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NFL's new deal with DirecTV is worth $1.5 billion per year

The NFL, everyone's favorite plucky charitable not-for-profit business, isn't taking the "Sunday Ticket" package anywhere but DirecTV for a long time. DirecTV and the NFL agreed to a new eight-year deal, at a total cost of $12 billion. Show More Summary

Austin Davis earned Rams' starting QB job but has chance for more

EARTH CITY, Mo. -- The only thing surprising about St. Louis Rams coach Jeff Fisher's announcement that Austin Davis is his quarterback this week and for the rest of the season is that there was an announcement at all. There were plenty...Show More Summary

Kyle Orton Is an Underrated Fantasy Asset in Multi-QB Leagues

In their quest to find a spark to ignite their stagnant offense, the Buffalo Bills are turning to everyone's favorite player: the backup quarterback. Kyle Orton is taking over for E.J. Manuel, but he also brings with him very intriguing...Show More Summary

Josh Hamilton to start Game 1, Jered Weaver to pitch on short rest if needed in ALDS vs. Royals

10 minutes agoSports / Baseball : Baseball Nation

The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim had the best record in baseball in 2014, and did so largely without much production from Josh Hamilton, but Hamilton will be back and starting in the American League Division Series against the Kansas City Royals on Thursday night. Game 1 of the ALDS will be in Anaheim on Thursday, starting at 9:07 p.m. Show More Summary

Predicting the Winner of Each College Football Conference After Week 5

Well, September is officially behind us, and we’re through a month of the college football season. Every team in the Football Bowl Subdivision has had multiple opportunities to impress us, or, in some cases, make their teams long for...Show More Summary

Football: Ejections finalized for Inglewood-North Torrance incident

11 minutes agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

After reviewing video from last week's Inglewood-North Torrance football game that was halted in the third quarter when players came off the bench during an incident following a punt, nine players from North Torrance should be ejected and won't be able to play in the team's next scheduled...

Chiefs vs. 49ers: Breaking Down San Francisco's Game Plan

The San Francisco 49ers got back on track with a much-needed victory in Week 4 over the Philadelphia Eagles. Now the task will be to keep that positive momentum moving forward as the 49ers host quarterback Alex Smith and the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 5. The reunion between Smith and his former team will kick off at 4:25 p.m. Show More Summary

Cristiano Ronaldo Manchester United Transfer Will Happen In Two Years

Cristiano Ronaldo’s long-touted return to Manchester United will take place in two years time, according to a leading Spanish journalist. Guillem Balague, a Spanish soccer expert who works for Sky Sports, has now revealed that Ronaldo’s move back to England won’t happen this summer, as had long been predicted. Show More Summary

Congress looking to take NFL's tax break away if it doesn't change Redskins name

The National Football League operates as a not-for-profit. That's the league's tax status, which is laughable to anyone. The NFL makes billions of dollars. It's the most successful sports league in American history, a record it breaks every year. Show More Summary

Ranking the Best Backcourts in the NBA Entering 2014-15 Season

Dion Waiters and Bradley Beal are beefing, y'all! It seems the shooting guards from the Cleveland Cavaliers and Washington Wizards can't see eye to eye on the league's best backcourt. Stunning, huh? Per Dave McMenamin of ESPN.com, "Beal...Show More Summary

Basel vs. Liverpool: Post-Match Reaction from Paulo Sousa and Brendan Rodgers

Brendan Rodgers rued his side's poor defending as Liverpool lost 1-0 away to Basel on Wednesday night in the Champions League and further reduced their chances of making it out of Group B. Marco Streller swept home a loose ball from a corner in the 52nd minute for what proved to be the winner in a largely uninspiring encounter in Switzerland. Show More Summary

Dick Vitale signs new contract, remains with ESPN through 2016-17

17 minutes agoSports : Awful Announcing

As one of the few remaining ESPN employees who date back to the beginning of the network, Dick Vitale still commands a presence to this day. And as he continues well into his 70?s, the college basketball analyst is treasured not only by his fellow employees, but more importantly, his bosses. Show More Summary

Tigers Hope Starters Can Outdo Orioles Bullpen

18 minutes agoSports / Baseball : Bats

The Detroit Tigers' starting pitchers in the first three games of the AL Division Series have a combined 329 wins, three Cy Young Awards and 35 games of postseason experience.

Former Angels southpaw Chuck Finley sells equestrian estate in O.C.

19 minutes agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

Chuck Finley, the retired baseball pitcher who played 14 seasons for the California/Anaheim Angels, has sold his equestrian estate in San Juan Capistrano for $3.55 million.

Facebook apologizes to drag queens for deleting accounts

22 minutes agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

Facebook is apologizing to drag queens and transgender people for deleting accounts that used drag names such as Lil Miss Hot Mess rather than legal names such as Bob Smith.

ProFootballTalk: When will Robert Mueller’s investigation conclude?

Packers’ CEO Mark Murphy released a statement on Robert Mueller’s investigation of the Ray Rice case. Murphy hoped the investigation would be finished by the owner’s meeting next week.

Eager Cavaliers' fans welcome back LeBron

22 minutes agoBasketball / NBA : Official NBA Blog

Long lines wrapped around Quicken Loans Arena as Cavaliers fans eagerly waited to welcome back LeBron James.

Trent Williams: Seahawks aren’t unstoppable, we can beat them

As Washington left tackle Trent Williams studies film of Seattle’s defense in preparation for Monday night’s meeting, his conclusion is this: These guys are beatable. Williams said he and his teammates won’t go into the game against the defending champion Seahawks intimidated, because they know they can win. “Can we beat them? Yeah,” Williams said,…

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