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52mJohnette Howard

When thinking about Dawkins, smiles won't end

Darryl Dawkins' powerful physique and glass-shattering dunks were something special, but his fun-loving soul and vivid imagination are what will be missed the most, Johnette Howard writes.

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4hSheil 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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2hJohn 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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Bumgarner strong in Giants' win (1:07)
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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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14hTodd 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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10hDFS 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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10hJerry 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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Nationals double up Padres
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Ryan Zimmerman's two RBIs and Jayson Werth's solo homer helped the Nationals top the Padres 4-2.

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Camp counselor sinks EXTRA long shot

The trick shot game has been taken to a new level with this ridiculously long shot from an entirely different court.

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Mets miss big chance in 11th vs. Phillies

With men on first and second with no outs, Daniel Murphy hit into a double play. And with men at the corners with two outs, Kelly Johnson struck out swinging to leave them stranded. We head to the bottom of the 11th tied 5-5. Follow live

California-Texas tied in bottom of 6th
Little League World Series 

With the winner going to the U.S. Championship, Texas has a chance to break a 6-6 tie and walk off in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. Live on ESPN & WatchESPN

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Painful win for Nationals
MLB 

CF Michael Taylor injured his knee chasing this Melvin Upton Jr. triple. Plus, Yunel Escobar left the game after getting hit on the hand, and after the game, the team said Denard Span would go back on the DL with left hip inflammation.

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Rays end Twins' winning ways
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The Twins' six-game winning streak came to an end with a 5-4 loss to the Rays, who ended a three-game losing skid. Logan Forsythe hit his 15th HR in the win.

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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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Gerrit Cole leads Pirates past Marlins
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Cole picked up his 15th victory, and Pedro Alvarez hit a long homer in the Pirates' 2-1 win.

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Melvin Upton Jr. channels Willie Mays
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The Padres CF did his version of a basket catch in the the team's loss to the Nationals.

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Letterman: Self-examination for IndyCar
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Retired late-night host and current IndyCar team co-owner David Letterman told the AP of Justin Wilson's death: "I am brokenhearted for his family, for his kids, and everybody says, 'Well, this is what the guy wanted to do.' And of course, that's the case. But we're not supposed to have people die in the middle of this competition." Story

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Nationals take 2 of 3 over Padres

Jayson Werth and Ryan Zimmerman both homered, and Joe Ross got the win with 7 K's and 0 ER in the Nats' 4-2 victory. Bryce Harper went 2-for-3 with with two singles. Box score

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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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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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CAtwalk denies Sano of home run
MLB 

The Twins' Miguel Sano slugged a high fly ball that hit the Tropicana Field catwalk and bounced back onto the field for a double.

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Dawkins' larger than life personality
NBA 

Former teammate Jim Spanarkel shared a story of the late Darryl Dawkins: “I remember one night, first time he broke a backboard and I remember going back to the locker room because there was a delay. I remember him yelling that he broke a backboard and that he wanted to renegotiate his contract because he could break a backboard." Always had a smile

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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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California clings to lead over Texas
Little League World Series 

Texas got a run back in the 4th inning but is still down 6-5 to California, which seems to be winning the 10th man battle in Williamsport. The winner will play Lewisberry, Pennsylvania in Saturday's U.S. title game. Live on ESPN, Watch ESPN

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Talented Mr. Roto: Believe in Maclin
NFL 

Matthew Berry seems to get Jeremy Maclin in many of his fantasy drafts, as it looks like the wide receiver should help pick up the Chiefs offense this season. 10 lists of 10

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