The Sports Xchange
WNBA admits title-winning basket shouldn't have counted The WNBA admitted Friday, Oct. 21, that a late basket should not have counted after a livid Minnesota Lynx coach Cheryl Reeve criticized the officiating following her team's 77-76 loss to the Los Angeles Sparks in the decisive Game 5 of the WNBA Finals on Thursday night.
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell wasn't interested in making excuses on Wednesday as he addressed the league's dip in the television ratings over the first few weeks of the 2016 season. "It's something that I don't think there's a single reason for," Goodell said at the fall owners' meeting in Houston. "I really don't. We look at all those factors. Everyone's got theories, you guys got theories, others got theories. We work closely with our network partners. We see tremendous strength in our numbers.
Sam Bradford goes back to Philadelphia on Sunday, Oct. 23, for the first time since the Eagles traded him to the Minnesota Vikings, and he is bringing all of his knowledge of rookie starter Carson Wentz and the offensive system of first-year coach Doug Pederson.
The Minnesota Vikings signed rookie cornerback Tre Roberson to the practice squad on Tuesday. Roberson is in his first season as a cornerback after being a college quarterback at Illinois...
The Cleveland Indians team name and the "Chief Wahoo" logo were being targeted in a Canadian lawsuit ahead of Monday night's Game 3 of the American League Championship Series against...
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn.—Yes, the NFL is a ridiculously unpredictable league. But even by NFL standards, what the Vikings have done since Aug. 30 is beyond shocking. Forty-one days ago, this team had the life sucker-punched out of it when young franchise quarterback Teddy Bridgewater crumpled to the ground during a non-contact practice drill two days before the preseason finale and 18 days before the start of the season. His left knee was so damaged that his return for the start of next season is uncertain.
The Baltimore Ravens fired offensive coordinator Marc Trestman, a former Minnesota State University Moorhead quarterback, on Monday and replaced him with quarterbacks coach Marty Mornhinweg. Ravens head coach John Harbaugh...
Pete Rose, Major League Baseball's all-time hits leader, has petitioned the National Baseball Hall of Fame officials to include him on future ballots. Rose received a lifetime ban from then-commissioner Bart Giamatti for betting on baseball. Rose accepted terms of the agreement on Aug. 24, 1989. Giamatti died eight days later. The 75-year-old Rose's seven-page letter, obtained by Yahoo Sports, asked Hall president Jeff Idelson for his inclusion on ballots and for the officials to reconsider the bylaw that blocks his candidacy for enshrinement.
LSU fired embattled head football coach Les Miles on Sunday afternoon, Sept. 25, a day after the Tigers lost 18-13 to Auburn to fall to 2-2 on the season. The Tigers began the season ranked No. 5 nationally and are no longer in the Top 25. Defensive line coach Ed Orgeron was appointed interim coach. Orgeron was USC's interim coach in 2013 and coached Mississippi from 2005-07. LSU also fired offensive coordinator Cam Cameron.
Lady Gaga is expected to be the headline performer at halftime of Super Bowl LI in Houston. Sources told SportsBusiness Daily that the official announcement likely will be made on Sunday during FOX's NFL pregame show. Billboard.com first reported last week that the music artist was in talks with the NFL to serve as halftime entertainment at NRG Stadium on Feb. 5, 2017. Gaga received rave reviews for her rendition of the national anthem at Super Bowl 50 between the Denver Broncos and Carolina Panthers.