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04/18/2014, Mets trade 1B Davis to Pirates for reliever »»
The New York Mets have traded infielder Ike Davis to the Pittsburgh Pirates for righthanded relief pitcher Zack Thornton and a player to be named later.
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04/18/2014, Kupchak says Kobe, Lakers on same page »»
Kobe Bryant looks to be having an excellent anniversary trip in Paris, judging by the photos posted on his wife's Instagram account.
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04/18/2014, Clips' Redick talks strategy vs. Warriors »»
The Golden State Warriors and Los Angeles Clippers have yet to play against each other this postseason, but they've already commenced trading shots.
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04/18/2014, TV veteran Sager diagnosed with leukemia »»
Veteran broadcaster Craig Sager has been diagnosed with leukemia and will start treatment Friday, his son confirmed.
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04/18/2014, Sources: Woodson 'bracing' for the worst »»
While it is widely believed that the New York Knicks have already made the decision to move on from coach Mike Woodson, sources tell ESPN The Magazine's Chris Broussard that nothing will be announced this weekend.
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04/18/2014, Quenneville fined $25,000 for Game 1 actions »»
The league has fined Chicago Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville $25,000 for inappropriate conduct during Thursday's first-round playoff game against the St. Louis Blues.
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04/18/2014, Broncos' visits to Bama catch NFL's attention »»
The NFL will ask some questions about why Denver Broncos offensive coordinator Adam Gase and quarterback Peyton Manning crossed paths at the University of Alabama earlier this month.
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04/18/2014, Haith: Jump to Tulsa from Mizzou 'a blessing' »»
Tulsa hired Frank Haith of Missouri as its men's basketball coach Friday, landing a major-conference coach to lead the Golden Hurricane's transition from Conference USA to the American Athletic Conference this summer.
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04/18/2014, Source: 49ers likely to pass on Smith option »»
The San Francisco 49ers are not expected to pick up the 2015 fifth-year option on linebacker/defensive end Aldon Smith's contract, a league source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.
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04/18/2014, Heating up? James, Wade, Bosh all practice »»
The Miami Heat opened preparation for the playoffs Friday under what's been a rare set of circumstances this season: LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh practiced together.
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04/18/2014, Silver: Making NBA age limit 20 top priority »»
Armed with majority support from owners and saying "we're ready to go," NBA commissioner Adam Silver made it clear pushing back the league's age limit to 20 is at the top of his priority list.
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04/18/2014, Hibbert: Wrong move to call out teammates »»
Roy Hibbert is moving forward.
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04/18/2014, NCAA prez Emmert: Food rule was 'absurd' »»
NCAA president Mark Emmert said Friday that he was happy to take pressure off the NCAA and its member schools as the governing body's legislative council voted earlier this week to eliminate all the previous restrictions on food.
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04/18/2014, Duke's Hood follows Parker into NBA draft »»
One day after Duke freshman Jabari Parker officially left for the NBA, fellow Blue Devils forward Rodney Hood did the same.
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04/14/2014, Bubba wins second Masters in three years »»
Bubba Watson won the Masters for the second time in three years on Sunday, beating Jordan Spieth and Jonas Blixt by three shots.
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NFL Headlines
04/18/2014, Saints re-sign Meachem to 1-year contract »»
The New Orleans Saints announced Friday that they have re-signed veteran receiver Robert Meachem to a one-year deal. Terms were not disclosed.
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04/18/2014, Broncos' visits to Bama catch NFL's attention »»
The NFL will ask some questions about why Denver Broncos offensive coordinator Adam Gase and quarterback Peyton Manning crossed paths at the University of Alabama earlier this month.
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04/18/2014, Source: 49ers likely to pass on Smith option »»
The San Francisco 49ers are not expected to pick up the 2015 fifth-year option on linebacker/defensive end Aldon Smith's contract, a league source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.
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04/18/2014, OTL: He may have shot Tillman »»
In his first public statements about the death of former NFL safety Pat Tillman, one of the Army Rangers involved in the 2004 friendly fire incident in Afghanistan says he has lived for 10 years with the thought that he may have fired the fatal shots.
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04/18/2014, Source: Jags to meet with Bridgewater again »»
The Jacksonville Jaguars have scheduled a second meeting and workout with quarterback Teddy Bridgewater, a source said.
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04/18/2014, Source: Watt has 5th-year option exercised »»
The Houston Texans have officially exercised the fifth-year option on DE J.J. Watt's contract for the 2015 season, per a league source.
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04/18/2014, Starting LB Allen among 4 released by Jags »»
Starting outside linebacker Russell Allen was among four players the Jacksonville Jaguars released on Thursday afternoon.
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04/18/2014, Ravens activate LB McClain from reserve list »»
The Baltimore Ravens activated Rolando McClain off the reserve-retired list Thursday, two days after his disastrous first workout with the team.
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04/17/2014, Former QB McNabb spends day in jail for DUI »»
Former NFL quarterback Donovan McNabb was released Thursday from an Arizona jail after serving a one-day sentence for a DUI arrest late last year.
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04/17/2014, Judge says Sharper won't be released on bail »»
Former NFL All-Pro safety Darren Sharper lost his bid Thursday to be released on bail in a sexual assault case after an Arizona judge found there's enough evidence to move forward with charges against him in that state.
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04/17/2014, New Jet Johnson motivated to silence critics »»
After sitting on the market for 12 days and hearing a year's worth of whispers about his declining value as a running back, Chris Johnson comes to the New York Jets resolved to prove the doubters wrong.
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04/17/2014, Jags' Doss arrested for disorderly conduct »»
Indianapolis police have arrested Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Tandon Doss on a disorderly conduct charge, but he will not be prosecuted.
