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December 28, 2018 11:14 PM No Woods, but seven of world's top eight will play in Maui

(Reuters) - Seven of the top eight players in the world rankings will contest next week’s Sentry Tournament of Champions on the PGA Tour, but Tiger Woods will not be saying ‘Aloha’ to golf fans in Hawaii. There had been speculation Woods would play at Kapalua but he was not on the list of the final field of 34 players released by the tournament on Friday 117

December 28, 2018 3:39 PM NBA sends memo to teams as reminder of anti-tampering rule

In the aftermath of LeBron James' public comments on the possibility of New Orleans Pelicans star Anthony Davis joining James with the Los Angeles Lakers, the NBA sent a memo to teams that warned of consequences for orchestrated tampering campaigns of players under contract elsewhere. In a memo obtained by ESPN on Friday morning, league counsel seemed 84

December 28, 2018 1:10 PM What's at stake in NFL Week 17: Score predictions, playoff scenarios, more

FPI win projection: BUF, 67.3 percent. Though Josh Allen is looking to become the first player in Bills history to lead the team in both passing and rushing yards in a season, it hasn't been reflected in his Total QBR or the Bills' offensive efficiency. Allen ranks 28th among qualified QBs in Total QBR, and the Bills rank second worst in offensive efficiency 78

December 27, 2018 12:40 PM College football player to forgo senior season to join seminary

Blake LaRussa #11 of the Old Dominion Monarchs plans to join the seminary next fall. (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images) Old Dominion University quarterback Blake LaRussa has found his calling – and it’s not the NFL. The Virginia native who led the Monarchs to an upset win over Virginia Tech this season announced Wednesday he will forgo his senior season 148

December 26, 2018 11:23 PM Steelers forced to root for Baker Mayfield and fierce rival Browns

PITTSBURGH -- In the uncomfortable position of needing help to make the playoffs, the Steelers are sending good vibes the Cleveland Browns' way. The Steelers can clinch the AFC North with a win Sunday over the Cincinnati Bengals coupled with a Cleveland Browns win over the Baltimore Ravens. "Pray for Cleveland. Pray for the Browns," said safety Sean Davis 92

December 26, 2018 8:44 PM Belichick looks to Jets, Brady to the future

(Reuters) - New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is thinking long-term. His coach, Bill Belichick, is thinking short-term, as usual. Belichick responded on Wednesday to a radio interview Brady did earlier this week, when he recommitted to playing as long as possible. The five-time Super Bowl champion, who on Sunday led the Patriots to their 10th straight 125

December 25, 2018 3:01 PM Man defies 20 million-to-1 odds to win $1 million at poker game

A poker player at a New Jersey casino defied the odds and hit the jackpot Saturday. The man, identified as Harold M., of Lakewood, N.J., won $1 million at the Borgata Hotel Casino at a three-card poker game. He only made a $5 bet. Harold hit a royal straight flush of diamonds, a hand that overcame 20 million-to-1 odds. Harold was dealt a 10, queen and ace of diamonds 84

December 23, 2018 7:12 AM Indonesia pop band Seventeen's members dead or missing after tsunami slams stage during performance

An Indonesian pop band lost its bass player and road manager after a tsunami struck the beach where the band was performing Saturday night, according to reports. In a news release, the band named Seventeen confirmed the deaths of bassist M. Awal Purbani, also known as Bani, and road manager Oki Wijaya, the Jakarta Post reported. Four others associated 116

December 23, 2018 4:35 AM Wizards, Suns combine to score 295 points in 3-OT game; Bradley Beal shines with 40-11-15 triple-double

The Wizards and Suns combined to score the most points in an NBA game since 2008, and Bradley Beal and Thomas Bryant put up some historic individual numbers in leading Washington to a 149-146 triple-overtime home win on Saturday. The 295 combined points were the most in a game since April 6, 2008, when the Denver Nuggets and Seattle SuperSonics combined 105

December 23, 2018 3:28 AM Buffalo Sabres broadcaster leaves arena on stretcher during game against Anaheim Ducks: report

Hockey fans may be accustomed to seeing an injured player removed on a stretcher from time to time. But at Saturday night’s Buffalo Sabres game, it was the team’s longtime play-by-play broadcaster who had to leave the game for a medical reason. Rick Jeanneret, 76, reportedly started feeling lightheaded during the Sabres’ game against the Anaheim Ducks 139