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Josh Gordon of Cleveland Browns facing one-year suspension after failing another drug test

espn.go.com — Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon has failed another drug test and now will be subject to a one-year suspension, according to league sources. The failed test is the latest in a long line of setbacks for Gordon, whose future in Cleveland and the NFL now will be in question.

MLB Could Eliminate Defensive Shifts

espn.go.com — ESPN Video: New MLB commissioner Rob Manfred explains why the league could consider eliminating the use of defensive shifts.
Jan 25, 2015

@msimonespn: Rob Manfred wants more offense in MLB, talks of eliminating shifts. Wow. espn.go.com/video/clip?id=…” rt about time

Jan 25, 2015

RT @msimonespn: Rob Manfred wants more offense in MLB, talks of eliminating shifts. Wow. espn.go.com/video/clip?id=…

Jan 25, 2015

RT @msimonespn: Rob Manfred wants more offense in MLB, talks of eliminating shifts. Wow. espn.go.com/video/clip?id=…

Jan 25, 2015

RT @msimonespn: Rob Manfred wants more offense in MLB, talks of eliminating shifts. Wow. espn.go.com/video/clip?id=…

Paul Needell, longtime New York Jets beat writer, dead at 57

espn.go.com — Paul Needell, a former beat writer and NFL columnist for nearly 25 years in New York, died Saturday after a long illness. He was 57. Needell made his name at the New York Daily News, covering the New York Jets from 1983 to 1996.
Jan 25, 2015

RT @RichCimini: Paul Needell, longtime Jets beat writer, dies at 57: Paul Needell, a former beat writer and NFL columnist for ... tinyurl.com/larxfzb

Jan 25, 2015

Godspeed, my friend and former Star-Ledger colleague Paul Needell. A reporter's reporter. tinyurl.com/larxfzb

Jan 25, 2015

RT @bhofheimer_espn: Sad news regarding the passing of longtime Jets beat writer Paul Needell. Nice story on him here via @RichCimini. es.pn/1uK6AgN

Jan 25, 2015

RT @judybattista: An obituary of Paul Needell and an explanation why he was so liked and so good at his job. By his friend @RichCimini. espn.go.com/blog/new-york/…

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NBA - Quizzing Nick Collison on his career blocks - ESPN

espn.go.com — A comical chat with Nick Collison, who recalls his blocks over the years, sort of By Tom Haberstroh | ESPN Insider Ronald Martinez/Getty Images Nick Collison is known as a tough defender, but does he remember whose shots he's blocked? If you Google search " Nick Collison block," the first image that pulls up is Photoshopped.
Jan 25, 2015

RT @tomhaberstroh: Nick Collison instantly recalled a decade-old block on Stephon Marbury. The clip: vine.co/u/949491538411… The story: es.pn/1ySixB9

Jan 25, 2015

.@tomhaberstroh IQ quiz is such a great idea to engage players. Love this one with Nick Collison: insider.espn.go.com/nba/story/_/id…

Jan 25, 2015

RT @tomhaberstroh: Nick Collison instantly recalled a decade-old block on Stephon Marbury. The clip: vine.co/u/949491538411… The story: es.pn/1ySixB9

Jan 25, 2015

Pulitzer. RT @tomhaberstroh: Nick Collison guesses who he's blocked the most in his NBA career. Hilarity ensues. es.pn/1ySixB9 [in]

Perry Fewell may hold key in Broncos' attempts to hire Vance Joseph

espn.go.com — With an opening still available to run the team's defense, Denver Broncos coach Gary Kubiak is still attempting to hire Cincinnati Bengals secondary coach Vance Joseph for the job. To this point, according to multiple team sources, the Bengals have blocked Joseph's attempt to take the job because he is under contract with the team.

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Jan 25, 2015

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Jan 25, 2015

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Dallas Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle calls Rajon Rondo benching 'an aberration'

espn.go.com — By Tim MacMahon | ESPN.com NEW ORLEANS -- Dallas Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle said he plans to play Rajon Rondo in crunch time on a regular basis despite benching the four-time All-Star point guard for the final 5:12 of Friday night's 102-98 loss to the Chicago Bulls.
Jan 25, 2015

Carlisle on benching Rondo: "We have a closing 5... I deviated from it... I don't expect that to happen very often." espn.go.com/dallas/nba/sto…

Jan 25, 2015

RT @ESPNDallas: Dallas Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle calls Rajon Rondo benching 'an aberration' es.pn/15xQQkO

Rob Manfred's top five priorities

espn.go.com — Commentary MLB commissioner Rob Manfred routinely gets letters from Pete Rose loyalists who hope he will take a more forgiving stance than his predecessor, Bud Selig, on the subject of overturning the Hit King's lifetime banishment from baseball.
Jan 25, 2015

Uh oh... New MLB commissioner Rob Manfred says he'd consider a ban on defensive shifts - es.pn/1CHL2CQ

Jan 25, 2015

RT @jcrasnick: Rob Manfred's top 5 priorities as MLB commissioner (and his thoughts on Pete Rose): espn.go.com/mlb/story/_/id…

Jan 25, 2015

Rob Manfred's top 5 priorities as MLB commissioner (and his thoughts on Pete Rose): espn.go.com/mlb/story/_/id…

Puppies Take Over 'SportsCenter'

espn.go.com — ESPN Video: Puppy Bowl referee Dan Schachner and some puppies joined "SportsCenter" to discuss Puppy Bowl XI.
Jan 25, 2015

