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College Football Finally Closes In On A Playoff

A major college football playoff, albeit a small one, is closer than ever to becoming a reality.


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Laurie Fine, Wife Of Fired Syracuse Hoops Coach, To Sue ESPN

The wife of a fired Syracuse University assistant basketball coach claims ESPN trampled her reputation by broadcasting salacious and false stories about molestation claims against her husband.


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Keidel: Give Amar’e A Hand

As much as I’d love to lambaste Amar’e Stoudemire for his on and off-court conduct, I give the guy a pass. Fresh off another brutal loss to Miami, ensconced in the ashes of a charred season, Stoudemire tried to muscle his way out of a mental problem.


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Report: Fired ESPN Employee ‘Devastated’ By Uproar Over Offensive Lin Headline

“This had nothing to do with me being cute or punny,” Anthony Federico told the New York Daily News.


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ESPN Apologizes For LINsane Headline

ESPN has apologized for using a racial slur in a headline for a story on Knicks sensation Jeremy Lin.


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Former Ranger Matthew Barnaby Charged With DWI

Former New York Ranger and Buffalo Sabre Matthew Barnaby was charged with DWI on Sunday after refusing a breath test and driving with a sparking rim.


Bobby Valentine is introduced as manager of the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park - Boston, MA - Dec 1, 2011 (credit: Elsa/Getty Images)

Bobby Valentine’s New Job Likely Means Stamford Needs A New Public Safety Director

In Bobby Valentine, Stamford mayor Mike Pavia found his dream director of public safety. Now they’ll liekly have to find a new one as Valentine returns to Major League Baseball.


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7 Charged In $14 Million Internet Ad Fraud Case

Federal authorities say a crew of Internet bandits devised an international scheme to hijack more than 4 million computers worldwide to generate at least $14 million in fraudulent profits.


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Lawyer: Deadspin Wrong On Masturbation Report Against Former ESPN Exec

Why go public and file suit? The reason is simple, says lawyer Judd Burstein: to protect former ESPN exec Keith Clinkscales’ reputation.


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Hank Williams Jr. Responds To Controversial Obama Analogy In New Song

And after referring to the country as the “United Socialist States of America,” Williams sings “I’ll keep the USA and y’all can keep the change,” an apparent reference to President’s 2008 campaign slogan.


Raiders owner Al Davis watches Los Angeles Raiders practice before exhibition game against the Houston Oilers at the Oakland Coliseum. Davis, the Hall of Fame owner of the Oakland Raiders known for his rebellious spirit, has died. The team announced his death at age 82 on Saturday, Oct. 8, 2011. (AP Photo/Scott Anger, File)

Al Davis’ Passing Could Renew Raiders-To-L.A. Talk

In the wake of Raiders owner Al Davis’ death, new rhetoric is bound to spring up about the franchise’s future in Oakland, undoubtedly sparking new rounds of discussion as to whether the Raiders would return to Los Angeles.


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Hank Williams Jr., Monday Night Football Part Ways; But Who Dropped Who?

“Are you ready for some football?” Well, yes. We are. But Monday nights will be without Hank Williams Jr.’s familiar refrain.


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Bobby Valentine Takes New Job In Connecticut

You know him for his work in baseball, but now he could save your life!


A general view of the scoreboard after the Auburn Tigers 22-19 victory against the Oregon Ducks during the Tostitos BCS National Championship Game at University of Phoenix Stadium on January 10, 2011 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Early BCS Championship Ratings Down 12 Percent

Auburn’s last-second 22-19 win over Oregon on Monday night drew a 16.1 overnight rating on ESPN. Last season’s Alabama-Texas game earned an 18.2 on Fox, which is available in about 15 percent more homes.


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Rutgers’ Eric LeGrand: ‘I Will Walk One Day’

For the first time since being paralyzed during a game last October, the Rutgers junior defensive tackle is speaking out.