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Timeline: The rise and fall of Baylor's Art Briles

Art Briles took Baylor from doormat to championships, but his rise was undone by lack of discipline to athletes charged with sexual assault. Here's a timeline of Briles' career.

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What changes can Warriors make to save season?

It might sound odd, but Andre Roberson is messing up the Warriors' defense. Coach Steve Kerr should consider keeping things simple in Game 5.

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Yu's Year Of Magical Thinking

It's been 20 months since Yu Darvish's last major league start. With Tommy John surgery, personal scandal and a change in approach now in the rearview mirror, can he still be the King of K's?

13 things you indisputably missed when LeBron mowed down the Raps for that and-one layup (1:12)
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2hMichael Rothstein

Source: Lions' Abdullah had labrum surgery

Detroit Lions RB Ameer Abdullah had surgery to repair a torn labrum, according to a source close to the situation, and is expected to be back by the start of training camp this summer.

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Diaz: Mayweather vs. McGregor a 'publicity stunt'

In an interview Wednesday, Nate Diaz confirmed he is in negotiations to fight Conor McGregor at UFC 202 and called the proposed McGregor-Floyd Mayweather fight "a publicity stunt."

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Predictions: Which unbeaten bantamweight has next?

Brett Okamoto breaks down his picks for Sunday's UFC Fight Night card from Las Vegas, including a bantamweight bout between red-hot prospects Thomas Almeida and Cody Garbrandt.

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Mark Schlabach @Mark_Schlabach

Baylor officials say Ken Starr's role as chancellor will be external fundraising and religious liberty. Took away all operational duties

Art Briles, the rise and fall

From November 2007 to today, here's a rundown of Briles' coaching tenure at Baylor. Timeline


Surfer's incredible feat lands top play

Gabriel Medina's landmark backflip on a surfboard must be seen to be believed.


Amy Goldstein ESPN Editor 

Ten spellers have advanced to the evening finals of the Scripps National Spelling Bee, which will air live on ESPN at 8 p.m. ET. Spellers who were evening finalists last year were Snehaa Ganesh Kumar, who tied for fourth, and Sylvie Lamontagne, who tied for ninth.

Heather Dinich ESPN Staff Writer 

The details that have emerged surrounding Baylor sicken me, but I'm encouraged by the women who were brave enough to come forward and force not only Baylor to acknowledge what happened, but every campus in the country. The firing of Art Briles made the statement that these women and the safety of others are more important than winning -- something that should go without saying, but every single coach and athletic administrator needs to hear. Don't let this happen again.

Max Olson ESPN Staff Writer 

Spoke with a Baylor football player. He said he's heard defensive coordinator Phil Bennett will be the interim coach, but players have not been officially informed yet. They're expected to have a team meeting next week - when Baylor players return to campus - to discuss the plan moving forward.

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Ivan Maisel: “Baylor asking Briles to leave is Facebook turning on Mark Zuckerberg. Both CEOs created something where nothing existed.”

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

I really hope this change is seen through at Baylor. From university release: "A centralized hub of student conduct information will provide a level of "early warning" for those students who are at risk or who may place others at risk. The university will ensure the accountability of employees by making clear the violation of reporting obligations could be cause for discharge. Additionally, processes will be put in place to ensure all instances of interpersonal violence, regardless of where they originate, will be evaluated under the Title IX office."

Adam Teicher ESPN Staff Writer 

Wide receiver Jeremy Maclin left Chiefs practice early with an apparent injury, though the situation didn't look serious. Maclin was slow to get off the ground after making a catch during a 7 on 7 passing drill. He walked on his own to the sideline, where he received no medical attention but did consult with trainer Rick Burkholder. Maclin soon left for the locker room unaccompanied by medical personnel.

How common are situations like Baylor's?

espnW columnist Kate Fagan examines the power dynamic of football programs on college campuses and how it contributes to situations like the one at Baylor.


Max Olson @max_olson

Baylor assistants Kendal Briles, Cris Dishman just left football facility. Declined to talk to reporters.

Bob Pockrass NASCAR 

All Sprint Cup cars this weekend at Charlotte Motor Speedway will have names of fallen soldiers instead of names of the drivers across the windshield. Most names have a tie to someone on the team and many families of the soldiers memorialized on the windshields will attend the race Sunday.

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

Struggling reliever Chasen Shreve is going on the DL with a shoulder issue. He is being checked by doctors to figure out the severity.

Marine surprises kids with umpire scheme

After a deployment in Japan, Master Sgt. Randy Brock made his way to home plate, where he donned an umpire uniform and surprised his son during his at-bat.


Jamison Hensley ESPN Staff Writer 

Ravens statement on losing one week of OTA for rules violation: "We made a mistake and we are sorry for that. We accept the NFL discipline."

Jamison Hensley ESPN Staff Writer 

Ravens forfeit one week of OTAs (June 1-3) and fined team and John Harbaugh for violating offseason rules. Team put players in pads at rookie minicamp.

Travis Haney ESPN Staff Writer 

This excerpt from Pepper Hamilton's Baylor report strikes at the heart of the overarching story: The upstart program grew too big, too fast - and it became win-at-all-costs. Corners were cut, risks were taken. Eventually, it all caught up with the school and coach Art Briles.

Jim Bowden ESPN Senior Writer 

Does Matt Harvey have shoulder weakness or fatigue? Why do I ask? Innings 1-3 his ERA is 3.03; innings 4-6 his ERA is 9.89. Pitches 1-25 opponents hit .212 against him and pitches 51-75 they bat .424 against him. In addition, velocity of all pitches decline accordingly. Pitch selection 2nd and 3rd time around the lineup could be a factor but not enough to explain the vast differential. These facts should not be ignored by the Mets in diagnosing his struggles.

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Asked for his thoughts on Art Briles' firing, Baylor ESPN 300 receiver commit Hezekiah Jones of Stafford (Texas) High School said "it's crazy." When asked if he'll decommit, he said "we'll see." Despite his pledge, Jones has continued to be heavily recruited by Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Texas A&M and many others.

Mark Schlabach @Mark_Schlabach

Baylor officials said the school had hired a New York law firm to make contact with the NCAA about potential rules violations