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Adam Podlesh's family becomes whole again after trying ordeal

espn.go.com — JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Adam Podlesh wanted to cry, he wanted to shout and he wanted to do something, but he knew none of that would help. So he paced as doctors and nurses worked to save the life of his wife, Miranda.
Oct 29, 2014

RT @taniaganguli: My story: former #Bears #Jaguars & #Steelers punter Adam Podlesh's family is whole after a life-threatening ordeal. http:…

Oct 29, 2014

RT @taniaganguli: My story: former #Bears #Jaguars & #Steelers punter Adam Podlesh's family is whole after a life-threatening ordeal. http:…

Oct 29, 2014

Moving story about punter Adam Podlesh and his family by @taniaganguli. Hope he gets a chance to get back to the NFL. espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id…

Oct 29, 2014

RT @taniaganguli: My story: former #Bears #Jaguars & #Steelers punter Adam Podlesh's family is whole after a life-threatening ordeal. http:…

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Ravens players thrive on being hated in Pittsburgh

espn.go.com — OWINGS MILLS, Md. -- The Baltimore Ravens know the routine when they play in Pittsburgh, from Steelers fans throwing stuff at the team bus to the awkward dinners the night before the game. "Folks [are] just looking at us like, 'Man, I hope you just bomb it tomorrow,'" wide receiver Torrey Smith said.

Pau: 'Possible' Marc Gasol lands in N.Y.

espn.go.com — Pau Gasol turned the Knicks down in free agency this summer. But he told reporters on Wednesday that it's "possible" his brother could end up in the Big Apple. Marc Gasol, Pau's younger brother, is expected to test free agency this summer.
Oct 30, 2014

RT @IanBegley: Pau Gasol says it's "possible" that his brother Marc signs with the #Knicks this summer. Details here: m.espn.go.com/general/blogs/…

Oct 30, 2014

All year long. RT @IanBegley: Pau Gasol says it's "possible" that his brother Marc signs with #Knicks this summer: bit.ly/1ziJhv6

Madison Bumgarner saves the Giants

espn.go.com — KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The bullpen gate opened in the bottom of the fifth inning, and here he came. It was Madison K. Bumgarner, on his way to the office, to a lonely pitcher's mound in someone else's stadium. To a place where he could do those amazing things that he does.
Oct 30, 2014

Stark: Madison Bumgarner saves the Giants es.pn/1tjNIlO via @bbtn how did #bumgarner not get the win?

Oct 30, 2014

RT @jaysonst: My column: What Madison Bumgarner did in GM 7 isn't just how legends are made It's how major motion pictures are made espn.go.com/mlb/playoffs/2…

Oct 30, 2014

RT @jaysonst: My column: What Madison Bumgarner did in GM 7 isn't just how legends are made It's how major motion pictures are made espn.go.com/mlb/playoffs/2…

Can former Alabama top recruit Devonta Pollard start over in Houston?

espn.go.com — THE WORST DAY of his life was Nov. 21, 2013. That morning, Devonta Pollard walked into a courthouse in Jackson, Mississippi. The 19-year-old, once a top basketball recruit who seemed destined for the NBA, had barely slept the night before.
Oct 30, 2014

RT @megreenwell: >@minakimes went deep on a basketball star who had to testify against his mom in a kidnapping trial to save himself. http:…

Oct 30, 2014

>@minakimes went deep on a basketball star who had to testify against his mom in a kidnapping trial to save himself. espn.go.com/espn/feature/s…

Oct 30, 2014

my new @ESPNMag feature on Devonta Pollard, a top-25 basketball recruit who was charged with conspiracy to kidnap: es.pn/1p6h4V7

J.J. Barea rejoins Dallas Mavericks on veteran's minimum deal

espn.go.com — By Tim MacMahon | ESPNDallas.com DALLAS -- J.J. Barea, a fan favorite from Dallas' 2011 championship team, has agreed to rejoin the Mavericks. After clearing waivers Wednesday afternoon, Barea will sign a veteran's-minimum deal with the Mavs, who intend to release second-year guard Gal Mekel to make room on the roster.
Oct 29, 2014

The genius who invented the term "Hella Screens" is coming back to Dallas: espn.go.com/dallas/nba/sto…

Oct 29, 2014

RT @espn_macmahon: J.J. Barea rejoining the Mavs on a vet-minimum deal and the release of Gal Mekel will be official soon. es.pn/1sGbbIB

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Georgia Bulldogs RB Todd Gurley given four-game suspension by NCAA

espn.go.com — ESPN.com news services Georgia running back Todd Gurley must continue to sit out two more games for accepting cash from multiple individuals for autographed memorabilia, the NCAA ruled Wednesday. The NCAA said in a statement that Gurley, who has already missed two games for the No. 9 Bulldogs, would be eligible to return Nov.
Oct 29, 2014

RT @JayBilas: NCAA suspends Gurley 4 games, 40 hours community service: es.pn/1thAKVH Community Service? Treating players like criminals.

