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A Harbaugh cheat sheet for U-M fans

espn.go.com — He's intense, unorthodox and volatile ... But you already knew that, right? You're a Michigan fan. You're praying that Jim Harbaugh, the San Francisco 49ers coach who used to be the coach at Stanford, accepts the reported six-year, $49 million offer and turns yet another program into a winner.
Dec 18, 2014

Wonderful read from @SethWickersham on Jim Harbaugh, college coach (he's not the NFL guy). m.espn.go.com/ncf/story?stor…

Dec 18, 2014

RT @CollegeGameDay: If Harbaugh accepts Michigan’s reported offer, what should Wolverine fans expect? es.pn/1C7bymM pic.twitter.com/yf1YlirHGV

Dec 18, 2014

RT @SethWickersham: Jim Harbaugh, college coach, is different than Jim Harbaugh, NFL coach. A fun primer on what Michigan hopes to land. espn.go.com/college-footba…

Dec 18, 2014

Interesting stuff RT @SethWickersham: Jim Harbaugh, college coach, is different than Jim Harbaugh, NFL coach. ... espn.go.com/college-footba…

Dec 18, 2014

Jim Harbaugh, college coach, is different than Jim Harbaugh, NFL coach. A fun primer on what Michigan hopes to land. espn.go.com/college-footba…

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5-year-old sends letter and $1 donation to help save UAB football

espn.go.com — UAB football is gone. And it isn't coming back anytime soon, if ever. But the people at UAB still exist. They didn't just go away. There are still all of those folks who work in the athletic department who have experienced a miserable past month as the reality of the situation became clear and the anger spread and the tears were shed.
Dec 18, 2014

RT @skhanjr: Missed this yesterday but it's pretty cool. 5-year-old from Ohio sends $1 to help UAB football: es.pn/1Gu5g3d #FreeUAB

Dec 18, 2014

Need a heartwarming story this morning? From @EditorEdge on a preschooler in Ohio who gave his allowance to UAB: espn.go.com/blog/ncfnation…

Dec 18, 2014

RT @SportsCenter: Why We Love Sports Today: A 5-year-old Ohio State fan sent his allowance to UAB to help save their football program. es.pn/1GuWfa8

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Game-worn Michael Jordan shoes from UNC sell for $33K

espn.go.com — By Darren Rovell | ESPN.com A pair of Converse shoes that Michael Jordan wore when he played his college basketball at the University of North Carolina sold for $33,387 on Thursday morning. Grey Flannel Auctions, which sold the shoes, said they were consigned by a high school teammate of Jordan.

Is Denver Broncos Wes Welker putting his future in danger?

espn.go.com — DENVER -- Wes Welker says he's going to be fine. Sometimes he forgets stuff -- Where did I put my keys? What's the name of that restaurant? -- but who doesn't? "My wife will be like 'How can you not remember that? Is it the concussions?'" he says.
Dec 18, 2014

RT @KVanValkenburg: My @ESPNMag story on Wes Welker, a man whose toughness has been his defining trait in life & the complexities of that h…

Dec 18, 2014

My @ESPNMag story on Wes Welker, a man whose toughness has been his defining trait in life & the complexities of that es.pn/1wnO10B

Dec 18, 2014

Far be it from me to tell anyone when to quit. Still, this story on Welker is excellent - espn.go.com/espn/feature/s… via @KVanValkenburg

Dec 18, 2014

RT @KVanValkenburg: People are worried abt Wes Welker & want him to stop playing football. He thinks he's fine. I wrote about all of it. ht…

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Jennings Passes Up The Open Layup

Dec 18, 2014

RT @SportsCenter: ICYMI: Brandon Jennings gave up a wide-open layup to shoot a difficult fade-away jumper. #SCNotTop10 » es.pn/1zymWYq

Dec 18, 2014

RT @SportsCenter: ICYMI: Brandon Jennings gave up a wide-open layup to shoot a difficult fade-away jumper. #SCNotTop10 » es.pn/1zymWYq

Dec 18, 2014

RT @SportsCenter: ICYMI: Brandon Jennings gave up a wide-open layup to shoot a difficult fade-away jumper. #SCNotTop10 » es.pn/1zymWYq

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Jesus, Girls, Mariota and ... what else?

espn.go.com — Chantel Jennings/ESPN Students at O'Hara Catholic School in Eugene offered their thoughts on Oregon's playoff chances. EUGENE, Ore. -- Twelve-year-old Charlie Papé recently became internet famous when he asked Oregon coach Mark Helfrich during a postgame press conference if he had any insight into quarterback Marcus Mariota's future plans.
Dec 18, 2014

Remember the four things that are important at O'Hara Catholic? "Jesus, girls, and Marcus Mariota." What's the 4th? m.espn.go.com/general/blogs/…

