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Kansas State's Glenn Gronkowski is living up to his namesake

Glenn Gronkowski is the youngest of five bros who have all played pro sports, and the Kansas State junior fullback believes he'll be the most talented of the bunch -- he's already the smartest.

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14hSheil 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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1hDarren 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

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Lindsay Czarniak's top three - from a Segway (1:01)
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Bumgarner strikes out 12 in Giants' win (2:46)
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Messi beats Ronaldo again (0:30)
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High school punter kicks ball off own teammate (0:19)
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White Sox go retro in win over Mariners (1:06)
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12hJohn 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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Not your average basketball shot (0:20)
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Draw sets up nicely for Serena/Djokovic (2:22)
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J.T. Barrett the choice at QB for Ohio State? (0:58)
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1dTodd 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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Dawkins brought smiles to all
NBA 

Doug Collins told ESPN's Johnette Howard about the late Darryl Dawkins: "The world could be crashing down around him, and there was never a day when I didn't see him with a smile on his face." Memories of 'Chocolate Thunder'

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NBA 

Messi (accidentally?) photobombs Ronaldo
Soccer 

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

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Soccer 

The mental toll of a torn ACL
NFL 

The emotional and mental aspects of ACL rehab can be fully understood only through experience, so Darrelle Revis knows exactly what Jordy Nelson is going through. "It's a dark place," Revis said, "because the rehab is pretty tough on a day-to-day basis." ACL family

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NFL 

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 Thursday with a huge flub in right field.

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MLB 

Adrian Gonzalez: I'm '100 percent'
MLB 

The Dodgers 1B was removed from Thursday's game with a right knee bruise, a move manager Don Mattingly called "precautionary." Gonzalez is expected to return to the lineup tonight. He was originally hurt in the 3rd inning when he fouled a pitch off his leg.

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MLB 

'Miami Vice'-themed unis for Heat?
NBA 

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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NBA 

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.

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College Football 

Quite a month for Madison Bumgarner
MLB 

The reigning World Series MVP, who struck out 12 in 6 innings Thursday, improved to 5-0 this month. He joined Juan Marichal as the only Giants pitchers with three career months of 5-0 or better since the team moved to San Francisco in 1958. (via Elias)

MLB 

Head, shoulders, knees and toes
NFL 

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.com. "But hopefully I can one day live up to his reputation."

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NFL 

Reds owner: Manager's job safe for now
MLB 

Despite losing 11 of 12 entering Thursday, Bob Castellini said he wouldn't fire Bryan Price before the season is over: "You look at everything after the season. But that's not something we're going to get into now. Bryan's our manager."

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MLB 

That's the way to use your feet
MLB 

A line drive ricocheted off Mets RHP Carlos Torres perfectly to 1B Daniel Murphy -- who flipped it back to Torres for the out. The good ol' 1-3-1.

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MLB 

It's going! It's going! It's -- off a catwalk
MLB 

The Twins' Miguel Sano slugged a ball that was surely meant for the outfield stands -- but Tropicana Field's catwalk had other plans.

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MLB 

Livin' La Vida Gronk
NFL 

When your 4 older brothers are or have been professional athletes and 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 

Mayweather responds to Rousey
Boxing 

After Ronda Rousey told TMZ 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." 'Big bank take little bank'

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Boxing 

Bolt wins, then a Segway takes him out
Olympic Sports 

Usain Bolt claimed a gold in today's 200m, but most of the talk is about him being -- accidentally -- knocked to the ground by a Segway driver. Yes, really

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Olympic Sports 

Faster than the speed of a Segway

The Segway might have knocked Usain Bolt over from behind, but in a head-to-head race, Bolt would be the victor.

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Ross Dzuris: Mustache of the Year?

The Nebraska junior walk-on's official media guide photo includes a bow tie and a fantastic mustache.

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Melvin Upton Jr. channels Willie Mays
MLB 

The Padres CF did his version of a basket catch in the team's loss to the Nationals.

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MLB 

Gordon gets two the hard way
MLB 

Marlins 2B Dee Gordon turned a tough double play by tagging Josh Harrison out, then throwing to first on his knees to get Sean Rodriguez.

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MLB 

What's in a fantasy team name?
NFL 

Not only is DeMarco Murray a popular early pick in fantasy drafts, he's also the inspiration for some of the best fantasy football team names Matthew Berry has seen this summer. 10 lists of 10

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NFL 

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 

The butt punt?

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

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