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09/30/2014, Pacquiao says Mayweather 'should fear God' »»
A wellspring of outside-the-ring sparring between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao reached a crescendo Monday with Pacquiao citing Bible verse while saying he was unaffected by the pound-for-pound king's barbs.
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09/30/2014, Harbaugh: 'Bunch of crap' 49ers want him out »»
Jim Harbaugh had a succinct reaction to Deion Sanders' report on the league-owned NFL Network that his San Francisco 49ers players want him gone.
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09/30/2014, Michigan apologizes for how QB injury handled »»
The Michigan Wolverines football staff made mistakes due to a "serious lack of communication" while dealing with quarterback Shane Morris' head injury, athletic director Dave Brandon said.
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09/30/2014, Scott: Lakers as underdogs adds fuel to fire »»
No one expects much from the Los Angeles Lakers this season and that's just fine with the Lakers heading into the start of training camp on Tuesday.
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09/30/2014, Raiders fire coach Allen, 42, after 0-4 start »»
The Oakland Raiders have fired coach Dennis Allen.
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09/30/2014, Charles sends Chiefs to colossal rout of Pats »»
Jamaal Charles returned from an injury to score three touchdowns, Tom Brady was picked off twice and the Kansas City Chiefs beat New England 41-14 on Monday night to hand Bill Belichick one of his worst losses as coach of the Patriots.
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09/29/2014, UCF: Racism claims vs. O'Leary 'without merit' »»
The University of Central Florida has denied accusations that coach George O'Leary made racist remarks.
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09/29/2014, Lions TE injured while potty-training puppy »»
Joseph Fauria finally explained how he sprained his left ankle, and the story is almost too unbelievable to be true.
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09/29/2014, Astros introduce Hinch as new manager »»
The Houston Astros have hired A.J. Hinch as their new manager.
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09/29/2014, Neutral arbitrator will rule on Rice appeal »»
A neutral arbitrator, rather than commissioner Roger Goodell or someone appointed by him, will rule on the NFL Players Association's appeal of Ray Rice's indefinite suspension, according to a copy of an email obtained by ESPN.
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09/29/2014, Colts' Landry gets 4-game ban for PEDs »»
Indianapolis Colts safety LaRon Landry has been suspended without pay for four games for violating the NFL's policy on performance enhancing substances.
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09/29/2014, Orton takes over for Manuel as Bills QB »»
The Buffalo Bills made a change at quarterback Monday, benching first-round pick EJ Manuel in favor of veteran Kyle Orton.
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09/29/2014, Westbrook agrees with 'best PG in NBA' label »»
Thunder coach Scott Brooks believes that Russell Westbrook is the "best point guard in basketball" -- and Westbrook couldn't argue with his coach's assessment Monday.
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09/29/2014, Cardinals' Dwyer charged with hitting wife »»
Arizona Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer has been formally charged with assaulting his wife in two arguments in July at their Phoenix apartment.
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09/24/2014, Pirates edge Braves to clinch playoff spot »»
Gerrit Cole retired the final 17 hitters he faced, and the surging Pittsburgh Pirates clinched a spot in the playoffs with a 3-2 win over the free-falling Atlanta Braves on Tuesday night.
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NFL Headlines
09/30/2014, Jets struggling offense has players meeting »»
The tension is mounting in the New York Jets' locker room.
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09/30/2014, Cutler to Redskins? QB thought so in 2009 »»
Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler on Monday confirmed a recent report he was nearly a member of the Washington Redskins in 2009, shortly before a trade with the Denver Broncos brought him to his current team.
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09/30/2014, Harbaugh: 'Bunch of crap' 49ers want him out »»
Jim Harbaugh had a succinct reaction to Deion Sanders' report on the league-owned NFL Network that his San Francisco 49ers players want him gone.
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09/30/2014, Raiders fire coach Allen, 42, after 0-4 start »»
The Oakland Raiders have fired coach Dennis Allen.
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09/30/2014, Rebel yell: Chiefs fans set noise mark on MNF »»
The Chiefs and their fans broke the Guinness World Records mark for crowd noise in an outdoor stadium at Monday night's game against the New England Patriots at Arrowhead Stadium.
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09/30/2014, Charles sends Chiefs to colossal rout of Pats »»
Jamaal Charles returned from an injury to score three touchdowns, Tom Brady was picked off twice and the Kansas City Chiefs beat New England 41-14 on Monday night to hand Bill Belichick one of his worst losses as coach of the Patriots.
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09/29/2014, Lions TE injured while potty-training puppy »»
Joseph Fauria finally explained how he sprained his left ankle, and the story is almost too unbelievable to be true.
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09/29/2014, AEG seeks more time for NFL-in-L.A. plan »»
A developer proposing to build an NFL stadium in downtown Los Angeles is asking the mayor and other city officials for more time to lure a football team.
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09/29/2014, Neutral arbitrator will rule on Rice appeal »»
A neutral arbitrator, rather than commissioner Roger Goodell or someone appointed by him, will rule on the NFL Players Association's appeal of Ray Rice's indefinite suspension, according to a copy of an email obtained by ESPN.
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09/29/2014, Colts' Landry gets 4-game ban for PEDs »»
Indianapolis Colts safety LaRon Landry has been suspended without pay for four games for violating the NFL's policy on performance enhancing substances.
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09/29/2014, Orton takes over for Manuel as Bills QB »»
The Buffalo Bills made a change at quarterback Monday, benching first-round pick EJ Manuel in favor of veteran Kyle Orton.
