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10/25/2014, Serena beats Wozniacki, sets up Halep rematch »»
Serena Williams will get a chance to avenge a humiliating loss against Simona Halep after they both advanced to the championship match of the season-ending WTA Finals with victories in contrasting style on Saturday.
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10/25/2014, Rival offers to forfeit title after Wash. tragedy »»
The Oak Harbor Wildcats, who were scheduled to host Marysville Pilchuck High on Friday night for the Wesco 3A North division title in Washington, have offered to instead accept second place following Friday's fatal shooting at Pilchuck.
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10/25/2014, Mariota throws 5 TDs as Oregon trumps Cal »»
Marcus Mariota matched his season high with five touchdown passes and broke the Oregon record for career passing yards in the No. 6 Ducks' 59-41 victory over California on Friday night in the first college game at Levi's Stadium.
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10/25/2014, Kobe salutes Nash: Ailing PG gave it his all »»
Kobe Bryant said Steve Nash can go to sleep at night knowing he did everything he could do in order to return this season.
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10/25/2014, Manning: 'Not scoreboard op's best night' »»
Peyton Manning will "have a little talk" with the scoreboard operator in the wake of what the Broncos QB says were distractions during Denver's win against the Chargers.
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10/25/2014, U.S. women top Mexico to clinch WCup berth »»
After the United States' path to the World Cup hit a snag four years ago, Carli Lloyd was happy to help send the team through smoothly this time.
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10/25/2014, Williams: 'Feel strongly' Heels did things right »»
The specter of another NCAA probe has taken its toll on North Carolina coach Roy Williams.
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10/25/2014, Rays manager Maddon opts out, leaving team »»
Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon has exercised an opt-out clause in his contract and is leaving the team immediately.
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10/24/2014, PGA ousts prez for Poulter 'girl' comments »»
Ted Bishop was ousted Friday as president of the PGA of America over a sexist tweet and Facebook post directed at Ian Poulter.
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10/24/2014, Union: NFL, Ravens not helping in Rice probe »»
The attorney leading the NFL players' union investigation into the Ray Rice domestic violence case tells The Associated Press the league and the Baltimore Ravens have not been cooperating.
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10/24/2014, Judge blocks sports gambling in New Jersey »»
A U.S. District Judge granted a temporary restraining order to the NCAA, NFL and other major professional sports leagues Friday, crushing a New Jersey racetrack's hopes of offering legal sports betting this weekend.
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10/24/2014, Cavs' Varejao beats out Thompson to start »»
The Cavaliers have settled on the two players who will join their Big Three in the starting lineup when the regular season begins next week.
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10/24/2014, Broncos top Chargers as Sanders grabs 3 TDs »»
Emmanuel Sanders waited six long weeks to join the list of players who have caught a touchdown pass from Peyton Manning. Now, he has four in less than a week.
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NFL Headlines
10/25/2014, Manning: 'Not scoreboard op's best night' »»
Peyton Manning will "have a little talk" with the scoreboard operator in the wake of what the Broncos QB says were distractions during Denver's win against the Chargers.
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10/25/2014, Addae has concussion; Chargers back protocol »»
The San Diego Chargers followed proper medical procedure after safety Jahleel Addae had two scary reactions following hits in Thursday night's 35-21 loss at Denver, coach Mike McCoy said.
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10/25/2014, Billionaire Allen donates $100M to fight Ebola »»
Billionaire Paul Allen, who owns the Seattle Seahawks and the Portland Trail Blazers, has pledged to contribute at least $100 million to the fight against the deadly Ebola virus.
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10/25/2014, Ravens TE Daniels out after knee procedure »»
Ravens tight end Owen Daniels will miss at least one game after undergoing a clean-up procedure on his left knee, coach John Harbaugh said Friday.
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10/24/2014, Saints to be without RBs Thomas, Robinson »»
New Orleans Saints running backs Pierre Thomas and Khiry Robinson have both been ruled out for Sunday night's game against the Green Bay Packers with injuries.
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10/24/2014, Union: NFL, Ravens not helping in Rice probe »»
The attorney leading the NFL players' union investigation into the Ray Rice domestic violence case tells The Associated Press the league and the Baltimore Ravens have not been cooperating.
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10/24/2014, Colts WR Wayne won't play vs. Steelers »»
Indianapolis Colts receiver Reggie Wayne will not play Sunday against the Pittsburgh Steelers as he continues to deal with an elbow injury, coach Chuck Pagano told reporters Friday.
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10/24/2014, Union questions NFL's domestic violence plan »»
The players' union has questioned why the NFL's domestic violence training and education program "treats all players as perpetrators."
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10/24/2014, Judge blocks sports gambling in New Jersey »»
A U.S. District Judge granted a temporary restraining order to the NCAA, NFL and other major professional sports leagues Friday, crushing a New Jersey racetrack's hopes of offering legal sports betting this weekend.
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10/24/2014, Jags' Ball out vs. Dolphins with biceps injury »»
The Jacksonville Jaguars will be without one starting cornerback and possibly his backup for Sunday's home game against the Miami Dolphins.
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10/24/2014, Harvin wants to reach 'next level' with Jets »»
Wide receiver Percy Harvin says he's looking forward to being part of something special with the Jets.
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10/24/2014, RG III: 'Listening, learning' during recovery »»
Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III turned to a historical figure to summarize his approach since suffering a dislocated ankle: Winston Churchill.
