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Martin Brodeur retires, to join St. Louis Blues front office

espn.go.com — By Pierre LeBrun | ESPN.com The NHL's all-time winningest netminder, Martin Brodeur, has decided to retire and will join the St. Louis Blues' front office, a source confirmed to ESPN.com on Tuesday. [+] Enlarge Brodeur played for the Blues this season after an injury to Brian Elliott spurred the Blues to sign the veteran goalie, who was an unrestricted free agent.
Jan 27, 2015

RT @SportsCenter: THIS JUST IN: NHL's all-time winningest goalie Martin Brodeur to retire and join St. Louis Blues front office. » es.pn/1zUCXuH

Jan 27, 2015

A slow clap for Martin Brodeur, one of my few remaining childhood sports heroes still playing: es.pn/1uZf8k9

Jan 27, 2015

RT @SportsCenter: THIS JUST IN: NHL's all-time winningest goalie Martin Brodeur to retire and join St. Louis Blues front office. » es.pn/1zUCXuH

Doug Gottlieb: The Ten will live in Cowboys hearts forever

sports.espn.go.com — It's Jan. 27, 2010, and Ron Franklin is calling the Texas A&M-Oklahoma State game on ESPN2. Franklin's voice is as steady and strong today as it was more than 40 years ago when his broadcasting career began. But when he begins to talk about the 2001 Oklahoma State plane crash that killed 10 members of the OSU family, his voice goes soft.

The All-Unemployed Team

espn.go.com — If you're a free-agent baseball player, there's only one thing on earth that's scarier than being teamless on New Year's Day. And that's still being teamless on Super Bowl Sunday. Well, Super Bowl Sunday is approaching. And the baseball unemployment lines are still way too long.

How ignoring the media made Seahawks' Marshawn Lynch NFL's most popular running back

espn.go.com — Commentary Ignoring the media has made Lynch the NFL's most popular running back By Mina Kimes | ESPN the Magazine Perry Knotts/AP Images Brushing off reporters makes Lynch "a little cooler, a little more alluring," says one ad executive. This story appears in ESPN The Magazine's Feb. 16 Gambling Issue.
Jan 27, 2015

RT @JamilSmith: Marshawn Lynch is responding to every Media Day question, "I'm here so I won't get fined." @minakimes on his genius: es.pn/1CJX9ze

Jan 27, 2015

Marshawn Lynch is responding to every Media Day question, "I'm here so I won't get fined." @minakimes on his genius: es.pn/1CJX9ze

Jan 27, 2015

RT @reihan: "The NFL's treatment of Lynch has turned him into a sort of football Obi-Wan Kenobi." -- @minakimes: espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id…

Jan 27, 2015

RT @minakimes: wrote about Marshawn Lynch, who chose the perfect moment to become the antihero of the NFL es.pn/1CJX9ze

Jan 27, 2015

wrote about Marshawn Lynch, who chose the perfect moment to become the antihero of the NFL es.pn/1CJX9ze

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Marshawn Lynch of Seattle Seahawks uses same answer in repetition at Super Bowl media day -- 'I'm here so I won't get fined'

espn.go.com — By Jeff Legwold | ESPN.com PHOENIX -- Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll celebrates his players' "uniqueness," and running back Marshawn Lynch certainly stood apart from his teammates Tuesday, even as he faced a $500,000 fine from the NFL. During the annual Super Bowl media day, Lynch answered every question with some variation of "I'm here so I won't get fined."
Jan 27, 2015

At what point does the media's/NFL's harassment of Marshawn Lynch become bullying? es.pn/1uZBxxN

Here's J.J. Watt jumping over Jimmy Kimmel while wearing a suit

Jan 27, 2015

RT @SportsCenter: J.J. Watt did a box jump over Jimmy Kimmel and Guillermo on @JimmyKimmelLive last night. Wearing a suit. VIDEO: es.pn/1Cw8h2l

