Today's biggest sports news: the Australian Open's men's final is set, the NBA All-Star game rosters have some surprises, and you should sign this petition making the day after the Super Bowl a national holiday.
Chip Kelly, who went 46-7 in four years at the University of Oregon, is making the jump to the NFL as the new head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles. Kelly, known as an offensive innovator, had also interviewed with the Bills and the Browns.
As you may have heard by now, Lance Armstrong sat down with Oprah Winfrey for a two-and-a-half-hour interview on Monday where he admitted to using performance-enhancing drugs during his seven-year run as champion of the Tour de France. The interview will air on Winfrey's OWN network on Thursday and Friday nights.
On Wednesday morning, Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III underwent surgery to repair torn ligaments in his knee. His recovery time is expected to be six to eight months, which means he should be ready for the start of the 2013 season. But will he be the same?
On Wednesday, baseball's Hall of Fame will announce the players who comprise the 2013 class of inductees—or they will announce that no one has surpassed the 75 percent voting mark required for induction. Which would be remarkable, given that some of the greatest players ever to step on a baseball diamond are on the ballot this year. So why the uncertainty? Steroids, of course.
When something like the horrific shooting spree at Sandy Hook Elementary School happens, the major sports we follow can suddenly feel a bit smaller. But world-class athletes who normally seem bigger than life watched today's events unfold just like the rest of us, on TV, and shared their thoughts just like the rest of us, on social media.
We read some of their reactions on Twitter and collected them here:
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