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11/01/2014, Griffin's 39 points help Clips survive Lakers »»
Blake Griffin scored 39 points and went 11-for-12 from the free throw line, powering the Los Angeles Clippers to a gritty 118-111 victory over the winless Lakers in the first meeting of the season between the Staples Center co-tenants.
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11/01/2014, Pregnant Rosie Napravnik announces retirement »»
Moments after piloting Untapable to victory in Friday's Longines Breeders' Cup Distaff at Santa Anita Park, jockey Rosie Napravnik announced her plan to retire from riding races.
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11/01/2014, Rose exits with ankle sprain in loss to Cavs »»
X-rays were negative on Derrick Rose's sprained left ankle. Rose's status for Saturday's game against the Minnesota Timberwolves is uncertain after Rose sustained the injury in Friday's 114-108 overtime loss to the Cavaliers.
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11/01/2014, LeBron, Cavs bounce back, beat Bulls in OT »»
LeBron James scored 36 points, and the Cleveland Cavaliers beat Derrick Rose and the Chicago Bulls 114-108 in overtime Friday night.
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11/01/2014, 'Fiery' Blatt called meeting to address debut »»
Before the Cleveland Cavaliers could go on to earn the first win of their season -- and the first win of David Blatt's NBA coaching career -- he had some lingering feelings about his team's disaster of a debut that he had to share.
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11/01/2014, No timetable for Westbrook; surgery possible »»
Already playing without league MVP Kevin Durant, the Thunder now will likely have to maneuver through the difficult Western Conference without both their stars until at least December.
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11/01/2014, Johnny Phone Call: Manziel tweets out digits »»
Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel appeared to post his phone number on Twitter.
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11/01/2014, Sandoval wants to finish career with Giants »»
Pablo Sandoval walked up the stairs as he brought up the rear of yet another Giants victory parade and immediately got stopped by home run king Barry Bonds.
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11/01/2014, Cubs hire Maddon as manager, fire Renteria »»
The Chicago Cubs will announce the hiring former Tampa Bay Rays skipper Joe Maddon as the 54th manager in franchise history on Monday, the team announced in a release Friday.
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10/31/2014, Ringleader in FAMU hazing death convicted »»
A former Florida A&M band member accused of being the ringleader of a brutal hazing ritual known as "Crossing Bus C" that killed a drum major was convicted Friday of manslaughter and felony hazing.
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10/31/2014, Spartans QB Cook expects to return in '15 »»
Michigan State Spartans quarterback Connor Cook is barely halfway through his junior season but expects to return in 2015 for his final year.
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10/31/2014, Warriors, Thompson agree on multiyear deal »»
The Golden State Warriors have agreed to a contract extension with shooting guard Klay Thompson, the team announced Friday.
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10/31/2014, Cowboys bicker after Randle booking video »»
Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant and running back Joseph Randle got into an argument as the media was entering the practice field on Friday.
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10/31/2014, Embattled Michigan AD Brandon resigning post »»
The Dave Brandon era in the Michigan athletic department officially ended Friday afternoon.
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10/31/2014, Kentucky, Arizona 1-2 in AP preseason poll »»
The story seems to be the same every season at Kentucky: Lose star players to the NBA, replace them with another group of one-and-doners, compete for a national championship.
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10/28/2014, Cowboys still waiting for Romo test results »»
Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo underwent tests Tuesday morning for a more complete look at the bruised back he suffered in the third quarter of Monday's 20-17 overtime loss to the Washington Redskins.
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NFL Headlines
11/01/2014, Johnny Phone Call: Manziel tweets out digits »»
Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel appeared to post his phone number on Twitter.
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10/31/2014, Seahawks to honor HS in wake of shooting »»
The Seattle Seahawks will honor Marysville-Pilchuck High School by having a "MP" decal on the back of their helmets for Sunday's game.
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10/31/2014, Bengals RB Bernard out vs. Jags; Hill to start »»
Bengals running back Giovani Bernard, who hasn't practiced all week because of hip and collarbone injuries, will not play Sunday.
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10/31/2014, How rosters of Broncos, Patriots were built »»
Patriots, Broncos differ in philosophy to capitalize on QBs' championship windows
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10/31/2014, Chargers' Mathews practices; out vs. Fins »»
Chargers running back Ryan Mathews practiced Friday, taking part for the first time since he suffered a sprained MCL in his knee in a Week 2 win over the Seattle Seahawks.
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10/31/2014, Cowboys bicker after Randle booking video »»
Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant and running back Joseph Randle got into an argument as the media was entering the practice field on Friday.
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10/31/2014, Roundtable: Future of Manning-Brady rivalry »»
Our expert panel projects future of long-running rivalry between superstar QBs
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10/31/2014, Chiefs safety Berry (ankle) ready to return »»
Chiefs safety Eric Berry, who hasn't played since suffering a high ankle sprain on Sept. 14, will return Sunday against the New York Jets at Arrowhead Stadium, coach Andy Reid said Friday.
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10/31/2014, Raiders' Ross fined $22,050 for Cameron hit »»
Oakland safety Brandian Ross has been fined $22,050 for his hit on Browns tight end Jordan Cameron that gave Cameron at least his third concussion in three seasons on Sunday.
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10/31/2014, Rested, 'sane' RG III feels ready for return »»
The Redskins wanted to be sure QB Robert Griffin III was 100 percent before allowing him to return.
