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Watch live: Heels hold slight lead vs. Gamecocks

Tune in to watch UNC vs. South Carolina on ESPN & WatchESPN.

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2hJim Trotter

Trotter: Brady decision exposes NFL's power again

In case after case, we learn repeatedly that NFL justice simply isn't in line with the standards of American justice. And this has owners questioning the guy who hands out that justice.

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30mDan Graziano

Source: JPP plans to return to Giants next week

Jason Pierre Paul plans to return to the New York Giants next week and the team will examine his hand and make a determination about when he might be available to play, according to a source.

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Berry: My bold fantasy football predictions

John Brown will catch at least 10 TDs this season. Yes, you heard me ... 10 TDs! With this and other predictions, Matthew Berry goes way out on a limb with a bold statements for each NFL team.

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5mGreg Garber

Murray thwarts upset effort to reach third round

2012 US Open champion Andy Murray had to win the final three steamy sets at Flushing Meadows to beat unorthodox Frenchman Adrian Mannarino 5-7, 4-6, 6-1, 6-3, 6-1 and advance to the third round.

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Georgia Tech works ground game (0:33)
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Jeremy Lin goes undercover (0:51)
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Judge deems NFL's process unfair to Brady (1:19)
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Ruling a major rebuke of Goodell's power (1:17)
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Follow live: Federer back under US Open lights

Roger Federer is the featured attraction under the lights at the US Open (live on ESPN2 & WatchESPN). Earlier, Andy Murray outlasted Frenchman Adrian Mannarino in five sets.

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Sock's cramps too unbearable to continue (2:19)
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NBA impersonator back at it, this time with Ginobili (0:30)
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Who can actually win the College Football Playoff? (1:45)
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Kiper: Adoree' Jackson 'could be spectacular this season' (0:40)
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4hDavid Purdum

Brady ruling shifts Patriots' Super Bowl odds

Las Vegas sportsbooks reacted to news of Tom Brady's appeal win by reinstalling the Patriots as the co-favorites in the AFC and bumping up the point spread in next week's season opener.

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41mGreg Garber

Overcome by heat, Sock collapses at US Open

Jack Sock, a 22-year-old American, was the latest victim of the heat wave that has gripped the 2015 US Open, as he withdrew from his second-round match Thursday after collapsing to the court.

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3hBob Ehalt

American Pharoah will keep racing, owner says

Owner Ahmed Zayat announced Thursday morning that he has decided to keep the sport's first Triple Crown champion in 37 years in training despite the shock of a second-place finish in the Travers.

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Murray storms back to win in five sets
Tennis 

After dropping the first two sets to France's Adrian Mannarino, Andy Murray roared back to reach the third round of the US Open, where he'll face Brazil's Thomaz Bellucci.

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Tennis 

Georgia Tech pouring it on early
College Football 

Georgia Tech has yet to throw the ball today. The Yellow Jackets may not have to. Patrick Skov's 3-yard TD run gave No. 16 Georgia Tech a 13-0 lead midway through the first quarter. They were 41-point favorites over Alcorn State.

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College Football 

Brady not at game for Patriots

Fans hoping to see Tom Brady in action in the Patriots' preseason finale are out of luck, as the QB and several others were sent home after an early pregame workout. Ryan Lindley got the start for New England, which is tied at 0-0 in the 1st against the Giants.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Patriots play a highlight montage of Tom Brady on videoboard, with Brady's signature Jay-Z song. Crowd acknowledges with a cheer.

NFL 

Watch: Federer breezes through first set
Tennis 

The 2-seed took the first set 6-1 over Belgium's Steve Darcis as they each look to reach the third round of the US Open. Fed is looking to improve to 27-1 in US Open night matches. Live on ESPN2, WatchESPN

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Tennis 

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Senior NFL Writer 

Michael Vick likes throwing to Martavis Bryant. He's connected with the Steelers receiver on his first passing attempt of the last two games, including a 10-yarder over the middle on the first drive against the Panthers.

