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2hJon Gruden

Gruden: Russell Wilson has impressive repertoire

Accurate, fearless and highly versatile, Seahawks QB Russell Wilson undoubtedly is in the upper tier of NFL quarterbacks, writes Jon Gruden.

Campbell says Dolphins have enough to win (0:43)
Matthews' burn on Kaepernick cold blooded? (1:50)
Rewind: Bonds belts record-breaking home run (0:45)
Tannehill's struggles part of Dolphins mess (0:57)
How good is Michigan after two shutouts? (1:06)
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Seattle high schooler dies after football injuries

Evergreen High's Kenney Bui, who died late Monday morning, was injured in the fourth quarter Friday and taken to the hospital, where he underwent surgery and had been in critical condition.

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Matt Bowen

Bowen: The magic of James Jones

Even when the Packers' 31-year-old receiver is covered, he's open, thanks to an unstoppable route and a quarterback who can put the ball in the tightest of windows.

2hMike Rodak

Rex changes tune on Bills' penalties, seeks fix

After taking a defiant stance Sunday on the Bills' 17 penalties in their 24-10 loss to the Giants, Rex Ryan explained Monday that he was doing everything possible to fix the problem.

Green heats up with a windmill dunk (0:20)
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3hJohn Clayton

Clayton: The golden age of Matt Ryan

Matt Ryan is now 30, but he could just be entering his prime, with weapons to throw to, a running game to fall back on, and a coaching staff eager to maximize his talent.

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7hTristan H. Cockcroft

Fantasy Fallout: Freeman's encore, Gurley's rise

Tristan H. Cockcroft provides historical context to the top fantasy storylines from Week 4, including Devonta Freeman's encore, Todd Gurley's big second half and Cairo Santos' surprising day.

Jaworski: Eagles use of Murray inexcusable (1:30)

MLB Power Rankings: Final week

Will Cardinals-Blue Jays be this year's World Series matchup? If our final rankings of the season are any indication, that's what you could see come late October.

Broncos' defense leading the way for offense (1:28)
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6hMike Sando

Sando: Jameis Winston's INT issues alarming?

Jameis Winston's INT troubles have followed him to the pros, and while part of the reason has been simple desperation, Mike Sando says that Winston has work to do.

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3hNeil Paine and Matt Coller

NHL: Is your team projected to win it all?

Kings, Blackhawks, Kings, Blackhawks. That's so last four years. We're all about the here and now, so we turned to Hockey Prospectus to illuminate the new season that starts on Wednesday.

The league sends a message with Torres suspension (3:36)
7hBrett Okamoto

Report Card: Youth is served at UFC 192

While Daniel Cormier's victory over Alexander Gustafsson certainly lived up to expectations in the main event, the real theme to follow at UFC 192 had to do with MMA's new blood.


Johnson's receiving yards down

Calvin Johnson's 199 receiving yards through three games is his fewest after the first three games of a season since 2010 (151).

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Interception-less in Seattle

The Seahawks are 1 of 3 teams (Saints, Redskins) without an interception this season. They have never gone without an interception in the first four games of a season in team history.


OTD: Bonds breaks McGwire's record

On Oct. 5, 2001, Barry Bonds broke Mark McGwire’s single season home run record when he crushed No. 71 of the season well over the right-center field wall.


Girardi hopes CC's choice helps others

Yanks manager Joe Girardi said starter CC Sabathia told him that he needed help battling alcoholism in Baltimore Sunday. "If CC is a guy who can step up in a situation like that, I hope it gives other people confidence to step up," Girardi said.


Big showdown just one day away

Astros-Yankees gets MLB's postseason started Tuesday (8 p.m. ET on ESPN) with the AL wild-card game at Yankee Stadium. Alex Rodriguez helped the Yankees reach their first playoff game since 2012.


Cardinals, Jays top final Power Rankings

The Cardinals finished the regular season atop the Power Rankings in for 18 of the past 19 weeks. The only other team to lead the way in that time: the Blue Jays, who moved up to No. 2. The Pirates, Cubs and Royals round out the top 5. Power Rankings


Green nails windmill dunk

Heat guard Gerald Green got a breakaway off a steal and finished the preseason play with a windmill dunk.


High School RB Jukes Entire Defense

You can't tackle what you can't touch, as the entire defense on this play found out to their dismay. Check it out


Behold the new Elvis Jabberdog Brownie

The Rangers are playoff bound and have some aggressive food items for the postseason. This is a two-foot long brownie rolled in Rice Krispies crust, dipped in funnel cake batter and fried and costs $26, it is presumably named after SS Elvis Andrus and not Presley, although the singer might have approved.

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Saban lashes out at media
College Football 

Alabama coach Nick Saban when asked about what advice his gives his players on the noise surrounding the program: "Well I say the same thing as when you all buried us last week and all that. That it really doesn't matter what you think. ... Cause if it was up to you, we're six-feet under already. We're dead and buried and gone. Gone!"

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Sunday sounds from Week 4

Check out the best postgame sound bites from Week 4 of the NFL including some happy QBs and angry coaches.


Murray: I'm not touching the ball enough

Eagles RB DeMarco Murray discussed his lack of touches after his team lost 23-20 to Washington, Sunday.


Trump: Redskins don't need name change

Donald Trump tells the New York Times he agrees with rival Jeb Bush's support for the Redskins' embattled nickname. "Honestly, I don't think they should change the name, unless the owner wanted to," adding "I know Indians that are extremely proud of that name."

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Jagr says he's bringing back the mullet

It isn't 1999 (when this picture was taken) and Jaromir Jagr is now 43, but the current Panther says he's bringing back the infamous haircut, according to the Miami Herald. Twitter pressure got to him

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Why Raffi Torres got a 41-game suspension

The NHL's Department of Player Safety details the hit by Sharks forward Raffi Torres on Ducks forward Jakob Silfverberg that warranted a 41-game suspension from the league.


Dave McMenamin @mcten

Cavs going with LeBron, Mo, JR, Timo and JJ as their starting 5. Should be what we see on Oct. 27, minus KLove in for JJ.

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Packers coach Mike McCarthy: “Sunday's game against the 49ers was clearly our best defensive performance of the year.”

Seahawks preparing for life after Lynch?

Trent Dilfer on how Seattle's offense may function without Marshawn Lynch: "This is the time for Russell Wilson to carry the offensive franchise on his back. ... They're morphing into a shotgun/zone-read/volume passing offense with Russell Wilson."


Ryan Mallet remains Texans QB

Houston lost 48-21 to the Falcons Sunday, but coach Bill O'Brien said he'll stick with Mallet vs. the Colts on Thursday. Mallet completed less than half his passes, including one pick, in the loss. "Like all of us he knows he has to play better," O'Brien said.


Fantasy Basketball: Top 200 rankings

With the NBA season approaching, Tom Carpenter updates the top 200 players in fantasy basketball for 2015-16. New Orleans big man Anthony Davis checks in at No. 1 overall. Leagues won by up-and-comers

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Sheil Kapadia ESPN Writer 

Seahawks inactives: RB Marshawn Lynch, S Steven Terrell, CB Tharold Simon, LB Kevin Pierre-Louis, C/G Kristjan Sokoli, NT Brandon Mebane, DL Demarcus Dobbs. It'll be Thomas Rawls starting for Lynch and Jordan Hill starting for Mebane.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Lions inactives: LB DeAndre Levy, RB Joique Bell, TE Brandon Pettigrew, OT Corey Robinson, RG Larry Warford, DE Phillip Hunt, DT Jermelle Cudjo.