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Report: Sean Miller discussed payment for player

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 22:45:36 -0500

Arizona coach talked about making $100,000 payment for Deandre Ayton to play for Wildcats, according to an ESPN report.


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2018 Winter Olympics: Ester Ledecka adds gold in snowboard to gold on skis

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 01:19:50 -0500

The gold medalist in the super-G on skis last week added a gold medal in snowboard Saturday in the parallel giant slalom.


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Jimmy Butler carried off floor in Timberwolves' game vs. Rockets

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 01:01:45 -0500

Jimmy Butler had to be carried off the floor after his right knee appeared to buckle while collecting a rebound against the Rockets.


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2018 Winter Olympics: Disappointing day for USA four-man bobsledders; medal chances slim

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 23:09:12 -0500

American bobsledders stand ninth, 20th and 21st after the first two runs. Only Codie Bascue's sled has an outside chance at a medal.


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U.S. biathlon team will boycott event in Russia on heels of more doping scandals

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 21:44:22 -0500

In a statement, the team says it will not compete in the country that has been banned from the Winter Olympics for doping.


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Germans have funny tweet after upset of Canada

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 21:48:27 -0500

"Just imagine how you would feel if Canada beat us in soccer."


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Tiger Woods four back after 71 at Honda Classic

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 20:18:27 -0500

The difficult three-hole stretch of the Champions Course known as the Bear Trap gave Woods fits.


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Report: Top players, schools part of federal college basketball probe

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 19:01:54 -0500

Many top college basketball players or their family members are listed as receiving impermissible benefits in a report published Friday.


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Iowa DCI investigating former Iowa Barnstormers AAU coach for videos depicting young 'disrobed' boys

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 00:45:57 -0500

The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation is looking into former Iowa Barnstormers AAU program director Greg Stephen possessing videos of young, disrobed boys, the Register learned Friday evening.


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USA freeskier Gus Kenworthy adopts a puppy at 2018 Winter Olympics

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 21:08:56 -0500

Kenworthy, 26, first drew global attention for adopting a family of stray dogs after the Sochi Olympics four years ago.


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Winter Olympics medal count: How is Team USA doing in Pyeongchang?

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 08:04:34 -0500

The Americans claimed five medals – two of them gold, three of them silver on the 13th day of the Winter Olympics.


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2018 Winter Olympics: Meet Team USA

Fri, 9 Feb 2018 10:04:22 -0500

Team USA is headed to South Korea for the 2018 Winter Olympics. View our interactive map to see where the athletes are from and their results.


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Wrong Russian won the gold medal in women's figure skating at 2018 Winter Olympics

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 09:44:50 -0500

So who won the women’s figure skating gold medal, perhaps the most coveted gold medal at any Winter Games? The one who gamed the system.


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Curling's not 'lame' anymore to Team USA's Matt Hamilton

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 14:01:36 -0500

On Saturday, the Madison, Wis. native and his teammates will play Sweden with a chance for Team USA to win its first-ever gold in the sport.


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Ex-NFL player Jonathan Martin detained after disturbing post led to school closing

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 21:56:02 -0500

Jonathan Martin's Instagram post, which included a picture of a gun, led to his former high school in an L.A. suburb being shut down Friday.


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Spring training: Five things to watch as Grapefruit and Cactus League's begin

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 11:16:19 -0500

The first pitches of the Grapefruit and Cactus League will be thrown on Friday. What to watch for in this weekend's games.


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Florida shootings 'hit home' for many MLB players, some more direct than others

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 18:46:58 -0500

It wasn’t hard to find MLB players who could relate to the painful events of last week in Parkland, Fla. Many were connected more direct than others.


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Elder Felix Hernandez ready to return to throne as Mariners ace: 'I’m still King Felix'

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 18:33:11 -0500

Felix Hernandez’s desire to bring the playoffs to the only major league home he has known, Seattle, remains just as intense.


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Derek Jeter meets with Stoneman Douglas baseball and softball teams

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 14:51:25 -0500

Derek Jeter addresses the high school team from Stoneman Douglas before the Marlins' first Spring Training game.


