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LeBron James, Kevin Love debut in Cleveland Cavaliers intrasquad scrimmage

espn.go.com — CLEVELAND -- "The King" has officially returned. For the first time in more than four years, LeBron James stepped onto the court at Quicken Loans Arena as a member of the hometown Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday.
Oct 01, 2014

RT @mcten: New story: All the sights and scenes from CLE as nearly 17,000 people packed LeBron's homecoming scrimmage es.pn/YU7mZ0

Oct 01, 2014

RT @mcten: New story: All the sights and scenes from CLE as nearly 17,000 people packed LeBron's homecoming scrimmage es.pn/YU7mZ0

Oct 01, 2014

RT @mcten: New story: All the sights and scenes from CLE as nearly 17,000 people packed LeBron's homecoming scrimmage es.pn/YU7mZ0

NFL, DirecTV extend deal for 8 years

espn.go.com — The NFL and DirecTV announced Wednesday it had extended its relationship. Terms weren't disclosed, but a source with knowledge of the deal said the deal is for eight years and the rights fee was worth an average of $1.5 billion a year, up 50 percent from the $1 billion a year average DirecTV will pay through this season.

Carmelo Anthony of New York Knicks says he's the most underrated star player

espn.go.com — By Ian Begley | ESPNNewYork.com WEST POINT, N.Y. -- New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony believes he's the "most underrated" star player in the NBA. [+] Enlarge "I think I'm the most underrated superstar that's out there (laughs) but that doesn't matter to me," Anthony told ESPN's Chris Broussard.
Oct 01, 2014

Carmello "Im the most underrated superstar thats out there" is the most Carmello thing he could say. espn.go.com/new-york/nba/s…

Oct 01, 2014

Hold up, my milk just came out of my nose.“@ESPNNBA: Melo says he's "the most underrated superstar" in the NBA. es.pn/1tiGI4j

Oct 01, 2014

Very candid Melo here: RT @ESPNNBA: Carmelo Anthony says he's "the most underrated superstar" in the NBA. es.pn/1tiGI4j

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.
Oct 01, 2014

Pregame shoulder hit? RT @adamteicher: Jim Harbaugh said not to expect a pregame hug with former Alex Smith on Sunday es.pn/ZswgjN

Oct 01, 2014

RT @adamteicher: #49ers Jim Harbaugh said not to expect a pregame hug with former QB Alex Smith: es.pn/ZswgjN

Oct 01, 2014

49ers coach Jim Harbaugh said not to expect a pregame hug with former QB Alex Smith on Sunday: es.pn/ZswgjN

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

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Tickets prices for Kansas City Royals ALDS games soaring

espn.go.com — Postseason fever, for the first time in nearly three decades, is getting expensive. But Kansas City Royals fans are apparently willing to pay what it takes to get into the building.
Oct 01, 2014

RT @darrenrovell After 29-year wait, Royals games become most expensive playoff ticket es.pn/1v8M58w

Oct 01, 2014

RT @darrenrovell: After 29-year wait, Royals games become most expensive playoff ticket es.pn/1v8M58w

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

The first thing I thought when I saw the Ohio State coach slam that kid who rushed the field? "He's getting sued." espn.go.com/college-footba…

Oct 01, 2014

RT @SportsCenter: Remember that Ohio State fan who was body-slammed after running on the field? He's losing his scholarship. es.pn/1mShtZG

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

Crawford slams PNC Park into silence

espn.go.com — Through three innings, Edinson Volquez and Madison Bumgarner were dealing, with Curt Schilling praising both pitchers on Twitter. Volquez had thrown 38 pitches, 27 for strikes, although the Giants had helped him by swinging at a few pitches outside the strike zone. The top of the fourth began innocently enough.

High school football player dies after suffering head injury; third recent death

espn.go.com — ESPN.com news services ELWOOD, N.Y. -- A high school football player has died after he collided with an opponent and collapsed during a game on Long Island, becoming the third high school football player to die since Sunday.

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

Michael Phelps' breath test was .14

espn.go.com — ESPN.com news services BALTIMORE -- Police documents indicate that Olympic swimming great Michael Phelps registered .14 percent on a breathalyzer test after he was stopped on a speeding violation. The legal limit for intoxication in Maryland is .08. The statement of probable cause by the Maryland Transportation Authority police also says Phelps' eyes were red, bloodshot, and "his speech was mush mouth."
Oct 01, 2014

Phelps Breathalyzer = .14, seemed 'disoriented,' according to charging documents. es.pn/1oAWQwK

Oct 01, 2014

Michael Phelps' breath test was .14, charging documents say - ESPN ow.ly/CaVsT

Miguel Cabrera of Detroit Tigers doesn't sign paperwork for playoff bonus

espn.go.com — ESPN.com news services Miguel Cabrera is putting his money where his mouth is. The Detroit Tigers first baseman opted against signing the paperwork necessary to make him eligible for his playoff bonus, USA Today Sports reported. [+] Enlarge According to the newspaper, Cabrera was sitting at his locker Wednesday when teammate Max Scherzer came around collecting signatures from the team.

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.

Willis Reed: Phil Jackson is right man for New York Knicks - ESPN New York

espn.go.com — WEST POINT, N.Y. -- Knicks legend Willis Reed thinks new president Phil Jackson is the right man to lead New York to a title. "The one thing I believe is that if anybody can change the fate of the New York Knicks, I think Phil will do it," Reed said Wednesday from Knicks training camp.
Oct 01, 2014

RT @IanBegley: NYK great Willis Reed says Phil Jackson is the right man to "change the fate" of the #Knicks. Details here: es.pn/1qXF8Dc

Jacksonville Jaguars say suspended Justin Blackmon is in treatment and doing well

espn.go.com — Associated Press JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Suspended Jacksonville Jaguars receiver Justin Blackmon has checked into a voluntary treatment program and seems to be doing well. Coach Gus Bradley told The Associated Press on Wednesday that the former Oklahoma State star and 2012 first-round NFL draft pick "is doing very well and he's learning a lot."
Oct 01, 2014

RT @mark_cooperjr: Former #OKState star, suspended Jags WR Justin Blackmon in treatment facility es.pn/1oBuaUo via @espnnfl