Abby Wambach’s new life after drug, alcohol rock bottom

Abby Wambach has mostly faded from the public conscience over the past year. Months after her mugshot was plastered over the internet following a 2016 DUI arrest, she came forward with her decades-long battle with depression and addiction.Wambach, now nearly two years sober, prefers it that way, but the most

Tiger Woods just walked into a sizzling sport and set it aflame

ORLANDO, Fla. — When Tiger Woods walked off the 18th green at Bay Hill shortly after 5 p.m. Sunday, it marked his final piece of tournament-golf tune-up for the Masters.Woods’ last putt didn’t result in victory, which it has on eight previous occasions at the Arnold Palmer Invitational. But that’s

The 3 Types of People in This World, Captured in 1 Incredible GIF

There are three types of people from r/gifs A GIF of three of soccer's brightest stars — FC Barcelona's Lionel Messi, Luis Suárez, and Jordi Alba — is going viral for one extraordinarily unexpected reason: it's the most accurate depiction of the three types of people in this world that we've

It was a mistake for Bob Uecker to ignore this spider bite

A brown recluse spider took Bob Uecker juuuuuuuuuust a bit outside his comfort zone — and nearly out of the broadcast booth.The 84-year-old — getting ready for his 48th season calling games for his hometown Milwaukee Brewers — told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that the poisonous venom of a brown recluse spider

Michael Kay’s show wins this round

ESPN New York’s “Michael Kay Show” rallied in the month of February to beat Mike Francesa’s WFAN replacements, “Carlin, Maggie and Bart,” which is a troubling result for the fledgling new show.However, radio ratings books are not graded in months, but rather in books, and this has been a back-and-forth

Martina Navratilova furious over John McEnroe’s salary

Wimbledon commentator and former champ Martina Navratilova blasted the BBC for paying her “at least 10 times less” than fellow pundit John McEnroe.Navratilova, 61, revealed she is paid $21,000 whereas McEnroe, 59, a seven-time Grand Slam winner, takes home $210,000.Martina made 10 appearances for the BBC at last year’s tournament

ESPN auditions star Panthers tight end for ‘Monday Night’ job

The Carolina Panthers’ Greg Olsen, still one of the best tight ends in the NFL, auditioned with ESPN for its “Monday Night Football” job Friday, according to sources.Olsen, 33, still could return to the Panthers to play another season, but if he were offered a plum TV job, like Monday

Doc Gooden’s ex was ‘disgusted’ by ESPN documentary

Watching “Doc & Darryl” — the ESPN “30 for 30” film on troubled former Mets Dwight “Doc” Gooden and Darryl Strawberry — in June 2016, Monique Gooden had one reaction: “Disgusted.”Sure, Gooden’s ex-wife had expected to see a painful montage of the once legendary pitcher’s well-documented drug addiction, arrests and

NCAA athletics’ ridiculous scam summed up by senior newcomer

We don’t need the FBI to notify us that Division I college basketball comes wrapped in stink. And it’s not as Tournament-attached TV experts will go near the malodorous details, even if they arrived certified mail.But let’s look at how and why New Mexico State made this year’s NCAA Tournament.In

Tiger Woods will just have to deal with the increased expectations

ORLANDO, Fla. — Tiger Woods wants everyone to tap the brakes.The conundrum — for Woods and everyone else — is that he refuses to take his foot off the accelerator.Woods wanted to remind everyone he is playing in just his fifth PGA Tour event since he began his comeback after

Meet the fan crisscrossing country to see Tiger win again

ORLANDO, Fla. — Officially, she’s not a part of Team Tiger.Hailey Milan has never met Tiger Woods. She doesn’t even play golf. But she has been to all five PGA Tour events Woods has played in his comeback from a fourth back surgery and plans to attend all of them.She

Why Tiger’s resurgence doesn’t surprise fellow PGA Tour pros

ORLANDO, Fla. — How did this happen so quickly?How is it possible that, five tournaments into his comeback from a fourth back surgery, Tiger Woods has become so relevant he was the favorite to win this week’s Arnold Palmer Invitational and already has been installed by Las Vegas as the

French beauty spills how she spent a night with Odell Beckham Jr.

Odell Beckham Jr. may not speak French, but he knows how to get his message across to the femmes.The Giants wide receiver found himself in a scandal last weekend when a Parisian beauty posted to social media a seven-second video of Beckham in bed, smoking what looks to be a

Tiger Woods is back atop the leaderboard with a strong start

It’s moving day at the Valspar Championship, and Tiger Woods is still rolling.Woods started strong Saturday with birdies at No. 3 and No. 5 at Innisbrook Resort, and then on back-to-back holes at No. 9 and No. 10 to move to 4-under-par for the day and 8-under for the tournament.

