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Steve Nash of Los Angeles Lakers to miss entire season

espn.go.com — ESPN.com news services The Los Angeles Lakers have announced that point guard Steve Nash will miss the entire 2014-15 season. "Being on the court this season has been my top priority and it is disappointing to not be able to do that right now," Nash said in a statement released by the team.
Oct 23, 2014

RT @ESPNNBA: The Lakers have announced Steve Nash (back) will miss the entire 2014-15 season. -- es.pn/1FLsQJb pic.twitter.com/UWklcdgKZl

Oct 23, 2014

Shame this is how a HOF career ends RT @ESPNNBA: Steve Nash (back) will miss the entire 2014-15 season. -- es.pn/1FLsQJb

Oct 23, 2014

Why is he hanging on? Retire already. RT Lakers announce Nash to miss entire season es.pn/1zn01lK via @ESPNLosAngeles

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NASCAR - Reminders of plane crash tragedy always present for Rick Hendrick - ESPN

espn.go.com — There were 10 dead, his only son among them. Rick Hendrick lost the heart of his race team -- and in many ways his heart -- in a plane crash on Bull Mountain outside Martinsville, Va. 10 years ago. The pain remains. The triumphs in its aftermath are still building.
Oct 24, 2014

RT @mikejoy500: MUST READ story by @MartySmithESPN: Rick Hendrick reflects on Martinsville plane crash 10 years ago today… fb.me/1r9PiZpzZ

Oct 24, 2014

MUST READ story by @MartySmithESPN: Rick Hendrick reflects on Martinsville plane crash 10 years ago today… fb.me/1r9PiZpzZ

How Green Bay Packers WR Jordy Nelson runs the back-shoulder fade

espn.go.com — Rob Demovsky talks to Packers wide receiver Jordy Nelson about how he runs the back-shoulder fade.
Oct 23, 2014

RT @RobDemovsky: Breaking down the back-shoulder fade, through the eyes of #Packers WR Jordy Nelson: es.pn/1yqwljq

Oct 23, 2014

RT @ESPNNFL: Breaking down the most unstoppable route in the NFL. The Packers' back-shoulder fade. » es.pn/1sdIhPU pic.twitter.com/zADsZZNaHF

Oct 23, 2014

RT @ESPNNFL: Breaking down the most unstoppable route in the NFL. The Packers' back-shoulder fade. » es.pn/1sdIhPU pic.twitter.com/zADsZZNaHF

Oct 23, 2014

RT @mikerothstein: This is real cool RT @RobDemovsky: Breaking down the back-shoulder fade through the eyes of #Packers WR Jordy Nelson: es.pn/1yqwljq

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Adversity is nothing new to Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler

espn.go.com — Commentary Facing adversity once again, Bears must execute better if they're thinking upset By Jon Greenberg | ESPNChicago.com In this week's episode of "Lake Forest 60045," there's trouble at home as Jay Cutler commits two costly turnovers and skips his paid radio show.
Oct 24, 2014

I want Brenda & Dylan. RT @jon_greenberg: CutlerCutlerCutlerCutlerCutler. My column: es.pn/1seCBFx via @ESPNChicago

Hahn and Humpty - ESPN

espn.go.com — The Jets are the most interesting 1-6 team you'll ever see. Is Calvin Pryor the latest 1st Round disappointment for Gang Green? And is Melo being underrated again?

Louisville restaurateur trolls Jameis Winston, jokes about taking crab legs off the menu ahead of game versus Florida State and Jameis Winston

espn.go.com — Commentary By Igor Guryashkin | ESPN.com For some reason unbeknownst to us, Jameis Winston is synonymous with crab legs. And with Winston's No. 2 Seminoles traveling to Louisville next Thursday, those crustaceans' limbs are snapping back at the former Heisman-winner (again).
Oct 24, 2014

RT @SportsCenter: ICYMI: Louisville steakhouse trolls Jameis Winston with crab legs joke ahead of FSU's visit. » es.pn/1theQ5T pic.twitter.com/CZZXnUoful

New Orleans Saints

espn.go.com — Recent history suggests we could be in for a lot of points in prime time when the New Orleans Saints (2-4) host the Green Bay Packers (5-2) on Sunday night inside the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

RTC: Ryan Fitzpatrick knows he can do better

espn.go.com — Reading the coverage of the Houston Texans... Texans quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick knows he can do better, writes Kristie Rieken of The Associated Press. "I know I can do better," he said. "Some of it mentally, some of it physically, but my thing is just continuing to get better every week, continuing to understand the offense better, continuing to run it at a faster pace and mentally speeding everything up."
Oct 24, 2014

RTC: Ryan Fitzpatrick knows he can do better: Reading the coverage of the Houston Texans... Texans qu... es.pn/1uPgPdf #Texans

ESPN expert picks: Ravens at Bengals

espn.go.com — The Baltimore Ravens are going to extend their first-place lead in the AFC North over the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday, according to most of the ESPN prognosticators. Of the 13 experts, 10 picked the Ravens to beat the slumping Bengals. The point spread for this game is even.

