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Watch live: Baylor pulling away from SMU

Tune in to watch Baylor vs. SMU (live on ESPN & WatchESPN).

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Brady: 'To a large degree, we have all lost'

Tom Brady broke his silence Friday night on his Deflategate appeal win, offering thanks but also apologizing for putting the NFL and its fans through the legal saga.

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CourtCast: Serena survives; Nadal in action at US Open

Serena Williams battled back to outlast Bethanie Mattek-Sands in three sets of their third-round match of the US Open. Rafael Nadal is now battling Fabio Fognini under the lights (live on ESPN2 & WatchESPN).

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Berry: My bold fantasy football predictions

John Brown will catch at least 10 TDs this season. Yes, you heard me ... 10 TDs! With this and other predictions, Matthew Berry goes way out on a limb with a bold statement for each NFL team.

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Highlights: United States 2-1 Peru (1:33)
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Aldo and McGregor head-butt during news conference (0:49)
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Report: Kane investigation headed to grand jury

The case involving a sexual assault allegation against Chicago Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane will be presented to a grand jury beginning next week, The Buffalo News reported.

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Ridiculous behind-the-back conversion (0:28)
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Pac-12 vs. SEC on display in Houston (1:51)
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Bob Ryan: Patriots will be scrutinized more than ever (0:54)
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Brady's back and so are the Pats (0:52)
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Not Top Plays (1:39)
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Who prevails this weekend in college football? (1:56)
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College heavyweights preparing to square off this weekend (2:43)
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Possible playoff race X factors

Jim Bowden identifies a player on each contender who could make an impact in the final weeks, including a few big-name starting pitchers.

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Custance: Paying tribute to a lost teammate

When it came to spending his day with the Stanley Cup, former Blackhawks grinder Daniel Carcillo chose to use it to pay tribute to his friend and lost teammate, Steve Montador.

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Jen Welter: 'It was very natural with the guys' (1:43)
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3hReed Kuhn

Kuhn: Betting UFC 191: Johnson-Dodson

ESPN Chalk's Reed Kuhn takes a look at where the betting value lies for UFC 191, including the Demetrious Johnson-John Dodson flyweight title rematch.

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Venus thankful to reach second week (2:06)
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Sports and racial identity

Mike Wise writes that Serena Williams has embraced her blackness and found a spiritual home while Tiger Woods has been proudly biracial and found a perhaps unintended kind of isolation.

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Jared Shanker ESPN Staff Writer 

It remains to be seen how long QB Terrel Hunt will be out, but the Orange might be in solid hands with freshman Eric Dungey. At the very least, the Orange's future prospects look good with Dungey, who completed 10 of 17 passes for 114 yards and two scores. Syracuse was uninspiring in last year's opener against an FCS foe, so its rout of Rhode Island might indicate a bounce-back season is on the horizon. The Orange finished 2014 3-9.

Backup QB throws TD on first pass
College Football 

Seth Russell’s day is over after throwing for 376 yards and five TDs. Jarrett Stidham didn’t waste any time getting into the flow, sending his first throw for a 42-yard score. Baylor has outscored SMU 28-0 in the second half on ESPN.

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Tulowitzki leaps over O's catcher at 1st
MLB 

Troy Tulowitzki reached first on an error but when he rounded the base on the overthrow he had to jump over the Orioles' Matt Wieters, the catcher that was backing up first, to make it back to the base safely.

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Watch: Washington at (23) Boise State

Chris Petersen returns to Boise State for the first time since taking the job at Washington before last season. Petersen is Boise State’s all-time winningest coach. Under Petersen, Boise State had its only two undefeated seasons in program history. Live on ESPNews/WatchESPN

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Russell making Bears forget about Petty?

Seth Russell has thrown for five TDs as Baylor leads SMU 49-21. It's the second time in his career he's thrown for that many scores. Bryce Petty, his predecessor, did that just once (2014 vs. TCU). Live on ESPN & WatchESPN

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Western Michigan pulls within two scores
College Football 

Zach Terrell found a wide-open Jeremiah Mullinax for a 29-yard TD and the Broncos have scored 14 straight points against No. 5 Michigan State to make it 34-24 on ESPNU in the fourth.

