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Watch live: Murray wins first set vs. Kyrgios

Andy Murray, the 2012 champion in Flushing Meadows, took the first set of his opening match 7-5 at the US Open against unpredictable Nick Kyrgios (ESPN/WatchESPN).

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Center Court: Kyrgios must play nice (1:04)
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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 shows no mercy in game of dodgeball (0:14)
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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 mistress more than three decades ago.

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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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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 cellphone 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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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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7hGary 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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Texans owner: Watt wouldn't destroy phone

"What escalated the whole thing is that Brady and the Patriots were going to cooperate fully, and then when it came down to it, they didn't," Bob McNair told Houston's Sports Radio 610. "If it was J.J. Watt, I think he would have been cooperative, and it wouldn't be a question. ... I don't think J.J. would destroy his cellphone."

Hanley Ramirez done playing in outfield
MLB 

"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."

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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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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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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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End of 3: Brazil 58, Dominican Republic 45

The DR's James Feldeine has a game-high 17 points, but Brazil's 43% field goal shooting puts them up to start the fourth quarter. Watch on WatchESPN

Murray's takes first set at US Open

Nick Kyrgios had the best highlight of the first set, but Andy Murray won 7-5 in tonight's first round of the US Open. Murray, who has never lost in the opening round at the US Open, is 31-1 at the tournament after winning the first set. Live on ESPN, Watch ESPN

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

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

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Serena receives love, the Brooklyn way
Tennis 

Gatorade commissioned artists from around the world to create 21 pieces of art that celebrate each of Serena Williams major wins in a massive mural in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. 'Serena 21'

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Tennis 

Dodgers give Arrieta rubber, dirt for no-no

Picking out gifts can be hard, like what do you get for the pitcher that no-hit your team? The Dodgers went with the pitching rubber and a bucket of dirt from the mound, which weighed about 60 pounds, according to Jake Arrieta. 'A really nice gesture'

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Mayweather vs. Berto worth the watch?
Boxing 

Boxing Hall of Famer Al Bernstein says of the Sept. 12 Floyd Mayweather-Andre Berto fight: "The burden of proof in this fight is clearly on Andre Berto to prove to the world that he did deserve this chance."

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Orioles honor Ripken on anniversary
MLB 

Cal Ripken Jr. threw out the first pitch at Camden Yards to mark the 20th anniversary of his breaking of Lou Gehrig's consecutive games streak. Ripken would go on to play 2,632 straight games. The longest current streak in MLB is 131 in a row.

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MLB 

Cubs call up top infield prospect Baez

Javier Baez will start at second base for Chicago tonight after hitting .324 at Triple-A this season, with 13 HRs and a .911 OPS in 70 games. The Cubs could use his presence at 2B, where they have struggled on offense:

  • Batting average: .227 (27th in MLB)
  • OPS: .612 (27th)
  • Home runs: 7 (T-22nd)

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 

Young one-armed golfer shows off swing
Golf 

Tommy Morrissey, a four-year-old one-armed golfer, shows off his skills on the course.

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Is Richardson done in the NFL?
NFL 

Trent Richardson was the No. 3 pick in 2012, but was cut Tuesday by the Raiders. Bill Williamson writes: "What team is going to give him another chance? Why would they? ... It’s not that he’s no longer a Raider. It’s that he may no longer be an NFL player." 'Just a guy'

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NFL 

Brazil lights it up in second quarter
FIBA 

Brazil shot 61% from the field in the second quarter -- including 6-for-7 from inside the arc -- to score 29 points and take a 45-32 halftime lead over the Dominican Republic at FIBA Americas. Live on ESPN3

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Manziel was flagged during draft prep
NFL 

One NFL team flagged Manziel with tendinitis in his throwing elbow -- commonly known as tennis elbow or golfer's elbow -- during the 2014 NFL draft, a source with direct knowledge of that team's draft evaluations tells ESPN's Jeremy Fowler. Story

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NFL 

Wawrinka skates into second round

Switzerland's Stan Wawrinka won in three sets (7-5, 6-4, 7-6) to top Spain's Albert Ramos-Vinolas and improve to 10-1 in first-round matches at the US Open. Wawrinka will face Korea's Chung Hyeon in the second round. Coverage continues on ESPN, WatchESPN

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Olynyk finds Bennett for the alley-oop

Canada's Kelly Olynyk tossed up a nice to pass to Anthony Bennett, who finished with a two-handed jam at the FIBA Americas tournament, but Canada fell to Argentina.

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New month, same Edwin Encarnacion

Encarnacion tallied 11 homers and 35 RBIs in August with a 1.367 OPS, and he didn't take long to get started in September. The Blue Jays' DH hit a sacrifice fly in the 1st inning to put Toronto up on Cleveland. Follow live

A-Rod is probably not wild about wild card

All 14 of ESPN's experts have the Blue Jays winning the AL East. But the good news for Alex Rodriguez and the Yankees is that all of them have them in a fear-inducing one-game wild-card playoff. Picks

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Sock advances in straight sets
Tennis 

American Jack Sock recorded his sixth career match win at the US Open with a 6-2, 6-3, 6-2 victory. He'll meet Ruben Bemelmans in the second round. Follow the live action

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