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Fantasy football position rankings: Top 40 quarterbacks

Tue, 8 Aug 2017 13:16:30 -0400

As expected, Aaron Rodgers and Tom Brady lead the way, but the surprises begin at No. 3.


Two former gymnasts call for USA Gymnastics board members to step down

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 22:03:50 -0400

Two women who said they were sexually abused by the longtime team physician are calling for board's overhaul.


After years of tumult, Yasiel Puig finds his way into Dodgers' good graces

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 18:26:12 -0400

After taking criticism too personally, Yasiel Puig has learned to listen and flourish in this record-setting season for the Dodgers.


Sure-handed Max McCaffrey making Packers' WR decision even tougher

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 09:24:41 -0400

If you were charting all the receptions during Green Bay Packers' training camp, the leader wouldn’t be Jordy Nelson or Randall Cobb or Davante Adams.


Solheim Cup isn't best golf in the world, just look at who's absent

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 14:45:57 -0400

Twelve of the top 15 golfers in the women’s world rankings aren't eligible for the Solheim Cup.


Floyd Mayweather plans career move after Conor McGregor fight

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 14:42:47 -0400

After his Aug. 26 fight against Conor McGregor, Floyd Mayweather is planning a chain of gyms with training programs based on his workouts.


Virginia football team responds to Charlottesville violence with resolve to inspire unity

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 19:33:30 -0400

Last weekend controversy and carnage roiled the idyllic town and its university’s campus. Virginia football players hope to help heal it.


Passionate Dale Earnhardt Jr. dismayed over Charlottesville, Barcelona tragedies

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 18:03:18 -0400

Dale Earnhardt Jr. said Thursday that he was gratified to see a number of athletes speak out about last weekend's events in Charlottesville.


USA Taekwondo athlete allowed in Rio Olympics training gym after ban for sexual misconduct

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 21:18:37 -0400

American taekwondo governing body suspended athlete for sexual misconduct, did not tell USOC or world governing group, so athlete continued in sport


NFLPA president Winston on NFL accusation: 'We're going to go right at 'em.'

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 19:31:25 -0400

NFLPA president and Bengals lineman Eric Winston said union will go at the league over its public comments.


Best of NFL preseason 2017

Thu, 3 Aug 2017 21:15:23 -0400


Alex Smith on former teammate Colin Kaepernick: 'Crazy to think he’s not playing'

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 14:11:30 -0400

Chiefs quarterback opens up on the plight of his former 49ers teammate.


Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s NASCAR retirement tour

Sun, 30 Apr 2017 16:40:47 -0400


Behold one of the craziest box scores ever

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 07:57:06 -0400

When the Mets were forced to put a catcher at third base, some crazy stuff happened in the field.


College football: Projecting the 2017 records of all 130 FBS teams

Mon, 7 Aug 2017 16:59:11 -0400

Expect some classic showdowns in the ACC, Big 12, Pac-12 and Mountain West, but look for only one team to finish the regular season unbeaten.


Giancarlo Stanton considers 61 as true HR record

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 19:47:02 -0400

Giancarlo Stanton is trying to beat Roger Maris -- not Barry Bonds.


Transcript: Fantasy baseball advice for Week 20 lineups

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 13:53:26 -0400

Steve Gardner offers opinions and advice for your weekly lineups.


Meet the 2017 ALL-USA Preseason Football Offense

Wed, 9 Aug 2017 07:54:47 -0400

2017 American Family Insurance ALL-USA Preseason Football Team: Offense


USA Gymnastics looks for its Generation Next

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 21:13:15 -0400

Competition for U.S. women's junior title will be fierce at P&G Championships


Veteran performers finding increased fame in WWE

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 20:01:06 -0400

Samoa Joe is part of a veteran showcase of wrestlers at WWE's second biggest event of the year, SummerSlam.


2017 NFL schedules for every team

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 10:41:33 -0400

Here are the 2016 NFL schedules for all 32 teams.


Raiders CB Sean Smith arrested, charged with felony assault on sister's boyfriend

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 21:13:19 -0400

Sean Smith "beat and then stomped" the head of his sister's boyfriend, the prosecutor said.


College football 2017: Toledo looks like the class of Mid-American Conference

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 16:38:06 -0400

Toledo, which hasn't been to the MAC title game since 2004, is the team to beat in 2017.


Coach among 12 arrested in human trafficking sting

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 09:16:08 -0400

Middle school coach among 11 men arrested in human trafficking sting


Kirk Cousins facing more drama in Washington than just his contract and new receivers

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 19:37:44 -0400

Franchised Washington QB, who may cash in elsewhere in free agency next year, must first cope with new-look receiving corps and major life change.


Washington State's Mike Leach: The world's most interesting football coach weighs in

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 23:43:12 -0400

Washington State coach Mike Leach, college football's disruptor, doesn't shy away from any topic -- even those that have nothing to do with his sport


4th and Monday: Sign up for our weekly NFL newsletter!

