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Dec 14, 2017

Steelers' Shazier still in hospital, starting rehab
Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier continues his recovery in a Pittsburgh hospital after last week's spinal stabilization surgery and has begun 'physical rehabilitation as part of his recovery process.'

ESPN Sports
Dec 14, 2017

Source: Giants fine Apple for tweeting 'mistake'
Eli Apple hopes to play against the Eagles after the Giants cornerback tweeted during last week's loss, despite knowing it was against the rules. A source said he was fined.

ESPN Sports
Dec 14, 2017

No charges filed against OU top RB Anderson
No charges will be filed against Oklahoma Sooners running back Rodney Anderson, the Cleveland County (Oklahoma) District Attorney announced Thursday. Anderson was accused of rape by a woman earlier this month.

ESPN Sports
Dec 14, 2017

OU top RB Anderson not charged in rape case
No charges will be filed against Oklahoma Sooners running back Rodney Anderson, the Cleveland County (oklahoma) district attorney announced Thursday. Anderson was accused of rape by a university employee earlier this month.

ESPN Sports
Dec 14, 2017

The Red Sox didn't get their man at the winter meetings. Will they -- and when?
Boston and J.D. Martinez appear to be a perfect match. But Sox president Dave Dombrowski and agent Scott Boras are locked in a hot-stove stalemate.

ESPN Sports
Dec 14, 2017

The Red Sox didn't get their man at the winter meetings. Will they? And when?
Boston and J.D. Martinez appear to be a perfect match. But Sox president Dave Dombrowski and agent Scott Boras are locked in a hot-stove stalemate.

ESPN Sports
Dec 14, 2017

Sources: Rockets' Mbah a Moute out 2-3 weeks
Forward Luc Mbah a Moute is expected to miss 2-3 weeks for the Rockets, who have won 11 games in a row, after an MRI showed no significant damage in his shoulder.

ESPN Sports
Dec 14, 2017

Steelers look to 'group effort' to contain Gronk
Pittsburgh Steelers defense looks to 'group effort' to contain New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski.

ESPN Sports
Dec 14, 2017

Browns GM: Predecessor didn't get real players
New Browns general manager John Dorsey told ESPN Cleveland Radio that Sashi Brown failed to get Hue Jackson 'real players,' and that cutting Kenny Britt last week was an easy decision.

ESPN Sports
Dec 14, 2017

Reports: Closer Rodney reaches deal with Twins
Fernando Rodney, who had 39 saves in his only season with the Diamondbacks, has signed a one-year, $6 million deal with the Twins, according to reports.

ESPN Sports
Dec 14, 2017

Piscotty traded to A's, closer to mom with ALS
The Oakland Athletics have acquired outfielder Stephen Piscotty from the St. Louis Cardinals for two minor leaguers, both teams announced on Thursday.

ESPN Sports
Dec 14, 2017

Piscotty traded to A's, near mom with ALS
The Oakland Athletics have acquired outfielder Stephen Piscotty from the St. Louis Cardinals for two minor leaguers, both teams announced on Thursday.

ESPN Sports
Dec 14, 2017

Who can make an offer for Manny Machado the Orioles can't refuse?
Almost everyone could use the O's star, but only a few clubs have enough to land him. From one-year rentals to long-term homes, here are the best fits.

ESPN Sports
Dec 14, 2017

Show-cause order upheld for ex-Tide assistant
Bo Davis, a former assistant at Alabama, currently at Texas-San Antonio, will continue to be prohibited from off-campus recruiting activities through April 2019, the NCAA ruled.

ESPN Sports
Dec 14, 2017

Sources: MLB seeks info on Ohtani injury leak
Major League Baseball plans to look into the source of information about Shohei Ohtani's elbow injury and determine whether the story came from a team official, sources told ESPN.

ESPN Sports
Dec 14, 2017

Pot charges dropped against UGA LB Patrick
Charges against Natrez Patrick were dismissed after he was arrested for marijuana possession.

ESPN Sports
Dec 14, 2017

Regional sports networks in Disney-Fox deal
Disney -- the parent company of ESPN -- agrees to deal to acquire most of 21st Century Fox, which includes 22 regional sports networks.

