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LSU Tigers, Les Miles reach $1.5 million buyout agreement
11/15/2018 5:06pm

Former football coach Les Miles on Thursday reached a settlement with LSUfor a one-time, lump-sum payment of $1.5 million on his remaining guarantee from the school. LSU still owed Miles $6.5 million in guaranteed salary after firing him in September 2016. He hasnt coached since. At the time of his dismissal, Miles was owed about $9 million, to be paid in monthly installments until 2023. But Thursdays agreement absolves LSU of any remaining funds owed to Miles, who coached the Tigers from 2005 to 2016 and went 114-34 while leading LSU to a national championship in 2007. Sources told ESPN on Thursday that Miles met with Kansasathletic director Jeff Long last week to discuss the Jayhawks job for 2019. Long and Miles know one another from their time at the University of Michigan in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Kansas announced Nov. 4 that David Beaty would not return as coach. The Jayhawks 3-7 face No. 6 Oklahoma on Saturday. ...

Houston star DT Ed Oliver in heated incident with coach Major Applewhite
11/15/2018 9:36pm

HOUSTON -- All-American defensive tackle Ed Oliver got into a heated discussion with Houston coach Major Applewhite just before halftime of the Cougars game against Tulane on Thursday night. Applewhite approached Oliver, who has missed four consecutive games with an injured knee, on the Houston sideline before halftime and removed the linemans jacket off of his shoulder. Oliver could then be seen shouting at Applewhite as the team walked toward its locker room at halftime. ESPNs Laura Rutledge reported that Applewhite confirmed the dispute was about Oliver wearing a long, black jacket on the sideline. Applewhite told Oliver, who is in street clothes while inactive for the game, that the jackets were reserved for active players only. Oliver was restrained byHouston director of sports performance Rod Grace while shouting at Applewhite on the way to the tunnel. Oliver, who last season became the first underclassman to win the Outland Trophy as the nations...

Attorney says Nevada dropped charges against Nick Diaz
11/15/2018 9:36pm

LAS VEGAS -- The state of Nevada dropped a pending criminal case against UFC welterweight Nick Diaz on Thursday morning, according to Diazs attorney, Ross Goodman. Diaz, of Stockton, California, had faced three felony charges and a misdemeanor charge stemming from an alleged domestic violence incident in May. In a statement to ESPN, Goodman said Diaz is grateful the District Attorneys office was fair and thoughtful in reviewing this case based on the evidence. Diaz, 35, was arrested May 24 after a female companion accused him of choking her and slamming her to the ground during an altercation, causing a hip injury. A grand jury failed to indict Diaz last month however, prosecutors initially intended to proceed with charges. The case was dropped just hours before Diaz was scheduled to appear for a preliminary hearing. The Clark County District Attorneys office did not immediately respond to ESPNs request for comment about why the case will not go...

Patrick Mahomes offered free ketchup for life if he throws record 57 TDs
11/15/2018 6:46pm

Patrick Mahomes might have ketchup for life if hes able to set a single-season record with 57 touchdown passes this season. Heinz Ketchup, which has used 57 varieties in its advertising, tweeted the promise to Mahomes on Thursday after the Kansas City Chiefs quarterback told ESPNs Seth Wickersham of his love of the condiment, even putting it on steak. ESPN has reached out to Heinz for further comment. Mahomes has 31 touchdown passes this season, already setting the Chiefs single-season franchise record through 10 games. Peyton Manning holds the NFLs single-season record for touchdown passes with 55 in the 2013 season. Mahomes told reporters Thursday that hed be willing to share the wealth if he were to receive ketchup for life. Im not opposed to it, he said, when asked if hed want ketchup for life. If it happens and I get ketchup for life, Ill be sure to share it with some of the offensive linemen. Mahomes...

Boston's Betts, Milwaukee's Yelich win MVP Awards
11/15/2018 8:07pm

Bostons Mookie Betts and Milwaukees Christian Yelich were runaway winners of the Most Valuable Player awards after the 26-year-old outfielders each led their teams to first-place finishes with dominant seasons that included batting titles

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Houston star Ed Oliver gets into heated exchange with coach Major Applewhite over coat rule
11/15/2018 9:36pm

Applewhite and Oliver had a confrontation over wearing a coat

UConn vs. Syracuse score: Dan Hurley wastes no time in making his mark as Huskies upset No. 15 Orange
11/15/2018 9:35pm

Hurley is quickly helping UConn gain back its respectability early on in his tenure

