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1hBill 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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57mJohn Clayton

Who's leading every QB battle headed into camp

Robert Griffin III will get the first chance to start for the Browns, while the 49ers' Blaine Gabbert must beat out Colin Kaepernick. John Clayton assesses the six QB battles to watch.

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Odell Beckham Jr. shows no mercy at his camp (0:22)
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Blackistone on Jordan: Why not give BLM money? (1:41)
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Stephen A.: Why can Gordon be around team but Brady can't? (1:51)
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16hJ.A. Adande

Carmelo Anthony is bringing discourse back

Carmelo Anthony can't pinpoint what pressed him into action, but the NBA star is now front and center of a national crisis, J.A. Adande writes. We're all better for it.

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Risky business for runner who successfully steals home (0:29)
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Virginia freshman dunks from free throw line (0:22)
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Golic astounded CFL allows coach to be in QBs ear during play (2:21)
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Saladino the walk-off hero for White Sox (0:37)
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Viral Vault: The epic pizza throw in Boston (0:54)
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NBA's best poster dunks (1:27)
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ICC: Juventus 2-1 Tottenham Hotspur (1:17)
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Height doesn't stop this 5'2" dunker (0:18)
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11hRyan McGee

Power Rankings: Looking good!

Kyle Busch didn't just win at the Brickyard, he dominated like no one ever. And that's enough "ever" to put him back atop Ryan McGee's Sprint Cup Power Rankings.

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Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Brett Favre on his wife, Deanna, presenting him for the Hall of Fame: "Deanna is the best teammate I've ever had. She has been by my side throughout this journey and I'm so excited that she gets to play such an important role for me." According to the Hall of Fame, the only other wife to serve as a presenter was Kim Singletary for her husband Mike in 1998. "Serving as Brett's presenter is a great honor," Deanna said. "I am thrilled to be able share this special moment in time with him."

Jake Trotter ESPN Staff Writer 

SMU has announced plans to construct an indoor/outdoor football practice facility. Last week SMU notified the Big 12 of its interest in joining the conference.

NCAAF 

David M. Hale ESPN Staff Writer 

Mark Richt on recruiting Deshaun Watson to UGA: "I told (OC) Mike Bobo, this guy is going to take someone to a national championship." Richt said he was convinced as soon as Clemson signed Watson, they'd be great. His take on Watson's TD pass vs Georgia in his first career game: "I was glad they took him out after that."

Bob Holtzman ESPN 

The Colts are determined to keep Andrew Luck healthy. He practiced sliding during OTAs, but offensive coordinator Rob Chudzinski tells me convincing Luck to slide is still a work in progress. Chudzinski compared Luck to a QB he coached at the U of Miami years ago: Hall of Famer Jim Kelly. Chud said Kelly was a high school linebacker and that Luck plays the same way. Interesting comparison.

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Eddie Lacy and the running backs getting some post-practice with in on the JUGS machine.

Brian Bennett ESPN Staff Writer 

Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany says he could see the playoff semifinals moving off of New Year's Eve but that he doesn't foresee the Rose Bowl ever moving from its New Year's Day slot.

NCAAF 

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

Bengals owner and president Mike Brown repeats what's become an annual message: "We know we still have to take the next step."

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

The NFL season has officially arrived to Cincinnati. Bengals coach Marvin Lewis is in place for annual pre-training camp media day.

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

A two-hour and 18-minute first practice ends with Jared Abbrederis making a deep grab for a touchdown. QBs and receivers had a good first day without pads.

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Brian Urlacher on whether Devin Hester is a Hall of Famer: "100 percent."

Bob Holtzman ESPN 

Andrew Luck may look a little different this season. New QBs coach Brian Schottenheimer said he's been working with Luck on taking quicker steps. It's all about getting set up more quickly in hopes of avoiding hits. Luck looks a little trimmer to me too.

Jordan Raanan ESPN Staff Writer 

Odell Beckham shows no mercy. This is in 1-on-1s against campers at his inaugural football camp

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NFL 

James Walker ESPN Staff Writer 

With Dolphins rookie CB Xavien Howard (knee) sidelined, backup Tony Lippett will get an extended look with the starters in training camp.

UVa freshman dunks from free throw line
NCAAM 

Jay Huff channels his inner Michael Jordan and takes off from the free throw line for an impressive dunk.

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NCAAM 

Ty Wenger ESPN Editor 

For those wondering how Long John Daly did today at the PGA Championship long drive competition? He poked it 303 yards out there. Not bad for a 50-year-old. Then again, the man did average 314 yards off the tee back in 2003--which would still lead the tour this season. So there's that.

Golf 

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Rookie receiver Trevor Davis is off to a fast start. Made an athletic move on a sideline catch and caught a contested deep ball. The fifth-round pick's speed has shown on the field.

James Walker ESPN Staff Writer 

Dolphins HC Adam Gase said he was impressed with RB Arian Foster during the team's workout and is confident in his health.

James Walker ESPN Staff Writer 

Dolphins rookie CB Xavien Howard (knee) will begin training camp on PUP. Head coach Adam Gase said the team expects Howard to be ready for the regular season.

Jordan Raanan ESPN Staff Writer 

After cheering up a crying camper, Giants WR Odell Beckham races some kids at his inaugural football camp in Boonton, NJ.

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NFL 

Sale apologizes for clubhouse incident
MLB 

White Sox pitcher Chris Sale has taken ownership for his actions, but says he was disappointed that the team put business ahead of winning.

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MLB 

David M. Hale ESPN Staff Writer 

Dave Clawson said Cam Serigne was one of the offseason standouts in the weight room. Serigne had largely served as a receiver his first two seasons at Wake Forest, but Clawson thinks he'll take a lot more reps as an in-line, blocking tight end this year.

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Thomas Dimitroff said the Falcons are still looking at Dwight Freeney.

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

"We want to make sure every year we have a contending team," Dan Quinn said of the roster