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04/17/2014, Ocho Canada: Johnson joins CFL's Alouettes »»
Chad Johnson is headed north of the border.
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04/17/2014, Hernandez associate accused of lying to feds »»
An associate of former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez has been arrested on charges of obstruction of justice, witness tampering and lying to a federal grand jury.
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04/17/2014, Reports: D-Jax owes Rosenhaus over $500K »»
An arbitrator recently ruled that DeSean Jackson owes former agent Drew Rosenhaus $516,415 in unpaid loans and fees, according to multiple media reports.
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04/16/2014, NFL Nation Buzz: Lions »»
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NBA Headlines
04/18/2014, Kupchak says Kobe, Lakers on same page »»
Kobe Bryant looks to be having an excellent anniversary trip in Paris, judging by the photos posted on his wife's Instagram account.
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04/18/2014, Rivers turns deaf ear to Warriors' 'flop' talk »»
Two days after Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson called out the Los Angeles Clippers star for flopping and playing out of control, Rivers said he wants Griffin to keep doing whatever he's been doing this season, even if that includes flopping.
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04/18/2014, TV veteran Sager diagnosed with leukemia »»
Veteran broadcaster Craig Sager has been diagnosed with leukemia and will start treatment Friday, his son confirmed.
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04/18/2014, Sources: Woodson 'bracing' for the worst »»
While it is widely believed that the New York Knicks have already made the decision to move on from coach Mike Woodson, sources tell ESPN The Magazine's Chris Broussard that nothing will be announced this weekend.
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04/18/2014, GM confident Bledsoe will return to Suns »»
Phoenix Suns general manager Ryan McDonough is plotting the team's future after an unexpectedly successfully season, and he's confident that future includes Eric Bledsoe.
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04/18/2014, ESPN Forecast: West playoff winners »»
Our ESPN Forecast panel votes for which teams will win the West's first-round series.
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04/18/2014, Jazz win tiebreaker, get No. 4 spot for lottery »»
The Utah Jazz have won a tiebreaker with the Boston Celtics, giving them a chance for a better pick in the NBA draft.
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04/18/2014, O'Neal will start for injured Bogut vs. Clips »»
Golden State Warriors coach Mark Jackson says Jermaine O'Neal will start in place of injured center Andrew Bogut for Game 1 of their opening-round playoff series at the Los Angeles Clippers on Saturday.
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04/18/2014, Heating up? James, Wade, Bosh all practice »»
The Miami Heat opened preparation for the playoffs Friday under what's been a rare set of circumstances this season: LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh practiced together.
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04/18/2014, Silver: Making NBA age limit 20 top priority »»
Armed with majority support from owners and saying "we're ready to go," NBA commissioner Adam Silver made it clear pushing back the league's age limit to 20 is at the top of his priority list.
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04/18/2014, Hibbert: Wrong move to call out teammates »»
Roy Hibbert is moving forward.
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04/18/2014, Nets deny tank talk: Trying to get healthy »»
The Brooklyn Nets dismissed rampant speculation that they tanked down the stretch in order to set up a first-round playoff match-up with the Toronto Raptors.
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04/18/2014, Duke's Hood follows Parker into NBA draft »»
One day after Duke freshman Jabari Parker officially left for the NBA, fellow Blue Devils forward Rodney Hood did the same.
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04/18/2014, Melo on free-agency options: 'I want to win' »»
Carmelo Anthony said on Thursday that he'd like to re-sign with the Knicks this summer, but he needs assurances that team president Phil Jackson can build a winner around him before he commits.
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04/17/2014, Freshman Parker leaving Duke to enter draft »»
Duke freshman Jabari Parker is passing up his final three years of eligibility to enter the NBA draft.
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04/17/2014, Cuban: Bucks' new owners got 'a bargain' »»
Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban considers the sale price of approximately $550 million for the Milwaukee Bucks to be a bargain, suggesting the true value of NBA franchises is north of $1 billion.
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MLB Headlines
04/18/2014, Mets trade 1B Davis to Pirates for reliever »»
The New York Mets have traded infielder Ike Davis to the Pittsburgh Pirates for righthanded relief pitcher Zack Thornton and a player to be named later.
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04/18/2014, Rangers put Scheppers on DL; injury not serious »»
Texas Rangers right-hander Tanner Scheppers has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with right elbow muscle inflammation.
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04/18/2014, Ortiz, Red Sox anticipate emotional Monday »»
Boston Red Sox are anticipating a charged and emotional atmosphere Monday at Fenway Park and the surrounding neighborhood for Patriots' Day.
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04/18/2014, Indians' Giambi set to come off disabled list »»
On his way out to the field for pregame batting practice, Jason Kipnis hung a hard right in the Indians' clubhouse to give Jason Giambi a big hug.
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04/18/2014, Keown: Get replay right for baseball's sake »»
Speed up the process and don't limit the number of challenges managers receive
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04/18/2014, Reyes to be activated by Blue Jays on Saturday »»
The Toronto Blue Jays plan to activate shortstop Jose Reyes from the disabled list on Saturday.
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04/18/2014, Reds closer Chapman cleared to throw BP »»
Cincinnati Reds closer Aroldis Chapman has been cleared to throw batting practice for the first time since he was hit in the face by a line drive during an exhibition game on March 19.
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04/18/2014, Yanks' Teixeira tests leg, 'couldn't be happier' »»
New York Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira singled in five at-bats Friday during his second extended spring training game since injuring his right leg.
