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10/23/2014, Urlacher: Cutler an elite QB in salary only »»
Jay Cutler is the highest-paid quarterback this season and Brian Urlacher says that's the only thing elite about his former teammate.
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10/23/2014, Urlacher: Cutler an elite QB in salary only »»
Jay Cutler is the highest-paid quarterback this season and Brian Urlacher says that's the only thing elite about his former teammate.
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10/23/2014, Titans QB Mettenberger to start, source says »»
The Tennessee Titans have decided to start rookie Zach Mettenberger at quarterback against the visiting Houston Texans on Sunday, a league source told ESPN's Adam Caplan on Wednesday.
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10/23/2014, Source: Carter-Williams eyes Nov. 13 return »»
Michael Carter-Williams and the Philadelphia 76ers have set a target date of Nov. 13 for his return, a source close to the situation told ESPN.com.
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10/23/2014, Homecoming: Williams returning to Phog »»
Former Kansas coach Roy Williams is returning to Allen Fieldhouse for first time since leaving for North Carolina.
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10/23/2014, Titans' Lewan chooses settlement over trial »»
Tennessee Titans rookie Taylor Lewan plans to settle rather than go to trial to fight three misdemeanor assault charges from last December, his lawyer said.
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10/23/2014, Buss: Only 'losers' afraid to play with Kobe »»
Lakers president Jeanie Buss has a message for any player who doesn't want to play with Kobe Bryant: good riddance.
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10/23/2014, Megatron: Ankle progressing in 'positive' way »»
Calvin Johnson is more encouraged about his progress this week in returning from a high right ankle sprain than he has been the past two weeks, when he has missed back-to-back games for the Detroit Lions.
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10/23/2014, Rousey to defend title vs. Zingano at UFC 182 »»
UFC female bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey will seek her fifth title defense against the undefeated Cat Zingano at UFC 182 on Jan. 3 in Las Vegas.
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10/23/2014, Serena receives apology from Tarpischev »»
Serena Williams says she has received a written apology from Russian tennis chief Shamil Tarpischev for offensive comments in which he called her and sister Venus the "Williams brothers."
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10/23/2014, Sources: Broncos table talks with Thomases »»
The Denver Broncos do not expect to re-sign two free-agents-to-be, wide receiver Demaryius Thomas and tight end Julius Thomas, during the season, according to sources.
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10/23/2014, OK State sues Texas OC Wickline for $600K »»
Oklahoma State has sued Texas co-offensive coordinator Joe Wickline for breach of contract, alleging he misled his former employer about his new position at Texas, and the school is seeking more than $593,000 in damages.
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10/23/2014, Sources: Belichick bars late Revis from practice »»
Patriots cornerback Darrelle Revis was barred from practice Tuesday by coach Bill Belichick for tardiness, two sources confirmed to ESPN's Mike Reiss.
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10/23/2014, Griffin, CP3 pour in 69 for Ballmer showcase »»
New Clippers owner Steve Ballmer attended his first home game Wednesday night at Staples Center, and the Clippers broke out of their preseason funk with a 108-105 victory over Phoenix.
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10/23/2014, UNC probe: Advisers pushed sham classes »»
An report commissioned by the University of North Carolina says school academic advisers steered athletes into sham classes over an 18-year period but does not directly implicate coaches or athletic administrators in the scheme.
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10/23/2014, Royals roar past Giants to even World Series »»
Billy Butler hit a tiebreaking single, Salvador Perez and Omar Infante drove in two runs each with big hits in a five-run sixth inning, and the Kansas City Royals beat the San Francisco Giants 7-2 to even the World Series at one game apiece.
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NFL Headlines
10/23/2014, Ex-NFL, MLB player Bull Bramlett dies at 73 »»
John "Bull" Bramlett, a former pro football and baseball player who was nicknamed the "Meanest Man in Football," has died. He was 73.
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10/23/2014, Urlacher: Cutler an elite QB in salary only »»
Jay Cutler is the highest-paid quarterback this season and Brian Urlacher says that's the only thing elite about his former teammate.
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10/23/2014, Titans QB Mettenberger to start, source says »»
The Tennessee Titans have decided to start rookie Zach Mettenberger at quarterback against the visiting Houston Texans on Sunday, a league source told ESPN's Adam Caplan on Wednesday.
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10/23/2014, Titans' Lewan chooses settlement over trial »»
Tennessee Titans rookie Taylor Lewan plans to settle rather than go to trial to fight three misdemeanor assault charges from last December, his lawyer said.
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10/23/2014, Megatron: Ankle progressing in 'positive' way »»
Calvin Johnson is more encouraged about his progress this week in returning from a high right ankle sprain than he has been the past two weeks, when he has missed back-to-back games for the Detroit Lions.
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10/23/2014, Jets' Smith on Harvin: It's not video games »»
Quarterback Geno Smith says Percy Harvin is a dynamic player but that the Jets have many other weapons at wide receiver.
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10/23/2014, Source: Goodell ordered to testify in Rice case »»
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has been ordered to testify in Ray Rice's appeal of his indefinite suspension, a source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter on Wednesday.
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10/23/2014, Sources: Broncos table talks with Thomases »»
The Denver Broncos do not expect to re-sign two free-agents-to-be, wide receiver Demaryius Thomas and tight end Julius Thomas, during the season, according to sources.
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10/23/2014, Caldwell defends handling of Waddle concussion »»
Lions coach Jim Caldwell defended the medical staff's handing of LaAdrian Waddle's concussion.
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10/23/2014, Sources: Belichick bars late Revis from practice »»
Patriots cornerback Darrelle Revis was barred from practice Tuesday by coach Bill Belichick for tardiness, two sources confirmed to ESPN's Mike Reiss.
