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Nuggets & Briefs: From his perch in the crow's nest, Al Myatt peers beyond the realm of Bonesville for items of interest to our readers. Visit the Nuggets & Briefs Archives to review Nuggets & Briefs from previous months. For a more extensive compilation of headlines from ECU and beyond, visit Greg Vacek's Web Headlines Roundup...

NUGGETS & BRIEFS FOR MAY 2015
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Compiled daily by Al Myatt
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MOST RECENTLY UPDATED FOR SATURDAY, MAY 30, 2015

Blatter wins another term as FIFA president

Re-election comes amid investigations in corruption. Read more at wralsportsfan.com.

Warriors' Thompson recovering from concussion

Finals start Thursday. Read more at cbssports.com.

Skiles in line for Magic post

Read more at nbcsports.com.

Slive's SEC administration winding down

Successor may have to deal with disciplinary issues. Read more at msn.com.

Sharper pleads guilty

Former Pro Bowler shackled in court appearance. Read more at espn.com.

Rory misses Irish Open cut

McIlroy out of weekend action again. Read more at usatoday.com.

Wife follows husband's ace

Remarkable back-back-feat at Michigan course. Read more at yahoo.com.

For a more extensive compilation of headlines from ECU and beyond, visit Greg Vacek's Web Headlines Roundup...

FRIDAY, MAY 29, 2015

NCAA baseball regionals start today

Format, bracket and links. Read more at oregonlive.com.

NCAA baseball tournament storylines

Last No. 1 overall seed to win College World Series was Miami in 1999. Read more at hamptonroads.com.

Putin criticizes U.S. investigation into FIFA

Russian leader concerned about hosting World Cup. Read more at nbcsports.com.

FIFA president's reelection bid losing support

U.S. soccer chief Sunil Gulati says his organization will vote against Sepp Blatter. Read more at usatoday.com.

Akron duo meet in NBA finals

Curry, LeBron lead respective teams. Read more at usatoday.com.

Warriors open as 6-point favorite in Game 1

Sportsbook odds also favor Golden State to win finals over Cavs. Read more at cbssports.com.

Bulls fire Thibodeau

Coach could wind up in Orlando or New Orleans. Read more at cbssports.com.

Michigan girl lands prom date with NBA star

12,000 retweets of Raquel Smith's proposal met Andre Drummond's challenge. Read more at washingtonpost.com.

Tebow makes his Philly debut

Horde of reporters descends as 2007 Heisman winner returns to NFL after two-year absence. Read more at usatoday.com.

Winston making good impression

Bucs like rookie's willingness. Read more at espn.com.

Pats have dealt with adversity

Latest setback may not be devastating. Read more at msn.com.

UNC reviewing allegations

NCAA charges could be released next week. Read more at wralsportsfan.com.

Big 12 acts on fan control

Court storming, rushing field to be punished. Read more at yahoo.com.

National Spelling Bee ends in tie

Kansas girl, St. Louis boy declared co-winners when word list runs out. Read more at cnn.com.

For a more extensive compilation of headlines from ECU and beyond, visit Greg Vacek's Web Headlines Roundup...

THURSDAY, MAY 28, 2015

Carolina Railhawks exec indicted

FIFA corruption probe yields charges for 14. Read more at wralsportsfan.com.

FIFA boss had apartment for cats

Eccentric group faces charges of bribery. Read more at cbssports.com.

Soccer investigation spanned decades

U.S. plans extradition of complicit parties. Read more at espnfc.com.

Clemson coach withdraws from appearance

Swinney explains controversial situation. Read more at nbcsports.com.

UMass football's fate hinges on Navy

Minutemen's best chance at AAC membership would be departure of Middies from conference. Read more at ajerseyguy.com.

SEC to hike the stakes for rushing the field

Penalty for first-time offenders may be increased to $50,000. Read more at msn.com.

Peterson's options defined

Zimmer: 'Play for Vikings or don't play.' Read more at yahoo.com.

Cavs have chance in finals

LeBron among factors in Cleveland's favor. Read more at usatoday.com.

LeBron made winners out of misfits

"It's the LeBron James factor," declares teammate Mike Miller. Read more at bleacherreport.com.

A-Rod moves into third in RBIs

Yanks sweep KC. Read more at msn.com.

Three NASCAR teams hit with fines

Rules violations at Charlotte cost Jimmy Johnson, Jamie McMurray, Justin Allgaier teams. Read more at sportingnews.com.

For a more extensive compilation of headlines from ECU and beyond, visit Greg Vacek's Web Headlines Roundup...

WEDNESDAY, MAY 27, 2015

FIFA officials arrested in Switzerland

Several members of International soccer's governing body face extradition to USA on corruption charges. Read more at foxnews.com.

Storm affects Houston teams

Rockets get home, Texans cancel workouts. Read more at espn.com.

Curry OK after fall

MVP expects to be ready for game five. Read more at wralsportsfan.com.

No further penalty for Howard

No suspension for flagrant foul on Bogut. Read more at espn.com.

Bucks close to arena deal

League could relocate franchise without new building. Read more at foxsports.com.

