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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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CourtCast: Serena rolls easily into second round

Serena Williams won all eight games in her first-round match before Vitalia Diatchenko retired because of injury. Rafael Nadal takes the court next at Arthur Ashe Stadium (live on ESPN2 & WatchESPN).

Rutgers players dance off for ice cream prize (1:30)
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8hJane 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.

How will the judge rule in Deflategate? (2:00)
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.

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?

9-year-old flies by defense for TD (0:25)
ESPN Sport Science - Serena's serve (3:01)
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6hScott 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.

Japan beats Pennsylvania in record-setting LLWS title game (1:53)
Great white shark jaws surfer's board (0:54)
Dixon wins title, remembers Wilson (1:10)
Dog runs wild on baseball field (0:42)
Cards take down Giants (0:32)
Yankees, Braves observe moment of silence for deceased fan (0:43)
Matthews on fan falling: 'Horrible scene' (2:52)


Watch: Rafael Nadal in Round 1 of US Open

Rafa will try to get back on track after a rough year of Slams, and he starts off his US Open play -- his first time back since 2013 -- with Croatia's Borna Coric. Live on ESPN2, WatchESPN

Clipper sign Chuck Hayes

The veteran big man was signed to a non-guaranteed, one-year contract, an NBA official told the The Los Angeles Times. The official described Hayes' deal as a "training camp/make-good" contract that would pay him about $1.49 million if he makes the team.

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ESPN Stats & Info @ESPNStatsInfo

Josh Donaldson: 29th go-ahead hit this season, extending his major-league lead. Anyone want to guess who ranks 2nd? (NL player)

Big Papi plants one over Green Monster

Jackie Bradley Jr. gunned down Greg Bird at home to get the Red Sox out of a jam in the fourth inning, and David Ortiz continued the momentum with a lead-off solo homer in the same frame. The Red Sox lead the visiting Yankees 3-2. Live on ESPN, WatchESPN


Mets put runs on the board

After four scoreless innings, the Mets strike first when Michael Conforto homered to left center, then Curtis Granderson homered to right, scoring Bartolo Colón. The Mets lead 3-0 over the Phillies at the top of the sixth inning. Follow live


US Open Tennis @usopen

A sad end to two matches, as Diatchenko & Monfils are both forced to retire w/ injures. Best wishes from the #usopen for a quick recovery.

Serena dominates first set in first round

Serena Williams has won more games (6) than Vitalia Diatchenko has won points (5) in her opening round match at the US Open. Live on ESPN2, WatchESPN


Washington looking for stability at QB

ESPN's John Keim weighs in on the issues the Redskins have had in finding a steady quarterback and whether Kirk Cousins can fill that need moving forward. "There is a chance that the Redskins' starting quarterback beyond 2015 is still in college.”


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


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.


No settlement reached in Brady appeal

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.


Kid is in total awe of Wayne Rooney

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


Bill Williamson ESPN Staff Writer 

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

DeAndre Jordan leaves agents

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.

College Football 

Sport Science: Serena's serve

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.


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

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.

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