Tom Schad, USA TODAY

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Recent:
  • USA TODAY
  • Statesman Journal
  • Times Record News
  • The Tennessean
  • Ventura County Star
Past:
  • Enquirer
  • The News-Star
  • North Jersey News
  • St. Cloud Times
  • delawareonline
  • The Courier-Journal
  • The Shreveport Times
  • independentmail
  • argusleader
  • TCPalm
  • and more…

Recent articles by Tom:

Zion Williamson signs with Jordan Brand in first major deal as NBA player

Terms of the deal - expected to be among the most lucrative for an NBA rookie - were not made available. Williamson made the reveal on Instagram. → Read More

Zion Williamson withdraws from USA Basketball training camp

The New Orleans Pelicans' No. 1 draft pick will spend the rest of his summer preparing for the start of his first NBA season. → Read More

Australian swimmer Mack Horton refuses to share podium with Chinese rival he called 'drug cheat'

Australian swimmer Mack Horton didn't acknowledge Sun Yang, whom he has called a "drug cheat," after their race at the FINA world championships. → Read More

Hall of Fame boxer Pernell 'Sweet Pea' Whitaker dies after being struck by vehicle

Pernell "Sweet Pea" Whitaker died Sunday after being struck by a vehicle in Virginia Beach, Virginia. The Hall of Fame boxer was 55 years old. → Read More

'I'm a grown man': Lakers star Anthony Davis has no regrets about trade request

Anthony Davis told ESPN that he doesn't regret making the midseason trade request that ultimately helped bring him to the Los Angeles Lakers. → Read More

Breaking it down: What exactly is the gap in pay between USWNT and USMNT players?

The USWNT just won the World Cup and now, for many of the players, they turn their focus to a mediation session with U.S. Soccer over equal pay. → Read More

Jake Marisnick suspended two games by MLB for collision at home with Jonathan Lucroy

MLB announced that it is suspending Astros outfielder Jake Marisnick for two games as for his violent collision at the plate with Jonathan Lucroy. → Read More

Breaking it down: What exactly is the gap in pay between USWNT and USMNT players?

The USWNT just won the World Cup and now, for many of the players, they turn their focus to a mediation session with U.S. Soccer over equal pay. → Read More

Nashville resident Alison Riske falls to Serena Williams in Wimbledon quarterfinals

Nashville resident Alison Riske pushed Serena Williams to three sets before falling 6-4, 4-6, 6-3 in the quarterfinals at Wimbledon Tuesday. → Read More

Serena Williams withstands surge from Alison Riske to reach Wimbledon semifinals

Serena Williams withstood a late surge from American Alison Riske in the Wimbledon quarterfinals on Tuesday but held on for the 6-4, 4-6, 6-3 win. → Read More

Alison Riske: Who is unheralded American who upset No. 1 Ashleigh Barty at Wimbledon?

Nashville's Alison Riske upset No. 1 Ashleigh Barty at Wimbledon Monday. She'll face Serena Williams in the quarterfinals Tuesday. → Read More

Alison Riske: Who is unheralded American who upset No. 1 Ashleigh Barty at Wimbledon?

Alison Riske, a 29-year-old who grew up in the Pittsburgh area, knocked off No. 1 seed Ashleigh Barty in stunning fashion — 3-6, 6-2, 6-3 at Wimbledon. → Read More

Lakers acquire DeMarcus Cousins, Danny Green and Quinn Cook to add depth

DeMarcus Cousins will try to win an NBA title with LeBron James, former teammate Anthony Davis and the L.A. Lakers after year with Golden State. → Read More

Former NFL QB Anthony Wright shot after altercation with girlfriend's ex-boyfriend, police say

Anthony Wright suffered multiple gunshot wounds after getting into an argument with his girlfriend's ex-boyfriend, police say. → Read More

Tyler Skaggs: What we know about death of 27-year-old Angels pitcher

Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs was found dead in a hotel room Monday, hours before his team was scheduled to face the Texas Rangers. He was 27. → Read More

Nike's decision to cancel 'Betsy Ross flag' shoe prompts backlash from Arizona governor

Arizona governor Doug Ducey ripped Nike for its decision to cancel the release of a shoe featuring an early design of the U.S. flag. → Read More

Former Super Bowl MVP Mark Rypien arrested on suspicion of domestic violence

Longtime Redskins quarterback and Super Bowl MVP Mark Rypien was arrested on suspicion of domestic violence Sunday, according to online jail records. → Read More

Cubs pitcher calls Yasiel Puig 'stupid as (expletive)' following benches-clearing incident

Benches emptied in the game between the Reds and Cubs after Cincinnati's Yasiel Puig was hit by a pitch. There were more strong words postgame. → Read More

'Outside the Lines' host Bob Ley announces retirement from ESPN after 40-year run

Bob Ley, who spent nearly 40 years at ESPN and most recently served as the host of "Outside the Lines," says he is retiring next week. → Read More

Lakers' Jeanie Buss backs Rob Pelinka, calls Magic Johnson's resignation 'surprising'

Los Angeles Lakers owner Jeanie Buss says she was caught off guard by Magic Johnson's abrupt resignation from the team in April. → Read More