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Carson Palmer Would Be a Perfect Fit for Arizona Cardinals in 2013

ESPN.com's Mike Sando opined that Raiders quarterback Carson Palmer could be a fit for the Arizona Cardinals this offseason.<p>Palmer has proven over his career that he can attack the deep part of the field, which would be invaluable to new Cardinals coach Bruce Arians. Arians employs a vertical …

Kentucky Basketball: What Will John Calipari Do with All the Returning Players?

Tough decisions await John Calipari and the Kentucky basketball program. There are 13 scholarships available for next season, and there will be more than 13 players on the roster.<p>Willie Cauley-Stein, Archie Goodwin, Ryan Harrow, Alex Poythress and Kyle Wiltjer are all candidates to declare for the …

Basketball

Johnny Manziel Made the Right Decision to Take a Twitter Timeout

Link to Media<p>Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel has become the latest in a string of polarizing SEC quarterbacks. Whether it's fair or not, it's due in part to his own actions.<p>Manziel burst onto the scene in 2012 rushing for 1,410 yards and passing for 3,706 yards, eclipsing the SEC record for …

College Football

Conflicting Reports Surround Colt McCoy's Future with Cleveland Browns

It's unclear as to whether Colt McCoy will be a member of the Cleveland Browns next season.<p><b>UPDATE: Thursday, March 28 at 9:38 a.m. ET by Patrick Clarke</b><p>According to <i>The Plain Dealer</i>'s Mary Kay Cabot (via Twitter), the Browns have no plans to release Colt McCoy this offseason but are willing to deal …

Football (U.S.)

Phil Jackson's New Book Might Have The Greatest Sports Book Cover Photo Ever

Phil Jackson has a new book coming out in May called "Eleven Rings: The Soul of Success." The book is a behind-the-scenes look at the "Zen Master" and his secrets to success and leadership.<p>But what immediately caught our eyes was the cover photo, a picture of all 11 of Jackson's championship rings. …

Maurice Clarett details decision to swap football for rugby in Rio Olympics bid

Maurice Clarett, the former Ohio State Buckeyes running back who was drafted by the Denver Broncos before going to jail, then re-emerging in the …

Matt Barkley Pro Day Results: QB Didn't Help Draft Stock During Throwing Session

Link to Media<p>Matt Barkley had a chance to prove his doubters wrong at his pro day on Wednesday, but the quarterback failed to accomplish that goal.<p>Heading into the scouting process, the biggest concern about Barkley as a pro quarterback was his arm strength—or lack thereof. He did little to dispel …

Tim Tebow's Mechanical Tweaks Will Improve Chances of NFL Success

Tim Tebow’s NFL career hasn’t mirrored the success he experienced in his college career at Florida. While the polarizing quarterback has shown the ability to win on football’s biggest stage, he hasn’t been given the chance to put it all together.<p>Tebow joined the New York Jets last season on the …

NFL

Just How Much Money Is Aaron Rodgers Really Worth?

It seems silly to say, but at $9.75 million for next year, Aaron Rodgers is ridiculously underpaid. The Green Bay Packers franchise quarterback is still playing under a contract extension he signed in 2008.<p>Entering into the final two seasons of that contract, Rodgers and the Packers now must come …

NFL

Derek Jeter Flees New York, Tax Savings Soon To Follow

During Derek Jeter’s historic 16-year run as shortstop for the New York Yankees, he’s bagged five world championships, 13 All-Star appearances, 3000 hits, and more would-be starlets and hopeful models than can be counted. But believe it or not, captaining the hallowed team in pinstripes isn’t …

LSU Pro Day 2013: Tyrann Mathieu's Performance Bolsters Draft Stock

Tyrann Mathieu put on a show at LSU's pro day on Wednesday, adding further intrigue as to when he'll be drafted in late April.<p>After his workout, NFL Network's Bucky Brooks spoke in glowing terms about Mathieu's abilities as a nickel corner, via NFL.com's Chris Wesseling:<p>He continues to build a case …

Football (U.S.)

