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It was only fitting that on a weekend when the United States was celebrating its Independence Day, a different type of fireworks dominated the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series car race at Daytona International Speedway.

2015 CFL Power Rankings: Argos take over top spot

The 2015 CFL season got off to a shaky start for several teams as injuries hit the league hard in week one, but after some surprising finishes in week two, fans of the game are scratching their heads and wondering what the rest of the year has in store.

Op-Ed: Manny Pacquiao needs senate seat for higher political agenda

Two years ago, Manny Pacquiao admitted he has plans to run in the 2022 Philippine presidential elections. Now Pacquiao's promoter Bob Arum has confirmed the incumbent congressman from Sarangani is indeed running for president in 2022.

Copa America Final Tactical Preview: Chile - Argentina

For the most part, cup finals tend to be dull, cautious battles between two physically, mentally, and emotionally drained sides fearing to make mistakes.

Op-Ed: Cotto-Alvarez bout could eclipse Mayweather Sept. 12 fight

The proposed fight between Miguel Cotto of Puerto Rico and Saul "Canelo" Alvarez of Mexico is destined to be this year's biggest boxing event and it could possibly eclipse the Floyd Mayweather Sept. 12 retirement fight.

Arum lawsuit signals death knell to Mayweather-Pacquiao rivalry

The lawsuits filed by boxing promoters Bob Arum of Top Rank Promotions (TR) and Oscar de la Hoya of Golden Boy Promotioins (GBP) could effectively end the Mayweather-Pacquiao rivalry and signal the death knell for boxing.

Hyundai Is NFL's new official sponsor

With a new four-year deal between Hyundai and the National Football League, Hyundai is now the official auto-sponsor of the NFL.

Op-Ed: Mayweather-Pacquiao saga continues with mockery outside the ring

Two of the world's richest celebrities continue to dominate the sports and entertainment headlines with their seemingly unstoppable saga as they trade barbs, sneer and poke fun at each other to keep their popularity rating on top of the charts

Manny Pacquiao gears up for serious post-surgery rehab

Eight-division world champion Manny Pacquiao is set to fly to the US in a few days to see his orthopedic surgeon for post surgery check-up following his shoulder injury while on training and during his fight against Floyd Mayweather last May 2.

Tennis players and pilgrims swelter as heatwave hits Europe

Tennis players at Wimbledon, fasting Muslims and ailing religious pilgrims in Lourdes were among those at risk from the blast of a major heatwave spreading up through Europe on Tuesday.

Cotto-Alvarez bout tops poll for best, biggest upcoming fights

Boxing promoters are making arrangements for potential blockbuster fights in the second half of 2015. Among the most popular are the proposed Cotto-Alvarez, Golovkin-Froch and the Mayweather- Khan fights.

MLB Trade Rumors: Aroldis Chapman to Toronto Blue Jays?

The Toronto Blue Jays enter July with the best offense in baseball, but the team is struggling on the mound, especially at the back end of the bullpen and if they want to challenge for a spot in the MLB post season, making a deal now is their best option.

Baseball stories in first half of 2015

As Major League Baseball enters the halfway point of the 2015 season, some interesting story lines have emerged. The Houston Astros are on top, Alex Rodriguez is playing like an all star again and Pete Rose is back in the news.

NASCAR: Busch brothers get first-ever 1-2 Sprint Cup finish

Kyle and Kurt Busch finished first and second respectively for the first time in their NASCAR Sprint Cup careers. The win was a huge boost for Kyle, who is only five races back to competing after a accident that jeopardized his season.

Donnie Nietes gears up for tough battle against Rodriguez

Longest reigning Filipino boxing champion Donnie Nietes is going for a knockout win when he battles Francisco Rodriguez of Mexico on July 11 at the Waterfront Hotel & Casino in Cebu City, Philippines.

Bob Arum dangles Bradley for Mayweather's next fight

In the aftermath of last Saturday's fight between Timothy Bradley and Jessie Vargas at the StubHub where Bradley won via a unanimous decision, Bradley's promoter Bob Arum has suggested that Mayweather picks Bradley for his retirement fight on Sept. 12.

2015 CFL Power Rankings: Calgary leads the way into week 2

It was an interesting start to the 2015 CFL season as week one had plenty of drama and some intriguing story lines. Last year's Grey Cup winners, the Calgary Stampeders escaped with a one point win over Hamilton, but injuries made the biggest headlines.

NFL Rumors: NY Jets already looking for another quarterback?

With most of the NFL teams now finished with OTA's and a few weeks until the start of training camp, front offices across the league have a better idea of the players they have and how they can help win games this season.

NHL Free Agent Rumors: Mike Green to Edmonton Oilers?

It hasn't been the best of times for the Edmonton Oilers and their fans, but things are changing with several quality youngsters ready to make a contribution and the front office looking to spend some money on veteran free agents this summer.

Op-Ed: Jessie Vargas deserves immediate rematch

WBA light welterweight titlist Jessie Vargas deserves another shot at the interim WBO welterweight title. Timothy Bradley won it Saturday night in what appears to be a flawed call by referee Pat Russell when he stopped the fight before the final bell.

