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08/30/2014, Barrett, No. 5 Buckeyes outlast pesky Navy »»
No. 5 Ohio State pulls away to beat Navy 34-17
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08/30/2014, Golson returns, has hand in 5 TDs as Irish roll »»
Notre Dame quarterback Everett Golson threw two TD passes and ran for three more in his return as No. 17 Fighting Irish rout Rice, 48-17
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08/30/2014, Wimbledon champ Kvitova out at US Open »»
Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova is out in the third round of the US Open.
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08/30/2014, Agent for waived WR Hill: Jets deserve blame »»
Stephen Hill's disappointing, two-year run with the New York Jets is over. The former second-round draft pick was waived Saturday, the team announced.
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08/30/2014, Sims stays in as No. 2 Alabama tops WVU »»
Blake Sims was good enough to finish his first start at quarterback for Alabama as the second-ranked Crimson Tide held off West Virginia 33-23 Saturday.
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08/30/2014, Isner (42 aces) final U.S. male to fall at Open »»
Once again, John Isner's trip to Flushing Meadows ended in the third round. Once again, it happened with a loss to Germany's Philipp Kohlschreiber at that stage.
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08/30/2014, Source: Spurs, Clips join race to sign Allen »»
The San Antonio Spurs and the Los Angeles Clippers are the latest elite teams to join the race to sign Ray Allen, ESPN.com has learned.
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08/30/2014, Noles suspend Casher for academic issue »»
No. 1 Florida State has suspended defensive end/linebacker Chris Casher for the Seminoles' opener against Oklahoma State.
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08/30/2014, Sam doesn't make Rams' 53-man roster »»
The St. Louis Rams released defensive end Michael Sam on Saturday.
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08/30/2014, Ex-Steeler Harrison retires, cites family reasons »»
James Harrison, a five-time Pro Bowl linebacker and former NFL Defensive Player of the Year, is retiring from football.
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08/30/2014, U.S. flogs Finland to open up FIBA campaign »»
As the U.S. lead got bigger and the crowd quieter, Finland's players were forced to have a most uncomfortable conversation.
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08/30/2014, Chiefs cut Succop, go with undrafted kicker »»
The Kansas City Chiefs are going with an undrafted rookie kicker, Cairo Santos, instead of veteran Ryan Succop.
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08/30/2014, Saints cut veteran DB Bailey, WR Meachem »»
The Saints released future Hall of Fame cornerback Champ Bailey, veteran wide receiver Robert Meachem and and both of the kickers they had in camp -- Shayne Graham and Derek Dimke -- while cutting down the roster to 53 players.
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08/30/2014, Real deal: Holyfield's son scores seven TDs »»
Elijah Holyfield, the son of boxing legend Evander Holyfield and one of the nation's best high school football players, scored seven touchdowns Friday in Woodward Academy's victory over Decatur.
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08/29/2014, NFL: Lifetime ban possible for domestic abuse »»
The NFL is immediately implementing a sweeping domestic violence initiative that calls for a six-game suspension for a first offense and a lifetime ban from the league for a second offense.
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NFL Headlines
08/30/2014, Meriweather loses appeal; 2-game ban stands »»
Washington Redskins safety Brandon Meriweather lost his appeal and will serve his two-game suspension, the NFL announced Saturday.
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08/30/2014, Browns cut veteran wide receiver Burleson »»
The Cleveland Browns cut wide receiver Nate Burleson on Saturday.
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08/30/2014, Agent for waived WR Hill: Jets deserve blame »»
Stephen Hill's disappointing, two-year run with the New York Jets is over. The former second-round draft pick was waived Saturday, the team announced.
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08/30/2014, Giants place Manningham (calf) on IR »»
The New York Giants placed wide receiver Mario Manningham and kick return specialist Trindon Holliday on season-ending injured reserve Saturday.
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08/30/2014, Welker to increase post-concussion activity »»
Denver Broncos wide receiver Wes Welker, who suffered a concussion in the Broncos Aug. 23 preseason game against the Houston Texans, will increase his activity level.
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08/30/2014, Sam doesn't make Rams' 53-man roster »»
The St. Louis Rams released defensive end Michael Sam on Saturday.
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08/30/2014, Ex-Steeler Harrison retires, cites family reasons »»
James Harrison, a five-time Pro Bowl linebacker and former NFL Defensive Player of the Year, is retiring from football.
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08/30/2014, Jets cut suspended Patterson after rocky stint »»
The New York Jets released suspended cornerback Dimitri Patterson on Saturday, ending a strange, tumultuous and brief chapter - two days after he basically accused the team of spreading lies about his absence last week.
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08/30/2014, Vickerson cut by Broncos amid crowded DL »»
To fill what was perhaps the tightest spot on the depth chart, the Denver Broncos released veteran defensive tackle Kevin Vickerson Saturday, the team announced.
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08/30/2014, Chiefs cut Succop, go with undrafted kicker »»
The Kansas City Chiefs are going with an undrafted rookie kicker, Cairo Santos, instead of veteran Ryan Succop.
