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Broncos top Chargers as Sanders grabs 3 TDs
Emmanuel Sanders waited six long weeks to join the list of players who have caught a touchdown pass from Peyton Manning. Now, he has four in less than a week.
Rays manager Maddon opts out, leaving team
Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon has exercised an opt-out clause in his contract and is leaving the team immediately.
Billionaire Allen donates $100M to fight Ebola
Billionaire Paul Allen, who owns the Seattle Seahawks and the Portland Trail Blazers, has pledged to contribute at least $100 million to the fight against the deadly Ebola virus.
Colts WR Wayne won't play vs. Steelers
Indianapolis Colts receiver Reggie Wayne will not play Sunday against the Pittsburgh Steelers as he continues to deal with an elbow injury, coach Chuck Pagano told reporters Friday.
Magic's Oladipo to have facial fracture surgery
Magic guard Victor Oladipo will miss Orlando's season opener and is out indefinitely with his second injury this month.
Williams-Wozniacki, Halep-Radwanska in semis
Serena Williams will meet Caroline Wozniacki in the semifinals of the WTA Finals while Simona Halep will take on Agnieszka Radwanska.
Lakers' Nash out for season with back injury
Los Angeles Lakers point guard Steve Nash will miss the 2014-15 season for a back injury.
PGA prez: Poulter sounds like 'little school girl'
The PGA of America president referred to Ian Poulter as a little girl on two social media accounts Thursday evening for his comments on Nick Faldo and Tom Watson as Ryder Cup captains.
Titans QB Mettenberger: 'My team now'
Rookie Zach Mettenberger will start at quarterback for the Tennessee Titans against the visiting Houston Texans, coach Ken Whisenhunt confirmed Thursday.
Perfumed Perez makes good scents for K.C.
Salvador Perez is a player who doesn't want to make a stink.
Michigan to drop price of student tickets in '15
Athletic director Dave Brandon continued his quest to make amends with the Michigan student body Thursday by announcing a significant drop in student football ticket prices for the 2015 season.
Cutler: Marshall's theatrics understandable
Bears quarterback Jay Cutler says receiver Brandon Marshall's postgame rant Sunday was in no way off-putting.
Urlacher: Cutler an elite QB in salary only
Jay Cutler is the highest-paid quarterback this season and Brian Urlacher says that's the only thing elite about his former teammate.
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.
Source: Ex-judge to conduct Winston hearing
Retired Florida Supreme Court chief justice Major Harding has been selected to serve as the independent observer who will conduct Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston's upcoming student conduct code hearing, a source close to the situation confirmed.


Indiana Pacers
Game Rewind: Pacers 88, Hornets 79 (Preseason)
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Pacers and Citizens Energy Group Looking for Indiana Heroes
INDIANAPOLIS - The Indiana Pacers are now accepting nominations for the Indiana Pacers “Indiana Heroes” Award Program, present
Indiana Heroes Award Program Presented by Citizens Energy Group
The Indiana Pacers are now accepting nominations Indiana Pacers Indiana Heroes Award Program presented by Citizens Energy Group.
Game Preview: Pacers at Hornets (Preseason)
Last Updated: Oct. 23, 11:30 a.m.
Destination Unknown: Maybe I Should Stick to Basketball
I’m not a big fan of THE NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE!!, and with the rest of the country obsessed with the sport, I always feel sort of left
Game Rewind: Pacers 89, Timberwolves 107 (Preseason)
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Shoot, It Don't Come Easy in the NBA
Damo Rudez can shoot a basketball, although for now we'll have to take other peoples' word for it.
Pacers' Injuries Beget Opportunities
The Pacers have been living in Bizarro World lately, where reality becomes inverted, so maybe the scene on Monday shouldn't have been sur
Indiana Sports Corp Distributes Sports Equipment to 100 Youth-Serving Organizations
Indiana Sports Corp, through its Geared For Health: Sports Equipment for Kids program, distributed more than 40,000 new or gently-used it
Game Preview: Pacers at Timberwolves (Preseason)
Last Updated: Oct. 21 at 1:50 p.m.

