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04/20/2015, Blazers had anti-Spanish-players sign for Gm 1 »»
Blazers had anti-Spanish-players sign for Gm 1
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04/20/2015, Pelicans coach: Warriors' arena noise too loud »»
Pelicans coach: Warriors' arena noise too loud
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04/20/2015, Obama jokes with Buckeyes at White House visit »»
Obama jokes with Buckeyes at White House visit
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04/20/2015, 49ers OL: 'Insane' Harbaugh 'wore out welcome' »»
49ers OL: 'Insane' Harbaugh 'wore out welcome'
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04/20/2015, Fan taken off by stretcher after foul ball at PNC »»
Fan taken off by stretcher after foul ball at PNC
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04/20/2015, Bucs GM: 'Biggest draft in history' of our team »»
Bucs GM: 'Biggest draft in history' of our team
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04/20/2015, Raptors' Williams named Sixth Man of the Year »»
Raptors' Williams named Sixth Man of the Year
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04/20/2015, Browns QB Johnny Manziel returning to work »»
Browns QB Johnny Manziel returning to work
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04/20/2015, Tim Tebow joins Chip Kelly's quarterback crew »»
Tim Tebow joins Chip Kelly's quarterback crew
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04/20/2015, Run to glory: Desisa, Rotich win Boston Marathon »»
Run to glory: Desisa, Rotich win Boston Marathon
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04/20/2015, MLB Power Rankings »»
MLB Power Rankings
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04/20/2015, Four-Ball: Hall of Fame for Furyk? »»
Four-Ball: Hall of Fame for Furyk?
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04/20/2015, Marshall QB determined to make NFL despite size »»
Marshall QB determined to make NFL despite size
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04/20/2015, NFL to unveil 2015 game schedule on Tuesday »»
NFL to unveil 2015 game schedule on Tuesday
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NFL Headlines
04/20/2015, Steelers' Brown misses workout, wants new deal »»
Steelers' Brown misses workout, wants new deal
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04/20/2015, Bucs GM: 'Biggest draft in history' of our team »»
Bucs GM: 'Biggest draft in history' of our team
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04/20/2015, 49ers OL: 'Insane' Harbaugh 'wore out welcome' »»
49ers OL: 'Insane' Harbaugh 'wore out welcome'
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04/20/2015, Consultant: 2 teams needed in Carson for profit »»
Consultant: 2 teams needed in Carson for profit
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04/20/2015, Sources: Peterson skips Vikes' workout program »»
Sources: Peterson skips Vikes' workout program
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04/20/2015, Rivers joins Chargers, despite swirling rumors »»
Rivers joins Chargers, despite swirling rumors
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04/20/2015, Chiefs QB Smith cleared for offseason practice »»
Chiefs QB Smith cleared for offseason practice
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04/20/2015, Cards sign S Wilson to 1-day deal for retirement »»
Cards sign S Wilson to 1-day deal for retirement
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04/20/2015, Bengals WR Green in no 'rush' for new contract »»
Bengals WR Green in no 'rush' for new contract
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04/20/2015, Former Bears linebacker Buffone dies at 70 »»
Former Bears linebacker Buffone dies at 70
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04/20/2015, NFL to unveil 2015 game schedule on Tuesday »»
NFL to unveil 2015 game schedule on Tuesday
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04/20/2015, Eli comfortable playing out last year of contract »»
Eli comfortable playing out last year of contract
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04/20/2015, Dolphins sell out all 32 stadium 'living rooms' »»
Dolphins sell out all 32 stadium 'living rooms'
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04/20/2015, Opponents for the 2015 NFL regular-season schedule »»
Opponents for the 2015 NFL regular-season schedule
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04/20/2015, Seahawks' Wilson tops NFL merchandise list »»
Seahawks' Wilson tops NFL merchandise list
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04/20/2015, Taylor: Bryant continues offseason of discontent »»
Taylor: Bryant continues offseason of discontent
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04/20/2015, Inside Slant: The truth (as we know it) on NFL player bankruptcy »»
Inside Slant: The truth (as we know it) on NFL player bankruptcy
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NBA Headlines
04/20/2015, Blazers had anti-Spanish-players sign for Gm 1 »»
Blazers had anti-Spanish-players sign for Gm 1
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04/20/2015, Pelicans coach: Warriors' arena noise too loud »»
Pelicans coach: Warriors' arena noise too loud
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04/20/2015, Raptors' Williams named Sixth Man of the Year »»
Raptors' Williams named Sixth Man of the Year
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04/20/2015, Horford: 'Some question' to play Wednesday »»
Horford: 'Some question' to play Wednesday
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04/20/2015, Fight over MJ vs. LeBron leads to man's arrest »»
Fight over MJ vs. LeBron leads to man's arrest
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04/20/2015, Riley: No excuses from Heat for missing playoffs »»
Riley: No excuses from Heat for missing playoffs
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04/20/2015, Spurs' Parker OK for Game 2 despite ankle, thigh »»