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 11:46:37 -0400

USA TODAY Sports is set to help you play Monday morning quarterback with a weekly NFL newsletter that gives you all the inside information from NFL action on Sundays.


Meet the 2017 ALL-USA Preseason Boys Soccer Team

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 07:51:21 -0400

2017 American Family Insurance ALL-USA Preseason Boys Soccer Team


BYU LB Francis Bernard to redshirt due to personal reasons

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 22:29:20 -0400

BYU linebacker Francis Bernard is redshirting this season due to personal reasons


The best stadium food around the NFL in 2017

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 12:13:25 -0400


Marshawn Lynch sidesteps questions on national anthem protest with odd responses

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 16:32:50 -0400

The Raiders running back gave two odd responses when asked about his decision to sit during the national anthem.


Jay Cutler shakes off rust in brief Dolphins debut

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 22:32:11 -0400

Jay Cutler only saw two series of action in his preseason debut


Jeff Van Gundy: 'Easy' decision to coach USA Basketball for World Cup qualifiers

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 13:19:30 -0400

Jeff Van Gundy will help coach USA Basketball through its World Cup qualifiers.


College football bowl schedule for 2017-18

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 15:30:00 -0400

A complete breakdown of all the matchups which starts Dec. 16 at the New Orleans Bowl.


Ten non-QBs in spotlight for NFL preseason Week 2 games

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 18:26:42 -0400

These players will be closely monitored upon the second round of exhibitions.


Messi, sports world mourn attack in Barcelona

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 15:55:20 -0400

"We will not surrender."


Clemson, Oregon State basketball teams safe in Barcelona after van crash

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 14:27:52 -0400

Clemson coach Brad Brownell confirmed his team is fine after a van crashed into a crowd near its Barcelona hotel. Oregon State also reported no issues.


Red Sox owner John Henry, citing racist past, wants to change name of Yawkey Way

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 19:15:15 -0400

The Red Sox were the last major league team to integrate, and current owner John Henry would like to distance the club from that past.


DeMaurice Smith: NFL lockout or strike in 2021 is 'virtual certainty'

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 21:29:57 -0400

NFL Players Association executive director DeMaurice Smith warns of expectation of work stoppage.


Cardinals' Mike Matheny pops off on umpire: 'It's not your show, man'

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 10:08:51 -0400

Cardinals manager Mike Matheny ranted at the home plate umpire after the ump called time in the ninth inning against the Red Sox.


World Cup soccer at Lambeau Field? It's not wide enough

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 17:47:26 -0400

The Packers' football field isn't wide enough for World Cup soccer match, though other events could be held here.


Chuck Pagano on the Colts: 'We've got a long way to go. We need work.'

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 18:46:23 -0400

Injuries, sloppy practices and poor quarterback play plagued the Colts as training camp comes to a close


Ric Flair: The Nature Boy

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 08:28:17 -0400


Top 200 fantasy football rankings for 2017: How far does Ezekiel Elliott slide?

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 15:20:46 -0400

Cowboys' Ezekiel Elliott falls down draft board in 2017 fantasy football rankings after his 6-game suspension was announced.


Tampa Bay Rays, Buccaneers, Lightning donate funds to remove Confederate statue

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 15:15:13 -0400

Tampa's three major sports teams, and former Bucs coach Tony Dungy, are donating funds in an effort to remove Confederate statue in downtown Tampa.


Jeter not allowed to remove Marlins' HR sculpture

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 21:26:46 -0400

It's staying for good.


Build-up to Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor boxing bout

Tue, 11 Jul 2017 22:43:21 -0400


Warriors' Kevin Durant says he won't go to White House

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 16:53:33 -0400

"That's just me personally, but if I know my guys well enough, they'll all agree with me."


NFL cheerleaders in 2017 season

Sun, 13 Aug 2017 10:48:38 -0400


Floyd Mayweather thinks Conor McGregor will fight 'extremely dirty'

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 19:17:54 -0400

Mayweather insisted many of McGregor's moves and tactics in his training stretched the bounds of boxing’s strict regulations.


2017 NFL position group rankings for every team

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 10:59:16 -0400

Take a look at every position group and how all 32 teams stack up.


10 craziest stadium foods for 2017 NFL season

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 08:43:44 -0400

Who's hungry?


MLB commissioner Rob Manfred: Don't expect robot umpires anytime soon

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 22:01:38 -0400

Just when we thought the good ol’ fashion arguments between managers and umpires were gone, replaced by replay, baseball is going old-school on us.


Victoria Azarenka on being a working mom, possibly missing U.S. Open

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 12:07:58 -0400

Victoria Azarenka is in legal proceedings with her ex-boyfriend over custody of their child.