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10/24/2014, Manziel 'thankful' that LeBron keeping tabs »»
Johnny Manziel plans to attend the Cleveland Cavaliers' home opener Thursday against the New York Knicks to support friend LeBron James, who keeps in touch with the Browns quarterback.
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10/24/2014, Lions' Waddle practices, 'good' after concussion »»
Lions right tackle LaAdrian Waddle said he did not realize he had suffered a concussion late in Sunday's win over New Orleans until the game was over.
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10/24/2014, Belichick not talking about Revis punishment »»
Patriots coach Bill Belichick was characteristically deflective when asked several questions about Darrelle Revis' absence from practice on Tuesday.s
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NBA Headlines
10/25/2014, Nets complete trade sending Teague to 76ers »»
The Brooklyn Nets have traded guard Marquis Teague to Philadelphia for guard Casper Ware.
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10/25/2014, Kobe salutes Nash: Ailing PG gave it his all »»
Kobe Bryant said Steve Nash can go to sleep at night knowing he did everything he could do in order to return this season.
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10/25/2014, Billionaire Allen donates $100M to fight Ebola »»
Billionaire Paul Allen, who owns the Seattle Seahawks and the Portland Trail Blazers, has pledged to contribute at least $100 million to the fight against the deadly Ebola virus.
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10/24/2014, OKC's Morrow (MCL sprain) out 4-6 weeks »»
Guard Anthony Morrow joins Kevin Durant and Mitch McGary as out for the start of the season.
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10/24/2014, Judge blocks sports gambling in New Jersey »»
A U.S. District Judge granted a temporary restraining order to the NCAA, NFL and other major professional sports leagues Friday, crushing a New Jersey racetrack's hopes of offering legal sports betting this weekend.
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10/24/2014, Cavs' Varejao beats out Thompson to start »»
The Cavaliers have settled on the two players who will join their Big Three in the starting lineup when the regular season begins next week.
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10/24/2014, Scott on Nash: 'Obviously he'll be missed' »»
Less than a day after Steve Nash was ruled out for the season with recurring back problems, the Los Angeles Lakers returned to the practice court before their last preseason game on Friday against the Sacramento Kings.
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10/24/2014, Toss up: Fans to rule on LeBron's chalk ritual »»
It is still a toss-up as to whether LeBron James will bring his pregame chalk toss ritual back in Cleveland this season.
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10/24/2014, Adande: Steve Nash's lost season »»
With Nash out for all of 2014-15, two-time MVP's contract continues to cost Lakers
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10/24/2014, Lakers' Nash out for season with back injury »»
Los Angeles Lakers point guard Steve Nash will miss the 2014-15 season for a back injury.
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10/24/2014, Magic's Oladipo to have facial fracture surgery »»
Magic guard Victor Oladipo will miss Orlando's season opener and is out indefinitely with his second injury this month.
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10/24/2014, J.R. Smith: Triangle adjustment 'a struggle' »»
The adjustment to the triangle has been "a struggle" for J.R Smith, and it isn't just because the system is foreign to him.
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10/24/2014, LeBron mural to be unveiled before opener »»
Once again, a colossal image of LeBron James will loom over downtown Cleveland.
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10/23/2014, Buss: Only 'losers' afraid to play with Kobe »»
Lakers president Jeanie Buss has a message for any player who doesn't want to play with Kobe Bryant: good riddance.
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10/23/2014, Source: Carter-Williams eyes Nov. 13 return »»
Michael Carter-Williams and the Philadelphia 76ers have set a target date of Nov. 13 for his return, a source close to the situation told ESPN.com.
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10/23/2014, Dante Cunningham struggles to clear name »»
Dante Cunningham's agent said he was told as recently as Monday by one team that they couldn't risk the public relations trouble that could come from signing him.
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MLB Headlines
10/25/2014, Royals edge Giants, grab 2-1 Series lead »»
Jeremy Guthrie pitched shutout ball into the sixth inning, Lorenzo Cain drove in an early run off Tim Hudson and made a pair of nifty catches, and the Kansas City Royals beat the San Francisco Giants 3-2 on Friday night to take a 2-1 World Series lead.
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10/25/2014, Rays manager Maddon opts out, leaving team »»
Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon has exercised an opt-out clause in his contract and is leaving the team immediately.
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10/24/2014, Armchair Manager: Bochy vs. Yost »»
ESPN and its fans grade how well the two World Series managers, Bruce Bochy and Ned Yost, fared in Game 3.
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10/24/2014, Konerko, Rollins both win Clemente Award »»
Retiring White Sox star Paul Konerko and Philadelphia shortstop Jimmy Rollins were picked Friday as the first co-winners of Major League Baseball's Roberto Clemente Award.
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10/24/2014, Tigers' Cabrera undergoes surgery on ankle »»
The Detroit Tigers say slugger Miguel Cabrera has undergone successful surgery to remove bone spurs in his right ankle and repair a stress fracture.
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10/24/2014, Gwynn honored before World Series Game 3 »»
Late Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn was honored before Game 3 of the World Series.
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10/24/2014, Cards' Wainwright has minor elbow surgery »»
After getting a second opinion, Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright had what the team described as minor elbow surgery on Friday.
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10/24/2014, Perfumed Perez makes good scents for K.C. »»
Salvador Perez is a player who doesn't want to make a stink.
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10/24/2014, Red Sox bring Davis aboard as hitting coach »»
The Boston Red Sox have hired Chili Davis as their hitting coach.
