No matter what the groundhog says, or what the thermometer says back home, the sight of their teams on the practice fields in Florida and Arizona tells baseball fans spring can’t be far, even if only the last couple weeks of spring training are actually in spring. Here’s a glimpse of some of the early action in Major League Baseball camps.
Before Super Bowl 50 on Sunday, fans of the Denver Broncos and Carolina Panthers flock to Super Bowl City in San Francisco for a little bit of pre-game entertainment.
At college towns across the country, Division I and II football programs celebrated a new crop of recruits Wednesday on National Signing Day. We take a look at the scene from Michigan, Penn State, SEC country and more college football hotbeds.
Australians celebrated Australia Day on Tuesday. The holiday marks the anniversary of the arrival and landing of the First Fleet of convict ships from Great Britain, and the raising of the Union Jack at Sydney Cove by Captain Arthur Phillip, on Jan 26, 1788. Day nine of the 2016 Australian Open also fell on Australia Day.
On Tuesday night, NFL owners voted to allow the St. Louis Rams to move to Los Angeles starting with the 2016 season. They will move to a new stadium just outside Los Angeles, and the San Diego Chargers will have an option to share the facility. The Rams, based in the L.A. area from 1946-94, will play in a temporary facility, probably the Los Angeles Coliseum, until the new stadium is ready for the 2019 season. On Thursday, Rams banners were removed from the Edward Jones Dome, former home of the football team.
In the second year of the College Football Playoff championship game, the Alabama Crimson Tide defeated the Clemson Tigers 45-40 Monday night at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona, capturing its fourth national title in seven years.
The sport of cyclo-cross, featuring lightweight bikes with off-road tyres, has dramatically increased in popularity over the past few years.