sports: August 28, 2014, 12:48 pm]
(Adds details, quotes) * Platini will not stand against Blatter * Frenchman says he still believes change needed at FIFA * Blatter set to seek fifth term By Mike Collett MONACO, Aug 28 (Reuters) - UEFA president Michel Platini ruled himself out of the running for the most powerful job in football on Thursday, saying he "could not convince himself" that opposing incumbent Sepp Blatter for the FIFA presidency was the right thing to do. Instead, the former France international told a packed news conference in Monte Carlo that he would offer himself instead for re-election as UEFA president, a role he has held since 2007. Platini, 59, had already told the chairman and general secretaries of UEFA's 54 member nations that he would not be standing against the 78-year-old Swiss, who is expected to seek a fifth term at the helm of the world governing body when the election is held next June. The Frenchman said he had deliberated for months before deciding against standing, but still believed change was needed at FIFA and it was time Blatter went.
Preview: Possible “Groups of Death” galore in UEFA Champions League draw [NBC Sports: August 28, 2014, 12:20 pm]
All the details you need to know, as the UCL group stage draw takes place on Thursday.
New Swans deal for midfielder Ki [BBC.co.uk Sports: August 28, 2014, 12:07 pm]
South Korean midfielder Ki Sung-yueng signs a new four-year contract to stay at Swansea City until 2018.
|Chiefs' bus in accident before Packers game (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: August 27, 2014, 11:57 pm]
GRAND CHUTE, Wis. (AP) -- Authorities say a bus taking the Kansas City Chiefs to their Wisconsin hotel was involved in an accident.
Broncos' Ware will sit out 1st visit to Cowboys (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: August 27, 2014, 11:19 pm]
DeMarcus Ware won't play in his first visit to Dallas almost six months after the Cowboys released their franchise sack leader and he signed with Denver. Henry Melton, one of several defensive linemen trying to fill Ware's void, should make his Dallas debut in the preseason finale against the Broncos on Thursday night. The 32-year-old Ware says it will be different ''on the other side of the bar.'' That's a good way to describe what amounts to a social visit with most starters for both teams, including Peyton Manning and Tony Romo, sitting out while fringe players battle for roster spots two days before final cuts. ''I'll be looking forward to seeing some of my old teammates and just being in that stadium and still feeling like it's home,'' said Ware, who spent his first nine seasons with the Cowboys.
Titans agree with DL Casey on multi-year extension (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: August 27, 2014, 10:16 pm]
Tennessee defensive lineman Jurrell Casey came to work this year focusing on football, and he let his agent Drew Rosenhaus work with the Titans in agreeing to a new contract. They finally reached a deal Wednesday on a contract extension multiple media outlets say is for $36 million over four years, with $20.5 million guaranteed. Rosenhaus tweeted out a photo with Casey and the lineman's mother preparing to sign the contract. ''We are excited to come to an agreement on an extension with Jurrell,'' Titans general manager Ruston Webster said in a statement.
Carroll calls penalties disappointing (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: August 27, 2014, 10:09 pm]
Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll says he's disappointed his team has been docked two practices next offseason for excessive physical contact in a minicamp in June. ''We don't want to do things wrong,'' Carroll said following practice Wednesday. The minicamp this past June was marred by a fight between All-Pro cornerback Richard Sherman and wide receiver Phil Bates that was caught by television cameras.
Cardinals sign DT Tommy Kelly (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: August 27, 2014, 9:09 pm]
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) -- The Arizona Cardinals have signed Tommy Kelly, two days after he was cut by the New England Patriots.
|Ex-NHLer Poeschek faces assault charge [NBC Sports: August 28, 2014, 1:00 pm]
He is scheduled to appear in court on Oct. 9.
It’s Buffalo Sabres day on PHT [NBC Sports: August 28, 2014, 12:00 pm]
They're in the middle of a rebuilding process.
Eichel, like McDavid, will showcase his skills in Buffalo this fall [NBC Sports: August 28, 2014, 2:49 am]
Of course, neither will be wearing a Sabres' uniform - not yet at least.
Boston extends affiliation with Providence, Pandolfo named development coach [NBC Sports: August 28, 2014, 1:40 am]
They've also appointed Don Sweeney as the AHL team's new general manager.
Poll: Was 13-14 a fair representation of what Detroit was capable of? [NBC Sports: August 28, 2014, 12:28 am]
It matters given that they will start next season with a largely unchanged roster.
|Trout hits 30th HR in Angels' 6-1 win over Marlins (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: August 28, 2014, 5:27 am]
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- Mike Trout tied a career high with his 30th home run, Gordon Beckham homered for the first time with his new club, and the Los Angeles Angels beat the Miami Marlins 6-1 Wednesday night.
Posey hits game-ending 2-run homer for Giants (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: August 28, 2014, 5:26 am]
Buster Posey hit a game-ending two-run homer for his third clout in two nights, sending the San Francisco Giants past the Colorado Rockies 4-2 on Wednesday night for Bruce Bochy's 1,600th managerial victory. Posey sent an 0-1 pitch from Juan Nicasio (5-6) just inside the left-field foul pole for his 18th homer of the year and second career walkoff homer. Santiago Casilla (2-3), who was ill Tuesday, plunked leadoff hitter Drew Stubbs in the back to start the ninth. Justin Morneau then doubled him home to tie the game at 2.