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10/23/2014, Sizemore, Phils agree to 1-year, $2M deal »»
The Phillies and Grady Sizemore have agreed to a one year, $2 million contract.
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10/23/2014, Brewers hire veteran Coles as hitting coach »»
Darnell Coles is the new hitting coach for the Milwaukee Brewers, a team that missed the playoffs in large part because of problems at the plate.
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10/23/2014, Ex-NFL, MLB player Bull Bramlett dies at 73 »»
John "Bull" Bramlett, a former pro football and baseball player who was nicknamed the "Meanest Man in Football," has died. He was 73.
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10/23/2014, Mets hire former Yanks hitting coach Long »»
Shortly after being fired as hitting coach with the Yankees, the Mets have hired Kevin Long for the same role.
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10/23/2014, Alleged MLB drug supplier pleads not guilty »»
A man described by the Drug Enforcement Administration as a black-market chemist who concocted athletic performance-enhancing drugs in his garage pleaded not guilty Thursday to criminal charges arising from Major League Baseball's recent drug scandal.
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10/23/2014, Hart made president as Braves end GM search »»
The Atlanta Braves have named John Hart as president of baseball operations.
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NHL Headlines
10/25/2014, Ducks win 7th in row with Gibson back in net »»
Corey Perry and defenseman Sami Vatanen scored power-play goals in the first period, and the Anaheim Ducks beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 4-1 on Friday night for their seventh consecutive victory.
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10/24/2014, Benn's goal streak at 5 as Stars edge Devils »»
Jason Spezza and Jamie Benn scored in a shootout, and the Dallas Stars beat New Jersey 3-2 on Friday night, extending the Devils' NHL record for shootout losses to 18 straight.
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10/24/2014, Chara's knee injury to cost him 4-6 weeks »»
Bruins captain Zdeno Chara suffered ligament damage to his knee and is expected to miss four to six weeks, a source confirmed to ESPNBoston.com.
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10/24/2014, Judge blocks sports gambling in New Jersey »»
A U.S. District Judge granted a temporary restraining order to the NCAA, NFL and other major professional sports leagues Friday, crushing a New Jersey racetrack's hopes of offering legal sports betting this weekend.
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10/24/2014, Senators to honor fallen soldier Saturday »»
The Senators will honor fallen Canadian soldier Nathan Cirillo before Saturday's game against Devils in Ottawa.
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10/23/2014, Leafs return to ice day after Ottawa unrest »»
The Maple Leafs were back on the ice a day after they were locked down in their hotel near the shootings in Ottawa.
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10/23/2014, Hot Starts For Crosby And Nash »»
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10/22/2014, Coyle, Wild agree to 5-year, $16M extension »»
The Minnesota Wild agreed to terms Wednesday on a five-year, $16 million contract extension with right wing Charlie Coyle that lasts through the 2019-20 season, locking up another part of their young core for the long term.
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10/22/2014, Attorney: Kings' Voynov didn't hit girlfriend »»
Slava Voynov's attorney says the Los Angeles Kings defenseman never hit his girlfriend, and he blames Voynov's arrest on a misunderstanding partly caused by the couple's limited English.
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10/20/2014, Ducks recall goalie Gibson after AHL weekend »»
The Anaheim Ducks have recalled goalie John Gibson from a brief stint in the minors.
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10/20/2014, Flames sign Brodie to 5-year, $23M extension »»
The Calgary Flames have signed defenseman T.J. Brodie to a five-year contract extension.
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10/20/2014, Columbus calls up Forsberg; McElhinney to IR »»
The Columbus Blue Jackets have placed goaltender Curtis McElhinney on injured reserve and have added goaltender Anton Forsberg to the roster on emergency recall from their American Hockey League affiliate in Springfield, Massachusetts.
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10/19/2014, Lightning D Hedman to miss rest of road trip »»
Tampa Bay defenseman Victor Hedman sustained an upper-body injury during the second period of the Lightning's 4-2 win over the Vancouver Canucks on Saturday night and didn't return to the game.
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10/19/2014, Canucks' 12-year sellout streak ends at 474 »»
The Vancouver Canucks' sellout streak ended at 474 games Saturday night with a less-than-capacity crowd at Rogers Arena for a game against the Tampa Bay Lightning.
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10/18/2014, Bruins' Lucic apologizes for obscene gesture »»
Boston Bruins forward Milan Lucic apologized Saturday for the obscene gesture he made to Montreal Canadiens fans during Thursday's 6-4 loss at Bell Centre.
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10/17/2014, NHL bringing 2016 All-Star Game to Nashville »»
The NHL All-Star Game will be played Nashville in 2016, bringing the showcase to Music City.
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Golf Headlines
10/25/2014, Korda, Pace share lead in Blue Bay LPGA »»
American Jessica Korda rebounded from an opening double bogey for a share of the second-round lead Saturday in the Blue Bay LPGA.
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10/25/2014, Olesen leads after Perth International 3rd round »»
Thorbjorn Olesen's bunker shots and putting helped him grind out a 5-under 67 on Saturday to lead the Perth International golf tournament by three strokes after the third round.
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10/25/2014, Murdaca takes big lead at Asia-Pacific amateur »»
Antonio Murdaca shot a 5-under 67 on Saturday to open a commanding 8-shot lead heading into the final round of the Asia-Pacific Amateur Golf Championship.
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10/24/2014, Ted Bishop Fired As PGA President »»
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10/24/2014, PGA ousts prez for Poulter 'girl' comments »»
Ted Bishop was ousted Friday as president of the PGA of America over a sexist tweet and Facebook post directed at Ian Poulter.
