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27mDavid Schoenfield

Each team's most untouchable player at the trade deadline

From Mike Trout to Yoan Moncada, here are the players their teams should decline to trade as Monday's deadline approaches.

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1mTodd Archer and Adam Schefter

Sources: Cowboys' Gregory faces longer ban

The Cowboys' Randy Gregory has entered a treatment facility and is facing a longer suspension due to another violation of the NFL's substance-abuse policy, sources told ESPN.

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Odell Beckham Jr. shows no mercy at his camp (0:22)
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28mBill Barnwell

Barnwell's bounce-back teams for 2016

After experiencing a bunch of bad luck in 2015, the Cowboys and Tony Romo look primed to improve this season. Bill Barnwell predicts which NFL teams will rise and decline in 2016.

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Officials: Cowboys bus not at fault in fatal crash

Investigators have determined that the van in Sunday's fatal crash involving a Cowboys bus failed to yield the right-of-way from a stop sign and was struck by the motor coach.

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4hJ.A. Adande

Carmelo Anthony is bringing discourse back

Carmelo Anthony can't pinpoint what pressed him into action, but the NBA star is now front and center of a national crisis, J.A. Adande writes. We're all better for it.

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11mZach Lowe

Will the Magic's latest reset work?

Orlando's first attempt at rebuilding didn't go as planned, and now the Magic are hoping their latest plan has them on the rocky road to becoming an Eastern Conference contender.

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Virginia freshman dunks from free throw line (0:22)
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Golic astounded CFL allows coach to be in QBs ear during play (2:21)
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Smith: Critics of MJ should look to white athletes too (1:09)
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Viral Vault: The epic pizza throw in Boston (0:54)
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NBA's best poster dunks (1:27)
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ICC: Juventus 2-1 Tottenham Hotspur (1:17)
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Height doesn't stop this 5'2" dunker (0:18)
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14hRyan McGee

Power Rankings: Looking good!

Kyle Busch didn't just win at the Brickyard, he dominated like no one ever. And that's enough "ever" to put him back atop Ryan McGee's Sprint Cup Power Rankings.

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Jayson Stark ESPN Senior Writer 

The Nationals are still in the bullpen market, but balking at including Lucas Giolito, Trey Turner, Reynaldo Lopez in any deals, rival clubs report.

MLB 

Jamison Hensley ESPN Staff Writer 

Jake Long has to pass a physical before the Ravens officially sign him. He's dealt with multiple knee injuries over his career, but he declared himself healthy last month in an interview with ESPN.

Dino: Everyone deserves a second chance
NCAAF 

Syracuse coach Dino Babers tells Mike & Mike that Josh Gordon is one of the smartest football players he has been around and that he was even a babysitter for his children.

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Jason Sobel ESPN Senior Writer 

Count Jordan Spieth among those who likes Baltusrol, site of this week's PGA Championship: "I consider it one of the top American golf courses there is."

Golf 

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

Cowboys coach Jason Garrett did not want to comment about the domestic violence allegations against Ezekiel Elliott but said it would not keep the rookie running back off the field to start training camp. Saturday. "We believe we know all about Ezekiel Elliott and what he's all about as a person and it would be premature to make any comment beyond that," Garrett said.

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Don't think anything is imminent but I believe the Falcons would re-sign OLB O'Brien Schofield before considering signing DE Dwight Freeney. They know what they could get out of each player. Schofield's vocal locker room presence an added bonus.

OTD: Ruth hits two HRs at Yankee Stadium
MLB 

On this date in 1927, Babe Ruth hit his 32nd and 33rd home runs of the season in a 15-1 Yankees romp over the the St. Louis Browns. '27 Yankees on Twitter

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MLB 

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

The "loser" in the Melvin Upton trade may be Justin Smoak, if today's lineup is a sign. Upton is in left field, Michael Saunders in right, Edwin Encarnacion at first and Jose Bautista is the DH. Makes sense, as Upton should be a defensive upgrade over Bautista.

