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Macintosh: United's high hopes drive Rooney

In an exclusive interview with ESPN FC, Wayne Rooney talks about the challenge of captaining Manchester United and England, his relationship with Louis van Gaal and his hopes for the new season.

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Jags GM: Banned Blackmon unlikely to return

David Caldwell said Tuesday the Jaguars have had no contact with Justin Blackmon and believe it is unlikely the former first-round pick will ever play in the NFL again.

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Hernandez's lawyer can't question tipster

A Massachusetts judge says a lawyer for former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez can't question under oath an anonymous tipster who raised concerns about a juror in the murder case.

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Franklin: 'Excited' for season (3:01)
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Most overrated, underrated college football teams (1:26)
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Face to Face with Hannah Storm (1:19)
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AL wild-card predictions (1:07)
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Eagles culture under Chip Kelly (2:19)
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Sando: The not-so-unconventional Chip Kelly

Chip Kelly has made waves with moves many consider unconventional, but when you look at each move on its own, the pattern looks more like a series of logical decisions, writes Mike Sando.

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Pete Rose: 'I'm the best ambassador for baseball' (3:26)
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WATCH: CR7 wows crowd disguised as vagabond (4:04)
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Romo, Witten Conversation (5:07)
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Sports Matter: Episode 1 presented by DICK'S Sporting Goods (4:00)
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CFL player forgets how to play Canadian football (1:15)
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23hDarren Rovell

Sources: Adidas makes $200M bid for Harden

Adidas has submitted a bid of $200 million over 13 years to sign Rockets forward James Harden, whose deal with Nike recently expired, sources told ESPN.com.

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4hDan Graziano

Sources: Brady, Goodell both to be at hearing

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and NFL commissioner Roger Goodell will appear in person for a court-mandated Deflategate settlement hearing Aug. 12 in New York City, sources said.

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Minor leaguer sets homer record with No. 433

Mike Hessman, an infielder for Triple-A Toledo in the Detroit Tigers' system, became the career home runs leader for U.S.-based minor leagues Monday, hitting his 433rd in the seventh inning.

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28mMichael Rothstein

Former Lions great Farr, '67 offensive ROY, dies

Former Detroit Lions running back Mel Farr has died at age 70, the franchise announced late Monday. Farr was the No. 7 overall pick in the 1967 draft by the Lions out of UCLA.

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How MLB deflated potential equipment scandal

Remember The Great Glove Grapple of 1990? Probably not, because unlike the NFL with Deflategate, MLB took the air out of rampant mitt growth without creating controversy, Steve Wulf writes.

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20hJohn Clayton

Clayton: 49ers run game still a focus

In San Francisco, an efficient running game was a constant during the Jim Harbaugh years. Everything has changed, but the focus on the run game shouldn't, as John Clayton explains.

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Jags GM: Blackmon unlikely to return
NFL 

David Caldwell said the Jaguars have had no contact with WR Justin Blackmon, who hasn't practiced or played since Week 8 of the 2013 season. "I have not heard anything and I guess I harbor a little bit of hope but realistically I think when you're away from the game for two-and-a-half years what you were once is not what you probably will be."

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Joe Haden on SportsCenter
NFL 

The Browns cornerback joins ESPN to discuss training camp and the upcoming season. One of his goals for the year? Double-digit INTs. Live on ESPN & WatchESPN

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Cardale Jones tied for 77th in #CFBRank
College Football 

The Ohio State QB "enters this preseason as a forceful presence," but his small sample size from last season leaves him in a 4-player tie for No. 77 in the annual rankings. Nos. 71-80

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Big man in a tiny car
NFL 

John Urschel is 6-foot-3 and 305 pounds, but that doesn't the Ravens guard from driving a teeny compact car. 'My dream car'

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NFL 

The resurgent Mets
MLB 

Pedro Gomez describes the domino effect that has overtaken the Mets with the acquisitions of Yoenis Cespedes, Juan Uribe and Kelly Johnson.

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Darren Woodson: Witten is best ever
NFL 

His former Cowboys teammate told ESPN's Todd Archer, “You cannot tell me there’s a better tight end to ever play the game. I look at Tony Gonzalez. He wouldn’t block a soul. ... Antonio Gates, turn the film on of him. He won’t touch a soul. You already know Jimmy Graham won’t block anybody. This guy, not only is he a great pass catcher, but he’ll do everything.”

