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NFL Nation: Answering key AFC fantasy questions

After nearly a month of training camps, NFL Nation reporters have the intel and answers to all the pressing fantasy questions coming out of the AFC.

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5hSheil Kapadia

Wilson says water comments 'perceived wrong'

Russell Wilson clarified Thursday that he didn't suffer a concussion in the NFC title game, expanding on comments about how he believes recovery water helped him last postseason.

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Floyd Mayweather balls with Isaiah Thomas (2:00)
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Follow live: The Barclays

Can Jordan Spieth get back on track against a star-studded field at The Barclays?

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6hBrando Simeo Starkey, The Undefeated staff writer

Hurricane Katrina: Better black lives

Brando Simeo Starkey writes that Hurricane Katrina showed him that if black people want better lives, that is what they should pursue, rather than racial equality.

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4hJayson Stark

Stark: Why protecting fans is complicated

MLB is investigating how it might safeguard fans from flying balls and bats, but the solution is more difficult than just extending a net in every ballpark.

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6hTodd McShay

McShay: Top offensive line prospects for 2016

Which offensive linemen are highest on Scouts Inc.'s draft board heading into the 2015 college football season? Todd McShay runs down his list, which includes Laremy Tunsil and Ronnie Stanley.

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Texas walks off in extras (2:20)
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Lindsay Czarniak's top three - from a Segway (1:01)
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Messi beats Ronaldo again (0:30)
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5hDarren Rovell

Hair apparent: WR Beckham gets shampoo deal

New York Giants receiver Odell Beckham Jr. was named the successor to Troy Polamalu as the new face -- or should we say hair -- of the Head & Shoulders shampoo brand

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Livin' La Vida Gronk
NFL 

When your 4 older brothers are or have been professional athletes and your dad calls you "probably the best pure athlete to come out of our house," that's a Gronk-sized honor. That's Glenn Gronkowski. The youngest Gronk

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NFL 

Evans hopes to build off strong first year
NFL 

Mike Evans was among the class of highly productive rookie WRs last year. How high should he go in fantasy drafts with Jameis Winston now throwing him the ball? Play for free

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NFL 

Golfer takes on water hazard
Golf 

Peter Malnati went all in, literally, for this shot. It .... didn't work out.

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Golf 

Messi (accidentally?) photobombs Ronaldo
Soccer 

Someone snapped a picture of Cristiano Ronaldo -- and also got Lionel Messi joking around in the background.

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Soccer 

ICYMI: A Little League homer in the bigs
MLB 

Not often do you see a single to right field turn into a trip around the bases, but Jose Bautista made it possible Thursday with a huge flub in right field.

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MLB 

Elhassan: Durant’s free-agent short list
NBA 

If Kevin Durant hits free agency in 2016, he'll have no shortage of suitors. Amin Elhassan admits that OKC is the favorite, but the Wizards, Rockets and Heat all loom as threats. Potential destinations (Insider)

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NBA 

Harbaugh starstruck by MJ's call
College Football 

Need evidence that Michael Jordan still carries weight in today's sports world? Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh was in shock when he got a call from Jordan in July. 'The real Michael Jordan?'

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College Football 

Tom VanHaaren ESPN Staff Writer 

Illinois is an interesting position from a recruiting standpoint with Tim Beckman being fired. I spoke to a few recruits who said they thought this might happen, which has already scared off a few recruits. This news only makes it harder for the remaining coaches to hold the class together and add more pieces.

NCF 

Brian Bennett ESPN Staff Writer 

One could argue that Illinois would have been in better hands with Bill Cubit all along. But this is still stunning news.

Timing, not firing, a surprise with Beckman
College Football 

ESPN's Danny Kanell didn't think Tim Beckman would survive as Illinois' coach through this season, but as Ron Gilmore says, "The timing is a big shock."

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College Football 

Long-time Isles coach Arbour dies at 82

Al Arbour led the team for 19 seasons, winning four straight Stanley Cups between 1980-1983. He is second all-time with 782 regular-season wins. Arbour, who also played 14 seasons in the NHL, was elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1996.

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Illinois fire head coach Tim Beckman
College Football 

In a release, Illinois AD Mike Thomas said he learned of "efforts to deter injury reporting and influence medical decisions that pressured players to avoid or postpone medical treatment and continue playing despite injuries," adding, "I expect my coaches to protect players and foster their success on and off the field." Story

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College Football 

Nigel Collins @NigelBoxing

"I'm in great spirits, Ready to perform. I don't look at videos of my opponents. I study myself, perfecting my style," Abner Mares

Five keys for Leo Santa Cruz
Boxing 

There's no secret regarding Santa Cruz's first and most important winning strategy against Abner Mares: take advantage of his height and longer reach. What else does the undefeated Mexican star have to do to come out on top tomorrow night (ESPN, 10 p.m.)? Precision, accuracy, listening

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Boxing 

'Miami Vice'-themed unis for Heat?
NBA 

Heat owner Micky Arison offered fans a chance to sound off on a Crockett & Tubbs-inspired uniform design. Could these be in the Heat's future? Check it out

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NBA 

Joe Schad @schadjoe

Illinois says Beckman will not receive the $3.1 million remaining on the last two years of his original five-year contract.

Brett McMurphy @McMurphyESPN

Illinois found Tim Beckman deterred injury reporting & influenced players to avoid or postpone medical treatment & continue playing