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10/22/2014, Garrett: D-line depth forced Sam's release »»
Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said Michael Sam got caught up in a numbers' game along the defensive line, which led to his release from the practice squad on Tuesday.
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10/22/2014, Hypothetical trade: Tom Brady to Texans »»
NFL trade deadline: Four explosive, albeit unlikely, hypothetical deals
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10/22/2014, Judge to remain on Adrian Peterson case »»
A prosecution request to remove the judge handling the felony child abuse case against Minnesota Vikings star Adrian Peterson has been denied.
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10/22/2014, Favre: Davis can be 'next Brady, Warner' »»
Former Packers great Brett Favre says Rams QB Austin Davis can be the next Tom Brady or Kurt Warner.
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10/22/2014, Walden: Punishment for ref contact 'nonsense' »»
Indianapolis Colts linebacker Erik Walden referred to his ejection and NFL-mandated $27,562 fine for touching an official in Sunday's game against the Cincinnati Bengals as "nonsense."
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10/22/2014, Charles tested for concussion after remarks »»
Although Jamaal Charles showed no signs of a concussion when he was checked after a helmet-to-helmet hit he took from Brandon Flowers on Sunday, the running back was placed in the concussion protocol this week after comments he made Tuesday.
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10/22/2014, Hypothetical trade: Ndamukong Suh to Bengals »»
NFL trade deadline: Four explosive, albeit unlikely, hypothetical deals
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NBA Headlines
10/23/2014, ESPN.com NBA Player Rankings: 11-15 »»
ESPN.com NBA Player Rankings: 11-15
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10/23/2014, Source: Carter-Williams eyes Nov. 13 return »»
Michael Carter-Williams and the Philadelphia 76ers have set a target date of Nov. 13 for his return, a source close to the situation told ESPN.com.
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10/23/2014, NBA GMs pick Spurs to repeat, LeBron MVP »»
The San Antonio Spurs are an overwhelming choice to repeat as NBA champion while LeBron James is the favorite to win the MVP award, according to the 2014-15 survey of NBA general managers.
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10/23/2014, Buss: Only 'losers' afraid to play with Kobe »»
Lakers president Jeanie Buss has a message for any player who doesn't want to play with Kobe Bryant: good riddance.
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10/23/2014, Griffin, CP3 pour in 69 for Ballmer showcase »»
New Clippers owner Steve Ballmer attended his first home game Wednesday night at Staples Center, and the Clippers broke out of their preseason funk with a 108-105 victory over Phoenix.
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10/23/2014, Kobe to rest for final two preseason games »»
Lakers guard Kobe Bryant is sitting out the rest of the preseason, coach Byron Scott said Wednesday.
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10/22/2014, Vegas police probe complaint against Griffin »»
Los Angeles Clippers coach Doc Rivers says he trusts player Blake Griffin, and a police investigation of a man's complaint that Griffin attacked him during an argument over a photo at a Las Vegas Strip nightclub shouldn't distract the team.
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10/22/2014, Silver: Too early to worry about NBA lockout »»
NBA commissioner Adam Silver said it is too early to be concerned about a potential work stoppage in the NBA.
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10/22/2014, Kobe shrugs off critical article, cites media 'cycle' »»
Kobe Bryant, speaking to media after an ESPN The Magazine piece suggested he played a significant role in the Lakers' recent slide, said it wasn't the first critical article focused on him and wouldn't be the last.
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10/22/2014, ESPN.com NBA Player Rankings: 16-20 »»
ESPN.com NBA Player Rankings: 16-20
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10/22/2014, NBA fails to pass anti-tanking lottery reform »»
An effort to reform the NBA's draft lottery process failed to get enough votes to pass at the league's board of governors meeting Wednesday, sources told ESPN.
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10/22/2014, Lakers' Lin returns after week out for ankle »»
Lakers point guard Jeremy Lin returned in a 114-108 preseason loss to the Phoenix Suns on Tuesday after missing more than a week with a sprained left ankle.
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10/22/2014, Durant won't rush back, says injury 'win-win' »»
The door swung open and Kevin Durant rolled in -- literally, on a scooter -- to speak with the media for the first time since undergoing surgery to repair a Jones fracture in his right foot.
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10/21/2014, Sources: Vucevic, Magic agree to extension »»
The Orlando Magic reached terms on a contract extension Tuesday with center Nikola Vucevic, according to team sources.
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10/21/2014, Wizards add veteran Lucas to bolster depth »»
The Washington Wizards, looking for a trusted veteran to add to their guard depth, added John Lucas III on Tuesday.
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10/21/2014, Rose scores 30, but Irving, Cavs best Bulls »»
LeBron James was the star attraction but Kyrie Irving stole the show with 28 points to lead the Cleveland Cavaliers to a 107-98 win against the Chicago Bulls in an exhibition game Monday night at Ohio State.
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10/20/2014, Pacers' George back to shooting jump shots »»
Less than three months after suffering a compound fracture in his right leg, Indiana Pacers star Paul George was seen Monday shooting jumpers with teammates.
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MLB Headlines
10/23/2014, Braves name Hart prez of baseball operations »»
The Atlanta Braves have named John Hart as president of baseball operations.
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10/23/2014, Dodgers' Haren has surgery on left shoulder »»
Dodgers pitcher Dan Haren underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left shoulder Wednesday.
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10/23/2014, Royals roar past Giants to even World Series »»
Billy Butler hit a tiebreaking single, Salvador Perez and Omar Infante drove in two runs each with big hits in a five-run sixth inning, and the Kansas City Royals beat the San Francisco Giants 7-2 to even the World Series at one game apiece.
