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09/17/2014, Welker feels great, is 'excited' to be back »»
Denver Broncos wide receiver Wes Welker said Wednesday he feels great physically and "excited, just really excited," to be back with the team.
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09/17/2014, Nike suspends Peterson's endorsement deal »»
Nike has suspended its contract with Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, announcing the decision Wednesday as part of a statement which also addressed the company's role as a partner with the NFL.
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09/17/2014, 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.
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09/17/2014, 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.
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09/17/2014, Kaepernick to appeal $11K-plus language fine »»
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick maintained his stance Wednesday that he "didn't say anything" to warrant an unsportsmanlike penalty for inappropriate language in Sunday night's 28-20 loss to the Chicago Bears.
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09/17/2014, Panthers' Hardy also placed on exempt list »»
Carolina Panthers star defensive end Greg Hardy has agreed to be placed on the NFL's exempt list.
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09/17/2014, Warner, Seau among 1st-year HOF nominees »»
Super Bowl-winning quarterback Kurt Warner and linebacker Junior Seau are among 15 first-year eligible modern-era candidates nominated for the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
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09/17/2014, FSU to bench Winston for half after obscenity »»
Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston has been suspended for the first half of Saturday's game against Clemson after he was seen shouting an obscene sexual phrase on campus Tuesday.
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09/17/2014, MLB suspends umpire who grabbed Papelbon »»
Veteran umpire Joe West has been suspended one game without pay for grabbing Jonathan Papelbon's jersey during an altercation Sunday with the Philadelphia Phillies closer.
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09/17/2014, Ex-Raven donates kidney to bro, ex-Steeler »»
Ma'ake and Chris Kemoeatu share a lifelong love of football, an alma mater and now, a pair of kidneys.
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09/17/2014, Jackson: Injury or not, I'll play vs. Eagles »»
DeSean Jackson made it clear at the end of his press conference. Bad shoulder or not, the Washington Redskins receiver plans on playing Sunday's game against his former team at Philadelphia.
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09/17/2014, Longhorns, Wolverines to play in 2024, '27 »»
With the matchup between college football's top two all-time wins leaders is on hold for the foreseeable future, the Michigan Wolverines have moved on to the next closest option.
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09/17/2014, 'NBA 2K15' edition drafts 3D face mapping »»
"NBA 2K15" is angling for a slam dunk with an innovative new way to put players in the game.
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09/17/2014, NFL, union OK new PED policy, HGH testing »»
The NFL and its union announced agreement on "improvements" to the policy on performance enhancing drugs that includes testing for human growth hormone, neutral arbitration for appeals and will return three previously suspended players back to the field.
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09/17/2014, Arrest made in theft from Pacers star George »»
Police have arrested a man in connection with the April burglary at the Indianapolis home of Indiana Pacers star Paul George.
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09/16/2014, Colts' collapse costs bettor $100K payday »»
A $5 bet was poised to turn into a $100,000 payday before the Indianapolis Colts melted down Monday night.
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NFL Headlines
09/17/2014, Panthers' Hardy also placed on exempt list »»
Carolina Panthers star defensive end Greg Hardy has agreed to be placed on the NFL's exempt list.
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09/17/2014, Welker feels great, is 'excited' to be back »»
Denver Broncos wide receiver Wes Welker said Wednesday he feels great physically and "excited, just really excited," to be back with the team.
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09/17/2014, Lawyer says NFL ignored Marshall complaints »»
Attorney Gloria Allred on Wednesday joined those calling for changes in the way the NFL investigates and punishes players accused of assault and domestic abuse, saying commissioner Roger Goodell ignored previous complaints lodged against Brandon Marshall.
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09/17/2014, Gruden: RG III may return in about 8 weeks »»
Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III's recovery period was made a little more clear Wednesday, putting a possible return at around eight weeks.
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09/17/2014, Nike suspends Peterson's endorsement deal »»
Nike has suspended its contract with Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, announcing the decision Wednesday as part of a statement which also addressed the company's role as a partner with the NFL.
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09/17/2014, 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.
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09/17/2014, Kaepernick to appeal $11K-plus language fine »»
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick maintained his stance Wednesday that he "didn't say anything" to warrant an unsportsmanlike penalty for inappropriate language in Sunday night's 28-20 loss to the Chicago Bears.
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09/17/2014, Harbaugh: 49ers 'dodged a bullet' on Davis »»
A day after reports surfaced that an MRI of San Francisco 49ers Pro Bowl tight end Vernon Davis' injured left ankle showed no structural damage and only a deep bone bruise, the team felt like "we dodged a bullet," coach Jim Harbaugh said Wednesday.
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09/17/2014, Ex-Raven donates kidney to bro, ex-Steeler »»
Ma'ake and Chris Kemoeatu share a lifelong love of football, an alma mater and now, a pair of kidneys.
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09/17/2014, Jackson: Injury or not, I'll play vs. Eagles »»
DeSean Jackson made it clear at the end of his press conference. Bad shoulder or not, the Washington Redskins receiver plans on playing Sunday's game against his former team at Philadelphia.
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09/17/2014, Lions' Bush clarifies comments on spanking »»
Detroit Lions running back Reggie Bush clarified Wednesday that he does not spank his 1-year-old daughter as a form of discipline.
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09/17/2014, Bengals' Green hopeful to play vs. Titans »»
Bengals receiver A.J. Green (toe injury) has not ruled out the possibility of playing Sunday against the Titans.
