Longtime ESPN sportscaster Scott dies at 49


Stuart Scott, the longtime “SportsCenter” anchor and ESPN personality known for his enthusiasm and ubiquity, died Sunday. He was 49. Scott had fought cancer since a diagnosis in late 2007, the network said, but remained dedicated to his craft even as he underwent chemotherapy, radiation and surgery. ESPN President John Skipper said in a statement that Scott was “a true ...

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Ray Rice and fiancee arrested after alleged physical altercation in Atlantic City casino


Ravens running back Ray Rice was arrested in Atlantic City, N.J., on Friday night after he and his fiancee were reportedly involved in a “minor physical altercation” in a casino. According to his attorney, Andrew Alperstein, the couple was at Revel Casino on Atlantic City’s boardwalk when they engaged in what he called a “very minor physical altercation.” They were ...

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Vince Young files for bankruptcy


Vince Young tried to make his way back into the NFL this year and almost did with the Green Bay Packers. But in the end, he was left unemployed — a financial bind that made his money troubles worse and has forced him to finally file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. The Houston Chronicle reports that the attorney for the former ...

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Ivanovic ends Williams’ streak in Australian upset


MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The powerful serve that carried Serena Williams to 25 consecutive wins suddenly became the target of Ana Ivanovic’s attack in a major fourth-round upset at the Australian Open. Williams had a back complaint she’d tried to keep secret before Sunday but Ivanovic noticed quickly that the best serve in women’s tennis wasn’t coming in as fast ...

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Philadelphia Eagles’ DeSean Jackson Robbed of $375,000


Philadelphia Eagles wideout DeSean Jackson was victim of a burglary. The football player was out of town in Miami following the Eagles’ 2-point playoff loss to the New Orleans Saints when his home in South Philadelphia was robbed. His mother found his bedroom had been ransacked when she went to the home Friday night and called police the following morning. ...

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Alex Rodriguez update: A-Rod suspension set at 162 games


New York Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez will miss the 2014 season under suspension in connection to performance-enhancing drugs, an arbiter announced Saturday. The ruling cuts A-Rod’s suspension to 162 games. Rodriguez appealed the initial mandate of 211 games. MORE: Court next? Go for it, A-Rod; SN’s Jesse Spector tells why A-Rod’s response “The number of games sadly comes as no ...

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Charlie Strong Tells Louisville He’s off to Texas


Louisville coach Charlie Strong has told Cardinals athletic director Tom Jurich that he is leaving for Texas.   Strong, 37-15 in four seasons at Louisville, including 3-1 in bowl games, will replace Mack Brown.   The 53-year-old Strong met this week with new Texas athletic director Steve Patterson about the coaching vacancy, but he wanted to wait until speaking directly ...

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Clippers’ Chris Paul out three to five weeks with separated shoulder


DALLAS — Los Angeles Clippers guard Chris Paul left Friday’s game against the Dallas Mavericks with an shoulder injury. Paul will miss at least three after separating his right shoulder, coach Doc Rivers said. The Clippers play at San Antonio on Saturday.   Paul was tripped by Mavericks guard Monta Ellis while dribbling around a screen. He rolled over and ...

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