Kentucky hoops assistant Payne rewarded

Three-year deal is for $2.2 million. Read more at yahoo.com.

Swinney committed to beliefs

Clemson coach explains plans to attend fundraiser. Read more at nbcsports.com.

Manziel moves to golf community

QB listed behind McCown. Read more at usatoday.com.

Danica releases can't-miss photo of herself

Female NASCAR driver apparently gets really, really limber before she swims. Read more and view photo at foxsports.com.

Venus Williams faces fine

Skipping post-match press conference at French Open will cost American tennis star. Read more at usatoday.com.

For a more extensive compilation of headlines from ECU and beyond, visit Greg Vacek's Web Headlines Roundup...

TUESDAY, MAY 26, 2015

Brewers win challenge, lose game

Davis initially called out on homer. Read more at usatoday.com.

Josh Hamilton makes joyful return to Rangers

Raleigh native hitless in win but happy to be back in MLB after 7 1/2 months. Read more at usatoday.com.

ECU in Coral Gables regional

Pirates face Columbia on Friday. Read more at cbssports.com.

Wolfpack heading for Fort Worth

No bid for UNC-Chapel Hill for first time since 2001. Read more at wralsportsfan.com.

No further discipline for Horford

Flagrant II foul resulted in ejection Sunday. Read more at nbcsports.com.

Bears release Ray McDonald

Team responds to domestic violence charge. Read more at espn.com.

Newlyweds defer honeymoon until Brady is 'free'

Couple refuses to take trip to Bermuda as long as Pats QB is suspended. Read more at usatoday.com.

Schwartz has new post with NFL

Former coach will work with officials. Read more at foxsports.com.

Joe Gibbs Racing sends a message

Back-to-back wins in Charlotte shake up NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. Read more at foxsports.com.

NASCAR driver runs 14 miles after race

Landon Cassill swaps racing gear for running shorts after Coca-Cola 600. Read more at foxsports.com.

Federer rips French Open security lapse

Swiss tennis great infuriated that fan got to center court for selfie. Read more at foxnews.com.

Stephens ousts Venus Williams

Loss is second in first round of French Open for struggling star. Read more at msn.com.

For a more extensive compilation of headlines from ECU and beyond, visit Greg Vacek's Web Headlines Roundup...

MONDAY, MAY 25, 2015

Hamilton reunites with Rangers today

Star-crossed journey brings Raleigh product back to where he became a star. Read more at msn.com.

NCAA announces baseball regional sites

AAC tournament runner-up Houston selected one of 16 hosts. Read more at ncaa.com.

Gators win SEC

Florida beats defending national champ Vandy for tourney title. Read more at secsports.com.

Florida State wins ACC

Seminoles top Wolfpack, 6-2. Read more at wralsportsfan.com.

Hidden ball trick decisive for high school team

Fake pickoff attempt helps Colorado team seal playoff victory. Read more at yardbarker.com.

Pats fans rally for Tom Brady

Supporters protest QB's 'Deflategate' suspension. Read more at msn.com.

Lawmaker wants to name bridge after Joe Paterno

State representative's bill would name Pennsylvania Turnpike crossing over Susquehanna River after late Penn State coach. Read more at sportingnews.com.

Lakers in urgent situation

GM Kupchak says not enough time to build through draft. Read more at nbcsports.com.

NBA explores moving up final series

Obstacles include TV schedule. Read more at cbssports.com.

Warriors file to dismiss StubHub suit

Team trying to direct resales through Ticketmaster. Read more at espn.com.

Donovan thanks Florida fans

Former Gators coach takes out ad. Read more at yahoo.com.

Carl Edwards captures Coca-Cola 600

Pit strategy produces victorious finish ahead of Greg Biffle and Dale Earnhardt Jr. Read more at foxnews.com.

Montoya wins second Indy 500

Opportunity revived driver's career. Read more at msn.com.

Indy race special to Letterman

Retired late night host recalls significance of day, event. Read more at usatoday.com.

For a more extensive compilation of headlines from ECU and beyond, visit Greg Vacek's Web Headlines Roundup...

SUNDAY, MAY 24, 2015

Warriors take control

Threes lead Golden State to 3-0 series lead. Read more at cbssports.com.

Hawks lose Korver

Ankle sprain finishes his season. Read more at espn.com.

LeBron says violence not the answer

Cleveland star refrains from comment on verdict. Read more at msn.com.

Marlins end losing streak

New skipper Jennings dunked in park pool. Read more at nbcsports.com.

Marlins skip out on their own charity event

No players show up for “Fish ‘N Chips Casino Party” fundraiser. Read more at yardbarker.com.

Pack faces Noles in ACC final

Defense keys N.C. State. Read more at wralsportsfan.com.

University of Tokyo wins first game in five years

Elite school beats Hosei University 6-4 to end 94-game losing streak. Read more at msn.com.

Wilder has developed ODU from scratch

Monarchs have risen quickly to FBS. Read more at usatoday.com.

Blackhawks even series in double OT

Vermette steps up. Read more at yahoo.com.

