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10/21/2014, Emmert: No talk of allowing memorabilia pay »»
NCAA president Mark Emmert said Monday there is no talk about allowing compensation for autographs and signed memorabilia.
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10/21/2014, Steelers rally to overwhelm sloppy Texans »»
Ben Roethlisberger passed for two touchdowns and wide receiver Antonio Brown added another on a gadget play during a dizzying stretch late in the first half, helping the Steelers rally for a 30-23 win over the mistake-prone Texans on Monday.
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10/20/2014, Rose scores 30, but Irving, Cavs best Bulls »»
LeBron James was the star attraction but Kyrie Irving stole the show with 28 points to lead the Cleveland Cavaliers to a 107-98 win against the Chicago Bulls in an exhibition game Monday night at Ohio State.
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10/20/2014, Sources: 49ers' Smith could see ban reduced »»
The San Francisco 49ers could get help sooner than expected following this week's bye because outside linebacker Aldon Smith's nine-game suspension could be reduced for good behavior, league sources confirmed Monday.
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10/20/2014, Peyton's plan: Game of keep-away his idea »»
The Broncos' game of keep-away with Peyton Manning was planned ahead of the quarterback's record-setting TD pass.
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10/20/2014, Irked Fisher halts interview over rep query »»
Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher cut short a media interview Monday after he was asked whether his reputation was taking a hit because of star quarterback Jameis Winston's off-field issues.
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10/20/2014, Pacers' George back to shooting jump shots »»
Less than three months after suffering a compound fracture in his right leg, Indiana Pacers star Paul George was seen Monday shooting jumpers with teammates.
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10/20/2014, LeBron: Bulls 'much better' than Cavaliers »»
Less than two weeks before their first regular-season meeting, LeBron James believes the Chicago Bulls are better than his Cleveland Cavaliers.
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10/20/2014, Harvin, Jets 'all smiles' with new opportunity »»
Percy Harvin went from the defending Super Bowl champions to a 1-6 team, but his upbeat demeanor Monday suggested he's glad to be out of Seattle.
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10/20/2014, Tiger hitting full shots, eyeing Dec. 4 return »»
Tiger Woods is hitting full shots on the range, more than two months after playing his last competitive round at the PGA Championship.
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10/20/2014, Trestman: Marshall didn't single out Cutler »»
Bears coach Marc Trestman disputed the notion that receiver Brandon Marshall called out Jay Cutler during a few tense moments in the locker room on the heels of the club's 27-14 loss Sunday to the Dolphins, but also said "I didn't hear all of it."
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10/20/2014, Unless RG III OK, Redskins' McCoy to start »»
Redskins coach Jay Gruden says that unless Robert Griffin III is 100 percent ready to return from injury, Colt McCoy will start at quarterback against the Dallas Cowboys next week.
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10/20/2014, Florida AD to continue to evaluate Muschamp »»
Florida Gators athletic director Jeremy Foley said Monday that he would continue to evaluate the status of football coach Will Muschamp "as it plays out" over the season.
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10/20/2014, Rivera opposes Kuechly ejection, any fine »»
Carolina Panthers coach Ron Rivera says middle linebacker Luke Kuechly should not have been ejected from Sunday's game at Green Bay and most definitely should not be fined for making contact with the official.
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10/20/2014, 'Royals' hush: S.F. radio stations ban hit song »»
The popular song "Royals" by New Zealand artist Lorde is getting caught up in the fervor over the upcoming World Series between the San Francisco Giants and Kansas City Royals.
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10/17/2014, 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.
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NFL Headlines
10/21/2014, Steelers rally to overwhelm sloppy Texans »»
Ben Roethlisberger passed for two touchdowns and wide receiver Antonio Brown added another on a gadget play during a dizzying stretch late in the first half, helping the Steelers rally for a 30-23 win over the mistake-prone Texans on Monday.
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10/20/2014, Sources: 49ers' Smith could see ban reduced »»
The San Francisco 49ers could get help sooner than expected following this week's bye because outside linebacker Aldon Smith's nine-game suspension could be reduced for good behavior, league sources confirmed Monday.
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10/20/2014, Big Ben Reaction »»
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10/20/2014, Peyton's plan: Game of keep-away his idea »»
The Broncos' game of keep-away with Peyton Manning was planned ahead of the quarterback's record-setting TD pass.
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10/20/2014, Leagues seek to halt New Jersey sports betting »»
The NCAA, NFL and other major professional sports leagues will file for immediate injunctive relief Tuesday to prevent New Jersey from offering sports betting this weekend, according to State Sen. Raymond Lesniak.
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10/20/2014, St. Louis releases Pettis, eyes other moves »»
In something of a surprise move, the St. Louis Rams released wide receiver Austin Pettis on Monday afternoon.
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10/20/2014, Harvin, Jets 'all smiles' with new opportunity »»
Percy Harvin went from the defending Super Bowl champions to a 1-6 team, but his upbeat demeanor Monday suggested he's glad to be out of Seattle.
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10/20/2014, Bengals' Green makes progress, may return »»
The battered Bengals, shut out at Indianapolis over the weekend, may get a lift Sunday if the good news they have been receiving of late about A.J. Green's toe injury continues throughout the week.
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10/20/2014, Trestman: Marshall didn't single out Cutler »»
Bears coach Marc Trestman disputed the notion that receiver Brandon Marshall called out Jay Cutler during a few tense moments in the locker room on the heels of the club's 27-14 loss Sunday to the Dolphins, but also said "I didn't hear all of it."
