Texas AD: Union push 'smells' of attorneys
Texas athletic director Steve Patterson said Thursday he doesn't support paying athletes nor a system in which they can market themselves and doesn't understand the recent quest by Northwestern players to unionize.
Rangers surge past Flyers to seize opener
Brad Richards and Derek Stepan scored power-play goals 47 seconds apart in the third period, and the New York Rangers beat Philadelphia 4-1 in the playoff opener Thursday night.
Saban hosts Peyton in visit of 'mutual benefit'
Nick Saban hosted Peyton Manning and Denver Broncos offensive coordinator Adam Gase last week for two days during a visit the Alabama Crimson Tide coach called "mutually beneficial."
Former QB McNabb spends day in jail for DUI
Former NFL quarterback Donovan McNabb was released Thursday from an Arizona jail after serving a one-day sentence for a DUI arrest late last year.
Freshman Parker leaving Duke to enter draft
Duke freshman Jabari Parker is passing up his final three years of eligibility to enter the NBA draft.
Source: Mizzou's Haith agrees to coach Tulsa
Missouri coach Frank Haith has verbally agreed to become the next coach at Tulsa, a source close to the situation told ESPN.com on Thursday.
Mankato players to play for reinstated coach
Football players at Minnesota State, Mankato, say they are ready to practice under reinstated coach Todd Hoffner.
Mattingly voices worry over threats to Puig
The latest news about Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig's perilous escape from Cuba has taken his relationship with manager Don Mattingly into new territory.
Cuban: Bucks' new owners got 'a bargain'
Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban considers the sale price of approximately $550 million for the Milwaukee Bucks to be a bargain, suggesting the true value of NBA franchises is north of $1 billion.
Griffin supports medical marijuana in NBA
Clippers forward Blake Griffin has added his voice to calls for the NBA and other professional sports leagues to investigate allowing players to use medical marijuana as a means to manage pain.