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11/22/2014, Ohio State clinches Big Ten title game berth »»
Jalin Marshall returned a punt 54 yards for a touchdown to give Ohio State (No. 6 CFP, No. 7 AP) the lead late in the third quarter and added three late insurance scores to lead the Buckeyes past Indiana 42-27 Saturday, the Hoosiers' sixth loss in a row.
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11/22/2014, Harvard wins 8th straight against rival Yale »»
Conner Hempel threw a 35-yard touchdown pass to Andrew Fischer with 55 seconds to play and Harvard beat Yale 31-24 to capture the Ivy League title outright after blowing a 17-point, fourth-quarter lead on Saturday.
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11/22/2014, Sooners' Perine (427 yards) bests Gordon »»
One week after Melvin Gordon rushed for 408 yards, Oklahoma true freshman Samaje Perine eclipsed Gordon's mark with 427 yards Saturday against Kansas.
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11/22/2014, Tiger announces hiring of swing consultant »»
Less than two weeks before he is set to return to competition, Tiger Woods announced Saturday via Twitter that Chris Como has been working with him on his swing.
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11/22/2014, Michigan interim AD to determine Hoke's future »»
It's not yet clear when a decision will come on Brady Hoke's future as Michigan's football coach, but interim athletic director Jim Hackett said Saturday that he would be the one making the decision.
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11/22/2014, Gruden: 'Clock's ticking' on struggling RG III »»
Washington Redskins coach Jay Gruden delivered some of his most pointed comments yet about Robert Griffin III, telling NFL.com earlier this week that it's time for the third-year quarterback to elevate his play.
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11/22/2014, Gruden: 'Clock's ticking' on struggling RG III »»
Washington Redskins coach Jay Gruden delivered some of his most pointed comments yet about Robert Griffin III, telling NFL.com earlier this week that it's time for the third-year quarterback to elevate his play.
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11/22/2014, Report: Red Sox offer Sandoval 5 for $95M »»
The Boston Red Sox have offered free-agent third baseman Pablo Sandoval a five-year, $95 million contract, the Boston Globe reported Friday night.
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11/21/2014, Raiders' Woodson on celebration: 'Ridiculous' »»
Veteran safety Charles Woodson has been one of the Oakland Raiders' most consistent defensive players this season and has been a model of professionalism on and off the field.
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11/21/2014, Kobe on hometown-discount deals: 'Big coup' »»
Kobe Bryant considers the public pressure for longtime NBA stars to take hometown-discount deals, such as Dirk Nowitzki's contract, "a big coup" for NBA owners.
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11/21/2014, Judge rules against N.J.'s sports betting plan »»
A U.S. District Judge ruled in favor of the NCAA and four major professional sports leagues Friday night and issued a permanent injunction to prevent New Jersey casinos and racetracks from offering sports betting.
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11/21/2014, Sources: White Sox snag LaRoche for $25M »»
The Chicago White Sox snagged the lefty-hitting run producer they were looking for by agreeing to a two-year, $25 million deal with Adam LaRoche on Friday, sources confirmed to ESPN.
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11/21/2014, Ibanez among 3 finalists for Rays manager »»
Raul Ibanez, Kevin Cash and Don Wakamatsu are the finalists to replace Joe Maddon as manager of the Tampa Bay Rays.
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11/21/2014, Carroll: 'No hesitation' in having Lynch back »»
Pete Carroll says the Seahawks will "do everything we can" to bring back Marshawn Lynch next season.
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11/21/2014, Blount: Happy release led to return to Pats »»
Patriots coach Bill Belichick says LeGarrette Blount will have to earn his playing time with the Patriots "just like everybody else."
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NFL Headlines
11/22/2014, Bills land in Detroit, finally able to practice »»
After days of cabin fever, the Buffalo Bills were finally able to practice. The team arrived in the Detroit area Friday and held practice that night at the Lions' headquarters in Allen Park.
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11/22/2014, Gruden: 'Clock's ticking' on struggling RG III »»
Washington Redskins coach Jay Gruden delivered some of his most pointed comments yet about Robert Griffin III, telling NFL.com earlier this week that it's time for the third-year quarterback to elevate his play.
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11/22/2014, 49ers LB Bowman (knee) to see Dr. Andrews »»
NaVorro Bowman, who tore the ACL and MCL in his left knee in the NFC championship game on Jan. 19, is set to see Dr. James Andrews to determine his progress.
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11/21/2014, Raiders' Woodson on celebration: 'Ridiculous' »»
Veteran safety Charles Woodson has been one of the Oakland Raiders' most consistent defensive players this season and has been a model of professionalism on and off the field.
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11/21/2014, Judge rules against N.J.'s sports betting plan »»
A U.S. District Judge ruled in favor of the NCAA and four major professional sports leagues Friday night and issued a permanent injunction to prevent New Jersey casinos and racetracks from offering sports betting.
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11/21/2014, Veteran WR Avant reunites with Reid in K.C. »»
The Chiefs have signed veteran wide receiver Jason Avant to a one-year deal Friday, the team announced Friday.
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11/21/2014, Freebie? Jets-Bills tickets in Detroit are free »»
The NFL is giving something away for free.
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11/21/2014, Sources: Pats' Gray late, doesn't practice »»
Patriots running back Jonas Gray didn't practice Friday because he didn't report to the team's facility on time, according to two sources.
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11/21/2014, Fitzgerald game-time decision for Cardinals »»
Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald, who didn't practice for the third straight day, will be a game-time decision Sunday in Seattle.
