Evan Lysacek woke up every morning praying this would be the day the excruciating pain in his left hip — "like you're being electrocuted" — would subside. And every day when he stepped on the ice, the searing throb of pain reminded him that passion alone can't fuel a dream.
CHICAGO (AP) — Neither the brutal cold nor the league's worst defense could stop Josh McCown and the Bears.
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Joe Torre, Tony La Russa and Bobby Cox made the biggest news on the first day of the winter meetings, an indication of the timeout in the trade-and-signings market.
Wake Forest has hired Dave Clawson from Bowling Green as its next football coach, a person familiar with the situation said.
NEW YORK (AP) — Jameis Winston will have plenty of company at the Heisman Trophy ceremony — though he's not expected to have much competition.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The New England Patriots must get used to playing without Rob Gronkowski again.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Even after coming in from the cold, Peyton Manning was hot.
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Tyrann Mathieu's terrific rookie NFL season has come to a premature end.
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Joe Torre, Tony La Russa and Bobby Cox spent decades trying to beat each other, no holds barred. On this day, however, they were a mutual admiration society.
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Some coaches shy away from a No. 1 ranking early in the season, worried about the impact it will have on their players' psyche.
New England Patriots all-star tight end Rob Gronkowski is likely out for the remainder of the season after suffering a right knee injury, the NFL team announced. New England placed the 24-year-old Gronkowski on injured reserve list on Monday after the American reportedly tore his ACL and MCL in his knee. He was hurt in the third quarter of Sunday's wild 27-26 comeback win over Cleveland after ca
(Reuters) - Chicago quarterback Josh McCown made a strong case to become the team's permanent starter after he dominated Dallas in a 45-28 win on Monday that vaulted the Bears into joint first place in the NFC North. Making his fourth straight start in place of the injured Jay Cutler, McCown warmed up the home crowd in freezing conditions by passing for 348 yards, four touchdowns and running for
Josh McCown threw for 349 yards and Matt Forte gained 175 yards and a touchdown to lead the Chicago Bears to a 45-28 win over Dallas. McCown, who was making his fourth consecutive start in place of Jay Cutler, on Monday threw four touchdown passes and ran for another in frigid conditions at Soldier Field in Chicago. The Bears improved to 7-6 and snapped a two-game National Football League losing
Joe Torre, Bobby Cox and Tony La Russa were elected to the Major League Baseball's Hall of Fame on Monday under the expansion era ballot. The three managers will be officially inducted into Cooperstown in July, 2014. Torre is the most well known of the three managers to be enshrined and now serves as the executive vice president for baseball operations for Major League Baseball. They rank in the
Roy Halladay, who had a reputation as a dominant hard-working starting pitcher, retired Monday after signing a one-day contract with the Toronto Blue Jays. Halladay pitched the last four years of his brilliant career with the Philadelphia Phillies.
(Reuters) - Two-time Cy Young Award winner Roy Halladay announced his retirement from Major League Baseball (MLB) on Monday after signing a ceremonial one-day contract with the Toronto Blue Jays, his first big league team. The former Blue Jays ace, one of only five MLB pitchers to win the Cy Young Award as the season's top pitcher in both the American League and National League, began his 16-yea
(Reuters) - Bobby Cox, Tony La Russa and Joe Torre, who each rank in the top five on Major League Baseball's all-time list for wins as managers, have been elected to baseball's Hall of Fame, it was announced on Monday. The three managers were each named on all 16 ballots cast by the Expansion Era Committee, which had also considered nine other former players, executives and contributors to the g
(Reuters) - New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski will miss the rest of the season after tests on Monday showed he had a torn ligaments in his right knee during Sunday's win against the Browns, official website nfl.com reported. Gronkowski, one of the most dynamic tight ends in the National Football League, will be placed on season-ending injured reserve and undergo additional tests to c
Dec 9 (Reuters) - Leading money winners on the 2013/2014European Tour Race to Dubai on Tuesday: 1. Thomas Bjorn (Denmark) 795,338 euros 2. Charl Schwartzel (South Africa) 454,492 3. Jamie Donaldson (Wales) 414,478 3. Sergio Garcia (Spain) 414,478 5. Morten Orum Madsen (Denmark) 241,662 6. Henrik Stenson (Sweden) 238,602 7. Brendon de Jonge (Zimbabwe) 221,449 8. Richard Finch (England) 192,972 9. M
(Adds cricket changes) * Top three soccer leagues postponed * Golf tournament in Durban moved By Nick Said CAPE TOWN, Dec 9 (Reuters) - Weekend matches in the top three tiers of South African soccer have been postponed, while a European Tour golf event and a cricket tour match will start a day earlier as the country prepares for the funeral of former president Nelson Mandela. The South African Foo
By Jahmal Corner LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Kobe Bryant's long awaited return to the basketball court began as a wild celebration on Sunday, but ended as a quiet reminder that the rusty All Star has more work ahead to get back to his brilliant best. Bryant made his anticipated season debut in front of a frenzied Staples Center crowd, showing small hints of old form but mostly looking out of sorts a
Kobe Bryant's made his much-anticipated season debut, finishing with nine points in his first game in eight months after undergoing surgery to repair a torn Achilles tendon. Bryant also had eight rebounds and four assists as the Los Angeles Lakers lost 106-94 to the Toronto Raptors on Sunday.
