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Watch live: Heels hold slight lead vs. Gamecocks

Tune in to watch UNC vs. South Carolina on ESPN & WatchESPN.

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2hJim Trotter

Trotter: Brady decision exposes NFL's power again

In case after case, we learn repeatedly that NFL justice simply isn't in line with the standards of American justice. And this has owners questioning the guy who hands out that justice.

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51mDan Graziano

Source: JPP plans to return to Giants next week

Jason Pierre Paul plans to return to the New York Giants next week and the team will examine his hand and make a determination about when he might be available to play, according to a source.

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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 statements for each NFL team.

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24mGreg Garber

Murray thwarts upset effort to reach third round

2012 US Open champion Andy Murray had to win the final three steamy sets at Flushing Meadows to beat unorthodox Frenchman Adrian Mannarino 5-7, 4-6, 6-1, 6-3, 6-1 and advance to the third round.

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Georgia Tech works ground game (0:33)
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Jeremy Lin goes undercover (0:51)
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Judge deems NFL's process unfair to Brady (1:19)
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Ruling a major rebuke of Goodell's power (1:17)
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Follow live: Federer back under US Open lights

Roger Federer is cruising vs. Steve Darcis under the lights at the US Open (live on ESPN2 & WatchESPN). Earlier, Andy Murray outlasted Frenchman Adrian Mannarino in five sets.

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Sock's cramps too unbearable to continue (2:19)
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NBA impersonator back at it, this time with Ginobili (0:30)
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Who can actually win the College Football Playoff? (1:45)
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Kiper: Adoree' Jackson 'could be spectacular this season' (0:40)
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4hDavid Purdum

Brady ruling shifts Patriots' Super Bowl odds

Las Vegas sportsbooks reacted to news of Tom Brady's appeal win by reinstalling the Patriots as the co-favorites in the AFC and bumping up the point spread in next week's season opener.

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1hGreg Garber

Overcome by heat, Sock collapses at US Open

Jack Sock, a 22-year-old American, was the latest victim of the heat wave that has gripped the 2015 US Open, as he withdrew from his second-round match Thursday after collapsing to the court.

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4hBob Ehalt

American Pharoah will keep racing, owner says

Owner Ahmed Zayat announced Thursday morning that he has decided to keep the sport's first Triple Crown champion in 37 years in training despite the shock of a second-place finish in the Travers.

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Disguised Ole Miss coach does 'Whip/Nae Nae' (0:33)
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Georgia Tech won't stop scoring
College Football 

After three TDs on the ground, Georgia Tech took to the air to take a 27-0 lead on Alcorn State on this 19-yard pass from Justin Thomas to Micheal Summers. There are still two minutes left in the first quarter.

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College Football 

Tommy Myers' must-see dive into end zone
College Football 

Myers hauled in this short swing pass from NC State transfer Bryant Shirreffs, then broke three tackles and went airborne to give UConn a 6-0 lead over Villanova.

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College Football 

Nationals rolling vs. Braves

After a two-run first inning and five-run second inning, the Nats are up 7-1 over the Braves -- who still haven't recorded a hit after a walk, balk, wild pitch and RBI groundout from Hector Olivera scored their only run. Follow live

Rout is on in Atlanta
College Football 

Georgia Tech was 41-point favorites tonight. The Yellow Jackets are already almost halfway there. This Broderick Snoddy TD run was overturned on review, but Isiah Willis punched it in from the 1-yard line to give Georgia Tech a 20-0 lead.

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College Football 

Dan Murphy ESPN Staff Writer 

Jim Harbaugh is warming up for his first game as Michigan's head coach by taking snaps and delivering handoffs to his running backs. Harbaugh has yet to announce who will take the first snaps under center when the game against Utah begins in 30 minutes, but Iowa graduate transfer Jake Rudock is expected to get the nod.

