NFL: NFL.com Reggie McKenzie: I will hire Raiders' next coach On the heels of firing Dennis Allen, Oakland Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie told reporters on Tuesday that he will be in charge of hiring ... LaMichael James signs with Miami Dolphins LaMichael James is taking his talents to South Beach. The former San Francisco 49ers running back signed with the Miami Dolphins on Tuesday. Rodgers: Rookie QBs 'a lot more prepared' than I was While some point to the long incubation of Aaron Rodgers behind Brett Favre as a more careful way to develop a young QB, Green Bay’s ... Rodney Harrison: Tom Brady looks 'scared to death' Tom Brady had a rough Monday night in Kansas City as the Patriots were smoked 41-14. One former teammate says Brady looks more than uncomfortable ... Crabtree on 49ers' locker room: 'We good over here!' After Deion Sanders said that San Francisco’s players "really got some problems" with coach Jim Harbaugh, 49ers wide receiver Michael Crabtree tweeted Tuesday that all ... NFL: ESPN Sources: Banned salaries on owners' agenda One of the topics for the NFL owners meeting next week will be to discuss how teams should be financially responsible for players that are ... Colts extend injured LB Mathis through '16 The Indianapolis Colts have signed linebacker Robert Mathis to a one-year contract extension through the 2016 season. Tomlin: Context of 'players' coach' bugs him Two days after bristling at being called a players’ coach during a pregame interview with Fox Sports, Pittsburgh’s Mike Tomlin said he is “not insulted ... Browns RB Tate practices, on pace to start Running back Ben Tate returned to the practice field for the Cleveland Browns on Tuesday and will start against Tennessee if he’s healthy, coach Mike ... Piling up: Hawley among 3 losses for Falcons The Atlanta Falcons have lost starting center Joe Hawley, starting right tackle Lamar Holmes and starting strong safety William Moore. NFL: Sky Sports NFL Week 5 predictions Sky Sports News’ Richard Graves previews the weekend’s NFL action and gives his predictions for the latest round of games. Bridgewater worry for Vikings Teddy Bridgewater has emerged as an injury concern for Minnesota ahead of Thursday’s trip to Green Bay. NFL Power Rankings It’s our unique Sky Sports Power Rankings, in four soccer-style divisions, and with ‘promotion’ and ‘relegation,’ as ranked by our US columnist Simon Veness. Allen axed as Raiders coach The winless Oakland Raiders have responded to their disappointing start to the season by sacking coach Dennis Allen. Chiefs rout Patriots The Kansas City Chiefs produced a sensational display to hammer the New England Patriots 41-14 on Monday. NBA: NBA.com Horford playing it safe in Hawks' camp Al Horford stood on the sideline during the first day of training camp Tuesday, tugging anxiously at his No. 15 jersey while his teammates went ... Wizards, Cavaliers renew dormant rivalry Dormant for years, the rivalry between the Washington Wizards and Cleveland Cavaliers may be back. Hornets' Jefferson ready to build on last season Al Jefferson breaks into a wide, giddy smile and anxiously rubs his large hands together when he thinks about what he and the Charlotte Hornets ... Timberwolves move on without star Love The Kevin Love era officially ended in Minnesota in August when he was traded to Cleveland to team up with LeBron James and the Cavaliers. ... Ex-NBA player George seeks new fraud trial A former NBA player convicted of wire fraud in an alleged real estate Ponzi scheme is seeking to have his conviction thrown out and claiming ... NBA: ESPN Vegas sportsbook: Cavs to win 58.5 games With LeBron James back in uniform, the Cleveland Cavaliers are expected to win more games than any other team, according to one Las Vegas sportsbook. Kobe after first practice: 'Felt like myself' Kobe Bryant said he felt like himself after his first team practice in about 10 months as the Los Angeles Lakers opened training camp on ... Butler hopeful Bulls extension comes soon Bulls swingman Jimmy Butler