Oct 29, 2014

RT @coopmavs: Seriously NCAA? Gurley will have to miss 4 games while Manziel misses a half and Winston none at all? es.pn/1u76AXr via @espncfb

Oct 29, 2014

NCAA suspends Georgia running back Gurley for two more games: espn.go.com/college-footba…

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Spirited Royals exit World Series

espn.go.com — KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The baseball fantasy camp that plops down once every three decades in Kansas City officially ended late Wednesday night, and it ended quietly -- with a Salvador Perez foul pop that settled into Pablo Sandoval's glove, Charlie Hayes-style, before the San Francisco third baseman toppled to his back in a combination of exhaustion and disbelief.

Sub defense stats spike for Patriots

espn.go.com — FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- When asked about the depth chart at cornerback, and deciding which players are active each week, New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick cited depth. "It's a deep group, it's a competitive group," Belichick said Wednesday. "At times there have been circumstances that have kind of declared it based on availability for a combination of reasons.
Oct 30, 2014

RT @MikeReiss: Updating defensive groupings for Patriots, as sub defense rises (63%) and figures to do so once again this week: es.pn/1DCk24E

Roman Harper goes from Saints' 'old girlfriend' to Panthers' fresh face

espn.go.com — CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Safety Roman Harper said his fast start with his new team, the Carolina Panthers, had "nothing to do with" trying to prove the New Orleans Saints wrong for letting him go. But Harper, 31, admitted that he's felt rejuvenated by being the "good-looking girl you see walking across the street" instead of the "old girlfriend."

Cincinnati Bengals

espn.go.com — So begins the Jacksonville Jaguars' gauntlet. One week after a two-touchdown defeat to their in-state rival Miami Dolphins, the Jaguars on Sunday begin a treacherous three-game stretch of their schedule against a trio of teams with winning records -- and that all look like prime postseason candidates.

Kemba Walker Stuns Milwaukee

espn.go.com — ESPN Video: Kemba Walker's dominant performance led the Hornets to a 108-106 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks in Charlotte's home opener.
Oct 30, 2014

RT @SportsCenter: ICYMI: Cardiac Kemba Walker came up clutch in the 4th qtr & OT to help lift Hornets over Bucks, 108-106. VIDEO: http://t…

Browns Winning With Brian Hoyer But Want To Evaluate Johnny Manziel Eventually

espn.go.com — ESPN Video: Jeremy Fowler and Pat McManamon discuss Browns coach Mike Pettine's comments that Johnny Manziel is frustrated as a backup because he's a competitor, what the Browns need from Brian Hoyer and Cleveland's outlook for Sunday's game against Tampa Bay.

2014 College Basketball Player Rankings 79-60

espn.go.com — With a new college basketball season just days away, ESPN.com is ranking the top 100 players in college basketball. So, welcome to #CBBrank. What exactly is CBBrank? It is the Twitter hashtag to use if you want to get involved in the discussion or just follow along.
Oct 30, 2014

Austin Nichols 71. Shaq Goodwin 64. RT @ESPNCBB: We continue countdown of the Top 100 players in college basketball. es.pn/1nT4FTi

Coaching changes this early in season are mistake -- NHL

espn.go.com — Midseason coaching change won't solve a team's problems By Rob Vollman | ESPN Insider Len Redkoles/Getty Images Last year's firing of Peter Laviolette was the earliest in the league since the 1971-72 season. Slow starts might be leading front offices in places like Carolina, Buffalo, and several cities throughout Canada to consider a coaching change -- but don't do it!
Oct 30, 2014

"Possession numbers, on the other hand, are rarely improved by a new bench boss." @robvollmanNHL (Insiders) es.pn/1xFkoWf

Joe Maddon expected to become Chicago Cubs' manager

espn.go.com — ESPN.com news services Joe Maddon is on the verge of becoming manager of the Chicago Cubs, according to a CBSSports.com report. However, three teams sources tell ESPN's Buster Olney that no deal is in place, but said a deal is expected.

Jesse Kantor - Mets Blog - ESPN New York

espn.go.com — Nick Wass/Associated Press All-Star Daniel Murphy is projected to earn $8.1 million in 2015. Pace Law School in White Plains won the sixth-annual Tulane National Baseball Arbitration Competition in 2013 in New Orleans. This week, Dan Masi (Pace '14) and Jesse Kantor (Pace '15) offer their salary projections for the Mets' arbitration-eligible players, including detailed analyses for Lucas Duda, Dillon Gee, Jenrry Mejia and Daniel Murphy.
Oct 30, 2014

espn.go.com/blog/new-york/… RT @MikeGianella: Is there one web page that has links to the whole series? It's a great resource.

Los Angeles Lakers vs. Phoenix Suns

scores.espn.go.com — PHOENIX -- Isaiah Thomas scored 23 points in his Phoenix debut, Marcus Morris matched his career high with five 3-pointers and the Suns dominated their season opener against the Los Angeles Lakers 119-99 on Wednesday night despite Kobe Bryant's 31 points.
Oct 30, 2014

"I told them we have to hang in there and stay together as a team" - Lakers coach has to say after only two games scores.espn.go.com/nba/recap?game…

Broncos believe there's more to come for Wes Welker

espn.go.com — ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- He has played in the two highest-scoring offenses in league history. He's had a 16-catch game in his career and he's had the more 100-catch seasons -- five -- than anyone who has caught passes in the league's history.
Oct 30, 2014

ICYMI bright and early, but #Broncos aren't worried about Wes Welker, who called himself "weak link'' on offense: espn.go.com/blog/denver-br…