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10/23/2014, Royals roar past Giants to even World Series »»
Billy Butler hit a tiebreaking single, Salvador Perez and Omar Infante drove in two runs each with big hits in a five-run sixth inning, and the Kansas City Royals beat the San Francisco Giants 7-2 to even the World Series at one game apiece.
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10/23/2014, Crasnick: Butler delivers for Royals in Game 2 »»
Billy Butler drives in two key runs in what could be his final Royals home game
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10/23/2014, Lincecum needs reliever: Back 'pretty stiff' »»
Tim Lincecum returned to the mound for the San Francisco Giants on Wednesday and threw 1T scoreless innings of relief. However, he left the game with tightness in his lower back and is day to day.
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10/22/2014, Padres fire hitting coach after MLB-worst BA »»
Phil Plantier is the latest hitting coach to be fired by the San Diego Padres.
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10/22/2014, Beaten Giants fan Stow hopes to walk again »»
The San Francisco Giants fan who suffered a traumatic brain injury after being beaten by two Dodgers fans says he is happy to be alive and wants to learn to walk and run normally again.
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10/21/2014, Leagues file order to derail N.J. sports betting »»
The NCAA, NFL and other major professional sports leagues filed a motion for a temporary restraining order Tuesday in an effort to halt legalized sports betting in New Jersey.
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10/21/2014, RHP Williams inks 1-year deal with Phillies »»
Right-hander Jerome Williams has agreed to a one-year, $2.5 million contract with the Philadelphia Phillies.
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10/21/2014, Royals add Nix to active roster, drop Colon »»
Infielder Jayson Nix was added to the Kansas City Royals' active roster for the World Series against San Francisco in place of rookie Christian Colon.
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10/21/2014, DEA makes arrest in MLB testosterone case »»
U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration agents have arrested a South Florida man suspected of manufacturing and supplying banned performance-enhancing drugs for Major League Baseball players and other athletes.
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10/20/2014, 'Royals' hush: S.F. radio stations ban hit song »»
The popular song "Royals" by New Zealand artist Lorde is getting caught up in the fervor over the upcoming World Series between the San Francisco Giants and Kansas City Royals.
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10/19/2014, Sources: Red Sox near deal to hire Chili Davis »»
The Boston Red Sox are on the verge of a deal with Chili Davis to be their hitting coach, sources told ESPN's Buster Olney.
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10/18/2014, Giants fan gives historic HR ball to Ishikawa »»
A lifelong San Francisco Giants fan had a piece of team history in his hands after Thursday's game: the home-run ball that sent the Giants to the World Series.
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10/17/2014, Former Orioles, Yankees 2B Roberts retires »»
Second baseman Brian Roberts, who played all but one of his 14-year career with the Baltimore Orioles, is retiring.
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10/17/2014, Sources: Dodgers ask Byrnes about GM job »»
New Los Angeles Dodgers president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman has spoken to former Diamondbacks and Padres general manager Josh Byrnes about the Dodgers' vacant GM position, according to team sources.
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NHL Headlines
10/23/2014, Leafs-Senators postponed after shootings »»
A terrifying situation in Canada's capital city of Ottawa has resulted in Wednesday night's game between the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Senators being postponed.
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10/23/2014, Perry has 2nd hat trick of season; Ducks roll »»
Corey Perry had his second hat trick of the season, and the Anaheim Ducks beat the Buffalo Sabres 4-1 on Wednesday night for their sixth straight victory.
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10/22/2014, Coyle, Wild agree to 5-year, $16M extension »»
The Minnesota Wild agreed to terms Wednesday on a five-year, $16 million contract extension with right wing Charlie Coyle that lasts through the 2019-20 season, locking up another part of their young core for the long term.
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10/22/2014, Umberger, Read rally Flyers past Penguins »»
Flyers rally past Penguins, 5-3
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10/22/2014, Attorney: Kings' Voynov didn't hit girlfriend »»
Slava Voynov's attorney says the Los Angeles Kings defenseman never hit his girlfriend, and he blames Voynov's arrest on a misunderstanding partly caused by the couple's limited English.
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10/22/2014, Hockey Today »»
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10/21/2014, Leagues file order to derail N.J. sports betting »»
The NCAA, NFL and other major professional sports leagues filed a motion for a temporary restraining order Tuesday in an effort to halt legalized sports betting in New Jersey.
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10/20/2014, Ducks recall goalie Gibson after AHL weekend »»
The Anaheim Ducks have recalled goalie John Gibson from a brief stint in the minors.
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10/20/2014, Flames sign Brodie to 5-year, $23M extension »»
The Calgary Flames have signed defenseman T.J. Brodie to a five-year contract extension.
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10/20/2014, Columbus calls up Forsberg; McElhinney to IR »»
The Columbus Blue Jackets have placed goaltender Curtis McElhinney on injured reserve and have added goaltender Anton Forsberg to the roster on emergency recall from their American Hockey League affiliate in Springfield, Massachusetts.
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10/19/2014, Lightning D Hedman to miss rest of road trip »»
Tampa Bay defenseman Victor Hedman sustained an upper-body injury during the second period of the Lightning's 4-2 win over the Vancouver Canucks on Saturday night and didn't return to the game.
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10/19/2014, Canucks' 12-year sellout streak ends at 474 »»
The Vancouver Canucks' sellout streak ended at 474 games Saturday night with a less-than-capacity crowd at Rogers Arena for a game against the Tampa Bay Lightning.
