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Howard, out past 26 games, back for Rockets

ESPN Sports Feed - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 12:44
After missing the past 26 games with swelling in his right knee, Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard will return to the starting lineup Wednesday night against the New Orleans Pelicans.
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Forbes: Average MLB team worth $1.2 billion

ESPN Sports Feed - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 12:09
The average Major League Baseball team is now worth $1.2 billion, up an astounding 48 percent from last year, according to new valuations published by Forbes magazine on Wednesday.
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Magee, cut by Bucs, off to Red Sox camp

ESPN Sports Feed - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 12:09
Linebacker Brandon Magee was released by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Wednesday morning. It didn't take him long to find a new team -- in a different sport.
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Zimmer: Peterson trade not in Vikings' plans

ESPN Sports Feed - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 11:40
Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said Wednesday that his team has no plans to trade Adrian Peterson and that he expects the star running back to honor his contract.
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Lovie praises Winston: 'He can sell himself'

ESPN Sports Feed - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 11:40
With five weeks remaining for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to make a decision about their first overall pick, coach Lovie Smith gave effusive praise to Jameis Winston during his hour-long breakfast Wednesday with reporters at the NFL owners meetings.
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Pain-free Rose eyes return before playoffs

ESPN Sports Feed - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 11:35
Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose said he has no pain in his surgically repaired right knee and remains optimistic that he can return before the regular season ends.
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Judge OKs some Hernandez jail calls in trial

ESPN Sports Feed - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 10:27
The judge overseeing the murder trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez says she'll allow some jailhouse conversations to be used in his case.
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Michigan's Miller quit due to concussion fears

ESPN Sports Feed - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 10:14
Former Michigan starting center Jack Miller announced earlier this month he would not play his senior season and on Wednesday he told ESPN concern about the long-term impact from past and possible future concussions was a factor in the decision.
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Sources: Price agrees to UNC Charlotte job

ESPN Sports Feed - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 08:13
Former Georgia Tech star and NBA point guard Mark Price has agreed to become the new coach at UNC Charlotte, sources told ESPN.com on Wednesday.
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Warriors clinch first division title since 1976

ESPN Sports Feed - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 00:25
Stephen Curry had 33 points and 10 assists, and the Golden State Warriors pulled away from the short-handed Trail Blazers in the second half for a 122-108 victory Tuesday night, clinching the team's first division title in 39 years.
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Bucs' Glazer: Winston, Mariota OK as No. 1

ESPN Sports Feed - Tue, 03/24/2015 - 23:15
Buccaneers co-chairman Joel Glazer says he has approved the team's drafting of Jameis Winston or Marcus Mariota with the No. 1 pick in this year's NFL draft.
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Nash: 'Pretended to ignore' retirement signs

ESPN Sports Feed - Tue, 03/24/2015 - 22:34
Steve Nash has known since October that he'd played his final NBA game. His body simply couldn't bounce back anymore.
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Brewers offering deep-fried nachos on a stick

ESPN Sports Feed - Tue, 03/24/2015 - 22:29
The next innovative ballpark food is set to hit Miller Park this season, as Milwaukee Brewers fans will have a chance to take a bite of the Inside The Park Nachos.
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LeBron: No one should fault Love's MVP pick

ESPN Sports Feed - Tue, 03/24/2015 - 21:44
LeBron James might not have received teammate Kevin Love's endorsement for MVP this season when the All-Star forward was asked to choose between James and former UCLA teammate Russell Westbrook, but he isn't going to try to change Love's mind.
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Sources: Jets file tampering charge vs. Pats

ESPN Sports Feed - Tue, 03/24/2015 - 21:08
The hostile rivalry between the Patriots and Jets took another bizarre turn on Tuesday, when the Jets filed a tampering charge against the Patriots based on owner Robert Kraft's comments Monday about Darrelle Revis, league sources confirmed.
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Lesnar signs with WWE, ends MMA career

ESPN Sports Feed - Tue, 03/24/2015 - 18:23
Former UFC heavyweight champion and professional wrestling super star Brock Lesnar has "closed the door" on a return to mixed martial arts.
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Stoops: 'Proud' of Sooners' response to video

ESPN Sports Feed - Tue, 03/24/2015 - 17:43
Oklahoma Sooners coach Bob Stoops says he still has a difficult time comprehending the level of racism in an OU fraternity video but now believes his program and his players might be the best option to help frame a national discussion of the issue.
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Benson: State of Saints, Pelicans 'very strong'

ESPN Sports Feed - Tue, 03/24/2015 - 17:17
Saints owner Tom Benson talked at length for the first time Tuesday about both the difficult decisions he's had to make by ousting his former heirs from the family business.
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GM: Redskins open to drafting QB at No. 5

ESPN Sports Feed - Tue, 03/24/2015 - 15:43
Redskins general manager Scot McCloughan acknowledged Tuesday that he would draft the best available player with the fifth overall pick -- even if it means taking a quarterback.
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Sharper pleads guilty in Vegas; third in case

ESPN Sports Feed - Tue, 03/24/2015 - 15:40
Former NFL star Darren Sharper pleaded guilty in Las Vegas to reduced felony attempted sex assault as part of a four-state plea deal that will send him to federal prison for about nine years.
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