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08/30/2014, Pouncey off PUP, aims for Week 4 Fins return »»
The Miami Dolphins activated Pro Bowl center Mike Pouncey from the physically unable to perform list before Saturday's 4 p.m. ET deadline
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08/30/2014, Saints cut veteran DB Bailey, WR Meachem »»
The Saints released future Hall of Fame cornerback Champ Bailey, veteran wide receiver Robert Meachem and and both of the kickers they had in camp -- Shayne Graham and Derek Dimke -- while cutting down the roster to 53 players.
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08/30/2014, 49ers linebacker Smith suspended 9 games »»
49ers linebacker Aldon Smith has been suspended nine games for violating the NFL's personal-conduct and substance-abuse policies.
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08/29/2014, Source: Veteran Orton, Bills agree to deal »»
The Buffalo Bills have agreed to a one-year contract with free-agent quarterback Kyle Orton, a source tells ESPN.com.
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08/29/2014, Report: Colts owner reaches plea agreement »»
Colts owner Jim Irsay has reached a plea agreement in his impaired driving case, the Indianapolis Star reported Friday, citing court officials.
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NBA Headlines
08/30/2014, Source: Spurs, Clips join race to sign Allen »»
The San Antonio Spurs and the Los Angeles Clippers are the latest elite teams to join the race to sign Ray Allen, ESPN.com has learned.
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08/30/2014, U.S. flogs Finland to open up FIBA campaign »»
As the U.S. lead got bigger and the crowd quieter, Finland's players were forced to have a most uncomfortable conversation.
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08/30/2014, USA Dominates Finland »»
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08/30/2014, Source: Spurs express interest in C Ayon »»
The San Antonio Spurs have expressed interest in signing Mexico star center Gustavo Ayon, ESPN.com has learned.
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08/29/2014, S. Sterling: Ballmer got Clips for 'bargain' »»
In an exclusive interview Thursday with The Associated Press, Shelly Sterling offered details of how she wound up negotiating one of the richest deals in sports after her husband's racist rant got him banned from the NBA for life.
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08/29/2014, Clips waive newly acquired Delfino, Raduljica »»
The Los Angeles Clippers waived Carlos Delfino and Miroslav Raduljica just three days after trading for both players, the team announced Friday.
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08/29/2014, Pacquiao courts World Peace for Filipino team »»
Manny Pacquiao has expressed interest in recruiting former NBA All-Star Metta World Peace to the Filipino boxing champion's newest venture -- professional basketball.
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08/28/2014, Sources: Brazil guard Barbosa, Warriors agree »»
Brazil guard Leandro Barbosa has reached an agreement to sign with the Golden State Warriors for the upcoming season, ESPN.com has learned.
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08/27/2014, Veteran point guard Brown signs with Heat »»
Shannon Brown signed Wednesday with the Miami Heat, the ninth team the veteran guard has been part of in his career.
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08/27/2014, Sources: Clips to pay Rivers $10M per year »»
Los Angeles Clippers coach Doc Rivers has agreed to a contract extension through the end of the 2018-19 season, the team announced Wednesday.
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08/27/2014, Love to Wolves owner: Focus on your team »»
New Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love has a message for Minnesota Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor: Quit worrying about me and instead focus on your own team.
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08/27/2014, Love: Committed to winning title with Cavs »»
When Kevin Love's phone rang shortly after he learned LeBron James was signing with the Cleveland Cavaliers, his own future became clear.
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08/27/2014, Wiggins, new Wolves welcomed at state fair »»
Andrew Wiggins spent the previous month seemingly in hiding, side-stepping questions about a trade that was all but finished and coming to the realization he was not going to be teammates with LeBron James.
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08/27/2014, Ex-Bulls F Brewer pleads no contest to DUI »»
Prosecutors say former Chicago Bulls forward Ronnie Brewer has been sentenced to probation after pleading no contest to driving drunk in Beverly Hills.
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08/26/2014, Clips send Dudley to Bucks for players, pick »»
The Los Angeles Clippers have traded forward Jared Dudley to the Milwaukee Bucks for Carlos Delfino and Miroslav Raduljica, according to sources.
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08/26/2014, NBA stiffens baseline rules to aid player safety »»
The NBA is expanding the area that must be clear behind the basket and cutting the number of photographers along the baseline in an effort to improve player safety.
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MLB Headlines
08/30/2014, Pedroia exits game early after hit on tag play »»
Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia left Saturday night's game against the Tampa Bay Rays in the bottom of the second inning after taking a blow to the left side of the head on a tag play at second base.
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08/30/2014, Ellsbury status uncertain due to ankle sprain »»
New York Yankees center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury was not in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Toronto Blue Jays after suffering a sprained left ankle in the ninth inning of Friday night's victory over the Blue Jays.
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08/30/2014, Sale strikes out 13 as White Sox trip Tigers »»
Chris Sale overcame a shaky start to strike out a season-high 13, beating Max Scherzer in a matchup of All-Star aces and leading the Chicago White Sox past the Detroit Tigers 6-3 in the first game of a day-night doubleheader Saturday.
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08/30/2014, Rangers' Holland activated, to start Tuesday »»
The Texas Rangers activated left-handed starter Derek Holland from the 60-day disabled list on Saturday afternoon. Holland has missed all of the season recovering from left knee surgery.
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08/30/2014, Mattingly: Emotions may be hampering Puig »»
The Los Angeles Dodgers have become concerned enough about Yasiel Puig's nearly monthlong batting slump that manager Don Mattingly held him out of the starting lineup for Friday night's game in San Diego.