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10/31/2014, Clowney questionable vs. Eagles with illness »»
The Houston Texans could be without outside linebacker Jadeveon Clowney again, but it's not his knee that would prevent him from playing.
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10/31/2014, Browns' Cameron (concussion) out Sunday »»
Browns tight end Jordan Cameron will not play Sunday against the Buccaneers
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10/31/2014, Garrett: Romo might be a game-time call »»
Tony Romo, who missed his third straight day of practice with a back injury Friday, has been listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Arizona Cardinals.
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10/31/2014, Redskins' Hall re-tears Achilles, needs surgery »»
Washington Redskins cornerback DeAngelo Hall, who tore his Achilles tendon last month and underwent surgery to repair it, tore it again this week and will have to redo the surgery, coach Jay Gruden said Friday.
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10/31/2014, Report: Charges unlikely for 49ers' McDonald »»
The Santa Clara District Attorney's office likely will not charge San Francisco 49ers defensive lineman Ray McDonald with domestic violence, according to a report.
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10/31/2014, Saints top Panthers to take NFC South lead »»
Drew Brees overcame a shaky start and threw for one touchdown and ran for another and the New Orleans Saints defeated the Carolina Panthers 28-10 Thursday night to take over first place in the NFC South.
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10/30/2014, Judge rejects Hernandez trial venue change »»
A Massachusetts judge has rejected a request from former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez to move his trial in the fatal shooting of a semi-professional football player to a different county.
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NBA Headlines
11/01/2014, Griffin's 39 points help Clips survive Lakers »»
Blake Griffin scored 39 points and went 11-for-12 from the free throw line, powering the Los Angeles Clippers to a gritty 118-111 victory over the winless Lakers in the first meeting of the season between the Staples Center co-tenants.
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11/01/2014, Rose exits with ankle sprain in loss to Cavs »»
X-rays were negative on Derrick Rose's sprained left ankle. Rose's status for Saturday's game against the Minnesota Timberwolves is uncertain after Rose sustained the injury in Friday's 114-108 overtime loss to the Cavaliers.
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11/01/2014, Rose exits with ankle sprain in loss to Cavs »»
X-rays were negative on Derrick Rose's sprained left ankle. Rose's status for Saturday's game against the Minnesota Timberwolves is uncertain after Rose sustained the injury in Friday's 114-108 overtime loss to the Cavaliers.
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11/01/2014, LeBron, Cavs bounce back, beat Bulls in OT »»
LeBron James scored 36 points, and the Cleveland Cavaliers beat Derrick Rose and the Chicago Bulls 114-108 in overtime Friday night.
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11/01/2014, 'Fiery' Blatt called meeting to address debut »»
Before the Cleveland Cavaliers could go on to earn the first win of their season -- and the first win of David Blatt's NBA coaching career -- he had some lingering feelings about his team's disaster of a debut that he had to share.
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11/01/2014, Cavs got what they needed vs. Bulls »»
After letdown in opener, LeBron and Co. notch win with meaning, even in October
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11/01/2014, Thomas' late surge pushes Suns past Spurs »»
Isaiah Thomas scored 10 of his 23 points in the fourth quarter, rallying Phoenix with a relentless series of driving layups, and the Suns beat the San Antonio Spurs 94-89 on Friday night.
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11/01/2014, Gay pours in 40 as Kings send away Blazers »»
Rudy Gay scored 40 points -- one off his career high -- including a pair of key 3-pointers, and the Sacramento Kings surprised the Portland Trail Blazers 103-94 on Friday night.
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11/01/2014, No timetable for Westbrook; surgery possible »»
Already playing without league MVP Kevin Durant, the Thunder now will likely have to maneuver through the difficult Western Conference without both their stars until at least December.
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10/31/2014, Wolves, Rubio reach 4-year, $56M extension »»
With three hours to go before the midnight deadline Friday, Ricky Rubio and the Minnesota Timberwolves agreed to terms on a contract extension, the team announced.
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10/31/2014, Cavaliers sign Varejao to contract extension »»
Best known for his wild hair and hustle, Anderson Varejao's heart and hard work got him a new contract with the Cavaliers.
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10/31/2014, LeBron says he will remember his TOs most »»
LeBron James was in town to play the Chicago Bulls on Friday but you would have guessed the Cleveland Cavaliers were getting ready to play the Chicago Bears judging by how much he was taking about football in the pregame locker room.
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10/31/2014, Warriors, Thompson agree on multiyear deal »»
The Golden State Warriors have agreed to a contract extension with shooting guard Klay Thompson, the team announced Friday.
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10/31/2014, Judge denies appeal of former player George »»
A federal judge on Friday rejected jailed former NBA player Tate George's appeal of his 2013 fraud conviction, ruling that the government provided ample evidence for a jury to find him guilty of running a real estate Ponzi scheme.
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10/31/2014, Burks agrees to contract extension with Jazz »»
The Utah Jazz have agreed to a contract extension with guard Alec Burks worth $42 million over four years, sources told ESPN.com.
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10/31/2014, Irving: Miscommunication with Blatt part of loss »»
LeBron James called some of his miscues "careless," shouldering his responsibility for Thursday's loss, but there were others in the Cavs' locker room who also spoke up about their part in the defeat.
