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Seahawks' Michael Bennett says team is hated for backing up smack talk

...Seattle's Richard Sherman and Earl Thomas.In an interview with ESPN, Browner talked about the toughness both Sherman and Thomas...After former NFL tight end Johnny Mitchell, who now works for ESPN Brazil, softened the coach with endearing praise before asking...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2015-01-27/seahawks-michael-bennett-says
New baseball commissioner Rob Manfred has a lot on his plate

...attention, it comes back."The big league batting average dropped to .251 last year, its lowest level since 1972. Manfred told ESPN in an interview released Sunday that he was open to banning defensive shifts."I said somewhere down the road it's something...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2015-01-26/new-baseball-commissione
Serena Williams talks football

...asked Monday what it's like to be watching and not playing."I have to be very calm," she said during a TV interview on ESPN. "There is a camera right there in the box and it showed us going, 'Oh NO.' "To study up for the next tournament, Navratilova...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2015-01-26/serena-williams-talk
Tar Heels drop Orange to win sixth in a row

...INDIANA: Coach Tom Crean says forward Devin Davis will not play this season. He made the comments on a podcast Monday with ESPN.com.Davis, a sophomore, has not played since suffering a brain injury in a traffic accident. Team mate Emmitt Holt hit...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/college/2015-01-26/tar-heels-drop-orange-win
South Aiken's Clemons commits to Ole Miss

...Clemons has committed to the University of Mississippi.The defensive end, a three-star recruit by both Rivals.com and ESPN, visited the school over the weekend and committed to the Rebels."It feels like home, family. I love the coach. I got...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/high-school/football/2015-01-25/south-aikens
Browns' Josh Gordon could be facing another lenghty suspension after failing drug test

...be banned for one year, said the person who spoke on condition of anonymity because of the confidentiality of the testing.ESPN, citing anonymous sources, first reported Gordon's failed test.Cleveland's patience with Gordon has been pushed to its...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2015-01-25/browns-josh-gordon-could-be-f
Ex-Panthers GM Marty Hurney wonders if Patriots have culture of cheating

...Deflategate,' this isn't about anything having to do about any particular game last week," Hurney said on his show on ESPN 730 in Charlotte, N.C. "And it certainly isn't fodder to get by the first week before the Super Bowl."This is about...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2015-01-23/ex-panthers-gm-marty-hurney-w
College: SEC's TV baseball coverage quadruples

...SEC baseball games will be aired across television networks (ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU and SEC Network) during the 2015 season, according...will air on the network, with plenty more airing across the ESPN networks. Also, more than 350 games will be digitally exclusive...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/content/blog-post/david-lee/2015-01-20/college-secs
Longtime ESPN sportscaster Stuart Scott dies at 49 after extended fight with cancer

...the longtime SportsCenter anchor and ESPN personality known for his enthusiasm and ubiquity, died at age 49.ESPN President John Skipper said in a statement...broadcasts."I love this man," Eisen said.ESPN anchor Hannah Storm called him "our colleague...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2015-01-04/longtime-espn-sports
Report: NFL found 11 footballs were not properly inflated during AFC title game

...we're still awaiting findings."Vincent was responding to an ESPN report that cited anonymous league sources saying 11 of the Patriots...allotted game footballs were under-inflated by 2 pounds of air. ESPN did not say how that occurred.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-01-21/report-nfl-found-11-football