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Watch: Real Madrid vs. Tottenham
Soccer 

The fourth edition of the Audi Cup begins today, and the first match pits Madrid's Gareth Bale against his former team. Bale spent 6 seasons with Tottenham. Live on ESPN2/WatchESPN

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Dolphins unsure when Parker will return

Coach Joe Philbin said the return of first-round pick DeVante Parker, who is recovering from offseason foot surgery, remains a question mark: "It's hard to say; we're not sure exactly when he's going to get back. I don't know if he's going to practice? How much he's going to practice? If he's going to play in the preseason? Those are all hypotheticals."

Kobe Bryant: This could be my last season
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He hasn't made a final decision, according to Yahoo! Sports. "I try to strip it down to the simplest form. Either I like playing some more or I don't. But I think that decision needs to be made after the season. It's hard to make a decision like that before the season."

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Dallas taking it slow with Lee's recovery
NFL 

Field Yates on the return of LB Sean Lee after he missed the 2014 season: "Having Sean Lee back and fully healthy, which the expectation is he will be close to that by Week 1, that's a massive difference maker for the Cowboys' defense."

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Nowhere to go but up for Manziel
NFL 

Of the 53 QBs with at least 50 action plays, Johnny Manziel ranked among the 3 worst in completion percentage, yards per attempt and QBR.

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Protecting QB key for Penn State
College Football 

Nittany Lions second-year head coach James Franklin joins SportsCenter to talk about Penn State's more experienced offensive line in front of QB Christian Hackenberg.

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Will Terrelle Pryor make it as a WR?
NFL 

  • Said Tim Hasselbeck: "The likelihood that he is playing real valuable snaps for them, that's a long shot."
  • Said Herm Edwards: "He's a TE. He's Jimmy Graham."

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Do you want fries with that?
Soccer 

When opposing fans threw a cheeseburger at goalie Juan Carlos Olave during a match, he did the only thing he could: He took a bite. Now if only they'd throw a soda so he could wash it down.

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Dads: North or south of the border?
MLB 

Padres pitcher Ian Kennedy missed a flight to be with his wife but was on FaceTime during the birth of his daughter. But, if he had been, he told Mike & Mike he would have been "south of the border" to catch his fourth child.

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'Kobe' goes 1-on-4
NBA 

NBA player impersonator Brandon Armstrong debuted Kobe Bryant yesterday on SportsNation. What does Kobe think? Mamba tweeted today: "This is hilarious!"

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Brace yourselves for NBA extensions
NBA 

The 2012 draft class, now eligible for early extensions to kick in after 2015-16, has more leverage than any group of 1st-round picks since the NBA instituted rookie-scale salaries, writes Grantland's Zach Lowe. The specifics

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Someone get this kangaroo a putter
Golf 

This kangaroo has a real fascination with the flagsticks on an Australian golf course. An adorable, relentless fascination.

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Inciarte fires rocket to second for out
MLB 

Diamondbacks RF Ender Inciarte caught Yunel Escobar like a deer in headlights between first and second base and got him out with a barehanded grab and throw. Escobar didn't stand a chance.

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Cristiano Ronaldo takes to the streets
Soccer 

When would anyone turn down a chance to pass around a soccer ball with the Real Madrid star? When he's disguised as a homeless man. Joke's on them, though, once they realize who's under the beard.

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Eagles culture under Chip Kelly
NFL 

Sal Paolantonio discusses the controversy surrounding Chip Kelly's ability to relate to his players: "I’ve never seen anything like this. Going out the door -- one foot out the door -- these guys turn on their ex-head coach."

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Johnson Takes On Fan in 'Fifa'

Chad Johnson was bored on Monday, so he traveled to a fan's house to challenge him in a video game battle. Check it out

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Swaggy P's arm for more than buckets
NBA 

Last year, Swaggy P (Nick Young) took to Twitter to explain why his shooting arm remained tattoo-free, saying: "No tats on the right arm Strictly for buckets." Not anymore. Young has some new ink. We found Tupac

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NBA 

Pete Rose hopeful for HOF eligibility
MLB 

"I'm the one who made the mistake. If I'm ever given a second chance, I'll be the happiest guy in the world," Rose told a crowd during a radio appearance with the Carmen & Jurko Show on ESPN 1000 yesterday afternoon.

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MLB 

What do Pirates fans do in rain delays?
MLB 

Simple. They dance to "Gangnam Style." And after two rain delays, the Pirates-Cubs game was postponed with the later date not yet determined.

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