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Garber: Serena Williams shows survival instincts once again

After another sluggish start, Serena Willams rebounded nicely in the second round of the US Open to continue her quest of winning the season Slam.

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Serena's spectacular set point (0:17)
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Tyler Seguin: next Dallas Cowboys WR? (0:14)
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Djoker attempts New York accent at US Open (1:01)
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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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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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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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WATCH: Ale's weekly MLS awards (2:34)
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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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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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Bryant's hero status gets revoked
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Kris Bryant went from game-saving hero with a game-tying 2-run homer in the 8th to a less decorated status with an error with two outs in the ninth, which allowed Joey Votto to hit the deciding home run.

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Murray gave away car at minor league game

The Charleston RiverDogs, who happen to be partially owned by actor Bill Murray, gave away a 1998 Honda Civic with 298,000 miles on it to celebrate setting a season attendance record. 'It'll get me home, but it may not get me back'

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No auto-tune necessary for T-Pain
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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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That's using your foot

This high schooler took the "foot" part of football literally -- and helped his teammate get an interception. Check it out!

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Sam Khan Jr. ESPN Staff Writer 

Florida coach Jim McElwain said after Wednesday's practice that sophomore Treon Harris will start Saturday's season opener vs. New Mexico State. He reiterated what he said last week -- that both Harris and redshirt freshman Will Grier will play in the game -- just that Harris will get the first opportunity. Harris started six games last season and is the more mobile of the two, while Grier, who can extend plays also, is more of a traditional dropback passer than Harris. It will be interesting to see how each fares Saturday.

Nadal takes first two sets in 2nd round
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Rafael Nadal needed a tiebreaker to take the first set against Diego Schwartzman but had an easier time taking the second set 6-3. Coverage of the U.S. Open is now on ESPN2. Live on ESPN2, WatchESPN

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Serena back on the practice court
Tennis 

Not long after her second-round win, Serena Williams was on the practice court, working on her serve. Serena had 10 double-faults in today's victory, the most in a single major match this season.

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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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Falcons hope Freeman returns in Week 1
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RB Devonta Freeman is dealing with a hamstring injury, which has put his availability for Week 1 in jeopardy. But if and when he returns, he'll play a key role in the running game, says Dan Graziano. "[The Falcons] want to see Freeman as a big part of that offense"

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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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Mardy Fish says goodbye
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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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Young fan dives into ice cream cone
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The Royals lost to the Tigers on Tuesday but this young Royals fan at least got to enjoy this enormous ice cream cone during the game.

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Mayweather Sr. calls out Pacquiao
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Floyd Mayweather Sr. said he believes Manny Pacquiao's shoulder was fine in his May 2nd fight, calling his son's last opponent "a liar with no skills." To add insult to injury, Mayweather Sr. said that Andre Berto will be a better opponent.

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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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Dolpins to proceed carefully with Parker
NFL 

ESPN's Dan Graziano: "[The Dolphins] believe DeVante Parker is on track to play in Week 1. The question is, 'In what capacity. How much will he play?'" The Dolphins certainly don't want to put him at risk to re-injure his foot.

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Serena survives test against Bertens
Tennis 

Serena Williams's quest for the Grand Slam is still alive after a tough second-round battle with Kiki Bertens that included a comeback in a first-set tiebreak.

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Mark Saxon @markasaxon

Clayton Kershaw’s 1.97 ERA in September/October is the second lowest in Major League history, trailing only Joe Beggs (1.87, 1940-47).

Serena knows how to come back
Tennis 

Serena Williams was down 4-0 in the first-set tiebreak to Kiki Bertens before eventually winning: "Being down a lot, I know that I can make a comeback or try to make a run for it. Plus, I never stop, I always keep going and give the best that I can."

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Falcons hope Freeman returns in Week 1
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Falcons RB Devonta Freeman is dealing with a hamstring injury, which has put his availability for Week 1 in jeopardy. But if and when he returns, he'll play a key role in the running game, says Dan Graziano. "[The Falcons] want to see Freeman as a big part of that offense"

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Votto powers Reds to win

The Cubs scored two in the 8th to even the score at four, but that didn't last long as Joey Votto smashed a three-run homer to put Cincinnati ahead for good in the 7-4 victory. Box score

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