USA Basketball announces 2014-16 roster – USA TODAY

USA TODAYUSA Basketball has announced the National Team for 2014-16 and it has several returning members and a few new faces. In the returning group are three-time Olympic medalists and…

NBA nickname jerseys preview – USA TODAY

USA TODAYUSA TODAY Sports’ Mike Foss breaks down a groundbreaking day for the NBA: nickname jerseys. The Miami Heat and Brooklyn Nets will wear nicknames on their jerseys Friday. Loading……

4-point play: Arizona holds off UCLA in Pac-12 road test – USA TODAY

USA TODAYUSA TODAY Sports breaks down one of Thursday night’s biggest college basketball games, the Pac-12 clash between No. 1 Arizona and No. 25 UCLA. How the Wildcats won: Top-ranked…

Critic’s Corner: ‘New Year’s Rockin’ Eve’ – USA TODAY

USA TODAYUSA TODAY’s Robert Bianco previews December 31st’s TV lineup from the Critic’s Corner, with ‘Live From Lincoln Center’ with Yo- Yo Ma, ‘New Year’s Rockin’ Eve’ with Ryan Seacrest…

Books: New and noteworthy – USA TODAY

Books: New and noteworthyUSA TODAYUSA TODAY’s Jocelyn McClurg scopes out the hottest books on sale each week. 1. Super Shred: The Big Results Diet by Ian K. Smith, M.D. (St.…

Celebrity superlatives: The (real) best and worst of – USA TODAY

Celebrity superlatives: The (real) best and worst ofUSA TODAYUSA TODAY deconstructs the latest celebrity news and gives gold stars — and a few black eyes — to those who deserve…

Instant Reaction: Breaking down BCS bowl matchups – USA TODAY

USA TODAYUSA TODAY Sports takes an early look ahead to the BCS bowl matchups. ROSE BOWL: Michigan State (12-1) vs. Stanford (11-2), Jan. 1, ESPN, 5 p.m.. No other BCS…

Screening Room: Take the journey ‘Inside Llewyn Davis’ – USA TODAY

USA TODAYUSA TODAY film critics Claudia Puig and Scott Bowles tell you to Skip, Rent or Catch this weekend’s new movie releases. Reviewed this week: The latest from Coen Brothers,…

4 reasons the Yankees will regret the Jacoby Ellsbury deal – USA TODAY

USA TODAYUSA TODAY Sports’ Bob Nightengale is reporting Jacoby Ellsbury has signed a seven-year contract with the New York Yankees that is in excess of $150 million, ending his seven-year…