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04/18/2014, Sabathia pitches Yankees past Price, Rays »»
Sabathia beats Price; Yanks top Rays 10-2
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04/18/2014, Cards' Wainwright 2-hits error-prone Nats »»
Adam Wainwright threw a two-hitter Thursday night for his seventh career shutout, chipped in at the plate with a double and single, and St. Louis benefited from four errors by Washington in the Cardinals' 8-0 victory.
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04/17/2014, Dodgers' Ramirez hit on hand, misses game »»
Dodgers shortstop Hanley Ramirez sat out Thursday's game after getting hit in the left hand by a pitch from the Giants' Ryan Vogelsong on Wednesday.
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04/17/2014, Mattingly voices worry over threats to Puig »»
The latest news about Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig's perilous escape from Cuba has taken his relationship with manager Don Mattingly into new territory.
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04/17/2014, Blue Jays' Janssen (back) has rehab halted »»
The rehabilitation assignment for Toronto Blue Jays closer Casey Janssen has been halted because of lingering tightness in his lower back.
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04/17/2014, Cardinals place RHP Kelly (hamstring) on DL »»
St. Louis Cardinals right-hander Joe Kelly has been put on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left hamstring.
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04/17/2014, Padres' Johnson (elbow) to visit Dr. Andrews »»
Padres pitcher Josh Johnson will have his right elbow examined by noted orthopedic surgeon Dr. James Andrews next week.
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04/17/2014, Nats' Fister has 'no issues' during session »»
Right-hander Doug Fister threw two innings at extended spring training in Florida and could join the Nationals in about three weeks "assuming all goes well," manager Matt Williams said.
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NHL Headlines
04/18/2014, Bruins without Paille, Kelly to start playoffs »»
The Boston Bruins began the Stanley Cup playoffs without forwards Daniel Paille and Chris Kelly and defensemen Kevan Miller and Matt Bartkowski.
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04/18/2014, Quenneville fined $25,000 for Game 1 actions »»
The league has fined Chicago Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville $25,000 for inappropriate conduct during Thursday's first-round playoff game against the St. Louis Blues.
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04/18/2014, 'Miracle on Ice' gold medal up for auction »»
One of the Olympic gold medals earned after the famed "Miracle on Ice" hockey game in 1980 will be auctioned beginning next week.
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04/18/2014, Flyers goalie Mason takes step toward playing »»
Flyers goaltender Steven Mason was back on the ice Friday in what appears to be the next step toward his return from an upper-body injury suffered last weekend.
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04/18/2014, Steen boosts Blues over Blackhawks in 3OT »»
Alexander Steen scored at 26 seconds of the third overtime to give the St. Louis Blues a 4-3 victory over the defending Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks on Thursday night.
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04/18/2014, Sharks dominate Quick, Kings from start »»
Tomas Hertl and Raffi Torres both scored in their first game together as teammates, and the San Jose Sharks jumped on top of Jonathan Quick and the rival Los Angeles Kings with a 6-3 victory in their playoff opener Thursday night.
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04/18/2014, Stastny ties it, then lifts Avs to OT win vs. Wild »»
Paul Stastny scored 7:27 into overtime after tying the game with 13.4 seconds remaining in regulation, lifting the Colorado Avalanche to a 5-4 win over the Minnesota Wild in the opener of the Western Conference quarterfinals Thursday night.
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04/18/2014, Rangers surge past Flyers to seize opener »»
Brad Richards and Derek Stepan scored power-play goals 47 seconds apart in the third period, and the New York Rangers beat Philadelphia 4-1 in the playoff opener Thursday night.
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04/17/2014, Wings' Zetterberg, Ericsson to miss 1st round »»
Detroit Red Wings center Henrik Zetterberg and defenseman Jonathan Ericsson are expected to miss the first-round playoff series against the Boston Bruins.
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04/17/2014, Ducks' Getzlaf to play after shot to head »»
A day after Anaheim captain Ryan Getzlaf took a slap shot to the head, the Ducks already had found the lighter side of a potentially disastrous playoff injury.
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04/17/2014, Bettman: We'll miss Shanahan in league office »»
Commissioner Gary Bettman will miss Brendan Shanahan, the Hall of Fame player and former head of player safety who recently took on the post of president of hockey operations for the Toronto Maple Leafs.
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04/17/2014, Burnside: Why the Bruins will win the Cup »»
The Bruins will take advantage of the favorites beating each other up in the West to roll to another Stanley Cup championship, Scott Burnside writes.
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04/16/2014, Making it official: Jets lock in Maurice with deal »»
The Winnipeg Jets announced Wednesday that they have agreed to a four-year contract extension with head coach Paul Maurice.
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04/16/2014, Future uncertain for Hurricanes coach Muller »»
Carolina Hurricanes coach Kirk Muller says he has not been told by management if he will keep his job.
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04/15/2014, Panthers jump Sabres to win NHL draft lottery »»
NHL draft lottery losers last year, the Florida Panthers had their number come up this year.
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04/15/2014, Boston Bruins vs. Detroit Red Wings »»


In their last of four matchups during the regular season, the Red Wings beat the Bruins 3-2 on April 2. The win meant the Red Wings had won three of four over the Bruins, but it didn't necessarily fill them with any false confidence. They know exactly what they're getting in the powerhouse Bruins in Round 1 of the Stanley Cup playoffs. "They lost the game when they played here, but they were good, really good, actually," Red Wings forward Tomas Tatar told ESPN The Magazine. "They had most of the...
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04/15/2014, Predators coach Trotz out after 15 seasons »»
Barry Trotz, the NHL's longest-tenured head coach with one team, will not be back for a 16th season with the Nashville Predators.
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Golf Headlines
04/18/2014, Florida's Fieger takes Senior PGA Pro crown »»
Gene Fieger won the Senior PGA Professional National Championship on Friday, closing with a 3-under 69 for a six-stroke victory.
