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23hRyan McGee

Kansas State's Glenn Gronkowski is living up to his namesake

Glenn Gronkowski is the youngest of five bros who have all played pro sports, and the Kansas State junior fullback believes he'll be the most talented of the bunch -- he's already the smartest.

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23mSheil 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.

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Texas walks off in extras (2:20)
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7mDarren 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

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Lindsay Czarniak's top three - from a Segway (1:01)
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Bumgarner strikes out 12 in Giants' win (2:46)
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Messi beats Ronaldo again (0:30)
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High school punter kicks ball off own teammate (0:19)
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White Sox go retro in win over Mariners (1:06)
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14hJohn Keim

RG III defers concussion questions to Redskins

In his first public comments since leaving the team's Aug. 20 game against Detroit, Redskins QB Robert Griffin III was unable to provide any clarity on when, or if, he suffered a concussion.

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Draw sets up nicely for Serena/Djokovic (2:22)
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J.T. Barrett the choice at QB for Ohio State? (0:58)
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1dTodd McShay

McShay: Top TE prospects for 2016

Which tight ends are highest on Scouts Inc.'s draft board heading into the 2015 college football season? Todd McShay runs down his list, which includes O.J. Howard and Pharaoh Brown.

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Big weekend ahead for fantasy owners
NFL 

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

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Wilmer Flores is a cult hero
MLB 

Flores wanted to stay a Met so bad he cried on the field when he thought he'd been traded. One month later, fans still adore him for it. Quite a turnaround

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MLB 

Merritt wins bronze before transplant
Olympic Sports 

Aries Merritt, the defending Olympic champion in the 110-meter hurdles, took third in the event at the world championships today, just four days before he is to have a kidney transplant. His sister is donating the organ.

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Olympic Sports 

It's going! It's going! It's -- off a catwalk
MLB 

The Twins' Miguel Sano slugged a ball that was surely meant for the outfield stands -- but Tropicana Field's catwalk had other plans.

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MLB 

Dawkins' larger than life personality
NBA 

Former teammate Jim Spanarkel shared a story of the late Darryl Dawkins: “I remember one night, first time he broke a backboard and I remember going back to the locker room because there was a delay. I remember him yelling that he broke a backboard and that he wanted to renegotiate his contract because he could break a backboard." Always had a smile

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NBA 

Good news for Jordan Spieth
Golf 

Spieth's opening-round 74 snapped a streak of 8 straight events in which he'd shot par or better in the 1st round. The good news is that he's a cumulative -12 in the 2nd round following his 3 previous over-par opening rounds this year. He tees off at 1:06 p.m. ET. Leaderboard

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Golf 

Jason Sobel @JasonSobelESPN

With this year's ROY award still up in the air, Tony Finau is your Barclays leader. Theoretically going after a few trophies this week.

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Heat owner Micky Arison posted these "Miami Vice"-style uniform renderings from users and asked fans if they'd like to see the jerseys as actual alternates. What do you think? (via @mickyarison)

What you didn't know about the LLWS
Little League World Series 

Only two players have appeared in the LLWS, College World Series and major league World Series. Ed Vosberg and Jason Varitek, take a bow. More fun facts

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Little League World Series 

Hurricane Katrina upended NBA landscape
NBA 

J.A. Adande attempts to reduce a complicated history to its purest elements: Because of Katrina, a team from Charlotte that moved to New Orleans that came to Oklahoma City paved the way for the relocation of the team from Seattle. A phenomenon

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NBA 

Ross Dzuris: Mustache of the Year?

The Nebraska junior walk-on's official media guide photo includes a bow tie and a fantastic mustache.

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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 

What's in a fantasy team name?
NFL 

Not only is DeMarco Murray a popular early pick in fantasy drafts, he's also the inspiration for some of the best fantasy football team names Matthew Berry has seen this summer. 10 lists of 10

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NFL 

The mental toll of a torn ACL
NFL 

The emotional and mental aspects of ACL rehab can be fully understood only through experience, so Darrelle Revis knows exactly what Jordy Nelson is going through. "It's a dark place," Revis said, "because the rehab is pretty tough on a day-to-day basis." ACL family

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NFL 

Learning from a disappointing season
MLB 

If baseball's four most disappointing teams -- Nationals, Padres, Mariners, Tigers -- were to take away one lesson from this season, what would it be? Dan Szymborski has the answers. Managers matter (Insider)

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MLB 

Dawkins brought smiles to all
NBA 

Doug Collins told ESPN's Johnette Howard about the late Darryl Dawkins: "The world could be crashing down around him, and there was never a day when I didn't see him with a smile on his face." Memories of 'Chocolate Thunder'

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NBA 

Messi (accidentally?) photobombs Ronaldo
Soccer 

Someone snapped a picture of Cristiano Ronaldo -- and also got Lionel Messi joking around in the background.

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Soccer 

A Little League homer in the bigs
MLB 

Not often do you see a single to right field turn into a trip around the bases, but Jose Bautista made it possible Thursday with a huge flub in right field.

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MLB 

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.

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College Football 

Golfer takes on water hazard
Golf 

Water and golf balls don't mix, as Peter Malnati found out.

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Golf 

Kobe facing retirement speculation

Bryant has said he'll wait until the end of the season to make any decisions about his future. Lakers co-owner Jim Buss, though, is nothing if not prepared, telling the LA Times: "We're going to approach it like it is [his final season], but that doesn't mean it is." 'It's his decision'

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Jeff Borzello @jeffborzello

Five-star guard Frank Jackson flew in last night for his official visit to Duke this weekend. Blue Devils are considered a favorite for him.