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10/30/2014, Jackson calls Knicks 'not ready for showtime' »»
Phil Jackson summed up the New York Knicks' 24-point season-opening loss to the Chicago Bulls succinctly late Wednesday night.
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MLB Headlines
11/01/2014, Sandoval wants to finish career with Giants »»
Pablo Sandoval walked up the stairs as he brought up the rear of yet another Giants victory parade and immediately got stopped by home run king Barry Bonds.
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11/01/2014, Cubs hire Maddon as manager, fire Renteria »»
The Chicago Cubs will announce the hiring former Tampa Bay Rays skipper Joe Maddon as the 54th manager in franchise history on Monday, the team announced in a release Friday.
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10/31/2014, Roads well traveled: Another Giants parade »»
San Francisco became the Valley of the Giants for the third time in five years Friday as tens of thousands lined the streets for a parade honoring the World Series champions.
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10/31/2014, First to 10? Rays exercise option on Zobrist »»
Ben Zobrist's $7.5 million option for 2015 has been exercised by the Tampa Bay Rays.
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10/31/2014, Indians exercise $3.5M option on IF Aviles »»
The Indians have exercised their $3.5 million option for next season on versatile infielder Mike Aviles.
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10/31/2014, Brewers exercise $13M option on Gallardo »»
The Milwaukee Brewers exercised their $13 million option for starting pitcher Yovani Gallardo, the team announced Friday.
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10/30/2014, Nats keep Span, decline LaRoche, Soriano »»
Center fielder Denard Span is staying with the Washington Nationals, who exercised their $9 million option for 2015 on his contract Thursday, while declining options on first baseman Adam LaRoche and reliever Rafael Soriano.
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10/30/2014, O's exercise options on pitchers Chen, O'Day »»
The Orioles have exercised a $4.75 million option on left-hander Wei-Yin Chen and a $4.25 million option on right-hander Darren O'Day.
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10/30/2014, Red Sox sign closer Uehara to two-year deal »»
The Boston Red Sox have signed Koji Uehara to a two-year contract through the 2016 season, the team announced Thursday.
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10/30/2014, On the market: Sandoval among free agents »»
Baseball's business season began Thursday when 121 players become free agents, a group that includes Pablo Sandoval, Michael Morse, Jake Peavy, Sergio Romo and Ryan Vogelsong of the World Series champion San Francisco Giants.
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10/30/2014, Seahawks' Wilson had Giant interest in Series »»
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson had a former teammate to root for in Game 7 of the World Series on Wednesday night -- San Francisco Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner, who was named the Series MVP.
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10/30/2014, Cards exercise Lackey's MLB-minimum option »»
The St. Louis Cardinals have exercised their 2015 contract option on pitcher John Lackey, which is at the major league minimum.
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10/30/2014, Mariners pick up 2015 option on Iwakuma »»
The Mariners will have right-hander Hisashi Iwakuma under contract for the 2015 season, saying his $7 million option was vested.
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10/30/2014, Dodgers' Haren exercises $10 million option »»
Dodgers pitcher Dan Haren on Thursday exercised his $10 million player option for next season.
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10/30/2014, A-Rod eligible for Yanks as suspension ends »»
Alex Rodriguez's one-year suspension officially ended Wednesday.
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04/07/2014, Wulf: The fall guys who've managed the Cubs »»
Rick Renteria is the latest Cubs manager to be tilting at the Wrigley Field windmills
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NHL Headlines
10/31/2014, Red Wings roll, keep Kings winless on road »»
Pavel Datsyuk and Gustav Nyquist each scored twice to lead the Detroit Red Wings over the Los Angeles Kings 5-2 on Friday night.
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10/31/2014, Canucks' Burrows gets 3-game ban for late hit »»
Vancouver Canucks forward Alexandre Burrows has been suspended for three games without pay by the NHL for his late, illegal check to the head of Montreal Canadiens defenseman Alexei Emelin.
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10/31/2014, Leafs' Lupul has broken hand; out indefinitely »»
The Toronto Maple Leafs will be without left wing Joffrey Lupul, who broke a bone in his right hand in a fall at practice Thursday.
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10/31/2014, Capitals-Lightning Preview »»
Capitals-Lightning Preview
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10/31/2014, Sabres-Penguins Preview »»
Sabres-Penguins Preview
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10/30/2014, Red Wings recall C Weiss (hernia) from AHL »»
The Detroit Red Wings have recalled center Stephen Weiss from his conditioning loan with Grand Rapids of the AHL.
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10/29/2014, Bruins' Krug (broken finger) out 2-3 weeks »»
Boston Bruins defenseman Torey Krug will miss 2-3 weeks after he suffered a broken finger during Tuesday's 4-3 loss to the Minnesota Wild at TD Garden.
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10/29/2014, Rangers' Moore suspended 5 games for hit »»
New York Rangers defenseman John Moore has been suspended five game for his hit on Minnesota Wild center Erik Haula Monday night, the NHL's Department of Player Safety announced.
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10/29/2014, Family: Howe recovering after serious stroke »»
Hockey great Gordie Howe suffered a serious stroke Sunday and has lost some function on the right side of his body and has difficulty speaking, his daughter, Cathy Purnell, confirmed to ESPN.com.
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10/28/2014, Canes activate E. Staal from injured reserve »»
The Carolina Hurricanes have activated captain Eric Staal from injured reserve.