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09/29/2014, Bridgewater feeling better, hopeful vs. Pack »»
The sprained left ankle of quarterback Teddy Bridgewater is not serious, and the Minnesota Vikings are hopeful he will play against Green Bay.
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09/29/2014, Cowboys lose CB Claiborne (knee) for season »»
Morris Claiborne's season has come to an end because of a torn patellar tendon in his left knee suffered in the Dallas Cowboys' win Sunday against the New Orleans Saints.
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09/29/2014, OTL: Doctor says Belcher had CTE signs »»
The brain of former Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher showed signs of pervasive brain damage like that found in other deceased NFL players, OTL has learned.
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09/29/2014, Cardinals' Dwyer charged with hitting wife »»
Arizona Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer has been formally charged with assaulting his wife in two arguments in July at their Phoenix apartment.
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NBA Headlines
09/30/2014, Ex-Pacer Miller's niece found after alert issued »»
Reggie Miller's teenage niece is back home, hours after the former NBA great and TV analyst asked the public for help looking for her when she went missing from her Southern California home.
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09/30/2014, Scott: Lakers as underdogs adds fuel to fire »»
No one expects much from the Los Angeles Lakers this season and that's just fine with the Lakers heading into the start of training camp on Tuesday.
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09/30/2014, Bulls' Rose confident NBA title within grasp »»
Derrick Rose reaffirmed his belief that a championship is in his future during the Chicago Bulls' media day on Monday.
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09/29/2014, Monroe on Pistons deal: 'A business decision' »»
Greg Monroe had a clear message for Detroit Pistons fans Monday.
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09/29/2014, Melo has 'unfinished business' with Knicks »»
Carmelo Anthony said Monday that he decided to re-sign with the New York Knicks, in part, to take care of "unfinished business."
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09/29/2014, Suns extend Morris twins for reported 4 years »»
The Phoenix Suns have reached contract extensions with twin brothers Markieff and Marcus Morris, the team announced Monday.
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09/29/2014, Rondo quips on injury: Under investigation? »»
Wearing an oversized black sling, Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo playfully brushed off speculation about the cause of his broken left hand and stressed that he is positive despite the setback that will sideline him for the start of the 2014-15 season.
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09/29/2014, Bulls' Noah hopeful left knee won't limit him »»
Joakim Noah hopes his surgically repaired knee is ready to go for Chicago Bulls' first practice of 2014-15 season on Tuesday.
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09/29/2014, Clips, Paul focused on fixing playoff struggles »»
Going into his 10th season in the NBA, Chris Paul has yet to make it past the second round of the playoffs and understands it will become the focus of his career if that doesn't change.
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09/29/2014, Hornets' Taylor on leave until probe complete »»
Charlotte Hornets forward Jeff Taylor will remain away from the team on a paid leave of absence until the NBA and law enforcement officials conclude their investigations into domestic violence charges that led to his arrest last week in Michigan.
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09/29/2014, Adande: Time for Blake Griffin to lead the Clippers »»
The power forward is at a stage in his career when he needs a signature season
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09/29/2014, KD plans return for 2016; LeBron undecided »»
While LeBron James is undecided, Kevin Durant told ESPN he intends to return to Team USA for the 2016 Olympics in Brazil after withdrawing from national-team duty shortly before the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup.
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09/29/2014, Westbrook agrees with 'best PG in NBA' label »»
Thunder coach Scott Brooks believes that Russell Westbrook is the "best point guard in basketball" -- and Westbrook couldn't argue with his coach's assessment Monday.
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09/29/2014, Clips add Cassell, Frank, Woodson as assistants »»
The Los Angeles Clippers officially added Sam Cassell, Lawrence Frank and Mike Woodson as assistant coaches, the team announced Monday.
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09/29/2014, Arnovitz: Clippers look cool, calm, collected »»
Despite tumultuous postseason, continuity reigns in Year 2 under Doc Rivers
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09/29/2014, Forbes: Clips' Ballmer richest owner at $22.5B »»
Los Angeles Clippers owner Steve Ballmer, who at a net worth of $22.5 billion, is the richest American owner of a sports team.
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09/29/2014, Rockets GM jabs back at Mavs' Cuban's digs »»
Rockets general manager Daryl Morey responded to Mavericks owner Mark Cuban's latest swipes against him, saying in a published interview that if the money's equal, free agents will always pick Houston over Dallas.
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MLB Headlines
09/30/2014, Twins fire skip Gardenhire after 13 seasons »»
The Minnesota Twins have fired manager Ron Gardenhire after 13 seasons with the team.
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09/29/2014, Astros introduce Hinch as new manager »»
The Houston Astros have hired A.J. Hinch as their new manager.
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09/29/2014, Girardi: Rodriguez no shoo-in to start in '15 »»
New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi says Alex Rodriguez not guaranteed to start in 2015
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09/29/2014, Shuba, former Brooklyn Dodger, dead at 89 »»
George "Shotgun" Shuba, a member of the 1955 World Series champion Brooklyn Dodgers who was best known for offering a congratulatory handshake to minor league teammate Jackie Robinson, died Monday. He was 89.
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09/29/2014, Mariners activate Montero off suspended list »»
The Seattle Mariners have activated Jesus Montero off the suspended list and designated outfielder Corey Hart for assignment.
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09/29/2014, Former Twins manager Kelly suffers stroke »»
The Minnesota Twins say former manager Tom Kelly is recovering after suffering what the team calls a minor stroke last week.