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10/18/2014, Bruins' Lucic apologizes for obscene gesture »»
Boston Bruins forward Milan Lucic apologized Saturday for the obscene gesture he made to Montreal Canadiens fans during Thursday's 6-4 loss at Bell Centre.
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10/17/2014, NHL bringing 2016 All-Star Game to Nashville »»
The NHL All-Star Game will be played Nashville in 2016, bringing the showcase to Music City.
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10/16/2014, Goalie Varlamov placed on IR by Avalanche »»
The Colorado Avalanche have placed goaltender Semyon Varlamov on injured reserve with a groin ailment.
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10/16/2014, Wings GM won't rush Alfredsson's decision »»
As Daniel Alfredsson ponders whether to retire, Red Wings GM Ken Holland says he will not rush him for an answer.
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Golf Headlines
10/23/2014, Olesen, Wade share lead after course records »»
Thorbjorn Olesen of Denmark and John Wade of Australia shot course-record 8-under 64s at the Lake Karrinyup Country Club to share the lead after the first round of the Perth International on Thursday.
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10/23/2014, Local player Sinnott has Asia-Pacific Am lead »»
Local golfer Todd Sinnott shot a 5-under 67 on Thursday to take a one-shot lead over 2012 champion Guan Tianlang of China after the first round of the Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship at Royal Melbourne.
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10/23/2014, Local player Sinnott has Asia-Pacific Am lead »»
Local golfer Todd Sinnott shot a 5-under 67 on Thursday to take a one-shot lead over 2012 champion Guan Tianlang of China after the first round of the Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship at Royal Melbourne.
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10/23/2014, Korda leads after hot start at Blue Bay LPGA »»
Jessica Korda birdied five of the first eight holes Thursday and finished with a 6-under 66 to take the first-round lead in the Blue Bay LPGA.
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10/21/2014, International Crown lands UL as new sponsor »»
The LPGA Tour has a new sponsor for one of its best events, along with a new location.
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10/21/2014, Malaysia goes deep in FedEx Cup list to fill field »»
Malaysia has set its 78-man CIMB Classic field, which includes the top available players from the final FedEx Cup standings and some additional players ranked below the top 100 in the world.
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10/21/2014, Dufner returns at Perth after 2-month layoff »»
Jason Dufner is set to return to tournament play on Thursday at the Perth International after missing nearly three months of golf in which he "totally detached" himself from the sport and didn't watch any of the Ryder Cup on television.
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10/20/2014, Tiger hitting full shots, eyeing Dec. 4 return »»
Tiger Woods is hitting full shots on the range, more than two months after playing his last competitive round at the PGA Championship.
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10/20/2014, McIlroy plans to skip two China-based events »»
World No. 1 golfer Rory McIlroy will skip two China-based events because of a pending lawsuit.
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10/19/2014, Eagle on 16 lifts Martin to 1st PGA win »»
Ben Martin made a 45-foot eagle putt to regain the lead and finished with a 20-foot birdie putt for a 3-under 68 and his first PGA Tour victory Sunday in the Shriners Hospital for Children Open.
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10/19/2014, Haas ends winless drought with Kia Classic win »»
Jay Haas became the 18th player to win a Champions Tour at 60 or older, closing with a 5-under 66 on Sunday for a two-stroke victory in the Greater Hickory Kia Classic.
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10/19/2014, Aussie Hend wins Hong Kong Open in playoff »»
Scott Hend beat Angelo Que of the Philippines in a playoff to win the Hong Kong Open on Sunday and become the first Australian to win the event since Greg Norman in 1983.
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10/19/2014, Baek wins playoff to take LPGA South Korea »»
Kyu Jung Baek of South Korea won a three-way playoff Sunday to claim the LPGA's KEB-HanaBank Championship.
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10/19/2014, Ilonen stuns Stenson to win Match Play crown »»
Mikko Ilonen defeated top-seeded Henrik Stenson 3 and 1 in the final Sunday to win the World Match Play Championship.
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10/18/2014, Hole-in-1-2-3: 81-year-old aces 3 in 3 days »»
DeBonis hit a hole-in-one on three consecutive days while on a golf trip with friends to the Grand Strand region near Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.
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10/17/2014, McLaughlin takes over as Champions Tour prez »»
Greg McLaughlin is taking over as president of the Champions Tour.
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Poker Headlines
10/19/2014, Keranen Versus Johnson »»
Kyle Keranen and Chris Johnson face off in a big hand during the 2014 WSOP main event.
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10/10/2014, From Pro Gamer To Poker Pro »»
Griffin Benger is looking to make the ultimate transition from video game champ to WSOP champ.
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10/10/2014, Quest For Seat At Final Table Continues »»
The WSOP on ESPN continues Sunday at 9 p.m. ET on ESPN and WatchESPN.
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10/09/2014, Betting - Examining the ethical line between advantage play and cheating »»
Jeff Ma makes his ESPN.com debut, examining where the line is between advantage play and cheating. Did Phil Ivey get a raw deal in his latest case against a British casino?
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10/08/2014, Phil Ivey loses $12.4M battle in court after being accused of improperly withholding his winnings »»
Ten-time World Series of Poker winner Phil Ivey has lost his case against a British casino he accused of improperly withholding his winnings.
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10/02/2014, Day 5: First-Timers »»
As the field gets smaller, these first-timers are still alive and chasing their dream in the 2014 World Series of Poker.
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10/02/2014, WSOP on ESPN: Day 5 »»
The main event is a grind and coverage of the action continues Sunday, October 5 on ESPN at 9 p.m. ET.
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10/01/2014, The Poker Edge - Billy Pappas »»
Andrew Feldman chats with Billy Pappas about being a "November Niner" his journey through the World Series and his life outside of poker.