When Rory McIlroy rediscovers that spark, look out

ORLANDO, Fla. — Rory McIlroy is living proof that even the world’s best players search like the rest of us struggling amateurs.McIlroy has won 13 times on the PGA Tour in his career, including four major championships, and has been the No. 1 ranked player in the world. And yet,

Maria Sharapova’s comeback takes another turn for the worse

Maria Sharapova’s shaky 2018 just hit another bumpThe five-time Grand Slam champion has withdrawn from next week’s Miami Open due to a left forearm injury.Since returning from a 15-month doping sentence, Sharapova has seen mixed results. She made a statement with an impressive first-round upset against Simona Halep at the

The NFL and ESPN can’t control each other — and it’s getting ugly

One task on James Pitaro’s to-do list should get a big circle.The newly named ESPN president must assume responsibility of the network’s longstanding relationship with the NFL, which has reached its nadir in recent months, according to a SportsBusiness Daily report, as negative NFL storylines have made their way into

Why baseball player got off easy after beating girlfriend

A district attorney in Texas is defending the probationary sentence given to a minor league baseball player caught on video beating his then-girlfriend in a stairwell, saying he didn’t receive “special treatment.”Nueces County District Attorney Mark Gonzalez said Danry Vasquez — a 24-year-old Venezuelan outfielder who was playing for the

Tiger Woods stamps latest step back with amazing putt

If you weren’t convinced before, this putt should do the trick.Tiger Woods highlighted another stellar round of golf in his return with a ridiculous 71-foot putt on the seventh hole. For Woods, who started on the back nine, it was the last of six birdies he made in the opening

Baseball abuser speaks — and his battered ex wishes she had

The minor league baseball player caught on video beating his then-girlfriend in a stairwell is asking for forgiveness, saying he’s “truly changed” since the disturbing attack — and is now married to another woman.In an interview with El Emergente, Danry Vasquez, a 24-year-old Venezuela native who was released by the

Eugenie Bouchard’s struggles are becoming very costly

She may have won a court case recently, but life isn’t so rosy for Eugenie Bouchard.The Canadian tennis star was successful in her suit against the United States Tennis Association last month, winning an undisclosed amount (likely to be in the millions) in damages for a fall in the locker

ESPN president brought down by cocaine extortion plot

John Skipper was forced to resign at ESPN after he was extorted by a person he bought cocaine from, the ex-network president revealed in a bombshell interview with the Hollywood Reporter.Skipper’s departure from ESPN in December sent shockwaves through the industry, and the abrupt nature of it is now clear.“They

Score one for the FBI in latest bit of NCAA Tournament insanity

The first NCAA Tournament game concluded Sunday evening, USC losing a close one to the FBI.How else to explain Southern Cal’s exclusion? The arrest of since-fired USC associate coach Tony Bland in an FBI investigation of corruption and bribery had to have weighed on the minds of the NCAA Selection

‘The normal Tiger’ Woods is back, and tournaments are on notice

PALM HARBOR, Fla. — The Tiger Woods comeback is almost complete.The only thing missing: a victory.Woods has checked virtually every box in his return from a fourth back surgery except a trip back to the winner’s circle.For most of this week in the Valspar Championship at the Innisbrook Resort, it

Charles Barkley’s breakup with Michael Jordan proves his greatness

It still pains Charles Barkley. He and Michael Jordan were once best friends, but they don’t speak anymore.“It’s disappointing and it hurts a lot,” Barkley said.A couple of years ago, Barkley said on TNT that Jordan needed to stop hiring his friends for top jobs with the then-Charlotte Bobcats. It

You can’t ignore the March Madness cloud any longer

OLEAN, N.Y. — This is the good part of March, always, at places like St. Bonaventure that don’t make an annual habit of visiting the NCAA Tournament. Here, in a small corner of Western New York, you see the emotions spill on a floor when the name of the school

Meet the 16-year-old shocking the tennis world

Amanda Anisimova was shaking after her stunning upset Sunday.The 16-year-old, not used to the lights and sounds of WTA-level tennis, continued her surging performance at Indian Wells, this time with an emphatic upset of No. 9 Petra Kvitova 6-2, 6-4 in the third round at the BNP Paribas Open.“This is

Lindsey Vonn is loving this Tiger Woods resurgence

Tiger Woods’ ex still has his back.Woods fell short by one stroke in the final round of Sunday’s Valspar Championship final, finishing one stroke behind Paul Casey.“I was close,” Woods said. “Unfortunately, today wasn’t quite as sharp as I would like to have had it, but I had a good shot