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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

Understated headline of the year. That @minakimes, she can write. "Former top recruit Pollard starts over in Houston" espn.go.com/espn/feature/s…

Oct 30, 2014

RT @JamilSmith: Devonta Pollard's mom was his coach and best friend. Then he helped put her in prison. Brutal story by @minakimes: es.pn/1p6h4V7

Oct 30, 2014

Devonta Pollard's mom was his coach and best friend. Then he helped put her in prison. Brutal story by @minakimes: es.pn/1p6h4V7

Oct 30, 2014

RT @ramonashelburne: "Instead of letting his scars heal, he has consecrated them." --@minakimes on Devonta Pollard & his mother http://t.co…

Oct 30, 2014

RT @ramonashelburne: "Instead of letting his scars heal, he has consecrated them." --@minakimes on Devonta Pollard & his mother http://t.co…

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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

We continue with the top 100 countdown with numbers No. 79-60. Several breakout candidates in this group || es.pn/1tUepPg

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

What comes next for key Series people

insider.espn.go.com — Here's a look at what lies ahead for a lot of primary figures San Francisco Giants and Kansas City Royals people ... For Pablo Sandoval, there's free agency. Six months ago, it seemed like there was no chance Sandoval would work out a deal with the Giants, and it's still very possible he'll leave, given the gap between what he might ask for and what the Giants seem comfortable in paying.
Oct 30, 2014

RT @ESPNInsider: What’s next for Pablo Sandoval, Ned Yost, Alex Gordon? @Buster_ESPN discusses several key World Series players: es.pn/104dOxF

Oct 30, 2014

RT @Buster_ESPN: What lies ahead for Sandoval, Yost, Moore, Sabean, Cain, Panik, Bumgarner and others. es.pn/104dOxF News/notes/links.

Oct 30, 2014

What lies ahead for Sandoval, Yost, Moore, Sabean, Cain, Panik, Bumgarner and others. es.pn/104dOxF News/notes/links.

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 30, 2014

RT @kristieAP: Great read-have Kleenex handy- @taniaganguli: former NFL punter's family is whole after a life-threatening ordeal. es.pn/1thM702

Oct 30, 2014

Great read-have Kleenex handy- @taniaganguli: former NFL punter's family is whole after a life-threatening ordeal. es.pn/1thM702

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:…

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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

Best way to end a World Series? Reading @jaysonst unveil the wonder of Madison Bumgarner m.espn.go.com/mlb/story?stor…

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…

Last-Second $10,000 Shot Made

espn.go.com — ESPN Video: Bryan College student Angel Tamayo hits the four out of four shots he needed to make before time ran out.
Oct 30, 2014

@ucfsports what does UCF give? RT @espn: Student had 30 secs to hit layup, FT, 3-pt & half-court shot to win $10K. bit.ly/106FuSf

Oct 30, 2014

RT @espn: A student had 30 seconds to hit a layup, FT, 3-pointer & half-court shot to win $10,000. He did, and it was amazing. http://t.co/…

Dallas Cowboys remain hopeful as Tony Romo misses practice with back contusion

espn.go.com — IRVING, Texas -- Tony Romo did not take part in Thursday's walkthrough and will not practice, but Dallas Cowboys coach Jason Garrett remains hopeful the quarterback can play in Sunday's game against the Arizona Cardinals. "He's not ruled out for this game by any means," Garrett said. "He's getting himself mentally ready.

Prediction: Saints will beat Panthers

espn.go.com — It may be foolish to pick any road team on a Thursday night game - especially a team that's 0-4 on the road overall this year. But I'm picking the New Orleans Saints (3-4) to beat the Carolina Panthers (3-4-1) based on the matchup.

Hodges on vet committee's Hall ballot

espn.go.com — NEW YORK -- Former Mets manager Gil Hodges again appears on the veterans committee's Hall of Fame ballot and will have a chance at election. Here is the announcement from the Hall of Fame: Nine former major league players and one former executive comprise the 10-name Golden Era ballot to be reviewed and voted upon Dec.

Colin's Cartoons: Herm Edwards And 'You Play to Win the Game'

espn.go.com — ESPN Video: While coaching the New York Jets, Herm Edwards had one of the best news conference quotes of all time.
Oct 30, 2014

RT @espn: 12 years ago today. “YOU PLAY TO WIN THE GAME!” Herm Edwards at his best. WATCH: es.pn/1xFsBtt via @ESPNNFL

Oct 30, 2014

RT @ESPNNFL: 12 years ago today. "YOU PLAY TO WIN THE GAME!" Herm Edwards at his best. WATCH: es.pn/1xFsBtt

Spend Hal's Money: Brandon McCarthy

espn.go.com — Tim Heitman/USA TODAY Sports Brandon McCarthy was great as a Yankee. The rest of his career so far? Not as much. This New York Yankees offseason has no $189 million goal, nor does it appear a half-billion-dollar spending spree is in the offing, but owner Hal Steinbrenner and the team will likely make a few moves.

3-point shot: North Carolina keys

espn.go.com — North Carolina's Marcus Paige and Brice Johnson join Andy Katz to discuss the keys for UNC's upcoming season.
Oct 30, 2014

RT @ESPNAndyKatz: 3-point shot: North Carolina keys with Marcus Paige and Brice Johnson: es.pn/1sKfhzr

Oct 30, 2014

3-point shot: North Carolina keys with Marcus Paige and Brice Johnson: es.pn/1sKfhzr

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.

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

Alex Rodriguez eligible for New York Yankees as season-long suspension ends

espn.go.com — By Andrew Marchand | ESPNNewYork.com NEW YORK -- Alex Rodriguez's one-year suspension officially ended Wednesday when San Francisco Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval caught the final out of the 2014 World Series, meaning Rodriguez is off baseball's restricted list and back on the Yankees' 40-man roster.

22 Awesome Halloween Photos Of Famous Athletes As Kids

espn.go.com — Age: 32; First female auto driver to lead laps in the Indy 500 and Daytona 500 "My sister, Brooke (on the left), and I were fairy princesses. The best part was I got to wear the gown to bed long after Halloween was over."

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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Cleveland Browns defensive players rewarded for effort plays with bone charms for their dog collars

espn.go.com — By Jeremy Fowler | ESPN.com BEREA, Ohio -- Give a Dawg a bone breeds new meaning in Cleveland. To pump the new regime's "Play like a Brown" theme, the defensive coaches have provided each of their players with a spiked black dog collar, and each exceptional effort play garners a dog bone charm to attach to the collar.
Oct 30, 2014

Ohio St has the Buckeye. FSU has the Tomahawk. Cleveland Browns have the Dawg Collar Bone for defensive players espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id…