ARLINGTON, Texas — Major League Baseball issued a statement Wednesday regarding Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner's positive coronavirus test and his subsequent presence on the field to celebrate the Dodgers winning the World Series on Tuesday, placing blame on Turner for refusing to adher…
TAMPA, Fla. — The NFL currently is planning for Raymond James Stadium to be only 20% full for Super Bowl 55 early next year, ESPN's Adam Schefter reported Wednesday.
Wisconsin has become the first Big Ten football team to have its just-started season affected by COVID-19.
TAMPA, Fla. — Among the prevalent questions surrounding Tom Brady's signing with the Bucs in March was how a franchise switch at the twilight of his career would affect his legacy.
NEW YORK — Steve Nash was quizzed about what his team's offense will look like this season during a virtual town hall meeting on Tuesday.
The world's top sprinter will not be allowed to compete at the Tokyo Olympics after officials banned him for two years for missing a string of random doping tests.
TAMPA, Fla. — Apparently there's not "too much diva" in Antonio Brown for the Bucs anymore. At the start of 2019, Bucs coach Bruce Arians said he had no interest in the troubled but talented receiver.
The NBA and its players union are continuing negotiations on when to start the 2020-21 season, with one scenario focusing on a start date in late December that includes Christmas games and an abbreviated schedule that would allow players to compete in the delayed Tokyo Olympics.
The NFL announced the Raiders' game against Tampa Bay, originally scheduled for Sunday Night Football, has been changed to a Sunday afternoon kickoff because of concerns about the Raiders' COVID-19 issues.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — NBA legend Michael Jordan and NASCAR driver Denny Hamlin announced the name and number for their new Cup team Thursday, which joins the series next season with Bubba Wallace as its driver. The team will be named 23XI Racing (pronounced "twenty-three eleven") and will field …
Santa Clara County executive Dr. Jeff Smith called new state guidance that allows fans to attend professional sporting events in California "the worst thing in the world to be doing," but the San Francisco 49ers want to work with Smith and county officials to bring spectators to Levi's Stadi…
ARLINGTON, Texas — New to the team but not the basepaths or the art of creating runs by any length necessary, Mookie Betts warned Dodgers teammate Corey Seager before the start of this season that when he's on second, look for the chance to steal together.
RENTON, Wash. — Receiver Antonio Brown will be available to play for an NFL team following the games the week of Nov. 1 as his eight-week suspension will come to an end.
SANTA CLARA – The 49ers, who are at the top of the league when it comes to players on injured reserve, might be adding another prominent name to the list.
FRISCO, Texas – Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones might not be ready to point the finger at coach Mike McCarthy for the team's dismal 2-4 start, but the coach is taking the blame for the squad's string of slow starts and their terrible turnover tally.
NASCAR announced Monday that it has reinstated Cup driver Kyle Larson six months after he was suspended from the sport for using a racial slur. He will be eligible to return to competition next season.
Andrew Friedman was 28, two years removed from Wall Street, when he was handed control of a dysfunctional major league team after the 2005 season. He promptly hired as his manager Joe Maddon, an Angels coach whom the Angels twice had passed over for their manager's job.
There's an old line about leadership, especially in sports. The point is made in different ways, but the general gist is that a star needs to make his teammates better but also understand that if things go sideways nobody is blaming the bench players or the slot receiver.
SAN JOSE – The San Francisco 49ers' scheduled game against the New England Patriots next weekend could be in jeopardy.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – NASCAR is in the process of reviewing a request by Cup driver Kyle Larson to return to competition after he was suspended indefinitely from the sport in April for using a racial slur during an iRacing event. A NASCAR spokesperson told the Observer Friday that Larson request…
CHICAGO – Fans are back in the ballpark for the first time since spring training, social distancing and wearing masks in their seats.
In his first two offseasons as the Giants' president of baseball operations, Farhan Zaidi has prioritized a disciplined financial approach to roster building that was unfamiliar to an organization accustomed to fielding one of the highest payrolls in the major leagues.
The 49ers have lost star pass-rusher Nick Bosa for the season, haven't had star cornerback Richard Sherman suit up since week two and are so depleted in the secondary that the team thrust untested defensive back Brian Allen into the spotlight for his first-ever start in Sunday's 43-17 loss t…
Los Angeles Dodgers left-hander Clayton Kershaw, scratched from his scheduled Game 2 start because of back spasms, is a "likely possibility" to start Game 4 against the Atlanta Braves on Thursday, manager Dave Roberts said.
Kevin Harvick's latest NASCAR finishes have been un-Kevin-Harvick-like compared to his performance throughout most of the season. The regular season Cup champion placed below the top-10 in the last three playoff races, including a 20th place finish – his second-lowest of the season – at Tall…
No. 5 North Carolina has yet to trail this season thanks, in part, to the fact that it has scored a touchdown on its opening possession in each of its three games. It's not by chance or that the Tar Heels have been set up nicely by a turnover or long return.
Bruce Bochy has three World Series rings, more than 2,000 regular-season victories and a quarter-century of managerial experience.
Amid a flurry of positive COVID-19 tests that led to a reshuffling of games, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said the league must remain flexible and adaptable to complete a full regular season, the playoffs and the Super Bowl.
Joe Morgan, 77, the Hall of Fame second baseman who tormented the Phillies in the 1970s as the engine of Cincinnati's Big Red Machine before helping to propel the Phillies to the pennant in the twilight of his career, died Sunday.
After a horrendous day for the 49ers' pass defense in a blowout 43-17 loss to the Miami Dolphins, the unit was ready to turn the page and welcome veteran leader Richard Sherman back from the injured reserve list.
ARLINGTON, Texas – When Dak Prescott sat up on the turf Sunday and looked down, he saw his right foot point outward to a right angle. He slammed the foot into the ground to correct the dislocation. He couldn't fully. He waved to the Cowboys sideline. And the emotions came.
LOS ANGELES – The Dodgers and Atlanta Braves made the first two rounds of the playoffs look easy, completing one-sided sweeps in the wild-card and division series. Their meeting in the National League Championship Series beginning Monday probably will be anything but.
Jimmy Garoppolo practiced for the second day in a row Thursday, and all signs now point to him returning as the 49ers starting quarterback Sunday.
The Oakland A's season was on life support. And, down late again, the A's didn't have the late-inning spark to stay alive. Oakland's season ends in Los Angeles with a 11-6 loss their bitter division rivals, falling 3-1 in the series.
SANTA CLARA – Quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo returned to practice Wednesday for the first time since suffering a right high ankle sprain Week 2, but that doesn't mean he's certain to start for the 49ers Sunday against the Miami Dolphins.
After spending recent postseasons counting the bangs on a trash can, the Houston Astros were prepared to spend the final innings of Game 3 of the American League Division Series counting down the outs on the scoreboard at Dodger Stadium.
The dynasty question came up at the start of the WNBA postseason and it was obvious, Sue Bird didn't want to reveal her true thoughts with so much still remaining to be done.
The Oakland A's are in trouble. With a 5-2 loss to the Houston Astros Tuesday afternoon at Dodger Stadium, the A's fall 0-2 in the best-of-five American League Division Series. The American League West champions must win three straight games to salvage their season.
When fans return to the ballpark for the World Series and National League Championship Series at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas, they will not be subject to a temperature check.
In normal times, coaches warn players about excessive celebrations to avoid a 15-yard penalty.
Miami Heat center Bam Adebayo said Monday he is hopeful for a return to the NBA Finals as soon as Tuesday night's Game 4, with teammate Goran Dragic offering a far less optimistic outlook.
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