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Man pleads guilty in Cuban player smuggling

ESPN Sports Feed - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 16:05
A man accused of masterminding a human trafficking ring pleaded guilty Friday to U.S. extortion charges involving the smuggling of more than 1,000 Cubans, including baseball players such as Texas Rangers outfielder Leonys Martin.
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Sources: Suns make late Love-Bledsoe offer

ESPN Sports Feed - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 15:17
With just hours to go before a planned megadeal the would send Kevin Love to Cleveland, the Suns reached out to the Timberwolves to ask once more about the possibility of acquiring Love in a sign-and-trade for Eric Bledsoe, sources told ESPN.com.
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Wedge off Barclays green yields rare penalty

ESPN Sports Feed - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 15:04
Golf is famous for its odd penalties and rules infractions, and the one received by South Korea's Seung-Yul Noh on Friday at the Barclays certainly fits the description. And it's rare, too.
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NFL docks Saints' Graham $30K for dunks

ESPN Sports Feed - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 13:54
New Orleans Saints tight end Jimmy Graham was fined $30,000 on Friday for twice dunking over the goalpost during a preseason game against the Tennessee Titans, it was announced.
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O's Machado won't be ready after DL stint

ESPN Sports Feed - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 13:45
Baltimore third baseman Manny Machado will not be ready to play when he's eligible to return from the disabled list on Aug. 27.
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Browns coach: Two-QB system 'on the table'

ESPN Sports Feed - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 12:09
The Cleveland Browns seem to have a backup plan in place for quarterback Johnny Manziel as coach Mike Pettine hinted that the team is exploring ways to get him on the field and that a two-quarterback system "is on the table."
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Hernandez fiancee in court to ask for dismissal

ESPN Sports Feed - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 11:52
The fiancee of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez has asked a judge to throw out allegations she lied to a grand jury.
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Finger fine: Manziel docked $12,000 by NFL

ESPN Sports Feed - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 11:14
Cleveland Browns backup quarterback Johnny Manziel was fined $12,000 for making an obscene gesture at Washington's bench in a preseason game earlier this week, league sources told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.
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Source: Red Sox get Castillo on 7-year deal

ESPN Sports Feed - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 10:40
The Boston Red Sox landed the services of Cuban outfielder Rusney Castillo, agreeing to a seven-year, $72.5 million contract, a team source told ESPNBoston.com's Gordon Edes on Friday.
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Colleges tapping into beer sales for cash flow

ESPN Sports Feed - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 09:46
Some cash-strapped athletic departments outside the Power Five conferences have started to use beer sales as an alternative revenue stream -- and more could soon be following suit.
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Eagles' McCoy hurts thumb; X-rays negative

ESPN Sports Feed - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 00:51
Eagles All-Pro running back LeSean McCoy left Thursday night's 31-21 preseason win in the first quarter with a right thumb injury.
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Steelers' Bell, Blount apologize for 'distraction'

ESPN Sports Feed - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 00:05
Pittsburgh Steelers running backs Le'Veon Bell and LeGarrette Blount apologized Thursday night but said nothing about the citations each will receive for marijuana possession.
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Kershaw dominates Padres, moves to 15-3

ESPN Sports Feed - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 23:59
Clayton Kershaw scattered three hits over eight innings while outdueling Tyson Ross, Justin Turner hit a two-run homer and the first-place Los Angeles Dodgers rallied to beat the San Diego Padres 2-1 Thursday night.
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Chicago ends run of Davis, Philly in LLWS

ESPN Sports Feed - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 22:14
Japan picked a perfect time to find its power stroke.
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Sources: Wolves expect to land 76ers' Young

ESPN Sports Feed - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 22:04
The Minnesota Timberwolves expect to land Philadelphia's Thaddeus Young in addition to No. 1 overall draft pick Andrew Wiggins when they complete their long anticipated trade to send Kevin Love to the Cleveland Cavaliers this weekend, according sources.
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Sources: Red Sox, Tigers in lead for Castillo

ESPN Sports Feed - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 20:31
The Boston Red Sox and Detroit Tigers appear to be the front-runners for the services of Cuban outfielder Rusney Castillo, two league sources said Thursday, with a decision expected no later than the weekend.
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Updyke dunk tank canceled following threats

ESPN Sports Feed - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 19:13
Auburn football fans won't get a shot at Harvey Updyke after all. The organizers of a Sept. 29 charity event in Mobile, Alabama, have pulled the plug on having Updyke appear for a pie throw or dunking booth.
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Nationals up win streak to 10, walk off again

ESPN Sports Feed - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 19:00
Denard Span scored from second on third baseman Jordan Pacheco's throwing error in the ninth inning, and the Washington Nationals stretched their winning streak to 10 games with a 1-0 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Thursday.
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Rose practices for Team USA, will play Fri.

ESPN Sports Feed - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 17:31
Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose practiced fully for Team USA on Thursday afternoon, and intends to play in Friday night's exhibition game against Puerto Rico at Madison Square Garden.
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First-place Angels lose Richards 6-9 months

ESPN Sports Feed - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 16:57
Los Angeles Angels pitcher Garrett Richards will be out 6-9 months after suffering a torn left patellar tendon, according to media reports.
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