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10/01/2014, NBA: Indiana Pacers are going in the wrong direction »»
The Pacers went all-in on an NBA title in 2013-14, but fell short. Now, key personnel losses have Indy headed in the wrong direction, Brian Windhorst writes.
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10/01/2014, November Niner Billy Pappas »»
Welcome to SportsNation! On Wednesday, Billy Pappas, a member of the 2014 World Series of Poker's November Nine, drops by to chat about the tournament...
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09/26/2014, The Side Action Championship »»
In the first installment of the Side Action Championship, Phil Hellmuth, Phil Laak, Jean-Robert Bellande and Mike Matusow compete in card shuffleboard.
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09/26/2014, The Main Event »»
Who will win the biggest tournament of the year? Coverage of the 2014 WSOP main event begins Sept. 28 on ESPN.
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09/26/2014, Main Event First-Timers »»
What's the experience like for a WSOP rookie? Meet some of the players competing in the 2014 WSOP main event for the first time.
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Autos Headlines
10/22/2014, Danica, Ku. Busch to swap crews for 3 races »»
Stewart-Haas Racing will swap the teams of Danica Patrick and Kurt Busch after this Sunday's race at Martinsville Speedway.
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10/22/2014, Earnhardt helps raise concussion awareness »»
Dale Earnhardt Jr. knew immediately something was wrong during a 2012 crash at Talladega, where his car was hit hard from behind.
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10/21/2014, Danica Patrick's Late Charge At Talladega More Than A Moment »»
With racing's best clawing for a spot in the Contender Round, Danica Patrick charged to the lead late at Talladega and -- though she fell back -- earned trust and respect in the process.
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10/21/2014, Logano: Peace made with Danica over wreck »»
Joey Logano said he's made peace with Danica Patrick and isn't worried she'll intentionally wreck him to ruin his championship chances.
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10/21/2014, No penalty for Newman after failed inspection »»
NASCAR decided Tuesday not to penalize Ryan Newman after his car failed inspection following the race at Talladega.
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10/21/2014, Turn 4: NASCAR's burning questions »»
The surprise driver in the Chase? Did any of the four eliminated have a real shot? Biggest shocker: Joe Gibbs Racing with two entries or Hendrick Motorsports with one? Who's the title favorite?
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10/20/2014, Beadle, ex-NHRA champ, NASCAR owner, dies »»
Raymond Beadle, a three-time NHRA Funny Car world champion and a championship NASCAR team owner, has died. He was 70.
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10/19/2014, Keselowski wins Talladega, stays in Chase »»
Brad Keselowski pulled away in overtime for one of the biggest wins of his career and earned an automatic berth into the third round of NASCAR's championship race.
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10/19/2014, Last ride: Labonte will retire after Talladega »»
Terry Labonte will compete in his final NASCAR race Sunday at Talladega Superspeedway.
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10/18/2014, Peters earns first Truck Series win of season »»
Timothy Peters picked up his first NASCAR Truck Series victory of the season Saturday by holding off the field on a two-lap sprint to the finish at Talladega Superspeedway.
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10/18/2014, Kenseth on fight: Pushed to 'breaking point' »»
Matt Kenseth regrets nothing about his scuffle with Brad Keselowski after the race at Charlotte, and he doesn't believe he did anything wrong.
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10/17/2014, Keselowski: Stewart's role in fray unintended »»
Brad Keselowski says it's "unfortunate" that Tony Stewart got caught up in the incidents at Charlotte, but that he's not dwelling on "all that garbage."
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10/14/2014, Keselowski, Stewart fined for postrace fray »»
NASCAR fines Brad Keselowski $50,000 and Tony Stewart $25,000 for their postrace conduct Saturday night.
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10/13/2014, Harvick wins at Charlotte as tempers flare »»
Kevin Harvick earned an automatic berth into the third round of NASCAR's championship race by winning Saturday night at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
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10/11/2014, Kenseth starts Charlotte race at back of field »»
Chase contender Matt Kenseth was forced to start the Sprint Cup race at Charlotte at the back of the field Saturday night for what NASCAR termed "unapproved adjustments" to the right rear quarter panel of his No. 20 Toyota.
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10/11/2014, Toyota unveils new Camry for next season »»
Toyota unveiled a remodeled Camry it will race next season, and the street version was the designated pace car for the Sprint Cup race at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Saturday night.
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10/10/2014, Goodyear warns about speeds at Charlotte »»
Goodyear has warned teams that increased speeds at Charlotte Motor Speedway will put a heavy emphasis on the right front tires in Saturday night's race.
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Tennis Headlines
10/23/2014, Ferrer, Murray both reach Valencia quarters »»
David Ferrer and Andy Murray both advanced to the Valencia Open quarterfinals after easy wins against error-prone opponents on Thursday.
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10/23/2014, Serena receives apology from Tarpischev »»
Serena Williams says she has received a written apology from Russian tennis chief Shamil Tarpischev for offensive comments in which he called her and sister Venus the "Williams brothers."
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10/23/2014, Serena rebounds from loss with Bouchard rout »»
Serena Williams rebounded from one of the worst beatings of her professional career to rout Eugenie Bouchard 6-1, 6-1 at the WTA Finals on Thursday.
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10/22/2014, Garber: Wozniacki's underappreciated career »»
With 67 weeks atop the rankings, Dane has accomplished more than most
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10/22/2014, Nadal reaches Swiss Indoors quarterfinals »»
Rafael Nadal continued his comeback from injury with a 6-1, 6-1 win against unheralded Frenchman Pierre-Hugues Herbert on Wednesday to reach the Swiss Indoors quarterfinals.
