• The Road to Hawaii

    NEW YORK — Michael Vick’s sensational comeback now includes a Pro Bowl start. The Philadelphia Eagles quarterback, who sat out two seasons while serving a federal sentence for dogfighting, will start...

  • An early TV bonanza for the NBA

    NEW YORK — Based on fast national ratings, NBA Christmas Day games airing on ABC and ESPN delivered the highest cumulative audience ever. ABC’s doubleheader averaged a 5.5 Nielsen fast national...

  • The End of Pedro’s Era

    HAVANA — Right-handed pitcher Pedro Luis Lazo has retired from Cuban baseball after dominating hitters for two decades. Lazo is Cuba’s career win leader, with a 257-136 record over 21 seasons....

  • A five-star performance

    TAMPA — It was late in the game Sunday and No. 5 had just thrown No. 5. For those who left their Buccaneers translation guide at grandma’s house over the Christmas break, No. 5...

  • Straight No Chaser: Rocky comes to life

    Normal 0 DENVER (BASN) –Tim Tebow can’t possibly grasp the enormous expectations riding, . . . mounted-upon his modern-day semi-mobile gladiator type shoulders. Just visualize the coming Bronco head coaching interviews....

  • He’s no second banana

    EUGENE, Ore. — In the weeks leading to the national championship game, the quarterback chatter will naturally focus on Auburn’s Cam Newton, who certainly earned the Heisman Trophy. That said, Oregon...

  • Big Buff’s Magic Touch

    NEW YORK — Earlier this month in an overtime win over Ottawa, Atlanta Thrashers defenseman-turned-forward-turned-defenseman Dustin Byfuglien scored his 11th goal of the season. For Byfuglien, that goal set a new...

  • Ricky’s finale

    SAN DIEGO — Navy quarterback Ricky Dobbs completed a stellar career by reaching a couple more milestones during Thursday night’s 35-14 loss to San Diego State in the Poinsettia Bowl. Dobbs...

  • Smith hopes to follow fellow relievers into Hall

    NEW YORK — Lee Smith’s time is coming. Maybe not this year, maybe not until his back is even closer to the 15-year-eligibility wall. But it is becoming more apparent that...

  • Tyler’s wait continues

    HOUSTON — Beep-beep! Beep-beep! Beep-beep! Beep-beep! The piercing screech — eerie but comforting, scary yet exciting, surprising though prayerfully expected – was followed by an odd and hopeful few seconds of...

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