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10/24/2014, PGA ousts prez for Poulter 'girl' comments »»
Ted Bishop was ousted Friday as president of the PGA of America over a sexist tweet and Facebook post directed at Ian Poulter.
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10/24/2014, Henley's putting yields McGladrey Classic lead »»
Russell Henley has a reminder on his phone that goes off every day at noon to tell him he's the best putter in the world. He didn't need one Friday in the McGladrey Classic.
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10/24/2014, Cook, Dawson lead Champions AT&T »»
John Cook and Marco Dawson shot 7-under 65 on Friday to share the first-round lead in the Champions Tour's AT&T Championship, the final full-field event of the season.
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10/24/2014, Inbee Park to take No. 1 spot in women's golf »»
Inbee Park will take the No. 1 spot in women's golf from Stacy Lewis on Monday.
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10/21/2014, International Crown lands UL as new sponsor »»
The LPGA Tour has a new sponsor for one of its best events, along with a new location.
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10/21/2014, Malaysia goes deep in FedEx Cup list to fill field »»
Malaysia has set its 78-man CIMB Classic field, which includes the top available players from the final FedEx Cup standings and some additional players ranked below the top 100 in the world.
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10/21/2014, Dufner returns at Perth after 2-month layoff »»
Jason Dufner is set to return to tournament play on Thursday at the Perth International after missing nearly three months of golf in which he "totally detached" himself from the sport and didn't watch any of the Ryder Cup on television.
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10/20/2014, Tiger hitting full shots, eyeing Dec. 4 return »»
Tiger Woods is hitting full shots on the range, more than two months after playing his last competitive round at the PGA Championship.
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10/20/2014, McIlroy plans to skip two China-based events »»
World No. 1 golfer Rory McIlroy will skip two China-based events because of a pending lawsuit.
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10/19/2014, Eagle on 16 lifts Martin to 1st PGA win »»
Ben Martin made a 45-foot eagle putt to regain the lead and finished with a 20-foot birdie putt for a 3-under 68 and his first PGA Tour victory Sunday in the Shriners Hospital for Children Open.
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10/19/2014, Baek wins playoff to take LPGA South Korea »»
Kyu Jung Baek of South Korea won a three-way playoff Sunday to claim the LPGA's KEB-HanaBank Championship.
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10/19/2014, Ilonen stuns Stenson to win Match Play crown »»
Mikko Ilonen defeated top-seeded Henrik Stenson 3 and 1 in the final Sunday to win the World Match Play Championship.
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Poker Headlines
10/24/2014, First Timers Make WSOP Day 6 »»
How are the first-timers holding up on Day 6 of the main event? We catch up with a few players who are living their dream.
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10/24/2014, A Life-Changing Experience »»
Those remaining in the WSOP main event know that their shot at greatness is happening right now. Who will emerge? Catch the WSOP on ESPN Sunday at 9 p.m. ET
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10/24/2014, At Home With Felix Stephensen »»
Felix Stephensen lets us tag along before a Manchester United game prior to his appearance at the WSOP main event final table.
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10/23/2014, WSOP 2014 - Felix Stephensen ready to become poker's world champion »»
From football to poker, Felix Stephensen finds a way to thrive in all that has come his way.
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10/19/2014, Keranen Versus Johnson »»
Kyle Keranen and Chris Johnson face off in a big hand during the 2014 WSOP main event.
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10/10/2014, From Pro Gamer To Poker Pro »»
Griffin Benger is looking to make the ultimate transition from video game champ to WSOP champ.
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10/10/2014, Quest For Seat At Final Table Continues »»
The WSOP on ESPN continues Sunday at 9 p.m. ET on ESPN and WatchESPN.
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10/09/2014, Betting - Examining the ethical line between advantage play and cheating »»
Jeff Ma makes his ESPN.com debut, examining where the line is between advantage play and cheating. Did Phil Ivey get a raw deal in his latest case against a British casino?
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10/08/2014, Phil Ivey loses $12.4M battle in court after being accused of improperly withholding his winnings »»
Ten-time World Series of Poker winner Phil Ivey has lost his case against a British casino he accused of improperly withholding his winnings.
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10/02/2014, Day 5: First-Timers »»
As the field gets smaller, these first-timers are still alive and chasing their dream in the 2014 World Series of Poker.
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10/02/2014, WSOP on ESPN: Day 5 »»
The main event is a grind and coverage of the action continues Sunday, October 5 on ESPN at 9 p.m. ET.
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10/01/2014, The Poker Edge - Billy Pappas »»
Andrew Feldman chats with Billy Pappas about being a "November Niner" his journey through the World Series and his life outside of poker.
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10/01/2014, NBA: Indiana Pacers are going in the wrong direction »»
The Pacers went all-in on an NBA title in 2013-14, but fell short. Now, key personnel losses have Indy headed in the wrong direction, Brian Windhorst writes.
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10/01/2014, November Niner Billy Pappas »»
Welcome to SportsNation! On Wednesday, Billy Pappas, a member of the 2014 World Series of Poker's November Nine, drops by to chat about the tournament...
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Autos Headlines
10/25/2014, Door-To-Door: Making sense of the senseless »»
There were 10 dead, his only son among them. Rick Hendrick lost the heart of his race team -- and in many ways his heart -- in a plane crash on Bull Mountain outside Martinsville, Virginia, 10 years ago. The pain remains. The triumphs in its aftermath are still building.