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10/22/2014, Djokovic's wife gives birth to first child, a boy »»
Novak Djokovic is a proud father.
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10/19/2014, Berdych beats Dimitrov, wins Stockholm Open »»
Top-seeded Tomas Berdych beat defending champion Grigor Dimitrov 5-7, 6-4, 6-4 Sunday to win the Stockholm Open for the second time.
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10/19/2014, Murray wins in Vienna for 30th career title »»
Andy Murray continued his recent resurgence Sunday by winning his second title in three weeks at the Erste Bank Open and boosting his chances of making the cut for the ATP finals.
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10/19/2014, Cilic, Pavlyuchenkova win Kremlin Cup titles »»
US Open champion Marin Cilic won the Kremlin Cup on Sunday, beating Roberto Bautista Agut 6-4, 6-4 in the final.
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10/18/2014, Beck wins first career title at Luxembourg »»
Annika Beck of Germany won her first career title Saturday after beating fourth-seeded Barbora Zahlavova Strycova of the Czech Republic 6-2, 6-1 in the Luxembourg Open final.
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10/18/2014, WTA Finals draw pits Serena vs. young stars »»
Serena Williams will play two of the tour's young rising stars in the round-robin stage of this year's WTA finals in Singapore.
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10/16/2014, Davydenko confirms retirement from tennis »»
Former third-ranked player Nikolay Davydenko has confirmed his retirement from tennis.
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10/15/2014, Italian tandem facing corruption accusations »»
Italian tennis players Daniele Bracciali and Potito Starace are facing corruption accusations after intercepted Internet conversations claiming they sold matches were printed Wednesday in Italian media.
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10/13/2014, Center Court: Women's Up Or Down »»
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10/13/2014, Kvitova chosen to lead Czechs in Fed Cup final »»
Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova will lead the Czech Republic team in next month's Fed Cup final against Germany.
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10/12/2014, Riske beats Bencic for 1st WTA title at Tianjin »»
Alison Riske held on to defeat Belinda Bencic 6-3, 6-4 in the final of the Tianjin Open on Sunday for her first WTA Tour title.
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10/12/2014, Stosur defends title at Japan Women's Open »»
Samantha Stosur won the Japan Women's Open for a third time Sunday with a straight-sets triumph against Zarina Diyas in Osaka.
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Boxing Headlines
10/23/2014, Groves added to Cleverly-Bellew undercard »»
British super middleweight contender George Groves was added Thursday to the undercard of the cruiserweight rematch between Nathan Cleverly and Tony Bellew on Nov. 22 at the Echo Arena in Liverpool, England.
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10/22/2014, Pascal to fight on rival Bute's Dec. 6 undercard »»
Jean Pascal will face Donovan George in a light heavyweight bout on the Dec. 6 undercard for Lucian Bute's fight against Roberto Bolonti at Bell Centre in Montreal.
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10/22/2014, Ortiz tests positive for steroid; hearing next »»
Heavyweight Luis Ortiz tested positive for the steroid nandrolone in the wake of winning an interim title.
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10/22/2014, Otake named as Quigg title defense opponent »»
Junior featherweight titleholder Scott Quigg, scheduled to defend his belt for the fifth time on the Nov. 22 undercard of the rematch between Nathan Cleverly and Toney Bellew, found out who he would be fighting on Tuesday.
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10/21/2014, Smith denied mandatory rematch vs. Abraham »»
British super middleweight contender Paul Smith might ultimately get a rematch with world titleholder Arthur Abraham of Germany, but it won't be because Abraham has been ordered to face him again.
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10/21/2014, Making The Rounds: Speed Bag »»
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10/21/2014, Alexander-Khan bout nearly finalized for Dec. »»
Devon Alexander and Amir Khan have agreed to fight, and the deal is in the process of being finalized as the main event of a Dec. 13 tripleheader on Showtime in Las Vegas.
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10/20/2014, Golovkin KO's Rubio in 2nd round, keeps title »»
Gennady Golovkin, boxing's most devastating knockout artist, delivered yet another crushing KO as he drilled Marco Antonio Rubio in the second round to retain his middleweight world title on Saturday night at the StubHub Center.
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10/20/2014, Mayweather being sued by sons of ex-champ »»
The sons of former heavyweight world champion Hasim Rahman are suing Floyd Mayweather Jr., Mayweather Promotions and Showtime on a variety of charges stemming from the infamous sparring sessions televised on the network's "All Access" reality series.
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10/20/2014, Pacquiao outpointed in pro basketball debut »»
Manny Pacquiao made his professional basketball debut on Sunday, just a month before he is set to defend his WBO welterweight crown.
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10/20/2014, Unbeaten Walters stops Donaire in Round 6 »»
CARSON, Calif. -- Nicholas Walters is known as "The Axe Man," and he kept swinging punches just like one as he chopped down Nonito Donaire to win a world featherweight title before a crowd of 9,323 on Saturday night at the StubHub Center on the undercard of Gennady Golovkin's middleweight title defense against Marco Antonio Rubio.

Walters ended the fight in spectacular fashion in the sixth round when he knocked Donaire down face-first with a clean right hand near the ear. Donaire beat the count,...
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10/20/2014, Lemieux's U.S. debut is Dec. 6 in Brooklyn »»
Montreal middleweight David Lemieux (32-2) will take on Gabriel Rosado on Dec. 6 in Brooklyn, N.Y.
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10/15/2014, Garcia vacates title; Salido is full champion »»
Mikey Garcia has vacated his junior lightweight title, and Orlando Salido has been elevated to full champion.