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10/20/2014, Carroll: Disappointed Harvin didn't work out »»
Seahawks coach Pete Carroll is known as a players' coach, a man who has his players' back and the ability to get them to buy in to what he's trying to accomplish. That's why it bothers him that he couldn't find a way to work things out with Percy Harvin.
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10/20/2014, Niners lose C Kilgore (leg) for rest of season »»
San Francisco 49ers center Daniel Kilgore suffered a broken bone in his left leg in Sunday night's 42-17 loss to the Denver Broncos and will miss the rest of the season.
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10/20/2014, Redskins LB Orakpo to miss rest of season »»
Redskins linebacker Brian Orakpo has a torn right pectoral muscle and will be placed on injured reserve, which will end his season and possibly his time in Washington.
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10/20/2014, Unless RG III OK, Redskins' McCoy to start »»
Redskins coach Jay Gruden says that unless Robert Griffin III is 100 percent ready to return from injury, Colt McCoy will start at quarterback against the Dallas Cowboys next week.
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10/20/2014, Fox: Houston's J.J. Watt lives for greatness »»
Coaches, teammates agree: Dominance is main motivation for Texans All-Pro
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10/20/2014, Bills RB Jackson (groin) might miss a month »»
Buffalo Bills running back Fred Jackson could miss up to a month after suffering a groin injury in Sunday's 17-16 win over the Minnesota Vikings.
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10/20/2014, Rivera opposes Kuechly ejection, any fine »»
Carolina Panthers coach Ron Rivera says middle linebacker Luke Kuechly should not have been ejected from Sunday's game at Green Bay and most definitely should not be fined for making contact with the official.
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10/20/2014, Bears' Long: Wrong to cast blame on fans »»
Chicago Bears guard Kyle Long criticized fans at Soldier Field for booing Sunday as the team trotted into the locker room down 14-0 to the Miami Dolphins, but on Monday admitted "it was wrong for me to point fingers at the fans."
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NBA Headlines
10/20/2014, Rose scores 30, but Irving, Cavs best Bulls »»
LeBron James was the star attraction but Kyrie Irving stole the show with 28 points to lead the Cleveland Cavaliers to a 107-98 win against the Chicago Bulls in an exhibition game Monday night at Ohio State.
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10/20/2014, Pacers' George back to shooting jump shots »»
Less than three months after suffering a compound fracture in his right leg, Indiana Pacers star Paul George was seen Monday shooting jumpers with teammates.
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10/20/2014, Nets' Ratner to sell majority Barclays stake »»
Brooklyn Nets minority owner Bruce Ratner is putting his majority share of Barclays Center on the market.
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10/20/2014, Judge reverses course, dismisses Stiviano suit »»
A judge reversed course Monday and dismissed a defamation lawsuit by Donald Sterling's mistress against the estranged wife of the former Los Angeles Clippers owner.
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10/20/2014, LeBron: Bulls 'much better' than Cavaliers »»
Less than two weeks before their first regular-season meeting, LeBron James believes the Chicago Bulls are better than his Cleveland Cavaliers.
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10/20/2014, Leagues seek to halt New Jersey sports betting »»
The NCAA, NFL and other major professional sports leagues will file for immediate injunctive relief Tuesday to prevent New Jersey from offering sports betting this weekend, according to State Sen. Raymond Lesniak.
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10/20/2014, Pacquiao outpointed in pro basketball debut »»
Manny Pacquiao made his professional basketball debut on Sunday, just a month before he is set to defend his WBO welterweight crown.
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10/20/2014, Key Moments in Kobe Bryant's Hall of Fame Career »»
As Kobe embarks on his 19th NBA season in Los Angeles, we document the good, the bad and the ugly throughout his momentous tenure.
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10/20/2014, Stevens: Rondo might be ready for opener »»
Celtics coach Brad Stevens says Rajon Rondo could be cleared for contact this week and be ready to start the season.
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10/20/2014, Is Kobe the reason for the Lakers' downfall? »»
He is arguably the greatest player in the history of the Lakers' franchise. He is also destroying it from within.
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10/19/2014, C's, Nets play experimental 44-minute game »»
The Boston Celtics beat the Brooklyn Nets 95-90 in an experimental, 44-minute preseason game on Sunday afternoon at Barclays Center.
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10/19/2014, Pop, to Suns owner: What, no chicken suit? »»
Spurs coach Gregg Popovich dismissed Suns owner Robert Sarver's critical comments as silly and said they should have been made while wearing a "chicken suit."
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10/19/2014, Rumors of Nets' desire to fire Kidd 'had legs' »»
In his first trip back to New York as head coach of the Milwaukee Bucks, Jason Kidd spoke about his departure from the Nets after just one season as Brooklyn's coach.
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10/19/2014, Kings pick up 2015-16 option on McLemore »»
The Sacramento Kings have picked up the 2015-16 option on guard Ben McLemore's contract.
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10/18/2014, Melo: Scoring title unlikely in triangle offense »»
Carmelo Anthony says he doesn't have to lead league in scoring to help the Knicks win.
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10/18/2014, Lakers' Henry (knee) out rest of preseason »»
Lakers guard Xavier Henry will miss the rest of the preseason as he seeks further treatment on his balky right knee.
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10/18/2014, Nash: Health issues less severe this season »»
Lakers guard Steve Nash says his health issues are not as severe as they were last season.
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MLB Headlines
10/20/2014, Leagues seek to halt New Jersey sports betting »»
The NCAA, NFL and other major professional sports leagues will file for immediate injunctive relief Tuesday to prevent New Jersey from offering sports betting this weekend, according to State Sen. Raymond Lesniak.
