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45mKirk Herbstreit

Herbstreit: 2015 Herbie Awards

Kirk Herbstreit reveals the candidates and winners of his 2015 Herbie Awards and makes his College Football Playoff picks. Watch the Herbies Preseason Special on ESPN2/WatchESPN.

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Thomas: Dawkins was always great with the fans (1:23)
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1hSheil 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.

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Bautista completely blows his assignment (0:36)
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Top Neighborhood Plays (3:16)
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56mJohn Keim

RG III defers concussion questions to Redskins

In his first public comments since leaving the team's Aug. 20 game against Detroit, Redskins QB Robert Griffin III was unable to provide any clarity on when, or if, he suffered a concussion.

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WATCH: Messi beats Ronaldo again (0:30)
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Woman files lawsuit against Bulls guard Rose

A lawyer for Derrick Rose said Wednesday that a lawsuit filed recently accusing Rose of sexual misconduct is "outrageous," adding "we have complete confidence that the case will be dismissed."

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Draw sets up nicely for Serena/Djokovic (2:22)
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Goldschmidt smashes a 482-foot homer (0:10)
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J.T. Barrett the choice at QB for Ohio State? (0:58)
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10hTodd McShay

McShay: Top TE prospects for 2016

Which tight ends are highest on Scouts Inc.'s draft board heading into the 2015 college football season? Todd McShay runs down his list, which includes O.J. Howard and Pharaoh Brown.

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Middle school QB avoids sack in peculiar way (0:34)
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SC Featured trailer: The Courage Game (0:58)
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6hDFS Experts

DFS Roundtable: Most misused stats

Which stats are the most misused in DFS baseball? Derek Carty, Todd Zola and Renee Miller break it all down in our latest roundtable discussion.

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5hJerry Crasnick

Crasnick: Who will lead Phillies into the future?

Soon we'll learn the fates of Phillies GM Ruben Amaro Jr. and interim skipper Pete Mackanin. Will either be around to reap the benefits from a franchise a rival executive calls "a gold mine"?

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Mayweather responds to Rousey
Boxing 

After Ronda Rousey told TMZ that she makes 2-3 times what Floyd Mayweather does per second, Mayweather released a statement to TMZ saying: "Last time I checked I was #1 on Forbes. She will never be at my status. Keep trying to get publicity."

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Boxing 

Report: Irving may be out until January
NBA 

Kyrie Irving may not be ready for opening night for the Cavaliers, and he could be unavailable until January according to a Cleveland Plain Dealer report. Irving is recovering from a fractured left kneecap suffered in the first game of Cleveland's NBA Finals loss to Golden State.

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NBA 

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Mexico: 11-0 at LLWS in last 3 years vs everyone but Japan (0-5 against Japan during same span) Face Japan in International Final

Mexico moves on at LLWS
Little League World Series 

Players from Mexico and Venezuela line up to shake hands after Mexico's win in the international semifinals. Mexico has not won the Little League World Series since 1997.

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Little League World Series 

Royals beat O's 5-3 to win 4-game series

Yordano Ventura struck out 11 over six IP, and 3B Mike Moustakas went 3-for-4 with two RBIs in the Royals' win at home. They hold a 12.5-game lead in the AL Central. Box score

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Cubs no match for Madison Bumgarner
MLB 

The LHP tossed six innings of 1-run ball and struck out 12 Cubs in the Giants' 9-1 win. With back-to-back wins, San Francisco is 2.5 games back of the Dodgers in the NL West and 5.5 games behind the Cubs for the second NL wild card. Box score

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MLB 

Mexico advances to international final
Little League World Series 

Raul Leon rocked a three-run homer in the sixth to extend Mexico's lead over Venezuela to 11-0, sparking a coordinated celebration. Mexico won to advance to Saturday's International Championship against Japan.

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Little League World Series 

No acting career in Flacco's future
NFL 

Ravens QB Joe Flacco showed off his funny side in his "Party Fail" commercial, but he has no interest in evaluating his own work: “I haven’t watched it yet; I’m like the only person." Will he ever?

