Vitor Belfort: It was the UFC’s choice to pull me out of Weidman fight – FOXSports.com

FOXSports.comVitor Belfort says he didn’t choose to pull out of the main event of UFC 173 — the UFC made the decision for him. In a statement released Friday on…

Mock draft 2.0: Jadeveon Clowney to Texans, Johnny Manziel goes No. 8 – USA TODAY

USA TODAYWith the annual NFL scouting combine complete, USA TODAY Sports’ Nate Davis re-assesses this year’s rookie prospects with a new mock draft: 1. Houston Texans — Jadeveon Clowney, DE,…

Dale Earnhardt Jr. emotion, excitement highlight best audio from Daytona 500 … – SportingNews.com

SportingNews.comRarely has Dale Earnhardt Jr. been as emotional or as excited as he was after winning the Daytona 500 Sunday. Earnhardt’s radio exchange with his crew demonstrated his joy and…

Report: Jonathan Martin’s agents reject request from Miami Dolphins to rejoin team – Yahoo Sports (blog)

Yahoo Sports (blog)“Hickey did most of the talking from Miami’s side, according to sources, with Philbin ‘staring daggers’ across the room. At the end of the meeting, however, sources said…

Felton Appears In Court, Posts Bail – ESPN

ESPNNEW YORK — Knicks guard Raymond Felton appeared in court on Tuesday and was formally charged with one count of criminal possession of a weapon in the third degree and…

NFL draft: Scouting combine winners and losers – Yahoo Sports (blog)

NFL draft: Scouting combine winners and losersYahoo Sports (blog)The bags are packed, and the NFL soon will make its way out of Indianapolis with another scouting combine in the rearview…

Report: Big Baby to Sign with Clips – Bleacher Report

Bleacher ReportThe Los Angeles Clippers reportedly will acquire forward Glen Davis when he hits the open market on Sunday following his contract buyout departure from the Orlando Magic. Marc J.…

Knicks buy out Metta World Peace – ESPN

ESPN“We are disappointed that it did not work out for Beno and Metta here in New York,” Knicks president and general manager Steve Mills said. “We thank them for their…

2014 NFL combine: Five Takeaways from Sunday – CBSSports.com

CBSSports.comThe 2013 draft was the first time in 50 years that a running back was not selected in the first round. History appears likely to repeat itself, especially given shockingly…

NFL draft: Jadeveon Clowney says he wants to be one of greatest of all time – Yahoo Sports (blog)

Yahoo Sports (blog)His early morning flight out of Columbia, S.C. was delayed a few hours, so he called to see if he could get a direct flight out of Charlotte,…

Miami Heat’s LeBron James likely to wear facemask while nursing broken nose – MiamiHerald.com

MiamiHerald.comLeBron James likely will wear a protective facemask during games for at least a few weeks after breaking his nose on Thursday night against the Oklahoma City Thunder. James was…

NFL draft: Many options (yes, including Johnny) still on table for Texans … – Yahoo Sports (blog)

Yahoo Sports (blog)INDIANAPOLIS – After declaring there haven’t been any decisions made about the first overall pick of the draft, Houston Texans coach Bill O’Brien was asked if the team…

Johnny Manziel’s quarterback guru has sold him on the Cleveland Browns and … – The Plain Dealer

The Plain DealerINDIANAPOLIS — Johnny Manziel’s quarterback guru George Whitfield Jr., the Massillon, Ohio native, believes the Browns should trade up to No. 1 to draft his longtime protege. “I…

Kobe Bryant out 3 weeks or more – ESPN

ESPNLOS ANGELES — Lakers guard Kobe Bryant was examined by team physician Dr. Steve Lombardo on Friday, and it was determined the 18-year veteran will be sidelined another three weeks…

NFL draft: AJ McCarron gets feisty at combine defending himself against critics – Yahoo Sports (blog)

Yahoo Sports (blog)Why would he have? McCarron had one of the most successful college careers any quarterback has ever had, winning two national titles and a 36-4 record. But he…

NFL Draft: Steelers GM Kevin Colbert says this is deepest class in 30 years – Yahoo Sports (blog)

Yahoo Sports (blog)One of the NFL’s most experienced and skilled talent evaluators believes the 2014 draft is one of the deepest of all time. Pittsburgh Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert,…

NFL draft prospect Johnny Manziel says he is 6-feet tall, following in Russell … – Yahoo Sports (blog)

Yahoo Sports (blog)NFL draft prospect Johnny Manziel does not have the ideal height of an NFL quarterback. However, Manziel has the perfect attitude for a short quarterback prior the NFL…

2014 NFL Mock Draft: Tennessee Titans and San Francisco 49ers Should Swap … – Yahoo Sports

2014 NFL Mock Draft: Tennessee Titans and San Francisco 49ers Should Swap …Yahoo SportsThe San Francisco 49ers. The need: Colin Kaepernick is a good, not great quarterback that needs help…

