Position: USA TODAY Sports

Is Browner being blackballed by the NFL?

JERSEY CITY — While the Seattle Seahawks are relishing their time in the Super Bowl spotlight, Brandon Browner is on the opposite side of the country, paying for mistakes he didn’t even know he’d...

DATE: Jan. 30, 2014 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

2014: A year to remember?

Cold and snow for the Super Bowl. Balmy temperatures and palm trees for the Winter Olympics. A college football champion that nobody can question A golf major guaranteed to go two weeks. There’s...

DATE: Dec. 28, 2013 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

USA locks up Klinsmann

United States Soccer wasn’t taking any chances of losing Jurgen Klinsmann to another club or country. The federation broke with tradition and gave its coach a four-year extension before the World...

DATE: Dec. 13, 2013 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Sans Rodgers, Packers fall

GREEN BAY, Wis. – Josh McCown won the battle of the backups after Aaron Rodgers was hurt to give Chicago a 27-20 win over Green Bay on Monday. The victory snapped Green Bay’s six-game winning...

DATE: Nov. 3, 2013 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Vonn might return sooner rather than later

PARK CITY, Utah – Lindsey Vonn’s surgically repaired right knee feels so good she could be racing again by the end of the month, five weeks earlier than she originally expected. Vonn “reopened”...

DATE: Oct. 2, 2013 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

USA brings Donovan back for World Cup qualifying

CHICAGO — With Landon Donovan back in the fold, the U.S. resumes World Cup qualifying next week with its deepest team yet. Donovan was among 23 players selected Thursday by coach Jurgen Klinsmann...

DATE: Aug. 29, 2013 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Shea’s strike sends Americans to Gold Cup glory

CHICAGO – Brek Shea sure knows how to make an entrance. Just 42 seconds after coming into the game as a substitute Sunday, Shea pounced after Landon Donovan whiffed on a shot and poked the ball...

DATE: July 28, 2013 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

For the (renewed) love of the game

CHICAGO Burned out and exhausted from more than a decade as the standard bearer for U.S. soccer, Landon Donovan needed a break. For four months last winter, soccer was the last concern for the...

DATE: July 27, 2013 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Nicknames as much a tradition as the Stanley Cup

CHICAGO – The best names in the NHL are the ones that never make the roster. Or get used by Mom. Tazer. Little Ball of Hate. The Great One. Sid the Kid. Looch (who also goes by Gino). The Bulin...

DATE: June 20, 2013 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Seeing red: Louisville reaches the top

ATLANTARick Pitino capped the greatest week of his life with the prize he wanted most of all.Luke Hancock produced another huge game off the bench, scoring 22 points, and Pitino became the first...

DATE: April 7, 2013 | CATEGORY: College Sports

Cardinals’ rally shocks the Shockers

ATLANTAThe deficit was getting bigger.The clock was becoming an enemy.And Louisville’s options were dwindling. “I just kept telling the guys ... ‘We’re going to make a run. It’s about defense,’”...

DATE: April 6, 2013 | CATEGORY: College Sports

No. 1 Louisville: ‘They’re special’

LEXINGTON, Ky.Watching film of Louisville demolishing Colorado State is going to be scary enough for anyone who has to face the Cardinals over the next two weeks. Hearing what coach Rick Pitino...

DATE: March 23, 2013 | CATEGORY: College Sports