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PGA prez: Poulter sounds like 'little school girl'
The PGA of America president referred to Ian Poulter as a little girl on two social media accounts Thursday evening for his comments on Nick Faldo and Tom Watson as Ryder Cup captains.

Michigan to drop price of student tickets in '15
Athletic director Dave Brandon continued his quest to make amends with the Michigan student body Thursday by announcing a significant drop in student football ticket prices for the 2015 season.

Cutler: Marshall's theatrics understandable
Bears quarterback Jay Cutler says receiver Brandon Marshall's postgame rant Sunday was in no way off-putting.

Urlacher: Cutler an elite QB in salary only
Jay Cutler is the highest-paid quarterback this season and Brian Urlacher says that's the only thing elite about his former teammate.

Sources: Syracuse to face NCAA Oct. 30-31
Syracuse's men's basketball and football programs are under NCAA investigation for allegations, including providing extra benefits and academic issues, that date back at least 10 years, a source told ESPN's Brett McMurphy.

Source: Ex-judge to conduct Winston hearing
Retired Florida Supreme Court chief justice Major Harding has been selected to serve as the independent observer who will conduct Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston's upcoming student conduct code hearing, a source close to the situation confirmed.

Buss: Only 'losers' afraid to play with Kobe
Lakers president Jeanie Buss has a message for any player who doesn't want to play with Kobe Bryant: good riddance.

Drone brawl: Serbia gets win, docked points Video
UEFA has awarded Serbia a 3-0 walkover for the abandoned Euro 2016 qualifier against Albania in Belgrade, but has also deducted three points from them and ordered that their next two home qualifiers are played behind closed doors.

Chara's knee injury to cost him 4-6 weeks
Bruins captain Zdeno Chara suffered ligament damage to his knee and is expected to miss four to six weeks, a source confirmed to ESPNBoston.com.

Philly HS ends football season over hazing
Officials at a high school in suburban Philadelphia have canceled the football team's remaining two games after they concluded rookie players were subjected to what the superintendent calls "humiliating" initiation rites.

Titans' Lewan chooses settlement over trial
Tennessee Titans rookie Taylor Lewan plans to settle rather than go to trial to fight three misdemeanor assault charges from last December, his lawyer said.

Sources: Broncos table talks with Thomases
The Denver Broncos do not expect to re-sign two free-agents-to-be, wide receiver Demaryius Thomas and tight end Julius Thomas, during the season, according to sources.

Homecoming: Williams returning to Phog
Former Kansas coach Roy Williams is returning to Allen Fieldhouse for first time since leaving for North Carolina.

Frazier still supportive of Peterson, Harvin
During his time as the Minnesota Vikings' head coach, Leslie Frazier had contrasting relationships with the two star players on his offense: Adrian Peterson and Percy Harvin.

Source: Carter-Williams eyes Nov. 13 return
Michael Carter-Williams and the Philadelphia 76ers have set a target date of Nov. 13 for his return, a source close to the situation told ESPN.com.

Clowney still sore but says he's OK to return
Texans outside linebacker Jadeveon Clowney says he'll play through his remaining soreness on Sunday against the Titans.

Bucs DT McCoy: Team's D has played 'soft'
All-Pro defensive tackle Gerald McCoy said Thursday that the Buccaneers' defense has been "soft."

Serena receives apology from Tarpischev
Serena Williams says she has received a written apology from Russian tennis chief Shamil Tarpischev for offensive comments in which he called her and sister Venus the "Williams brothers."

OK State sues Texas OC Wickline for $600K
Oklahoma State has sued Texas co-offensive coordinator Joe Wickline for breach of contract, alleging he misled his former employer about his new position at Texas, and the school is seeking more than $593,000 in damages.

UNC probe: Advisers pushed sham classes
An report commissioned by the University of North Carolina says school academic advisers steered athletes into sham classes over an 18-year period but does not directly implicate coaches or athletic administrators in the scheme.

Megatron: Ankle progressing in 'positive' way
Calvin Johnson is more encouraged about his progress this week in returning from a high right ankle sprain than he has been the past two weeks, when he has missed back-to-back games for the Detroit Lions.

Royals roar past Giants to even World Series
Billy Butler hit a tiebreaking single, Salvador Perez and Omar Infante drove in two runs each with big hits in a five-run sixth inning, and the Kansas City Royals beat the San Francisco Giants 7-2 to even the World Series at one game apiece.

Rousey to defend title vs. Zingano at UFC 182
UFC female bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey will seek her fifth title defense against the undefeated Cat Zingano at UFC 182 on Jan. 3 in Las Vegas.

Lincecum needs reliever: Back 'pretty stiff'
Tim Lincecum returned to the mound for the San Francisco Giants on Wednesday and threw 1T scoreless innings of relief. However, he left the game with tightness in his lower back and is day-to-day.

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