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11/21/2014, Carroll: 'No hesitation' in having Lynch back »»
Pete Carroll says the Seahawks will "do everything we can" to bring back Marshawn Lynch next season.
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11/21/2014, Regretful Peterson: I won't use switch again »»
Adrian Peterson expressed regret for injuring his 4-year-old son in an exclusive interview with USA Today published Thursday night, vowing never to use a switch as discipline on any of his children again.
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11/21/2014, Peterson's appeal hearing to occur Dec. 2 »»
The hearing on Adrian Peterson's appeal of his suspension is scheduled for Dec. 2, according to ESPN and media reports.
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11/21/2014, Broncos' Sanders: Hit was legal; ready to go »»
Broncos receiver Emmanuel Sanders said he's ready to play Sunday against the Dolphins and that Rams safety Rodney McLeod made "a legal hit" on the tackle that resulted in Sanders' concussion.
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11/21/2014, Browns' Cameron cleared, returns to practice »»
Tight end Jordan Cameron was cleared by a neurologist and returned to the Cleveland Browns practice field Friday on a limited basis.
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11/21/2014, Blount: Happy release led to return to Pats »»
Patriots coach Bill Belichick says LeGarrette Blount will have to earn his playing time with the Patriots "just like everybody else."
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11/21/2014, Hasselbeck: Eli Manning is worth a roster spot »»
Fantasy advice for Week 12: Why you want Eli Manning on your roster
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11/21/2014, Matthew Berry: Love/Hate and advice on giving advice »»
Matthew Berry has advice on setting your lineup and becoming a fantasy analyst
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NBA Headlines
11/22/2014, Wall, Wizards deal Cavs 3rd straight loss »»
John Wall took over in the third quarter Friday night and finished 28 points, seven assists and six rebounds, and the hustling Washington Wizards clamped down for a 91-78 win over LeBron James and the mostly flatfooted Cleveland Cavaliers.
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11/22/2014, Depleted Bulls lose Gibson to sprained ankle »»
Chicago Bulls power forward Taj Gibson sprained his left ankle in the third quarter of Friday night's game against the Portland Trail Blazers and did not return.
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11/21/2014, Kobe on hometown-discount deals: 'Big coup' »»
Kobe Bryant considers the public pressure for longtime NBA stars to take hometown-discount deals, such as Dirk Nowitzki's contract, "a big coup" for NBA owners.
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11/21/2014, Parker's 28 help Spurs cruise past Wolves »»
Parker's 28 helps Spurs carve up Wolves 121-92
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11/21/2014, Judge rules against N.J.'s sports betting plan »»
A U.S. District Judge ruled in favor of the NCAA and four major professional sports leagues Friday night and issued a permanent injunction to prevent New Jersey casinos and racetracks from offering sports betting.
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11/21/2014, Magic erase 23-point deficit to stun Hornets »»
Magic erase 23-point deficit, beat Hornets 105-100
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11/21/2014, Wolves' Martin sidelined with fractured wrist »»
Minnesota Timberwolves guard Kevin Martin is out indefinitely after suffering a fractured right wrist earlier this week, the team announced Friday.
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11/21/2014, Next step for George is limited court work »»
Paul George has endured some demoralizing moments as he recovers from a broken right leg.
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11/21/2014, Pepsi pours more into Irving's 'Uncle Drew' »»
Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving signs a multiyear deal with Pepsi for more "Uncle Drew" spots.
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11/21/2014, Thorpe: How rookies are making mistakes »»
Here's a look at some major areas this year's class is having problems in
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11/21/2014, Reports: Taylor will not appeal 24-game ban »»
Despite the backing of the NBPA, Hornets forward Jeff Taylor will not appeal his 24-game suspension.
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11/21/2014, LeBron calls being patient 'my biggest test' »»
LeBron James admits it's not easy staying focused on the long view with the Cavs off to a 5-5 start.
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11/21/2014, Pierce: Rivalry with LeBron 'misunderstood' »»
Paul Pierce believes his contentious rivalry with LeBron James is borne out of competitive respect more than any dislike for each other over the years.
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11/20/2014, LeBron's jersey from opener fetches $50,040 »»
A jersey worn by LeBron James during the second half of his regular season return to Cleveland this year sold for $50,040 on Thursday night.
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11/20/2014, Wolves' Rubio (ankle) unsure on his return »»
A significant knee injury had become a distant memory, a lucrative contract extension was signed and Ricky Rubio was just starting to take control of the Minnesota Timberwolves and make them his team.
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11/20/2014, Durant adds endorsement deal with Sonic »»
On Thursday, Kevin Durant -- who has more endorsement deals than any other NBA player -- signed on with fast food drive-in chain Sonic to be its first-ever athlete ambassador.
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MLB Headlines
11/22/2014, Report: Red Sox offer Sandoval 5 for $95M »»
The Boston Red Sox have offered free-agent third baseman Pablo Sandoval a five-year, $95 million contract, the Boston Globe reported Friday night.
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11/21/2014, Sources: White Sox snag LaRoche for $25M »»
The Chicago White Sox snagged the lefty-hitting run producer they were looking for by agreeing to a two-year, $25 million deal with Adam LaRoche on Friday, sources confirmed to ESPN.
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11/21/2014, Ibanez among 3 finalists for Rays manager »»
Raul Ibanez, Kevin Cash and Don Wakamatsu are the finalists to replace Joe Maddon as manager of the Tampa Bay Rays.