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08/30/2014, All-Star Molina comes off DL for Cardinals »»
Yadier Molina came back ahead of schedule. The St. Louis Cardinals were not surprised one bit.
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08/29/2014, O's 1B Pearce leaves with abdominal strain »»
First baseman Steve Pearce has left Baltimore's game against Minnesota with a right abdominal strain.
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08/29/2014, Garza nearing return to Brewers' rotation »»
Milwaukee right-hander Matt Garza pitched a simulated game in what likely was his final test before returning from the disabled list to the Brewers' rotation next week.
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08/29/2014, Mariners' Montero gets into fight with scout »»
Jesus Montero will not play baseball again this season for the Seattle Mariners' organization after a heated confrontation in the stands with a team scout during a minor league game in Boise, Idaho.
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08/29/2014, Tigers call up exonerated Reed from Triple-A »»
The Detroit Tigers have promoted right-hander Evan Reed from Triple-A Toledo after a judge dismissed rape charges against the pitcher last week.
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08/29/2014, Richards rejoins Angels, to start rehab Tues. »»
Los Angeles Angels pitcher Garrett Richards was on crutches Friday when he rejoined his teammates for the first time since his season-ending knee injury.
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08/29/2014, Tanaka returns to N.Y. with soreness in arm »»
The Yankees announced Masahiro Tanaka would return to New York ahead of the team with what was termed "general soreness" in his pitching arm.
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08/29/2014, Royals cut veteran and former starter Chen »»
The Kansas City Royals designated left-hander Bruce Chen for assignment Friday after six seasons with the team.
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08/29/2014, Royals cut veteran and former starter Chen »»
The Kansas City Royals designated left-hander Bruce Chen for assignment Friday after six seasons with the team.
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08/29/2014, Rangers tie MLB record, call up 59th player »»
Ryan Rua will become the 59th player used by the Texas Rangers this season, tying a major-league record.
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08/29/2014, Indians sign Branyan to minor-league deal »»
The Indians have reunited with slugger Russell Branyan, signing him to a minor league deal for the remainder of the season.
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NHL Headlines
08/29/2014, Schultz agrees with Oilers after career year »»
The Edmonton Oilers agreed to terms with defenseman Justin Schultz on a one-year deal, the team announced Friday.
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08/27/2014, NHL: Expansion not imminent despite interest »»
The NHL insists expansion is not imminent.
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08/25/2014, Senators ink G Anderson to 3-year extension »»
Goaltender Craig Anderson has signed a $12.6 million, three-year contract extension with the Ottawa Senators.
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08/21/2014, CEO of Maple Leafs, Raptors to step down »»
Tim Leiweke, the CEO of Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment, will step down next year.
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08/21/2014, Veteran G Giguere retires after 16 seasons »»
The goaltender known as "Jiggy" is stepping away from the net.
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08/20/2014, Thornton, Marleau stripped of leadership roles »»
According to a report from Comcast Sportsnet, Sharks GM Doug Wilson and coach Todd McLellan said on Wednesday that they will begin training camp without any captain or alternate captains.
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08/20/2014, NHL's weighted lottery to change in next 2 years »»
Forget about tanking in the NHL. Bottoming out in the standings might not get you to the top of the draft.
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08/20/2014, Moore suit settled with Bertuzzi, Canucks »»
Former NHL player Steve Moore's long-running lawsuit against Todd Bertuzzi and the Vancouver Canucks has ended with the sides agreeing to an out-of-court settlement.
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08/20/2014, BC standout Hayes, Rangers agree to deal »»
Coveted free agent forward Kevin Hayes has agreed to terms with the New York Rangers, the team announced Wednesday.
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08/19/2014, Concussion lawsuits combined in Minnesota »»
Three lawsuits filed by retired NHL players over concussion-related injuries have been consolidated and will be heard by a federal judge in Minnesota.
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08/19/2014, Sens sign LW MacArthur to 5-year extension »»
The Ottawa Senators have signed forward Clarke MacArthur to a $23.25-million, five-year extension.
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08/19/2014, Islanders reach deal to transfer ownership »»
Charles Wang has an agreement in place to eventually transfer ownership of the New York Islanders to a group led by former Washington Capitals co-owner Jon Ledecky, it was announced Tuesday.
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08/18/2014, Blackhawks sign goalie Leighton for one year »»
The Chicago Blackhawks signed goaltender Michael Leighton to a one-year contract Monday.
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08/18/2014, Buffalo to host NHL combine next two years »»
The NHL's pre-draft scouting combine will be held in Buffalo the next two seasons.
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08/15/2014, Penguins' Crosby says aching wrist is 'good' »»
Pittsburgh Penguins star center Sidney Crosby's right wrist appears to be on the road to recovery.
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08/06/2014, Sharks, Kings to play outside at 49ers' stadium »»
The San Jose Sharks and Los Angeles Kings are going to take their rivalry outdoors next season.
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07/30/2014, #ESPNplayerNHL: Best franchise players »»
We want you to name your favorite player from your favorite team of all-time, and here is what you said.
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Golf Headlines
08/30/2014, Tway shoots 63 for share of Champions lead »»
Bob Tway shot a 7-under 63 on Saturday for a share of the second-round lead with Joe Durant and Joe Daley in the Champions Tour's Shaw Charity Classic.
