Stories 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

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Spartans hitting their stride at perfect time

Just in time, Michigan State got its timing back. The Spartans (29-8) are one win away from their seventh Final Four in 16 seasons
By Rachel Cohen

Friday, March 28, 2014

Huskies hold off Cyclones, reach Elite Eight

NEW YORK - DeAndre Daniels scored 27 points, 19 in the second half, and Connecticut held off Iowa State 81-76 on Friday to reach the East Regional final a year after the Huskies were barred from ...
By Rachel Cohen

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Bias is best for new Final Four 'Teamcasts'

NEW YORK - Accuse some of the announcers calling next month's Final Four on national TV of bias toward one team and their bosses at the networks will be flattered. NCAA Tournament rights-holders ...
By Rachel Cohen

Monday, March 3, 2014

Davenport elected to Tennis Hall

NEW YORK - Lindsay Davenport was in the middle of another major life milestone when she found out she had been elected to the International Tennis Hall of Fame.
By Rachel Cohen

Friday, Feb. 21, 2014

US figure skaters must improve if they hope to find podium in 2018

America's best figure skaters - Gracie Gold, Ashley Wagner, Polina Edmunds and Jason Brown included - must improve between now and 2018 if they hope to find the medal podium.
By Rachel Cohen

Monday, Feb. 17, 2014

US takes first gold in ice dancing

SOCHI, Russia - A perfect pairing, Meryl Davis and Charlie White were nearly flawless at the Sochi Olympics, and Monday they became the first Americans to win an ice dancing gold medal.
By Rachel Cohen

Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014

Volosozhar and Trankov of Russia win pairs gold

Tatiana Volosozhar and Maxim Trankov won the Olympic gold medal in pairs figure skating Wednesday as Russia took the top two spots to reclaim its dominance in the sport.
By Rachel Cohen

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Kettle donations rise in 2014

After a disappointing showing last year, donations to the Salvation Army's local Red Kettle Campaign have risen nearly 20 percent in 2014.
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