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Pack name playoff captains before clinching

ESPN Sports Feed - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 16:22
Mike McCarthy announced Wednesday that the Packers have selected their six playoff captains -- something that's normally not done until the postseason begins.
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Oliva sees great potential in U.S.-Cuba relations

ESPN Sports Feed - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 16:13
Tony Oliva was thrilled to hear about President Obama's plan toward normalizing relations between the U.S. and Cuba, Oliva's home country.
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NHL issues new memo on mumps prevention

ESPN Sports Feed - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 15:16
The NHL has taken another step in light of the baffling mumps outbreak, sending out additional, more specific information about curtailing the disease and preventing further transmission.
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Melo ahead of matchup vs. Bulls: No what-ifs

ESPN Sports Feed - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 15:11
Carmelo Anthony says he refuses to second-guess his decision to remain with the Knicks and not jump to the Bulls via free agency this summer.
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49ers release McDonald amid investigation

ESPN Sports Feed - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 15:08
The San Francisco 49ers announced Wednesday that they have released defensive lineman Ray McDonald.
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49ers' McDonald investigated for sexual assault

ESPN Sports Feed - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 13:57
Northern California authorities are investigating San Francisco 49ers defensive lineman Ray McDonald on suspicion of sexual assault.
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Panthers' Newton throws in return; status iffy

ESPN Sports Feed - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 13:20
Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton returned to practice Wednesday for the first time since suffering two small fractures in his lower back in a Dec. 9 automobile crash near Bank of America Stadium.
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Pettine: Browns, front office making strides

ESPN Sports Feed - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 13:07
Coach Mike Pettine said Bernie Kosar's comments on the Cleveland Browns' front office culture were "a little dramatic" and that "obstacles are being removed for us to be successful."
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From home turf, Pelini takes shot at Huskers

ESPN Sports Feed - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 12:57
Bo Pelini is back in his hometown and ready for a new challenge at Youngstown State, but not without firing a shot at his former employer.
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'Fire Izdik' banner again circles Jets practice

ESPN Sports Feed - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 12:35
For the second time in six weeks, the Jets practiced Wednesday as a plane circled the field carrying a banner that urged the firing of general manager John Idzik.
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Vick has paid down nearly all of $18M debt

ESPN Sports Feed - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 12:15
Less than seven years since leaving prison, Jets QB Michael Vick is weeks away from paying off the majority of the nearly $18 million he owes his creditors.
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On-mend Murray with Cowboys for player drills

ESPN Sports Feed - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 12:14
Less than 48 hours after undergoing surgery to repair a broken left hand, Dallas Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray was on the practice field Wednesday, taking part in individual drills.
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Falcons brush off Saint's 'funeral' trash talk

ESPN Sports Feed - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 12:07
Roddy White and his Atlanta Falcons teammates collectively brushed off trash talk by New Orleans Saints cornerback Keenan Lewis in advance of Sunday's NFC South clash at the Superdome.
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Kings owner: Coach must be 'jazz director'

ESPN Sports Feed - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 12:05
Vivek Ranadive is grateful for the discipline and order that Mike Malone restored in the Kings, but he wants Sacramento's next head coach to be an offensive-minded "jazz director."
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Sources: Padres near deal for Rays OF Myers

ESPN Sports Feed - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 11:19
The San Diego Padres are closing in on a trade to acquire outfielder Wil Myers from the Tampa Bay Rays, two baseball sources confirmed to ESPN.com.
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Manziel at facility more than 5 hours early

ESPN Sports Feed - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 11:17
Johnny Manziel called his ugly NFL starting debut an "absolutely" humbling experience, and his midweek preparation habits for Sunday's game at Carolina seem to validate those words.
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AD Luck exits WVU for new job as NCAA VP

ESPN Sports Feed - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 10:55
West Virginia athletic director Oliver Luck is joining the NCAA as executive vice president of regulatory affairs and will report directly to NCAA president Mark Emmert, it was announced Wednesday.
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Suspended 1B Davis cleared to use Adderall

ESPN Sports Feed - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 10:37
Baltimore Orioles slugger Chris Davis, who was suspended 25 games in September for testing positive for amphetamines, has received clearance from Major League Baseball to use Adderall in the 2015 season, manager Buck Showalter told reporters Tuesday.
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RG III unplugged: QB goes off social media

ESPN Sports Feed - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 10:25
Tired of his words being twisted or taken out of context, Redskins QB Robert Griffin III is changing his tone.
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Bears' Conte: NFL career worth early death

ESPN Sports Feed - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 10:14
Chicago Bears safety Chris Conte, who has suffered two concussions this season, says playing in the NFL is worth the risk he takes to his long-term health by doing so.
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