Stories 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

Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014

Rough skate for Abbott leaves US behind in team figure skating

A rough skate for Jeremy Abbott leaves the Americans behind after the first day of Olympic team figure skating.
By Rachel Cohen

Monday, Feb. 3, 2014

Pick-six helps Seahawks pull away

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - The Denver Broncos, so fortunate to be down only two scores, finally rediscovered their offensive rhythm and seemed on the verge of getting back in the Super Bowl. Instead, ...
By Rachel Cohen

Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014

NFL players constantly challenge themselves

NFL players are constantly challenging themselves to perform at high levels each time they step on the football field. Otherwise, they wouldn't have the confidence necessary to even play in the ...
By Rachel Cohen

Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014

Abbott captures fourth US figure skating title

BOSTON - Jeremy Abbott steeled himself through the nerves in his free skate Sunday to win at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships.
By Rachel Cohen

Gold wins U.S. women's figure skating title

BOSTON - Gracie Gold won her first U.S. figure skating title Saturday night and all but guaranteed herself a spot at the Olympics.
By Rachel Cohen

Friday, Dec. 27, 2013

Marathon bombing voted sports story of the year

The Boston Marathon bombing has been voted the Associated Press sports story of the year, with Lance Armstrong's doping admission voted as the No. 2 sports story of the year.
By Rachel Cohen

Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013

Power conferences prepare new push for flexibility

The nation's five power conferences are preparing a new push for more financial flexibility - and they appear on the surface to have the leverage to get the job done this time.
By Rachel Cohen

Monday, Nov. 4, 2013

Kenyans sweep New York City Marathon

Geoffrey Mutai successfully defended his title Sunday, while fellow Kenyan Priscah Jeptoo came from behind to win the women's race.
By Rachel Cohen

Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013

Races within race are ones to watch

Intense races within the race, matching elite competitors, are ones to watch at the New York City marathon.
By Rachel Cohen

Monday, Sept. 9, 2013

Serena stays passionate, now placid

NEW YORK - Serena Williams looked very different from the player who took the court at Flushing Meadows in past years, yet exactly the same. And that is how Williams is dominating tennis as she ...
By Rachel Cohen

Sunday, Sept. 1, 2013

Serena handles young American easily in rematch

Serena Williams handled young American star Sloane Stephens quite easily in a rematch of an Australian Open upset of Williams by Stephens. There would be no repeat of that at the U.S. open on Sunday.
By Rachel Cohen

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