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Cavs' Irving dodges knee scare vs. Thunder

ESPN Sports Feed - Thu, 12/11/2014 - 20:57
Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving left Thursday's game against the Oklahoma City Thunder after colliding with Russell Westbrook, but returned to start the second half.
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Mariota wins Camp, Maxwell, O'Brien awards

ESPN Sports Feed - Thu, 12/11/2014 - 20:42
Marcus Mariota was the big winner at the Home Depot College Football Award on Thursday night, taking home the Walter Camp player of the year award and the Davey O'Brien National Quarterback Award Thursday night.
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LeBron to sit vs. Thunder with knee soreness

ESPN Sports Feed - Thu, 12/11/2014 - 17:55
LeBron James will not play Thursday night against the Thunder in Oklahoma City due to knee soreness.
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Scandrick schools boy at 'Madden': 'All in fun'

ESPN Sports Feed - Thu, 12/11/2014 - 17:17
Orlando Scandrick didn't turn off his competitive spirit when the Dallas Cowboys made their annual visits to children's hospitals to spread the holiday spirit.
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Kobe rips 'soft' teammates during scrimmage

ESPN Sports Feed - Thu, 12/11/2014 - 16:46
Kobe Bryant returned to practice for the first time this month and called his teammates "soft" during a heated five-on-five scrimmage between the starters and reserves.
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Newton feels 'lucky'; unsure about return

ESPN Sports Feed - Thu, 12/11/2014 - 15:03
Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton feels lucky to be alive every time he gets a "glimpse or flash" at the truck he was driving in Tuesday's wreck near Bank of America Stadium.
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Source: Santana gets four years from Twins

ESPN Sports Feed - Thu, 12/11/2014 - 13:57
Ervin Santana reached an agreement with the Minnesota Twins on a four-year, $55 million deal, a source told ESPNdeportes.com.
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Browns coach: Taunting likely for Manziel

ESPN Sports Feed - Thu, 12/11/2014 - 13:33
As Johnny Manziel makes his first start for the Cleveland Browns on Sunday against the Cincinnati Bengals, his coach says he has to deal with the hype that he's helped create.
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Report: Morales, Royals reach two-year deal

ESPN Sports Feed - Thu, 12/11/2014 - 13:07
A person familiar with the negotiations says slugger Kendrys Morales and the Kansas City Royals have agreed to a $17 million, two-year contract.
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Farewell to arms: Reds trade Latos, Simon

ESPN Sports Feed - Thu, 12/11/2014 - 12:55
The Cincnnati Reds lost two starting pitchers Thursday, trading Mat Latos to the Miami Marlins and Alfredo Simon to the Detroit Tigers.
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LeBron treated for 'general soreness' in knee

ESPN Sports Feed - Thu, 12/11/2014 - 12:53
LeBron James missed the Cleveland Cavaliers' morning shootaround Thursday in order to receive treatment on "general soreness" in his left knee, according to the team.
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PETA blasts raccoon-killing Huskers player

ESPN Sports Feed - Thu, 12/11/2014 - 12:32
The president of an animal rights group wants Nebraska athletic director Shawn Eichorst to punish a football player for killing a raccoon that bit him during his attempt to take a picture of himself with the animal.
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AD Alvarez to coach Badgers in bowl game

ESPN Sports Feed - Thu, 12/11/2014 - 11:58
Former Wisconsin Badgers coach and current AD Barry Alvarez will be back on the sideline as he'll coach the team for the Outback Bowl in the wake of Gary Andersen's departure, ESPN's Kirk Herbstreit reported Thursday.
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Source: Tulsa to hire Baylor OC Montgomery

ESPN Sports Feed - Thu, 12/11/2014 - 11:52
The Tulsa Golden Hurricane are expected to hire Baylor Bears offensive coordinator Philip Montgomery to be their next football coach, a source told ESPN's Joe Schad.
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Redskins' McCoy to start if medically cleared

ESPN Sports Feed - Thu, 12/11/2014 - 11:50
If Washington Redskins quarterback Colt McCoy is medically cleared in time, he will start Sunday against the New York Giants, coach Jay Gruden announced Thursday.
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Sources: RHP Masterson agrees with Red Sox

ESPN Sports Feed - Thu, 12/11/2014 - 11:49
The Boston Red Sox reached an agreement Thursday with free-agent pitcher Justin Masterson, sources told ESPN's Buster Olney.
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Hawks name Shaw diversity, inclusion officer

ESPN Sports Feed - Thu, 12/11/2014 - 11:31
The Atlanta Hawks have hired Nzinga Shaw as the team's first chief diversity and inclusion officer.
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Youth Sports and the Courts

NASC - Thu, 12/11/2014 - 09:59

No, not the kind of courts you play on. A Phoenix youth baseball player is learning the hard way about the American legal system, and how youth sports works.

Greg Bozinovich is a 12-year-old baseball player whose father was hurt at a ball park. His dad filed a personal injury lawsuit against the United States Specialty Sports Association in connection with his injury. Because of that filing, Greg is no longer able to play baseball.

Some background: Two years ago, Daniel Bozinovich said he fell off the bleachers, which he said did not have safety railings, during a USSSA-sanctioned event at a Phoenix-area sports park. In the fall, he suffered a spine injury that has kept him from working.

To recover damages, Daniel Bozinovich filed suit November 13. At the end of November, USSSA state directors sent an email to the family, saying they had been suspended from USSSA activities for a year for what the organization called “unsportsmanlike behavior for actions on November 13.”

The email also said the family would be banned for life, if the case moved forward.

That means 12-year-old Greg cannot participate in USSSA activities, and since the USSSA organization underwrites insurance for many leagues and tournaments, that keeps Greg on the sidelines for many tournaments.

A USSSA document does state that any participant “who threatens in writing a legal action against USSSA … shall be automatically suspended from all USSSA activities until such threatened legal actions or legal disagreements are resolved to the satisfaction of the USSSA Board of Directors.”

So what are your thoughts? The organization is looking to protect itself, but at what cost? You can read the full article here: http://www.kpho.com/story/27532845/phoenix-dad-files-personal-injury-lawsuit-youth-baseball-club-suspends-his-son?autostart=true


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Sources: Red Sox deal Cespedes for Porcello

ESPN Sports Feed - Thu, 12/11/2014 - 09:54
The Detroit Tigers have agreed to acquire another slugger for their lineup, landing outfielder Yoenis Cespedes from the Boston Red Sox in exchange for starting pitcher Rick Porcello, sources told Gordon Edes of ESPNBoston.com on Thursday.
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Report: Dodgers, Padres agree to Kemp deal

ESPN Sports Feed - Thu, 12/11/2014 - 08:02
The Los Angeles Dodgers have agreed on a trade that will send Matt Kemp to the San Diego Padres, according to multiple media reports.
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