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Manziel extends middle finger to Redskins
Browns quarterabck Johnny Manziel extended his middle finger toward the Washington Redskins bench after a third-quarter incompletion during Monday night's preseason game.
Browns decide to start Hoyer over Manziel
The Cleveland Browns have committed to start Brian Hoyer over rookie Johnny Manziel at quarterback to begin the 2014 season, the team announced Wednesday morning.
Ex-ref asked off Redskins games due to name
Former NFL referee Mike Carey told The Washington Post that he requested not to work home or away games for the Washington Redskins since 2006 due to the team's controversial nickname.
Schilling: Tobacco led to my mouth cancer
Former Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling revealed Wednesday for the first time the type of cancer he was battling -- squamous cell carcinoma, or mouth cancer -- and detailed the painful treatment and recovery process that caused him to lose 75 pounds.
Cowboys rise 36 percent to $3.2B, top Forbes list
The Dallas Cowboys haven't made the playoffs since 2009, yet somehow Jerry Jones' team has once again risen in value -- by 36 percent over last year -- to lead the Forbes NFL Team Values list, which was released Wednesday, at $3.2 billion.
PAT misses increased during NFL preseason
Eight extra point kicks from the longer distance -- usually 33 yards -- were missed during the NFL's experiment in the first two weeks of the preseason.
Pettine: Gordon's effort in loss disappointing
The Cleveland Browns did not like what they saw in wide receiver Josh Gordon on Monday night in the 24-23 loss to Washington.
Keisel returns to Steelers, signs 2-year deal
The Steelers and veteran defensive end Brett Keisel agreed to a two-year contract on Wednesday.
Selig reiterates Athletics need new ballpark
Bud Selig will likely leave his tenure as baseball commissioner early next year with one unsettled situation that has him "frustrated."
Former Titan Shaw announces ALS diagnosis
Former Tennessee Titans linebacker and special teamer Tim Shaw revealed Tuesday in a video on the team's website that he has ALS.
Ohio State QB Miller out for season
Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller is out for the season after sustaining a right shoulder injury during Monday's practice.
Alvarez joins UFC after vacating Bellator belt
Lightweight mixed martial artist Eddie Alvarez is joining the UFC.
Survey: Most players say Manziel will succeed
Nearly seven in 10 NFL players surveyed by ESPN.com and ESPN The Magazine think Johnny Manziel will succeed in the NFL.
Bertuzzi's lawyer: Settlement in Moore suit
Former NHL player Steve Moore's long-running lawsuit against Todd Bertuzzi and the Vancouver Canucks has ended with the sides agreeing to an out-of-court settlement.


Indiana Pacers
Larry Bird Takes #BirdBath For ALS
The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge is sweeping the nation, and in recent days
Showcase and Voting Will Determine 2014-15 Pacemates
Indiana Pacers fans are invited to attend the 2014-15 Pacemates Audition Showcase in Bankers Life Fieldhouse on Wednesday, August 20, at
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Paul George to Become "Young Trece"
Reggie Miller was almost neurotically superstitious, full of thoughts and habits to ward off bad luck.
Paul George On Mom: "It Makes It Easy For Me To Fight"
In the video below, Paul George discusses how witnessing
Paul George On Support
In the video below, Paul George talks about all the support he's received since injuring his leg during the USA Basketball Showcase.
Paul George On Injury: "I Was In Shock"
In the video below, Paul George shares his initial reaction to the leg injury he suffered during the USA Basketball Showcase on Aug.
Paul George on Recovery: "I'll Be Able To Battle Through This"
In the video below, Paul George discusses his rehabilitation process and when he thinks he might be able to get back on the court.
Paul George on Pacers: "This Team Is Still Competitive"
In the video below, Paul George urges fans not to overlook the Pacers with George sidelined, insisting that Indiana will field a strong c
Paul George on Number Change: "Enjoy the Show"
In the video below, Paul George discusses the reasoning behind his decision to change his number from 24 to 13.