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09/17/2014, Cruz clears air with Coughlin, talks captaincy »»
Victor Cruz is excited to be a New York Giants team captain for the first time. But the process of getting used to his new role hasn't been as smooth or as rapid as he thought it would be.
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09/17/2014, Ryan: 'Totally untrue' Holmes disrupted Jets »»
New York Jets coach Rex Ryan on Wednesday disputed the notion that Santonio Holmes was a divisive player in the locker room during his tenure there.
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09/17/2014, NFL, union OK new PED policy, HGH testing »»
The NFL and its union announced agreement on "improvements" to the policy on performance enhancing drugs that includes testing for human growth hormone, neutral arbitration for appeals and will return three previously suspended players back to the field.
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09/17/2014, Many Parties Involved In Peterson Decision »»
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NBA Headlines
09/17/2014, Rockets land veteran Terry in deal with Kings »»
The Houston Rockets have acquired guard Jason Terry and two second-round draft picks from the Sacramento Kings for guard/forward Alonzo Gee.
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09/17/2014, League suspends Nuggets' Hickson 5 games »»
NBA suspends Nuggets' J.J. Hickson five games for violating the terms of the anti-drug program.
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09/17/2014, Haberstroh: Worst 4-in-5s in NBA schedule »»
Tom Haberstroh looks at the 10 worst 4-in-5s, or which teams have the most brutal four games in five days this season.
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09/17/2014, Haberstroh: NBA's brutal 4-in-5 schedule »»
Why playing two back-to-backs in five nights isn't good for players or fans
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09/17/2014, 'NBA 2K15' edition drafts 3D face mapping »»
"NBA 2K15" is angling for a slam dunk with an innovative new way to put players in the game.
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09/17/2014, Arrest made in theft from Pacers star George »»
Police have arrested a man in connection with the April burglary at the Indianapolis home of Indiana Pacers star Paul George.
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09/17/2014, LeBron unveils new shoe as Cavs camp nears »»
LeBron James had some business to take care of before rejoining the Cleveland Cavaliers for training camp.
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09/17/2014, Mayor: Talks with 6 possible Hawks owners »»
Mayor Kasim Reed said Tuesday he has already talked with six potential buyers of the Atlanta Hawks and expects a sale of the team to move quickly after racially charged comments by owner Bruce Levenson and general manager Danny Ferry.
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09/16/2014, Report: Howard tallied 27 traffic infractions »»
Dwight Howard's Florida driver's license has been suspended after he failed to pay a ticket for running a red light, Reuters reported, citing court records.
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09/16/2014, Pressey, Eyen, Madsen named to Lakers' staff »»
Paul Pressey, Jim Eyen and Mark Madsen will be Byron Scott's assistant coaches with the Los Angeles Lakers.
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09/16/2014, LeBron banner could rise again in Cleveland »»
A 10-story tall LeBron James could tower over downtown again.
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09/16/2014, Stojakovic jersey to be 4th retired by Kings »»
The Sacramento Kings are planning to retire Peja Stojakovic's No. 16 jersey.
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09/16/2014, No 'King' coaster, but park, LeBron to partner »»
Ohio's Cedar Point amusement park is partnering with the LeBron James Family Foundation instead of renaming a roller coaster for the basketball superstar.
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09/16/2014, Oden's trial for domestic violence delayed »»
An Indiana judge has granted a delay in the case against former NBA No. 1 overall pick Greg Oden, who is facing a felony domestic violence charge for allegedly beating his ex-girlfriend last month.
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09/16/2014, Sources: Clips, Aussie SF Ingles reach deal »»
Australian swingman Joe Ingles has parlayed a fine showing at the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup into an NBA contract with the Los Angeles Clippers.
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09/15/2014, Nets coach: Garnett to start at PF if healthy »»
Lionel Hollins says Kevin Garnett will start at power forward and play more than 15 minutes per game if healthy for the Brooklyn Nets.
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09/14/2014, U.S. drubs Serbia for FIBA gold; Irving MVP »»
Kyrie Irving made all six 3-pointers and scored 26 points, and the U.S. repeated as world champion for the first time by crushing Serbia 129-92 on Sunday in the Basketball World Cup.
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MLB Headlines
09/17/2014, Jays' Stroman appealing 6-game suspension »»
Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Marcus Stroman is appealing his six-game suspension that Major League Baseball imposed for throwing at the head of a Baltimore hitter.
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09/17/2014, MLB suspends umpire who grabbed Papelbon »»
Veteran umpire Joe West has been suspended one game without pay for grabbing Jonathan Papelbon's jersey during an altercation Sunday with the Philadelphia Phillies closer.
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09/17/2014, Castillo will hit 7th in Red Sox debut »»
Outfielder Rusney Castillo, who signed the biggest contract ever for a Cuban player, will make his major-league debut Wednesday night against the Pirates, Red Sox manager John Farrell said Tuesday.
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09/17/2014, Marlins preparing for possible Stanton return »»
The Marlins are still uncertain whether doctors will clear NL home run leader Giancarlo Stanton to play again this season.
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09/17/2014, Dodgers change Triple-A affiliate to OKC »»
The owners of the Los Angeles Dodgers have reached an agreement to buy a stake in the Oklahoma City RedHawks, and the team will change its Triple-A affiliation to Oklahoma City next year.
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09/17/2014, First-Year Impacts: A Look Back »»
Players in New Places Who Have Had a Positive Impact on the 2014 Season
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09/17/2014, Girardi livid at Rays: Yanks 'not pincushions' »»
Following a loss that saw three New York Yankees ejected and the benches clear, a "pissed" Joe Girardi accused the Tampa Bay Rays of pitching inside incompetently.
