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12/22/2014, IRS to auction money Mets owe Strawberry »»
Next month, the Internal Revenue Service is auctioning off the remaining annuity from the deferred compensation Darryl Strawberry agreed to when he signed a six-year contract with the Mets almost 30 years ago.
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12/22/2014, Pistons waive Smith, cite 'shifting priorities' »»
The Detroit Pistons on Monday waived Josh Smith, who still had two years and at least $26 million remaining on his contract after this season.
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12/22/2014, State: Hernandez trial likely to last 6-10 weeks »»
Former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez returned to court Monday for what will likely be his final hearing before his murder trial begins next month.
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12/22/2014, Lawyer: Video shows QB Kelly not aggressor »»
Mississippi football signee Chad Kelly's lawyer tells The Associated Press he has video evidence that shows his client was not the aggressor in a fight at a downtown Buffalo nightclub.
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12/22/2014, Coughlin chides Beckham but likes his edge »»
New York Giants coach Tom Coughlin came to Odell Beckham Jr.'s defense Monday, a day after his star rookie wide receiver received a taunting penalty and was involved in a sideline brawl with the St. Louis Rams.
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12/22/2014, NFL considering discipline for Raiola incident »»
The NFL is looking into a potential fine or discipline for Detroit Lions center Dominic Raiola's stepping on the ankle of Chicago Bears defensive lineman Ego Ferguson on Sunday.
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12/22/2014, Twins extend pitcher Hughes through 2019 »»
Pitcher Phil Hughes has reached agreement on a three-year, $42 million guaranteed contract extension with the Minnesota Twins, the team announced.
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12/22/2014, Ali fighting off pneumonia, 'vastly improved' »»
A spokesman for boxing great Muhammad Ali says the former heavyweight champion's condition has "vastly improved" since he was admitted to a hospital with a mild case of pneumonia during the weekend.
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12/22/2014, Wade: LeBron deserves Heat fans' gratitude »»
Dwyane Wade believes LeBron James should be met with gratitude by Heat fans when he returns Thursday with the Cleveland Cavaliers.
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12/22/2014, Cavs tame Grizzlies as Waiters steps up late »»
LeBron James had 25 points and 11 assists, Dion Waiters scored 13 of his 21 points in the fourth quarter and the Cavaliers handled one of the West's best teams, beating the Grizzlies 105-91 on Sunday.
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12/22/2014, Upset after loss, S. Smith jabs Ravens critics »»
Wide receiver Steve Smith expressed his frustration more than any other player after the Baltimore Ravens' 25-13 loss at the Houston Texans.
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12/22/2014, Romo as MVP? Unquestionably, Cowboys say »»
After claiming their first division title since 2009, the Dallas Cowboys started making a case for quarterback Tony Romo as the NFL MVP.
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12/22/2014, Newton: 'Classless' to cheer Manziel injury »»
Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton said it was "classless" that fans cheered Sunday when Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel was injured in the first half.
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12/22/2014, Seahawks rout Cards behind big-play offense »»
The Seattle Seahawks and Arizona Cardinals were scoreless in a defensive-dominated first quarter in their NFC West showdown Sunday night.
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12/21/2014, Winston ruled to have not violated FSU code »»
Jameis Winston attorney David Cornwell confirmed to ESPN's Joe Schad that the Florida State Seminoles quarterback was ruled to have not violated university conduct code.
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12/19/2014, It's official: Celtics ship Rondo to Mavericks »»
The Boston Celtics have traded Rajon Rondo to the Dallas Mavericks, the teams announced Thursday night.
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NFL Headlines
12/22/2014, Cards to keep Fitzgerald for 2015, at least »»
Arizona Cardinals GM Steve Keim says receiver Larry Fitzgerald's contract is "baked" into the team's books for 2015.
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12/22/2014, State: Hernandez trial likely to last 6-10 weeks »»
Former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez returned to court Monday for what will likely be his final hearing before his murder trial begins next month.
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12/22/2014, Coughlin chides Beckham but likes his edge »»
New York Giants coach Tom Coughlin came to Odell Beckham Jr.'s defense Monday, a day after his star rookie wide receiver received a taunting penalty and was involved in a sideline brawl with the St. Louis Rams.
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12/22/2014, NFL considering discipline for Raiola incident »»
The NFL is looking into a potential fine or discipline for Detroit Lions center Dominic Raiola's stepping on the ankle of Chicago Bears defensive lineman Ego Ferguson on Sunday.
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12/22/2014, Coughlin wears tribute to slain NYPD officers »»
New York Giants coach Tom Coughlin is wearing a black strip on his left shoulder and a peace sign under the "NY" logo on his blue pullover for the Giants' game against the St. Louis Rams on Sunday.
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12/22/2014, Bills' Dareus leaves game with knee injury »»
Buffalo Bills defensive tackle Marcell Dareus left in the second quarter of Sunday's game against the Oakland Raiders with a knee injury and was later declared out for the remainder of the contest.
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12/22/2014, Falcons WRs to CB Lewis: Back up trash talk »»
Atlanta Falcons receivers Roddy White and Harry Douglas had some choice words for New Orleans Saints cornerback Keenan Lewis following the Falcons' 30-14 victory on Sunday.
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12/22/2014, Ross: Philbin to return as Fins' coach in '15 »»
Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross said after Sunday's 37-35 win against the Minnesota Vikings that coach Joe Philbin will return for a fourth season.
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12/22/2014, Upset after loss, S. Smith jabs Ravens critics »»
Wide receiver Steve Smith expressed his frustration more than any other player after the Baltimore Ravens' 25-13 loss at the Houston Texans.
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12/22/2014, Romo as MVP? Unquestionably, Cowboys say »»
After claiming their first division title since 2009, the Dallas Cowboys started making a case for quarterback Tony Romo as the NFL MVP.
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12/22/2014, Lynch: Thanks For Asking »»
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12/22/2014, Rodgers played with pulled calf in Packers win »»
Aaron Rodgers was stunned that he pulled a calf muscle in his left leg early in Sunday's game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He figured all the liquids he drank to combat the flu in the days before the game would've protected him from any muscle pulls.
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12/22/2014, Newton: 'Classless' to cheer Manziel injury »»
Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton said it was "classless" that fans cheered Sunday when Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel was injured in the first half.
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12/22/2014, Sherman: 'Could care less' about criticism »»
Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman said he cares as much about people's opinions "as the dirt under [my] shoe," and also was critical of Arizona Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson while speaking to NBC's Bob Costas.
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12/21/2014, Seven injured by lightning near Bucs game »»
Officials with Tampa Fire Rescue say seven people have been taken to the hospital with minor injuries after a lightning strike in a parking lot near the Tampa Bay Buccaneers stadium.
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12/21/2014, Sources: Stanford's Shaw plans to shun NFL »»
Any NFL team hoping to make a major run at Stanford head coach David Shaw will, in all probability, come away disappointed, sources tell ESPN.
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NBA Headlines
12/22/2014, Pistons waive Smith, cite 'shifting priorities' »»
The Detroit Pistons on Monday waived Josh Smith, who still had two years and at least $26 million remaining on his contract after this season.
