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Our top headline today involves former Baltimore Ravens star Ed Reed, who officially announced his retirement from the National Football League.

Our other main stories include the Rockets pulling level with the LA Clippers, one Houston Astros star suffering a concussion and  MLS' newest designated player joining the league earlier than anticipated.

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Reed Retires

We start off with Ed Reed, who after spending the entirety of the 2014 season without a team, has decided to call time on his illustrious career. 

Drafted by the Baltimore Ravens in 2002 out of the Miami Hurricanes, Reed was a star in Baltimore for an entire decade, nailing down his spot as arguably the best safety of his generation.

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Reed was selected to the Pro Bowl nine times, was nominated as an All-Pro on eight occasions and won the 2004 AP Defensive Player of the Year award. Reed would go on to the win a Super Bowl with the Ravens in 2013, defeating the San Francisco 49ers. He also leads the NFL in career interception yards and became the first person in NFL history to return an interception, punt, blocked punt, and fumble for a touchdown.

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Over to the NBA now, where the Houston Rockets got a much needed win in their playoff series against the Clippers.

James Harden top scored for Houston with 32 points as the Rockets levelled the series at one apiece as the teams head to LA for the next two games. The Cavs beat the Bulls in last nights other game.

To baseball now, where a Houston Astros star has paid the price for putting his body on the line.

George Springer made an excellent catch against the wall on Tuesday night against the Rangers but he apparently suffered a concussion in the attempt and has been placed on the team's disabled list. Here you can see Springer dazed after the catch...

And finally to Soccer, where the MLS' newest designated player is set to arrive ahead of schedule. It's not Frank Lampard or Steven Gerrard, but Kevin Doyle who will be completing his move to the Colorado Rapids by the end of this month after Wolves failed to make the playoffs.

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