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09/17/2014, SweetSpot TV: Robinson Cano »»
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09/17/2014, Yankees to start Tanaka (elbow) on Sunday »»
New York Yankees rookie Masahiro Tanaka will start Sunday at home against Toronto in his first appearance since being diagnosed with a small ligament tear in in his right elbow.
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09/17/2014, Dodgers' Ramirez dealing with elbow strain »»
The Dodgers scratched shortstop Hanley Ramirez from their starting lineup Tuesday night before a 10-4 loss to Colorado because of a strained right elbow.
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09/17/2014, Mariners rout Angels, gain in wild-card race »»
Mike Zunino's two-run double keyed a four-run fifth inning, and the Seattle Mariners climbed within a game of the second AL wild-card spot by routing the Los Angeles Angels 13-2 on Tuesday night.
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09/17/2014, Giants gain 1 in West behind Peavy, Posey »»
Jake Peavy had another strong outing, Buster Posey homered and the San Francisco Giants gained a game in the NL West race with a 2-1 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Tuesday night.
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09/17/2014, O's end East title drought with rout of Jays »»
The Orioles won their first AL East crown since 1997, using home runs by Steve Pearce and Jimmy Paredes to beat the Blue Jays 8-2 Tuesday.
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09/17/2014, Nats wrap up 2nd NL East crown in 3 years »»
Nats beat Braves to clinch another NL East title
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09/16/2014, Maddon: Technology key to drawing young fans »»
Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon maintains technology and not shorter games is key to attracting young fans to baseball.
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09/16/2014, Sources: Feds query Cuban players in U.S. »»
Federal authorities have been systematically interviewing Cubans playing baseball professionally in the United States as part of ongoing investigations into alleged smuggling rings, sources tell ESPN.
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09/16/2014, Good Samaritan: Davis helps at crash scene »»
Baltimore Orioles suspended slugger Chris Davis was one of several people who lifted an overturned truck to help accident victims Monday afternoon, a witness at the scene told MASNSports.com.
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NHL Headlines
09/17/2014, Oilers hire Olympian Pelletier as skating coach »»
The Edmonton Oilers have hired Olympic figure skating champion David Pelletier as a skating coach.
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09/17/2014, Sharks extend Braun for 5 years, $19 million »»
The San Jose Sharks have signed defenseman Justin Braun to a $19 million, five-year extension.
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09/16/2014, DeKeyser re-signs with Wings on 2 year-deal »»
The Detroit Red Wings have re-signed restricted free-agent blue-liner Danny DeKeyser to a two-year contact, the team announced Tuesday.
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09/16/2014, Ducks sign Smith-Pelly to two-year contract »»
Free-agent win Devante Smith-Pelly gets a two-year contract to stay with the Anaheim Ducks
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09/16/2014, Pronman: Top 30 NHL draft prospects »»
No surprise at No. 1, but many Americans rank near the top of the list
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09/15/2014, Alfredsson out for back as training camp opens »»
Daniel Alfredsson won't be with the Detroit Red Wings when they open camp Thursday. Whether his NHL career continues is also in question.
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09/15/2014, Lucic will be limited at B's camp due to surgery »»
Bruins forward Milan Lucic will be limited at training camp due to wrist surgery.
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09/15/2014, Habs don't name captain, go with 4 alternates »»
After months of speculation regarding who would wear the revered "C" this season for the Montreal Canadiens, the Habs decided to go a different route altogether and name four alternate captains.
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09/12/2014, Sponsorship of Coyotes' arena OK'd by city »»
The home of the NHL's Arizona Coyotes is now officially named the Gila River Arena.
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09/11/2014, NHL targets diving, prohibits 'spin-o-rama' »»
Repeat offenders for diving and their coaches will face increasingly steeper fines as part of a series of rule changes announced by the NHL.
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09/11/2014, Wild sign RW Niederreiter to 3-year contract »»
The Minnesota Wild have signed right wing Nino Niederreiter to a three-year contract.
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09/11/2014, Ovechkin on knee: 'Everything feels fine' »»
Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin says the right knee he injured at the hockey world championship is fine and he's been working out for the past month or so.
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09/11/2014, Source: Rangers give Malone two-way deal »»
The New York Rangers have agreed to terms with free-agent forward Ryan Malone, the team announce in a release Thursday afternoon.
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09/11/2014, Rangers, defenseman Moore agree to new deal »»
The stalemate between the Rangers and defenseman John Moore has ended.
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09/10/2014, Koivu hangs up skates after 18 NHL seasons »»
Longtime Montreal Canadiens captain Saku Koivu has retired.
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09/10/2014, Ducks extend Boudreau's deal through 2017 »»
Coach Bruce Boudreau and the Anaheim Ducks have agreed to a two-year contract extension through the 2016-17 season.
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Golf Headlines
09/17/2014, Scott parts with former Tiger caddie Williams »»
Adam Scott has parted ways with caddie Steve Williams
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09/17/2014, McGinley to meet Ryder Cup players in Wales »»
Four members of Europe's Ryder Cup team are playing in the Wales Open this week, giving captain Paul McGinley a chance to assess their form heading into next week's matches against the United States at Gleneagles.
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09/17/2014, Evans: Ortiz inspires on his way to PGA Tour »»
By virtue of his three wins on the Web.com Tour this year, Mexico's Carlos Ortiz will graduate to the PGA Tour for the 2014-15 season, carrying a nation's hopes along the way, writes ESPN.com's Farrell Evans.
