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29mZach 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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2hTodd Archer

Cowboys' risk in Randy Gregory producing no reward

The Cowboys were convinced they could provide pass-rusher Randy Gregory an environment to succeed, but he continues to struggle on the field and off.

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4hBill 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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Should Jordan have said something sooner? (0:54)
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Everybody's favorite Amar'e Stoudemire dunk (0:46)
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Risky business for runner who successfully steals home (0:29)
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7hJ.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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Brazil's Olympic sailors unimpressed by dirty Rio waters (1:14)
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Bench-clearing brawl leads police to come on field (0:24)
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Top dunks from the free throw line (1:24)
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Virginia freshman dunks from free throw line (0:22)
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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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18hRyan 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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Amar'e throws it down ... with authority
NBA 

Back in March of 2010, Amar'e Stoudemire had one impressive power dunk.

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NBA 

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Here's what Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany told me about his future with the league. "My contract is through 2020," Delany said. "A contract is a contract. Retirement is when someone wants to go. I expect to work through my contract. I'm healthy and I enjoy doing what I do. Anything beyond that, I don't know." Responding to the USA Today report that he will retire in 2020, Delany, 68, said it's a "fair inference" but he could also step down before 2020 and doesn't know how he'll feel when the contract expires. He's still healthy and energetic and wants to focus on providing opportunities for student-athletes.

NCAAF 

Finebaum wants results from Harbaugh
NCAAF 

Paul Finebaum is tired of Jim Harbaugh's sideshow and says it's time for him to start winning important football games at Michigan.

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Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

Without Hyun Soo Kim, the Orioles were more like the rioles: They were missing O. In 11 games without Kim (hammy), the Birds averaged just 2.9 runs per contest. The good news? Kim, whose .410 OBP ranks 5th in the AL (min. 150 PA's) returns today. Here he is taking BP.

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Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

Cubs manager Joe Maddon says new reliever Aroldis Chapman is available to pitch tonight against the White Sox if needed.

Andrea Adelson ESPN Staff Writer 

Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher said he hasn't put a timetable on when he will name a starting quarterback between Sean Maguire and Deondre Francois but has an idea about when he wants to know. "Ten days out we'll start understanding who we're going to start or which way we're going," Fisher said. Maguire and Francois will get the majority reps once fall practice opens next week.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

New Cubs pitcher Aroldis Chapman signs autographs before his first game.

Beckham's one-handed catch over camper
NFL 

Odell Beckham Jr. shows no mercy when he goes one-on-one against campers at his inaugural football camp.

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Justin Verrier ESPN Staff Writer 

On the Pelicans' in-house podcast, team president Dennis Lauscha confirms that New Orleans is being considered as an option to host the 2017 All-Star Game.

Mike Wells ESPN Staff Writer 

The Colts have signed free agent TE Chase Coffman, placed RB Tyler Varga on the reserve/did not report list and waived CB Daniel Davie.

Bob Pockrass NASCAR 

Brad Keselowski was evaluated and released after a hard Turn 1 crash while testing at Watkins Glen. Keselowski tweeted that he had posted the fastest lap of the session just prior to losing the brakes. His car hit a wrapped tire barrier that was in front of an Armco barrier at the track. The front end of the car was destroyed and the team pulled out a backup for the remainder of the two-day test.

Cashman couldn't pass on trade with Cubs
MLB 

Yankees GM Brian Cashman details why he decided to trade Aroldis Chapman and how he balances rebuilding with winning now.

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Paul Kuharsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Titans sign OL Will Campbell, a sixth-round selection by the New York Jets in 2013 out of Michigan. Was mostly a D-lineman for the Wolverines. He has played both offensive and defensive line at his stops in the NFL, including time with the Jets, Bills and Packers. Titans left tackle Taylor Lewan gets another Michigan lineman in the group while first-round pick Jack Conklin (Michigan State) gets another rival.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Cubs pitcher Clayton Richard was DFA on Tuesday to make room for Aroldis Chapman on the roster. The hope is Richard clears waivers and can be further stretched out in the minors.

Darren Rovell ESPN Senior Writer 

A'mare Stoudemire retires. He made $181,476 PER GAME played in his career. He played in 924 games.

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Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

The Mets will wear a special patch on Saturday to honor Mike Piazza as the organization retires his No. 31. Here's the design, via ESPN's Darren Rovell.

Marc Stein ESPN Senior Writer 

But I'm told Stoudemire plans to take some time before deciding if he intends to play pro basketball abroad in the coming season or stay put

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Marc Stein ESPN Senior Writer 

Amar'e Stoudemire has lucrative interest from China, sources say, or could play in Israel for the team (Hapoel Jerusalem) he co-owns ... BUT

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Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Pedro Martinez said if David Ortiz continues his otherworldly success through the second half of what Big Papi insists will be his final season, "I'll be the first to say, 'No, you're not leaving.' I'll lock the door."

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Here's Amar'e Stoudemire talking about his time with the Knicks: "I came to New York in 2010 to help revitalize this franchise and we did just that. Carmelo [Anthony], Phil and Steve have continued this quest, and with this year's acquisitions, the team looks playoff-bound once again. Although my career has taken me to other places around the country, my heart had always remained in the Big Apple. Once a Knick, Always a Knick."

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Pedro Martinez on struggling Red Sox ace David Price: "To be honest, I think he's going to be all right. It's just a matter of making the right adjustments."

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

The mullet is coming back! Wisconsin star linebacker Vince Biegel on the process of the mullet (he had to go all business this summer as a Merrill Lynch intern).

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