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09/29/2014, Minor knee surgery for Red Sox's Buchholz »»
Boston Red Sox pitcher Clay Buchholz will have routine knee surgery
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09/29/2014, Report: MLB to add 7th ump for LCS, Series »»
A person familiar with the plan tells The Associated Press that Major League Baseball will tweak its postseason tradition and add a seventh umpire to rotate between the replay booth and field for the World Series and league championship series.
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09/29/2014, Pirates' Volquez to get start for NL wild card »»
The Pittsburgh Pirates will send Edinson Volquez to the mound for the NL wild-card game against the San Francisco Giants, the team announced Monday.
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09/29/2014, Red Sox coach Colbrunn might not be back »»
Greg Colbrunn, the Red Sox hitting coach who had a serious health scare earlier this season, expressed uncertainty Sunday that he would return for the 2015 season.
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09/29/2014, Boston greats honor Jeter in final MLB game »»
With a soldout Fenway Park packed with New York Yankees fans chanting Derek Jeter's name, the Boston Red Sox honored the retiring New York captain.
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09/29/2014, 2014 MLB postseason schedule »»
Full schedule of all 2014 MLB playoff games including the wild-card games, the division series, the league championship series and the World Series.
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09/29/2014, Altuve talks self into lineup, wins batting title »»
Jose Altuve was added to the Houston Astros' lineup after the team reversed course on its original decision to bench him -- against his wishes -- in an attempt to protect his lead in the American League batting race.
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09/29/2014, Zimmermann's no-hitter preserved by grab »»
Jordan Zimmermann threw the first no-hitter by a Washington Nationals pitcher, the gem preserved by a diving catch in left field by defensive replacement Steven Souza Jr.
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09/28/2014, Pirates' loss gives NL Central title to Cards »»
Pirates' 4-1 loss to Reds gives title to Cards
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09/28/2014, A's overcome slump to secure AL wild card »»
A's clinch AL wild card with 4-0 win at Texas
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NHL Headlines
09/29/2014, Cap-challenged Bruins re-sign Krug, Smith »»
With the 2014-15 season set to open next week, the cap-challenged Boston Bruins finally got their remaining two restricted free agents under contract.
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09/29/2014, Stars sign Eakin to two-year, $3.8M deal »»
The Dallas Stars have signed restricted free agent forward Cody Eakin to a two-year deal, the club announced Monday.
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09/29/2014, Players Make Their Hart Trophy Picks »»
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09/29/2014, Avs sign Stuart, McLeod to contract extensions »»
The Colorado Avalanche signed veteran blue-liner Brad Stuart and winger Cody McLeod to extensions Monday.
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09/27/2014, Blues sign LW Schwartz to 2-year contract »»
Restricted free-agent left wing Jaden Schwartz signed a two-year contract with the St. Louis Blues on Saturday.
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09/26/2014, Source: Lockout payment to come in October »»
NHL players who sat through the 2012-13 lockout will receive the first of three annual installments of collectively bargained "transition payments" in October, a source confirmed to ESPN.com.
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09/25/2014, Canes' J. Staal (broken leg) out 3-4 months »»
Carolina Hurricanes center Jordan Staal is expected to miss 3-4 months after breaking a bone in his right leg during an exhibition game.
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09/25/2014, Source: Predators, Ellis agree on 5-year deal »»
The Nashville Predators have agreed to terms on a new deal with defenseman Ryan Ellis.
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09/25/2014, Flyers' Giroux feels 'better,' but no timetable »»
Flyers captain Claude Giroux is ahead of schedule in his recovery from an upper-body injury sustained in the opening moments of training camp, although there remains no timetable for his return to game action.
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09/25/2014, Pronman: NHL's top 25 under 25 »»
Recent draft picks Nathan MacKinnon, Seth Jones surge to impressive spots
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09/24/2014, Rangers C Stepan breaks leg, out 4-6 weeks »»
New York Rangers top-line center Derek Stepan will miss four to six weeks after fracturing his fibula during a conditioning drill Wednesday.
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09/24/2014, Red Wings' Datsyuk (shoulder) to miss month »»
The puck hasn't dropped yet and already the Red Wings are facing a key injury: Pavel Datsyuk is out a month with a separated right shoulder.
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09/24/2014, Dustin Johnson, Gretzky expecting first baby »»
Dustin Johnson and fiancee Paulina Gretzky are having a baby.
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09/23/2014, Ovechkin, Caps unveil Winter Classic jerseys »»
Washington Capitals owner Ted Leonsis' lobbying for a Winter Classic in his NHL team's home city began with an email sent to Commissioner Gary Bettman the moment the league's first New Year's Day game was played in 2008.
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09/23/2014, Lightning's Drouin (hand) to miss 3-4 weeks »»
Forward Jonathan Drouin, the top prospect for the Tampa Bay Lightning, is expected to miss 3-4 weeks after slightly fracturing his right thumb.
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09/22/2014, Bettman: NHL proactive about off-ice conduct »»
Amid the NFL's domestic violence scandals, Gary Bettman says the NHL has been proactive about off-ice conduct.
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09/19/2014, Crosby cleared from minor injury, practices »»
The Penguins' Sidney Crosby practices a day after the team said he'd be held out because of an unspecified injury.
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Golf Headlines
09/29/2014, Snead's PGA, Masters trophies sold at auction »»
The trophies of one of the world's greatest golfers commanded a pretty penny in an auction that concluded late last week.
