ABC News: Sports 5 April 2018

Julian Edelman helps stop potential school shooter via social media

New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman is prolific on his Instagram account, and his interaction with those who follow him might have prevented a potential tragedy. As first reported by The New York Times, Edelman was visiting former teammate Danny Amendola in Texas in late March when he received a direct message on Instagram that read, "Dude, there is a kid in your comment section says he s going to shoot up a school, I think you should alert the authority." Edelman told the Times that he notified his assistant in Boston, who found the message that read: "I'm going to shoot my school up watch the news." Edelman's assistant called 911, and the message was ultimately traced to a 14-year-old boy in Port Huron, Michigan. When police arrived at the boy's home, according to the Times, he admitted to posting the threat. Authorities found two rifles that belonged to his mother, a police chief told the Times. The boy was taken to...

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The Titans unveil a new look for 2018

Live by the sword, die by the sword. That's the approach the  Tennessee Titans are taking with their new uniform set, which was unveiled on Wednesday night. The new designs, which lean heavily on sword-based imagery, represent the franchise's first makeover since adopting the Titans moniker in 1999. Like most NFL uniform sets, this one has a lot of components. Let's go one element at a time (with the usual caveat that we'll need to see these uniforms on the field to get the full effect): The Helmet The helmet represents the new uniform set's biggest change, and it's mostly for the better. The Titans' old white helmet has been replaced by a navy blue shell with a satin finish. The face mask is chrome, and the tapered silver center stripe is meant to evoke the tip of a sword. The one holdover element is the Titans' familiar helmet logo, variously known as "the flaming thumbtack" (if you're among the...

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What moves can and should the Hornets make in the offseason?

There is a reason the Charlotte Hornets ranked last in the latest Future Power Rankings. Out of the playoffs for a second consecutive season, with a roster that is restricted to improve in free agency, Charlotte enters the offseason with many questions, including the future of All-Star Kemba Walker. Now that Charlotte is eliminated from the postseason, let's look ahead to the free-agency, draft and trade decisions facing the Hornets. More summer focus:  Brooklyn Nets | Atlanta Hawks | Phoenix Suns The future of Kemba Walker The business of the NBA at times interferes with the product on the court. No case is more of an example than Walker. He's a player in the prime of his career who wants to be in Charlotte for the future, but he could be a cap casualty entering the final year of a $48 million rookie extension. ...

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Butch Harmon: I thought Tiger would never play again

Golf guru Butch Harmon talks at Masters about how he thought Tiger Woods would never play again

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'Don't run,' docs said; marathoner with dwarfism defied them

John Young was born with dwarfism, but that hasn't stopped him from conquering multiple marathons and triathlons

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The Latest: Jack Nicklaus, Gary Player get Masters started

The Latest: Jack Nicklaus, Gary Player get Masters started

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Ian Poulter takes a harrowing path to Augusta National

In a Masters filled with compelling storylines, no one took a more harrowing path to Augusta National than Ian Poulter

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Steady relief: Rays use bullpen in place of No 4 starter

Rejecting baseball tradition, the Tampa Bay Rays plan to regularly use relievers on short notice to combine for a turn in their starting rotation

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East field is set, West race still has much to decide

With seven days left in the NBA regular season, there are still five playoff spots unclaimed _ all in the West

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Tired skaters? Nah, they're going on tour now

After an exhausting, often exhilarating and sometimes excruciating figure skating season, it would seem logical for the Olympians to seek a long rest

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