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11/21/2014, UCLA names sports complex after Robinson »»
UCLA has named a conglomeration of athletic facilities after Jackie Robinson, the four-sport Bruins star who broke baseball's color barrier.
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11/21/2014, Blue Jays GM: Martin 'key to our offseason' »»
In his pursuit of Russell Martin, Toronto Blue Jays general manager Alex Anthopoulos made his intentions clear in a message to the free-agent catcher's representative.
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11/21/2014, Ex-Miami coach seeks MLB records in PED case »»
A lawyer for a former University of Miami pitching coach is seeking a wide range of Major League Baseball records for the coach's upcoming trial on illegal performance-enhancing drug distribution charges.
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11/21/2014, Dodgers go to familiar well, get Rays' Peralta »»
The Dodgers acquired veteran reliever Joel Peralta and minor league left-hander Adam Liberatore from the Tampa Bay Rays on Thursday night in exchange for young right-handers Jose Dominguez and Greg Harris.
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11/20/2014, Manfred gets 5-year term as commissioner »»
Rob Manfred has been given a five-year term as baseball commissioner when he succeeds Bud Selig in two months.
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11/20/2014, Pirates designate 1B Davis for assignment »»
The Pittsburgh Pirates have designated first baseman Ike Davis for assignment and have added pitcher Jameson Taillon to the 40-man roster.
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11/20/2014, Japan beats MLB All-Stars in exhibition game »»
Yuki Yanagita drove in two runs in the eighth inning as Japan beat the Major League Baseball All-Stars 6-4 Thursday in an exhibition game following their five-game postseason tour.
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11/19/2014, Haren would rather retire than pitch outside LA »»
Dodgers pitcher Dan Haren said Wednesday that he would rather retire than be traded to a team other than the Angels.
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11/19/2014, DH Butler, A's agree to 3-year contract »»
Free agent designated hitter Billy Butler has agreed to a three-year, $30 million deal with the Oakland Athletics.
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11/19/2014, Red Sox claim Francisco off waivers from Jays »»
The Boston Red Sox have claimed infielder Juan Francisco off waivers from the Toronto Blue Jays.
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11/19/2014, Stanton: This is not a lottery ticket; it's work »»
Giancarlo Stanton signed his record $325 million, 13-year contract with the Miami Marlins at a news conference formally announcing the deal.
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11/18/2014, Alderson: Soft innings cap for Harvey in '15 »»
If the Mets reach the postseason in 2015, returning ace Matt Harvey will not face a Stephen Strasburg-like shutdown.
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NHL Headlines
11/22/2014, Stars sign Spezza to 4-year, $30M extension »»
The Dallas Stars have signed center Jason Spezza to a four-year contract extension worth $30 million, the team announced Friday.
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11/22/2014, Oilers lose Pouliot (foot) in loss to Devils »»
Cory Schneider made 29 saves in his second shutout of the season, leading the New Jersey Devils to a 2-0 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Friday night.
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11/21/2014, Islanders stay hot with SO win over Pens »»
Islanders beat Penguins 5-4 in shootout
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11/21/2014, Judge rules against N.J.'s sports betting plan »»
A U.S. District Judge ruled in favor of the NCAA and four major professional sports leagues Friday night and issued a permanent injunction to prevent New Jersey casinos and racetracks from offering sports betting.
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11/21/2014, Jackets' Johnson bankrupt, blames parents »»
Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Jack Johnson has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy and, according to a Columbus Dispatch report, claims that his parents are responsible for helping lead him "financially astray."
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11/21/2014, NHL files motion to dismiss concussion suit »»
The NHL has responded to a class action concussion lawsuit alleging that the league did not provide the proper protection and information to its players regarding traumatic head injuries.
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11/21/2014, Sharks send Demers, pick to Stars for Dillon »»
The San Jose Sharks have traded defenseman Jason Demers and a future draft pick to the Dallas Stars for defenseman Brenden Dillon.
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11/21/2014, Kings given cap relief for suspended Voynov »»
The NHL is giving salary cap relief to the Los Angeles Kings while defenseman Slava Voynov remains suspended indefinitely with pay after being charged with felony spousal abuse.
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11/21/2014, Elevated Plays Of The Week »»
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11/21/2014, #NHLrank: Forwards »»
Our panel of experts ranked the top 100 forwards in the NHL.
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11/21/2014, Pens' Dupuis has blood clot, out six months »»
Pittsburgh Penguins forward Pascal Dupuis has a blood clot in his lung and will miss at least six months, the team announced Wednesday.
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11/21/2014, Lindros, LeClair inducted into Flyers' HOF »»
Eric Lindros and John LeClair -- two members of Philadelphia's vaunted "Legion of Doom" line -- were inducted into the Flyers' Hall of Fame in a ceremony before the team's 3-2 loss to the Minnesota Wild on Thursday night.
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11/20/2014, Sabres' home game vs. Rangers postponed »»
The NHL has postponed the Sabres' home game against the New York Rangers on Friday night due to a severe lake-effect storm hitting the Buffalo region.
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11/20/2014, Ducks trade Allen to Canadiens for Bourque »»
The Anaheim Ducks traded defenseman Bryan Allen to the Montreal Canadiens on Thursday for forward Rene Bourque in a swap of NHL veterans getting fresh starts.
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11/20/2014, Bruins lose McQuaid (thumb) for 6-8 weeks »»
Bruins defenseman Adam McQuaid suffered a broken right thumb and will miss the next six to eight weeks, the team announced Wednesday afternoon.
