NBA: Lakers set on hiring Byron Scott for new coach
The Los Angeles Lakers have waited nearly three months to hire a new coach, and they're apparently making Byron Scott wait a few more days.
Scott said this weekend that he has been hired by the Lakers, but the club insisted Sunday that no deal has been reached.
NASCAR: Jeff Gordon claims fifth Brickyard 400 title
With a tinge of gray hair at his temples, his hat on backward and his two young children by his side, Jeff Gordon celebrated as if he was 23 years old again.
Gordon won a NASCAR-record fifth Brickyard 400 on Sunday, eight days before his 43rd birthday and on the weekend Indianapolis Motor Speedway celebrated the 20th anniversary of his first Brickyard victory.
MLB: Thomas, Torre highlight HOF class
Frank Thomas choked back tears, Joe Torre apologized for leaving people out of his speech and Tony La Russa said he felt uneasy.
Being enshrined in the Hall of Fame can have those effects, even on the greats.
Thomas, pitchers Tom Glavine and Greg Maddux, and managers Bobby Cox, Torre and La Russa were inducted into the baseball shrine Sunday, and all paid special tribute to their families before an adoring crowd of nearly 50,000.
Blackmon a 'big deal' for the wrong reasons
The sports world is littered with gifted athletes whose self-destructive tendencies derailed what should have been promising careers. Ex-Oklahoma State wide receiver Justin Blackmon appears to be on that well-worn path with his latest arrest.
BASEBALL: Three Rivers Bandits notch 8th-straight win
The Three Rivers Bandits seem to be getting hot when they need to be, heading into next week’s state tournament.
The Bartlesville Indians were victims of the heat as the Bandits swept a doubleheader from them, 2-0 and then 9-2, on Saturday at Connors State College for their eighth straight win.
TCU's Fields surrenders to misdemeanor warrant
TCU defensive end Devonte Fields has surrendered to authorities on a misdemeanor assault warrant.
That's after TCU suspended the defensive standout earlier this week amid allegations he punched an ex-girlfriend in the head and threatened her with a gun while shouting, "I should blast you!"
College football workouts not for the meek
The massive men ran from one station to the next, barely taking a second to catch their breath between rounds of sit-ups, push-ups and throwing weighted balls against a wall.
Utah QB Wilson cited on alcohol charge
Utah quarterback Travis Wilson has been cited at a concert on a charge of possession or consumption of alcohol by a minor.
NFL: Eagles dealing with suspension of ex-Sooner OL Lane Johnson
Philadelphia Eagles coach Chip Kelly opened training camp Saturday dealing with an issue he never faced before — one of his top players being suspended.
Right tackle Lane Johnson, Kelly's first opening-round draft pick and the fourth overall pick of the 2013 draft will miss the first four games of the 2014 season after testing positive for a banned substance.
NFL: Browns fans flock to see Johnny Football
There were No. 2 jerseys everywhere, ringing the practice fields in various shapes, sizes and colors.
On the first day of training camp, Browns fans came out by the thousands, many of them to get their first live look at the popular and polarizing quarterback who electrified college football and who may one day lead Cleveland back to pro football glory.
They all came to see Johnny Manziel.
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