ESPN analyst Jay Bilas thinks the NCAA selection committee did a decent job overall seeding this year's tournament, though there is one matchup he would rather not see in the opening...
Hershisher says baseball not in need of change
Orel Hershiser isn't worried about the way analytics are affecting pitching in baseball, saying players and managers will adapt and that the essentials of the game haven't changed.
Beilein and Izzo talk about state of game on PodcastOne
Their in-state rivalry is as friendly as it is competitive, and that's the way both Michigan coach John Beilein and Michigan State coach Tom Izzo like it.
Raptors coach Nurse sizes up the NBA’s Eastern Conference
Toronto Raptors coach Nick Nurse says a handful of deals at the trade deadline could tip the NBA's balance of power to the already-tough Eastern Conference.
Toronto added Marc Gasol to counter moves sending Nikola Mirotic to Milwaukee and Tobias Harris to Philadelphia. But because of the schedule, the Raptors won't face either team again until the playoffs — which could mean adjusting on the fly.
Super Bowl hangover? Don’t worry, better sports days ahead
PodcastOne Sports Now hosts Jim Litke and Tim Dahlberg deal with their Super Bowl hangovers by looking ahead to the best dates remaining on this year's sports calendars.
NFL exec: review of pass interference calls up for talk
NFL executive Troy Vincent says overtime rules will be examined and could be subject to changes if the league's membership wants it.
Fouts talks offense and Super Bowl to PodcastOne Sports Now
Hall of Famer Dan Fouts likes the offense he sees in the NFL these days, saying the league is both more exciting and safer because of rule changes to protect quarterbacks.
Fouts, who played 15 years for the San Diego Chargers, said that even while not all games are high scoring, fans are enjoying games that are more exciting and less predictable than in the past.
Podcast: The NFL has an officiating problem
The NFL has an officiating problem.
PodcastOne Sports Now guest host Rob Maaddi and AP Pro Football writer Barry Wilner discuss the blown call that cost the New Orleans Saints a trip to the Super Bowl and whether other questionable penalties and video reviews will lead to rules changes.
Manny Pacquiao talks about his career at breakfast
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Manny Pacquiao can put away the food for a fighter who started off his career at 98 pounds. He showed that Monday when PodcastOne Sports Now co-hosts Tim Dahlberg and Jim Litke joined him for breakfast at his Los Angeles home.
We love LA: Could two LA teams meet in the Super Bowl?
The miss by Bears kicker Cody Parkey won't be easily forgotten in Chicago, but at least Parkey isn't alone. PodcastOne Sports Now co-host Jim Litke tells the story about the snapper for the New York Giants in a wildcard game and reminds listeners about Tony Romo's fumble of an extra point snap that cost the Cowboys their first playoff win in two decades.
A tender tale: Charles Barkley and a Chinese chemist
Emmy award-winning broadcaster Ernie Johnson delivers a behind-the-scenes look at friend and "Inside the NBA" colleague Charles Barkley in the latest PodcastOne Sports Now episode.
Podcast: sports worth watching on TV; the Copa Libertadores
PodcastOne Sports Now hosts Jim Litke and Tim Dahlberg debate what sports to watch and how to count real fans, then tell the cautionary tale of a game that became too popular and partisan for its own good.
That game — the Copa Libertadores, arguably South America's prestigious soccer championship — had to flee Argentina for Spain after fan violence two weeks ago back in Buenos Aires.
Singletary talks playing, coaching from high school to NFL
Hall of Fame linebacker and former NFL coach Mike Singletary is back on the sidelines at a private school in Texas while at the same time preparing to coach the Memphis entry in the new Alliance of American Football league. Singletary talks to PodcastOne Sports Now about how it is often difficult for star players to become successful coaches, and what he's doing to try and change that.
The Best Retirement Plan Ever?
This is how you do it: East Stroudsburg coach Denny Douds called timeout with 13 seconds left in a game to announce his retirement after 43 years in charge of the Warriors' football program. Then he shook hands with players and coaches, walked out of the stadium and drove off.
Desmond Howard stands by comments on Clemson running game
ESPN's Desmond Howard insists he did not know his comments about No. 4 Clemson would offend an assistant coach and upset its fan base.
The "College GameDay" analyst, though, stands by his analysis, saying the Tigers run the ball with finesse in the in the latest episode of "PodcastOne Sports Now" with guest host Larry Lage. Howard adds the style has worked well for Clemson.
Spoelstra’s new challenge: Combining coaching and fatherhood
Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra has never been through a training camp like this.
Spoelstra's rule for training camp has usually been that there's a strict players-only policy at team events. He even has preferred getting out of Miami for camp, just so the team can be around each other without distraction.
Is Tiger’s win the greatest comeback ever?
