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1hBy Ian O'Connor

O'Connor: Goodell loses again, because that's what he does

By botching the disciplinary matters before him, the NFL commissioner has severely damaged the integrity of his office, not to mention whatever is left of his legacy, writes Ian O'Connor.

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1hJim Trotter

Trotter: Brady decision exposes NFL's power again

In case after case, we learn repeatedly that NFL justice simply isn't in line with the standards of American justice. And this has owners questioning the guy who hands out that justice.

Brady's fantasy stock rising significantly (1:51)
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25mJeff Legwold

Broncos' Ward suspended by NFL for opener

Broncos Pro Bowl safety T.J. Ward is suspended for the Sept. 13 regular-season opener against the Ravens for a violation of the league's personal conduct policy, the team confirmed.

Bayless: This is an enormous blow to the absolute power of the commissioner (2:25)
1dMel Kiper Jr. and Mike Sando

NFL 25 Under 25 Rankings: Khalil Mack is No. 1

Oakland linebacker Khalil Mack leads Mel Kiper Jr.'s and Mike Sando's annual list of the NFL's top 25 players under the age of 25. Where does second-year stud Odell Beckham Jr. fall on the list?

1hDavid Purdum

Brady ruling shifts Patriots' Super Bowl odds

Las Vegas sportsbooks reacted to news of Tom Brady's appeal win by reinstalling the Patriots as the co-favorites in the AFC and bumping up the point spread in next week's season opener.

Peyton explains the real reason he wears a glove on his throwing hand (1:17)
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J.J. Watt is football's real-life action hero

Defensive linemen normally don't make TV cameos, appear in movies or get their own commercials. Except now, there's Watt -- selected as the best player in the NFL and the league's biggest reality TV star.

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Why an undefeated preseason matters for the Chiefs

Kansas City is 3-0 this preseason heading into Thursday night's game at St. Louis. Teams that finish the preseason without a loss generally don't fare much better than those that go winless. But the Chiefs are a different matter.

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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.


Court nullifies Brady suspension

The last page of Judge Richard Berman's ruling clearly states his decision to overturn the NFL's four-game suspension of Tom Brady.


Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Former third round draft pick Dez Southward is on the spot for the Falcons tonight. The defensive back is on the roster bubble.

Berry: Brady 'going to have a huge year'

ESPN's fantasy expert Matthew Berry: "From Week 5 on, after that Monday night debacle against Kansas City, only Aaron Rodgers averaged more fantasy points per game [19 PPG] than Tom Brady."


Berry takes a leap of faith in fantasy

In his annual "bold predictions" column, ESPN's fantasy analyst Matthew Berry makes some gutsy guesses for the 2015 season. Could Matt Jones really surpass Alfred Morris? Who is this guy?

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SportsCenter @sportscenter

7 days away from the start of the NFL season. Here's everything you need to know about the Ravens #In15Seconds.


Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

Welcome to Indianapolis, where the Bengals are about to face the Colts in the preseason finale. I'll be using this vantage point to see how backups like QB AJ McCarron, RBs James Wilder Jr. and Terrell Watson, and DT Devon Still fare.

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

A beautiful night for the Packers-Saints preseason finale at Lambeau Field. Kickoff at 6 p.m. here in Green Bay.

Pats Week 1 tickets getting hotter

ESPN sports business reporter Darren Rovell tells SportsCenter: "Today alone, the ticket prices for the home opener for Patriots-Steelers have gone up about 10% [on the secondary market]."


T.J. Ward suspended for Broncos' opener

Broncos Pro Bowl safety T.J. Ward will be suspended for the Sept. 13 regular-season opener against the Ravens for a violation of the league's personal conduct policy, the team confirmed. Full story

4 games with Brady change the season

Teams that start an NFL season 2-2 make the playoffs just 36% of the time. So you can say, "No big deal, it's the Patriots," but minus Brady they were underdogs in two of those first four games, and now they're the favorite in all four. Don’t kid yourself -- this means a lot, writes Kevin Seifert. Better with Brady

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Adam Teicher ESPN Staff Writer 

This is where the Chiefs and Rams will battle for the Governor's Cup tonight.

Dan Graziano ESPN Staff Writer 

Source: Jason Pierre Paul plans to return to Giants next week, expects to be able to play at some point early in the season.

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Rex Grossman looking to prove himself worthy of the backup role behind Matt Ryan tonight vs. Ravens.

SportsCenter headed to Gillette Stadium

Following the overturning of Tom Brady's 4-game suspension, Gillette Stadium is sure to be crazy for tonight's Patriots' preseason finale -- and SportsCenter will be there with Lindsay Czarniak hosting. Watch: 6 p.m. ET, ESPNEWS

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Berry takes a leap of faith in fantasy

In his annual "bold predictions" column, ESPN's fantasy analyst Matthew Berry makes some gutsy guesses for the 2015 season. Wait until you read where he has Eagles QB Sam Bradford finishing. Berry: Bradford soars

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Schefter: Bad two years for the NFL

Adam Schefter on SportsCenter: "From the league office perspective, last year went as bad as it could. This season is about to kick off and this is a damning decision. This is a slap in the face of the NFL."


Cotton, metallic ink and ... freedom

Those are the ingredients in Julian Edelman's latest T-shirt according to a tweet sent after Tom Brady's suspension was overturned. Edelman was just one of many players to share their reactions on Twitter. See the tweets


John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III will undergo his neurological test Friday, according to multiple team sources. Griffin suffered an apparent concussion two weeks ago and did not play in Saturday's game at Baltimore. Griffin's future in Washington is in doubt. If he passes the test there's a chance he will be released after having lost his starting job earlier this week.

Dan Graziano ESPN Staff Writer 

Odd note on tonight's preseason game: The last two times the Giants played the Patriots in both the preseason and regular season, they also beat them in the Super Bowl. Giants at Pats tonight, Pats at Giants 11/15.

Two lawyers enter, one lawyer leaves?

See what happens when NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith calls ESPN legal analyst Roger Cossack views on the CBA "idiotic."


Broncos S Ward suspended one game

Denver announced a one-game suspension for safety T.J. Ward for violating the NFL's personal conduct policy, stemming from misdemeanor charges in May 2014. Ward was second on the team in tackles (74) last year.

Field Yates @FieldYates

Not to be lost today: roster spots are up for grabs on every team. Important night for players on the bubble to earn a place in the top 53.

Bruschi: Goodell is embarrassing NFL

On SportsCenter, Tedy Bruschi said of NFL commissioner Roger Goodell: "I'm embarrassed that the leader of the NFL ... is making the league look ridiculous."