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13hAaron Schatz

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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Werth goes yard to tie game (0:25)
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Watch live: Open's lights shining on Djokovic

Novak Djokovic takes center court under the US Open lights as he looks to reach the third round at Flushing Meadows (live on ESPN2 & WatchESPN).

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Harbaugh avoiding buzz before season opener (2:19)
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The dizzy golf challenge (0:30)
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Nats remove Harper in fourth with tight glutes

Bryce Harper of the Washington Nationals was taken out of Wednesday night's game against the St. Louis Cardinals before the bottom of the fourth inning with tight glutes.

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Angels get to Sonny Gray in victory (0:56)
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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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12hHoward 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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8hMel 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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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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Yordano Ventura strikes out 11 again
MLB 

The Royals' right-hander matched a career high by striking out 11 batters for the second consecutive outing. He's also in line for the win with Kansas City leading Detroit 12-1 in the 8th. Follow live

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Armstrong impersonates Manu Ginobili ...
NBA 

... and the Spurs guard loved it! Yes, the NBA's foremost impressionist impressed the Argentine by mimicking him in all his Euro-stepping, foul-drawing glory. Ginobili: 'Great job man!'

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Djokovic captures first set
Tennis 

Novak Djokovic has already lost more games tonight than he did in the first round, but a late break gave him the first set over Andreas Haider-Maurer 6-4. Live on ESPN2, WatchESPN

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Tennis 

Bencic goes on tirade against umpire

Belinda Bencic showed her displeasure at some late line calls by throwing down her racket and yelling at the umpire.

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NL East-leading Mets take down Phillies
MLB 

Ruben Tejada knocked in four runs -- two of which came on an inside-the-park HR that sent the Phillies' RF tumbling over the wall -- to fuel New York's 9-4 win.

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US Open tennis umpire has skills
Tennis 

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga hit a ball off the mark but the umpire showed off great hand-eye coordination with a grab.

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Tennis 

Marine asks Ronda Rousey to Marine Ball

U.S. Marine Lance Corporal Jarrod Haschert posted a video message for his "celebrity crush" Ronda Rousey asking her to accompany him to the Marine Ball. The MMA fighter accepted.

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Fan at Fenway injured reaching for ball
MLB 

A fan who was taken away on a stretcher at Fenway Park after flipping over backward trying to catch a foul ball is expected to be released from a hospital Wednesday night, according to the Red Sox.

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Late fireworks force extras in Baltimore
MLB 

Evan Longoria's second homer of the game put the Rays up 6-4 in the ninth, but Jonathan Schoop answered in the bottom of the inning with a two-run homer of his own. The ballgame is tied 6-6 in the 10th at Camden Yards. Follow live

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Donaldson's big night powers Blue Jays
MLB 

Josh Donaldson's three hits, including an RBI single and an RBI double, sparked the Jays to a 5-1 win over the Indians to take the series

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Brown flips over wall on inside-the-park HR
MLB 

The Mets' Ruben Tejada slapped a ball down the right-field line, leading Domonic Brown to topple over the fence trying to field it. That allowed Tejada to go around the bases for a homer.

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MLB 

Zimmerman notches HR No. 200

Ryan Zimmerman hit his second homer of the game to give the Nationals a 3-2 lead and quiet the Cardinals crowd in St. Louis. He has 16 HRs this season and seven in his past nine games. Live on ESPN, WatchESPN

Cards making contact vs. Scherzer
MLB 

The Cardinals have put 14 balls in play against Max Scherzer tonight, and nine have resulted in hits. St. Louis' last hit by Thomas Pham tied the score at 2 in the fifth inning. Live on ESPN, WatchESPN

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MLB 

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
MLB 

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

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Final: Mets 9, Phillies 4

Ruben Tejada smacked an inside-the-park home run, Michael Conforto and Yoenis Cespedes hit traditional homers, and the Mets won for the 10th time in 13 games. Box score

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Djok kicked off title campaign Monday, not facing single break pt & losing just 3 pts on 1st serve. Can he keep up his serving game tonight?