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08/30/2014, Kuchar (6 straight birdies) is 1 back at Deutsche »»
When he wasn't thinking about his caddie's deceased wife, Matt Kuchar was busy making plenty of birdies in the Deutsche Bank Championship.
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08/30/2014, Kuchar (6 straight birdies) is 1 back at Deutsche »»
When he wasn't thinking about his caddie's deceased wife, Matt Kuchar was busy making plenty of birdies in the Deutsche Bank Championship.
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08/30/2014, Knost in front at Web.com Tour Finals opener »»
Colt Knost shot his third straight 5-under 67 on Saturday to take a one-stroke lead in the Hotel Fitness Championship, the first event in the Web.com Tour Finals.
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08/30/2014, Otto still out front at Italian with 2-shot lead »»
Hennie Otto of South Africa shot a 1-under 71 on Saturday to take a two-stroke lead into the final round of the Italian Open, where Stephen Gallacher's late bid to qualify for the Ryder Cup will go down to the wire.
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08/29/2014, I.K. Kim increases Portland lead to 3 shots »»
I.K. Kim increased her lead to three strokes Friday in the LPGA Tour's Portland Classic, shooting a 5-under 67 to reach 12 under.
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08/28/2014, Tribute set for Kuchar caddie's deceased wife »»
The wife of Lance Bennett, long time caddie for PGA Tour veteran Matt Kuchar, died suddenly Wednesday morning.
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08/27/2014, Fore! Malaysian golfer aces par 4 in tourney »»
Malaysian golfer Mohd Nazri Zain had a rare hole-in-one on a par-4 during the SapuraKencana National Qualifier tournament on Wednesday.
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08/26/2014, Haney says health, not coach, key for Tiger »»
One of Tiger Woods' former coaches is unsure who might get the job in the future, but Hank Haney believes it doesn't much matter unless the golfer can get healthy enough to put in the time working on his game.
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08/26/2014, Arnie 'fine' after surgery, eager to play golf »»
Arnold Palmer is counting down the days until he can play golf again after having successful pacemaker implant surgery Aug. 18 in Pittsburgh.
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08/26/2014, Tiger ends partnership with coach Foley »»
Tiger Woods said on his website Monday that he has parted ways with Sean Foley, his teacher for the past four years.
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08/25/2014, Mahan loses grip on crystal chalice trophy »»
Hunter Mahan rallied with three straight birdies on the back nine for a comfortable two-shot win Sunday at The Barclays. Maybe too comfortable.
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08/25/2014, Mahan ends drought with Barclays victory »»
About the only thing that went wrong for Hunter Mahan at The Barclays was when the trophy broke. All he had to show for perhaps the biggest win of his career was a large wreath of roses.
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08/24/2014, Ortiz, 23, earns full exemption for PGA Tour »»
Carlos Ortiz won the Portland Open on Sunday for his third Web.com Tour victory of the season, making him fully exempt for the 2014-15 PGA Tour season that starts in October.
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08/24/2014, Garcia, Rose among 4 to skip 2nd FedEx event »»
The Deutsche Bank, which begins Friday at the TPC Boston, will be missing at least four players who otherwise would have qualified among the top 100 in FedEx points.
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Poker Headlines
08/27/2014, NHL - Expansion is on the table, but not imminent »»
Talk of NHL expansion is percolating, but Las Vegas and Seattle face significant obstacles and the league has no formal expansion plans, Scott Burnside writes.
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08/21/2014, Fall Poker Classic 2014 »»
Enter for a chance to win a spot in the $60,000 Fall Poker Classic at Chumash Casino Resort!
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08/20/2014, Tight ends key for Hokies' passing game »»
Bucky Hodges doesn't want to give away any secrets, but it's hard to have much of a poker face at the moment. As Virginia Tech looks to turn a list...
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08/17/2014, Ctrl + ← Incongruous Police, Poverty And Poker »»
This is Ctrl + ←, our weekly data journalism roundup. You'll find the most-read FiveThirtyEight articles of the past week, as well as gems ...
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08/12/2014, Reinkemeier vs. Seiver »»
During the final day of the $1 million buy-in One Drop, Scott Seiver puts his chips at risk against Tobias Reinkemeier.
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08/12/2014, Colman Reacts To $15 Million One Drop Victory »»
How would you react after winning $15 million? Daniel Colman's reaction may surprise you.
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08/06/2014, American Authors on WSOP coverage »»
The American Authors song "Best Day of My Life," from their "Oh, What A Life" album, is being featured in ESPN's coverage of the World Series of Poker...
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07/23/2014, Ravens notes: Time to Cowboy Up »»
OWINGS MILLS, Md. -- It's time to Cowboy Up, Baltimore Ravens. That is what you could draw from coach John Harbaugh's comments, which have a partic...
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07/15/2014, The Poker Edge »»
Andrew Feldman, Lance Bradley and Tim Fiorvanti wrap up main event coverage from Las Vegas and speak to the November Nine and tournament director Jack...
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07/15/2014, Meet the 2014 November Nine »»
LAS VEGAS -- After 10 days of competition, only nine remain out of the field of 6,683 players in the 2014 World Series of Poker main event. The Novemb...