Spurs' Parker OK for Game 2 despite ankle, thigh
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04/20/2015, All-Star PGs Wall, Lowry look to bounce back in Game 2 »»
All-Star PGs Wall, Lowry look to bounce back in Game 2
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04/20/2015, Celtics' Bradley: 'Expect to see different team' »»
Celtics' Bradley: 'Expect to see different team'
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04/20/2015, Spurs looking to free up Leonard »»
Spurs looking to free up Leonard
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04/20/2015, Cavs' supporting cast steps up in Game 1 »»
Cavs' supporting cast steps up in Game 1
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04/20/2015, No playoff magic for Lillard in Game 1 »»
No playoff magic for Lillard in Game 1
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04/20/2015, Dinner and movie with the Stevens family »»
Dinner and movie with the Stevens family
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04/20/2015, Hawks' problems not worth sweating -- yet »»
Hawks' problems not worth sweating -- yet
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MLB Headlines
04/20/2015, Fan taken off by stretcher after foul ball at PNC »»
Fan taken off by stretcher after foul ball at PNC
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04/20/2015, Ortiz answers Palmer tweets on Sunday ejection »»
Ortiz answers Palmer tweets on Sunday ejection
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04/20/2015, Shower stalled: Brewer hurt getting body wash »»
Shower stalled: Brewer hurt getting body wash
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04/20/2015, Mets announce timelines for d'Arnaud, Blevins »»
Mets announce timelines for d'Arnaud, Blevins
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04/20/2015, Rockies activate P De La Rosa (groin) from DL »»
Rockies activate P De La Rosa (groin) from DL
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04/20/2015, Braves RP tests positive, gets 80-game ban »»
Braves RP tests positive, gets 80-game ban
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04/20/2015, Five more Royals ejected in incidents vs. A's »»
Five more Royals ejected in incidents vs. A's
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04/20/2015, Robin Ventura gets vote of confidence after rough week »»
Robin Ventura gets vote of confidence after rough week
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04/20/2015, Five Mets who must step up to offset injuries »»
Five Mets who must step up to offset injuries
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04/20/2015, Jon Lester slowly finding his way with Cubs »»
Jon Lester slowly finding his way with Cubs
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04/20/2015, Sunday's power rankings »»
Sunday's power rankings
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04/20/2015, Top prospect Carlos Rodon will give White Sox immediate boost »»
Top prospect Carlos Rodon will give White Sox immediate boost
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04/20/2015, Wrigley Field ivy yields ancient prize »»
Wrigley Field ivy yields ancient prize
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04/20/2015, Versatile bullpen a huge key for Orioles »»
Versatile bullpen a huge key for Orioles
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04/20/2015, Strange But True Feats: Giants can't win, Rockies can't lose »»
Strange But True Feats: Giants can't win, Rockies can't lose
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NHL Headlines
04/20/2015, Bettman pleased with Vegas ticket-drive progress »»
Bettman pleased with Vegas ticket-drive progress
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04/20/2015, NY police look into vandalism of Caps fans' car »»
NY police look into vandalism of Caps fans' car
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04/20/2015, Blackhawks stick with Darling in net for Game 4 »»
Blackhawks stick with Darling in net for Game 4
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04/20/2015, McLellan out as Sharks coach after seven years »»
McLellan out as Sharks coach after seven years
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04/20/2015, Red Wings' Abdelkader returning for Game 3 »»
Red Wings' Abdelkader returning for Game 3
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04/20/2015, Police: Kings' Stoll had cocaine, Ecstasy on him »»
Police: Kings' Stoll had cocaine, Ecstasy on him
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04/20/2015, Sources: Nassau Coliseum workers laid off »»
Sources: Nassau Coliseum workers laid off
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04/20/2015, Teams can seek draft pick compensation for fired coaches, GMs, executives »»
Teams can seek draft pick compensation for fired coaches, GMs, executives
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04/20/2015, By the numbers: Hawks-Preds series »»
By the numbers: Hawks-Preds series
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04/20/2015, Senators attend memorial service for assistant coach Mark Reeds »»
Senators attend memorial service for assistant coach Mark Reeds
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04/20/2015, Sabres GM Murray not calling Eichel a consolation prize »»
Sabres GM Murray not calling Eichel a consolation prize
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04/20/2015, Lightning's confidence growing after Game 2 win »»
Lightning's confidence growing after Game 2 win
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04/20/2015, Mike Babcock on coaching future: If Wings like me enough, they'd keep me »»
Mike Babcock on coaching future: If Wings like me enough, they'd keep me
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04/20/2015, Numbers don't lie: The 2015 Stanley Cup is the Chicago Blackhawks' to lose »»
Numbers don't lie: The 2015 Stanley Cup is the Chicago Blackhawks' to lose
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04/20/2015, Megagraphic: Stanley Cup, by the numbers »»
