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State of Sport: Fifa's former doctor says painkiller use risks footballers' health

Elite footballers’ “abuse” of legal painkillers risks their health and could “potentially” have life-threatening implications, says Fifa’s former chief medical officer. About half of players competing at the past three World Cups routinely took non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs like ibuprofen, claims ...

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State of Sport: Amateur doping findings 'concern' sports minister

Media playback is not supported on this device The extent of doping in amateur sport – revealed by a poll for the BBC – is a “concern”, says sports minister Tracey Crouch. A BBC State of Sport investigation found more ...

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MMA legalized in New York, MSG to host first event in state

Before Gov. Cuomo put pen to paper to legalize mixed martial arts in New York Thursday morning, officials announced the first event will be held at Madison Square Garden on Nov. 12. And Cuomo, saying he’s not a promoter, asked ...

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Former Ohio State Heisman winner busted for DUI, weed

Westerville Police Department Former Ohio State quarterback Troy Smith poses for a mugshot after being arrested for DUI in Westerville, Ohio early Sunday, morning April 3, 2016. Former Ohio State quarterback and Heisman winner Troy Smith was arrested on charges ...

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Jets invite Penn State QB Hackenberg in for pre-draft visit

Gene J. Puskar/AP Penn State quarterback Christian Hackenberg completed 53.5% of his passes last season. While the Jets remain in contract limbo with Ryan Fitzpatrick, the team will take a closer look at one of the top QB prospects at ...

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Jets select Ohio State WR Devin Smith in NFL draft

Charles Rex Arbogast/AP Ohio State wide receiver Devin Smith poses for photos with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell (l.) at the NFL draft. One day after the Jets bolstered an already formidable defensive front, new general manager Mike Maccagnan gave Geno ...

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Bobby Hurley hired as new basketball coach at Arizona State

Tony Dejak/AP Bobby Hurley coaches Buffalo to the NCAA Tournament, but the former Duke star is departing updtate New York for Arizona State. Arizona State has hired Bobby Hurley as its basketball coach. Hurley, 43, spent the past two years ...

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