Jason Spezza: Surgery only option

Ottawa Senators center Jason Spezza said having back surgery for a herniated disk was the only way he was going to feel better. "It was really bad," he said. "It got to the point where there was no way I...

Caps GM won’t ‘blow anything up’

The NHL-worst Washington Capitals were handing out votes of confidence Friday, less than three weeks into a season that has so far been nothing short of a fall-flat-on-the-face embarrassment. General manager George McPhee met with reporters for some 20 minutes...

Kobe Bryant, Lakers pull away in fourth quarter, top Bobcats

Even though Kobe Bryant and the Lakers were able to escape with a 100-93 win Friday night over the Charlotte Bobcats, the Los Angeles star was left feeling "irritated" after the game. Irritated at his team's shot selection. Irritated at his...

Blizzard delays Knicks in Minnesota

After being stuck in Minnesota overnight thanks to the massive snow storm that is pelting the New York-to-Boston corridor, the New York Knicks arrived home safely on Saturday afternoon, according to a team official. The Knicks were in Minnesota to...

LeBron James stays hot, sparks Heat’s rout of Clippers

A few moments after getting hit in the face, LeBron James was shaken up to the point that he didn't even bother contesting a jump ball. It was about the only play he took off all night. James scored 30 points...

Device setting caused SB outage

The company that supplied electricity to the Super Bowl says the blackout that halted the big game was caused by a device it installed specially to prevent a power failure. But the utility stopped short of taking all the blame...

Saints hire Rob Ryan as D-boss

It took significantly longer than five minutes, but Rob Ryan has officially landed back on his feet. The New Orleans Saints said Saturday they had hired the former Dallas Cowboys assistant coach as their new defensive coordinator, hoping he...

Anquan Boldin: I’ll retire if released

Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Anquan Boldin said he will retire if he is released by the team in a salary-cap move. "I won't play in another uniform," Boldin said in an interview Friday on NBC Sports Radio. "We have a...

Hodgson wants Lampard close to home

After scoring England's first match-winner against Brazil in 23 years, Frank Lampard was told by coach Roy Hodgson that moving to the United States could jeopardize his international prospects. The 34-year-old midfielder has been informed by Chelsea that his contract...

Messi signs 2-year contract extension

Lionel Messi has officially signed his two-year contract extension with Barcelona. The Argentina superstar put pen to paper on his new deal at the Nou Camp on Thursday afternoon and is now tied to the Catalan giants until June 30,...