Rivera lifts Padres past Brewers 3-2 in 10 innings (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: August 28, 2014, 5:20 am]
Rene Rivera tied the game with a home run in the ninth inning, then won it with an RBI single in the 10th inning as the San Diego Padres beat the Milwaukee Brewers 3-2 Wednesday night. Rivera opened the ninth inning with his ninth homer, a shot off Francisco Rodriguez, to tie the score 2-2. In the 10th, Seth Smith walked and Yasmani Grandal singled to start the inning against Zach Duke (4-1). Smith was thrown out at third on a fielder's choice and, one out later, Rivera singled to center to drive in Grandal from second.
Kershaw gets 16th win, Dodgers beat Arizona 3-1 (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: August 28, 2014, 4:50 am]
Clayton Kershaw allowed only an unearned run in eight innings to become the first 16-game winner in the majors, and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 3-1 on Wednesday night. Kershaw (16-3) allowed six hits, retiring 12 of the final 13 batters he faced, seven by strikeout, to improve to 13-1 in his last 16 starts. Scott Van Slyke hit a solo home run off Wade Miley (7-10) before leaving the game with an ankle injury in the fourth inning. Matt Kemp had a two-run double.
Fuld's homer in 9th lifts A's over Astros 5-4 (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: August 28, 2014, 4:16 am]
HOUSTON (AP) -- Sam Fuld hit a tiebreaking, two-run homer in the ninth inning to give the Oakland Athletics a 5-4 win over the Houston Astros on Wednesday night.
|Team Europe gets royal seal of approval (PGA) [Yahoo! Sports: August 28, 2014, 5:48 am]
With the dust only just beginning to settle after an astonishing final day in which Team Europe overturned a four point deficit to triumph 14 1/2 - 13 1/2 over the American side to win The Ryder Cup for a fifth time in ten years, OlazÃ¡bal said the victory had now been given a Spanish royal seal of approval. "I'm still riding the wave," said OlazÃ¡bal during a press conference at London Heathrow's Sofitel Hotel after the Captain, selected Vice Captains and players had on Monday returned the Samuel Ryder Trophy to European shores one week after journeying to Chicago. The events of last week, and the enthralling manner in which the 39th edition culminated in Illinois, certainly lived up to that billing and will undoubtedly live long in the memory, with OlazÃ¡bal and his 12 charges' performances providing possibly the greatest Ryder Cup of all time. "It's really tough on your nerves, but that's the beauty of The Ryder Cup," OlazÃ¡bal reflected on his tenure as Captain.
Angela Bennett, wife of Matt Kuchar caddie Lance Bennett, dies unexpectedly (PGA) [Yahoo! Sports: August 28, 2014, 12:10 am]
Angela Bennett, the life of veteran PGA Tour caddie Lance Bennett, died suddenly on Wednesday. "This is a very difficult time for our family, but we appreciate the outpouring of love and support from the caddies, players and entire golf community," Bennett said in a statement released by Mark Steinberg of Excel Sports. Bennett is world No. 4 Matt Kuchar's caddie, and Steinberg is Kuchar's agent.
Pettersen looks for third win in Portland (The Associated Press) [Yahoo! Sports: August 27, 2014, 10:03 pm]
Defending champion Suzann Pettersen looks to make tournament history as the headliner in the LPGA Portland Classic starting Thursday at Columbia-Edgewater Country Club. The 33-year-old Norwegian hopes to join Nancy Lopez as the tournament's only three-time champion. Pettersen won the Portland tournament in 2011 and 2013. Pettersen rallied with a final-round 5-under 67 to defeat Stacy Lewis by two strokes in the 2013 Portland tournament.
Gallacher targets McDowell Cup spot [BBC.co.uk Sports: August 27, 2014, 5:02 pm]
Stephen Gallacher needs to win or come second at this week's Italian Open to qualify for Europe's Ryder Cup team.
Scot Gallacher eyes Ryder Cup spot [BBC.co.uk Sports: August 27, 2014, 5:02 pm]
Stephen Gallacher takes part in this week's Italian Open, needing a good finish to secure an automatic Ryder Cup spot.
|Jamie McMurray having a much different season than he’s used to on and off the track in 2014 [NBC Sports: August 28, 2014, 3:03 am]
It's pretty simple and straight-forward what Jamie McMurray must do in the next two races if he has any hope of making this year's expanded 16-driver field for the Chase for the Sprint Cup.
NASCAR America video: Joey Logano’s maturity shines at Bristol [NBC Sports: August 27, 2014, 10:19 pm]
On Wednesday's edition of NASCAR America, Jeff Burton spoke with Rick Allen and Frank Stoddard about the spectacle of racing at Bristol and just how difficult Joey Logano's victory at the half-mile oval was.
