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Trotter: Brady decision 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.

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Source: JPP plans to return to Giants next week

Jason Pierre Paul plans to return to the New York Giants next week and the team will examine his hand and make a determination about when he might be available to play, according to a source.

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Berry: My bold fantasy football predictions

John Brown will catch at least 10 TDs this season. Yes, you heard me ... 10 TDs! With this and other predictions, Matthew Berry goes way out on a limb with a bold statements for each NFL team.

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1mGreg Garber

Overcome by heat, Sock collapses at US Open

Jack Sock, a 22-year-old American, was the latest victim of the heat wave that has gripped the 2015 US Open, as he withdrew from his second-round match Thursday after collapsing to the court.

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Follow live: Murray forces fifth set at sweltering US Open

Andy Murray lost the first two sets to Frenchman Adrian Mannarino, but has since rallied to force a fifth set Thursday (live on ESPN2 & WatchESPN) at the US Open. Earlier, American Jack Sock was helped off the court after he was overcome by the heat.

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NBA impersonator back at it, this time with Ginobili (0:30)
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2hDavid 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 co-favorites in the AFC and bumping up the point spread in next week's season opener.

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1hBob 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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9hArash 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.

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Schefter: Bad two years for the NFL
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."

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Nothing but tiebreakers for Wawrinka
Tennis 

Stan Wawrinka knocked off Hyeon Chung in the second round at the US Open by taking three straight tiebreakers.

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Tennis 

Legal FAQ: Inside the judge's decision
NFL 

You've got questions? ESPN legal analyst Lester Munson has answers. Why he still feels like the league's legal position remains strong despite the ruling today and how this reminds him of a 2004 ruling involving Maurice Clarett. Looking at precedent

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UNC's opening drive ends with pick
College Football 

North Carolina's Marquise Williams threw the pass in the end zone to a wide open Skai Moore. One problem: Moore plays for South Carolina.

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College Football 

Road to the College Football Playoff
College Football 

The start of the college football season is upon us, and the journey to the College Football Playoff starts tonight. Are you ready?

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College Football 

Andy Murray forces 5th set
Tennis 

After dropping the first two sets to Adrian Mannarino, Murray has roared back to take the next two sets, 6-1, 6-3, to force a decisive fifth set in their second-round match. Live on ESPN2, WatchESPN

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Tennis 

When football meets futbol
NFL 

Kaka, on the East Coast for international matches with Brazil, had time to snap a pic with Tim Tebow. No word on if they practiced Tebowing.

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NFL 

The pressure is on for Serena
Tennis 

Chris Evert says of Serena Williams' quest for the Grand Slam: "If she's motivated and she's healthy, everything else is going to fall into place."

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Tennis 

Watch: UNC vs. South Carolina on ESPN
College Football 

It's officially college football season as North Carolina takes on South Carolina for just the third time since 1992. South Carolina has won two straight and five of the last six meetings. Live on ESPN/WatchESPN

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College Football 

SportsCenter live from Gillette Stadium
NFL 

Following the overturning of Tom Brady's 4-game suspension, Gillette Stadium is sure to be crazy for tonight's Patriots' preseason finale -- and SportsCenter will be there with Lindsay Czarniak hosting. Live on ESPNEWS, WatchESPN

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NFL 

Schilling off ESPN for rest of season
MLB 

ESPN released a statement on analyst Curt Schilling, saying: "At all times during the course of their engagement with us, our commentators are directly linked to ESPN and are the face of our brand. We are a sports media company. Curt's actions have not been consistent with his contractual obligations nor have they been professionally handled; they have obviously not reflected well on the company. As a result, he will not appear on ESPN through the remainder of the regular season and our Wild Card playoff game."

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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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NBA 

Cotton, metallic ink and ... freedom
NFL 

Those are the ingredients in Julian Edelman's latest T-shirt according to a tweet sent after Tom Brady's suspension was overturned. Edelman was just one of many players to share their reactions on Twitter. See the tweets

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NFL 

Get out of the way, Murray!
Tennis 

Adrian Mannarino hit a blazing backhand that pegged Andy Murray right in the back during their second-round match at the US Open. Murray trails 2 sets to 1 on ESPN2.

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NFL gets a judicial smackdown

Charles P. Pierce writes of today's Brady ruling: "It's impossible to read [Judge Richard] Berman's decision as anything other than a statement of complete disgust that this alleged petty gamesmanship ever wound up in his courtroom -- and his disgust is focused almost exclusively on the NFL." Brady freed

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Is Steve Spurrier too old?
College Football 

The College Football Live crew goes back and forth whether the South Carolina has any gas left in the thank. Says Paul Finebaum: "I think tonight is one of the most important games in Steve Spurrier's career."

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College Football 

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Senior NFL Writer 

A Steelers source said locker room doesn't seem happy with Brady/DeflateGate news largely because of timing, with the Steelers-Patriots game seven days out, but at least players know what to expect now

NFLPA president: 'Happy for Tom'
NFL 

Eric Winston's statement: "It's important to remember that when one player's rights are upheld, it is a victory for all players. However, this whole ordeal has highlighted the need for players and owners to work together to make all policies fair and transparent for everyone in our game. I welcome an opportunity to have open and constructive dialogue with the league in the near future for how we can best accomplish that."

NFL 

Reiss: Kraft 'unlikely' to go after NFL

Even with Tom Brady's suspension vacated, don't expect Patriots' owner Rober Kraft to try and get his team's penalities revoked, writes ESPN's Mike Reiss. It's business-related

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Lincecum out for remainder of season
MLB 

Giants GM Bobby Evans announced on Thursday that pitcher Tim Lincecum would undergo hip surgery. "He won't be able to come back this season. That's evident," Evans told KNBR radio in San Francisco. Free agent next season

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