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Tom Brady releases statement on Facebook

"I want to thank my family, my friends, all of the fans, past and current players and my teammates for the support they have given me throughout this challenging experience. I also want to thank Judge Berman and his staff. ... While I am pleased to be eligible to play, I am sorry our league had to endure this. I don’t think it has been good for our sport - to a large degree, we have all lost. I am also sorry to anyone whose feelings I may have hurt as I have tried to work to resolve this situation."

Mexico takes field under new coach
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El Tri plays its first game under interim coach Ricardo Ferretti, squaring off with Trinidad and Tobago at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, Utah. Watch live on ESPN3

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McGregor: 'I'm here to conduct business'

UFC interim featherweight champion Conor McGregor doesn't think featherweight champion Jose Aldo will show up on fight night and the intense stare-down the two had.

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Chris Low ESPN Senior Staff Writer 

They tailgate in style here at Boise State. We're talking chandeliers and the works. One of the toughest tickets ever on the blue turf with Chris Petersen returning.

Coleman turns on jets for 57-yard TD
College Football 

WR Corey Coleman shook off the first defender and left the rest in his wake as he raced down the sideline. Baylor continues to pull away from SMU on ESPN, pushing its advantage to 49-21 over SMU.

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Seahawks, Jackson agree to a deal

The Seahawks and free-agent RB Fred Jackson have agreed to terms on a one-year contract, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter and multiple reports. Jackson became a free agent on Monday when he was released by the Bills.

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Broncos' juggling touchdown catch
College Football 

Corey Davis fought through pass interference and kept his concentration to reel in the 17-yard score. Western Michigan trails Michigan State 34-17 on ESPNU.

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Russell, Lee connect for third TD
College Football 

Baylor QB Seth Russell put the ball on Jay Lee’s back-shoulder and the WR broke a tackle en route to a 41-yard TD. The Bears lead the Mustangs 42-21 on ESPN.

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College Football 

Serena completes comeback win
Tennis 

After dropping the first set, Serena Williams fights off Bethanie Mattek-Sands to advance to the fourth round of the US Open.

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United States rallies for win in D.C.
Soccer 

A deflected shot put Peru on top, but a pair of goals from Jozy Altidore in the second half lifted the U.S. to victory in a friendly at RFK Stadium.

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Soccer 

Watch: Rafael Nadal vs. Fabio Fognini
Tennis 

The two-time US Open champ Rafa takes on 32-seed Fabio Fognini in third-round play at the US Open. Rafa owns a 5-2 career advantage over Fognini, but they're meeting for just the second time in a Grand Slam. Live on ESPN2, WatchESPN

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Syracuse QB Hunt (leg) won't return

Terrel Hunt left the Orange's season opener against Rhode Island with a lower right leg injury and won't return. Hunt broke his right leg last year in a loss to Louisville and missed the final six games of the season. He hoped to return with a flourish for his senior year. Syracuse, with true freshman Eric Dungey at QB, is up 38-0. Watch on WatchESPN

Baylor WR tiptoes into end zone
College Football 

The Bears' Jay Lee shook a defender and raced down the sideline for a 22-yard TD to push his team's lead to two scores over SMU on ESPN.

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Iglesias (finger) out at least 2 weeks

Tigers SS Jose Iglesias sustained a non-displaced chip fracture in his right middle finger, according to the Tigers. Iglesias will miss the next two weeks, after which he'll be re-evaluated.

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Full-time at RFK Stadium, where the #USMNT come from behind to beat Peru 2-1 on the back of a Jozy Altidore brace.

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Final: #USMNT 2-1 Peru 2nd win for the U.S. in its last 19 games vs CONMEBOL teams (also vs Venezuela in 2012).

SMU's QB Davis heads to locker room
College Football 

SMU QB Matt Davis, who has thrown for 134 yards and 2 TDs, headed to the locker room after a hard hit. It's unclear what the injury is, but he was limping a bit. Baylor leads 35-21 on ESPN.

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MSU's Connor Cook tosses 2nd score
College Football 

The Spartans' QB hooked up with DeAnthony Arnett for a 21-yard TD to give Michigan State a 34-10 lead over Western Michigan.

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