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Houston Rockets fear Dwight Howard will be out for 'weeks' with knee problems

espn.go.com — The Houston Rockets are bracing for the loss of Dwight Howard for at least a month due to persistent trouble with his right knee, according to league sources. Sources told ESPN.com that the Rockets, while confident that Howard ‎has enough time to bounce back for the regular-season stretch run and playoffs, fear their defensive anchor will be lost for a period of "weeks" as opposed to days.
Feb 01, 2015

RT @DTGoteraKHOU: Oh... RT @ESPNSteinLine: ESPN sources say Rockets star center Dwight Howard likely to miss at least a month espn.go.com/nba/story/_/id…

Feb 01, 2015

Oh... RT @ESPNSteinLine: ESPN sources say Rockets star center Dwight Howard likely to miss at least a month espn.go.com/nba/story/_/id…

Jan 31, 2015

RT @ESPNSteinLine: ESPN sources say Rockets star center Dwight Howard likely to miss at least a month. Linkage ---> espn.go.com/nba/story/_/id…

Jan 31, 2015

RT @ESPNSteinLine: ESPN sources say Rockets star center Dwight Howard likely to miss at least a month. Linkage ---> espn.go.com/nba/story/_/id…

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Pro Football Hall of Fame elects Class of 2015

espn.go.com — ESPN.com news services Former Pittsburgh Steelers running back and current ESPN analyst Jerome Bettis has been elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Bettis announced the Hall's decision in a series of tweets Saturday night. So happy to be amongst the games greatest players!!
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Louisville Cardinals reward defensive coordinator Todd Grantham for rejecting Oakland Raiders' offer

espn.go.com — By Jeremy Fowler | ESPN.com Louisville is rewarding defensive coordinator Todd Grantham for rejecting the Oakland Raiders' job offer. The Cardinals are reworking Grantham's four-year deal to pay him as much as $1.4 million annually, Grantham's agent, Michael Harrison, told ESPN.com. Grantham's contract makes him one of the highest paid coordinators in college football.
Jan 31, 2015

RT @JFowlerESPN: #Louisville is reworking Todd Grantham's contract after he declined Raiders -- deal worth up to $1.4 M annually espn.go.com/college-footba…

Jan 31, 2015

Meanwhile ... MT @JFowlerESPN Louisville is reworking Todd Grantham's contract -- deal worth up to $1.4m annually espn.go.com/college-footba…

Jan 31, 2015

RT @ESPNCFB: Louisville to make Todd Grantham among richest defensive coordinators » es.pn/1CZheSn pic.twitter.com/a0Dz0FtTzE

Jan 31, 2015

#Louisville is reworking Todd Grantham's contract after he declined Raiders -- deal worth up to $1.4 M annually espn.go.com/college-footba…

Student Wins 18K On Half-Court Shot

espn.go.com — ESPN Video: Second-year UVa student Tyler Lewis nailed a half-court shot on "College GameDay" to win $18,000 for tuition.
Feb 01, 2015

RT @SportsCenter: Virginia student Tyler Lewis wins $18K after draining an AWESOME half-court shot on College GameDay. #SCtop10 VIDEO: es.pn/1wNqkdI

Jan 31, 2015

Kohler native! “Virginia student Tyler Lewis wins $18K after draining half-court shot on College GameDay. VIDEO: es.pn/1wNqkdI

Jan 31, 2015

$18,000 to a college student is a ridiculous amount of cash to win. This reaction @UVA is outstanding es.pn/1HywGsK

Jan 31, 2015

Love it RT @jksports: And then a college student hit a half court shot for $18,000 on ESPN. Place goes nuts. Watch es.pn/1wNqkdI

Jan 31, 2015

RT @SportsCenter: Virginia student Tyler Lewis wins $18K after draining an AWESOME half-court shot on College GameDay. #SCtop10 VIDEO: es.pn/1wNqkdI

Aaron Rodgers of Green Bay Packers named NFL MVP

espn.go.com — ESPN.com news services Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers was named the NFL MVP on Saturday night. Rodgers led the Packers to the NFC North title and a berth in the NFC Championship Game, in which they lost to the Seattle Seahawks in overtime.

