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Watch live: Baylor starts fast, SMU keeping pace

Tune in to watch Baylor vs. SMU (live on ESPN & WatchESPN).

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Berry: My bold fantasy football predictions

John Brown will catch at least 10 TDs this season. Yes, you heard me ... 10 TDs! With this and other predictions, Matthew Berry goes way out on a limb with a bold statement for each NFL team.

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Report: Kane investigation headed to grand jury

The case involving a sexual assault allegation against Chicago Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane will be presented to a grand jury beginning next week, The Buffalo News reported.

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Ridiculous behind-the-back conversion (0:28)
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Pac-12 vs. SEC on display in Houston (1:51)
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Bob Ryan: Patriots will be scrutinized more than ever (0:54)
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Brady's back and so are the Pats (0:52)
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Not Top Plays (1:39)
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Who prevails this weekend in college football? (1:56)
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College heavyweights preparing to square off this weekend (2:43)
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3hJim Bowden

Possible playoff race X factors

Jim Bowden identifies a player on each contender who could make an impact in the final weeks, including a few big-name starting pitchers.

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6hCraig Custance

Custance: Paying tribute to a lost teammate

When it came to spending his day with the Stanley Cup, former Blackhawks grinder Daniel Carcillo chose to use it to pay tribute to his friend and lost teammate, Steve Montador.

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Jen Welter: 'It was very natural with the guys' (1:43)
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2hReed Kuhn

Kuhn: Betting UFC 191: Johnson-Dodson

ESPN Chalk's Reed Kuhn takes a look at where the betting value lies for UFC 191, including the Demetrious Johnson-John Dodson flyweight title rematch.

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Venus thankful to reach second week (2:06)
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6hMike Wise

Sports and racial identity

Mike Wise writes that Serena Williams has embraced her blackness and found a spiritual home while Tiger Woods has been proudly biracial and found a perhaps unintended kind of isolation.

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Oregon State QB hurdles defender
College Football 

Even though Seth Collins' run was called back for a hold, it's worth watching for the beautiful hurdle.

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College Football 

Serena narrowly avoids upset, advances
Tennis 

Serena Williams dropped the first set, won the second set -- which was 5-5 at one point -- and cruised through the third to beat American Bethanie Mattek-Sands and reach the US Open's round of 16. Coverage continues on ESPN2, WatchESPN

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Giants SS Crawford (calf) back in lineup

Brandon Crawford, who missed the past three games with a calf injury, returned to the lineup tonight against the Rockies. Colorado has a 2-0 lead in the 2nd. Follow live

Jozy Altidore scores twice, U.S. on top
Soccer 

Moments after Brad Guzan made a pair of remarkable saves, Altidore tapped home a loose ball in the box to give the United States a 2-1 lead over Peru. Follow live

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ESPN Stats & Info @ESPNStatsInfo

Including the 2nd half of the Cotton Bowl last season vs Michigan State, Baylor has allowed 49 points and 569 yards in its last 4 quarters

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GOAL for the U.S.! Altidore's penalty is saved but he finishes the rebound and the #USMNT are level at 1-1 with Peru!

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No. 5 Michigan State leads Western Michigan 27-10 at halftime. Connor Cook is 9-for-18 for 165 yards and a score. Western Michigan has managed two rushing yards.

Watch: Serena Williams forces third set
Tennis 

After dropping the first set 3-6 to fellow American Bethanie Mattek-Sands, the top seed took the second set 7-5 to force a third in this third-round match at the US Open. Live on ESPN2, WatchESPN

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#USMNT make three half-time substitutions: Cameron for Orozco, Alvarado for Gonzalez, Diskerud for Bedoya.

Watch: Serena Williams upset alert
Tennis 

The top seed dropped the first set 6-3 to USA's Bethanie Mattek-Sands, and Serena now leads the second set 6-5. Can she keep her calendar Grand Slam hopes alive? Live on ESPN2, WatchESPN

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Syracuse closes half with 74-yard TD
College Football 

Brisly Estime danced through the Rhode Island punt coverage on his way to the end zone to give the Orange a 31-0 lead.

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WR rises over defender for great grab
College Football 

Backed up on its own 4-yard line on third down, Western Michigan needed a big play. The Broncos got just that when Corey Davis slipped behind the defense and hauled in a 44-yard pass.

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MSU's Holmes scampers into end zone
College Football 

Michigan State RB Gerald Holmes capped off an 8-play, 80-yard drive with an 8-yard TD rush around the edge to extend the Spartans' lead to 27-7 over the Broncos.

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Blue Jays get one on the board

After a throwing error by Orioles SS Manny Machado, Ryan Goins grounded in a fielder's choice to first and Chris Colabello scored. The Blue Jays trail 2-1 at the bottom of the fifth. Follow live