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Mark Cuban of Dallas Mavericks -- Conference realignment could benefit NBA

espn.go.com — By Tim MacMahon | ESPNDallas.com DALLAS -- Mavericks owner Mark Cuban has a come up with a proposal to level the playing field between the NBA's two conferences. Cuban suggests a conference realignment that would result in a total of eight teams, including the Mavs, switching conferences.
Nov 26, 2014

RT @SportsCenter: Mark Cuban says the NBA should realign, moving Mavericks, Spurs, Rockets and Pelicans into Eastern Conference. es.pn/11vJJri

Nov 26, 2014

RT @Lizzs_Lockeroom: Hmmm RT @espn_macmahon: Mark Cuban's grand plan to get the Mavs -- and Spurs, Rockets and Pelicans -- to the East. es.pn/121EEqA

Nov 26, 2014

Of course Mark Cuban believes conference realignment - with Texas teams & NOP moving East - would end gross imbalance es.pn/1yZGW4J

Nov 26, 2014

RT @espn_macmahon: Mark Cuban's grand plan to get the Mavs -- and Spurs, Rockets and Pelicans -- to the East. es.pn/121EEqA

Nov 26, 2014

RT @espn_macmahon: Mark Cuban's grand plan to get the Mavs -- and Spurs, Rockets and Pelicans -- to the East. es.pn/121EEqA

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Texas A&M Bonfire still burns fifteen years after collapse kills 12 students

espn.go.com — A BLAZE ERUPTS in the eastern sky -- daybreak comes hard and fast in Texas. A dozen pickup trucks are parked on the dirt of a clearing. A grove of post oak and cedar spreads in three directions. Beyond the woods is a ranch.
Nov 26, 2014

RT @TyWenger: Why does A&M's Bonfire still burn? Scott Eden answers the question with a heartbreaking feature, beautifully written. http://…

Nov 26, 2014

ICYMI, they're building a big bonfire again at Texas A&M, 15 years after 12 students died. Scott Eden looks into why. espn.go.com/espn/feature/s…

Nov 26, 2014

RT @MerrillLiz: Interesting piece from Scott Eden on why the bonfire still burns at Texas A&M. espn.go.com/espn/feature/s…

Nov 26, 2014

RT @TyWenger: Why does A&M's Bonfire still burn? Scott Eden answers the question with a heartbreaking feature, beautifully written. http://…

Nov 26, 2014

Bonfire was giant pain in ass for me, but result was always mind-blowing. ESPN: Texas A&M tradition survives tragedy. espn.go.com/espn/feature/s…

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UCLA Bruins, Kentucky Wildcats close to finalizing home-and-home series

espn.go.com — PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas -- UCLA is close to finalizing a deal for a home-and-home series with Kentucky that would start in 2015 in Westwood, Bruins coach Steve Alford told ESPN on Wednesday. The game would add to a loaded nonconference schedule next season for the Bruins, who then would face the Wildcats at Rupp Arena in 2016.
Nov 26, 2014

Kentucky: Wildcats, UCLA close to finalizing home-and-home series that would start in Westwood in 2015 (ESPN) ift.tt/1vlnKOx #BBN

Nov 26, 2014

Well that's fun. RT @ESPNAndyKatz: Alford: UCLA, UK near home-and-home set es.pn/11V04a3

Nov 26, 2014

RT @JonHaleTCP: Andy Katz reporting UK/UCLA close to a home-and-home basketball series starting in California in 2015 es.pn/1uIM60N

Nov 26, 2014

RT @ESPNAndyKatz: Alford: UCLA, UK near home-and-home set es.pn/11V04a3 via @espncbb

Bill Belichick's detailed comparison of Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers

espn.go.com — FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick was at the tail end of his Wednesday morning news conference as there was a call for one last question. Turns out Belichick saved his best answer for last. When asked if he sees any similarities between quarterbacks Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers, Belichick was quick with the response.
Nov 26, 2014

RT @SportsCenter: Bill Belichick had a very detailed comparison of Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers today. es.pn/1HGqoVy pic.twitter.com/VHaBr80cdJ

Nov 26, 2014

RT @SportsCenter: Bill Belichick had a very detailed comparison of Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers today. es.pn/1HGqoVy pic.twitter.com/VHaBr80cdJ

