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One Track Pony: Chevrolet Camaro Z/28

What happens when Chevy engineers pour everything they've got into a racing beast to beat Ford? A snarling, $75,000 Camaro happens.<p><i>(Photo by Ian Allen)</i><p><b>"I want to win. Beat anything Mustang</b> comes up with, at all costs." That was the goal that General Motors' product chief Mark Reuss set in 2011 for …

The Green Bay Packers' Biggest Needs in NFL Draft After Start of Free Agency

Link to Media<p>Now that we're a handful of weeks into NFL free agency, the needs for the Green Bay Packers in the upcoming draft have become a little clearer.<p>For example, the need for defensive linemen isn't quite as severe due to the signing of defensive end Julius Peppers and the re-signing of …

NFL

What the Future Holds for the Philadelphia Eagles If They Trade DeSean Jackson

Link to Media<p>Imagine being the NFL head coach or general manager charged with replacing 82 receptions, 1,334 yards from scrimmage and nine touchdowns in your offense. That is precisely the position Chip Kelly and Howie Roseman are about to find themselves in should the Philadelphia Eagles trade …

Football (U.S.)

UC Irvine students excited about Obama commencement speech

Students at<p>UC Irvinesay they are excited about having PresidentObamaspeak at their commencement this year after the news was announced Thursday.<p>"I feel it to be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity," said Alex Liao, an international studies major who is scheduled to graduate.<p>The president will deliver …

Michelle Obama

FA marks Hillsborough anniversary with seven-minute kick-off delays

• Delay and minute's silence at all league and cup games • 15 April marks 25 years since the disaster in Sheffield<p>The FA is marking the 25th anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster by delaying the kick-offs of all Premier League, Football League and Conference matches by seven minutes, with the …

AP News: Baseball

Nix, Tuitt, Martin headline Notre Dame's pro day

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Nose guard Louis Nix III wanted to make sure NFL scouts got a good look at his slimmed down physique at Notre Dame's pro day Thursday, even taking off his T-shirt to run the 40.<p>"I hope they liked my thighs and my footwork and my hips," he said. "Because I've been working on …

Dwight Howard Poses with Johnny Manziel and Arian Foster at Toyota Center

Link to Media<p>Dwight Howard and the Rockets blew out the Minnesota Timberwolves 129-106, and future and current NFL players Johnny Manziel and Arian Foster were in attendance to take it in.<p>The two got some VIP treatment, as they were allowed to meet Howard. Not only that, Howard complimented Foster …

Football (U.S.)

Isiah Thomas: Joakim Noah Is Dennis Rodman to Today's Chicago Bulls

Going almost two full seasons without star player Derrick Rose, the Chicago Bulls have looked for other teammates to step up and take the reins. That player has been Joakim Noah, averaging a double-double per game and pushing his team to excel in every aspect of the game.<p>So what does Noah really …

NBA

Associated Press News

Justin Masterson talks break off

GOODYEAR, Ariz. -- Justin Masterson and the Cleveland Indians have suspended contract talks to focus on preparation for the regular season.<p>Indians …

Jason Kipnis

Watch: Bethany Hamilton Back on the Board

Pro surfer Bethany Hamilton, best known for her inspirational shark-attack survival story featured in the 2011 film <i>Soul Surfer</i>, has made quite the splash recently.<p>Today she claimed her first event title in 10 years when she took the top spot at the 2014 Surf n Sea Pipeline Women's Pro at the Banzai …

Jeff Green Launches Back at Those Who Question His Inconsistency

Link to Media<p>Boston Celtics forward Jeff Green has heard the accusations that he is inconsistent, and he just doesn't care.<p>Green addressed his critics in a very pointed interview with Steve Bulpett of the <i>Boston Herald</i>, and he pulled no punches:<p>They don’t know, because they haven’t been through it. …

Basketball

MLB Pitchers Avoid Helmets Despite Injury Risk

Cincinnati Reds pitcher Aroldis Chapman was struck in the face with a line drive during a spring training game. The scary mishap left him collapsed …

Vintage PGA Tour Trading Cards

For two years in the early 1980s, Donruss produced a set of golf trading cards that featured stars like Jack Nicklaus, a perm-sporting Fuzzy Zoeller, and a rookie named Fred Couples

2014 NCAA Wrestling Championships finals results: Penn State claims fourth in a row

Tonight (March 3, 2014) the NCAA Wrestling Championships crowned this year's ten individual national wrestling championships. On the strength of two victories in the finals, and two Minnesota defeats, Penn State came from behind to claim its fourth consecutive national wrestling title.<p>Penn State …