ESPN Sports
Dec 14, 2017

Brady vs. Big Ben by the numbers: A study in dominance; a shot at redemption
Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has the weapons to stack up favorably against the GOAT on Sunday, but history is against him.

ESPN Sports
Dec 14, 2017

Brady vs. Big Ben by the numbers: A study in dominance; shot at redemption
Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has the weapons to stack up favorably against 'the GOAT' on Sunday, but history is against him.

ESPN Sports
Dec 14, 2017

Rockets rolling as CP3 stays unbeaten this year
Chris Paul's season-high 31 points helped lead the Rockets to their 11th straight win and kept the veteran guard undefeated in games he has played with Houston.

ESPN Sports
Dec 14, 2017

PG-13 on Indy return: 'Glad circus is over with'
From the pregame introduction until his final play, Thunder forward Paul George was heavily booed by the Pacers faithful in his first game back in Indiana.

ESPN Sports
Dec 13, 2017

While the Lakers pine for LeBron, his next home remains a mystery
LeBron James welcomes the Lakers to Cleveland on Thursday night. Is he taking the court against his future teammates, or will 'LeBron to L.A.' remain the stuff of Hollywood fiction?

ESPN Sports
Dec 13, 2017

Sources: Angels add Kinsler in deal with Tigers
Ian Kinsler is headed to Los Angeles, as the veteran second baseman has been dealt by the Tigers to the Angels, according to ESPN's Buster Olney and multiple reports.

ESPN Sports
Dec 13, 2017

Angels get Kinsler for prospects in Tigers trade
Ian Kinsler is headed to Los Angeles, as the veteran second baseman has been dealt by the Tigers to the Angels.

ESPN Sports
Dec 13, 2017

Vols lose QB recruit to NU, another backs out
Tennessee lost its two quarterback prospects for the Class of '18, with ESPN 300 QB Adrian Martinez switching to Nebraska and Florida native Michael Penix decommitting after getting an offer from Florida State.

ESPN Sports
Dec 13, 2017

Vols lose two QB recruits but secure top-50 WR
Tennessee lost its two quarterback prospects with ESPN 300 QB Adrian Martinez switching to Nebraska and Michael Penix decommitting, but secured the recommitment of highly ranked wide receiver Alontae Taylor for its class of '18.

ESPN Sports
Dec 13, 2017

Rodgers: Not back to save Packers' season
Aaron Rodgers knows the Packers have little room for error if they seek a playoff spot, but the quarterback said he is back to play 'the way I know how to play,' not to salvage the season.

ESPN Sports
Dec 13, 2017

Season status of Cardinal's Peterson is in doubt
A neck injury to Cardinals running back Adrian Peterson that he suffered in November has put his availability for the remainder of the season in doubt, according to Arizona head coach Bruce Arians.

ESPN Sports
Dec 13, 2017

Season status of Cardinals' Peterson is in doubt
A neck injury to Cardinals running back Adrian Peterson that he suffered in November has put his availability for the remainder of the season in doubt, according to Arizona head coach Bruce Arians.

ESPN Sports
Dec 13, 2017

Cardinals must add more than Ozuna to join NL elite
If the Cardinals want to keep up with the mini-dynasties brewing in Chicago and Los Angeles, Marcell Ozuna is a great start. But another signing -- say, Manny Machado or Josh Donaldson -- could return St. Louis to elite status in the NL.

ESPN Sports
Dec 13, 2017

Hayward: 'Awesome' to get out of walking boot
Gordon Hayward has shed his walking boot less than two months after suffering his ankle injury.

ESPN Sports
Dec 13, 2017

Bell healthy and relishing another crack at Pats
Running back Le'Veon Bell, who watched from the sideline the last time the Steelers faced new England, says he's healthy and ready to get another shot at overcoming the Patriots' firepower in this Sunday's showdown.

ESPN Sports
Dec 13, 2017

Jones, Goodell: Differences make NFL better
Cowboys owner Jerry Jones didn't have a role in increasing the percentage of Roger Goodell's contract that isn't guaranteed, Falcons owner Arthur Blank said Wednesday. Jones did have input on possible changes to how the compensation committee is formed.

