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2hMark Schlabach

Schlabach: How defense went defunct in college football

Coaches lament that just getting by is the new normal as defenses can no longer be dominant.

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18mTania Ganguli

Texans owner: Watt wouldn't destroy phone

Texans owner Bob McNair said J.J. Watt would not have destroyed his cell phone if he faced the same situation as the Patriots' Tom Brady had with his dispute with the NFL over deflated footballs.

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D-Wade takes no mercy in game of dodgeball (0:14)
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6mBrett Okamoto

Rousey plans to retire in next couple of years

Ronda Rousey isn't planning on fighting into her 30s, and she thinks a megafight against Cris "Cyborg" Justino would "definitely" provide a sense of finality to her mixed martial arts career.

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Superfly Snuka charged in girlfriend's '83 death

Former professional wrestling star Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka was charged Tuesday with third-degree murder and involuntary manslaughter in the death of his girlfriend more than three decades ago.

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Wiggins' posterizing slam (0:14)
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Vika has had enough of umpire (0:25)
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Woz crashes Isner's news conference, grills him (1:14)
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CourtCast: Follow US Open action live

Roger Federer, Caroline Wozniacki and Simona Halep advanced easily in today's early matches. Stan Wawrinka is playing now, and Andy Murray takes on Nick Kyrgios later (live coverage on ESPN/WatchESPN).

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Clark: Trent Richardson is the worst RB of all time (3:26)
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#NFLRANK: The top 100 players

Who is the best player in the NFL: J.J. Watt or Aaron Rodgers? Our 70-plus voters settled that and plenty of other debates in this year's ranking of the top 100 players.

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She just landed a 'triple-revolution' soccer trick (0:26)
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Amazing indoor soccer goal (0:13)
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9-year-old flies by defense for TD (0:25)
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Dantonio's cell phone goes off during news conference (0:20)
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Skip finds Luck's 'salty' comment laughable (3:40)
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Winners and losers of the transfer window (8:52)
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High-flying, behind-the-back pass for Argentina (0:24)
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Olynyk's nice alley-oop pass to Bennett (0:12)
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Sound off: What is baseball's best walk-up song?

We've paired off 32 of the top tunes currently used by MLB players -- from Taylor Swift to Ted Nugent. Now you get to choose who has the best walk-up song in our ‪#WalkupVote on Twitter.

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5hGary West

West: Pharoah's, Spieth's careers run parallel

After Jordan Spieth missed the cut last week at the Barclays, retirement wasn't even mentioned. That was one of the few ways in which his week differed from American Pharoah's.

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Hanley Ramirez done playing in outfield

"I think with how the young kids have been doing in the outfield, I think we want to give them the time there that they deserve," interim manager Torey Luvullo said of Mookie Betts, Jackie Bradley Jr. and Rusney Castillo. "The timing of Hanley's injury is pushing him back a little bit. ... Maybe in a week, he might come back and could be ready to play first base."

Cobb says he could play week one

Packers WR Randall Cobb thinks his sprained right shoulder will be healed enough to play in 12 days when the Packers open the regular season against the Bears. "I don't plan on missing a game," Cobb said. "I'm doing everything in my power to get back before then."

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Halep rolls into second round
Tennis 

Simona Halep made quick work of Marina Erakovic, who had to retire due to a knee injury in the second set at the US Open. The first-round match lasted 47 minutes.

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Tennis 

Argentina gets fancy in win vs. Canada
NBA 

Argentina's Nicholas Richotti dished a behind-the-back pass to Tayvek Gallizzi in midair against Canada at the FIBA Americas tournament. It looks even better in super slow motion.

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NBA 

Golic: Ohio State knows who its QB will be
College Football 

The Buckeyes may have said publicly they won't decide who is starting under center until they run onto the field against Virginia Tech, but ESPN's Mike Golic thinks the players already know.

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College Football 

Who's making the MLB playoffs?
MLB 

For the most part, ESPN experts are unified on predicting the postseason field. However, debate remains on the AL's second wild card and the NL West winner. Who's in? Who's out?

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MLB 

Harbaugh has message for lip readers
NFL 

Was John Harbaugh dropping F bombs at Jay Gruden on Saturday? Some lip readers think so, but Harbaugh has a message for them: "There's more than one word to the English language that begins with F." Was it 'football?'