Rick Reilly Asks Aaron Craft Why He's so 'Annoying,' Craft Trolls Back

He’s just throwing it out there. If you don’t like it, just throw it on back.<p>ESPN reporter Rick Reilly knifed through the veil of civility at Wednesday’s post-practice press conference with the Ohio State basketball team and got down to the nittiest of the gritty with his question.<p>After being …

Chicago stamps out the Heat's win streak – but the NBA is the real loser

The 1971-72 Los Angeles Lakers can breathe a sigh of relief; their NBA record of 33 consecutive wins is safe for now. The Chicago Bulls beat the Heat …

Brian Urlacher Must Be Willing to Take Less Money to Continue Career

Brian Urlacher must embrace his football mortality.<p>He's not the same player who terrorized NFL offenses for over a decade. His body has betrayed him, and he won't see the field in 2013 unless he's willing to accept a short-term contract that doesn't give him much guaranteed money.<p>That's not the …

The End of the Heat’s Winning Streak Doesn’t Matter

Miami's stunning 27-game winning streak is over, but even that won’t throw cold water on LeBron James’ blazing popularity. As international athletes …

Michael Crabtree blinded by hit

San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Michael Crabtree, who was targeted on the team's last three plays of Super Bowl XLVII, said Thursday that he lost …

Fred Davis Re-Signs to Make RGIII's Life as Easy as Possible in Washington

With the remaining change left in their piggy bank, the Washington Redskins have come to their senses and made the most important move of their 2013 offseason by re-signing starting tight end Fred Davis to a one-year contract, according to CSN Washington's Tarik El-Bashir.<p>Davis missed the majority …

Troy Polamalu talks rule changes

Pittsburgh Steelers safety Troy Polamalu says that if the NFL is going to keep passing rules designed to make the game safer, the players should get …

Robbie Rogers says it was impossible to stay in soccer after declaring he was gay

United States international Robbie Rogers has said it is "impossible" to remain in soccer after publicly declaring your homosexuality.<p>The 25-year-old, who last played for English second-tier side Leeds United, said last month he was stepping away from football after becoming only the third …

LeBron James unfazed by comments

NEW ORLEANS -- Miami Heat forward LeBron James said Friday that criticism of his comments about the hard intentional fouls he encountered Wednesday …

Cleveland Browns: 2013 NFL Draft Strategy Coming into Focus

As free agency has begun to cool, and the Cleveland Browns have made their key acquisitions, the 2013 NFL draft strategy has really come into focus.<p>With the additions of Paul Kruger, Quentin Groves, Kellen Davis and (among others) veteran quarterback Jason Campbell, the Browns seem poised to …

The Best and Worst Teammates for the NFL's First Openly Gay Player

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>A big week for gay rights in Washington was a big one for the entertainment world, too, and it looks …

Wracked by illness, Russ Smith, Louisville shake off Oregon

INDIANAPOLIS — On Selection Sunday, pundits said No. 1 overall seed Louisville was done no favors by being placed in the stacked Midwest Regional. So far, though, it's been a pretty stress-free romp for the Cardinals, who beat No. 12 seed Oregon 77-69 on Friday and advanced to Sunday's Elite …

LeBron James helps Heat rebound with rout of Hornets

NEW ORLEANS -- Two nights after having their streak snapped, LeBron James and the Miami Heat looked ready to start a new run.<p>James scored 36 points, …

FGCU runs out of magic, as Florida chomps Cinderella run short

ARLINGTON, Texas -— Florida Gulf Coast, the free-wheeling No. 15 seed that has redefined the term Cinderella team, took the court against Florida as if this were a pickup game near the beach in Fort Myers.<p>In 75 years of the NCAA tournament, college basketball fans has never seen a collection of …

Why Sherrod Brown Is Wall Street's Biggest Nightmare In Washington DC

Ohio Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown has kept a relatively low-profile since his election to the Senate in 2006. But behind-the-scenes, he has built up a reputation as biggest bank-buster in the Democratic Party, superseding even Massachusetts' Sen. Elizabeth Warren as the top bogeyman for financial …

Bad Real Estate Market Makes Keeping Kings In Sacramento More Expensive

Sacramento’s bad real estate market is making it more expensive for the city to keep the National Basketball Association’s Kings.<p>A group led buy 24-Hour Fitness founder Mark Mastrov, Ron Burkle, chairman of investment firm Yucaipa Cos., and Vivek Ranadive, founder of Tibco Software want to buy the …

Consumers Are Addicted To Facebook On Mobile

<i>Mobile Insights is a daily newsletter from BI Intelligence delivered first thing every morning exclusively to BI Intelligence subscribers. Sign up for a free trial of BI Intelligence today.</i><p><b>Consumers Are Using Mobile To Bank, But Not To Buy (WSJ)</b><br>Americans are increasingly using their phones to avoid …