UFC's Ronda Rousey hits jackpot

Women's bantamweight champ attracts $3 million in sponsorships. Read more at bloodyelbow.com.

For a more extensive compilation of headlines from ECU and beyond, visit Greg Vacek's Web Headlines Roundup...

SATURDAY, MAY 23, 2015

No recusal for Goodell

Commissioner will sit in on Brady's appeal. Read more at nbcsports.com.

Aaron Hernandez reportedly running out of money

Family, lawyers exhausting funds. Read more at foxsports.com.

Hernandez's brother gives up coaching

D.J. Hernandez, older sibling of convicted murderer, leaves Iowa staff. Read more at foxsports.com.

Army-Navy firm on date

No change foreseeable to accommodate playoffs. Read more at usatoday.com.

SEC convenes

Graduate transfers, satellite camps to be addressed. Read more at yahoo.com.

Latest NCAA findings delivered to UNC-Chapel Hill

Procedure requires response within 90 days. Read more at wralsportsfan.com.

Kupchak says next season Kobe's last with Lakers

One year remains on contract. Read more at espn.com.

Globetrotter legend Marcus Haynes passes

Dribbling wizard dies of natural causes at 89. Read more at msn.com.

American Pharoah works out in Kentucky

Triple Crown threat takes first gallop since winning Preakness. Read more at msn.com.

No momentum for McIlroy

Missed cut follows dominant performance. Read more at cbssports.com.

For a more extensive compilation of headlines from ECU and beyond, visit Greg Vacek's Web Headlines Roundup...

FRIDAY, MAY 22, 2015

Pac-12 leads in revenue

Scott highest-paid commissioner. Read more at usatoday.com.

UMass must plot course to AAC

Blaudschun: Primary mission is obvious for new Minutemen AD Ryan Bamford. Read more at ajerseyguy.com.

UConn to play Syracuse again

Gridiron meetings set for 2016, 2018. Read more at yahoo.com.

Orange to un-retire No. 44

Former 'Cuse QB Donovan McNabb rips decision to reissue jersey number worn by legendary RBs Jim Brown, Ernie Davis and Floyd Little. Read more at foxsports.com.

Butch Jones hates "Sweet Home Alabama"

Tennessee coach sends enforcer to find source of music playing during practice. View video at foxsports.com.

Aaron Hernandez sports 'Bloods' tattoo

Convicted murderer appears in court to plead not guilty to new charge. Read more at dailymail.co.uk.

Charges dropped against Ray Rice

RB completes pretrial intervention. Read more at cbssports.com.

All-NBA teams announced

Curry, Harden, James lead first team. Read more at espn.com.

Kupchak says Lakers not pursuing Thibodeau

GM sets record straight following report. Read more at nbcsports.com.

Wolfpack tops Irish, 3-0

ACC Tournament delayed by weather. Read more at wralsportsfan.com.

USA beats Cuba in wrestling exhibition

Times Square freestyle competition raised funds for youth organization. Read more at kansascity.com.

For a more extensive compilation of headlines from ECU and beyond, visit Greg Vacek's Web Headlines Roundup...

THURSDAY, MAY 21, 2015

Goodell wants to hear from Brady

NFLPA seeks for commissioner to recuse himself from appeal. Read more at nbcsports.com.

Several cities in Super Bowl mix

Los Angeles could be considered for 2020. Read more at yahoo.com.

Luck poised to cash in

Colts punter compares Tannehill deal. Read more at espn.com.

Aaron Hernandez a lookout in prison fight

Convicted murderer disciplined for role in gang altercation. Read more at msn.com.

Rockets' Howard questionable tonight

Left knee bruise results in uncertain status. Read more at cbssports.com.

Who will T-Wolves take?

Towns or Okafor appear to be options. Read more at usatoday.com.

Duke, Kentucky recognized for academics

Programs known for one-and-dones perform in classroom. Read more at wralsportsfan.com.

For a more extensive compilation of headlines from ECU and beyond, visit Greg Vacek's Web Headlines Roundup...

WEDNESDAY, MAY 20, 2015

Notre Dame wary of defining athletes as employees

Irish, Northwestern threaten to leave big-time realm. Read more at usatoday.com.

Weis still paid handsomely by Irish

Salary well above current coach. Read more at yahoo.com.

Golson headed to FSU

Irish transfer may fill void left by Winston. Read more at cbssports.com.

Monarchs recruiting UVa quarterback

ODU granted permission to talk with grad transfer Lambert. Read more at hamptonroads.com.

Kraft says Patriots won't fight sanctions

Deflategate penalties are significant. Read more at foxsports.com.

NFL owners approve new PAT rules

Line of scrimmage for extra point kicks moves to 15-yard line. Read more at foxsports.com.

Duke recognized by legislature

Joint session convenes for NCAA champs. Read more at wral.com.

Calipari denies interest in Pelicans post

Kentucky coach linked to another NBA vacancy. Read more at nbcsports.com.

Purdue gets commitment from Swanigan

Elite performer was originally headed to Michigan State. Read more at espn.com.

College baseball Field of 64 forecast

Pirates projected to land as a two seed in Charleston. Read more at d1baseball.com.