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NFL 

Azarenka to official: 'You ever play tennis?'
Tennis 

Victoria Azarenka was not happy with a call during her match at the US Open. She had plenty of words for the chair official including inquiring if the official ever played the game and then adding "You probably weren't very good."

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Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

The Chicago Bears reached the 75-man roster limit on Tuesday by claiming QB Zac Dysert and TE Gannon Sinclair off of waivers, placing RB Senorise Perry on injured reserve and waiving QB Shane Carden and OG Lucas Nix.

Ravens don't expect Pitta back this season
NFL 

TE Dennis Pitta was moved to reserve-Physically Unable to Perform, meaning he'll miss the first six games of the regular season after two hip surgeries in two years. "As far as I'm concerned, you plan for the worst and you hope for the best," coach John Harbaugh said Tuesday.

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NFL 

Dodge, duck, dip, dive, dodge ... and Dwyane
NBA 

Heat guard Dwyane Wade shows no mercy during this game of dodgeball.

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NBA 

Deflategate: No ruling today
NFL 

Late Tuesday afternoon U.S. District Court Judge Richard M. Berman said he "anticipates" issuing his decision by the end of the week. Ruling coming soon

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NFL 

Royals players diagnosed with chickenpox

RHP Kelvin Herrera and RF Alex Rios will likely miss a couple of weeks as the season wraps up after experiencing symptoms over the weekend. This raises concerns that others on the division leading team may have been exposed. Story

Nebraska WR masters the circus catch
College Football 

The tip in the end zone was pretty good, but the behind-the-back sideline snag was our favorite Jordan Westerkamp catch.

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College Football 

UCLA suspends Adams following arrest
College Football 

Jim Mora announced that All-Pac-12 cornerback Ishmael Adams has been suspended indefinitely following his robbery arrest early Sunday morning, but the coach wouldn't speculate on what he'd need to do to rejoin the team. Story

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College Football 

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Senior NFL Writer 

Steelers WR Antonio Brown on the franchise moving $2 million of 2016 money up a year: "They could have told me to stick to the original deal. They showed tremendous faith and gratitude."

NFL 

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

The Packers got down to 75 players by placing WR Jordy Nelson on injured reserve, reaching injury settlements with WRs Javess Blue and Jimmie Hunt and releasing QB Matt Blanchard, WR James Butler, LB Adrian Hubbard, DB Kyle Sebetic and TE Harold Spears.

Wait, she did what?

Watch how this girl scores a goal playing indoor soccer by flipping the ball over the goalkeeper with two feet.

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Olynyk finds Bennett for the alley-oop

Canada's Kelly Olynyk tosses up a nice to pass to Anthony Bennett, who finishes with a two-handed jam at the FIBA Americas tournament.

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Ronda Rousey: I'll retire in my 30s

The MMA champ said on the "Joe Rogan Experience" podcast: "I don't want to be fighting in my 30s. By 30s, I mean 31, 32." Rousey is 28 years old. More shots at Cyborg

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Nationals recall Dan Uggla

Second baseman Dan Uggla returns after a 22-game absence due to back spasms, he had several rehab starts in the minors. Uggla was hitting .191 before being put on the disabled list.

Transfer day wrap up

It was a relatively mellow day in the world of soccer moves, with the deal that fell through (David De Gea to Real Madrid) as the headline. Notable moves:

  • DeAndre Yedlin loaned to Sunderland
  • Anthony Martial signs with Man United
  • Papy Djilobodji joins Chelsea

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Final: Argentina 94, Canada 87
FIBA 

Luis Scola had a game-high 35 points and 13 rebounds while Nicolas Laprovittola had 20 off the bench as Argintina got the win in Mexico City. Canada's Andrew Wiggins finished with 13 points and six rebounds.

FIBA 

Starr's wife, son recall Ice Bowl
NFL 

Ian O'Connor: "As Starr took his team down the field, Cherry said, “I was scared to death. I really didn’t think we could do it.” Bart Jr., 10 years old and wrapped in a blanket, was sitting with friends near the opposite end zone and feeling a much different vibe." 'He’s going to find a way’

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NFL 

Snuka charged in girlfriend's 1983 death

Former professional wrestler Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka was charged with third-degree murder and involuntary manslaughter, in the 1983 death of his girlfriend. The case was re-opened and sent to a grand jury in January 2014. Story

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