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04/18/2014, Jimenez sets record, leads in Champions debut »»
Miguel Angel Jimenez made a dramatic Champions Tour debut, setting a tournament record with a first-round 65 on Friday in the soggy Greater Gwinnett Championship.
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04/18/2014, Choi has Heritage lead; rain shortens Round 2 »»
K.J. Choi's early tee time and quick start moved him to the top of the rain-delayed RBC Heritage on Friday.
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04/18/2014, Haas hurts wrist, withdraws from RBC Heritage »»
Former FedEx Cup champion Bill Haas withdrew Friday from the RBC Heritage with a wrist injury.
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04/18/2014, Larrazabal dives into water to shake hornets »»
Spain's Pablo Larrazabal was forced to dive into a water hazard to avoid attacking hornets during his second round in the Malaysian Open on Friday.
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04/18/2014, Stanford withstands wind for lead in Hawaii »»
Angela Stanford shot an 8-under 64 on a wind-swept course to take a one-stroke lead after the second round of the LPGA LOTTE Championship on Thursday.
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04/18/2014, Dottie Pepper: Growing Golf »»
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04/17/2014, Weekend ratings for Masters worst since 1993 »»
The average audience for the weekend coverage of the Masters on CBS was 8.6 million viewers in 6.4 million homes, according to the Nielsen ratings that were finalized Thursday morning.
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04/17/2014, Harig: Masters continues to shine as golf's brightest star »»
Birdies and Bogeys
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04/17/2014, Westwood takes early lead at Malaysian Open »»
Determined to end a two-year title drought, Lee Westwood shot a 7-under 65 Thursday to take the lead at storm-affected Malaysian Open.
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04/16/2014, Day has cast put on hurt thumb, out 3 weeks »»
Jason Day has a cast on his left hand to immobilize his injured thumb and isn't expected to return to competition until The Players Championship in three weeks.
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04/16/2014, Players Championship moves to 3-hole playoff »»
The Players Championship is changing this year to a three-hole aggregate playoff involving the closing stretch at the TPC Sawgrass.
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04/15/2014, Top amateur Ramsey of Clemson turning pro »»
Clemson freshman golfer Ashlan Ramsey is turning pro after the school year.
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04/15/2014, Spieth: 'Sting' of Masters loss will last awhile »»
Jordan Spieth says he is still feeling the pain from a Sunday letdown at the Masters, and it may not diminish anytime soon.
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04/14/2014, Watson savors Masters win at Waffle House »»
Bubba Watson might have made $1.62 million from his second Masters victory on Sunday, but the golfer went low budget on his postround meal, tweeting a picture in the early-morning hours Monday of his table at Waffle House.
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04/14/2014, Bubba wins second Masters in three years »»
Bubba Watson won the Masters for the second time in three years on Sunday, beating Jordan Spieth and Jonas Blixt by three shots.
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04/13/2014, 50 and flirting: Jimenez, Couples make runs »»
Fred Couples, at 54 years old, pulled to within two strokes of the lead on Sunday, and though he faded during the final round, Couples was part of a group that showed the over 50 crowd can still pose a threat.
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Poker Headlines
04/18/2014, Mizrachi Dealer Academy opens online »»
Michael Mizrachi has accomplished most of what every professional poker player dreams about. He's won numerous titles around the world on many major t...
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04/15/2014, NCAA women's softball power rankings -- Florida State Seminoles hold winning hand with ace Lacey Waldrop »»
Lacey Waldrop can't keep a poker face. The Florida State ace finds it hard not to smile as she leads the nation in wins to help the Seminoles retain their spot in the espnW power rankings.
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03/31/2014, Lunch links: UCLA has some hype »»
That was a crazy game of poker. Arizona had a busy weekend on the recruiting trail. Evan Goodman is back and ready to make an impact. Sonny Dy...
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03/20/2014, BLUFF: Should poker have a shot clock? »»
Should there be a shot clock during poker tournaments? Bluff's Lance Bradley offers some pros and cons to the much-discussed proposal.
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03/14/2014, The Gardens Casino »»
ESPNLA hosted a Poker Tournament at The Gardens Casino!
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03/07/2014, Heartland Poker Tour still growing in 10th season »»
The Heartland Poker Tour continues to thrive after 10 years
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03/06/2014, Stoic Abreu hits first spring home run »»
Pitching to Jose Abreu is hard enough. It's probably impossible to get a read on him in poker. The Chicago White Sox's biggest offseason acquisitio...
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02/28/2014, The Poker Edge »»
Andrew Feldman talks with Blair Hinkle about the $1.2 million he's finally seeing from his Full Tilt winnings and delves into the 27,500 players seein...
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02/28/2014, Green Friday: FTP money returned »»
Editor's note: After an update from the Garden City Group, the number of reimbursed players that was originally reported as 30,000 has since been upda...
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02/25/2014, Nevada and Delaware sign iPoker compact »»
Gov. Brian Sandoval of Nevada and Gov. Jack Markell of Delaware signed an agreement Tuesday that would allow poker players from both states to partici...
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02/18/2014, BLUFF: Change is needed to sustain Super High Rollers »»
Is there a major issue with the current format of the Super High Rollers around the world?
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02/14/2014, The Nuts: A split decision for No. 1 »»
The Nuts is a recurring feature that takes a look at the best poker players in the world. This feature aims to produce a list of the best players at t...
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02/12/2014, WSOP 2014 - World Series of Poker schedule and results »»
The 2014 WSOP schedule features 65 events from May 27 to July 14 at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.
