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4hBy Ian O'Connor

From The Mag: Inside Bart Starr's drive to honor Brett Favre

The once mighty, seemingly invincible Green Bay quarterback Bart Starr is now 81 years old, and he doesn't quite know how to piece together his life. But he has a helpful team to guide him.

She just landed a 'triple-revolution' soccer trick (0:26)
Clark: Trent Richardson is the worst RB of all time (3:26)
9-year-old flies by defense for TD (0:25)
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CourtCast: Follow US Open action live

Roger Federer, Simona Halep and Caroline Wozniacki highlight today's early matches at Flushing Meadows (live coverage on WatchESPN).

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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.

Who caught it better: Kiermaier or Trout? (1:00)
Top runner-up: Soccer scissor kick (0:18)
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1dJane 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.

Athletes on Serena's greatness (1:21)
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.

How will the judge rule in Deflategate? (2:00)
1dJim 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?

Like a good neighbor, someone will fix the State Farm wall (0:33)
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23hScott 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.

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Great white shark jaws surfer's board (0:54)


Watch live: Wozniacki vs. Loeb

Two-time US Open finalist Caroline Wozniacki takes on former NCAA champion Jamie Loeb. Live on WatchESPN

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Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Detroit Lions coach Jim Caldwell said wide receiver and returner are two spots where the fourth preseason game could matter for determining a roster spot. Asked for an old example, he said Blair White won a roster spot in Indianapolis based off a fourth preseason game performance.


Is TCU QB Trevone Boykin overrated?
College Football 

The Horned Frogs' do-it-all quarterback is one of college football's biggest stars and a leading Heisman candidate. But, when you look at his QBR ratings, he is merely mortal.

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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.


Transfer deadline nearing end

The 2015 summer transfer window closes at 1 p.m. ET/6 p.m. BST. Watch our transfer deadline special for all the latest moves. Live on WatchESPN

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Why the De Gea-Real Madrid transfer failed

Real Madrid explained why Manchester United goalie David De Gea's deal fell through with the Spanish club and implied that United were responsible. 'Did everything necessary'

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Like a good neighbor, someone fix wall?

Angels OF Shane Victorino backed in to the State Farm sign on the outfield wall and knocked it loose, causing a slight delay at O.co Coliseum.


Ian Darke on a disappointing Chelsea club

Darke called Chelsea, who've lost two of its first four EPL matches, "stale and undercooked", and added that he's pleased -- barring something unexpected in the final moments of transfer day-- that Everton youngster John Stones will stay.


SalPal: Shocked if no Brady decision today

Sal Paolantonio says Tom Brady and the league are still deadlooked and can't find any common ground.


J.J. Watt named top player in #NFLRANK

It was Watt, not MVP Aaron Rodgers, who grabbed the top spot in our #NFLRANK Top 100 players. But this is not an MVP vote, instead players were ranked based on greatness. Where's your favorite player?

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Fred Jackson to meet with Seahawks today

The former Bills RB will have a physical with Seattle on Tuesday, according to ESPN's Jim Trotter and multiple reports. Jackson rushed for 5,646 yards in eight years in Buffalo before the team released the RB on Monday.

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Man United signs 19-year-old Martial

Former Monaco forward Anthony Martial has signed a four-year deal with EPL giant Manchester United. The Frenchman scored 11 goals and he was recently called up to France's national senior squad.

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Will the Tide get rolled in 2015?
College Football 

ESPN's Adam Rittenberg and Sharon Katz break down why the Football Power Index (FPI) is only giving Alabama a 5% chance to win the SEC. One simple answer: a brutal strength of schedule.

College Football 

Greg Ostendorf ESPN Staff Writer 

The depth chart at Auburn is out and the starting QB is...OK, we all knew Jeremy Johnson was going to start. But the biggest surprise might be that's there no "OR" at RB. Roc Thomas wins the job and will get the start Saturday against Louisville. If he can keep the job all year, don't be surprised if he's among the SEC's rushing leaders.

American Yedlin to Sunderland on loan

DeAndre Yedlin, who made a name for himself on the USMNT in the World Cup, will join Sunderland for the remainder of the season. The 22-year-old signed with fellow EPL team Tottenham last year. Live transfer day coverage

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Watch: Day 2 of US Open on ESPN

Monday's Day 1 saw Serena Williams, Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal all cruise to the second round, and today's play sees Andy Murray and Roger Federer taking the court. Live on WatchESPN

Mitch Sherman ESPN Staff Writer 

Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh says he has informed Jake Rudock and Shane Morris of his quarterback decision for the Friday opener. But Harbaugh won’t announce the starter” “I want to both of them to prepare like they’re going to be the starter. I want both of them to go into this game with the mindset that they’re one play away – or they’re starting.”