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10/15/2014, Major shareholders cut ties to Golden Boy »»
Golden Boy Promotions president and co-founder Oscar De La Hoya has bought out the two largest shareholders in the company besides him, at their request.
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10/14/2014, Augustus reportedly critical after shooting »»
Retired boxer Emanuel Augustus was shot in the head Monday night in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, according to media reports in Louisiana. He is reportedly in critical condition.
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10/13/2014, Herrera's interim title at stake vs. Benavidez »»
Junior welterweight Mauricio Herrera and prospect Jose Benavidez Jr. will meet Dec. 13 at The Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas with Herrera's interim title at stake.
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Soccer Headlines
06/01/2014, Villa confirms Atletico Madrid exit »»
Transfer news
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06/01/2014, Qatar bid team denies wrong-doing »»
2022 World Cup news
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06/01/2014, Varane: Not the time to talk Chelsea »»
Varane: Not the time to talk Chelsea
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06/01/2014, Diego Costa hopes to face El Salvador »»
Spain news
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06/01/2014, Ghana's Akaminko out of World Cup »»
Ghana's Akaminko out of World Cup
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06/01/2014, Deportivo La Coruna back in top flight »»
Spain news
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06/01/2014, Report: 'Probable' 2010 friendlies fixed »»
World Cup
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06/01/2014, Moyes: Era of long-term planning over »»
Manchester United news
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06/01/2014, Italy's Montolivo ruled out of World Cup »»
Italy news
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06/01/2014, WC warm-ups: RVP on target, Montolivo blow »»
World Cup warm-ups
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06/01/2014, Friendlies: Spain control Bolivia, England hit three »»
International friendlies
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06/01/2014, Cop, Bubnjic and Pasalic cut from Croatia squad »»
Croatia news
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05/31/2014, No surprises in Netherlands squad »»
Netherlands news
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05/31/2014, Uruguay's Forlan wants fully fit Suarez »»
Uruguay news
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College Basketball Headlines
10/23/2014, Homecoming: Williams returning to Phog »»
Former Kansas coach Roy Williams is returning to Allen Fieldhouse for first time since leaving for North Carolina.
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10/23/2014, UNC probe: Advisers pushed sham classes »»
An report commissioned by the University of North Carolina says school academic advisers steered athletes into sham classes over an 18-year period but does not directly implicate coaches or athletic administrators in the scheme.
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10/22/2014, Brown: Reasons Northwestern missed NCAAs »»
Northwestern remains the only Power 5 school to never have made an NCAA tournament. What's holding the Wildcats back?
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10/22/2014, All-SEC: Kentucky players in 5 of 10 spots »»
Fifty percent of the players on this year's preseason all-SEC squads play for Kentucky.
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10/22/2014, O'Bannon lawyers want $50M from NCAA »»
The bill has come in for former UCLA basketball star Ed O'Bannon's successful court challenge of the NCAA -- and it's a whopper.
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10/22/2014, Butler coach remains on leave of absence »»
The only thing the Butler basketball staff and program knows for sure is that the season will start on Nov. 15.
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10/21/2014, Leagues file order to derail N.J. sports betting »»
The NCAA, NFL and other major professional sports leagues filed a motion for a temporary restraining order Tuesday in an effort to halt legalized sports betting in New Jersey.
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10/21/2014, C Thomas, No. 29 overall, picks Texas A&M »»
Texas A&M has capped off its outstanding 2015 class by landing a commitment from center Elijah Thomas, the No. 29-ranked player in the ESPN 100.
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10/21/2014, N.Y. court: Ex-ball boys can sue Boeheim »»
New York's highest court has reinstated the slander lawsuit by two former Syracuse ball boys against basketball coach Jim Boeheim.
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10/21/2014, Leagues seek to halt New Jersey sports betting »»
The NCAA, NFL and other major professional sports leagues will file for immediate injunctive relief Tuesday to prevent New Jersey from offering sports betting this weekend, according to State Sen. Raymond Lesniak.
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10/20/2014, Guy (No. 39 recruit) commits to Virginia »»
Kyle Guy, ESPN's 39th-ranked player in the class of 2016, committed to Virginia on Monday.
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10/17/2014, Kentucky men, women embrace 'Madness' »»
Just as Drake appeared to draw the biggest cheers at Big Blue Madness, the rapper introduced Kentucky coach John Calipari and the noise then became a roar.
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10/17/2014, UConn celebrates dual titles at First Night »»
UConn celebrated a bit more than usual during its annual First Night event Friday, which traditionally marks the start of the new college basketball season.
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10/17/2014, Committee on Infractions calls on Syracuse »»
Syracuse will go before the NCAA's Committee on Infractions by the end of October
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10/16/2014, Wisconsin unanimously picked to win Big Ten »»
Wisconsin is a unanimous favorite to win the Big Ten championship by a media panel, the league announced Thursday.
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10/16/2014, Top Cats: Kentucky No. 1 in coaches poll »»
Kentucky is the No. 1 team in the preseason USA Today coaches' poll
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College Football Headlines
10/23/2014, OK State sues Texas OC Wickline for $600K »»
Oklahoma State has sued Texas co-offensive coordinator Joe Wickline for breach of contract, alleging he misled his former employer about his new position at Texas, and the school is seeking more than $593,000 in damages.
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10/23/2014, UNC probe: Advisers pushed sham classes »»
An report commissioned by the University of North Carolina says school academic advisers steered athletes into sham classes over an 18-year period but does not directly implicate coaches or athletic administrators in the scheme.
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10/23/2014, Georgia applies for Gurley to be reinstated »»
The University of Georgia will apply to the NCAA on Wednesday for running back Todd Gurley to be reinstated.
