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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.

D-Wade takes no mercy in game of dodgeball (0:14)
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Rousey not planning on fighting into her 30s

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.

Clark: Trent Richardson is the worst RB of all time (3:26)
Gretzky, more celebs talk Serena (0:52)
Woz crashes Isner's news conference, grills him (1:14)
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CourtCast: Follow US Open action live

Roger Federer, Caroline Wozniacki and Simona Halep advanced easily in today's early matches. Stan Wawrinka, Andy Murray and Petra Kvitova are coming up later (live coverage on ESPN/WatchESPN).

She just landed a 'triple-revolution' soccer trick (0:26)
Amazing indoor soccer goal (0:13)
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Summer Forecast: Who will emerge as West champs?

The defending champs' road back to the NBA Finals won't be easy. So which Western Conference contender could dethrone the Warriors? Our Summer Forecast panel makes its picks.

9-year-old flies by defense for TD (0:25)

Ex-wrestler Snuka charged in girlfriend's death

A former professional wrestling star has been charged with third-degree murder and involuntary manslaughter in the death of his girlfriend in eastern Pennsylvania more than three decades ago.

Orioles to honor Cal Ripken Jr. on Tuesday (1:50)
Dantonio's cell phone goes off during news conference (0:20)
Skip finds Luck's 'salty' comment laughable (3:40)
Winners and losers of the transfer window (8:52)
Swinney: Clemson not elite (1:39)
Former Steeler thinks Pittsburgh will miss playoffs (2:39)
2 Days Until College Football: Defending Champions (0:50)
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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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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.


John Isner looking to keep momentum going

The highest-ranked US men's tennis player says the US Open is his favorite tournament after beating Malek Jaziri 6-2, 6-3, 6-4. Isner won 41 of 42 (98%) first-serve points in the first-round win.


Hawks to retire Mutombo's No. 55

They can't raise a wagging finger to the rafters, so the Hawks will do the next best thing, honoring Hall of Famer Dikembe Mutombo by retiring his number on Nov. 24. Story

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Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Judge Richard M. Berman today: "The court anticipates issuing its Decision and Order by the end of the week."

Should 'Rooney rule' apply to colleges?

In ESPN.com's offseason poll about diversity in college sports, 65 percent of the Division I minority coaches who responded said the NCAA should create a rule that mimics the Rooney Rule in the NFL. Pac-12 among supporters

Carroll on Jackson: It's just a visit

Pete Carroll on Fred Jackson: "This is a visit for us. This isn't a signing. ... For those of you that have already made the decision on what's going on, we have not made that decision at all at this point." (via NFL Nation Seahawks reporter Sheil Kapadi)

Wozniacki cruises to straight-sets win

Caroline Wozniacki rolled to an easy first-round win, dropping only two games to NCAA champion Jamie Loeb.


USOC selects LA to bid for 2024 Olympics
Olympic Sports 

The United States Olympic Committee has picked Los Angeles as the replacement candidate for the 2024 Olympic Games.

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Olympic Sports 

Cook disappointed to not be team captain
College Football 

Michigan State QB Connor Cook may be the leader of the Spartans' offense and a potential Heisman candidate, but that wasn't enough to earn him a vote as a team captain. Instead, he'll remain on the team's 12-man leadership council.

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College Football 

Argentina leading Canada at halftime

Luis Scola has a game-high 15 points, giving Argentina a 46-42 lead over Canada at halftime in the FIBA Americas tournament. Former No. 1 overall pick Andrew Wiggins has 7 points for Canada. Live on ESPN3


Who caught it better: Kiermaier or Trout?

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.


Steele's best CFB win total bets in 2015
College Football 

ESPN Chalk's Phil Steele lays out three teams he believes can surpass their over/under win totals for the 2015 season. Which team is his best bet? Here's a hint: They look good in orange.

College Football 

Manziel was flagged during draft prep

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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8 retirements in men's 1st round is new US Open (Open Era) record. Hot, humid conditions expected to continue for at least 2 more days.

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And we have our 8th retirement of the tournament. Kokkinakis is out after trailing 0-2 in the 5th set. Gasquet advances to the 2R. #USOpen

Should 'Rooney rule' apply to colleges?
Men's College Basketball 

In ESPN's offseason poll about diversity in college sports, 65 percent of the Division I minority coaches who responded said the NCAA should create a rule that mimics the Rooney Rule in the NFL. Pac-12 among supporters

Men's College Basketball 

College kid rips impressive scissor kick

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.


Young can finally call it a comeback

Donald Young came back from a two-set deficit to defeat No. 11-seed Gilles Simon in the first round at the US Open. Young was 0-17 when down two sets before today.


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Madison Bumgarner and Zack Greinke are 1-2 among P in Hits & HR. They are only 2 P (min. 15 AB) not to allow a hit to a pitcher this season

Golic: Ohio State knows who its QB will be
College Football 

The Buckeyes may have said publicly they won't decide who is starting under center until they run onto the field against Virginia Tech, but ESPN's Mike Golic thinks the players already know.

College Football 

Who's making the MLB playoffs?

For the most part, ESPN experts are unified on predicting the postseason field. However, debate remains on the AL's second wild card and the NL West winner. Who's in? Who's out?

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