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Josh Gordon's legal team to say second-hand smoke reason for positive marijuana test

espn.go.com — The legal team for Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon will argue in a hearing Friday that its client has disputed test results that were caused from second-hand marijuana smoke, according to sources. Gordon is appealing the NFL's imposition of a year-long suspension for a positive test for marijuana.
Jul 29, 2014

#Browns' Josh Gordon's lawyers will argue 2nd-hand smoke, per @adamschefter espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id…

Jul 29, 2014

RT @AdamSchefter: Josh Gordon will dispute test results, as @profootballtalk also reported, and argue they came from 2nd-hand smoke. es.pn/1k5PRyU

Jul 29, 2014

RT @AdamSchefter: Josh Gordon will dispute test results, as @profootballtalk also reported, and argue they came from 2nd-hand smoke. es.pn/1k5PRyU

Jul 29, 2014

RT @AdamSchefter: Josh Gordon will dispute test results, as @profootballtalk also reported, and argue they came from 2nd-hand smoke. es.pn/1k5PRyU

Jul 29, 2014

Josh Gordon will dispute test results, as @profootballtalk also reported, and argue they came from 2nd-hand smoke. es.pn/1k5PRyU

NFL Nation TV gets into Ray Rice, Justin Blackmon suspension talk

espn.go.com — Join us today at 1 p.m. ET, 10 a.m. PT for ESPN's NFL Nation TV's Spreecast episode No. 16. Host Paul Gutierrez ( Oakland Raiders reporter) and guests Jamison Hensley ( Baltimore Ravens reporter) and Michael DiRocco ( Jacksonville Jaguars reporter) discuss a range of topics from Ray Rice's two-game suspension to the Jaguars staying in Justin Blackmon's corner to a Browns fan desecrating Art Modell's grave, among other timely issues.

41-Shot Table Tennis Rally For The Ages

espn.go.com — ESPN Video: Nigeria's Segun Toriola puts on unreal defensive display to win a 41-shot rally against Singapore's Ning Gao during the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

Agent for Boston Red Sox pitcher Jon Lester denies report that contract demands led to trade talks

espn.go.com — By Gordon Edes | ESPNBoston.com BOSTON -- Jon Lester's agent denied a published report that claimed the pitcher's representatives informed the Boston Red Sox what it would take to sign him, prompting the club's decision to trade him. "The discussions we had with the Red Sox were confidential and will remain that way,'' Seth Levinson, Lester's agent, wrote in an email Tuesday.
Jul 29, 2014

Hmmmmm. RT @ESPNBoston Agent for Jon Lester denies report that contract demands led to trade talks es.pn/1lSepql

National Basketball Players Association elects Michele Roberts as executive director

espn.go.com — LAS VEGAS -- Washington, D.C., attorney Michele Roberts has been voted in as the new executive director of the National Basketball Players Association, becoming the first woman to head up a major sports union.
Jul 29, 2014

RT @Womens_eNews: Michele Roberts voted in as first female executive director of the National Basketball Players Association es.pn/1qhn0pr

Jul 29, 2014

RT @Womens_eNews: Michele Roberts voted in as first female executive director of the National Basketball Players Association es.pn/1qhn0pr

Jul 29, 2014

RT @kavithadavidson: In women in sports news that doesn't suck, the NBPA just elected the first female head of an American sports union es.pn/1oFWhoq

Jul 29, 2014

RT @SportsCenter: Michele Roberts voted in as executive director of NBAPA, becomes first woman to lead a major sports union. » es.pn/1mYBI1q

Jul 29, 2014

In women in sports news that doesn't suck, the NBPA just elected the first female head of an American sports union es.pn/1oFWhoq

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Derrick Rose looking like Derrick Rose again at Team USA practice

espn.go.com — The protracted wait for Derrick Rose to return to form just might be over.
Jul 29, 2014

RT @SportsCenter: ICYMI: Derrick Rose looked to be back to MVP form in USA Basketball practice when he threw down a huge dunk. VIDEO: es.pn/1tjDhiy

Jul 29, 2014

Can dunk = MVP form? MT @SportsCenter: ICYMI: Derrick Rose looked back to MVP form when he threw down a huge dunk. bit.ly/1Au08Ko

