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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On the clock: MLB to try to pick up the pace

ESPN Sports Feed - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 13:30
Major League Baseball would like to pick up the pace of games, as commissioner Bud Selig has formed a committee to do implement new rules in time for the 2015 season.
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Home of 49ers DL McDonald burglarized

ESPN Sports Feed - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 12:51
Authorities are investigating a weekend burglary at the home of 49ers DL Ray McDonald.
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Celebration over: Tulloch done for season

ESPN Sports Feed - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 12:11
Lions middle linebacker Stephen Tulloch's season is over because of a celebration gone wrong
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Broncos' Harris: Wilson better QB than Luck

ESPN Sports Feed - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 10:09
Broncos cornerback Chris Harris said Sunday that Russell Wilson is a better quarterback than Andrew Luck.
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Boldin blames officiating for 49ers' 2 losses

ESPN Sports Feed - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 10:04
Wide receiver Anquan Boldin went off on the officiating Sunday, blaming the referees' disparity in calls the last two weeks for playing a large part in the San Francisco 49ers losing both games.
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Braves fire GM Wren, name Hart as interim

ESPN Sports Feed - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 10:02
The Atlanta Braves fired general manager Frank Wren on Monday morning, the team announced.
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Steelers defense loses key trio vs. Panthers

ESPN Sports Feed - Sun, 09/21/2014 - 23:51
A Pittsburgh Steelers defense that is playing its best game of the season is running short on linebackers at Bank of America Stadium.
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Clemson will start true freshman QB Watson

ESPN Sports Feed - Sun, 09/21/2014 - 22:31
Clemson will start true freshman quarterback Deshaun Watson against North Carolina this weekend, coach Dabo Swinney said Sunday.
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Take a knee: Seattle DB proposes after win

ESPN Sports Feed - Sun, 09/21/2014 - 21:08
Seattle Seahawks defensive back DeShawn Shead proposes to girlfriend on field following team's overtime win against the Denver Broncos.
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