| Apr 16, 2014
| 7:50 PM
For the first time ever, the high-profile Celtics, Lakers and Knicks all missed the playoffs this season.
Or as it's known among NBA accountants, a triple-trouble.
Working on a 1-hitter
Marlins pitcher Brad Hand enters home games...
| Apr 10, 2014
| 2:30 AM
After spending much of his career being likened to "High Noon" star Gary Cooper, Kevin Costner gets a countdown-clock movie to call his very own in "Draft Day." Although director Ivan Reitman's sports dramedy trades the streets of the Wild West for the...
| Apr 9, 2014
| 6:00 AM
NEW YORK — In its ascent up the mountain of American popular culture, the NFL has studiously protected its brand, turning down many Hollywood offers to collaborate and limiting the extent of the partnerships it has forged.
So much for all that....
| Apr 1, 2014
| 7:56 AM
The NFL is fiercely protective of its image and seldom gives Hollywood permission to use its marks, team names and logos. As a result, moviegoers wind up watching teams such as the Boston Rebels ("The Game Plan"), Los Angeles Outlaws ("Against All Odds"),...
| Apr 1, 2014
| 9:28 AM
On Saturday morning, former UCF quarterback Blake Bortles spent more than four hours with former NFL head coach Jon Gruden, now a Monday Night Football analyst for ESPN.
Bortles was taking part in Gruden’s “Quarterback Camp” series,...
| Mar 30, 2014
| 5:13 PM
Blake Bortles' latest pre-NFL draft evaluation has landed him at the center of a crowded room on the ESPN Wide World of Sports campus early Saturday morning.
The former UCF quarterback is sitting across the table from ex-NFL head coach Jon Gruden, now a...
| Mar 27, 2014
| 9:41 AM
ORLANDO, Fla. - Are you ready for some football?
Five nights a week?
That's where the NFL might be headed, and Mark Cuban is concerned. On the eve of the NFL meetings in Orlando, the Dallas Mavericks' owner warned that the NFL is "10 years away from...
| Mar 6, 2014
| 7:49 AM
Former UCF quarterback Blake Bortles will feature in a new ESPN show called 'Draft Academy,' a four-week series following several top prospects through the draft process.
Bortles, South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney, USC wide receiver...
| Feb 21, 2014
| 4:48 PM
INDIANAPOLIS — How's this for the wildest story of the young NFL off-season:
The Cleveland Browns nearly traded for San Francisco 49ers Coach Jim Harbaugh, according to ProFootballTalk.com's Mike Florio.
Florio cities multiple league sources and...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 3:36 PM
Disney World embraced the D. That is, they made a little bit of history as Super Bowl XLVIII MVP and Seattle Seahawks outside linebacker Malcolm Smith visited the Magic Kingdom today to make good on his postgame promise of "I'm Going to Disney World."...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 3:17 PM
Two days after he was in New York to accept the NFL’s Salute to Service Award, Ravens coach John Harbaugh embarked on another trip to honor the U.S. military.
Harbaugh this week has joined Gen. Raymond Odierno, the Army chief of staff, on a trip...