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12/22/2014, Pistons waive Smith, cite 'shifting priorities' »»
The Detroit Pistons on Monday waived Josh Smith, who still had two years and at least $26 million remaining on his contract after this season.
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12/22/2014, Wounded ex-NBA player Herrera improving »»
Former NBA player Carl Herrera is out of intensive care and improving following a weekend shooting, the club he coaches said Monday.
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12/22/2014, Wade: LeBron deserves Heat fans' gratitude »»
Dwyane Wade believes LeBron James should be met with gratitude by Heat fans when he returns Thursday with the Cleveland Cavaliers.
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12/22/2014, Cavs tame Grizzlies as Waiters steps up late »»
LeBron James had 25 points and 11 assists, Dion Waiters scored 13 of his 21 points in the fourth quarter and the Cavaliers handled one of the West's best teams, beating the Grizzlies 105-91 on Sunday.
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12/22/2014, Davis leads Pelicans by Durant-less Thunder »»
Davis scores 38, leads Pelicans past Thunder
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12/22/2014, Nuggets' Gallinari out with torn meniscus »»
Nuggets forward Danilo Gallinari has a torn meniscus in his right knee and is expected to soon undergo surgery.
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12/22/2014, Westbrook: Lack of passing not problem »»
Thunder guard Russell Westbrook took exception to questions Sunday about his perceived lack of passing following the Thunder's 101-99 loss to the Pelicans.
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12/22/2014, Kings pull away from Lakers late, snap skid »»
DeMarcus Cousins had 29 points and 14 rebounds in his second start since returning from a serious illness, and the Sacramento Kings snapped a five-game losing streak with a 108-101 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday.
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12/21/2014, Grizzlies' Randolph (knee) out against Cavs »»
Grizzlies forward Zach Randolph will miss his first game this season because of sore and swollen right knee.
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12/21/2014, Irving garners USA Basketball men's award »»
Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving, the MVP of the Basketball World Cup, was honored Sunday as the USA Basketball Male Athlete of the Year.
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12/21/2014, Kings, Nets explore D-Will trade, sources say »»
The Brooklyn Nets and Sacramento Kings have engaged in trade talks involving point guard Deron Williams, league sources confirmed to ESPNNewYork.com, but no deal is close.
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12/21/2014, Silver on tanking: 'No team is trying to lose' »»
NBA commissioner Adam Silver says the perception of tanking in the league is greater than the reality of it.
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12/21/2014, Passing it on: Watt, Mutombo talk finger wag »»
Before the Texans faced the Baltimore Ravens at NRG Stadium on Sunday, former NBA star Dikembe Mutombo was caught in what looked like a finger-wag lesson with Texans defensive end J.J. Watt.
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12/20/2014, Pierce: Wizards need to 'build better habits' »»
Although he was pleased with the Washington Wizards' latest comeback victory, Paul Pierce thinks his new team has some long-term work to do.
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12/19/2014, Sources: Rondo gives Mavs edge with O'Neal »»
The acquisition of Rajon Rondo has given the Dallas Mavericks an undeniable edge in the race to lure veteran big man Jermaine O'Neal back to the NBA, according to league sources.
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MLB Headlines
12/22/2014, IRS to auction money Mets owe Strawberry »»
Next month, the Internal Revenue Service is auctioning off the remaining annuity from the deferred compensation Darryl Strawberry agreed to when he signed a six-year contract with the Mets almost 30 years ago.
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12/22/2014, Twins extend pitcher Hughes through 2019 »»
Pitcher Phil Hughes has reached agreement on a three-year, $42 million guaranteed contract extension with the Minnesota Twins, the team announced.
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12/20/2014, Middlebrooks to Padres; Red Sox get Hanigan »»
The Red Sox and Padres are working on a trade that would send third baseman Will Middlebrooks to San Diego and catcher Ryan Hanigan to Boston, but as of mid-Friday it had not been finalized, according to a league source.
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12/20/2014, Report: Umpires, MLB reach 5-year labor deal »»
Several people familiar with the deal say Major League Baseball and its umpires have reached agreement on a five-year labor contract.
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12/19/2014, Athletics release vet Punto after one season »»
The Oakland Athletics have released infielder Nick Punto.
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12/19/2014, Giants fill Sandoval hole, trade for McGehee »»
The Giants have acquired third baseman Casey McGehee from the Miami Marlins for a pair of right-handed minor league pitchers, finding their replacement for departed slugger Pablo Sandoval.
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12/19/2014, Catcher Ross joining Lester with Cubs »»
Free-agent catcher David Ross has agreed to a two-year, $5 million deal with the Chicago Cubs, a source confirmed to ESPN Chicago's Jesse Rogers.
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12/19/2014, Breslow agrees to 1-year deal with Red Sox »»
The Boston Red Sox turned to a familiar face to address their need for left-handed bullpen help, coming to terms with Craig Breslow on a one-year $2 million deal, according to agent Bob Baratta.
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12/19/2014, Twins tab Quade to manage Triple-A club »»
The Minnesota Twins have hired former Chicago Cubs manager Mike Quade to run their top farm team.
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12/19/2014, Report: Dodgers pass Yanks in owing most tax »»
The Dodgers have ended the Yankees' 15-year streak as Major League Baseball's biggest spender and owe more than $26.6 million in luxury tax.
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12/19/2014, Sources: Padres keep dealing, get J. Upton »»
The San Diego Padres have acquired left fielder Justin Upton from the Atlanta Braves, sources told ESPN.
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12/19/2014, Yankees trade Prado to Miami, get P Eovaldi »»
The New York Yankees traded their starting second baseman Martin Prado to the Miami Marlins for starting pitcher Nathan Eovaldi as part of a five-player deal, the teams announced Friday.
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12/19/2014, Sources: Selig to earn $6M a year in retirement »»
Outgoing MLB commissioner Bud Selig will receive a salary of about $6 million annually in retirement, sources told ESPN.com's Buster Olney.
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12/19/2014, Hart, Pirates agree on 1-year, $2.5M deal »»
First baseman Corey Hart and the Pittsburgh Pirates have agreed to a $2.5 million, one-year contract.
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12/19/2014, Source: Giants give Peavy two years, $24M »»
Free-agent pitcher Jake Peavy has reached an agreement on a two-year, $24 million contract with the San Francisco Giants, a baseball source told ESPN.com.
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NHL Headlines
12/22/2014, 3 more Penguins to be tested for mumps »»
The Pittsburgh Penguins have not yet shaken the mumps virus, as three more players will undergo testing for the disease before the team readies itself for the upcoming holiday break.
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12/22/2014, Bruins' Bartkowski gets game misconduct for hit »»
Bruins defenseman Matt Bartkowski was given a game misconduct for his late hit on Buffalo Sabres captain Brian Gionta at 14:08 of the first period Sunday night at TD Garden.
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12/22/2014, Rangers extend backup G Talbot for 1 year »»
The New York Rangers have reached a one-year contract extension with goalie Cam Talbot, keeping Henrik Lundqvist's backup away from unrestricted free agency.