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09/17/2014, McIlroy lawsuit recommended for mediation »»
Lawsuit involving Rory McIlroy and former agent recommended for mediation in Ireland
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09/17/2014, R&A set for historic vote on women members »»
The "Home of Golf" is about to find out if its doors are open to women.
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09/17/2014, Horschel's wife has baby 2 days after Cup win »»
FedEx Cup winner Billy Horschel's wife gave birth to their first child Tuesday night, two days after his Tour Championship victory in Atlanta.
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09/16/2014, West advances at U.S. Senior Women's Amateur »»
Former Alabama tennis player Susan West won two matches Tuesday in the U.S. Senior Women's Amateur to advance to the quarterfinals at Hollywood Golf Club.
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09/16/2014, Cloninger into U.S. Senior Amateur quarters »»
Rick Cloninger advanced to the U.S. Senior Amateur quarterfinals Tuesday, beating qualifying medalist Alan Fadel and David Szewczul at Big Canyon.
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09/16/2014, Time For Some PGA Tour Awards »»
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09/15/2014, Fadel wins in 1st round of U.S. Senior Amateur »»
Qualifying medalist Alan Fadel beat Stephen Fox 1 up on Monday in the first round of the U.S. Senior Amateur.
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09/15/2014, Tiger laughs off Rory's comments about age »»
Tiger Woods took in stride the comments made by Rory McIlroy last week about him and Phil Mickelson being on the "last few holes" of their careers.
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09/15/2014, Port advances in U.S. Senior Women's Am »»
Two-time defending champion Ellen Port advanced to the second round of the U.S. Senior Women's Amateur on Monday at Hollywood Golf Club, beating Kimberly Briele 6 and 4.
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09/15/2014, Famed Wentworth GC sold for $220 million »»
Wentworth Golf Club, one of Britain's most famous courses and the headquarters of the European Tour, has been sold to Chinese firm Reignwood Investments for 135 million pounds ($220 million).
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09/15/2014, Horschel, McIlroy among player of year finalists »»
Billy Horschel, Martin Kaymer, Rory McIlroy, Jimmy Walker and Bubba Watson have been nominated for the Jack Nicklaus Award.
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09/15/2014, Tiger says strength back, but not his swing »»
Tiger Woods says he has his strength back. The next task is to find a new swing.
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09/15/2014, Horschel snags Tour title, FedEx Cup, $10M »»
Billy Horschel capped off the best three weeks of his career with the biggest payoff in golf.
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09/14/2014, Norman: 'No major damage' from chain saw »»
Greg Norman is recovering from a chain saw accident that nearly cost him his left hand, but not his sense of humor.
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Poker Headlines
09/05/2014, 2014 SHRPO - Players fail to show in $10 million event »»
Bluff's Lance Bradley offers a few reasons why the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open failed to reach the $10 million guarantee this year.
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08/27/2014, NHL - Expansion is on the table, but not imminent »»
Talk of NHL expansion is percolating, but Las Vegas and Seattle face significant obstacles and the league has no formal expansion plans, Scott Burnside writes.
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08/20/2014, Tight ends key for Hokies' passing game »»
Bucky Hodges doesn't want to give away any secrets, but it's hard to have much of a poker face at the moment. As Virginia Tech looks to turn a list...
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08/17/2014, Ctrl + ← Incongruous Police, Poverty And Poker »»
This is Ctrl + ←, our weekly data journalism roundup. You'll find the most-read FiveThirtyEight articles of the past week, as well as gems ...
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08/12/2014, Reinkemeier vs. Seiver »»
During the final day of the $1 million buy-in One Drop, Scott Seiver puts his chips at risk against Tobias Reinkemeier.
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08/12/2014, Colman Reacts To $15 Million One Drop Victory »»
How would you react after winning $15 million? Daniel Colman's reaction may surprise you.
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08/06/2014, American Authors on WSOP coverage »»
The American Authors song "Best Day of My Life," from their "Oh, What A Life" album, is being featured in ESPN's coverage of the World Series of Poker...
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07/23/2014, Ravens notes: Time to Cowboy Up »»
OWINGS MILLS, Md. -- It's time to Cowboy Up, Baltimore Ravens. That is what you could draw from coach John Harbaugh's comments, which have a partic...
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07/15/2014, The Poker Edge »»
Andrew Feldman, Lance Bradley and Tim Fiorvanti wrap up main event coverage from Las Vegas and speak to the November Nine and tournament director Jack...
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07/15/2014, Meet the 2014 November Nine »»
LAS VEGAS -- After 10 days of competition, only nine remain out of the field of 6,683 players in the 2014 World Series of Poker main event. The Novemb...
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07/14/2014, Day 7: 13 left entering Level 33 »»
Felix Stephensen just received a Christmas gift in July. Stephensen moved into contention for the chip lead after knocking out Tom Sarra, Jr., in ...
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07/14/2014, Day 7: 18 players left »»
Bryan Devonshire: Gone. Leif Force: Gone. Kyle Keranen: Gone. Dan Smith: Gone. Scott Palmer: Gone The familiar faces are quickly leaving the Am...
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07/14/2014, Day 7: Dempsey, Roberts out in first hour »»
Tensions are high in the Amazon Room as players at the final three tables battle it out for a chance to become a member of one of poker's most elite g...
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07/14/2014, Day 6 recap: Jacobson leads final 27 »»
LAS VEGAS -- Martin Jacobson led the WSOP main event after Day 1A and nobody batted an eye. Success isn't automatic for the chip leaders of the early ...