For a more extensive compilation of headlines from ECU and beyond, visit Greg Vacek's Web Headlines Roundup...

TUESDAY, MAY 19, 2015

Dolphins lock down Tannehill

QB takes six-year deal for $96 million. Read more at nbcsports.com.

Sapp takes plea deal

Jail time avoided in solicitation case. Read more at foxsports.com.

Kraft calls Wells Report 'very disturbing'

Pats owner stands by quarterback Tom Brady. Read more at thescore.com.

Security tight for NBA draft sequence

Order determined earlier by ping-pong balls. Read more at msn.com.

Cavs' Irving plans to play in series opener

Guard practiced Monday with knee and foot ailments. Read more at timesreporter.com.

Jordan may leave Clippers as free agent

Rift with Paul could lead to departure. Read more at foxsports.com.

Vegas likes Warriors to win NBA title

Golden State clear favorite over Cavs, Hawks and Rockets. Read more at thescore.com.

Jennings moves from front office to dugout

New Marlins skipper will wear No. 26. Read more at cbssports.com.

Wake Forest's Craig is ACC POY

Deacons' soph can pitch and hit with power. Read more at wralsportsfan.com.

McIlroy credits Speith for inspiration

Rory coming off dominating performance in Charlotte. Read more at yahoo.com.

Former tennis star sentenced

Hewitt gets six years in South Africa for sexual assaults. Read more at usatoday.com.

Fish takes fisherman for a ride

Angler in 14-foot boat tags along with sturgeon for an hour. Read more at usatoday.com.

For a more extensive compilation of headlines from ECU and beyond, visit Greg Vacek's Web Headlines Roundup...

MONDAY, MAY 18, 2015

Hamilton sought dialogue with Angels owner

Moreno wasn't accessible for struggling star. Read more at usatoday.com.

Marlins fire manager

Redmond out as Braves complete sweep with one-hitter. Read more at espn.com.

Beaned batter catches pitch, tosses it back to pitcher

Arizona State's Johnny Sewald not fazed when Washington State pitcher Layne Bruner nails him in the side. Read more at yardbarker.com.

ACC could play overseas

Television network still in discussion stage. Read more at espn.com.

Redskins rookie retires before minicamp

Gruden caught off guard by QB Connor Halliday's exit. Read more at yardbarker.com.

Fab five feud continues

Rose, Webber still at odds. Read more at msn.com.

Donovan assembling Thunder staff

Former Gators coach interested in adding Monty Williams. Read more at yahoo.com.

American Pharoah could be the one

Derby, Preakness winner in reach of history at Belmont. Read more at usatoday.com.

NASCAR investigating Jimmie Johnson crewman

Issue is sideskirt adjustment. Read more at nbcsports.com.

USA takes hockey bronze

Czech Republic topped, 3-0. Read more at cbssports.com.

For a more extensive compilation of headlines from ECU and beyond, visit Greg Vacek's Web Headlines Roundup...

SUNDAY, MAY 17, 2015

Saban off base in playoff view

CFP chair Long responds. Read more at nbcsports.com.

Big Ten revenue climbs

Commissioner's salary increases, too. Read more at usatoday.com.

Lambert leaving Virginia

Cavaliers' QB exodus continues. Read more at yahoo.com.

Tebow may impact Eagles offense

He can run with some power and worked on his passing. Read more at msn.com.

MLB fan experience expensive

Here's a breakdown of the costliest parks. Read more at bankrate.com.

ACC baseball tournament set

Louisville top seed. Read more at wralsportsfan.com.

American Pharoah wins rainy Preakness

Kentucky Derby winner keeps Triple Crown bid alive. Read more at baltimoresun.com.

Rory roars at Wells Fargo

Breaks his own course record with 61. Read more at cbssports.com.

Romney throws in towel against Holyfield

Lighthearted boxing match raises at least $1 million for charity. Read more at msn.com.

Putin plays with NHL veterans

Russian president scores eight goals in exhibition hockey game. Read more at msn.com.

For a more extensive compilation of headlines from ECU and beyond, visit Greg Vacek's Web Headlines Roundup...

SATURDAY, MAY 16, 2015

College football attendance dips

Numbers are lowest since 2003. Read more at espn.com.

Would Golson be good for Gators?

Irish transfer could boost stagnant offense. Read more at msn.com.

Florida adds Vandy transfer

Grady saw limited time in multiple roles. Read more at yahoo.com.

Gophers legend gets degree at 74

Bobby Bell won Outland Trophy in 1962. Read more at cbssports.com.

NFLPA goes on attack over Deflategate

Union demands Goodell step aside as arbitrator in Brady appeal. Read more at usatoday.com.

Shortening shot clock proposed

NCAA committee would drop time limit to 30 seconds. Read more at wralsportsfan.com.

Thibodeau may be in Pelicans mix

Tenure with Bulls may be nearing end. Read more at nbcsports.com.

Griner, spouse disciplined by WNBA

League hands down seven-game suspension. Read more at usatoday.com.