Seattle remains darling of potential NHL expansion – Yahoo Sports (blog)

Yahoo Sports (blog)SOCHI, Russia – Last week, NHL commissioner Bill Daly once again tantalized hockey fans in Seattle, calling it “intriguing marketplace from the league’s perspective” if and when the…

Houston Rockets Reportedly Shopping Jeremy Lin, Omer Asik in Trade Talks – Bleacher Report

Bleacher ReportBreaking into the Western Conference’s top-three conversation has done little to quell the Houston Rockets desire for change. After failing to deal Omer Asik and Jeremy Lin earlier in…

Atlantis Casino Says Atlanta Braves Not Favorites in NL East – Yahoo Sports

Atlantis Casino Says Atlanta Braves Not Favorites in NL EastYahoo SportsCOMMENTARY | Despite the Atlanta Braves having upped their win total in each of the past two seasons, one gaming…

Famed No. 3 makes emphatic return at Daytona – MiamiHerald.com

MiamiHerald.comDAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Richard Childress pumped his fist above his head, emphatically celebrating his grandson’s latest accomplishment. It was a rare show of emotion from the usually stoic team…

NFL Draft Long-Shot Prospect Rashid Williams Lives Out Of Minivan To Train – NESN.com

NESN.comRashid Williams has put his life on hold to try to fulfill his dream of playing in the NFL. Williams lives in a minivan while he trains at TEST Parisi…

Cleveland Browns fans learn Johnny Football likes them (and just about … – The Plain Dealer

The Plain Dealer“Johnny Manziel is the guy that — whether it’s Houston, Jacksonville, Cleveland or Oakland – you’ll have to drag off that field before I stop playing for those…

Yasiel Puig limited with sore shoulder – ESPN

ESPNGLENDALE, Ariz. — The Dodgers have cut down on Yasiel Puig’s throwing program after the outfielder said he experienced soreness in his right shoulder after his earlier workouts. Friday was…

A changed Johnny Football? Manziel on a mission to be No. 1 pick – NewsOK.com

NewsOK.comInstead, he says he’s the guy the Houston Texans should take with the No. 1 pick in the upcoming NFL Draft. Manziel is currently in California preparing for the NFL…

Pressing Questions: The Los Angeles Dodgers – Yahoo Sports (blog)

Yahoo Sports (blog)We continue our series of MLB fantasy previews, wherein we consider 4-5 key questions surrounding each team. Baseball is coming, gamers. Pitchers and catchers report soon. Fantasy owners…

Johnny Manziel says he’d bring Cleveland Browns a Super Bowl – FOXSports.com

FOXSports.com“If something happens, and it’s the Cleveland Browns, I’m going to pour my heart out for the Dawg Pound and try to win a Super Bowl for Cleveland,” Manziel says.…

Is it a Pipe Dream for the Oakland Raiders to Sign DeMarcus Ware? – Yahoo Sports

Is it a Pipe Dream for the Oakland Raiders to Sign DeMarcus Ware?Yahoo SportsThe Oakland Raiders, on the other hand, have the most cap space of any team heading into…

Wright: Teams ‘can’t match’ Seattle – ESPN

ESPNThe way K.J. Wright sees it, the Seattle Seahawks’ lopsided victory in the Super Bowl was not much of a surprise. In fact, Wright thinks the Seahawks wouldn’t have any…

Best of ‘Sound FX’ from Super Bowl XLVIII: Namath, Marshawn, Percy, and the … – Yahoo Sports (blog)

Best of ‘Sound FX’ from Super Bowl XLVIII: Namath, Marshawn, Percy, and the …Yahoo Sports (blog)The Super Bowl you watched on Fox might not have been that exciting. But hearing…

Phillips: Manziel right for Texans – ESPN

ESPNPhillips, formerly Houston’s defensive coordinator and not part of O’Brien’s staff, was the Texans’ interim coach for the final three games after Kubiak was fired in early December. [+] Enlarge…

Carmelo Anthony tackles LeBron, but story is Heat’s bounce-back win over … – NBCSports.com

NBCSports.comNEW YORK – Late in the third quarter of the Heat’s 15-point win over the Knicks on Saturday, the game was not yet out of hand, and with Miami leading…

Aldo: I’m pound-for-pound king, and I’€™m gunning for every record – FOXSports.com

FOXSports.comNEW YORK —. MSN Ad Configuration DEFAULT PG=SPTUFB AP=1089. SIZE=300×250 2 COLUMN PG=SPTUFB AP=1089. SIZE=300×250 1 COLUMN PG=SPTUFB AP=1089. SIZE=300×250. file. We’ve heard the story of Jose Aldo growing up…

Los Angeles Clippers (33-15) at Golden State Warriors (27-19), 10:30 pm (ET) – MiamiHerald.com

MiamiHerald.com(SportsNetwork.com) – The Los Angeles Clippers will take their winning streak back to the road, but don’t have to travel too far for Thursday’s Western Conference showdown with the Golden…