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07/14/2014, The slow road to 36 players »»
There's a pretty substantial pay jump at 36 and for the first time in this tournament, the players seem to recognize it. After a flurry of elimination...
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Autos Headlines
09/17/2014, Stanley, DeWalt to sponsor Edwards, Kenseth »»
Joe Gibbs Racing has partnered with both Stanley and DeWalt to sponsor Carl Edwards and Matt Kenseth next season.
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09/16/2014, DA sends Tony Stewart case to grand jury »»
A grand jury will decide whether NASCAR star Tony Stewart will be charged in the August death of Kevin Ward Jr., a fellow driver at a sprint car race in upstate New York.
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09/16/2014, Turn 4: NASCAR's burning questions »»
Has Jimmie Johnson's aura of invincibility faded? Which title contender disappointed most Sunday? Should Kevin Harvick fans be worried? Who would be the best fit in the No. 9 car in 2015? Our guys have at it.
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09/15/2014, Moment of the Race: Keselowski threads needle »»
How badly does Brad Keselowski want to win his second Cup championship? Very, very badly, if you consider his daring three-wide pass down the stretch Sunday at Chicagoland Speedway.
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09/14/2014, Keselowski wins 1st Sprint Cup Chase race »»
Brad Keselowski has won the opening race in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship, a victory that automatically advances him into the second round.
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09/13/2014, Ky. Busch bounces back to win Trucks race »»
Kyle Busch bounced back from a disappointing finish in the Nationwide Series to get the win in the Trucks Series race in a Saturday doubleheader at Chicagoland Speedway.
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09/13/2014, Harvick victorious again for JR Motorsports »»
Kevin Harvick earned his fourth Nationwide Series win of the season on Saturday with a victory for JR Motorsports at Chicagoland Speedway.
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09/13/2014, Ambrose to leave NASCAR, back to Australia »»
Marcos Ambrose has informed Richard Petty Motorsports he will leave NASCAR at the end of this season and return to his native Australia.
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09/12/2014, Chicagoland trucks race postponed by rain »»
The NASCAR Truck Series race at Chicagoland Speedway has been postponed by rain.
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09/12/2014, Hamlin gets crew chief back for start of Chase »»
Denny Hamlin got his crew chief back for the start of the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship, and he is hopeful Darian Grubb spent his six weeks away building fast race cars.
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09/12/2014, Johnson has new cooling system for Chase »»
Defending NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson is confident he won't have any issues with hydration or cramping as he heads into the opening race of the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship.
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09/12/2014, Friend to get behind wheel of Ward's No. 13 »»
The No. 13 car belonging to the young sprint car driver who was struck and killed by three-time NASCAR champion Tony Stewart's car will race again this weekend.
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09/11/2014, Police finish investigation into Ward's death »»
Tony Stewart will find out no later than next week whether authorities will pursue charges against him in the death of Kevin Ward Jr.
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09/10/2014, Harvick, Stewart to swap pit crews for Chase »»
Stewart-Haas Racing gave Kevin Harvick the crew from Tony Stewart's 2011 championship on Tuesday in a move to strengthen Harvick's title chances in his first year with the team.
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09/07/2014, Keselowski clinches top Chase seed with win »»
NASCAR's new win-and-in format had the potential to give one driver a shot at a dramatic last-grasp berth into the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship.
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09/05/2014, Kyle Busch never trails, secures N'wide win »»
Kyle Busch led from start to finish, usually by plenty, and ended an eight-race winless streak in the NASCAR Nationwide Series with his fifth career victory at Richmond International Raceway.
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09/04/2014, Ward to be honored with 'Young Stars' event »»
Kevin Ward Jr., who was struck and killed by Tony Stewart in an on-track incident on Aug. 9, will be honored by Ohsweken Speedway with a new event in his name.
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Tennis Headlines
09/17/2014, Tsonga (10 aces) dispatches Muller at Moselle »»
Top-seeded Jo-Wilfried Tsonga served 10 aces and saved all five break points to defeat Gilles Muller of Luxembourg 7-6 (7), 6-4 at the Moselle Open on Wednesday.
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09/17/2014, Cornet avoids upset, into Guangzhou quarters »»
Sole surviving seed Alize Cornet of France beat 2009 champion Shahar Peer of Israel 3-6, 7-5, 6-1 in the second round of the Guangzhou Open on Wednesday.
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09/17/2014, Ivanovic breaks through vs. Azarenka in Tokyo »»
Ana Ivanovic stalled Victoria Azarenka's comeback from a foot injury with a 6-3, 6-4 win to make the Pan Pacific Open quarterfinals on Wednesday.
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09/17/2014, Loving it: Radwanska doesn't falter in Korea »»
Top-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland won 6-0, 6-0 for the fourth time in a WTA main draw on Wednesday.
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09/16/2014, Tandon: Why fall tennis matters to Federer, Serena »»
Return of Rafael Nadal also one of the more anticipated events to watch this fall
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09/15/2014, Mathieu outlasts Becker at Moselle Open »»
Former runner-up Paul-Henri Mathieu of France advanced to the second round of the Moselle Open on Monday with a 7-6 (2), 7-6 (3) win over Benjamin Becker of Germany.
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09/14/2014, Isner, Querrey complete Davis Cup sweep »»
John Isner and Sam Querrey won their singles matches Sunday as the U.S. completed a 5-0 sweep of Slovakia in the Davis Cup World Group playoff.
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09/14/2014, Lisicki wins first WTA title in three years »»
Sabine Lisicki won her first WTA title in three years by defeating Karolina Pliskova 7-5, 6-3 in the final of the Hong Kong Open on Sunday.