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10/28/2014, Preds put Clune on waivers, to activate Cullen »»
The Nashville Predators have placed forward Rich Clune on waivers and assigned forward Viktor Stalberg to Milwaukee on a conditioning assignment.
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10/27/2014, Ducks D Lovejoy (broken finger) out 6-8 weeks »»
Anaheim Ducks defenseman Ben Lovejoy will be out six to eight weeks after breaking his finger in a fight.
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10/27/2014, Sharks' Scott suspended 2 games for fight »»
San Jose Sharks forward John Scott has been suspended two games for his role in a fight with Anaheim's Tim Jackman.
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10/27/2014, Voynov's wife didn't want him to be arrested »»
The lawyer for Marta Varlamova, Slava Voynov's wife, said his client did not wish for her husband to be arrested following an incident at their shared home that occurred last week.
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10/27/2014, Jackets put Calvert on IR, recall Wennberg »»
The Columbus Blue Jackets have placed left wing Matt Calvert on injured reserve retroactive to Oct. 24 and recalled center Alexander Wennberg from their American Hockey League affiliate in Springfield, Massachusetts.
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10/27/2014, Penguins' Maatta to undergo thyroid surgery »»
Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Olli Maatta will have thyroid surgery next week to remove a potentially cancerous tumor.
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10/27/2014, Ex-girlfriend of Avs' Varlamov files civil suit »»
Colorado Avalanche goaltender Semyon Varlamov is the subject of a civil suit filed by his ex-girlfriend in Denver district court stemming from multiple domestic violence incidents alleged to have occurred during their relationship.
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Golf Headlines
11/01/2014, Park ups lead at LPGA Taiwan; Lewis into 2nd »»
Inbee Park shot a 3-under 69 in windy conditions Saturday in the LPGA Taiwan to increase her lead to four strokes.
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10/31/2014, Haas shoots 62 for 4-stroke Schwab Cup lead »»
Jay Haas birdied four of the last six holes Friday for an 8-under 62 and a four-stroke lead in the Champions Tour's season-ending Charles Schwab Cup Championship.
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10/31/2014, Berberian tops at PGA Assistant after 2nd round »»
Richard Berberian Jr. shot a 3-under 69 on Friday to take a three-stroke lead after the second round of the PGA Assistant Championship.
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10/31/2014, No clear sign of end to D. Johnson's leave »»
Dustin Johnson, stillon voluntary leave from PGA Tour, will not defend title in HSBC-Champions event in China
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10/31/2014, Kang wins 2nd car in 8 days with another ace »»
Danielle Kang made her second hole-in-one in eight days Friday, acing the 158-yard 17th hole with a 7-iron in the second round of the LPGA Taiwan Championship.
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10/31/2014, Colsaerts takes 1-shot lead over Levy at BMW »»
Nicolas Colsaerts of Belgium is among the longest hitters in golf. When he's hitting it straight, it can be a dangerous combination.
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10/31/2014, American Hurley into lead at CIMB Classic »»
Billy Hurley III made six birdies on his front nine en route to a 5-under 67 Friday that gave him a two-shot lead after the second round of the CIMB Classic.
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10/31/2014, American Hurley into lead at CIMB Classic »»
Billy Hurley III made six birdies on his front nine en route to a 5-under 67 Friday that gave him a two-shot lead after the second round of the CIMB Classic.
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10/30/2014, Couples: Task force won't solve Ryder Cup woes »»
Fred Couples doesn't think the newly-formed 11-member task force will solve the Americans' Ryder Cup woes.
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10/30/2014, Lefty signs multiyear extension with Callaway »»
Phil Mickelson will continue to play Callaway golf clubs after the five-time major winner signed a multiyear extension Thursday.
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10/28/2014, McGladrey to be played on 2 courses in 2015 »»
The McGladrey Classic will be the fourth PGA Tour event next year to use multiple courses, and the first that is not in California.
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10/28/2014, Rio gets deadline for '16 golf course changes »»
A judge has given Rio de Janeiro and a local developer a deadline to decide whether they are willing to make changes to the Olympic golf course design, which could help settle a legal dispute that is threatening its completion in time for 2016.
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10/28/2014, Franklin Templeton Shootout adjusts format »»
The Franklin Templeton Shootout will use a new format for this year's silly season event, the tournament announced Tuesday.
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10/28/2014, Bishop: Phil's Ryder Cup critique nothing new »»
Former PGA of America president Ted Bishop says Phil Mickelson voiced his Ryder Cup complaints months before Gleneagles.
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10/27/2014, Streb wins McGladrey Classic in a playoff »»
Two items on Robert Streb's bucket list are attending an Oklahoma-Texas football game and playing at Augusta National.
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10/26/2014, Allen wins Champions AT&T Championship »»
Michael Allen shot a 6-under 66 for a two-stroke victory Sunday in the Champions Tour's AT&T Championship, and Bernhard Langer wrapped up the Charles Schwab Cup title.
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Poker Headlines
10/31/2014, The Poker Edge - Will Tonking »»
Andrew Feldman talks with Will Tonking about his journey to being one of the 2014 November Niners and what next week in Vegas will look like.
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10/31/2014, November Niner Will Tonking »»
Welcome to SportsNation! On Wednesday, Will Tonking, a member of the 2014 World Series of Poker's November Nine, drops by to chat about the tournament...
