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Lance Armstrong to pay $5 million in federal fraud settlement

Cyclist Lance Armstrong agreed to a $5 million settlement with the federal government on Thursday over a lawsuit claiming he defrauded the U.S. Postal Service, which sponsored his athletic team, by using performance-enhancing drugs en route to his record victories at the Tour de France, the …

Cycling

A phenom, yet still a rookie, Shohei Ohtani's third start is charmless

For the three giddy weeks, he was Babe Ruth.<p>In one sobering hour, he reminded everyone he is still merely a babe.<p>In the legend of Shohei Ohtani that has dominated this young baseball season, conveniently ignored was the part about him being 23, and the part about him being a rookie.<p>Both things were …

Baseball

Shohei Ohtani looked totally confused by his first career no-pitch intentional walk

Shohei Ohtani hasn’t had much trouble adapting to Major League Baseball: The 23-year-old phenomenon is 2-0 with a 2.08 ERA as a pitcher entering play Friday and hitting .346 with three homers and an 1.183 OPS at the plate after yet another good offensive game Thursday night against the Royals.<p>But …

Baseball

Mark Sanchez suspended for four games

Getty Images<p>There’s been little buzz around free agent quarterback Mark Sanchez, and a looming suspension may be the reason.<p>Sanchez has been …

NFL

Dual threat Shohei Ohtani 'would like to play more' for Angels

As if Shohei Ohtani hasn't made a big-enough impact early in his major league career, he wants to do more.<p>The dual-purpose phenom has appeared in …

Baseball

Shohei Ohtani leaves Angels teammates saying one thing: 'We haven't seen that before'

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Los Angeles Angels manager Mike Scioscia says there was a plan to Shohei Ohtani’s spring, and now we’re seeing the end result of it.<p>That plan was clearly to lull the rest of baseball into a false sense of security.<p>After arriving from Japan amid enormous hype, the two-way star …

Baseball

Annoyed Shohei Ohtani Had Hoped U.S. Baseball Players Wouldn’t Be This Bad

ANAHEIM, CA—Frustrated with the level of play he has encountered during his first week of competition in the American major leagues, Japanese …

Shohei Ohtani

Shohei Ohtani hits first major league home run, receives silent treatment from teammates

Angels P/DH Shohei Ohtani made his home debut — as a DH — on Tuesday night against the Indians and he didn’t waste any time introducing himself to …

Baseball

Shohei Ohtani: Angels' two-way phenom in control as he wins MLB pitching debut

OAKLAND – Shohei Ohtani came to meet the media Sunday with a new friend – the game ball from his first Major League victory.<p>He’d thrown 92 pitches and six innings of the Angels’ 7-4 win over Oakland and he wanted the game ball, badly it seemed, although he didn’t say so. He’d collected the ball …

Baseball

Shohei Ohtani has the hype of a global phenomenon. Will he make us believers?

OAKLAND, Calif. — Until now, the Shohei Ohtani story has followed a predictable trajectory. There was the relentless accumulation of speculation and news leaks ahead of his December signing with the Los Angeles Angels, and the breathless chronicling of his two-way talents in Japan, replete with …

Mike Scioscia

What to Eat at Every Single Major League Ballpark

Callin' em like we see 'em.<p>As the 2018 MLB season kicks off, what better time to whet (or ruin) your appetite with a look at some of the hyper-American cuisine found in our country's ballparks? From perma-classics like the Chicago Dog to Arizona's controversial "Churro Dog," here is a look at what …

Baseball

Kevin Pillar steals second, third, home, Toronto tops Yankees

TORONTO (AP) — Yangervis Solarte hit a tiebreaking homer in the eighth inning and Kevin Pillar added an insurance run by stealing second, third and home to send the Toronto Blue Jays over the New York Yankees 5-3 Saturday for their first win of the season.<p>The Blue Jays bounced back from two …

Toronto Blue Jays

Trout, Cozart each drive in 2 as Angels top A's, 8-3

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A new team. A couple of new positions. A different spot in the batting order.<p>Welcome to Zack Cozart's first week with the Los Angeles Angels.<p>"A little different," Cozart said.<p>If all the upheaval is bothering the veteran infielder, it's hard to tell.<p>Cozart had two hits and two …