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10/24/2014, Danica, Ku. Busch to swap crews for 3 races »»
Stewart-Haas Racing will swap the teams of Danica Patrick and Kurt Busch after this Sunday's race at Martinsville Speedway.
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10/24/2014, McMurray tops Chase drivers to claim pole »»
Jamie McMurray pulled off a surprise at Martinsville Speedway with a pole-winning run in Friday qualifying.
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10/24/2014, Racing Live! Martinsville »»
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10/22/2014, Earnhardt helps raise concussion awareness »»
Dale Earnhardt Jr. knew immediately something was wrong during a 2012 crash at Talladega, where his car was hit hard from behind.
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10/21/2014, Logano: Peace made with Danica over wreck »»
Joey Logano said he's made peace with Danica Patrick and isn't worried she'll intentionally wreck him to ruin his championship chances.
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10/21/2014, No penalty for Newman after failed inspection »»
NASCAR decided Tuesday not to penalize Ryan Newman after his car failed inspection following the race at Talladega.
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10/20/2014, Beadle, ex-NHRA champ, NASCAR owner, dies »»
Raymond Beadle, a three-time NHRA Funny Car world champion and a championship NASCAR team owner, has died. He was 70.
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10/19/2014, Keselowski wins Talladega, stays in Chase »»
Brad Keselowski pulled away in overtime for one of the biggest wins of his career and earned an automatic berth into the third round of NASCAR's championship race.
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10/19/2014, Last ride: Labonte will retire after Talladega »»
Terry Labonte will compete in his final NASCAR race Sunday at Talladega Superspeedway.
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10/18/2014, Peters earns first Truck Series win of season »»
Timothy Peters picked up his first NASCAR Truck Series victory of the season Saturday by holding off the field on a two-lap sprint to the finish at Talladega Superspeedway.
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10/18/2014, Kenseth on fight: Pushed to 'breaking point' »»
Matt Kenseth regrets nothing about his scuffle with Brad Keselowski after the race at Charlotte, and he doesn't believe he did anything wrong.
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10/17/2014, Keselowski: Stewart's role in fray unintended »»
Brad Keselowski says it's "unfortunate" that Tony Stewart got caught up in the incidents at Charlotte, but that he's not dwelling on "all that garbage."
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10/14/2014, Keselowski, Stewart fined for postrace fray »»
NASCAR fines Brad Keselowski $50,000 and Tony Stewart $25,000 for their postrace conduct Saturday night.
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10/13/2014, Harvick wins at Charlotte as tempers flare »»
Kevin Harvick earned an automatic berth into the third round of NASCAR's championship race by winning Saturday night at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
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10/11/2014, Kenseth starts Charlotte race at back of field »»
Chase contender Matt Kenseth was forced to start the Sprint Cup race at Charlotte at the back of the field Saturday night for what NASCAR termed "unapproved adjustments" to the right rear quarter panel of his No. 20 Toyota.
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10/11/2014, Toyota unveils new Camry for next season »»
Toyota unveiled a remodeled Camry it will race next season, and the street version was the designated pace car for the Sprint Cup race at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Saturday night.
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Tennis Headlines
10/25/2014, Garber: Expect a more focused Serena in final »»
After humiliating loss to Halep earlier this week, world No. 1 poised for revenge
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10/25/2014, Serena beats Wozniacki, sets up Halep rematch »»
Serena Williams will get a chance to avenge a humiliating loss against Simona Halep after they both advanced to the championship match of the season-ending WTA Finals with victories in contrasting style on Saturday.
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10/25/2014, Serena beats Wozniacki, sets up Halep rematch »»
Serena Williams will get a chance to avenge a humiliating loss against Simona Halep after they both advanced to the championship match of the season-ending WTA Finals with victories in contrasting style on Saturday.
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10/25/2014, Goffin beats Coric to reach Swiss Indoors final »»
David Goffin kept up his remarkable form as he beat teenage wild card Borna Coric 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 Saturday to reach the Swiss Indoors final.
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10/25/2014, Murray beats Ferrer to reach Valencia final »»
Andy Murray beat top-seeded David Ferrer 6-4, 7-5 Saturday to reach the final of the Valencia Open.
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10/25/2014, WTA eyes team event separate from Fed Cup »»
The WTA is considering setting up its own World Cup team event, separate from the existing Fed Cup organized by the ITF.
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10/24/2014, Nadal to have season-ending appendectomy »»
Rafael Nadal will have season-ending appendicitis surgery next month, ruling him out of the upcoming Paris Masters and the ATP finals in London.
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10/23/2014, Serena receives apology from Tarpischev »»
Serena Williams says she has received a written apology from Russian tennis chief Shamil Tarpischev for offensive comments in which he called her and sister Venus the "Williams brothers."
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10/22/2014, Djokovic's wife gives birth to first child, a boy »»
Novak Djokovic is a proud father.
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10/19/2014, Berdych beats Dimitrov, wins Stockholm Open »»
Top-seeded Tomas Berdych beat defending champion Grigor Dimitrov 5-7, 6-4, 6-4 Sunday to win the Stockholm Open for the second time.
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10/19/2014, Murray wins in Vienna for 30th career title »»
Andy Murray continued his recent resurgence Sunday by winning his second title in three weeks at the Erste Bank Open and boosting his chances of making the cut for the ATP finals.