Former UFC fighter dead at 36

Corey Hill suffered collapsed lung and heart attack after surgery. Read more at mmajunkie.com.

For a more extensive compilation of headlines from ECU and beyond, visit Greg Vacek's Web Headlines Roundup...

FRIDAY, MAY 15, 2015

Tom Brady appealing suspension

Patriots dispute findings of investigation. Read more at wralsportsfan.com.

Brett Favre in Brady's corner

Former NFL QB doesn't equate Deflategate to cheating. Read more at usatoday.com.

Bowden backtracks on Winston comments

Former FSU coach regrets labeling No. 1 draft pick an 'embarrassment.' Read more at thescore.com.

ACC working on football image

Perception of league is 'little brother' to SEC. Read more at msn.com.

UNC-Chapel Hill accreditation in danger

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools will announce decision in June. Read more at abc11.com.

NBA players union to audit five teams

Provision for examining books has been in agreement. Read more at nbcsports.com.

No lingering effects for Wall

Wizards coach Wittman expects star to be ready for game six. Read more at espn.com.

Shaq's son offered by Southern Cal

High school freshman Shareef O'Neal catches Trojans' attention early. Read more at sportingnews.com.

Roy Williams boosts spirits of bullied boy

UNC coach sends team picture, letter. Read more at yahoo.com.

Josh Hamilton moves to Double-A

Rangers could bring him up next week. Read more at cbssports.com.

John Daly subject of documentary

First pro golfer to be featured on '30 for 30.' Read more at usatoday.com.

Player's death brings halt to soccer in Argentina

Action comes after San Martin Burzaco's Emanuel Ortega succumbs to skull fracture. Read more at goal.com.

For a more extensive compilation of headlines from ECU and beyond, visit Greg Vacek's Web Headlines Roundup...

THURSDAY, MAY 14, 2015

UAB to vote on football

Program could be reinstated. Read more at nbcsports.com.

Gamecocks pass on Golson

Spurrier not pursuing Notre Dame transfer. Read more at cbssports.com.

Bowden saw ACC as easier path than SEC

Former FSU coach says Seminoles joined ACC because road to national title would have been more difficult in SEC. Read more at foxsports.com.

Bucs coach responds to Bowden

Lovie Smith disagrees with comment on Winston. Read more at yahoo.com.

Namath downplays Deflategate

Jets legend and others question NFL's sanctions against Pats. Read more at foxsports.com.

Feeley says Pats played with broken-in footballs in 2004

Opponents were given brand new pigskins. Read more at msn.com.

NFL owners to consider PAT proposals

Snap placement, defensive scoring opportunities to be considered. Read more at sportingnews.com.

Goff projected as top QB in 2016 draft

Mel Kiper cites Cal star's 'big-time arm." Read more at foxsports.com.

Former UNC coach Bill Guthridge succumbs

Longtime assistant followed Dean Smith as Tar Heels coach. Read more at wralsportsfan.com.

Mudcats series at Myrtle Beach postponed

Carolina League makes announcement in wake of bus wreck. Read more at al.com.

Orioles compensating employees

Reimbursement follows games moved due to unrest. Read more at espn.com.

USA relay team stripped of silver medal

Tyson Gay's doping case leads to action. Read more at usatoday.com.

American Pharoah draws post No. 1 for Preakness

Kentucky Derby winner arrives at Pimlico as 4-5 favorite. Read more at usatoday.com.

For a more extensive compilation of headlines from ECU and beyond, visit Greg Vacek's Web Headlines Roundup...

WEDNESDAY, MAY 13, 2015

New Yogi-isms emerge

Former Yankees icon turns 90. Read more at usatoday.com.

Flipped bus sidetracks Mudcats

Road trip to Myrtle Beach marred by wreck. Read more at myfoxatlanta.com.

Investigator defends Deflategate report

Wells attacked by Pats owner, Brady's agent. Read more at cbssports.com.

Bobby Bowden calls Jameis Winston an 'embarrassment'

FSU icon coach says No. 1 draft pick is 'young enough' to get past troubled past. Read more at usatoday.com.

Former UNC gridder arrested

Agent/felon considered flight risk, gets high bond. Read more at wralsportsfan.com.

Pelicans fire coach

Making playoffs wasn't enough. Read more at nbcsports.com.

ACC basketball continues in NBA playoffs

League well represented in pro postseason. Read more at msn.com.

Smith moves from Tech to Tech

Hokies grad will join Yellow Jackets. Read more at yahoo.com.

Megafight revenue rolls in

Pay per view numbers enormous. Read more at espn.com.

Pacquiao returns to Philippines

Boxer brushes off questions about rematch with Mayweather. Read more at cnn.com.

Ronda Rousey flexes body for SI

Female UFC champ is her sport's first to grace magazine's cover. Read more at eonline.com.

Cristiano Ronaldo opens wallet for Nepal relief

Real Madrid star donates nearly $8 million in wake of earthquake. Read more at usatoday.com.

Momma whale teaches surfer a lesson

California surfer learns not to get between mom and her baby. Read more at msn.com.

For a more extensive compilation of headlines from ECU and beyond, visit Greg Vacek's Web Headlines Roundup...