Steve Spurrier's never lost to UNC
College Football 

The South Carolina coach is 5-0 in his career against North Carolina, including a 27-10 victory in 2013. Spurrier won all three meetings as Duke’s head coach against the Tar Heels (1987-89). But his Gamecocks trail the Tar Heels 13-10 in the third quarter. Live on ESPN/WatchESPN

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College Football 

Murray storms back to win in five sets
Tennis 

After dropping the first two sets to France's Adrian Mannarino, Andy Murray roared back to reach the third round of the US Open, where he'll face Brazil's Thomaz Bellucci.

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Tennis 

Georgia Tech pouring it on early
College Football 

Georgia Tech has yet to throw the ball today. The Yellow Jackets may not have to. Patrick Skov's 3-yard TD run gave No. 16 Georgia Tech a 13-0 lead midway through the first quarter. They were 41-point favorites over Alcorn State.

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Brady not at game for Patriots

Fans hoping to see Tom Brady in action in the Patriots' preseason finale are out of luck, as the QB and several others were sent home after an early pregame workout. Ryan Lindley got the start for New England, which is tied at 0-0 in the 1st against the Giants.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Patriots play a highlight montage of Tom Brady on videoboard, with Brady's signature Jay-Z song. Crowd acknowledges with a cheer.

Watch: Federer breezes through first set
Tennis 

The 2-seed took the first set 6-1 over Belgium's Steve Darcis as they each look to reach the third round of the US Open. Fed is looking to improve to 27-1 in US Open night matches. Live on ESPN2, WatchESPN

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Jeremy Fowler ESPN Senior NFL Writer 

Michael Vick likes throwing to Martavis Bryant. He's connected with the Steelers receiver on his first passing attempt of the last two games, including a 10-yarder over the middle on the first drive against the Panthers.

Venezuela making Canada earn it
NBA 

Andrew Wiggins and Canada take a 19-point lead into the half, but they might have some wounds to nurse in the locker room after 3 flagrant fouls by Venezuela in the first 2 quarters. Watch live on WatchESPN

NBA 

Georgia Tech works ground game
College Football 

Justin Thomas capped off a 5-play, 63-yard drive -- with all 63 yards coming on the ground -- with this 13-yard TD run, giving No. 16 Georgia Tech a 7-0 lead over Alcorn State on ESPN3.

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College Football 

Matt Fortuna ESPN Staff Writer 

Alex Kinal just booted a 73-yard punt for Wake Forest against Elon. There's a reason Dave Clawson brought the redshirt senior to ACC Kickoff and named him a team captain this year. Kinal is one of the best in the country.

Brandon Chatmon ESPN Staff Writer 

Really like what have seen from Oklahoma State DT Vincent Taylor in the first quarter against Central Michigan. I have heard good things about the sophomore and he's been disruptive in the middle thus far. Could be a big development for Oklahoma State at a need position in its defense.

Searcy shows off some moves
College Football 

Qua Searcy showed how Georgia Tech's triple-option offense is supposed to work with this 29-yard run, putting the Yellow Jackets into the red zone.

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College Football 

David M. Hale ESPN Staff Writer 

Headed to the half at the Belk Kickoff with North Carolina leading South Carolina 13-10. Tar Heels' offense has been explosive (8.7 yards/play) but a red zone INT & dropped pix 6 chance killed them. Conor Mitch 5-of-14 passing for Gamecocks but is the team's leading rusher.

Harbaugh era one hour away
College Football 

Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh is ready for his debut with the Wolverines, with kickoff set for 8:30 p.m. ET at Utah. Michigan is a 5-point underdog.

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College Football 

Legal FAQ: Inside the judge's decision
NFL 

You've got questions? ESPN legal analyst Lester Munson has answers. Why he still feels like the league's legal position remains strong despite the ruling today and how this reminds him of a 2004 ruling involving Maurice Clarett. Looking at precedent

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NFL 

Brady's return improves Patriots' chances
NFL 

According to ESPN's Football Power Index, the Patriots are now favored in each of their first four games with Brady playing and also now have a 3-in-4 chance of reaching the playoffs.

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