Stories by Rachel Cohen

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

NFL hires first fulltime female official

NEW YORK - Sarah Thomas saw the New York City area code pop up on her phone and started praying it was the NFL calling to say she'd been hired as a full-time game official.
By Rachel Cohen

Friday, April 3, 2015

Stanford wins NIT

NEW YORK - Chasson Randle hit two free throws with 3.4 seconds left in overtime, and Stanford won the second NIT title of his career, edging Miami 66-64.
By Rachel Cohen

Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015

Centrowitz wins Wanamaker Mile

NEW YORK -- Matthew Centrowitz won his second Wanamaker Mile title at the Millrose Games, holding off Nick Willis by .11 seconds Saturday.
By Rachel Cohen

Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015

Brown claims his first US figure skating title

GREENSBORO, N.C. - Jason Brown won his first U.S. title, holding off Adam Rippon thanks to his big lead after the short program.
By Rachel Cohen

Wagner wins figure skating title

GREENSBORO, N.C. - Ashley Wagner won her third U.S. title, bouncing back better than ever from last year's miserable performance.
By Rachel Cohen

Friday, Jan. 23, 2015

Wagner wins short program at U.S. Championships

GREENSBORO, N.C. - Ashley Wagner won the short program at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships a year after a miserable experience at the event.
By Rachel Cohen

Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014

NFL domestic violence is top sports story of 2014

NEW YORK — The NFL’s troubles with domestic violence were selected the sports story of the year Tuesday in an annual vote conducted by The Associated Press.
By Rachel Cohen

Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014

Hansen saw fantasy football popularity coming

John Hansen started playing fantasy football in 1987, when he heard about it through a friend an hour before the draft. He's one of the experts in the pastime.
By Rachel Cohen

Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014

Many factors come into play on NFL scheduling

NEW YORK - For the first time since flexible scheduling came to Sunday Night Football in 2006, the NFL could go an entire season without needing it.
By Rachel Cohen

Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014

Kenyan runners take titles at New York City Marathon

Wilson Kipsang and Mary Keitany overcame a blustery Sunday to win the 2014 New York City Marathon.
By Rachel Cohen

Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014

Kenyan looking to win third consecutive NYC Marathon

NEW YORK - Geoffrey Mutai could train with some of the fastest marathoners in history.
By Rachel Cohen

Monday, Sept. 29, 2014

New all-female sports news show premieres Tuesday

A core panel of a dozen female commentators will get to speak for themselves on "We Need to Talk," which airs on CBS Sports Network. The weekly, hourlong prime-time show is the first of its kind.
By Rachel Cohen

Sunday, Aug 31, 2014

Wozniacki beats heat, Sharapova in fourth round

NEW YORK - Caroline Wozniacki trusts her stamina so much that she plans to return to New York in two months to run a marathon.
By Rachel Cohen

Monday, Aug 25, 2014

Murray fights off cramps in first round of U.S. Open

NEW YORK - Spinning in 70 mph second serves, Andy Murray gritted his way through head-to-toe cramps to win the U.S. Open.
By Rachel Cohen

Sunday, Aug 24, 2014

Serena learns to embrace record chase

NEW YORK - Serena Williams stopped hiding from history and started making more of it.
By Rachel Cohen

Saturday, Aug 23, 2014

Federer riding high entering U.S. Open

NEW YORK - Roger Federer is expected to make a deep run at the U.S. Open, something different that when he arrived at Flushing Meadows last year.
By Rachel Cohen

Thursday, Aug 21, 2014

Serena draws up-and-coming US teen in opener

NEW YORK - Serena Williams will face an up-and-coming American player in the first round of the U.S. Open.
By Rachel Cohen

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Wozniacki to run New York City Marathon

NEW YORK - Caroline Wozniacki plans to play a full tournament schedule this fall while fitting in time to train for the New York City Marathon.
By Rachel Cohen

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Premier League ends with 10 simultaneous TV games

In the first season of its three-year, $250 million deal to broadcast English soccer's top league in the U.S., NBC has embraced the value of offering viewers choices.
By Rachel Cohen

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Huskies advance to Final Four

NEW YORK -- Shabazz Napier scored 17 of his 25 points in the second half, and UConn beat Michigan State 60-54 to return to the Final Four a year after the Huskies were barred from the NCAA Tournament.
By Rachel Cohen
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