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Follow live: Serena advances at US Open

Serena Williams surmounted an early challenge to top Kiki Bertens on Day 3 of the US Open (live on ESPN & WatchESPN).

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Serena's spectacular set point (0:17)
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Tyler Seguin: next Dallas Cowboys WR? (0:14)
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Djoker attempts New York accent at US Open (1:01)
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Marine asks Ronda Rousey to Marine ball (0:33)
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Brady goofs on Deflategate scandal (0:25)
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Deflategate more about Goodell's power than Brady's wrongdoing? (2:05)
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We all scream for ice cream! (0:22)
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Bryant: The one place MJ can't touch LeBron

In ESPN The Magazine's New Orleans Issue, Howard Bryant writes that LeBron James is the greatest athlete-activist of his time, putting him in a realm of greatness Michael Jordan can't touch.

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NFL 25 Under 25 Rankings: Khalil Mack is No. 1

Oakland linebacker Khalil Mack leads Mel Kiper Jr.'s and Mike Sando's annual list of the NFL's top 25 players under the age of 25. Where does second-year stud Odell Beckham Jr. fall on the list?

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Cam's little bro following in his shoes (0:19)
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WATCH: Ale's weekly MLS awards (2:34)
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Mutombo's priceless reaction to getting his jersey retired (1:26)
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Which teams are on upset alert in Week 1 of college football? (1:23)
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Summer Forecast: 2015-16 NBA champions

Will the Warriors make it back-to-back championships in 2016? Not according to Summer Forecast, as our expert panel pumps the brakes on Golden State's repeat chances.

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The Whammys, Day 2: What is MLB's best walk-up song?

We've paired off 32 of the top tunes -- from Frank Sinatra to Fetty Wap -- currently used by MLB players. Now you get to choose who has the best walk-up song in our ‪#WalkupVote on Twitter.

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Dolpins to proceed carefully with Parker
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ESPN's Dan Graziano: "[The Dolphins] believe DeVante Parker is on track to play in Week 1. The question is, 'In what capacity. How much will he play?'" The Dolphins certainly don't want to put him at risk to re-injure his foot.

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Serena survives test against Bertens
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Serena Williams's quest for the Grand Slam is still alive after a tough second-round battle with Kiki Bertens that included a comeback in a first-set tiebreak.

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Mark Saxon @markasaxon

Clayton Kershaw’s 1.97 ERA in September/October is the second lowest in Major League history, trailing only Joe Beggs (1.87, 1940-47).

Serena knows how to come back
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Serena Williams was down 4-0 in the first-set tiebreak to Kiki Bertens before eventually winning: "Being down a lot, I know that I can make a comeback or try to make a run for it. Plus, I never stop, I always keep going and give the best that I can."

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Falcons hope Freeman returns in Week 1
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Falcons RB Devonta Freeman is dealing with a hamstring injury, which has put his availability for Week 1 in jeopardy. But if and when he returns, he'll play a key role in the running game, says Dan Graziano. "[The Falcons] want to see Freeman as a big part of that offense"

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Votto powers Reds to win

The Cubs scored two in the 8th to even the score at four, but that didn't last long as Joey Votto smashed a three-run homer to put Cincinnati ahead for good in the 7-4 victory. Box score

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Grand Slam countdown: 23 down, 5 to go
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Serena Williams has won 23 matches at majors in 2015. It takes 28 to complete the Grand Slam. Here’s a match-by-match look at her quest. Road to history

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Howard detained for gun at airport

Dwight Howard was not arrested on Aug. 28, when TSA officials at George Bush Intercontinental airport discovered a pistol in the bottom of a carry-on bag, and was allowed to board a later flight after the Houston District Attorney's office declined to press charges against him. Howard told officials the gun was his, and he was allowed to give the handgun to an associate. Story

Serena's streaks continue
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Serena Williams' 2nd-round win over Kiki Bertens at the U.S. Open was her:

  • 30th straight win at a major
  • 23rd straight win at the U.S. Open and 46th straight on U.S. hard courts
  • 50th win this season in 52 matches

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US Open riddled with retirements
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The 12 US Open retirements, due to injury, in the first round set an Open era major record. Chris Evert blamed the New York heat and grueling year-long schedules coming to an end.

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WATCH: Rafael Nadal's 2nd round match
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No. 8 Rafael Nadal, a four-set winner in the first round, faces Diego Schwartzman in the second round, during the afternoon session at Louis Armstrong Stadium. Nadal's 2013 US Open win is sandwiched between two years of missing the tournament due to injury. Live on ESPN, WatchESPN

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Serena advances to third round at US Open
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After a tight opening set, Williams made it 30 straight major match victories with a 7-6 (5), 6-3 win over Kiki Bertens. Coverage on ESPN & WatchESPN

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Canada routs Cuba 101-59 in FIBA Americas
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Led by Andrew Wiggins and Nick Stauskas' 30 combined points, every player scored in Canada's 42-point win over Cuba, which has lost by a combined 72 points in its two games. Live on ESPN3

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Is Joe Staley overrated?

The Niners tackle is no slouch, but penalties and blown blocks contributed to a down season for Staley in 2014. Does the 31-year-old deserve to be ranked among the 60 best NFL players? Over/underrated #NFLRANK (Insider)

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Serena's spectacular set point
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Serena Williams got some help from the net to finish the first set against Kiki Bertens, who slammed her racket in frustration after dropping the game.

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Yankees lanuch three homers in inning

Greg Bird, John Ryan Murphy and Carlos Beltran each homered in an 8-run 2nd inning that put the Yankees way out in front at Fenway Park. Boston starter Henry Owens, who had allowed one earned run in each of his past two starts, got the hook after 1 2/3 innings. Follow live

Peyton Manning on why he wears a glove
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Said the Broncos QB: "Due to my neck surgeries and loss of sensation in my fingers, I've had to wear a glove. My grip is not as good as it used to be, so it's just a part of the adjustment."

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Tyler Seguin: next Dallas Cowboys WR?
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We're not sure how this skill translates to the ice, but Dallas Stars center Tyler Seguin made the seamless transition to the football field catching passes.

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New York Giants @nygiants

Odell's jersey is ready for New England!Wheels up to Foxboro for the Patriots! #GiantsPride #NYGvsNE

Only 8 more days until NFL games start
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