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10/20/2014, Oldest former Red Sox player Lucier, 96, dies »»
Lou Lucier, who was the oldest surviving former Boston Red Sox player, has died at the age of 96.
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10/20/2014, 'Royals' hush: S.F. radio stations ban hit song »»
The popular song "Royals" by New Zealand artist Lorde is getting caught up in the fervor over the upcoming World Series between the San Francisco Giants and Kansas City Royals.
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10/19/2014, Sources: Red Sox near deal to hire Chili Davis »»
The Boston Red Sox are on the verge of a deal with Chili Davis to be their hitting coach, sources told ESPN's Buster Olney.
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10/18/2014, Bumgarner, Shields get nods for WS opener »»
Left-hander Madison Bumgarner will pitch Game 1 of the World Series for the San Francisco Giants at Kansas City on Tuesday.
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10/18/2014, Giants fan gives historic HR ball to Ishikawa »»
A lifelong San Francisco Giants fan had a piece of team history in his hands after Thursday's game: the home-run ball that sent the Giants to the World Series.
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10/18/2014, Stark: Is Buster Posey the next Derek Jeter? »»
San Francisco Giants catcher chasing his third World Series title in five seasons
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10/17/2014, Former Orioles, Yankees 2B Roberts retires »»
Second baseman Brian Roberts, who played all but one of his 14-year career with the Baltimore Orioles, is retiring.
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10/17/2014, Rangers looking to extend GM Daniels' deal »»
Rangers co-chairman Ray Davis wants to extend GM Jon Daniels' contract by the time spring training starts.
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10/17/2014, Sources: Dodgers ask Byrnes about GM job »»
New Los Angeles Dodgers president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman has spoken to former Diamondbacks and Padres general manager Josh Byrnes about the Dodgers' vacant GM position, according to team sources.
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10/17/2014, Rangers hire 'survivor' Banister as manager »»
The Rangers have hired Jeff Banister as the 18th full-time manager in team history.
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10/17/2014, Rays promote Bloom, Neander to VP status »»
The Tampa Bay Rays promoted Chaim Bloom and Erik Neander to vice presidents of baseball operations Friday.
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10/17/2014, Dead or alive, Rose believes HOF will happen »»
Pete Rose, baseball's all-time hit leader, firmly believes that he'll one day be enshrined in the National Baseball Hall of Fame.
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10/17/2014, MVP of NLCS goes to Giants ace Bumgarner »»
The big man they call MadBum is a playoff MVP.
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10/17/2014, Report: Four umps get 1st World Series call »»
Boosted by their strong results on replay challenges this season, several umpires will get to work the World Series for the first time.
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10/16/2014, Biogenesis owner pleads guilty in drug case »»
Anthony Bosch pleads guilty to charges of illegally providing performance-enhancing drugs to MLB players including Alex Rodriguez.
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NHL Headlines
10/20/2014, Leagues seek to halt New Jersey sports betting »»
The NCAA, NFL and other major professional sports leagues will file for immediate injunctive relief Tuesday to prevent New Jersey from offering sports betting this weekend, according to State Sen. Raymond Lesniak.
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10/20/2014, Barry Melrose: Hockey Record-Holder »»
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10/20/2014, Kings' Voynov charged with domestic violence »»
Slava Voynov was arrested Monday morning on domestic violence charges and has been suspended indefinitely from the Los Angeles Kings pending a formal investigation by the NHL.
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10/20/2014, Ducks recall goalie Gibson after AHL weekend »»
The Anaheim Ducks have recalled goalie John Gibson from a brief stint in the minors.
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10/20/2014, Flames sign Brodie to 5-year, $23M extension »»
The Calgary Flames have signed defenseman T.J. Brodie to a five-year contract extension.
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10/20/2014, Columbus calls up Forsberg; McElhinney to IR »»
The Columbus Blue Jackets have placed goaltender Curtis McElhinney on injured reserve and have added goaltender Anton Forsberg to the roster on emergency recall from their American Hockey League affiliate in Springfield, Massachusetts.
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10/20/2014, Bad Poetry Photo Gallery: Barry Melrose, the early years »»
Bad Poetry Photo Gallery: Barry Melrose, the early days
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10/20/2014, Quick, Kings edge Wild for 4th straight win »»
Jonathan Quick made 40 saves and Tyler Toffoli had a goal and an assist in the Los Angeles Kings' fourth straight victory, 2-1 over the Minnesota Wild on Sunday.
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10/19/2014, Rangers net 2 in 4 seconds, shut out Sharks »»
Martin St. Louis and Rick Nash scored 4 seconds apart late in the second period, tying a Rangers record, and Henrik Lundqvist made 33 saves Sunday in a 4-0 victory over the Sharks.
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10/19/2014, Lightning D Hedman to miss rest of road trip »»
Tampa Bay defenseman Victor Hedman sustained an upper-body injury during the second period of the Lightning's 4-2 win over the Vancouver Canucks on Saturday night and didn't return to the game.
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10/19/2014, Canucks' 12-year sellout streak ends at 474 »»
The Vancouver Canucks' sellout streak ended at 474 games Saturday night with a less-than-capacity crowd at Rogers Arena for a game against the Tampa Bay Lightning.
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10/18/2014, Bruins' Lucic apologizes for obscene gesture »»
Boston Bruins forward Milan Lucic apologized Saturday for the obscene gesture he made to Montreal Canadiens fans during Thursday's 6-4 loss at Bell Centre.