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11/19/2014, Krejci back, but B's down McQuaid, Marchand »»
Bruins forward Brad Marchand was not in the lineup Tuesday night against the St. Louis Blues at TD Garden, but center David Krejci was able to return.
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11/19/2014, Grimaldi plays AHL, NHL games on same day »»
Rocco Grimaldi played two hockey games in two leagues about 1,350 miles and 11 hours apart Tuesday.
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Golf Headlines
11/22/2014, Granada clings to 1-shot lead at LPGA finale »»
Julieta Granada has a one-shot lead going into the final round of the CME Group Tour Championship. Just as close is a four-player race for $1 million.
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11/22/2014, Harig: Tiger Woods still seeking swing help »»
At first blush, Tiger's new swing consultant might be just what the doctor ordered to help Woods avoid injuries that have plagued him in recent years, writes ESPN.com's Bob Harig.
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11/22/2014, Whaley becomes first female officer in PGA »»
Suzy Whaley has been elected the first female officer in PGA of America history Saturday, a move that virtually assures her of becoming the association's first female president in 2018.
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11/22/2014, Tiger announces hiring of swing consultant »»
Less than two weeks before he is set to return to competition, Tiger Woods announced Saturday via Twitter that Chris Como has been working with him on his swing.
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11/22/2014, Tiger announces hiring of swing consultant »»
Less than two weeks before he is set to return to competition, Tiger Woods announced Saturday via Twitter that Chris Como has been working with him on his swing.
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11/22/2014, Stenson, Cabrera-Bello tied for Dubai lead »»
Defending champion Henrik Stenson and Spain's Rafa Cabrera-Bello opened up a three-shot lead after the third round of the season-ending DP World Tour Championship on Saturday.
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11/22/2014, Scott 4 strokes behind at Australian Masters »»
Adam Scott moved in the right direction Saturday at the Australian Masters, shooting a 1-under 71 to pull to within four strokes of the lead as he attempts to win the tournament for the third consecutive year.
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11/22/2014, Janzen shoots 4-under 68 to lead at Pebble »»
Lee Janzen shot a 4-under 68 on Friday at Pebble Beach for a two-stroke lead over Andrew Putnam after two rounds of the Callaway Pebble Beach Invitational.
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11/19/2014, Tiger assails Golf Digest parody interview »»
Tiger Woods lashed out at legendary golf writer Dan Jenkins on Tuesday, calling a parody interview Jenkins wrote in Golf Digest magazine "a grudge-fueled piece of character assassination."
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11/18/2014, American Hahn cards 58 in Euro qualifying »»
John Hahn was one better than golf's magic number with a 12-under 58 in the fourth round of Q-school on the European Tour on Tuesday.
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11/16/2014, Christina Kim wins Lorena Ochoa Invitational »»
Christina Kim won the Lorena Ochoa Invitational on Sunday for her first LPGA Tour title in nine years, beating Shanshan Feng in a playoff after losing a five-stroke lead.
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11/16/2014, Hoffman rallies to win OHL Classic »»
Charley Hoffman began to wonder if he would ever win another PGA Tour event. Even after he rallied to win the OHL Classic at Mayakoba on Sunday, he was reminded of how long it had been when his wife and two young daughters joined in the celebration.
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11/16/2014, Esposito takes Senior PGA Pro by 4 strokes »»
Frank Esposito Jr. won the Senior PGA Professional National Championship on Sunday, closing with a 1-under 71 for a four-stroke victory.
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11/16/2014, Rory wins second Race to Dubai in 3 years »»
Rory McIlroy has won the European Tour's Race to Dubai for the second time in three years.
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11/16/2014, Koepka rallies for first Euro Tour title »»
Brooks Koepka claimed his maiden European Tour title after overcoming a two-shot deficit in the final round to win the Turkish Airlines Open by a stroke on Sunday.
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11/13/2014, IBM exec now Augusta's 3rd female member »»
Virginia Rometty, who made headlines more than two years ago for not being extended an Augusta National membership after taking over as chief executive officer at IBM, has become the third woman to join the exclusive club, home to the Masters.
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11/13/2014, Daly: Mickelson or Tiger should captain U.S. »»
John Daly says Phil Mickelson or Tiger Woods should captain the United States at the next Ryder Cup, and didn't believe a task force would resolve America's losing streak.
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Poker Headlines
11/19/2014, MLB - Jose Canseco wants to auction off his finger on eBay »»
First, he accidentally shot it. Then it fell off during a poker game. Now he wants to sell it on eBay. So let the bidding begin on Jose Canseco's fallen-off finger (and other prized baseball body-part possessions).
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11/18/2014, WATCH: Ronaldo loses to Nadal in poker »»
Former Brazil international Ronaldo was beaten by tennis star Rafael Nadal in a charity poker match in London.
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11/18/2014, WATCH: Ronaldo loses to Nadal in poker »»
Former Brazil international Ronaldo was beaten by tennis star Rafael Nadal in a charity poker match in London.
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11/15/2014, Jose Canseco says his re-attached finger fell off during poker game »»
Former major league slugger Jose Canseco claims that his surgically re-attached finger fell off during a recent poker game.
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11/14/2014, The Poker Edge - WSOP Recap »»
Andrew Feldman and Lance Bradley recap the 2014 World Series of Poker and talk with runner-up Felix Stephensen and winner Martin Jacobson.
