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With preseason win vs. Goodell, Brady most compelling, motivated QB in NFL

You have to wonder why the NFL was so hell-bent on tarnishing the legacy of one of its most ardent ambassadors and successful players, Jackie MacMullan writes.

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Bob Ryan: Patriots will be scrutinized more than ever (0:54)
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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 statement for each NFL team.

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Not Top Plays (1:39)
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Tebow stages another late comeback (1:02)
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Boykin, TCU outlast Minnesota (1:48)
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CourtCast: Follow US Open action live

Venus Williams and Novak Djokovic play in the early afternoon at Flushing Meadows. Serena Williams and Rafael Nadal are scheduled to play under the lights (live coverage on ESPN/WatchESPN).

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Jeremy Lin goes undercover (0:51)
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Seager shines in major league debut (1:03)
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Cold Hard Facts: What we learned about Michigan (1:03)
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Goal-line stand preserves win for Gamecocks (1:18)
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Ruling a major rebuke of Goodell's power (1:17)
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Kiper: Adoree' Jackson 'could be spectacular this season' (0:40)
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Pats fans welcome Brady back with open arms (2:17)
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Who can actually win the College Football Playoff? (1:45)

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Astros activate George Springer
MLB 

Houston gets back its star second-year outfielder after a fractured wrist sidelined him for more than two months. Springer's .822 OPS ranks second for AL-West-leading Houston.

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MLB 

RG III a fantasy football bargain?
NFL 

Not starting Week 1 makes Robert Griffin III an unappealing fantasy player at the moment. However, if he can get on the field, his legs give him fantasy value. Best bargains (Insider)

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NFL 

Klinsmann: All focus is on Mexico match
Soccer 

USMNT coach Jurgen Klinsmann says his group has their sights set on Mexico: "Right now all the focus is towards Oct. 10. We are very, very hungry for that game at the Rose Bowl. "

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Soccer 

Titans trade LG Andy Levitre to Falcons

Tennessee will receive a 2016 sixth-round draft pick from Atlanta in the trade. Levitre signed a six-year, $46.8 million contract in 2013 with the Titans. He has not missed a game since his debut in 2009.

SportsCenter's not top plays
MLB 

It's been a fun week of mascot fails, baseball gaffes and tennis whiffs.

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MLB 

Cain shows off muscle after homer
MLB 

Royals OF Lorenzo Cain muscled a three-run HR Thursday night, then marveled at his bicep in the dugout.

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MLB 

Tom Brady Sr. 'elated' over judge's ruling
NFL 

"We're just glad that somebody saw the case for what it is, and that the Kangaroo Court is no longer in session," he told the Boston Globe. "It's rather ironic that they rushed to judgment to get it to New York only to find that in New York, justice is the same as it is in Minnesota, as it is elsewhere."

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NFL 

That's hot: Gronkowski to debut hot sauce

ESPN's Darren Rovell reports Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski has agreed to put his name and image on a hot sauce called -- what else? -- Gronk's Hot Sauce. Spicing it up

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Watch: Day 5 at US Open
Tennis 

Andy Murray survived a scare after being down two sets, and 4-seed Caroline Wozniacki was upset in Thursday's play. Serena Williams, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Venus Williams headline Day 5 play from Flushing Meadows. Live on ESPN, WatchESPN

Tennis 

Are NBA stars overplaying in the summer?
NBA 

In a league beset by overuse injuries, David Thorpe questions the wisdom and safety of NBA players playing in summer pro-am games: "It just seems to me that, No. 1: Guys play too many games anyway."

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NBA 

You just can't catch this Wildcat
College Football 

Arizona QB Anu Solomon did a great job avoiding would-be tacklers, even shedding one wrapped around his leg, to find Johnny Jackson for a 21-yard touchdown.

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College Football 

Kessler: 'The whole discipline was flawed'
NFL 

NFLPA Attorney Jeffrey Kessler joins ESPN Radio to explain why Tom Brady and the NFLPA won their appeal: "Because the process used by commissioner [Roger] Goodell was fundamentally unfair."

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NFL 

A bobbling football? No problem
College Football 

Lenoir-Rhyne University DB Cliff Barrett intercepted a pass ... while falling down ... while the ball was twirling end over end. Someone check his gloves for duct tape.

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College Football 

OTD: LHP with no right hand tosses no-no
MLB 

On Sept. 4, 1993, Yankees LHP Jim Abbott -- who was born without his right hand and played 10 seasons in the majors -- struck out three in a no-hitter vs. the Indians.

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MLB 

Fantasy advice on all 32 NFL teams
NFL 

Need to know the injury status of your team's star? Looking to see how your sleeper pick is progressing in training camp? ESPN's NFL Nation reporters have you covered. Shining/sleeping stars (Insider)

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NFL 

Giants make two moves at punter

First, New York cut Steve Weatherford, the team's punter for the past four years, including Super Bowl XLVI. Second, the Giants swapped a conditional seventh round pick for Steelers punter Brad Wing.

Bills cut LB Ikemefuna Enemkpali

The Bills parted ways with the linebacker, whom they signed last month after the Jets released him for punching Geno Smith in the face, breaking his jaw.

From The Mag: Eric LeGrand still believes
College Football 

Five years after a hit left him paralyzed, the former Rutgers standout says his lifelong love of football still sustains him: "Football made me who I am. I don't miss practice, I'll tell you that. But playing the game of football -- oh, I'd do anything to go back to it." His daily grind

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College Football 

Gronk's latest project: hot sauce
NFL 

ESPN's Darren Rovell says Rob Gronkowski decided to put his name and image on a hot sauce called Gronk's Hot Sauce: "His father and his brothers ... figured hot sauce was natural because Rob thinks he's hot."

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NFL 

A matchup of powerhouse programs
College Football 

ESPN's Jeannine Edwards says Notre Dame will be at a loss for words coming out of the tunnel Saturday night: "We live for moments like this, playing a powerhouse team like Texas in prime time on national television."

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College Football 

Holyfield's son commits to Georgia

ESPN 300 RB Elijah Holyfield, son of former heavyweight champ Evander Holyfield, committed to the Bulldogs today over Auburn, Tennessee, Alabama and South Carolina. He rushed for 1,735 yards and scored 28 TDs last season at Woodward Academy in Atlanta.