Dec 18, 2014

An important follow-up to the 'Jesus, Girls and Marcus Mariota' press conference espn.go.com/blog/pac12/pos…

Dec 18, 2014

This is awesome. RT @ChantelJennings: There's Jesus, Girls, Marcus Mariota...and French toast with chicken nuggets? es.pn/1AuSYnE

Dec 18, 2014

Hilarious & adorable RT @ChantelJennings: Jesus, Girls, Marcus Mariota...and French toast with chicken nuggets? es.pn/1AuSYnE

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Cam Newton of Carolina Panthers works with first-team offense in practice

espn.go.com — By David Newton | ESPN.com CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton was back working with the first-team offense with an increased load of repetitions during Thursday's practice. Coach Ron Rivera has not declared Newton his starter for Sunday's game against the Cleveland Browns, but at this point it appears the two-time Pro Bowler is on target to play.
Dec 18, 2014

#Browns expecting to get heavy dose of Cam Newaton, and Ron Rivera indicates some of the same espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id… (h/t @DNewtonespn)

Dec 18, 2014

RT @SportsCenter: Panthers QB Cam Newton takes first-team reps in practice. His status for Sunday has not been determined. es.pn/1zAv4aB

Behind the scenes of the last month of Malik Jefferson's recruiting

espn.go.com — Max Olson/ESPN Malik Jefferson, No. 35 in the ESPN 300, will announce his decision Dec. 19. MESQUITE, Texas - Want a clue? Malik Jefferson isn't offering many these days. He's stopped taking calls from recruiters and reporters alike. He's trying to stay away from Twitter. The coveted four-star pass-rusher, No.
Dec 18, 2014

An entertaining and informative read by @max_olson on Malik Jefferson’s last month in recruiting espn.go.com/college-sports…

Dec 18, 2014

Great look by @max_olson inside the recruiting battle for a top prospect torn between three power programs: m.espn.go.com/ncf/story?stor…

San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh said to be considering Michigan job

espn.go.com — By Adam Schefter | ESPN.com Multiple NFL and Michigan sources had said for weeks that 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh was not expected to wind up at Michigan, but in recent days at least one person familiar with his thinking said he was at least "considering it."
Dec 18, 2014

RT @KateWWMT: 49ers' Jim Harbaugh reportedly offered 6 year, $49 million deal to become next head football coach @umich es.pn/13zGj8A

Dec 18, 2014

Schefter weighs in: "49ers' Harbaugh 'considering' Michigan job" es.pn/13zGj8A via @espnnfl

Dec 18, 2014

RT @ESPNNFL: 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh is considering a 6-year, $49 million offer to become the head coach at Michigan » es.pn/16vFmPN

Dec 18, 2014

RT @ESPNNFL: 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh is considering a 6-year, $49 million offer to become the head coach at Michigan » es.pn/16vFmPN

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Examining the future of Major League Baseball in Cuba -- MLB

insider.espn.go.com — AP Photo/SABC Pool Barack Obama and Raul Castro are seeking to normalize relations between the U.S. and Cuba. There is a temptation to say that the possible normalization of relations between Cuba and the United States could lead to rapid and significant changes in professional baseball, because we've all heard the harrowing stories of escape from the island of players from Orlando Hernandez to Yasiel Puig.
Dec 18, 2014

#OTL at 5:30P ET #ESPN2 the potential cultural n business impact on @MLB due to renewed U.S. N Cuba relations: insider.espn.go.com/blog/buster-ol…

Dec 18, 2014

RT @Buster_ESPN: Within the column, a great rendering from @ToddRadom of what the logo for a Havana expansion team might look like: es.pn/1z0WqnL

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Rajon Rondo subject of Boston Celtics-Dallas Mavericks trade talks

espn.go.com — The Boston Celtics, after years of flirting with potential Rajon Rondo deals, are in substantive discussions on a trade that would send Rondo to the Dallas Mavericks, according to league sources.
Dec 18, 2014

Your latest in Rajon Rondo trade rumors. Rondo to... the Dallas Mavericks? es.pn/1wH5rVZ

Dec 17, 2014

RT @SportsCenter: THIS JUST IN: Celtics and Mavericks are in "substantive discussions" for a trade involving Rajon Rondo. » es.pn/1As3EDy

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Chicago Bears starting Jimmy Clausen over Jay Cutler this week

espn.go.com — ESPN.com news services The Chicago Bears will start Jimmy Clausen at quarterback this week over Jay Cutler, coach Marc Trestman confirmed at a news conference Thursday. Cutler has struggled this season in leading the Bears to a 5-9 record.

