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Is Kobe Bryant the reason for the Los Angeles Lakers' downfall?

espn.go.com — IF ONE COMMON denominator has persisted throughout Bryant's tenure with the Lakers, it is this: The blame lands elsewhere, and usually with teammates. O'Neal -- at times a mentor to Bryant, at other times freestyle-rapping to a packed club in Manhattan, "Yo, Kobe, tell me how my ass taste" -- is one in a long line of Bryant's teammates who've struggled to stick to a single script in describing the singular man.
Oct 20, 2014

Heck of a story by @TrueHoop: How Kobe Bryant has destroyed, and is destroying, the Los Angeles Lakers. Read it: es.pn/10euqTY

Oct 20, 2014

RT @mattmoneysmith: Interesting piece that will fire up the Protect Kobe at All Costs Patrol...oh yeah, does it sound familiar? espn.go.com/espn/feature/s…

Oct 20, 2014

RT @ESPNMag: "He wants to win, but only as long as he's the reason we're winning": How Kobe is destroying the Lakers from within. cards.twitter.com/cards/38vsm3/6…

San Francisco radio stations ban Lorde's 'Royals' during World Series

espn.go.com — Commentary It's no secret Lorde's biggest hit and the Kansas City baseball team share a name. The New Zealand artist based "Royals" off a photograph of Hall of Famer George Brett, and in March Brett sent the Grammy winner a jersey. Well San Francisco is not going to stand for it.
Oct 20, 2014

RT @SportsCenter: "We'll never be Royals." San Francisco radio stations ban Lorde's song "Royals" until the end of the World Series. » es.pn/1r0DtOq

Oct 20, 2014

RT @SportsCenter: "We'll never be Royals." San Francisco radio stations ban Lorde's song "Royals" until the end of the World Series. » es.pn/1r0DtOq

Oct 20, 2014

RT @SportsCenter: "We'll never be Royals." San Francisco radio stations ban Lorde's song "Royals" until the end of the World Series. » es.pn/1r0DtOq

Oct 20, 2014

RT @SportsCenter: "We'll never be Royals." San Francisco radio stations ban Lorde's song "Royals" until the end of the World Series. » es.pn/1r0DtOq

Oct 20, 2014

RT @SportsCenter: "We'll never be Royals." San Francisco radio stations ban Lorde's song "Royals" until the end of the World Series. » es.pn/1r0DtOq

Darnell Dockett has a smiley message for Raiders’ fans

espn.go.com — OAKLAND, Calif. -- If there's one thing Darnell Dockett knows how to do well -- even when injured -- it's trash talk. It doesn't matter if it's on Twitter or in the Black Hole in Oakland, Dockett comes with his best stuff.
Oct 20, 2014

RT @ESPNNFL: Darnell Dockett had a message for Raiders fans IN OAKLAND yesterday » es.pn/1pseXFI pic.twitter.com/iYScT2VSb4

Oct 20, 2014

RT @espn: Yesterday, Raiders fans witnessed the wrath of Darnell Dockett's notorious trash talking: es.pn/1zhTB7u pic.twitter.com/vtCwBGwgXO

Oct 20, 2014

RT @espn: Yesterday, Raiders fans witnessed the wrath of Darnell Dockett's notorious trash talking: es.pn/1zhTB7u pic.twitter.com/vtCwBGwgXO

Oct 20, 2014

RT @espn: Yesterday, Raiders fans witnessed the wrath of Darnell Dockett's notorious trash talking: es.pn/1zhTB7u pic.twitter.com/vtCwBGwgXO

Slava Voynov of Los Angeles Kings suspended indefinitely

espn.go.com — Slava Voynov was arrested Monday morning on domestic violence charges and has been suspended indefinitely from the Los Angeles Kings pending a formal investigation by the NHL.
Oct 20, 2014

A player facing abuse charges is suspended immediately. No execs cover it up. No “I Like Slava Voynov” column. Huh. espn.go.com/los-angeles/nh…