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10/19/2014, Cilic, Pavlyuchenkova win Kremlin Cup titles »»
US Open champion Marin Cilic won the Kremlin Cup on Sunday, beating Roberto Bautista Agut 6-4, 6-4 in the final.
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10/18/2014, Beck wins first career title at Luxembourg »»
Annika Beck of Germany won her first career title Saturday after beating fourth-seeded Barbora Zahlavova Strycova of the Czech Republic 6-2, 6-1 in the Luxembourg Open final.
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10/18/2014, WTA Finals draw pits Serena vs. young stars »»
Serena Williams will play two of the tour's young rising stars in the round-robin stage of this year's WTA finals in Singapore.
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10/16/2014, Davydenko confirms retirement from tennis »»
Former third-ranked player Nikolay Davydenko has confirmed his retirement from tennis.
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10/15/2014, Italian tandem facing corruption accusations »»
Italian tennis players Daniele Bracciali and Potito Starace are facing corruption accusations after intercepted Internet conversations claiming they sold matches were printed Wednesday in Italian media.
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10/13/2014, Kvitova chosen to lead Czechs in Fed Cup final »»
Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova will lead the Czech Republic team in next month's Fed Cup final against Germany.
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Boxing Headlines
10/25/2014, Braehmer to face Glazewski in title defense »»
Light heavyweight titleholder Juergen Braehmer will make his third defense when he fights Pawel Glazewski on Dec. 6 at the EWE Arena in Oldenburg, Germany, promoter Sauerland Event announced Saturday.
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10/24/2014, Martin Murray Q&A: 'I am getting into my prime' »»
Two-time middleweight title challenger Martin Murray faces Domenico Spada in Monte Carlo.
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10/23/2014, Korobov-Lee bout finds a home on Dec. 13 »»
A fight between Matt Korobov and Andy Lee has been added to the undercard of former welterweight titleholder Timothy Bradley Jr.'s match with Diego Chaves on Dec. 13 at The Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas.
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10/23/2014, Groves added to Cleverly-Bellew undercard »»
British super middleweight contender George Groves was added Thursday to the undercard of the cruiserweight rematch between Nathan Cleverly and Tony Bellew on Nov. 22 at the Echo Arena in Liverpool, England.
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10/22/2014, Pascal to fight on rival Bute's Dec. 6 undercard »»
Jean Pascal will face Donovan George in a light heavyweight bout on the Dec. 6 undercard for Lucian Bute's fight against Roberto Bolonti at Bell Centre in Montreal.
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10/22/2014, Ortiz tests positive for steroid; hearing next »»
Heavyweight Luis Ortiz tested positive for the steroid nandrolone in the wake of winning an interim title.
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10/22/2014, Otake named as Quigg title defense opponent »»
Junior featherweight titleholder Scott Quigg, scheduled to defend his belt for the fifth time on the Nov. 22 undercard of the rematch between Nathan Cleverly and Toney Bellew, found out who he would be fighting on Tuesday.
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10/21/2014, Smith denied mandatory rematch vs. Abraham »»
British super middleweight contender Paul Smith might ultimately get a rematch with world titleholder Arthur Abraham of Germany, but it won't be because Abraham has been ordered to face him again.
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10/21/2014, Alexander-Khan bout nearly finalized for Dec. »»
Devon Alexander and Amir Khan have agreed to fight, and the deal is in the process of being finalized as the main event of a Dec. 13 tripleheader on Showtime in Las Vegas.
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10/20/2014, Golovkin KO's Rubio in 2nd round, keeps title »»
Gennady Golovkin, boxing's most devastating knockout artist, delivered yet another crushing KO as he drilled Marco Antonio Rubio in the second round to retain his middleweight world title on Saturday night at the StubHub Center.
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10/20/2014, Mayweather being sued by sons of ex-champ »»
The sons of former heavyweight world champion Hasim Rahman are suing Floyd Mayweather Jr., Mayweather Promotions and Showtime on a variety of charges stemming from the infamous sparring sessions televised on the network's "All Access" reality series.
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10/20/2014, Pacquiao outpointed in pro basketball debut »»
Manny Pacquiao made his professional basketball debut on Sunday, just a month before he is set to defend his WBO welterweight crown.
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10/20/2014, Unbeaten Walters stops Donaire in Round 6 »»
CARSON, Calif. -- Nicholas Walters is known as "The Axe Man," and he kept swinging punches just like one as he chopped down Nonito Donaire to win a world featherweight title before a crowd of 9,323 on Saturday night at the StubHub Center on the undercard of Gennady Golovkin's middleweight title defense against Marco Antonio Rubio.

Walters ended the fight in spectacular fashion in the sixth round when he knocked Donaire down face-first with a clean right hand near the ear. Donaire beat the count,...
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10/20/2014, Lemieux's U.S. debut is Dec. 6 in Brooklyn »»
Montreal middleweight David Lemieux (32-2) will take on Gabriel Rosado on Dec. 6 in Brooklyn, N.Y.
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10/15/2014, Garcia vacates title; Salido is full champion »»
Mikey Garcia has vacated his junior lightweight title, and Orlando Salido has been elevated to full champion.
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10/14/2014, Augustus reportedly critical after shooting »»
Retired boxer Emanuel Augustus was shot in the head Monday night in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, according to media reports in Louisiana. He is reportedly in critical condition.