NASCAR America video: Tony Stewart’s status for Atlanta still up in the air [NBC Sports: August 27, 2014, 10:11 pm]
NASCAR driver jeff Burton says there has been no word yet from Tony Stewart on whether the latter will return to the No. 14 Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet this weekend at Atlanta after missing the last three races due to the Kevin Ward Jr. tragedy, but it could be a last-minute decision.
Reports: Turner Scott’s NASCAR Truck team in transition (UPDATED) [NBC Sports: August 27, 2014, 9:00 pm]
The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series' Turner Scott Motorsports team was reportedly set to close; however, that appears to have changed.
Reports: Turner Scott’s NASCAR Truck team set to close [NBC Sports: August 27, 2014, 9:00 pm]
Big hit for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series with the Turner Scott Motorsports team set to close.
|Wawrinka gets into tiff with fan in US Open win (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: August 28, 2014, 4:58 am]
Australian Open champion Stan Wawrinka got into a bit of a tiff with a spectator, telling him to ''Shut up,'' on the way to beating 91st-ranked Thomaz Bellucci of Brazil 6-3, 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (1) in the second round of the U.S. In a match that began Wednesday and finished after 12:30 a.m. Thursday, the third-seeded Wawrinka quickly built a two-set lead before faltering a bit, muttering aloud at himself after one miss: ''Too many mistakes!'' By the time he was locked in a tight fourth set, Wawrinka was talking directly to a fan who was bothering him, turning toward the Arthur Ashe Stadium stands and saying: ''Shut up, man! Seriously, shut up.'' Bellucci, a left-hander, was ranked as high as 21st in 2010, but arrived in New York with a record of only 11-10 this season.
Wawrinka recovers to make last 32 [BBC.co.uk Sports: August 28, 2014, 4:56 am]
Swiss third seed Stan Wawrinka recovers from a mid-match lapse to beat Tomasz Bellucci 6-3 6-4 3-6 7-6 (7-1) at the US Open.
US OPEN SCENE: Philosopher Gulbis' rules for life (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: August 28, 2014, 4:18 am]
For Ernests Gulbis, the unexamined life really is worth living. For what?'' The 11th-seeded Gulbis says he followed those rules at this year's French Open and completed a run to the semifinals, knocking out Roger Federer along the way. '' - By James Martinez, http://twitter.com/jfmartinez --- TO HAIR IS HUMAN: Blame it on the hair. Caroline Wozniacki got her blond braid caught in her racket while hitting a forehand in her second-round U.S.
4 years later, Venus Williams in US Open 3rd round (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: August 28, 2014, 3:59 am]
Two-time champion Venus Williams is back in the third round of the U.S. The 19th-seeded Williams, at 34 the oldest woman left in the draw, did not need to deal with too much trouble while beating 78th-ranked Timea Bacsinszky of Switzerland 6-1, 6-4 Wednesday night. Finally I did something I couldn't do the last couple years,'' Williams said.
What to watch at US Open: Bellis, 15, back at it (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: August 28, 2014, 3:23 am]
NEW YORK (AP) -- American teen CiCi Bellis returns to action at the U.S. Open on Thursday, two days after becoming the youngest player to win a match in the tournament since 1996.
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Athens Olympics leave mixed legacy, 10 years later
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — In an obscure corner of a park sits a forlorn reminder that, 10 years ago, Athens hosted the 2004 Summer Olympics. The crumbling miniature theater is inscribed with the words "glory, wealth, wisdom, victory, triumph, hero, labor" — and it is where visiting Olympic officials planted an olive sapling that would bear their names for posterity.
Schools invest millions preparing for SEC Network
The Southeastern Conference's new network debuts Thursday, promising more than 1,000 live events this year and a reach that includes most major television providers in the South.
FCC's Pai supports repeal of NFL TV blackout rules
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Ajit Pai called the NFL's television blackout rules "outdated," and urged his fellow Federal Communications Commission representatives to vote in favor of having them repealed to address fan concerns.
Mixed martial arts fighter accused of attacking ex
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Police are looking for a mixed martial arts fighter and porn actor after his girlfriend posted graphic photos of her swollen and beaten face online and said the man, known as War Machine, beat her and a friend so severely that she feared for her life.
Clippers sale to Steve Ballmer goes through
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Steve Ballmer officially became the new owner of the Los Angeles Clippers on Tuesday.
Watson still considering Woods for Ryder Cup
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — U.S. captain Tom Watson said he would be foolish not to consider Tiger Woods as one of his three wild-card selections for the Ryder Cup, a decision that ultimately would be based on Woods' words instead of his actions.
Ward crafted reputation as wheelman before death
PORT LEYDEN, N.Y. (AP) — Kevin Ward Jr. was crafting a reputation as a wheelman, the kind of driver who could race vehicles on any track without fear.
ITF rules on Israel and Ukraine Davis Cup venues
LONDON (AP) — The International Tennis Federation ruled Tuesday that Davis Cup matches will be moved out of Ukraine and Israel because of security issues in both countries.
FCC chief supports repeal of NFL TV blackout rules
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The commissioner of the Federal Communications Commission says it's time to repeal NFL television blackout rules.