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Bears TE Bennett: Rex's quip lit fire in me

ESPN Sports Feed - Tue, 09/23/2014 - 02:04
Bears tight end Martellus Bennett said he felt disrespected by New York Jets coach Rex Ryan leading up to Chicago's 27-19 Monday night victory at MetLife Stadium.
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Caller to 911: Bironas was driving erratically

ESPN Sports Feed - Tue, 09/23/2014 - 01:33
A woman told a 911 dispatcher that former Titans kicker Rob Bironas was driving erratically just before his SUV crashed.
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Sources: NFLPA to review Rice investigation

ESPN Sports Feed - Tue, 09/23/2014 - 01:09
Independent of its appeal of Ray Rice's indefinite suspension, the NFL Players Association is planning to conduct its own fact-finding review of the incident and investigation, sources say.
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After 13 years in minors, Ranger gets MLB hit

ESPN Sports Feed - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 23:55
Guilder Rodriguez, a career minor leaguer, got his second big league start on Monday night for the Texas Rangers and delivered with his dad looking on by getting his first big league hit, RBI and run scored in a 4-3 win over the Houston Astros.
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Cutler strikes early vs. Jets; Bears hold on

ESPN Sports Feed - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 23:50
Jay Cutler threw two touchdown passes to Martellus Bennett, and the Bears took advantage of some early mistakes by the Jets before holding on for a 27-19 victory Monday night.
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$10 million arm: Dodgers P cashes in on start

ESPN Sports Feed - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 23:20
By pitching 180 innings this season, Dodgers pitcher Dan Haren earned a guaranteed $10 million option for next season and a $500,000 bonus.
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Showalter: O's to use 4-man rotation in ALDS

ESPN Sports Feed - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 22:27
Baltimore Orioles manager Buck Showalter said Monday he plans to go with a four-man rotation in the ALDS.
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Wainwright wins No. 20 as Cards blank Cubs

ESPN Sports Feed - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 22:23
Adam Wainwright joined Clayton Kershaw as the majors' only 20-game winners, pitching three-hit ball over seven innings, and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Chicago Cubs 8-0 on Monday night.
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USSF, Nike stand by decision to let Solo play

ESPN Sports Feed - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 21:57
U.S. Soccer defended its decision to let Hope Solo continue to play for the women's national team despite her arrest for assaulting her sister and 17-year-old nephew in June.
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Source: Harrison expected back for Steelers

ESPN Sports Feed - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 19:59
James Harrison, less than three weeks after returning to the Steelers to officially retire, is now expected to be back with them in a playing capacity, a league source has told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.
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Pettine: Thought Manziel trick play was legal

ESPN Sports Feed - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 19:12
One more quirk to the Johnny Manziel-as-a-receiver play the Cleveland Browns tried on Sunday? "It was called 'Dawg Pound Special,'" coach Mike Pettine said.
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Cavs: Court-storming LeBron fan can return

ESPN Sports Feed - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 16:17
The LeBron James fan banned from Cavaliers games after he ran onto the court in 2013 is now permitted inside Quicken Loans Arena.
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Bisciotti: Rice camp manufactured OTL story

ESPN Sports Feed - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 16:12
Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti responded to an ESPN report into the team's handling of Ray Rice's domestic abuse case, saying that some of the information in the story was "manufactured" from accounts provided by Rice's inner circle.
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Silver: NBA learning from NFL's latest issues

ESPN Sports Feed - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 15:45
NBA commissioner Adam Silver said the league will "take a fresh look" at its disciplinary policies in light of the issues surrounding the NFL.
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Security Rules Affect All Levels of Sport

NASC - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 15:31

We’re now entering our second year of the NFL’s “new” bag policy, and after the expected initial hue and cry over the rule change, fans seem to have settled into the new normal.

For those not initiated, the policy bans anything other than bags that are clear plastic, vinyl or PVC and do not exceed 12” x 6” x 12,” or one-gallon clear plastic freezer bag (Ziploc bag or similar).

Small clutch bags, approximately the size of a hand, with or without a handle or strap can be taken into the stadium with one of the clear plastic bag options.

Prohibited items include, but are not limited to: Purses larger than a clutch bag, coolers, briefcases, backpacks, fanny packs, cinch bags, seat cushions, luggage of any kind, computer bags and camera bags or any bag larger than the permissible size.

Now, Major League Baseball is also testing a tighter security entrance at the end of this season, setting up airport-like checkpoints at the entry. That will be the norm for all clubs in 2015.

College football stadiums also are beginning to follow the NFL model banning bags and oversized purses and backpacks of any kind and making sure everyone has a ticket.  And frankly, in this age of incidents at sports venues, very few people complain about the changes.

How does this impact your own event or venue? When you’re dealing with youth sports in particular, you can’t be too careful. But there’s a fine line between security and annoyance. The good news is, most everyone who attends some game, knows the drill and is familiar with purse checks, etc. It’s not like you have to reinvent the wheel.

As the NASC CSEE module this week drills down on security issues and crisis planning, it’s a good reminder to look at your own plans. Talk with your staff, with local security and others to get a sense on how to handle a crisis and how to plan to minimize the chance something can go wrong.

You can’t be too prepared for something you hope will never happen.

 


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Redskins' Hall upbeat after advice from Kobe

ESPN Sports Feed - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 15:11
Washington Redskins corner DeAngelo Hall ruptured his left Achilles' tendon and will miss the rest of the season -- but his optimism for the future increased after talking to Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant.
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Hoke: Embattled Michigan will stay course

ESPN Sports Feed - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 14:56
Michigan coach Brady Hoke says no big changes are ahead for his team despite its 2-2 start.
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FSU's Fisher: Winston suspension 'hit home'

ESPN Sports Feed - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 14:50
Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher said Jameis Winston's suspension, which cost him Saturday's game, "hit home" with the Seminoles' quarterback.
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Eagles' Kelly: 'No issues' with practice rant

ESPN Sports Feed - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 13:57
Eagles coach Chip Kelly said he has "no issues" with cornerback Cary Williams, who said Sunday that the team's slow starts were related to Kelly's unorthodox practice methods.
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Nebraska's Abdullah: Winston must grow up

ESPN Sports Feed - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 13:57
Nebraska's Ameer Abdullah, a candidate for this year's Heisman Trophy, says 2013 winner Jameis Winston of Florida State needs to clean up his act.
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