Bob McKillop in the right place

espn.go.com — BROOKLYN, N.Y. -- The coach, young enough to be considered on the rise yet seasoned enough to turn heads at bigger schools, was at the intersection most successful coaches find themselves standing at during their career. To stay or go?
Oct 20, 2014

"You realize that home is where you raised your family, not where you were raised." es.pn/1DsvpxO

Oct 20, 2014

Good life advice and career advice RT @ESPNDanaOneil After 26 years at Davidson, Bob McKillop understands success m.espn.go.com/ncb/story?stor…

NCAA, NFL file for injunction to prevent New Jersey sports betting

espn.go.com — By David Purdum | ESPN.com The NCAA, NFL and other major professional sports leagues will file for immediate injunctive relief Tuesday to prevent New Jersey from offering sports betting this weekend, according to State Sen. Raymond Lesniak. Monmouth Park, one New Jersey's oldest thoroughbred tracks, is planning to offer sports betting next Sunday, unless a court order stops it.
Oct 20, 2014

Breaking: NCAA, NFL, NBA et al to file for injunction to stop New Jersey sports betting. espn.go.com/espn/chalk/sto…

LeBron James of Cleveland Cavaliers says Chicago Bulls are better

espn.go.com — COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Less than two weeks before their first regular season meeting, LeBron James believes the Chicago Bulls are better than his Cleveland Cavaliers. The two teams play Monday night in a preseason game at Ohio State University.
Oct 20, 2014

LeBron James says Chicago Bulls are better than Cleveland Cavaliers es.pn/1r1ZjRN

Oct 20, 2014

LeBron explains why Bulls are better than Cavs right now (teams play tonight) & why his team needs some adversity: espn.go.com/nba/story/_/id…

Denver Broncos' game of keep-away with Peyton Manning was planned ahead of record-setting TD pass

espn.go.com — By Jeff Legwold | ESPN.com ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- Seems fitting that a quarterback who plans to plan would celebrate a coveted record with one as well. Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos' wide receivers had toyed with the idea of a game of keep-away with the ball should Manning set the NFL record for career touchdown passes Sunday night.
Oct 20, 2014

RT @DHBerman: Good grief. Peyton Manning choreographed what looked to be an authentic fun moment among teammates. espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id…

Oct 20, 2014

Good grief. Peyton Manning choreographed what looked to be an authentic fun moment among teammates. espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id…

A-Rod's Football Tour Across America

espn.go.com — Out of hiding, Alex Rodriguez is currently participating in what apears to be a tour across America's football landscape. [+] Enlarge Earlier this fall, A-Rod had been spotted, attending a Notre Dame game, a Miami game, and Alabama-Arkansas.

Peyton Manning Makes History

espn.go.com — ESPN Video: Peyton Manning passed Brett Favre on the NFL's all-time touchdown list. Here's every player who caught a TD pass from him.
Oct 20, 2014

RT @SportsCenter: Peyton Manning threw his record-breaking 510 TD to 45 different players. Here's all of them in under a minute. VIDEO: es.pn/1t45mJT

Oct 20, 2014

Every player to catch a touchdown pass from Peyton Manning: es.pn/1wewIgA

Oct 19, 2014

RT @ESPNNFL: Peyton Manning has thrown 510 touchdowns to 45 different players. Here's a list of ALL of them in under a minute » es.pn/1tDPiRe

Oct 19, 2014

RT @SportsCenter: Peyton Manning has thrown 510 TD passes to 45 different players. Here's a list of ALL OF THEM. (via @ESPNNFL) VIDEO: es.pn/1wewIgA

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How Peyton Manning is different

espn.go.com — Working with and coaching Peyton Manning, the NFL's new record holder for most career touchdown passes, is an interesting experience. Manning may know everything you know. And, he may know more than that, too. If you have too much of an ego, it might be an issue because Manning will remember everything he's seen and everything you've done.
Oct 20, 2014