Megagraphic: Stanley Cup, by the numbers
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Golf Headlines
04/20/2015, This year's Open Championship will be my last - Faldo »»
This year's Open Championship will be my last - Faldo
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04/20/2015, Kiradech rallies late, wins Shenzhen in playoff »»
Kiradech rallies late, wins Shenzhen in playoff
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04/20/2015, Browne wins rain-shortened Champions event »»
Browne wins rain-shortened Champions event
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04/20/2015, Roach wins in Mexico for 1st Web.com Tour title »»
Roach wins in Mexico for 1st Web.com Tour title
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04/20/2015, Kim holes out from fairway to claim Lotte win »»
Kim holes out from fairway to claim Lotte win
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04/20/2015, Tom Watson says next Masters might be his last »»
Tom Watson says next Masters might be his last
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04/20/2015, Sobel: Spieth does best Crenshaw impression »»
Sobel: Spieth does best Crenshaw impression
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04/20/2015, Canadian businessman hired as Euro Tour CEO »»
Canadian businessman hired as Euro Tour CEO
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04/20/2015, Sobel: Aw shucks, Jordan Spieth ... you had us at 'RBC Heritage' »»
Sobel: Aw shucks, Jordan Spieth ... you had us at 'RBC Heritage'
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04/20/2015, Agent: Tiger's wrist 'fine' after painful swing »»
Agent: Tiger's wrist 'fine' after painful swing
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04/20/2015, Birdies and Bogeys: Many post-Masters tests this week »»
Birdies and Bogeys: Many post-Masters tests this week
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04/20/2015, Sobel: Younger tour players motivated by Spieth's win »»
Sobel: Younger tour players motivated by Spieth's win
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04/20/2015, Four-Ball: Spieth's rising star and Tiger's game »»
Four-Ball: Spieth's rising star and Tiger's game
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Poker Headlines
04/13/2015, How a Chicago policeman won entry into the SuperContest Satellite Series -- NCB »»
Chicago police officer Sal Gamino won the free March to the Championship contest in the SuperContest Satellite Series after the Duke-Wisconsin NCB title game under 140.
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04/09/2015, ESPN Now »»
Tiger Woods had the most money wagered on him at the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook: Rory McIlroy: 13-2Jordan Spieth: 10-1Jason Day: 12-1Tiger Woods, Bu...
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04/08/2015, Bargains to be had (Insider) »»
Dave Tuley offers early value picks for the 2016 NCAA men's basketball championship, including Michigan State (40-1) and NC State (60-1).
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04/08/2015, BEST ODDS TO WIN 2015 MASTERS TOURNAMENT »»
Tiger Woods' odds to win the Masters were 40-1 earlier in the week but they are now down to 25-1.
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04/05/2015, ESPN Now »»
According to the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook, after today's trade for Craig Kimbrel, the Padres' World Series odds went from 25-1 to 20-1.
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04/03/2015, Predictions for every team (Insider) »»
ESPN Chalk's Joe Peta likes the Rays in the AL East, the Indians in the Central and the Mariners in the West.
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04/02/2015, Baseball betting preview »»
ESPN Chalk's Joe Peta thinks Tampa Bay is the best bet to go over its win total and Minnesota the best to go under its win total for the 2015 pro base...
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03/31/2015, ESPN Now »»
In the last 45 minutes since the Hawks announced that they'd start their regular lineup of Jeff Teague, Kyle Korver, DeMarre Carroll, Paul Millsap and...
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03/25/2015, ESPN Now »»
So Dwight Howard returns tonight for the Houston Rockets. Right, coach McHale? "No. He won't play tonight." Fortunately for the Rockets (and NBA fans ...
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03/24/2015, Pitchers Who Play Poker: The In-Game Edge That Mixing Pitches Truly Offers »»
Late in the seventh game of the 1925 World Series, Washington Senators manager Bucky Harris faced a season-defining decision. Starter Walter Johnson w...
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03/16/2015, Kuznetsov caps Capitals' 4-3 shootout win over Sabres »»
Kuznetsov caps Capitals' 4-3 shootout win over Sabres
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03/10/2015, Browns sound ready to discount shop »»
CLEVELAND -- When Browns coach Mike Pettine addressed the media at the Cleveland Auto Show on Monday, he used several buzz words that suggest the Brow...
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03/09/2015, High-stakes poker game continues with Darrelle Revis and Patriots »»
The New England Patriots have declared their intentions to cornerback Darrelle Revis that they will not pick up the option in his contract for 2015, a...
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03/09/2015, Anthony Zinno makes history on WPT »»
Anthony Zinno made history by winning the World Poker Tour's Los Angeles Poker Classic. With the victory, Zinno joined an elite club in WPT history...
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Autos Headlines
04/20/2015, Taylor brothers claim IMSA race at Long Beach »»
Taylor brothers claim IMSA race at Long Beach
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04/20/2015, Hunter-Reay calls penalty for role in wreck 'B.S.' »»
Hunter-Reay calls penalty for role in wreck 'B.S.'
