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1hTed Miller

Colorado, Washington don't want charmed seasons to end

While the Pac-12's heart may be more inclined to root for Colorado, its head knows a Washington win will return the league to the playoff.

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57mJeff Legwold

Broncos turn to Lynch again as Siemian ruled out

Broncos coach Gary Kubiak ruled Trevor Siemian out against the Jaguars due to a left foot injury suffered last week against the Chiefs. Paxton Lynch will get his second NFL start Sunday.

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5hJake Trotter

Let us now praise Mike Gundy's mullet

It has "swag," "mojo" and maybe the magic to bring Oklahoma State wins. It's Mike Gundy's mullet. With a big game ahead, where does the business end and the party begin? You know the answer.

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Tiger's body feeling better Friday (0:23)
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LeBron: It will be 'pretty cool' to play against Wade in Chicago (0:42)
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LeBron and D-Wade's classic fourth quarter duel (1:43)
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Plaxico chooses Manning over Roethlisberger (1:57)
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Watch live: No. 6 North Carolina vs. No. 1 West Virginia

Bridgette Andrzejewski and North Carolina face West Virginia in the first semifinal game of the NCAA women's soccer College Cup. Watch live on ESPNU and streaming on the ESPN App.

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2hDoug McIntyre

How will Arena utilize USMNT prospects?

How will the new man in charge of the U.S. men's team approach the batch of talented young players differently than his predecessor?

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Manziel reaches deal in domestic violence case

Johnny Manziel has a dismissal agreement with prosecutors that will require the Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback to meet conditions for a year before being cleared of a domestic violence charge

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Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets DE Mo Wilkerson on the passing of former teammate Joe McKnight (statement via Jets): "It's tragic what happened to Joe. I'm definitely upset and really hurt. He was a brother to me more than a teammate. I enjoyed the time when he was here and getting to know him as a person. I think it's going to hurt his son the most and that's what is really bothering me – knowing that a kid will have to grow up without his dad. I have my own kids and know how they make me feel. Just being around Joe, he always loved talking about his son and the time that they spent together."

Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer 

Someone else, or something else, is here awaiting LeBron James' arrival

Sarah Spain Contributor, espnW.com 

Faux LeBron checking out shootaround. The REAL LeBron--in Cubs uniform--will be arriving any minute to pay off his World Series bet with Dwyane Wade.

Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer 

There is a crowd of about 50 reporters, cameramen awaiting LeBron James' arrival in the tunnel. Never seen anything like this. Not even for Finals games.

Jim Bowden ESPN Senior Writer 

Padres newly acquired Pedro Avila is a 5-11 RHP with a 95 mph fastball (without much downward plane) but has an above average curve ball when it's working. A top 25-30 type prospect in a strong Nationals farm system. The Padres deal means Austin Hedges becomes their starting catcher.

Jim Bowden ESPN Senior Writer 

Nationals acquire Derek Norris from the Padres in a trade for RHP Pedro Avila, a 19 year old right-handed pitcher. Norris now back where it all started for him when he was drafted by the Nationals in the 4th round of the 2007 Draft and later used to acquire Gio Gonzalez in a trade with Oakland. Padres GM AJ Preller continues his signature trading for prospects with high ceilings but high risk high reward because of how far they are from the big leagues. The acquisition of Norris probably means Ramos won't be back with Nationals. Washington now will turn their attention back to trying to trade for Andrew McCutchen (or another bat) and trying to sign free agent closers like Mark Melancon and Kenley Jansen

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Falcons rookie SS Keanu Neal was not fined for what officials called a defenseless hit on Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald last Sunday. Drew a penalty but no fine.

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Saints RB Mark Ingram on the shooting of former NFL RB Joe McKnight in the New Orleans area and the consistent problem of gun violence in the city: "Man, the only thing we can do is come together."

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John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

The Redskins promoted corner Dashaun Phillips off the practice squad and waived offensive lineman Blaise Causell. They also waived safety David Bruton off injured reserve.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

The Jets will honor the late Joe McKnight, shot Thursday outside New Orleans, with a moment of silence before their Monday night game.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Pretty big blow to the Rams, with receiver Tavon Austin doubtful for Sunday. He did not practice all week because of a chest injury. If he doesn't go, expect more snaps for rookie Pharoh Cooper, who has a similar skillset. DE Robert Quinn also didn't practice all week while in concussion protocol and is questionable. Rams coach Jeff Fisher said it popped up Monday, not during the game. LG Rodger Saffold (hand), C Tim Barnes (foot) and backup OL Andrew Donnal (hip) were limited Friday and are all questionable.

Arash Markazi ESPN Senior Writer 

The first-ever Vainglory World Championship is also the first-ever esports event at Hollywood's Chinese Theatre.

Mike Wells ESPN Staff Writer 

Andrew Luck (concussion), TY Hilton (back) and Vontae Davis (groin) were full participants in practice, which was really a walk through, for the Colts on Friday

Jayson Stark ESPN Senior Writer 

MLB announces details of new labor deal. One item we hadn't heard: ASG managers no longer select reserves. Commissioner's office now does it

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Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Bucs defensive end Noah Spence has been named Pepsi Rookie of the Week after his 1 1/2 sack performance against the Seahawks. He also had a forced fumble and five tackles in the game. The winner was determined by a fan vote.

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Eagles tackle Allen Barbre was not fined for the blind-side block he put on Clay Matthews on Monday night. Matthews called it a "cheap shot."

Sheil Kapadia ESPN Writer 

Seahawks safety Earl Thomas and CB DeShawn Shead are not listed on the injury report, meaning they should be ready to play Sunday against the Carolina Panthers after having missed last week's game with hamstring injuries. Defensive end Michael Bennett (knee) is questionable. He was limited in Thursday's practice but was a full participant Wednesday. WR Paul Richardson has been ruled out with a hamstring injury. Running back Troymaine Pope (ankle) is questionable with an ankle injury.

Brian Bennett ESPN Staff Writer 

Penn State coach James Franklin: "The only thing that exists for us is Wisconsin and the Big Ten title game." He said the Nittany Lions will be appreciative of wherever the playoff selection committee places them Sunday.

Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

Not only will CB DJ Hayden be placed on season-ending Injured Reserve with his hamstring injury, the Raiders run defense will be tested by the Bills' No. 1-ranked rushing offense as DTs Stacy McGee and Darius Latham were ruled OUT on Friday, along with OLB Shilique Calhoun.

Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer 

Cardinals WR John Brown is questionable for Sunday's game against Washington. He went through 12 to 15 plays during Friday's practice, coach Bruce Arians said, and his cramping, the result of him carrying the sickle-cell trait, didn't reoccur. Arians said the team is carefully monitoring how many consecutive snaps Brown gets to keep his oxygen levels under control.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers Pro Bowl linebacker Luke Kuechly has been ruled out for Sunday night's game at Seattle. It is the second straight game he has missed since suffering a concussion in the fourth quarter of a November 17 win against New Orleans.

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Aaron Rodgers officially listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Texans. Keep in mind there's no such thing as probable anymore.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Gerald McCoy officially questionable for the Bucs Sunday. And as expected, Chris Conte is out...

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Hearing Nevada wants to have its coach in place by next Friday. Two top candidates, according to sources, are Eastern Washington coach Beau Baldwin and Vanderbilt offensive coordinator Andy Ludwig. Others are still in the running.

Brian Bennett ESPN Staff Writer 

Wisconsin coach Paul Chryst says playoff talk hasn't overshadowed the Big Ten title game for the Badgers. "This is a big deal that we're here," he said.