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10/17/2014, NHL bringing 2016 All-Star Game to Nashville »»
The NHL All-Star Game will be played Nashville in 2016, bringing the showcase to Music City.
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10/16/2014, Goalie Varlamov placed on IR by Avalanche »»
The Colorado Avalanche have placed goaltender Semyon Varlamov on injured reserve with a groin ailment.
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10/16/2014, Ducks lose Maroon (knee) for four weeks »»
Anaheim Ducks left wing Patrick Maroon will be out for four weeks with a sprained ligament in his left knee.
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10/16/2014, Wings GM won't rush Alfredsson's decision »»
As Daniel Alfredsson ponders whether to retire, Red Wings GM Ken Holland says he will not rush him for an answer.
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10/16/2014, Wings' arena to be demolished in settlement »»
The city of Detroit, with financial help from the state, plans to demolish the home of the Detroit Red Wings and give the land to a creditor for development as part of a major settlement in the city's bankruptcy case, lawyers said Thursday.
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Golf Headlines
10/20/2014, Tiger hitting full shots, eyeing Dec. 4 return »»
Tiger Woods is hitting full shots on the range, more than two months after playing his last competitive round at the PGA Championship.
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10/20/2014, Tiger hitting full shots, eyeing Dec. 4 return »»
Tiger Woods is hitting full shots on the range, more than two months after playing his last competitive round at the PGA Championship.
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10/20/2014, McIlroy plans to skip two China-based events »»
World No. 1 golfer Rory McIlroy will skip two China-based events because of a pending lawsuit.
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10/20/2014, McIlroy plans to skip two China-based events »»
World No. 1 golfer Rory McIlroy will skip two China-based events because of a pending lawsuit.
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10/20/2014, Tiger, Phil join U.S. Ryder Cup 'task force' »»
The PGA of America has created an 11-member task force to look into every aspect of the Ryder Cup.
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10/19/2014, Eagle on 16 lifts Martin to 1st PGA win »»
Ben Martin made a 45-foot eagle putt to regain the lead and finished with a 20-foot birdie putt for a 3-under 68 and his first PGA Tour victory Sunday in the Shriners Hospital for Children Open.
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10/19/2014, Haas ends winless drought with Kia Classic win »»
Jay Haas became the 18th player to win a Champions Tour at 60 or older, closing with a 5-under 66 on Sunday for a two-stroke victory in the Greater Hickory Kia Classic.
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10/19/2014, Aussie Hend wins Hong Kong Open in playoff »»
Scott Hend beat Angelo Que of the Philippines in a playoff to win the Hong Kong Open on Sunday and become the first Australian to win the event since Greg Norman in 1983.
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10/19/2014, Baek wins playoff to take LPGA South Korea »»
Kyu Jung Baek of South Korea won a three-way playoff Sunday to claim the LPGA's KEB-HanaBank Championship.
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10/19/2014, Ilonen stuns Stenson to win Match Play crown »»
Mikko Ilonen defeated top-seeded Henrik Stenson 3 and 1 in the final Sunday to win the World Match Play Championship.
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10/18/2014, Hole-in-1-2-3: 81-year-old aces 3 in 3 days »»
DeBonis hit a hole-in-one on three consecutive days while on a golf trip with friends to the Grand Strand region near Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.
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10/17/2014, McLaughlin takes over as Champions Tour prez »»
Greg McLaughlin is taking over as president of the Champions Tour.
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10/15/2014, Kaymer goes extras, wins Grand Slam title »»
U.S. Open champion Martin Kaymer won the PGA Grand Slam of Golf in a playoff over Masters champion Bubba Watson after a wild day in Bermuda.
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10/15/2014, Davies, O'Meara highlight World HOF class »»
Laura Davies of England is one of four people who have been chosen for the World Golf Hall of Fame.
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10/15/2014, Slumbers to succeed Dawson as R&A chief »»
The Royal & Ancient Golf Club has appointed business executive Martin Slumbers as its new secretary and the chief executive of its business arm.
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10/14/2014, Triplett earns second 2014 Champions victory »»
Kirk Triplett won the SAS Championship on Sunday for his second victory of the year and fourth in three seasons on the Champions Tour.
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10/13/2014, Bae wins season-opening Frys.com Open »»
Sang-Moon Bae set a big goal for the new PGA Tour season. He wants to end it at home in South Korea by playing in the Presidents Cup.
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Poker Headlines
10/19/2014, Keranen Versus Johnson »»
Kyle Keranen and Chris Johnson face off in a big hand during the 2014 WSOP main event.
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10/10/2014, From Pro Gamer To Poker Pro »»
Griffin Benger is looking to make the ultimate transition from video game champ to WSOP champ.
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10/10/2014, Quest For Seat At Final Table Continues »»
The WSOP on ESPN continues Sunday at 9 p.m. ET on ESPN and WatchESPN.
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10/09/2014, Betting - Examining the ethical line between advantage play and cheating »»
Jeff Ma makes his ESPN.com debut, examining where the line is between advantage play and cheating. Did Phil Ivey get a raw deal in his latest case against a British casino?
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10/08/2014, Phil Ivey loses $12.4M battle in court after being accused of improperly withholding his winnings »»
Ten-time World Series of Poker winner Phil Ivey has lost his case against a British casino he accused of improperly withholding his winnings.
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10/02/2014, Day 5: First-Timers »»
As the field gets smaller, these first-timers are still alive and chasing their dream in the 2014 World Series of Poker.
