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It’s time for another edition of Infographic Friday. Today’s entry comes to us from Duracell who distributed this infographic in conjunction with a …
The first interracial handshake in American professional baseball history, Jackie Robinson and George Shuba. #42 pic.twitter.com/YzZlEOofeW
Produced and directed by Linda Goldstein Knowlton, Produced by Rory Kennedy
WOMEN IN HOLLYWOOD showcases the women of showbiz, from the earliest …
Miami Dolphins defensive end Derrick Shelby was suspended indefinitely Monday following his arrest this weekend at a Fort Lauderdale nightclub.
The Dolphins cited Shelby for "conduct detrimental to the team."
According to a Fort Lauderdale police report, nightclub security said Shelby was touching …Fort Lauderdale
ESPN and TNT retained the rights to show NBA games for the next nine years in a new deal announced Monday.
The deal takes effect starting with the 2016-17 season and increases ESPN's television, digital, highlights, data, audio and international NBA rights. Games will continue to air on ESPN and TNT …
USA TODAY Sports' Sam Amick discusses what the league's new television contracts mean going forward.
The NBA has re-upped with ESPN and TNT on a new nine-year television contract, two people with knowledge of the situation confirmed to USA TODAY Sports. The people spoke on the condition of anonymity …Lebron James
The viewer at home may soon be more valuable than the fan in the stands, according to a new study on the North American sports market from PwC.
Ticket sales are still the top revenue generator for sports teams and leagues, but revenue from selling media rights is closing the gap and growing at a …Dow Jones
Hosting the Games is too expensive
Nobody wants to let the Games begin.
On Oct. 1, Oslo withdrew its bid for the 2022 Winter Olympics, making it the fourth city — after Stockholm, Lviv and Krakow — to have second thoughts about hosting the Games. With only Beijing and the Kazakh city of Almaty left …Olympics
Dallas Cowboys safety C.J. Spillman is being investigated in connection with an alleged sexual assault at the team's hotel last month, according to Grapevine, Texas, police.
Police spokesman Barry Bowling said a report was filed Sept. 20 and that the matter is still under investigation. Spillman …Dallas
The brain of former Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher -- the 25-year-old player who shot and killed his girlfriend in 2012 before committing suicide -- showed signs of pervasive brain damage like that found in other deceased NFL players, according to a neuropathologist.
In a report …
The most famous hit of Derek Jeter’s career sparked a legendary nickname.
Entering the 2001 playoffs, the Yankees’ shortstop had built a reputation as a high-stakes performer, but he’d yet to earn a postseason moniker. While Reggie Jackson had become “Mr. October” after blasting three home runs in …
KFC is wildly popular in Japan.
The fast food chain has more than 1,200 locations there, making it the fried chicken chain's third-largest market behind the U.S. and China.
As sales decline in the U.S., KFC is focusing on Asian markets to bring in big profits.
Here are a few reasons KFC Japan is …Japan
If only the most dangerous people at an NFL game were the ones beating each other up for our entertainment. If only the most dangerous people at an NFL stadium were the NFL players.
It's not. They're not. The true danger is in the parking lot, until it moves inside the stadium and makes itself …Sports Fans
Acouple of years ago, Max Geraldo and his team at FCB Brazil in São Paulo needed a fresh way to make Nivea Sun’s line of lotions and moisturizers …
Despite recent struggles on the football field and the basketball court, the University of Texas remains the biggest money-maker in college sports.
In 2013, the Texas Longhorns athletic department generated $165.7 million in revenue, according to data collected by USA Today. Texas is one of only 13 …Money
Landmark documentary illustrates how game has mirrored societal change
Twenty years ago, documentary filmmaker Ken Burns changed the way fans of all ages view and appreciate the game when one of his finest works, "Baseball," first aired. Last week, Burns sat down with MLB Publishing inside MLB's …
CALGARY, Alberta -- Brian Burke believes players who take aggression from the ice into their personal lives don't deserve to earn professional-athlete wages.
The Calgary Flames' president was asked at the Global Business Forum how he would have handled the Ray Rice scandal.
"The notion that 'I get …
NFL sponsors are beginning to get nervous. (USATSI)
If the NFL thought it could avoid uneasy responses from its numerous sponsors through the Ray Rice and Adrian Peterson headlines, the past two days may have helped the league open its eyes a good bit.
On Tuesday, long-time NFL sponsor Anheuser-Busch …Anheuser-Busch
Updated on 9/19 at 2:30 p.m. ET: The NFL on Friday responded to Procter & Gamble's decision to remove itself from the initiative, explaining that the campaign will still proceed as planned without the sponsor's involvement.
"We are looking forward to our sixth year of the Crucial Catch campaign, in …Cancer
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Another Minnesota Vikings player is in trouble with the law -- and in this case, it's a player who has found legal trouble before.
Wide receiver Jerome Simpson has a Nov. 3 arraignment scheduled in Hennepin County for misdemeanor charges of marijuana possession, driving with …
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. – Jerome Simpson finally is out of chances with the Minnesota Vikings, who released the troubled receiver Thursday, hours after media reports surfaced that he was cited for drug possession and two other charges after a traffic stop this summer.
Simpson, 28, is eligible to return …Driver's Licenses
Arizona Cardinals backup running back Jonathan Dwyer was arrested in connection with domestic abuse allegations, Phoenix police said Wednesday night.
The Cardinals deactivated Dwyer after news of the arrest, according to a news release from the team.
CNN's calls to the office of Dwyer's agent, Adisa …Arizona
Now the NFL has real trouble on its hands.
Fed up with the league's woeful inconsistencies on domestic violence and its belligerent insistence on protecting misbehaving players, Anheuser-Busch took the NFL to task on Tuesday. No, it didn't say it was pulling its $1.2 billion, six-year contract – yet.
Dozens of the band's earlier titles rise on iTunes' albums chart
After the massive surprise launch of their new album Songs of Innocence on Tuesday, U2 have seen a dramatic chart bump for their back catalog.
An unprecedented number of U2's previous albums have now entered iTunes' album chart since the …U2
The Texas Longhorns: the undisputed biggest brand in college football off the field.
Though they’re just 31-22 — more than acceptable for many …Texas
Twenty years later on this darkest of baseball anniversaries, the Montreal Expos franchise is once again basking in the sunshine of first place.
A powerhouse ballclub had its record frozen in time Sept. 14, 1994, stuck forever at 74 wins, 40 losses. That’s the day the strike-shortened major-league …
Until we have zero tolerance for domestic violence, especially from male athletes, we will see this horror played out again and again
It saddens me that 20 years after my sister Nicole’s murder, we are still seeing the same crimes, just with different names, over and over again.
The Ray Rice case …Oscar Pistorius
A former exotic dancer has filed a lawsuit against Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, accusing him of sexual assault.
In the suit filed Monday in Dallas County, Jana Weckerly claims that Jones assaulted her in 2009 and that the Dallas Cowboys knew about and covered up the incident.
Weckerly is seeking …Jerry Jones
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Carolina Panthers Pro Bowl defensive end Greg Hardy has been convicted on two counts of domestic violence and is still playing. Ray McDonald of the San Francisco 49ers also remains active while he is being investigated for abuse allegations.
The Panthers and 49ers have not …Greg Hardy