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07/14/2014, Day 7: 13 left entering Level 33 »»
Felix Stephensen just received a Christmas gift in July. Stephensen moved into contention for the chip lead after knocking out Tom Sarra, Jr., in ...
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07/14/2014, Day 7: 18 players left »»
Bryan Devonshire: Gone. Leif Force: Gone. Kyle Keranen: Gone. Dan Smith: Gone. Scott Palmer: Gone The familiar faces are quickly leaving the Am...
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07/14/2014, Day 7: Dempsey, Roberts out in first hour »»
Tensions are high in the Amazon Room as players at the final three tables battle it out for a chance to become a member of one of poker's most elite g...
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07/14/2014, Day 6 recap: Jacobson leads final 27 »»
LAS VEGAS -- Martin Jacobson led the WSOP main event after Day 1A and nobody batted an eye. Success isn't automatic for the chip leaders of the early ...
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07/14/2014, The slow road to 36 players »»
There's a pretty substantial pay jump at 36 and for the first time in this tournament, the players seem to recognize it. After a flurry of elimination...
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Autos Headlines
08/29/2014, Stewart: Tragedy will affect my life forever »»
Tony Stewart expressed sorrow in his first public comments since he struck and killed driver Kevin Ward Jr. earlier this month in upstate New York.
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08/29/2014, Harvick captures Atlanta pole; Stewart 12th »»
Kevin Harvick took yet another pole, this time with a big assist from Tony Stewart in the team owner's return to the track.
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08/26/2014, Darlington regains Labor Day weekend race »»
Darlington Raceway will return to its traditional Labor Day weekend date next season in one of the few significant changes to NASCAR's 2015 Sprint Cup Series schedule.
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08/26/2014, Kenseth releases anti-bullying children's book »»
Championship-winning race car driver Matt Kenseth can now put a children's book on his resume.
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08/26/2014, Turn 4: NASCAR's burning questions »»
How did Bristol rate? Will Kyle Busch ever become a serious contender? What's the most impressive piece of equipment throwing in NASCAR? Is the 16-driver Chase grid already set?
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08/24/2014, Logano wins for first time in career at Bristol »»
Joey Logano surged past Matt Kenseth with 44 laps to go and won for the first time in his career at Bristol Motor Speedway, foiling Kenseth's gambling attempt to secure a spot in NASCAR's playoffs.
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08/23/2014, Hamlin throws device at Harvick after wreck »»
Denny Hamlin got spun out and wrecked while racing as the leader by Kevin Harvick at Bristol Motor Speedway on Saturday night. Hamlin later fired his HANS device at Harvick's car as it passed under caution.
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08/23/2014, Blaney edges Busch for Bristol N'wide win »»
Ryan Blaney bolted past Kyle Busch on a restart with six laps remaining and won Friday's NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway for his second career victory.
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08/22/2014, NASCAR moves '15 Bristol race to mid-April »»
Bristol Motor Speedway is getting its wish -- a later race date in the spring.
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08/22/2014, Roush Fenway lands Ortho as Biffle sponsor »»
Roush Fenway Racing has landed Ortho as a sponsor for "roughly half" of Greg Biffle's races next season.
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08/22/2014, Spreading The Word: Chase For The Sprint Cup »»
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08/21/2014, R. Truex (concussion) cleared to race at Bristol »»
Ryan Truex, who suffered a concussion in a practice crash for the Aug. 16 Sprint Cup race at Michigan International Speedway, has been cleared to race Sunday in Bristol, his BK Racing team announced Thursday.
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08/21/2014, Keselowski gets 1st NASCAR Truck Series win »»
Brad Keselowski earned his first NASCAR Truck Series win on Thursday.
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08/19/2014, Gibbs on Stewart: We're all praying for him »»
Joe Gibbs is waiting for Tony Stewart to emerge from seclusion to reach out to his former driver.
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08/19/2014, Edwards to drive for Joe Gibbs Racing in '15 »»
Joe Gibbs Racing has signed Carl Edwards for the 2015 Sprint Cup season as the operation will expand to a fourth team, it was announced Tuesday.
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08/17/2014, Gordon earns 1st win at Michigan since 2001 »»
Jeff Gordon raced to his third NASCAR Sprint Cup victory of the year, holding off Kevin Harvick on Sunday for his first win at Michigan International Speedway since 2001.
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08/16/2014, Buescher 3rd rookie to win in N'wide in 2014 »»
Chris Buescher took the lead on the 62nd of 90 laps and held off Regan Smith and Brian Scott to win the NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course on Saturday.
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Tennis Headlines
08/30/2014, Wimbledon champ Kvitova out at US Open »»
Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova is out in the third round of the US Open.
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08/30/2014, Isner (42 aces) final U.S. male to fall at Open »»
Once again, John Isner's trip to Flushing Meadows ended in the third round. Once again, it happened with a loss to Germany's Philipp Kohlschreiber at that stage.
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08/30/2014, No. 1 women's doubles duo upset at Open »»
A day after beating Venus Williams in singles at the US Open, Sara Errani and her partner, Roberta Vinci, were knocked out in the second round as the top-seeded team in women's doubles.
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08/30/2014, Querrey: It Was Uncomfortable The Whole Time »»
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08/27/2014, Bryans win opener in quest for 100th title »»
Bob and Mike Bryan opened their quest for a fifth US Open crown and their 100th overall title together with a 6-2, 6-3 first-round victory Wednesday over Max Mirnyi and Mikhail Youzhny.