Jan 27, 2015

THISTHISTHIS MT @SportsCenter: @JJWatt did a box jump over Jimmy Kimmel and Guillermo last night. Wearing a suit. es.pn/1Cw8h2l

Robert Kraft of New England Patriots calls Seattle Seahawks' Richard Sherman a 'smart marketing whiz'

espn.go.com — PHOENIX -- New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft isn't about to start a war of words with Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman, who said Sunday that the Patriots wouldn't be disciplined by the NFL for underinflated footballs because of Kraft's close relationship with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell.
Jan 27, 2015

RT @minakimes: Kraft's response to Sherman--my party was for an NFL sponsor, the NFL pays you--says a lot about how owners think. es.pn/15L0D7c

Jan 27, 2015

Kraft's response to Sherman--my party was for an NFL sponsor, the NFL pays you--says a lot about how owners think. es.pn/15L0D7c

NBA - LeBron needs the occasional break - ESPN

espn.go.com — Commentary James must manage his minutes even if that means sitting out occasionally CLEVELAND -- The difference between a banged up LeBron James and a fresh and rested James has been profound for the Cleveland Cavaliers this season. That's not in question.
Jan 27, 2015

RT @WindhorstESPN: The time for LeBron & Cavs to get serious about rest is now, especially after what's happened to Kobe: http://t.co/24iiR…

Jan 27, 2015

RT @WindhorstESPN: The time for LeBron & Cavs to get serious about rest is now, especially after what's happened to Kobe: http://t.co/24iiR…

Jan 27, 2015

The time for LeBron & Cavs to get serious about rest is now, especially after what's happened to Kobe: espn.go.com/nba/story/_/id…

Watch the Bulls try to identify kids' art tributes

espn.go.com — During Kid's Day at the United Center on Sunday, the Chicago Bulls unveiled a fun promo called "Kid Picasso," where elementary students are commissioned to draw pictures of the team. The players then try to guess the portrait's subject. The results are ... abstract, as Joakim Noah points out.
Jan 27, 2015

Watch Bulls try to identify kids' art tributes es.pn/15KowM0 these are hilarious

Jan 27, 2015

Little kids drew their favorite Bulls. The results were... abstract. es.pn/1yLEjWP pic.twitter.com/ljKaZ0BBGs

NFL looking at New England Patriots locker room attendant in 'Deflategate' investigation

espn.go.com — ESPN.com news services The NFL has zeroed in on a New England Patriots locker room attendant who allegedly took the AFC Championship Game balls from the officials' locker room to another area on the way to field, Fox Sports reported, citing sources. According to Fox Sports, the league has interviewed him and has video.
Jan 27, 2015

RT @TheImbiber: The NFL is as determined to get to the bottom of this "mystery" as OJ was to find his wife's "real" killer #Patscheat es.pn/1uTqPZr

Jan 27, 2015

You didn't think Brady actually did the dirty work, did you? Pats "patsy" discovered: espn.go.com/new-york/nfl/s…

Jan 26, 2015

RT @powellnyt: Like Indicting Guy who makes Pizza deliveries to John Gotti. NFL looking at Patriots attendant m.espn.go.com/general/story?… via @ESPNBoston

Jan 26, 2015

RT @powellnyt: Like Indicting Guy who makes Pizza deliveries to John Gotti. NFL looking at Patriots attendant m.espn.go.com/general/story?… via @ESPNBoston

Jan 26, 2015

THEY'RE NOW REFERRING TO A PATRIOTS ATTENDANT IN THE DEFLATEGATE BURLESQUE AS A "PERSON OF INTEREST" m.espn.go.com/nfl/story?stor…

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Langston Galloway, New York Knicks agree to new contract

espn.go.com — By Ian Begley | ESPNNewYork.com NEW YORK -- The New York Knicks have agreed to a contract for point guard Langston Galloway for the remainder of this season and the 2015-16 season, league sources told ESPNNewYork.com. Galloway's second 10-day contract was set to expire on Tuesday.
Jan 27, 2015

Good job, Knicks espn.go.com/new-york/nba/s… Still finding NBA-level talent at the end of the bench. Trend for years now.

