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Isaacson: Serena fine with 'bizarre' beginning at US Open

While Serena Williams' US Open journey got off to an odd start when Vitalia Diatchenko retired with an injury, Williams was just happy to get it going.

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Serena happy to finish first match at US Open (2:15)
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Gonzalez the hero for the Dodgers in the 14th (1:06)
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Report: Clippers' Jordan parts ways with agents

Los Angeles Clippers center DeAndre Jordan has split with his representatives at Relativity Media, Dan Fegan and Jarinn Akana, according to a report by the Los Angeles Times.

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Who caught it better: Kiermaier or Trout? (1:00)
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Fognini flips out at chair ump (1:43)
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Rutgers players dance off for ice cream prize (1:30)
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Top runner-up: Soccer scissor kick (0:18)
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20hJane McManus

McManus: NFL fine system harsh on defenders

In a game geared toward offense, NFL defenders often feel helpless as they bear the brunt of the league's fine system, writes Jane McManus.

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Athletes on Serena's greatness (1:21)
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Reds rough up Cubs (0:49)
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Luck was 'salty' watching Super Bowl (2:51)
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Seifert: Rules changes and points of emphasis for 2015

Offsetting penalties for in-game fighting? Not anymore. Expect to see scuffles -- mild or otherwise -- result in ejections this season. That's not the only rules/procedural change in store.

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How will the judge rule in Deflategate? (2:00)
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20hJim Caple

How MLB walk-up music became a designated hit

The batter's box has become a jukebox, as each player strides to the plate accompanied by his own anthem. How did walk-up tunes become baseball's soundtrack? And does the music make a difference?

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Like a good neighbor, someone will fix the State Farm wall (0:33)
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She just landed a 'triple-revolution' soccer trick (0:26)
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18hScott Burnside

Burnside: League at crucial crossroads

What the NHL ultimately decides to do about the Patrick Kane and Slava Voynov situations will have a wide-ranging effect on its recently revived image.

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Japan beats Pennsylvania in record-setting LLWS title game (1:53)
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Dixon wins title, remembers Wilson (1:10)
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College kid rips impressive scissor kick
Soccer 

The college soccer season is young, but we may have spotted the goal of the season already. It comes courtesy of South Carolina's Jeffrey Torda.

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Like a good neighbor, someone will fix wall
MLB 

Angels OF Shane Victorino backed in to the State Farm sign on the outfield wall and knocked it loose, causing a slight delay at O.co Coliseum.

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Hard for Starr to remember the time
NFL 

Bart Starr's memory is waning after surviving two strokes and a heart attack last September, making it difficult for him to recognize and retain moments from both the past and present. "You know, Bart may grasp it at times, but he’s just not fully conscious of his career or anything,” his wife Cherry said. Lombardi a distant memory

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NFL 

SalPal: Shocked if no Brady decision today
NFL 

Sal Paolantonio says Tom Brady and the league are still deadlooked and can't find any common ground.

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ICYMI: Kid is in total awe of Wayne Rooney
Soccer 

If you ever get the chance to stand within feet of the Manchester United star, please react like this youngster did.

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Soccer 

Did Alfred Morris' fantasy value dive?
NFL 

Mobile quarterbacks allow running backs to be better, says fantasy guru Matthew Berry. So the Kirk Cousins over RG III move will be bad for the Redskins RB.

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NFL 

Luck was 'salty' watching Super Bowl
NFL 

Colts QB Andrew Luck describes what it was like to see the Patriots win the Super Bowl: "What a thrilling finish as a fan of football...but there's a big part of you that's still salty."

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Josh Hamilton to be limited rest of season
MLB 

The Rangers OF has been fighting a left knee injury, and will be relegated to pinch hit duty for the remainder of the year. Said GM Jon Daniels: "With the number of outfield options we have and with the number of runners we can have, we can run for him and then play somebody in the outfield. We will take whatever he can contribute."

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MLB 

What's next for Trent Richardson
NFL 

Could this be the end of the running back's career? ESPN's Bill Williamson weighs in: “Trent Richardson’s NFL career is in major jeopardy.”

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Transfer Deadline day

It's soccer's transfer deadline day in many countries but one big deal has already collapsed in farcical style with Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea failing to join Real Madrid due to paperwork problems. Live coverage

The good and ugly slides of the Rockies

The Rockies experienced the highs and lows of stealing second base in their walk-off win vs. the D-backs. Charlie Blackmon collected the style points on his tricky steal, while teammate Brandon Barnes collected a face full of dirt on his attempt. Hey, at least Blackmon was safe.

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Nadal blames poor play on dehydration
Tennis 

That's why his level of play dropped for about a set. "I had some problems. I was sweating a lot," Nadal said after beating 18-year-old Borna Coric in four sets in the US Open's first round. "I recovered [a] little bit. I played, again, more aggressive,"

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Tennis 

Who caught it better: Kiermaier or Trout?
MLB 

Rays CF Kevin Kiermaier made a leaping grab at the wall, reminiscent of Angels CF Mike Trout's catch from the same area at Camden Yards in 2012.

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MLB 

Wedding Bells For Russell Westbrook
NBA 

The Thunder star tied the knot with college sweetheart Nina Earl this weekend ... and wore a surprisingly subdued outfit, as well. Check it out

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NBA 

'Triple revolution' no problem for Cowie
Soccer 

Professional soccer freestyler Indi Cowie juggled and became the first female in history to land a three-revolution soccer trick. Those are some fast feet.

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Soccer 

Tom Brady approves of new sketch
NFL 

Her first attempt wasn't as accurate, so courtroom artist Jane Rosenberg was back at it today during the QB's court appearance, and she succeeded. She said she got a wave and a “thank you” from Brady.

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NFL 

Athletes on Serena's greatness

Former and current athletes, including J.J. Watt and James Harden, laud Serena Williams as she aims for the Grand Slam. Said Harden: "She's a warrior."

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Who let the dogs out?

The El Paso Chihuahuas hosted the Wiener Schnitzel weenie dog race, and one dog had a little too much fun on the field.

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Tony Romo has second bout with eye stye

The Cowboys QB practiced Monday with a healing stye in his left eye. The first one kept him out of practice for a day in training camp a month ago. "I guess the quirky nature of it is it keeps coming back," coach Jason Garrett said. "But he'll be fine."

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We all dance for ice cream
College Football 

Rutgers coach Kyle Flood planned an offense vs. defense dance-off, complete with an ice cream prize. Players went all out: The worm -- and a belly -- made an appearance.

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College Football 

With or without Irving, Cavs top East

There's some concern that Kyrie Irving could miss a good portion of next season due to his injured knee -- but that's not stopping ESPN's Kevin Pelton from declaring Cleveland the East's best team again. Elite without Irving (Insider)

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