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08/27/2014, U.S.'s Johnson retires with severe cramping »»
American Steve Johnson had to retire from his first-round match at the US Open because of severe cramping.
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08/27/2014, Venus will stay committed to doubles, too »»
Venus Williams won't consider dropping out of doubles in order to focus on -- and save energy for -- singles, even if she advances to the third round for the first time in New York since 2010.
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08/26/2014, Michael Jordan cheers on Fed at US Open »»
"His Airness" is now a member of Club Fed.
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08/26/2014, Alec Baldwin snags stray ball at US Open »»
Alec Baldwin took on a new role at the U.S. Open -- the actor played a star athlete, snagging a stray ball that flew into the stands.
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08/25/2014, Del Potro denies tax evasion in Argentina »»
Juan Martin del Potro denies he has committed tax evasion in his native Argentina.
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08/23/2014, Kvitova claims second Connecticut Open title »»
Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova beat Magdalena Rybarikova of Slovakia 6-4, 6-2 Saturday to win her second Connecticut Open title in the past three years.
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08/23/2014, Rosol rallies vs. Janowicz for Winston-Salem title »»
Lukas Rosol of the Czech Republic rallied from a set down Saturday to beat Poland's Jerzy Janowicz 3-6, 7-6 (3), 7-5 to win the Winston-Salem Open title.
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08/21/2014, Roddick disappointed in US Open exclusion »»
Andy Roddick says he would like to have made one more appearance at the U.S Open, not for himself, but for his friend Mardy Fish.
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08/21/2014, Serena delivers in 'Diamonds' karaoke ditty »»
Serena Williams replaced her tennis racket with a microphone at a karaoke event a week ahead of the US Open.
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08/20/2014, Serena, Halep top women's Open seedings »»
Top-ranked Serena Williams is seeded No. 1 as she seeks her third straight US Open title.
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08/20/2014, Djokovic, Federer seeded 1-2 for US Open »»
Top-ranked Novak Djokovic is seeded No. 1 for the US Open, and five-time champion Roger Federer is No. 2, meaning they could meet only in the final.
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Boxing Headlines
08/30/2014, Huck retains cruiserweight belt for 13th time »»
German cruiserweight Marko Huck defeated Mirko Larghetti of Italy by unanimous decision to retain his WBO belt on Saturday for the record-equaling 13th time.
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08/30/2014, Real deal: Holyfield's son scores seven TDs »»
Elijah Holyfield, the son of boxing legend Evander Holyfield and one of the nation's best high school football players, scored seven touchdowns Friday in Woodward Academy's victory over Decatur.
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08/29/2014, Upcoming fight schedule »»
Boxing schedule for 2014
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08/29/2014, Pacquiao courts World Peace for Filipino team »»
Manny Pacquiao has expressed interest in recruiting former NBA All-Star Metta World Peace to the Filipino boxing champion's newest venture -- professional basketball.
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08/28/2014, Donaire-Walters unification bout set for Oct. 18 »»
Nonito Donaire and Nicholas Walters will meet to unify their versions of the featherweight world title on Oct. 18 at the StubHub Center in Carson, California, organizers told ESPN.com on Wednesday night.
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08/27/2014, Cops: Boxer Taylor shot cousin, posts bail »»
Former undisputed middleweight champion Jermain Taylor is free on a $25,000 bond after the former middleweight champion was jailed overnight in Little Rock, Arkansas, in connection with a shooting that wounded his cousin.
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08/27/2014, W. Klitschko-Pulev fight moved to Nov. 15 »»
Two days after heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko postponed his mandatory defense against Kubrat Pulev, the fight was rescheduled for Nov. 15.
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08/27/2014, Pacquiao to help start China boxing academy »»
Manny Pacquiao is setting up a boxing institute in China and believes the country of 1.4 billion people can produce professional world champions.
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08/26/2014, Jamoye steps in, will fight Quigg on Sept. 13 »»
Junior featherweight titleholder Scott Quigg got a new opponent Tuesday for his fourth title defense: Stephane Jamoye.
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08/25/2014, Lomachenko's first defense on Pacquiao card »»
Featherweight titlist Vasyl Lomachenko will make his first defense on Nov. 22 in Macau.
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08/25/2014, W. Klitschko has torn biceps, postpones fight »»
Heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko has suffered a torn left biceps, forcing him on Monday to postpone his mandatory defense against Kubrat Pulev, which was scheduled to take place Sept. 6 at the O2 World arena in Hamburg, Germany.
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08/25/2014, Boxing Champions »»
Reigning Champions
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08/24/2014, Injured Ambunda withdraws from Quigg bout »»
Junior featherweight titleholder Scott Quigg is in the market for a new opponent to make his fourth title defense against.
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08/22/2014, Hopkins-Kovalev set for Nov. 8 in Atlantic City »»
Bernard Hopkins-Sergey Kovalev will take place Nov. 8 (HBO) at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey, co-promoters Main Events and Golden Boy Promotions announced Friday.