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10/30/2014, Politano Captures Brazil's Heart »»
Bruno Politano has a country behind him as he plays at the 2014 WSOP main event final table.
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10/30/2014, WSOP 2014 - Bruno Politano keeps poker booming in Brazil »»
Brazilian Bruno Politano has a country standing with him as he takes his shot at the 2014 WSOP main event final table.
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10/27/2014, Mark Newhouse's Return »»
How does Mark Newhouse feel as he prepares for his back-to-back WSOP main event final table appearance? Much calmer than last year.
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10/27/2014, Side Action Championship: Trivia Challenge »»
Phil Hellmuth, Phil Laak, Mike Matusow and Jean-Robert Bellande take the WSOP trivia challenge.
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10/27/2014, The Dream Is Within Reach »»
The final 27 players have reached Day 7. Who will remain calm on a pressure-filled day? Watch the WSOP on ESPN Sunday night at 9 p.m. ET.
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10/27/2014, WSOP 2014: A surprising text leads Billy Pappas to final table »»
A text came across foosball champion Billy Pappas' phone that would change his life forever
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10/24/2014, Hand Of The Week: Kaiser Versus Smith »»
Aaron Kaiser and Dan Smith face off on Day 6 of the WSOP main event.
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10/24/2014, First Timers Make WSOP Day 6 »»
How are the first-timers holding up on Day 6 of the main event? We catch up with a few players who are living their dream.
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10/24/2014, A Life-Changing Experience »»
Those remaining in the WSOP main event know that their shot at greatness is happening right now. Who will emerge? Catch the WSOP on ESPN Sunday at 9 p.m. ET
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10/24/2014, At Home With Felix Stephensen »»
Felix Stephensen lets us tag along before a Manchester United game prior to his appearance at the WSOP main event final table.
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10/23/2014, WSOP 2014 - Felix Stephensen ready to become poker's world champion »»
From football to poker, Felix Stephensen finds a way to thrive in all that has come his way.
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10/19/2014, Keranen Versus Johnson »»
Kyle Keranen and Chris Johnson face off in a big hand during the 2014 WSOP main event.
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Autos Headlines
11/01/2014, Ky. Busch gets 7th Truck win of year at Texas »»
Kyle Busch passed German Quiroga off a restart in a two-lap shootout in the Camping World Truck race Friday night at Texas Motor Speedway for his seventh victory in nine series starts this year.
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10/31/2014, Stewart hits 200 mph; Kenseth takes pole »»
Tony Stewart turned NASCAR's first 200 mph qualifying lap on an intermediate track Friday. He just did it too soon to win the pole for the Sprint Cup race at Texas Motor Speedway.
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10/31/2014, Sadler leaving Gibbs for Roush next season »»
Elliott Sadler is headed to Roush Fenway Racing next year in a move that will reunite the team with a former sponsor in NASCAR's second-tier series.
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10/31/2014, Racing Live! Texas »»
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10/31/2014, Kenseth Focused On Chase, Not Retaliation »»
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10/28/2014, Gordon's driver's ed teacher killed in crash »»
A retired Indiana school principal who was NASCAR star Jeff Gordon's driver's education teacher was killed with his wife in a crash in Tennessee while returning from watching Gordon race.
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10/27/2014, Earnhardt wins; no Chase finale bids clinched »»
Dale Earnhardt Jr. won at Martinsville Speedway on Sunday a week after he was eliminated from the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship.
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10/25/2014, Wallace Jr. honors Scott, wins at Martinsville »»
Darrell Wallace Jr. has won the Truck Series race at Martinsville Speedway for the second consecutive year.
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10/25/2014, Danica: Logano must keep proving he's sorry »»
Things may not be as rosy between Danica Patrick and Joey Logano as Logano believes.
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10/24/2014, Danica, Ku. Busch to swap crews for 3 races »»
Stewart-Haas Racing will swap the teams of Danica Patrick and Kurt Busch after this Sunday's race at Martinsville Speedway.
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10/22/2014, 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, No penalty for Newman after failed inspection »»
NASCAR decided Tuesday not to penalize Ryan Newman after his car failed inspection following the race at Talladega.
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10/20/2014, Beadle, ex-NHRA champ, NASCAR owner, dies »»
Raymond Beadle, a three-time NHRA Funny Car world champion and a championship NASCAR team owner, has died. He was 70.
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10/19/2014, Keselowski wins Talladega, stays in Chase »»
Brad Keselowski pulled away in overtime for one of the biggest wins of his career and earned an automatic berth into the third round of NASCAR's championship race.
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10/19/2014, Last ride: Labonte will retire after Talladega »»
Terry Labonte will compete in his final NASCAR race Sunday at Talladega Superspeedway.
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10/18/2014, Peters earns first Truck Series win of season »»
Timothy Peters picked up his first NASCAR Truck Series victory of the season Saturday by holding off the field on a two-lap sprint to the finish at Talladega Superspeedway.
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10/17/2014, 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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Tennis Headlines
10/31/2014, Garber: Milestone day for Raonic, Nishikori »»
With respective wins at Paris Masters, young stars qualify for World Tour Finals
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10/31/2014, Raonic finally beats Federer, into semifinals »»
Milos Raonic secured his maiden win over Roger Federer to book his place in the semifinals of the Paris Masters on Friday.
