| Jun 27, 2014
| 10:00 AM
The World Cup has been a boon to ESPN, not that the all-powerful sports media player needs it.
The network carved out an overnight rating of 6.3 for the U.S.-Germany game -- well below its record 9.1 rating (18.2 million viewers) for the Americans'...
| Jun 13, 2014
| 5:50 AM
Sarah Harbaugh, wife of San Francisco 49ers Coach Jim Harbaugh, wants to talk about a serious condition affecting countless men in our country. “I’m talking, of course, about dad pants,” she says in a public service announcement,...
| May 8, 2014
| 6:08 PM
The Tampa Bay Bucs went for instant offense Thursday night. It wasn’t Johnny Manziel.
The Bucs -- despite lots of speculation that they would go with Manziel as a potential franchise quarterback -- selected Texas A&M wide receiver Mike Evans with...
| May 8, 2014
| 8:40 PM
While Florida defensive lineman Dominique Easley wasn’t among the early picks, his draft stock has soared late and he was selected by the New England Patriots with the No. 29 pick of the first round.
Easley’s senior season was cut short by...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 5:24 PM
Rick Neuheisel works with a microphone instead of a headset these days, but he's still recruiting.
On a recent Monday morning, the former UCLA coach was minutes into a telephone interview when another incoming call got his attention. He excused...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 3:36 PM
Disney World embraced the D. That is, they made a little bit of history as Super Bowl XLVIII MVP and Seattle Seahawks outside linebacker Malcolm Smith visited the Magic Kingdom today to make good on his postgame promise of "I'm Going to Disney World."...
| Apr 1, 2014
| 9:28 AM
On Saturday morning, former UCF quarterback Blake Bortles spent more than four hours with former NFL head coach Jon Gruden, now a Monday Night Football analyst for ESPN.
Bortles was taking part in Gruden’s “Quarterback Camp” series,...
| Apr 1, 2014
| 7:56 AM
The NFL is fiercely protective of its image and seldom gives Hollywood permission to use its marks, team names and logos. As a result, moviegoers wind up watching teams such as the Boston Rebels ("The Game Plan"), Los Angeles Outlaws ("Against All Odds"),...
| Apr 9, 2014
| 6:00 AM
NEW YORK — In its ascent up the mountain of American popular culture, the NFL has studiously protected its brand, turning down many Hollywood offers to collaborate and limiting the extent of the partnerships it has forged.
So much for all that....
| Apr 10, 2014
| 2:30 AM
After spending much of his career being likened to "High Noon" star Gary Cooper, Kevin Costner gets a countdown-clock movie to call his very own in "Draft Day." Although director Ivan Reitman's sports dramedy trades the streets of the Wild West for the...
| Feb 21, 2014
| 4:48 PM
INDIANAPOLIS — How's this for the wildest story of the young NFL off-season:
The Cleveland Browns nearly traded for San Francisco 49ers Coach Jim Harbaugh, according to ProFootballTalk.com's Mike Florio.
Florio cities multiple league sources and...
| Mar 6, 2014
| 7:49 AM
Former UCF quarterback Blake Bortles will feature in a new ESPN show called 'Draft Academy,' a four-week series following several top prospects through the draft process.
Bortles, South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney, USC wide receiver...