Tiger Woods thrilled the golf world by winning for the first time in five years, and immediately the talk on social media was it was the biggest sports comeback ever. PodcastOne Sports Now talks with AP golf writer Doug Ferguson to get some perspective on the win, while co-hosts Tim Dahlberg and Jim Litke weigh in with the view other comebacks were more significant.
Golovkin trainer calls positive test by Alvarez insulting
Gennady Golovkin's trainer says his fighter was insulted when Canelo Alvarez tested positive for a performance enhancing drug that caused their planned May middleweight title rematch to be postponed.
Smoltz calls for changes in baseball in the analytics era
Hall of Fame pitcher John Smoltz says baseball needs to make some changes — and fast — to make the game more watchable and more appealing to fans both young and old.
Will Tiger Woods be chosen for Ryder Cup?
Tiger Woods is almost certain to be chosen to play in the Ryder Cup next month, and AP golf writer Doug Ferguson says it's likely Phil Mickelson will join him there as a captain pick.
Philadelphia Eagles coach Doug Pederson says former Green Bay Packers coach Mike Sherman encouraged him to pursue a coaching career by starting out at the high school level to find out if he had a passion to teach the sport.
NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman says the league wants a cut of gambling profits if its intellectual property, data or video from games are used.
Bettman tells guest host Larry Lage in the in the latest episode of "PodcastOne Sports Now" those who want to conduct gambling business with NHL assets will need to negotiate.
Ice Cube tips off talking about his BIG3 basketball league and also kicks it about his music and movies.
Tokyo 2020: Will Ryan Lochte and Sue Bird be there?
Ryan Lochte is calling his latest suspension "crazy" and says it will stoke his competitive fires as he gets ready for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
Iceland's soccer team made a splash in the world cup and now Hatti Magnus talks to PodcastOne Sports Now about becoming the first in his country to play in a major championship in the British Open.
If you had an NCAA-style World Cup bracket, the ousting of Germany probably left it busted.
Exactly 24 years after Colombian defender Andres Escobar stuck out his leg trying to block a shot and scored an "own goal" at the 1994 World Cup, "PodcastOne Sports Now" co-host Jim Litke is joined by former U.S. national team captain Marcelo Balboa and filmmaker Michael Zimbalist to reconstruct the tragic chain of events that led to Escobar's murder.
Former U.S. National Team member and FOX analyst Alexi Lalas says officials crackdown on "diving is effectively changing behavior, but robbing the game of some of its most interesting tactics.
"Soccer has always been played in the gray areas," Lalas tells "PodcastOne Sports Now" co-host Jim Litke in an interview from Moscow. "It's becoming sanitized."
World Cup Episode 3: ‘Please God, Give the Goal!’
"PodcastOne Sports Now" co-hosts Jim Litke and Tim Dahlberg examine instant replay through the lens of the most controversial goal in World Cup history — the 1966 "Wembley Goal!" — and suggest the NFL and Major League Baseball should take note of how well the system works in soccer.
Former World Cup and current Major League Soccer star Bastian Schweinsteiger says Germany's willingness to overhaul its development program nearly 20 years ago helped his country win the 2014 World Cup and reclaim its place as a soccer superpower.
In an interview from Russia, "PodcastOne Sports Now" co-host Jim Litke tries to convince the Chicago Fire midfielder to let his young son grow up in the States and play for U.S. national team someday.
USA! USA! Wait, We Didn’t Make The World Cup?
MOSCOW (AP) — U.S. Men's National Team great Landon Donovan tells "PodcastOne Sports Now" co-host Jim Litke as the tournament begins that without the U.S. team in the World Cup, he's rooting for Mexico and fellow CONCACAF members Costa Rica and Panama.
Aly Wagner believes US fans will embrace World Cup
The first woman to call a World Cup match on U.S. television believes the competition in Russia will captivate American audiences despite not having their own team to cheer for.
Mike Scioscia says managing Shohei Ohtani has been easy so far, as a baseball experiment unlike any other continues for the Los Angeles Angels.
The Angels manager appeared on the "PodcastOne Sports Now" show to talk about handling the Japanese star. He also discusses his first major league hit with co-hosts Tim Dahlberg and Jim Litke and says he doesn't think there's anything wrong with the way baseball is being played these days.
Fresh off his win at the Indy 500, driver Will Power puts the IndyCar series championship is now at the top of his checklist. But the 37-year-old Aussie isn't ruling out a run at the stock-car circuit down the road.
"I'd love to race an oval in NASCAR, that would be fun," Power said on the latest "PodcastOne Sports Now" weekly show with co-hosts Jim Litke and Tim Dahlberg.
Bob Baffert has a good feeling about Justify's chances of winning the final leg of the Triple Crown at the Belmont Stakes.
The famed horse trainer appeared on the "PodcastOne Sports Now" show to talk to co-hosts Jim Litke and Tim Dahlberg about the June 9 race and Justify's shot at history.
Baffert said the way Justify won the Preakness showed another side of a horse who has won all five times he has raced in his brief career.