(Reuters) - Drew Brees torched Carolina's much-vaunted defense with four touchdown passes as the New Orleans Saints routed the Panthers 31-13 to regain control of the NFC South on Sunday. A week after throwing for just 147 yards in a loss to Seattle, Brees picked the Panthers apart in a dominant performance that saw him pass for 313 yards. "I love this offense and I love what (coach) Sean Payton
The Philadelphia Eagles scored four fourth quarter touchdowns, rallying in a snowstorm to beat the Detroit Lions 34-20 as wintry weather wreaked havoc on several NFL games. LeSean McCoy rushed the ball 29 times for a franchise-record 217 yards and scored two of the Eagles' fourth-quarter touchdowns in snowy conditions at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia. McCoy broke Steve Van Buren's reco
Denver Broncos Matt Prater kicked a record 64-yard field goal on the final play of the first half of an National Football League game against the Tennessee Titans. Sunday's goal kick broke the previous record of 63 yards shared by Tom Dempsey (1970), Jason Elam (1998), Sebastian Janikowski (2011) and David Akers (2011). Prater, 29, had a previous career best of 59 yards.
By Larry Fine NEW YORK (Reuters) - A wintry wonderland of games featured in National Football League action on Sunday with snow impacting several contests, while the Denver Broncos reached the playoffs and the Indianapolis Colts claimed the AFC South title. In more conventional settings, the Broncos (11-2) charged past the Tennessee Titans (5-8) 51-28 to clinch a playoff berth and hand the Colts
By Mark Lamport-Stokes THOUSAND OAKS, California (Reuters) - Zach Johnson prides himself on his competitive spirit and he came up with the goods in triumphant style after going head-to-head with Tiger Woods at the Northwestern Mutual World Challenge on Sunday. Having twice finished second to tournament host Woods in the elite limited-field event at Sherwood Country Club, Johnson reversed that posi
By Mark Lamport-Stokes THOUSAND OAKS, California (Reuters) - Tournament host Tiger Woods was denied a sixth win of the year in sensational fashion when he lost the Northwestern Mutual World Challenge in a playoff with Zach Johnson at Sherwood Country Club on Sunday. Johnson, who had twice finished second to fellow American Woods at this elite limited-field event, sealed victory with a rock-solid
By Mark Lamport-Stokes THOUSAND OAKS, California, Dec 8 (Reuters) - Zach Johnson prides himself on his competitive spirit and he came up with the goods in triumphant style after going head-to-head with Tiger Woods at the Northwestern Mutual World Challenge on Sunday. Having twice finished second to tournament host Woods in the elite limited-field event at Sherwood Country Club, Johnson reversed th
* Woods misses five-foot par putt to lose playoff * Falls short in bid for sixth World Challenge title (Adds further quotes, detail) By Mark Lamport-Stokes THOUSAND OAKS, California, Dec 8 (Reuters) - Tournament host Tiger Woods was denied a sixth win of the year in sensational fashion when he lost the Northwestern Mutual World Challenge in a playoff with Zach Johnson at Sherwood Country Club on S