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Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon opens up about suspension and drug tests

espn.go.com — JOSH GORDON HAS two hours to pee in a cup. To prepare, he is drinking a bottle of water -- natural spring, not carbonated, because he hates that -- and has left ample time to get back to his home base, a bathroom in his downtown condo near Lake Erie.
Oct 01, 2014

Josh Gordon does not like carbonated water, which I'm pretty sure makes him an alien. espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/pa…

Oct 01, 2014

Josh Gordon was assigned a horse to bond with in rehab. "It's definitely some hippie s---." es.pn/1yzlgAv

Oct 01, 2014

Sold. RT @JenaJ34: "Josh Gordon has two hours to pee in a cup." -- so begins @MerrillLiz story on the Browns WR: espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/pa…

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The Giant friendship between San Francisco Giants announcers Mike Krukow and Duane Kuiper

espn.go.com — ONE RECENT AFTERNOON, about three hours before first pitch, Mike Krukow, the San Francisco Giants broadcaster, sat in his condo beneath a ceramic moose, playing an up-tempo version of "Play With Fire," the Rolling Stones classic, on a 98-year-old mandolin.
Oct 01, 2014

Must-read of the day from @SteveFainaru on MLB's best announcing team, Giants' Kuiper & Krukow ... espn.go.com/espn/feature/s…

Oct 01, 2014

A heart-wrenching/warming story on the best broadcast team in baseball via @JimmyTraina es.pn/1vxOcoQ

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George McPhee, Ray Shero refreshed and ready to be back in game

espn.go.com — For the first time in what feels like a lifetime, two of hockey's most respected hockey minds are on the sidelines as the NHL regular season sits just one week away. It's a foreign feeling, to say the least, for George McPhee and Ray Shero -- the two former generals of that Washington-Pittsburgh rivalry.
Oct 01, 2014

RT @CraigCustance: Really enjoyed @Real_ESPNLeBrun's story on Ray Shero & George McPhee, two GMs who shouldn't be unemployed too long: http…

Oct 01, 2014

RT @CraigCustance: Really enjoyed @Real_ESPNLeBrun's story on Ray Shero & George McPhee, two GMs who shouldn't be unemployed too long: http…

Oct 01, 2014

McPhee: 'I knew at the time what the issue was and I should have addressed it.' espn.go.com/blog/nhl/post/… #CapitalsTalk

Tom Brady rips New England Patriots offense

espn.go.com — ESPNBoston.com Coming off one of the worst losses of his career, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady on Wednesday morning acknowledged his team's struggles on offense this season, noting, "I don't think we've played well for a long time."

New York Giants tight end Larry Donnell loses fantasy matchup after benching himself

espn.go.com — ESPN.com news services A dream game for New York Giants tight end Larry Donnell in Week 4 quickly turned into a nightmare scenario for at least one fantasy football owner last week: Donnell himself. [+] Enlarge Donnell told The Record that he benched himself in favor of San Francisco 49ers tight end Vernon Davis in his fantasy lineup -- and lost as a result.
Oct 01, 2014

Hilarious - Giants stud TE Donnell loses fantasy football matchup because he benched himself prior to 3 TD game. espn.go.com/new-york/nfl/s…

Oct 01, 2014

Someone needs to work on his self-esteem MT@ESPNNewYork: Giants' Donnell loses fantasy matchup after benching himself dlvr.it/74SnPP

Paul Molitor, Minnesota Twins to meet about manager job

espn.go.com — ESPN.com news services Paul Molitor is expected to meet with the Minnesota Twins about their vacant managerial job, the Star Tribune reported. The newspaper, citing a person with direct knowledge of the team's search, reported that Molitor will meet with general manager Terry Ryan and potentially others Wednesday.

Browns QBs Brian Hoyer and Johnny Manziel represent old vs. new Cleveland

espn.go.com — INSIDE THE ALLEYWAY entrance to Johnny's Little Bar, over a crooked support beam that's not, technically, supporting anything at all, a small, dingy brass plaque reads: in 1897 nothing happened here. It may have taken 117 years, but like it or not, Johnny's beer-back clientele is now smack-dab in the middle of Cleveland's remarkable Rust Belt renaissance.
Oct 01, 2014

RT @James_O_Hewitt: Most important tweet today RT @bomble Browns QBs Brian Hoyer and Johnny Manziel represent old vs. new Cleveland -ESPN bmbl.us/1CGiBDE

Oct 01, 2014

Browns QBs Brian Hoyer and Johnny Manziel represent old vs. new Cleveland - ESPN bmbl.us/1CGiBDE

