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NASCAR abuzz over Dale Earnhardt Jr., but TV ratings down

NASCAR abuzz over Dale Earnhardt Jr., but TV ratings down

Page views and social media mentions are spiking. Merchandise and diecast sales are booming. Even crowds for qualifying have ballooned. With two runner-up finishes in the wake of his second Daytona 500 victory, Dale Earnhardt Jr. is enjoying the best...
Cowboys interested in Jared Allen and Julius Peppers, but sights set on Henry Melton

Cowboys interested in Jared Allen and Julius Peppers, but sights set on Henry Melton

The Dallas Cowboys hope their weeklong pursuit of Chicago Bears free agent defensive tackle Henry Melton spills over into early next week. Dallas has set up a free agent visit with Melton, according to a source, but the local product...
Hakeem Nicks to leave NY Giants, will sign with Colts

Hakeem Nicks to leave NY Giants, will sign with Colts

So much for Hakeem Nicks and the big-money, long-term contract he wanted. He spent 2013 disappointing the Giants on the field. And now, the free agent marketplace has disappointed him. After a week of searching and turning up not a...
NBA 2K15 Dunking Video Shows First Sign of Game's Development

NBA 2K15 Dunking Video Shows First Sign of Game’s Development

Look, we all knew it was coming. The next-generation debut of the NBA 2K series was a smash hit – both critically and commercially. The unparalleled graphics, paired with a solid list of features, helped propel the 2K Sports...
N.B.A. Looks to Asia for Next Growth Spurt

N.B.A. Looks to Asia for Next Growth Spurt

When the National Basketball Association commissioner David Stern spent a week in Beijing in the winter of 1987, he had to plead with China Central Television to broadcast N.B.A. games — and he eventually offered to provide content free. Now,...
Why NBA opponents love to hate Blake Griffin

Why NBA opponents love to hate Blake Griffin

As the Los Angeles Clippers stack up victories, winning their ninth straight game on Wednesday, Blake Griffin has spent the past week stockpiling enemies. On Monday, the all-star forward took an elbow to the chin from Phoenix’s P.J. Tucker, who...
Knee injury forces Kobe to sit out rest of season

Knee injury forces Kobe to sit out rest of season

Immediately after the Los Angeles Lakers declared Kobe Bryant out for the season, he already was thinking about how to make sure the Lakers will be much less miserable when he returns. Bryant expressed only mild frustration Wednesday after the...
After finger injury, Peavy toes rubber for Red Sox

After finger injury, Peavy toes rubber for Red Sox

Fewer than three weeks away from the regular season, the spring is roaring along, and the action continues Thursday with a full slate of games available on MLB.TV. Among the first of the 11 contests that will stream live on...
PS4 owners better get comfortable, you won't get MLB 14: The Show until May 6

PS4 owners better get comfortable, you won’t get MLB 14: The Show until May...

The PlayStation 4 version of MLB 14 The Show will launch on May 6, developer Sony San Diego announced today. We already knew it would miss Major League Baseball's opening day and debut after the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita...
K-Rod gets treatment after stepping on cactus

K-Rod gets treatment after stepping on cactus

In the pantheon of oddball injuries, what befell Brewers reliever Francisco Rodriguez this week might not rise to the level of Steve Sparks separating his shoulder trying to tear a phone book in two during Milwaukee's Spring Training in...