Here's what makes Thomas Davis finalist for Man of Year award

espn.go.com — CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Beth Downer was just an interested observer, standing in a hallway at the Charlotte School of Law, when Thomas Davis was asked about success stories that have come out of his Youth Leadership Academy. "We have a parent right here," Davis said, pointing to Downer about 10 feet away.
Jan 31, 2015

RT @DNewtonespn: #Panthers LB Thomas Davis wins Walter Payton Man Of the Year. Here was my story on why he deserved it. m.espn.go.com/general/blogs/…

Jan 31, 2015

RT @DNewtonespn: #Panthers LB Thomas Davis wins Walter Payton Man Of the Year. Here was my story on why he deserved it. m.espn.go.com/general/blogs/…

Hundreds of Super Bowl tickets fall through

espn.go.com — By Darren Rovell | ESPN.com PHOENIX -- Hundreds of fans won't be going to Super Bowl XLIX after brokers and resale sites reneged on tickets that they already sold fans. In most cases, those selling tickets never had them to begin with. The practice, called short selling, has become common for big games over the years.
Jan 31, 2015

RT @dannyoneil: The Super Bowl ticket crunch is the single biggest sports-business story of this week as @DarrenRovell reported: m.espn.go.com/nfl/story?stor…

Jan 31, 2015

The Super Bowl ticket crunch is the single biggest sports-business story of this week as @DarrenRovell reported: m.espn.go.com/nfl/story?stor…

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UFC 183 -- Anderson Silva returns from leg injury, outpoints Nick Diaz

espn.go.com — By Brett Okamoto | ESPN.com LAS VEGAS -- There was trash talk, a faked knockout, disco rave hand motions and a referee warning for taunting -- all within the first two minutes. At the end of 25 minutes, it was former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva getting the decisive nod over Nick Diaz in an awkward but entertaining non-title bout.

Message received: Clippers back on track

espn.go.com — SAN ANTONIO -- Maybe last season the Los Angeles Clippers would have celebrated a win like this. They would have been blasting music in the locker room and congratulating each other on beating the defending champions in their home by 20 points as if they had won something themselves.
Feb 01, 2015

The Clippers aren't impressed after their most impressive win of the season. espn.go.com/blog/los-angel…

Ricky Rubio of Minnesota Timberwolves plans to return Monday against Dallas Mavericks

espn.go.com — Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS -- Ricky Rubio is one game away from returning to the Minnesota Timberwolves. [+] Enlarge A person with knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press the point guard plans to play Monday night against the Dallas Mavericks. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because an announcement has not been made.
Jan 31, 2015

Report: Rubio plans to return vs. Mavericks es.pn/1vlrqTW via @espnnba

Jan 31, 2015

Really? Aight. “@ESPNDallas: Ricky Rubio of Minnesota Timberwolves plans to return Monday against Dallas Mavericks es.pn/1BFAqA6

Jan 31, 2015

RT @ESPNDallas: Ricky Rubio of Minnesota Timberwolves plans to return Monday against Dallas Mavericks es.pn/1BFAqA6

Auburn's loss brings closure for Bruce Pearl

espn.go.com — KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Bruce Pearl knew his return would be emotional and knew it wouldn't be a reunion in the purest sense of the word. After all, he had a basketball game to coach at a place that once adored him, a place that never wanted to see him go, and yet a place that sent him unceremoniously packing nearly four years ago after he admitted to lying to NCAA investigators.

Memphis Tigers vs. Gonzaga Bulldogs

scores.espn.go.com — NCAA Men's Basketball Box Score: Final statistics from the Memphis Tigers vs. Gonzaga Bulldogs game played on January 31, 2015
Feb 01, 2015

Boxscore and photo album of tonight's @ZagMBB 82-64 win over Memphis at the McCarthey Center: scores.espn.go.com/ncb/boxscore?g…

Clippers 105, Spurs 85: Consecutive stars

espn.go.com — SAN ANTONIO - Doc Rivers couldn't explain it. For a team that often complains about lack of rest, lack of practices and a grueling schedule (they're currently on an eight-game road trip), the Clippers are now 9-3 on the second night of back-to-backs after beating the San Antonio Spurs, 105-85, on Saturday.