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10/22/2014, O'Bannon lawyers want $50M from NCAA »»
The bill has come in for former UCLA basketball star Ed O'Bannon's successful court challenge of the NCAA -- and it's a whopper.
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10/22/2014, Harris replaces Driskel as Gators starting QB »»
Embattled coach Will Muschamp on Wednesday named true freshman Treon Harris the starter at quarterback for the Florida Gators.
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10/22/2014, Snyder, Bosworth, star RBs up for College HOF »»
Kansas State coach Bill Snyder is among the 81 coaches and players up for election to the College Football Hall of Fame.
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10/22/2014, Cincinnati QB Evans suspended after arrest »»
Backup quarterback Jarred Evans was suspended indefinitely by Cincinnati coach Tommy Tuberville on Tuesday for his arrest over the weekend on a misdemeanor assault charge.
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10/22/2014, Tebow: Gators lacking identity, leadership »»
The pressure is mounting on Florida coach Will Muschamp and his slumping Gators.
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10/22/2014, Auburn reinstates Whitehead from suspension »»
Gus Malzahn announced Tuesday that Auburn safety Jermaine Whitehead has been reinstated to the team.
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10/21/2014, QB switcheroo: Utes back to Wilson vs. USC »»
After a one-week hiatus, Travis Wilson will be back at starting quarterback as No. 19 Utah hosts No. 20 USC in a critical Pac-12 South showdown on Saturday.
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10/21/2014, Leagues file order to derail N.J. sports betting »»
The NCAA, NFL and other major professional sports leagues filed a motion for a temporary restraining order Tuesday in an effort to halt legalized sports betting in New Jersey.
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10/21/2014, Arizona St. QB Kelly (foot) to start if healthy »»
Arizona State coach Todd Graham said if quarterback Taylor Kelly is ready to play Saturday at Washington, he will start for the No. 14 Sun Devils.
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10/21/2014, Committee member: CFP picture will clear up »»
Lt. Gen. Mike Gould, a member of the College Football Playoff selection committee told ESPN.com on Tuesday that he expects the top four teams to become "more and more clear" as the season progresses.
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10/21/2014, Va. Tech's Maddy (knee) out rest of season »»
Virginia Tech DT Luther Maddy will have an additional procedure on his right knee and miss the rest of the season.
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10/21/2014, Irked Fisher halts interview over rep query »»
Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher cut short a media interview Monday after he was asked whether his reputation was taking a hit because of star quarterback Jameis Winston's off-field issues.
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College Sports Headlines
10/23/2014, Okla. St. sues NMSU over pistol-packing mascot »»
Oklahoma State is suing New Mexico State over the use of a pistol-packing mascot that it says is "confusingly similar" to the Cowboys' own Pistol Pete.
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10/22/2014, O'Bannon lawyers want $50M from NCAA »»
The bill has come in for former UCLA basketball star Ed O'Bannon's successful court challenge of the NCAA -- and it's a whopper.
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10/22/2014, Mo'ne ad appearance won't affect eligibility »»
Appearing in a commercial that aired during Game 1 of the World Series will not compromise the amateur status of Little League pitcher Mo'ne Davis should she choose to play college sports.
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10/21/2014, Leagues file order to derail N.J. sports betting »»
The NCAA, NFL and other major professional sports leagues filed a motion for a temporary restraining order Tuesday in an effort to halt legalized sports betting in New Jersey.
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10/21/2014, Daland, former swim coach at USC, dies at 93 »»
Peter Daland, who coached the University of Southern California swim team to nine NCAA championships and mentored Olympic gold medal winners, has died. He was 93.
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10/20/2014, WK 8 Nominees »»
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10/16/2014, Vanderbilt AD out of hospital after procedure »»
Vanderbilt athletic director David Williams is back home after being hospitalized and having a procedure for an undisclosed issue.
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10/15/2014, Slive will retire as SEC's commish in 2015 »»
SEC commissioner Mike Slive will retire next summer after 13 years leading the league and plans to begin treatment for a recurrence of prostate cancer.
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10/09/2014, 'Hook 'em Horns' signal creator dies at age 78 »»
The University of Texas says the former cheerleader and state judge credited with creating the ''Hook 'em Horns" hand signal has died.
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10/09/2014, Air Force AD Mueh moves up retirement »»
Air Force Academy athletic director Hans Mueh will retire in January, five months ahead of schedule, after a decade leading the athletic program.
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10/09/2014, Emmert has wish list for newly free Power 5 »»
Now that the Power Five conferences have their autonomy, NCAA President Mark Emmert has a wish list he'd like them to tackle right away.
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10/08/2014, Big Ten guarantees four-year scholarships »»
The Big Ten announced Wednesday that all of its institutions will grant athletic scholarships for the entire term of an athlete's enrollment and allow some athletes who leave school to return and finish their degrees on scholarship.
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10/07/2014, Former players sue conferences, networks »»
A group of former college athletes have filed a proposed class action, antitrust lawsuit against TV networks and college conferences including ESPN, CBS, NBC, ABC, Fox and the SEC for profiting off their names and likenesses without their permission.
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10/06/2014, NCAA reform plan survives override period »»
The NCAA reform plan that transfers more power to the five richest football conferences has sailed through a 60-day override period.
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10/03/2014, Study: 1 in 27 possible concussions reported »»
Despite years of education and growing public awareness about head injuries, college football players report having six suspected concussions and 21 so-called "dings" for every diagnosed concussion.
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10/02/2014, FSU booster dismissed after grand theft charge »»
The comptroller of the athletic booster club at Florida State University is accused of "misappropriating" between $500,000 and $700,000.
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