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23mWright Thompson

Hurricane Katrina: Beyond The Breach

A summer in search of saints, sinners and lost souls in the New Orleans that Katrina left behind.

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Underachieving Mariners fire GM Zduriencik

The Seattle Mariners fired GM Jack Zduriencik, the team announced Friday. Assistant GM Jeff Kingston will handle GM responsibilities for remainder of the 2015 season.

3hSheil Kapadia

Wilson says water comments 'perceived wrong'

Russell Wilson clarified Thursday that he didn't suffer a concussion in the NFC title game, expanding on comments about how he believes recovery water helped him last postseason.

Golfer's incredible effort to hit out of a water hazard (1:15)
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Follow live: The Barclays

Can Jordan Spieth get back on track against a star-studded field at The Barclays?

3hDarren Rovell

Hair apparent: WR Beckham gets shampoo deal

New York Giants receiver Odell Beckham Jr. was named the successor to Troy Polamalu as the new face -- or should we say hair -- of the Head & Shoulders shampoo brand

4hBrando Simeo Starkey, The Undefeated staff writer

Hurricane Katrina: Better black lives

Brando Simeo Starkey writes that Hurricane Katrina showed him that if black people want better lives, that is what they should pursue, rather than racial equality.

Texas walks off in extras (2:20)
Lindsay Czarniak's top three - from a Segway (1:01)
Bumgarner strikes out 12 in Giants' win (2:46)
Messi beats Ronaldo again (0:30)
High school punter kicks ball off own teammate (0:19)
White Sox go retro in win over Mariners (1:06)
Top Neighborhood Plays (3:16)
Not your average basketball shot (0:20)
Draw sets up nicely for Serena/Djokovic (2:22)


High-tech dummies are the real MVPs
College Football 

Engineer students at Dartmouth College created the MVP, also known as the "Mobile Virtual Player," to reduce head and neck injuries to players during practice.

College Football 

Stark: Why protecting fans is complicated

Too often are fans at baseball games hit by a foul ball or broken bat. But increasing safety measures is more complicated than simply extending the nets, writes Jayson Stark. An engineering challenge

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Speech impediment connects Rousey, girl

Ronda Rousey takes down opponents with ease in the Octagon, but it took the help of a 5-year-old girl for the UFC champion to learn something about herself.


The butt punt?

A Canton McKinley H.S. kicker punted the ball off his teammate, and the opposing team returned the botched kick for a TD. Talk about a lose-lose situation.


Harbaugh starstruck by MJ's call
College Football 

Need evidence that Michael Jordan still carries weight in today's sports world? Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh was in shock when he got a call from Jordan in July. 'The real Michael Jordan?'

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College Football 

sleepers, busts and breakouts for 2015

ESPN's panel of fantasy football experts give their sleeper, bust and breakout picks for the 2015 season. Many are in agreement on one particular QB. Can Bradford soar?

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Jason Sobel @JasonSobelESPN

Adam Scott shoots 71-73 to effectively end what was a disappointing 2014-15 PGA Tour campaign. Only three top-10s in 15 starts. And no wins.

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The Kid's still got it! Former Mariners outfielder Ken Griffey Jr. recreates his 1989 rookie card for a new Macklemore music video. (via @jkoephoto/Upper Deck)

Giants lose another safety

With the loss of Nat Berhe, the Giants have lost 4 safeties in the past two weeks. Is there any good news? Says Dan Graziano: "At this point they are hoping that [Landon] Collins can get it done."


Long-time Isles coach Arbour dies at 82

Al Arbour led the team for 19 seasons, winning four straight Stanley Cups between 1980-1983. He is second all-time with 740 regular-season wins and 1,500 games coached. Arbour, who also played 14 seasons in the NHL, was elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1996.

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Head, shoulders, knees and toes

When Troy Polamalu retired from the NFL, shampoo brand Head & Shoulders needed a new spokesman -- and Odell Beckham Jr.'s two-toned dreads was an obvious answer. "I don't think my hair is as good as Troy's," Beckham told ESPN. "But hopefully I can one day live up to his reputation."

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'Miami Vice'-themed unis for Heat?

Heat owner Micky Arison offered fans a chance to sound off on a Crockett & Tubbs-inspired uniform design. Could these be in the Heat's future? Check it out

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ESPN on Snapchat Discover live
Olympic Sports 

Usain Bolt continued his dominance by winning the 200m world championship, but was then taken out by the most unlikely of objects -- a segway. Add your own caption to the bizarre scene in Friday’s edition of ESPN in Snapchat Discover.

Olympic Sports 

Tony Finau tied for Barclays lead

The PGA Tour rookie is out front with Henrik Stenson and Zach Johnson at -6 overall. Round 1 leader Bubba Watson (-5) is about to tee off though, as is Jordan Spieth, who sits at +4. Leaderboard


Paul still has soft spot for New Orleans

Chris Paul reflects on his days playing for New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina hit, saying the city's residents are "relentlessly strong-willed people" who "made me feel like part of the city."


Faster than the speed of a Segway

The Segway might have knocked Usain Bolt over from behind, but in a head-to-head race, Bolt would be the victor.


That's the way to use your feet

A line drive ricocheted off Mets RHP Carlos Torres perfectly to 1B Daniel Murphy -- who flipped it back to Torres for the out. The good ol' 1-3-1.


Big weekend ahead for fantasy owners

The third week of the preseason usually means lots of playing time for many top players. So while you're watching the big names on the field, sign up for Fantasy Football and even get into a draft or two. Play for free


Austin Ward ESPN Staff Writer 

With Ohio State's depth at WR about to be tested in the opener at Virginia Tech, pressure could be on Braxton Miller to deliver early. Early in the week, Urban Meyer said he was "getting real close," but he wasn't ready to name Miller a starter at H-back. "I want him to be," Meyer said. "My plan is to have him ready to do that."

Usain Bolt: Future to be decided after Rio

The track and field superstar, who said the sport is "not as fun as it used to be," will use the 2016 Olympics as a gauge if he is ready to retire or not, telling the BBC: "It's all about how I feel after Rio -- if I want one more season and if I am going to be focused enough to return."

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Kanell and Gilmore's Week 1 game to watch

Kanell on Texas A&M-Arizona State, "Whoever wins this game, the hype train is going to take off."


OTD: Katrina barrels towards New Orleans

Maya Jones remembers August 28, 2005: "Katrina had officially been declared a Category 5 by 11 a.m., its winds blowing frenziedly at speeds of about 175 mph, its center 225 miles from the mouth of the Mississippi River. A storm would be arriving soon." Hurricane Katrina: 10 years later

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Woman hit by foul ball sues Red Sox owner

Stephanie Taubin says she was hit by a foul ball while sitting in Fenway Park's EMC Club behind home plate on June 17, 2014. The ball came through an area usually protected by glass that had been removed for repairs.

Thunder leading for Durant's future

ESPN's Royce Young believes the Thunder are the leader in the clubhouse: "It's really not about what the Thunder have done, it's about what the next team can give him."