Stories by Eddie Pells

Friday, Oct. 14, 2016

NFL seeking answers for double-digit ratings dip

The slide in NFL ratings could be as much a trend as a blip.
By Eddie Pells

Monday, Aug 15, 2016

Ex-Bulldog's dive foils Felix in 400

RIO DE JANEIRO - It took a head-first dive by former Georgia sprinter Shaunae Miller at the finish line to beat Allyson Felix, denying her a record fifth Olympic gold medal.
By Eddie Pells

Sunday, Aug 14, 2016

Bolt shines bright again

RIO DE JANEIRO - If there were any doubts, it took less than 10 seconds - 9.81, to be exact - for Usain Bolt to erase them. He is the Olympic champion once again.
By Eddie Pells

Tuesday, Aug 9, 2016

Race walking at epicenter of Olympic doping problems

RIO DE JANEIRO - For decades, race walking and all its straight-legged, hip-swaying awkwardness has largely been ignored, derided and sometimes ridiculed by those unfamiliar with the inner ...
By Eddie Pells

Friday, Aug 5, 2016

USOC chairman defends decision on Russian doping

RIO DE JANEIRO - The chairman of the U.S. Olympic Committee defended his support of the decision not to ban Russia's entire team from the Rio Games, framing it as a done deal by the time he ...
By Eddie Pells

Monday, July 18, 2016

Russia could be banned from the Rio Games

A scathing report outlining a state-sanctioned doping system in Russia prompted immediate calls for the nation's entire team to be sidelined from the Summer Games, raising the possibility that the ...
By Eddie Pells

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Young athletes step up at U.S. Olympic track trials

EUGENE, Ore. - The headlines say youth is being served on the U.S. Olympic track and field team. The numbers say that's nothing new.
By Eddie Pells

Thursday, May 12, 2016

WADA points finger at Kenya, Russia

Kenya and Russia took serious blows Thursday after the World Anti-Doping Agency delivered stinging rebukes to attempts to clean up their drug-addled programs.
By Eddie Pells

Monday, April 4, 2016

Buzzer-beater gives Villanova national title

HOUSTON - He shoots. He scores. And Villanova wins. Kris Jenkins spotted up and swished a 3-pointer at the buzzer Monday night to lift Villanova to the national title with a 77-74 victory over ...
By Eddie Pells

Saturday, April 2, 2016

Tar Heels outmuscle Orange, advance to final

HOUSTON -Using layups, floaters and putbacks - then, finally, three very timely 3s from Marcus Paige - North Carolina outmuscled Syracuse 83-66 on Saturday to move a win away from the program's ...
By Eddie Pells

Oregon's Altman has no issue with Coach K

HOUSTON - Oregon coach Dana Altman's message to Coach K: No apology necessary.
By Eddie Pells

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Hagins carries Arkansas-Little Rock

Josh Hagins made a 3-pointer from the edge of the half-court logo to send the game into overtime, a high looper off glass to send it into double-overtime, and kept right on scoring until his team ...
By Eddie Pells

Monday, March 7, 2016

Issues abound in Rio, but USOC goes full steam ahead

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. - Once they get to the Olympics in Rio de Jan­eiro, American athletes could be faced with virus-spreading mosquitoes, virus-infested water and the prospect of competing ...
By Eddie Pells

Monday, Feb. 8, 2016

Manning spoils his fans again, walks off with a second title

SANTA CLARA, Calif. - Everyone got spoiled. Over two decades of watching Peyton Manning play on the biggest stages, fans became numb to all he could do.
By Eddie Pells

Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016

Panthers, Broncos meet reporters at Super Bowl media circus

SAN JOSE, Calif. - What happens when you put Peyton Manning, Miss Universe, an orange-and-blue leprechaun and 200 TV cameras into the same room? Answer: Super Bowl Opening Night.
By Eddie Pells

Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016

US Olympic athletes press for wider doping probe

U.S. Olympic athletes sent a letter to leaders of the International Olympic Committee and World Anti-Doping Agency this week, urging them to expand the investigation into Russian doping to sports ...
By Eddie Pells

Sunday, Jan. 24, 2016

Denver advances to Super Bowl 50

DENVER — When Peyton Manning was watching games from the locker room, none of this seemed possible. Manning back on the field. Manning churning his legs for a first down. Manning ...
By Eddie Pells

Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016

Patriots, Broncos among AFC elite again

Sunday's AFC title game is a matchup of two franchises that make a habit of playing in January because of the way they're built and run.
By Eddie Pells

Thursday, Jan. 7, 2016

Broncos tab Manning as starter

DENVER - Peyton Manning or Brock Osweiler? Well, the Broncos settled on Manning.
By Eddie Pells

Sunday, Oct. 18, 2015

Sporting goods store puts Olympic hopefuls to work

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - The fencer worked as a barista. One martial artist drove a prison truck, and the other went door-to-door selling pizza coupons. 
By Eddie Pells
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