ESPN.com - NFL
2014 #NFLRank: Terrance Knighton, Donte Whitner and Eric Reid occupy spots in Nos. 80-71 on defense
ESPN.com NFL Player Rankings, Defense: 80-71
Browns decide to start Hoyer over Manziel
The Cleveland Browns have committed to start Brian Hoyer over rookie Johnny Manziel at quarterback to begin the 2014 season, the team announced Wednesday morning.
Cowboys rise 36 percent to $3.2B, top Forbes list
The Dallas Cowboys haven't made the playoffs since 2009, yet somehow Jerry Jones' team has once again risen in value -- by 36 percent over last year -- to lead the Forbes NFL Team Values list, which was released Wednesday, at $3.2 billion.
Ex-ref asked off Redskins games due to name
Former NFL referee Mike Carey told The Washington Post that he requested not to work home or away games for the Washington Redskins since 2006 due to the team's controversial nickname.
Vikings settle, to donate to gay rights groups
The Minnesota Vikings and Chris Kluwe announced Tuesday that they had reached a settlement to resolve the former punter's allegations of homophobic behavior by the team.
Former Titan Shaw announces ALS diagnosis
Former Tennessee Titans linebacker and special teamer Tim Shaw revealed Tuesday in a video on the team's website that he has ALS.
FXFL to prep players for midseason tryouts
Plans are set for the Fall Experimental Football League (FXFL) to begin play in October, commissioner Brian Woods said Wednesday.
PAT misses increased during NFL preseason
Eight extra point kicks from the longer distance -- usually 33 yards -- were missed during the NFL's experiment in the first two weeks of the preseason.
Steelers sign Gilbert to new 6-year contract
The Pittsburgh Steelers have signed right tackle Marcus Gilbert to a new six-year contract, locking up another player on their offensive line who had been in the final year of his deal.
Watt hopes Texans reward him with contract
Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt doesn't see any reason to get involved with his contract negotiations right now. But he does hope the Texans will reward him as several other teams have their 2011 draft picks.
Pettine: Gordon's effort in loss disappointing
The Cleveland Browns did not like what they saw in wide receiver Josh Gordon on Monday night in the 24-23 loss to Washington.
Broncos' Ball (appendix) returns to practice
The Denver Broncos got another piece of their offense back Tuesday as running back Montee Ball returned to practice, just two weeks after he had an appendectomy.
49ers sign DT Dorsey to 2-year extension
The San Francisco 49ers announced Tuesday afternoon the signing of defensive tackle Glenn Dorsey to a two-year contract extension through 2016, though Dorsey is recovering from a potential season-ending injury to his left biceps.
Ditka: Changing Redskins name 'ridiculous'
Former Chicago Bears coach and current ESPN analyst Mike Ditka said it would it would be "ridiculous" to change the Washington Redskins nickname in an interview with RedskinsHistorian.com's Mike Richman.
Saints' Byrd expected to play against Colts
Safety Jairus Byrd went through full-contact team drills for the first time as a member of the New Orleans Saints on Tuesday, and he's expected to make his preseason debut Saturday night against the Indianapolis Colts.
Survey: Most players say Manziel will succeed
Nearly seven in 10 NFL players surveyed by ESPN.com and ESPN The Magazine think Johnny Manziel will succeed in the NFL.

ESPN.com - NBA
Summer Forecast: Eastern Conference champs
Which NBA team will win the Eastern Conference in 2014-15? Our panelists make their picks.
Summer Forecast: Team turmoil
Which team is headed for some unhappy times this season?
Rose sits out practice, expected to play Wed.
Derrick Rose sat out his second consecutive day of practice Tuesday but is still expected to play for Team USA in its exhibition game Wednesday night against the Dominican Republic at Madison Square Garden.
Final Team USA cut could come by Thursday
Final cuts to the Team USA roster for the FIBA World Cup could come as soon as Thursday, according to USA Basketball chairman Jerry Colangelo.
Veteran NBA ref Bavetta retires after 39 years
NBA referee Dick Bavetta is retiring after a 39-year career in which he never missed an assignment.
Ex-Bucks coach Drew added to Cavs' staff
First-year Cavaliers coach David Blatt has hired former Milwaukee coach Larry Drew as one of his assistants.
