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Packers, Aaron Rodgers Close to Extension

Packers, Aaron Rodgers Close to Extension

Tom Lynn /Getty Images(NEW YORK) — The Green Bay Packers and Aaron Rodgers are coming close to a deal that would make Rodgers the highest-paid NFL quarterback in history, reports ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter.
Rodgers is under contract through 2014 a…

Chiefs Release Matt Cassel, Agrees to Contract With Vikings

Chiefs Release Matt Cassel, Agrees to Contract With Vikings

Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — In a move that was expected, the Kansas City Chiefs released quarterback Matt Cassel on Thursday.  Following the release, Cassel signed with the Minnesota Vikings, according to ESPN NFL insider Adam Scheft…

Curt Schilling Says Red Sox Encouraged Him to Take PEDs

Curt Schilling Says Red Sox Encouraged Him to Take PEDs

Elsa/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Former Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling said on ESPN Radio Wednesday that “former members of the organization” approved of him using performance-enhancing drugs in order to revitalize his career.
The Red Sox had sign…

Robert Nkemdiche Commits to Ole Miss

Robert Nkemdiche Commits to Ole Miss

University of Mississippi/Getty Images(LOGANVILLE, Ga.) — Ole Miss is rolling.  Defensive end Robert Nkemdiche, the No. 1 overall recruit in the ESPN 150, kicked off national signing day on Wednesday by committing to Mississippi.
Nkemdiche chose …

Rob Ryan Hired by St. Louis Rams

Rob Ryan Hired by St. Louis Rams

Streeter Lecka/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — It was more than five minutes, but Rob Ryan has found a new home in St. Louis.  The Rams have hired defensive coordinator Rob Ryan, a league source told ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter.
Ryan was fired as def…

Royce White Close to Returning to Rockets

Royce White Close to Returning to Rockets

Nick Laham/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Houston Rockets rookie forward Royce White may be close to returning to basketball action with the team.  White has been serving a suspension for “refusing to provide services.”
White suffers from an anxiety di…

Catching Up With Olympic Legend Jackie Joyner-Kersee

Catching Up With Olympic Legend Jackie Joyner-Kersee

Andy Lyons/Allsport(NEW YORK) — Jackie Joyner-Kersee is ranked among the all-time greatest athletes in the women’s heptathlon and women’s long jump.
During her Olympic career, Kersee took home three gold, one silver, and two bronze medals …

Catching Up With Olympic Legend Jackie Joyner-Kersee

Catching Up With Olympic Legend Jackie Joyner-Kersee

Andy Lyons/Allsport(NEW YORK) — Jackie Joyner-Kersee is ranked among the all-time greatest athletes in the women’s heptathlon and women’s long jump.
During her Olympic career, Kersee took home three gold, one silver, and two bronze medals …

Exclusive: Junior Seau Suffered Brain Disease from NFL Hits

Exclusive: Junior Seau Suffered Brain Disease from NFL Hits

Frazer Harrison/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — A team of scientists who analyzed the brain tissue of renowned NFL linebacker Junior Seau after his suicide last year have concluded the football player suffered a debilitating brain disease likely caused by tw…

ESPN’s Hannah Storm Hosts Rose Parade After Serious Accident

ESPN’s Hannah Storm Hosts Rose Parade After Serious Accident

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(PASADENA, Calif.) — Just three weeks after suffering serious burns in an accident at home, ESPN anchor Hannah Storm returned to television to host the 124th Rose Parade in Pasadena, Calif. on New Years’ Day. Storm, who has been …

Russell Wilson Ready for ‘War’ Against San Francisco

Russell Wilson Ready for ‘War’ Against San Francisco

Kevin Casey/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — With only two weeks remaining, they’re preparing for a battle.  The Seattle Seahawks (9-5) will host the San Francisco 49ers (10-3) with the NFC West on the line Sunday night.
It’s a must win situa…

Russell Wilson Ready for ‘War’ Against San Francisco

Russell Wilson Ready for ‘War’ Against San Francisco

Kevin Casey/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — With only two weeks remaining, they’re preparing for a battle.  The Seattle Seahawks (9-5) will host the San Francisco 49ers (10-3) with the NFC West on the line Sunday night.
It’s a must win situa…

Former MLBPA Leader Marvin Miller Dies

Former MLBPA Leader Marvin Miller Dies

Major League Baseball(NEW YORK) — Former executive director of the MLB Players Association Marvin Miller died on Tuesday after being diagnosed with liver cancer in August.  He was 95.
Miller transformed the world of baseball and led players in a …

ESPN Reaches 12-Year Agreement to Air Sugar Bowl

ESPN Reaches 12-Year Agreement to Air Sugar Bowl

Chris Graythen/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — ESPN has reached a 12-year agreement with the Southeastern and Big 12 conferences to air the Allstate Sugar Bowl through 2026.
ESPN president John Skipper, Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby, and SEC commissioner M…

Obama, Romney Court "Monday Night Football" Vote

Obama, Romney Court "Monday Night Football" Vote

Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Alex Wong/Getty Images(CHICAGO) – Just a few short hours before Election Day 2012, President Obama and Republican nominee Mitt Romney made a late appeal to viewers of ESPN’s Monday Night Football.While the New Orleans Sa…

Panthers’ Cam Newton Not Worried about his Character

Panthers’ Cam Newton Not Worried about his Character

Streeter Lecka/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Panthers quarterback Cam Newton has been under the spotlight in the team’s 1-5 start to 2012. 
Newton called out his team after their 19-14 loss last week to the Dallas Cowboys and the media has begun…

Beano Cook Dies at 81

Beano Cook Dies at 81

Chris Graythen/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Beano “Cardinal of College Football” Cook, an ESPN college football studio commentator since 1986 and staple of the Pittsburgh sports scene, died late Wednesday night.  He was 81.
Before ESPN, Cook served a…

Terry Francona named new manger of Indians

Terry Francona named new manger of Indians

Mike McGinnis/Getty Images(CLEVELAND) — Terry Francona will be back in a baseball dugout in 2013.  The Cleveland Indians announced on Saturday that Francona will be their next manager.
The 53-year-old Francona guided the Boston Red Sox to two Wor…

Oak Grove Wins in Brett Favre’s Debut as H.S. Coach

Oak Grove Wins in Brett Favre’s Debut as H.S. Coach

Matthew Stockman/Getty Images(HATTIESBURG, Miss.) – After 20 years as a quarterback in the NFL, Brett Favre has begun his new career as a high school football coach.
The 11-time Pro Bowler is now the offensive coordinator for the Oak Grove footba…

Oak Grove Wins in Brett Favre’s Debut as H.S. Coach

Oak Grove Wins in Brett Favre’s Debut as H.S. Coach

Matthew Stockman/Getty Images(HATTIESBURG, Miss.) – After 20 years as a quarterback in the NFL, Brett Favre has begun his new career as a high school football coach.
The 11-time Pro Bowler is now the offensive coordinator for the Oak Grove footba…

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