Jan 27, 2015

Nice RT @IanBegley: #Knicks agree to new deal with G Langston Galloway, per league sources. More here: espn.go.com/new-york/nba/s…

How The LPGA Is Thriving Under Commissioner Mike Whan's Direction

espn.go.com — When marketing executive Mike Whan was hired as the LPGA's eighth commissioner in the fall of 2009, the women's tour was reeling from the effects of a sour economy and the controversial tenure of his predecessor, Carolyn Bivens, who resigned that July under pressure from dissatisfied players and tournament sponsors.

Lance Armstrong said he'd again use PEDs if faced with same circumstances

espn.go.com — ESPN.com news services Lance Armstrong, who was stripped of his seven Tour de France victories and banned for life from professional cycling in 2012, said in an interview that he'd again use performance enhancing drugs if faced with the same circumstances. "If I was racing in 2015?
Jan 27, 2015

Interesting to see how Armstrong is now spinning his PED use es.pn/1uXHB9V

Virginia's Pursuit Of Perfection

espn.go.com — ESPN Video: College Basketball Live Extra: Andy Katz and Seth Greenberg explain how Virginia's approach to each game has helped keep its perfect season intact.

Golden State Warriors to wear special Chinese New Year uniforms

espn.go.com — By Darren Rovell | ESPN.com In a uniform that is sure to draw some eyeballs, the Golden State Warriors announced on Monday that the team would wear a special Chinese New Year uniform. On the uniform's front, Warriors is spelled out in Mandarin with the sleeve featuring a goat, the animal the Chinese attribute to this upcoming year.

Marshawn Lynch's rushing drives Seattle Seahawks' offense

espn.go.com — Kirby Lee/USA Today Marshawn Lynch's average yards after contact is higher in the postseason than in the regular season. Marshawn Lynch rushed for 157 yards and totaled 183 yards from scrimmage in the NFC Championship Game against the Green Bay Packers to lead the Seattle Seahawks to the Super Bowl.
Jan 27, 2015

RT @ESPNStatsInfo: Marshawn Lynch’s physical style is more productive in the postseason for @Seahawks. Details: es.pn/1EovMwg

Jan 27, 2015

RT @ESPNStatsInfo: Marshawn Lynch’s physical style is more productive in the postseason for @Seahawks. Details: es.pn/1EovMwg

Tiger delighted with his driver play

espn.go.com — Commentary SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- The dawn-patrol, dew-sweeping practice rounds are not as prevalent as they once were, but there was Tiger Woods early Tuesday morning at TPC Scottsdale, floodlights on the driving range, itching to get on the course before the sun rose.
Jan 27, 2015

Tiger went back in time, playing an early-morning practice round and talking how driving it like he used to. espn.go.com/golf/story/_/i…

B.S. Report - ESPN

espn.go.com — Bill calls his buddy JackO for his take on Deflategate, and then Grantland's Zach Lowe joins the show to discuss his NBA All-Star picks.
Jan 27, 2015

Podcast w/ @BillSimmons: on All-Star picks, some Bulls stuff, why home teams are winning less often than ever, more: espn.go.com/espnradio/gran…

For Josh Gordon, goals never met actions in Cleveland

espn.go.com — CLEVELAND -- On the last week of the season, Browns players were getting ready for Christmas as reporters roamed the locker room. Small-chatting with Josh Gordon by his locker sparked an answer that's curious now, given the recent news of his impending one-year suspension for violating his third NFL-mandated drug or alcohol test.
Jan 27, 2015

Josh Gordon had a recent goal to play a full 16-game season. And then he was gone... es.pn/15KLRNH