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Former WBA lightweight champion Brandon Rios needed only three rounds to dispatch archrival Mike Alvarado in a dominating fashion that clearly proved who between them is the better fighter.

NFL speaks out on deflategate, looks like footballs tampered with

The NFL said Friday they are still investigating the football scandal from last Sunday's game in Foxborough, won by the New England Patriots, 45-7, over the Indianapolis Colts. Yes, the balls were under-inflated but no, they don't know by whom. Not yet.

Olympian Mark Schultz: An exemplary athlete and American

Mark Schultz is a world champion in wrestling. He and his older brother, Dave, had won the gold medal in the 1984 Olympic Games.

2015 NFL Mock Draft: Latest first round projections and analysis

Despite the recent resurgence at running back, NFL teams are still searching for that one wide receiver that can help stretch defenses and give a quarterback a go-to target in crucial situations.

Miami Dolphins Rumors: Mark Ingram top free agent target?

Another year, another missed opportunity for the Miami Dolphins to make the playoffs and now rumors have the front office looking to cut one star player and possibly add some help at running back before the NFL Draft in April.

Arum: Manny Pacquiao to find new opponent if Mayweather fight off

Manny Pacquiao's promoter, the contentious Bob Arum, told ESPN today that his fighter will find another opponent if the Floyd Mayweather fight does not materialize. Arum blamed Mayweather for not signing but the Mayweather camp has blamed Arum.

Op-Ed: Why Brandon Rios will prevail over Mike Alvarado in rubber match

After getting a boxing lesson from WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao in 2013, Brandon Rios took a lengthy break to recover from his two losses in a row that tainted his previously unbeaten record,

Great player, great man, Chicago Cub forever Ernie Banks dies

The great Chicago Cub Ernie Banks, hailed as one of the most cheerful and positive players in the history of sport, has died. Mr. Banks passed away at the age of 83 at a Chicago hospital on Friday night; no cause of death has been given.

MLB Rumors: James Shields to Toronto Blue Jays?

With Max Scherzer recently signing with the Washington Nations, the biggest name left on the MLB free agent market is James Shields and rumors have the former Kansas City Royals ace ready to make a move before the start of spring training.

Op-Ed: Manny mouthing more hype but Mayweather vs. Pacquiao still likely

Here's this: Manny Pacquiao and his camp are not simply engaging in hype when they take shots at Floyd Mayweather, when they are accusing him of ducking the fight every boxing fans wants to see. They're also engaging in, frankly, self-serving bullshit.

Op-Ed: Why Khan is best option for Pacquiao if Mayweather fight fails

In a quick trip to England over the weekend, eight-division world champion Manny Pacquiao, met with potential foe and former sparring partner Amir Khan to discuss a possible fight at the huge Wembley Stadium if the ongoing Pacquiao-Mayweather talks fail.

St. Bonaventure downs Duquesne 100-97 in Overtime Special

For the third time this season the Duquesne Dukes lost a game it should have won, this time to Saint Bonaventure 100-97 Thursday at the AJ Palumbo Center in Pittsburgh.

Op-Ed: TFC must continue building squad despite Giovinco/Altidore move

Some things never change. Broccoli will always remain unappealing, society will never be fully satisfied with the weather, and major Toronto sports franchises will continue to break the hearts of millions, nationwide.

Mayweather to make announcement on Pacquiao talks in Australia

Unbeaten American boxer Floyd Mayweather is traveling to Australia next week to make make his official media announcement on the ongoing fight negotiations between him and the camp of Filipino boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao.

Philadelphia Eagles Rumors: QB Nick Foles on trading block?

With the Super Bowl nearly upon us, teams that didn't make the playoffs are preparing for the 2015 season. While most will use the upcoming NFL Draft to find help, trade rumors have surfaced this past week and a big name quarterback is on that list.

MLB Rumors: Potential landing spots if Nats trade Strasburg

The Washington Nationals made a big splash in the MLB free agent market this past week signing former Detroit Tigers ace Max Scherzer to a $210 million deal, but with this signing could come a trade as the team is now loaded with starting pitchers.

Bill Belichick has 'no explanation' for deflated footballs

At a press conference this morning, New England Patriots famed coach Bill Belichick was able to shed, well, no light on why 11 of 12 footballs his team provided for the AFC Championship game Sunday were underinflated. It was news to him, he said.

Op-Ed: Why can't Arum step aside to see if Mayweather will sign contract

Alex Ariza, Manny Pacquiao's former strength and conditioning coach — who is now working with the camp of Floyd Mayweather — said the long-awaited Mayweather-Pacquiao fight will never happen as long as Bob Arum represents Pacquiao in the ongoing talks

Op-Ed: Inside the great Peyton Manning

With the Super Bowl right around the corner it seems only natural, as two teams get set to see who is the best in the world, we consider greatness and what constitutes it, and who truly has it.

Mayweather-Pacquiao fight contract could be signed this week

While former Pacquiao's Strength and Conditioning Coach Alex Ariza is painting a grim scenario of the ongoing Mayweather-Pacquiao fight talks, Pacquiao's promoter Bob Arum believes the contract will be signed this week.

2015 NFL Mock Draft: Jets, Dolphins, 49ers looking for WR help?

Seattle and New England are preparing to win a Super Bowl title, but for the other 30 NFL teams, preparing for the upcoming draft is top priority.