ESPN Sports
Dec 13, 2017

Nationals, Harper's camp start to talk extension
Agent Scott Boras said he has had preliminary talks with the Nationals about an extension for Bryce Harper.

ESPN Sports
Dec 13, 2017

Boras talked Harper contract with Nationals
Agent Scott Boras said he has had preliminary talks with the Nationals about an extension for Bryce Harper.

ESPN Sports
Dec 13, 2017

Barnwell: Ranking the NFL's best and worst potential coach openings
A super-talented 22-year-old quarterback and a few defensive stars? The Texans' job is intriguing if Bill O'Brien doesn't return. Bill Barnwell sorts the coaching jobs that could come open in 2018.

ESPN Sports
Dec 13, 2017

The one line you need to hear from each manager at winter meetings
We listened to 15 hours of manager meetings so you don't have to. Here are the best takeaways from their talks in Orlando.

ESPN Sports
Dec 13, 2017

Love/Hate for Week 15
Matthew Berry reaches into the Star Wars universe to give you the advice and encouragement you need to win in Week 15.

ESPN Sports
Dec 13, 2017

Thursday Night Football is likely here to stay, whether players like it or not
The debate about playing NFL games on Thursdays is a microcosm of the tug-of-war between revenue generation and player health and safety. But money is the biggest consideration -- and it will be tough to give it up.

ESPN Sports
Dec 13, 2017

OKC's George: Pacers' success brings 'closure'
Paul George is happy to see that the Pacers are 'going in the right direction' after trading him to the Thunder, even though there are some regrets about how the process played out.

ESPN Sports
Dec 13, 2017

Source: Marlins trade OF Ozuna to Cardinals
The Miami Marlins have continued their offseason purge, trading Marcell Ozuna, who is due to enter arbitration after a career-best season, to the Cardinals, a source told ESPN.

ESPN Sports
Dec 13, 2017

Biggest NFL injury questions for Week 15
How serious is Leonard Fournette's injury? Will Tevin Coleman clear concussion protocol in time for Monday's divisional matchup? NFL Nation reporters assess the biggest injuries across the league.

ESPN Sports
Dec 13, 2017

Boras says Marlins are now a 'pawn shop'
With two of his Miami Marlin clients possibly on the trading block, agent Scott Boras says of the team, 'we've seen one of our major-league jewelry stores become a pawn shop.''

ESPN Sports
Dec 13, 2017

Rookie Smith-Schuster won't change after ban
Steelers rookie JuJu Smith-Schuster plans to keep 'playing physical,' even after the receiver was suspended for one game for his vicious block on Bengals LB Vontaze Burfict.

ESPN Sports
Dec 13, 2017

Reports: Rockies add to bullpen, retain McGee
After signing reliever Bryan Shaw on Tuesday, the Rockies kept another piece in their bullpen by agreeing to a deal with lefty Jake McGee, according to reports.

ESPN Sports
Dec 13, 2017

CFL commissioner had good talk with Manziel
CFL commissioner Randy Ambrosie said he had a good talk with Johnny Manziel, but he is waiting for the results of expert analysis to see if the quarterback should be allowed in the league.

ESPN Sports
Dec 13, 2017

Twins sign ex-Yankee Pineda to two-year deal
The Minnesota Twins announced Wednesday that they have signed former Yankees pitcher Michael Pineda to a two-year contract.

ESPN Sports
Dec 13, 2017

Browns, Bills and 49ers set up for big 2018 NFL draft
Three teams traded up to select their quarterbacks of the future in 2017. Now three others are armed with lots of capital, but not all will take a QB.

ESPN Sports
Dec 13, 2017

Cubs have been busy at winter meetings, but what else should they do?
Signing three pitchers gave the Cubs needed pitching depth, but that doesn't mean Joe Maddon and the front office have answers to every question yet.

ESPN Sports
Dec 13, 2017

For Steelers, battle with Tom Brady begins before ball is even snapped
In his past seven games against Pittsburgh, Tom Brady has 22 touchdowns, zero interceptions and six wins.

ESPN Sports
Dec 13, 2017

What to expect in Aaron Rodgers' return? Check the film from 2013
Aaron Rodgers, who is set to return from a broken collarbone this week, was in a similar spot four years ago. He was a bit rusty, but still clutch.

