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2hZach 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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55mTodd 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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3hBill 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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2hRob Demovsky

Packers' Nelson on PUP due to new knee injury

One day after Jordy Nelson was placed on the PUP list, he clarified that he has an issue with the left knee -- not the torn ACL in his right knee that forced him to miss all of last season.

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Risky business for runner who successfully steals home (0:29)
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6hJ.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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Smith: Critics of MJ should look to white athletes too (1:09)
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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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Viral Vault: The epic pizza throw in Boston (0:54)
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Virginia freshman dunks from free throw line (0:22)
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16hRyan 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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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.

NBA 

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

NBA 

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

NBA 

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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Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have signed former Ohio State offensive and defensive lineman Joel Hale, who attended rookie minicamp on a tryout basis. He'll play offensive line for the Bucs and spent rookie camp at the center position.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have placed wide receiver Louis Murphy and guard J.R. Sweezy on the active/PUP list. Murphy is recovering from a torn ACL while Sweezy underwent an undisclosed medical procedure that forced him to miss the entire offseason program.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Amare Stoudemire has signed a contract with the Knicks and subsequently announced his retirement, the team announced.

Runner steals home plate in style
NCAAM 

High schooler Graham Tews was safe after stealing home by sliding between his teammate's legs.

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