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10/31/2014, Raonic finally beats Federer, into semifinals »»
Milos Raonic secured his maiden win over Roger Federer to book his place in the semifinals of the Paris Masters on Friday.
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10/31/2014, Suarez Navarro advances to Champions semis »»
Carla Suarez Navarro advanced to the semifinals of the season-ending Tournament of Champions by beating Tsvetana Pironkova 7-6 (2), 6-1 on Friday.
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10/31/2014, ATP event in Duesseldorf cut from schedule »»
The ATP tournament in Duesseldorf has been canceled due to lack of funding.
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10/29/2014, Germany, Czechs set roster for Fed Cup final »»
Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova will lead the Czech Republic and Angelique Kerber will play for Germany in next week's Fed Cup final.
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10/29/2014, Murray saves 5 match points for Valencia win »»
Andy Murray saved five match points in a thrilling fightback to beat Tommy Robredo 3-6, 7-6 (7), 7-6 (8) in a grueling Valencia Open final on Sunday.
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10/28/2014, Serena claims third straight WTA Finals title »»
Serena Williams beat Simona Halep 6-3, 6-0 to win her third successive title at the WTA Finals and fifth overall.
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10/26/2014, Federer tops Goffin for 6th Swiss Indoors title »»
Top-seeded Roger Federer won a sixth Swiss Indoors title, comfortably defeating David Goffin in straight sets to end a run of two successive final defeats at his hometown tournament.
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10/26/2014, Black-Mirza win doubles title at WTA Finals »»
In their last match together, Cara Black and Sania Mirza cruised to the doubles title at the WTA Finals with an authoritative 6-1, 6-0 win over defending champions Peng Shuai and Hsieh Su-Wei on Sunday.
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10/25/2014, WTA eyes team event separate from Fed Cup »»
The WTA is considering setting up its own World Cup team event, separate from the existing Fed Cup organized by the ITF.
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10/24/2014, Nadal to have season-ending appendectomy »»
Rafael Nadal will have season-ending appendicitis surgery next month, ruling him out of the upcoming Paris Masters and the ATP finals in London.
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10/23/2014, Serena receives apology from Tarpischev »»
Serena Williams says she has received a written apology from Russian tennis chief Shamil Tarpischev for offensive comments in which he called her and sister Venus the "Williams brothers."
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10/22/2014, Djokovic's wife gives birth to first child, a boy »»
Novak Djokovic is a proud father.
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10/19/2014, Berdych beats Dimitrov, wins Stockholm Open »»
Top-seeded Tomas Berdych beat defending champion Grigor Dimitrov 5-7, 6-4, 6-4 Sunday to win the Stockholm Open for the second time.
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10/19/2014, Murray wins in Vienna for 30th career title »»
Andy Murray continued his recent resurgence Sunday by winning his second title in three weeks at the Erste Bank Open and boosting his chances of making the cut for the ATP finals.
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10/19/2014, Cilic, Pavlyuchenkova win Kremlin Cup titles »»
US Open champion Marin Cilic won the Kremlin Cup on Sunday, beating Roberto Bautista Agut 6-4, 6-4 in the final.
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Boxing Headlines
10/31/2014, Alexander-Khan set for Dec. 13 in Las Vegas »»
Welterweight contenders Devon Alexander and Amir Khan will collide in 12-round bout Dec. 13 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. The fight, in the works for a few weeks, was announced by Golden Boy Promotions on Friday.
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10/31/2014, Upcoming fight schedule »»
Boxing schedule for 2014
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10/31/2014, Saunders-Eubank winner to fight for WBO title »»
The middleweight showdown between British countrymen Billy Joe Saunders and Chris Eubank Jr. was sanctioned by the WBO on Friday as the official eliminator to produce a mandatory challenger for the organization's 160-pound world title.
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10/31/2014, Kameda-McDonnell unification on horizon »»
Bantamweight world titleholders Tomoki Kameda and Jamie McDonnell are headed toward a unification bout in early 2015.
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10/31/2014, O'Connor scores knockout in homecoming »»
Welterweight Danny O'Connor made his return from a one-year absence from the ring to knock out Andrew Farmer on Thursday in Plymouth, Massachusetts.
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10/30/2014, Abdusalamov progress 'very small' year later »»
A year ago this Sunday, Magomed Abdusalamov was an undefeated fighter. But after going the distance in a defeat that night, he suffered a blood clot in his brain, was in a coma for weeks and has never recovered the ability to walk or talk.
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10/28/2014, Trout-Grajeda set for Dec. 11 ESPN special »»
After a difficult 2013 in which he lost decisions in both of his fights, former junior middleweight titlist Austin Trout took off almost nine months before returning. That sort of layoff, however, is now a thing of the past for Trout.
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10/27/2014, Stevenson settles for fight against Sukhotsky »»
Light heavyeight champion Adonis Stevenson will take on Dmitry Sukhotsky on Dec. 19.
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10/27/2014, Murray win sets up fight with champ Golovkin »»
Middleweight world titleholder Gennady Golovkin, decked out in a tuxedo and maroon bowtie one week removed from a big knockout victory, got an up close look at his next opponent on Saturday at the Salle des etoiles in Monte Carlo.
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10/27/2014, Korobov-Lee bout finds a home on Dec. 13 »»
A fight between Matt Korobov and Andy Lee has been added to the undercard of former welterweight titleholder Timothy Bradley Jr.'s match with Diego Chaves on Dec. 13 at The Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas.