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09/29/2014, Azinger: No more 'lone wolf' U.S. captains »»
Paul Azinger says PGA of America should emulate Europe's Ryder Cup model
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09/29/2014, Four-Ball: Where did it go wrong for Team USA? »»
And who should take over the reins as the next U.S. captain?
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09/29/2014, Evans: For 2016, maybe try college ranks? »»
If you thought Tom Watson was an out-of-the-box pick to lead Team USA, Farrell Evans' idea for the 2016 captain might ruffle a few feathers.
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09/29/2014, Lefty: U.S. should revert to Azinger formula »»
After another frustrating defeat at the Ryder Cup -- the eighth in 10 appearances dating to 1995 -- Phil Mickelson wondered why the United States abandoned the plan that worked during their last victory in 2008.
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09/29/2014, McIlroy win helps Europe retain Ryder Cup »»
Europe won the Ryder Cup on Sunday for the third straight time behind two big rallies early and a great shot by Jamie Donaldson to finish off the Americans.
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09/29/2014, McGinley ends Ryder Cup career with win »»
Paul McGinley is ready to call it a career in the Ryder Cup, and it ended on a perfect note.
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09/28/2014, Cook wins Champions event at Pebble Beach »»
John Cook won the First Tee Open on Sunday at Pebble Beach for his 10th Champions Tour title, closing with a 3-under 69 for a one-stroke victory over Tom Byrum.
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09/27/2014, United States, World tied in ISPS Handa Cup »»
England's Laura Davies and Trish Johnson teamed to win two nine-hole matches in the ISPS Handa Cup, and Juli Inkster and Meg Mallon rebounded to help the United States tie the World team 12-12 on Saturday at Old Waverly.
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09/26/2014, Faldo defends Garcia critique; words 'harsh' »»
Nick Faldo defended his commentary on Sergio Garcia in an interview Friday with The Associated Press, saying the Spaniard had emotional and physical problems at Valhalla, but he conceded it was a harsh choice of words.
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09/26/2014, Trump, Doral residents bicker over course view »»
Donald Trump has angered some South Florida residents by installing a fence of bushy trees that blocks their views of greens and fairways at the Trump National Doral golf complex in Doral.
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09/26/2014, Kiwi native Brown fires 59 on New Zealand tour »»
New Zealander Mark Brown shot an 11-under-par 59 at the Tauranga Open on Friday, joining a small group of players to have carded a round under 60 in a professional tournament.
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09/24/2014, Dustin Johnson, Gretzky expecting first baby »»
Dustin Johnson and fiancee Paulina Gretzky are having a baby.
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09/23/2014, Day to miss Australian Open with back injury »»
Leading local hope Jason Day has withdrawn from Australian Golf Open because of a back injury.
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09/21/2014, Fathauer takes Web.com Tour Championship »»
Derek Fathauer won the season-ending Web.com Tour Championship on Sunday to top the four-event Web.Com Tour Finals money list and earn a full PGA Tour exemption.
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09/21/2014, Hur pulls away for LPGA Tour win in Alabama »»
Mi Jung Hur was finally able to relax for a couple of holes after matching top-ranked Stacy Lewis stroke for stroke Sunday in the final round of the Yokohama Tire LPGA Classic.
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09/21/2014, Luiten hangs on to win Wales Open by 1 shot »»
Joost Luiten overcame a shaky start to shoot a level-par 71 and hang on for a one-shot victory at the Wales Open on Sunday.
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Poker Headlines
09/26/2014, The Side Action Championship »»
In the first installment of the Side Action Championship, Phil Hellmuth, Phil Laak, Jean-Robert Bellande and Mike Matusow compete in card shuffleboard.
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09/26/2014, The Main Event »»
Who will win the biggest tournament of the year? Coverage of the 2014 WSOP main event begins Sept. 28 on ESPN.
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09/26/2014, Main Event First-Timers »»
What's the experience like for a WSOP rookie? Meet some of the players competing in the 2014 WSOP main event for the first time.
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09/19/2014, WSOP 2014 - Another chance at redemption for Mark Newhouse »»
Mark Newhouse called his ninth-place WSOP finish in 2013 the worst place to finish emotionally. He'll have a chance at redemption in November.
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09/05/2014, 2014 SHRPO - Players fail to show in $10 million event »»
Bluff's Lance Bradley offers a few reasons why the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open failed to reach the $10 million guarantee this year.
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08/27/2014, NHL - Expansion is on the table, but not imminent »»
Talk of NHL expansion is percolating, but Las Vegas and Seattle face significant obstacles and the league has no formal expansion plans, Scott Burnside writes.
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08/20/2014, Tight ends key for Hokies' passing game »»
Bucky Hodges doesn't want to give away any secrets, but it's hard to have much of a poker face at the moment. As Virginia Tech looks to turn a list...
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08/17/2014, Ctrl + ← Incongruous Police, Poverty And Poker »»
This is Ctrl + ←, our weekly data journalism roundup. You'll find the most-read FiveThirtyEight articles of the past week, as well as gems ...
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Autos Headlines
09/29/2014, Dover installs catch fence for 2015 season »»
Dover International Speedway started work Monday on a new catch fence that will be installed in time for the 2015 NASCAR season.
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09/29/2014, Stewart on retiring: Never thought about it »»
Three-time NASCAR Cup champion Tony Stewart doesn't see himself getting behind the wheel of a sprint car but said Monday that he will continue his racing career.