MLB hot stove: Rangers reportedly sign game-caller extraordinaire Jeff Mathis to two-year deal
11/15/2018 8:21pm

Mathis is the first major league free agent to change teams this offseason

Cam Newton will provide Thanksgiving dinner for 1,200 unprivileged kids as part of annual event
11/15/2018 8:18pm

Its the largest number of children served in the seven-year history of Newtons Thanksgiving event

LOOK: Kyler Murray does perfect tribute to iconic Bo Jackson photo for Heisman Trophy campaign
11/15/2018 8:10pm

Murray has shown the same football and baseball dominance as the Auburn great



Follow live: Packers, Seahawks rekindle rivalry
11/15/2018 8:23pm

Aaron Rodgers found Aaron Jones in the end zone for a 24-yard touchdown -- Jones second TD of the half.

Rockets, Carmelo to part ways after 10 games
11/15/2018 5:53pm

Carmelo Anthonys brief stop with the Houston Rockets is over. Sources told ESPN the Rockets have no plans to waive him and will continue to allow his representatives to look for a landing spot.

Less is more: Miles, LSU agree to $1.5M buyout
11/15/2018 3:38pm

Les Miles left $5M on the table with LSU, instead reaching a $1.5M buyout agreement. In addition, sources told ESPN that Miles has met with Kansas about their opening for 2019.

Houston coach, star Oliver's quarrel gets heated
11/15/2018 9:35pm

All-American defensive tackle Ed Oliver got into a heated discussion with Houston coach Major Applewhite just before halftime of the Cougars game against Tulane on Thursday night.

Nick Diaz to end 4-year UFC absence in March
11/15/2018 7:04pm

Dana White says UFC welterweight Nick Diaz, whose last fight was a decision loss to Anderson Silva in January 2015, will return to competition on March 2 in Las Vegas.

Fox News

Fox News

Chiefs-Rams fans get change fees waived by major air carriers after Mexico City game cancelled
11/15/2018 8:10am

After poor field conditions forced the NFL to scuttle a much-anticipated game set for Mexico City next week, two major airlines said they would waive change fees for football fans who must now travel to Los Angeles to see the contest.

GRAPHIC VIDEO: College basketball player booted from campus after cheap shot
11/14/2018 11:30pm

A small Division III school in Massachusetts made headlines Wednesday and suddenly became the talk of the college basketball world -- all for the wrong reason.

Viral video shows Fitchburg State University basketball player elbowing opponent in dirty play
11/14/2018 2:26pm

A Fitchburg State University basketball player was captured in a viral video elbowing opponent in a game Tuesday night.

MMA fighter battles through bone-popping injury to defeat opponent in bout
11/14/2018 11:53am

An MMA fighter won his bout Friday night at a Legacy Fighting Alliance event via unanimous decision -- despite suffering a gruesome injury.

Oklahoma State football coach rants about 'liberalism,' being a 'snowflake'
11/14/2018 10:13am

Liberalism and being a snowflake are behind the trend of young athletes transferring schools, according to exasperated Oklahoma State football coach Mike Gundy, who ranted about every millennial young person during a testy news conference Monday.

USA Today

USA Today

Rockets will part ways with Carmelo Anthony after just 10 appearances
11/15/2018 7:41pm

The Carmelo Anthony Experiment is over in Houston after just 10 appearances. The Rockets have decided to part ways with Anthony, GM Daryl Morey said.

Carmelo Anthony: Four potential landing spots after parting ways with Rockets
11/15/2018 8:54pm

Carmelo Anthonys brief time with the Houston Rockets is over, so speculation naturally turns to where the 10-time All-Star could land next.

Why isn't Spurs assistant Becky Hammon an NBA head coach yet?
11/15/2018 1:04pm

San Antonio Spurs assistant coach Becky Hammon has a resume few can match. Shouldnt it be a foregone conclusion that shes in line for an NBA head coaching job

Chiefs' Patrick Mahomes offered lifetime supply of Heinz ketchup if he gets 57 touchdowns
11/15/2018 8:21pm

Heinz makes lifetime offer to Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes after article reveals he puts ketchup on his steak.

Canucks goalie Richard Bachman make perfect pass to Wild's Mikko Koivu for easy goal
11/15/2018 9:28pm

Vancouver Canucks goalie Richard Bachmans bad clearing attempt goes directly onto stick of Minnesota Wilds Mikko Koivu for easy goal.

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