Even Blake Griffin's mistakes lead to alley-oops

What should we call that? It’s not quite a double alley-oop. It’s an offensive rebound, but then also a handoff, but then also an alley-oop.<p>Let’s just call it the Los Angeles Clippers. Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan are getting ridiculous at this stuff.<p>The broken play in Saturday’s win against …

Dario Saric likely won't declare for 2014 NBA Draft, per report

Saric reportedly has a new deal in place with Anadolu Efes of the Turkish Basketball League.<p>Croatian forward Dario Saric has an agreement in principle on a three-year deal with Anadolu Efes of the Turkish Basketball League and it's highly unlikely he'll declare for the 2014 NBA Draft, according to …

Adam Silver: I'll Meet with LeBron and Kill Sleeved Jerseys If Players Insist

Link to Media<p>NEW YORK — The men who dribble, pass and shoot for a living enjoy a generally pleasant existence. They work seven to nine months. They take the summers off. The pay is good. But they do have some grievances.<p>Ask Google what "NBA players hate," and it will produce the following objects …

Basketball

Bébé continues hot streak with wonderful strike

Yes, you read that right. Bébé.<p>You may remember Bébé. The young Portuguese lad apparently saved from the streets by football, who found his way to Old Trafford via a series of peculiar transfers and agent-related shenanigans, and who stands as the most inexplicable of Alex Ferguson's Manchester …

Latest Stock Up, Stock Down Update for Notable NFL Draft Prospects

Link to Media<p>With a few weeks of free agency out of the way and a chunk of pro days done, we are starting to get a sense of who fits where in the draft prospects. A lot of "draft season" is the media catching up with teams, causing us to label some players "risers" and some "fallers."<p>Though …

Football (U.S.)

Xavier Henry Injury Puts LA in Better Position for 2014 NBA Draft

Link to Media<p>At first, the injuries sustained by the Los Angeles Lakers were crippling. But now, they are actually putting the team in a very good position to improve heading into next season.<p>I'm not a supporter of mailing it in. The point of basketball—the point of any sport, really—is to compete …

Basketball

Dortmund vs. Schalke: Ranking the Ruhr Derby Amongst Germany's Biggest Rivalries

Link to Media<p>Borussia Dortmund host Schalke on Tuesday in the 156th edition of the Ruhr derby. BVB won the away leg last fall 3-1, but they will have it all to do as they take on a red-hot Schalke side that have won seven out of nine Bundesliga matches since the winter break.<p>When the game begins, …

Soccer

Slate of games includes Dice-K's Grapefruit finale

With the regular season quickly approaching, Monday marks the beginning of the end for Spring Training, and <b>MLB.TV</b> features a packed slate of …

Dario Saric Reportedly Won't Enter 2014 NBA Draft: Latest Details and Reaction

Link to Media<p>Last year, Croatian forward Dario Saric flirted with entering his name into the NBA draft before deciding to return to his European team. A year later, it seems that a similar situation has played itself out, leaving doubt to when or if Saric will ever step on an NBA floor.<p>Though …

NBA

Brazil to order army into Rio slums as violence escalates before World Cup

Military deployment expected after spate of fire-bombings, murders and attacks on police bases in city's favelas<p>The Brazilian authorities are poised to send the army into the slums of Rio de Janeiro less than three months before the World Cup. The move follows attacks on police that have resulted …

7 years are too many for a Scherzer-Tigers deal

I don't want the Tigers to pay Max Scherzer $175 million. I just don't. It's hard to say what kind of deal was on the table for certain. ESPN's …

Kobe Bryant Launches New Company Kobe Inc. and Invests in Sports Drink

Link to Media<p>Kobe Bryant recently signed a two-year, $48.5 million extension that made him a member of the Los Angeles Lakers for life, but that doesn't mean he's not thinking about the next phase of his career.<p>Sidelined with an Achilles tear and a left tibial plateau fracture at various points …

Sports Industry

Falcons' Roddy White Owes Fan Season Tickets After Mercer Upsets Duke

Link to Media<p>No matter how confident you are, March Madness is a dangerous time to make a bet.<p>Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Roddy White learned that lesson the hard way.<p><b>Update: Thursday, August 7 at 10:48 a.m. ET</b><p>Roddy White did indeed pay up on the bet. Here's what he gave to Dylan Hoyt, the fan …

Football (U.S.)

David Ortiz, Red Sox agree to 1-year extension

As long as Ortiz keeps hitting, the Red Sox will keep signing him.<p>David Ortiz might be 38 years old, but he hit .309/.395/.564 last season. With numbers like that, he was certain to keep getting work -- in Boston or elsewhere.<p>That was nearly a possibility earlier this offseason. Ortiz said it could …