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09/29/2014, Stewart on retiring: Never thought about it »»
Three-time NASCAR Cup champion Tony Stewart doesn't see himself getting behind the wheel of a sprint car but said Monday that he will continue his racing career.
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09/29/2014, Craven On Stewart's Mentality »»
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09/28/2014, Gordon wins in Dover; 4 ousted from Chase »»
Jeff Gordon has won the third race in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship and is part of a 12-driver field that advanced to the next round.
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09/28/2014, Jones holds off Wallace Jr. for Vegas win »»
Erik Jones raced to his second NASCAR Camping World Truck victory of the year Saturday night, holding off Kyle Busch Motorsports teammate Darrell Wallace Jr. at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
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09/27/2014, Ky. Busch dominates N'wide race at Dover »»
Kyle Busch dominated again in the Nationwide Series and won Saturday's race at Dover International Speedway.
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09/26/2014, Ward Jr.'s series does not drug test drivers »»
The sprint car series in which Kevin Ward Jr. raced the night he was fatally struck by a car driven by Tony Stewart does not drug test its drivers.
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09/26/2014, Stewart: 'No desire' to get back in sprint car »»
Tony Stewart found no greater joy than escaping his everyday life and climbing behind the wheel of a sprint car.
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09/26/2014, Stewart: Crash was '100 percent' accident »»
Tony Stewart said the weeks after the car he was driving struck and killed Kevin Ward Jr. at a dirt track in New York were the hardest of his life.
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09/26/2014, Newman retains primary sponsor for 2015 »»
Mortgage lender Quicken Loans will return as Ryan Newman's primary sponsor in 2015.
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09/25/2014, Logano signs extension with Team Penske »»
Team Penske has signed Joey Logano to a contract extension after the best season of his career.
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09/23/2014, Man dies at Wallace fan event in Kentucky »»
Rusty Wallace's racing organization is trying to determine what caused the death of an Indiana man at a fan driving event bearing the former NASCAR driver's name.
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09/23/2014, NASCAR bans private testing for '15 season »»
NASCAR announced a new rules package Tuesday that will ban all private testing in 2015, including the annual Daytona 500 test, and levy the stiffest penalty possible on any team caught conducting its own session.
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09/21/2014, Logano wins, advances to Chase 2nd round »»
Joey Logano pulled away on the restart to win a green-white-checkered finish Sunday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway and advance to the second round of the Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship.
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09/20/2014, Gaughan's late-lap pass seals Ky. N'wide win »»
Brendan Gaughan surged past rookies Chase Elliott and Ty Dillon in a wild three-wide run after a final restart for a hard-earned victory in Saturday night's 300-mile Nationwide Series race at Kentucky Speedway.
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09/20/2014, Custer, 16, youngest to win in NASCAR series »»
Cole Custer is the youngest winner in a NASCAR national series race at 16, taking the checkered flag at New Hampshire in just his seventh career Truck Series start.
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Tennis Headlines
09/30/2014, Cheers, tears for Li during farewell ceremony »»
Chinese tennis star Li Na received a tearful send-off on center court at the China Open on Tuesday, complete with hugs from her former competitors, cheers from home fans, and a bouquet of flowers from Rafael Nadal.
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09/30/2014, Ito stuns top seed Wawrinka at Japan Open »»
Japanese wildcard entry Tatsuma Ito upset Australian Open champion Stan Wawrinka 7-5, 6-2 on Tuesday to advance to the second round of the Japan Open.
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09/30/2014, Sharapova rolls in Beijing; Radwanska out »»
Five-time major winner Maria Sharapova moved into the third round of the China Open with ease Tuesday, while Poland's Agnieszka Radwanska saw her late-season slump continue with another early loss.
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09/30/2014, Djokovic pushes China Open streak to 20-0 »»
Five-time winner Novak Djokovic pushed his all-time mark at the China Open to 20-0 after making quick work of Spain's Guillermo Garcia-Lopez in the first round Tuesday.
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09/30/2014, Nadal to return from wrist injury at China Open »»
Rafael Nadal says the injured right wrist that sidelined him for two months and caused him to miss the US Open is feeling better and that he's ready to compete again.
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09/29/2014, Nishikori beats Benneteau to win Malaysian »»
Top-seeded Kei Nishikori of Japan beat fourth-seeded Julien Benneteau of France 7-6 (4), 6-4 Sunday to win the Malaysian Open.
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09/29/2014, Nishikori beats Benneteau to win Malaysian »»
Top-seeded Kei Nishikori of Japan beat fourth-seeded Julien Benneteau of France 7-6 (4), 6-4 Sunday to win the Malaysian Open.
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09/28/2014, Murray wins 1st title in 15 months at Shenzhen »»
Second-seeded Andy Murray of Britain rallied from a set down to defeat fourth-seeded Tommy Robredo of Spain 5-7, 7-6 (9), 6-1 Sunday to win the Shenzhen Open.
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09/28/2014, Murray wins 1st title in 15 months at Shenzhen »»
Second-seeded Andy Murray of Britain rallied from a set down to defeat fourth-seeded Tommy Robredo of Spain 5-7, 7-6 (9), 6-1 Sunday to win the Shenzhen Open.
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09/27/2014, Kvitova tops Bouchard to win Wuhan Open »»
Petra Kvitova backed up her lopsided win over Eugenie Bouchard at Wimbledon with another emphatic victory over the Canadian to capture the inaugural Wuhan Open title on Saturday.
