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3hJim 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.

2hDan Graziano

Source: JPP plans to return to Giants next week

Jason Pierre Paul plans to return to the New York Giants next week and the team will examine his hand and make a determination about when he might be available to play, according to a source.


Murray thwarts upset effort; Federer cruises

2012 US Open champion Andy Murray had to win the final three steamy sets at Flushing Meadows to beat unorthodox Frenchman Adrian Mannarino 5-7, 4-6, 6-1, 6-3, 6-1 and advance to the third round.

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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 statements for each NFL team.

Jeremy Lin goes undercover (0:51)
Judge deems NFL's process unfair to Brady (1:19)
Ruling a major rebuke of Goodell's power (1:17)
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Federer dominates in second round match of US Open

Roger Federer cruises in straight sets to defeat Steve Darcis at the US Open (live on ESPN2 & WatchESPN). Caroline Wozniacki squares off next, against Petra Cetkovska, under the lights in Arthur Ashe Stadium.

Sock's cramps too unbearable to continue (2:19)
NBA impersonator back at it, this time with Ginobili (0:30)
Who can actually win the College Football Playoff? (1:45)
Kiper: Adoree' Jackson 'could be spectacular this season' (0:40)
2hGreg Garber

Overcome by heat, Sock collapses at US Open

Jack Sock, a 22-year-old American, was the latest victim of the heat wave that has gripped the 2015 US Open, as he withdrew from his second-round match Thursday after collapsing to the court.

5hDavid 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.

5hBob Ehalt

American Pharoah will keep racing, owner says

Owner Ahmed Zayat announced Thursday morning that he has decided to keep the sport's first Triple Crown champion in 37 years in training despite the shock of a second-place finish in the Travers.

Disguised Ole Miss coach does 'Whip/Nae Nae' (0:33)
The NYCFC Pirlo conundrum (2:30)


An interesting night for Bryce Harper

The Nationals OF was pinch hit for in the sixth as they led the Braves 12-1. In his four PAs, he didn't swing once, was walked each time, scored four runs and drove in 1. The last player with 4-plus walks, 4-plus runs, and 1-plus RBIs in one game was Derrek Lee with the then-Florida Marlins in 2002. Follow live


Mexico trying to stay unbeaten

Behind Gustavo Ayon (22.5 PPG), Mexico is off to a 2-0 start at FIBA Americas. They can clinch a spot in the second round with a win tonight against Panama. Live on ESPN3

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INT in the end zone seals UNC's fate
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Marquise Williams probably wants this one back, along with his other 2 INTs in UNC's 17-13 loss to South Carolina.

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Adam Rittenberg @ESPNRittenberg

Very impressive drive by Utah. Love the patience Booker shows. Michigan had outplayed Utes until now. How do Wolverines respond?

Utah jumps back ahead of Michigan
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The Utes responded to the Wolverines' field goal by marching down the field with an 11-play drive, capped by Devontae Booker's 1-yard TD run, to take a 10-3 lead with 10:33 left in the first half. Follow live

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Patriots fans celebrate Brady ruling

There were plenty of signs throughout Gillette Stadium to celebrate that Tom Brady's suspension was overturned. However, Brady wasn't around to see much of it as he and a number of other starters were sent home before tonight's game against the Giants.


Can TCU maintain last season's pace?

TCU set single-season school records for points (604), TDs (77), and total offense (6,929) under first-year co-OCs Doug Meacham and Sonny Cumbie in 2014. TCU averaged 23.7 seconds per play (32nd in FBS), nearly five seconds faster than 2012 and 2013. The game is now live on ESPN. Watch

Final: South Carolina 17, UNC 13
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Connor Mitch didn't have the greatest game, going just 9-for-22, but UNC QB Marquise Williams' 3 INTs helped South Carolina start the college football season off right. Box score

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Michigan gets first points of Harbaugh era

Kenny Allen kicked a 30-yard field goal just after the second quarter began, as Michigan tied Utah 3-3. Those are the first points scored in Jim Harbaugh's first game for the Wolverines. Follow live

Carlos Gonzalez HR puts Rockies up

The Rockies RF launched his 34th home run of the season in the bottom of the first vs. the Giants to put the Rockies up 2-0. Thirty-four homers ties his career high set in 2010. Follow live

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

What a night for new South Carolina DC Jon Hoke. Unit gets two interceptions in end zone. UNC leaving a ton of points on the field but promising start for Gamecocks. Hoke hire overlooked with all the SEC D-coordinator changes but paying off. Expected a lot more consistency from Marquise Williams.

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Marquise Williams (UNC): 3 interceptions inside opponent's 25-yard line (0 such interceptions in 87 career passes entering game)

Cooper Rush's name is too appropriate
College Football 

The Central Michigan QB has 166 yards through the air on 18-27 passing, but his first TD of the night came courtesy of his feet. Oklahoma State leads CMU 17-13 in the 3rd quarter.

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Suns' Morris clear in trade desire

Markieff Morris does not want to be in Phoenix next year, a stance he reiterated in a tweet late Thursday night: "My future will not be in Phoenix #thatisall #backtothegrind #FOE"

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Watch: No. 2 TCU vs. Minnesota

TCU is the highest-ranked team in action tonight. All eyes will be on Heisman hopeful Trevone Boykin, last season's Big 12 offensive player of the year. Minnesota, meanwhile, hasn't faced an AP Top-2 opponent since 2006 -- a 44-0 loss at No. 1 Ohio St. The game starts on ESPNews pending the competing of UNC/South Carolina. Watch live

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When football meets futbol

Kaka, on the East Coast for international matches with Brazil, had time to snap a pic with Tim Tebow. No word on if they practiced Tebowing.


Rudock's pick ends promising drive

Jake Rudock started 3-for-4 for 34 yards, but his fifth pass ended up in the hands of Utah's Cory Butler-Byrd. Last year Michigan had a minus-16 turnover margin, tied for the fourth worst in FBS. Follow live

UNC defense comes up big
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South Carolina went to Perry Orth on fourth down rather than settle for a field goal to go up by 7, and the Tar Heels stuffed the run.

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Longest touchdown of season ... so far
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Al Cobb completed an 80-yard TD pass to Dontae Mauck for VMI, which trails Ball State 20-10.

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Couple of pals here to cheers on the #Nats at #PupsInThePark tonight. ??

Roger Federer cruises to third round

Belgium's Steve Darcis was no match for the 2-seed Federer, who won in straight sets to advance to the third round of the US Open, where he'll face Germany's Philipp Kohlschreiber. Play continues on ESPN2, WatchESPN


Michigan holds Utah to field goal

The first defensive drive of the Jim Harbaugh era ended with the Wolverines giving up 3 points to Utah. Utes QB Travis Wilson went 4-for-4 for 45 yards on the drive and added 17 yards on the ground. Follow live

Brady's return improves Patriots' chances

According to ESPN's Football Power Index, the Patriots are now favored in each of their first four games with Brady playing and also now have a 3-in-4 chance of reaching the playoffs.