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Soccer Headlines
06/01/2014, Villa confirms Atletico Madrid exit »»
Transfer news
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06/01/2014, Qatar bid team denies wrong-doing »»
2022 World Cup news
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06/01/2014, Varane: Not the time to talk Chelsea »»
Varane: Not the time to talk Chelsea
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06/01/2014, Diego Costa hopes to face El Salvador »»
Spain news
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06/01/2014, Ghana's Akaminko out of World Cup »»
Ghana's Akaminko out of World Cup
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06/01/2014, Deportivo La Coruna back in top flight »»
Spain news
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06/01/2014, Report: 'Probable' 2010 friendlies fixed »»
World Cup
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06/01/2014, Moyes: Era of long-term planning over »»
Manchester United news
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06/01/2014, Italy's Montolivo ruled out of World Cup »»
Italy news
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06/01/2014, WC warm-ups: RVP on target, Montolivo blow »»
World Cup warm-ups
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06/01/2014, Friendlies: Spain control Bolivia, England hit three »»
International friendlies
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06/01/2014, Cop, Bubnjic and Pasalic cut from Croatia squad »»
Croatia news
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05/31/2014, No surprises in Netherlands squad »»
Netherlands news
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05/31/2014, Uruguay's Forlan wants fully fit Suarez »»
Uruguay news
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College Basketball Headlines
10/25/2014, Williams: 'Feel strongly' Heels did things right »»
The specter of another NCAA probe has taken its toll on North Carolina coach Roy Williams.
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10/24/2014, Donovan on Muschamp: He's working his tail off »»
Billy Donovan threw his support behind embattled Florida football coach Will Muschamp and said that his colleague has been focused on trying to turn around the downtrodden Gators.
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10/24/2014, Judge blocks sports gambling in New Jersey »»
A U.S. District Judge granted a temporary restraining order to the NCAA, NFL and other major professional sports leagues Friday, crushing a New Jersey racetrack's hopes of offering legal sports betting this weekend.
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10/24/2014, UConn, Hoyas to renew rivalry next season »»
UConn and Georgetown have agreed to renew their basketball rivalry, which ended with the split of the old Big East conference.
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10/24/2014, Sources: Syracuse to face NCAA Oct. 30-31 »»
Syracuse's men's basketball and football programs are under NCAA investigation for allegations, including providing extra benefits and academic issues, that date back at least 10 years, a source told ESPN's Brett McMurphy.
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10/23/2014, Homecoming: Williams returning to Phog »»
Former Kansas coach Roy Williams is returning to Allen Fieldhouse for first time since leaving for North Carolina.
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10/23/2014, Judge questions $75M concussion settlement »»
A federal judge overseeing a first-of-its-kind head injury settlement with the NCAA expressed concerns Thursday about some terms and the scope of the $75 million deal that encompasses all athletes going back decades.
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10/23/2014, Iowa State guard Cooke to have hip surgeries »»
Iowa State guard Hallice Cooke will have surgery to repair cartilage tears in both hips and will be out six to eight months.
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10/22/2014, All-SEC: Kentucky players in 5 of 10 spots »»
Fifty percent of the players on this year's preseason all-SEC squads play for Kentucky.
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10/22/2014, O'Bannon lawyers want $50M from NCAA »»
The bill has come in for former UCLA basketball star Ed O'Bannon's successful court challenge of the NCAA -- and it's a whopper.
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10/22/2014, Butler coach remains on leave of absence »»
The only thing the Butler basketball staff and program knows for sure is that the season will start on Nov. 15.
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10/21/2014, Leagues file order to derail N.J. sports betting »»
The NCAA, NFL and other major professional sports leagues filed a motion for a temporary restraining order Tuesday in an effort to halt legalized sports betting in New Jersey.
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10/21/2014, C Thomas, No. 29 overall, picks Texas A&M »»
Texas A&M has capped off its outstanding 2015 class by landing a commitment from center Elijah Thomas, the No. 29-ranked player in the ESPN 100.
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10/21/2014, N.Y. court: Ex-ball boys can sue Boeheim »»
New York's highest court has reinstated the slander lawsuit by two former Syracuse ball boys against basketball coach Jim Boeheim.
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10/20/2014, Guy (No. 39 recruit) commits to Virginia »»
Kyle Guy, ESPN's 39th-ranked player in the class of 2016, committed to Virginia on Monday.
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10/15/2014, 2014-15 Preview: Big East »»
Plus a look at the rest of the league, including Georgetown's and Xavier's shot
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College Football Headlines
10/25/2014, Mariota throws 5 TDs as Oregon trumps Cal »»
Marcus Mariota matched his season high with five touchdown passes and broke the Oregon record for career passing yards in the No. 6 Ducks' 59-41 victory over California on Friday night in the first college game at Levi's Stadium.
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10/24/2014, WVU's post-Baylor riots cost more than $45K »»
Riots that erupted after West Virginia University's win over Baylor are costing the city of Morgantown more than $45,000.
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10/24/2014, Donovan on Muschamp: He's working his tail off »»
Billy Donovan threw his support behind embattled Florida football coach Will Muschamp and said that his colleague has been focused on trying to turn around the downtrodden Gators.
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10/24/2014, Judge blocks sports gambling in New Jersey »»
A U.S. District Judge granted a temporary restraining order to the NCAA, NFL and other major professional sports leagues Friday, crushing a New Jersey racetrack's hopes of offering legal sports betting this weekend.
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10/24/2014, UConn CB Jones (shoulder) out for season »»
Connecticut cornerback Byron Jones will undergo surgery on his left shoulder and miss the remainder of the season.