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09/23/2014, Nadal's coach: Why woman as Cup captain? »»
Rafael Nadal's coach has criticized the appointment of a woman as the captain of Spain's Davis Cup team.
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09/23/2014, Murray vows to steer clear of political debate »»
After publicly backing Scottish independence, Andy Murray says he doesn't plan regular interventions in political debates.
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09/22/2014, France picks clay for Davis final against Swiss »»
France will play the Davis Cup final against Switzerland on indoor clay in a bid to thwart Roger Federer's quest for a first win in the team competition.
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09/22/2014, Female Leon to captain Spain in Davis Cup »»
The Spanish tennis federation says it has appointed former WTA player Gala Leon as captain of its Davis Cup team.
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09/22/2014, Still ailing Nadal withdraws from inaugural IPTL »»
Rafael Nadal has withdrawn from the inaugural International Premier Tennis League competition, citing health reasons.
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09/21/2014, Li, 32, has 'no regrets' about decision to retire »»
Li Na, a two-time Grand Slam champion from China who took tennis in Asia to a new level, said Sunday she had "no regrets" about her decision to retire over long time issues with knee injuries.
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09/21/2014, Ivanovic tops Wozniacki to win Pan Pacific Open »»
Third-seeded Ana Ivanovic of Serbia beat second-seeded Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark 6-2, 7-6 (2) on Sunday to win the Pan Pacific Open for her fourth WTA title of the year.
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Boxing Headlines
09/30/2014, Pacquiao says Mayweather 'should fear God' »»
A wellspring of outside-the-ring sparring between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao reached a crescendo Monday with Pacquiao citing Bible verse while saying he was unaffected by the pound-for-pound king's barbs.
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09/29/2014, Bute will end layoff with bout against Bolonti »»
Former super middleweight titlist Lucian Bute will end an 11-month layoff when he faces Roberto Feliciano Bolonti on Dec. 6 at the Bell Centre in Montreal, InterBox promoter Jean Bedard announced Monday.
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09/29/2014, Alvarez switching to HBO from Showtime »»
Canelo Alvarez is leaving Showtime for multifight deal with HBO.
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09/29/2014, Making The Rounds: Dan Goossen Passes Away »»
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09/29/2014, Venerable promoter Goossen dies at 64 »»
Boxing promoter Dan Goossen dies of liver cancer at 64
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09/29/2014, Cleverly-Bellew rematch to happen Nov. 22 »»
The previously announced rematch between former light heavyweight titlist Nathan Cleverly and rival Tony Bellew will take place on Nov. 22, Matchroom Boxing promoter Eddie Hearn announced Monday.
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09/27/2014, NFL great Brown given Ali humanitarian award »»
Nearly 50 years after the Ali Summit, Jim Brown and Muhammad Ali reunited in Louisville, where Brown received a lifetime humanitarian achievement award bearing Ali's name.
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09/27/2014, Abraham defeats Smith, retains WBO title »»
Arthur Abraham retained his WBO super middleweight belt by defeating Paul Smith of England by unanimous decision on Saturday.
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09/27/2014, Boxing Champions »»
Reigning Champions
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09/27/2014, Lebedev retains WBA cruiser belt with KO »»
Denis Lebedev of Russia successfully defended his WBA cruiserweight title when he knocked out Pawel Kolodziej of Poland on Saturday.
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09/26/2014, Dawson-Karpency bout added to Oct. 4 card »»
Former light heavyweight champion Chad Dawson, attempting to rejuvenate his fading career, will take on club fighter Tommy Karpency on Oct. 4 at the Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, Conn., card co-promoter Lou DiBella announced on Monday.
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09/25/2014, Top Rank's Abregu to fight Golden Boy's Ali »»
Welterweight contender Luis Carlos Abregu, a Top Rank fighter, and Sadam Ali, the 2008 U.S. Olympian promoted by Golden Boy, will meet in a 10-round bout on Nov. 8 at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
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09/25/2014, Mayweather: Show's fights, pot use staged »»
Pound-for-pound king Floyd Mayweather Jr. said Tuesday that Showtime's "All Access" reality series, which follows him and his opponent during the training camp and buildup to their fight, is staged as a way to sell more pay-per-views.
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09/24/2014, Stieglitz-Sturm bout set for Nov. 8 in Germany »»
Robert Stieglitz and Felix Sturm, two of Germany's best and most popular fighters of the past decade, are finally set to meet in a long-awaited showdown.
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09/24/2014, Tank shifts, crushes ranked Kansas boxer »»
A nationally ranked boxer is dead after a Wichita industrial accident in which a 6-ton tank shifted unexpectedly and fell on him while he was sandblasting it.
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09/22/2014, Mike Tyson aids motorcyclist after Vegas crash »»
Retired boxer Mike Tyson may be famous for his aggressiveness, but he showed his compassionate side last week when he came to the rescue of an injured motorcyclist who had crashed on a Las Vegas interstate.
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09/21/2014, Salido earns interim junior lightweight title »»
After getting up off the canvas three times in a fight that featured seven total knockdowns, Orlando Salido rallied to stop Thailand's Terdsak Kokietgym by 11th-round TKO in Tijuana, Mexico, to win a vacant interim junior lightweight title.
