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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.

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Watch live: Venus back in action at US Open

Her sister is the heavy favorite at Flushing Meadows, but Venus Williams has won the first set Wednesday night in her quest to reach Round 3 of the US Open (live on ESPN2 & WatchESPN)?

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Angels get to Sonny Gray in victory (0:56)
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Djoker attempts New York accent at US Open (1:01)
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T-Pain rocks national anthem without auto-tune (2:06)
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Marine asks Ronda Rousey to Marine ball (0:33)
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Brady goofs on Deflategate scandal (0:25)
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Deflategate more about Goodell's power than Brady's wrongdoing? (2:05)
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We all scream for ice cream! (0:22)
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10hHoward 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.

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6hMel 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?

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

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Patrick Kane not asked about trade waiver
NHL 

The Blackhawks have not asked Kane whether he'd be willing to waive his no-move clause in order for him to be traded, a source told ESPN's Scott Powers. Kane is under investigation for an incident that allegedly occurred at his home in Hamburg, New York. Story

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Man wins car prize, goes home with '98 Civic

That's right: The Charleston River Dogs set a season attendance record of 285K so they gave Cadet Kyle Busbee a 1998 Honda Civic... with 285K miles on it. Oh, and Bill Murray was involved.

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Rizzo hands out orange slices
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Cubs first baseman/healthy snack distributor Anthony Rizzo takes the time to distribute orange slices to teammates in the dugout.

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Nationals at Cardinals, 8 p.m. ET (ESPN)
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The Nats’ playoff odds are down to 14 percent entering tonight's tilt vs. the Cards, according to Fangraphs. Can Max Scherzer, whose numbers have gone downhill since July, help trim their 6 1/2-game hole behind the first-place Mets in the NL East? Live on ESPN, WatchESPN

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Fan at Fenway injured reaching for ball
MLB 

A fan at Fenway Park was taken away on a stretcher during the Yankees-Red Sox game after flipping over backward trying to catch a foul ball.There was no immediate word on the fan's condition.

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Venus wins first set against Falconi
Tennis 

Venus Williams picked up where sister Serena left off by winning the first set in Arthur Ashe Stadium against fellow American Irina Falconi 6-3. Live on ESPN2, WatchESPN

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Donaldson doubles, Jays lead 4-0

Josh Donaldson doubled to deep left vs. the Indians to up his RBI total to 49 since the All-Star break (leads MLB). Chris Davis is the next closest with 42. Follow live

Ruben Tejada hits inside-the-park HR

The Phillies' Dominic Brown flipped over the wall in right field, allowing the Mets' SS to get all the way around the bases and give New York a 3-0 lead. It's the first inside-the-park HR by a Met since Angel Pagan on May 19, 2010 in Washington. Follow live

13-year-old runs wild on 70-yard return

Inland Empire Ducks' Elias Ricks shakes and bakes his way to a 70-yard TD on this punt return and makes tacklers look foolish en route.

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Mardy Fish says goodbye
Tennis 

After dealing with injuries and anxiety issues in recent years, Fish saw his pro career ended after his loss to Feliciano Lopez: "I'm very comfortable knowing how hard I have worked in the later stages of my career. Very comfortable with how this summer has gone. Just at peace personally."

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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
MLB 

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

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Pujols hits No. 35 in Angels' win
MLB 

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.

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No auto-tune necessary for T-Pain
MLB 

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

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Mutombo's epic jersey retirement reaction
NBA 

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

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Serena's streaks continue
Tennis 

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

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US Open riddled with retirements
Tennis 

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.

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Tennis 

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

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

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Giants' Crawford out of lineup again
MLB 

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.

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