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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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Source: Texans' Foster may need groin surgery

Houston Texans running back Arian Foster suffered a groin injury Monday night during the team's first fully padded practice of training camp, sources said.

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10mMichael DiRocco

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 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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Fantasy Football: The 'No Respect' Team

What proven performers are not getting the respect they deserve in fantasy football ahead of the 2015 season? KC Joyner identifies five, including New York Giants QB Eli Manning.

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Face to Face with Hannah Storm (1:19)
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Pete Rose: 'I'm the best ambassador for baseball' (3:26)
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Greatest rain delay moments (1:28)
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Graham committed to blocking in Seattle's offense (0:49)
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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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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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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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OTD: Watch Ryan pummel Ventura
MLB 

On Aug. 4, 1993, Nolan Ryan showed why, even at 46 years old, it was never smart to test the flamethrower. Just ask then 26-year-old Robin Ventura.

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Final: Real Madrid 2, Tottenham 0
Soccer 

James Rodriguez put Madrid on the scoreboard with a header and Gareth Bale doubled the lead against his former club to put the Spanish side into Wednesday's final of the Audi Cup.

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Impact of Foster's injury in fantasy
NFL 

Arian Foster is one of five non-QBs to score at least 1,000 fantasy points over the last five seasons. His 1,103 points are more than any other non-QB in that span and rank 12th overall. With him reportedly out for the start of the regular season though, you may have to re-think your lineup. Play for free

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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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Kobe: This could be my last season
NBA 

"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." (via Yahoo! Sports)

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Texans' Foster may miss start of season
NFL 

Houston is concerned that Arian Foster will need surgery after the star RB suffered a groin injury Monday night, according to ESPN's Tania Ganguli and media reports.

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NFL 

Baseball's rain delay shenanigans
MLB 

Human bowling. Giant slip and slides. Bill Murray running across the tarp. If you can dream it, it can be done during a rain delay.

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Bale scores against former club
Soccer 

Gareth Bale doubled Real Madrid's lead over Tottenham in the Audi Cup with a dipping shot from outside the box. Bale spent 6 seasons with Spurs before moving to Madrid in 2013. Real Madrid leads 2-0 in the 80th minute. Live on ESPN2, WatchESPN

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Soccer 

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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'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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Raptors debut northern-themed look

Uni Watch's Paul Lukas says that the Raptors' new uniforms are a small upgrade over the team's previous set, and look better and better if you compare them to what the Clippers and Hawks recently unveiled. See their grade

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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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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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ESPN Stats & Info @ESPNStatsInfo

This is latest into a season that Mets & Yankees have each been in sole possession of 1st place in their division since end of 2006 season

#CFBRank: Where Jeremy Johnson fits
College Football 

The Auburn junior and "possible Heisman Trophy candidate" is one of 2 QBs (Baylor's Seth Russell) included in the latest batch of ESPN's annual rankings. Nos. 61-70

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College Football 

Kelly: Cooper incident may impact image

Chip Kelly says the team's re-signing Riley Cooper after the 2013 season "could be" a reason why former players claim race plays a factor in his decision making. But when asked if the Cooper incident and the recent comments from former players were linked, Kelly said, "I literally don't spend time trying to connect Y to X to Z. We have other things to do." Story

LeBron's Olympic gameplan on hold
NBA 

After spending five of his summers playing for Team USA, Brian Windhorst expects LeBron James to delay his decision to play in the 2016 Olympics until the very last moment.

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Chiefs moving slowly with Eric Berry

The Pro Bowl safety, who was declared cancer-free in June, went through individual and position drills today but didn't participate in 11-on-11, ESPN's Adam Teicher reports. "We've got plenty of time," DC Bob Sutton said.

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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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Nationals reeling since start of July

Earlier this season, the Nats ranked in the top 10 in several key areas. But since?

  • Runs per game: Had been 8th; now, 28th
  • BA: Had been 9th; now, last
  • RBIs: Had been 9th; now, last

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