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08/21/2014, Bayless to ref Mayweather-Maidana rematch »»
Kenny Bayless, regarded by many as the best boxing referee in the world, was appointed by the Nevada State Athletic Commission on Thursday to officiate the rematch between pound-for-pound king and unified welterweight world champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. a
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08/21/2014, Ward's case against Goossen dismissed »»
Super middleweight champion Andre Ward was dealt yet another blow on Tuesday in his effort to break his promotional contract with Dan Goossen, who has promoted Ward for his entire 10-year professional career.
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08/21/2014, Soliman's defense vs. Taylor to air on ESPN2 »»
Middleweight titlist Sam Soliman's defense against former undisputed champion Jermain Taylor will be on ESPN2.
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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
08/28/2014, Celtics' Green donates $1M to Georgetown »»
Boston Celtics forward Jeff Green is donating $1 million to the new athletic center at Georgetown, a program he led to the Final Four in 2007.
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08/28/2014, Michigan's Beilein honored for sportsmanship »»
Michigan basketball coach John Beilein has been named the 2013-14 recipient of the NCAA's Bob Frederick Sportsmanship Award.
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08/28/2014, Ex-Maryland signee Reed to play at Auburn »»
New Auburn coach Bruce Pearl has added yet another high-major talent with former Maryland signee Trayvon Reed committing to the Tigers.
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08/27/2014, Report: Minnesota denies admission to recruit »»
Senegalese standout Gaston Diedhiou reportedly has been denied admission by Minnesota because of inadequate marks on his English profiency exams.
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08/26/2014, Indiana lands PF recruit Holt from New York »»
Indiana has added power forward Emmitt Holt to its new recruiting class.
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08/25/2014, Ewing helps to pledge $3.3M to Georgetown »»
Former Georgetown Hoyas star Patrick Ewing and sports agent David Falk will contribute $3.3 million toward the Hoyas' new athletic facility, the school announced Monday.
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08/25/2014, USC AD Haden hospitalized over weekend »»
USC athletic director Pat Haden was hospitalized twice over the weekend.
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08/25/2014, Auburn lands another top recruit in Spencer »»
Auburn coach Bruce Pearl has landed another Top 100 player in the Class of 2015, adding Philadelphia power forward Horace Spencer.
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08/24/2014, Penalty-free Pearl 'normal again' at Auburn »»
For the first time since 2011, Bruce Pearl is back to work at 100 percent.
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08/24/2014, Judge asked to reject NCAA head-injury deal »»
A former San Diego State football player wants a judge to reject the proposed settlement of a class-action lawsuit against the NCAA, saying it will deny billions in damages to athletes who suffered head injuries.
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08/24/2014, Auburn lands No. 10 small forward Purifoy »»
Roughly four hours before his show-cause penalty was set to expire, Bruce Pearl scored a major commitment from ESPN 100 small forward Danjel Purifoy, giving Auburn a huge boost of momentum heading into what was already expected to be a big weekend.
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08/22/2014, A&M gets commit from No. 21 prospect Davis »»
Texas A&M landed a major commitment on Friday morning from Tyler Davis, a 6-foot-10, 270-pound center from nearby Plano, Texas, and Plano West High School. Davis is ranked as the 21st overall prospect and sixth-best center in the current ESPN 100.
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08/22/2014, Colleges tapping into beer sales for cash flow »»
Some cash-strapped athletic departments outside the Power Five conferences have started to use beer sales as an alternative revenue stream -- and more could soon be following suit.
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08/21/2014, NCAA files intent to appeal O'Bannon decision »»
The NCAA has notified the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that it intends to appeal a judge's ruling in the Ed O'Bannon case that it violated antitrust laws.
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08/20/2014, UConn agrees to play Arizona, Ohio State »»
Connecticut and Arizona, a pair of powerhouse programs, will play each other in a two-year, home-and-home agreement that both schools announced on Wednesday.
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College Football Headlines
08/30/2014, Barrett, No. 5 Buckeyes outlast pesky Navy »»
No. 5 Ohio State pulls away to beat Navy 34-17
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08/30/2014, Golson returns, has hand in 5 TDs as Irish roll »»
Notre Dame quarterback Everett Golson threw two TD passes and ran for three more in his return as No. 17 Fighting Irish rout Rice, 48-17
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08/30/2014, Do-it-all Montgomery, Stanford pitch shutout »»
Ty Montgomery returned his first career punt for a touchdown and caught five passes for 77 yards and another score as No. 11 Stanford shut out UC Davis 45-0.
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08/30/2014, 4Q UGA T. Gurley run for 18 yds for a TD, (M. Morgan KICK) »»
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08/30/2014, Sims stays in as No. 2 Alabama tops WVU »»
Blake Sims was good enough to finish his first start at quarterback for Alabama as the second-ranked Crimson Tide held off West Virginia 33-23 Saturday.
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08/30/2014, Oklahoma LB Evans ejected for targeting »»
Oklahoma inside linebacker Jordan Evans was ejected from Saturday night's game against Louisiana Tech for targeting.
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08/30/2014, UCLA defense gets 3 TDs to hold off Virginia »»
UCLA scored three defensive touchdowns as the No. 7 Bruins escaped Virginia 28-20 in the opener for both teams Saturday.
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08/30/2014, Noles suspend Casher for academic issue »»
No. 1 Florida State has suspended defensive end/linebacker Chris Casher for the Seminoles' opener against Oklahoma State.
