Coach returns post 'watermelon ritual'
A high school football coach in Charleston, South Carolina, was fired after he permitted a post-game celebratory ritual involving a watermelon that some say is racist.
Mars travel possible with hibernation
Six astronauts lie motionless in a row of compartments with medical monitoring cables connected to their bodies, as their space ship cuts through the silent blackness that separates Earth from Mars.
Space elevator with diamond cables?
Want to ride an elevator into space? While the idea has been around for more than 100 years, a breakthrough in nanotechnology could mean we will be riding into space on a cable made of diamonds.
12 best meat cities in America
With the possible exception of smartphone technology, nothing's seen more practical advances this millennium than food.
Mystery space plane back on Earth
Whatever it was doing up in space, we may never know, but the U.S. Air Force's unmanned X-37B space plane returned to Earth this week, with still no details from the military on the nearly two-year mission.
Clowns scaring residents
A rash of "creepy clown" sightings in California has left some residents unnerved, and it all appears to have started with the "Wasco Clown."
Her death linked to latest case?
As the years wore on after her death, Cassandra Morton's family learned to live without knowing who committed this heinous act. Until now.
US changes mind on gay marriage
Stephanie Coontz says 11 years ago only one state allowed same sex marriage. Soon, some 60% of Americans will live where gays can marry. How did attitudes change so quickly?
Drought victims drink in kindness
California's historic drought leaves hundreds of homes without running water. Enter a godsend: A grandmother, 71, delivers love by the bottle.
'SNL' veteran dies at 57
Actress and comedian Jan Hooks died in New York on Thursday. Her representative, Lisa Lieberman, confirmed the death to CNN but provided no additional information.
Ishikawa walk-off HR sends Giants to Series
Travis Ishikawa hit a three-run homer in the bottom of the ninth inning, sending the San Francisco Giants to the World Series with a 6-3 win over the St. Louis Cardinals on Thursday night.
Sources: Broncos table talks with Thomases
The Denver Broncos do not expect to re-sign two free-agents-to-be, wide receiver Demaryius Thomas and tight end Julius Thomas, during the season, according to sources.
Royals roar past Giants to even World Series
Billy Butler hit a tiebreaking single, Salvador Perez and Omar Infante drove in two runs each with big hits in a five-run sixth inning, and the Kansas City Royals beat the San Francisco Giants 7-2 to even the World Series at one game apiece.
Titans QB Mettenberger to start, source says
The Tennessee Titans have decided to start rookie Zach Mettenberger at quarterback against the visiting Houston Texans on Sunday, a league source told ESPN's Adam Caplan on Wednesday.
OK State sues Texas OC Wickline for $600K
Oklahoma State has sued Texas co-offensive coordinator Joe Wickline for breach of contract, alleging he misled his former employer about his new position at Texas, and the school is seeking more than $593,000 in damages.
Serena receives apology from Tarpischev
Serena Williams says she has received a written apology from Russian tennis chief Shamil Tarpischev for offensive comments in which he called her and sister Venus the "Williams brothers."
Megatron: Ankle progressing in 'positive' way
Calvin Johnson is more encouraged about his progress this week in returning from a high right ankle sprain than he has been the past two weeks, when he has missed back-to-back games for the Detroit Lions.
Griffin, CP3 pour in 69 for Ballmer showcase
New Clippers owner Steve Ballmer attended his first home game Wednesday night at Staples Center, and the Clippers broke out of their preseason funk with a 108-105 victory over Phoenix.
UNC probe: Advisers pushed sham classes
An report commissioned by the University of North Carolina says school academic advisers steered athletes into sham classes over an 18-year period but does not directly implicate coaches or athletic administrators in the scheme.
Lincecum needs reliever: Back 'pretty stiff'
Tim Lincecum returned to the mound for the San Francisco Giants on Wednesday and threw 1T scoreless innings of relief. However, he left the game with tightness in his lower back and is day to day.