| Sep 4, 2014
| 7:04 AM
The Sports Xchange
Week 1 Preview: Giants at Lions
New York Giants (0-0) at Detroit Lions (0-0)
Monday, 7:10 p.m. ET, at Ford Field, Detroit - TV: ESPN
*TV announcers: Mike Tirico, Jon Gruden, Lisa Salters
*Keys to the game: The Lions will bring a...
| Aug 31, 2014
| 4:35 PM
More than ever, NFL owners are long on expectations and short on patience with new coaches.
And can you blame them?
Consider the success last year's new coaches had, with Philadelphia's Chip Kelly, Kansas City's Andy Reid and San Diego's Mike McCoy...
| Sep 1, 2014
| 8:42 PM
In each of the last six NFL seasons, at least one rookie quarterback has started an opener.
That trend will continue this season — although the Oakland Raiders nearly ran out the play clock before deciding.
The Raiders announced Monday that...
| Sep 3, 2014
| 4:44 AM
Today's Hyde5 blog:
1. Jon Gruden was asked if the Dolphins look like like they're on the way to .500 again this year. He got right to the meat of the issue, as far as I'm concerned: Does this line let Ryan Tannehill decide where this season goes?...
| Aug 23, 2014
| 12:32 PM
TAMPA — The Marketing Plan is all Lovie-Dovie.
Lovie Smith is the next-man-up trying to make Tampa Bay relevant in the NFL. The Bucs have made the playoffs since 2007, when Jon Gruden had that Chuckie vibe going on the sidelines.
| Apr 30, 2014
| 5:24 PM
Rick Neuheisel works with a microphone instead of a headset these days, but he's still recruiting.
On a recent Monday morning, the former UCLA coach was minutes into a telephone interview when another incoming call got his attention. He excused...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 10:00 AM
The World Cup has been a boon to ESPN, not that the all-powerful sports media player needs it.
The network carved out an overnight rating of 6.3 for the U.S.-Germany game -- well below its record 9.1 rating (18.2 million viewers) for the Americans'...
| Jun 13, 2014
| 5:50 AM
Sarah Harbaugh, wife of San Francisco 49ers Coach Jim Harbaugh, wants to talk about a serious condition affecting countless men in our country. “I’m talking, of course, about dad pants,” she says in a public service announcement,...
| May 30, 2014
| 6:48 AM
When the Ravens' offense broke the huddle during this week's organized team activities, one of the biggest changes was the first player to touch the football on each play.
The Ravens added Jeremy Zuttah as their new starting center in March, trading a...
| May 8, 2014
| 8:40 PM
While Florida defensive lineman Dominique Easley wasn’t among the early picks, his draft stock has soared late and he was selected by the New England Patriots with the No. 29 pick of the first round.
Easley’s senior season was cut short by...
| Dec 31, 2013
| 4:26 PM
How did young golf star Rory McIlroy ring in the new year? He asked girlfriend and tennis star Caroline Wozniacki to marry him, and she said yes.
The power couple broke the news on Twitter as they celebrated New Year's Eve in Sydney, where Wozniacki...