American Sports News for 22 Jan 2013
Michael Phelps has a new sort of girlfriend. She kind of looks like Megan Fox. She has her own sex tape. Celebrity sex news!
Cape Verde will look to build on their opening draw against South Africa when they take on Morocco in Africa...
Long-serving Chelsea left back Ashley Cole has signed a one-year extension to his contract, the Premier League club said on Tuesday.
Wayne Ellington's NBA career has been largely disappointing, but his recent trade to the Cleveland Cavaliers may be his best chance at finding success (ESPN). Through four-plus years in the league, he... has averaged only 6.3 points per game on 41 percent shooting from the field. This season, he's making only 41 percent of his shots from the field, but he's been good on 42 percent from deep. That is no doubt part of what made him attractive to the Cavs. The other side of his appeal lies in the fact that he's a restricted free agent at the end of the season. If he doesn't work out, the Cavs can cut ties with him. Coming out of North Carolina in 2009, Ellington was billed as a sharp-shooter with decent upside as a scorer. Ellington averaged 14.7 points in three years at Chapel Hill, but a lack...
Two goals from in-demand striker Gary Hooper helped Celtic to a 4-0 win over Dundee United at Parkhead in the Scottish Premier League.
For Aston Villa, it will be remembered as one of the more harrowing nights of their history. For Bradford, 10th in League Two, bucket-collection skint a few years back and grateful still to be in... business, it is difficult to imagine how they could possibly top this moment. Unless, that is, they go to Wembley and actually win the damn thing. They are the first fourth-division side to reach the final of this competition since Rochdale in 1962 and that, for Villa, brings immeasurable embarrassment. Paul Lambert's side, fourth from bottom of the Premier League, must now go to Millwall in the FA Cup on Friday, with another giant-killing possible. Whatever happens, it may take a long time before this once-mighty club, former European Cup winners, get over losing a two-leg semi-final against a...
Former University of Oregon quarterback Bryan Bennett has transferred to Southeastern Louisiana, Lions coach Ron Roberts announced Tuesday.Bennett, a 6-foot-3, 204-pound junior from Encino, Calif.,... will have two years of eligibility remaining
New York Jets coach Rex Ryan was involved in a car accident last week in Bethlehem, Pa., the team's public relations department confirmed on Tuesday.
For Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck, a sophomore season in the NFL will have the feel of his senior season at Stanford. Instead of moving into his second year under offensive coordinator... Bruce Arians, Luck and the Colts offense will enter 2013 with former Stanford offensive coordinator Pep Hamilton running the offense. Arians, after helping the Colts qualify for the postseason in 2012 as both the offensive coordinator and interim head coach, accepted a job to be the Arizona Cardinals' next head coach. While the Colts could have stayed in-house for his successor, they instead went to a well-known commodity in Hamilton, who has been Stanford's offensive coordinator since 2011. Under Arians, the Colts were a vertical passing offense that depended (and thrived) on Luck's ability to...
Bradford City became the first fourth tier club to reach a major English domestic cup final for 51 years on Tuesday when they held off Aston Villa for a 4-3 aggregate win in the League Cup semifinal.
There is no way an NFL head coach would sabotage his team in a Super Bowl. Right? Well, according to legendary wide receiver Tim Brown, Oakland Raiders head coach Bill Callahan sabotaged his team by... changing the game plan on the Friday prior to Super Bowl XXXVII, a game in which Oakland ultimately lost 48-21 to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. When it comes to the Oakland Raiders, anything is possible. Nothing that apparently occurred during the Al Davis era should be completely ruled out, that's for sure. After the video of Brown's rather adamant stance on this controversial topic began to circulate, obviously, the media began to ask more questions and wanted accounts from other players on that team. ESPN's Chris Mortensen received a few text messages from former Oakland fullback Jon Ritchie:...
Tomas Holmstrom has made his retirement official after 15 seasons with the Detroit Red Wings.