ESPN Sports
Dec 13, 2017

It's officially OK to feel good about Porzingis, Ntilikina and the Knicks' future
The Knicks needed help from across the roster to beat the Lakers, but two players they see as foundational pieces were exceptional in the overtime win.

ESPN Sports
Dec 13, 2017

LeBron praises Lonzo, sees first-year parallels
LeBron James says he sees parallels between his rookie experience and that of Lakers point guard Lonzo Ball.

ESPN Sports
Dec 12, 2017

Reports: Angels' Ohtani had elbow injection
Despite multiple reports that newly signed Angels two-way player Shohei Ohtani had a platelet-rich plasma injection in his pitching elbow in October, general manager Billy Eppler told Yahoo Sports that the team is pleased with Ohtani's physical condition.

ESPN Sports
Dec 12, 2017

Angels GM confirms Ohtani had PRP injection
Angels two-way player Shohei Ohtani had a platelet-rich plasma injection in his pitching elbow in October but general manager Billy Eppler said the team is pleased with Ohtani's physical condition.

ESPN Sports
Dec 12, 2017

Packers have legitimate playoff hopes with Aaron Rodgers' recovery
On the 12th day of December, the Packers' No. 12 got the clearance he needed to help the team make one final push for the playoffs.

ESPN Sports
Dec 12, 2017

Fan sues Saints over protests during anthem
A Saints season-ticket holder has filed a lawsuit against the team, saying he never would have bought the tickets if he had known that players would 'use Saints football games as a platform for protests.'

ESPN Sports
Dec 12, 2017

Ex-NFLer Larry Johnson: I believe I have CTE
In an interview with the Washington Post, former NFL running back Larry Johnson talked of his violent tendencies, memory loss, anxiety and paranoia, saying those symptoms are consistent with former players who died from CTE.

ESPN Sports
Dec 12, 2017

Healthy Rodgers says he's cleared to return
Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers posted on Instagram that he's been medically cleared to return from injured reserve after being sidelined by a broken collarbone.

ESPN Sports
Dec 12, 2017

Sources: Lakers asked LaVar to tone it down
LaVar Ball confirmed that he met with the Lakers front office recently to discuss his criticisms of head coach Luke Walton, saying of the meeting, 'It's about coming together and to get a solution to this problem.'

ESPN Sports
Dec 12, 2017

Lonzo Ball shines under MSG spotlight, but Lakers fall short in OT
Playing his first game at Madison Square Garden in front of a star-studded crowd, the No. 2 overall pick put up a well-rounded performance, but Kristaps Porzingis stole the show.

ESPN Sports
Dec 12, 2017

Source: J.D. Martinez to meet with Red Sox
Free-agent slugger J.D. Martinez is headed to the winter meetings, where he is expected to meet with the Boston Red Sox and other potential teams. The Red Sox need power, and Martinez may be their top choice.

ESPN Sports
Dec 12, 2017

Horn retains title after knocking out Corcoran
Jeff Horn ensured he would ring in the new year as the WBO welterweight champion of the world after defeating Gary Corcoran in Brisbane

ESPN Sports
Dec 12, 2017

Horn retains title after stopping Corcoran
Jeff Horn ensured he would ring in the new year as the WBO welterweight champion of the world after defeating Gary Corcoran in Brisbane

ESPN Sports
Dec 12, 2017

What's wrong with Duke's defense?
The Blue Devils' defensive issues were glaring in their loss at Boston College. They're still scoring at a torrid pace, but why do they have such problems stopping 3-pointers and controlling the paint?

ESPN Sports
Dec 12, 2017

O's may move Machado to SS if he's not traded
The Orioles are listening to offers for All-Star Manny Machado, who becomes a free agent after the coming season. If they don't trade him, they may move him from third base to shortstop, where he started his career.

ESPN Sports
Dec 12, 2017

Lowe: Grizzlies suddenly have no identity and hard questions ahead
Zach Lowe talks to Marc Gasol and takes stock of a Memphis team with two aging stars and no clear path forward.

ESPN Sports
Dec 12, 2017

Lowe: Grizzlies suddenly have no identity, and hard questions ahead
Zach Lowe talks to Marc Gasol and takes stock of a Memphis team with two aging stars and no clear path forward.

