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4hJim Bowden

What would it take to trade for Chris Sale?

Jim Bowden looks at what five teams -- the Red Sox, Rangers, Nationals, Cubs and Dodgers -- would have to part with to land White Sox ace Chris Sale.

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White Sox fan takes hilarious stance on uncomfortable throwbacks (0:22)
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5hJeremy Fowler

Manning, Megatron highlight 2016 NFL all-retirement team

There's enough talent retiring from the NFL this offseason to fill out a stellar 22-man roster -- one that would have serious playoff potential if it competed as the league's 33rd team this fall.

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1hPhil Sheridan

Eagles coach: Arrest won't hurt Bradham status

Eagles coach Doug Pederson has talked to Nigel Bradham and says the linebacker is "humbled" by his arrest and that the incident won't change his status with the team.

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21hTodd Archer

Cowboys' risk in Randy Gregory producing no reward

The Cowboys were convinced they could provide pass-rusher Randy Gregory an environment to succeed, but he continues to struggle on the field and off.

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Stephen A.: The Cowboys continue to be an absolute joke (2:15)
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SC Featured: The inspiration behind the Ice Bucket Challenge (6:59)
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Wine therapy with Amar'e Stoudemire (2:36)
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Amar'e Stoudemire sure did like to dunk (1:47)
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Kellerman applauds Hunt for Lesnar comments (1:14)
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2hDoug Padilla

MLB warns Puig over wearing customized spikes

Yasiel Puig, who has worn three pairs of custom spikes this season, received a letter from MLB informing him that he will be subject to a fine if he wears customized shoes on the field again.

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Belichick in mid-season form discussing Garoppolo (0:40)
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23hBill Barnwell

Barnwell's bounce-back teams for 2016

After experiencing a bunch of bad luck in 2015, the Cowboys and Tony Romo look primed to improve this season. Bill Barnwell predicts which NFL teams will rise and decline in 2016.

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Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

The Jets are obviously trying to control the news on Day 1. Five players were made available to the media, and none of them were named Geno Smith, Brandon Marshall and Eric Decker. Marshall and Decker have been Ryan Fitzpatrick's most outspoken supporters. Matt Forte said players were told to defer Fitzpatrick questions to Todd Bowles, who won't be available until tomorrow.

Kevin Maguire Golf 

Dustin Johnson attributes his strong play recently at the majors to the harder the course, the better he plays. And with holes 17 and 18 as par-5s to close out the back nine at Baltusrol, we should expect some fireworks down the stretch at the 98th PGA Championship starting Thursday.

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Will Crosby be overtaken as world's best?
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Sidney Crosby has been dominant in his 10 seasons with the Penguins, but will his greatness be surpassed by up-and-comer Connor McDavid? Crosby's steep road ahead (Insider)

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Belichick keeps answers short and sweet
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Patriots coach Bill Belichick was in midseason form with these tense remarks regarding his plans for QB Jimmy Garoppolo.

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Mike DiRocco ESPN Staff Writer 

Jaguars WR Allen Robinson talks about one of the offense's priorities in 2016: Getting off to a fast start.

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Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Gerald McCoy said Jameis Winston sought him out privately to talk about a change in his role as a leader. McCoy didn't disclose details, but said fans will notice. He's comfortable with it. Said this became Jameis' team after they beat the Saints.

Carroll has no plans of slowing down
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Adam Schefter examines the impact of Seattle signing GM John Schneider and coach Pete Carroll to extensions, as well as locking down QB Russell Wilson: "The nucleus of your franchise is set."

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Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Bucs wide receiver Mike Evans was asked what he learned after starting 6-6, then dropping four-straight games last year: "We needed [rookie linebacker] Kwon Alexander a lot. When he got suspended, we lost every game after that. He's a big piece."

Darren Rovell ESPN Senior Writer 

Unveiled: Logo to next year's MLB All-Star Game

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Mike Reiss ESPN New England Patriots reporter 

Bill Belichick on the QB situation: "We had, finally, some definition with Tom's situation, so our priority now is to get Jimmy [Garoppolo] ready for the start of the season, for the Arizona game [Sept. 11]. That will be, obviously, a comprehensive process. Tom will return as the starting quarterback when he comes back, but in the meantime, we have to prioritize the first part of our schedule and that will be to get Jimmy ready to go."

Hilarious spectator agrees with Sale
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This White Sox fan has a great sense of humor about Chris Sale's objection to the team's uncomfortable throwback jerseys.

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Mike Reiss ESPN New England Patriots reporter 

In his first remarks since Tom Brady's four-game suspension was upheld by the court, Bill Belichick said Brady will return as the starter in Week 5. At the same time, team's goal is to get Jimmy Garoppolo ready for the first four games.

Mike DiRocco ESPN Staff Writer 

Jaguar coach Gus Bradley said team wants to give fan base what they deserve: victories. To do that, though, he said team needs to stick to process.

Jared Shanker ESPN Staff Writer 

Deshaun Watson and Dalvin Cook, who each received first-place Heisman votes in 2015, were not unanimous preseason All-ACC picks. Going into the season they are clearly the favorites for the conference's player of the year. Maybe there will be an ACC QB and two RBs better than those two, but it's hard to justify leaving them off preseason ballots.

Mike Reiss ESPN New England Patriots reporter 

Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels greets reporters by saying, "Happy New Year." He says all QBs will get reps in camp and it is about building a foundation for entire year.

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Just about every Packers receiver had trouble with this drill, including Randall Cobb and Davante Adams. But rookie Trevor Davis made it look easy.

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Mike DiRocco ESPN Staff Writer 

Jaguars coach Gus Bradley says team will manage the WR group in terms of reps in camp. Want to avoid soft-tissue injuries, which seems to impact WRs more than any other position.

Business as usual with Garoppolo at helm
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Louis Riddick does not expect New England's offense to change that much when QB Jimmy Garoppolo starts during Tom Brady's suspension: "I don't think there's anything that Jimmy can't do ... that Tom does."

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Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

That's it for Day 2 of Packers camp after a two-hour and seven-minute practice. The pads come on tomorrow.

Adam Teicher ESPN Staff Writer 

No. 15 is wide receiver Mike Williams, who practiced this morning as the Chiefs began a three-day mini-camp for rookies, quarterbacks and selected injured veterans. Williams, signed by the Chiefs in the offseason, hadn't practiced with his new team because of a hamstring injury. Williams, who caught 193 passes and scored 23 touchdowns for the Bucs from 2010 through 2012, is trying to resurrect his career.

Mike Wells ESPN Staff Writer 

Colts coach Chuck Pagano reiterates that WR TY Hilton is coming off "the best offseason he's ever had." Hilton is coming off back-to-back Pro Bowl appearances

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets WR Brandon Marshall checked in at 224.8 pounds, about 10 pounds lower than his 2015 playing weight. Six weeks ago, he was 244. Todd Bowles told him to get under 230, so Marshall went on what he calls "The Todd Bowles Diet." It worked. Maybe Bowles can market it.

Will Fitzpatrick, Jets get on same page?
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Louis Riddick predicts the Jets will begin to feel real pressure to sign Ryan Fitzpatrick if the team does not like what they see from Geno Smith during training camp.

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