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Soccer Headlines
06/01/2014, Villa confirms Atletico Madrid exit »»
Transfer news
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06/01/2014, Qatar bid team denies wrong-doing »»
2022 World Cup news
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06/01/2014, Varane: Not the time to talk Chelsea »»
Varane: Not the time to talk Chelsea
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06/01/2014, Diego Costa hopes to face El Salvador »»
Spain news
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06/01/2014, Ghana's Akaminko out of World Cup »»
Ghana's Akaminko out of World Cup
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06/01/2014, Deportivo La Coruna back in top flight »»
Spain news
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06/01/2014, Report: 'Probable' 2010 friendlies fixed »»
World Cup
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06/01/2014, Moyes: Era of long-term planning over »»
Manchester United news
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06/01/2014, Italy's Montolivo ruled out of World Cup »»
Italy news
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06/01/2014, WC warm-ups: RVP on target, Montolivo blow »»
World Cup warm-ups
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06/01/2014, Friendlies: Spain control Bolivia, England hit three »»
International friendlies
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06/01/2014, Cop, Bubnjic and Pasalic cut from Croatia squad »»
Croatia news
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05/31/2014, No surprises in Netherlands squad »»
Netherlands news
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05/31/2014, Uruguay's Forlan wants fully fit Suarez »»
Uruguay news
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College Basketball Headlines
09/29/2014, UNLV gets verbal commit from No. 26 Jackson »»
The UNLV Rebels have landed one of the top players in the Class of 2016 in Canadian forward Justin Jackson.
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09/29/2014, UCLA to increase student seating at Pauley »»
UCLA is increasing by nearly a quarter the number of student seats in the lower bowl of Pauley Pavilion for men's basketball games this season.
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09/25/2014, Miller: Arizona cautious with cleared Ashley »»
Arizona Wildcats coach Sean Miller said the Wildcats will be cautious with Brandon Ashley and may give him an extra day off from practice in the coming months as he returns from a broken foot that sidelined him for the final 16 games of last season.
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09/25/2014, South Carolina to guarantee scholarships »»
South Carolina will guarantee four-year scholarships in its "headcount" sports, becoming first SEC school to do so.
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09/24/2014, Miami's Cruz Uceda ineligible for half of year »»
Miami Hurricanes basketball newcomer Ivan Cruz Uceda will be ineligible for the first half of the season due to an NCAA rule requiring enrollment one year after high school graduation.
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09/24/2014, Self: Coach K's USA job not asset in recruiting »»
Kansas coach Bill Self and Arizona coach Sean Miller don't see a huge recruiting advantage for Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski or Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim coaching the men's national team. But if there is one, both coaches say they should promote it.
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09/24/2014, Stanford's Dawkins gets contract extension »»
Johnny Dawkins has been rewarded for his impressive NCAA tournament run last season and overall strides as Stanford coach, receiving a contract extension Wednesday.
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09/23/2014, Ex-Terp Mitchell cleared to play for Jackets »»
Maryland transfer Charles Mitchell was granted immediate eligibility Friday to play this season at Georgia Tech, a source with direct knowledge said.
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09/23/2014, Retired UConn athletic director Toner dies »»
John Toner, athletic director emeritus who is credited with building the University of Connecticut into a basketball power and hiring its two best-known coaches, has died. He was 91.
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09/23/2014, NCAA prez: Domestic violence a school issue »»
NCAA president Mark Emmert believes it's the responsibility of individual schools to handle issues of domestic violence and sexual assault, and that a spate of recent cases reflect greater societal problems.
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09/23/2014, SG Coleman, No. 34 overall, commits to Illini »»
Shooting guard Jalen Coleman, No. 34 in the ESPN 100, ended his recruiting Tuesday when he committed to coach John Groce and the Illinois Fighting Illini, according to his Twitter account.
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09/22/2014, Two Indiana players enter pretrial programs »»
Indiana basketball players Kevin "Yogi" Ferrell and Stanford Robinson have entered pretrial diversion programs after being charged in April with consumption of an alcoholic beverage by a minor and possession of false identification.
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09/22/2014, Krog, who led SMU to '56 Final Four, dies at 79 »»
Joel Krog, the captain of SMU's only NCAA Final Four team, has died at the age of 79.
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09/19/2014, Rex Chapman accused of shoplifting; $14K bill »»
Former NBA guard Rex Chapman has been arrested for allegedly shoplifting $14,000 worth of merchandise from an Apple store in Scottsdale and then selling the items at a pawn shop.
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09/19/2014, Obama: Campus sexual assault 'an affront' »»
President Barack Obama says campus sexual assault is "an affront to our basic humanity."
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College Football Headlines
09/30/2014, No doubt: Meyer says Miller to be QB in '15 »»
No matter how well freshman J.T. Barrett performs this season, Ohio State coach Urban Meyer made it perfectly clear Monday that Braxton Miller will his starting quarterback in 2015.
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09/30/2014, Michigan apologizes for how QB injury handled »»
The Michigan Wolverines football staff made mistakes due to a "serious lack of communication" while dealing with quarterback Shane Morris' head injury, athletic director Dave Brandon said.
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09/30/2014, Michigan apologizes for how QB injury handled »»
The Michigan Wolverines football staff made mistakes due to a "serious lack of communication" while dealing with quarterback Shane Morris' head injury, athletic director Dave Brandon said.
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09/29/2014, UCF: Racism claims vs. O'Leary 'without merit' »»
The University of Central Florida has denied accusations that coach George O'Leary made racist remarks.
