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Hurricane Katrina: Beyond The Breach

A summer in search of saints, sinners and lost souls in the New Orleans that Katrina left behind.

3hSheil Kapadia

Wilson says water comments 'perceived wrong'

Russell Wilson clarified Thursday that he didn't suffer a concussion in the NFC title game, expanding on comments about how he believes recovery water helped him last postseason.

Golfer's incredible effort to hit out of a water hazard (1:15)
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Follow live: The Barclays

Can Jordan Spieth get back on track against a star-studded field at The Barclays?

3hDarren Rovell

Hair apparent: WR Beckham gets shampoo deal

New York Giants receiver Odell Beckham Jr. was named the successor to Troy Polamalu as the new face -- or should we say hair -- of the Head & Shoulders shampoo brand

4hBrando 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.

Texas walks off in extras (2:20)
Lindsay Czarniak's top three - from a Segway (1:01)
Bumgarner strikes out 12 in Giants' win (2:46)
Messi beats Ronaldo again (0:30)
High school punter kicks ball off own teammate (0:19)
White Sox go retro in win over Mariners (1:06)
Top Neighborhood Plays (3:16)
Not your average basketball shot (0:20)
Draw sets up nicely for Serena/Djokovic (2:22)


Why Kobe's future remains up in the air

Chris Broussard: "The problem for the Lakers isn't so much Kobe Bryant coming back a year from now if he wants to do that, it's at what price."


Golfer takes on water hazard

Peter Malnati went all in, literally, for this shot. It .... didn't work out.


Messi (accidentally?) photobombs Ronaldo

Someone snapped a picture of Cristiano Ronaldo -- and also got Lionel Messi joking around in the background.


Mariners fire GM Jack Zduriencik

The Mariners are 59-69 this season, fourth in the AL West. Zduriencik had been the team's GM since 2008. Assistant GM Jeff Kingston will handle GM responsibilities for rest of the 2015 season. Story

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ICYMI: A Little League homer in the bigs

Not often do you see a single to right field turn into a trip around the bases, but Jose Bautista made it possible Thursday with a huge flub in right field.


Talented Mr. Roto: Believe in Maclin

Matthew Berry seems to get Jeremy Maclin in many of his fantasy drafts, as it looks like the wide receiver should help pick up the Chiefs offense this season. 10 lists of 10


Bob Harig @BobHarig

Adam Scott was tied for lead with 5 holes to play at St. Andrews. Imploded. Did nothing since and season will end at Barclays.

Woman hit by foul ball sues Red Sox owner

Stephanie Taubin says she was hit by a foul ball while sitting in Fenway Park's EMC Club behind home plate on June 17, 2014. The ball came through an area usually protected by glass that had been removed for repairs.

Bradley to miss USMNT friendly vs. Peru

Captain Michael Bradley instead will be on the pitch for Toronto FC against the Seattle Sounders on Sept. 4. He may return against Brazil on Sept. 8.

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Long-time Isles coach Arbour dies at 82

Al Arbour led the team for 19 seasons, winning four straight Stanley Cups between 1980-1983. He is second all-time with 782 regular-season wins. Arbour, who also played 14 seasons in the NHL, was elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1996.

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ESPN Stats & Info @ESPNStatsInfo

Al Arbour's 740 wins as Islanders coach: most w/ 1 team in NHL history He coached Islanders to NHL-record 19 straight playoff wins 1980-84

Greg Ostendorf ESPN Staff Writer 

Check out the new bleached blonde look the Auburn secondary will be sporting this season. Said safety Tray Matthews: "We just wanted to change things up. This is a whole new defense. I want the world to know that. It's going to be a big difference."

Elhassan: Durant’s free-agent short list

If Kevin Durant hits free agency in 2016, he'll have no shortage of suitors. Amin Elhassan admits that OKC is the favorite, but the Wizards, Rockets and Heat all loom as threats. Potential destinations (Insider)

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High-tech dummies are the real MVPs
College Football 

Engineer students at Dartmouth College created the MVP, also known as the "Mobile Virtual Player," to reduce head and neck injuries to players during practice.

College Football 

Stark: Why protecting fans is complicated

Too often are fans at baseball games hit by a foul ball or broken bat. But increasing safety measures is more complicated than simply extending the nets, writes Jayson Stark. An engineering challenge

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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.


The butt punt?

A Canton McKinley H.S. kicker punted the ball off his teammate, and the opposing team returned the botched kick for a TD. Talk about a lose-lose situation.


Harbaugh starstruck by MJ's call
College Football 

Need evidence that Michael Jordan still carries weight in today's sports world? Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh was in shock when he got a call from Jordan in July. 'The real Michael Jordan?'

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sleepers, busts and breakouts for 2015

ESPN's panel of fantasy football experts give their sleeper, bust and breakout picks for the 2015 season. Many are in agreement on one particular QB. Can Bradford soar?

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Jason Sobel @JasonSobelESPN

Adam Scott shoots 71-73 to effectively end what was a disappointing 2014-15 PGA Tour campaign. Only three top-10s in 15 starts. And no wins.

SportsCenter @sportscenter

The Kid's still got it! Former Mariners outfielder Ken Griffey Jr. recreates his 1989 rookie card for a new Macklemore music video. (via @jkoephoto/Upper Deck)

Giants lose another safety

With the loss of Nat Berhe, the Giants have lost 4 safeties in the past two weeks. Is there any good news? Says Dan Graziano: "At this point they are hoping that [Landon] Collins can get it done."


Head, shoulders, knees and toes

When Troy Polamalu retired from the NFL, shampoo brand Head & Shoulders needed a new spokesman -- and Odell Beckham Jr.'s two-toned dreads was an obvious answer. "I don't think my hair is as good as Troy's," Beckham told ESPN. "But hopefully I can one day live up to his reputation."

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'Miami Vice'-themed unis for Heat?

Heat owner Micky Arison offered fans a chance to sound off on a Crockett & Tubbs-inspired uniform design. Could these be in the Heat's future? Check it out

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