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10/27/2014, Dulorme-Lundy added to Lemieux-Rosado card »»
Junior welterweights Thomas Dulorme and Hank Lundy, both contenders not far from a world title opportunity, will meet on Dec. 6 with the winner going a long way to making his case that he deserves the opportunity.
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10/25/2014, Caballero wins vacant IBF bantamweight title »»
Randy Caballero of the United States improved to 22-0 after beating Stuart Hall of Britain in a unanimous decision Saturday to win the vacant IBF bantamweight title.
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10/25/2014, Braehmer to face Glazewski in title defense »»
Light heavyweight titleholder Juergen Braehmer will make his third defense when he fights Pawel Glazewski on Dec. 6 at the EWE Arena in Oldenburg, Germany, promoter Sauerland Event announced Saturday.
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10/23/2014, 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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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
10/31/2014, No current athletes tabbed in Syracuse probe »»
Syracuse has completed a hearing before the NCAA on potential NCAA violations. School spokesman Kevin Quinn declined to offer details, but said none of the potential violations involves current student-athletes.
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10/31/2014, Embattled Michigan AD Brandon resigning post »»
The Dave Brandon era in the Michigan athletic department officially ended Friday afternoon.
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10/31/2014, Self says Kansas G Frankamp will transfer »»
Facing a squeeze in playing time, Kansas sophomore guard Conner Frankamp decides to transfer.
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10/31/2014, Kentucky, Arizona 1-2 in AP preseason poll »»
The story seems to be the same every season at Kentucky: Lose star players to the NBA, replace them with another group of one-and-doners, compete for a national championship.
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10/30/2014, Sources: Refs disciplined for improper access »»
Several college basketball referees, including one prominent Big Ten official, have been disciplined for accessing unauthorized information on a refereeing software web site, sources told ESPN.
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10/30/2014, Coach K expects one-and-done rule to stay »»
Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski expects the NBA and the National Basketball Players Association to continue the one-and-done draft rule because he isn't convinced the players' union would be in favor of moving the draft rule to two years out of high school whe
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10/29/2014, Golden Gophers dismiss junior guard Lofton »»
Minnesota junior Zach Lofton, a transfer from Illinois State, was dismissed by the program for "failing to meet the expectations and obligations of the team."
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10/29/2014, Monson, Long Beach St. agree to extension »»
Long Beach State basketball coach Dan Monson has agreed to a five-year contract extension through the 2018-19 season.
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10/29/2014, UNC's Williams 'worried sick' about probe »»
North Carolina coach Roy Williams said Wednesday that he is "worried sick" about the pending NCAA investigation into the school's academic scandal, and included in his worries are concerns about his own reputation.
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10/29/2014, Boeheim: Upcoming hearing not a distraction »»
Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim refused to comment Wednesday on his program's upcoming meeting with the Committee on Infractions but said the pending hearing has not taken away from his focus on his team.
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10/29/2014, Swofford hoping for closure in probe at UNC »»
ACC commissioner John Swofford believes the independent investigation into the academic scandal at North Carolina only will help the NCAA in pursuing its case against the Tar Heels.
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10/29/2014, Hawaii's Arnold out as coach after investigation »»
Gib Arnold has been removed as coach of Hawaii, the university announced Tuesday.
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10/29/2014, Emmert says UNC fraud findings 'disturbing' »»
NCAA president Mark Emmert said Monday that findings from a recent investigation into academic fraud at the University of North Carolina are troubling, disturbing and shocking.
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10/29/2014, College Hoops Player Rankings: 100-80 »»
ESPN.com College Hoops Player Rankings: 100-80
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10/28/2014, NCAA grad rates improve as critics cry foul »»
College athletes are graduating at better rates than non-athletes, according to new statistics released Tuesday by the NCAA.
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10/27/2014, Pac-12 passes reforms, including scholarships »»
The Pac-12 passed sweeping changes for athletes in all of the conference's sports Monday, guaranteeing four-year scholarships, improving health care benefits and liberalizing transfer rules.
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College Football Headlines
10/31/2014, No current athletes tabbed in Syracuse probe »»
Syracuse has completed a hearing before the NCAA on potential NCAA violations. School spokesman Kevin Quinn declined to offer details, but said none of the potential violations involves current student-athletes.
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10/31/2014, Spartans QB Cook expects to return in '15 »»
Michigan State Spartans quarterback Connor Cook is barely halfway through his junior season but expects to return in 2015 for his final year.
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10/31/2014, Stoops' extension worth more than $3M a year »»
Mark Stoops, who has Kentucky on the cusp of a bowl berth in his second season as coach, has been awarded with a raise and extension that will take him through the 2019 season and pay him an average salary of more than $3.6 million per year.
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10/31/2014, Embattled Michigan AD Brandon resigning post »»
The Dave Brandon era in the Michigan athletic department officially ended Friday afternoon.
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10/31/2014, 'Trill' is gone: Allen replaces Hill as A&M QB »»
The Texas A&M Aggies have made the switch at quarterback, as Kevin Sumlin has benched Kenny Hill in favor of true freshman Kyle Allen, sources told ESPN.com on Friday.