Scouting the Saints with Jabari Greer: On leadership and Kenny Vaccaro

espn.go.com — METAIRIE, La. - Former New Orleans Saints cornerback Jabari Greer is still keeping close tabs on the team and has agreed to join me on occasion to share his thoughts. Stay tuned for his take on the Saints' recent secondary shakeup and how they'll match up with the Atlanta Falcons.
Dec 18, 2014

RT @MikeTriplett: Scouting the #Saints with Jabari Greer: Great insight into leadership transition in secondary and Kenny Vaccaros role es.pn/13DUdqk

Dec 18, 2014

Scouting the #Saints with Jabari Greer: Great insight into leadership transition in secondary and Kenny Vaccaros role es.pn/13DUdqk

Chicago Bears' potential Jay Cutler exit strategies

espn.go.com — What options do Bears have if they choose to move on? And at what cost? By Mike Sando | ESPN Insider AP Photo/Paul Sancya Was Chicago's deal with Jay Cutler one of the worst in NFL history? The Chicago Bears' move to bench quarterback Jay Cutler sure looks like a prelude to releasing or trading the NFL's 2014 leader in turnovers.
Dec 18, 2014

RT @SandoESPN: Latest column for @ESPNInsider looks at potential Jay Cuter exit strategies for #Bears now that he's benched es.pn/1wI6yog

Dec 18, 2014

RT @ESPNInsider: .@SandoESPN explains Chicago’s options if it decides to move on from Jay Cutler, including a trade to the Titans: es.pn/1wI6yog

Chicago Bears players confused at Jay Cutler, Aaron Kromer discipline by Marc Trestman

espn.go.com — By Jeff Dickerson | ESPNChicago.com LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- A pair of accomplished and respected Chicago Bears players told ESPNChicago.com on Wednesday night that a portion of the locker room feels "confused and uncomfortable" over how coach Marc Trestman handled Jay Cutler's benching compared to the minor discipline offensive coordinator Aaron Kromer received last week.
Dec 18, 2014

RT @ESPNChicago: Chicago Bears players confused at Jay Cutler, Aaron Kromer discipline by Marc Trestman es.pn/1AuKVal

Dec 18, 2014

RT @ESPNChicago: Chicago Bears players confused at Jay Cutler, Aaron Kromer discipline by Marc Trestman es.pn/1AuKVal

Experts -- What makes New Engalnd Patriots offense unique

espn.go.com — FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- In a week in which New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick tied Curly Lambeau for fourth place in career victories (229, including playoffs), it's timely to shine the spotlight on the unique parts of his coaching philosophy. One of them is the "game-plan offense" -- an attack that morphs itself into something completely different each week.
Dec 18, 2014

RT @MikeReiss: In roundtable fashion, Tedy Bruschi, @damienwoody & @FieldYates analyze the Patriots' unique "game-plan" offense: http://t.c…

Padres Squeezing Dodgers For More Cash In Kemp Deal?

espn.go.com — ESPN Video: Buster Olney explains why the Padres are in a great position to squeeze the Dodgers for more money in order to finalize the Matt Kemp deal.
Dec 18, 2014

RT @Buster_ESPN: ICYMI: A video blog on the extraordinary leverage SD has to squeeze the LAD for more money in the Matt Kemp deal. espn.go.com/video/clip?id=…

Dec 18, 2014

ICYMI: A video blog on the extraordinary leverage SD has to squeeze the LAD for more money in the Matt Kemp deal. espn.go.com/video/clip?id=…

Dec 18, 2014

Video blog: Why the Padres are in a strong position to squeeze more cash out of the Dodgers, if they choose to try: espn.go.com/video/clip?id=…

Saints' new-look secondary will be tested by NFL's 'best receiving corps'

espn.go.com — METAIRIE, La. -- The revamped New Orleans Saints secondary did a decent job in the dress rehearsal. But now comes the real thing. The Saints will face much stiffer competition on Sunday against the Atlanta Falcons than they did in this past Monday night's 31-15 victory over the hapless Chicago Bears.
Dec 18, 2014

RT “@MikeTriplett: #Saints' new-look secondary will be tested by NFL's 'best receiving corps' es.pn/1AuBuYu

Dec 18, 2014

#Saints' new-look secondary will be tested by NFL's 'best receiving corps' es.pn/1AuBuYu

Early Offer: Ole Miss, OU win juco signing day

insider.espn.go.com — Midterm junior college signing day winners are headlined by Ole Miss and Oklahoma, but they weren't the only programs that improved Wednesday.
Dec 18, 2014

RT @jeremycrabtree: Midterm juco #SigningDay winners are headlined by #OleMiss & #OU, but they weren’t only programs improved Wednesday. ht…

Dec 18, 2014

RT @jeremycrabtree: Midterm juco #SigningDay winners are headlined by #OleMiss & #OU, but they weren’t only programs improved Wednesday. ht…