TUESDAY, MAY 12, 2015

'Tebow act' passes Alabama house

Bill would allow home schoolers to play for public schools. Read more at cbssports.com.

Florida State likely to land Golson

Irish would have to approve QB's move. Read more at nbcsports.com.

Ole ball coach not yet old

Barnhart: Steve Spurrier in no rush to retire his whistle. Read more at ajerseyguy.com.

A&M chancellor takes shots at Longhorns

Aggies boss flings verbal darts at Texas in newspaper interview. Read more at foxsports.com.

Michigan reports infractions

Violations involved secondary recruiting violations. Read more at yahoo.com.

NFL metes out Deflategate punishment

Brady gets suspension, Pats get fine and lose draft picks. Read more at msn.com.

Brady's agent bites back at NFL

Yee labels Deflategate sanctions 'ridiculous.' Read more at usatoday.com.

Bears feel fortunate to have signed Carden

GM Ryan Pace worked hard behind the scenes to ink ECU QB. Read more at espn.com.

Another charge for Aaron Hernandez

Allegation is witness intimidation. Read more at usatoday.com.

Christie's NFL concessions expenses reimbursed

New Jersey governor had $82K tab. Read more at msn.com.

ESPN involved in data deal

Announcement forthcoming today. Read more at adweek.com.

Sulaimon transferring to Maryland

Former Blue Devil expected to play next season. Read more at wralsportsfan.com.

For a more extensive compilation of headlines from ECU and beyond, visit Greg Vacek's Web Headlines Roundup...

MONDAY, MAY 11, 2015

Texas supreme court denies Leach appeal

Former Red Raiders coach sued Craig James, ESPN, public relations firm. Read more at usatoday.com.

Golson's transfer options restricted

Irish don't want to face former QB. Read more at cbssports.com.

Jackson apparently dismissed at Florida

Redshirt freshman DB accused in robbery. Read more at yahoo.com.

Manziel working hard

QB showing well after rehab. Read more at msn.com.

LeBron overrules coach and evens series

Blatt had James making inbounds pass. Read more at nbcsports.com.

Pineda strikes out 16

Yankees top Orioles, 6-2. Read more at espn.com.

Snow cleared, Dodgers win

Host Rockies go down at frigid Coors Field. Read more at usatoday.com.

Fowler charges to Players victory

Playoff survivor overcomes five-shot deficit with six holes left. Read more at wralsportsfan.com.

For a more extensive compilation of headlines from ECU and beyond, visit Greg Vacek's Web Headlines Roundup...

SUNDAY, MAY 10, 2015

Report: Suspension looms for Brady

Patriots QB to be disciplined for underinflated footballs. Read more at nbcsports.com.

NFL disputes Brady suspension report

League spokesman labels newspaper's headline "misleading." Read more at yardbarker.com.

Pierce beats buzzer

Wizards take 2-1 series lead. Read more at cbssports.com.

Noah needles LeBron

James says trash talk went too far. Read more at usatoday.com.

Harper stays hot

Nats slugger tops Braves with walk-off blast. Read more at espn.com.

Bosox hire Carl Willis

Former UNCW hurler to be pitching coach. Read more at yahoo.com.

Pirates pull off defensive gem

Cardinals victimized by triple play for first time in 12 years. Read more at msn.com.

Mets great Strawberry goes deep with stories of faith

Former addict tours churches sharing the Word. Read more at msn.com.

North Dakota sifts through 1,200 nicknames

Nominations to replace "Fighting Sioux" range from "Amber Waves" to "Zombies." Read more at foxnews.com.

Kirk takes one-shot lead into final round

Challengers abound at Players. Read more at wralsportsfan.com.

For a more extensive compilation of headlines from ECU and beyond, visit Greg Vacek's Web Headlines Roundup...

SATURDAY, MAY 9, 2015

Barnes fined $50,000 for comments to Harden's mom

Noah gets $25,000 for pushing fan. Read ore at cbssports.com.

Gators announce hire

White is new basketball coach. Read more at yahoo.com.

UConn guard transferring

Samuels played role as freshman on 2014 title team. Read more at msn.com.

State hoops assistant hospitalized

Moxley responsive, stable. Read more at wralsportsfan.com.

UAB football supporters pony up

$6 million pledged to reinstate school's football program. Read more at msn.com.

Georgia implements 'Gurley bill'

Illegal to lead athletes astray. Read more at usatoday.com.

Report: Golson to visit Gamecocks, Bulldogs

Ex-Notre Dame QB would be eligible as a graduate transfer. Read more at sportingnews.com.

Iowa State recruit accidentally shoots himself

RB Sheldon Croney wounded in hand while handling handgun. Read more at foxsports.com.

ESPN not renewing Bill Simmons

Analyst out after 15 years with network. Read more at nytimes.com.

Duo share two-shot lead

Kelly, Na atop Players' leaderboard. Read more at golfchannel.com.

For a more extensive compilation of headlines from ECU and beyond, visit Greg Vacek's Web Headlines Roundup...

