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Dubious sports records held by all-time greats

wtsp.com — ( USA TODAY) -- Kobe Bryant set the record for the most missed shots in NBA history Tuesday night, tallying his 13, 418th career miss to pass John Havlicek atop the all-time list.

Behind the scenes with Tim Tebow at SEC Nation

ftw.usatoday.com — BATON ROUGE, La. - Around 9:30 a.m., three Courtyard Marriott staff members walk into a conference room with three plates of breakfast. "Marcus?" each says separately. Marcus Spears raises his hand and plates of eggs, bacon, oatmeal and fruit are placed in front of him.

Retirement hasn’t stopped legendary Vols coach Pat Summitt from coaching

ftw.usatoday.com — Ask Tyler Summitt about his mom, Pat Summitt, and he'll tell you this: "She's going to heaven, and she's happy. I'm positive of both of those two things." He's also positive about this: "There's nothing else you can really do." Pat was diagnosed with early-onset dementia, Alzheimer's type in May 2011, and coached her final team at Tennessee in 2011-12.

Parents shield the eyes of a little girl during brutal NHL fight

ftw.usatoday.com — Stars defenseman Brenden Dillon and Coyotes center Kyle Chipchura dropped the gloves in the first period Tuesday night. Dillon got the best of Chipchura in a slow and methodical brawl, which took place just a few feet away from a family sitting in the front row.

Nike drops Adrian Peterson as spokesman

usatoday.com — Nike, the Oregon-based sports apparel giant, said Thursday it had dropped Adrian Peterson as a spokesman. "Adrian Peterson is no longer a Nike athlete," said the Nike statement. In September, Nike had "suspended" its relationship with Peterson after the Minnesota Vikings running back was indicted in Texas on a felony injury to a child charge for allegedly beating his 4-year-old son with a switch.

In Rice appeal, former federal judge returns to spotlight

usatoday.com — A New York attorney used a baseball umpiring analogy to sum up why former federal judge Barbara S. Jones has the stuff to make the right call as the arbitrator who will rule on Ray Rice's appeal of an indefinite suspension by the National Football League.

Sanchez embraces second chance as Eagles starting QB

usatoday.com — PHILADELPHIA - As the quarterback world turns, Mark Sanchez will make his first start for the Philadelphia Eagles on Monday night. Dubbed "The Sanchise" before his New York Jets downfall, he is no stranger to bright lights. "It's a familiar feeling.

Fewer than 1% of ex-players opt out of concussion settlement

usatoday.com — Few former NFL players or relatives of deceased players chose to opt out of a pending settlement of concussion-related suits against the league, according to documents released Monday in federal court in Philadelphia. The documents revealed a total of 220 formal opt-out requests were received prior to the Oct. 14 deadline.

Colt McCoy still preparing to start for Redskins, but RG3 a 'wild card'

usatoday.com — ASHBURN, Va. - Colt McCoy is preparing to start at quarterback for the Washington Redskins on Monday night at the Dallas Cowboys. But Washington coach Jay Gruden still classified injured starter Robert Griffin III as a "wild card" possibility following Wednesday's practice.

Ravens get defensive in 29-7 win over Falcons

wusa9.com — BALTIMORE - Though Joe Flacco wasn't nearly as hot as the previous week, he was good enough on a day when the Baltimore Ravens' defense put another kind of heat on Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan and moved into first place in the AFC North.
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Nov 07, 2014

RT @ForTheWin: Charles Barkley is going on a hunger strike until the Lakers win usat.ly/1tQ8VnT

Nov 06, 2014

Nike drops Adrian Peterson as spokesman usat.ly/1qsrKs2 via @usatoday

Nov 06, 2014

In Rice appeal, former federal judge returns to spotlight usat.ly/1u1PdFz via @usatoday

Nov 05, 2014

Sanchez embraces second chance as Eagles starting QB usat.ly/1u1bSSd via @usatoday

Nov 04, 2014

Fewer than 1% of ex-players opt out of concussion settlement usat.ly/1qmFtR2 via @usatoday

Oct 27, 2014

Not that there was any real suspense that RGIII would play tonight. It's Colt McCoy's turn to QB the #Redskins versus Dallas.

Oct 27, 2014

QB Robert Griffin III inactive for #Redskins tonite vs. Dallas Cowboys. #NFL

Oct 27, 2014

RT @RAIDERS: The Raiders extend our heartfelt condolences to the family of Mo Collins who passed away today. pic.twitter.com/YjEh9pCji2

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