Mark Saxon ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cardinals put ex-closer Trevor Rosenthal on the 15-day disabled list with right shoulder inflammation in his rotator cuff. Dean Kiekhefer has been recalled from Triple-A Memphis to take Rosenthal's spot.

Bench-clearing brawl bring police on field
MLB 

Double-A affiliates Frisco RoughRiders (Astros) and Corpus Christi Hooks (Rangers) needed some police intervention when things got heated.

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MLB 

Federer won't play Rio, US Open
Tennis 

Roger Federer announced today that he will not play for the remainder of the season: "I have made the very difficult decision to call an end to my 2016 season as I need more extensive rehabilitation following my knee surgery earlier this year."

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Tennis 

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Sources: Cowboys pass-rusher Randy Gregory has checked into treatment facility, won't report to training camp. Already suspended

Jason Sobel ESPN Senior Writer 

Rory McIlroy on this week's PGA Championship: "I feel like I can really do well this week. Every aspect of my game, I'm very comfortable with."

Golf 

Bob Harig ESPN Senior Writer 

Bubba Watson spent his short break between major championships. . . opening a candy store. That's right, Watson opened Bubba's Sweet Spot in his home town of Pensacola, Fla. on Friday. The concept has been brewing for years and became serious in the last six months. "Who doesn't like candy and fudge and ice cream,'' Watson said. "I'm spending the most money in there.''

Golf 

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Jordy Nelson said he had a "hiccup" with his other knee, not the ACL knee. He said Week 1 is not in jeopardy but doesn't know when he'll practice in camp.

A rose by any other name ...
NHL 

Would not smell as sweet, as evidenced by these Las Vegas expansion team nicknames that fell by the wayside. The Las Vegas Sand Fleas, anyone? Cringe-worthy

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NHL 

Mark Simon ESPN Staff 

Mets manager Terry Collins said that Yoenis Cespedes and Jose Reyes are each expected to play in both games of today's doubleheader, barring any signs of fatigue. Cespedes has had no issues since returning from his quad injury. Collins also said lefty Josh Smoker will be the team's 26th man for Game 2 of the doubleheader "if he gets here." Smoker has a 4.73 ERA, but has 67 strikeouts in 45 2/3 innings with Triple-A Las Vegas. As for the impact of yesterday's rainout on the starting rotation, Collins said picking a starter for Saturday has not been discussed.

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Aaron Rodgers on Mike McCarthy saying he's in the best shape he's seen him: "I'm as light as I've been in a while but my muscle mass is as strong as it was when I was 10 pounds heavier."

Luck prepares to take on new season
NFL 

Colts QB Andrew Luck speaks with Bob Holtzman about his motivation heading into training camp and the strong veteran leadership on the team.

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Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

A pre-training camp tradition like no other. Featuring its famed mystery meat, here's the "Mock Turtle Soup" that kicks off the Bengals' media day luncheon. Seriously. No one really knows what the meat is (or won't say). This soup dates back to the luncheons Paul Brown would hold after he founded the team (hopefully this particular bowl doesn't date that far back).

Adam Teicher ESPN Staff Writer 

Here's where it will all happen for the Chiefs at training camp at Missouri Western State University in St. Joseph. Rookies and quarterbacks report to camp Tuesday and begin a three-day mini-camp on Wednesday. The rest of the players report on Friday and full squad camp begins on Saturday.

David M. Hale ESPN Staff Writer 

A year ago BC right guard Chris Lindstrom was a 265-pound freshman who missed a block that resulted in a season ending injury for his QB. This year, Lindstrom is up to 305 and one of the reasons Steve Addazio thinks his O-line can make a big stride. "He's going to be a first-rounder in a few years," Addazio said.

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

The Dodgers' four-man rotation continues with Bud Norris (Tues,) and Brandon McCarthy (Wed.) facing the Rays. The Dodgers are taking advantage of off days Monday, Thursday and Monday of next week to go with four starters until 8/6 against Boston.