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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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Judge deems NFL's process unfair to Brady (1:19)
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Ruling a major rebuke of Goodell's power (1:17)
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12mDan Graziano

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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17mGreg 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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NBA impersonator back at it, this time with Ginobili (0:30)
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Jeremy Lin goes undercover (0:51)
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Follow live: Murray rallying at sweltering US Open

Frenchman Adrian Mannarino is making Andy Murray sweat. But after losing the first two sets Thursday (live on ESPN2 & WatchESPN), Murray won the third set. Earlier, American Jack Sock was helped off the court after he was overcome by the heat.

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Sock's cramps too unbearable to continue (2:19)
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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?

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Kiper: Adoree' Jackson 'could be spectacular this season' (0:40)
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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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Is Steve Spurrier too old? (1:30)
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Disguised Ole Miss coach does 'Whip/Nae Nae' (0:33)
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The NYCFC Pirlo conundrum (2:30)
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8hArash 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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Which teams are on upset alert in Week 1 of college football? (1:23)
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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."

MLB 

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

Twitter/@Edelman11
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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Tennis 

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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MLB 

Brad Gilbert: Heat rule for all or no rule
Tennis 

Jack Sock had to retire in the fourth set of his US Open second-round match after he cramped up from the heat. Said ESPN analyst Brad Gilbert: “It’s an absurdity. On a day like today, if there’s a heat rule for the women, there should be one for the men – or don’t have one at all.”

Tennis 

Watch: Murray rebounds to take 3rd set
Tennis 

After dropping the first two sets to France's Adrian Mannarino, 3-seed Andy Murray took the third set 6-1 in the second round of the US Open. Live on ESPN2, WatchESPN

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Tennis 

andyroddick @andyroddick

Mannarino can play as well as he wants..... His legs are gonna get tested for the next couple hours. Far from over

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.

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Berry: Brady 'going to have a huge year'
NFL 

ESPN's fantasy expert Matthew Berry: "From Week 5 on, after that Monday night debacle against Kansas City, only Aaron Rodgers averaged more fantasy points per game [19 PPG] than Tom Brady."

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White Sox claw back to avoid sweep
MLB 

Twins RF Eddie Rosario hit a grand slam in the third, but Sox PH J.B. Shuck's triple in the 7th took the lead back to help the White Sox avoid the sweep and win 6-4.

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Berry takes a leap of faith in fantasy
NFL 

In his annual "bold predictions" column, ESPN's fantasy analyst Matthew Berry makes some gutsy guesses for the 2015 season. Could Matt Jones really surpass Alfred Morris? Who is this guy?

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NFL 

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 

Dan Graziano ESPN Staff Writer 

Source: Jason Pierre Paul plans to return to Giants next week, expects to be able to play at some point early in the season.

Pats Week 1 tickets getting hotter
NFL 

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]."

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NFL 

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

A beautiful night for the Packers-Saints preseason finale at Lambeau Field. Kickoff at 6 p.m. here in Green Bay.