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#NFLRANK: The top 100 players

Who is the best player in the NFL: J.J. Watt or Aaron Rodgers? Our 70-plus voters settled that and plenty of other debates in this year's ranking of the top 100 players.

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She just landed a 'triple-revolution' soccer trick (0:26)
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Clark: Trent Richardson is the worst RB of all time (3:26)
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Gretzky, more celebs talk Serena (0:52)
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CourtCast: Follow US Open action live

Roger Federer, Simona Halep and Caroline Wozniacki highlight today's early matches at Flushing Meadows (live coverage on WatchESPN).

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9-year-old flies by defense for TD (0:25)
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Orioles to honor Cal Ripken Jr. on Tuesday (1:50)
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Swinney: Clemson not elite (1:39)
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Skip finds Luck's 'salty' comment laughable (3:40)
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Who caught it better: Kiermaier or Trout? (1:00)
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Top runner-up: Soccer scissor kick (0:18)
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McManus: NFL fine system harsh on defenders

In a game geared toward offense, NFL defenders often feel helpless as they bear the brunt of the league's fine system, writes Jane McManus.

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Athletes on Serena's greatness (1:21)
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Luck was 'salty' watching Super Bowl (2:51)
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Seifert: Rules changes and points of emphasis for 2015

Offsetting penalties for in-game fighting? Not anymore. Expect to see scuffles -- mild or otherwise -- result in ejections this season. That's not the only rules/procedural change in store.

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How will the judge rule in Deflategate? (2:00)
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Like a good neighbor, someone will fix the State Farm wall (0:33)
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Donald Young has never come back from 0-2 down in Majors (0-15). But he has the chance now! The American pushes No.11 seed Simon to 5th set.

Golic: Ohio State knows who its QB will be
College Football 

The Buckeyes may have said publicly they won't decide who is starting under center until they run onto the field against Virginia Tech, but ESPN's Mike Golic thinks the players already know.

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Steele's best CFB win total bets in 2015
College Football 

ESPN Chalk's Phil Steele lays out three teams he believes can surpass their over/under win totals for the 2015 season. Which team is his best bet? Here's a hint: They look good in orange.

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Iron Man: 'Hard to believe' it's been 20 years
MLB 

The Orioles will honor the 20-year anniversary of Cal Ripken Jr. breaking Lou Gehrig's consecutive games played record tonight. Ripken Jr. discussed what it means on SportsCenter.

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MLB 

Dodge, duck, dip, dive, dodge ... and Dwyane
NBA 

Heat guard Dwyane Wade has no mercy as he plays an aggressive game of dodgeball during the offseason.

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Steelers restructure 3 contracts

The Steelers have restructured the contracts of WR Antonio Brown, TE Heath Miller and K Shaun Suisham, creating nearly $6 million of cap room for this year, league sources tell ESPN's Adam Schefter. The team plans to use the majority of the extra cap room to offset the large number of injured players that have been counting against the Steelers' salary cap.

Uruguay leading Panama at halftime
FIBA 

Uruguay hasn't reached the Olympics since 1984, but if off to a good start at the 2015 FIBA Americas tournament, winning yesterday and leading by 5 at the break today. Live on ESPN3

FIBA 

Wozniacki takes first set over Loeb
Tennis 

Caroline Wozniacki beat Jamie Loeb 6-2 in the first round of the US Open. Loeb had 17 unforced errors to Wozniacki's 7. Watch on ESPN/WatchESPN

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Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Randall Cobb isn't practicing but the Packers still believe their standout receiver has a good chance to be ready for Week 1, as we reported on Sunday after tests on his sprained shoulder showed no serious damage.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Bill Belichick deflects all questions about uncertainty at QB. "Practicing with all players that are out there. Have good depth at (QB)."

Harbaugh won't reveal starting QB

Jim Harbaugh said Tuesday he has informed competing quarterbacks Jake Rudock and Shane Morris of his decision on a starter for the Wolverines' opener Thursday night at Utah. When will we know?

ICYMI: Kid is in total awe of Wayne Rooney
Soccer 

If you ever get the chance to stand within feet of the Manchester United star, please react like this youngster did.

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Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

TE Jace Amaro has a torn labrum and will have surgery, the Jets announced. He will be placed on season-ending injured reserve. The former second-round pick, hurt in the first preseason game, was expected to be used as an H-back Rex Ryan will be disappointed.

Fantasy Focus Football: Thomas a risk
NFL 

Given the news that Jaguars TE Julius Thomas will miss 4-5 weeks due to hand surgery, Matthew Berry says that Thomas is not draftable in redraft leagues. Listen: Case for Kirk Cousins

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NFL 

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

The Carolina Panthers made it official that wide receiver Jarrett Boykin and cornerback Melvin White have been released. Boykin was signed as a free agent from Green Bay, but didn't catch a pass from starting quarterback Cam Newton in three preseason games. White started 17 career games, including the opener last season. Neither move was a big surprise.

How will Brandon Harris manage?
College Football 

ESPN's Danny Kanell says he'll be just fine, because the LSU QB has Leonard Fournette lining up in the backfield, Malachi Dupre on the outside and Cam Cameron calling the plays.

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Harbaugh has message for lip readers
NFL 

Was John Harbaugh dropping F bombs at Jay Gruden on Saturday? Some lip readers think so, but Harbaugh has a message for them: "There's more than one word to the English language that begins with F." Was it 'football?'

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NFL 

Uruguay takes early lead
FIBA 

Despite going just 6-for-15 from the field in the first quarter, Uruguay has a 19-15 lead over Panama, as they look to open 2-0 at the 2015 FIBA Americas Olympic qualifying tournament. Live on ESPN3

FIBA 

Clemson's Swinney: We're not elite yet
College Football 

Dabo Swinney believes his team isn't ready to be considered elite, but at the same time, "I feel like we're one of those teams coming into the season where we have a shot and that's all you can ask for."

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College Football 

Hawks to retire Mutombo's No. 55
NBA 

They can't raise a wagging finger to the rafters, so the Hawks will do the next best thing, honoring Hall of Famer Dikembe Mutombo by retiring his number on Nov. 24. Story

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NBA 

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Bill Belichick arrives at podium and says, "Ready for September?" Says team has started preparations for the Steelers. On QB reps being split, says he will do what's best for team but doesn't detail plans.

Can Uruguay build on opener?
FIBA 

Coming off a win over Brazil, Uruguay looks to keep things going against Panama at FIBA Americas 2015, where only the top two teams are guaranteed a spot in the 2016 Olympics. Live on ESPN3

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