ESPN.com - NFL
Clayton's 1st & Goal: Little clarity in NFC
Dallas looks to stay hot against rival Skins; defensive woes hampering NFC South
Friday 5: TD king Peyton, deadline proposals
Last week had us talking about Peyton's ascent to the TD throne, Percy Harvin landing in N.Y. and J.J. Watt's pursuit of greatness.
Colts WR Wayne won't play vs. Steelers
Indianapolis Colts receiver Reggie Wayne will not play Sunday against the Pittsburgh Steelers as he continues to deal with an elbow injury, coach Chuck Pagano told reporters Friday.
Ravens TE Daniels out after knee procedure
Baltimore Ravens tight end Owen Daniels will miss at least one game after undergoing a clean-up procedure on his left knee, coach John Harbaugh said Friday.
Billionaire Allen donates $100M to fight Ebola
Billionaire Paul Allen, who owns the Seattle Seahawks and the Portland Trail Blazers, has pledged to contribute at least $100 million to the fight against the deadly Ebola virus.
Belichick not talking about Revis punishment
Patriots coach Bill Belichick was characteristically deflective when asked several questions about Darrelle Revis' absence from practice on Tuesday.s
Jags' Ball out vs. Dolphins with biceps injury
The Jacksonville Jaguars will be without one starting cornerback and possibly his backup for Sunday's home game against the Miami Dolphins.
Lions' Waddle practices, 'good' after concussion
Lions right tackle LaAdrian Waddle said he did not realize he had suffered a concussion late in Sunday's win over New Orleans until the game was over.
Broncos top Chargers as Sanders grabs 3 TDs
Emmanuel Sanders waited six long weeks to join the list of players who have caught a touchdown pass from Peyton Manning. Now, he has four in less than a week.
Cutler: Marshall's theatrics understandable
Bears quarterback Jay Cutler says receiver Brandon Marshall's postgame rant Sunday was in no way off-putting.
Urlacher: Cutler an elite QB in salary only
Jay Cutler is the highest-paid quarterback this season and Brian Urlacher says that's the only thing elite about his former teammate.
Wilson says Seahawks are not a divided team
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson said a report about a division in the team's locker room is not true.
Frazier still supportive of Peterson, Harvin
During his time as the Minnesota Vikings' head coach, Leslie Frazier had contrasting relationships with the two star players on his offense: Adrian Peterson and Percy Harvin.
Titans QB Mettenberger: 'My team now'
Rookie Zach Mettenberger will start at quarterback for the Tennessee Titans against the visiting Houston Texans, coach Ken Whisenhunt confirmed Thursday.
Lions' Caldwell: Hester's returns an 'art form'
Lions coach Jim Caldwell has been so impressed with Falcons returner Devin Hester that he says Hester has changed the way returns and returners are viewed.
Raiders' Woodley has long-term biceps injury
The Oakland Raiders signed LaMarr Woodley to be a defensive difference-maker. However, it appears the former Pittsburgh Steelers star's season will end prematurely for the winless Raiders.
Cards' Campbell practices, uncertain for Sun.
The Arizona Cardinals' Calais Campbell was limited in Thursday's practice, his first since an illegal chop block injured his right MCL against the Denver Broncos in Week 5, but he didn't get any sympathy from his defensive coordinator.

ESPN.com - NBA
ESPN.com NBA Player Rankings: 7
ESPN.com NBA Player Rankings: 7
Lakers' Nash out for season with back injury
Los Angeles Lakers point guard Steve Nash will miss the 2014-15 season for a back injury.
Magic's Oladipo to have facial fracture surgery
Magic guard Victor Oladipo will miss Orlando's season opener and is out indefinitely with his second injury this month.
Billionaire Allen donates $100M to fight Ebola
Billionaire Paul Allen, who owns the Seattle Seahawks and the Portland Trail Blazers, has pledged to contribute at least $100 million to the fight against the deadly Ebola virus.
Buss: Only 'losers' afraid to play with Kobe
Lakers president Jeanie Buss has a message for any player who doesn't want to play with Kobe Bryant: good riddance.
J.R. Smith: Triangle adjustment 'a struggle'
The adjustment to the triangle has been "a struggle" for J.R Smith, and it isn't just because the system is foreign to him.
LeBron mural to be unveiled before opener
Once again, a colossal image of LeBron James will loom over downtown Cleveland.
Source: Carter-Williams eyes Nov. 13 return
Michael Carter-Williams and the Philadelphia 76ers have set a target date of Nov. 13 for his return, a source close to the situation told ESPN.com.
Dante Cunningham struggles to clear name
Dante Cunningham's agent said he was told as recently as Monday by one team that they couldn't risk the public relations trouble that could come from signing him.
Source: Nets in talks to deal Teague to 76ers
The Brooklyn Nets have been in talks with the 76ers about trading point guard Marquis Teague to Philadelphia, and a deal is "most likely" to happen, according to a league source.
Celtics assistant arraigned on larceny charge
Celtics assistant coach Walter McCarty was arraigned Thursday in Framingham District Court court on a larceny charge.
Suns rookie Warren out with broken thumb
Phoenix Suns rookie forward T.J. Warren has a small crack in a bone in his left thumb.
Phills' No. 13 jersey returning to Charlotte
Bobby Phills' retired No. 13 jersey is heading back to Charlotte.
Griffin, CP3 pour in 69 for Ballmer showcase
New Clippers owner Steve Ballmer attended his first home game Wednesday night at Staples Center, and the Clippers broke out of their preseason funk with a 108-105 victory over Phoenix.
NBA fails to pass anti-tanking lottery reform
An effort to reform the NBA's draft lottery process failed to get enough votes to pass at the league's board of governors meeting Wednesday, sources told ESPN.
Silver: Too early to worry about NBA lockout
NBA commissioner Adam Silver said it is too early to be concerned about a potential work stoppage in the NBA.

