Evans, UFC part ways as ex-champ mulls return

Former UFC champion Rashad Evans has secured his release from the promotion in anticipation of a probable comeback, according to his manager Ali Abdelaziz. Evans, 39, retired from mixed martial arts in June 2018. The…

NBA board passes stricter tampering measures

The NBA Board of Governors on Friday passed a stricter package of measures aimed to enforce compliance with tampering and salary cap circumvention. Speaking in New York, commissioner Adam Silver said the provisions passed unanimously…

Panthers rule out Newton (foot) against Cardinals

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The Carolina Panthers on Friday officially ruled quarterback Cam Newton out and named Kyle Allen the starter for Sunday's game in Arizona against the Cardinals. Newton aggravated a sprained left foot in…

Flame out: NFL field pyrotechnics get brief ban

The NFL has placed a temporary ban on all flame effects and pyrotechnics used on its playing fields as it investigates a fire at the Tennessee Titans' Nissan Stadium in Week 2. The league confirmed…

Food fight in Aisle 3: Inside the big-stakes…

Marco DiVincenzo pushes through the swinging doors to the back of a Longo’s supermarket in northern Toronto, looking for something to go with his sausages. This time, the head of the store’s kitchen is thinking…

DC floats Lamar-Mahomes as next Peyton-Brady

OWINGS MILLS, Md. -- Baltimore Ravens defensive coordinator Don "Wink" Martindale thinks Sunday's quarterback showdown between Lamar Jackson and Patrick Mahomes can become the next great sports rivalry. "Just as an NFL fan, as a…

Brady turns off TNF, citing ridiculous penalties

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady tweeted Thursday night that "ridiculous penalties" in the first half of the Tennessee Titans-Jacksonville Jaguars game led him to turn it off. I'm turning off this…

Yankees clinch AL East for first time since…

NEW YORK -- The resilient New York Yankees powered their way to the club's first American League East title since 2012, routing the Los Angeles Angels 9-1 on Thursday night behind three RBIs each from…