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11/14/2014, Betting - Ultimate Gaming closes its Nevada operation, Ultimate Poker. »»
Ultimate Gaming, the first company to offer online poker in the U.S., announced Friday that it was closing its Nevada operation, Ultimate Poker.
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11/12/2014, ESPN Now »»
Check out the final hand in the World Series of Poker main event that delivered the big prize to a former Swedish chef.
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11/11/2014, Martin Jacobson On WSOP Win »»
Martin Jacobson of Sweden speaks with Kara Scott about winning the main event of the World Series of Poker.
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11/11/2014, Final Hand Of World Series Of Poker »»
Sweden's Martin Jacobson defeated Felix Stephensen of Norway to win the World Series of Poker main event.
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11/11/2014, Martin Jacobson takes $10 million World Series of Poker finale »»
Martin Jacobson is $10 million richer after winning the final hand at the World Series of Poker's no-limit Texas Hold 'em main event with three tens to Felix Stephensen's pair of nines.
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11/11/2014, WSOP Main Event Live Blog - The final night »»
A new world champion will be crowned tonight and coverage begins on ESPN at 9 p.m. ET. If you want to be 30 minutes ahead of the action on TV and f...
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11/11/2014, Three stars aim for $10 million »»
The November Nine returned to the felt on Monday for a grueling 12-hour session that resulted in three players advancing to the final day instead of t...
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11/11/2014, ESPN Now »»
The November Nine is down to just three. Jorryt van Hoof, Martin Jacobson and Felix Stephensen will battle for the World Series of Poker's $10M top pr...
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11/11/2014, Second and third place ain't bad either »»
It's down to three Europeans in the World Series of Poker Main Event. Play resumes tonight in Las Vegas for the $10 million pot.
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11/11/2014, Final three set for World Series of Poker final »»
Three players remain in contention for the World Series of Poker's $10 million main event top prize.
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Autos Headlines
11/20/2014, JJ says Harvick was correct Chase winner »»
Jimmie Johnson believes NASCAR's new championship format produced the correct champion and a Ryan Newman victory would have been "tough to swallow for the sport."
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11/20/2014, Stenhouse crew chief Kelley gets $50K fine »»
NASCAR has fined crew chief Mike Kelley $50,000 for a rules infraction discovered on Ricky Stenhouse Jr.'s car during pre-qualifying inspection at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
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11/20/2014, Hendrick gives Kahne three-year extension »»
Hendrick Motorsports and Kasey Kahne have agreed to a three-year contract extension that will keep the driver with the No. 5 Chevrolet SS team through the 2018 NASCAR Sprint Cup season.
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11/19/2014, Car Wash: Harvick hangs out at ESPN »»
Kevin Harvick is all over the ESPN campus Wednesday, hitting multiple shows and having some fun. We call it a Car Wash.
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11/19/2014, Kurt Busch meets with police in Delaware »»
Police in Delaware have interviewed NASCAR driver Kurt Busch and are continuing to investigate allegations by his ex-girlfriend that he assaulted her during the September race at Dover International Speedway.
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11/19/2014, Stewart-Haas snags Stump as tech director »»
NASCAR championship-winning team Stewart-Haas Racing has hired Rex Stump as its technical director.
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11/19/2014, Rodden to be new crew chief for Kahne in '15 »»
Kasey Kahne will have a new crew chief in 2015, ending the second-longest active pairing in the Sprint Cup Series.
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11/18/2014, Ganassi hires McCall as McMurray's crew chief »»
Chip Ganassi Racing has hired Matt McCall, the lead engineer for Ryan Newman, to be the crew chief for Jamie McMurray.
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11/18/2014, Turn 4: NASCAR's burning questions »»
Was the thrilling Chase finale more a product of the system or of Kevin Harvick? Should NASCAR further tweak the Chase format? Who's the early favorite to win it all in 2015? Who now is the best current driver without a Cup title?
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11/17/2014, Harvick takes Homestead to win Chase for the Cup »»
There was no trick to Kevin Harvick's first Sprint Cup championship. Competing for the title against three other drivers, he seized his opportunity with a relentless dash through the field in the closing laps of the season finale.
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11/15/2014, NASCAR: Ku. Busch won't be suspended »»
While a California legislator has called for Kurt Busch to be suspended amid domestic assault allegations, NASCAR chairman Brian France said Friday that no action will be taken against the Sprint Cup driver.
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11/15/2014, Kenseth wins 1st; Elliott, 18, celebrates title »»
Chase Elliott could let Matt Kenseth take a spin with the checkered flag. Even without the win, Elliott had a championship celebration waiting for him in Victory Lane.
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11/15/2014, Gordon on pole, Harvick top finalist for finale »»
Jeff Gordon did his best to shake off the disappointment over his elimination from the championship field by winning the pole for Sunday's season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
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11/14/2014, Crafton clinches second straight Truck title »»
Matt Crafton just needed to avoid a disaster at Homestead-Miami Speedway to clinch a second straight Truck Series championship.
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11/10/2014, Penske swaps out Logano from N'wide finale »»
Team Penske will have Brad Keselowski race in this week's Nationwide Series finale instead of Joey Logano.
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11/09/2014, Harvick wins at Phoenix, earns spot in finale »»
Kevin Harvick finally has a shot to win his first Sprint Cup championship, while Jeff Gordon once again was denied in his drive for No. 5.
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11/09/2014, Haas: Didn't consider pulling Busch from car »»
Kurt Busch's car owner did not consider removing him from the car while police in Delaware investigate a claim of domestic assault made by his former girlfriend.