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10/02/2014, WSOP on ESPN: Day 5 »»
The main event is a grind and coverage of the action continues Sunday, October 5 on ESPN at 9 p.m. ET.
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10/01/2014, The Poker Edge - Billy Pappas »»
Andrew Feldman chats with Billy Pappas about being a "November Niner" his journey through the World Series and his life outside of poker.
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10/01/2014, NBA: Indiana Pacers are going in the wrong direction »»
The Pacers went all-in on an NBA title in 2013-14, but fell short. Now, key personnel losses have Indy headed in the wrong direction, Brian Windhorst writes.
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10/01/2014, November Niner Billy Pappas »»
Welcome to SportsNation! On Wednesday, Billy Pappas, a member of the 2014 World Series of Poker's November Nine, drops by to chat about the tournament...
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09/26/2014, The Side Action Championship »»
In the first installment of the Side Action Championship, Phil Hellmuth, Phil Laak, Jean-Robert Bellande and Mike Matusow compete in card shuffleboard.
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09/26/2014, The Main Event »»
Who will win the biggest tournament of the year? Coverage of the 2014 WSOP main event begins Sept. 28 on ESPN.
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09/26/2014, Main Event First-Timers »»
What's the experience like for a WSOP rookie? Meet some of the players competing in the 2014 WSOP main event for the first time.
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Autos Headlines
10/20/2014, Beadle, ex-NHRA champ, NASCAR owner, dies »»
Raymond Beadle, a three-time NHRA Funny Car world champion and a championship NASCAR team owner, has died. He was 70.
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10/20/2014, Earnhardt, Johnson Comment On Elimination »»
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10/20/2014, Hinton: Keselowski survives Talladega scramble »»
With his back to the wall, Brad Keselowski saved his Cup season with a Chase-advancing victory at Talladega.
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10/19/2014, Keselowski wins Talladega, stays in Chase »»
Brad Keselowski pulled away in overtime for one of the biggest wins of his career and earned an automatic berth into the third round of NASCAR's championship race.
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10/19/2014, Last ride: Labonte will retire after Talladega »»
Terry Labonte will compete in his final NASCAR race Sunday at Talladega Superspeedway.
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10/18/2014, Peters earns first Truck Series win of season »»
Timothy Peters picked up his first NASCAR Truck Series victory of the season Saturday by holding off the field on a two-lap sprint to the finish at Talladega Superspeedway.
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10/18/2014, Kenseth on fight: Pushed to 'breaking point' »»
Matt Kenseth regrets nothing about his scuffle with Brad Keselowski after the race at Charlotte, and he doesn't believe he did anything wrong.
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10/17/2014, Keselowski: Stewart's role in fray unintended »»
Brad Keselowski says it's "unfortunate" that Tony Stewart got caught up in the incidents at Charlotte, but that he's not dwelling on "all that garbage."
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10/14/2014, Keselowski, Stewart fined for postrace fray »»
NASCAR fines Brad Keselowski $50,000 and Tony Stewart $25,000 for their postrace conduct Saturday night.
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10/13/2014, Harvick wins at Charlotte as tempers flare »»
Kevin Harvick earned an automatic berth into the third round of NASCAR's championship race by winning Saturday night at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
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10/11/2014, Kenseth starts Charlotte race at back of field »»
Chase contender Matt Kenseth was forced to start the Sprint Cup race at Charlotte at the back of the field Saturday night for what NASCAR termed "unapproved adjustments" to the right rear quarter panel of his No. 20 Toyota.
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10/11/2014, Toyota unveils new Camry for next season »»
Toyota unveiled a remodeled Camry it will race next season, and the street version was the designated pace car for the Sprint Cup race at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Saturday night.
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10/10/2014, Keselowski pulls away for win at Charlotte »»
Brad Keselowski passed teammate Ryan Blaney with 12 laps to go to win the Nationwide Series race Friday night at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
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10/10/2014, Goodyear warns about speeds at Charlotte »»
Goodyear has warned teams that increased speeds at Charlotte Motor Speedway will put a heavy emphasis on the right front tires in Saturday night's race.
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10/09/2014, Danica on Stenhouse: He's extremely cuddly »»
Danica Patrick admits there are some occupational hazards to dating a fellow NASCAR driver.
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10/08/2014, Petty Motorsports inks Hornish for '15 season »»
Sam Hornish Jr. has signed with Richard Petty Motorsports for a full-time ride in 2015.
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10/05/2014, Logano wins at Kansas »»
Many drivers studied NASCAR's new championship Chase format and singled out the second round as the one they feared the most.
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Tennis Headlines
10/20/2014, Serena beats Ivanovic in WTA Finals opener »»
Serena Williams won her opening match at the WTA Finals on Monday, beating Ana Ivanovic 6-4, 6-4 in the Red Group for her 16th consecutive victory at the season-ending tournament.
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10/20/2014, Serena beats Ivanovic in WTA Finals opener »»
Serena Williams won her opening match at the WTA Finals on Monday, beating Ana Ivanovic 6-4, 6-4 in the Red Group for her 16th consecutive victory at the season-ending tournament.
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10/20/2014, Center Court: WTA Finals »»
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10/20/2014, Nadal wins Swiss opener after 10-year absence »»
Rafael Nadal marked his return to the Swiss Indoors after a 10-year absence with a 6-2, 6-2 win over Italian qualifier Simone Bolelli in the first round on Monday.