The Roger Goodell Answer That Proves He Doesn't Understand The Word 'Humility'

espn.go.com — During his annual state of the NFL press conference on Friday, Roger Goodell spoke convincingly of the change of heart he's undergone since the two-game suspension for Ray Rice shook his credibility. Goodell said there was "a lot of humility" now within the halls of the NFL.
Jan 31, 2015

RT @janesports: Roger Goodell's flip response to Rachel Nichol's fair question undermines message of new NFL humility. es.pn/1yZ9mhX

Jan 31, 2015

RT @janesports: Roger Goodell's flip response to Rachel Nichol's fair question undermines message of new NFL humility. es.pn/1yZ9mhX

Jan 31, 2015

The Roger Goodell Answer That Proves He Doesn't Understand The Word 'Humility' espn.go.com/espnw/news-com…

Tiger Woods out of top 50 in world ranking for 1st time in more than 3 years

espn.go.com — Associated Press SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Tiger Woods is out of the top 50 in the world ranking for the first time in three years. And if he doesn't turn his game around quickly, he will be ineligible for a World Golf Championship for only the second time. Woods was No.
Jan 31, 2015

RT @SportsCenter: Tiger Woods falls out of the top 50 in the world ranking for the first time in three years. » es.pn/1EWchJ5

Jan 31, 2015

RT @SportsCenter: Tiger Woods falls out of the top 50 in the world ranking for the first time in three years. » es.pn/1EWchJ5

Terrell Davis deserves 2015 Hall of Fame induction; Don Coryell overdue

espn.go.com — PHOENIX -- Terrell Davis is human, so of course he wants to be in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. What elite player doesn't want to be recognized as one of the greats of the great? But Davis is not going to campaign for a spot in Canton.
Jan 31, 2015

RT @ESPNNFL: Why Terrell Davis - the greatest postseason RB of all-time - should be in the Hall of Fame » es.pn/1DhyOhX pic.twitter.com/5oh6tXZnAl

Jan 31, 2015

RT @ESPNNFL: Why Terrell Davis - the greatest postseason RB of all-time - should be in the Hall of Fame » es.pn/1DhyOhX pic.twitter.com/5oh6tXZnAl

Jan 31, 2015

RT @JohnBanks3: Trotter: Why Terrell Davis should be in HOF es.pn/1LrIbBu via @espnnfl

Late Seattle Seahawks bets move betting lines to pick 'em

espn.go.com — By David Purdum | ESPN.com Big, influential money on the Seattle Seahawks showed up on Saturday in Las Vegas, causing sports books to adjust the Super Bowl point spread, heading into game day. The MGM, Caesars, Westgate, Golden Nugget, South Point, Station's and CG Technology sports books moved the line from New England minus-1 to pick 'em Saturday, as money poured in on the Seahawks.

Bruce Pearl emotional after return to UT

espn.go.com — ESPN Video: Auburn basketball coach Bruce Pearl discusses the Tigers' loss at Tennessee and the emotions of returning to Knoxville.
Jan 31, 2015

CBP...VFL....awwww RT @GoodmanESPN: Bruce Pearl emotional after return to Tennessee: es.pn/1BFYwKY

Record hurt J.J. Watt's MVP bid, but he has believer in Aaron Rodgers

espn.go.com — It's been a very long time since a defensive player has won the league's MVP award -- 29 years, in fact. It's also been that long since any defensive player received as many votes for MVP as the Houston Texans' J.J. Watt did, according to NFL.com.
Jan 31, 2015

Record hurt J.J. Watt's MVP bid, but he has believer in Rodgers: It's been a very long time since a de... es.pn/1vnCgcm #Texans