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Watch live: Baylor starts fast, SMU keeping pace

Tune in to watch Baylor vs. SMU (live on ESPN & WatchESPN).

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Berry: My bold fantasy football predictions

John Brown will catch at least 10 TDs this season. Yes, you heard me ... 10 TDs! With this and other predictions, Matthew Berry goes way out on a limb with a bold statement for each NFL team.

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Altidore scores twice as U.S. wins friendly

Wearing the captain's armband, Jozy Altidore scored twice as the U.S. overcame an early deficit to beat Peru in an international friendly.

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Report: Kane investigation headed to grand jury

The case involving a sexual assault allegation against Chicago Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane will be presented to a grand jury beginning next week, The Buffalo News reported.

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4hJim Bowden

Possible playoff race X factors

Jim Bowden identifies a player on each contender who could make an impact in the final weeks, including a few big-name starting pitchers.

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Custance: Paying tribute to a lost teammate

When it came to spending his day with the Stanley Cup, former Blackhawks grinder Daniel Carcillo chose to use it to pay tribute to his friend and lost teammate, Steve Montador.

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Kuhn: Betting UFC 191: Johnson-Dodson

ESPN Chalk's Reed Kuhn takes a look at where the betting value lies for UFC 191, including the Demetrious Johnson-John Dodson flyweight title rematch.

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Sports and racial identity

Mike Wise writes that Serena Williams has embraced her blackness and found a spiritual home while Tiger Woods has been proudly biracial and found a perhaps unintended kind of isolation.


Watch: Rafael Nadal vs. Fabio Fognini

The two-time US Open champ Rafa takes on 32-seed Fabio Fognini in third-round play at the US Open. Rafa owns a 5-2 career advantage over Fognini, but they're meeting for just the second time in a Grand Slam. Live on ESPN2, WatchESPN


Syracuse QB Hunt (leg) won't return

Terrel Hunt left the Orange's season opener against Rhode Island with a lower right leg injury and won't return. Hunt broke his right leg last year in a loss to Louisville and missed the final six games of the season. He hoped to return with a flourish for his senior year. Syracuse, with true freshman Eric Dungey at QB, is up 38-0. Watch on WatchESPN

Baylor WR tiptoes into end zone
College Football 

The Bears' Jay Lee shook a defender and raced down the sideline for a 22-yard TD to push his team's lead to two scores over SMU on ESPN.

College Football 

Iglesias (finger) out at least 2 weeks

Tigers SS Jose Iglesias sustained a non-displaced chip fracture in his right middle finger, according to the Tigers. Iglesias will miss the next two weeks, after which he'll be re-evaluated.


Full-time at RFK Stadium, where the #USMNT come from behind to beat Peru 2-1 on the back of a Jozy Altidore brace.

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Final: #USMNT 2-1 Peru 2nd win for the U.S. in its last 19 games vs CONMEBOL teams (also vs Venezuela in 2012).

SMU's QB Davis heads to locker room
College Football 

SMU QB Matt Davis, who has thrown for 134 yards and 2 TDs, headed to the locker room after a hard hit. It's unclear what the injury is, but he was limping a bit. Baylor leads 35-21 on ESPN.

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MSU's Connor Cook tosses 2nd score
College Football 

The Spartans' QB hooked up with DeAnthony Arnett for a 21-yard TD to give Michigan State a 34-10 lead over Western Michigan.

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Arkansas Tech tribute turns into TD
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The Wonder Boys lined up with 10 players on the field for their first defensive play as a way to honor Zemaric Holt, a teammate who drowned this summer. Amazingly, the result was a fumble recovery for a TD.

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Face off? Sure, also gotta have a selfie

After making weight, UFC heavyweight Andrei Arlovski stands with Frank Mir for a face off and captures the moment with a quick selfie.


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Yoenis Cespedes now has 11 homers and 28 RBIs in 31 games since being acquired from the Detroit Tigers on July 31. ... Sean Gilmartin enters


Mexico XI for Tuca's 1st game: Talavera, Torres Nilo, Alanis, Reyes, Jimenez, Guemez, Duenas, Esquivel, Aquino, Martin, Vela (C).

Oregon State QB hurdles defender
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Even though Seth Collins' run was called back for a hold, it's worth watching for the beautiful hurdle.

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Serena narrowly avoids upset, advances

Serena Williams dropped the first set, won the second set -- which was 5-5 at one point -- and cruised through the third to beat American Bethanie Mattek-Sands and reach the US Open's round of 16. Coverage continues on ESPN2, WatchESPN


Giants SS Crawford (calf) back in lineup

Brandon Crawford, who missed the past three games with a calf injury, returned to the lineup tonight against the Rockies. Colorado has a 2-0 lead in the 2nd. Follow live

Jozy Altidore scores twice, U.S. on top

Moments after Brad Guzan made a pair of remarkable saves, Altidore tapped home a loose ball in the box to give the United States a 2-1 lead over Peru. Follow live


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Including the 2nd half of the Cotton Bowl last season vs Michigan State, Baylor has allowed 49 points and 569 yards in its last 4 quarters


GOAL for the U.S.! Altidore's penalty is saved but he finishes the rebound and the #USMNT are level at 1-1 with Peru!

Dan Murphy ESPN Staff Writer 

No. 5 Michigan State leads Western Michigan 27-10 at halftime. Connor Cook is 9-for-18 for 165 yards and a score. Western Michigan has managed two rushing yards.