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10/20/2014, IOC wants Tarpischev to explain comments »»
The International Olympic Committee is asking Russian member Shamil Tarpischev for a "full explanation" of his comments about Venus and Serena Williams that led to him being fined and suspended by the women's tennis tour.
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10/19/2014, Berdych beats Dimitrov, wins Stockholm Open »»
Top-seeded Tomas Berdych beat defending champion Grigor Dimitrov 5-7, 6-4, 6-4 Sunday to win the Stockholm Open for the second time.
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10/19/2014, Murray wins in Vienna for 30th career title »»
Andy Murray continued his recent resurgence Sunday by winning his second title in three weeks at the Erste Bank Open and boosting his chances of making the cut for the ATP finals.
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10/19/2014, Cilic, Pavlyuchenkova win Kremlin Cup titles »»
US Open champion Marin Cilic won the Kremlin Cup on Sunday, beating Roberto Bautista Agut 6-4, 6-4 in the final.
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10/19/2014, Serena: Official's comments 'sexist,' 'racist' »»
Serena Williams says comments by the head of the Russian Tennis Federation referring to her and older sister Venus as "brothers" were bullying, sexist and racist, and that she supported the one-year suspension imposed by the WTA against the official.
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10/18/2014, Beck wins first career title at Luxembourg »»
Annika Beck of Germany won her first career title Saturday after beating fourth-seeded Barbora Zahlavova Strycova of the Czech Republic 6-2, 6-1 in the Luxembourg Open final.
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10/18/2014, WTA Finals draw pits Serena vs. young stars »»
Serena Williams will play two of the tour's young rising stars in the round-robin stage of this year's WTA finals in Singapore.
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10/16/2014, Davydenko confirms retirement from tennis »»
Former third-ranked player Nikolay Davydenko has confirmed his retirement from tennis.
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10/15/2014, Italian tandem facing corruption accusations »»
Italian tennis players Daniele Bracciali and Potito Starace are facing corruption accusations after intercepted Internet conversations claiming they sold matches were printed Wednesday in Italian media.
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10/13/2014, Kvitova chosen to lead Czechs in Fed Cup final »»
Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova will lead the Czech Republic team in next month's Fed Cup final against Germany.
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10/12/2014, Riske beats Bencic for 1st WTA title at Tianjin »»
Alison Riske held on to defeat Belinda Bencic 6-3, 6-4 in the final of the Tianjin Open on Sunday for her first WTA Tour title.
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10/12/2014, Pliskova rallies to defeat Giorgi in Linz final »»
Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic saved a match point before defeating Camila Giorgi of Italy 6-7 (4), 6-3, 7-6 (4) in the final of the Generali Ladies on Sunday.
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10/12/2014, Stosur defends title at Japan Women's Open »»
Samantha Stosur won the Japan Women's Open for a third time Sunday with a straight-sets triumph against Zarina Diyas in Osaka.
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Boxing Headlines
10/20/2014, Alexander-Khan bout nearly finalized for Dec. »»
Devon Alexander and Amir Khan have agreed to fight, and the deal is in the process of being finalized as the main event of a Dec. 13 tripleheader on Showtime in Las Vegas.
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10/20/2014, No Mercy For TKO »»
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10/20/2014, Golovkin Drills Rubio For Second-Round KO »»
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10/20/2014, Golovkin KO's Rubio in 2nd round, keeps title »»
Gennady Golovkin, boxing's most devastating knockout artist, delivered yet another crushing KO as he drilled Marco Antonio Rubio in the second round to retain his middleweight world title on Saturday night at the StubHub Center.
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10/20/2014, Mayweather being sued by sons of ex-champ »»
The sons of former heavyweight world champion Hasim Rahman are suing Floyd Mayweather Jr., Mayweather Promotions and Showtime on a variety of charges stemming from the infamous sparring sessions televised on the network's "All Access" reality series.
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10/20/2014, Pacquiao outpointed in pro basketball debut »»
Manny Pacquiao made his professional basketball debut on Sunday, just a month before he is set to defend his WBO welterweight crown.
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10/20/2014, Unbeaten Walters stops Donaire in Round 6 »»
CARSON, Calif. -- Nicholas Walters is known as "The Axe Man," and he kept swinging punches just like one as he chopped down Nonito Donaire to win a world featherweight title before a crowd of 9,323 on Saturday night at the StubHub Center on the undercard of Gennady Golovkin's middleweight title defense against Marco Antonio Rubio.

Walters ended the fight in spectacular fashion in the sixth round when he knocked Donaire down face-first with a clean right hand near the ear. Donaire beat the count,...
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10/20/2014, Lemieux's U.S. debut is Dec. 6 in Brooklyn »»
Montreal middleweight David Lemieux (32-2) will take on Gabriel Rosado on Dec. 6 in Brooklyn, N.Y.
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10/15/2014, Garcia vacates title; Salido is full champion »»
Mikey Garcia has vacated his junior lightweight title, and Orlando Salido has been elevated to full champion.
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10/15/2014, Major shareholders cut ties to Golden Boy »»
Golden Boy Promotions president and co-founder Oscar De La Hoya has bought out the two largest shareholders in the company besides him, at their request.
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10/14/2014, Augustus reportedly critical after shooting »»
Retired boxer Emanuel Augustus was shot in the head Monday night in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, according to media reports in Louisiana. He is reportedly in critical condition.
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10/13/2014, Herrera's interim title at stake vs. Benavidez »»
Junior welterweight Mauricio Herrera and prospect Jose Benavidez Jr. will meet Dec. 13 at The Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas with Herrera's interim title at stake.