Los Angeles

Nick Foles about to do what no Super Bowl-winning QB has

Nick Foles about to do what no Super Bowl-winning QB has<p>We’ve spent a good portion of the last month and a half talking about what a remarkable …

NFL

John Elway botches Case Keenum's name during introductory press conference

It could happen to anyone, but maybe if you paid $25 million guaranteed for a guy, you might want to make sure to get his name right.<p>Denver Broncos GM John Elway called new quarterback Case Keenum “Case Keesum,” although points for correcting himself right away:<p>People noticed:<p>So who’s buying their …

NFL

Jordy Nelson Cut by Packers After Team Signs Jimmy Graham

Longtime Green Bay Packers wide receiver Jordy Nelson will be released, the team announced Tuesday.<p>ESPN's Adam Schefter first reported the Packers were cutting Nelson after nine seasons. Schefter also added Nelson would like to continue playing. Jason Wilde of ESPN reported the Packers wanted …

Football (U.S.)

Broncos pick Case Keenum to get back to being playoff contenders

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- There is one way to make a steely-eyed Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback get a little uncomfortable in his own skin.<p>Just ask …

NFL

Facebook Will Exclusively Stream These Major League Baseball Games This Season

Facebook and Major League Baseball have signed a deal in which 25 baseball games will only be broadcast in the U.S. on the social network.<p>The two …

Baseball

Phoenix Suns: Devin Booker flying under radar as one of the NBA’s best

Phoenix Suns star Devin Booker is the third youngest player to reach 4,000 points in his career at the tender age of 21 years old. Only two players …

Peyton Manning sells his Papa John's franchises before split with NFL

Peyton Manning sold his stake in 31 Papa John's franchises late last month, just days before the chain relinquished its role as the official pizza of the NFL.<p>Papa John's spokesperson Peter Collins confirmed in an email to USA TODAY Sports that Manning, the former Indianapolis Colts and Denver …

NFL

Who will be baseball's best player for the next five years?

The best player in baseball over the past five years has been Mike Trout. And if I can go ahead and give something away, I expect that the best …

Top 10

Broncos trade CB Aqib Talib to Rams for 2018 fifth-round pick

The Denver Broncos are trading Pro Bowl cornerback Aqib Talib to the Los Angeles Rams, the NFL Network reported Thursday, citing sources.<p>The Broncos …

NFL

Mets General Manager Sandy Alderson Thinks Tim Tebow Will Play in the Major Leagues

Tim Tebow could be playing baseball at the highest level in the Mets organization sooner than many expected.<p>Position players, pitchers and catchers …

Major League Baseball

Shohei Ohtani impresses with bat, demeanor at Angels workout

TEMPE, Ariz. -- Shohei Ohtani walked up the dugout steps at 10:30 a.m. local time Wednesday, paused to tip his cap to the wall of photographers in …

Baseball

First Ohtani show features homer, no pressure

TEMPE, Ariz. -- The rapid clicking of the camera shutters went off in a frenzy as Shohei Ohtani walked out of the clubhouse tunnel on Wednesday. He …

Mike Scioscia

Olympic results 2018: USA’s Jamie Anderson takes the gold in women’s slopestyle

Anderson defended her Sochi gold medal with another strong performance in Pyeongchang.<p>Slopestyle snowboarding has been dominated by Americans in its brief Olympic tenure. Jamie Anderson kept that streak alive Sunday, taking home gold in an abbreviated, windswept finals at the 2018 Winter Games. …

Slopestyle

Looking Beyond Chief Wahoo

The Cleveland Indians will stop wearing the controversial logo on their uniforms next year. What’s next for Native American–inspired imagery and names in the sports world?<p>Last week, the Cleveland Indians announced that beginning in 2019 they would no longer use the red-faced Chief Wahoo logo on …

Cleveland Indians

How the Olympics Got Disneyfied

The 1960 Squaw Valley Winter Games were star-studded and futuristic—and broadcast to U.S. audiences for the first time.<p>Editor’s Note: Read more of <i>The Atlantic</i>’s Winter Olympics 2018 coverage.<p>On Friday in Pyeongchang, South Korea, the Winter Olympics will officially kick off in a frenzy of K-pop and …

Skiing

15 Medal-Worthy Ice Skating Books for Kids

The Winter Olympics are almost here, which means it’s almost time for skating! From dazzling jumps to graceful dancing to rough-and-tumble hockey, …