SEATTLE (AP) -- Ken Griffey Jr. will be inducted into the Seattle Mariners Hall of Fame as its seventh member.
The 10th-ranked Maryland women's basketball team will be without starting forward Tierney Pfirman for at least one month after the freshman suffered a dislocated right kneecap Saturday. Pfirman was... injured during practice before the team departed for Atlanta to play Georgia Tech Sunday. The Terrapins (15-3, 6-1 ACC) won that game, 66-57, with a roster of eight available players, although only seven participated against the Yellow Jackets.
League Two side Bradford City cruised to a 3-1 win in its home match of the League Cup semifinal tie against Aston Villa two weeks ago, but most observers expected the Claret and Blue to put up, at... the very least, a 2-0 win in today's Villa Park rematch to advance to the League Cup final. After all, Villa is (by definition, if not recent play) a Premiership side, and Bradford City a middle-of-the-road fourth-division team. They barely belong on the same pitch together. More
As a product of the Premier League factory that is the Manchester United academy, there's always a good chance that Danny Welbeck--who joined the club at the age of 15--would be given his ample share... of chances to impress at the club. However, one debate currently ringing around the Red Devils' fraternity is, with the wealth of attacking talent calling Old Trafford their home, whether Welbeck ultimately fits the bill. The Daily Mail recently reported upon Sir Alex Ferguson's selection dilemma, admitting that, despite a man-of-the-match performance just the week before, the other options at the Theatre of Dreams means that the forward's position is never truly safe. At least not as long as Robin van Persie, Wayne Rooney and Javier Hernandez all remain at the club. In truth, the 22-year-old...
Daytona International Speedway has unveiled new details on its proposed redevelopment of the historic 53-year-old Florida racetrack.
Late goals from Ivory Coast forward Gervinho and Tunisia winger Youssef Msakni earned wins over Togo and Algeria respectively as Group D got underway at the African Nations Cup on Tuesday.
By Dan Ambrose: Former WBO featherweight champion Orlando Salido (39-12-2, 27 KO's) plans on moving up to super featherweight and will be fighting in May in Mexico, according to fightnews.com. Salido... lost his WBO title to Mikey Garcia last Saturday night by an 8th round technical decision after a clash of heads in the 8th
Detroit Red Wings forward Tomas Holmstrom made it official, announcing his retirement after a 15-year NHL career during a Tuesday press conference.The native of Sweden, who will turn 40 on Wednesday,... recorded just 11 goals and 24 points in 74 games a season ago
Former University of Delaware assistant head coach and linebackers coach Brad Sherrod was named Elon University's new defensive coordinator on Tuesday.In Sherrod's first season at Delaware in 2010,... the Blue Hens posted a 12-3 record while reaching the NCAA Division I Football Championship Game
Winnipeg defeated the struggling Capitals 4-2 to end Washington's 10-game winning streak in home openers.
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Time Warner Cable has won a contract to carry Los Angeles Dodgers games for at least the next two decades starting in 2014, snatching the games away from Fox Sports after this... year's baseball season ends.
Bradford City became the first fourth tier club to reach a major English domestic cup final for 51 years on Tuesday when they held off Premier League Aston Villa for a 4-3 aggregate win in the League... Cup semi-final.
Many of college football's top senior's are gathered in Mobile to show off their skills for NFL scouts at the 2013 Senior Bowl, but one of the most talked-about players in Alabama this week isn't even... playing in the game. Cornerback Tyrann Mathieu, who went from Heisman finalist and potential top-five draft pick to kicked off LSU's team altogether before the 2012 season began, is in Mobile trying to convince NFL scouts that his checkered past is just that and he's ready to move on to the next chapter of his career. It's hardly a surprise that Mathieu would like to put the past year behind him, as it was an unmitigated disaster. After making a trip to New York in December of 2011 and playing in the BCS National Championship game, "The Honey Badger" entered the offseason as the face of the...