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10/13/2014, Former heavyweight champ Spinks hospitalized »»
Former heavyweight champion Leon Spinks is in a Las Vegas hospital after a second operation for abdominal problems.
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10/12/2014, Pick-six leads to $600K win for Mayweather »»
Two last-second interceptions returned for touchdowns by the Denver Broncos and Arizona Cardinals delivered million-dollar blows to Las Vegas sports books, including a $600,000 hit from boxing champ Floyd Mayweather Jr.
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10/11/2014, Bundrage defeats Molina by unanimous decision »»
Cornelius "K9" Bundrage scored two knockdowns and rolled to a clear, unanimous decision victory against Carlos Molina to regain a version of the junior middleweight world title on Saturday in Cancun, Mexico.
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10/09/2014, Father: Mayweather-Pacquiao 'gonna happen' »»
Although Floyd Mayweather Jr. has yet to announce his plans for 2015, his father has no doubt that a fight against Manny Pacquiao will happen.
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10/09/2014, Taylor nabs surprising middleweight world title »»
Former undisputed middleweight champion Jermain Taylor found himself in a surprising place Wednesday night: once again challenging for a world title.
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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
10/20/2014, Guy (No. 39 recruit) commits to Virginia »»
Kyle Guy, ESPN's 39th-ranked player in the class of 2016, committed to Virginia on Monday.
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10/20/2014, Leagues seek to halt New Jersey sports betting »»
The NCAA, NFL and other major professional sports leagues will file for immediate injunctive relief Tuesday to prevent New Jersey from offering sports betting this weekend, according to State Sen. Raymond Lesniak.
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10/17/2014, Kentucky men, women embrace 'Madness' »»
Just as Drake appeared to draw the biggest cheers at Big Blue Madness, the rapper introduced Kentucky coach John Calipari and the noise then became a roar.
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10/17/2014, UConn celebrates dual titles at First Night »»
UConn celebrated a bit more than usual during its annual First Night event Friday, which traditionally marks the start of the new college basketball season.
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10/17/2014, Committee on Infractions calls on Syracuse »»
Syracuse will go before the NCAA's Committee on Infractions by the end of October
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10/16/2014, Vanderbilt AD out of hospital after procedure »»
Vanderbilt athletic director David Williams is back home after being hospitalized and having a procedure for an undisclosed issue.
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10/16/2014, Izzo: MSU leadership is stronger this season »»
Players and coaches agree that Michigan State had leadership problems that impacted the team last year. But they're determined to avoid the same issues in 2014-15.
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10/16/2014, Wisconsin unanimously picked to win Big Ten »»
Wisconsin is a unanimous favorite to win the Big Ten championship by a media panel, the league announced Thursday.
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10/16/2014, Top Cats: Kentucky No. 1 in coaches poll »»
Kentucky is the No. 1 team in the preseason USA Today coaches' poll
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10/15/2014, Gators suspend F Walker for first two games »»
Florida Gators starting forward Chris Walker has been suspended for the team's first two regular-season games due to an unspecified violation of team rules, coach Billy Donovan announced Wednesday.
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10/15/2014, Slive will retire as SEC's commish in 2015 »»
SEC commissioner Mike Slive will retire next summer after 13 years leading the league and plans to begin treatment for a recurrence of prostate cancer.
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10/14/2014, UCLA still unable to practice at Pauley Pavilion »»
UCLA's men's basketball team has yet to practice in Pauley Pavilion, more than 2.5 months after the historic arena was flooded by a water main break near campus.
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10/14/2014, Kerr, wife pledge $1M for McKale renovation »»
Former University of Arizona basketball star Steve Kerr and his wife have pledged $1 million toward the ongoing renovation of McKale Center and future academic facility enhancements.
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10/10/2014, Suspended Walker withdraws from Texas »»
Texas guard Martez Walker, who had been suspended while facing misdemeanor assault charges involving his girlfriend, has withdrawn from school, university officials said Thursday.
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10/09/2014, UMass' Gordon: It was come out, or quit hoops »»
UMass guard Derrick Gordon told ESPN that he would have quit basketball if he did not come out publicly as gay last April.
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10/09/2014, Goodman: 2014-15 A-10 coaches poll »»
The league's coaches rank the teams and weigh in on key preseason topics
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10/09/2014, 2014-15 Preview: Atlantic10 »»
Rams look to separate from Dayton, George Washington and UMass in 2014-15
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College Football Headlines
10/21/2014, Emmert: No talk of allowing memorabilia pay »»
NCAA president Mark Emmert said Monday there is no talk about allowing compensation for autographs and signed memorabilia.
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10/20/2014, Irked Fisher halts interview over rep query »»
Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher cut short a media interview Monday after he was asked whether his reputation was taking a hit because of star quarterback Jameis Winston's off-field issues.
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10/20/2014, College Football Minute: Oct. 21 »»
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10/20/2014, Leagues seek to halt New Jersey sports betting »»
The NCAA, NFL and other major professional sports leagues will file for immediate injunctive relief Tuesday to prevent New Jersey from offering sports betting this weekend, according to State Sen. Raymond Lesniak.
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10/20/2014, OSU pair fall asleep in drive thru, arrested »»
Two Oklahoma State Cowboys football players were arrested early Sunday morning after allegedly falling asleep at the wheel in the drive-thru of a fast-food restaurant, according to a report.
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10/20/2014, Florida AD to continue to evaluate Muschamp »»
Florida Gators athletic director Jeremy Foley said Monday that he would continue to evaluate the status of football coach Will Muschamp "as it plays out" over the season.