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08/30/2014, Gurley's 100-Yard Kickoff Return For TD »»
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08/30/2014, OSU: Students' 'GameDay' sign 'insensitive' »»
Officials at Oklahoma State University say students' sign referencing the Trail of Tears at an ESPN event prior to the game against the Florida State Seminoles crossed the line.
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08/30/2014, Gators suspend 3 players for opener vs. Idaho »»
Florida coach Will Muschamp suspended three players, including one starter, prior to the Gators' opener against Idaho on Saturday.
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08/30/2014, Source: LSU QB Jennings to start vs. Badgers »»
LSU sophomore Anthony Jennings will start at quarterback Saturday when the 13th-ranked Tigers take on No. 14 Wisconsin, a source confirmed to ESPN's Brett McMurphy.
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08/30/2014, N.D. State extends win streak to 5 vs. FBS »»
John Crockett ran for 138 yards and three touchdowns and FCS power North Dakota State opened the season with its 25th straight victory, beating Iowa State 34-14.
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08/30/2014, Brissett rallies NC State past Ga. Southern »»
Jacoby Brissett threw three second-half TDs, including a 35-yard strike with 1:37 remaining, to help NC State beat Georgia Southern 24-23.
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08/30/2014, Pittsburgh WR Boyd suffers dislocated finger »»
Pitt receiver Tyler Boyd dislocated a finger on his left hand against Delaware and will not play in the second half, the school announced.
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08/30/2014, PSU rallies past UCF to win opener in Ireland »»
Penn State tops UCF 26-24 with last-second FG
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08/30/2014, Kingsbury to stick with Texas Tech through '20 »»
Texas Tech and Kliff Kingsbury have agreed to a contract extension through 2020 that will pay $3.1 million in 2015 with a $200,0000 raise each year to $4.1 million in 2020, the school announced.
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College Sports Headlines
08/29/2014, Louisville cheerleaders subject to drug testing »»
Louisville will implement drug testing for members of its spirit teams after following the overdose death of a 22-year-old cheerleader.
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08/28/2014, 5 Burning Questions For The NCAA Women's Volleyball Season »»
Familiar names like Penn State, Texas and Stanford are at the top of the rankings again, but Mechelle Voepel still has plenty of questions as the new volleyball season begins this weekend.
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08/26/2014, Former NCAA interim president Isch to retire »»
NCAA chief operating officer Jim Isch has decided to retire.
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08/25/2014, USC AD Haden hospitalized over weekend »»
USC athletic director Pat Haden was hospitalized twice over the weekend.
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08/24/2014, Judge asked to reject NCAA head-injury deal »»
A former San Diego State football player wants a judge to reject the proposed settlement of a class-action lawsuit against the NCAA, saying it will deny billions in damages to athletes who suffered head injuries.
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08/22/2014, UNM soccer coach suspended over hazing »»
New Mexico women's soccer coach Kit Vela has been suspended for a week without pay and most of the team is suspended for one game over a hazing incident.
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08/22/2014, Senators call for investigation into Air Force »»
Two U.S. senators called for an outside investigation of how the Air Force Academy handles sexual assaults, including an allegation that agents were blocked from speaking to football coaches.
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08/22/2014, Colleges tapping into beer sales for cash flow »»
Some cash-strapped athletic departments outside the Power Five conferences have started to use beer sales as an alternative revenue stream -- and more could soon be following suit.
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08/21/2014, NCAA files intent to appeal O'Bannon decision »»
The NCAA has notified the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that it intends to appeal a judge's ruling in the Ed O'Bannon case that it violated antitrust laws.
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08/21/2014, 5 Burning Questions For The NCAA Women's Soccer Season »»
With a superstar at Virginia and a potential super team at UCLA, this is sure to be a high-wattage season in college soccer. Graham Hays looks ahead with five burning questions.
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08/20/2014, Blue Jays oppose Creighton's trademark bid »»
The Toronto Blue Jays are contesting Creighton University's use of a new logo, saying the depiction of the school's "Bluejay" too closely resembles the logo of the major league baseball team.
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08/20/2014, Martinez succeeds Gwynn as SDSU coach »»
Mark Martinez was promoted Wednesday to head baseball coach at San Diego State, succeeding the late Tony Gwynn.
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08/19/2014, MAC, ESPN agree to new 13-year media deal »»
The Mid-American Conference and ESPN have agreed to a new 13-year media rights deal through 2026-27.
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08/19/2014, Maryland to guarantee athletic scholarships »»
The University of Maryland says it will start guaranteeing scholarships to students-athletes until they graduate, regardless of injury or on-field performance.
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08/18/2014, Former Iowa coach denies bullying players »»
Longtime Iowa women's field hockey coach Tracey Griesbaum tells The Associated Press that her firing was unwarranted and was based on false claims by former players that she bullied and mistreated them.
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08/17/2014, Former BC player Griffin drowns in Nantucket »»
Corey Griffin, a former hockey player for Boston College and Babson College who was in Nantucket raising funds for ALS research in honor of his friend Pete Frates, drowned early Sunday morning.
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08/15/2014, Terps' lacrosse player not guilty in assault case »»
Police have charged a University of Maryland lacrosse player with sexual battery after a concertgoer reported that she had been assaulted.
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