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12/21/2014, Canucks' Hansen expected to be OK after hit »»
Canucks forward Jannik Hansen is expected to be OK after it appeared he collapsed on the bench Saturday night after taking a hit during Vancouver's game against the Calgary Flames.
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12/20/2014, Jackets F Jenner has stress fracture in back »»
The injury-riddled Columbus Blue Jackets will be without forward Boone Jenner for one to two months because of a stress fracture in his back.
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12/20/2014, Howe's family: Stem cell effect 'miraculous' »»
Gordie Howe's family says the hockey great has made a dramatic improvement after he participated in a stem cell clinical trial.
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12/19/2014, Kings' Regehr on IR with upper-body injury »»
Defenseman Robyn Regehr was placed on injured reserve by the Los Angeles Kings on Friday with an upper-body injury.
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12/19/2014, Maatta 3rd Penguin to test positive for mumps »»
Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Olli Maatta is the third member of the team diagnosed with mumps.
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12/18/2014, Canadiens honor former captain Koivu »»
There was always a special connection between former Canadiens captain Saku Koivu and the fans of Montreal.
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12/18/2014, Canes trade D Harrison to Jets for draft pick »»
The Winnipeg Jets have acquired defenseman Jay Harrison from the Carolina Hurricanes in exchange for a draft pick.
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12/18/2014, Rangers AHL player being tested for mumps »»
The mumps outbreak that has taken the NHL by surprise now appears to be making its way to the American Hockey League ranks.
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12/18/2014, Predators' Neal fined $2K by NHL for diving »»
The NHL has fined Nashville Predators forward James Neal $2,000 for violating the league's revised rule against diving and embellishing.
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12/17/2014, Flames sign Hartley to multiyear extension »»
The Calgary Flames have signed head coach Bob Hartley to a multiyear contract extension, the club announced.
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12/17/2014, NHL issues new memo on mumps prevention »»
The NHL has taken another step in light of the baffling mumps outbreak, sending out additional, more specific information about curtailing the disease and preventing further transmission.
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12/16/2014, Teams delay hospital visits due to outbreak »»
In the wake of the baffling mumps outbreak that is wreaking havoc across the NHL, several teams have postponed their scheduled visits to local children's hospitals.
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Golf Headlines
12/21/2014, Golfer, 103, may be oldest to hit hole in one »»
A 103-year-old Florida golfer may have made history as the oldest person to record a hole in one.
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12/21/2014, Atwal rallies to win Dubai Open by 1 shot »»
India's Arjun Atwal won the Asian Tour's season-ending Dubai Open on Sunday, rallying on the final hole to beat 19-year-old South Korean player Wang Jeung-hun by a stroke.
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12/21/2014, Willett makes Masters based on world rankings »»
Danny Willett of England is going to the Masters for the first time with a little help from the world ranking formula.
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12/21/2014, Evans: Ex-Bruin Olson playing for (golf) title »»
Ex-UCLA quarterback Drew Olson's golf game has improved so much that he's qualified for the USGA's new U.S. Amateur Four-Ball Championship this May at Olympic Club, writes ESPN.com's Farrell Evans.
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12/19/2014, Tiger's long-awaited 1st course design opens »»
A second career that has been eight years in the making saw its first finished product Tuesday on the Baja California peninsula as Tiger Woods opened his first golf course design.
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12/19/2014, Aussie Open returning to The Australian course »»
American Jordan Spieth will have an opportunity to defend his Australian Open title next year on the same course he won the tournament on three weeks ago.
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12/18/2014, No. 1 world amateur Henderson, 17, turns pro »»
Brooke Henderson, the 17-year-old Canadian who tops the world amateur golf ranking, has turned professional and signed with International Management Group and Ping equipment.
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12/17/2014, Inverness Club to host 2019 U.S. Junior Am »»
Inverness Club has been selected by the United States Golf Association as the host site for the 2019 U.S. Junior Amateur Championship, to be contested July 15-20.
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12/16/2014, Fritsch's 66 takes Web.com Tour Q-School »»
Brad Fritsch capped off his stellar week with a 5-under 66 on Tuesday at PGA National Resort and Spa to win the Web.com Tour Q-School by a whopping 7 shots.
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12/16/2014, McIlroy again is European Tour golfer of year »»
Rory McIlroy has been chosen as the European Tour player of the year, capping a season in which he won two majors, the Ryder Cup, and topped the money lists in Europe and the United States.
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12/14/2014, Langers hold off Loves for Father-Son crown »»
Bernhard and Jason Langer won the PNC Father-Son Challenge on Sunday by closing with a 13-under 59 for a two-stroke victory in the better-ball event.
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12/14/2014, Fraser, 3 more earn Open Championship spots »»
Marcus Fraser didn't walk away with the Thailand Golf Championship title he was hoping for, but he did achieve a secondary goal.
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12/14/2014, Grace wins Alfred Dunhill event by 7 shots »»
Branden Grace held his nerve while others faltered Sunday, pulling away for a commanding seven-shot victory at the Alfred Dunhill Championship.
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12/14/2014, Chalmers bests Scott in 7-hole Aussie playoff »»
Greg Chalmers parred the seventh hole of a playoff while Adam Scott three-putted for bogey to give the Australian lefthander his second Australian PGA championship in four years.
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12/13/2014, Day, Tringale combine to take home Shootout »»
Jason Day and Cameron Tringale overcame a slow start Saturday to win the Franklin Templeton Shootout by a shot.
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12/13/2014, Feng wins Dubai Ladies Masters by 5 shots »»
China's Shanshan Feng won the Dubai Ladies Masters for the second time in three years, closing with a 2-under 70 on Saturday for a five-stroke victory in the Ladies European Tour's season-ending event.
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Poker Headlines
12/19/2014, Success in Vegas? Poker star likes odds »»
Poker star and Las Vegas resident Daniel Negreanu was in Barcelona, Spain, when he first heard about the serious possibility of Las Vegas landing an N...
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12/09/2014, 'The Moment' Podcast: Brian Koppelman and Vanessa Selbst »»
Vanessa Selbst, the winningest female poker player in history, on reading people, making good decisions at the table, and why poker matters. Listen t...
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12/09/2014, The Moment - Vanessa Selbst »»
Vanessa Selbst, the winningest female poker player in history, on reading people, making good decisions at the table, and why poker matters.
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12/04/2014, All grown up, DeAndre Hopkins is turning into a star »»
HOUSTON -- When he plays poker, DeAndre Hopkins wears sunglasses and a hoodie, hiding his intentions from his opponents. On the field, he's exposed...
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12/02/2014, Warriors' Poker Scouting Report »»
Andrew Bogut on who the maniacs are at the Warriors' team poker games.
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12/01/2014, Betting - Analyzing early Week 14 line moves and gambling recap »»
Dave Tuley examines the early line moves for Week 14 in the NFL and gives a recap of Week 13.
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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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11/15/2014, 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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Autos Headlines
12/19/2014, Kid Rock to perform pre-race at Daytona 500 »»
Kid Rock will perform a pre-race concert at the Daytona 500 in February.
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12/18/2014, Wallace gets Xfinity ride with Roush Fenway »»
Darrell Wallace Jr. has signed a deal with Roush Fenway Racing and will drive the No. 6 Ford in the NASCAR Xfinity Series.
