Stories by Eddie Pells

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Boston's Olympics bid faces several obstacles

A former deputy mayor, a big-time athletic director, an Olympic gold medalist. They are the newest members of the U.S. Olympic Committee's board of directors, and there is no easing into this ...
By Eddie Pells

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Lots of sports have ways to get around rules

If you ain't cheatin', you ain't tryin'. The credit for that old saying generally goes to Richard Petty, though it just as easily could have come from pretty much any of the millions who have ...
By Eddie Pells

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

'Deflategate' report hits Patriots hard

The 243-report on "Deflategate" came out Wednesday and stopped barely short of calling the Patriots star quarterback Tom Brady a cheater.
By Eddie Pells

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Badgers end Wildcats' perfect run

INDIANAPOLIS - Kentucky's undefeated season is over, courtesy of Frank Kaminsky and Wisconsin - 71-64 winners over the Wildcats on Saturday in the Final Four.
By Eddie Pells

Friday, April 3, 2015

Kentucky hopes to maintain perfection against Wisconsin

Next in the way of Kentucky's perfect season: Frank the Tank and his fun-loving band of Wisconsin teammates.
By Eddie Pells

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Gonzaga gets past North Dakota State

SEATTLE - Kyle Wiltjer scored 23 points Friday night to lift second-seeded Gonzaga to an 86-76 victory over North Dakota State, team that lifts weights in an out-of-commission grocery store.
By Eddie Pells

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Kentucky leads the way with top spot in March Madness

Kentucky's chasing history, trying to become the first undefeated champion in March Madness since Indiana in 1976.
By Eddie Pells

Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015

NFL teams use combine to judge more than ability

Because of the domestic violence scandals involving Ray Rice, Adrian Peterson and others that came to light last season, the scrutiny for wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham and others focus on ...
By Eddie Pells

Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015

Super Bowl caps NFL season full of scandal

PHOENIX — Domestic violence. Questionable discipline. Player safety. Confusing officiating. Deflated footballs. The disturbing headlines that began last February never slowed down for the NFL ...
By Eddie Pells

Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015

Super Bowl coaches are polar opposites

Super Bowl coaches Bill Belichick and Pete Carroll have contrasting styles but produce similar results on the field.
By Eddie Pells

Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015

Boston is picked by USOC as bid city for 2024 Summer Games

DENVER - U.S. Olympic leaders cast their future with Boston, hoping a compact, college-centric bid will overshadow the city's protest group and convince voters to bring the 2024 Summer Games to ...
By Eddie Pells

White to teach at some snowboarding camps

Olympic champion snowboarder Shaun White has agreed to a deal with his coach, Bud Keene, to work with young riders at his Keene's BK Progression Camps around the world.
By Eddie Pells

Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015

USOC seeks partner who shares Olympic vision

DENVER - When the leaders of the U.S. Olympic Committee meet, they'll be deciding on more than a city to compete for the 2024 Summer Games. They'll be picking a partner that will help shape their ...
By Eddie Pells

Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014

NFL has work to do to restore image

With virtually every revelation about domestic abuse, the NFL and its commissioner, Roger Goodell, made a new misstep that sent out a clear, repeating message: They were in over their heads.
By Eddie Pells

Monday, Oct. 20, 2014

Several more records in Manning's reach

DENVER - Next up for Peyton Manning: the NFL passing yardage record.
By Eddie Pells

Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014

Horschel holds on for title at BMW Championship

CHERRY HILLS VILLAGE, Colo. - Billy Horschel gave up the lead, then took it back, and ended up with a two-shot victory over two-time Masters Tournament champion Bubba Watson at the BMW Championship.
By Eddie Pells

Monday, Aug 25, 2014

Daily, weekly fantasy football games raise legal questions

Some of the newest incarnations of fantasy football look a lot more like gambling than intricate, outsmart-your-opponent strategy games.
By Eddie Pells

Thursday, Aug 14, 2014

NFL seeks answers regarding marijuana use

Marijuana is casting an ever-thickening haze across NFL locker rooms, and it's not simply because more players are using it.
By Eddie Pells

Monday, July 28, 2014

U.S. Olympic Committee will pay price if a U.S. city lands the 2024 Olympics

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - If Boston, Los Angeles, San Francisco or Washington is picked to host the 2024 Olympics, the U.S. Olympic Committee will pay the price for winning.
By Eddie Pells

Friday, June 27, 2014

U.S. fans caught by lure of soccer

A new generation of American-born soccer fans has made its presence felt at this World Cup.
By Eddie Pells
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