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With the second half of the 2016-17 NHL season now in full swing, several teams that failed to make the Stanley Cup Playoffs last season, are in good position to play for a championship later this year.

2017 NFL Mock Draft: First round projections and analysis

With just four teams left vying for the Lombardi Trophy, the 2016-17 NFL season is nearly complete, but for those on the outside, the time is now to find the help that could make next season memorable.

2017 NBA Mock Draft: Updated first round projections

The 2016-17 NBA season is nearly at the halfway mark and college basketball has entered conference play, giving fans plenty to watch heading towards the playoffs and March madness.

Former England football manager Graham Taylor has died

Graham Taylor, who managed the England football (soccer) team, as well as the major league clubs Watford and Aston Villa, has died at the age of 72.

19 anti-doping agencies call for all out Russia ban

The heads of 19 National Anti-Doping Organisations (NADOs) have called for 2018 World Cup hosts Russia to be banned from all sporting activity until a proper anti-doping system is in place.

FIFA approves 48-team World Cup for 2026

FIFA's ruling council on Tuesday unanimously approved an expansion of the World Cup to 48 teams in 2026, in a major coup for the body's president Gianni Infantino.

James Kirkland getting in the way of Cotto-Alvarez rematch

James Kirland is out to spoil Miguel Cotto's planned rematch against Canelo Alvarez as the two brawlers start training for their February 25 showdown at the Ford Center at The Star in Frisco, Texas.

Arum set to discuss next fight with Pacquiao in Manila

Manny Pacquiao's longtime promoter Bob Arum is set to fly to the Philippines in the next few days to discuss his fight plan for Pacquiao when the fighting senator returns to the ring in late April this year.

Op-Ed: Bob Arum likely to grant Pacquiao's $20 million guaranteed prize

While Bob Arum appears to be stunned by a reported $20 million guaranteed prize being floated by Manny Pacquiao's adviser Michael Koncz for a possible title fight against Terence Crawford, chances are he may grant it when he meets with Pacquiao soon.

Op-Ed: Why proposed Pacquiao-Horn fight won't sell

Fight fans were rejoicing with the imminent Manny Pacquiao-Terence Crawford showdown this April when all of a sudden, Pacquiao's longtime promoter Bob Arum named relatively unknown Australian boxer Jeff Horn as Pacquiao's next possible opponent.

Meet Keirsten Sires: Co-founder of Locker Room Talk Special

Sports journalist Keirsten Sires is the co-founder and CEO of Locker Room Talk. She chatted with Digital Journal about how she started her platform, and opened up about her proudest sports interviews.

Cavs veteran says he's never seen anything like LeBron James

Richard Jefferson has played on seven teams during his 15-year NBA career. But he's been most impressed by his time with LeBron James over the last two seasons.

Why Manny Pacquiao needs to train early for next fight

Manny Pacquiao's training for his comeback fight last year had turned his schedules as neophyte senator upside down as he had to train before reporting for work and after attending senate sessions and committee hearings.

Donaire may drop Magdaleno for title fight against Oscar Valdez

Nonito Donaire has been angling a possible rematch against his most recent tormentor and mandatory challenger Jessie Magdaleno, who snatched his WBO super bantamweight tile last Nov. 5 in the undercard of the Pacquiao-Vargas title fight in Las Vegas, Nev.

Djokovic still the biggest rival, says Murray

World number one Andy Murray insisted Sunday that Novak Djokovic will remain his biggest threat in 2017, as the pair prepare for a potential first clash of the season in Doha this week.

Op-Ed: Pacquiao likely to hand Crawford his first career loss at 140 lbs

Manny Pacquiao's first fight this year would likely be against WBO and WBC light welterweight champion and 2014 BWAA 'Fighter of the Year' Terence Crawford of Omaha, Nebraska.

European broadcaster believes in Olympic gold

The cost of Olympic television rights may look hair-raising but Eurosport is confident it will get back the 1.3 billion euros ($1.4 billion) it laid out to get European rights, according to its chief executive.

Ronda Rousey defeated in under a minute

Ronda Rousey, former UFC bantamweight champion, returned to the octagon. However, her comeback ended in misery after she was defeated.

New owner of Formula One wants to make it like the Super Bowl

Liberty Media, the U.S. media company controlled by John Malone that acquired Formula One for $8 billion this year, is planning a huge overhaul of the motoring competition that it hopes will boost sponsorship revenue and its fanbase in the U.S.

Serena Williams is marrying Reddit cofounder Alexis Ohanian

Tennis superstar Serena Williams is marrying Reddit cofounder and Y Combinator partner Alexis Ohanian, according to a Thursday post she made on — where else — Reddit.

