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Watch live: Murray wins first set vs. Kyrgios

Andy Murray, the 2012 champion in Flushing Meadows, took the first set of his opening match 7-5 at the US Open against unpredictable Nick Kyrgios (ESPN/WatchESPN).

Center Court: Kyrgios must play nice (1:04)
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Texans owner: Watt wouldn't destroy phone

Texans owner Bob McNair said J.J. Watt would not have destroyed his cell phone if he faced the same situation as the Patriots' Tom Brady had with his dispute with the NFL over deflated footballs.

D-Wade shows no mercy in game of dodgeball (0:14)
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Rousey plans to retire in next couple of years

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.

Wiggins' posterizing slam (0:14)
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Superfly Snuka charged in girlfriend's '83 death

Former professional wrestling star Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka was charged Tuesday with third-degree murder and involuntary manslaughter in the death of his mistress more than three decades ago.

Vika has had enough of umpire (0:25)
Woz crashes Isner's news conference, grills him (1:14)
Clark: Trent Richardson is the worst RB of all time (3:26)
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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.

She just landed a 'triple-revolution' soccer trick (0:26)
Amazing indoor soccer goal (0:13)
9-year-old flies by defense for TD (0:25)
Dantonio's cellphone 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)
High-flying, behind-the-back pass for Argentina (0:24)
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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.

8hGary West

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.


Rockies turn triple play in 9th

With Paul Goldschmidt at the plate, the Diamondbacks sent the runners on 1st and 2nd on the pitch. That worked out very well ... for the Rockies, who ended the inning in an instant.


Olynyk finds Bennett for the alley-oop

Canada's Kelly Olynyk tossed up a nice to pass to Anthony Bennett, who finished with a two-handed jam at the FIBA Americas tournament, but Canada fell to Argentina.


No. 14 recruit chooses Blue Devils
Men's College Basketball 

"On my visit I just had a different feeling," shooting guard Frank Jackson, the No. 14 player in the ESPN 100 for the Class of 2016, told ESPN. "I trust Coach K. He is all about winning and I am all about winning." The 6-foot-4, 195-pound guard originally committed to BYU in 2013, reopened his recruitment a year later.

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Gordon Edes @GordonEdes

JBJ has 19 extra-base hits since Aug. 1, including 11 doubles. Also has five home runs, three triples.

Ronda Rousey: I'll retire in my 30s

The MMA champ said on the "Joe Rogan Experience" podcast: "I don't want to be fighting in my 30s. By 30s, I mean 31, 32." Rousey is 28 years old. More shots at Cyborg

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Yanks GM: Teixeira out two more weeks

"His bone bruise has not healed in any way, shape or form," Brian Cashman said of Mark Teixeira. "It's taking a hell of a lot longer than we would have expected." Teixeira suffered a bone bruise on his right shin on August 17. He'll be on crutches for an undetermined period of time, and there is the possibility that he will not play again this season.

The biggest personality in tennis

ESPN's Patrick McEnroe: "It's Serena. Come on. It's gotta be. She's the story of tennis."


Transfer deadline day's strangest things

The failed David De Gea deal between Real Madrid and Manchester United was just one of the odd events from the closing hours of the transfer window. Here are the others.


Harbaugh will bring swag back to Michigan
College Football 

Michael Smith explains: "[Jim Harbaugh] spent the summer sliding into Nicki Minaj's mentions ... Harbaugh even got Lil' Wayne to wear a Michigan jersey. For a dude in his 50s, I'd say he's got some swag."

College Football 

Porcello strikes out 9 in 5

Rick Porcello is through five innings and has already has 9 strikeouts on the board against the Yankees (his most in any game this season). However, Porcello gave up 2 unearned runs, and New York is up 2-1. Follow live


Texans owner: Watt wouldn't destroy phone

"What escalated the whole thing is that Brady and the Patriots were going to cooperate fully, and then when it came down to it, they didn't," Bob McNair told Houston's Sports Radio 610. "If it was J.J. Watt, I think he would have been cooperative, and it wouldn't be a question. ... I don't think J.J. would destroy his cellphone."

Hanley Ramirez done playing in outfield

"I think with how the young kids have been doing in the outfield, I think we want to give them the time there that they deserve," interim manager Torey Luvullo said of Mookie Betts, Jackie Bradley Jr. and Rusney Castillo. "The timing of Hanley's injury is pushing him back a little bit. ... Maybe in a week, he might come back and could be ready to play first base."

Cobb says he could play week one

Packers WR Randall Cobb thinks his sprained right shoulder will be healed enough to play in 12 days when the Packers open the regular season against the Bears. "I don't plan on missing a game," Cobb said. "I'm doing everything in my power to get back before then."

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Azarenka to official: 'You ever play tennis?'

Victoria Azarenka was not happy with a call during her match at the US Open. She had plenty of words for the chair official including inquiring if the official ever played the game and then adding "You probably weren't very good."


Royals players diagnosed with chickenpox

RHP Kelvin Herrera and RF Alex Rios will likely miss a couple of weeks as the season wraps up after experiencing symptoms over the weekend. This raises concerns that others on the division leading team may have been exposed. Story

Nebraska WR masters the circus catch
College Football 

The tip in the end zone was pretty good, but the behind-the-back sideline snag was our favorite Jordan Westerkamp catch.

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End of 3: Brazil 58, Dominican Republic 45

The DR's James Feldeine has a game-high 17 points, but Brazil's 43% field goal shooting puts them up to start the fourth quarter. Watch on WatchESPN

Murray's takes first set at US Open

Nick Kyrgios had the best highlight of the first set, but Andy Murray won 7-5 in tonight's first round of the US Open. Murray, who has never lost in the opening round at the US Open, is 31-1 at the tournament after winning the first set. Live on ESPN, Watch ESPN


Dodge, duck, dip, dive, dodge ... and Dwyane

Heat guard Dwyane Wade shows no mercy during this game of dodgeball.


Serena receives love, the Brooklyn way

Gatorade commissioned artists from around the world to create 21 pieces of art that celebrate each of Serena Williams major wins in a massive mural in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. 'Serena 21'

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Dodgers give Arrieta rubber, dirt for no-no

Picking out gifts can be hard, like what do you get for the pitcher that no-hit your team? The Dodgers went with the pitching rubber and a bucket of dirt from the mound, which weighed about 60 pounds, according to Jake Arrieta. 'A really nice gesture'

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Mayweather vs. Berto worth the watch?

Boxing Hall of Famer Al Bernstein says of the Sept. 12 Floyd Mayweather-Andre Berto fight: "The burden of proof in this fight is clearly on Andre Berto to prove to the world that he did deserve this chance."


Orioles honor Ripken on anniversary

Cal Ripken Jr. threw out the first pitch at Camden Yards to mark the 20th anniversary of his breaking of Lou Gehrig's consecutive games streak. Ripken would go on to play 2,632 straight games. The longest current streak in MLB is 131 in a row.


Cubs call up top infield prospect Baez

Javier Baez will start at second base for Chicago tonight after hitting .324 at Triple-A this season, with 13 HRs and a .911 OPS in 70 games. The Cubs could use his presence at 2B, where they have struggled on offense:

  • Batting average: .227 (27th in MLB)
  • OPS: .612 (27th)
  • Home runs: 7 (T-22nd)