Nov 26, 2014

RT @SportsCenter: Bill Belichick had a very detailed comparison of Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers today. es.pn/1HGqoVy pic.twitter.com/VHaBr80cdJ

'Good guy' Allen a smart hire for the Twins

espn.go.com — Icon Sportswire Allen brings 11 years of MLB playing experience, as well as an eye for developing talent, to the Twins. A few years ago, during a conversation with a former major league manager in between tapings of Baseball Tonight, the topic of my favorite baseball player came up.
Nov 26, 2014

RT @MikeBerardino: Great stat from @msimonespn: #Rays have thrown nearly 13,000 changeups past 3 yrs, #MNTwins about half that many. espn.go.com/blog/sweetspot…

Nov 26, 2014

Great stat from @msimonespn: #Rays have thrown nearly 13,000 changeups past 3 yrs, #MNTwins about half that many. espn.go.com/blog/sweetspot…

Nov 26, 2014

Sharing again- My feel-good story about "good one" Neil Allen- new Twins pitching coach and my 1st favorite player es.pn/1pnRsCT

Nov 26, 2014

@TheGarfoose I think you'll like my take on Neil Allen and why he's "one of the good ones" es.pn/1pnRsCT

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Meet Phyllis and Tammy, the First Ladies of the Iron Bowl

espn.go.com — One woman is from Mulga, Alabama, the other from Clanton, Alabama. They are both grandmothers of six. One cheers for Alabama; the other for Auburn. Like most college football fans in the gridiron-crazed state of Alabama, they're mortal enemies this week, as the No. 1 Crimson Tide prepares to play the No.
Nov 26, 2014

Don't really care whether Alabama or Auburn wins. All I know is that I'm on team Phyllis @PerkinsPhyllis es.pn/1FqXRkI

Nov 26, 2014

Awesome @PerkinsPhyllis RT @ESPNCFB: 'Paul Finebaum Show' callers Phyllis and Tammy personify Alabama-Auburn rivalry es.pn/1FqXRkI

Nov 26, 2014

This story about Phyllis and Tammy from the Finebaum show is great: ow.ly/EWQ9d

Nov 26, 2014

Tammy and Phyllis: The Spirit Animals of the SEC RT @finebaum: The First Ladies of the Iron Bowl m.espn.go.com/ncf/story?stor… via @espncfb

After Bruce Arians, Mike Pettine makes compelling Coach of Year candidate

espn.go.com — Any time I'm talking Cleveland Browns with people and preseason team expectations come up, the answer is usually the same. The Browns were destined for about three to five wins. A losing precedent had been set since 2008. Mike Pettine seemed the only coach to actually want the Browns' job in early 2014.
Nov 26, 2014

If Bruce Arians doesn't win COY, Mike Pettine makes compelling argument. espn.go.com/blog/nflnation…

Nov 26, 2014

RT @ESPN_NFLNation: After Bruce Arians, Mike Pettine makes compelling Coach of Year candidate es.pn/120Xb6D

NHL -- Chicago Blackhawks GM Stan Bowman recalls his own cancer battle

espn.go.com — Commentary After own cancer battle, Hawks GM has perspective on Bryan Murray's situation By Katie Strang | ESPN.com Earlier this month, Ottawa Senators general manager Bryan Murray revealed in an emotional television interview that he is battling stage 4 colon cancer. That didn't stop him from showing up at last week's GMs meetings in Toronto.

Ben Roethlisberger of Pittsburgh Steelers said MVP would be nice but Super Bowl is 'ultimate goal'

espn.go.com — By Jeremy Fowler | ESPN.com PITTSBURGH -- Ben Roethlisberger is producing his best statistical season -- perhaps an MVP season -- and is on pace for nearly 4,800 passing yards and 35 touchdowns by late December.
Nov 26, 2014

RT @JFowlerESPN: Roethlisberger on perception he and Todd Haley have problems: "We kind of laugh at it and make a mockery of it now." espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id…

Nov 26, 2014

Roethlisberger on perception he and Todd Haley have problems: "We kind of laugh at it and make a mockery of it now." espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id…

Nov 26, 2014

Caught up w/ Big Ben about growing MVP chances, a QB aging well and why perceived rifts w/ Todd Haley far from true. espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id…

Give us your Yankees Holiday wish list

espn.go.com — NEW YORK -- With the arrival of Thanksgiving and the beginning of the holiday season, it's time for a lot of us to start making out our Christmas lists. And as a Yankee fan, there's no doubt you have a very special list for Baseball Santa that is just crammed full of high-priced free-agent toys.