NBA News: Franchise values hit all-time high with latest TV deal

Forbes is set to release their latest findings on what NBA franchises are worth and the news is incredible. The latest guidelines now have the average team worth $1.1 billion, a whopping 72 percent increase over the last year.

Op-Ed: Is this the college football playoff we've been asking for?

Well, it finally happened. The first ever College Football Playoff National Champion has been crowned, The Ohio State Buckeyes. As a member of Buckeye Nation I could not have been more excited, but I can't help but wonder, "Is this the playoff we wanted?"

Pacquiao's adviser explores options for next fight

Manny Pacquiao's longtime adviser Michael Koncz is exploring all options in search for Pacquiao next opponent in case Floyd Mayweather fails to sign their fight contract by the end of this month.

Oakland Raiders Rumors: DeMarco Murray top free agent target

The Oakland Raiders have become one of the worst franchises in the NFL, but general manager Reggie McKenzie is looking to turn things around and with plenty of room under the salary cap for 2015, changes will be coming.

Op-Ed: Fight fans may have been misled about Mayweather-Pacquiao talks

Fight fans may have been misled into believing that the Mayweather-Pacquiao fight negotiations are still in progress but the truth is that both of them had already agreed to fight and the fight contract is now signed and sealed.

New England Patriots accused of cheating, again

It has been confirmed, following a 45-7 dismantling of the Indianapolis Colts in the AFC Championship game, the New England Patriots are under investigation for under-inflated footballs that were used in the game.

Op-Ed: Mayweather patiently waits for contract, Pacquiao mouths off

There is nothing from any official involved in negotiations that suggests Floyd Mayweather is balking at signing to fight Manny Pacquiao on May 2. The only suggestions that Mayweather won't sign are coming from none other than Pacquiao himself.

Green Bay Packers pack up; Brandon Bostick mans up, accepts blame

Players from the team cleaning out its lockers after the big game are never in a good mood. Especially players who made big mistakes in the game. Sometimes those players compound their on-field mistake by refusing to accept blame. Not Brandon Bostick.

Op-Ed: Pacquiao has done everything to give fans the fight they wanted

For over five years, Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao have fought tirelessly off the ring but they may end up not facing each other inside the squared ring for the fans to know and see who really is the best fighter between them.

Op-Ed: Seattle, New England to meet in Arizona — Super Bowl XLIX

The Seahawks and Patriots meet in Arizona to decide who will be crowned Super Bowl 49 Champion. Tom Brady looks for his fourth world championship in his sixth trip to the big show while the Seahawks try to remain champs for at least one more year.

Strange days for Tiger Woods, tooth knocked out, wears disguise

These are strange days for Tiger Woods. He flew to Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy to be with girlfriend and superstar skier Lindsay Vonn and two things happened, one by accident. He had a tooth broken and disguised himself in a skeleton costume, of sorts.

Duquesne snaps Saint Joseph's series winning streak, 63-54 Special

The Duquesne Dukes ended Saint Joseph's six game winning streak in the series between the two teams, by handing the Hawks a 63-54 loss Sunday at the AJ Palumbo Center in Pittsburgh.

Op-Ed: Floyd Mayweather not ducking Manny Pacquiao, will fight — and win

The past two days the boxing world has been getting stories of Floyd Mayweather ducking Manny Pacquiao, of the fight rumored close now falling apart. It's been floated Mayweather will fight Miguel Cotto again and maybe Pacquiao will settle for Amir Khan

Op-Ed: What's stopping Mayweather from signing fight deal with Pacquiao

Floyd Mayweather is a 3-1 favorite to win on May 2 if he signs a contract to fight Manny Pacquiao at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada in what appears to be the richest fight in boxing history.

Op-Ed: Will The Undertaker have a match at WrestleMania 31?

After the Undertaker's undefeated streak ended last year at WrestleMania 30, his career and potential appearance at WrestleMania 31 have been in question.

Betting starts for Mayweather vs. Pacquiao fight before contract

Betting lines and odds are already up on the Floyd Mayweather - Manny Pacquiao fight for May 2 - before the fight has even been signed. Not surprisingly, Mayweather is the odds on favourite at about 3-1.

Op-Ed: What happens if Mayweather decides to renege on fight deal

By publicly announcing his decision to fight Manny Pacquiao on May 2, unbeaten American boxer Floyd Mayweather is bound to honor his commitment or he will suffer a painful rejection by fight fans that could lead to massive boycott of his future fights.

Op-Ed: Trade winds swirl around Toronto Maple Leafs, club should rebuild

The losing in Toronto has been going on for years yet the club has never tried rebuilding. Starting from scratch and drafting and trading for youth and trying to find a winning formula that way. The other way ain't working — so why not?

Top-ranked VCU narrowly escapes defeat from Duquesne Special

No. 17-ranked (AP) Virginia Commonwealth University narrowly escaped a major upset from the Duquesne Dukes when it pulled out a win 70-64 Saturday at the Consol Center in Pittsburgh.

Floyd Mayweather's father predicts son will hurt Manny Pacquiao

Floyd Mayweather Sr., the father of course to boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr., don't mince words. After all, he himself was a successful boxer and knows the hype game. He came out swinging this week talking about a fight between his son and Manny Pacquiao.
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