RT @ESPNNFL: Nothing is more adorable than these puppies who invaded the SportsCenter set in advance of Puppy Bowl XI. VIDEO: es.pn/1D3PGc5

Notes from the MLB awards dinner

insider.espn.go.com — Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images Clayton Kershaw took home the NL Cy Young and MVP awards for his work in 2014. Our colleague Willie Weinbaum filed this from Saturday night's annual baseball soiree. On a night of transitions and tributes, the 92nd annual awards dinner of the New York chapter of the Baseball Writers Association of America commenced with a moment of silence in memory of Mr. Cub, Ernie Banks.
Jan 25, 2015

RT @Buster_ESPN: A rundown of the best moments at Saturday's baseball dinner -- including Clayton Kershaw's thanks to the Cardinals. es.pn/1CSGoPZ

Jan 25, 2015

A rundown of the best moments at Saturday's baseball dinner -- including Clayton Kershaw's thanks to the Cardinals. es.pn/1CSGoPZ

Bill Nye Deflates Patriots

espn.go.com — ESPN Video: Bill Nye talks about Bill Belichick's explanation for the Patriots' underinflated footballs.
Jan 25, 2015

RT @SportsCenter: Bill Nye the Science Guy weighs in on Deflategate, says Bill Belichick's explanation "didn't make any sense." VIDEO: es.pn/1Bq7fmS

Jan 25, 2015

RT @SportsCenter: Bill Nye the Science Guy weighs in on Deflategate, says Bill Belichick's explanation "didn't make any sense." VIDEO: es.pn/1Bq7fmS

OTL Deflategate Talkback

espn.go.com — ESPN Video: Bob Ley hosts a discussion on Deflategate with ESPN Business Analyst Andrew Brandt and USA Today NFL columnist Jarrett Bell.
Jan 25, 2015

RT @OTLonESPN: ICYMI: Deflategate discussion with ESPN Business Analyst @adbrandt and USA Today NFL columnist @JarrettBell espn.go.com/video/clip?id=…

Sunday New York Jets notes: Good luck, Chan Gailey, you'll need it

espn.go.com — Before Twitter and Facebook and up-to-the-minute blogs, we learned about our favorite teams from the newspaper. If your team was the New York Jets, you picked up the New York Daily News to read Paul Needell. It was as simple as that. Paul was the Curtis Martin of beat writers, bringing it day after day, week after week.
Jan 25, 2015

RT @HarveyAraton: So many of us who worked and hung with Paul Needell felt the same way about him as @RichCimini es.pn/1yGUtkh beautifully expressed

Jan 25, 2015

RT @HarveyAraton: So many of us who worked and hung with Paul Needell felt the same way about him as @RichCimini es.pn/1yGUtkh beautifully expressed

Jan 25, 2015

So many of us who worked and hung with Paul Needell felt the same way about him as @RichCimini es.pn/1yGUtkh beautifully expressed

Steelers' Security

espn.go.com — ESPN Video: Pittsburgh Steelers' Director of Security Jack Kearney is also a full-time Allegheny County Sheriff's Deputy, prompting some to question whether there is a conflict of interest involved in cases concerning Steelers players.

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Aussie's Ridiculous Around-The-Post Shot

espn.go.com — ESPN Video: Nick Kyrgios sprints to a ball, which he hits around the net post, to Andreas Seppi who somehow is able to return it with a spectacular shot up the middle to win the point during their fourth-round match at the Australian Open. Neither one can believe it.
Jan 25, 2015

RT @ESPNTennis: If you took anything away from the #AusOpen last night, hopefully it was THIS point: espn.go.com/video/clip?id=…

What Tai Wynyard means for the Kentucky Wildcats

insider.espn.go.com — Phil Walter/Getty Images Tai Wynyard, one of the top 16-year-old players in the world, committed to Kentucky on Sunday. Tai Wynyard, who committed to Kentucky today over Villanova and Texas, is one of the best young 16-year-old players in the world at the moment.

Not again! College hoops game in Boston slightly delayed due to over-inflated ball

espn.go.com — Let's just get this out of the way: In no way, shape or form do we feel like anyone was trying to cheat in Saturday's Bucknell-Boston University basketball game. What you are about to watch is NOT a big deal.
Jan 24, 2015

Can't make it up. RT @SportsCenter: The Boston and Bucknell game is delayed due to inflation issues w/ the basketball es.pn/1yGDE98

Jan 24, 2015

RT @SportsCenter: Deflategate 2.0? The Boston and Bucknell game is delayed due to inflation issues with the basketball... Seriously. » es.pn/1yGDE98

Jan 24, 2015

RT @SportsCenter: Deflategate 2.0? The Boston and Bucknell game is delayed due to inflation issues with the basketball... Seriously. » es.pn/1yGDE98

Jan 24, 2015

RT @SportsCenter: Deflategate 2.0? The Boston and Bucknell game is delayed due to inflation issues with the basketball... Seriously. » es.pn/1yGDE98

Jan 24, 2015

Not again! College hoops game in Boston slightly delayed due to over-inflated ball es.pn/1BZi5mE

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Browns better off without Josh Gordon

espn.go.com — A few quick thoughts on news of Josh Gordon's latest mess, brought to you by ESPN's Adam Schefter, that the talented yet troubled receiver could the 2015 season after failing another league-administered test, this time for alcohol. Before this week, Gordon had twice violated the league's substance-abuse policies.
Jan 25, 2015

Josh Gordon makes Browns’ decision for them - cut ties, better off without him now es.pn/1uNKaLP