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Cuban apologizes to Martins, defends words

ESPN Sports Feed - Thu, 05/22/2014 - 16:55
Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban apologized to the family of slain South Florida teenager Trayvon Martin for referencing "a black kid in a hoodie" during a controversial, nuanced discussion about prejudices and bigotries.
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Pirates designate Rodriguez, activate Martin

ESPN Sports Feed - Thu, 05/22/2014 - 16:10
Languishing near the bottom of the NL Central a year after making the playoffs, the Pittsburgh Pirates couldn't wait any longer for struggling left-handed starter Wandy Rodriguez to get it together.
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Marshall says trade to Bears 'career saving'

ESPN Sports Feed - Thu, 05/22/2014 - 15:03
Brandon Marshall called his trade to the Bears "life-saving and career-saving" when discussing a recently signed three-year contract extension.
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Dodgers cut Olivo after ear-biting suspension

ESPN Sports Feed - Thu, 05/22/2014 - 13:58
The Los Angeles Dodgers released catcher Miguel Olivo on Thursday, two days after a dugout altercation in which Olivo allegedly bit off part of teammate Alex Guerrero's ear during a Triple-A game.
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Ollie signs five-year extension with UConn

ESPN Sports Feed - Thu, 05/22/2014 - 13:06
UConn coach Kevin Ollie has signed a new five-year contract with the new salary $2.8 million a year, with incentives to push it to $3 million a year, he told ESPN Thursday.
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D-backs farmhand hits 5 consecutive homers

ESPN Sports Feed - Thu, 05/22/2014 - 13:04
Arizona Diamondbacks farmhand Jon Griffin picked right up where he left off, homering in the second inning of Thursday's game to extend his streak of going yard to five consecutive at-bats.
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Thomas, Tomlinson part of College Hall class

ESPN Sports Feed - Thu, 05/22/2014 - 12:06
Former NFL first-round draft picks Derrick Thomas, LaDainian Tomlinson, Sterling Sharpe, Willie Roaf, Tony Boselli, Shane Conlan, Darrin Nelson and Dave Butz now have something else in common: They are headed to the College Football Hall of Fame.
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Wozniacki: End of engagement 'a hard time'

ESPN Sports Feed - Thu, 05/22/2014 - 12:02
Tennis player Caroline Wozniacki admitted Thursday on Twitter that she was having a hard time with the end of her engagement to golfer Rory McIlroy, but received support from a famous friend as Serena Williams reached out with a message of encouragement.
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Sources: Wolves closer to landing Joerger

ESPN Sports Feed - Thu, 05/22/2014 - 11:44
The Minnesota Timberwolves have made "significant progress" in their attempts to hire Dave Joerger away from the Memphis Grizzlies to be their new coach, according to sources close to the process.

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Royals send struggling Moustakas to minors

ESPN Sports Feed - Thu, 05/22/2014 - 11:09
The Kansas City Royals announced Thursday that they've optioned slumping third baseman Mike Moustakas to Triple-A Omaha and have recalled Jimmy Paredes to replace him on the big-league roster.
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Drive for dough? Contest prize: Phil's payday

ESPN Sports Feed - Thu, 05/22/2014 - 09:21
Aiming to help galvanize the struggling golf equipment market, Callaway is offering golfers a chance to win the same amount of money that Phil Mickelson wins at this year's U.S. Open.
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U.S. senators put pressure on Redskins, NFL

ESPN Sports Feed - Thu, 05/22/2014 - 09:17
A letter signed by 50 U.S. senators urging the league to change the Washington Redskins name was sent on Thursday to NFL commissioner Roger Goodell.
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Cuban acknowledges own prejudices, bigotry

ESPN Sports Feed - Thu, 05/22/2014 - 09:08
Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban, attempting to make a nuanced point about society's challenges dealing with racism, acknowledged having his own "prejudices and bigotries" during an interview with Inc. magazine that has gone viral.
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Mom: Lynch didn't want to go to White House

ESPN Sports Feed - Thu, 05/22/2014 - 08:38
Marshawn Lynch's mother says there was no hidden message behind her son's absence at the White House on Wednesday while most of the rest of his Seattle Seahawks teammates were being honored by President Barack Obama.
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Ovechkin returns for Russia after leg injury

ESPN Sports Feed - Thu, 05/22/2014 - 08:06
Washington Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin has recovered from a right leg injury and is ready to play for Russia against France on Thursday in the quarterfinals of the hockey world championship.
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Cubs owner resubmits original Wrigley plan

ESPN Sports Feed - Thu, 05/22/2014 - 00:29
Chicago Cubs owner Tom Ricketts announced in a video that he has to decided to go back to his original renovation and expansion plan that could significantly impact rooftop sightlines.
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Green's 7 3s spark Spurs' 35-point blowout

ESPN Sports Feed - Wed, 05/21/2014 - 23:02
Tony Parker scored 22 points, Danny Green made seven 3-pointers and added 21, and the San Antonio Spurs used a dominant third quarter to decimate the Oklahoma City Thunder 112-77 on Wednesday night, rolling to a 2-0 lead in the Western Conference finals.
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Tiger's ex-wife happy, calls him a 'great father'

ESPN Sports Feed - Wed, 05/21/2014 - 22:49
Saying that things are "really good" between her and ex-husband Tiger Woods, Elin Nordegren praised the golfer as a "good father" in an interview with People magazine.
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Carter's 3 goals pull Kings even with Hawks

ESPN Sports Feed - Wed, 05/21/2014 - 22:06
Jeff Carter scored three of Los Angeles' six straight goals, and the Kings beat the Chicago Blackhawks 6-2 on Wednesday night to leave the Western Conference final tied at one game apiece.
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49ers' Smith pleads no contest to 3 felonies

ESPN Sports Feed - Wed, 05/21/2014 - 19:03
San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith pleaded no contest to three felony counts of possessing illegal assault rifles and misdemeanor DUI on Wednesday in Santa Clara County Superior Court.
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