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2hBill Barnwell

The NFL's best, worst in red zone, and what it means for 2016

Bill Barnwell takes a big-picture look at the red zone, including which teams and players have been consistently stellar. Predictably, the Brady-to-Gronk connection earns high marks.

Tom DiPace
5hMarly Rivera

Suzuki talks hit No. 3,000, Pete Rose and retirement

As he nears 3,000 hits, Marlins outfielder Ichiro Suzuki sat down to talk about Pete Rose -- too defensive -- and Lou Piniella -- too affectionate. Oh, and another 200-hit season? Totally doable.

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Belichick scolds reporter after baffling QB question (0:21)
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Lacrosse player drops opponent with an ugly shot to the neck (0:43)
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Stephen A. takes on Chip Kelly (1:55)
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John David Washington: 'I didn't get anything handed to me' (0:42)
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Kellerman: Drew Brees will never play in his 40's (1:27)
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Bennett has classic response to Pats QB chemistry question (0:18)
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2dTom Hamilton

USA Rugby welcome PRO12 discussions

USA Rugby are "very interested" in holding discussions over adding an East Coast-based team to the Guinness PRO12.

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'Rookie of the Year' star returns to Wrigley Field (0:47)
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20hMichael DiRocco

Jags RB addresses how car ended up in pond

Jacksonville Jaguars running back Denard Robinson says he feels 'blessed' that no one was injured during the single-car accident in which his vehicle ended up in a retention pond.

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Marshall makes a bet, d'Arnaud smooches fan and Towns embarrasses kids (1:28)

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High school or Olympic incubator?

Woodrow Wilson Classical High School has been represented at every Summer Games dating back to 1952. Something in the water

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Michael Collins ESPN Senior Writer 

Phil Mickelson finishes (mercifully) the first hole with a triple bogey 7. That sends him outside the cut line now to +4

Golf 

Big 12 making mistake by rushing
NCAAF 

Paul Finebaum believes the Big 12 shouldn't rush into expanding. Brock Huard disagrees.

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Michael Collins ESPN Senior Writer 

It's just easier to show you what Phil Mickelson is doing on the first hole...

Golf 

Bill Belichick scolds reporter
NFL 

A reporter asked him about the possibility of Jimmy Garoppolo starting when Tom Brady becomes eligible after his suspension.

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Brian Campbell ESPN.com 

UFC women's bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes said she wouldn't consider a catchweight fight against fellow Brazilian Cris "Cyborg" Santos at the moment and prefers to focus on business ahead at 135 pounds.

MMA 

Michael Collins ESPN Senior Writer 

Rory McIlroy starts his day off behind the 8-ball at +4. Must shoot at least -2 to even have a chance to make the weekend. He starts his day off with a huge drive down the left side of the fairway.

Golf 

Jim Bowden ESPN Senior Writer 

Nationals not trading Lucas Giolito in any deals at this deadline...not for Davis not for Miller. They are sticking with their long term plan of having 3 potential or already number one starters in Scherzer Strasburg and eventually Giolito.

Trade deadline predictions
MLB 

Let's cut to the chase and make some deals already! All-Stars on the move? (Insider)

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MLB 

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

Despite the suspensions of Randy Gregory, Rolando McClain and DeMarcus Lawrence, Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said the "overwhelming strength is the culture of our team."

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bulls have rolled out the red carpet for Dwyane Wade today.

'Rookie of the Year' returns to Wrigley
MLB 

Thomas Ian Nicholas threw out the first pitch at Wrigley Field Thursday, 23 years after starring in the film "Rookie of the Year."

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Michael Collins ESPN Senior Writer 

The 2016 major winner's group just finished. Henrik Stenson shoots another 67 (-3) and leads the PGA Champioship at -6. Masters champion Danny Willett birdies his final two holes of the day to shoot Even (70) and finish at +1 inside the cut line. U.S. Open champion Dustin Johnson is going home after a 72 (+2) because he finished at +9 total.

Golf 

Brian Campbell ESPN.com 

"Right now I look for the biggest fight. I want to fight Ronda Rousey if she comes back and give you guys a big fight in New York City." -- UFC women's bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes on who would be her dream opponent.

MMA 

Brian Campbell ESPN.com 

Newly crowned UFC champions Amanda Nunes and Eddie Alvarez answer fan questions at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta ahead of today's UFC 201 weigh-in.

MMA 

UFC 201 predictions
MMA 

Brett Okamoto makes his picks for Saturday's card. How to shut down Woodley

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MMA 

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

First Bills camp injury: Rex Ryan says that his longtime friend, outside linebackers coach Jeff Weeks, broke his foot walking down the stairs. Rex says Weeks was texting and walking.

Jim Bowden ESPN Senior Writer 

White Sox remain potential headliner of trade deadline deals as they continue to talk to Rangers, Yankees, Dodgers, Astros others re: star players. Nationals determined to land one of Davis or Miller before they make a trade for next level type closer.

MLB 

Ty Wenger ESPN Editor 

Henrik Stenson has birdied the 17th hole of his second round to take sole possession of the PGA Championship lead at -6.

Golf 

Pats QB chemistry is going just fine
NFL 

And Martellus Bennett used his love life as an example for those with any doubts he'd develop chemistry with both Tom Brady and Jimmy Garoppolo.

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Kellerman: Brees will never play in his 40's
NFL 

Max Kellerman reacts to Drew Brees' beliefs that he will remain an elite QB well into his 40's, a feat Kellerman believes is impossible.

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Ty Wenger ESPN Editor 

Jordan Spieth (-3, two strokes off the lead) has a 15-foot birdie putt on his final hole of the day at the PGA Championship. Spieth missed only two greens all day, and is currently second in the field in proximity to the hole. As he said last night, following his opening round: "I struck the ball beautifully today, the way I have been." With how he's hitting it, Spieth might well be the odds-on favorite entering the weekend.

Golf 

Uni Watch: Chicago's short attention span
MLB 

Once upon a time, the White Sox dared to take the field while clad in shorts. The ugly truth

Chicago White Sox
MLB 

Bob Pockrass NASCAR 

Jeff Gordon said he had talked with Dale Earnhardt Jr. ... on FaceTime. "It seems like he is always on the treadmill," Gordon said Friday afternoon at Pocono Raceway, where he is substituting for Earnhardt (concussion-type symptoms) for the second consecutive week. "I'll be here as long as they need me," Gordon said, before adding that he was saying that "loosely."

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers quarterback Cam Newton wasn't asked about his new blond goatee but he mentioned it when asked about his relationship with outside linebacker Thomas Davis: "I think we're both at a midlife crisis right now," the NFL MVP said. "He said I was too old to be blonding my beard. I said he was too old to have a Mohawk."