Jets' Richardson: I'm on same level as Watt

ESPN Sports Feed - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 17:23
One year after being named the NFL's top defensive rookie, New York Jets standout Sheldon Richardson believes he's just as good as any defensive lineman in the league, including J.J. Watt of the Houston Texans.
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Sources: Rondo trade to Mavericks imminent

ESPN Sports Feed - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 17:23
A source with knowledge of the Rajon Rondo trade talks say a "deal is on course to happen tonight."
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Melo says he's been advised to 'shut it down'

ESPN Sports Feed - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 17:17
Knicks star Carmelo Anthony is questionable for Thursday night's game against the Chicago Bulls because of left knee soreness and admitted before Thursday's shootaround that people close to him are trying to get him to shut things down for a few weeks.
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49ers' Harbaugh: 'Only talk about job I have'

ESPN Sports Feed - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 17:09
San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh would not bite Thursday when asked to comment on numerous reports that have him and his alma mater at the University of Michigan exchanging flirtatious glances.
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Royals reportedly ink Volquez, add Medlen too

ESPN Sports Feed - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 17:08
The Kansas City Royals have agreed to a two-year, $20 million contract with right-hander Edinson Volquez, according to multiple reports.
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CB Thomas rips Jets for hands-off approach

ESPN Sports Feed - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 16:22
On his first day with the Detroit Lions, former New York Jets cornerback Josh Thomas said coaches there didn't really engage with him while he was a player, either.
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Cutler: 'Crossed my mind' Bears tenure over

ESPN Sports Feed - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 16:17
Despite coach Marc Trestman benching him Wednesday just 14 games into a seven-year, $126.7 million contract, quarterback Jay Cutler hopes to remain with the team.
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LeBron: Cavs' talent alone won't win it all

ESPN Sports Feed - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 15:27
LeBron James says the Cavs have enough talent to win big down the line. As long as every player improves as the season goes on, that is.
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Knee to keep Warriors' Bogut out indefinitely

ESPN Sports Feed - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 14:23
Golden State Wariors center Andrew Bogut is out indefinitely after undergoing therapy on his injured right knee, the team said Thursday
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Bears seek 'spark', bench Cutler for Clausen

ESPN Sports Feed - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 14:14
The Chicago Bears will start Jimmy Clausen at quarterback this week over Jay Cutler, coach Marc Trestman confirmed at a news conference Thursday.
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Cowboys remain hopeful as Murray practices

ESPN Sports Feed - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 13:24
The Dallas Cowboys aren't ready to say if DeMarco Murray will play Sunday against the Indianapolis Colts, but there's a growing expectation that the NFL's leading rusher will play despite undergoing surgery to repair a broken left hand on Monday.
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Kemp trade in limbo after arthritis diagnosis

ESPN Sports Feed - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 13:21
The San Diego Padres were reviewing medical information before signing off on a trade for Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp with a Thursday deadline fast approaching.
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QB Newton works with first team in practice

ESPN Sports Feed - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 12:26
Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton was back working with the first-team offense with an increased load of repetitions during Thursday's practice.
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Game-worn MJ shoes from UNC sell for $33K

ESPN Sports Feed - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 11:10
A pair of Converse shoes that Michael Jordan wore when he played his college basketball at the University of North Carolina sold for $33,387 on Thursday morning.
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Sources: Bears 'confused' at coach's discipline

ESPN Sports Feed - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 10:14
A pair of respected Bears players say that a portion of the locker room feels "confused and uncomfortable" over how coach Marc Trestman handled Jay Cutler's benching compared to the minor discipline offensive coordinator Aaron Kromer received last week.
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Gruden: My RG III quotes always get twisted

ESPN Sports Feed - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 08:01
Redskins coach Jay Gruden said regardless of what he says about Robert Griffin III, it gets taken to an extreme.
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NASC Names Host Cities for 2018 and 2019 Symposium

NASC - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 03:41

CINCINNATI (December 17, 2014) – The National Association of Sports Commissions (NASC) today announced the Host Cities for its 2018 and 2019 Symposium. The 2018 NASC Symposium will be held in Minneapolis and the 2019 Symposium will be in San Diego.

“We are thrilled to bring the Symposium to cities that are longtime members and supporters of the association,” said Beth Hecquet, CMP, CMM, Director of Meetings and Events, National Association of Sports Commissions. “Both Minneapolis and San Diego will be fantastic hosts for our annual meeting and we are excited to begin the planning process. The site selection committee would like to thank all cities that submitted bids to host and encourages all members to consider hosting in the future.”

The 26th Annual NASC Symposium will be held April 22-26, 2018 in Minneapolis and the 27th Annual NASC Symposium will be April 14-18, 2019 in San Diego.

 “Sports Minneapolis and our statewide coalition of experts at Minnesota Sports could not be more honored and excited to welcome the 2018 NASC Sports Event Symposium to Minneapolis,” said Matt Meunier, National Sports Account Executive of Sports Minneapolis, powered by Meet Minneapolis.

“Coming on the heels of Super Bowl LII, 2018 is shaping up to be one of our best years ever for sports. Moreover, we are committed to making the Symposium a huge success for everyone involved.”

“As a vibrant city and extraordinary destination we are delighted to welcome the National Association of Sports Commissions to San Diego in 2019 for their 27th Annual Sports Event Symposium. We will endeavor to make this the most memorable NASC Sports Event Symposium,” said Mike McDowell, President of the San Diego Sports Commission.

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Gasol, Griz overcome Spurs in 3OT thriller

ESPN Sports Feed - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 23:14
Marc Gasol scored 26 points, including a banked-in 3-pointer as regulation expired, and the Memphis Grizzlies overcame blowing a 23-point lead for a 117-116 triple-overtime victory over the San Antonio Spurs on Wednesday night.
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Sources: Celtics, Mavs talking Rondo trade

ESPN Sports Feed - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 22:19
The Boston Celtics, after years of flirting with potential Rajon Rondo deals, are in substantive discussions on a trade that would send Rondo to the Dallas Mavericks, according to league sources.
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Hawks send Cavs to largest loss this season

ESPN Sports Feed - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 21:22
Shelvin Mack scored a career-high 24 points, and the Atlanta Hawks routed the Cleveland Cavaliers 127-98 on Wednesday night for their 11th victory in 12 games.
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