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10/24/2014, Vandy QB Robinette cleared to face Missouri »»
Vanderbilt quarterback Patton Robinette has been cleared medically from a concussion he suffered Sept. 20, and he will be in uniform Saturday when the Commodores visit Missouri.
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10/24/2014, Ex-Wolverine York gets 7-day jail sentence »»
Former Michigan Wolverines receiver Csont'e York sentenced to seven days in jail.
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10/24/2014, Sources: Syracuse to face NCAA Oct. 30-31 »»
Syracuse's men's basketball and football programs are under NCAA investigation for allegations, including providing extra benefits and academic issues, that date back at least 10 years, a source told ESPN's Brett McMurphy.
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10/23/2014, Miami steamrolls fumble-prone Virginia Tech »»
Duke Johnson ran for 249 yards and scored two touchdowns, and Miami took advantage of Virginia Tech's fumbles on three straight second-half drives in a 30-6 victory Thursday night.
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10/23/2014, No. 18 East Carolina holds off upstart UConn »»
Carden helps No. 18 ECU beat UConn, 31-21
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10/23/2014, Chancellor: UNC fraud 'compounded by inaction' »»
An alarming lack of institutional oversight at the University of North Carolina allowed an academic fraud scandal to run unchecked for nearly two decades and has the school reeling from the scandal's fallout.
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10/23/2014, Source: Ex-judge to conduct Winston hearing »»
Retired Florida Supreme Court chief justice Major Harding has been selected to serve as the independent observer who will conduct Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston's upcoming student conduct code hearing, a source close to the situation confirmed.
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10/23/2014, Michigan to drop price of student tickets in '15 »»
Athletic director Dave Brandon continued his quest to make amends with the Michigan student body Thursday by announcing a significant drop in student football ticket prices for the 2015 season.
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10/23/2014, Judge questions $75M concussion settlement »»
A federal judge overseeing a first-of-its-kind head injury settlement with the NCAA expressed concerns Thursday about some terms and the scope of the $75 million deal that encompasses all athletes going back decades.
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10/23/2014, WVU QB calls dad's heart attack 'emotional' »»
West Virginia quarterback Clint Trickett says it was 'emotional' dealing with father's heart attack.
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College Sports Headlines
10/24/2014, Sources: Syracuse to face NCAA Oct. 30-31 »»
Syracuse's men's basketball and football programs are under NCAA investigation for allegations, including providing extra benefits and academic issues, that date back at least 10 years, a source told ESPN's Brett McMurphy.
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10/23/2014, Chancellor: UNC fraud 'compounded by inaction' »»
An alarming lack of institutional oversight at the University of North Carolina allowed an academic fraud scandal to run unchecked for nearly two decades and has the school reeling from the scandal's fallout.
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10/23/2014, Judge questions $75M concussion settlement »»
A federal judge overseeing a first-of-its-kind head injury settlement with the NCAA expressed concerns Thursday about some terms and the scope of the $75 million deal that encompasses all athletes going back decades.
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10/23/2014, Okla. St. sues NMSU over pistol-packing mascot »»
Oklahoma State is suing New Mexico State over the use of a pistol-packing mascot that it says is "confusingly similar" to the Cowboys' own Pistol Pete.
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10/22/2014, O'Bannon lawyers want $50M from NCAA »»
The bill has come in for former UCLA basketball star Ed O'Bannon's successful court challenge of the NCAA -- and it's a whopper.
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10/22/2014, Mo'ne ad appearance won't affect eligibility »»
Appearing in a commercial that aired during Game 1 of the World Series will not compromise the amateur status of Little League pitcher Mo'ne Davis should she choose to play college sports.
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10/21/2014, Leagues file order to derail N.J. sports betting »»
The NCAA, NFL and other major professional sports leagues filed a motion for a temporary restraining order Tuesday in an effort to halt legalized sports betting in New Jersey.
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10/21/2014, Daland, former swim coach at USC, dies at 93 »»
Peter Daland, who coached the University of Southern California swim team to nine NCAA championships and mentored Olympic gold medal winners, has died. He was 93.
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10/20/2014, WK 8 Nominees »»
Impact Plays
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10/16/2014, Vanderbilt AD out of hospital after procedure »»
Vanderbilt athletic director David Williams is back home after being hospitalized and having a procedure for an undisclosed issue.
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10/15/2014, Slive will retire as SEC's commish in 2015 »»
SEC commissioner Mike Slive will retire next summer after 13 years leading the league and plans to begin treatment for a recurrence of prostate cancer.
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10/09/2014, 'Hook 'em Horns' signal creator dies at age 78 »»
The University of Texas says the former cheerleader and state judge credited with creating the ''Hook 'em Horns" hand signal has died.
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10/09/2014, Air Force AD Mueh moves up retirement »»
Air Force Academy athletic director Hans Mueh will retire in January, five months ahead of schedule, after a decade leading the athletic program.
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10/09/2014, Emmert has wish list for newly free Power 5 »»
Now that the Power Five conferences have their autonomy, NCAA President Mark Emmert has a wish list he'd like them to tackle right away.
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10/08/2014, Big Ten guarantees four-year scholarships »»
The Big Ten announced Wednesday that all of its institutions will grant athletic scholarships for the entire term of an athlete's enrollment and allow some athletes who leave school to return and finish their degrees on scholarship.
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10/06/2014, NCAA reform plan survives override period »»
The NCAA reform plan that transfers more power to the five richest football conferences has sailed through a 60-day override period.
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