Sources: Marion elects to sign with Cavaliers
Free-agent forward Shawn Marion has committed to sign with the Cleveland Cavaliers, according to league sources.
Rose back in Chicago, aids Team USA in win
Team USA beat Brazil in an exhibition game 95-78 Saturday night at the United Center. Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose made his first game appearance in his home arena in almost nine months after tearing the medial meniscus in his right knee.
Ballmer introduced to Clippers fans at rally
Sweating, clapping and shouting until he was nearly hoarse, Steve Ballmer introduced himself to Los Angeles Clippers fans at a rally on Monday celebrating his new ownership of the NBA team.
George on leg injury: 'Plan on full recovery'
Paul George said he expects to make a full recovery from the gruesome lower right leg fracture he suffered a couple of weeks ago during a Team USA scrimmage.
Cousins says knee better, won't face Brazil
Sacramento Kings big man DeMarcus Cousins will not play in Team USA's scrimmage Saturday night at the United Center, but he says his injured right knee is feeling better.
Cunningham's felony assault charge dropped
Hennepin County authorities have dropped a felony domestic assault charge against free-agent forward Dante Cunningham.
Sources: Knicks add vet assistant Cleamons
The New York Knicks have added veteran Jim Cleamons to the coaching staff, a league source confirmed to ESPN.com's Ramona Shelburne.
Coach K surprised by Durant's early exit
Team USA coach Mike Krzyzewski says he was surprised by Kevin Durant's decision to leave the team last week because of "physical and mental fatigue."
Curry questioned playing after George injury
For the first time since Paul George's gruesome leg injury in Team USA's scrimmage almost two weeks ago, players and coaches spoke openly about the impact George's broken leg has had on the team.
USAB cans Senegal trip due to Ebola concerns
The largest recorded outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus in West Africa has forced USA Basketball to cancel its scheduled trip to Senegal later this month before the start of the FIBA World Cup.
Bhullar makes NBA history with Kings contract
Sim Bhullar became the first player of Indian descent to sign a contract with an NBA team Friday, inking a deal to join the Sacramento Kings in training camp.

ESPN.com - NHL
Islanders reach deal to transfer ownership
Charles Wang has an agreement in place to eventually transfer ownership of the New York Islanders to a group led by former Washington Capitals co-owner Jon Ledecky, it was announced Tuesday.
BC standout Hayes, Rangers agree to deal
Coveted free agent forward Kevin Hayes has agreed to terms with the New York Rangers, the team announced Wednesday.
Bertuzzi's lawyer: Settlement in Moore suit
Former NHL player Steve Moore's long-running lawsuit against Todd Bertuzzi and the Vancouver Canucks has ended with the sides agreeing to an out-of-court settlement.
Sens sign LW MacArthur to 5-year extension
The Ottawa Senators have signed forward Clarke MacArthur to a $23.25-million, five-year extension.
Concussion lawsuits combined in Minnesota
Three lawsuits filed by retired NHL players over concussion-related injuries have been consolidated and will be heard by a federal judge in Minnesota.
Blackhawks sign goalie Leighton for one year
The Chicago Blackhawks signed goaltender Michael Leighton to a one-year contract Monday.
Buffalo to host NHL combine next two years
The NHL's pre-draft scouting combine will be held in Buffalo the next two seasons.
Penguins' Crosby says aching wrist is 'good'
Pittsburgh Penguins star center Sidney Crosby's right wrist appears to be on the road to recovery.
Hawks, 1st-rounder Hayes unable to agree
Kevin Hayes, the Chicago Blackhawks' 2010 first-round draft pick, became an unrestricted free agent after he and the Blackhawks were unable to agree on a contract prior to the deadline.
Silfverberg re-signs for one year with Ducks
The Anaheim Ducks have re-signed forward Jakob Silfverberg to a one-year, $850,500 contract.
Red Wings sign GM Holland to 4-year deal
The Detroit Red Wings have signed executive vice president and general manager Ken Holland to a four-year contract through the 2017-18 season.
Coyotes sign new arena naming-rights deal
The Arizona Coyotes and Gila River Casinos have agreed on a nine-year partnership that will include the first naming-rights deal by a federally recognized tribe with a venue for one of the four major professional sports leagues.