LA Lakers Rumors: Dwyane Wade a viable option in free agency?

LA Lakers president Jeanie Buss is looking to win now and that has everyone's job in the organization on the chopping block. With over $23 million to work with in free agency this summer the front office has options, but they must choose wisely.

Dallas Mavericks roster could look much different next season

Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban did everything possible last season to make this franchise a championship hopeful, but the deal for Rajon Rondo went terribly wrong and Amar'e Stoudemire wasn't the answer in the paint.

Boston Celtics Rumors: Tobias Harris top free agent target?

The 2015 NBA season was considered a big success for the Boston Celtics, but for this franchise to get back on track and win more championships, general manager Danny Ainge must make a couple big moves this summer.

Toronto Raptors Rumors: Top trade targets entering free agency

General manager Masai Ujiri got the player he wanted in last weeks NBA Draft, but the Toronto Raptors still lack that toughness they need in the paint to become one of the best teams in the league.

Paraguay's direct approach haunts Dunga's cautious Brazil

Brazil’s tumultuous Copa America campaign concluded in an identical manner to the previous tournament, falling short against a sturdy Paraguayan outfit via penalty shootout.

INDYCAR: Rahal wins in wild finish in California

One hundred and 24 races after he had got the first IndyCar victory of his career, Graham Rahal landed his second in a wild finish that saw another driver go upside down during the final lap of the MAVTV 500 on Saturday.

Timothy Bradley survives near KO in 12th round, wins via UD

Former WBO welterweight champion Timothy Bradley survived a last round attack by WBA light welterweight titlist Jessie Vargas to win the WBO interim welterweight title Saturday night at the Stubhub Center in Carson, California.

Ruenroeng beats Casimero to retain IBF light flyweight title

Thailand's Amnat Ruenroeng retained his IBF light flyweight title against challenger and former IBF light flyweight champion Johnriel Casimero of the Philippines in a 12-round title fight at the Huamark Indoor Stadium in Bangkok, Thailand Saturday.

Teenager Maria Moschos talks about the sport of cheerleading Special

Cheerleading is more intense than what most people may think of the sport, and teenage cheerleader Maria Moschos talks about her experiences.

Timothy Bradley favored to win over Jessie Vargas Saturday night

Former WBO welterweight champion Timothy Bradley is favored to win against Jessie Vargas when they collide Saturday night at the Stubhub Center in Carson California, for the interim WBO welterweight title.

Pacquiao promotes Christian-Muslim unity while recuperating

While recuperating from recent surgery stemming from his recurring shoulder injury, Filipino boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao is keeping himself busy with his bible-sharing activity as part of his Christian-Muslim unity crusade.

LA Lakers Rumors: Lopez, Jordan top free agent targets?

With the NBA Draft now in the books, fans and basketball experts have a better idea of what teams may do when free agency starts next month.

After saying 'I did not resign,' Sepp Blatter still won't be FIFA president

Sepp Blatter caused yet another firestorm this week when he said he did not resign as president of FIFA at a party, according to the Swiss newspaper Blick (via the BBC).

Sampaoli's reaction to Cavani's dismissal guides Chile to semis

Chile’s Copa America quarter final victory over Uruguay went according to plan, with the hosts encountering difficulties solving a deep, organized defence.

Op-Ed: Why Pacquiao-Marquez bout is better than Mayweather rematch

When Manny Pacquiao returns to the ring early next year, he needs to give his fans a more exciting and enjoyable fight to compensate for the bland and boring fight he and Mayweather showed last month at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Pacquiao not fighting this year

Former WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao has confirmed that he won't be fighting this year contrary to earlier reports that he is looking at the possibility of a tune-up fight before the end of the year.

Mayweather wants Broner-Porter rematch on his Sept.12 undercard

Pound-for-pound king and world's highest-paid athlete Floyd Mayweather has started hyping his scheduled Sept. 12 retirement fight by naming the fighters included in his supporting bouts.

Copa America Tactical preview: Chile - Uruguay

It’s been nearly over a year since Chile and Uruguay bowed out of the World Cup, and one of the South American giants will suffer the same fate in this year’s Copa America.

Op-Ed: Canucks to trade Eddie Lack for a 2nd rounder? Won't happen!

The scuttlebutt coming out of the media, and fan base, in Vancouver is that Eddie Lack will be dealt. Mind you, there's an online petition trying to convince Jim Benning not to trade the popular and talented goalie. But do GMs listen much to fans?

Op-Ed: Why Manny Pacquiao needs to engage fans during long layoff

Manny Pacquiao's publicist must have a good reason to keep the Filipino boxing superstar out of the spotlight following his loss to Floyd Mayweather in a unanimous at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada last month.

Johnriel Casimero gears up for 8th straight win

Former IBF light flyweight champion Johnriel Casimero is gearing up for another shot at the IBF light flyweight title against durable Thai boxer Amnat Ruenroeng Saturday at Bangkok's Huamark Indoor Stadium..
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