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10hAaron Schatz

Schatz: #NFLRANK overrated Vikes' Peterson

Which players did #NFLRANK overrate and underrate? Aaron Schatz provides his annual audit of the list, with Adrian Peterson's No. 11 slot getting the most criticism.

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Watch live: Nationals-Cardinals

If the Nationals want to make a September push, they are going to need ace Max Scherzer to turn things around tonight in St. Louis against the MLB-leading Cardinals.

Harbaugh avoiding buzz before season opener (2:19)
Djoker attempts New York accent at US Open (1:01)
T-Pain rocks national anthem without auto-tune (2:06)
Marine asks Ronda Rousey to Marine ball (0:33)
Brady goofs on Deflategate scandal (0:25)
Deflategate more about Goodell's power than Brady's wrongdoing? (2:05)
We all scream for ice cream! (0:22)
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9hHoward Bryant

Bryant: The one place MJ can't touch LeBron

In ESPN The Magazine's New Orleans Issue, Howard Bryant writes that LeBron James is the greatest athlete-activist of his time, putting him in a realm of greatness Michael Jordan can't touch.

Jerry Jones reminds Romo he hasn't proved anything (1:09)
5hMel 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?

Cam's little bro following in his shoes (0:19)
WATCH: Ale's weekly MLS awards (2:34)
Mutombo's priceless reaction to getting his jersey retired (1:26)
Which teams are on upset alert in Week 1 of college football? (1:23)

Summer Forecast: 2015-16 NBA champions

Will the Warriors make it back-to-back championships in 2016? Not according to Summer Forecast, as our expert panel pumps the brakes on Golden State's repeat chances.

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The Whammys, Day 2: What is MLB's best walk-up song?

We've paired off 32 of the top tunes -- from Frank Sinatra to Fetty Wap -- currently used by MLB players. Now you get to choose who has the best walk-up song in our ‪#WalkupVote on Twitter.


Baseball Tonight @BBTN

We saw Elvis Andrus steal home last night and now tonight Ruben Tejada hits a inside-the-park HR!

Puerto Rico falls behind at halftime

Despite a game-high 13 points from Mavericks PG J.J. Barea and 12 from former Knicks first-rounder Renaldo Balkman, Puerto Rico trails Venezuela 43-37 at halftime at FIBA Americas. Puerto Rico has gotten just 3 points from its bench. Live on ESPN3

Final: Yankees 13, Red Sox 8

New York launched five homers, including three during an eight-run 2nd inning, to fuel the win and take the three-game set in Boston. Box score


Pujols hits No. 35 in Angels' win

Albert Pujols became the fourth player with 10 career 35-homer seasons and moved into a tie with Manny Ramirez for 14th all-time with 555 career HRs in L.A.'s 9-4 over Oakland.


No auto-tune necessary for T-Pain

Rapper T-Pain performed the national anthem on Monday at Dodger Stadium and impressed the crowd with his rare, sans auto-tuned rendition.


Mutombo's epic jersey retirement reaction

The Hawks announced they will retire Dikembe Mutombo's jersey on Nov. 24. The big man's reaction to the news is priceless.


Serena's streaks continue

Serena Williams' 2nd-round win over Kiki Bertens at the U.S. Open was her:

  • 30th straight win at a major
  • 23rd straight win at the U.S. Open and 46th straight on U.S. hard courts
  • 50th win this season in 52 matches


US Open riddled with retirements

The 12 US Open retirements, due to injury, in the first round set an Open era major record. Chris Evert blamed the New York heat and grueling year-long schedules coming to an end.


'I'm going to smile. And have fun'

Irina Falconi is fully aware of the honor of facing Venus Williams tonight in Arthur Ashe Stadium: "Tonight is going to be great -- I get to play one of the game's greatest champions on the biggest stage -- what a freaking deal!" Ready for prime time

Courtesy Irina Falconi

Giants' Crawford out of lineup again

SS Brandon Crawford will miss tonight's game against the Dodgers with a sore calf sustained on a hit-by-pitch on Monday. Crawford, who had just returned from an oblique injury, is batting .263 with 19 HRs and 75 RBIs.

Awkward family situation for Pres. Cup

Jason Sobel explains: "Jay [Haas] is the captain of this year’s United States Presidents Cup team. [His son] Bill is a prospective member of that team, currently residing in 11th place on the points list. Only the top 10 after this week’s Deutsche Bank Championship will automatically qualify for the roster, which means, well, Tuesday’s announcement of captain’s picks could be extremely awkward." Available options


Austin Ward ESPN Staff Writer 

Ohio State RB Ezekiel Elliott, actually able to bench press again after his wrist surgery, joked that he was 8 pounds heavy at the start of training camp thanks to his added muscle. "I'm definitely stronger," Elliott said. "But I'm in tip-top shape right now, the best shape I've ever been in."

Puerto Rico looks for second win

Rick Pitino's squad broke through yesterday at FIBA Americas, and they'll try to build on that success tonight against Venezuela, which is 1-0 so far. Live on ESPN3


WATCH: Venus Williams in the 2nd round

Sister Serena continued her winning streak earlier today, now the No. 23 seed and two-time US Open winner faces Irina Falconi in Arthur Ashe Stadium's first match of the night. Williams won the US Open in 2000 and 2001. Live on ESPN2, WatchESPN


Serena's spectacular set point

Serena Williams got some help from the net to finish the first set against Kiki Bertens, who slammed her racket in frustration after dropping the game.


Jane McManus Reporter & Columnist, espnW.com 

Practice makes champions: Serena Williams' coach Patrick Mouratoglou gave her the signal after her second-round win, and they practiced serves for an hour after the match. "It has to be much better and it's going to be much better," Mouratoglou said. "Next match will be totally different." Williams had 10 double faults against Kiki Bertens, and next up is fellow American Bethanie Mattek-Sands. Mouratoglou admitted that another match like that and Williams might not complete a calendar Slam.


Lin goes undercover at gym

Hornets guard Jeremy Lin pretended to be a personal trainer named Wayne to catch fans off guard. "Wayne-sanity" just doesn't have the same ring to it.


Nats skipping Strasburg's next start

Stephen Strasburg will skip his next start in the rotation. He was pulled from his last start after just four innings due to back tightness. Strasburg has a 2.17 ERA in his past eight starts, after compiling a 6.55 ERA through May.

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Jane McManus @janesports

Serena's coach Patrick Mouratoglou says they both wanted to practice after match. "She will be better next match, that's for sure." #USOpen