What J.J. Watt loved about buying his mom a car for her birthday

espn.go.com — Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt didn't want to reveal what he was planning for his mother after he signed his six-year, $100 million extension. Connie Watt got one surprise today on her birthday. I've wanted to be able to do this my whole life. For all you've worked & sacrificed, you deserve it.
Oct 01, 2014

RT @SportsCenter: J.J. Watt fulfilled a dream when he got a big signing bonus. He bought a car for his mom, with a red bow on it. » es.pn/1pGeUF7

Oct 01, 2014

What J.J. Watt loved about buying his mom a car for her birthday: Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Wa... es.pn/YO3adz #Texans

Is one trip to the free-throw line enough?

espn.go.com — Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE/Getty Images The action stalls out when it's free-throw time. Would the NBA be better off granting just one shot? I went looking for a photo of a free throw to accompany this story. Finding an appropriate image is tougher than you'd think.
Oct 01, 2014

RT @kevinarnovitz: D-League considered making all trips to FT line only one shot & has big hire ahead - es.pn/1vuIWQJ #HoopIdea

Oct 01, 2014

RT @kevinarnovitz: The D-League considered making all trips to the FT line only 1 shot. D-League also has a big hire ahead | es.pn/1vuIWQJ #HoopIdea

Anthony Wunder, the Ohio State student who ran on turf, loses scholarship

espn.go.com — ESPN.com news services COLUMBUS, Ohio -- A student who ran onto the field during an Ohio State football game and was body-slammed by a coach is losing his scholarship amid his court case. Defense attorney Mark Collins says officials Tuesday started removing 21-year-old Anthony Wunder from the Evans Scholars program, which covers tuition and housing for former golf caddies.
Oct 01, 2014

RT @ESPNCFB: UPDATE: Ohio St. student who stormed the field lost his scholarship » es.pn/1rM85r2 Did he deserve it? pic.twitter.com/CamdYld1QU

Oct 01, 2014

RT @pstiegman: Tackled for a loss: Fan loses OSU scholarship es.pn/ZrJ1Lt via @espncfb

Melvin Gordon jumps in Mel Kiper's latest 2015 Big Board

espn.go.com — Wisconsin's Melvin Gordon among the new faces in Mel's prospect rankings By Mel Kiper Jr. | ESPN Insider Jeff Hanisch/USA TODAY Sports It's not true to say that running backs have a diminished role in today's NFL. What they have is diminished individual value because NFL teams know they need a couple of good ones.

Michigan State Spartans

espn.go.com — Loss of five key contributors raises questions for Spartans' 2014-15 campaign Robert Deutsch/USA TODAY Sports Michigan State will be counting on steady production from senior forward Branden Dawson. 2013-14: 29-9 (12-6) In-conference offense: 1.11 points per possession (fourth) In-conference defense: 1.02 points allowed per possession (third) What does a Michigan State down year look like?
Oct 01, 2014

RT @BFQuinn: Michigan tabbed for 3rd-place finish RT @kylebaustin: ESPN picks Michigan State hoops fifth in the Big Ten bit.ly/YTQnGj

Top stats to know: Royals win an epic one

espn.go.com — Sal Perez went from potential goat to baseball hero in the span of a couple of at-bats. Welcome to the baseball postseason. Welcome to a postseason that begins with one of the sport's all-time epic games, which ended on Salvador Perez's 12th-inning walk-off hit for the Kansas City Royals, just past the glove of the top-fielding third baseman in baseball this season, Josh Donaldson of the Oakland Athletics (who led major-league third basemen with 20 Defensive Runs Saved.
Oct 01, 2014

If you enjoyed the @Royals Athletics game last night, I think you'll like this stat-based recap we put together es.pn/1rt527Z

Oct 01, 2014

Great stuff MT @ESPNStatsInfo: heck of a welcome back to postseason for @Royals.We run through amazing stats from win es.pn/1rt527Z

Don't expect a Alex Smith-Jim Harbaugh hug Sunday

espn.go.com — KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Don't expect Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith and San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh to exchange pleasantries before the teams meet on Sunday in San Francisco. "We definitely have that kind of relationship," Harbaugh said.

The bad get worse in the Bottom 10

espn.go.com — The Bottom 10 inspirational thought of the week: I'm joking, homeboy moving fast. And I'm hoping, praying that I don't crash. All I know is I'm not slowing. Gotta just keep on rolling. Gotta keep at it. Gotta stay focused. -- Wale, "Focused" College football fans love the game almost as much as Wale loves to swear in his songs.
Oct 01, 2014

RT @jack_mccluskey: The bad get worse in the Bottom 10. Where does UMass fall? Read Ryan McGee's latest to find out es.pn/1qSMpnS via @espncfb

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