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Johnny Manziel and his future

Cameras in his face and accompanied by Texas A&M officials, Johnny Manziel made his anticipated arrival Wednesday at SEC Media Days. Manziel admitted his new-found fame as the first freshman quarterback to win the Heisman Trophy was more difficult than he imagined. “The spotlight is 10 times brighter and 10 times hotter than I thought […]

Nick Young sings deal with Lakers

Some people still recognize the colors purple and gold. But one very memorable player won’t be wearing them anymore. Metta World Peace was officially waived Thursday by the Lakers via the NBA’s one-time amnesty provision. World Peace (33) was dropped in a purely cost-cutting move by the Lakers, who stand to have about 23 million […]

Sabine Lisicki beat Serena Williams at Wimbledon 2013

Serena Williams may have come into Wimbledon looking unbeatable, but Sabine Lisicki had other ideas about their fourth-round match. The 23rd-seeded German managed to pull off the upset of the tournament, bouncing the five-time Wimbledon champion, 6:2, 1:6, 6:4, Monday on Centre Court at the All-England Club. Williams (who won the French Open in early […]

NBA draft 2013

A wild NBA draft is over after trades galore and one huge move that had nothing to do with the draft and won’t even be official for another two weeks. So who won? USA TODAY Sports’ draft grades take into account only what happened on draft night that was relevant to the draft itself. They […]

Tahiti scores a goal against Nigeria

Tahiti lost 6:1 to Nigeria in their first Confederations Cup group-stage match. It was a result everyone expected and one that would’ve been absolutely devastating to most any team on the losing end of a scoreline that lopsided, but for Tahiti it was cause for joy. Ranked 138th in the world, Tahiti is the smallest […]

Chad Johnson sent to jail

The former N.F.L. star Chad Johnson – known as Chad Ochocinco during his playing days – was sentenced Monday to 30 days in jail for a probation violation in a domestic violence case. Judge Kathleen McHugh of Broward County Circuit Court in Florida angrily rejected a no-jail plea deal after Johnson playfully slapped his lawyer […]

Bayern Munich beats Barcelona in Champions League

Bayern Munich made a brutally efficient case that it is the team to beat in the Champions League this season, humbling visiting Barcelona, 4:0, on Tuesday in the first leg of their semifinal at Allianz Arena. Thomas Muller scored two goals and set up two others for Bayern, which did not so much change places […]

2013 NFL schedule – tonight

The 2013 NFL schedule release is all about the order, not the opponents. We already knew the 16 opponents for all 32 NFL teams heading into Thursday. The schedule is based on a predetermined formula that doesn’t allow for favoritism, a fact I’ve come to realize many fans and even media members don’t understand. The […]

Mike Wallace agrees to deal with Miami Dolphins

The Miami Dolphins reached an agreement with former Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Mike Wallace on a five-year deal worth $60 million, with 30 million dollars guaranteed, a person with knowledge of the negotiations told USA TODAY Sports. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because Wallace was undergoing a physical and had yet to […]

Tiger Woods wins Championship at Doral

Tiger Woods had gone more than three years without a World Golf Championship. He had no trouble remembering the drill. He sat at a table with the blue Gene Sarazen Cup trophy, he has six just like it at home, and signed a stack of flags for posterity and charity after a two-shot win that […]