Sports News Headlines - Yahoo! News
last updated: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 23:29:39 -0400

Your Top Plays for Today

Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Reggie Wayne (87) runs away from New York Giants' Jayron Hosley (28) for a touchdown during the second half of an NFL football game Monday, Nov. 3, 2014, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)Your Top Plays for Today: AP's Sports Guide


full story

Wash Post Sports
last updated: Sun, 13 Mar 2011 01:45:03 EST

NCAA basketball: Navy women beat American, earn first NCAA tournament bid
Navy seniors Angela Myers and Cassie Consedine were the first to embrace at center court following a 47-40 victory over American in the Patriot League final Saturday at Alumni Hall. Their improbable journey from the depths of the league standings four seasons ago to champions was complete, and ah...

full story

Sport | The Guardian
last updated: Fri, 19 Dec 2014 19:39:39 GMT2014-12-19T19:39:39Z

Ravens' Joe Flacco tweets Barack Obama to confirm he is not James Franco

  • President conflates quarterback and actor
  • Twitter explodes with joy at slip of tongue

Perhaps fearful of the negative affects a North Korean assassination attempt may have on his team’s playoff chances, Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco has tweeted Barack Obama to clarify he is not James Franco.

The president was discussing Sony’s decision to pull Sony’s The Interview on Friday when he conflated the film’s star, Franco, with Flacco to come up with a hybrid creation named “James Flacco”.

Fact Check: James Flacco is not an elite quarterback

I drafted James Flacco in my fantasy hollywood league

.@barackobama It's James Franco, not James Flacco ;)

Welcome to the family, brother. @JamesFrancoTV

Continue reading...

full story

NYT > Sports
last updated: Fri, 19 Dec 2014 17:59:02 GMT

Yankees Acquire Marlins’ Nathan Eovaldi for Martin Prado in 5-Player Deal
The Yankees on Friday sent infielder Martin Prado and pitcher David Phelps to Miami for pitcher Nathan Eovaldi, Garrett Jones and the pitching prospect Domingo German.






full story

CNN.com - Sport
last updated: Tue, 16 Dec 2014 07:12:57 EST

Fighter pilot's golden dream
Champion skier or female fighter pilot? Whether to hurtle down the slopes at breakneck speed or defy G-force in the cockpit of a jet plane.

full story

Cancer sufferer's debt to ski star
They have barely met, lead lives a world apart and did not speak for two years. But Emma Lundell has made Mikaela Shiffrin cry, and Shiffrin has given Lundell hope.

full story

Skiing: Violinist Mae appeals ban
Musical maestro Vanessa Mae lodges appeal to get her four year skiing banned lifted.

full story

Billion dollar temples of pleasure
Are sports stadiums our modern day cathedrals?

full story

Whistle-blowers hit out at FIFA
A soccer whistle-blower has criticized FIFA's "culture of self-protection" after the world governing body rejected her claim over a breach of confidentiality as the World Cup bidding saga rumbled on.

full story

Messi vs. CR7: Brand battle
Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are set to find themselves fighting it out for FIFA's Ballon d'Or award once again -- but the contest between the world's two highest-profile footballers isn't only on the pitch.

full story

Can Nadal stay healthy in 2015?
Rafael Nadal landed a record extending ninth French Open title this year and also reached the final of the Australian Open. But typical for the Spaniard in recent campaigns, those grand slam accomplishments mingled with further health woes.

full story

The secret of tennis' success
He's one of the leading movers and shakers in the tennis world -- and he's sights sets on world domination.

full story

Federer, Swiss win Davis Cup
Roger Federer's Switzerland won a first Davis Cup title on Sunday when the 17-time grand slam champion defeated France's Richard Gasquet.

full story

From rag trade to golf riches
His is the ultimate rags to riches tale.

full story

Baboon bamboozles golfer
Birdies are one thing but baboons on the golf course are not quite so welcome as Luke Donald finds out...

full story

Fitness helps golfers stay on top
Golfers today spend as much time in the gym as on the range. CNN's Shane O'Donoghue reports.

full story

Christmas for Equestrian lovers
The London International Horse Show is underway in Olympia. CNN's Diana Magnay reports.

full story

Sport rules social in 2014
He's yet to score a Premier League goal for Liverpool, but Mario Balotelli can claim one first in 2014 -- he had the most retweeted message of the World Cup.

full story

Legend steps out in new sport
If Usain Bolt ever takes up figure skating, he will know how Kauto Star feels.

full story

Mountain plunge 'like a meditation'
Rachel Atherton is haring down a narrow muddy path on a hillside riding every hump and bump with the skill you would expect from a double world champion.

full story

Bubbaclaus is coming to town
Bubba Watson might be more accustomed to targeting a hole in one but the Christmas No.1 record appears to be his more immediate goal after the golfer revealed his latest music video.

