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Brady's 4-game suspension lifted; NFL appeals

Tom Brady has won his appeal against the NFL, with U.S. District Judge Richard M. Berman criticizing commissioner Roger Goodell for dispensing "his own brand of industrial justice."

Bayless: This is an enormous blow to the absolute power of the commissioner (2:25)
DeMaurice Smith, Roger Cossack heatedly debate NFL discipline process (2:48)
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5hBob Ehalt

American Pharoah will keep racing, owner says

Owner Ahmed Zayat announced Thursday morning that he has decided to keep the sport's first Triple Crown champion in 37 years in training despite the shock of a second-place finish in the Travers.

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45mDavid Purdum

Brady ruling shifts Patriots' Super Bowl odds

Las Vegas sportsbooks reacted to news of Tom Brady's appeal win by reinstalling the Patriots as the favorites in the AFC and bumping up the point spread in next week's season opener.

NBA impersonator back at it, this time with Ginobili (0:30)
Who can actually win the College Football Playoff? (1:45)
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GameDay Kickoff: Getting off to a strong start

The college football season kicks off Thursday night. And as we learned last season, strength of schedule matters to the College Football Playoff selection committee. So, which conferences can take advantage of nonconference games in Week 1?

1mJim Trotter

Trotter: Brady decsion exposes NFL's power again

In case after case, we learn repeatedly that NFL justice simply isn't in line with the standards of American justice. And this has owners questioning the guy who hands out that justice.

Disguised Ole Miss coach does 'Whip/Nae Nae' (0:33)
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Follow live: Wawrinka moving on at US Open

It took three hours and three tiebreaks, but Stan Wawrinka advanced at the US Open (live on ESPN & WatchESPN). Andy Murray will take the court next.

Djokovic plays along with fan (0:50)
The NYCFC Pirlo conundrum (2:30)
6hArash Markazi

These famous typewriters keep history alive

Steve Soboroff's typewriter collection -- with keys pushed by Joe DiMaggio, Ernest Hemingway, Maya Angelou and others -- is truly fascinating, and so is the story behind it, Arash Markazi writes.

Van Pelt: Past three days for Redskins novel-worthy (1:03)
Which teams are on upset alert in Week 1 of college football? (1:23)
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12hAaron 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.

13-year-old's wild 70-yard punt return (0:31)
The dizzy golf challenge (0:30)
Marine asks Ronda Rousey to Marine ball (0:33)


Armstrong impersonates Manu Ginobili ...

... 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!'


Pats Week 1 tickets getting hotter

ESPN sports business reporter Darren Rovell tells SportsCenter: "Today alone, the ticket prices for the home opener for Patriots-Steelers have gone up about 10% [on the secondary market]."


Goodell will not attend Pats' opener

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell will not attend next Thursday's Steelers-Patriots NFL season opener, FOX Sports reports. He will attend a game on opening weekend, though it's not clear which game at this point.

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Four games with Brady change the season

Teams that start an NFL season 2-2 make the playoffs just 36% of the time. So you can say, "No big deal, it's the Patriots," but minus Brady they were underdogs in two of those first four games, and now they're the favorite in all four. Don’t kid yourself -- this means a lot, writes Kevin Seifert. Better with Brady

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Watch: Andy Murray at US Open

The 3 seed is looking to advance to the third round with his match against France's Adrian Mannarino, who is 1-13 lifetime against top-10 players. In the one previous time the two met, Murray won in straight sets at Indian Wells. Live on ESPN, WatchESPN


'Pacman' Jones trolls Goodell

The Bengals CB -- who's had his own share of run-ins with Roger Goodell over the years -- got in a dig at the commissioner after Tom Brady's 4-game suspension was overturned today. See his tweet

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White Sox closing the gap

Eddie Rosario's first career grand slam gave the Twins a 4-1 lead in the 3rd, but the White Sox have been inching closer ever since. Avisail Garcia's sac fly was the latest play to plate a run and Chicago is only down by 1 in the 6th. Follow live

Court nullifies Brady suspension

The last page of Judge Richard Berman's ruling clearly states his decision to overturn the NFL's four-game suspension of Tom Brady.


4-foot-5 RB makes varsity team

This high school senior is absolutely fearless on the field -- and can juke out players much larger than him. Check out his moves


SportsCenter headed to Gillette Stadium

Following today's overturning of Tom Brady's 4-game suspension, the scene at Gillette Stadium for tonight's Patriots' preseason finale is sure to be crazy -- and SportsCenter will be there, with Lindsay Czarniak hosting live from Foxboro. Watch at 6 p.m. ET on ESPNews

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Dominican Republic rolls

Former Louisville star Edgar Sosa finished with 14 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists to help the Dominican Republic blow out Uruguay 90-70 and improve to 2-2 in FIBA Americas first-round play.


ICYMI: Justin Turner pulls off ninja slide

Turner shouldn't have had a chance of being safe on this steal in Wednesday's game, but he was saved by his unique set of skills.


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Active FBS winning streak by coaches: Urban Meyer 13, Bryan Harsin 9, Jim Harbaugh & Gary Patterson 8, Justin Fuente 7, Scott Satterfield 6

Trotter: NFL leaders exposed with loss

Jim Trotter writes of the NFL's latest in a long line of losses in court: "There have been whispers for weeks that changes are coming in the league office. Last month, Tod Leiweke was hired as the NFL's first COO since Goodell took office, and Leiweke is said to have the authority to recommend changes where necessary." Embarrassment could spur changes

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Schefter: Bad two years for the NFL

Adam Schefter on SportsCenter: "From the league office perspective, last year went as bad as it could. This season is about to kick off and this is a damning decision. This is a slap in the face of the NFL."


Two lawyers enter, one lawyer leaves?

See what happens when NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith calls ESPN legal analyst Roger Cossack views on the CBA "idiotic."


Kevin Seifert NFL Nation 

Will always be two sides of DeflateGate. Some wanted to see Tom Brady exonerated. Others wanted discipline. But what should unite everyone in opposition is NFL claim that Wells Report was independent. Major sticking point for Judge Berman, but also for anyone examining league credibility. In court, NFL acknowledged it was edited by its top lawyer.