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04/20/2015, Oreovicz: Andretti's Long Beach legend endures »»
Oreovicz: Andretti's Long Beach legend endures
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04/20/2015, IndyCar changes aero kits to reduce debris »»
IndyCar changes aero kits to reduce debris
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04/20/2015, Hamilton defends his champagne celebration »»
Hamilton defends his champagne celebration
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04/20/2015, Wolff does not expect Rosberg, Hamilton repercussions »»
Wolff does not expect Rosberg, Hamilton repercussions
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04/20/2015, IndyCar punishes Hunter-Reay over N.O. crash »»
IndyCar punishes Hunter-Reay over N.O. crash
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04/20/2015, Ganassi to use Karam, Saavedra for rest of '15 »»
Ganassi to use Karam, Saavedra for rest of '15
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04/20/2015, Rahal Letterman Lanigan adds Servia for Indy 500 »»
Rahal Letterman Lanigan adds Servia for Indy 500
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04/20/2015, Marquez collects first MotoGP win of the season »»
Marquez collects first MotoGP win of the season
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04/20/2015, Dungey wins second AMA Supercross title »»
Dungey wins second AMA Supercross title
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04/20/2015, Enders-Stevens earns big payday »»
Enders-Stevens earns big payday
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Tennis Headlines
04/20/2015, Russia, Czech Republic reach Fed Cup final »»
Russia, Czech Republic reach Fed Cup final
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04/20/2015, Davis Cup final may be played at neutral venue »»
Davis Cup final may be played at neutral venue
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04/20/2015, Gimeno-Traver ousts Troicki in Bucharest »»
Gimeno-Traver ousts Troicki in Bucharest
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04/20/2015, Pereira 1st Brazilian to get WTA win in 27 years »»
Pereira 1st Brazilian to get WTA win in 27 years
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04/20/2015, Nadal to begin Wimbledon prep at Stuttgart »»
Nadal to begin Wimbledon prep at Stuttgart
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04/20/2015, Wimbledon champ Djokovic wins Laureus Award »»
Wimbledon champ Djokovic wins Laureus Award
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04/20/2015, Harwitt: How Bouchard can escape her tepid season »»
Harwitt: How Bouchard can escape her tepid season
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04/20/2015, Long, Hall of Famer from Australia, dies at 96 »»
Long, Hall of Famer from Australia, dies at 96
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04/20/2015, Venus out of Fed Cup due to personal matter »»
Venus out of Fed Cup due to personal matter
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04/20/2015, French Open raises purse; $1.9M to champions »»
French Open raises purse; $1.9M to champions
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04/20/2015, Klizan wins third ATP tour title in Casablanca »»
Klizan wins third ATP tour title in Casablanca
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04/20/2015, Kilt-wearing Murray weds in Scottish hometown »»
Kilt-wearing Murray weds in Scottish hometown
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Boxing Headlines
04/20/2015, Pacquiao media teleconference canceled »»
Pacquiao media teleconference canceled
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04/20/2015, Malignaggi to return to ring May 29 vs. O'Connor »»
Malignaggi to return to ring May 29 vs. O'Connor
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04/20/2015, Santa Cruz moving up to 126, wants Mares »»
Santa Cruz moving up to 126, wants Mares
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04/20/2015, Maidana wants Garcia in the fall »»
Maidana wants Garcia in the fall
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04/20/2015, Mathews wins WBA interim title on points »»
Mathews wins WBA interim title on points
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04/20/2015, Mayweather-Pacquiao tickets yet to go on sale »»
Mayweather-Pacquiao tickets yet to go on sale
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04/20/2015, Lomachenko defense added to Floyd-Manny card »»
Lomachenko defense added to Floyd-Manny card
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Soccer Headlines
04/20/2015, Jordan Henderson set to sign 5-year deal with Liverpool, sources say »»
Liverpool vice-captain Jordan Henderson is set to end uncertainty over his future by signing a five-year contract this week, sources have told ESPN FC. The
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04/20/2015, Barcelona can't afford to lose focus despite advantage over PSG »»
The ESPN FC crew are joined by Santi Solari to discuss Lionel Messi's continued achievements, following his 400th goal for Barca. Despite earning a very healthy 3-1 lead at the Parc des Princes in the Champions League quartfinal first leg, Barcelona will have to give their absolute best to overcome the challenge that Paris Saint-Germain will pose at the Camp Nou on Tuesday. If any Cules out there believe a goal-fest is in the cards, they clearly need to think again. The return of world-class striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic and the impressive Marco Verratti, together with Les Parisiens' determination to prove they are actually a...
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04/20/2015, Midfield there for Atletico Madrid's taking in visit to Bernabeu »»
ESPN FC's Shaka Hislop and Alexis Nunes discuss the injury concerns facing Real Madrid ahead of their Champions League clash with in-city rivals Atletico. After coming through Saturday's 2-1 victory over Deportivo La Coruna with flying colours (just about), Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone's thoughts would have quickly shifted to Wednesday night's mammoth Champions League quarterfinal second leg at the Santiago Bernabeu, and they will have done so in a relaxed frame of mind. Antoine Griezmann was in the goals, Gabi and Mario Mandzukic had enjoyed the afternoon off, Arda Turan played an injury-free hour and other key men such as Koke and Diego...
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04/20/2015, Burley's Boiling Point: Shining Blatter's shoes »»
ESPN FC analyst Craig Burley sounds off on Sepp Blatter's visit to the CONCACAF meeting in the Bahamas, where he believes Blatter has everyone wrapped around his finger, including Vladimir Putin.