FRIDAY, MAY 8, 2015

Brady's agent attacks report on deflated balls

Yee: 'Terrible disappointment.' Read more at nbcsports.com.

Golson leaving Notre Dame

QB announces plans to transfer. Read more at cbssports.com.

Farnsworth shifts focus to football

Former MLB pitcher now making tackles. Read more at foxsports.com.

Michael White may emerge at Florida

Louisiana Tech coach has been SEC target before. Read more at msn.com.

Clougherty steps down as ACC hoops officials supervisor

Swofford commends service. Read more at wralsportsfan.com.

Red Sox address mound woes

Pitching coach dismissed. Read more at espn.com.

Bradley got 'schooled' by Jimenez

Bradley admits he let confrontation during Match Play Championship "get under my skin." Read more at usatoday.com.

Golfer pulls gun on course

Man arrested after showing weapon during dispute over etiquette. Read more at usatoday.com.

Pacquiao has surgery

Recovery expected to take nine to 12 months. Read more at boxingjunkie.com.

For a more extensive compilation of headlines from ECU and beyond, visit Greg Vacek's Web Headlines Roundup...

THURSDAY, MAY 7, 2015

Technology producing new stats in baseball

Launch angles and spin to be computed. Read more at usatoday.com.

Harper hits three homers

Nats top Marlins. Read more at nbcsports.com.

Brady implicated in 'deflategate'

Wells report released. Read more at cbssports.com.

Harbaugh lobbies for promotion for Judge Judy

Michigan coach says TV judge should be on Supreme Court. Read more at yardbarker.com.

New bowls for AAC

Events approved in Austin, Orlando vs. C-USA. Read more at yahoo.com.

Bryce Williams poised for breakout

ECU tight end among projected G-5 stars for 2015 season. Read more at usatoday.com.

Eighth-grader gets scholarship offers

FSU wants 6-5, 200-pound Blake Hinson for football, hoops. Read more at bleacherreport.com.

Road teams stepping up in NBA playoffs

Home court advantage negligible thus far. Read more at msn.com.

N.C. high school hoops moving regional semifinals

New offseason practice format for football. Read more at highschoolot.com.

For a more extensive compilation of headlines from ECU and beyond, visit Greg Vacek's Web Headlines Roundup...

WEDNESDAY, MAY 6, 2015

Blackbeard's assets still sought

Salvage agency contests state. Read more at wral.com.

Mayweather OK with rematch

Surgery, recovery will delay Pacquiao. Read more at espn.com.

Tiger losing sleep

Breakup traumatic for elite golfer. Read more at cbsports.com.

Issue arises with Seattle choice

Clark involved in domestic abuse situation. Read more at msn.com.

Calipari not planning to platoon again

Kentucky coach likes shorter rotation. Read more at nbcsports.com.

Hornets looking for D-League site

Charlotte looking at several possibilities. Read more at wralsportsfan.com.

Marlins release veteran catcher

Saltalamacchia had struggled offensively and defensively. Read more at yahoo.com.

Mayweather open to rematch

Report: Megafight winner ready for new bout after Pacquiao's shoulder heals. Read more at nydailynews.com.

Fans file $5 million suit against Pacquiao

Plaintiffs cite boxer's failure to disclose shoulder injury before megafight. Read more at yardbarker.com.

Ex sues Mayweather for $20 million

Former girlfriend claims boxer lied in TV interview about 2010 domestic incident. Read more at yardbarker.com.

For a more extensive compilation of headlines from ECU and beyond, visit Greg Vacek's Web Headlines Roundup...

TUESDAY, MAY 5, 2015

Curry named NBA MVP

Harden second in balloting. Read more at wralsportsfan.com.

Bulls take first game

Gasol paces win over Cavs. Read more at cbssports.com.

"Hack-a-Shaq" likely to be outlawed

Intentional fouling strategy would net 'severe' punishment under proposed rule. Read more at bleacherreport.com.

Cactus Bowl relocating

Site moves from ASU stadium to D-Backs field. Read more at yahoo.com.

Police question undrafted Collins

Authorities investigating slaying of LSU player's former girl friend. Read more at usatoday.com.

Lawrence Taylor Jr. sentenced

Term is 30 years for statutory rape. Read more at msn.com.

Brewers make managerial change

Counsell takes over 7-18 club. Read more at nbcsports.com.

Pacquiao has torn rotator cuff

Surgery will sideline fighter for extended period. Read more at espn.com.

Brewery gives 'dental' service to rugby players

Argentine beer company replaces players' broken teeth with metal ones that double as bottle openers. Read more at sbnation.com.

For a more extensive compilation of headlines from ECU and beyond, visit Greg Vacek's Web Headlines Roundup...

MONDAY, MAY 4, 2015

Tiger, Vonn are history

Elite sports couple ends relationship. Read more at cbssports.com.

Dale Jr. cruises at Talladega

Victory marks 16th time an Earnhardt has won at the Alabama track. Read more at msn.com.

Freeze drives pace car

Ole Miss coach tours Talladega. Read more at yahoo.com.

Pacquaio thought he won despite shoulder trouble

Both fighters profit handsomely. Read more at wralsportsfan.com.

