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Pac-12 decides against 9 a.m. kickoffs this year

[ad_1] The Pac-12 has decided not to move forward with any 9 a.m. PT kickoffs this season, but is open to revisiting the idea in the future, a conference spokesman confirmed Wednesday.Andrew Walker, the Pac-12's vice president for public affairs, said schools needed more time to plan for any potential earlier kickoff slot."Our interested schools need more lead time for discussions with all relevant stakeholders," Walker said. "There is interest
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Tigers vs. Astros – Game Recap – August 21, 2019

[ad_1] HOUSTON -- Justin Verlander pitched a two-hitter and lost, allowing homers to John Hicks and Ronny Rodriguez, and the Detroit Tigers beat the Houston Astros 2-1 on Wednesday night in a historic upset.The Tigers closed as a +435 underdog at Caesars Sportsbook, making their win against the Astros the largest upset in an MLB game in the past 15 seasons, according to ESPN Stats & Information research.Caesars also had
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Jets’ Bell — ‘Need’ teammates to hit me in practice

[ad_1] FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- Before practice each day, New York Jets running back Le'Veon Bell tells his defensive teammates, "Give me a little something."Bell, who is being held out of the preseason games as a precaution, wants to get his body acclimated to contact before making his Jets debut in Week 1 against the Buffalo Bills. So, in a very un-running-back-like move, he's asking to be tackled."Go for the
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‘Need’ teammates to hit me in practice

[ad_1] FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- Before practice each day, New York Jets running back Le'Veon Bell tells his defensive teammates, "Give me a little something."Bell, who is being held out of the preseason games as a precaution, wants to get his body acclimated to contact before making his Jets debut in Week 1 against the Buffalo Bills. So, in a very un-running-back-like move, he's asking to be tackled."Go for the
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Don’t count surfer John John Florence out of the Olympic running

[ad_1] 8:32 AM ETAlyssa RoenigkESPN CloseAlyssa Roenigk is a senior writer for ESPN The Magazine and ESPN.com whose assignments have taken her to six continents and caused her to commit countless acts of recklessness. (Follow @ESPN_Alyssa on Twitter).Nearing the halfway point of the 2019 World Surf League Championship Tour, two-time world champion John John Florence looked all but a lock to compete for his third world title and qualify for
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Kovalev fights Yarde on Saturday, is Canelo next?

[ad_1] Aug 18, 2019Steve KimESPN Sergey Kovalev could be in line for a big-money fight with Canelo Alvarez if he successfully defends his WBO light heavyweight title against Anthony Yarde on Saturday. Mikey Williams/Top RankSergey Kovalev defends his WBO light heavyweight title on Saturday in Russia against Anthony Yarde. That fight is still days away, but there's already talk about what could be next for Kovalev: a showdown with middleweight champion
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Lions extend DT Harrison through 2021

[ad_1] The Detroit Lions have agreed to a one-year extension worth $11 million with defensive tackle Damon "Snacks" Harrison, a source told ESPN Insider Adam Schefter.The deal brings Harrison's guaranteed money to $12 million between the 2019 and 2020 seasons, according to Schefter. Harrison had been under contract through 2020 -- initially making $6.75 million in 2019 and $9 million in 2020.Now his deal runs through 2021, although it is
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O’s allow 258th HR of season, tying MLB record

[ad_1] The Baltimore Orioles are MLB's new home run kings. Kind of.On Wednesday at Camden Yards, the Orioles surrendered their 258th homer of the season, tying the 2016 Cincinnati Reds for most round-trippers allowed by a team in a single campaign.The record-tying homer came in the top of the third inning of Baltimore's game against the Kansas City Royals, when Whit Merrifield sent a 1-1 fastball from O's hurler Aaron
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‘You’re the guy with the ball to the crotch’ — The inside story behind the funniest baseball card ever made

[ad_1] Keith Comstock played on four major league clubs as a journeyman reliever, but his professional career is most often remembered for one thing: a ball to the crotch. Thirty years ago -- in what otherwise would have been a forgotten minor league set -- Comstock appeared on one of the most memorable baseball cards ever made. Here's the story of how it came together, in his words.Courtesy Jesse MurphyWhen
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Cardinals release ex-Bears 1st-round WR White

[ad_1] TEMPE, Ariz. -- Kevin White's attempt to put his disappointing career behind him hit a speed bump Wednesday when the Arizona Cardinals released the fifth-year wide receiver.White had recovered from a hamstring injury that forced him to miss about a week of training camp before he was cut. He was signed to a one-year contract in March with hopes that he'd stay healthy enough to showcase his ability, something