New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton announced another bold roster move on Wednesday -- naming rookie Terron Armstead as the starting left tackle for Sunday's critical showdown at the Carolina Panthers.
Southern Illinois AD Mario Moccia backed coach Barry Hinson after a post-game tirade that went viral after Tuesday night's loss to Murray State, but said he spoke with Hinson on Wednesday about specifically calling out players in a public forum.
If it took calling Phil Jackson to better understand the merits of running zone versus man-to-man, he wouldn't hesitate to pick up the phone and dial. There's no room to worry about outside perception in Alabama coach Nick Saban's world.
President Barack Obama named openly gay athletes to the delegation that will represent the U.S. next year at opening and closing ceremonies for the Winter Olympics in Sochi, sending a clear signal to Russia about its treatment of gays and lesbians.
Just as center Tyson Chandler is nearing a return to game action, New York Knicks' coach Mike Woodson said he has lost another big man with Amar'e Stoudemire sidelined "a while" due to swelling in his surgically repaired knee.
Green Bay Packers running back Eddie Lacy is perhaps the leading candidate for Offensive Rookie of the Year honors. But Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin does not regret passing over the former Alabama star to take Le'Veon Bell in the 2013 NFL draft.