Pay-per-view leaves viewers fighting mad

Cable and satellite broadcasters draw ire of frustrated customers. Read more at ap.org.

Baffert has been busy

Trainer had two in top three in Kentucky Derby. Read more at usatoday.com.

Wizards get road win

Hawks struggle in second half. Read more at nbcsports.com.

Paul questionable for Clippers

Hamstring ailment may impact series with Rockets. Read more at espn.com.

Hamilton working out

First at-bat in training game today. Read more at msn.com.

For a more extensive compilation of headlines from ECU and beyond, visit Greg Vacek's Web Headlines Roundup...

SUNDAY, MAY 3, 2015

Mayweather takes decision over Pacquiao

Megafight lives up to its immense hype and price tag. Read more at reuters.com.

Favorite takes Derby

American Pharoah wins by a length. Read more at wralsportsfan.com.

Gronk wears awesome suit at Churchill Downs

Pats tight end stands out in the crowd at Kentucky Derby. Read more at yardbarker.com.

Hardy helps make Falcons a winner

Former ECU star will fill void. Read more at cbssports.com.

Bears snatch up Shane Carden

ECU QB expected to sign free agent deal on Sunday. Read more at chicagotribune.com.

Rams make room for Gurley

Stacy dealt to Jets. Read more at espn.com.

Fire interrupts draft for Clemson player

Jarrett watches later at cousin's house. Read more at msn.com.

Bills get Nicklaus's grandson

O'Leary highly regarded TE. Read more at yahoo.com.

Navy produces first NFL draft pick in 20 years

Long snapper Joe Cardona goes to Patriots in fifth round. Read more at sportingnews.com.

Yanks won't pay A-Rod bonus

PED suspension hurts marketability. Read more at nbcsports.com.

McIlroy rolls into quarterfinals

Paul Casey next. Read more at wralsportsfan.com.

For a more extensive compilation of headlines from ECU and beyond, visit Greg Vacek's Web Headlines Roundup...

SATURDAY, MAY 2, 2015

Dortmund to challenge in Derby

American Pharoah rated favorite. Read more at usatoday.com.

Megafight combatants weigh in

Mayweather one pound heavier. Read more at abcnews.com.

Three rounds complete in NFL draft

Four rounds remain. Read more at msn.com.

Winston agrees quickly

Bucs lock up No. 1 overall pick. Read more at nbcsports.com.

Titans accidentally hung up on Mariota

Team called to tell No. 2 pick the good news, and then ... click? Read more at foxsports.com.

DeVante Parker's mother rips Cleveland

Miami pick's mom glad her son wasn't drafted by Browns. Read more at larrybrownsports.com.

Character issues thwart top draft prospects

Several first round hopefuls plummeted due to off the field questions. Read more at baltimoresun.com.

Duke working on facilities

Field level lowered at Wallace Wade Stadium. Read more at wralsportsfan.com.

A-Rod ties Mays with No. 660

Pinch hit blast beats Boston. Read more at cbssports.com.

Hawks close out Nets

Atlanta takes on Wizards in second round. Read more at espn.com.

McIlroy rallies, Spieth eliminated in Match Play

Closing birdies save McIlroy, Masters champ Spieth not so fortunate. Read more at msn.com.

Bradley, Jimenez get into kerfuffle on 18th hole

Golfers go nose to nose over ruling for drop shot. Read more an usatoday.com.

For a more extensive compilation of headlines from ECU and beyond, visit Greg Vacek's Web Headlines Roundup...

FRIDAY, MAY 1, 2015

Will there be a rematch?

Super fight is Saturday. Read more at boxingjunkie.com.

Pharoah tipped to reign at Kentucky Derby

Jockey Victor Espinoza gunning for back-to-back wins in celebrated race. Read more at yahoo.com.

Bucs get their man

FSU QB Jameis Winston selected by Tampa Bay at No. 1. Read more at nfl.com.

Titans take Mariota

Team's plan is for Heisman winner to start from day one. Read more at nfl.com.

Gurley selection jangles nerves in St. Louis

Jobs on the line for veteran RBs after Rams pick Georgia star. Read more at usatoday.com.

LSU's Collins tries to exit draft

Stock falls with murder of ex-girl friend. Read more at nbcsports.com.

Chargers keeping Rivers

Trade to Titans enters rumor graveyard. Read more at yahoo.com.

Donovan accepts Thunder challenge

Dayton's Archie Miller could be successor at Florida. Read more at bizjournals.com.

Wiggins wins NBA rookie of year

Former Jayhawk happy with Timberwolves. Read more at espn.com.

Dunand makes like uncle A-Rod

State third baseman hits decisive homer against Cavs. Read more at wralsportsfan.com.

Trout rescues Angels

Former ECU recruit records two hits, two runs scored and makes game-saving catch in win over Oakland. Read more at foxnews.com.

Chambers Bay may not measure up

Ryan Palmer criticizes greens at U.S. Open site. Read more at msn.com.

For a more extensive compilation of headlines from ECU and beyond, visit Greg Vacek's Web Headlines Roundup...


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