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Reports: Hall of Fame racehorse Cigar dies

ESPN Sports Feed - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 10:51
Cigar, the two-time Horse of the Year whose 16-race winning streak was among the top feats in racing history, died early Wednesday, multiple media outlets have reported.
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Favre 'glad' it's Peyton nearing TDs record

ESPN Sports Feed - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 09:58
Brett Favre says he couldn't be happier to see Peyton Manning on the brink of breaking his NFL record of 508 touchdown throws.
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Rebels with cause: Fans pay for fine, damage

ESPN Sports Feed - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 09:38
Ole Miss fans were so thrilled to beat Alabama on Saturday that they're paying for the damage they did and the fine imposed by the SEC through a crowd-funding platform.
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Bosh hasn't talked to LeBron since breakup

ESPN Sports Feed - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 09:25
Miami Heat center Chris Bosh raised some eyebrows Tuesday when he said he hasn't talked to LeBron James since he returned to the Cleveland Cavaliers.
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Bills sale unanimously approved by owners

ESPN Sports Feed - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 07:56
The NFL's owners unanimously approved the sale of the Buffalo Bills to Sabres owners Terry Pegula and his wife Kim on Wednesday.
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Fognini draws fine for middle finger in China

ESPN Sports Feed - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 04:10
Fabio Fognini of Italy has been fined $2,000 for flashing an obscene gesture at the crowd after crashing out to a 553rd-ranked Chinese wild card at the Shanghai Masters.
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Poll: Goodell should stay; AD only if not guilty

ESPN Sports Feed - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 03:51
Most NFL fans believe commissioner Roger Goodell should keep his job and think Vikings star Adrian Peterson should only be allowed to play again if he is found not guilty of felony child abuse, according to a new Associated Press-GfK Poll.
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Peterson disputes claims in Twitter diatribe

ESPN Sports Feed - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 01:26
Vikings running back Adrian Peterson took to Twitter to defend himself in the court of public opinion on the eve of his first appearance in a Montgomery County, Texas, court to fight charges of child abuse.
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Giants edge Nats on wild pitch to move on

ESPN Sports Feed - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 23:59
Joe Panik scored the go-ahead run in the seventh inning on Aaron Barrett's bases-loaded wild pitch, and the San Francisco Giants beat the Washington Nationals 3-2 on Tuesday night to return to the NL Championship Series.
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Injury-plagued Beckett says he is retiring

ESPN Sports Feed - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 23:54
Los Angeles Dodgers right-hander Josh Beckett is retiring, he told MLB.com.
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Tide flip Simmons decision, will back waiver

ESPN Sports Feed - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 21:56
Alabama announced Tuesday it will support a waiver to allow women's basketball player Daisha Simmons to compete this season at Seton Hall. The issue is now expected to return to the NCAA for review.
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Cuban: NBA should look at nixing max deals

ESPN Sports Feed - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 21:18
Mavericks owner Mark Cuban believes the idea of doing away with maximum contracts, as suggested by Thunder star Kevin Durant, could be considered by the league, as long players are willing to give up something significant in return.
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Adams' HR off Kershaw lifts Cards to NLCS

ESPN Sports Feed - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 19:58
The St. Louis Cardinals tagged Clayton Kershaw in the seventh inning for the second straight time, riding Matt Adams' go-ahead, three-run homer to a 3-2 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Tuesday and a fourth straight trip to the NLCS.
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LeBron, Blatt downplay exhibition vs. Heat

ESPN Sports Feed - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 19:39
It might be just a preseason game with inconsequential results, but real emotions are sure to be on display when LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers play the Miami Heat this weekend.
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Gruden looking into players joking after loss

ESPN Sports Feed - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 19:05
Redskins coach Jay Gruden said he doesn't want anyone feeling good after a defeat, which is why he wants to check out reports of players laughing and joking around in the locker room following Washington's 27-17 loss to Seattle Monday night.
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Source: Lions poised to sign Prater to deal

ESPN Sports Feed - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 18:48
The Detroit Lions plan to sign former Denver Broncos kicker Matt Prater, barring an unexpected problem in contract negotiations, according to a league source.
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Rex's reality: Turn it around or be terminated

ESPN Sports Feed - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 16:47
Jets coach Rex Ryan put himself on the firing line, saying he expects to lose his job if the season doesn't get turned around.
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MLB free-agent qualifying offers set at $15.3M

ESPN Sports Feed - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 14:55
The price of qualifying offers for eligible free agents has risen to $15.3 million from $14.1 million.
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Bengals players call out 'fair-weather fans'

ESPN Sports Feed - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 13:59
Two Cincinnati Bengals players have a message for those who have jumped off the team's bandwagon -- stay off.
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Gators teammates fight; backup QB injured

ESPN Sports Feed - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 13:57
University of Florida police were called to the stadium Monday night to break up a fight involving sophomore quarterback Skyler Mornhinweg and true freshman defensive lineman Gerald Willis III.
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