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02/10/2014, Aussie Millions: Welcome back Phil Ivey »»
The Aussie Millions has always been known for its offering of eye-popping high-roller events, but even with that precedent established, the prize pool...
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02/07/2014, The Poker Edge »»
Andrew Feldman talks with The Ambassador of Poker Mike Sexton about the growth of the sport and corporate sponsorships. Plus, John Pappas on the onlin...
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Autos Headlines
04/17/2014, Sponsorship woes endangering Swan Racing »»
Swan Racing is reviewing its ability to compete in NASCAR because of difficulty securing corporate sponsorship for the two-car operation.
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04/16/2014, Hinton: The art of adapting »»
The transformation of Chase Elliott, son of former NASCAR champion Bill Elliott, is unfolding according to plan. At age 18, Chase's journey has been nothing short of ... well, awesome, writes Ed Hinton.
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04/16/2014, Ky. Highway Safety to sponsor N'wide event »»
Kentucky's Office of Highway Safety will be the title sponsor for Kentucky Speedway's June 27 NASCAR Nationwide Series race.
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04/15/2014, Turn 4: NASCAR's burning questions »»
Which driver and team most needs this week off? Will Gene Haas' F1 foray hurt Stewart-Haas Racing? Why do wins elude Jimmie Johnson, Matt Kenseth and Jeff Gordon? Will Chase Elliott win the Nationwide title?
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04/14/2014, Elliott passes Sadler, wins again on N'wide »»
Chase Elliott passed Elliott Sadler on the final lap night to win his second straight Nationwide Series race, going from fifth to first on the final two laps Friday night.
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04/14/2014, Harvick survives shootout for Darlington win »»
Kevin Harvick capped his biggest weekend at Darlington Raceway with his first Southern 500 victory Saturday night, passing Dale Earnhardt Jr. two laps from the end of the longest race in the track's 65-year NASCAR history.
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04/11/2014, Harvick claims 1st career Southern 500 pole »»
Kevin Harvick won his first career pole at Darlington Raceway on Friday as he looks to chase his first Southern 500.
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04/11/2014, Son: Petty mourning, adjusting to life alone »»
Richard Petty is spending his weekends at home mourning the death of his wife instead of his familiar spot at the racetrack.
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04/11/2014, Biffle, Roush Fenway closing in on contract »»
Greg Biffle and Roush Fenway Racing are getting closer to a contract extension and could have an announcement soon.
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04/10/2014, Dale Jr.'s Nationwide team off to hot start »»
Dale Earnhardt Jr. has more than the Sprint Cup series on his mind these days -- like trying to win a Nationwide title as an owner of JR Motorsports with drivers Chase Elliott and Regan Smith.
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04/08/2014, JJ returns to track mourning brother-in-law »»
Jimmie Johnson returned to the race track Friday still mourning the loss of his brother-in-law in a California skydiving accident.
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04/08/2014, Earnhardt KO'd in fiery crash after 'mistake' »»
Just after the green flag waved to begin the NASCAR Duck Commander 500 on Monday, Sprint Cup points leader Dale Earnhardt Jr., the sport's most popular driver, smacked a wall and had to climb out of his car because it was on fire.
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04/07/2014, Logano runs down Gordon for wild Texas win »»
Joey Logano made a last-lap pass of Jeff Gordon during extra laps Monday after a late caution in a rain-delayed race at Texas, becoming the seventh different winner in as many Sprint Cup races this season.
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04/05/2014, Elliott, 18, earns 1st career N'wide victory »»
Chase Elliott has grabbed his first career Nationwide Series victory, using a strong pass of Kevin Harvick and then pulling away for an easy win at Texas Motor Speedway.
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04/04/2014, Tire pressure placed on teams, not Goodyear »»
NASCAR will not regulate tire pressures at Texas Motor Speedway, and if drivers have tire failures during Sunday's race officials believe they won't be able to blame Goodyear.
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04/01/2014, Ku. Busch bests Johnson for Martinsville win »»
Kurt Busch passed Martinsville master Jimmie Johnson for the lead with 10 laps to go Sunday and held off the eight-time winner to win at Martinsville Speedway for the first time since October 2002.
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03/31/2014, Crafton pulls ahead late, wins Trucks race »»
Matt Crafton grabbed the lead for the first time late and held on to win the rain-delayed Truck Series race at Martinsville Speedway on Sunday, his fourth career victory and first on the half-mile paper clip.
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Tennis Headlines
04/18/2014, Nadal makes earliest Monaco exit in 11 years »»
Rafael Nadal lost to Spanish compatriot David Ferrer 7-6 (1), 6-4 in the quarterfinals on Friday, his earliest exit at the Monte Carlo Masters in 11 years.
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04/18/2014, Nadal makes earliest Monaco exit in 11 years »»
Rafael Nadal lost to Spanish compatriot David Ferrer 7-6 (1), 6-4 in the quarterfinals on Friday, his earliest exit at the Monte Carlo Masters in 11 years.
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04/18/2014, Top seed Cibulkova rallies into Malaysian semis »»
Top-seeded Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia rallied to beat Zarina Diyas of Kazakhstan 4-6, 6-2, 6-4 Friday and reach the semifinals of the Malaysian Open.
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04/18/2014, Stosur-Petkovic on tap for Fed Cup semifinal »»
Australian No. 1 Samantha Stosur will meet Germany's second-ranked player, Andrea Petkovic, in the opening match of the Fed Cup World Group semifinal.
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04/17/2014, Robson (wrist) to miss French, Wimbledon »»
Britain will be without its top female player at Wimbledon after Laura Robson announced she is having surgery on her injured left wrist.
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04/16/2014, Federer would skip French Open for baby »»
Roger Federer is prepared to skip tournaments -- including possibly the French Open -- to be with his wife when she gives birth again.