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09/14/2014, Switzerland joins France in Davis Cup final »»
Roger Federer has taken Switzerland to its first Davis Cup final in 22 years, beating Fabio Fognini of Italy in the opening reverse singles Sunday for a winning 3-1 lead in their semifinal.
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09/13/2014, Knapp wins 1st career title at Tashkent Open »»
Karin Knapp of Italy won her first career WTA title in her 12th year as a pro when she won the Tashkent Open by beating defending champion Bojana Jovanovski of Serbia in the final on Saturday.
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09/12/2014, Hutchins retires after comeback from cancer »»
British player Ross Hutchins has announced his retirement from professional tennis, nine months after returning to the court following his recovery from cancer.
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09/08/2014, Cilic caps Open run to claim first Slam title »»
Marin Cilic was barred from last year's U.S. Open during a doping suspension he still says was unjust.
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09/08/2014, Djokovic to miss Davis playoff, cites fatigue »»
Novak Djokovic has pulled out of this week's Davis Cup playoff against India because of fatigue and family commitments.
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09/08/2014, Serena coasts to 3rd straight US Open crown »»
Serena Williams ended a difficult-for-her Grand Slam season in the best way possible, winning her third consecutive U.S. Open championship and 18th major title overall.
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09/07/2014, Bryans win 5th Open for 100th overall title »»
Bob and Mike Bryan won a record-tying fifth US Open doubles championship Sunday for their 100th tournament title.
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09/07/2014, Huge odds on improbable Open men's final »»
One of the most improbable Grand Slam finals matches has bookmakers breathing a sigh of relief and some bettors nervous about the high stakes on Monday's US Open men's final.
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Boxing Headlines
09/16/2014, Are Mayweather's Best Days Behind Him? »»
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09/16/2014, Gonzalez to defend title vs. Arce on Oct. 4 »»
Jhonny Gonzalez and Jorge Arce, both among Mexico's most popular, exciting and accomplished fighters, will finally meet.
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09/16/2014, AIBA gives Boxing India provisional recognition »»
Indian boxers will be allowed to participate at the Asian Games after the sport's amateur world governing body gave provisional recognition to a new national federation, but there is no certainty they'll get to participate under the national flag.
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09/15/2014, Vargas to fight DeMarco in defense of title »»
Junior welterweight Jessie Vargas will make the second defense of his title when he faces former lightweight titleholder Antonio DeMarco on Nov. 22 in Macau, China, Top Rank promoter Bob Arum announced.
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09/15/2014, Fury-Chisora fight moved again, to Nov. 29 »»
The all-British heavyweight rematch between contenders Tyson Fury and Dereck Chisora has yet another new date: Nov. 29 at the ExCel arena in London, promoter Frank Warren announced Monday.
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09/15/2014, Bettors losing interest in Mayweather fights »»
Floyd Mayweather is the biggest draw in boxing, but Las Vegas gamblers weren't interested in his rematch with Marcos Maidana.
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09/15/2014, L. Ortiz KO's Kayode in first for interim belt »»
Luis Ortiz destroyed Lateef Kayode in a first-round knockout victory to claim a vacant interim heavyweight belt Thursday night at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino.
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09/15/2014, Mayweather decisions Maidana in rematch »»
Floyd Mayweather put on a boxing master class in his rematch with Marcos Maidana, cruising to a unanimous decision to retain his welterweight and junior middleweight world titles on Saturday night at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.
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09/14/2014, Boxer with traumatic brain injury goes home »»
Ten months and ten days after undergoing emergency brain surgery, Magomed Abdusalamov joined his wife and three young daughters at home Saturday for the first time since he went the distance in a brutal 10-round bout at Madison Square Garden.
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09/14/2014, Santa Cruz stops Roman in 2nd to retain belt »»
Junior featherweight world titlist Leo Santa Cruz retained his belt with ease as he blasted out Manuel Roman with a single right hand in the second round on Saturday night at the MGM Grand.
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09/13/2014, Quigg stops in 3rd Jamoye to retain WBA title »»
British fighter Scott Quigg retained his WBA super bantamweight title when he stopped Stephane Jamoye of Belgium in the third round on Saturday.
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09/12/2014, Mayweather to make at least $32M for fight »»
Floyd Mayweather Jr., already the highest-paid athlete in the world according to ESPN The Magazine and Forbes, will pocket a guaranteed minimum of $32 million for his rematch against Marcos Maidana.
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09/11/2014, Mayweather planning on retirement in 2015 »»
Pound-for-pound king Floyd Mayweather Jr. sees the light at the end of the boxing tunnel -- retirement a year from now.
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09/11/2014, Mayweather apologizes for Rice comments »»
Floyd Mayweather Jr. apologized Wednesday, a day after he told a small group of reporters at the MGM Grand that he believed the NFL should have followed through on its initial two-game ban of former Ravens running back Ray Rice.
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09/11/2014, Andrade, Korobov to fight for vacant WBO title »»
The WBO had a choice to make in the wake of Peter Quillin relinquishing its middleweight world title last week.
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09/10/2014, Adamek-Szpilka bout set for Nov. 8 in Poland »»
An all-Polish heavyweight crossroads fight between longtime contender Tomasz Adamek and upstart Artur Szpilka is on.
