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13hNFL Nation Reporters

NFL Nation: Answering key NFC fantasy questions

After nearly a month of training camps, NFL Nation reporters have the intel and answers to all the pressing fantasy questions coming out of the NFC.

Morales' home run hits cat walk (0:15)
Griner throws down a one-handed dunk (0:20)
Floyd Mayweather balls with Isaiah Thomas (2:00)
Golfer's incredible effort to hit out of a water hazard (1:15)
Kid's priceless reaction to snagging foul ball (0:26)
Stephen A. on Mayweather, Rousey beef (1:35)
Little girl helps Rousey (2:17)
8hBrando Simeo Starkey, The Undefeated staff writer

Hurricane Katrina: Better black lives

Brando Simeo Starkey writes that Hurricane Katrina showed him that if black people want better lives, that is what they should pursue, rather than racial equality.

Cassel talks Bills QB competition, Rex Ryan (2:08)
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12hJayson Stark

Stark: Why protecting fans is complicated

MLB is investigating how it might safeguard fans from flying balls and bats, but the solution is more difficult than just extending a net in every ballpark.

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14hTodd McShay

McShay: Top offensive line prospects for 2016

Which offensive linemen are highest on Scouts Inc.'s draft board heading into the 2015 college football season? Todd McShay runs down his list, which includes Laremy Tunsil and Ronnie Stanley.

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14hDan Szymborski

Szymborski: Four teams that can learn from disappointment

If baseball's four most disappointing teams -- Nationals, Padres, Mariners, Tigers -- were to take away one lesson from this season, what would it be? Dan Szymborski provides an answer for each.

Lindsay Czarniak's top three - from a Segway (1:01)


Mike DiRocco ESPN Staff Writer 

Jaguars DE Andre Branch was on crutches in the locker room. Declined to answer questions. Jags say he will have an MRI Saturday.

Byrd hits 8th career grand slam

Marlon Byrd brought everyone home with a shot to center in the 3rd inning, giving the Giants their MLB-leading 8th grand slam of the year. The Cardinals fought back an inning later and cut the score to 4-3. Follow live

Newton: Panthers need to start faster

Cam Newton says Carolina's offense has to match its defense: "We gotta create that killer instinct early on leading into the next couple of games."


Brewers beat Reds, snap four-game skid

Adam Lind knocks in two runs and Jonathan Lucroy goes 2-for-4 with an RBI in Milwaukee's 5-0 win over Cincinnati.


Final: Red Sox 6, Mets 4 (10)

Blake Swihart produced an inside-the-park homer against Carlos Torres in the 10th inning, and the Red Sox held on to beat the Mets, 6-4.


Hamels shines against Orioles in 4-3 win

Rangers starter Cole Hamels struck out 10 and gave up two hits over eight innings to hand the Orioles their eighth loss in nine games.


Bortles stars in Jaguars' loss

Has Blake Bortles turned a corner? He was 20-for-27 for 245 yards and a TD, and added another 38 yards on the ground as the Lions went on to beat the Jags. Box score


Royals move 30 games above .500

Kendrys Morales launched a two-run homer that hit the scaffolding at Tropicana Field, while Greg Holland pitched a perfect ninth inning for his 29th save as Kansas City beat Tampa Bay 4-3.


Chiefs win rain-shortened game

Alex Smith and Aaron Murray combined to go 31-for-38 for 317 yards and 4 TDs, while Titans rookie Marcus Mariota finished 7-for-11 for 99 yards. The game was called with 3:50 left due to severe weather. Box score


Final: Yankees 15, Braves 4

New York over powered Atlanta with 14 hits for 15 runs (8 walks helped) in a dominating win. Box score


Paul Kuharsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Above an end zone partially underwater, the scoreboard message tells fans "SEVERE WEATHER/SEEK SHELTER." Chiefs 34, Titans 10 with 3:50 remaining in fourth quarter. We're two big lightning strikes in time it took to write this.

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Pirates win third straight

The Pirates topped the Rockies 5-3 for their 45th home victory of the season. Pittsburgh is currently in the first wild-card spot and 4 games behind the Cardinals for the division lead.


Cameraman hit by home run

Rangers C Chris Gimenez crushed a home run to center field -- directly off the cameraman. No worries, he shrugged it off and kept right on filming.


Final: Rangers 4, Orioles 1

Cole Hamels fanned 10 and allowed two hits over eight innings of work to shut down the Orioles and help the Rangers keep their hold on the AL's second wild-card spot. Box score


Patriots win despite Brady's picks

Tom Brady didn't look great, finishing with just 84 yards passing on 13 attempts with a pair of interceptions, but the Patriots edged the Panthers 17-16 in preseason action. Cam Newton was 17-for-28 for 160 yards and a TD for Carolina. Box score


Catwalk leaves Kiermaier hanging

Rays CF Kevin Kiermaier races back to the wall to catch a Kendrys Morales blast, goes to the wall, climbs the wall and the ball goes off a catwalk for a home run.


Speech impediment connects Rousey, girl

Ronda Rousey takes down opponents with ease in the Octagon, but it took the help of a 5-year-old girl for the UFC champion to learn something about herself.