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CourtCast: Serena cruising in first round

Serena Williams has won the first set with ease against a hobbled Vitalia Diatchenko as she begins her pursuit of a calendar Grand Slam (live on ESPN2 & WatchESPN).

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Follow live: Nova, Yanks battle Red Sox

With Ivan Nova on the mound, the Yankees are looking to extend their three-game win streak and keep up with the first-place Blue Jays (live on ESPN/WatchESPN).

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Rutgers players dance off for ice cream prize (1:30)
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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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How will the judge rule in Deflategate? (2:00)
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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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8hJim 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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9-year-old flies by defense for TD (0:25)
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ESPN Sport Science - Serena's serve (3:01)
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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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Great white shark jaws surfer's board (0:54)
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Dixon wins title, remembers Wilson (1:10)
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Dog runs wild on baseball field (0:42)
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Cards take down Giants (0:32)
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Yankees, Braves observe moment of silence for deceased fan (0:43)
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Palmer struggles in Cards' win (0:53)
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Venus battles Puig for first-round win

Venus Williams endured a hard-fought battle against Monica Puig to advance to the second round of the US Open in three sets.

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Betts belts homer, Red Sox lead 2-1

Mookie Betts extended his hit streak to seven games with his 13th homer this season in the third inning. Live on ESPN, WatchESPN

No settlement reached in Brady appeal
NFL 

Sal Paolantonio and Andrew Brandt explain why the two sides were unable to come to a settlement. Judge Richard M. Berman will rule by Sept. 4.

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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 

Bill Williamson ESPN Staff Writer 

Raiders released WR Josh Harper who was Derek Carr's teammate at Fresno State,

DeAndre Jordan leaves agents
NBA 

The Clippers' center's saga continues as he has parted ways with Dan Fegan and Jarinn Akana of Relativity Sports, according to The Los Angeles Times. Jordan still had to pay the agency the 4 percent it earned when he re-signed with the Clippers for $88M over four years.

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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 

Sport Science: Serena's serve
Tennis 

Serena Williams' serve is one of the most dangerous weapons in sports. By the time an opponent's brain catches up, the ball is already over the net and she's left with .4 seconds to react.

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Tennis 

Watch: Serena Williams at US Open

The women's world No. 1 tennis player begins her quest to win the last leg of the calendar slam vs. Russia's Vitalia Diatchenko today in the first round of the US Open. Live on ESPN2, WatchESPN

Buster Olney @Buster_ESPN

Would love to know why the call in the Red Sox/Yankees game was not overturned. Seemed clear Bogaerts was out.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

The Chicago Bears final preseason depth chart lists Alan Ball and Kyle Fuller as starting cornerbacks in the aftermath of Tim Jennings' release on Monday.

Raiders cut Trent Richardson
NFL 

The running back's once promising NFL career took a hit Monday when the Raiders released him, sources told ESPN. The Raiders must get their roster down to 75 players by tomorrow. Oakland gave Richardson $600,000 in guaranteed money.

AP Photo/Eric Risberg
NFL 

UCLA CB Ishmael Adams arrested

Adams was arrested for robbery and is in jail on $100K bail. He allegedly used force to take a cell phone from an Uber driver early Sunday morning. Adams started all 13 games in his last two seasons and recorded two pick-sixes and a 100-yard kickoff return for a TD in '14. Story

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Good luck catching this kid

His name is Lil' Sam Semi. His age is 9. His specialty is avoiding defender after defender after defender ...

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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 

Sloane Stephens: 'It wasn't my day'
Tennis 

"It wasn't there today," Stephens said after her first-round loss to Coco Vandeweghe. "You know, no matter what I was doing, I was trying my butt off and it just wasn't there. I mean, I hit some good shots; she hit some better ones. That was kind of how it was."

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Tennis 

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 

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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O's Machado gets first MLB start at SS

Manny Machado played shortstop in the minors, but manager Buck Showalter made the position change tonight vs. the Rays in an effort to shake up a club that has lost 10 of 11 games. "Sometimes you're in need of a little different look," Showalter said. Follow live

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Watch: Yankees at Red Sox on ESPN
MLB 

In the opener of the three-game set, Yanks RHP Ivan Nova faces Red Sox LHP Eduardo Rodriguez as New York looks for its fourth win in a row and sits 1.5 games behind the first-place Jays in the AL East. Live on ESPN, WatchESPN

AP Photo/Julie Jacobson
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