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04/15/2014, French Open prize money increases by $4M »»
Prize money at the French Open will rise to more than 25 million euros ($34.5 million) this year, an increase of 3 million euros ($4.1 million) from last year.
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04/13/2014, Verdasco wins U.S. Men's Clay Court title »»
Fernando Verdasco won the U.S. Men's Clay Court Championship on Sunday for his sixth ATP World Tour title and first since 2010, beating Spanish countryman Nicolas Almagro 4-6, 7-6 (4).
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04/13/2014, Cornet beats Giorgi to win Katowice Open »»
Alize Cornet saved a match point before beating Camila Giorgi of Italy 7-6 (3), 5-7, 7-5 Sunday in a three-hour final to win the Katowice Open for her fourth career WTA title.
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04/13/2014, Garcia-Lopez wins Grand Prix Hassan II title »»
Eighth-seeded Guillermo Garcia-Lopez won his first title in nearly four years after rallying to beat fourth-seeded Marcel Granollers 5-7, 6-4, 6-3 in an all-Spanish final on clay at the Grand Prix Hassan II on Sunday.
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04/12/2014, Back pain rules Gasquet out of Monte Carlo »»
Tenth-ranked Richard Gasquet has pulled out of the Monte Carlo Masters after failing to shake off a back injury.
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04/12/2014, Wheelchair tennis champ target of carjacking »»
Wheelchair tennis' U.S. Open champion Lucas Sithole and his brother were dragged out of their car by four armed men in a late-night carjacking attempt in their native South Africa, the sport's national federation said Saturday.
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04/09/2014, Serena, Venus not on Fed Cup roster »»
Top-ranked Serena Williams is too wiped out to play in the Fed Cup against France on April 19-20, U.S. captain Mary Joe Fernandez said Wednesday.
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04/08/2014, U.S. to host Slovakia for Davis Cup in Sept. »»
The United States will host Slovakia in the Davis Cup World Group playoffs on Sept. 12-14.
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04/08/2014, Federer accepts invite for Monte Carlo Masters »»
Roger Federer has accepted a wild card invitation to play in the Monte Carlo Masters after skipping the tournament for the past two years.
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04/06/2014, Federer wins decisive match to lift Switzerland »»
Roger Federer won the decisive singles match on Sunday for Switzerland which clinched a 3-2 win over Kazakhstan in the Davis Cup to reach its first semifinal in 11 years.
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Boxing Headlines
04/18/2014, NSAC elects Bennett as executive director »»
The Nevada State Athletic Commission on Friday named Robert Bennett the agency's new executive director.
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04/18/2014, Golden Boy wins bid for Russell-Lomachenko »»
Featherweights Gary Russell and Vasyl Lomachenko will meet for a vacant world title after Golden Boy Promotions, representing Russell, beat archrival Top Rank, Lomachenko's promoter, in a close purse bid.
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04/17/2014, Pascal stays with longtime promoter Michel »»
ormer light heavyweight champion Jean Pascal, one of boxing's most sought after promotional free agents, has re-signed with longtime promoter Yvon Michel and also brought on Jean Bedard of InterBox as his co-promoter in a deal announced on Thursday.
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04/16/2014, MTR: Boxcino Middleweight Semifinals »»
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04/16/2014, 20,000 more seats to be sold for Froch-Groves II »»
The super middleweight title rematch between Carl Froch and challenger George Groves on May 31 at Wembley Stadium in England was already going to be one of the biggest fights in British boxing history. Now it is going to be even bigger.
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04/15/2014, Titleholder Garcia files suit against Top Rank »»
Junior lightweight titleholder Miguel Angel "Mikey" Garcia, declaring that his promotional agreement with Top Rank is illegal and also expired, sued the company in California State Court in Riverside County on April 8.
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04/15/2014, Mendez, Barthelemy will meet in rematch »»
Junior lightweight titlist Argenis Mendez and mandatory challenger Rances Barthelemy will meet in a rematch of their controversial first fight at a date and location to be determined.
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04/15/2014, Trinidad reaches debt deal to halt payment »»
Puerto Rico boxing star Felix Trinidad has reached a debt deal with a local bank following alleged losses of $63 million that he blames on a former financial adviser.
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04/14/2014, Alvarez, Lara to meet in nontitle bout July 12 »»
Former 154-pound titleholder Canelo Alvarez and reigning titlist Erislandy Lara will meet in the main event July 12 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas after agreeing to terms over the weekend, Richard Schaefer of Golden Boy told ESPN.com on Monday.
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04/14/2014, Pacquiao decisions Bradley to win WBO title »»
Manny Pacquiao took it to Timothy Bradley throughout the fight before 15,601 on Saturday night at the electric MGM Grand Garden Arena and was rewarded for his efforts.
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04/14/2014, Fighting Words »»
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04/12/2014, Vargas takes title away from Allakhverdiev »»
Jessie Vargas of Las Vegas certainly didn't have his best night but he was good enough in the eyes of the judges to outpoint Russian southpaw Khabib Allakhverdiev to win a junior welterweight world title on Saturday.
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04/12/2014, Provodnikov to make defense against Algieri »»
Ruslan Provodnikov hoped to kick off 2014 against another marquee opponent so he could not hide his disappointment when his first defense on June 14 was finalized this week against undefeated but largely unknown Chris Algieri.
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04/12/2014, Quigg-Munyai for junior featherweight title »»
Junior featherweight titlist Scott Quigg has a new opponent for his April 19 defense -- Tshifhiwa Munyai of South Africa.