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10/20/2014, Cincinnati backup QB charged with assault »»
A University of Cincinnati backup quarterback has been charged with assault for punching a man, police said.
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10/20/2014, Clemson loses RB Choice for rest of season »»
Clemson coach Dabo Swinney said leading running back Adam Choice is lost for the season after tearing a knee ligament.
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10/20/2014, Manning takes leave from playoff committee »»
Due to health reasons, Archie Manning is stepping down from the College Football Playoff Committee that will determine the four finalists for the 2014 national championship.
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10/20/2014, Top Texas Tech WR Grant injured in shooting »»
Leading Texas Tech receiver Jakeem Grant was injured amid a reported off-campus shooting in Lubbock, Texas, on Sunday morning.
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10/19/2014, Kelly: Noles 'rewarded' for blown coverage »»
Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly adamantly disagreed with an offensive pass interference penalty that wiped away a go-ahead touchdown against Florida State, saying he had even less clarity Sunday than he did after the 31-27 loss.
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10/19/2014, FSU assistant Trickett released from hospital »»
Florida State offensive line coach Rick Trickett was released from the hospital Sunday after a weekend stay for a health issue that caused him to miss the No. 2 Seminoles' win Saturday.
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10/19/2014, SEC West stacks deck in top five of AP poll »»
The Southeastern Conference has reached a new milestone in The Associated Press college football poll, becoming the first league to place four teams in the top five -- all from the western division.
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10/19/2014, Fires, damage mark riots after WVU victory »»
Morgantown authorities on Sunday assessed damage from riots that broke out following West Virginia's 41-27 win over No. 4 Baylor.
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10/19/2014, Ex-USC RB White ejected, calls Haden 'coward' »»
Former USC Trojans running back LenDale White was escorted from L.A. Coliseum during USC win over Colora and blamed USC athletic director Pat Haden for the ejection and called him a "coward."
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10/19/2014, Winston, No. 2 FSU slip past No. 5 Notre Dame »»
Jameis Winston prevailed after another week of controversy and threw for 273 yards and two touchdowns to lead No. 2 Florida State to 31-27 win over No. 5 Notre Dame.
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College Sports Headlines
10/20/2014, Leagues seek to halt New Jersey sports betting »»
The NCAA, NFL and other major professional sports leagues will file for immediate injunctive relief Tuesday to prevent New Jersey from offering sports betting this weekend, according to State Sen. Raymond Lesniak.
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10/20/2014, WK 8 Nominees »»
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10/16/2014, Vanderbilt AD out of hospital after procedure »»
Vanderbilt athletic director David Williams is back home after being hospitalized and having a procedure for an undisclosed issue.
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10/15/2014, Slive will retire as SEC's commish in 2015 »»
SEC commissioner Mike Slive will retire next summer after 13 years leading the league and plans to begin treatment for a recurrence of prostate cancer.
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10/09/2014, 'Hook 'em Horns' signal creator dies at age 78 »»
The University of Texas says the former cheerleader and state judge credited with creating the ''Hook 'em Horns" hand signal has died.
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10/09/2014, Air Force AD Mueh moves up retirement »»
Air Force Academy athletic director Hans Mueh will retire in January, five months ahead of schedule, after a decade leading the athletic program.
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10/09/2014, Emmert has wish list for newly free Power 5 »»
Now that the Power Five conferences have their autonomy, NCAA President Mark Emmert has a wish list he'd like them to tackle right away.
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10/08/2014, Big Ten guarantees four-year scholarships »»
The Big Ten announced Wednesday that all of its institutions will grant athletic scholarships for the entire term of an athlete's enrollment and allow some athletes who leave school to return and finish their degrees on scholarship.
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10/07/2014, Former players sue conferences, networks »»
A group of former college athletes have filed a proposed class action, antitrust lawsuit against TV networks and college conferences including ESPN, CBS, NBC, ABC, Fox and the SEC for profiting off their names and likenesses without their permission.
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10/06/2014, NCAA reform plan survives override period »»
The NCAA reform plan that transfers more power to the five richest football conferences has sailed through a 60-day override period.
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10/03/2014, Study: 1 in 27 possible concussions reported »»
Despite years of education and growing public awareness about head injuries, college football players report having six suspected concussions and 21 so-called "dings" for every diagnosed concussion.
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10/02/2014, FSU booster dismissed after grand theft charge »»
The comptroller of the athletic booster club at Florida State University is accused of "misappropriating" between $500,000 and $700,000.
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10/01/2014, Power 5 conferences endorse more benefits »»
The ACC, Big Ten, Big 12, Pac-12 and SEC have notified the NCAA of their proposals to provide more benefits to athletes under the new governance model that allows them to pass legislation without the support of the other Division I leagues.
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10/01/2014, Iowa refuses to reinstate field hockey coach »»
The University of Iowa is refusing to reinstate fired women's field hockey coach Tracey Griesbaum or to investigate what her supporters call a pattern of unfair treatment of female coaches, according to correspondence obtained by The Associated Press.
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09/29/2014, Cause of fatal bus collision with truck unknown »»
Oklahoma investigators have not concluded whether a truck driver's inattention was the cause of a highway collision that killed four members of a Texas community college women's softball team.
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09/26/2014, Irish's Daniels faults academic investigation »»
Wide receiver DaVaris Daniels, one of five players at the center of Notre Dame's academic dishonesty investigation spanning nearly two months, said the length of the probe and the school's lack of communication have been unfair.
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