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NFL 

Wilson clarifies concussion comments
NFL 

Seahawks QB Russell Wilson clarified Thursday he didn't suffer a concussion in the NFC Championship game against the Packers. Says Wilson: "I didn't have a concussion, I guess it was perceived wrong. I did not have a concussion." Wilson praises recovery water

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NFL 

THTV throwback with Darryl Dawkins
NBA 

Earlier this year, the late Darryl Dawkins joined TrueHoop TV, where he shared a softer side to "Chocolate Thunder."

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NBA 

James Walker ESPN Staff Writer 

Is the Dolphins' Ryan Tannehill a top-10 quarterback? Yes, according to Pro Football Focus. Tannehill is rated No. 10 in PFF's rankings and most notably ahead of Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck.

Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick has a fan in Hall of Famer John Elway. "I've always liked Colin," Elway, now the Broncos G.M., told reporters Thursday, following the second of two joint practices between the teams in Colorado. "I think he's very athletic and I think that he's a guy that will make a lot of big plays. He's doing more within the pocket, which I think, as he continues to do that, it's going to help him. He's a great athlete and he's got that big play ability to avoid things and make things happen."

NFL 

Adam Silver statement on Darryl Dawkins
NBA 

The NBA commissioner released a statement that read in part: “The NBA family is heartbroken by the sudden and tragic passing of Darryl Dawkins. We will always remember Darryl for his incredible talent, his infectious enthusiasm and his boundless generosity. He played the game with passion, integrity and joy, never forgetting how great an influence he had on his legions of fans, young and old."

NBA 

A Little League homer in the bigs
MLB 

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

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MLB 

Thomas: Dawkins was 'spectacular'
NBA 

Isiah Thomas, who played with Darryl Dawkins in Detroit, said of the late NBA legend: "You love the way he approached the game."

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NBA 

Wisconsin poised for success with Chryst
College Football 

ESPN's Tom Luginbill: "You're coming into an offense that has essentially been born of you and you know the ins and outs and the dynamics of the program."

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College Football 

Serena overwhelming U.S. Open favorite
Tennis 

Updated odds from Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook:

  • Serena Williams: 2-3
  • Victoria Azarenka: 8-1
  • Simona Halep: 10-1
  • Maria Sharapova: 15-1
  • Petra Kvitova: 20-1

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Tennis 

Djokovic best odds to win U.S. Open
Tennis 

Updated men's singles odds from Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook:

  • Novak Djokovic: Even
  • Andy Murray: 7-2
  • Roger Federer: 4-1
  • Stan Wawrinka: 12-1
  • Kei Nishikori: 15-1
  • Rafael Nadal: 20-1
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Tennis 

Ventura reaches career-high in K's
MLB 

Royals SP Yordano Ventura carved up the Orioles lineup today, striking out a career-best 11 in six innings. His Royals lead 4-1 in the 7th. Follow live

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MLB 

Civil lawsuit filed against Derrick Rose
NBA 

ESPN legal analyst Lester Munson breaks down whether a civil lawsuit against Rose could evolve into criminal charges. Says Munson: "If any portion of this is true, it's very serious for Rose."

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NBA 

Venezuela looking to rally
Little League World Series 

Luis Castillo singled to lead off the fourth inning for Venezuela, but was stranded there as Venezuela trails Mexico 6-0 in the international semifinals game. Live on ESPN/WatchESPN

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Little League World Series 

Livin' La Vida Gronk
NFL 

When your 4 older brothers are or have been professional athletes, but your dad calls you "probably the best pure athlete to come out of our house," that's a Gronk-sized honor. That's Glenn Gronkowski. The youngest Gronk

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NFL 

Ronda Rousey rips Mayweather again
UFC 

Rousey told TMZ: "[Floyd] said 'You make $300 million a night, then you can give me a call.' … I think I actually make 2-3 times more than he does per second ... so when he learns to read and write, he can text me." Their history

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UFC 

Because, the Little League World Series
Little League World Series 

Where else would you see Little League mascot Dugout, a random peanut and Tony the Tiger pose for a picture?

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Little League World Series 

Report: Irving could miss lots of time
NBA 

Kyrie Irving's recovery from a fractured kneecap probably will force him to miss the start of the 2015-16 season, per the Cleveland Plain-Dealer. Irving could be unavailable up until January, the report stated. The new NBA season begins in late October.

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NBA