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Tennis Headlines
11/22/2014, Federer, Wawrinka lift Swiss with doubles win »»
Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka defeated Richard Gasquet and Julien Benneteau 6-3, 7-5, 6-4 to give Switzerland a 2-1 lead over France in the Davis Cup final on Saturday.
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11/22/2014, Federer, Wawrinka lift Swiss with doubles win »»
Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka defeated Richard Gasquet and Julien Benneteau 6-3, 7-5, 6-4 to give Switzerland a 2-1 lead over France in the Davis Cup final on Saturday.
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11/21/2014, Nadal says he'll return to action in January »»
Rafael Nadal says he will return to playing at the start of the year.
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11/21/2014, Tsonga blasts French crowd for lack of support »»
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga rued the lack of support of his home crowd Friday after losing to Stan Wawrinka in the opening singles match of the Davis Cup final between France and Switzerland.
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11/20/2014, Nadal to receive stem cell treatment on back »»
Rafael Nadal's doctor says the 14-time Grand Slam winner will receive stem cell treatment on his ailing back.
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11/20/2014, France, Switzerland stand pat for Cup final »»
France and Switzerland have unchanged teams for the Davis Cup final next week at Lille.
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11/19/2014, Wilansky: Inside Roger Federer's racket science »»
One of the great mysteries in 2014, the new Federer frame a surefire winner
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11/18/2014, Nadal criticizes captain for 'false' debate »»
Rafael Nadal criticized Spain's female Davis Cup captain on Tuesday for feeding a "false and absurd" debate that started when his coach and uncle questioned whether a woman could coach in the men's game.
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11/16/2014, Bryans win their fourth ATP Finals doubles title »»
Top-ranked Bob and Mike Bryan claimed their fourth doubles title at the ATP Finals with a 6-7 (5), 6-2, 10-7 win over seventh-seeded Ivan Dodig and Marcelo Melo on Sunday.
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11/16/2014, Federer withdraws, cedes ATP title to Djoker »»
Roger Federer has pulled out of the ATP Finals less than one hour before his title match with Novak Djokovic, handing a third consecutive title to the top-ranked Serb.
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11/14/2014, Serena to host South Beach charitable run »»
Serena Williams will hold a run on South Beach next month for runners of all ages and abilities to support her foundation.
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11/09/2014, Federer, Murray, Bryans win ATP awards »»
Roger Federer, Andy Murray and the Bryan brothers are among the winners of the ATP World Tour Awards.
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11/09/2014, Czechs claim Fed Cup final with German sweep »»
The Czech Republic claimed its third Fed Cup title in four years after Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova had to fight hard to overcome Angelique Kerber of Germany in the opening reverse singles match on Sunday.
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11/07/2014, Oudin returns home after heart procedure »»
American tennis pro Melanie Oudin is home after a procedure for a heart condition.
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11/06/2014, Halep dismisses coach after less than a year »»
Fourth-ranked Simona Halep has parted ways with coach Wim Fissette after less than a year.
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11/05/2014, Prosecutor: Bracciali admits to match fixing »»
A judicial prosecutor says Italian tennis player Daniele Bracciali has partially admitted to match-fixing.
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11/04/2014, Federer leads Switzerland's Davis Cup team »»
Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka will lead Switzerland's bid for its first Davis Cup title against host France this month.
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Boxing Headlines
11/22/2014, Live analysis: Pacquiao-Algieri, 8:30 p.m. ET »»
Live analysis: Pacquiao-Algieri
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11/22/2014, Gonzalez defends WBC flyweight title with TKO »»
Roman Gonzalez of Nicaragua beat Rocky Fuentes of the Philippines with a technical knockout Saturday in the first defense of his WBC flyweight title.
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11/21/2014, Algieri makes weight for Pacquiao on 2nd try »»
Welterweight titlist Manny Pacquiao easily made weight for his title defense against Chris Algieri, but Algieri needed a second attempt after weighing in .2 pounds over weight.
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11/20/2014, Boxer Taylor charged in shooting at his home »»
Arkansas prosecutors have charged champion middleweight boxer Jermain Taylor in a shooting at his home.
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11/18/2014, Bute withdraws from Dec. 6 bout vs. Bolonti »»
Lucian Bute suffered a back injury in training and withdrew from a Dec. 6 light heavyweight fight against Roberto Bolonti.
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11/18/2014, Dirrell, Edwards to meet in elimination bout »»
Super middleweight Andre Dirrell will face Derek Edwards in a world title elimination bout on Dec. 19 at the Pepsi Coliseum in Quebec City, Showtime announced on Tuesday.
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11/18/2014, Arreola (sore elbow) drops off Dec. 11 card »»
Heavyweight contender Chris Arreola pulls out of Dec. 11 fight because of an elbow injury.
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11/17/2014, Andrade drops out of title defense vs. Charlo »»
Junior middleweight world titleholder Demetrius Andrade, unhappy with his purse and by a lack of communication with his promoters, has dropped out of a defense scheduled against Jermell Charlo on Dec. 13 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
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11/17/2014, Lara to face off with Smith in 1st title defense »»
Junior middleweight world titleholder Erislandy Lara will make his first defense against former titlist Ishe Smith on Dec. 12 at the Illusions Theater at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Mayweather Promotions announced Monday.
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11/17/2014, McDonnell to fight Chacon in first defense »»
Bantamweight titlist Jamie McDonnell got a new opponent on Monday for his first defense: Javier Chacon.