is hopeful he and the team will work out a contract extension. Butler hopeful Bulls extension comes soon Bulls swingman Jimmy Butler is hopeful he and the team will work out a contract extension. Waiters: Me, Irving better than Wall, Beal The Cleveland Cavaliers figure to have a target on their backs wherever they go this season, but there could be a little extra rivalry when ... MLB: MLB.com To the victors go the spoils: Players, fans celebrate The moment Salvador Perez’s game-winning RBI single evaded Oakland third baseman Josh Donaldson, the Royals tore out of the dugout to celebrate. Resilient Royals refuse to lose in AL Wild Card The Royals found themselves in a four-run deficit with six outs separating them from elimination, but they conjured up three runs in the eighth and ... A's bullpen picks wrong time for rough night All but one of the five relievers who entered after Jon Lester exited in the eighth inning either gave up a run or allowed inherited ... No regrets, Dunn eyes retirement Adam Dunn, on a postseason roster for the first time in his career, watched the American League Wild Card Game from the bench, not once ... Angels know Royals will be tough foe in ALDS Albert Pujols was asked earlier on Tuesday about the possibility of facing the Royals in the American League Division Series — which means he’ll eventually ... MLB: ESPN Maddux, Buechele interview for Rangers job The Texas Rangers interviewed pitching coach Mike Maddux and Triple-A manager Steve Buechele for their managerial job on Tuesday. Angels' Hamilton says he's ready for ALDS Los Angeles Angels slugger Josh Hamilton says he’s feeling better and is ready for the playoffs later this week. Royals knock A's out with Perez hit in 12th The Kansas City Royals had waited 29 years to reach the postseason. They weren’t going down without a fight. Royals knock A's out with Perez hit in 12th The Kansas City Royals had waited 29 years to reach the postseason. They weren’t going down without a fight. Oakland's Dunn will retire after 14 seasons Oakland Athletics designated hitter Adam Dunn is retiring, he told ESPN’s Pedro Gomez. NHL: NHL.com Brown's 2nd-period goal snaps tie, Kings top Sharks 4-1 in preseason action SAN JOSE, Calif. – Dustin Brown snapped a tie 44 seconds into the second period, and the Los Angeles Kings beat the San Jose Sharks ... Gaudreau scores first of pre-season as Flames blank Avalanche 2-0 CALGARY – Calgary rookie Johnny Gaudreau scored a highlight-reel goal that gave everyone plenty to talk about. Gaudreau’s first goal and point of the pre-season stood ... WHL Roundup: Sanford scores two, Langhamer 35 saves as Tigers beat Oil Kings EDMONTON – Cole Sanford had a pair of goals and Marek Langhamer stopped 35 shots as the Medicine Hat Tigers downed the host Edmonton Oil ... Prospect Ehlers scores first pre-season goal as Jets edge Senators 2-1 WINNIPEG – Nikolaj Ehlers wasn’t sure what to do when he scored his first goal with the Winnipeg Jets — but he knew it felt ... Cedric Paquette and Brett Connolly lead Lightning to 5-1 win over Stars DALLAS – Cedric Paquette and Brett Connolly each scored a goal and assisted on another as the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Dallas Stars 5-1 ... NHL: ESPN Islanders sale to Ledecky, Malkin approved The NHL Board of Governors approved the sale of the New York Islanders to a group led by former Washington Capitals owner Jonathan Ledecky and ... Cap-challenged Bruins re-sign Krug, Smith With the 2014-15 season set to open next week, the cap-challenged Boston Bruins finally got their remaining two restricted free agents under contract. McDonald: Smith, Krug buy into B's game plan Smith and Krug more determined than ever to help bring Cup back to Boston Stars sign Eakin to two-year, $3.8M deal The Dallas Stars have signed restricted free agent forward Cody Eakin to a two-year deal, the club announced Monday. Avs sign Stuart, McLeod to contract extensions The Colorado Avalanche signed veteran blue-liner Brad Stuart and winger Cody McLeod to extensions Monday.