ESPN Sports
Dec 12, 2017

Auburn banned softball assistant Corey Myers
Auburn softball assistant Corey Myers was banned from the school after the Title IX office found sufficient evidence that he engaged in improper relationships with student-athletes, according to a letter obtained by OTL.

ESPN Sports
Dec 12, 2017

Source: Patriots close to deal with WR Britt
The Patriots are close to a deal with wide receiver Kenny Britt, who was waived by the Browns on Friday. The former first-round pick has been dogged by off-field issues. At 6 feet 2, he'd give QB Tom Brady a bigger target.

ESPN Sports
Dec 12, 2017

Is time running out on OKC's Big Three experiment?
Russell Westbrook, Paul George and Carmelo Anthony have preached patience through the Thunder's tumultuous start. But as OKC's new stars prepare to face their old teams, a reunion tour has the feel of a season-defining road trip.

ESPN Sports
Dec 12, 2017

Savage tweets he's 'fine,' defends Bill O'Brien
Tom Savage tweeted in defense of Bill O'Brien, writing that 'nobody cares more about his players than' the coach, who has been criticized after Savage played one series after his hands appeared to be shaking involuntarily following a massive hit Sunday.

ESPN Sports
Dec 12, 2017

Big Baller mania is already spreading through Lithuania
One of the world's biggest basketball hotbeds is getting ready for the Big Baller experience, with LiAngelo and LaMelo Bell expected to arrive on Jan. 4.

ESPN Sports
Dec 12, 2017

2017 college football quotes of the year
Mike Leach on weddings, Nick Saban on ripped jeans, Lane Kiffin on just about everything else. It was an unforgettable year for coaching soundbites, and these are the best of the bunch.

ESPN Sports
Dec 12, 2017

Hype is real: Tomlin amped for Pats showdown
Mike Tomlin, saying 'it's good to be in big games,' is excited about the hype leading into Sunday's game against the Patriots at Heinz Field.

ESPN Sports
Dec 12, 2017

Spurs' Leonard to make season debut vs. Mavs
Spurs coach Gregg Popovich spoke succinctly Tuesday afternoon in announcing that star forward Kawhi Leonard would make his season debut against the Mavericks. 'Kawhi is back tonight,' Popovich said.

ESPN Sports
Dec 12, 2017

Misses in blizzard might cost Vinatieri $500K
Adam Vinatieri's field goal percentage dropped to 88 percent after he missed two attempts during the blizzard at Buffalo on Sunday. He needs a success rate of 90 percent by the end of the season to collect a $500,000 bonus.

ESPN Sports
Dec 12, 2017

Sources: Yanks deal Headley, Mitchell to Padres
The Yankees traded 3B Chase Headley, who is due $13 million, and reliever Bryan Mitchell to the Padres in exchange for OF Jabari Blash, sources confirmed to ESPN.

ESPN Sports
Dec 12, 2017

Source: Yanks deal Headley, Mitchell to Padres
The Yankees unloaded 3B Chase Headley, who is due $13 million, and reliever Bryan Mitchell to the Padres in exchange for OF Jabari Blash, a source confirmed to ESPN.

ESPN Sports
Dec 12, 2017

Yankees trade Headley, Mitchell to Padres
The Yankees traded 3B Chase Headley, who is due $13 million in 2018, and reliever Bryan Mitchell to the Padres in exchange for outfielder Jabari Blash.

ESPN Sports
Dec 12, 2017

Agent: Redskins' Cravens cleared for activities
Redskins safety Su'a Cravens, who is sitting out this season after suffering from post-concussion syndrome, has been cleared to resume activities, his agent said.

ESPN Sports
Dec 12, 2017

All-time return TD leader Hester retiring
Devin Hester, the all-time leader in combined punt and kickoff returns for touchdown, is retiring from the NFL.

ESPN Sports
Dec 12, 2017

GM Cashman agrees to new deal with Yankees
Brian Cashman will continue to be the GM of the Yankees, confirming that he's agreed to a new deal. Said owner Hal Steinbrenner: 'I want him to stay.'