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12/17/2014, Kurt Busch testifies, says ex refused to leave »»
Kurt Busch has testified that he repeatedly told his ex-girlfriend to leave his motorhome the night she claims the NASCAR driver assaulted her.
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12/16/2014, James: Cup sponsor now job one »»
Sprint announced it was leaving as sponsor of NASCAR's top series after the 2016 season. So where does NASCAR go from here? The signs will change, but business is likely to remain the same.
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12/16/2014, Sprint to end NASCAR sponsorship after '16 »»
Sprint has informed NASCAR that it will not extend its title sponsorship of the organization's top-tier racing series beyond the current contract, which expires after the 2016 season.
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12/15/2014, Oreovicz: No recession for PRI show »»
While the marketing side of the motorsports equation is still working on making things bigger and better, the actual racing side looked pretty healthy at the Performance Racing Industry Show at the Indiana Convention Center.
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12/15/2014, NASCAR driver Vickers undergoes heart surgery »»
NASCAR driver Brian Vickers underwent surgery to repair a hole in his heart and will miss the start of the 2015 season.
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12/12/2014, Larson to share Ganassi-Scott Xfinity ride »»
Chip Ganassi and Harry Scott Jr. have teamed up to field one car in NASCAR's Xfinity Series next season.
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12/11/2014, Harvick named Driver of the Year by panel »»
NASCAR champion Kevin Harvick has been named Driver of the Year by a panel of broadcasters and journalists.
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12/11/2014, Kyle Busch has surgery for foot inflammation »»
Kyle Busch underwent surgery on his left foot Thursday at a Charlotte, North Carolina, hospital.
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12/05/2014, Earnhardt Jr. most popular for 12th season »»
Dale Earnhardt Jr. extended his run as NASCAR's most popular driver with his 12th consecutive win.
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12/04/2014, Dale Jr. wins prestigious Myers Bros. award »»
Dale Earnhardt Jr. has won NASCAR's prestigious Myers Brothers Award given to a person who makes significant contributions to the sport.
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12/04/2014, Joe Gibbs Racing shuffles crew chiefs for '15 »»
Joe Gibbs Racing is shuffling its crew chief lineup as it expands to a new fourth team to accommodate addition Carl Edwards.
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12/03/2014, Stewart undergoes fourth surgery on right leg »»
Tony Stewart has undergone a fourth surgery on the leg he broke last year during a sprint car race in Iowa.
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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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Tennis Headlines
12/18/2014, Serena, Djokovic selected as ITF world champs »»
Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams have been selected as the International Tennis Federation's world champions for 2014.
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12/16/2014, Berdych brings on ex-Murray coach Vallverdu »»
Tomas Berdych says Dani Vallverdu has become his new coach, just weeks after the Venezuelan split with Andy Murray.
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12/13/2014, Indian Aces win inaugural IPTL exhibition event »»
Novak Djokovic signed off in style at the International Premier Tennis League by thrashing Gael Monfils 6-0, but it was not enough for his UAE Royals to win the inaugural exhibition event on Saturday.
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12/12/2014, All 100 top-ranked men set for Aussie Open »»
All 100 top-ranked men and 99 of the top 100 women have entered to play the Australian Open in January.
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12/12/2014, Bellis clinches year-end No. 1 junior ranking »»
American teen CiCi Bellis has clinched the world's year-end No. 1 junior ranking.
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12/12/2014, ATP prize money to exceed $100M in 2015 »»
Total prize money on the ATP tour will surpass $100 million for the first time in 2015.
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12/12/2014, Navratilova to join Radwanska's coaching team »»
Add Martina Navratilova to the growing list of past tennis greats signing up to coach today's top players.
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12/09/2014, WTA sets up $525M, 10-year media rights deal »»
The WTA agreed to a media rights contract it says will be worth more than $525 million over 10 seasons from 2017 to 2026, with plans to produce all 2,000 or so singles matches on the women's tennis tour each year.
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12/02/2014, Retired Meusburger to return for Aussie Open »»
Austrian tennis player Yvonne Meusburger is coming out of retirement to play one more tournament -- the Australian Open in January.
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12/02/2014, Australian Open officials tweak heat policy »»
Australian Open organizers have tweaked the extreme heat policy for 2015 in the wake of complaints from players about dangerous conditions during a heat wave in Melbourne during the last tournament.
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11/26/2014, Murray engaged to marry longtime girlfriend »»
Andy Murray is to marry long-time girlfriend Kim Sears.
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11/25/2014, French tennis federation official banned for life »»
A French chair umpire on the futures and challenger tours became the first official to be suspended for corruption by the Tennis Integrity Unit when he received a life ban on Tuesday.
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11/23/2014, First for Federer as Swiss win Davis Cup »»
Roger Federer defeated Richard Gasquet 6-4, 6-2, 6-2 in the first reverse singles match Sunday as Switzerland won the Davis Cup final against France by taking an unassailable 3-1 lead.
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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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11/18/2014, 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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Boxing Headlines
12/22/2014, Ali fighting off pneumonia, 'vastly improved' »»
A spokesman for boxing great Muhammad Ali says the former heavyweight champion's condition has "vastly improved" since he was admitted to a hospital with a mild case of pneumonia during the weekend.
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12/21/2014, Former heavyweight champ Terrell dies at 75 »»
Ernie Terrell, whose brief reign as heavyweight champion ended with a punishing loss to Muhammad Ali in a 1967 grudge match, has died. He was 75.
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12/20/2014, Stevenson Finishes Sukhotsky With One-Punch KO »»
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12/20/2014, Stevenson stops Sukhotsky with 1-punch KO »»
In a year that will be remembered more for who Adonis Stevenson didn't fight, the lineal light heavyweight champion at least closed out 2014 with a bang.
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12/18/2014, Frampton to make first defense in hometown »»
Junior featherweight titlist Carl Frampton's first defense will come against mandatory challenger Chris Avalos on Feb. 28 at the Odyssey Arena in Frampton's hometown of Belfast, Northern Ireland, Barry McGuigan announced.
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12/18/2014, Klitschko to make 18th title defense in Brooklyn »»
Heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko is coming back to New York -- Brooklyn to be exact.
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12/17/2014, Fury to fight in Feb., risk status vs. Klitschko »»
British heavyweight contender Tyson Fury will risk his status as a mandatory challenger for world champion Wladimir Klitschko by fighting Feb. 28 at the O2 Arena in London.
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12/16/2014, Pacquiao reply to Mayweather: Let's get it on »»
Manny Pacquiao isn't mincing words when it comes to a potential fight with pound-for-pound king Floyd Mayweather Jr., taking to Twitter on Tuesday to let him know he's ready.
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12/16/2014, Mayweather: Give me Pacquiao, on May 2 »»
Pound-for-pound king Floyd Mayweather Jr. has had precious little to say about the fight the public has demanded for years, a bout with Manny Pacquiao -- until Friday night.
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12/15/2014, Bradley Jr., Chaves fight to welterweight draw »»
Timothy Bradley Jr. and Diego Chavez fought to a split draw in their welterweight bout at the Las Vegas Cosmopolitan on Saturday night.