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04/20/2015, Copa Libertadores group stage finale promises spectacle and surprises »»
Expect plenty of highs and not-so-highs during this week's Copa Libertadores action. It's time to dot every last 'I' and cross the final 'T' in the group stage of the 2015 Copa Libertadores. Seven teams have already booked their place in the knockout stage of South America's top club competition, while nine slots remain. With fifteen teams having a mathematical chance of claiming those vacant places, this is how the action will play out over the next couple of days. TUESDAY GROUP 3 Universitario Sucre (Bolivia) -- 9 points Cruzeiro (Brazil) -- 8 Huracan (Argentina) -- 7 Mineros...
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04/20/2015, Are Mourinho's tactics boring or brilliant? »»
<img style="float: left; margin-right: 10px;" src="http://a.espncdn.com/combiner/i/?img=/photo/2015/0415/fc_thiago_rh_1296x864.jpg&amp;w=100&amp;h=80&amp;scale=crop&amp;site=espnfc" />Philipp Lahm and Thomas Muller of Bayern Munich remain calm despite going into their Champions League quarterfinal second leg 3-1 down against Porto. A week is a long time in politics and football. Before Bayern Munich&apos;s shock 3-1 Champions League defeat in Porto, chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge waxed lyrical about coach Pep Guardiola: &quot;Pep doesn&apos;t just have a plan A, B or C; he&apos;s got the complete alphabet down from top to bottom.&quot; Bayern fans will hope Pep also has a Plan P up his sleeve for Porto. Ahead of what according to Manuel Neuer is the &quot;biggest game of the season,&quot; Bayern have serious work to do to keep their treble hopes alive and...
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04/20/2015, Yaya Toure is still among world's best midfielders, says Man City's Fernando »»
Fernando has come to Yaya Toure's defence by insisting the much-criticised Manchester City player is still one of the top midfielders in the world. The
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04/20/2015, Hellas Verona extinguish Fiorentina's slim Champions League hopes »»
Fiorentina's faint Champions League hopes were all but extinguished as Mounir Obbadi secured a late 1-0 win for Hellas Verona at the Stadio Artemio Franchi
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04/20/2015, Robin Van Persie records assist with Manchester United under-21 team »»
Robin van Persie moved a step closer to his Manchester United comeback by playing 62 minutes for their under-21 team and claiming an assist. The
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04/20/2015, Mexico coach Miguel Herrera happy with Chicharito, Raul Jimenez in Spain »»
Mexico manager Miguel Herrera heaped praise on Real Madrid's Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez and Atletico's Raul Jimenez ahead of Wednesday's Champions League
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04/20/2015, Ibrahimovic and Verratti returns offer PSG hope in return leg »»
Paris Saint-Germain manager Laurent Blanc says he regrets the lack of time he has had to prepare his side for their Champions League quarter-final second leg at Barcelona. BARCELONA, SPAIN -- Recent UEFA Champions League history is littered with impressive quarterfinal comebacks. Barcelona thumped Chelsea 5-1 after extra time at the Camp Nou back in 1999-00 to overturn a 3-1 first leg deficit and advance to the semifinals 6-4 on aggregate. Deportivo La Coruna trailed AC Milan 4-1 going into their second leg at Riazor back in 2003-04 and went through 5-4 over both games after a 4-0 victory in Galicia. AS Monaco beat Real Madrid on away goals that same year, drawing...
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04/20/2015, PSG face long odds in Barcelona, Real improving in Madrid derbies »»
The ESPN FC team discuss the second legs of the Champions League quarterfinals. Shaka Hislop expects a classic defensive match from Juventus and a controlled match from Barcelona against Paris Saint-Germain. The Champions League quarterfinals continue Tuesday. Here is a statistical look at the four matches this round, complete with Soccer Power Index (SPI) projections to reach the semifinals. Barcelona vs. Paris Saint-Germain - With a 3-1 win in Paris in the first leg, Barcelona return home the overwhelming favourite to advance to the semifinals according to SPI, moving on 99 percent of the time. PSG need a minimum of three goals to advance; there is a four percent chance of that occurring, according...
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04/20/2015, Arsenal overcome Wembley nerves to set up FA Cup final with Aston Villa »»
A fumble from Reading goalkeeper Adam Federici in extra time handed holders Arsenal a 2-1 victory and a place in the FA Cup final. It's important for men of a certain age to get their rest, and now Steven Gerrard can spend his 35th birthday relaxing with the missus and the kids. He can even take them to Wembley and have a perfectly nice afternoon where nobody will care if he moves a little too slowly. There will be no anxiety about slipping on the grass or having to exhort his teammates with one of his Churchillian "We go again" orations. And best of all, he won't have to worry about his birthday being ruined by Arsenal. ...
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04/20/2015, Great expectations for Man United »»
Louis van Gaal's surging Man United got a reality check by a Chelsea side that Jose Mourinho has primed for the title in his second season back. Next term, Van Gaal will be expected to replicate his protege's success. Andy Mitten &#187
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04/20/2015, Growing Sanchez-Ozil partnership a good sign for Arsenal »»
A fumble from Reading goalkeeper Adam Federici in extra time handed holders Arsenal a 2-1 victory and a place in the FA Cup final. Arsenal's victory over Reading at the weekend was expected but not easy. It means the Gunners have a chance to win a record 12th FA Cup when they meet Aston Villa on May 30th. The 2-1 win over Reading has thrown up some interesting talking points though, three of which I'll cover here. 1. Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil find the right wavelength A few weeks ago Arsenal defender Per Mertesacker spoke of "automatisms" -- referring to players whose on-pitch relationships are such they they're automatically...