full story

Legend speaks out on gay rights
Openly gay ski legend Anja Paerson tells CNN that the IOC is out of touch on Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) issues and that she has little confidence that recent changes to the Olympic Charter will prevent discrimination in the future.

full story

Ski star with a need for speed
CNN took Olympic medalist Henrik Kristoffersen from Norway for a snowmobile ride on the frozen Lake Åre in Sweden.

full story

Wacky races at Race of Champions
Wacky races at the Race of Champions

full story

Fancy an F1 car for Christmas?
Administrators for the defunct Marussia Formula One team are putting its assets up for sale at auction, including a 2013 race car.

full story

Sweden gears up for World Cup
The world's best skiers were supposed to be racing in France this weekend, but events had to be moved to Sweden.

full story

Abbott returns. With a bouncer
Australia began its first match since the death of Phil Hughes. Also back in action in a different game, the man who bowled that fateful ball.

full story

Creating art from sea trash
Enter the driftwood world of a Philippines based artist who has remodeled it as breathtaking sculptures.

full story

Stunning images of ocean racing
Sailing Best Photos 2014

full story

Ultimate rags to riches story?
His is the ultimate rags to riches tale.

full story

Star marked out for greatness
In the twinkle of an eye, Israel Folau has accomplished what most athletes would be happy to achieve in an entire career -- and in his case he has done it in three sports.

full story

Tiger unfazed by poor finish
He finished joint last in an 18-strong elite field invited to a tournament he hosts and has won five times.

full story

Radwanska's super coach
A record-breaking winner of 18 grand slam singles titles, Martina Navratilova is to join the ranks of tennis' super coaches.

full story

Best sports moments from 2014
See some of the best photos from the year in sports.

full story

Football: FIFA to publish key report
Is this the moment the world finally gets to know what really happened in December 2010 when FIFA decided to award the 2018 World Cup to Russia and the 2022 tournament to Qatar?

full story

F1 boss hits back with Xmas card
His reputation might be that of Formula One's ruthless wheeler dealer, but come the season of goodwill Bernie Ecclestone likes to show a different side to his character.

full story

A blueprint for soccer's future?
They do things differently at Sociedad Deportiva Eibar, up in the mist-cloaked valleys of the Basque country. And it is working.

full story

Feast your eyes on great golf tricks
If golf has a reputation for being a bit stuffy, then the Bryan brothers and their trick shots are a much-needed blast of fresh air.

full story

Equestrian: World record for Dujardin
The Queen would most certainly approve.

full story

Football: Thierry Henry bids adieu
After 20 years, over 300 goals and a host of major honors, Thierry Henry has called time on his football career.

full story

Football: Real Madrid draws Schalke
Champions League holders Real Madrid were drawn against German side Schalke 04 in the last 16 of Europe's most prestigious competition.

full story

Football: De Gea inspires Man Utd
A litany of wasted chances and inspired goalkeeping from David De Gea combined with clinical finishing from the home side saw Manchester United pile the misery on Liverpool with a 3-0 win in the English Premier League Sunday.

full story

Football: Barca goalless in Getafe
Barcelona fails to keep pace in the La Liga title race with record breaking Real Madrid Saturday after being held goalless at Getafe.

full story

Football: FIFA's historic moment?
Bedevilled by a series of corruption scandals, football's world governing body FIFA has come to a "historical crossroad."

full story

Motorsport: Alonso rejoins McLaren
After months of speculation, one of Formula One's worst kept secrets is out. Fernando Alonso will be partnered by Jenson Button at McLaren-Honda, with Kevin Magnussen retained as reserve driver.

full story

Athletics: Doping cover up denied
Days after the world of athletics was hit by serious doping allegations, the sport has been accused of covering up how it dealt with scores of suspicious blood samples.

full story

Serena: Standing with giants
Serena Williams opens up about her crazy year, her future plans and officially becoming one of tennis' best-ever

full story

LeBron: Survivor's remorse
In this excerpt of LeBron's Unguarded conversation, he discusses those who are less than happy for his success

full story

NFL star's tribute to daughter
Devon Still's talks about his daughter Leah, who has won the hearts of millions as she battles cancer.

full story

Carrots help you 'talk' to horses?
Carrots have long been credited with helping you see in the dark -- now one rider believes they can help win Olympic gold.

full story

Bring on the dancing horses
If you thought dressage was all starched shirts, hair buns and tailcoats then Clémence Faivre is about to change your perceptions.

full story

Saddle up and head for Vegas
The FEI World Cup takes place in Las Vegas next year. American riders are hoping for big crowds.

full story

54-year-old sails Atlantic solo
In the cut throat world of big-time ocean racing, giant maxis are the undoubted leaders of the pack.

full story

Meet the 'Batmobile' of yachts
The Xhibitionist, a "super yacht" designed by Eduard Gray is a stylish floating mansion with unbelievable features.

full story

Behold superyachts of the future
Are these the superyachts of the future?