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12/15/2014, Khan decisions Alexander; Mayweather next? »»
One year after pulling out of a fight with Devon Alexander in order to preserve himself for a shot a Floyd Mayweather Jr., this time around Amir Khan may have properly stamped his ticket to the big dance.
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12/14/2014, Lee surprises Korobov for middleweight title »»
LAS VEGAS -- Andy Lee spent most of his career at the side of the late, great Hall of Fame trainer Emanuel Steward. They traveled everywhere together and became almost like father and son.

Lee even spent several years living in Steward's Detroit home when he moved from Ireland to the United States. In their first title shot together, Lee got knocked out by Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. in the seventh round in 2012. A few months later, Steward died from cancer.

Vowing to win a world title in Steward's...
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12/14/2014, Stiverne to make first defense against Wilder »»
Heavyweight world titleholder Bermane Stiverne will make his first defense against unbeaten -- but untested -- Deontay Wilder in a long overdue mandatory fight on Jan. 17 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.
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12/13/2014, Thurman defeats Bundu by unanimous decision »»
It might not have been the exciting performance fight fans wanted, but Keith Thurman took a big step toward a crack at Marcos Maidana by defeating Leonard Bundu by unanimous decision on Saturday.
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12/12/2014, Kovalev exception clears way for Pascal fight »»
The final hurdle was cleared to the much anticipated fight between unified light heavyweight titleholder Sergey Kovalev and former world champion Jean Pascal on Friday as the IBF granted Kovalev an exception to his mandatory defense.
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12/12/2014, Quigg sidelined until summer after hand surgery »»
Junior featherweight titleholder Scott Quigg will be sidelined until next summer after undergoing surgery on his injured hand this week.
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Soccer Headlines
12/22/2014, Who were the team of 2014? »»
12/22/2014, Liverpool, Arsenal entertain the neutrals, but who cares about them? »»
Late derby drama, a dodgy red and Santi Cazorla's wardrobe malfunction. It was a big weekend in the Premier League! If last week's game involving Manchester United and Liverpool was billed as a contest between the Dog and Duck and The Red Lion, then Liverpool's match with Arsenal on Sunday further enhanced the Premier League's stature as the World's Best Pub League (WBPL: trademark pending). So many passes went astray (I'm looking at you, Santi Cazorla and Alexis Sanchez), so many shots were scuffed (thank you, Philippe Coutinho and Lazar Markovic) and so many tackles were reckless (ciao, Fabio Borini) that...
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12/22/2014, Martin Skrtel shows off his stapled head wound »»
The observant among you may have noticed that when Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel took to the sky to head home his side's 97th-minute equaliser against Arsenal on Sunday evening, he did so sporting a rather large black bandage around his cranium. This was because the Slovakian centre-back had his head accidentally scrawled and bloodied by Olivier Giroud's studs which caused the game to be delayed for a fair old while shortly after the restart. TOE POKE: FOOTBALL FUNNIES - The Wall: Newspaper's De Gea tribute - Cheeky t-shirt: Man Utd fans poke fun at Gerrard - Mud, glorious mud: Club World Cup farce - Foot flap: West Brom player's gruesome injury - Wenger is Frozen: Funny Arsenal manager parody - Pecs appeal: Crouch copies Ronaldo - Him again: Crouch goes crowd surfing - World Cup bonanza: Gotze's boot sells for millions Skrtel received a temporary patch-up and duly played...
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12/22/2014, Darren Fletcher's future looks unlikely to be at Manchester United »»
Ten-man Aston Villa managed to hold red-hot Manchester United to a 1-1 draw at Villa Park. On Boxing Day 2002, a slim teen wearing a Manchester United suit and tie enters a service station on the A1 motorway near Newcastle. His attire attracts attention, but his face doesn't register with weary festive travellers. The boy who later maintains that he can eat anything without putting on weight ignores the fast-food outlets and uses the service station toilets to change into less formal clothing. It's still 10 weeks before Fletcher will make his Manchester United first-team debut, but Sir...
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12/22/2014, CWC reminds us of gulf between South American clubs, national teams »»
San Lorenzo head coach Edgardo Bauza believes Real Madrid will continue to break records after Los Blancos' 2-0 victory in the final of the FIFA Club World Cup. The year of club football came to a close in South America with a "Super Sunday." In Chile, Palestino qualified for the Copa Libertadores for the first time since the mid-1970s with a surprise 9-2 aggregate thumping of Santiago Wanderers. Bolivar made sure of the title in Bolivia with a last-day league win. In Colombia, Santa Fe overcame Medellin 3-2 in a two-legged final. In Peru, after nearly three games of deadlock, Sporting Cristal found an extra-time goal to beat Juan Aurich. And there was...
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12/22/2014, Newcastle winger Jonas Gutierrez 'proud' to return after cancer fight »»
Jonas Gutierrez thanked friends, family and football fans for their support after the Newcastle winger made his comeback having battled testicular
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12/22/2014, Juanfran: If Real Madrid are God's team, Atletico are for the humble »»
Juanfran has hit back at Sergio Ramos' praise of Real Madrid as "God's team" by suggesting that Atletico Madrid are "the team of the humble," reports
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12/22/2014, Is this improvement at Liverpool or a case of 'The Emperor's New Clothes'? »»
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers believes his players are returning to their best form despite defensive mistakes in their match against Arsenal. These are relatively hard times to be a Liverpool fan, and in times of struggle, people always want to see some progress. Absolutely any cause for optimism will be grabbed tightly with both hands. Economists used to call them "the green shoots of recovery." There may be trouble and woe almost everywhere you turn, but one tiny fragment of quality can be nourished. The only problem is when people believe in it so completely, they almost blot out the rest of the picture. LIVERPOOL LATEST - Three Points: Skrtel the hero vs. Arsenal - Player Ratings: Lallana, Coutinho lead LFC - TOTW: Silva, Austin, Benteke feature - Jolly: Liverpool, Arsenal look beatable - Transfer Talk: Torres could be set for Anfield return - Capital One Cup semis: LFC vs. Chelsea Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers...
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12/22/2014, Liverpool Have Something To Build On »»
Yes, they defended poorly and yes, they needed a late, late goal to salvage a point against Arsenal. But Liverpool's overall performance was full of positives. Plus: it's time to stop mocking the Club World Cup. Marcotti's Musings &#187
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12/22/2014, Has Mauricio Pochettino cracked the code to make Spurs a success? »»
Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino praised Erik Lamela's strong performance in their 2-1 win over Burnley. A few years ago, a comedian and fan of the NFL's Cleveland Browns recorded a YouTube video in which he dubbed his team's stadium the Factory of Sadness, reflecting on how their consistent failure can bring down the mood of an entire city. That title could apply to quite a few Premier League sides, but perhaps the most apposite comparison is Tottenham Hotspur. Being a Spurs fan this past decade or so must be like living through perpetual limbo, never really calamitously bad but never quite as good...