#CFBRank 80-71 -- college football's top 100 players

espn.go.com — ESPN.com is ranking the top 100 players in college football. As the rankings are announced, you can also find them here on the pages of ESPN.com. What is #CFBrank? #CFBrank is the Twitter hashtag to use if you want to get involved in the discussion or just follow along.
Jul 29, 2014

ESPN counting down top 100 players MT @CollegeGameDay: Notables in #CFBRank 80-71: Taylor Kelly Jaelen Strong es.pn/1nDfUxe

NCAA settles head injury lawsuit

espn.go.com — Associated Press CHICAGO -- The NCAA has agreed to settle a class-action head injury lawsuit. A federal court filing obtained by The Associated Press says the NCAA will create a $70 million fund to test current and former college athletes for brain injuries. Players can use the results later as grounds for suing for damages.
Jul 29, 2014

RT @SportsCenter: NCAA settles class-action head injury lawsuit, agrees to create $70 million fund to evaluate concussions. » es.pn/1nDiYcK

Texans Camp Report: Day 4

espn.go.com — HOUSTON -- A daily review of the hot topics coming out of Houston Texans training camp. Defensive lineman Jeoffrey Pagan, one of the Texans' thre
Jul 29, 2014

Texans Camp Report: Day 4: HOUSTON -- A daily review of the hot topics coming out of Houston Texans tr... es.pn/1nZXNRV #Texans

Rex Ryan says he is OK with New York Jets boasts

espn.go.com — CORTLAND, N.Y. -- There's a lot of bluster coming from the New York Jets, and Rex Ryan is cool with that. Responding to recent headline-making boasts by some of his players, the Jets' coach endorsed the outward confidence even though he knows it could make his team a target.
Jul 29, 2014

RT @RichCimini: Looks who's talking (again) -- the Jets. And Rex Ryan loves it, even if it put them under fire. Story. #nyj espn.go.com/new-york/nfl/s…

Nebraska Cornhuskers Ameer Abdullah shares message at Kickoff Luncheon

espn.go.com — CHICAGO -- Ameer Abdullah recounted a story of how he returned home to Alabama this summer, stunned to learn that a friend since childhood had flunked out of college, addicted to drugs, and that another had been sentenced to 25 years in prison.

Brees 'serious' about playing to age 45

espn.go.com — WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. - Drew Brees said he was joking when he tweeted about how suspicious it was that he was "randomly" drug tested by the NFL twice after claiming he wants to play until he's 45 years old. Follow reporter Mike Triplett's live updates from training camp in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia.
Jul 29, 2014

#Saints Brees is 'serious' about playing to age 45. And that's why he shouldn't be doubted. es.pn/1laCyZe

Brandon Lopez of Tennessee Volunteers will miss 2014-15 season with torn ACL

espn.go.com — Associated Press KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Tennessee guard Brandon Lopez has a torn right anterior cruciate ligament that will prevent him from playing in the 2014-15 season. School officials announced Tuesday that Lopez had hurt his knee while playing basketball with his teammates on Saturday.
Jul 29, 2014

Tennessee basketball loses point guard Brandon Lopez for the season espn.go.com/mens-college-b…

Houston Texans' defense revels as offense has an off day

espn.go.com — During a drill late in practice, a series of plays must have infuriated Houston Texans coach Bill O'Brien. Follow reporter Tania Ganguli's live updates from training camp in Houston. Preseason Live First, running back Andre Brown fumbled. A few plays later safety D.J.
Jul 29, 2014

Defense revels as offense has an off day: During a drill late in practice, a series of plays must have... es.pn/XbdH27 #Texans

Philadelphia Eagles

espn.go.com — PHILADELPHIA -- One of the common assumptions about the Philadelphia Eagles offense is that it needs someone to draw the attention wide receiver DeSean Jackson received last year. Head coach Chip Kelly blew a hole through that line of reasoning Monday.
Jul 29, 2014

Kelly: Jackson wasn't double covered: PHILADELPHIA -- One of the common assumptions about the Philadel... es.pn/1qih7bx #Eagles

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