Dwight Howard, who won Olympic gold with the U.S. in the 2008 Beijing Games but had to miss last summer's London Games while recovering from back surgery, said he wants to be back on the team for the next Olympiad.
Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. was suspended for nine months and fined a whopping $900,000 by the Nevada State Athletic Commission on Thursday for failing a drug test following his loss to champion Sergio Martinez last fall in Las Vegas.
Ex-NBA star Dennis Rodman met North Korea's Kim Jong Un on Thursday on the third day of his improbable journey to Pyongyang, telling the leader "You have a friend for life," a delegation spokesman said.
Boston Red Sox third baseman Will Middlebrooks told reporters Thursday morning that his right wrist checked out OK with the team's medical staff, but he is going to see a wrist specialist to determine whether more tests were needed.
Chris Johnson is confident of achieving big things in the 2013 season. Not only does he expect to rush for more yards than Adrian Peterson, he also believes he can make a run at Eric Dickerson's all-time single-season rushing record.
Carmelo Anthony scored 35 points, J.R. Smith hit the tiebreaking shot with 1:10 left, and the New York Knicks overcame Stephen Curry's NBA season-high 54 points to beat the Golden State Warriors 109-105 on Wednesday night.
USC Trojans coach Lane Kiffin told ESPNLosAngeles.com on Wednesday that he thinks quarterback Matt Barkley has been under-appreciated by Trojans fans and predicts big things for Barkley in the NFL despite Barkley's recent slide in some mock drafts.
The New York Giants have agreed to sign offensive tackle Will Beatty to a five-year, $38.75 million deal, according to a source familiar with the deal, taking one of the top free-agent offensive linemen off the market.