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04/20/2015, Chelsea go substance over style in win, Barca avoid trap, Tuchel's task at BVB »»
ESPN FC's Steve Nicol says Manchester United were not fantastic, and Jose Mourinho did what was necessary to get the points. The title race in England (assuming we ever did have one) is over following Chelsea's 1-0 win over Manchester United on Saturday. No, mathematically they won't win the title for a couple of weeks. But if somebody else wins the Premier League this season, it won't be a race, it will be a total and vertical collapse. Jose Mourinho didn't just park the bus against United; he positioned the Millennium Falcon, Titanic and Orient Express in front of Thibaut Courtois' goal. Kurt Zouma (tasked with neutralizing...
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04/20/2015, Chelsea's gritty approach vs. Man United should be applauded »»
The Eden Hazard-inspired 1-0 win over Manchester United on Saturday put the Premier League title within touching distance for Chelsea. A thorough inquisition
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04/20/2015, Chelsea's gritty approach vs. Man United should be applauded »»
Chelsea have one hand on the Premier League title after Eden Hazard fired them to a 1-0 win at Stamford Bridge. Chelsea edge closer to the Premier League title with a 1-0 victory over Manchester United. Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal says he's pleased that his side dominated the match despite their loss against Chelsea. Former Chelsea man Craig Burley breaks down how Jose Mourinho was content to sit back and let United play while still picking up all three points. ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE: Eden Hazard (54') Chelsea 1-0 Manchester United The Eden Hazard-inspired 1-0 win over Manchester United on Saturday put the Premier League title within touching distance for Chelsea. A thorough inquisition had been safely negotiated and the lead at the top of the table stretched to a quite magnificent 10 points over second-place Arsenal with just six matches pending for either side. And yet to judge by the reaction from social media and a few uncharitable sections of the press, it might have appeared that the Londoners had committed the footballing...
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04/20/2015, Bayern Munich's home form gives confidence of comeback versus Porto »»
Philipp Lahm and Thomas Muller of Bayern Munich remain calm despite going into their Champions League quarterfinal second leg 3-1 down against Porto. A week is a long time in politics and football. Before Bayern Munich's shock 3-1 Champions League defeat in Porto, chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge waxed lyrical about coach Pep Guardiola: "Pep doesn't just have a plan A, B or C; he's got the complete alphabet down from top to bottom." Bayern fans will hope Pep also has a Plan P up his sleeve for Porto. Ahead of what according to Manuel Neuer is the "biggest game of the season," Bayern have serious work to do to keep their treble hopes alive and...
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04/20/2015, Luis Suarez dispelled Barcelona doubts - Luis Enrique »»
Barcelona&nbsp;had "a few doubts" about Luis Suarez upon his summer arrival from Liverpool but his rise at the club has been "meteoric," boss Luis Enrique has
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04/20/2015, Man United, PSG target Paul Pogba will leave Juventus for right offer - agent »»
The agent of Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba claims his phone is ringing off the hook with clubs all over Europe wanting to sign the France
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04/20/2015, Pep Guardiola: My future is certainly at Bayern Munich next season »»
Pep Guardiola has said it is to be expected that there are "big problems" when Bayern Munich lose important games but told the media: "My future is certainly
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04/20/2015, The Champions League is still football's most elusive prize »»
The ESPN FC team discuss the second legs of the Champions League quarterfinals. Shaka Hislop expects a classic defensive match from Juventus and a controlled match from Barcelona against Paris Saint-Germain. ESPN FC's Gab Marcotti says Bayern Munich are slight favourites to win the Champions League due to their easy draw against Porto. It had been mentioned as a source of motivation for Barcelona, but Hristo Stoichkov typically reframed it as a mere insult to Real Madrid. The former Bulgaria striker -- who played at the Camp Nou from 1990 through 1995 and again between 1996 and 1998 -- had been asked how the Bernabeu club enjoyed such a superior historical record in the Champions League, and whether Barcelona players were actually conscious of rectifying that. "Bah," Stoichkov dismissed. "Most of their European Cups are in black...
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04/20/2015, Palmer: Four UCL talking points »»
<img style="float: left; margin-right: 10px;" src="http://a.espncdn.com/combiner/i/?img=/photo/2015/0420/fc_josesmile_jc_1296x864.jpg&amp;w=100&amp;h=80&amp;scale=crop&amp;site=espnfc" />Chelsea have one hand on the Premier League title after Eden Hazard fired them to a 1-0 win at Stamford Bridge. Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho still does not feel the Premier League title race is over, following their 1-0 win over Manchester United at Stamford Bridge. Louis van Gaal declared that his team&apos;s performance in their 1-0 defeat at Stamford Bridge on Saturday was Manchester United&apos;s best of the season. &quot;I see that we are improving every week and when you can play in Chelsea like this, as the dominant team, then I am very happy with that,&quot; he said, before expressing his disappointment at the result. Wayne Rooney echoed his manager (&quot;We dominated the game&quot;), and the raw statistics would appear to back up their view. United had 67 percent possession, 15...
