It's going to get crowded around Mars
NASA says its latest Mars-exploring spacecraft is on track to fire up its thrusters and enter orbit this Sunday night, completing a 10-month journey of 442 million miles.
Big solar storm hits Earth
This is not your usual weather forecast. Big storms are brewing. Your umbrella won't help, but you might want to keep a flashlight handy.
Look at me! 22 selfies of the week
An injured athlete, politicians, socialites, cute dogs, Beyonce and airborne vegetables all make appearances in this week's collection.
Vikings admit 'mistake' as Peterson barred
Admitting they "made a mistake," the Minnesota Vikings changed course Wednesday as running back Adrian Peterson was placed on the NFL's exempt list, barring him from all team activities until his child-abuse case is resolved.
Falcons soar to easy win over hapless Bucs
Ryan threw for 286 yards and three touchdowns, Jones hauled in nine passes for 161 yards and a couple of scores, and Hester set an NFL record with his 20th return for a TD as the Falcons routed the hapless Tampa Bay Buccaneers 56-14.
Arians: Dwyer won't return unless exonerated
Jonathan Dwyer is not allowed to return to the Cardinals this season, and his long-term future with the team is in doubt unless he's exonerated from assault charges in a domestic violence incident involving his wife and young son, coach Bruce Arians said.
WR Simpson, in more trouble, cut by Vikes
The Vikings released Jerome Simpson on Thursday following the revelation of more trouble for the wide receiver: three misdemeanors related to a previously unreported incident this summer.
Mayweather must appear before commission
The Nevada State Athletic Commission ordered Floyd Mayweather Jr. on Thursday to appear before the five-person panel at its meeting Tuesday to answer questions about unsafe training conditions at his Las Vegas gym.
Sources: Tech DC quits, was under influence
Texas Tech defensive coordinator Matt Wallerstedt abruptly resigned Thursday after sources told ESPN.com that the coach was suspected of being under the influence of an unknown substance while on campus.
Vick: Goodell doesn't deserve to lose his job
New York Jets quarterback Michael Vick, who was on the receiving end of Roger Goodell's justice seven years ago, defended the embattled NFL commissioner, saying Thursday that Goodell doesn't deserve to lose his job.