Earl Clark, Los Angeles Lakers closing in on deal

espn.go.com — By Baxter Holmes | ESPNLosAngeles.com LOS ANGELES -- In the wake of their third player being lost to a season-ending injury, the Los Angeles Lakers are working on finalizing a one-year, pro-rated veteran minimum deal with forward Earl Clark, league sources confirmed ESPNLosAngeles.com.

Hield Talks Homecoming

espn.go.com — ESPN Video: Bahamas native Buddy Hield discusses his 24-point performance in Oklahoma's 75-65 win over UCLA.

Big Ten awards race tracker: Week 13

espn.go.com — The Big Ten individual awards will be revealed next week. But if you've been following us here all season long, you should know exactly who the favorites and top contenders are. This is our last one of the season, and since we've pretty much exhausted all the competitive bonus categories, we've added a special holiday-themed one to get you ready for tomorrow.
Nov 26, 2014

RT @BennettESPN: Our latest (and last) Big Ten awards tracker, with a special Thanksgiving bonus category: es.pn/1209rEh.

Nov 26, 2014

Last B1G awards tracker this year: You surely know the names on top of the list already. BONUS: Thanksgiving food! es.pn/1209rEh

Vontae Davis wearing a walking boot on injured foot

espn.go.com — INDIANAPOLIS -- Indianapolis Colts cornerback Vontae Davis has been wearing a walking boot for the past couple of days. Who's out? Who's good to go? Who's questionable? We've got all the latest injury news from around the NFL.

NFL Live Prediction: Saints-Steelers

espn.go.com — ESPN Video: The NFL Live crew make their picks for New Orleans at Pittsburgh.

Michael Crabtree's problems with Seahawks predate Richard Sherman

espn.go.com — If you think Michael Crabtree's issues with the Seattle Seahawks in general, Richard Sherman in particular, began in the NFC title game last season, think again. They might have just reached a crescendo with Sherman's rant about Crabtree.
Nov 26, 2014

RT @ESPN_NFLNation: Michael Crabtree's problems with Seahawks predate Richard Sherman es.pn/121DZ8I

NFL Stars Share Their Best Days

espn.go.com — ESPN Video: After going on permanent disability, Mark Keys began filling his days by writing letters to athletes and celebrities to ask one simple question: What is your best day? NFL stars Chuck Bednarik, Eric Dickerson, Bruce Arians and Walter Payton wrote back.

DC United, Atlanta Braves cut taxpayers out of stadium issues

espn.go.com — Some politicians use underhanded tactics to keep stadium talks secret. By Mina Kimes | ESPN The Magazine Mark Matcho for ESPN The Magazine When asked about their Orwellian operations, politicos spin an array of semi-coherent excuses. This story appears in ESPN The Magazine's Dec. 8 The Big Money Issue. Subscribe today!
Nov 26, 2014

Great sports-business reporting from @MinaKimes on public funding of sports facilities. es.pn/1zpEuEH

Nov 26, 2014

RT @GrantWahl: Love sports. Hate using public millions for stadiums to help megawealthy owners. Good piece by @minakimes es.pn/1zpEuEH

Nov 26, 2014

RT @GrantWahl: Love sports. Hate using public millions for stadiums to help megawealthy owners. Good piece by @minakimes es.pn/1zpEuEH

Nov 26, 2014

RT @MySecondEmpire: Important @ESPNMag column by @minakimes on the great American swindle that is public stadium financing: espn.go.com/espn/story/_/i…

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Butler Bulldogs continue to show their resilience

espn.go.com — PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas -- Butler has handled adversity better than most programs. The Bulldogs have dealt with it on the court in late-game situations against higher-profile opponents, in realignment in moving from the Horizon to the Atlantic 10 to the Big East and now in its coaching. The stats don't lie.