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12/22/2014, Arsenal's ridiculous list of injuries will wreck their season if it doesn't improve »»
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger showed signs of frustration after his side's 2-2 draw against Liverpool. Make no mistake, the biggest problem Arsenal have right now is the injury crisis. Maybe crisis is the wrong word; it makes it sound like a short-term issue. The injury situation. The injury saga. The injury chronicle. Whatever name you want to use, it's an ongoing problem that is having a negative impact on the team's performances and results. ARSENAL LATEST - TOTW: Silva, Austin, Benteke feature - Jolly: Liverpool, Arsenal look beatable - Player Ratings: Sanchez anonymous at Anfield - Wenger backed by Arsenal fans in YouGov poll - Usmanov loses £516m in 48 hours due to ruble crisis - Top Tenner: Henry's best moments For Sunday's 2-2 draw at Liverpool, the Gunners were without midfielders Aaron Ramsey, Mikel Arteta, Jack Wilshere, Mesut Ozil and Tomas Rosicky. So manager...
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12/22/2014, Sepp Blatter 'has no plans' to step down as FIFA president - report »»
FIFA president Sepp Blatter is committed to standing for a fifth term in office despite another turbulent year which has seen his leadership questioned time
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12/22/2014, Vote for the 2014 ESPN FC Awards »»
Cristiano Ronaldo, James Rodriguez and Manuel Neuer, along with Philipp Lahm and Lionel Messi have all had standout years. Who will win ESPN FC's Player of the Year award? As 2014 draws to a close, ESPN FC is asking you to vote in the second edition of our annual awards. A year ago, Cristiano Ronaldo won the 2013 Belonged To award and this year, in addition to that accolade, we have added nine other categories. Vote now! Here are the ballots for this year's awards (voting closes at midnight on Dec. 29). Who did 2014 belong to? Cristiano Ronaldo James Rodriguez Philipp Lahm Manuel Neuer Lionel Messi 64% Cristiano Ronaldo 6% James Rodriguez 4% Philipp Lahm 15% Manuel Neuer 10% Lionel Messi $('.article-module.poll[data-poll-id="4626432"]').each(function(i) { var pollId = $(this).data('poll-id'); FC.Poll.polls[pollId] = new FC.Poll().init($(this), pollId); }); Cristiano Ronaldo: If Ronaldo's superstar performances last year earned him the Ballon d'Or and our own ESPN FC award, a case could be made that he is even more deserving...
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12/22/2014, Ander Herrera assures Manchester United fans injury is not long-term »»
Ander Herrera missed Manchester United's draw at Aston Villa with a muscle injury but is confident he will not be sidelined for long as the Red Devils enter
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12/22/2014, Martin Skrtel shows staples required after head injury vs. Arsenal »»
Martin Skrtel has revealed the extent of the head injury he suffered during Liverpool's 2-2 draw with Arsenal on Sunday. Skrtel was caught by the boot of
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12/22/2014, Ecuadorian player sent-off for horror lunge on his little brother »»
Over in Ecuador, Emelec clinched their second successive Primera A title on Sunday evening with a 4-1 victory over SC Barcelona in the second instalment of the two-legged play-off final between the sides. With the first game finishing 1-1 on Thursday, Emelec cruised it on their home turf, winning 3-0 largely thanks to a brace from Miller Bolanos -- though the 24-year-old attacking midfielder was fairly lucky to still be on the pitch by the time he lumped home his first goal in the 81st minute. TOE POKE: FOOTBALL FUNNIES - The Wall: Newspaper's De Gea tribute - Cheeky t-shirt: Man Utd fans poke fun at Gerrard - Mud, glorious mud: Club World Cup farce - Foot flap: West Brom player's gruesome injury - Wenger is Frozen: Funny Arsenal manager parody - Pecs appeal: Crouch copies Ronaldo - Him again: Crouch goes crowd surfing - World Cup bonanza: Gotze's boot sells for millions You...
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12/22/2014, Premier League in 90 seconds »»
Late derby drama, a dodgy red and Santi Cazorla's wardrobe malfunction. It was a big weekend in the Premier League!
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12/22/2014, Moussa Sissoko has 'love' for Arsenal, but is happy at Newcastle »»
Moussa Sissoko has told L'Equipe he "loves Arsenal" and suggested he will seek to leave Newcastle United to further his ambitions. Sissoko, 25, may have only
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12/22/2014, Kevin De Bruyne is not leaving Wolfsburg for Man City - agent »»
Kevin De Bruyne's agent has told kicker that the midfielder is not interested in leaving Wolfsburg amid rumours of a possible return to Premier League. De
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12/22/2014, Five things we learned in La Liga this weekend »»
1. Suarez finally ends wait for La Liga goal Barcelona's home game against Cordoba on Saturday was Luis Suarez's final opportunity of 2014 to end the "80
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12/22/2014, Five things we learned in La Liga this weekend »»
ESPN FC's Alejandro Moreno breaks down Barcelona's emphatic 5-0 over Cordoba. 1. Suarez finally ends wait for La Liga goal Barcelona's home game against Cordoba on Saturday was Luis Suarez's final opportunity of 2014 to end the "80 million euro summer signing still hasn't scored in La Liga" narrative, which had been getting louder and louder through recent weeks in the Spanish and Catalan press. The former Liverpool man had one half-chance in the first 45 minutes, but otherwise his performance was similar to most recently -- lots of running in the channels, some clever passes...
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12/22/2014, Inter Milan coach Roberto Mancini targets Lucas Leiva, Alessio Cerci »»
Inter Milan coach Roberto Mancini has admitted an interest in Liverpool's Lucas Leiva and Atletico Madrid's Alessio Cerci as the winter transfer market
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12/22/2014, Mats Hummels: No guarantees for 'rubbish' Borussia Dortmund »»
Borussia Dortmund captain Mats Hummels says there are no guarantees his side will improve in the second half of the Bundesliga season, describing BVB's away
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12/22/2014, Jose Mourinho: Chelsea's frustrated fringe players must be patient »»
Jose Mourinho accepts there are individuals in the Chelsea dressing room frustrated with a lack of playing time but is confident such players are ready to
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12/22/2014, Moral victories enough for Liverpool? »»
The ESPN FC discuss Liverpool's recent upturn in form following victory over Bournemouth and a spirited draw vs. Arsenal.
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12/22/2014, Moral victories enough for Liverpool? »»
<img style="float: left; margin-right: 10px;" src="http://a.espncdn.com/combiner/i/?img=/photo/2014/1222/fc_as_skrtel_1296x864.jpg&amp;w=100&amp;h=80&amp;scale=crop&amp;site=espnfc" />The observant among you may have noticed that when Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel took to the sky to head home his side&apos;s 97th-minute equaliser against Arsenal on Sunday evening, he did so sporting a rather large black bandage around his cranium. This was because the Slovakian centre-back had his head accidentally scrawled and bloodied by Olivier Giroud&apos;s studs which caused the game to be delayed for a fair old while shortly after the restart. TOE POKE: FOOTBALL FUNNIES - The Wall: Newspaper&apos;s De Gea tribute - Cheeky t-shirt: Man Utd fans poke fun at Gerrard - Mud, glorious mud: Club World Cup farce - Foot flap: West Brom player&apos;s gruesome injury - Wenger is Frozen: Funny Arsenal manager parody - Pecs appeal: Crouch copies Ronaldo - Him again: Crouch goes crowd surfing - World Cup bonanza: Gotze&apos;s boot sells for millions Skrtel received a temporary patch-up and duly played...
