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Cubs say absent Sosa must make amends

ESPN Sports Feed - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 15:44
Former Chicago Cubs slugger Sammy Sosa was not invited to participate in the festivities commemorating the 100th anniversary of Wrigley Field Wednesday, and a team official says he has some work to do before being welcomed back by the organization.
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McGrady makes Skeeters' roster as pitcher

ESPN Sports Feed - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 15:39
Former NBA star Tracy McGrady has made the opening day roster of the Sugar Land Skeeters as a pitcher, manager Gary Gaetti told KRIV-TV in Houston on Wednesday.
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Source: Manziel on Bucs' short list at No. 7

ESPN Sports Feed - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 14:12
Johnny Manziel is on the short list of players that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are heavily considering with their first-round pick in the NFL draft, a league source told ESPN.com's Vaughn McClure.
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Paterno to have new statue in State College

ESPN Sports Feed - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 14:03
Two Penn State alumni have received the OK from the borough to install a projected $300,000 life-sized bronze sculpture of Joe Paterno in downtown State College, Penn. And they're hoping the statue, will be installed by fall of next year.
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Marrero, oldest ex-MLB player, dies at 102

ESPN Sports Feed - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 13:54
Family members say Conrado Marrero, the oldest living former Major League Baseball player, has died in Havana. He was 102, just two days short of his 103rd birthday.
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Desperate Rockets say Game 2 a must win

ESPN Sports Feed - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 13:10
The Rockets are three losses away from elimination, but that has done little to calm their sense of urgency against the Portland Trail Blazers.
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Jackson: Knicks' coach search beyond Kerr

ESPN Sports Feed - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 13:02
New York Knicks president Phil Jackson said Wednesday that he will open up his coaching search beyond Steve Kerr but acknowledged that he and Kerr have a strong "philosophical connection."
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Jackson: Dolan loyal to promise of autonomy

ESPN Sports Feed - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 12:10
New York Knicks president Phil Jackson responded on Wednesday to a New York Daily News report that stated that he and Knicks owner James Dolan have had friction over personnel decisions.
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Saunders: Coaching Wolves not in my plans

ESPN Sports Feed - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 12:00
In an interview Wednesday morning with ESPN Radio's "Mike & Mike," Minnesota Timberwolves president of basketball operations Flip Saunders downplayed the idea he might return to the Wolves' bench after this week's retirement of Rick Adelman.
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Suns' Dragic is NBA's most improved player

ESPN Sports Feed - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 11:50
Phoenix Suns guard Goran Dragic, who enjoyed a career season, was named the NBA's most improved player, the league announced Wednesday.
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Sources: Vogel 'coaching for job' with Pacers

ESPN Sports Feed - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 11:04
One playoff win has not eased the mounting pressure on Indiana Pacers coach Frank Vogel.
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Swinney: We welcome players of all faith

ESPN Sports Feed - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 09:54
Clemson coach Dabo Swinney has issued his first public statement in response to a complaint filed by The Freedom From Religion Foundation earlier this month charging him with "unconstitutional behavior" at the public university.
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Woodley: Raiders 'definitely' a playoff team

ESPN Sports Feed - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 08:37
LaMarr Woodley, one of several high-profile free agents signed by the Oakland Raiders this offseason, believes that his new team will ends its 11-year postseason drought.
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Mara: Expanded NFL playoffs likely out for '14

ESPN Sports Feed - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 05:55
While NFL commissioner Roger Goodell hasn't shut the door on the possibility of expanding the playoff field from 12 to 14 teams for the 2014 season, New York Giants president John Mara believes the league has all but tabled the idea.
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Wiz take 2-0 lead on Bulls behind Beal, Nene

ESPN Sports Feed - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 00:57
Bradley Beal came on strong late in regulation to finish with 26 points, Nene scored six of his 17 in overtime and the Washington Wizards beat the Chicago Bulls 101-99 Tuesday to take a 2-0 lead in their first-round series.
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Bruins shut out Wings to take 1st series lead

ESPN Sports Feed - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 00:55
Tuukka Rask finished with a 23-save shutout to give the Boston Bruins a 3-0 win over the Detroit Red Wings on Tuesday night for a 2-1 playoff series lead.
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Pierce calls Nets soft; KG looks to Brooklyn

ESPN Sports Feed - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 23:10
A frustrated Paul Pierce felt the Brooklyn Nets were "a soft team" on defense and in the paint during a 100-95 Game 2 loss at Toronto.
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Pacers get on track, rip Hawks to tie series

ESPN Sports Feed - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 22:08
Paul George scored 27 points and George Hill had all 15 of his points in the second half, leading the Indiana Pacers to a 101-85 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Tuesday night in Game 2 of their first-round playoff series.
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Ellbury helps Yankees romp in Fenway return

ESPN Sports Feed - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 22:06
Ellsbury returns, helps Yanks beat Red Sox 9-3
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Men linked by Tillman tragedy make contact

ESPN Sports Feed - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 21:58
Two former Army Rangers who shared a tragic bond in their platoon mate Pat Tillman's death -- but from starkly different perspectives -- took initial steps toward reconciliation Tuesday, the 10th anniversary of Tillman's death in Afghanistan.
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