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10/31/2014, FSU gets 9th pledge with McFadden commit »»
Four-star Class of 2015 cornerback Tarvarus McFadden, from American Heritage High in Plantation, Florida, committed to Florida State on Friday.
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10/31/2014, Pa. college forfeits after 5 jailed for assault »»
Five football players from a state university in western Pennsylvania have been arrested and suspended from the school after police say they beat and stomped a man outside an off-campus restaurant.
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10/31/2014, No. 2 FSU rallies to avoid upset at Louisville »»
Jameis Winston threw three touchdowns to offset a three-interception start and Dalvin Cook had two long scoring runs to help second-ranked Florida State rally for a 42-31 victory over Louisville on Thursday night.
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10/30/2014, NCAA upholds Gurley's 4-game suspension »»
The NCAA announced Thursday night that its Division I Student-Athlete Reinstatement Committee has upheld Georgia running back Todd Gurley's four-game suspension, meaning he'll miss the No. 11 Bulldogs' next two games after sitting out the previous two.
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10/30/2014, Police release emails detailing FSU RB case »»
Florida State general counsel Carolyn Egan contacted Tallahassee police about social media posts which accused Seminoles running back Karlos Williams of physically assaulting his pregnant ex-girlfriend, according to e-mails released by police on Thursday.
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10/30/2014, South Carolina LB Moore out against Vols »»
South Carolina's leading tackler Skai Moore won't play against Tennessee because of an ankle injury.
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10/30/2014, Former Iowa St. coach Stapleton dies at 93 »»
Iowa State says that former Cyclones football coach and Florida State and Vanderbilt athletic director Clay Stapleton has died.
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10/30/2014, Plea for Sooner accused of striking woman »»
Oklahoma running back Joe Mixon reaches a plea deal to avoid going to trial on the misdemeanor charge of acts resulting in gross injury.
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10/29/2014, 'Improving' Keiser has more surgery, still in ICU »»
Penn State safety Ryan Keiser underwent additional surgery on Wednesday to repair a bowel injury he suffered in practice last week.
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10/29/2014, Bulldogs, Seminoles top Playoff rankings »»
Mississippi State, Florida State, Auburn and Mississippi are the top four teams in the first College Football Playoff rankings.
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College Sports Headlines
10/31/2014, No current athletes tabbed in Syracuse probe »»
Syracuse has completed a hearing before the NCAA on potential NCAA violations. School spokesman Kevin Quinn declined to offer details, but said none of the potential violations involves current student-athletes.
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10/31/2014, Embattled Michigan AD Brandon resigning post »»
The Dave Brandon era in the Michigan athletic department officially ended Friday afternoon.
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10/30/2014, Sources: Refs disciplined for improper access »»
Several college basketball referees, including one prominent Big Ten official, have been disciplined for accessing unauthorized information on a refereeing software web site, sources told ESPN.
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10/30/2014, Week 9 Winner »»
Amari Cooper
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10/29/2014, Tigers football fixture 'Mr. Mizzou' dies at 86 »»
John Kadlec, the University of Missouri sports icon whose Tigers career spanned more than a half-century as player, coach, administrator and broadcaster, has died. He was 86.
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10/29/2014, Emmert says UNC fraud findings 'disturbing' »»
NCAA president Mark Emmert said Monday that findings from a recent investigation into academic fraud at the University of North Carolina are troubling, disturbing and shocking.
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10/29/2014, Davis, Brown deny knowledge of UNC fraud »»
Former North Carolina coaches Butch Davis and Mack Brown both vehemently denied any knowledge or involvement in the academic fraud scandal at UNC.
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10/29/2014, Sources: Syracuse to face NCAA Oct. 30-31 »»
Syracuse's men's basketball and football programs are under NCAA investigation for allegations, including providing extra benefits and academic issues, that date back at least 10 years, a source told ESPN's Brett McMurphy.
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10/28/2014, Lawyer: FAMU hazing organized by band leader »»
A prosecutor says a former band member charged in the death of a Florida A&M University drum major was the chief organizer of a brutal hazing ritual that has been a secret tradition at the school for years.
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10/28/2014, NCAA grad rates improve as critics cry foul »»
College athletes are graduating at better rates than non-athletes, according to new statistics released Tuesday by the NCAA.
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10/27/2014, Pac-12 passes reforms, including scholarships »»
The Pac-12 passed sweeping changes for athletes in all of the conference's sports Monday, guaranteeing four-year scholarships, improving health care benefits and liberalizing transfer rules.
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10/23/2014, Chancellor: UNC fraud 'compounded by inaction' »»
An alarming lack of institutional oversight at the University of North Carolina allowed an academic fraud scandal to run unchecked for nearly two decades and has the school reeling from the scandal's fallout.
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10/23/2014, Judge questions $75M concussion settlement »»
A federal judge overseeing a first-of-its-kind head injury settlement with the NCAA expressed concerns Thursday about some terms and the scope of the $75 million deal that encompasses all athletes going back decades.
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10/23/2014, Okla. St. sues NMSU over pistol-packing mascot »»
Oklahoma State is suing New Mexico State over the use of a pistol-packing mascot that it says is "confusingly similar" to the Cowboys' own Pistol Pete.
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10/22/2014, O'Bannon lawyers want $50M from NCAA »»
The bill has come in for former UCLA basketball star Ed O'Bannon's successful court challenge of the NCAA -- and it's a whopper.
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10/21/2014, 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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