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Ray Rice: Public opinion impacts my NFL future

Ray Rice remains hopeful that he can return to the NFL but acknowledged that public opinion after his domestic violence incident presents a "unique" obstacle to his comeback attempt.

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NFLPA releases Brady testimony in Deflategate

The NFL Players Association released the 457-page transcript of Tom Brady's June testimony in the deflated balls controversy in a filing Tuesday in Manhattan federal court.

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Fantasy: Panthers love/hate (0:51)
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LeBron questionable for Team USA (1:44)
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Sports Matter: Episode 1 presented by DICK'S Sporting Goods (4:00)
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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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Franklin: 'Excited' for season (3:01)
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Most overrated, underrated college football teams (1:26)
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AL wild-card predictions (1:07)
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Sprint Cup Power Rankings: Watkins Glen

The guy who finished 42nd is No. 1. The driver who finished first at Pocono on Sunday? He's just fifth. How does that work? It's a whole different calculus to put Kevin Harvick on top in Ryan McGee's Sprint Cup Power Rankings.

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Five summer recruiting trends

Here are five trends to watch with national signing day for the Class of 2016 seven months away.

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Mason Williams to have shoulder surgery
MLB 

Yankees GM Brian Cashman said the rookie OF's surgery is scheduled for Aug. 7. Williams went on the DL on June 21 after hurting his right shoulder diving back into first. He hit .286 in eight games in the big leagues.

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MLB 

Mayweather huge favorite against Berto
Boxing 

Floyd Mayweather looks to improve his record to 49-0 against Andre Berto, who has lost 3 of his last 6 fights after starting his career 27-0.

Boxing 

Hey MJ, What are thoooose?
NBA 

Coming at Michael Jordan -- he of 29 shoes bearing his name -- about his kicks is never a good idea. This kid learned that after trying to shoe-check MJ at his own camp. MJ vs. camper

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NBA 

Strasburg unsure of when he'll return

Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg struck out 11 in his first rehab start since injuring his oblique, but he doesn't have a timetable for his return to the team. "I feel good," he said. "Stuff's there, so it's just trying to keep doing the same things and keep working at all the stuff I've been doing. I'm going in the right direction."

Freddie Freeman lands on DL again
MLB 

The Braves slugger was placed on the 15-day disabled list with an oblique injury. Freeman missed 30 games earlier this season with an injured wrist. His 14 HRs lead the team and his 45 RBIs are 2nd.

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MLB 

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 

Fantasy lineup notes for tonight's games
MLB 

All 30 teams are in action tonight starting at 7 p.m. ET. Of note: Troy Tulowitzki has a .478 wOBA in his first 21 PAs vs. right-handers since joining the Jays. Know that as veteran RHP Phil Hughes takes the mound for the Twins. More analysis

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Rice: Public opinion impacts my NFL future
NFL 

"I always preach one or two bad decisions, and your dream could become a nightmare," Ray Rice told Outside The Lines. "Well, I had to eat my own words. I truly lived a nightmare. ... I have to set my hope and faith and everything else that I'm doing in my life, I'm just really hopeful for a second chance." 'Unique' obstacle

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NFL 

Groin surgery 'likely' for Arian Foster

The Texans RB will likely have groin surgery and miss the start of the regular season, according to ESPN Texans reporter Tania Ganguli and media reports. He was injured Monday night at the team's first fully padded practice.

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No job? No problem

He might have been laid off, but at least this guy still has mad dunking skills on a 6-foot hoop. That's something, right?

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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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NBA 

Ray Rice: 'I'm a rehabilitated man'

Former Ravens RB Ray Rice discusses the steps he has taken to rewrite his story after being suspended by the NFL and released by the Ravens for domestic violence. Watch the full interview at 6 p.m. ET on ESPN.

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Panthers CB Chris Houston retiring

Houston's return after sitting out the 2014 season to recover from toe surgery lasted 51 days. The team offered no explanation for the 30-year-old's decision. He's the second Panthers player to retire in a week after OT Jonathan Martin informed the team last week he had given up football.

Stark: Dombrowski-Red Sox 'natural fit'
MLB 

Jayson Stark wonders if Boston will pursue Dave Dombrowski: "Larry Lucchino just stepped down over the last few days. Dave Dombrowski's worked with [Red Sox owner] John Henry with the Marlins."

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MLB 

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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MLB 

Clowney's dad charged with attempted murder
NFL 

Texans LB Jadeveon Clowney's father has been arrested and charged with attempted murder for a shooting at a bar in Rock Hill, S.C. Rock Hill Police Department Capt. Mark Bollinger said David Morgan also was charged with possession of a weapon during a violent crime. Story

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NFL 

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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NBA 

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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MLB 

Mayweather confirms fight vs. Berto
Boxing 

Floyd Mayweather took to Instagram to officially announce he will fight Andre Berto on Sept. 12 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. It marks Mayweather's first fight since May 2, when he beat Manny Pacquiao by unanimous decision. The fight will be shown on Showtime PPV.

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Boxing 

Lions want contracts with Levy, Ngata

GM Martin Mayhew is in the process of negotiating contract extentions with the agents for LB DeAndre Levy and DT Haloti Ngata. "Defensive linemen, offensive linemen play a little bit longer than corners and receivers," Mayhew said. Talks ongoing