ESPN.com - NHL
Bruins in big trouble after Zdeno Chara's injury
The Bruins could be in big trouble with Zdeno Chara sidelined.
Chara's knee injury to cost him 4-6 weeks
Bruins captain Zdeno Chara suffered ligament damage to his knee and is expected to miss four to six weeks, a source confirmed to ESPNBoston.com.
Senators to honor fallen soldier Saturday
The Senators will honor fallen Canadian soldier Nathan Cirillo before Saturday's game against Devils in Ottawa.
Neal's hat trick lifts Predators past Blackhawks
James Neal scored a natural hat trick on his bobblehead night, and the Predators edged the Blackhawks 3-2 on Thursday night to become the last NHL team still unbeaten in regulation.
Leafs return to ice day after Ottawa unrest
The Maple Leafs were back on the ice a day after they were locked down in their hotel near the shootings in Ottawa.
Wings cap comeback vs. Pens with OT win
Justin Abdelkader's goal 4:16 into overtime capped a dramatic Detroit rally, giving the Red Wings a 4-3 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Thursday night.
Quick sets Kings record with 33rd shutout
Jonathan Quick made 29 saves to set the Kings franchise record with his 33rd career shutout, and Los Angeles beat the Buffalo Sabres 2-0 on Thursday night for its fifth consecutive victory.
Attorney: Kings' Voynov didn't hit girlfriend
Slava Voynov's attorney says the Los Angeles Kings defenseman never hit his girlfriend, and he blames Voynov's arrest on a misunderstanding partly caused by the couple's limited English.
Avs' Varlamov 'feels good;' will start Friday
Colorado Avalanche goaltender Semyon Varlamov says he's healed from a groin injury and will start Friday night against Vancouver.
Coyle, Wild agree to 5-year, $16M extension
The Minnesota Wild agreed to terms Wednesday on a five-year, $16 million contract extension with right wing Charlie Coyle that lasts through the 2019-20 season, locking up another part of their young core for the long term.
Flames sign Brodie to 5-year, $23M extension
The Calgary Flames have signed defenseman T.J. Brodie to a five-year contract extension.
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.
Columbus calls up Forsberg; McElhinney to IR
The Columbus Blue Jackets have placed goaltender Curtis McElhinney on injured reserve and have added goaltender Anton Forsberg to the roster on emergency recall from their American Hockey League affiliate in Springfield, Massachusetts.
Ducks recall goalie Gibson after AHL weekend
The Anaheim Ducks have recalled goalie John Gibson from a brief stint in the minors.
Bruins' Lucic apologizes for obscene gesture
Boston Bruins forward Milan Lucic apologized Saturday for the obscene gesture he made to Montreal Canadiens fans during Thursday's 6-4 loss at Bell Centre.
Canucks' 12-year sellout streak ends at 474
The Vancouver Canucks' sellout streak ended at 474 games Saturday night with a less-than-capacity crowd at Rogers Arena for a game against the Tampa Bay Lightning.

ESPN.com - NASCAR
James: A good move?
Danica Patrick seemed to be making strides with Tony Gibson as her crew chief. Now Gibson is moving to Kurt Busch's team and Patrick gets Daniel Knost on an interim bases. It seems like a step in the wrong direction for Patrick, writes Brant James.
Turn 4: NASCAR's burning questions
The surprise driver in the Chase? Did any of the four eliminated have a real shot? Biggest shocker: Joe Gibbs Racing with two entries or Hendrick Motorsports with one? Who's the title favorite?
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.
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.
Logano: Peace made with Danica over wreck
Joey Logano said he's made peace with Danica Patrick and isn't worried she'll intentionally wreck him to ruin his championship chances.
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.
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.
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.
Last ride: Labonte will retire after Talladega
Terry Labonte will compete in his final NASCAR race Sunday at Talladega Superspeedway.
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.
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."
Kenseth on fight: Pushed to 'breaking point'
Matt Kenseth regrets nothing about his scuffle with Brad Keselowski after the race at Charlotte, and he doesn't believe he did anything wrong.
Keselowski, Stewart fined for postrace fray
NASCAR fines Brad Keselowski $50,000 and Tony Stewart $25,000 for their postrace conduct Saturday night.
Harvick wins at Charlotte as tempers flare
Kevin Harvick earned an automatic berth into the third round of NASCAR's championship race by winning Saturday night at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Kenseth starts Charlotte race at back of field
Chase contender Matt Kenseth was forced to start the Sprint Cup race at Charlotte at the back of the field Saturday night for what NASCAR termed "unapproved adjustments" to the right rear quarter panel of his No. 20 Toyota.
Toyota unveils new Camry for next season
Toyota unveiled a remodeled Camry it will race next season, and the street version was the designated pace car for the Sprint Cup race at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Saturday night.
Goodyear warns about speeds at Charlotte
Goodyear has warned teams that increased speeds at Charlotte Motor Speedway will put a heavy emphasis on the right front tires in Saturday night's race.


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