RT @Jeff_Legwold: Great perspective from @johnelway on Peyton Manning, plus links to plenty of Manning content from record night: es.pn/1omrAXN

Oct 20, 2014

Great perspective from @johnelway on Peyton Manning, plus links to plenty of Manning content from record night: es.pn/1omrAXN

IOC wants Shamil Tarpischev to explain comments

espn.go.com — Associated Press LAUSANNE, Switzerland -- The International Olympic Committee is asking Russian member Shamil Tarpischev for a "full explanation" of his comments about Venus and Serena Williams that led to him being fined and suspended by the women's tennis tour.

Baltimore Ravens

espn.go.com — The Baltimore Ravens took over first place in the AFC North on Sunday, when they beat the Atlanta Falcons and the reeling Cincinnati Bengals were shut out bye the Indianapolis Colts. Does it mean anything that for the Ravens to be in the top spot seven weeks into the season?

Joseph Randle of Dallas Cowboys partners with MeUndies after shoplifting arrest

espn.go.com — By Adam Schefter | ESPN.com In the span of less than a week, Dallas Cowboys running back Joseph Randle has gone from stealing underwear to becoming a spokesman for it. MeUndies -- a Los Angeles based lifestyle brand that is transforming how people perceive and purchase their underwear -- is now partnering with Randle, according to MeUndies head of marketing and business development, Dan King.
Oct 19, 2014

Reminder that Joseph Randle now has an underwear endorsement deal after his shoplifting arrest espn.go.com/dallas/nfl/sto…

Oct 19, 2014

Crime does pay for Cowboys' underwears thief Joseph Randle who signed endorsement deal w MeUndies. m.espn.go.com/general/story?…

Oct 19, 2014

RT @jemelehill: The Cowboys RB who tried to steal underwear will now be an underwear spokesperson #Merica es.pn/1CGvtb5

Oct 19, 2014

The Cowboys RB who tried to steal underwear will now be an underwear spokesperson #Merica es.pn/1CGvtb5

Oct 19, 2014

Changing the way consumers "perceive underwear" - lol RB Randle to pitch underwear after arrest es.pn/1rRQusQ

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Eliminator -- College football's Week 8 victims and survivors

espn.go.com — And then there were four. With the first week of the second half of the college football season in the books, there are only four undefeated teams left: Florida State, Marshall, Mississippi State and Ole Miss. Marshall, because of its soft schedule, probably won't be a factor in the inaugural College Football Playoff.

Trail Blazers still shooting high

espn.go.com — Sam Forencich/NBAE/Getty Images"The Shot" still rings out in Portland. But do the Trail Blazers have an encore performance in them? In Portland, the afterglow of Damian Lillard's buzzer-beater to defeat the Houston Rockets hasn't ended.

Mets, Yanks rekindle spring-training games

espn.go.com — NEW YORK -- The Mets and Yankees will meet twice during spring training. The Yankees are due to visit Port St. Lucie on March 22. The Mets will play in Tampa on March 25. After 16 years without playing in spring training, the New York teams met in spring training on April 3-4, 2012.

New Texas Rangers manager Jeff Banister is a fighter

espn.go.com — AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez After battling health issues for many years, Jeff Banister knows what really matters in life. New Texas Rangers manager Jeff Banister has the proper prospective on life. A two-game losing streak won't get him down too much.
Oct 20, 2014

Watkins: New manager Jeff Banister is a fighter: New Texas Rangers manager Jeff Banister has the proper prospe... es.pn/1t4Ak4B

GM -- Percy Harvin deal a 'potential coup' for New York Jets

espn.go.com — FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- The New York Jets introduced wide receiver Percy Harvin on Monday, calling him a dynamic player that could galvanize their moribund offense. With the Percy Harvin trade, Jets GM John Idzik placates his forlorn coach and an angry fan base.