Pacers' Hibbert accuses Battier of 'dirty' play
When the Miami Heat faced the Indiana Pacers in the playoffs last season, the series featured two suspensions, a host of flagrant fouls and plenty of blood. It appears the Eastern Conference finals between the teams is already heating up.
Sources: Mattingly wasn't critical of front office
When Dodgers manager Don Mattingly abruptly criticized the lack of fight and competitiveness on his team's "All-Star" roster Wednesday morning, he wasn't aiming that critique at the Dodgers' front office, sources say.
Jays' Happ ready to start throwing outdoors
Blue Jays left-hander J.A. Happ said a package containing a knee brace didn't arrive Thursday as hoped, so Friday will be the earliest he'll try throwing outdoors since his injuries in a graphic May 7 episode.
Boys' Brent off to court for alcohol detection
Dallas Cowboys nose tackle Josh Brent will attend a hearing on Friday morning to determine if he violated the conditions of his bail. According to the Dallas County District Attorney's office, Brent's alcohol monitoring device detected alcohol.
RG III: Goal Week 1 but career comes first
Robert Griffin III says he cried after his knee surgery and changed his cellphone passcode to the date of the Washington Redskins season opener as he began his rehabilitation process.
Norris lauds Tebow, urges Jags to sign him
When Chuck Norris watches Tim Tebow he sees a version of himself on the football field and as such, the ultimate tough guy has come to the defense of the beleaguered quarterback in an online column.
Crabtree has surgery for torn Achillies
San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Michael Crabtree has undergone surgery for a torn Achillies, a league source confirmed to ESPN senior NFL analyst Chris Mortensen.
Pats' Brady not surprised Welker left team
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady said on Thursday morning that Wes Welker's free-agent departure to the Denver Broncos did not come as a surprise, as he's played in the NFL long enough to understand the nature of the business.
Rodgers wants Pack to retire Favre's No. 4
Aaron Rodgers said Wednesday that it's time for the "healing process to begin" between the Green Bay Packers and Brett Favre, adding that he hopes the quarterback's No. 4 can be retired by the team before he is inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
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