Kevin Durant has harsh words for NBA's 'Last two minutes' report

After the Cleveland Cavaliers mounted a big rally and beat the Golden State Warriors on Christmas day, the NBA released their "Last two minutes" report admitting that the officials blew a crucial call on the game's final possession.

Interviewing the Interviewer: Sports journalist Nkwa Asonye Jr. Special

Veteran sports journalist Nkwa Asonye Jr. chatted with Digital Journal about his respected career in sports journalism, and he offered advice for hopefuls.

28 Russians face action over tampered Sochi Olympics samples

The International Olympic Committee has launched an inquiry into 28 Russians suspected of tampering with doping samples at the 2014 Sochi Winter Games in a new blow to Russia's efforts to redeem its name.

The trials of becoming Nigeria's next star

Somewhere out there is a new Nwankwo Kanu or a Jay-Jay Okocha, but it is not easy for the thousands of pretenders to become Nigeria's newest football hero to get a foot on the ladder.

Joseph Parker's first title defense may be against David Price

David Price was contacted about possibly fighting Joseph Parker. Price said he is waiting to find out whether or not he will challenge Parker for the WBO heavyweight title.

Marco Fu wins Scottish Open snooker championship Special

Hong Kong’s Marco Fu won the final snooker tournament of the year in surprising fashion by coming from 1-4 behind to defeat John Higgins 9-4 in Glasgow.

Cristiano Ronaldo treble fires Real to Club World Cup

Cristiano Ronaldo smashed a hat-trick as Real Madrid survived a colossal scare to beat Japan's Kashima Antlers 4-2 and lift the Club World Cup on Sunday.

Michael Phelps to get BBC lifetime achievement award

American swimming legend Michael Phelps will be given the BBC Sports Personality lifetime achievement award on Sunday after crowning his incredible career with five Olympic gold medals in Rio.

Op-Ed: Top four Olympian interviews of 2016

Digital Journal was privileged to interview some of the greatest Olympic medalists this year, all of which competed at the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics.

Michael Schumacher health to stay private, manager says

The condition of stricken Michael Schumacher will remain private, his manager said on Saturday, nearly three years after the Formula One legend suffered serious head injuries while skiing.

Brock Lesnar suspended for failing UFC drug test

Brock Lesnar, former UFC heavyweight champion and current WWE wrestler, reached a resolution to the drug tests he failed in relation to his UFC 200 fight against Mark Hunt.

Alvarez and Chavez in talks for big fight in spring 2017

Canelo Alvarez (48-1) and Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. (49-2) may be a step closer to fighting. There is a possibility of the two meeting in the ring next year.

Brazil plane crash team to play again next month

Brazilian football team Chapecoense said Wednesday they will on January 29 play their first match since their squad was all but wiped out in an air crash.

2017 NBA Mock Draft: First round projections and analysis

With the NBA and college basketball seasons in full swing, experts, fans and general mangers are getting a good idea of the next generation of prospects abilities and how they can help prospective organizations.

2017 NFL Mock Draft: Updated first round projections

The college football bowls season is about to start and for NFL teams it's a last chance to look at players before next year's combine. For a few teams and their fans, this is a good opportunity to get a sneak peek at players that could make 2017 special.

Eddie George discusses Heisman trophy, partnership with Wendy's Special

NFL star Eddie George chatted with Digital Journal about his Heisman trophy win, as well as his partnership with Wendy's High School Heisman.

MLS Cup: TFC defeated by Sounders in penalty kick showdown

Toronto Football club fans endured a lot to make it to the MLS Cup this year. Unfortunately, however satisfying it is to make it to the big game, TFC came away empty handed.

NFL clears Steelers after report of under-inflated footballs

On Sunday, Fox Sports' Jay Glazer reported that the New York Giants grew "suspicious" of the Pittsburgh Steelers after two take-aways in a Week 13 game and tested the PSI levels of the two footballs.

Anthony Joshua knocks out Eric Molina in the third round

On Saturday evening, British fighter Anthony Johnson defended the IBF heavyweight title against American fighter Eric Molina.

Russia faces ban calls after damning doping revelations

There were growing calls on Saturday for Russia to be banned from the Winter Olympics and other major international events after the latest startling revelations of state-sponsored doping across Russian sport.

Anthony Joshua wants to make Eric Molina look like a novice

Anthony Joshua is preparing to defend his IBF heavyweight title against Eric Molina on Saturday, and during a press conference, things almost boiled over.
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