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09/29/2014, Richt: Safety Dawson no longer part of team »»
Georgia safety Sheldon Dawson, who appeared in two games this season in a backup role, is no longer a member of the team.
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09/29/2014, Brown: Not thinking past this year's TV gig »»
Former Texas coach Mack Brown says he will wait until end of season to contemplate next steps
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09/29/2014, Baylor gets Norwood back from wrist injury »»
Seventh-ranked Baylor is getting another talented receiver back from injury.
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09/29/2014, Jurors see video in Auburn triple killing trial »»
Video shown in court Monday depicted the chaotic scene of a shooting that killed two one-time Auburn University football players and another man, with the victims falling and struggling on the ground as partygoers scattered amid the crack of gunfire.
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09/29/2014, Duke's 9 punts give Miami students 5K wings »»
A win Saturday, 5,000 free wings Sunday.
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09/29/2014, John Harbaugh throws support behind Hoke »»
John Harbaugh, whose connection to Michigan is well documented, threw his support behind embattled Wolverines coach Brady Hoke when asked Monday if he would be interested in the job if it were to become open.
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09/29/2014, FSU upset by NC St.'s fake injury accusations »»
NC State almost upset top-ranked Florida State on Saturday. Two days later, it was Seminoles coach Jimbo Fisher who was upset after hearing that Wolfpack coach Dave Doeren accused Florida State of faking injuries.
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09/29/2014, Strong to Goodell: Colleges can do better job »»
College football programs need to do a better job of molding players into responsible adults, Texas coach Charlie Strong said Monday, a day after he visited with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.
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09/29/2014, LSU to start freshman QB Harris vs. Auburn »»
Freshman quarterback Brandon Harris will make his first college start on Saturday at No. 5 Auburn, LSU coach Les Miles said Monday
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09/29/2014, Vols: QB Worley at full strength for Florida »»
Tennessee expects quarterback Justin Worley to be at full strength for Florida game.
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09/29/2014, Source: Okla.'s Mayfield has appeal denied »»
Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield's appeal to be eligible for the 2014 season has been denied by the NCAA, a source told ESPN.com.
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09/29/2014, Sources: Texas, BYU schedule series with USF »»
Texas and the University of South Florida have agreed to a three-game series, while BYU and USF have scheduled a home-and-home series, sources said.
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College Sports Headlines
09/28/2014, WK 5 Nominees »»
Impact Plays
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09/27/2014, Four dead after truck hits college softball bus »»
A tractor-trailer crossed a southern Oklahoma highway median and plowed into the side of a Texas college softball team's bus, killing four women on the team and injuring more than a dozen others, authorities said.
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09/26/2014, Irish's Daniels faults academic investigation »»
Wide receiver DaVaris Daniels, one of five players at the center of Notre Dame's academic dishonesty investigation spanning nearly two months, said the length of the probe and the school's lack of communication have been unfair.
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09/26/2014, Professors urge override of stipends rule »»
A group of reform-minded college professors urged school presidents to overturn recently passed NCAA legislation that gave the five power conferences the freedom to operate with more autonomy.
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09/25/2014, South Carolina to guarantee scholarships »»
South Carolina will guarantee four-year scholarships in its "headcount" sports, becoming first SEC school to do so.
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09/23/2014, Retired UConn athletic director Toner dies »»
John Toner, athletic director emeritus who is credited with building the University of Connecticut into a basketball power and hiring its two best-known coaches, has died. He was 91.
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09/23/2014, NCAA prez: Domestic violence a school issue »»
NCAA president Mark Emmert believes it's the responsibility of individual schools to handle issues of domestic violence and sexual assault, and that a spate of recent cases reflect greater societal problems.
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09/22/2014, Ex-MLBer Kent creates women's scholarship »»
Former major league infielder Jeff Kent is giving back to women's athletics at his former school, the University of California.
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09/19/2014, Rutgers acknowledges AD's Sandusky joke »»
Rutgers athletic director Julie Hermann made an off-the-cuff joke about the Jerry Sandusky child sex-abuse scandal at Penn State during a meeting with staff last fall.
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09/19/2014, Obama: Campus sexual assault 'an affront' »»
President Barack Obama says campus sexual assault is "an affront to our basic humanity."
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09/16/2014, Michigan plans facility for its Olympic sports »»
The University of Michigan wants to build a $168 million multiuse facility for its Division I Olympic sports teams.
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09/11/2014, Ex-Clemson soccer player files hazing lawsuit »»
An ex-Clemson women's soccer player has sued Tigers coach Eddie Radwanski, his assistants and several former teammates for a 2011 hazing ritual in which she says she was blindfolded and ran into a brick wall at the team's playing field.
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09/10/2014, Buffalo AD White agrees to 5-year extension »»
University at Buffalo athletic director Danny White has agreed to a five-year contract extension that runs through 2019.
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09/10/2014, Gophers' Kessel (concussion) out for season »»
U.S. Olympian Amanda Kessel will not play for the Minnesota Gophers this season due to concussion symptoms that came as a result of injuries she sustained with the U.S. women's national team.
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09/09/2014, Marquette names Scholl new athletic director »»
Ball State athletic director Bill Scholl is joining Marquette University as its new athletic director, Marquette president Michael Lovell announced Tuesday.
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09/08/2014, Miami president Shalala to step down in 2015 »»
Miami president Donna Shalala plans to step down in 2015, ending a tenure in which she raised the school's profile while guiding the athletic department through a controversial move to the ACC and a scandal involving a rogue former booster.
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