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Soccer Headlines
06/01/2014, Villa confirms Atletico Madrid exit »»
Transfer news
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06/01/2014, Qatar bid team denies wrong-doing »»
2022 World Cup news
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06/01/2014, Varane: Not the time to talk Chelsea »»
Varane: Not the time to talk Chelsea
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06/01/2014, Diego Costa hopes to face El Salvador »»
Spain news
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06/01/2014, Ghana's Akaminko out of World Cup »»
Ghana's Akaminko out of World Cup
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06/01/2014, Deportivo La Coruna back in top flight »»
Spain news
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06/01/2014, Report: 'Probable' 2010 friendlies fixed »»
World Cup
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06/01/2014, Moyes: Era of long-term planning over »»
Manchester United news
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06/01/2014, Italy's Montolivo ruled out of World Cup »»
Italy news
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06/01/2014, WC warm-ups: RVP on target, Montolivo blow »»
World Cup warm-ups
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06/01/2014, Friendlies: Spain control Bolivia, England hit three »»
International friendlies
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06/01/2014, Cop, Bubnjic and Pasalic cut from Croatia squad »»
Croatia news
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05/31/2014, No surprises in Netherlands squad »»
Netherlands news
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05/31/2014, Uruguay's Forlan wants fully fit Suarez »»
Uruguay news
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College Basketball Headlines
09/17/2014, Missouri suspends 2 freshmen following arrests »»
Missouri suspended freshmen Jakeenan Gant and D'Angelo Allen from team activities following their arrests early Sunday on suspicion of third-degree assault.
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09/17/2014, Blakeney backtracks after picking Louisville »»
Five star shooting guard Antonio Blakeney has informed ESPN Recruiting Nation that he has decided to reopen his recruiting after committing to Louisville back on Sept. 4.
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09/16/2014, Charleston pays Wojcik $400K in settlement »»
The College of Charleston has paid $400,000 to former coach Doug Wojcik as part of the settlement reached last week.
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09/16/2014, O'Neil: Top 10 college basketball mascots »»
College basketball's mascots come in several shapes, sizes and animal forms. We picked the 10 best.
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09/12/2014, NCAA rules UCLA freshman Bolden ineligible »»
UCLA's heralded recruiting class has taken a significant hit after incoming freshman Jonah Bolden has been deemed ineligible by the NCAA to play this season, the school announced Friday.
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09/12/2014, Texas suspends Walker after assault charge »»
Texas basketball player Martez Walker was suspended indefinitely from all team activities Friday after he was charged with misdemeanor assault of a woman at a residence hall.
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09/11/2014, Illini PG Abrams tears ACL, out for season »»
Illinois senior point guard Tracy Abrams will miss the entire 2014-15 season after suffering a torn ACL in his right knee during preseason drills, the school announced Thursday.
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09/11/2014, Memphis recruit reclassifies for Class of 2015 »»
Memphis coach Josh Pastner's hiring of Keelon Lawson as an assistant appears even smarter now, as Lawson's son Dedric Lawson (ESPN 60 No. 14) has decided to reclassify into the Class of 2015 and join his older brother, K.J., a year early at Memphis.
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09/10/2014, PG Brunson, No. 22 overall, commits to Nova »»
Point guard Jalen Brunson, No. 22 in the 2015 ESPN 100, ended his recruiting on Wednesday when he committed to the Villanova over Illinois.
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09/09/2014, Austin Peay PG Smith gets half-season ban »»
Austin Peay point guard Damarius Smith has been suspended for the first half of the 2014-15 season over what the school is describing as a violation of athletic department policy.
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09/09/2014, Wake Forest adds NFL star Crabtree's brother »»
Wake Forest has added the younger brother of NFL receiver Michael Crabtree to its basketball team.
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09/09/2014, Attorneys: Wojcik, Charleston reach settlement »»
Attorneys for fired College of Charleston coach Doug Wojcik say a settlement has been reached with the school.
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09/09/2014, Two men want Boeheim slander suit reinstated »»
Two former Syracuse ball boys urged the state's highest court to reinstate their slander lawsuit against basketball coach Jim Boeheim.
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09/09/2014, Sources: Calipari planning UK-only combine »»
Kentucky coach John Calipari is putting the finishing touches on a two-day scouting combine for NBA teams, multiple sources told ESPN.com on Tuesday.
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09/08/2014, Christie: Casinos, tracks can take sports bets »»
Gov. Chris Christie's administration issued a directive Monday allowing the state's casinos and racetracks to offer sports betting without fear of criminal or civil liability.
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09/08/2014, New Mexico coach gets $5.7M, 6-year contract »»
New Mexico men's basketball coach Craig Neal has received a six-year contract worth $5.7 million.
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College Football Headlines
09/17/2014, FSU to bench Winston for half after obscenity »»
Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston has been suspended for the first half of Saturday's game against Clemson after he was seen shouting an obscene sexual phrase on campus Tuesday.
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09/17/2014, FSU to bench Winston for half after obscenity »»
Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston has been suspended for the first half of Saturday's game against Clemson after he was seen shouting an obscene sexual phrase on campus Tuesday.
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09/17/2014, Longhorns, Wolverines to play in 2024, '27 »»
With the matchup between college football's top two all-time wins leaders is on hold for the foreseeable future, the Michigan Wolverines have moved on to the next closest option.
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09/17/2014, NCAA denies appeal from Michigan RB Isaac »»
Running back Ty Isaac's appeal to play this season for the Michigan Wolverines was denied by the NCAA, head coach Brady Hoke said Wednesday.
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09/17/2014, No. 6 Aggies to be without freshman WR Noil »»
Texas A&M freshman receiver Speedy Noil will not play Saturday against SMU because of an unspecified injury, coach Kevin Sumlin said Tuesday.