Hawks nix 'The Stripper' after online petition
The Chicago Blackhawks will no longer play "The Stripper" during their Shoot the Puck contest after hearing from fans who found the song demeaning to women, a team spokesperson said Wednesday.
Oilers sign No. 3 pick Draisaitl to 3-year deal
The Edmonton Oilers have signed forward Leon Draisaitl, the third overall pick in the 2014 draft, to a three-year entry level contract.
Suit claims Isles owner reneged on deal to sell
In talks to purchase the New York Islanders just a few months ago, hedge fund manager Andrew Barroway is now suing team owner Charles Wang for $10 million amid allegations that Wang backed out of a deal to sell the team despite a handshake agreement betwe

ESPN.com - NASCAR
Edwards to drive for Joe Gibbs Racing in '15
Joe Gibbs Racing has signed Carl Edwards for the 2015 Sprint Cup season as the operation will expand to a fourth team, it was announced Tuesday.
Ashenfelter: Gordon does it again
Jeff Gordon's season-long resurgence gained more steam Sunday at Michigan International Speedway, with another great restart to seal his third win of the year, Mark Ashenfelter writes.
Edwards to drive for Joe Gibbs Racing in '15
Joe Gibbs Racing has signed Carl Edwards for the 2015 Sprint Cup season as the operation will expand to a fourth team, it was announced Tuesday.
Gibbs on Stewart: We're all praying for him
Joe Gibbs is waiting for Tony Stewart to emerge from seclusion to reach out to his former driver.
Gordon earns 1st win at Michigan since 2001
Jeff Gordon raced to his third NASCAR Sprint Cup victory of the year, holding off Kevin Harvick on Sunday for his first win at Michigan International Speedway since 2001.
Buescher 3rd rookie to win in N'wide in 2014
Chris Buescher took the lead on the 62nd of 90 laps and held off Regan Smith and Brian Scott to win the NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course on Saturday.
N'wide leader Elliott to get new crew chief in '15
Ernie Cope will crew chief Chase Elliott next season at JR Motorsports.
Sauter holds off Crafton to win Trucks race
Johnny Sauter has won the NASCAR Truck Series race at Michigan International Speedway on Saturday, holding off Matt Crafton by about a half-second.
No timetable for Stewart's return to race car
Tony Stewart is still grieving over the accident that killed Kevin Ward Jr. last Saturday and there remains no timetable for his return to the Sprint Cup Series, a Stewart-Haas Racing executive said Friday morning.
NASCAR rule to restrict drivers leaving cars
NASCAR announced a new rule prohibiting drivers from exiting their cars after on-track incidents unless "extenuating circumstances exist," NASCAR vice president Robin Pemberton announced Friday.
Mourners attend funeral for late driver Ward
Kevin Ward Jr.'s friends, family and fellow racing enthusiasts overflowed a high school auditorium Thursday to grieve and share stories about the 20-year-old dirt-track racer who was struck and killed by a car driven by NASCAR champion Tony Stewart.
Ward's father: 'No reason' for deadly crash
The father of the driver struck by Tony Stewart's car told The Syracuse Post-Standard that "there's no reason for" the crash that led to his son's death.
R. Blaney to run Cup slate with Wood Bros.
NASCAR trucks series points leader Ryan Blaney will run a partial Sprint Cup schedule for Wood Brothers Racing in 2015.
Racing to resume Saturday at Canandaigua
Racing will resume Saturday night at Canandaigua Motorsports Park in New York, the sprint car track where Kevin Ward Jr. was killed in an incident involving NASCAR star Tony Stewart last weekend.
Harvick adds UFC star Tate to KHI Management
Kevin Harvick flexed his business muscle and added UFC star Miesha Tate to his growing roster at KHI Management.
Truex taking time as girlfriend fights cancer
Sprint Cup driver Martin Truex Jr. will miss Friday's practice and qualifying sessions at Michigan International Speedway to be with his girlfriend, Sherry Pollex, as she begins treatment for ovarian cancer.
Race Team Alliance doubles in size to 18
Nine more organizations have joined the Race Team Alliance to tackle issues facing NASCAR.


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