Venezuela making Canada earn it
NBA 

Andrew Wiggins and Canada take a 19-point lead into the half, but they might have some wounds to nurse in the locker room after 3 flagrant fouls by Venezuela in the first 2 quarters. Watch live on WatchESPN

NBA 

Georgia Tech works ground game
College Football 

Justin Thomas capped off a 5-play, 63-yard drive -- with all 63 yards coming on the ground -- with this 13-yard TD run, giving No. 16 Georgia Tech a 7-0 lead over Alcorn State on ESPN3.

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College Football 

Matt Fortuna ESPN Staff Writer 

Alex Kinal just booted a 73-yard punt for Wake Forest against Elon. There's a reason Dave Clawson brought the redshirt senior to ACC Kickoff and named him a team captain this year. Kinal is one of the best in the country.

Brandon Chatmon ESPN Staff Writer 

Really like what have seen from Oklahoma State DT Vincent Taylor in the first quarter against Central Michigan. I have heard good things about the sophomore and he's been disruptive in the middle thus far. Could be a big development for Oklahoma State at a need position in its defense.

Searcy shows off some moves
College Football 

Qua Searcy showed how Georgia Tech's triple-option offense is supposed to work with this 29-yard run, putting the Yellow Jackets into the red zone.

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College Football 

David M. Hale ESPN Staff Writer 

Headed to the half at the Belk Kickoff with North Carolina leading South Carolina 13-10. Tar Heels' offense has been explosive (8.7 yards/play) but a red zone INT & dropped pix 6 chance killed them. Conor Mitch 5-of-14 passing for Gamecocks but is the team's leading rusher.

Harbaugh era one hour away
College Football 

Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh is ready for his debut with the Wolverines, with kickoff set for 8:30 p.m. ET at Utah. Michigan is a 5-point underdog.

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College Football 

Legal FAQ: Inside the judge's decision
NFL 

You've got questions? ESPN legal analyst Lester Munson has answers. Why he still feels like the league's legal position remains strong despite the ruling today and how this reminds him of a 2004 ruling involving Maurice Clarett. Looking at precedent

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NFL 

Brady's return improves Patriots' chances
NFL 

According to ESPN's Football Power Index, the Patriots are now favored in each of their first four games with Brady playing and also now have a 3-in-4 chance of reaching the playoffs.

NFL 

Mitch has to leave with cramp
College Football 

Connor Mitch picked up nine yards on this run -- giving him a game-high 47 for the first half -- but came up with a cramp and had to leave the game. South Carolina trails UNC 13-10 at halftime on ESPN.

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College Football 

When football meets futbol
NFL 

Kaka, on the East Coast for international matches with Brazil, had time to snap a pic with Tim Tebow. No word on if they practiced Tebowing.

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NFL 

No. 16 Georgia Tech opens vs. Alcorn St.

Paul Johnson's squad has high hopes in the ACC. They should get off to a good start to the season, coming into tonight as 41-point favorites over FCS foe Alcorn State. Watch live on ESPN3

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Oklahoma State settles for field goal

Tre Flowers picked off Central Michigan's Cooper Rush and returned it to the CMU 11-yard line, but the Cowboys couldn't get any offense going from there and had to settle for a field goal, giving them a 3-0 lead early in the first quarter. Watch live on ESPNU/WatchESPN

Watch: Roger Federer's second round
Tennis 

The 2-seed takes on Belgium's Steve Darcis in their first career meeting as they both look to make the third round of the US Open. Fed has only lost once -- in the Wimbledon finals to Novak Djokovic earlier this year-- in his last 17 matches. Live on ESPN2, WatchESPN

Tennis 

Kings defenseman taken into custody

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement is holding Slava Voynov without bond set in connection with his no contest plea to a misdemeanor domestic violence charge in Los Angeles Superior Court. Voynov had been held by Seal Beach Police since July 7.