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Curt Schilling not hiding his scars

espn.go.com — KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Curt Schilling owned October. When you win three World Series rings and submit an 11-2 postseason record with a 2.23 ERA, you prefer to stick with what works.
Oct 24, 2014

"The doctors knew, too. But they were almost intimidated by us, the athletes." (by @JackieMacB) espn.go.com/boston/mlb/sto…

Oct 24, 2014

RT @RochieWBZ: Must read about @gehrig38 - been tough road RT MacMullan: Schilling not hiding his scars es.pn/1wkEiJ8 via @ESPNBoston

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Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon exercises opt-out clause, leaving team

espn.go.com — By Buster Olney | ESPN.com Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon has exercised an opt-out clause in his contract and is leaving the team immediately, according to sources. The Rays were 77-85 this season. Maddon was 754-705 in nine seasons with the team. Senior Writer, ESPN The Magazine
Oct 24, 2014

RT @BBTN: Joe Maddon has opted out of his contract and is leaving Tampa Bay. es.pn/12raVYY pic.twitter.com/iyH6jgdYlG

Oct 24, 2014

RT @BBTN: Joe Maddon has opted out of his contract and is leaving Tampa Bay. es.pn/12raVYY pic.twitter.com/iyH6jgdYlG

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Joe Maddon could land with the Cubs

insider.espn.go.com — With the news now official that Joe Maddon has opted out of his contract in Tampa Bay, there's going to be speculation that he could soon follow Andrew Friedman to Los Angeles. But there's another team to watch

Mike & Mike: Frank Caliendo Impersonates Stephen A. Smith

espn.go.com — ESPN Video: Frank Caliendo, channeling the voice of Stephen A. Smith, makes picks for Week 8 of the NFL season with Smith.

NFLPA attorney says NFL, Baltimore Ravens not cooperating in Ray Rice investigation

espn.go.com — Associated Press The attorney leading the NFL players' union investigation into the Ray Rice domestic violence case tells The Associated Press the league and the Baltimore Ravens have not been cooperating. Richard Craig Smith says the NFL has not provided documents and witnesses requested by the NFL Players Association's investigators, while the Ravens have refused any cooperation.
Oct 24, 2014

And I remember Bill cowher slamming the players union after the Rice video came out. m.espn.go.com/nfl/story?stor…

Oct 24, 2014

PS - that's from this espn.com piece, headlined "Union: NFL, Ravens not cooperating" --- espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id…

Billy Donovan on Florida Gators' Will Muschamp: He's working his tail off

espn.go.com — Billy Donovan threw his support behind embattled Florida football coach Will Muschamp and said that his colleague has been focused on trying to turn around the downtrodden Gators program.

Ted Bishop removed as PGA prez

espn.go.com — Associated Press ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. -- Ted Bishop has been removed as president of the PGA of America over a sexist tweet directed at Ian Poulter. Bishop was unhappy about comments Poulter made in his book about the Ryder Cup captaincy of Nick Faldo in 2008 and Tom Watson last month.
Oct 24, 2014

Who wants to live in a world where THIS is "sexist"? It's ageist if anything Ted Bishop out as PGA prez m.espn.go.com/golf/story?sto… via @espngolf

Oct 24, 2014

#PGA of America fires president over sexist jab at Ian Poulter via social media. Message: think twice, Tweet once. goo.gl/5Gpt8k

Oct 24, 2014

Golf Ted Bishop removed as PGA prez - ESPN >>>>> amazing how this has all unfolded a month removed from Ryder Cup m.espn.go.com/golf/story?sto…

Marysville Pilchuck High School offered football championship by Oak Harbor after shooting

espn.go.com — ESPN.com news services The Oak Harbor Wildcats, who were scheduled to host Marysville Pilchuck High on Friday night for the Wesco 3A North division title in Washington, have offered instead to accept second place following Friday's fatal school shootings at Pilchuck, a Seattle-area school.
Oct 25, 2014

RT @SportsCenter: Why We Love Sports Today: Oak Harbor High forfeits division title to Marysville Pilchuck after tragic shootings. » es.pn/1sjOCJL

NBA - How injury alters Kevin Durant's #NBArank - ESPN

espn.go.com — Kevin Durant said he was "tired of being second," and now he doesn't have to worry about that anymore. Not for a while, anyway. Instead of being No. 2 again in #NBArank, Durant is now No. 8. Unfair? Sure. Real life? Too real. When it comes to title chances, MVP races and #NBArank, injuries hurt.
Oct 24, 2014

RT @ShotDrJr: I can't RT this enough. MT @ESPNNBA: If healthy, Durant would have been #NBArank No. 2, with a rating of 9.94. es.pn/1FMhLrt

Oct 24, 2014

RT @ESPNNBA: If healthy, Kevin Durant would have been #NBArank No. 2, with a near-perfect rating of 9.94. es.pn/1FMhLrt

Oct 24, 2014

RT @ESPNNBA: If healthy, Kevin Durant would have been #NBArank No. 2, with a near-perfect rating of 9.94. es.pn/1FMhLrt

Giants stick with Ryan Vogelsong

espn.go.com — Win or lose, Bruce Bochy had no intention of reshuffling his rotation after Game 3 SAN FRANCISCO -- San Francisco manager Bruce Bochy has declined to alter his starting rotation for Game 4 of the World Series even though the Giants trail Kansas City two games to one and a sense of urgency is at hand.

Oregon Ducks vs. California Golden Bears

scores.espn.go.com — SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Marcus Mariota matched his season high with five touchdown passes and broke the Oregon record for career passing yards in the No. 6 Ducks' 59-41 victory over California on Friday night in the first college game at Levi's Stadium. Mariota completed 18 of 30 passes for 326 yards.

29 reasons to care about the 1985 Kansas City Royals

espn.go.com — Darryl Motley caught a lazy fly off Andy Van Slyke's bat Kansas City delirious as champs we poured champagne on sweat-soaked heads it burned our eyes we didn't care we screamed we sang we laughed drunk with victory --"A Career," from On Days Like This, poems by Dan Quisenberry KANSAS CITY, Mo.

Kobe Bryant of Los Angeles Lakers salutes Steve Nash

espn.go.com — By Arash Markazi | ESPNLosAngeles.com LAS VEGAS -- Kobe Bryant said Steve Nash can go to sleep at night knowing he did everything he could in order to return this season. Bryant also said if he was in Nash's position, he would accept his fate as well.
Oct 25, 2014

Kobe said Steve Nash can go to sleep at night knowing he did everything he could in order to return this season. es.pn/1zqz80m

Seattle Seahawks, Portland Trail Blazers owner Paul Allen donates $100 million to fight Ebola

espn.go.com — ESPN.com news services SEATTLE -- Billionaire Paul Allen, who owns the Seattle Seahawks and the Portland Trail Blazers, has pledged to contribute at least $100 million to the fight against the deadly Ebola virus. [+] Enlarge The Microsoft co-founder said Thursday that among the initiatives he's supporting is the development of two medevac containment units that the U.S.

Major sports leagues granted temporary restraining order against legal betting in New Jersey

espn.go.com — By David Purdum | ESPN.com A U.S. District Judge granted a temporary restraining order to the NCAA, NFL and other major professional sports leagues Friday, crushing a New Jersey racetrack's hopes of offering legal sports betting this weekend.