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12/21/2014, Man City's holiday challenge is keeping Chelsea close, Frank Lampard closer »»
Watch all the highlights from an exciting Saturday of Week 17 in the Premier League. The future of Manchester City's season could hinge on the next 10 days. Of course, the most crucial part of the Christmas period for the Blues to keep the pressure on Chelsea is picking up maximum points from fixtures with West Brom, Burnley and Sunderland -- but there are some other key issues to sort out, too. And this combination could mean success or failure in 2014-15 for Manuel Pellegrini. The 3-0 win over Crystal Palace on Saturday proved that, at least in the short term, the champions can...
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12/21/2014, Gareth Bale rumoured to be talking to Man United about summer move »»
Would Gareth Bale look good in red? According to some U.K. media outlets, the brass at Manchester United think so. Some people think the festive season is about counting down December's days until Christmas morning, but we all know the real fun begins Jan. 1. Keep connected with all the build-up with Transfer Talk. TRANSFERS BY LEAGUE All transfers English Premier League Spanish La Liga Italian Serie A German Bundesliga Major League Soccer It's back ... Bale to United There are some things -- like bright, shiny objects or a really nice Bordeaux -- that, try as you might, are powerless to resist. The persistent rumours that Gareth Bale is headed for a Premier League return to Manchester United is the Transfer Talk equivalent to...
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12/21/2014, Heroes and Villains: Charlie Austin's goals keep QPR on course for safety »»
Watch all the highlights from an exciting Sunday of Week 17 in the Premier League, including Adam Johnson and Martin Skrtel's late goals. Man United drew, Man City won big and Liverpool and Arsenal... well, they did what Liverpool and Arsenal do best. Welcome to the latest edition of Iain Macintosh's Heroes and Villains... HEROES Where would Queens Park Rangers be without Charlie Austin? Far closer to the bottom of the table and staring hopefully at Bobby Zamora, we'd wager. Austin's hat trick saved the day at Loftus Road where QPR recovered from a two-goal deficit against West Bromwich Albion to win 3-2. The winner was his...
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12/21/2014, Jolly: Liverpool, Arsenal flaws too familiar »»
<img style="float: left; margin-right: 10px;" src="http://a.espncdn.com/combiner/i/?img=/photo/2014/1101/fc_redcard_rh_1296x864.jpg&amp;w=100&amp;h=80&amp;scale=crop&amp;site=espnfc" />Over in Ecuador, Emelec clinched their second successive Primera A title on Sunday evening with a 4-1 victory over SC Barcelona in the second instalment of the two-legged play-off final between the sides. With the first game finishing 1-1 on Thursday, Emelec cruised it on their home turf, winning 3-0 largely thanks to a brace from Miller Bolanos -- though the 24-year-old attacking midfielder was fairly lucky to still be on the pitch by the time he lumped home his first goal in the 81st minute. TOE POKE: FOOTBALL FUNNIES - The Wall: Newspaper&apos;s De Gea tribute - Cheeky t-shirt: Man Utd fans poke fun at Gerrard - Mud, glorious mud: Club World Cup farce - Foot flap: West Brom player&apos;s gruesome injury - Wenger is Frozen: Funny Arsenal manager parody - Pecs appeal: Crouch copies Ronaldo - Him again: Crouch goes crowd surfing - World Cup bonanza: Gotze&apos;s boot sells for millions You...
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12/21/2014, Premier League Team of the Weekend, Dec. 20-21 »»
After each round of Premier League fixtures, ESPN FC brings you its Team of the Weekend. Our panel of experts carefully select 11 star performers along with
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12/21/2014, Premier League Team of the Weekend, Dec. 20-21 »»
Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini says he was never worried his side would not claim a win over Crystal Palace, despite being held at the break. After each round of Premier League fixtures, ESPN FC brings you its Team of the Weekend. Our panel of experts carefully select 11 star performers along with a manager. Do you agree or disagree? You can have your say on those picked or overlooked in the comments section at the foot of the article or on Twitter using the hashtag #TOTW. Plus, tune in to Monday's "ESPN FC" (5:30 p.m. ET, ESPN2) for more reaction. ESPN FC's Team of the Weekend Goalkeeper: Here we go again. There are a hat trick of candidates to don the gloves...
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12/18/2014, Who was the coach of 2014? »»
College Basketball Headlines
12/22/2014, Unbeaten Wildcats remain unanimous No. 1 »»
Kentucky leaves no doubt about its standing atop the AP Top 25 poll.
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12/22/2014, Virginia clamps down on Harvard in blowout »»
No. 6 Virginia slams Harvard 76-27
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12/22/2014, Daily Word: Concern for young Jayhawks? »»
Daily Word: Concern for young Jayhawks?
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12/22/2014, Cincy's Cronin out with unruptured aneurysm »»
Cincinnati coach Mick Cronin has an aneurysm and will be sidelined indefinitely while doctors decide how to treat it.
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12/21/2014, Louisville's Harrell gets 1-game suspension »»
Louisville junior Montrezl Harrell has been suspended for one game by the ACC after being ejected from the fourth-ranked Cardinals' 76-67 win over Western Kentucky for throwing an elbow.
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12/21/2014, Gasaway: How Calipari 'hacked' basketball »»
Hint: It's not recruiting; plus, notes on the Spartans, Hurricanes and more
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12/20/2014, Sources: Burton transferring to Iowa State »»
Iowa State has landed a commitment from Marquette transfer Deonte Burton, sources told ESPN. Burton chose Iowa State over UCLA.
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12/20/2014, Ex-Duke F Murphy eligible, debuts for Gators »»
Former Duke forward Alex Murphy made his debut for Florida on Saturday after transferring last year.
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12/20/2014, Authenticity of $33K Jordan shoes questioned »»
An auction house is offering the winning bidder of a pair of shoes, advertised as worn by Michael Jordan during his freshman year at North Carolina, a chance to return them and get his money back.
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12/19/2014, Vols' McGhee (foot) out at least 6-8 weeks »»
Tennessee forward Jabari McGhee is expected to miss at least six to eight weeks after surgery on his right foot.
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12/18/2014, Arizona State approves Sendek's extension »»
The Arizona Board of Regents has approved a contract extension for Arizona State basketball coach Herb Sendek, though added provisions to the original deal.
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12/18/2014, Diedhiou admitted to Minnesota, eligible to play »»
Minnesota freshman forward Gaston Diedhiou has been admitted to the university and added to the roster.
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12/18/2014, Reserve Agau to transfer from No. 4 Louisville »»
Louisville coach Rick Pitino has announced that reserve sophomore forward Akoy Agau will transfer after this semester.
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12/18/2014, Dayton dismisses pair for violation of rules »»
Dayton Flyers has dismissed starting center Devon Scott and backup big man Jalen Robinson from the team after a violation of team rules.
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12/17/2014, Duke's Ojeleye granted release, to transfer »»
Duke says forward Semi Ojeleye is leaving the program.
