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5hMike Sando

2016 offseason grades for all 32 NFL teams

Which NFL teams actually made themselves better this offseason? Our crew of NFL Insiders dissects all the relevant draft picks and deals, grading each franchise's performance.

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On this date: Ali KO's Liston in first minute (1:17)
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Was Draymond's trip of Kanter a dirty play? (1:52)
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Stephen A.: 'Westbrook is putting the world on notice. Steph, who?' (2:01)
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Duke walk-on shocked with scholarship (1:52)
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7mCalvin Watkins

Rougned Odor fights back against his bad reputation

Some opponents think he's immature, disrespectful or worse. But Texas Rangers second baseman Rougned Odor, a young player with an old-school style, has his teammates in his corner.

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12hScott Burnside

Malkin, Crosby, Letang step up in Game 6

The Pittsburgh Penguins' superstars backed up their words and stole the show on the road against the Tampa Bay Lightning to force a winner-take-all Game 7.

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Minor league manager's history of colossal meltdowns (1:28)
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WATCH: Spelling Bee preliminaries

The prelims for the 89th Annual Scripps National Spelling Bee are underway, and you can catch the action on ESPN3.

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If I wasn't an Olympian I would be ... (1:28)
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44mDan Arritt

Dodgers' Puig gets benched for lack of hustle

Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig was apologetic after he was benched for failing to run hard out of the batter's box on a deep fly ball to right that caromed off the wall in Tuesday's 8-2 win.

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3hBrett Okamoto

Five Rounds with Urijah Faber

Will Conor McGregor face Nate Diaz? How about Floyd Mayweather? Does BJ Penn's potential doping violation prevent his comeback? Urijah Faber joins ESPN's Brett Okamoto to discuss.

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Play along with the Spelling Bee

Think you can spell better than the kids participating in the Scripps National Spelling Bee? Time to prove it. Get in the game

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Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer 

LeBron's mindset for Game 5? "Just a sense of calmness. That's all. Just a very calm moment for myself, personally. I relish this opportunity to be a part of the postseason once again, to be 2-2 on my home floor, so, a sense of calmness. I think they'll follow that."

NBA 

Stephen A: Black head coaches are endangered species
NBA 

Stephen A. Smith examines Michael Wilbon's Undefeated article on how a failure to "speak analytics" is pushing black head coaches out of the league.

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Craig Custance ESPN Senior Writer 

Sharks coach Peter DeBoer on approach to Game 6 of Western Conference finals: "Every game has been the most important game for us. That's nothing new."

NHL 

Foul ball finds a deep fryer
MLB 

If anybody ordered the fried baseball at Minute Maid Park Tuesday, then George Springer had you covered. Take a look

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MLB 

If I wasn't an Olympian I would be ...
Olympic Sports 

There were almost some more Broadway actors, NASCAR drivers and test pilots in the world.

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Olympic Sports 

Pat McManamon ESPN Staff Writer 

A first for many of us grizzled hacks: Robert Griffin III threw a ball away and it soared over a 15-foot fence. Hit halfway up a pine tree in a neighboring yard.

Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

Dusty Baker on the Matt Harvey situation: "It's his prerogative to do what he wants to do. If he don't wanna talk, he doesn't have to talk. But he's making it harder on himself. New York'll eat you up."

Walk-on shocked with full scholarship
NCAAF 

A surprise phone call to Duke's Danny Doyle set the surprise in motion.

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NCAAF 

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

Kentucky's Marcus Lee is withdrawing from the NBA draft -- but will transfer elsewhere, per the school.

Pat McManamon ESPN Staff Writer 

Robert Griffin III continues to perfect his craft at OTAs

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Warriors' culture faces biggest test
NBA 

The Warriors won a title last season thanks to their organization's positive, open-minded approach. Now down 3-1 to the Thunder, that culture is up against its toughest challenge yet. Not all fun and games

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NBA 

How to beat the Cavaliers
NBA 

Goran Dragic averaged 15.3 PPG while winning two of three vs. the Cavaliers this season so he would have some ideas.

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NBA 

Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

One of many Game 5 storylines will be how the Raptors utilize center Jonas Valanciunas, who has missed the last eight games with a sprained right ankle (despite being active for Game 4). Toronto coach Dwane Casey said it would depend on matchups as he doesn't want Valanciunas chasing Channing Frye around the perimeter. Cleveland will go small in spurts with Frye at center.

Now that's a good pitch
MLB 

Miguel Cabrera was so impressed with this pitch from Jeremy Hellickson, he gave it the ultimate seal of approval.

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MLB 

10 games with the highest stakes in 2016
NCAAF 

Some games this upcoming college football season have a little extra meaning. Maybe it's playoff implications. Maybe it's a team that needs to finally shut up its rival, or one that could save a coach's job. Big games

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NCAAF 

Miami's Richt pledges $1M for practice facility

Miami coach Mark Richt has pledged $1M of his own money toward construction of a proposed indoor practice facility, a source confirmed to ESPN's Andrea Adelson. Richt told boosters during a meeting in Chicago last week that he had pledged his own money, the Palm Beach Post first reported.

Minor league manager no stranger to meltdowns
MLB 

And it doesn't matter if it's stealing a base, chucking a rosin bag or disrobing at home plate.

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MLB 

OTD: Ali knocks out Liston
Boxing 

"It was lightning and thunder," Muhammad Ali said of the 1965 fight against Sonny Liston. "Fast as lightning and booming as thunder from the heavens."

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Boxing 

Bad shots aren't bad for everybody
NBA 

Sometimes the ball goes up and you immediately think, "Oh no." But then there's the NBA players who are really good at low-percentage shots.

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NBA 

Green blames himself for Warriors woes
NBA 

"I have to be better. I know this team energy goes as I go. They didn't have nothing to look for. I haven't given my guys anything. No leadership, no energy, nothing, which is what I bring to this team." Draymond Green diary, part 14

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NBA 

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

With Brandon Marshall and Eric Decker not participating today, the Jets QBs are throwing to backup receivers. Here's rookie Christian Hackenberg.

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Not easy being Draymond Green
NBA 

The Warriors were outscored by 73 with Green on the court in the last two games, including -30 Tuesday. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, that is the worst plus/minus rating in a two-game span in the postseason since 2000.

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