Kraft: 'No smoking gun' in Deflategate probe

ESPN Sports Feed - Mon, 03/23/2015 - 22:07
Patriots owner Robert Kraft declared Monday that "I know that there is no smoking gun" that could prove the Super Bowl champions used under-inflated footballs during the first half of the AFC championship game in January against the Colts.
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Threat to Obama niece leads to more security

ESPN Sports Feed - Mon, 03/23/2015 - 21:54
A threat against President Barack Obama's niece, a player on Princeton's women's basketball team, prompted increased security at the Tigers' NCAA Tournament game at Maryland on Monday night, according to a person familiar with the situation.
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Source: Browns eye April return for Manziel

ESPN Sports Feed - Mon, 03/23/2015 - 21:32
The Cleveland Browns are expecting Johnny Manziel to participate in offseason workouts beginning April 20 after he completes more than two months of treatment, a source told
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Heat check: Westbrook loses triple-double

ESPN Sports Feed - Mon, 03/23/2015 - 20:25
The NBA announced Monday that Russell Westbrook was incorrectly credited with a rebound in Oklahoma City's 93-75 win over the Miami Heat. The correction means the Thunder point guard finished with 12 points, 17 assists and nine rebounds.
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Terps win to end Princeton's unbeaten year

ESPN Sports Feed - Mon, 03/23/2015 - 20:22
Laurin Mincy scored 27 points, and top-seeded Maryland used a second-half blitz to knock off previously unbeaten Princeton 85-70 Monday night and advance to the Sweet 16 of the women's NCAA tournament.
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Peterson's agent: Vikings no longer right fit

ESPN Sports Feed - Mon, 03/23/2015 - 19:04
The agent for Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson said Monday that he doesn't think "it's in Adrian's best interest to play in Minnesota" this season and beyond.
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Money fight: Floyd-Manny raising big bucks

ESPN Sports Feed - Mon, 03/23/2015 - 18:30
The money that will be generated by the welterweight title unification fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao is growing by the day and could easily surpass $400 million.
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NFL to suspend TV blackout policy for 2015

ESPN Sports Feed - Mon, 03/23/2015 - 14:37
NFL owners voted Monday to suspend the league's local TV blackout policy for the 2015 season.
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Panthers owner: My call not to keep Hardy

ESPN Sports Feed - Mon, 03/23/2015 - 13:27
Carolina Panthers owner Jerry Richardson made it clear on Monday that it was his decision not to attempt to re-sign defensive end Greg Hardy, now a member of the Dallas Cowboys.
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Davis: Dismissed athlete should be reinstated

ESPN Sports Feed - Mon, 03/23/2015 - 12:09
Mo'ne Davis said the college baseball player who was dismissed from his team for posting offensive tweet about her should get a second chance at playing.
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Sharper gets 9 years in Arizona plea deal

ESPN Sports Feed - Mon, 03/23/2015 - 11:59
Former NFL All-Pro Darren Sharper has pleaded guilty to sexual assault and attempted sexual assault in a plea deal with Arizona prosecutors and was immediately sentenced to nine years in prison.
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Source: NFL to hire ATF boss as conduct czar

ESPN Sports Feed - Mon, 03/23/2015 - 11:25
Roger Goodell has informed NFL owners that Todd Jones, the former Director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, will soon join the league as Special Counsel for Conduct, a league source confirmed to ESPN.
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Sources: Howland, Miss. State agree to deal

ESPN Sports Feed - Mon, 03/23/2015 - 11:11
Ben Howland has agreed to become Mississippi State's head coach and is in the process of finalizing the deal, multiple sources told ESPN.
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ACC to net over $28M off tourney success

ESPN Sports Feed - Mon, 03/23/2015 - 09:53
An incredible run in the NCAA tournament by ACC teams will result in more than $28 million going back to the conference over the next six years.
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Goodell OK if Winston stays home for draft

ESPN Sports Feed - Mon, 03/23/2015 - 09:49
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said he will respect Jameis Winston's decision if he stays at home with his family for the NFL draft rather than attend the event next month in Chicago.
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Mara: Expanded playoffs likely, but not in '15

ESPN Sports Feed - Mon, 03/23/2015 - 09:26
As NFL owners gather in Phoenix this week for their annual meeting, the consensus seems to be that an expansion to the current 12-team playoff format will happen at some point, but not this year.
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UK, upstart NC State have Vegas' attention

ESPN Sports Feed - Mon, 03/23/2015 - 08:31
Kentucky is a commanding even-money favorite to win the NCAA tournament, but Las Vegas sportsbooks also are keeping an eye on upstart North Carolina State.
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Carlisle disparages Mavs for not playing hard

ESPN Sports Feed - Mon, 03/23/2015 - 02:24
Coach Rick Carlisle ripped the Dallas Mavericks after Sunday's 98-92 loss to the Phoenix Suns, saying something is wrong with the soul of a team that frequently fails to compete at an acceptable level.
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Magic Johnson to Spartans: 'It was beautiful'

ESPN Sports Feed - Mon, 03/23/2015 - 01:19
Magic Johnson, speaking in a familiar role as the Spartans' biggest booster, measured up their performance Sunday in the locker room, telling them they stayed with the plan in the face of adversity, stuck together and that it was "beautiful to watch."
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Pitino, Louisville make 4th straight Sweet 16

ESPN Sports Feed - Mon, 03/23/2015 - 00:26
Rick Pitino and Louisville are heading to the Sweet 16 for the fourth straight year.
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