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Leagues file to bar New Jersey sports betting

Attorneys for the NCAA, NFL and other professional sports leagues say New Jersey is trying to circumvent federal law and under no circumstances can sports betting be conducted at the state's racetracks at Monmouth Park and the Meadowlands.

posted 2014-09-29 20:47:34 by ESPN.com

Cowboys lose CB Claiborne (knee) for season

Morris Claiborne's season has come to an end because of a torn patellar tendon in his left knee suffered in the Dallas Cowboys' win Sunday against the New Orleans Saints.

posted 2014-09-29 18:27:23 by ESPN.com

Westbrook agrees with 'best PG in NBA' label

Thunder coach Scott Brooks believes that Russell Westbrook is the "best point guard in basketball" -- and Westbrook couldn't argue with his coach's assessment Monday.

posted 2014-09-29 17:55:34 by ESPN.com

OTL: Doctor says Belcher had CTE signs

The brain of former Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher showed signs of pervasive brain damage like that found in other deceased NFL players, OTL has learned.

posted 2014-09-29 17:32:42 by ESPN.com

Cardinals' Dwyer charged with hitting wife

Arizona Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer has been formally charged with assaulting his wife in two arguments in July at their Phoenix apartment.

posted 2014-09-29 17:30:23 by ESPN.com

Twins fire skip Gardenhire after 13 seasons

The Minnesota Twins have fired manager Ron Gardenhire after 13 seasons with the team.

posted 2014-09-29 16:34:24 by ESPN.com

FSU upset by NC St.'s fake injury accusations

NC State almost upset top-ranked Florida State on Saturday. Two days later, it was Seminoles coach Jimbo Fisher who was upset after hearing that Wolfpack coach Dave Doeren accused Florida State of faking injuries.

posted 2014-09-29 15:39:19 by ESPN.com

Strong to Goodell: Colleges can do better job

College football programs need to do a better job of molding players into responsible adults, Texas coach Charlie Strong said Monday, a day after he visited with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.

posted 2014-09-29 15:36:35 by ESPN.com

Rockets GM jabs back at Mavs' Cuban's digs

Rockets general manager Daryl Morey responded to Mavericks owner Mark Cuban's latest swipes against him, saying in a published interview that if the money's equal, free agents will always pick Houston over Dallas.

posted 2014-09-29 15:18:34 by ESPN.com

Bridgewater feeling better, hopeful vs. Pack

The sprained left ankle for quarterback Teddy Bridgewater is not serious, and the Minnesota Vikings are hopeful he'll play against Green Bay.

posted 2014-09-29 15:11:53 by ESPN.com

Williams doubtful as Panthers' backfield reels

Panthers coach Ron Rivera says running back DeAngelo Williams is "doubtful" for this weekend's game against the Chicago Bears, the latest setback for Carolina's ground game.

posted 2014-09-29 15:08:22 by ESPN.com

Melo has 'unfinished business' with Knicks

Carmelo Anthony said Monday that he decided to re-sign with the New York Knicks, in part, to take care of "unfinished business."

posted 2014-09-29 15:08:06 by ESPN.com