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11/15/2014, Abril to hit the road for defense against Crolla »»
Lightweight titleholder Richar Abril will be on the road for his third defense when, for the third time in a row, he will fight in his opponent's hometown.
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11/15/2014, W. Klitschko dominates Pulev, retains title »»
World heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko used his powerful left hook to record all four of his knockdowns in a one-sided, fifth-round annihilation of mandatory challenger Kubrat Pulev on Saturday at the O2 World arena in Hamburg, Germany.
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11/15/2014, Nietes holds on to WBO junior flyweight title »»
Filipino fighter Donnie Nietes retained the WBO junior flyweight title for a fifth time after beating Mexican challenger Carlos Velarde by technical knockout in the eighth round on Saturday.
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11/13/2014, Shumenov up to cruiserweight for next fight »»
Former light heavyweight titlist Beibut Shumenov, who lost his 175-pound belt to Bernard Hopkins by decision in an April 19 unification fight in Washington, D.C., is returning to the ring and moving up in weight with an eye on another title.
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11/13/2014, Pacquiao on Mayweather: 'I want that fight' »»
Welterweight titleholder Manny Pacquiao is in the final preparations for his upcoming defense against junior welterweight titlist Chris Algieri, but he made it very clear what he wants next should he be victorious.
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11/13/2014, Big win in hand, Kovalev meets infant son »»
Fresh off his win over Bernard Hopkins in Atlantic City, Sergey Kovalev had important family business to attend to -- meeting his infant son in L.A.
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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
11/21/2014, Okafor, Duke reach Coaches vs. Cancer final »»
Freshman center Jahlil Okafor had 16 points and eight rebounds and No. 4 Duke overcame an off night from the field in coasting to a 72-54 victory over Temple in the semifinals of the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic on Friday night.
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11/21/2014, No. 10 Texas rides Holmes to 2K Classic title »»
No. 10 Texas beats Cal 71-55, wins 2K Classic
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11/21/2014, Gators G Carter (foot sprain) out vs. UL Monroe »»
No. 8 Florida will be without starting guard Eli Carter for its game against Louisiana-Monroe.
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11/21/2014, Judge rules against N.J.'s sports betting plan »»
A U.S. District Judge ruled in favor of the NCAA and four major professional sports leagues Friday night and issued a permanent injunction to prevent New Jersey casinos and racetracks from offering sports betting.
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11/21/2014, Kentucky pulls away from pesky Terriers »»
No. 1 Kentucky pulls away from Boston U 89-65
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11/21/2014, Colorado St. extends Eustachy through '19 »»
Colorado State has exercised its option to extend men's basketball coach Larry Eustachy's contract through the 2018-19 season.
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11/21/2014, Source: Texas PG Taylor out 4-6 weeks »»
Texas point guard Isaiah Taylor injured his left wrist Thursday night against Iowa and is out indefinitely.
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11/21/2014, Boatright leads No. 17 UConn past Dayton »»
No. 17 UConn holds off Dayton 75-64 in Puerto Rico
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11/21/2014, McCullough, No. 23 Syracuse hold off Iowa »»
No. 23 Syracuse holds off Iowa 66-63 at 2K Classic
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11/21/2014, Tarkanian remains hospitalized with pneumonia »»
Family members say Naismith Hall of Fame basketball coach Jerry Tarkanian remains hospitalized in stable condition at a Las Vegas hospital where he's being treated for pneumonia.
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11/21/2014, NCAA clears A&M's House to play this season »»
Texas A&M's Danuel House has been cleared to play this season by the NCAA.
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11/21/2014, New Mexico top scorer Neal has injured foot »»
New Mexico leading scorer Cullen Neal may be out awhile after suffering an ankle/foot injury during the Lobos' Puerto Rico Tip-Off first-round loss to Boston College.
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11/20/2014, Yale forward Townsend named Rhodes finalist »»
Yale will be without starting forward Matt Townsend for its next two games while he interviews for a Rhodes Scholarship.
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11/20/2014, Brown: UNC scandal could hurt Smith legacy »»
SMU coach and North Carolina alum Larry Brown is concerned that the academic scandal enveloping his alma mater could stain Dean Smith's legacy.
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11/20/2014, Holt: Davis accident 'changed my life forever' »»
For Emmitt Holt, missing basketball games has been hard; dealing with his guilt has been even harder.
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College Football Headlines
11/22/2014, Ohio State clinches Big Ten title game berth »»
Jalin Marshall returned a punt 54 yards for a touchdown to give Ohio State (No. 6 CFP, No. 7 AP) the lead late in the third quarter and added three late insurance scores to lead the Buckeyes past Indiana 42-27 Saturday, the Hoosiers' sixth loss in a row.
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11/22/2014, Harvard wins 8th straight against rival Yale »»
Conner Hempel threw a 35-yard touchdown pass to Andrew Fischer with 55 seconds to play and Harvard beat Yale 31-24 to capture the Ivy League title outright after blowing a 17-point, fourth-quarter lead on Saturday.
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11/22/2014, Sooners' Perine (427 yards) bests Gordon »»
One week after Melvin Gordon rushed for 408 yards, Oklahoma true freshman Samaje Perine eclipsed Gordon's mark with 427 yards Saturday against Kansas.
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11/22/2014, No. 25 Gophers rally to edge No. 23 Nebraska »»
The Gophers (No. 25 CFP) overcame a 14-point halftime deficit to defeat Nebraska (No. 23 CFP, No. 21 AP) 28-24 on Saturday.
