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  • With pro days in full swing, the Oakland Raiders have plenty of new information to begin refining their big board as the draft draws nearer. The Raiders have the fourth overall pick, and they can't afford to miss with this selection. But for a team with as many needs as Oakland has, every pick is goi... read more...
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  • Kurt Zouma is quickly becoming a fans’ favourite at Stamford Bridge, and this video from Chelsea Fans Channel shows just how popular the French defender has become. Still just 20, Zouma has impressed Mourinho so much that he’... read more...
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  • The passing of Jerry Tarkanian, the former UNLV basketball coach, reverberated around the country on Wednesday as college basketball fans mourned the loss of the controversial figure who was mostly known for his fights with the NCAA, his great Rebel teams of the early 1990s, and his penchant for chomping on a towel. They even mourned in Provo, although BYU’s rivalry with UNLV didn’t b... read more...
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  • For the eighth time in nine years, the BYU Cougars are dancing. Coach Dave Rose’s team got an invitation to the NCAA Tournament on Sunday afternoon and will play in a First Four game on Tuesday against Ole Miss in Dayton. Of course, the Cougars were there just three years ago, beating Iona in Dayton before moving on to Louisville. Rose and players Tyler Haws, Kyle Collinsworth, Chase F... read more...
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  • BYU’s seventh-leading receiver by number of catches in 2014 wasn’t Devon Blackmon, Kurt Henderson, Trey Dye or Nick Kurtz — guys who have been getting quite a lot of publicity in spring camp. It was walk-on Colby Pearson, a rising junior from Blackfoot, Idaho, who had 16 catches for 270 yards and three touchdowns before suffering a season-ending broken collarbone after a 34-yard rec... read more...
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  • BYU’s men’s basketball has arrived in Las Vegas, and got its first look at Orleans Arena on Friday morning. Of course, most of the Cougars have played in the venue that has hosted everything from hockey games to Arena Football League games to rock concerts, but a few — such as Wake Forest transfer Chase Fischer — haven’t played here before. Fischer said he didn’t make the trip... read more...
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  • It was a relaxed, congenial and friendly Bronco Mendenhall who emerged from the football offices on Friday morning to talk to reporters as the Cougars wrapped up their third week of spring camp practices. Mendenhall delivered a lengthy opening dialogue, too, discussing Thursday’s news regarding the SEC and the new football series with Mississippi State. “Other than that, a lot of pla... read more...
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  • BYU sports fans who are still hurting over the Cougars’ 94-90 loss to Ole Miss in the NCAA Tournament First Four game got some news to soften their pain a little bit on Thursday morning, courtesy of ESPN’s Brett McMurphy. McMurphy reported via Twitter that a source told him the Southeastern Conference (SEC) will now count games against BYU and Army, which is also independent, towards ... read more...
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  • A season of bad breaks — unfortunate bounces, close losses and untimely injuries — turned around in a hurry for the BYU basketball team on Saturday night, and not just in Spokane. Not only did the Cougars snap the Zags’ 41-game home winning streak with a 73-70 win, they earned the second seed in the WCC Tournament because Saint Mary’s was upset 71-70 by Santa Clara. Had SMC won, ... read more...
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  • A double-double against Pepperdine in an 80-74 loss and a triple-double against LMU in an 87-68 win has earned BYU point guard Kyle Collinsworth his third West Coast Conference Player of the Week award this season. The triple-double was Collinsworth’s fifth this season, an NCAA record. Collinsworth averaged 18 points, 11 rebounds, six assists and 1.5 steals last week. He scored 23 point... read more...
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  • BYU coach Dave Rose wasn’t biting. I asked the 10-year head coach — who just signed a new five-year deal — where Saturday night’s 73-70 win over No. 2/3 Gonzaga at the Kennel ranks on his coaching wins list shortly after Kyle Wiltjer’s half court shot nearly went in. “That’s a good one,” was all Rose would say. It was BYU’s first win against an opponent ranked third or... read more...
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  • Panthers goalie John Vanbiesbrouk defends the net as teammate Brent Severyn and Canadiens’ Stephan Lebeau fight for position during this 1980s Forum game. Denis Brodeur/NHLI via Getty Images Panthers vs. Canadiens Saturday at the Bell Centre, 7 p.m., CITY, TVA Sports, TSN Rad... read more...
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  • When defenseman Brooks Orpik arrived at the Washington Capitals’ facility Tuesday morning, exhausted after just a half-hour’s sleep and a hospital bracelet still wrapped around his wrist, teammates greeted the new father with barbs about missing practice. He had spent most of the previous day in the hospital, waiting until his wife, Erin, had their […]... read more...
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  • Last summer, BYU football coach Bronco Mendenhall didn’t mince words when talking to a reporter from the Austin (Texas) American-Statesman about how much BYU wanted to join the Big 12 Conference. On Tuesday, BYU athletic director Tom Holmoe pounded the same drum, pretty much, while still insisting that independence in football and membership in the West Coast Conference in most other sp... read more...
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