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Kobe nets $24 million in lump-sum payment

Updated: November 1, 2013, 4:14 PM ET By Darren Rovell | ESPN.com Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant will receive more than $ 24 million Friday as an advance on this season’s salary. The amount represents 79.7 percent of the $ 30.5 million he is due to receive in compensation for the 2013-14...

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Bucs bench QB Freeman for Glennon

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have decided to bench quarterback Josh Freeman for rookie Mike Glennon, coach Greg Schiano announced Wednesday. “Mike’s our starting quarterback from this point forward,” Schiano said. “We’re moving forward and Mike’s our quarterback. That...

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Jets stun Bucs after late penalty

Jets Win In Geno Smith’s Debut EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Geno Smith’s NFL debut was about to go down in disappointment. Then, the New York Jets rookie quarterback took off running and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers made the most boneheaded mistake of the game. Nick Folk kicked a 48-yard fi...

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Puig hits go-ahead HR in 8th following fine

Puig’s HR Lifts Dodgers Past Marlins MIAMI — With his first swing of the night, Yasiel Puig snapped a slump and silenced speculation he’s in the doghouse. The rookie sensation came off the bench to hit a tiebreaking home run in the eighth inning and help the Los Angeles Dodgers bea...

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MLB bans 13, including A-Rod through 2014

Updated: August 5, 2013, 6:12 PM ET ESPN.com news services Major League Baseball came down heavy Monday on the players it found to have been involved with the South Florida anti-aging clinic Biogenesis, suspending Alex Rodriguez through the end of the 2014 season and banning 12 others for 50 games,...

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Sources: A-Rod’s ban likely through 2014

Alex Rodriguez will be suspended Monday, likely through the end of the 2014 season, sources told “Outside the Lines” Saturday. About 12 other players will also be suspended Monday, according to sources. Several sources familiar with the talks said tense deliberations between Rodriguez an...

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