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11/22/2014, Michigan interim AD to determine Hoke's future »»
It's not yet clear when a decision will come on Brady Hoke's future as Michigan's football coach, but interim athletic director Jim Hackett said Saturday that he would be the one making the decision.
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11/21/2014, Judge rules against N.J.'s sports betting plan »»
A U.S. District Judge ruled in favor of the NCAA and four major professional sports leagues Friday night and issued a permanent injunction to prevent New Jersey casinos and racetracks from offering sports betting.
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11/21/2014, OSU, Baylor to play as originally scheduled »»
Despite concerns surrounding Saturday night's forecast, the Oklahoma State at Baylor game will go on as scheduled, Baylor announced Friday.
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11/21/2014, Poll: More FBS coaches favor 8-team playoff »»
College football's inaugural four-team playoff is still weeks away, but the FBS head coaches already prefer an eight-team playoff.
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11/21/2014, Nicholls State tabs Rebowe as new coach »»
Nicholls State has hired Louisiana-Lafayette assistant Tim Rebowe as its new head football coach.
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11/21/2014, Miss. St. suspends safety Cox after arrest »»
Mississippi State has indefinitely suspended Justin Cox after the senior safety was arrested on charges of aggravated domestic violence and suspicion of burglary early Friday morning.
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11/21/2014, Sarkisian: Reinstated Shaw to play vs. UCLA »»
USC coach Steve Sarkisian said cornerback Josh Shaw, who missed the first 10 games of the season after lying about how he sprained both of his ankles, would be available in some role Saturday.
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11/20/2014, Ga. Tech clinches ACC Coastal with UNC rout »»
Marquise Williams threw for two touchdowns and rushed for two more, and North Carolina beat No. 25 Duke 45-20 on Thursday night.
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11/20/2014, Terps WR Diggs could return for bowl game »»
Maryland wide receiver Stefon Diggs won't play in the Terrapins' final two games of the regular season but might return for the team's bowl game.
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11/20/2014, Clemson's Beasley a finalist for Lombardi Award »»
Clemson's Vic Beasley, Ohio State's Joey Bosa, Washington's Hau'oli Kikaha and Arizona's Scooby Wright are finalists for the Lombardi Award for college football's best lineman or linebacker.
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11/20/2014, Falcons' White: UAB program worth saving »»
Falcons wide receiver Roddy White joins the fight to save football at UAB, his alma mater.
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College Sports Headlines
11/22/2014, 2014 NCAA Women's Soccer Tournament Schedule, Results »»
Complete schedule and results for the 2014 women's college soccer tournament.
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11/21/2014, UCLA names sports complex after Robinson »»
UCLA has named a conglomeration of athletic facilities after Jackie Robinson, the four-sport Bruins star who broke baseball's color barrier.
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11/21/2014, Ex-Miami coach seeks MLB records in PED case »»
A lawyer for a former University of Miami pitching coach is seeking a wide range of Major League Baseball records for the coach's upcoming trial on illegal performance-enhancing drug distribution charges.
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11/21/2014, Fresno State hires Bartko as athletic director »»
Fresno State has hired Jim Bartko as its new athletic director.
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11/20/2014, New Mexico lets soccer coach go after hazing »»
New Mexico says women's soccer coach Kit Vela will not return to the school after a season that included discipline for a hazing incident.
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11/18/2014, Report: Syracuse inquiry includes local YMCA »»
An internship program that placed Syracuse athletes at a YMCA is part of an inquiry into possible NCAA violations by the school's athletic department, according to a report.
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11/17/2014, EMU thrower Burdette charged in sexual assault »»
A member of Eastern Michigan's track and field team has been charged with sexual assault.
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11/15/2014, UNC Charlotte baseball focus of hazing inquiry »»
UNC Charlotte officials say they are investigating allegations of hazing within the baseball team.
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11/15/2014, Former UCLA athletic director dies at 76 »»
Peter Dalis, who served as athletic director at UCLA during a 19-year stretch in which the school won 39 NCAA championships, died Saturday. He was 76.
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11/14/2014, J'ville withdraws from league race amid probe »»
Jacksonville University has withdrawn from championship contention in the Pioneer Football League following an internal investigation that found "a number of financial aid inconsistencies."
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11/13/2014, World gymnastics champ Biles to attend UCLA »»
Two-time world gymnastics all-around champion Simone Biles has signed a national letter of intent to attend UCLA, although she has deferred enrollment until after the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics.
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11/13/2014, Emails: PSU narrowly avoided death penalty »»
A newly disclosed email from the NCAA's top lawyer documents just how close Penn State came to having its football program shut down due to the Jerry Sandusky child abuse scandal.
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11/12/2014, FAMU's Winslow pledges better communication »»
Florida A&M athletic director Kellen Winslow has issued a statement apologizing "to those I have offended" with recent actions taken within the department.
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11/12/2014, Tennessee to keep Lady Vols only for hoops »»
Tennessee will call each of its teams the Volunteers, phasing out the Lady Volunteers nickname for all women's sports other than basketball starting next year.
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11/11/2014, Back to school: Mickelson to help Sun Devils »»
Phil Mickelson is finding a way to pass an extended break from the PGA Tour -- helping his brother Tim's Arizona State golf team.
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11/10/2014, UConn soccer player banned for middle finger »»
The University of Connecticut has suspended a woman's soccer player who made an obscene gesture to a television camera following the Huskies' win over USF in Sunday's American Athletic Conference championship game.
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