Peyton Manning even keeps tabs on scoreboard operators at Broncos game

espn.go.com — DENVER -- Nothing escapes the discerning gaze of quarterback Peyton Manning. Following the Denver Broncos' win Thursday against the San Diego Chargers, the scoreboard operators at Sports Authority Field at Mile High were squarely in the cross hairs.
Oct 24, 2014

RT @SeifertESPN: Here is an easier link for Peyton Manning's takedown of the #Broncos scoreboard operators: espn.go.com/blog/denver-br…

Lions could be without top three tight ends

espn.go.com — BAGSHOT, England -- The Detroit Lions could be without their top three tight ends on Sunday against the Atlanta Falcons. Neither Brandon Pettigrew (foot), Joseph Fauria (ankle) or Eric Ebron (hamstring) practiced Friday for the Lions, meaning none of the tight ends that were on the team's initial 53-man roster in August took a practice snap this week in England.

Zdeno Chara of Boston Bruins out 4 to 6 weeks with ligament damage to knee

espn.go.com — ESPN.com news services Bruins captain Zdeno Chara suffered ligament damage to his knee and is expected to miss four to six weeks, a source confirmed to ESPNBoston's Joe McDonald. Chara might need surgery, according to the source. He suffered the injury in the first period of Thursday's 3-2 loss to the Islanders.
Oct 24, 2014

RT @ESPN_NHL: Zdeno Chara of Boston Bruins out 4 to 6 weeks with ligament damage to knee es.pn/1znhx9m

Oct 24, 2014

RT @SportsCenter: Bruins captain Zdeno Chara suffers ligament damage to his knee and is expected to miss 4-6 weeks. es.pn/1tPM7Gj

NFL Live Prediction: Packers-Saints

espn.go.com — ESPN Video: The NFL Live crew make their picks for Green Bay at New Orleans.

Previewing the 2014-15 season's biggest storylines -- NBA

espn.go.com — James, Rose and Bryant -- previewing the 2014-15 season's biggest storylines Joe Robbins/Getty Images LeBron James' return to Cleveland didn't just help the Cavs. James is more popular than ever before. What a season we are in for. I get excited about every NBA season, but 2014-15 will go down as one of the most anticipated seasons in recent history.
Oct 24, 2014

A coach, exec & scout address 5 top story lines entering nba season es.pn/1wrI14f

Pro Football Focus: Antonio Brown is the best wide receiver in the NFL

espn.go.com — PITTSBURGH -- Is Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown the best player at his position in the NFL? Pro Football Focus' Sam Monson builds a strong case for Brown, who leads the NFL with 719 receiving yards this season after finishing second in the league with 1,499 receiving yards last season.
Oct 23, 2014

RT @ScottBrown_ESPN: Pro Football Focus: Antonio Brown is the best wide receiver in the NFL es.pn/1zmP0km

Oct 23, 2014

Pro Football Focus: Antonio Brown is the best wide receiver in the NFL es.pn/1zmP0km

Michelle Beadle's Birthday Surprise

espn.go.com — ESPN Video: Michelle Beadle got a birthday surprise on "SportsNation" when the Spurs' mascot showed up and brought a video from San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich.

Rex Ryan says Calvin Pryor 'hasn't had the impact' they expected

espn.go.com — FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- Hard-hitting safety Calvin Pryor -- a.k.a. the Louisville Slugger -- got blindsided Thursday by his own coach. Giving a seven-game assessment of Pryor's rookie season, Rex Ryan offered an honest and accurate evaluation of the first-round pick, saying, "He hasn't had the impact necessarily that all of us had expected."
Oct 23, 2014

Change in tune RT @RichCimini Ryan on Calvin Pryor: "He hasn't had the impact necessarily that all of us expected." espn.go.com/blog/new-york/…

Not-so-perfect 10: Happy anniversary to Iowa's 6-4 win over Penn State

espn.go.com — AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster Punter David Bradley's safety was one of the scoring highlights in Iowa's 6-4 win over Penn State. Ten years ago, on Oct. 23, 2004, Iowa and Penn State kicked off at two minutes after noon in front of more than 108,000 at Beaver Stadium.
Oct 23, 2014

Bad game, great stuff ... MT @ESPNJoshMoyer: It's 10th anniv of unforgettable 6-4 Penn State-Iowa game. A look back: es.pn/ZP0Ofc

Oct 23, 2014

Ten years ago today, Iowa beat PSU 6-4. @ESPNJoshMoyer and I look back at a "long, boring game" with lots of punts: espn.go.com/college-footba…

San Diego Chargers vs. Denver Broncos

scores.espn.go.com — DENVER -- Peyton Manning kept it going Thursday night, throwing his 511th touchdown pass early in the second quarter to give the Denver Broncos a 7-0 lead over the San Diego Chargers. On third-and-goal from the 2, Manning rolled right and found Emmanuel Sanders in the back of the end zone.