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Seau lawsuits merged with NFL concussion case

Seau lawsuits merged with NFL concussion case

CNNSI.com Updated Apr 2, 2013
Two wrongful-death lawsuits over the suicide of Pro Bowler Junior Seau have been consolidated with NFL concussion litigation in Philadelphia.
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  • Venters gets injection in elbow, out 4 weeks

    Venters gets injection in elbow, out 4 weeks

    ESPN.com Apr 2, 2013
    Braves left-hander Jonny Venters will be shut down for a month after receiving a platelet-rich plasma injection in his sprained pitching elbow.
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  • Banks: Tank Carradine could make next epic comeback, but do tea…

    Banks: Tank Carradine could make next epic comeback, but do teams believe?

    CNNSI.com Apr 2, 2013
    You know about Adrian Peterson's comeback. Well, meet Tank Carradine. With the draft near, the pass rusher is trying to prove his bad knee won't keep him from dominance.
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  • Many eyes on Halladay's first start of 2013

    Many eyes on Halladay's first start of 2013

    MLB.com Apr 2, 2013
    In seasons past, if the Phillies had Roy Halladay pitching the next game after losing the season opener, there would've been confidence back home in the Delaware Valley. But confidence is not exactly overflowing among Phils fans entering Wednesday's gam…
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  • The legend of Bryce Harper and more Opening Day lessons

    The legend of Bryce Harper and more Opening Day lessons

    CNNSI.com Apr 2, 2013
    On a day dominated by young pitchers, it was an even younger hitter who stole the show and could change the game. Tom Verducci has 10 lessons from a great Opening Day.
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  • Today in NFC South history

    Today in NFC South history

    ESPN.com Apr 2, 2013
    One year ago today, the Blog Network did a mock draft of the first round. The New Orleans Saints and Atlanta Falcons each were without a first-round pick, so I had to only make picks for the Carolina Panthers and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. I hit on one o…
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  • Leading Off: The Dodgers’ Hollywood Opening

    Leading Off: The Dodgers’ Hollywood Opening

    nytimes.com Apr 2, 2013
    The Nationals and Braves looked great on Monday, but thanks to Koufax and Kershaw, the Dodgers led the day in generating hope.
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  • Utah Moves Into Final West Playoff Spot; Kobe Bryant & Shaq…

    Utah Moves Into Final West Playoff Spot; Kobe Bryant & Shaq Are Friends Again

    dimemag.com Apr 2, 2013
    Two weeks ago, we pronounced Utah dead, a casualty of a terrible stretch of scheduling and the expected rise of the Lakers. Now? They’ve won six games in a row, and have a half game lead on L.A. for the West’s last playoff spot after taking care of bu
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  • Uptons savor victorious debut as teammates

    Uptons savor victorious debut as teammates

    MLB.com Apr 2, 2013
    As Justin Upton marked his Braves debut with an impressive home run in the fifth inning of Monday night's 7-5 Opening Day win over the Phillies at Turner Field, B.J. Upton was proudly enjoying the thrill of experiencing life with his little brother as h…
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  • Harris, Smith lift Hawks past lowly Cavaliers

    Harris, Smith lift Hawks past lowly Cavaliers

    ESPN.com Apr 2, 2013
    Devin Harris scored a season-high 25 points and Josh Smith nearly added a triple-double Monday night as the Atlanta Hawks beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 102-94 to improve their chances of securing home-court advantage in the first round of the playoffs.
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Sports Columnists

  • Peter King: Palmer deal had to happen, more QB musical chairs; mail

    Apr 2
    It's another day to write about quarterbacks. Three topics I want to clear up, in the wake of all the quarterback action in the last few days.
  • Adande: Grant Hill, in his own words

    Apr 2
    With his career nearing the end, Grant Hill recalls the highs and lows of the past two decades.
  • Don Banks: Tank Carradine could make next epic comeback, but do teams beli…

    Apr 2
    Chances are there are no Adrian Petersons waiting to be discovered in this year's NFL draft class. For the first time in league history, there might not even be a running back taken in the first round.
  • NBA: Coast to Coast - Shaquille O'Neal jersey retirement

    Apr 2
    Is Shaq the last great big man? Should the Magic and Heat retire his number, too?