ESPN Sports
Dec 12, 2017

The most exciting players in college basketball
The argument about the best player in college basketball will go on all season. But it's already clear which players are the most exciting. We go through the list, starting, of course, with Deandre Ayton and Collin Sexton.

ESPN Sports
Dec 12, 2017

The 20 best games of the 2017 college football season
Game-winning kicks, Hail Marys, streak-breaking scores, amazing comebacks and seven overtimes are all highlights of the year's best games.

ESPN Sports
Dec 12, 2017

How Yankees pulled off empire-building Giancarlo Stanton trade
By refusing to back down three years ago and again last week, the Marlins slugger set the stage for the Bronx Bombers to make a stunning deal.

ESPN Sports
Dec 12, 2017

Why the Giants should bench Eli Manning to give Davis Webb a look
With the Giants in a free fall, it would make more sense for them to send Eli Manning back to the bench and see what rookie Davis Webb can do.

ESPN Sports
Dec 12, 2017

Pats still in position for home-field advantage, but need win at Steelers
The Patriots can nab a tiebreaker for the AFC's top seed by beating Pittsburgh, but after Monday's loss, the team says its focus is on fixing miscues.

ESPN Sports
Dec 12, 2017

MLB ump Scott retires at 58, cites concussions
Dale Scott, who saw maybe 1 million pitches from the field as a veteran MLB umpire, has decided to retire at 58.

ESPN Sports
Dec 12, 2017

Faulk among trio suspended by NFL Network
NFL Network analysts Marshall Faulk, Heath Evans and Ike Taylor have all been suspended by the network following allegations of sexual harassment and assault.

ESPN Sports
Dec 12, 2017

Warriors beat Trail Blazers in rematch of first round of 2017 playoffs
Kevin Durant continues to work in the absence of some teammates, helping to extend Golden State's winning streak to seven games.

ESPN Sports
Dec 12, 2017

Week 15 NFL Power Rankings: Biggest breakthroughs -- including a new No. 1
The Steelers' improved pass rush has helped catapult them to the top. The Rams' offensive overhaul keeps them high. Case Keenum is still playing at an MVP level, despite the Vikings' loss. Here's how the league is stacking up.

ESPN Sports
Dec 12, 2017

Week 15 NFL Power Rankings: Biggest breakthroughs for every team
The Steelers' improved pass rush has helped catapult them to the top. The Rams' offensive overhaul keeps them high. Case Keenum is still playing at an MVP level, despite the Vikings' loss. Here's how the league is stacking up.

ESPN Sports
Dec 12, 2017

OKC still searching for answers: 'It's gotta stop'
The Thunder dropped another stunning game Monday night while playing on their home floor against a Hornets team standing 13th in the Eastern Conference.

ESPN Sports
Dec 11, 2017

Jay Cutler outshines Tom Brady as Dolphins produce throwback performance
The Dolphins gave Tom Brady and the Patriots problems once again at home, pulling off the upset of New England and keeping their playoff hopes alive.

ESPN Sports
Dec 11, 2017

Patriots, Tom Brady struggle without Gronk; on to Pittsburgh
During a loss on Monday night to the Dolphins, the Patriots looked out of sync and vulnerable ahead of their showdown next week with the Steelers.

ESPN Sports
Dec 11, 2017

Tom Brady, Patriots offense out of rhythm without Rob Gronkowski in loss
During a loss on Monday night to the Dolphins, the Patriots looked out of sync and vulnerable ahead of their showdown next week with the Steelers.

ESPN Sports
Dec 11, 2017

The NFC playoff race is going to be wild, and more lessons from Week 14 in the NFL
The Eagles just lost their star quarterback, which means picking a favorite to represent the NFC in Super Bowl LII is next to impossible. But Week 14 taught us a few things about the contenders.

ESPN Sports
Dec 11, 2017

NFL warns teams: Abuse officials, get punished
On Monday, the NFL issued a memo to its teams warning that 'significant discipline' will be levied for offensive conduct or contact against game officials. Three players have been ejected this season for making contact with officials.

ESPN Sports
Dec 11, 2017

NBA player rankings: LeBron and the Rockets keep dominating
The King and Houston's All-Star backcourt rolled through yet another week full of standout performances, but who came out on top?

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