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09/17/2014, W. Virginia suspends CB Worley indefinitely »»
West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen announced Monday night that sophomore cornerback Daryl Worley has been suspended indefinitely for an undisclosed violation of team rules.
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09/16/2014, ASU QB Kelly (foot) won't play against UCLA »»
Arizona State senior quarterback Taylor Kelly will miss the 15th-ranked Sun Devils' next game with a right foot injury, though his status beyond that is uncertain.
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09/16/2014, Vols WR Smith (ankle) uncertain vs. Georgia »»
Tennessee wide receiver Josh Smith has a high ankle sprain, leaving his status uncertain for the Volunteers' next game Sept. 27 at No. 13 Georgia.
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09/16/2014, Dantonio: Spartans won't run up scoreboard »»
Michigan State may need to run the table to have a shot at making the inaugural college football playoff, but don't expect coach Mark Dantonio to rely on style points to get his 11th-ranked Spartans there.
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09/16/2014, Miami: Olsen no longer enrolled after arrest »»
Kevin Olsen is no longer enrolled at Miami, the school announced Tuesday, one day after the redshirt freshman was charged with driving under the influence and having a fake or stolen driver's license.
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09/16/2014, Hokies WR Stanford granted leave of absence »»
Virginia Tech receiver Joshua Stanford has been granted a leave of absence to take care of personal issues, the school announced Tuesday.
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09/15/2014, Coach, AD pledge $500K each for ASU stadium »»
Arizona State coach Todd Graham and athletic director Ray Anderson have combined to donate $1 million to a fundraising campaign to renovate Sun Devil Stadium.
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09/15/2014, Sooners top rusher Ford ruled out at WVU »»
Fourth-ranked Oklahoma will be without its leading rusher when it travels to West Virginia this weekend.
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09/15/2014, Gannon rejoins Iowa St. after anxiety diagnosis »»
Offensive lineman Jacob Gannon has rejoined the Iowa State program 11 days after quitting the team, saying Tuesday he was recently diagnosed with anxiety.
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09/15/2014, Rutgers AD apologizes for 'classless' fans »»
Rutgers athletic director Julie Hermann issued a public apology Monday afternoon for the "classless display" of some fans against Penn State, when photos popped up on social media of some fans making light of the Jerry Sandusky child sex-abuse scandal.
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09/15/2014, SEC places 7 teams in top 15 of AP rankings »»
South Carolina's win over Georgia vaulted the Gamecocks 10 spots to No. 14 in The Associated Press college football poll, giving the Southeastern Conference an unprecedented seven teams in the top 15.
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College Sports Headlines
09/16/2014, Michigan plans facility for its Olympic sports »»
The University of Michigan wants to build a $168 million multiuse facility for its Division I Olympic sports teams.
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09/14/2014, WK 3 Nominees »»
Impact Plays
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09/11/2014, Ex-Clemson soccer player files hazing lawsuit »»
An ex-Clemson women's soccer player has sued Tigers coach Eddie Radwanski, his assistants and several former teammates for a 2011 hazing ritual in which she says she was blindfolded and ran into a brick wall at the team's playing field.
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09/10/2014, Buffalo AD White agrees to 5-year extension »»
University at Buffalo athletic director Danny White has agreed to a five-year contract extension that runs through 2019.
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09/10/2014, Boston University names Marrochello as AD »»
Boston University on Wednesday named interim AD Drew Marrochello the 13th athletic director in school history.
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09/10/2014, Gophers' Kessel (concussion) out for season »»
U.S. Olympian Amanda Kessel will not play for the Minnesota Gophers this season due to concussion symptoms that came as a result of injuries she sustained with the U.S. women's national team.
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09/09/2014, Marquette names Scholl new athletic director »»
Ball State athletic director Bill Scholl is joining Marquette University as its new athletic director, Marquette president Michael Lovell announced Tuesday.
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09/08/2014, Miami president Shalala to step down in 2015 »»
Miami president Donna Shalala plans to step down in 2015, ending a tenure in which she raised the school's profile while guiding the athletic department through a controversial move to the ACC and a scandal involving a rogue former booster.
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09/08/2014, Syracuse suspends soccer player for racial slur »»
Syracuse has suspended a women's soccer player for using a homophobic and racial slur.
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09/05/2014, NCAA extends Georgia Tech's probation to '17 »»
Georgia Tech athletic director Mike Bobinski said Friday he hopes the school's extended NCAA probation announced this week is "the last time we go down this road."
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09/05/2014, Backers push for OK on NCAA head-injury deal »»
Attorneys on Friday pushed for a judge to give preliminary approval to a proposed $75 million settlement of a class-action lawsuit against the NCAA.
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09/04/2014, NCAA asks for dismissal of antitrust lawsuits »»
The NCAA and 11 conferences that have played major college football in recent years have filed a motion to dismiss two antitrust lawsuits that accuse the association of illegally capping compensation to athletes.
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09/04/2014, AD resigns after remarks about player's mom »»
Arkansas-Little Rock athletic director Chris Peterson has resigned after making inappropriate comments about a player's mother during a live webcast of a women's soccer game.
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09/03/2014, NCAA addresses sexual assault in handbook »»
The NCAA has developed a handbook for its member institutions to address universities' responsibilities in dealing with sexual assault and interpersonal violence.
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08/29/2014, Louisville cheerleaders subject to drug testing »»
Louisville will implement drug testing for members of its spirit teams after following the overdose death of a 22-year-old cheerleader.
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08/26/2014, Former NCAA interim president Isch to retire »»
NCAA chief operating officer Jim Isch has decided to retire.
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