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04/12/2014, Ramirez takes it to Lorenzo, moves to 28-0 »»
Super middleweight Gilberto Ramirez has designs on being another in the long ling of star champions from Mexico and looked like he might be on his way with an impressive fifth-round destruction of former world title challenger Giovanni Lorenzo on Friday n
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04/11/2014, Pacquiao guaranteed $20M in Bradley bout »»
Manny Pacquiao is taking pay cut from the first fight he had with Timothy Bradley Jr. two years ago and Bradley is getting a handsome raise.
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04/10/2014, Illness forces Pacquiao-Bradley II judge shuffle »»
Craig Metcalfe to replace ill John Keane to serve on the panel that will score the welterweight title rematch between titleholder Timothy Bradley Jr. and Manny Pacquiao on Saturday night at the MGM Grand.
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Soccer Headlines
04/18/2014, Toure: African bias hurts worldwide recognition »»
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04/18/2014, Liverpool trio among PFA nominees »»
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04/18/2014, Sources: Allegri not moving to Tottenham »»
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04/18/2014, Wenger lauds Giroud for ignoring scrutiny »»
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04/18/2014, Atletico Madrid 2-0 Elche: Leaders continue apace »»
Atletico Madrid 2-0 Elche: Leaders continue apace
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04/18/2014, Terry, Cole, Lampard set for new deals »»
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04/18/2014, Hammers striker Tombides dies aged 20 »»
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04/18/2014, Bilbao wary of Barca backlash »»
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04/18/2014, Rooney, Fellaini to face Everton »»
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04/18/2014, Moyes: Transfer plans underway »»
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04/18/2014, Pellegrini dismisses Messi link »»
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04/18/2014, Seedorf 'convinced' of his AC Milan future »»
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04/18/2014, Llorente unworried about missing WC »»
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04/17/2014, Ronaldo: World Cup would crown career »»
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College Basketball Headlines
04/18/2014, Brown becomes 4th Butler player to transfer »»
Freshman guard Elijah Brown is transferring out of Butler's basketball program.
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04/18/2014, ASU's McKissic granted sixth year of eligibility »»
Arizona State forward Shaquielle McKissic has been granted another year of eligibility by the NCAA and will return to the Sun Devils next season.
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04/18/2014, NIU, Montgomery agree to 2-year extension »»
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04/18/2014, Houston restricts Thomas, House transfers »»
Houston players TaShawn Thomas and Danuel House will be allowed to transfer from the program with restrictions.
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04/18/2014, Ole Miss adds Tennessee St. transfer Rhett »»
Mississippi continued its roster overhaul on Friday with the signing of Tennessee State transfer M.J. Rhett.
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04/18/2014, Shot-blocker Obekpa returning to St. John's »»
Chris Obekpa will remain a member of the St. John's men's basketball team after all.
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04/18/2014, Haith: Jump to Tulsa from Mizzou 'a blessing' »»
Tulsa hired Frank Haith of Missouri as its men's basketball coach Friday, landing a major-conference coach to lead the Golden Hurricane's transition from Conference USA to the American Athletic Conference this summer.
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04/18/2014, Silver: Making NBA age limit 20 top priority »»
Armed with majority support from owners and saying "we're ready to go," NBA commissioner Adam Silver made it clear pushing back the league's age limit to 20 is at the top of his priority list.
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04/18/2014, Hunter gets 2-year extension from Ga. State »»
Georgia State basketball coach Ron Hunter has been given a pay raise as part of his two-year contract extension through the 2020 season.
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04/18/2014, Duke promotes Capel after Wojo's departure »»
Duke has promoted assistant Jeff Capel to associate head coach and Jon Scheyer to assistant coach under Mike Krzyzewski.
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04/18/2014, NCAA prez Emmert: Food rule was 'absurd' »»
NCAA president Mark Emmert said Friday that he was happy to take pressure off the NCAA and its member schools as the governing body's legislative council voted earlier this week to eliminate all the previous restrictions on food.
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04/18/2014, NCAA proposes hardship transfers sit 1 year »»
Student-athletes who seek transfers due to "difficult life circumstances" might have to sit out a season but gain an extra year of eligibility starting in 2015-16.
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04/18/2014, Haith leaving Mizzou, agrees to coach Tulsa »»
Missouri coach Frank Haith has verbally agreed to become the next coach at Tulsa, Haith confirmed Friday morning in a text to ESPN.com.
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04/18/2014, Duke's Hood follows Parker into NBA draft »»
One day after Duke freshman Jabari Parker officially left for the NBA, fellow Blue Devils forward Rodney Hood did the same.
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04/17/2014, Mich. State celebrates late Princess Lacey »»
Lacey Holsworth did not stop smiling until cancer took her life.
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04/17/2014, Freshman Parker leaving Duke to enter draft »»
Duke freshman Jabari Parker is passing up his final three years of eligibility to enter the NBA draft.
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College Football Headlines
04/18/2014, Broncos' visits to Bama catch NFL's attention »»
The NFL will ask some questions about why Denver Broncos offensive coordinator Adam Gase and quarterback Peyton Manning crossed paths at the University of Alabama earlier this month.
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04/18/2014, NCAA prez Emmert: Food rule was 'absurd' »»
NCAA president Mark Emmert said Friday that he was happy to take pressure off the NCAA and its member schools as the governing body's legislative council voted earlier this week to eliminate all the previous restrictions on food.
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04/18/2014, NCAA proposes hardship transfers sit 1 year »»
Student-athletes who seek transfers due to "difficult life circumstances" might have to sit out a season but gain an extra year of eligibility starting in 2015-16.
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04/18/2014, Just peachy: Bowl to go back to old name »»
In an effort to comply with the new College Football Playoff, the Atlanta-based bowl game has gone back to its roots and will now be known as the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl, sources told ESPN.com on Friday.
