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Cody Wins $25,000 Heads-Up Event

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By Andrew Feldman
ESPN.com

The World Series of Poker announced in early 2011 that there would be a $25,000 buy-in heads-up event as part of the 2011 schedule. There was instant intrigue and excitement among the industry and all the hype resulted in an incredible tournament and the crowning of a 22-year-old British champion, Jake Cody. Besides the $851,192 in first-place prize money, Cody picked up a coveted WSOP bracelet after defeating Yevgeniy Timoshenko in the finals. With the victory, he became the third player in poker history to win poker’s “triple crown,” earning titles on the European Poker Tour, the World Poker Tour and the World Series of Poker.

Jake Cody

“It was,” Cody responded when asked if the triple crown was on his mind during the match. “When it got heads-up, it didn’t seem real, … but when I got heads-up, I was like, ‘oh my god.’ I’m one match away from being the youngest triple crown winner ever, the fastest triple crown winner ever. To make history in this one match … .” Continue reading

NFL’s Jeff Pash: Progress made in talks (ESPN)

MINNEAPOLIS — The court-ordered mediation between the NFL and its locked-out players ended early Tuesday afternoon but the league’s lead negotiator said progress is continuing to be made in mediation.

“I’ve said it many times the only way we’re going to get this accomplished is face-to-face dialogue and really digging into the issues and I think we had a good step in that direction today. And I hope that we’ll continue, confident it’s going to continue and we’ll be back early next month to continue that process.

– Jeff Pash, NFL’s lead negotiator

The sides will resume talks June 7 just days after a June 3 hearing in a federal appeals court regarding a lower court’s ruling that temporarily lifted the lockout. Continue reading

Keller Sues EA Sports Over Images (AP/ESPN)

OMAHA, Neb. — Former Nebraska quarterback Sam Keller is suing EA Sports and the NCAA, saying the video-game maker wrongly uses the names and likenesses of athletes and the NCAA sanctions the practice.

Keller’s lawsuit was filed Tuesday in federal court in San Francisco as a class-action, suing on behalf of all college athletes depicted in the NCAA Football and NCAA Basketball video games made by EA Sports. Continue reading