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12/17/2014, Iowa's Big Four Classic extended through 2017 »»
The annual basketball doubleheader featuring Iowa's four Division I teams has been extended through 2017.
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12/16/2014, BYU's Haws (ankle sprain) likely out 2 weeks »»
BYU coach Dave Rose said Monday that Tyler Haws is out with a bad sprain of his left ankle and he hopes that he will be healthy in time for the WCC opener against Gonzaga on Dec. 27 at the Marriott Center.
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College Football Headlines
12/22/2014, Lawyer: Video shows QB Kelly not aggressor »»
Mississippi football signee Chad Kelly's lawyer tells The Associated Press he has video evidence that shows his client was not the aggressor in a fight at a downtown Buffalo nightclub.
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12/22/2014, Source: Campbell, Toledo agree to new deal »»
Matt Campbell has agreed to a new contract with the Toledo Rockets through the 2020 season, a source told ESPN on Monday.
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12/22/2014, Boise State's top rusher Ajayi to enter draft »»
Boise State running back Jay Ajayi announced Sunday that he's going to skip his senior season and enter the 2015 NFL Draft.
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12/21/2014, What Does Ruling Mean For Winston? »»
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12/21/2014, Winston ruled to have not violated FSU code »»
Jameis Winston attorney David Cornwell confirmed to ESPN's Joe Schad that the Florida State Seminoles quarterback was ruled to have not violated university conduct code.
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12/21/2014, Winston ruled to have not violated FSU code »»
Jameis Winston attorney David Cornwell confirmed to ESPN's Joe Schad that the Florida State Seminoles quarterback was ruled to have not violated university conduct code.
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12/21/2014, Side of A&M's Kyle Field imploded for upgrades »»
The west side of Texas A&M University's Kyle Field has been imploded as part of $450 million in football stadium improvements.
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12/21/2014, Sources: Stanford's Shaw plans to shun NFL »»
Any NFL team hoping to make a major run at Stanford head coach David Shaw will, in all probability, come away disappointed, sources tell ESPN.
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12/21/2014, BGSU edges S. Alabama on late 78-yard TD »»
Roger Lewis caught a 78-yard touchdown pass from James Knapke with 1:04 remaining to lift Bowling Green to a 33-28 victory over South Alabama on Saturday night in the inaugural Raycom Media Camellia Bowl.
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12/21/2014, Davern helps Air Force to Potato Bowl win »»
Shayne Davern ran for a career-high 101 yards and two touchdowns and Air Force beat Western Michigan 38-24 in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl on a soggy Saturday night.
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12/20/2014, Wilson's 4 TDs guide Utah to Las Vegas win »»
Utah quarterback Travis Wilson ran for three touchdowns and passed for another Saturday, leading the No. 23 Utes to a 45-10 rout of Colorado State in the Las Vegas Bowl.
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12/20/2014, CSU-Pueblo drops Minnesota St. for D-II title »»
Colorado State-Pueblo didn't have a football program seven years ago.
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12/20/2014, Utah St. leans on D, claims New Mexico Bowl »»
Utah St shuts down UTEP 21-6 in New Mexico Bowl
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12/20/2014, Five-star DT Mack decommits from Texas A&M »»
Hours after the commitment of No. 35-ranked Malik Jefferson to the Texas Longhorns over Texas A&M and UCLA, the Aggies seemingly have lost their top defensive commitment in the class.
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12/20/2014, Vick: Florida St.'s Winston 'future of the NFL' »»
Once considered one of the NFL's biggest stars, New York Jets quarterback Michael Vick says he thinks Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston could be the league's next big star.
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12/19/2014, NFL or Michigan? Harbaugh said to be torn »»
49ers coach Jim Harbaugh's family and friends have been encouraging him to take the University of Michigan head-coaching job, but he is torn because his heart is in the NFL.
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12/19/2014, Gators QB Harris cited for driving without license »»
Florida quarterback Treon Harris is facing a misdemeanor charge for allegedly operating a motor vehicle without a valid license.
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College Sports Headlines
12/21/2014, UVa tops UCLA on PKs for NCAA soccer title »»
Virginia is again the best in college soccer.
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12/21/2014, Penn State crowned volleyball champ again »»
Micha Hancock's dream came true. The senior setter from nearby Edmond, Oklahoma, won a national title in front of family and friends in her final college match.
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12/20/2014, CSU-Pueblo drops Minnesota St. for D-II title »»
Colorado State-Pueblo didn't have a football program seven years ago.
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12/19/2014, Wisconsin-Whitewater captures D-III crown »»
Matt Behrendt was the overshadowed quarterback again. Until they played the game.
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12/19/2014, Georgia swim coach reinstated for next meet »»
After being barred from the deck for the past year, longtime Georgia swimming coach Jack Bauerle will return for the team's next meet.
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12/18/2014, UMD won't retain coach Miller, cites finances »»
In a surprising move late Monday, women's hockey powerhouse Minnesota-Duluth announced it will not retain coach Shannon Miller.
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12/18/2014, Judge delays trial on Penn State sanctions »»
A judge is delaying a trial on the legality of the NCAA's consent decree that punished Penn State for its handling of sex abuse complaints about former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky.
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12/17/2014, AD Luck exits WVU for new job as NCAA VP »»
West Virginia athletic director Oliver Luck is joining the NCAA as executive vice president of regulatory affairs and will report directly to NCAA president Mark Emmert, it was announced Wednesday.
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12/17/2014, Judge rejects NCAA concussions settlement »»
A federal judge in Chicago rejected a proposed $75 million class-action head injury settlement with the NCAA on Wednesday, portraying the deal as too unwieldy and potentially underfunded and urging both sides to go back to the drawing board.
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12/17/2014, Pitt, AD Pederson reach agreement to part ways »»
Steve Pederson deftly guided Pittsburgh through conference realignment from the crumbling Big East to the rebuilt ACC. The longtime athletic director could never find stability for the football program.
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12/17/2014, CMO tied to ex-Michigan AD Brandon resigns »»
The Michigan athletic department shed another tie to erstwhile director Dave Brandon on Wednesday with the resignation of chief marketing officer Hunter Lochmann.
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12/12/2014, Terps lose sophomore keeper to German team »»
Maryland sophomore goalkeeper Zack Steffen is leaving college to sign with Freiburg of Germany's Bundesliga.
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12/11/2014, Iowa reassigns assoc. AD to construction staff »»
A top University of Iowa athletic administrator has been reassigned to the school's construction staff amid the threat of a wrongful termination lawsuit by her partner, the school said Thursday.
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12/10/2014, Judge: No mediation in Penn State lawsuit »»
A judge overseeing a lawsuit about the $60 million fine imposed on Penn State by the NCAA as part of a consent decree after the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal says the case won't be put into a court-run mediation program.
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12/10/2014, Emmert backs NCAA enforcement, talks UAB »»
NCAA president Mark Emmert defended his organization's enforcement process and record while discussing a range of topics Wednesday.
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12/09/2014, Hawaii AD Jay resigns after two-year tenure »»
Hawaii athletic director Ben Jay resigned Tuesday after a two-year tenure marked by failed efforts to stop the university's athletic department from losing money.
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