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04/20/2015, Premier League in 90 seconds »»
Missed any Premier League action this weekend? Anthony Richardson sums it up in 90 seconds (plus stoppages).
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04/20/2015, Mourinho's big win against Manchester United proves his tactical brilliance »»
Louis van Gaal declared that his team's performance in their 1-0 defeat at Stamford Bridge on Saturday was Manchester United's best of the season. "I see
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04/20/2015, Mourinho's big win against Manchester United proves his tactical brilliance »»
Chelsea have one hand on the Premier League title after Eden Hazard fired them to a 1-0 win at Stamford Bridge. Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho still does not feel the Premier League title race is over, following their 1-0 win over Manchester United at Stamford Bridge. Louis van Gaal declared that his team's performance in their 1-0 defeat at Stamford Bridge on Saturday was Manchester United's best of the season. "I see that we are improving every week and when you can play in Chelsea like this, as the dominant team, then I am very happy with that," he said, before expressing his disappointment at the result. Wayne Rooney echoed his manager ("We dominated the game"), and the raw statistics would appear to back up their view. United had 67 percent possession, 15...
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04/20/2015, Liverpool's failure means future under Brendan Rodgers will be questioned »»
The ESPN FC panel answer your tweets on Brendan Rodgers' future at Liverpool, and whether Mike Ashley is the reason for Newcastle United's downfall. It is one of football's foibles that whenever a team begins to struggle there is immediate gossip about replacing the manager. Your club can be run inefficiently from top to bottom and the players can be stealing a living but the poor old coach will always be the one to suffer in the end. After Sunday's execrable display at Wembley to lose 2-1 against Aston Villa, talk of Brendan Rodgers' future will just get louder during what remains of a traumatic season. There is currently a sense that Liverpool...
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04/20/2015, Messi leads Barca to win; Real Madrid's injury woes - Five things we learned »»
Real Madrid and Barcelona continue their title pushes as they both pick up three points on the weekend. Five thoughts gleaned from the weekend's action, as Barcelona beat Valencia and Real Madrid overcame&nbsp;Malaga but suffered some more injury issues. 1. Messi, not Luis Enrique, helped Barca overcome Valencia's pressure Although Barcelona went ahead inside the first minute against Valencia through Luis Suarez at the Camp Nou on Saturday afternoon, the visitors absolutely battered Barca for most of the first half -- missing a penalty, hitting the post and generally controlling the game. Barca were...
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04/20/2015, Real Madrid's Gareth Bale facing up to three weeks on sidelines »»
Gareth Bale is expected to be out for up to three weeks after Real Madrid announced that the player had suffered an injury to the soleus muscle in his left
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04/20/2015, Memphis Depay wanted by Man United, City, PSG, Spurs - PSV chief »»
Manchester United, Paris Saint-Germain, Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur are all in the hunt for PSV Eindhoven's Memphis Depay, the Dutch club have
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04/20/2015, Eden Hazard pushes Chelsea nearer to title, Sherwood joy at Villa »»
Missed any Premier League action this weekend? Anthony Richardson sums it up in 90 seconds (plus stoppages). Former Chelsea man Craig Burley breaks down how Jose Mourinho was content to sit back and let United play while still picking up all three points. While Eden Hazard, Tim Sherwood and Nigel Pearson are delivering for maximum points for their respective sides at the most crucial point of the season, things are beginning to get ugly on Merseyside and Tyneside. Heroes Even the Aston Villa fans were uncertain about Tim Sherwood when he first arrived. Yes, he said some reassuring things about "fight" and about "passion," but this was a man with just six months of experience and who has been a bit of a figure of fun. Well, who's laughing now?...
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04/19/2015, Rodgers wants Man United discard Falcao to solve Liverpool's woes? »»
The ESPN FC panel answer your tweets on Brendan Rodgers' future at Liverpool, and whether Mike Ashley is the reason for Newcastle United's downfall. As the summer window draws ever closer, the transfer rumours and gossip continue to spread ... TRANSFERS BY LEAGUE All transfers English Premier League Spanish La Liga Italian Serie A German Bundesliga Major League Soccer United striker discussing Anfield switch? Radamel Falcao was handed a rare start to impress for Manchester United on Saturday, but the striker failed to make much of an impact as Louis van Gaal's side slipped to defeat at Chelsea. A permanent transfer to Old Trafford looks increasingly unlikely for the Monaco loanee, and the Express reports that the Colombia international's agent Jorge Mendes has begun...