full story

Red Bull trophies looted by thieves
The Red Bull race team has had its trophy cabinet cleared out in a smash-and-grab burglary Friday night.

full story

Fascinating cross section of F1 car
The Sauber team sliced their Formula One car in half to help explain the special layout of their car.

full story

Artist recycles tree as car
The art of Formula One

full story

Horse sold in British auction record
They say it is the sport of kings, and a king's ransom has been paid for a single horse at auction house Tattersalls.

full story

Looking to past champs for success
Global breeder, Darley is breaking its way into the Japanese breeding industry by tapping into past champions.

full story

Japan's rise to racing prominence
Winning Post travels to one of the largest training centers in Japan to see how this nation is rising to racing prominence

full story

Codebreaker in league of his own
In the twinkle of an eye, Israel Folau has accomplished what most athletes would be happy to achieve in an entire career -- and in his case he has done it in three sports.

full story

Iceman grasps spear of destiny
Standing atop a craggy, coastal outcrop on the outskirts of Reykjavik, Helgi Sveinsson checks his footing before adopting a statuesque pose reminiscent of a Nordic warrior.

full story

How does Vietnam get its kicks?
As a group of martial art students are put through their paces in downtown Ho Chi Minh City, grandmaster Nguyen Van Chieu looks on from the side of the room wearing a quiet air of contentment.

full story

Fox Sports Top Stories RSS feed merging with Breaking News
The Fox Sports Top Stories RSS feed is merging with Breaking News. Please use http://feeds.news.com.au/public/rss/2.0/fs_breaking_news_13.xml instead.

full story

FOXSPORTS.com.au | Breaking News
last updated: Fri, 19 Dec 2014 13:00:00 GMT

Kiwis wrap up series against Pakistan
SEAMER Matt Henry took a five-wicket haul as New Zealand sealed a one-day series win over Pakistan with victory in the fifth match overnight.

full story

ESPN.com
last updated: Fri, 19 Dec 2014 12:57:20 PST

It's official: Celtics ship Rondo to Mavericks
The Boston Celtics have traded Rajon Rondo to the Dallas Mavericks, the teams announced Thursday night.

full story

Vet Corey Brewer joins the Rockets - ESPN


SI.com

Vet Corey Brewer joins the Rockets
ESPN
The Houston Rockets have acquired veteran swingman Corey Brewer from the Minnesota Timberwolves, according to ESPN.com sources and media reports. The Wolves will acquire shooting guard Troy Daniels, who used an $8 million trade exception they ...
Corey Brewer to Rockets: Latest Trade Details, Analysis and ReactionBleacher Report
Timberwolves trade Corey Brewer to RocketsUSA TODAY
Corey Brewer headed to Houston Rockets from Minnesota Timberwolves ...cleveland.com
CBSSports.com -SportingNews.com -FOXSports.com
all 66 news articles »

full story

Eddie V to KC
If you were holding out hope for Edinson Volquez to come back, it’s time to move on. Volquez agreed to a 2-year, $20 million deal with the Royals on Wednesday, doubling the length and annual money he earned in his one year with the Pirates. It’s a shame that his tenure with the Bucs ended […]

If you were holding out hope for Edinson Volquez to come back, it’s time to move on. Volquez agreed to a 2-year, $20 million deal with the Royals on Wednesday, doubling the length and annual money he earned in his one year with the Pirates. It’s a shame that his tenure with the Bucs ended with the awful Wild Card game, but Volquez was an extremely important piece of the 2014 Pirates – making every start, posting solid “on the surface” numbers, and coming up big down the stretch. He also seemed like a great guy to be around. In that sense it’s sad to see him go, but this departure shouldn’t really get anyone worked up.

This is hardly a shock – A.J. Burnett basically takes Volquez’s place, and I’m good with that. Eddie was a great story and was yet another example of the Pirates’ ability to work with struggling pitchers, but as I discussed in depth before the Wild Card game, a lot of his 2014 numbers scream that regression is coming. Being around Ray Searage, a pitcher friendly ballpark, and a good defense certainly helped, and those things could have continued to help, but I firmly believe a significant commitment to Volquez would have been a mistake. This isn’t a totally absurd contract for the Royals given the cost of pitching these days (and they have a good defense and a pitcher friendly park as well) but I’m much more comfortable with the Pirates paying Burnett less and only signing on for one year. Obviously it’s less risk, but looking past W-L and ERA, Burnett is also probably a better bet to be the more effective pitcher in 2015.

You can certainly argue that the Pirates need more starting pitching, but with a decent looking rotation essentially set now (plus a good number of depth options) and candidates flying off the board (I think almost every name discussed as a potential fit has signed elsewhere already), I don’t see them adding much more in that department. Retaining Liriano was key, and Burnett should be a steady midde-of-the-rotation presence. The only blatant remaining need is a right handed bench bat that can play some first base.

Original article: Eddie V to KC

©2014 Raise the Jolly Roger. All Rights Reserved.

full story