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04/18/2014, Carl Pelini: FAU firing result of AD's agenda »»
Carl Pelini said Friday during a radio interview that his firing at Florida Atlantic last year was unjustified and the result of a new athletic director who wanted to hire his own football coach.
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04/17/2014, Texas AD: Union push 'smells' of attorneys »»
Texas athletic director Steve Patterson said Thursday he doesn't support paying athletes nor a system in which they can market themselves and doesn't understand the recent quest by Northwestern players to unionize.


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04/17/2014, Mankato players to play for reinstated coach »»
Football players at Minnesota State, Mankato, say they are ready to practice under reinstated coach Todd Hoffner.
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04/17/2014, Source: Joeckel to transfer from A&M to TCU »»
The TCU Horned Frogs have been putting in a new offense this offseason. Now, the Horned Frogs have just the quarterback to run it in Matt Joeckel,
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04/17/2014, Cozart is Weis' choice as Kansas' starting QB »»
Kansas has its starting quarterback. And, the Jayhawks are hoping, their quarterback of the future, too.
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04/17/2014, Watchdog group targets Swinney, Clemson »»
The Freedom From Religion Foundation has lodged a letter of complaint to Clemson, charging coach Dabo Swinney and his staff with "unconstitutional behavior" at the public university.
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04/17/2014, Veteran Dierdorf back in booth at Michigan »»
Dan Dierdorf is coming back to the booth and will be the radio analyst for University of Michigan football games this fall.
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04/17/2014, Sources: Adidas inks Louisville to $40M deal »»
Louisville has signed a five-year, $40 million shoe and apparel deal with adidas, sources told ESPN.com on Thursday.
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04/16/2014, Athletes' union criticizes Northwestern appeal »»
The College Athletes Players Association is criticizing Northwestern University's argument for overturning a ruling that would allow the school's football players to unionize.
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04/16/2014, More trouble: 3 Texas A&M players arrested »»
Texas A&M football players Howard Matthews, Edward Pope and Gavin Stansbury were arrested by the College Station Police Department around midnight last Thursday, according to police records.
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04/16/2014, Kentucky QB battle heats up as Whitlow exits »»
The quarterback battles in the SEC continue to take shape as Kentucky announced Wednesday that Jalen Whitlow, who started 15 games in his two seasons with the Wildcats, will transfer to a new school.
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College Sports Headlines
04/18/2014, Oklahoma, Georgia, LSU into NCAA Super Six »»
Oklahoma, Georgia and LSU advanced to the Super Six of the NCAA women's gymnastics championships.
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04/18/2014, NCAA prez Emmert: Food rule was 'absurd' »»
NCAA president Mark Emmert said Friday that he was happy to take pressure off the NCAA and its member schools as the governing body's legislative council voted earlier this week to eliminate all the previous restrictions on food.
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04/18/2014, NCAA proposes hardship transfers sit 1 year »»
Student-athletes who seek transfers due to "difficult life circumstances" might have to sit out a season but gain an extra year of eligibility starting in 2015-16.
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04/17/2014, Texas AD: Union push 'smells' of attorneys »»
Texas athletic director Steve Patterson said Thursday he doesn't support paying athletes nor a system in which they can market themselves and doesn't understand the recent quest by Northwestern players to unionize.


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04/17/2014, 7-Footer Tosses First Pitch »»
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04/17/2014, Sources: Adidas inks Louisville to $40M deal »»
Louisville has signed a five-year, $40 million shoe and apparel deal with adidas, sources told ESPN.com on Thursday.
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04/16/2014, Athletes' union criticizes Northwestern appeal »»
The College Athletes Players Association is criticizing Northwestern University's argument for overturning a ruling that would allow the school's football players to unionize.
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04/16/2014, NCAA council OKs unlimited meals, snacks »»
The NCAA's Legislative Council approved a proposal Tuesday to expand the meal allowance for all athletes.
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04/15/2014, Administrators: NCAA system must change »»
A panel of college administrators agree the NCAA business model has to change to survive.
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04/15/2014, Power Rankings: UVa, Cal Poly stay at top »»
Virginia and Cal Poly still rule the roost, but almost everything else looks different
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04/14/2014, Indiana loses starting pitcher to Tommy John »»
Indiana pitcher Kyle Hart will miss the rest of this season because he needs Tommy John surgery.
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04/14/2014, NCAA makes Duncan head of enforcement »»
Jonathan Duncan has been promoted to head of the NCAA's enforcement division.
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04/13/2014, Mikulak wins 7th individual gymnastics title »»
Michigan's Sam Mikulak tied a record with his seventh individual NCAA gymnastics title, winning the parallel bars Saturday night.
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04/12/2014, Union beats Minnesota for first hockey title »»
Union College won its first NCAA hockey title Saturday night, scoring three times in a 1:54 span in the first period in a 7-4 victory over Minnesota on Saturday night.
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04/12/2014, BC's Gaudreau named Hobey Baker winner »»
Boston College forward Johnny Gaudreau won the Hobey Baker Award on Friday night as the top Division I college hockey player, and signed with the Calgary Flames.
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04/12/2014, Judge rulings keep O'Bannon suit set for trial »»
Ed O'Bannon's antitrust lawsuit against the NCAA is set to proceed to trial after a federal judge on Friday denied each party's motion for a full ruling in its favor, USA Today Sports reported.
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04/11/2014, Missouri failed to follow law in investigating rape »»
High-ranking Missouri officials were required to report to authorities their knowledge of rape allegations involving Tiger football players and failed to do so on multiple occasions long before ESPN disclosed evidence about the possible crime.
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