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04/17/2015, David De Gea has helped Man Utd salvage their season, so must be kept »»
If Sir Alex Ferguson was still in charge of Manchester United, this would be the moment in which he invoked the memory of infamous racehorse Devon Loch. Only
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College Basketball Headlines
04/20/2015, UNC's Paige has ankle surgery for bone spurs »»
UNC's Paige has ankle surgery for bone spurs
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04/20/2015, Bama transfer Tarrant commits to Memphis »»
Bama transfer Tarrant commits to Memphis
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04/20/2015, 7-footer Poeltl returns for Utah, holds off on NBA »»
7-footer Poeltl returns for Utah, holds off on NBA
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04/20/2015, LSU brings in Sampson (No. 39) to top-10 class »»
LSU brings in Sampson (No. 39) to top-10 class
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04/20/2015, Foster selects Creighton for 'great comeback' »»
Foster selects Creighton for 'great comeback'
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04/20/2015, Bucknell announces Davis' return as new coach »»
Bucknell announces Davis' return as new coach
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04/20/2015, Purdue C Hammons will return for final season »»
Purdue C Hammons will return for final season
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04/20/2015, Vitale: My dazzling dozen »»
Vitale: My dazzling dozen
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04/20/2015, Top 25 transfers and complete transfer list »»
Top 25 transfers and complete transfer list
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College Football Headlines
04/20/2015, Obama jokes with Buckeyes at White House visit »»
Obama jokes with Buckeyes at White House visit
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04/20/2015, Auburn names Johnson as starting quarterback »»
Auburn names Johnson as starting quarterback
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04/20/2015, Cal assistant coach arrested in prostitution sting »»
Cal assistant coach arrested in prostitution sting
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04/20/2015, UCLA monitoring as recruit arrested in Texas »»
UCLA monitoring as recruit arrested in Texas
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04/20/2015, Florida's Jackson arrested, charged in robbery »»
Florida's Jackson arrested, charged in robbery
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04/20/2015, 49ers OL: 'Insane' Harbaugh 'wore out welcome' »»
49ers OL: 'Insane' Harbaugh 'wore out welcome'
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04/20/2015, Ohio St. draws 99,391 to set spring game record »»
Ohio St. draws 99,391 to set spring game record
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04/20/2015, Golfing, dinner and boating on tap for Steve Spurrier's birthday »»
Golfing, dinner and boating on tap for Steve Spurrier's birthday
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04/20/2015, Ole Miss' C.J. Johnson adapting to middle linebacker »»
Ole Miss' C.J. Johnson adapting to middle linebacker
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04/20/2015, Spring game review: Oklahoma State »»
Spring game review: Oklahoma State
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04/20/2015, Spring wrap-up: Penn State Nittany Lions »»
Spring wrap-up: Penn State Nittany Lions
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04/20/2015, Spring wrap-up: Ohio State Buckeyes »»
Spring wrap-up: Ohio State Buckeyes
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04/20/2015, Big Ten currently 1-2-3 nationally in spring attendance numbers »»
Big Ten currently 1-2-3 nationally in spring attendance numbers
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04/20/2015, Marshall QB determined to make NFL despite size »»
Marshall QB determined to make NFL despite size
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04/20/2015, Time for Utah's Hunter Dimick to make superhero transition »»
Time for Utah's Hunter Dimick to make superhero transition
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04/20/2015, UNC's defense won't be an easy fix »»
UNC's defense won't be an easy fix
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04/20/2015, Mississippi State building depth this spring »»
Mississippi State building depth this spring
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04/20/2015, Louisville spring game unlikely to yield QB decision »»
Louisville spring game unlikely to yield QB decision
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04/20/2015, Brian Kelly, Fighting Irish set to put bow on most meaningful spring yet »»
Brian Kelly, Fighting Irish set to put bow on most meaningful spring yet
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College Sports Headlines
04/20/2015, Longtime Utah gymnastics coach Marsden retires »»
Longtime Utah gymnastics coach Marsden retires
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04/20/2015, Florida wins 3rd straight women's gymnastics title »»
Florida wins 3rd straight women's gymnastics title
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04/20/2015, Attorney: New NCAA head-injury deal just as bad »»
Attorney: New NCAA head-injury deal just as bad
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04/20/2015, Teen convicted in slaying of Australian player »»
Teen convicted in slaying of Australian player
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04/20/2015, Albany's Thompson sets D-I lax scoring record »»
Albany's Thompson sets D-I lax scoring record
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04/20/2015, Miss. St., Adidas apologize for obscene jerseys »»
Miss. St., Adidas apologize for obscene jerseys
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04/20/2015, Maryland suspends wrestler for alleged attack »»
Maryland suspends wrestler for alleged attack
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04/20/2015, Flames sign G Gillies of NCAA champion Friars »»
Flames sign G Gillies of NCAA champion Friars
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04/20/2015, Rutgers horse Lord Nelson, once flagged, dies »»
Rutgers horse Lord Nelson, once flagged, dies
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04/20/2015, Olympic champ gymnast Ross commits to UCLA »»
Olympic champ gymnast Ross commits to UCLA
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04/20/2015, New concussions deal with NCAA proposed »»
New concussions deal with NCAA proposed
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04/20/2015, Providence fans celebrate hockey team's title »»
Providence fans celebrate hockey team's title
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04/20/2015, Defense lawyer: Teen shot Australian player »»
Defense lawyer: Teen shot Australian player
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