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ESPN layoffs: Ed Werder, Jayson Stark, Trent…

ESPN laid off about 100 staffers on Wednesday, including recognizable reporters and analysts.

Sharapova wins 1st match on return from 15-month…

Maria Sharapova has won her first match on return from a 15-month doping ban, beating Roberta Vinci 7-5, 6-3 in the opening round of the Porsche Grand Prix

Harbaugh gives pope a helmet, pair of Jordans

Michigan football coach Jim Harbaugh and his wife have met the pope, give him helmet and sneakers

Pick 6: 10-win teams in 2016 likely to slip back…

Alabama makes knocking out double-digit victory seasons look easy, but for most college football teams it takes a combination of good play and good fortune that can be difficult to replicate from one year to the next

Jim Harbaugh gave Pope Francis some Michigan gear

Pope Francis does not wear khakis, but he is now the proud owner of some custom Jordans and a Michigan football helmet.

AP source: Raiders agree to deal with Marshawn…

A person familiar with the deal tells The Associated Press that the Oakland Raiders have agreed to a two-year contract to bring running back Marshawn Lynch out of retirement

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Livestrong revenue dropped again in 2015…

The Livestrong cancer charity saw another fundraising and contributions nosedive in 2015 for a third straight year after founder Lance Armstrong's performance-enhancing drug scandal

'Loyal 'Til The Last Out' teaser

After spending a year inside the 7-Line Army, the New York Mets’ die-hard fan club, SI Films is coming out with its deepest dive yet. “Loyal ‘Til The Last Out’ airs Sunday, April 30 at 10pm ET on MLB Network.

Saudi council rejects proposal for female sports…

A proposal to establish sports education colleges for Saudi women has failed to win enough votes in the kingdom's Shura Council, which advises the government

In tense political times, NBA heading to Israel…

The NBA is holding its Basketball Without Borders program in Israel for the first time this summer

Bruins will bring back Bruce Cassidy as head coach

The Boston Bruins are bringing Bruce Cassidy back as coach, dropping interim tag.

ULL suspends 13 players for violation of team…

The University of Lousiana-Lafayette football program indefinitely suspended 13 players for a violation of team rules, the school announced.

MLB: Multiple groups have submitted bids to buy…

Multiple groups have submitted bids to buy the Miami Marlins, and none has yet been accepted, baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred said

Oops! Serena Williams made pregnancy public by…

Serena Williams says she was taking a personal photo of her progressing pregnancy on Snapchat when she accidentally pressed the wrong button and made the post public

Report: Raiders, Seahawks agree on Marshawn Lynch…

The Raiders and Seahawks have agreed to terms on a one-year deal for Lynch and have worked out details on trading Lynch's rights to the Raiders. The deal is contingent on Lynch passing a physical.

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Eric Thames drug tested again, welcomes more tests

Milwaukee Brewers star Eric Thames set a franchise record for April home runs after hitting his 11th of the month on Tuesday night, and was drug tested after the Brewers’ 9-1 win over the Reds.

Eric Thames bashes his way into Brewers' record…

Milwaukee Brewers first baseman Eric Thames has bashed his way into the team's record book

Why do people still overlook John Wall?

The Crossover’s Madelyn Burke, Rohan Nadkarni and DeAntae Prince discuss the incredible season John Wall had and why he isn't getting the respect he deserves,

T.J. Watt ready to write own tale in NFL with big…

Fairly or not, T.J. Watt will draw comparisons to his big brother J.J. when he gets to the pros

NASCAR has huge hole to fill after Earnhardt…

Now that Dale Earnhardt Jr. plans to retire, NASCAR has its work cut out in developing new stars

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Rockets determined to play better in conference…

James Harden and the Houston Rockets are feeling great heading into the Western Conference semifinals for one big reason

NBA to probe Rockets owner leaving seat to yell…

The NBA says it will investigate why Houston Rockets owner Leslie Alexander got up from his courtside seat during his team's Game 5 matchup with the Oklahoma City Thunder to yell at an official.

Turner hits for cycle, Nationals beat Rockies…

Trea Turner hit for the third cycle in Nationals history and drove in a career-high seven runs, helping Washington to a 15-12 win over the Colorado Rockies on a frigid night