Steelers safety Mike Mitchell is almost $58,000 lighter after the NFL fined him for two illegal hits in the Chiefs game.
Mitchell was fined $48,620 for a head shot on Chiefs running back Charcandrick West and another $9,...Read more
DETROIT -- At long last, Al Avila got his man.
It had been more than two years between the time Avila first contacted veteran manager Ron Gardenhire, late in the 2015 season, and Friday afternoon, when he helped ...Read more
Andreas Athanasiou has red tape to clear but he is at last headed back to the Detroit Red Wings.
The stalemate between the sides is all but officially over as Athanasiou agreed Friday to a one-year deal worth $1.3875 ...Read more
NEW ORLEANS -- As the pain became more and more burdensome in his strained left knee, Warriors forward Draymond Green started having dark thoughts.
"I honestly thought it was my meniscus," Green said.
Instead, MRI ...Read more
By the time Vikings linebacker Anthony Barr checked his phone at halftime of Sunday's 23-10 win over the Packers, the reaction had already been piling up on his digital doorstep.
About "3,000 notifications" Barr figured ...Read more
The Vikings will be without receiver Stefon Diggs, who has been ruled out after not practicing all week.
Diggs (groin), quarterback Sam Bradford (knee) and left guard Nick Easton (calf) have been ruled out by the Vikings ...Read more
The Cubs' elimination from the National League Championship Series showed there's work to be done. Here are five questions entering the offseason:
-- 1. Where does the starting pitching come from?
Not from the minor ...Read more
LOS ANGELES--At the intersection of the city's two great sports loves stood a man with one foot in each realm.
Magic Johnson waited in a tunnel painted purple and gold, his eyes fixated on a video board dangling from the ...Read more
The Empty PulpitSandra Arrants
Fourteen year old Sherman Thompson has stumbled upon the body of his pastor. Laid out, dead, on the front lawn of the parsonage, Reverend Archibald Temple had a voice of thunder that has been rendered silent forever. Sherman and his sister Grace are determined to find out who killed him and ...
OAKLAND, Calif. -- One couldn't help but wonder which version of the Chiefs the nation would be treated to Thursday night.
Would they see the high-scoring, fun-to-watch group that overwhelmed their first five opponents on...Read more
OAKLAND, Calif. -- Derek Carr is paid like an elite franchise quarterback. He had a chance to finally validate his salary in 2017, if only for one game, with one final drive.
Less than three minutes on the clock, ball on ...Read more
The sequence was all too familiar. Julius Peppers bursting past a helpless offensive tackle, turning the corner with eye-catching athleticism and barreling down on a quarterback who didn't see him coming. When the hit came...Read more
DENVER -- The Blues survived a wild -- no make that bizarre -- third period, holding off the Colorado Avalanche, 4-3, to boost their Central Division-leading record to 6-2 Thursday at the Pepsi Center.
The Avalanche ...Read more
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- He is no fan of international NFL games that take him out of his routine, mess with his schedule and keep him on the road for more than a few days.
"Terrible," Los Angeles Rams running back Todd ...Read more
CHICAGO -- Normally the Blackhawks don't hold a skate the morning in which they play the second of back-to-back games, especially if they travel the night before.
But after the Hawks put on what coach Joel Quenneville ...Read more
TORONTO -- From the first day of training camp, executive vice president John Paxson said this season's Bulls won't be judged by wins and losses but by effort and competitiveness.
Two days after that competitiveness ...Read more
OAKLAND, Calif. -- Running back Marshawn Lynch was ejected with 6:12 remaining in the first half Thursday night for contact with an official with the Raiders trailing the Kansas City Chiefs, 17-14.
On third-and-10 from ...Read more
DAVIE, Fla. -- The Miami Dolphins don't have any control over whether Mike Pouncey plays in Sunday's game against the New York Jets.
That decision is in the hands of an independent neurologist, who is walking Miami's ...Read more
PHILADELPHIA -- After erupting for a total of 13 goals in their previous two games, the Flyers' offense stalled Thursday night as Nashville goalie Pekka Rinne registered the 44th shutout of his career.
Predators 1, Flyers...Read more
BEREA, Ohio -- Rookie defensive end Myles Garrett aspires to become a perennial Pro Bowl player, so he's looking forward to gauging himself against an opponent of that caliber for the first time in regular-season action.