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Canadian hockey player Jocelyne Larocque apologizes for ripping off Olympic silver medal

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 12:35:03 -0500

Canadian hockey player Jocelyne Larocque said her emotions got to her when she removed silver medal after Olympic loss to Team USA.


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Mirai Nagasu attempts to walk back shocking remarks after her poor Olympics performance

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 09:07:09 -0500

Skater Mirai Nagasu tried to clarify her comments after the free skate portion of her event on Day 14 of the Winter Olympics.


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U.S. biathlete Lowell Bailey sounds off on Russians who cheat after second athlete tests positive

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 13:27:56 -0500

Bailey says he personally thinks Russia hasn't gotten the message and the country's athletes are still willing to push the limit.


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2018 Winter Olympics: Team USA primed to vie for medal in four-man bobsled

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 01:59:10 -0500

With training done and lessons learned from the two-man competition, Team USA is ready to contend for a medal in four-man bobsled.


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Austin Dillon's goal: Win NASCAR Cup Series championship to add to Truck, Xfinity titles

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 13:12:04 -0500

Austin Dillon is the only active NASCAR driver to win titles in Truck and XFinity series. And his goal is to add Cup Series title to that.






John Calipari responds to Yahoo story implicating current, former Kentucky players

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 13:17:50 -0500

A story by Yahoo reported former and current Kentucky players received extra benefits. Wildcats coach Jon Calipari denied involvement.


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Duke says Wendell Carter's eligibility not impacted by Yahoo report

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 16:30:23 -0500

After Duke freshman Warren Carter was implicated in a Yahoo report involving impermissible benefits, the school denied it would impact his eligibility.


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NCAA tournament bracketology: Is Gonzaga Final Four good or first-round exit bad?

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 09:46:29 -0500

(Updated Feb. 23, 2018): The 'Zags are a No. 5 seed on the bracket, but are a dangerous team that could beat No. 1, No. 2 and No. 3 seeds.


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Gold medalist Jessie Diggins will carry U.S. flag in 2018 Winter Olympics closing ceremony

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 09:05:56 -0500

At the 2018 Winter Olympics, Jessie Diggins and Kikkan Randall won the first-ever gold medal in cross-country skiing for the U.S.


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Kansas-Texas Tech showdown in Big 12 highlights weekend action in college basketball

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 09:34:05 -0500

The Big 12 title is up for grabs when Kansas and Texas Tech meet in Lubbock. That matchup tops what to watch this weekend in college basketball.


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U.S. women's hockey players bask in glow of Olympic gold

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 05:54:04 -0500

The USA’s win resonated through time and beyond the 23 women on the Olympic roster.


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US remains unbeaten in Basketball World Cup qualifying

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 01:18:33 -0500

Rodney Purvis scored 14 points, Xavier Silas had 13 and sparked the Americans' strong start, and the U.S. beat Cuba 84-48 to remain unbeaten in qualifying for the 2019 Basketball World Cup


















Fantasy baseball's 2018 All-Breakout team

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 09:51:11 -0500

Whether it's skills growth, better luck, a new team or more playing time, expect a big jump in value.


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2018 spring training: Grapefruit League guide

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 14:36:46 -0500

The whos, whens and wheres of all 15 teams reporting to spring training in Florida's Grapefruit League.


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2018 spring training: Cactus League guide

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 14:37:41 -0500

When and where teams will be reporting to their Cactus League sites this spring.


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Rockets owner Tilman Fertitta on chasing titles: 'No problem paying luxury tax' if we can win

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 09:43:38 -0500

Tilman Fertitta said he'd be willing to pay the NBA's luxury tax as long as the Rockets had a realistic chance at a title.


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Super Bowl LII offers up many great ads for 30th USA TODAY Ad Meter contest

Mon, 5 Feb 2018 16:27:08 -0500

USA TODAY will announce the winner of its 30th Ad Meter — a ranking of ads based on consumer panelists’ votes — on Monday at 6:30 a.m.


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Spring training: Team-by-team reporting dates

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 14:31:47 -0500

Major League Baseball released the spring training reporting dates, both for pitchers and catchers and full squads for all 30 teams.


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